What is the best part about video games? The graphics? story lines? action? Well the answer to that question depends on the player. Is seems there is a trend that includes all three aspects all tied up in a first person point of view. There are a lot of first person shooters hitting the shelves these days. But there is something to be said about a great third person shooter.
In certain games we can spend a great deal of time customizing our character. Wouldn’t you like to be able to see the person? Today we have compiled a list of the best 3rd person shooters for the gamers of all ages.
These games are not listed in any particular order:
Best 3rd Person Shooters
1) Mass Effect
Mass Effect is a trilogy that centers around the protagonist Commander Shepard. His (or her) mission is to save the galaxy from a powerful race of mechanical beings known as the Reapers and their agents. What is great about these games is the player has a greater impact than seen in previous third person shooters.
Not only can you customize the physical appearance of your character and pick gender you can do much more. You are able to chose how conversations go and if you are going to be on the nicer personality side or the more aggressive side.
If you have already played the trilogy then you should be excited for the release of Mass Effect 4 in 2016. If you have not then you have a year to get ready for the anticipated release of the next installment.
2) Star Wars Battlefront
Geek or not we all are aware of the debate between Star Trek and Star Wars but it is not a surprise that both have found their way onto this list. It needs to be said that Battlefront is a game for the multiplayers as it lacks the single player component. This game has offered Star Wars fans the opportunity to pick either playing as a stormtrooper or a Rebel. This one earned its spot as a best 3rd person shooters, enough said!
Actually there is more. If you do like Star Wars then you should know that more is coming. In late 2015 the third installment of the series tying in with the release of the new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
3) Star Trek
Previous games that influenced Star Trek where the Mass Effect series and Uncharted (both of which are listed). The events that the player will experience take place between Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness. The Player will take control of either Captain Kirk or Spock and investigates the theft of a terraforming device for the colony New Vulcan by the Gorn. Together, Kirk and Spock engage the Gorn on away missions, travel to another universe and retake the Enterprise after it has been seized by alien forces.
The unique factor to this game is that even on single player it is still co-op or what they are now calling “bro-op.” This means that when you are not playing with a friend the other character is controlled by the AI. There are some actions that require two people to complete so even when dominating the universe by yourself you can still complete the missions.
4) Dead Space
In this science fiction horror game the player takes control of the ships systems engineer Isaac Clark as he battles the Necromorphs, reanimated corpses aboard the interstellar mining ship the USG Ishimura. This game is played from the over the shoulder third person point of view and doesn’t utilize the traditional heads-up display. Instead all the information is relayed to the player via holographic projections for Isaac’s Resource Integration Gear (RIG) spacesuit and the weapons themselves.
This unique spin on classic third person point of view and heads-up displays surely adds to the entertainment and the “wow” factor of the gaming experience.
These games are known for the action and adventure. Which begs the question can you have adventure with action? They seem to go hand in hand. Either way the Uncharted series is a highly ranked title for Playstation and definitely one of the best 3rd person shooters out there. The series follows modern day treasure hunter Nathan “Nate” Drake, senior treasure hunter and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan, journalist Elena Fisher and many secondary companions whom they will meet as they travel around the world to uncover historical mysteries.
The series includes Uncharted Drakes Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. It is good to note that Among Thieves is currently the highest rated of the series.
As you may have read that many of these titles include a series of games. The best part of that is when you have knocked out the first installment in the series there are many more hours of awesomeness ahead.
Oh and don’t forget Han shot first!