Scopes up, safety catches off and trigger fingers at the ready? The best first person shooters ever made in no particular order are
Halo: Reach (2010)
This prequel follows the eclectic Noble Team as they battle to save planet Reach from a Covenant invasion. A gripping campaign is supported by Firefight mode and a revamped online multiplayer experience, featuring jetpacks, shields and other powerups to add to the legendary mayhem.
Golden Eye 007 (1997)
Based on the 1995 Bond Flick starring Pierce Brosnan, GoldenEye is regarded as one of the most important milestones in the FPS genre. Its array of gadgets and weapons was only overshadowed by the revolutionary multiplayer deathmatch mode where the tricky-to-see Oddjob reigned supreme.
Team Fortress 2 (2007)
Now free to play via Steam on PCs and Macs, TF2 is a game which consists of three parts manic action to two parts charming humour, peppered here and there with crazy weapons and novelty collectible items. Choose from nine unique classes and go give ‘em hell, soldier.
Quake III Arena (1999)
Ditching the single campaign altogether, the third instalment in the popular Quake series focused solely on multiplayer action against computer controlled bots. The ability to also play with up to 16 real-life fleshy people offered new challenges and no doubt resulted in a slew of geek-filled LAN parties.
Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
Featuring more than questionable language, naked strippers and a body count almost as high as the 3.5million copies it sold, Duke Nukem 3D was a roller coaster ride of alien shooting, stripper-tipping mayhem that stuck a middle finger up at political correctness.