Which shooter to play if you’ve missed the last few years of PC gaming?

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I’ve been out of the PC gaming scene for a while and am wondering what I missed. I prefer single player campaigns to multiplayer gaming, but do like having the ability to play multiplayer

The last shooters I played on PC were Rage, Doom and Battlefield 4.

All three game have sequels but I played a lot of Battlefield 5 on PS4, so I think I’m done with that one. Are Rage 2 and Doom Eternal worth playing for the single player campaign?

If you had to pick one shooter only to play in 2020, what would it be?
 

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Taco would say Splinter Cell. And metal gear.
Also deus ex mankind divided has great story. And quantum break. Metro 2033 and sequels are awesome!
 

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Best single player shooter of all time, (in my opinion based on 30 years of gaming)

Wolfenstein New Order.

My review - and I still feel this way years later. Unfortunately the two or three sequels have not been as good.

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Taco would say Splinter Cell. And metal gear.
Also deus ex mankind divided has great story. And quantum break. Metro 2033 and sequels are awesome!
I’ll have to look into all of them. I played Metal Gear and Splinter Cell back in the PS2 days, but haven’t given much though to either series since.

Dues Ex is in my Steam library apparently, so I think I’ll check that one out first.
 

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I played this on PS4 and had fun. I beat the game and then never was really motivated to replay it. I might pick it up when it’s cheap on Steam.

Also back on your original question, Rage 2 and Doom eternal or imo pretty weak in regards to their previous entries, I would only recommend either when on a realy heavy discount.

Previously mentioned Quantum break is pretty good, I also had good fun with the division 2, destiny 2 is also decent, story is a bit meh, but the gunplay is good, but these last 2 are more looter shooters, not sure you are into those given what you said about BL3
 

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I’ve been out of the PC gaming scene for a while and am wondering what I missed. I prefer single player campaigns to multiplayer gaming, but do like having the ability to play multiplayer

The last shooters I played on PC were Rage, Doom and Battlefield 4.

All three game have sequels but I played a lot of Battlefield 5 on PS4, so I think I’m done with that one. Are Rage 2 and Doom Eternal worth playing for the single player campaign?

If you had to pick one shooter only to play in 2020, what would it be?

I mean honestly, you've already played the best shooter in the decade (Doom 2016) so hard to really recommend anything nearly as good.
 

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Best single player shooter of all time, (in my opinion based on 30 years of gaming)

Wolfenstein New Order.

My review - and I still feel this way years later. Unfortunately the two or three sequels have not been as good.
New order is pretty good, but best of all time? That's a bit out there. The sequels are outright atrocious though.
 

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Best single player shooter of all time, (in my opinion based on 30 years of gaming)

Wolfenstein New Order.

My review - and I still feel this way years later. Unfortunately the two or three sequels have not been as good.

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Yeah, the Wolfenstein games are the best recent FPS games I've played as well. Don't think I'd say best of all time though. I played through New Order, Old Blood, and W2 New Colossus for the first time back to back earlier this year and it was a nice ride. I know many didn't care much for W2 NC, but I thought it was great and really enjoyed it as much as New Order, if not more so due to much better IQ and performance because the previous games were locked to 60 Hz without breaking the game. Old Blood was a bit samey as NO and didn't add much to the game play, but def still worth playing IMO. I haven't played Youngblood yet since the story and characters seem much weaker in the reviews I've seen and I haven't seen it drop below $20 on Steam yet somehow.

Otherwise, Black Mesa was a helluva remake on HL1. They put a lot of love into that game and added a LOT of much-needed content to the Xen levels. I'd def recommend that, esp. for how cheap it is.
 

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New order is pretty good, but best of all time? That's a bit out there. The sequels are outright atrocious though.
It’s an FPS with an actually great story line that connects. How often does that happen? The last FPS with a decent story was the original Half-Life and it didn’t connect like New Order (to me). I loved the characters in N.O. I loved playing in the alternate world of N.O. (It was terrifying, and creative, and set my imagination spinning), I loved the patriotism of the ending in N.O. The ending credits song and the last scene actually made me emotional. That’s so entirely rare with a game, it’s almost one of a kind.
My brother has pointed me towards two games that were incredible that I’d have missed both otherwise as I didn’t expect much from them based on other experiences in their genres. This, and Witcher 3. I’d say they both ended up as my favorite two games. I get that every one likes something different, but someone above said Doom 2016 was the best shooter of all time. The comparison between N.O. and Doom 2016 is almost like two different genres. Yes, Doom gives you absolutely perfectly dialed in movement/control/mechanics for a FPS, but the game bordered on boring (to me). No story, no connection, repetitive fights (monsters appear in same order on every engagement). It’s more like a tech demo. Doom was absolutely soulless compared to N.O. I had no investment in the character or the story. Personally speaking, the best games make the story world and characters intriguing. To each his own.
 

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It’s an FPS with an actually great story line that connects. How often does that happen? The last FPS with a decent story was the original Half-Life and it didn’t connect like New Order (to me). I loved the characters in N.O. I loved playing in the alternate world of N.O. (It was terrifying, and creative, and set my imagination spinning), I loved the patriotism of the ending in N.O. The ending credits song and the last scene actually made me emotional. That’s so entirely rare with a game, it’s almost one of a kind.
My brother has pointed me towards two games that were incredible that I’d have missed both otherwise as I didn’t expect much from them based on other experiences in their genres. This, and Witcher 3. I’d say they both ended up as my favorite two games. I get that every one likes something different, but someone above said Doom 2016 was the best shooter of all time. The comparison between N.O. and Doom 2016 is almost like two different genres. Yes, Doom gives you absolutely perfectly dialed in movement/control/mechanics for a FPS, but the game bordered on boring (to me). No story, no connection, repetitive fights (monsters appear in same order on every engagement). It’s more like a tech demo. Doom was absolutely soulless compared to N.O. I had no investment in the character or the story. Personally speaking, the best games make the story world and characters intriguing. To each his own.
I've had two major issues with New Order, the first that it gave very bad or insufficient audiovisual feedback about what is going on. In half-life, which is probably the best fps out there, you hear and feel and see perfectly when you are being hit and when you hit the enemy. In NO it was anyone's guess. You shot at enemies and kind of hoped that what you are doing was effective. But there was never any meaningful feedback until eventually the enemy died.This was especially the case with boss enemies and mechanical ones. So that made the gameplay flat for me. As for the player being hit most of the time I only noticed that when I saw the health rapidly draining on the HUD.

The other issue was with the narrative, the writing was mostly good, except for some very tasteless and offensive politically correct humour. But it already fell into the trap of presenting Nazis as inept and stupid. Which invalidates the entire concept of how they won the war in the first place, and how do they have all that technology yes they stole it from the jews, who had all kinds of superhuman technology just hidden away, lol, which makes me roll my eyes even more than at the nazis ineptitude, because why would you just hoard and hide away all that technology instead of using it for good? And of course it takes any tension out of the game, as I'm not going to fear or dread comical caricatures.
 
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