2016 is almost at a close, and has had some great First-Person Shooters released, from Overwatch, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1. Many others such as the new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided have been released, but have not been included to save space.
Early on in the year, the reveal trailers for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 were revealed on Youtube. The Infinite Warfare trailer was reviewed extremely negatively, with one of the main complaints were it being too futuristic (The past few editions in the series; Black Ops III, Advanced Warfare, Ghosts and Black Ops II all had futuristic settings), and that they wanted a change, resulting in the trailer becoming the second most disliked video on Youtube. Battlefield 1 however, with the catchy Glitch Mob remix of Seven Nation army earned much praise for taking a huge risk in using an almost untouched setting in FPS Games.
Overwatch was in May 24th, and proved to be instantly popular. This shooter was distinctive with its cartoon graphics and a more kid friendly theme than most others in the genre. The characters in the game were also designed to represent all Genders and Ethnicities, as well as a few non-human characters to add to the diversity. The game has became a recognised eSport and has been universally acclaimed.
Battlefield 1 was released on October 21st, and is a possible turning point in the direction of FPS Games (Recent ones seem to emphasise on Futuristic Combat. This could see a return to past wars in the 20th Century). The Multiplayer servers hold up to 64 Players at once, nearly everything in the maps is destructible. The Frostbite Engine again showcases its amazing capabilities with beautiful polished graphics.
The sequel to the acclaimed 2014 predecessor, Titanfall 2 was released on October 28th. It had vastly improved on its predecessor. The deep campaign was praised, as the original had nothing of the sort. The only downside to the game is its release timing, coinciding with many well established AAA Games, such as Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Fifa 17 and Skyrim: Special Edition
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was released on November 4th. Despite the huge negative feedback of the trailer, the game did prove favourable with players, though was not considered one of the best. The game included a highly futuristic setting, zero-gravity environments, space dogfighting, a very camp 1980s themed zombie map and more. Similar to the characters from Overwatch are Combat Rigs, each with can have different payloads for different playstyles.
VideoPedia FPS Medal 2016
The VideoPedia FPS Medal 2016 is awarded to Battlefield 1 for its innovative gameplay, untouched theme, deep story, polished graphics and the Levolution mechanic