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Any shooting video games you find compelling?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Boats, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Boats

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    I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I have to say that I have really enjoyed the Call of Duty series.

    The firearms in the series are quite varied, even if not entirely realistic in their ballistics or damage modeling. It is also tremendously unrealistic that a soldier would carry two primary weapons as the game permits. I self-limit in this way by making my secondary weapon a battlefield pick-up pistol ASAP if one isn't provided by default in the scenario.

    What I really appreciate about the game, as a shooter, is the ability to turn off the cross hairs on the common small arms and force myself to use the irons to engage targets. Too many games will give the shooter like a 6 MOA lethal hit with autoaiming that sometimes bears no relationship between the target and the rifle's actual point of aim.

    The game also reinforces why the only .30 caliber self-loading weapon I bother to keep around is a Garand. The relative reload speed by these perfectly modeled shooters for the Garand is pretty high compared to the BAR, the M-1 Carbine or the various stripper clipping bolt rifles. The game also goes to show that 20 round magazines are not the capacity advantage they might appear to be at first. The 30 round weapons have really useful capacity advantages in comparison.

    OTOH, the "Mp-44" (STG-44) in the series, where it properly appears timewise, is like a 7.62 AK with a hooded front sight. The game's only true "assault rifle," as opposed to SMG or MBR, shows why the intermediate cartridge auto rifle would inherit the future when it came into its own as a 30 round magazine package with decent accuracy and decent lethality. The Mp-44 in that game makes everything else feel dated, even virtually.

    Are there any first person shooters that you recommend as an enjoyable diversion for people who actually shoot real guns?
     
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    Counter Strike...

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    JUST KIDDING DON'T BAN ME!!!

    No I do recommend the Brothers in Arms series. The game ONLY has iron sights, which I think is tremendous. After playing this the Call of Duty series. Beyond that for guns the only thing coming to mind is Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Ghost Recon.

    I must put a disclaimer on this however, I don't play games to get a realistic gun fun. Just not going to happen. Nuff said.
     
  4. doubleg

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    Call of Duty 3 and Rainbow Six Vegas are my favorites. Wish I actually had my own XBOX but I don't have enough money to waste it on that junk.
     
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    Ghost Recon rocks!
     
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    I play a lot of video games and most are gun games. Halo, Call of Duty, Ghost Recon, Gears of War, Gun, Call of Juarez(sp). The list goes on and on.
     
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    I enjoy Ghost Recon, especially the sniper packs you can find that are crafted by fans across the world. If I can find the one German site I had about a year ago, and if you go hunting, you may find "GSG-9 FIELD PACK 3.0" By Aton Gelsing of Bonn. He's crafted some awesome sniper rifle concepts including a mythical H&K caseless 50 cal that rocks!
     
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    The Medal of Honor series never disappointed, though I was into it long before I became serious about guns. Also, Gun Club is good, endorsed by the NRA. It's basically a target-shooting video game. Doesn't sound very exciting, but it's oddly addictive.
     
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    What's wrong with Counterstrike???
     
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    My personal favs.

    Gears of War (realistic cover moves; 3rd person.)
    Black (AK-47s, M16s, Boom Stick, Glock 17 w/ silencer, etc.)
    Call of Duty
    Splinter Cell (3rd person.)
    Ghost Recon (3rd person.)
     
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    Rainbow 6 Vegas
    COD 3 (eagerly awaiting COD 4)
    All of the Ghost Recon series.
     
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    I play a lot of Ghost Recon right now. I have also enjoyed Halo, Brothers in Arms, Gears of War, Rainbow Six, among others.
     
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    Not so much a 'shooting' game...

    I'm a big fan of the Fallout series. They're post-apocalyptic role playing games(Fallout I, II and Tactics). They're not actual 'first person shooters,' BUT there is a wide array of weapons throughout, where I learned some basics of most weapons before I got into guns. There is a TON of EBRs, handguns, rocket launchers, & revolvers throughout. Heck its even got the Gauss rifle w/caseless rounds. You can shoot hollow points, ball, fmj, as well as occasional flachette rounds, with a very distinct difference in effect on the enemies. Attributes of each weapon strongly effects what they do. Quite interesting if you ever feel like geeking out RPG style :cool:
     
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    Syphon Filter, The omega Strain, I played and played and played....
     
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    I play Day of Defeat: Source quite a bit. The weapons are pretty good, except you can't reload a Garand until all shots are expended but you can with a k98. Makes no sense.:scrutiny:
     
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    I love all the games in the Half Life series as well as the COD line.

    All completely un-realistic, all incredibly fun!
     
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    That is how the garand works. no internal magazine, instead enbloc clips that are ejected when the clip is out of its 8 shots. The K98 on the other hand uses and internal magazine which was fed by hand or stripper clips and could be topped off at any time.

    I play both DOD and CS. they are not realistic, but it is game. If it was real life, it would suck.
     
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    Rainbow Six 3 (Raven Shield) for the PC is my all time favorite shooter. I find it the most realistic and challenging of any game I have played.
     
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    Ithaca, let me explain in depth.

    If you load a Garand with an en bloc clip of 8 rounds and fire 4, you have 4 round left in the magazine. If you want to refresh the magazine, in real life you are able to depress a button on the port side of the receiver which will eject the clip and all 4 rounds.

    There is no "topping off" of rounds in the k98 in the game. When you hit 'reload' it magically ejects all rounds in the magazine and another clip of 5 rounds is inserted into the magazine.

    Is that more clear?
     
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    Yes you can top off a Garand I have done it many many times.


    I think i am going to make a youtube clip just because of that rumor. I got a new digital camera that can take short movies.
     
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    I'm eagerly anticipating Call of Duty 4, as the first modern Call of Duty. Aside from that, Rainbow Six Vegas is great, Gears of War is a lot of fun, and Battlefield 2 is cool.
     
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    Xtreme Accuracy...
    It's really as much a simulator as it is game. All about benchrest competition.
    More info at speedcoshooting.com
     
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    I enjoy the Call of Duty series and Battlefield 2. I just hope that Call of Duty 4 comes out for PC, I was disappointed when Call of Duty 3 didnt.
     
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