First person shooter games have always had a special place in gamers hearts. It's no wonder that some of the all-time best games are from this category. And because of this success we are now seeing this genre converge with MMO games. This new emerging MMO category, MMOFPS, focuses on the action-packed games that you control in first-person view. Although online first-person shooters have been around for some time (like Halo and Call of Duty), these MMOFPS games incorporate MMO elements such as leveling, armor upgrades, and special abilities into the mix.
Wolf Team is a unique 3D MMOFPS. The most unique aspect of the game is that players can switch between playing as a ‘Marine’ in first person and as a ‘Wolf’ in third person at any time with the click of a button. The game is fast paced, balanced and truly one of the best MMOFPS games out there.
Tribes: Ascend is a free to play sci-fi online multiplayer shooter based on the classic franchise Tribes. It has been developed using the Unreal 3 Engine and it features a very fast combat, acrobatic movement and stunning sci-fi visuals.
Players will enjoy jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, multiple classes and team-based gameplay.
3. Alliance of Valiant Arms
AVA is a high-octane MMOFPS that plunges you into the middle of a world at war. Side with the European Union (E.U.) or Neo-Russian Federation (NRF) and take up arms across vicious urban battlegrounds. Test your skills against your friends and see if you have what it takes to come out on top!
Powered by the Unreal3 engine, AVA offers immersive gameplay with HD quality graphics. Engross yourself in stunningly rendered battlefields and feel the heat of combat in lucid detail. Realistic actions and character movements bring the warfare to life as you fight to survive in the ruthless alternative history world of AVA.
2. Battlefield Heroes
Battlefield Heroes is Electronic Arts free-to-play third person shooter. With stylish cartoony graphics, this game is aimed mainly at casual gamers or anyone who likes funny and cartoony gameplay, but still wants to show who’s boss when flaunting their skills.
Battlefield Heroes does not aim to displace or compete with the Battlefield series, which has been captivating gamers since 2002 with Battlefield 1942, as much as present a fun and free ‘sandbox’ style alternative to its counterparts. Quick battles and a built-in matchmaking system ensures both noobs and leet players are paired with equally skilled players, so that fair play prevails.
1. Blacklight Retribution
Blacklight: Retribution is the latest from Perfect World Entertainment. This first person shooter mmo follows closely in gameplay formula with most of today’s blockbuster FPS titles such as Call of Duty and Battlefield series.
It is a fast paced, adrenaline pumping first person shooter based in a futuristic urban warzone. Building upon Zombie Studios’ predecessor, Tango Down, Blacklight Retribution provides FPS enthusiasts with a massive arsenal of weaponry and gear ranging from bleeding edge side arms to massive mechanized Hardsuits.
We hope you enjoyed our top shooter MMO games list for 2012 and don’t forget to share your favorite MMOFPS games with us in the comments!
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