Should you buy APB, Crysis 2, F.E.A.R. 3, XCOM, or Bulletstorm?

Should you buy APB, Crysis 2, F.E.A.R., XCOM, or Bulletstorm? PC Gamer’s Shooter Showdown has all the answers. The issue highlights some of the biggest doses of first-person action coming our way, including an in-depth look at Crysis 2, a first encounter with XCOM, a F.E.A.R. 3 freakshow and a final inspection of APB. Plus, we preview Deus Ex 3, The Witcher 2, The Sims 3 Ambitions and the new MMO/RTS End of Nations. In reviews we pass judgment on Splinter Cell: Conviction, Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, Sam & Max Season 3, Episode 1: The Penal Zone, Love, Plain Sight, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and Mount & Blade: Warband. And that’s just the beginning!

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If you had to pick one shooter now, which would it be?
Crysis 2
F.E.A.R. 3
Bulletstorm free polls

May 6, 2010 


  • DeviousMonkey - May 7, 2010 8:52 a.m.

    Crysis 2, followed by Bulletstorm. I was really looking forward to APB, but to corfirm what farsided said, it's shit.
  • ChuckB - May 6, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    I'm surprised FEAR 3 is even mentioned as a significant PC game despite the supposed criticism of 2 being nothing but a console port.
  • farsided - May 6, 2010 10 p.m.

    As much as I was cheering for APB 3 months ago, it fucking sucks, and it shouldn't even be featured as a shooter. It's merely Second Life/PSHome with a terrible 3rd person shooter tacked onto it.
  • RebornKusabi - May 6, 2010 7:48 p.m.

    As much as I love the FEAR series, I finally played Crysis recently and it was one of the most amazing PC games I've played in a while, so it seems like a no brainer that I'm pumped for the sequel. The fact that the trailer for Crysis 2 was awesome also helps things too.
  • Ridgley - May 6, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    The unobvious answer of course, Deus Ex 3. Invisible War rocked my world.
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - May 6, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    What TSR said
  • Brandon1 - May 6, 2010 6:43 p.m.

    At least, that'll be the one i get around to playing first. I loved Fear 1 and Fear 2.
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - May 6, 2010 6:43 p.m.

    Why not buy all of them?
  • Brandon1 - May 6, 2010 6:35 p.m.

    Fear 3

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