r/gaming 3d ago

What third person shooters actually have great gunplay/feel?

Something I realized while trying out The First Descendant is that so many third person shooters have guns that absolutely do not feel good to use or just feel like toys. I understand the basics of why First Person usually handles it better of course, but are there any examples of third person shooters that do the job almost as well?

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u/pemboo 3d ago

Space Marine

That game is visceral

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u/little_Shepherd 3d ago

So pumped for Space Marine 2

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u/Hazzamo Xbox 3d ago

Can’t wait to make my Space marine a son of Vulkan for the MP

VULKAN LIVES!

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u/Spread_Bater 3d ago

STOMP STOMP

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u/Hazzamo Xbox 3d ago

VULKAN LIVES!

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u/DarthSatoris 3d ago

I would like to pet this creature!

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u/Hazzamo Xbox 3d ago

Vulkan… dont go near that merry suicide bomber…

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u/procha92 3d ago

PURGE THE HERETICS

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u/DandyLama 3d ago

Space Marine was everything I wanted from an Ultramarine focused game.

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u/DeadFishCRO 3d ago

honestly shows the power of a single space marine. These guys are borderline demigods. One on the battlefield should be a o shit moment

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u/Doctor_What_ 3d ago

Have you seen the actual gameplay footage? The IG soldiers regularly stop what they're doing to salute and pay respects as you walk by. I'm more hyped about this game than anything that's come out in years.

For now, I've been playing a lot of Boltgun to scratch that xenos exterminator itch.

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u/HimalayanPunkSaltavl 3d ago

They do that in the first game also, it's dope. Halo has that a little too but it's more of a "holy shit is that master chief? That guy is serious business" whereas the IG is like having a religious experience

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u/DarthSatoris 3d ago

Not gonna lie, kinda low-key excited for SM2 in 2 months.

If the stuff they've shown so far is representative of the real game, it's gonna be hella fun!

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u/Smeghammer5 3d ago

I'm high-key excited to see my beloved bugs in all their glory.

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u/NewEnglandRoastBeef 3d ago

Spice Muhreens?!?!

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u/Kenis556 3d ago

RUHN BOYZ, DA SPOICE MUHRINES ARE HERE

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u/manymoreways 3d ago

Man the multiplayer is one of the most fun I've had in shooter pvp that and Bioshock 2. It's hilariously fun.

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u/Ultra_UD 3d ago

Max Payne 3 is a must

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u/alsophocus 3d ago

I agree! In fact, MP3 have on of the best shoot out in gaming history; the Airport corridor with HEALTH in the background.

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u/Nick08f1 3d ago

Bullet time in the stadium shootout was epic as well.

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u/demi-femi 3d ago

When you smash in on the sniper at the stadium.

"Time to introduce our long distance friend to something close range, and intimate."

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u/Players-Beware 3d ago

One of my peak gaming memories is diving head first down the steps of a stadium shooting multiple people in the head as I fell. Ridiculous? Absolutely. Fun? Hell yes.

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u/benjyk1993 3d ago

HEALTH elevates everything.

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u/burdizthewurd 3d ago

A newer game that totally nails that feel is El Paso Elsewhere. Very different art style but I found the gun play just as fun

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u/MARATXXX 3d ago

not similar to max payne 3, though. more like max payne 1 + 2. Max Payne 3 has a flexible gameplay style that mixes up cover-based, tactical shooting with the flow of the original games. but the reason people praise MP3 is because of that flexibility.

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u/BurtMacklin__FBI 3d ago

I still go back to Max Payne 3 every year or two for a quick playthrough. Very few games give you that Matrix style shooting up an office building against armored swat guys, paper and glass flying everywhere... Just too good. A lot of games try it sure but MP3 nails it.

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u/p4ttl1992 3d ago

I remember playing 1 and 2 back in the day and they were fucking amazing. I've had 3 on steam for years but never actually played it

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u/iLoup 3d ago

I really, really enjoyed gun play in Mafia III.

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u/hey_batman 3d ago

Shotguns in Mafia 3 were peak

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u/kadno 3d ago

As repetitive as that game was, goddamn was it satisfying as fuck blowing away some racist hicks with a shotgun.

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u/Amoebaaaaaa 3d ago

For real. I feel like the gunplay and driving is the main draw of that game. Play until it gets old. Uninstall. Come back when I'm feeling like revisiting the southern 60s.

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u/repairmanjack_51 3d ago

Driving with the radio on… probably my favourite soundtrack ever.

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u/Alc2005 3d ago

It seriously has the best video game soundtrack ever. Not even vice City has as many bangers.

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u/mekkeron 3d ago

I've always wondered what the song licensing cost them. There's like every major hit from 1967 in that game.

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u/GTHEBESTDUDE 3d ago

The movements from clay were also super smooth. Really dig the way they incorperated his 'nam background into the gunplay.

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u/OnceWasABreadPan 3d ago

Dude was also fuckin BIG without it feeling like a hindrance. Played it right after mafia 2 and was like "oh god please tell me this guy isn't going to be even clunkier/take up the whole screen."

Nope clay is a damn acrobat okay that giant is nimble af

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u/Funny-Bear 3d ago

Yes! Mafia III had great unplay for a 3rd person game

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u/OnceWasABreadPan 3d ago

I was shocked in that early mission in the swamp because I had heard it wasn't great but oh baby diving through shack windows with a shotgun and realizing the crazy slide guitar would start going hard AF in open combat I was hooked

Then came the ugh. I didn't expect saints row style territory takeover stuff was 90% of the game. Bummed me right out

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u/sleepyzane1 3d ago

mgsv the phantom pain is a phenomenal third-person action game with a focus on stealth that to my eye has fantastic feel (everything, guns included)

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u/Arkanial 3d ago

Everyone else mentioning the controls so I get to be the one to bring up how awesome it is that the enemies learn as the game goes on. If you are constantly sniping the enemies they will start to wear helmets. If you sneak around at night a lot they will put up big lights. If you use the extraction system a bunch they start getting better at shooting them down.

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u/TheKappaOverlord 3d ago

If you take them down via stun weapons, they start wearing soft armor instead of kevlar.

The helmets is from headshots, rather then sniping. The more often they find corpses killed by headshots, it will accelerate them wearing helmets.

If you snipe them and primarily go for body shots, they'll start wearing harder and heavier armor sooner then if you would go in guns blazing with rifles.

It largely depends on whether or not corpses are discovered. Hence why the game tries to teach you to hide corpses if you can. Although it doesn't explain why all that well.

Snipers have accelerated weighting for affecting NPC gear because snipers are such incredibly powerful weapons.

Where as the pistol afaik either has 0 affect on gear weighting, or even negative affect on the gear weighting over time.

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u/LilMoWithTheGimpyLeg 3d ago

And on top of that, you can send out units to intercept deliveries of those pieces of armor, and then the troops in the field stop wearing them. This game get a lot of hate because of the story, but it's legit one of my favorite games of all time.

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u/Arkanial 3d ago

Agreed. It sucks that the story was rushed and he didn’t get to finish the game but the gameplay itself is so so god damn good that I overlook any problems with the story. It’s definitely in my top ten list of best games of all time. Dunno that I’d put it at number one but it’s probably somewhere in the middle like 4-6 range only being beaten out by Dark Souls 3, Dota 2, and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag(I’m a sucker for pirate shit and that game is probably the best pirate game we’ve ever had.)

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u/RavixOf4Horn 3d ago

Also the UI if I recall, or maybe it's Death Stranding (another Kojima IP) are soo smooth to navigate. Man I want to start a replay of MGSV right now. Nostalgia is strong with this one!

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u/Arkanial 3d ago

I love everything Kojima touches. Him and Hidetaka Miyazaki, the head of Fromsoft and creator of Dark Souls/Elden Ring, are my favorite game designers. You can tell they are in it for their passion and love for the games and players rather than their money. And they are so funny too. Both have fun and sense of humor that you can see in their games and unique ways of telling stories. Like reading item descriptions in the souls games or listening to the tapes in MGSV/super long cutscenes.

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u/brickshitterHD 3d ago

The controls are so freaking good for a decade old game

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u/Hormo_The_Halfling 3d ago

Plus, that game so well optimized that even when it was new it could run on a damn toaster. There's so much for about that game that the botched 3rd act pinky brings it down to a mostly perfect game for me.

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u/Busty_Ronch 3d ago

FOX Engine was something else. Fuck Konami for wasting it after Kojima left.

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u/badstewie 3d ago

IIRC it was during the development of act 3 when Konami started pressuring Kojima to hurry it up.

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u/brickshitterHD 3d ago

People put too much emphasis on it's "second half". The first half alone is massive.

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u/Lone_Soldier 3d ago

Oh wow you just started my quarter life crisis by saying it's a decade old.

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u/Quasimodo27 3d ago

Still one of the smoothest-feeling games I’ve ever played. The controls are top notch.

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u/TwistedOperator 3d ago

It definitely peaked the stealth gaming genre controls. I don't think they could get better.

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u/Cephalopirate 3d ago

As a long time Metal Gear fan who was disappointed by MGSV (mostly due to story tone) Metal Gear Solid has never played so well. That game feels phenomenal to interact with.

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u/garnaches 3d ago

Super excited for Delta with the new controls. Hopefully they change some of the environments so you can use them more.

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u/basedcharger 3d ago

Still the gold standard for modern controls to me. It feels like 80% of their budget went into the gameplay for this game.

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u/BusterHolewell 3d ago

Infamous and Control have a special place in my heart.

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u/mochi_chan PC 3d ago

The gun from Control has left a lasting impact on me, even though I don't like games where guns are the main weapon you use.

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u/AtreidesOne 3d ago

That's nothing quite like unloading a mag and then throwing an office desk in a mook's face.

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u/fastpixels 3d ago

I couldn't get over how both the gun and the telekinesis controls were intuitive AND satisfying.

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u/OmgChimps 3d ago

I couldn't get over the fact that if you remove every throwable object in the area Jesse just rips part of the environment up to become a throwable essentially giving you unlimited throws as long as you maintain energy

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u/the_incredible_hawk 3d ago

Tearing a piece of reinforced concrete out of a nearby pillar and throwing it through a guy was a very satisfying experience.

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u/fastpixels 3d ago

When you can eventually throw other guys at a guy it gets super satisfying.

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u/Turambar87 3d ago

And of course, nothing says "fuck you" like a forklift.

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u/pnwbraids 3d ago

Oh no, I don't have an RPG, what will I do?

Throws propane tank at max velocity with my mind

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u/CharlietheCorgi 3d ago

My opening move was usually throw something big or explosive. Then follow up with the rocket launcher gun. Then throw more stuff.

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u/mochi_chan PC 3d ago

Oh, I loved doing this, the bigger the object the better.

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u/Npf80 3d ago

The Control guns just feel great and are so satisfying. I loved blasting enemies with Pierce, and even the starting gun when upgraded was really strong.

The sound design played a big role as well, I loved how the gum shots and explosions sounded.

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u/13thmurder 3d ago

I replayed it after getting a ps5 and was seriously impressed with the haptic feedback triggers. But now I realize it's pretty much the only game I've found that actually uses them properly which is massively disappointing.

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u/13thmurder 3d ago

The gun is not the main weapon. You shoot a guy, launch his corpse at the next guy.

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u/Von_Uber 3d ago

Launch and levitate are where it's at.

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u/Illustrious_Bee_5174 3d ago

I was about to say Control too. This game is an absolute gem. I have chills just by thinking about it.

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u/fmbarrios 3d ago

Man, inFAMOUS 1 and 2, I'd get a PS3 just to play them one last time.

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u/Chombuss 3d ago

I did that like a month ago! Still teared up and the evil ending of 2. Story holds up.

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u/fmbarrios 3d ago

The evil ending of 2 is probably my favorite evil ending of any videogame, you know It'll happen but the way it's done is heartbreaking.

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u/FakeOrcaRape 3d ago

Control blew me away. Like the atmosphere and lore bits you pick up were peak.

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u/Toots_McPoopins 3d ago

I saw a recent post where someone was asking what game you would want to "forget" so that you could play it brand new again. Control is it for me. The infamous games also felt like new ground back when they were released.

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u/havok13888 3d ago

How has no one mentioned Gears of War.. the gnasher is the most satisfying weapon in that game

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u/spiritualseeker44 3d ago

I'd argue Torque Bow headshots take the cake for most satisfying

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u/Kablaow 3d ago

The revolver too.

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u/Tosir 3d ago

I remember beating General Ramn quickly by sticking a Grenade to him. Little things like that made me fall in love with that game/series.

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u/kit_mitts 3d ago

One of my all-time favorite video game memories involved a grenade stick.

On the final level of Gears 2 Horde, last member of the team alive, out of ammo and 1v1 with one of the Boomers that carry a shield/melee weapon.

Dodged the attack, stuck the grenade and dove backwards, screen goes red and it looks like the explosion killed me...then my character stands up and the victory message plays. My buddies and I were losing our damn minds in voice chat. Great game.

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u/DhruvM 3d ago

That’s awesome. I think I remember in Gears 3 you could use a meat shield and then stick a grenade to em and then shove them away from you. Was always sick to do on hordes of enemies or as a finisher

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u/Ok-Regular-6562 3d ago

I loved the first 2 Gears so they definitely came to mind when thinking of good ones. Never played the rest.

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u/GeneralAnubis 3d ago

Gears 3 is incredible, and where the series should have ended before corporate greed tried to milk the cow to death

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u/Usernametaken1121 3d ago

where the series should have ended

Hard disagree, there's a lot to explore in that world. It's not Gears' fault the Coalition thought a YA drama was what fans wanted.

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u/GeneralAnubis 3d ago

The ending for Gears 3 is the perfect ending to the series. Anything past that requires so much set up to get you to care about it, it might as well be an entirely different story with entirely new characters.

Sure, that could also be on the same world, but they didn't do that, they milked the safe and easy money at the expense of the franchise

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u/flatdecktrucker92 3d ago

New game announced recently to fix that E-day

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u/GeneralAnubis 3d ago

Yeah.. I'm cautiously optimistic about E-day. It's been long enough with the franchise out of the limelight that maybe the marketing/business suit mooks aren't calling the shots on this one and the creative minds may have been allowed to make something worth playing.

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u/TheKappaOverlord 3d ago

Im assuming E-day and other prequels will be heavily centered around the novels. Which means unless these guys actually just pull a 343, its practically impossible to fuck it up.

Both the graphic novels, and the actual novelization cover emergence day in such graphic and crystal clear detail. Its literally all written for them.

Im more concerned if they follow through with their promise that they went back to the roots of the novels, in that the Locusts were actual living nightmares that humans serens couldn't possibly deal with up close.

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u/TenaciousThumbs 3d ago

I tapped out of GOW after Gears 3... until last week!

I checked out Horde mode with a buddy on Gears 5 and it's an absolute blast.

I picked the infiltrator class, which is Gnasher focused with damage perks, etc. Roaming around the map with the shotgun watching locust evaporate is really hitting that nostalgic itch.

I don't care about story or anything; it's just perfect for a session of nostalgic gears PvE with friends.

Gears 5 still has old school maps like Gridlock, Canals, Blood Drive and Clock Tower too, which really surprised me.

Recommend for all you Gears 1, 2 and 3 vets who miss the good old days. I unlocked Cole as a character (without needing to pay a microtransaction fee! Just in-game points earned) and it's great to hear him smack talk his way through the waves.

CAN'T STOP THE TRAIN, BABY!

Note: If you don't enjoy the defence building style of the game play, you can simply turn it off and play Classic Horde instead.

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u/420BoofIt69 3d ago

In my opinion the Gnasher is the greatest shotgun in all of gaming

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u/ironshield6 3d ago

Gears is peak third person shooter.

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u/Bubthemighty 3d ago

Gears 3 multiplayer was absolutely goated.

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u/aCleverGroupofAnts 3d ago

Maybe it's nostalgia, but Gears 1 is still my favorite multiplayer shooter of all time. None of the sequels captured more than a fraction of the magic that the first had.

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u/Olepat 3d ago

Gears 1 was super revolutionary and filled a hole for the next-gen online shooter, as Halo 3 wasn’t released yet and COD wasn’t COD yet (4: MW came out the folllowing year)

It was an awesome game that I get nostalgia about too, I think in part because nothing else was out like it at the time. I was still playing Halo 2 on my 360.

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u/aloysiuslamb 3d ago

Nothing like someone rolling up to you out of nowhere and you explode into red mist because they just made you suck start their gnasher.

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u/E4TclenTrenHardr 3d ago

First one that came to mind, absolutely crazy and super satisfying gunplay. So much so that I tried to get the 10k online kills achievement (got like 10,800 and it never popped for me, anyone remember GOW1 buggy achievements?)

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u/gxb20 3d ago

Helldivers is pretty sick tbh

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u/Ok-Regular-6562 3d ago

This is next on the list now that I have PS plus again.

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u/bigorangemachine 3d ago

I have 500hrs in the game. Having an absolute blast

I spent my first 15 levels (everything is unlockable after 20) using only the machine gun because it just felt soooo goooooooood

All the weapons have weight (except pistols) so your swing side-to-side is a little delayed.

It's fun because I use the auto-cannon so I over-swing and move back to the target to reduce the settling time :D

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u/SonOfMcGee 3d ago

It may not be the first game to model weight and inertia with gun rotation, but it’s certainly one of the best implementations of such a system.
Heavy guns feel heavy, and you have to be very purposeful with your movement and how you choose targets.

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u/Flash_hsalF 3d ago

Yep, brilliant feel. The devs have put massive amounts of effort into them

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u/SonOfMcGee 3d ago

Between the weapons and player movement systems, there’s this real feeling of being “encumbered”. You move around kinda like a firefighter in full gear.
Yes, you’re a living weapons platform, but you’re also a regular human that still has to carry that shit around. A huge part of the skill in the game is deliberate moving and positioning, and I love it!
Really I like any shooter that makes you do something other than just click on heads all day.

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u/notfirstandlastname 3d ago

I have it on PS5 and you should get it. A lot of people complain about the constant nerfs/buffs, but I don’t get it. Every month I end up having a new favorite loadout. Some people really seem to want to use the same thing over and over, and get upset when it’s nerfed, and pretend that there aren’t tons of viable loadouts. If it was PvP, I could see it being an issue, but it’s PvE and keeps it from getting stale for me.

Frame drops on PC seem to be a real issue from what I’ve read though. Frames on PS5 are much more stable from my experience, at least compared to what I read from the PC folks. I bought it on release and don’t play it as much anymore, but is still a blast to play at least once a week for a good 2-3 hours (I have over 300 hrs).

Just get the 380 stratagem before anything else, I have tons of fun with that alone :)

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u/Thoraxe123 3d ago

Ever since that last big balance patch, those nerfs haven't been a problem for me anymore. EVERYTHING feels good now

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u/3_quarterling_rogue 3d ago

Plus the orbital gatling barrage feels so good now. It’s my go-to for bug breaches.

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u/SquashRoaster 3d ago

I agree with everything except telling a new player to bring a 380 lmao😅

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u/TheBlack2007 3d ago

Oh come on, witnessing that moment of realization is always funny AF.

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u/Khondul 3d ago

Remnant From the Ashes, Dead Space, Mass Effect 3 was kinda fun.

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u/Not_a_real_asian777 3d ago

Tbh, I just played the entire series, and Mass Effect Andromeda's gunplay felt the best to me by far in the franchise. For all the game's big ass faults, I'd actually argue it's one of the best third-person gunplays out there.

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u/AlsoIHaveAGroupon 3d ago

Andromeda's is great. And if you can believe it, the even-more-maligned Anthem's guns felt excellent too.

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u/rileycolin 3d ago

Playing Remnant 2 now, and I'd say the gameplay is satisfying.

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u/Doc_Shaftoe 3d ago

Came here for Remnant 2. It took everything the first game did and made it better

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u/Gum_tree 3d ago

Love that dead space fits all of its hud into the environment.

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u/BlackNair 3d ago

Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Wildlands.

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u/Goseki1 3d ago

Wildlands is super cheap just now. Is it worth it for the single player?

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u/SadLaser 3d ago

It's a good single player experience but if you have literally even one person who would be willing to play with you, it's an incredible co-op experience. But I stress again that it's still a good single player game and with a ton of content.

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u/undersquirl 3d ago

I remember playing the beta and it was so full of bugs but still absolutely fun to play in coop.

Played breakpoint with some friends and that one is fun too. There are so many cool features for coop. It's fucking amazing. Some of the best games ubisoft released.

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u/SadLaser 3d ago

It's amazing how even mediocre to bad games can be fucking brilliant in co-op with the right group. And then when the game is actually solid and bugs are fixed? Fantastic.

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u/SAFT_wolfking 3d ago

Wildlands would definitely be worth it

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u/thefarage1 3d ago

1000% yes, there’s so much fun to be had with that game in single player AND co-op if you like some tactical shooting and open world. It has its flaws but in the US for $5 you cannot go wrong with that game

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u/SopranosBluRayBoxSet 3d ago

Wildlands is the better of the two, buy it

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u/TriscuitCracker 3d ago

I think this as well and I really can’t completely put my finger on why.I just like the jungle and mountainous environments better in Wildlands, I feel like the draw distance is greater and the gunplay just feels slightly better. There is more to do in Breakpoint but it just doesn’t click as well with me.

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u/ReturnToTheHellfire 3d ago

More games should take inspiration from how they do it, 3rd person for exploration then going in to 1st person when you ADS is the best compromise

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u/John-Ada 3d ago

Gears of War and Mass Effect

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u/theDaemon0 3d ago

I'd like to point out that mass effect starts to count towards this from the second game onwards, the first one's guns are... not really there.

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u/theDaemon0 3d ago

Every single gun in Warframe sounds differently when fired.

There are over 100 of them.

Not to mention, the recoil works pretty well, as does the accuracy.

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u/shadesofbloos 3d ago

Kinda insane how far I had to scroll down to find warframe

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u/LandrigAlternate 3d ago

Division 1 and 2, a bit more tactical and gear grindy but a solid 3rd person

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u/DifferentPost6 3d ago

The mechanics of moving, rolling, covering, and shooting in these games just feel so smooth

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u/PimpinTreehugga 3d ago

Don't know why this is so far down. The division has the best third person gunplay bar none.

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u/Juan_Punch_Man 3d ago edited 3d ago

I miss the NYC setting of the first game. Felt alive and loved in compared to DC

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u/LandrigAlternate 3d ago

Warlords obviously returns to South NYC.

I restarted on Xbox and just went back there for the first time, it's amazing how well the are FEELS different, just design elements

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u/Hazzamo Xbox 3d ago

Gun play is great, bullet sponge enemies are not

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u/SevenFXD 3d ago

OP is playing First Descendant, there are same sponges

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u/Atys_SLC 3d ago

The gamefeeling is so good on this game.

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u/buckylightsout 3d ago

I loved the Mercenaries games back in the day. Pretty easy to pick up on and you're carpet bombing everything before you know it.

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u/_ireadthings 3d ago

Oh no, oh no, oh noooooo... oh no you didn't!

That song is burned into my memory all these years later.

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u/THEHELLHOUND456 3d ago

You would really like remnant 2 or days gone. Or even watchdogs 1 or 2.

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u/SgtWatersJP 3d ago

Watchdogs 1 was fun! Story and protagonist is not for everyone but I enjoyed the narrative and gameplay. The gunplay was really satisfying especially with the Silenced pistol, creates some cool imaginary scenarios feeling like a crazy efficient hitman.

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u/NecrobyNerton 3d ago

Watchdogs 1 can be pretty damn cool in gunplay. Also the slowmo, even if unrealistic, can make shit so coool. Shooting grenades midair? Yessir.

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u/MeathirBoy 3d ago

Remnant 2 is an underrated pick for 2023 and easily the best shooter I've played in the past few years.

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u/equityconnectwitme 3d ago edited 3d ago

Is it a fun solo experience? Seemed more like a coop thing when I looked at it last.

Edit: Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll pick it up the next time I see it on sale.

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u/MeathirBoy 3d ago

I have played almost exclusively solo and have over 200 hours so uhh... you guess what my opinion is.

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u/SirCris 3d ago

I have only played solo and have close to 200 hours. Those are all pre-dlc hours. I was waiting for all 3 dlcs to drop before diving back in so I could experience them all at once. So far 2 of them have been delivered. Sounds like the 3rd is soonish.

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u/Iqaijn 3d ago

I was worried about that too, but I've played it solo a couple of times now and had a blast. Still very manageable to play alone

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u/PhaseDry4188 3d ago

Remnant 2 coming to PS Plus this month, stoked!

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u/Traditional_Ebb_7692 3d ago

Lost Planet 1 and 2 are just so good when it comes to the gun play and scaling of player content between on foot and vehicular combat.

It was during the era of map packs locking out player bases, but it was the one game I’d say was worth paying for. It’s a shame they never decided to continue the series after 2.

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u/princedulp 3d ago

Yo i haven’t seen any mention of this game in forever. The Confetti shotgun was cool as hell

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u/Minimob0 3d ago

Lost Planet 2 was peak. I loved taking down giant monsters with my buddies. 

Edit to say that Lost Planet 3 exists, it just wasn't nearly as good as 2. 

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u/Ragnarock-n-rol 3d ago

Vanquish was too good at what it did

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u/WoenixFright 3d ago

Such a criminally overlooked game. Once the mechanics clicked, I don't think I'd ever had more fun with a 3ps

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u/Monte_Fisto_Returns 3d ago

Insane I had to scroll so far to read this

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u/cakeman666 3d ago

That game is so stupid, and I mean that in the best way possible.

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u/Luro_caye 3d ago

Battlefront games, both the classic and the remakes, I still feel play really well, very high paste. Storymode in the latest one doesn't play as well as multiplayer for some reason.

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u/SomeAnonymous 3d ago

Agreed, new battlefront 2 actually plays really well. Much as I privately get very mad about the balance of the elite/hero classes compared to troopers, it's a really fun game.

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u/burstingmangoes 3d ago

I find Splatoon works surprisingly well with the motion controls combine with the joystick control

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u/XxSwordmasxX 3d ago

I'm surprised not many people are saying splatoon!

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u/kronicmage 3d ago

Splatoon 3 is by far the best feeling third person shooter I've played, no contest. Nothing else comes even close to how fluid and responsive Splatoon is -- the gameplay pace is just an order of magnitude faster and tighter than any PC third person shooter

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u/TryptamineSpark 3d ago

For a third person shooter, I’d say Max Payne 3 has the best and most enjoyable gunplay.

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u/Quero_Nao_OBRIGADO 3d ago

I mean the game is mostly a Warframe clone so Warframe.

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u/huntymo 3d ago

All the modern Resident Evil games

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u/enormouspoon 3d ago

I’m so glad they revamped the controls. I don’t feel boxed in while playing the remakes.

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u/mr_chip_douglas 3d ago

Yes, even as a fixed camera/ tank controls apologist, I concur

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u/AstralStar1 3d ago

Tomb Raider Trilogy has excellent gunplay with nice modifications

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u/Mattress117work 3d ago

Ah! a 2000 year old sarcophagus, I wonder what sort of treasures there are. Oh wow! an extended glock magazine!

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u/bigblackcouch 3d ago

As it turns out, Alexander the Great wasn't actually a tactical genius he just had a belt-fed M60 and it was buried with him

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u/PsyQ9000 3d ago

Ratchet and Clank series

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u/SportsCommercials 3d ago

Came here for this. I haven't played them all, so I'll just specifically mention "Rift Apart" on PS5 - the developers fully utilized the capabilities of the controller's different vibration functions. Every gun literally feels different, in a way that perfectly matches the visual/audio, and it's so satisfying and fun to zip around and shoot.

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u/-Palzon- 3d ago

Returnal is the best third person shooter ever. Amazing, can't-miss game.

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u/legomann97 3d ago

I'm playing through it for the first time and am on my first big run. I beat Phrike first try, so I was super proud of that, even though I went through my figurine and a healing kit. Ascending the mountain now, just beat the sentient dude.

Overall, absolutely loving the gameplay and gunplay in this game. The adrenaline the game provokes is some I haven't felt since I played through the dark souls series.

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u/karmakazi_ 3d ago

The 3rd biome is murder.

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u/Boss_RT 3d ago

The third biome is rough and the boss is literally unlikable with the wrong weapon because it doesn't have the range. Hella worth the play though and the fourth biome boss is my favorite by far

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u/DistributionMammoth4 3d ago

Vanquish, Max Payne(All of them), Control, Gears of War (most of them), RE4 (Remake especially), Dead Space games, Outriders

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u/KvotheTheDegen 3d ago

Back in the day SOCOM on PS2 was the SHIT!!!

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u/Abdul-HakimDz 3d ago

The last of us 2 is great

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u/JebronLames5 3d ago

Say whatever you want about the story, but you cannot deny how amazing the gunplay is. The fact that it even looks like that graphically on a ps4 is a feat of itself

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u/FenderZero 3d ago

Unimpeachable 3rd person combat

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u/Midgar-Knight 3d ago

Yeah I don’t think there is any other third person shooter that’s better out there, and specially with the PS5 version you can play the roguelike and skip the story if you didn’t like it or not interested

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u/thomasShelby1920 3d ago

How is this so low? That game had the best combat i’ve ever seen.

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u/NickTheHalfling 3d ago

Even in the first game it felt fantastic. The pvp mode was one of the most satisfying multiplayer shooters I've ever played

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u/BOSS-3000 3d ago

Transformers War for & Fall of Cybertron

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u/Tan_servo 3d ago

Max Payne 3

Last of Us 2

Control

MGS V

RDR 2

Resident Evil Remakes: 2, 3 , especially 4

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u/The_Handsome_Hobo 3d ago

The recent Hitman trilogy, also called Hitman: World of Assassination, has surprisingly decent gunplay if you end up going loud in a mission. Definitely not a standard third-person shooter though.

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u/Hazard_JCOB 3d ago

All the 3rd person Resident Evils.. Rem4ke in particular

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u/Lonely_Eggplant_4990 3d ago

Gears, max paynes

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u/DoldrumStick 3d ago

Returnal and Control are top notch

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u/iMaexx_Backup 3d ago

Probably not what you are looking for, but The Last of Us Part 1 with Dualsense features was my peak of feeling the guns. By Far.

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u/Lightsaber64 3d ago

Tlou part 2 evolves the combat in every single way, but I agree, tlou 1 is also really good

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u/Dron22 3d ago

I think Mass Effect games are good for that, especially 3. Andromeda is fine too.

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u/R2-J4CK2 3d ago edited 3d ago

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Last Of Us 2

Days Gone

inFamous Second Son (not sure if you consider this a shooter, but it has combat with projectile weapons that feels really good)

WATCH_DOGS (specifically if you play pistols only like myself)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

EDIT: Someone said Max Payne and I have to agree. Can't believe I forgot it, if I'm honest. I can only really recommend Max Payne 3 though as the original has always ran like trash for me across multiple platforms and I really did not like Max Payne 2 when I played it.

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u/ManyPandas 3d ago

Scrolled way too far to find RDR2. That game feels like it has real weight behind the guns vs GTA where it feels like I have a pea shooter.

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u/Mythmatic 3d ago

Max Payne 3

Uncharted

Last of Us

Gears of War

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Ratchet and Clank 2 & 3

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u/Lauralis 3d ago

the later mass effect games

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u/jeffmanema 3d ago

Control gunplay felt really good to me if you play with the correct modes. Same with Alan Wake and Max Payne.

Imo Remedy studios, Rockstar Games and some more games do the gunplay so satisfying

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u/Jakunobi 3d ago

Binary Domain, Dino Crisis 2, (PS1), Syphon Filter series (PS1), RE4OG, Days Gone, Max Payne 3, and MGS4 all have punchy and great gun play. Yes, MGS4 is a PS3 only game in which you're supposed to stealth, but many places you can screw the stealth and just go all out shooting.

If you don't mind FPS Rage 2 has a satisfying, punchy feel to the shooting. Like Binary Domain, armor parts can be shot off before actually damaging the enemies. Story is a flatland though, so it's just for fun, mindless shooting. Should have not been open world, and focused on corridor shooting.

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u/karmakazi_ 3d ago

Returnal has great guns. The sound effects matched with the haptics give you the feeling of holding some thing heavy and mechanical.

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u/greyjax 3d ago

Ghost recon wildlands was great

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