Much in the same way that fighters in the mold of Street Fighter II conquered consoles for years in the nineteen-nineties, so has the first-person shooter over the last ten plus years. Shooters are simple in design, but can be as complex as any puzzle game for players to actually master. Ask anyone who’s dumped hours into just setting up a LAN in the dorms or at a LAN party before the actual gameplay begins, and they tell you how the FPS genre has impacted their lives and ate up hours. Today we're listing those first-person shooters that cost us relationships, good grades, and friendships when we lost our cool because our buddy was looking at our side of the screen and cheating.
GoldenEye 007 (N64)
Sure there were first-person shooters before Goldeneye. This may surprise the N64 diehard, but there were even some made after. But Goldeneye changed the landscape of console shooters. There were countless hours wasted by players in both the multiplayer and single-player campaign. Simply put, this title is held in the highest regard by those who owned and played the N64. To this day fanboys still start ridiculous rumors several times a year that a remake is coming. Boy do we wish!
Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)
Not only was Halo: CE a system mover that helped get the original Xbox off the ground, but it kicked off one of the most successful franchises in all of video gaming. The exploits of Master Chief have had fans obsessing over the possibility of movies and waiting in line overnight for each of the following sequels. Who would have imagined that a game about a super soldier landing on a mysterious ring world in the midst of a war that could mean the extermination of his entire race would do so well? Oh yea, Bungie did!