View Full Version : GAME GENRE 1b: 3rd Person Shooter

04-14-2009, 03:22 PM
3rd Person Shooters

if you like 3rd person shooters, here's the best. if not, at least you'll know what ppl are referring to.

04-16-2009, 05:46 PM

Tomb Raider: Underworld

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.tombraider.com/server.php?change=LandingPage
PLATFORMS: PC, PS2, PS3, XBox360, Wii, Nintendo DS
RELEASE: In Stores Now
PUBLISHER: Eidos (http://www.eidos.com/)

04-16-2009, 05:46 PM

Tomb Raider: Underworld

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.tombraider.com/server.php?change=LandingPage
PLATFORMS: PC, PS2, PS3, XBox360, Wii, Nintendo DS
RELEASE: In Stores Now
PUBLISHER: Eidos (http://www.eidos.com/)

04-16-2009, 05:59 PM
Red Faction: Guerilla - (Game Trailer HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE5ecIpTEb4#ws)

Red Faction 3: Guerrilla

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.redfaction.com/
RELEASE: Pre-Order Now: HERE (http://www.thq.com/store/upc.php?upc=50465); expected on xb360 and ps3 summer 2009.
RATING: M for Mature.
PUBLISHER/DEVELOPER: www.THQ.com (http://www.THQ.com)

In the year 2075, the Earth Defense Force received a distress signal from a small mining facility on the surface of Mars. A group of rebels who called themselves the Red Faction had overthrown the ruthless Ultor Corporation after years of oppression. In response, the EDF launched a fleet of warships to Mars to free the miners, bring Ultor to justice, and restore order to the Martian colonies....

Lead the revolution against an oppressive Martian regime using guerrilla tactics and strategic destruction.
Alec Mason arrives on Mars hungry for new life, but the promise of a brighter future quickly fades after a tragic encounter with the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Lead the revolution against the EDF using guerrilla tactics and strategic destruction in an epic battle for control of the Red Planet.

■ Join the Revolution – When citizens of Mars can no longer bear the injustice of an oppressive regime, the fate of the planet lies in the hands of Alec Mason and the Red Faction.

■ Lead the Guerrilla Resistance – Ambush military compounds, sabotage enemy supply lines, and rescue imprisoned revolutionaries using on-the-fly guerrilla tactics.

■ Blow bridges out from under enemy convoys, set explosives to detonate alternate entrances, and blast strongholds with rigged vehicles in the most realistic destruction engine to date.

■ Reclaim the Martian Frontier – Explore the harsh Martian landscape as you travel through sand-blasted mining outposts, thriving industrial districts, and towering mega-cities.

■ Tools of Warfare – Stockpile an arsenal of makeshift and advanced weapons including arc welders, thermobasic rockets, and nano rifles.

■ Machines of Destruction – Hijack turret mounted armored personnel carriers, missile array equipped artillery tanks, and mechanized mining excavators.

■ Multiplayer Combat – There is no place to hide when you put your guerrilla warfare skills to the test in a variety of highly destructive multiplayer combat modes. With up to 16 players and a variety of game-changing backpacks, Red Faction: Guerrilla will redefine the way online multiplayer is experienced forever.

■ Wrecking Crew – Put your demolition skills to the test in a variety of unique multiplayer modes including Escalation, Rampage, Total Chaos, and Barrel Dash.

04-16-2009, 06:13 PM


Wanted: Weapons of Fate
3rd Person Game Play
Features... curving bullet paths

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://thewanted.warnerbros.com/
SYSTEMS: PC, XBox362, Playstation Network
ESRB RATING: M for Mature
DEMO: Available from splash page of website (lower left).
PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Source: RazeTheWorld.com (http://razetheworld.com/forum/topic.php?id=5208.)
You play the role of Wesley, a boring office worker who suddenly has his life changed by the Fraternity, a long living brotherhood of Assassins aging back to 1000AD. The blood of the Assassin runs through your veins and it's your turn to pick up the guns and kill the ones who betrayed you.

The game is in third person meaning the camera you look around with is your crosshair. If you've played third person shooters like Mass Effect, Resident Evil or even Fallout 3, you'll pick up on this one fine. The controls are pretty loose; comparable to Fallout 3. Hitting space bar will have your character dive a piece of cover that's the closest in front of him. Holding left or right will have Wesley peek out of corners for a better view and holding the right mouse button down will have him draw his weapon, bringing up 'Aim Mode'. In this mode, you can fire off shots, perform 'bullet curves' and in some cases, experience a really nice slow down shot of your bullet hitting an enemy. You can dive between cover and even jump over it to move up. I would say it's kind of like Gears of War, but much more awkward.

During each checkpoint, you are given a badly rendered cut scene that adds more depth to the movie and story line. I didn't mind them seeing how they're pretty informative in my pursue for a storyline. There are some that are in game cut scenes that don't look as bad, but this is a console port none-the-less.

The graphics in this game are in a dire need of some Anti Aliasing with a nice big serving of texture filters. I don't mind this at all either, it's a console port - At least they didn't code it like Grand Theft Auto IV.

The main reason why I found this game worth playing was the delicious bullet curving and the even more scrumptious slow motion bullet tracking. You can say it's eye candy, but I call it bad ***. In fact, the entire game was well done and I congratulate Warner Brothers Games, Top Cow and Grin for making this good movie game.

For a limited time only: Disc special edition and Blu-Ray Hi-Def with Digital copy.

04-17-2009, 01:55 PM

Gears of War 2

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://gearsofwar.xbox.com
RATING: M for Mature
RELEASE: Available Now.
PRICE: $39.99 HERE (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/buyNow/g/gearsofwar2/)
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Epic Games (http://www.epicgames.com/) & Microsoft games (http://www.microsoft.com/games/)

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gears_of_War_2). Go there for a full description.
Gears of War 2 is a tactical third-person shooter video game, developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.[4] It is the second installment of the Gears of War series , and was announced by lead designer Cliff Bleszinski during the February 20, 2008 Game Developers Conference. The game uses a heavily upgraded version of the Unreal Engine 3. The game was officially released in North America on November 7, 2008.[1]
In Gears of War 2, the Locust, the antagonists of the game, have found a way to create giant holes that are capable of instantly sinking entire cities. General Marcus Fenix, his team Delta Squad and the Coalition of Organized Governments (COG for short) are now drilling underground to "take the fight to the Locust." In a teaser of the first scenes of gameplay of Gears of War 2, COG soldiers engage in battle with a large army of Locust as they travel to drill into the underground region. Comic book writer Joshua Ortega says, "The stakes are raised. This is humanity's last stand. Nothing is safe. Everything is at risk."[5]
Since its release, Gears of War 2 has been received with critical acclaim,[6] and in its opening weekend the game sold over two million units.[7] Gears of War 2 also became the seventh highest selling game for the year of 2008 and won a multitude of awards.

05-16-2009, 04:23 PM


OFFICIAL WEBSITE: HERE? (http://suckerpunch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=50&Itemid=58)
MODE: Single Player
Multiplayer: No
RELEASE: Scheduled for May 26, 2009
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Sucker Punch (http://suckerpunch.com/index.php), SCEA

The main character, Cole, was in downtown Empire City delivering a package when there was a sudden, large explosion. Cole barely survived, while many others died in the blast. After the explosion, the city began rioting and, eventually, powerful criminals started to take over. Empire City is now quarantined from the rest of the country and the media blames Cole for the blast because he was seen at the scene of the crime. As Cole is hunted by the law, he searches for the people behind the explosion. His mysterious ability to manipulate electrical energy will help him in his journey, but first he needs to figure out how to use them effectively.3

The unique feature of this game is the way you can change the character of the environment depending on which side you choose as best explained by this review...

05-18-2009, 09:40 PM

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Games/UNCHARTED_2_Among_Thieves
RATING: pending
RELEASE: Fall 2009
MULTIPLAYER: yes, in 3rd person shooter style, Max online players 2-10.
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Naughty Dog (http://www.naughtydog.com/);

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™, a pulse-pounding third-person action-adventure/shooter created by award-winning developer Naughty Dog. Down on his luck, Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure-seekers he had sought to leave behind. When a mysterious artifact propels Drake on an expedition to find the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse against a fugitive war criminal who’s after more than just the fabled riches of the lost city. Caught in a web of deception and plunged into an increasingly deadly pursuit that tests the limits of his endurance, Drake will be forced to risk everything – but has his luck finally run out?

5 Minutes of gameplay:


03-07-2010, 11:35 AM
Just Cause 2 - Official Demo Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJ0tNG5Y80#ws)

Just Cause 2

It's the special tools that make this game different. There's a lasso rope that you can shoot out to targets to either pull yourself to them or pull something towards yourself. And there appears to be unlimited supply of parachutes. This gives you the ability to 'get around' vertically into the air. Looks like fun in what looks to be detailed open world environments. Certainly worth the demo try. Let us know what you think.

Title: Just Cause 2
Official Website: http://www.justcause.com/
Release Date: March 23, 2010
Platforms: PC | 360 | PS3
Label: Eidos Interactive
Genre: Action
Age Rating: RP (Rating Pending)

UPDATE: Demo Available Now

The story:

Just Cause 2 - Official E3 Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kjs-SC70Wg#ws)

09-17-2011, 10:16 AM

This looks like a 3rd person Shooter, but what's fun is it looks like they're exploiting the notion of gravity since, if you're in a computer world who needs gravity:

Official Website: http://www.inversion.com/

Inversion: 3G's of Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcUYo69CDUo#ws)