Quake II is another excellent shooter from id Software and also completely unrelated to the original game, minus the name.
A seemingly forgotten game with a huge focus on extreme over-the-top violence.
One of the greatest games in the Resident Evil series with gameplay that’s designed around the controls.
Quake is considered a classic and rightfully so. It’s only disappointing to know the series would become very inconsistent with sequels that share no real relation to the original game other than the Quake name.
Doom 3 is a great game, just not a great Doom game. The changes made in the BFG Edition may be a positive or negative, depending on your preference.
If you’re looking for a tactical shooter stay away but if you are looking for a fun cover shooter, Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 should scratch that itch.
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is a fun ride if you obtain all of the DLC. The base game alone is still fun but also a very condensed version of the original Painkiller.
Only through memorization and dedication can one truly survive the punishment that is Contra: Hard Corps, one of the best games in the Contra series.
An underrated title, SWAT: Global Strike Team is a fun game with plenty of replay value and excellent audio design.
Rainbow Six: Vegas is good on it’s own merits but does not represent what the series is known for. It’s a cover based shooter with lite tactical mechanics. No real thinking required.