Category Archives: Shooter

Star Wars: Dark Forces III: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Genre | Action, Shooter
Developer | Raven Software
Platforms | PC, OSX, XBOX, Gamecube

In Star Wars: Dark Forces III: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, the player controls Kyle Katarn, a mercenary who has become the eponymous Jedi outcast, having given up the ways of the Jedi. In the game, Kyle returns to the ways of the Jedi. At other points he meets Lando Calrissian and engages in combat with an adversary with a head that looks like a purple dinosaur’s head. Lightsaber combat is featured.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight

Genre | Shooter
Developer | LucasArts
Platforms | PC

Star Wars: Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight is a first and third person shooter in which the player takes on the role of Kyle Katarn, a mercenary whose goal consists of, at various points: to learn the truth about his father, to track down a robot, to track down that robot’s arm, to track down the robot again, and to escape a dangerous location, among other goals. The player traverses a series of different environments and engages in combat with a variety of enemies. The player may also cause Kyle to fall to the dark side of the Force if desired.

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BioShock 2 Review

Genre | Shooter
Developer | 2K Marin, 2K China
Platforms | PC, OSX, PS3, XBOX 360

BioShock 2 is a first person shooter in which the player controls Delta, a Big Daddy. Delta is revived after having been dead for a number of years and must rescue Eleanor Lamb, a girl he was charged with protecting, from Dr. Sophia Lamb, a psychologist and Eleanor’s mother. Delta has a drill for an arm.

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Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter with optional RPG elements
Developer | BioWare
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U

The Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC is downloadable content for the third game in the Mass Effect series.  It allows the player to visit the eponymous Omega, a space station that has been taken over by Cerberus. While on the space station, the player can engage in conversations, shoot enemies, and locate a couch.

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BioShock Review

Genre | Shooter
Developer | Irrational Games
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, OSX

BioShock is a first person shooter in which the player controls Jack, who must explore an underwater city full of enemies after his plane crashes in the middle of the ocean. The player progresses through the city to discover why it is full of people trying to kill Jack and each other, and eventually the player fights a final boss.

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Syndicate Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | Starbreeze Studios
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360

Syndicate is a first person shooter set in the future where the player plays as an agent of one of the eponymous syndicates. The agent’s name is Miles Kilo, a combination of two words that describe distances. Kilo is tasked with shooting a number of employees of the other syndicates, including boss enemies, one whom can jump high. Kilo has a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to manipulate the environment and enemies. The game also has cooperative multiplayer.

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Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter with optional RPG elements
Developer | BioWare
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U

Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC is downloadable content for the third game in the Mass Effect series. The DLC allows the player to investigate the Leviathan, an alien that can potentially be used int he fight against the Reapers, who are killing everybody in the universe during the events of the game.

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Mass Effect 3 Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter with optional RPG elements
Developer | BioWare
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U

Mass Effect 3 is the third game in the Mass Effect series. It is a science fiction third person shooter game. The player can enable or disable RPG elements in the menu. The game concludes the story of Commander Shepard, the player’s character, who fights against an invasion of Reapers, robotic invaders that wish to destroy all intelligent life in the galaxy by shooting them with lasers or turning them into robotic zombies or soup.

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