#10 Wolfenstein 3D
While Doom is largely cited as the game that brought the first-person shooter genre to the forefront of gaming, other titles released before were equally as important. The game that can be attributed with establishing 3D shooters was id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D, that released in 1992 for PC. It introduced many of the elements that would go on to be standard in first-person shooters, such as the fast-paced action and the ability to see the game from a first person perspective – essentially making it the founder of the entire genre. While it is far from the best FPS ever made, it had a huge influence on the gaming industry by ushering in the new genre.