Face, meet Flak Gun.

I love the depth of a good rpg or strategy game, but sometimes that’s not what you want. Sometimes, you want to be destructive, on a level that making your enemy walk into an ambush in StarCraft just won’t cover. Sometimes, you want to blow someones face off. Of course, you could just go out and beat someone down, if you’re an asshole or retarded. If not, an deathmatch-based fps-game is recommended, and that’s what I’m gonna talk about today.

My three favourites in this category is Unreal Tournament 3 for its great library of weapons, all of them unique and useful in the right situation, Warsow for it’s hilariously over-the-top speed and clear, cartoonish visuals which make that possible without causing major siezures and some of the most tense insta-gib fights in a game ever, and Quake 3 for being somewhere in between. It doesn’t quite have the incredibly well-done weaponary of Unreal Tournament 3, but is a step up from Warsow in that regard, and doesn’t do the mind-bending awesomeness that is jumping around at mach 10, but it has higher speed than Unreal Tournament 3. Half-Life is the runner up here, but suffers from some issues related to the clear focus on single-player. Half-Life 2 Deathmatch does not come close in my opinion, with the only weapon not incredibly boring being the half-useless gravity gun, and an speed slower than Unreal Tournament 3.

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~ by Johnny Niska on September 23, 2008.

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