A Game About Chernobyl

Take on the role of Alex as he ventures to the outskirts of the Chernobyl Power Plant in a bid to uncover the mysterious helicopter disappearances in the Zone. Released in the wake of the series many glaring failures, this third entry managed to save the franchise with its tense atmosphere and improved gameplay. It has a PlayScore of 8.53. 20. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Covering one of America’s greatest periods and a staple of many modern videogames. Call of Juarez takes you to the exciting world of the wild, wild west, set after the events of The Civil War. Step into the shoes of bounty hunter Silas Greaves, and take part in his tellings of tall tales of glory and numerous executions–inaccurate as they may be.

With their bullet-time action, gunslinging duels, and quick-time events, they created a wholly compelling narrative. Just enough to make up for a lack of multiplayer mode. There’s no better way to celebrate an era of bandits, outlaws, and grand robberies. It has a PlayScore of 8.55. 19. Sanctum 2 Other than its smart innovation strategic FPS tower defense, Sanctum didn’t really make that good of an impression. But, with this sequel, it followed up on its previous mistakes to create fully improved and fully-formed gameplay experiences for everyone to enjoy. Enter their futuristic arenas along with a few of your friends, and bask in the joys of their gorgeous 3D. Master each of their four classes, and unlock the missing chapters of their captivating comic-book story. It has a Playscore of 8.56. 18. Return to Castle Wolfenstein Before the upcoming HD return this October in Wolfenstein, it’s about time we take a look back to the humble roots of our favorite Nazi annihilator. Well, not THAT far back.

9 years after the release of the clunky yet memorable Spear of Destiny, Return to Castle Wolfenstein was the title that brought the Wolfenstein series back into modernity. Released in 2001, it was a breakthrough in terms of atmosphere with its impressive models and amazing graphics. And even until now, with its outdated graphics, it could still bring in that sweet, sweet Nazi killing release that we all crave for–at least until Wolfenstein II releases. It has a PlayScore of 8.57. 17. Prey Our most recent addition to this FPS list is Bethesda’s own take on a classic masterpiece. Set in an alternate history where JFK was never assassinated, control researcher Morgan Yu as he travels to the infested corridors of Talos 1 and descends into the spiral of madness. Use your powerful mind-bending abilities to tear apart the enemies that stand in your way, and escape the derelict space station. It retains the atmospheric tensions of the original game, with some necessary improvements in visuals and style. Take yourself into a sci-fi, digital playground, and live to tell the tale. It has a PlayScore of 8.59. 16. Shadow Warrior 2 A sequel to a reboot of a 1997 original. Sure it’s a mouthful, but it all turned out well for Flying Wild Hog’s indie project. This offbeat FPS combines Doom’s movement and shooting, Borderland’s satisfying loot system with the quirkiness.