The Top 10 Most Anticipated First-Person Shooters of 2013


10) ArmA III (PC)

The Setup: Sequel to Bohemia Interactive's series of realistic first person shooters, ArmA III continues the tradition of 0ne-hit kills, life-sized battlefields, and being the most authentic military shooter to date.

Why It Made The List: Don't let the military aesthetic fool you into thinking that ArmA III is anything like Call of Duty, or Battlefield…because it isn't – at all. In fact, ArmA (short for Armed Assault) remains as one of the last true tactical fist-person shooter franchises. Don't expect Hollywood-like production values or massive set-piece moments, but rather, an experience that is as true to military combat as possible.

9) Survarium (PC)

Release Date: Late 2013

The Setup:  A free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (with role-playing and survival elements) set in a dystopian world where nature itself has turned on humanity, inciting pandemonium and economic ruin across the globe.

Why It Made The List: An "evolutionary successor" of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.Survarium rose from the ashes of the now defunct S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. With its new IP, developer Vostok Games (founded by former employees of GSC Game World) aims to create a MMOFPS like no other. For starters, Survarium is going to feature a social ranking system which would allow players to build  positive/negative reputations based on their actions in-game; a huge boon for any online experience. Vostok Games has also recently confirmed an in-game story. And while it isn't the developer's intention to create a "survival simulator", the team plans to integrate certain survival elements such as a need for food, medicine, etc.

8) The War Z (PC)

Release Date: TBA 2013

The Setup:  A post-apocalyptic, massively multiplayer first-person shooter where it's every man for himself.

Why It Made The List: If you read the above statement and don’t get why it made the list…fine; here are a few other reasons. With a server packed with a max of 100 players all competing for the same ammo packs, weapons, and health items in a town that is rife with brain-eating zombie, it doesn't take long before all Hell breaks loose. The fascinating part about The War Z is that it is less about your rotting corpses of enemies – those are the least of your worries – but more about the player interaction and how helpful…or how much of a dick you can be. See someone who's got a shotgun? Well, you can either team up with them, or blow their brains outs and take the powerful weapon for yourself. Trust is a huge element here, and you never really know what to expect from other players, making for an equally tense and terrifying experience.  It is a perfect storm of suspense, horror, and multiplayer combat.

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