The Best Third Person Shooters to Play in 2017
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I have been playing video games for as long as I can remember. I was playing the old school pong. Then I remember the conversation where my brother said he was buying an Xbox. The original Xbox. We also had a PC that my brother built. Then my brother built me my first PC. This started a lifelong passion for immersing myself in different worlds. Now I build my own PCs.
3rd person games have always had a special place in my heart. I love seeing my own character but I also love shooting people. So basically 3rd person shooters are one of my favourite genres.
So here are my top picks for 3rd person shooters to play this year.
1. The Division
This game came out on March 28th 2016 after 3 years of development. It was met with mixed reviews. Many people loved it, some hated it, most were pleasantly surprised. Coming from a studio that has a reputation for releasing broken games and creating cookie cutter missions. Cookie cutter missions being the same mission with a different name. Such as the trailing missions, or the grab this and deliver it there missions. This was a pleasant surprise.
Yes, The Division has its problems. Oh so many problems. However, the core of the game is good.
Yes, the enemies can be repetitive, the A.I. isn’t intelligent, and the side missions are cookie cutter and not very fun. But there is enough variety that I enjoy the game. I enjoy it very much in fact. And so have many other people.
The loot system is quite good, the combat can be very challenging, the campaign has a solid amount of variety, the Dark Zone is very fun, and most of all, it keeps bringing me back with offers of a new gun or piece of equipment.
You play as a Division agent. Part of a secret society of sleeper agents meant to ensure the continuity of government. So what do these agents do to make New York a safe place?
Kill everyone of course. But while killing everyone you also loot stores, upgrade your equipment and explore the Dark Zone, try to find a cure, reestablish power, and ensure civilians have a chance to survive.
What is the Dark Zone?
The Dark Zone is a lawless (more than usual) area of NYC that was an attempted quarantine zone. This is the area in the game that allows PvP as well as PvE. The Dark Zone is the experimental area of the game and the experiment was largely a success.
Other players are neutral until the moment that you (or they) decide not to be. This allows for some very interesting engagements where you can either work together or end each other.
There have been times where I worked with a group for half an hour without ever formally grouping up and then betrayed them for awesome loot. So satisfying. (I’m sure it says something about who I am as a person.)
If you are looking for a new 3rd person shooter experience then this one should be at the top of your list.