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Retro Indie Retro shooter renaissance

Your favourite throwback shooter so far?

  • Ion Fury

    Votes: 47 46.5%
  • Amid Evil

    Votes: 10 9.9%
  • Dusk

    Votes: 22 21.8%
  • Wrath: Aeon of Ruin

    Votes: 8 7.9%
  • Prodeus

    Votes: 14 13.9%

  • Total voters
    101

Forsythia

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Been playing Prodeus on Game Pass, now I'm itching for more classic style shooters. This thread is great for keeping up with 'em!

Any tips for an arena shooter like in the old days?
 

ChoosableOne

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If you call yourself a boomer shooter fan, or just a FPS fan, go play some Ion Fury right now! I can't believe i've waited all those years because i thought i've done with that genre(single player fps games, especially old ones). Best game i've played recently. Added it's dlc to my wishlist immediately. It's basically Duke Nukem 3D with headshots and more.
 

jufonuk

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Hold up a minute...


Shouldn't these games be called Gen X shooters?
You mean the best gen shooters? Hell yeah

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Elektro Demon

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Wow okay. I didn't realize you had your thread trademarked and copyrighted lmao (also I am unaware of what 'your thread' even is lol).

Feel free to contact a mod to close one or the other or merge them.
Here's my thread
Made it way before you did, Sonny Jim. Feel free to post retro inspired games in it.
 
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Bragr

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I just found this thread. I've been playing through Project Brutality lately and having a blast. Dusk looks really fun, think I'll try and scoop it up on a sale if it has one in the future. Went ahead and installed Blood: Fresh Supply as I've never played it and am really enjoying it so far, only spent an hour or so playing Blood. May need to push the difficulty down for a first playthrough though as Well-Done is kicking my ass. Any suggestions on the difficulty for a first-time playthrough?
I find Dusk to be my favorite of the new retro FPS wave, it's super fast and super satisfying, feels like Quake, Doom, and Heretic spliced into a union.
 

VN1X

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Here's my thread

Made it way before you did, Sonny Jim. Feel free to post retro inspired games in it.
I'm a bigger fan of retro shooters than you are! My dad could beat up your dad! etc etc

But in all seriousness though... who gives a fuck? I was part of a different forum eons ago where I had the same idea for a thread and made a nice collage of all retro shooters on the market at that time. If anything you should be glad there's more people like you on this board instead of trying to out-do someone and in turn gatekeep lol. If someone else comes along now and does the same thing then who are we to "demand they post in our threads because we were here first!". I'm actually amazed by your response.

Anyway have a nice day and I wish you lots of frames per second.
 

Phase

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I'm a bigger fan of retro shooters than you are! My dad could beat up your dad! etc etc

But in all seriousness though... who gives a fuck? I was part of a different forum eons ago where I had the same idea for a thread and made a nice collage of all retro shooters on the market at that time. If anything you should be glad there's more people like you on this board instead of trying to out-do someone and in turn gatekeep lol. If someone else comes along now and does the same thing then who are we to "demand they post in our threads because we were here first!". I'm actually amazed by your response.

Anyway have a nice day and I wish you lots of frames per second.
Thank you both for making these threads! More hype around these games is sorely needed.
 

Swoopsail

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For OG Tom Clancy shooters out there, check out Microprose's Groundbranch. Early slow development, but currently it has all the right elements. I'm having fun playing it with friends.
 

Doczu

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Im on a boomer shooter roll on my PS4. Bought Doom 1, 2, 3 and 64, Quake, Project Warlock keeping an eye out for good deals on Turok 1 & 2.
I'm dissapointed that Dusk isn't on the platform 😐
Any recommendations? Other than Duke and Ion Fury?