The list author says: "These are the experiences I've had with a variety of FPS games on the PS3. I've never been a PC gamer, but have spent a fair amount of time on 360. My impressions are based strictly on console style gaming. I rarely play the campaign, so my focus in on online experiences."
"What many more hardcore players consider the gold standard for console shooters. Tons of guns and the introduction of the perk system that let you pick how you wanted to play without choosing a "class"."
"The PS3 exclusive that set the bar for next gen graphics in a shooter. Featuring a playstyle that looked and moved like Saving Private Ryan. KZ2 was class based and featured what to this day was the best lobby/game customization/clan match system to appear on a console."
"The "anti" Call of Duty. Featuring class based play, vehicles, full environmental destruction and massive maps, BFBC2 has become "the other" premier shooter. Moving away from the lone wolf tactics of CoD, BFBC2 encourages team work over a one man show."
"The vietnam-era CoD. Featuring better tuned weapons, toned down perks and killstreaks, Black Ops is the best balanced CoD game on consoles. It also features more lag and uglier graphics than it's MW2 cousin."
"I've spent the least amount of time on this one. It's got 256 player battles - massive to say the least. It has a unique hierarchy in leadership and very deliberate pacing to unlocking weapons. It typically runs smooth and has built a devoted following. Again, MAG was aimed more at a hardcore audience."
"Although it looks amazing and playing on dedicated servers means lag isn't as noticable, KZ3 took several steps back from KZ2.Still class based, the squad and customization options have been scaled back to a CoD style set up."
"Breaking the mold of 5-7 hour campaigns, Crysis 2 has a 10-12 hour campaign that is visually stunning. The multiplayer replaces perks with and unlockable and upgradeable nano-suit - "you are the weapon". The graphics are solid, and again, this is more aimed at hardcore players and for me, has offered the most challenging online play."