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Best Shooter of 2018

Best Shooter of 2018 - Article

by Thomas Froehlicher , posted on 31 December 2018 / 3,773 Views

Massive scale, massive budgets, massive number of hours played, massive sales... Everything about shooters nowadays is massive. With Call of Duty having been leading software sales in America nearly every year of the last decade, the genre is among the most important in gaming and there's a lot at stake in the yearly competition. Far Cry 5 has been selling at record pace and Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII still rules in every country, so shooter fans have clearly devoted themselves to their favorite genre this year. And despite having muted sales receptions our other shortlisted titles - Battlefield V and Insurgency: Sandstorm - offered high quality experiences in 2018.


 The Shortlist:


Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII


Battlefield V


Far Cry 5


Insurgency: Sandstorm




The Winner:

Far Cry 5

Funny that at a time when some consider solo campaigns to be surplus to requirements, our shooter of the year happens to be the most single player-focused one of the year from the big beasts. Ever since its first presentation, Far Cry 5 has caught the eyes of FPS fans all over the world thanks to its eccentric world, quirky characters, and its freedom of gameplay. Ubisoft's game has forged a strong identity for itself, in stark contrast to many FPS games that tend to blur together a little bit too much; sometimes all you really need to offer is a unique and refreshing adventure.

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VAMatt (on 31 December 2018)

Far Cry 5 definitely is an excellent game. I didn't play the others though, so can't comment on the selection.

With that said, if one is looking for a good shooter, Destiny 2: Forsaken has become a very good one as well. They've really taken that game up several notches since lanuch. And, as always, Bungie's gun play feels great. So much focus on loot muddies the water a bit though.

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StriderKiwi (on 01 January 2019)

Personally, it's be Black Ops 4 if only for the Black Out mode. I couldn't get into PUBG or Fortnite for several reasons but with Black Out, almost everything just clicks and it's the most fun I've had with an online multiplayer game since Overwatch. I'm still upset they ditched singleplayer and hope it's a one off mistake, and I'm sure the other competitors are fun too but for me, it's Black Ops 4.

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Sixteenvolt420 (on 01 January 2019)

Single player or bust! Glad to see a game that has single player, win.

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TheBird (on 31 December 2018)

Insurgency Sandstorm is my personal shooter of the year, But it's not polished enough quite yet. Far cry 5 was a pretty amazing game for the time that I played it, Far cry arcade was just as entertaining even when it wasn't the main focus of the game. The other two are average as we expect from games that come out every year. BO4 did a great job with Blackout, and BFV is just an absolutely forgettable game.

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jason1637 (on 31 December 2018)

CoD got robbed.

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Libara jason1637 (on 02 January 2019)

copy/paste of duty should not even be nominated.

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