The FPS genre is a muddled one right now. It's easy to hate on the likes of CoD and roull out eyes at a new MoH but games like BioShock and Deus Ex prove that interesting, new and innovative ideas can thrive within the genre. So I simply ask what are your favorite games in a genre that has had a difficult generation. I'm not demanding a specific number (I found 10 to be too much), though I've come up with 5. I think it's pretty interesting to see my list because actually, despite the likes of BioShock and Portal redefining the FPS, I still lean towards the more traditional, action-orientated games. 5. Resistance 3 - Insomniac's final part of their PS3 trilogy came with a surprise amount of heart. R3 is a fresh experience, largely thanks to its exciting weapons and emotionally-charged story that makes you feel things you didn't expect to feel in the confines of the Resistance universe. Capelli makes for a great lead. 4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - The game that started it all still ranks as very much the best CoD in my eyes. While sequels unearthed Infinity Ward's/Treyarch's methods as rather shallow and forced, CoD4 was an initially thrilling adrenaline shot complete with shocking (now well-worn) twists and characters that you really came to sort of like. It's a shame that the series has becoming brainless (albeit entertaining) popcorn fodder when this first one broke so many boundaries. 3. Killzone 2 - Guerrilla's PS3 debut was a stunning powerhouse that upped the game for the rest of the generation. It's easy to call Killzone 2 uninspired and bland, but the game is easily the most powerful and atmospheric of the 'drab war shooters' in the last six years. The slow, plodding controls give an incredible feel of being just one soldier over a superhero winning a fight all by himself. Plus its lore, whilst only ever scratching the surface in the games narrative, is a fascinating one to explore. 2. Metroid Prime Trilogy - Basically just count this as MP3 if you feel the need to, but Retro's incredible trilogy is the best thing Nintendo has ever put out in my honest opinion. Each part can capture Super Metroid's incredible sense of exploration and progression, while the smooth controls make you wonder why the genre didn't thrive on the Wii. 1. Halo 3 - Halo is the pinnacle of 'fun' in a video game for me. Each campaign is like a love letter to all of gaming, and Halo 3's mix of exciting Scarab battles, Arbiter badassery, Mongoose chases and Grunt beatdowns makes for the ultimate FPS experience, especially in co-op. Me and my brother recently took on the two Scarab battle on Legendary, insisting that the whole thing had to be done with a Mongoose. It was just about the most fun I've had in three hours of gaming.