Bioshock 2 (2010)
Returning to the incredibly immersive world of Rapture a whole eight years after the events of the first Bioshock, you play as a prototype Big Daddy, wielding weapons and Plasmid to destroy all that stand in your path. A multiplayer experience set just before the events of Bioshock is a nice addition to the compelling campaign.
Rainbow Six: Vegas (2006)
This trip to Vegas for the new Rainbow team is strictly business. Invaded by terrorists, the city of debauchery is entirely in the hands of your highly skilled team. A few window-smashing rappels and a couple of headshots later, it’s job done and time for a poolside cocktail back at the hotel.
Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002)
American spelling aside, Frontline’s epic portrayal of the D-Day landing from a first person perspective was supplemented by historically correct speeches and footage. One for the history buffs as well as trigger-pulling virtual soldiers, earning medals has never felt better.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)
Wolfenstein’s multiplayer experience pitted Axis and Allie teams against each other, with classes and different weapons available on each side. The campaign has you battling SS soldiers, undead beings and chemically-engineered supersoldiers – thankfully not based on a true story.
Heretic featured the ability to look up and down as well as having an interactive inventory – novel concepts for its time. The game’s soundtrack featured evil laughter and other chilling sounds that were randomly generated to make fighting hordes of undead creatures a menacing experience.