Reviewing Every Throwback FPS | Nostalgia Nerd

21 feb. 2021
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Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... Things have changed since Doom, even Doom 2016, so much so, that the retro FPS is back, but there are SO. MANY. RETRO FPS. GAMES. Seriously, when I started out on this mission, I didn't expect to uncover such a treasure trove of retro style FPS games. I expected games like Dusk, Amid Evil even Hellbound for sure, but the rabbit hole is much much deeper my friends, and it's glorious. Join me on this voyage of discovery as I examine (at least) 30 retro inspired FPS titles. Beautiful
*That's I could find and that is decent.
Chad Doomguy:
00:00 Historical Context
02:05 Retro FPS Core Elements
05:21 Ad
06:00 Commercial Games
25:31 Upcoming Games
27:41 Alternative Games
29:35 Indie Games
30:40 Credits
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  • Oh crap, I forgot the include the link to the best one of them all in the description. RETRO FPS:

    Nostalgia NerdNostalgia NerdMaand geleden
    • DELVER

      BurnRoddyBurnRoddy25 dagen geleden
    • Where can i get that commodore 64 looking keyboard?

      REK WAREREK WAREMaand geleden
    • @Cricket England Whatabout Catacomb 3-D? Wolfenstein used enhanced version of the same engine, written by John Carmack. Catacomb used only 16-color EGA graphics though, LOL.

      robsku1robsku1Maand geleden
    • Wolfenstibe 3D will always be the original and best

      Cricket EnglandCricket EnglandMaand geleden
    • Did you say "clearly defined e.rection"? Yes you did. I checked three times. That's what you said.

      cheater00cheater00Maand geleden
  • You play some really SHIT games.

    Joe ManningJoe Manning17 uur geleden
  • You play some really SHIT games.

    Joe ManningJoe Manning17 uur geleden
  • That Belinea tho! I swear we still have one somewhere unless my mother chucked it.

    Thomas MylesThomas Myles5 dagen geleden
  • I just love your videos! Great job!

    Hugin & MuninHugin & Munin8 dagen geleden
  • Now make an episode about adventure games appearing on the indie game scene like Invasive Recall please

    Domby88Domby8811 dagen geleden
  • fun fact in 1995. i bouth my first windows 95 pc. i whas around 12y then. and my mom touth doom whas a flight game. so she bouth it for me. but when she saw what the game really whas about. she stoped me from playing. i got mad. (sorry for bad english iḿ swedish)

  • This video is just what I was looking for! Perfect, thank you!

    penny wisdompenny wisdom24 dagen geleden

    BurnRoddyBurnRoddy25 dagen geleden
  • Its not like I hated Doom but Catacomb3D is a much superior product IMO. Ans I don't mean Doom isn't the better game but by the time Doom came around there were a few FPs already bur Catacomb3D INVENTED the genre. Doom was an IMPROVEMENT over Catacomb3D but Catacomb3D was REVOLUTIONARY.

    BurnRoddyBurnRoddy25 dagen geleden
  • 30:36 Not even the Nostalgia Nerd can escape the call of the Doog. Yubi Yubi!

    CrimsonDragoonCrimsonDragoonMaand geleden
  • We need to bring back 90's RTS.

    DeathTrooper 67DeathTrooper 67Maand geleden
  • I feel like the modern crop of throwback FPS owe an additional debt to Serious Sam. I felt like that was the first, modern old school FPS.

    Timothy SoenTimothy SoenMaand geleden
  • Heh, watching that Doom footage at the start caught me off guard for a second...he was playing in full screen mode, no borders! What a beast of a CPU!

    Plaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachinePlaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachineMaand geleden
  • I guess I'm old. I remember Wolfenstein and remember when 'throwback' wasn't a work

    N HN HMaand geleden
    • Wow, you are old! "Throwback" has been a word since the 1800s

      Plaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachinePlaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachineMaand geleden
  • I cannot wait for the console release of Prodeus. That graphical style is totally my jam, late 90s retro graphics need to be more of a thing. Reminds me of the now forgotten Disruptor.

    jcardboardjcardboardMaand geleden
  • I take my nostalgia goggles off and realize the core of these games doesnt change, not that they are all First Person Shooters but that they all are clones of the same essence. To summ it up you could just as much play Brutal doom and Hexen (on Zandorum) to get 90% of the gameplay value of the games that were shown, the other 10% is mostly just a skin/theme changes on top of the core gameplay. Edit: im not saying they are all not fun to play its just... the novelty does where off after a while for me.

    Christian SunnarborgChristian SunnarborgMaand geleden
  • The voice actor for Viscerafest sounds like the same person who did the voice acting for Miss Fortune in LoL.

    stillcoldstillcoldMaand geleden
  • Great list...can't get enough of these games

    steelcurtain187steelcurtain187Maand geleden
  • Realistically I think some of these "reviews" should be 2 or 3/10.

    Lord ZordidLord ZordidMaand geleden
  • DSA Dolch in da houzzzz

    Robert RadaRobert RadaMaand geleden
  • Welcome to the dungeon Nerd

    Roland KatsuragiRoland KatsuragiMaand geleden
  • Weifu?

    Roland KatsuragiRoland KatsuragiMaand geleden
  • Love this change up NN. Great video!!!

    grymmjackgrymmjackMaand geleden
  • Prodius > Doom Eternal

    Jacob PedersonJacob PedersonMaand geleden

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  • Bonus info; Project Warlock runs just fine in Windows XP.

    GarchampGarchampMaand geleden
  • My long-time FPS favourites are Return to Castle Wolfenstein (because you get to make holes in Nazis, and because the levels are so big and detailed that it feels almost open-world), and Postal 2 [Share the Pain] (because who needs guns if you can just whack a shovel over some Talibani's head and then set them on fire, and also because it has a rather unique solution for your bladder issues..)

    Markus StranglMarkus StranglMaand geleden
  • Project Warlock is so badly optimized it's beyond logic. It runs at 2-10 fps for me. I don't have a great computer, but it really shouldn't require one. I can run games like Ori and the blind forest, Unravel, all source games on high etc. with no problems.

    Marcus LindgrenMarcus LindgrenMaand geleden
  • 10 to prodeus and 9 to Dusk and Ultrakill, not sure I entirely agree but yeah theyre all amazing.

    B. EkovB. EkovMaand geleden
  • Ion Fury & Doom:Sigil !!!

    Militaires Sans FrontièresMilitaires Sans FrontièresMaand geleden
  • How much freaking ads are you shoving down for viewer's throats? Unsubscribed!

    Alin AbabeiAlin AbabeiMaand geleden
    • lmao use ad block, genius. Also, someone with almost 400k subs doesn't give a shit if you unsubscribe...

      Plaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachinePlaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachineMaand geleden
  • Project Warlock is currently £3.40 on Steam. Be rude not to!

    Stooo MarshallStooo MarshallMaand geleden
  • Too many games. Slow down. I can't keep up.

    thebuccaneersdenthebuccaneersdenMaand geleden
  • The enemies in Quake 1 weren't sprites, they were full 3d models, the only use of sprites in Quake 1 was for things like the muzzle flash and GL/RL explosions.

    beanwithbaconbeanwithbaconMaand geleden
  • Horses! HROT has horses!

    Some PotatoSome PotatoMaand geleden
  • Calling Heretic an id game? Meh.

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  • Whoever drew the dude on the thumbnail really likes big... 🤣

    Richard LandgrenRichard LandgrenMaand geleden
  • That asthmatic joke at is totally uncalled for and as asthmatic myself I find it offensive. Reported. Unsubscribed.

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    • Cry harder LMAO

      Plaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachinePlaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachineMaand geleden
  • Black Mazer...

    ArthurTheErrorArthurTheErrorMaand geleden
  • @17:13 The reason they didn't want Shelly say something like that(or everything like Duke Nukem) because they don't want IF/Shelly just a copycat of Duke3D/Duke Nukem. They tried make her has some her own personality...yeah it disappointed some fans but to me...I don't care, she still kick ass. :P

    PlayerLinPlayerLinMaand geleden
  • Man literally not heard of any of these,,,Shame on me! ,,,Thanks for sharing!!

    GAMES made of CARDBOARDGAMES made of CARDBOARDMaand geleden
  • A great video, and it truly covers just about all interesting retro-themed shooters out there. Thanks! 💪🏻

    Masuteru BarufutōMasuteru BarufutōMaand geleden
  • But where is AssaultCube?

    [Programmer] Michael Agarkov[Programmer] Michael AgarkovMaand geleden
  • Woah, I had the EXACT same Belinea monitor as a kid. It was actually the very first monitor I owned all for myself, a present from my awesome aunt. A friend of my sister gave me a VGA capable graphics card a few days later as well, and this was when I finally escaped the Hercules days my dad's PC had until then. It took me saving up for another 3-4 years to finally buy my whole own PC, and that trustee monitor still did its job on it for another couple of years. I finally donated it to a good friend after being able to buy my first LCD screen thanks to my first few jobs. Another Belinea. Man. Memories. Thanks.

    Fonk BadonkFonk BadonkMaand geleden
  • Dusk actually did a good job at subtly telling a story of cosmic horror and science gone wrong

    A Really Bored IndividualA Really Bored IndividualMaand geleden
  • OUCH!

    Ross ScarletRoss ScarletMaand geleden
  • what game is the game at the start of the vid??

    Diego CarrascoDiego CarrascoMaand geleden
  • I think Prodeus and Wrath should have appeared in the "upcoming games" section rather than under "commercial games". They are both still very much in early access at this point.

    GregorGregorMaand geleden
  • I can't play any of those games… I have an old Thinkpad x201i without any gpu, only a first gen i3 and 4GBs of RAM

    Francesco LamorgeseFrancesco LamorgeseMaand geleden
  • Hellbound looks less like Doom, and more like if Painkiller were an edgy 90s comic.

    Michael VaughanMichael VaughanMaand geleden
  • "A DLC option I am not clicking here." Very understandable, but some might wonder if you clicked it once you were no longer at risk of being demonetised.

    Iain BrownIain BrownMaand geleden
  • ultra void gave me a headache and I'm not even photosensitive

    Sammy FoxSammy FoxMaand geleden
  • Graven looks good too, spiritual successor to Hexen 2

    caktalfraktalcaktalfraktalMaand geleden
  • Doomguys strangely large bulge in the thumbnail... lol

    SasukeitachiUchihaSasukeitachiUchihaMaand geleden
  • Black Massah? Quake used sprites? Way-fus? ...tut tut. For shame.

    Chris MadisunChris MadisunMaand geleden
  • The citadel is very fun. You should play it.

    John CaplanJohn CaplanMaand geleden
  • thinking about the satisfaction of shotguns in games, I reckon there's a subtle but crucial effect in games that get it right, there's a very slight delay before the BOOM. I think it works in a similar way to how old fighting games paused for a split second upon a hit, it's giving a sense that you're momentarily overwhelmed with the BOOM!.

    Sion JonesSion JonesMaand geleden
  • HACX should be among these games. A commercial Total Conversion for DooM 2. I reviewed the free demo version in early 2000's, they contacted me and asked if I wanted to review the full version - I said, ok, if I can be honest about it. They sent me a HACX T-Shirt (so sadly lost) and a CD. They licenced the engine for commercial use, although it was just a Totall Conversion that used DeHackEd to modify the DooM executable. Nowdays they give it freely to download! My review is at: Despite saying that I will give bad rating if I don't like it, I ended up giving it 5 stars :)

    robsku1robsku1Maand geleden
  • first glance at HROT made me think of Chasm: The Rift from 1997... Just the general style and feel there.

    TheChaoticBikerTheChaoticBikerMaand geleden
  • 3:35 "with less friction" No, thanks! I want my character to stop when I stop pressing the keys, not to slide around.

    LovuschkaLovuschkaMaand geleden
  • Post Void is when you fall into a bathtub with a sheet of acid in your pocket.

    Brett RudyBrett RudyMaand geleden
  • you said the original Quake had sprits, but that was fully 3d. items, characters, world. even the lighting from the lightning gun was a 3d model

    KaylaKaylaMaand geleden
  • Kingpin 10/10 toilets

    Alan CheatleyAlan CheatleyMaand geleden
  • Sadly no UT99 in the video! ;)

    UT99 Friday Frag Nights!UT99 Friday Frag Nights!Maand geleden
  • 18:20 The original Quake had sprites? What?

    Máté BMáté BMaand geleden
    • @Plaguis - KFP Dishwashing Machine I vaguely remember those being 3D too, that's why animation interpolation in darkplaces makes some look weird.

      Máté BMáté BMaand geleden
    • Technically there were sprites. The muzzle flashes and such. Pretty sure that's not what he meant though, lol

      Plaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachinePlaguis - KFP Dishwashing MachineMaand geleden
  • My only complaint about this video: I wish it were longer and showcasing the games more.

    Terry LynnTerry LynnMaand geleden
  • Awesome video. Project Warlock has been as low as £3:40 so I'll save my pennies and wait. Prodeus has only just come out so it's a bit early for a sale.

    Robert SmithRobert SmithMaand geleden
  • For me after Catacomb Abyss it was Wolfenstein 3d that brought me to the FPS genre.

    VorrnthVorrnthMaand geleden
  • Ok Boomer

    Retro80sManRetro80sManMaand geleden
  • Don't you get the shotgun in like the 2nd level of Project Warlock? Did you only play the game for like 10 minutes?

    Dan RossDan RossMaand geleden
  • hey Civvie11

    donkixottdonkixottMaand geleden
  • FANTASTIC list Pete. Thanks for these. Erm...dont forget, the Genesis of in game toilets was Duke 3D and they were 2D sprites, but, cleverly imprisoned in cubicles (not sure where else they'd be of course) so you didn't notice the "rotate", while urinals (also functional) were flat sprites against walls, so again, no rotating effect. While not a toilet, I was surprised to see the rotating sprite effect re-emerge in Elite Dangerous on PS4, which I found very very odd (it's there, trust me). Right...stopped reading by this point? ok then. :D

    005 AGIMA005 AGIMAMaand geleden
  • I see you cover both exploding barrels and shotgun barrels. So you could say you’re giving us both barrels in this overview. ;P

    GreyHulk2GreyHulk2Maand geleden
  • Geegar. Ha!

    Ryan WhitelawRyan WhitelawMaand geleden
  • I'm going to say it - Doom 2016 was better gameplay than Doom Eternal.

    chbruleschbrulesMaand geleden
    • Thank you!! 100% agreed!

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  • This video was sorely needed, thank you for making it.

    WolfbayneWolfbayneMaand geleden
  • 20:11 - *MY EYES.... MY SOUL.... THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!* What the hell is this siht!?

    reggiep75reggiep75Maand geleden
  • Yeah, I also like shotguns... *ALL OF THEM* ... But my next fave gun was FEAR's 10mm HV Penetrator cos it was entertainingly visceral! I also love to blast toilets too. Going to grab Prodeus and Hellscreen (when it arrives).

    reggiep75reggiep75Maand geleden
  • Got NLworld Premium to get rid of ads without using an adblocker and fuck the system... but then there's these in-video advertisements... I'm guessing the dislike button is going to be my new best friend.

    MisophoniqMisophoniqMaand geleden
    • Why can't the fast-forward button be your friend instead, are you inept? Do you think your premium BS is giving money to all the content creators across YT to keep them afloat?

      JackTradesmanJackTradesmanMaand geleden
    • Sponsorships help creators directly, unlike Google Adsense. There is a difference.

      Graham WilsonGraham WilsonMaand geleden
  • You forgot Xonotic. Join us weekdays 10:30 to 11:30 (GMT) on Rouxenator server to learn more. Seriously, growing up with Wolf3D, Doom and Duke 3D - this is the ultimate - and it's free.

    Paul RouxPaul RouxMaand geleden
  • Most of these aren't even remotely like 90's shooters lol. They may don the garb, but they can't walk the walk in it. Also no Perilous Warp.

    SinaelDOveromSinaelDOveromMaand geleden
  • Outstanding.

    n86ccn86ccMaand geleden
  • I'm still sore about missing my mate Ben's 10th birthday party at Quazar, I bet it was a laugh riot.

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  • Is there a Reddit for this?

    Captain ConradCaptain ConradMaand geleden
  • Great video and awsome vegan mug double whammy 😊👍

    The Vegan BstardThe Vegan BstardMaand geleden
  • Wrath: Aeon of Ruined by its Save System.

    ManjushriManjushriMaand geleden
  • I miss when there weren't as many things in the game world but you could interact with almost everything. Like, in Goldeneye just about everything that wasn't obviously just a texture would react and degrade when you shot it. Lights went out when you shot them, anything made of glass shattered as you would expect.

    Blade Runner 07Blade Runner 07Maand geleden
  • you forgot cruelty squad! this game absolutely rules

    tegan whittentegan whittenMaand geleden
  • Surprised not to see BPM: Bullets Per Minute get a mention. Really interesting rogue-lite Doom style FPS but with the awesome mechanic that you have to fire your shots (and reloads) on the beat of the heavy electro-metal soundtrack.

    Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeoufMaand geleden
  • I disagree that the "end goal" is VR. I'm perfectly fine with a monitor and a mouse+keyboard setup. I want that degree of separation, I don't want to "forget I'm playing a game" or anything like that.

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    • For those of us that tried all the VR setups since the early 90s (playing Heretic with i-Glasses in a store demo did it for me), drooling at the prospect of finally owning a VR setup someday that wasn't just affordable shutterglasses on a CRT... yes, yes it is. It's especially relevant because with our new-fangled VR setups we're used to playing NEW games, and being able to transport back in time to that aesthetic but with a fresh new experience sounds delightful.

      JackTradesmanJackTradesmanMaand geleden
  • best video to date, i enjoyed that

    stingyringpiecestingyringpieceMaand geleden
  • Great upload matey👌🏻😁🍻🍻🍻🇦🇺

    bigstackD CastingbigstackD CastingMaand geleden
  • Damn that end credits song is banging

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  • The best and low cost method of playing an old school fps is to play and old school fps. There are no doubt many that haven't played before that still run on PCs and or Raspberry Pis and are often free. How many thousands of FPS do we need? Have you actually played all Half-Life, Quake, Doom, Unreal etc? If not, this is where you should start.

    Martian AndroidMartian AndroidMaand geleden
    • Agreed, spent too much time playing the oldies and mods for the oldies to play any of these yet.

      Graham WilsonGraham WilsonMaand geleden
  • Rogue like elements are cancer.

    StarscreamiousStarscreamiousMaand geleden
  • Great video, sir! Keep up the good work👍🏻

    Søren Glavind RasmussenSøren Glavind RasmussenMaand geleden
  • WAY-FUU ?

    corsegerspwndcorsegerspwndMaand geleden
  • Why do people always always ALWAYS forget Hard Reset. It was Doom 2016 b4 doom 2016. The 2 were so similar that i feel like some of the devs were brought into Doom from Hard Reset.

    Chibi TheEdgehogChibi TheEdgehogMaand geleden
    • Same with Shadow Warrior 2013 from the same developer.

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