Excerpt: When I used to think of FPS games, I usually thought of non-stop action, passable graphics and good party fun. Soon, the reality of new game engines and high-end graphics cards upped the ante for visuals. More dedication to story and enhanced single-player modes meant that FPS games were as much fun to play alone as they were in LAN parties. The last gauntlet was whether FPS could transcend the Action genre and become something other than an exercise in twitch reflexes.
Excerpt: Released to unanimous critical acclaim on the PC in 2000, this first person shooter sets you in the role of J.C. Denton, a cyborg special agent with UNATCO, a government agency that deals with a variety of covert missions. The vision of the future is bleak: the population is suffering from the plague and you must recover a stolen shipment of the vaccine from a terrorist organization. But that's only the surface of a deep and twisting story.
Pros: Role-playing elements give good depth, Lots of choices to solve problems
Cons: Dated graphics, Weak enemy A.I., No multiplayer
Excerpt: It's been almost two years since Deus Ex: The Conspiracy first graced the PC platform. Now Eidos brings its first person shooter, which has claimed over 30 awards in various magazines and websites, for a romp on the PS2. Although reworked in the visuals department for its PS2 port, Deus Ex falls way short of being up-to-date graphically. However, backed by a compelling story and original gameplay, it's very easy to see through the mediocre graphics.