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This Video Charts the Improvement in Shooter Games Over 20 Years

 - Mar 1, 2013
References: youtube & kotaku
Anyone who's played shooter games since the early 90s has probably noticed some significant technical improvements in their quality over the years. However, when you compare over a dozen shooter games back to back, the differences become far more pronounced and impressive.

Looking back the blurry, pixelated mess of graphics that comprised something like Wolfenstein 3D or Doom in the early 90s, you can notice that their graphics haven't exactly aged like a fine wine. As the video produced by YouTube user drloser333 continues, we're taken through the incremental improvements brought forth by titles like Dark Forces, Quake, Half-Life, Crysis, all the way up to photo-realistic modern games like Metro 2033 and Battlefield 3.

The video earns some extra props for the fantastic transitions from one game to the next. Any gamer with an appreciation for graphics and shooter games will certainly get a nostalgic kick out of this video.