There are many multiplayer shooters! That’s why we’re introducing you to seven unusual single-player shooters in this photo series that really rocked the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 era. You can expect shooters with time manipulation, with vampires and the personified darkness.
Today will be the First Person Shooter World dominated by a handful of names: on PC the preceding ones are Counter-Strike and Valorant, and on consoles primarily Call of Duty, Battlefield and Halo.
Or to put it another way: multiplayer shooters aimed at the mass market.
At the time of the PlayStation 2 and 3, the shooter genre was a bit broader and more diverse. With a penchant for unusual scenarios and primarily for the pure single player experience designed. We have prepared the following photo series for those who are open to such shooters.
You can expect seven crazy first-person shooters, which may be a few years old, but which are nevertheless a lot of fun! True to the motto: Old but Gold.
Incidentally, this is about no rankingbut simply by seven recommendations.
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Singularity was released in the summer of 2010 and puts the player on a fictional island where the space-time continuum going crazy. Luckily, you get the ability to manipulate time yourself pretty early on.
This is made possible by the so-called ZMG, the time manipulation device.
The ZMG is a special glove whose skills are necessary for fighting, but also for solving puzzles.
So you can turn your enemies to dust in a flash, slow down bullets or rebuild the decayed environment. Who shooters like BioShock who like unusual gadgets and cool abilities should also like Singularity. The international trade press gave an average score of at the time 77 percent.
Platforms: PS2 and Xbox
Vampires and cowboys? Can this work? The first-person shooter Darkwatch from 2005 combines these two unusual worlds and thus probably delivers a quite unique shooter experience away.
In the game, you slip into the role of Jericho Cross, who hunts disgusting bloodsuckers for the Darkwatch organization.
However, in the course of the game he becomes a vampire himself, which makes him supernatural abilities receives, but also has to fear for his humanity. You as a player can then decide whether you choose the good or the evil path.
You can also play through Darkwatch with a friend. On Metacritic, the game holds a score of 74 percent.
Platforms: PS2 and Xbox
What did the makers of the Batman Arkham series still done like this? The answer is: urban chaos. The first-person shooter puts you in the role of a police officer who has to fight your way through a chaotic city that is being overrun by maniacs.
As a man of the law, however, you have a choice in every battle: Do you kill your opponents or arrest them?
This trick and the successful presentation make the shooter of Rocksteady Studios to a small pearl that could also like to get a remaster. The reviews fell with average 73 percent on Metacritic in any case benevolently.
Platforms: PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and PC
“I am the law!” – Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death was rated average by the press 57 percent downright punished, but the game still has its fans. Provided you love the comics or the movie Sylvester Stallone from 1995.
The first-person shooter was released in Europe in 2003 and puts you in the role of Judge Dredd. Your task: to ensure peace in the mega-city. Either with gun violence or draconian penalties.
So it is up to you whether you execute an opponent or sentence him to several hundred years in prison. You can even arrest defenseless citizens for not having a license for their goldfish. No joke.
Funny Fun Fact: The game features a German synchronization and Dredd is voiced by Stallone’s German voice. That gives bonus points for the atmosphere.
Platforms: PS2, Xbox and PC
Hell literally breaks out in prison and now not only murderous maniacs are roaming the corridors, but also all kinds of nasty monsters. You play the death row inmate Torque, who is now around bare survival fights
In this game, too, you can decide the outcome of the story, for example by helping other people, killing them or simply ignoring them.
In addition, in The Suffering you have the choice of whether you want to play the game from the first-person or third-person view wanted to play. In any case, the brutal horror game was well received by critics: 80 percent on Metacritic for the PC version. By the way: In Germany the game only appeared in one cut version.
Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360
And another game that is on a cartoons based: The Darkness from the year 2007. In the role of Jackie you embody the incarnate darkness. A central gameplay element of the game is the destruction of light sources.
The darker the environment, the more powerful you become. In addition, Jackie has an arsenal of weapons and brutal powers.
For example, the two tentacles bestowed on him by the darkness love to eat the hearts of your enemies. Not a game for the faint-hearted.
The German youth protection also saw it that way, which is why The Darkness only in one cut shape appeared on the German market. That didn’t harm the success and a successor was released in 2011.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC
Ion Fury. A game from 2019. With graphics from 1996. But that’s the attraction. The first-person shooter is deliberately aimed at fans of Duke Nukem 3D and the old one DOOM-Play.
Here you shoot yourself as Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison in the best retro manner through a whole army of monsters and enemies. One loving tribute to a whole different era of first-person shooters.