originals\ Jul 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

Best shooters of 2012 so far

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2012 aims to deliver another memorable year in gaming with the amount of titles gamers will be exposed to being simply massive. With well over a hundred titles, the shooter genre is once again expanded – as it has been for several years now – with several incoming titles based on the over-populated market. GameZone takes a look at the top 5 shooters of 2012 that have already been released.

#5 – The Darkness II:

The Darkness 2

2K Games’ The Darkness II, a psychological horror first-person shooter developed by Digital Extremes, was a welcomed addition to the shooter genre. Instilling over-the-top gore and a compelling story, the sequel gave players a very decent gameplay experience.

One of the standout new additions to the IP is "quad wielding," a technique allowing players to see protagonist Jackie Estacado utilizing both of his Demon Arms, as well as firearms concurrently.

#4 – Ghost Recon: Future Soldier:

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

The Ghost Recon series has gone downhill with a few past instalments but Ubisoft aimed to bring the franchise back to the peak of the shooter genre with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

They did just that; incorporating in-game technology that hasn’t been implemented in shooters, Ubisoft’s engine has delivered another stealthy, squad-oriented title that is brimming with excellence. Its multiplayer component, for one, excelled in abundance and brought the series back to its former glory.

#3 – Syndicate:


Although the decision to reboot the Syndicate series with a current generation first-person shooter was met with backlash, Starbreeze’s shooter looked promising from what publisher Electronic Arts showed off before the game’s launch.

Bringing unique elements to the genre, Syndicate certainly delivered a fresh experience the shooting scene was in dire need of. It’s a massive shame, then, that the title bombed at the charts with less than 50,000 units sold during launch.

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