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post #11 of 19
Haha, most of the games mentioned here won't run very well on my computer... Make sure you get something your friend's computer can handle... Not that I have played any recent FPS games, I'd say if I were getting something for someone with a computer like mine, BF2, CS:S, and DoD:S would be at the top of the list.
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I'm not knocking L4D--it's a fun game, but unless you thrive on online co-op games, get something else. Like a fps with a story-line or something like that. Crysis: Warhead is the most recent fps I bought, and I was mostly luke-warm with it (maybe 'cause I can't max it, LOL). Not bad, but not incredible. I have to say, the most incredible fps I played recently was COD4, and that's not all that recent. I'd suggest that game--the campaign is incredibly enjoyable, fast-paced, and online multiplayer is still going strong. But that might be a bit old for your liking.
    
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Left 4 Dead is gonna have the most replay value...everyone loves it, just make sure he has a good enough GPU to run it.
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post #14 of 19
Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty 4, or Call of Duty: World at War.

Best FPS's that are out now IMO.

L4D is pretty good, but it's not my cup of tea.
post #15 of 19
L4D is ok i guess... To me it looks like CS with zombies. But thats just me.
I would go with COD 4 & 5 Zombie mode coop on 5 is unbelievable
post #16 of 19
Did anyone say Half Life 2 yet?

You can't say you don't like this game.
    
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For online multiplayer, Counter-strike:source is probably the greatest. It's been out for over 3 years and it's following is still growing. You can expect it to be relevant 3 years from now...The engine it's scalable for graphics from the FX5200 era to the present. If giving as a gift, you should buy Half Life 2 w/ CS:S bundled with it.

If you're playing by yourself, any of the above will do. Call of Duty 4 is the most mainstream of the above recommendations. Your friend's system specs would be helpful, also u don't want to get something they already have...
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Quote:
from the FX5200 era
Also runs on a MX400
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Thanks for the help guys! I think I'm going to get him COD or L4D
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