Last week, Turbo Overkill, a game that had been in early access on Steam, caught my attention. After playing it for a short while, I realized I hadn't written about boomer shooters yet, a genre that I personally enjoy. So, I decided to put together a list of the top 10 boomer shooters. However, it turned out to be a challenging task, as I didn't want to leave out any of the awesome games on the list.
Instead of focusing on search engine optimization, I wanted to share every boomer shooter that I have enjoyed playing on Steam Deck over the years. And I have even discovered some new ones recently that have become favorites of mine.
But first, what exactly is a boomer shooter? For me, it encompasses first-person shooters that have a similar feel and look to the classics from the 90s. Games like DOOM, DOOM II, Wolf 3D, and Heretic come to mind. While some may debate whether DOOM can be considered a boomer shooter, I believe that if you enjoyed DOOM, you'll likely love the games I'm about to highlight.
Here are some of the top boomer shooters to play on your Steam Deck:
1. DUSK: A game that offers authentic gameplay, amazing atmosphere, and a deep respect for the player and the genre.
2. Prodeus: A visually striking game with a blend of modern and retro-styled visuals and an incredible soundtrack.
3. AMID EVIL: A successor to Heretic and Hexen, offering fantastic level design, aesthetics, and weapon usage.
4. Ion Fury: A technical achievement from 3D Realms, reminiscent of Duke Nukem 3D, with an engaging protagonist.
5. Warhammer 40k: Boltgun: A blend of boomer shooter and modern DOOM gameplay set in the Warhammer 40k universe.
6. ULTRAKILL: Although not a traditional boomer shooter, this game combines the best elements of boomer shooters with character action games.
These are just a few of the amazing boomer shooters available to play on Steam Deck. Whether you're a fan of the classics or new to the genre, there's plenty to discover and enjoy. So grab your Steam Deck and start blasting your way through these action-packed games!