It’s been a big year for FPS shooting games, and that’s reflected in the 2011 Gamesmaster Golden Joystick Award shortlist, with several of the nominees in the Best Shooter category also having a good chance of potentially claiming the Ultimate Game of the Year in the world’s longest-running videgame awards.
The shortlist for your votes in the Best Shooter category are:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Crysis 2
- Dead Space
- Goldeneye 007
- Halo Reach
- Killzone 3
- Medal of Honor
- Red Faction Armageddon
If we had to try and predict the winner, seeing as it’s entirely based on user votes, we’d probably go for Black Ops due to the record-breaking number of sales, and continued success of the series, but there are a few titles that could cause an upset (Crysis 2, Halo Reach, Killzone 3 for example, although platform exclusives are at a big disadvantage).
The Ultimate Game of the Year also includes several shooters:
- Call of Duty Black Ops
- Fallout New Vegas (Also in the RPG category)
- Killzone 3
- Portal 2 (Which is also in the Best Action/Adventure category)
In the Mobile Gaming category, N.O.V.A 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance is a possible FPS winner.
And finally, there’s the One to Watch category with:
- Aliens: Colonial Marines
- Battlefield 3
- Bioshock Infinite
- Farcry 3
- Halo 4
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
That’s a lot of voting to get done, so you better start now! About the only big release not getting a mention is Duke Nukem Forever, which despite reasonable sales has had a very mixed reception.
You know when a home console has reached the end of its life when a portable handheld can run the same game.
The soon to be released Nintendo 3DS impressed me with it’s 3D visuals the other week at my local Game store. And then to learn that High Voltage Software’s exclusive Wii first-person shooter could run on that tiny screened device? Wow.
Okay, the Wii will be able to run the game smoother and that the 3DS version was of a demo build, but there is potential if the game were to be ported over.
Conduit 2 is the sequel to 2009′s Wii exclusive, The Conduit, produced by Sega. The story, based in the future, continues straight after the first game with gamers resuming the role of Secret Service agent, Michael Ford.
The developers at High Voltage will be utilising their games engine specifically optimised for the Wii, named the Quantum3 engine. There was no word on if a cut down version of the engine was used for the 3DS tech demo, although that will most likely be the case.
We’ll have more information on Conduit 2 closer to it’s UK release on April 22nd. As for knowing the 3DS can display some meaty visuals and probably play some FPS’s in 3D, would you play such game on a small screen?!
Let us know below.