Wolfenstein/ Doom. Then came quake, quake 2/3. And I've been a pwnz0r since then.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 ftw! I've been playing that game from the time it was released. Well, not all the time, but when other games got boring, I could always rely on my BF2 :)
Feel me. Do I feel pretty?
15th September 2004
My first FPS was Doom, but it didn't hold my interest. My first enjoyable FPS was Goldeneye, and since then FPS games have been my primary genre (or one of the primary genres) for gaming.
I have no idea what my first game was, I must have been three or four at the time...
All of my early gaming was done on an old-school Amiga computer, which had a surprisingly large number of games released for it, considering. I played driving games, a few simulations, newer renditions of various arcade classics (like Frogger), Lemmings... I graduated to a PC in the mid nineties and some of my first FPSes were Wolfenstein 3D, Blake Stone, and Duke Nukem 3D (in that order).
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
Real life. I've been shooting real weapons longer than I have been gaming..
I started to learn how to shoot (BB Gun, 22 Long Rifle) when I was 6. Got our first computer capable of any real gaming when I was 8
18th November 2004
My first shooter game ever was Star Wars: Dark Forces, on my uncle's old Packard Bell, back in 1996 or thereabouts. I actually never really new the title of the game, as my uncle would always be the one to set it up for me, since I was too young to really do anything with a computer on my own. =p It wasn't until several years later (well after the release of Jedi Academy) that I actually figured out that what I played when I was 7 was actually the original Dark Forces.
After that I didn't really play any shooters for a few more years, until my best friend got 007: Goldeneye for his N64, and we played the hell out of it. That was in 2000. In 2001, that same friend got an Xbox and Halo: Combat Evolved, and we logged so many hours in that, playing at LAN parties and all sorts of shenanigans.
My first "real" PC shooter was Halo: Combat Evolved, which was ported to the PC in 2003, and I bought it in 2004 for my first "gaming" computer, equipped with a 2.2GHz AMD Athlon and an nVidia GeForce FX5200. Incidentally, that's around the time I joined FileFront, to get help with Halo modding. =p I got quite competitive in multiplayer, and joined a clan and played some ranked league matches. Since then I've just been adding to my FPS collection.
For those Goldeneye 64 players, how many of you played with TWO controllers!
One wonders who had the idea first, Rare or Sony (Dual shock). According to the wiki, the Playstation Dual Shock was announced at or around the time of the Goldeneye 64 release.
Still, that was a pretty handy feature to have.
The first shooter I played, was similar to Doom, but a kiddy version. It came free with a Chex cereal, it was called ChexQuest. That was the first non-casual PC game I ever played. It was also on a Packard Bell, 486.
After that, Goldeneye, and then Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.
I think my first FPS would have probably been Wolfenstein 3D. From there I think I moved to mostly RTS games before Counterstrike next.
Wolfenstein 3D - the one that started it all. It was the best when it came out - nothing else was like it. No other game let you see through the eyes of the protagonist and battle your way through hordes of baddies with a variety of killer weapons.
Then, there was Doom I and II. These perfected the FPS genre, and still remain some of the best shooters (in my opinion) to this day. Playing multiplayer over the phone line with up to 4 people was just the best, and I honestly remember the long, long nights and many hours of classic Deathmatch. The weapons were the best, the music was fast and catchy, and the power-ups were just BEASTLY!
Later on, I played Duke Nukem 3D... awesome humor, and it looked very nice - an overall, genuinely fun experience, no matter how you look at it. I also played the Blood games, and eventually Quake I and II. From there, I progressed onto Quake 3 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and then some console games, such as Halo: Combat Evolved.
Lots of good memories from all of these games, and I enjoyed every second of it. :)
First shooter I played must have been the first Wolfenstein, I played all of them except the new one made on the consoles. Class Game..