Game One Out - The Best Shooters for Busy Gamers

We look at shooters for people who don’t have time for shooters including Payday 2, Titanfall, Warface, Ghost Recon: Phantoms, and more.

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Discussion

90 comments
premanna
premanna

The intro was funny. dropping kids lol.

Ptm368
Ptm368

Don't forget "Left 4 Dead"! 


bluefox755
bluefox755

I thought shooters WERE the casual games?

gf61
gf61

Or play a fighting game, arcade mode 4 to 10 minutes based on your skill level, time attack even quicker. Test your skills in survival, then go online. You can have several online matches in just a few minutes. If your good you can do all of them under 30 minutes.

youngzen69
youngzen69

The best shooters for busy gamers is hands down COD and Titanfall. Those two games have causal written all over it. 

xXRoxtenXx
xXRoxtenXx

lol love that Bill Clinton mask on Payday 2 :D

andmcq
andmcq

Probably not the kind of game type, but Frozen Synapse.

natanmir
natanmir

i used to game 24/7 but now, i don't have the time anymore :(

eltonfm
eltonfm

Oh, so you don't have time to play? Here are some ONLINE games that require an absurd amount of dedication and training so then you will start having fun...


What a joke! Aside from Pay Day 2, i wouldn't recommend the other games to anyone short on time to play. And Left 4 Dead should be on that list.

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

There are games for busy gamers like online shooters and games for passionate gamers like RPGs. Just don't try to mix them.

What I'm trying to say is: If you're a casual gamer, stay the f*ck away from my Child of Light.

Oh, and there's mobile games, which are sh*t.

KinoDaKonqueror
KinoDaKonqueror

I played the free games (Warface and GRP) and they are both good.  I prefer GRP more.  

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Er... so these games may have short rounds, but don't they all still have a HUGE amount of unlockables (that you grind a long time for?).  I was thinking more like Counter Strike or as another poster suggest, Insurgency if you're looking for a true no-commitment, no unlocked advantage kind of game. 

delta5931
delta5931

Ghost Recons Phantoms wasn't that good... Not at all.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

If you're too busy to play a shooter, than you're booking yourself way too short. 

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

You know who has no time for games?    Al Pacino

aspearin
aspearin

Suggesting two F2P games for people with no time?


How about Insurgency, where you can jump in and immediately have one of the most immersive and intense combat experiences found in a video game.

PfizersaurusRex
PfizersaurusRex

Two words: Blacklight Retribution. Been playing it for 2 years, it's fast, the matches last up to 10 minutes and server list shows up instantly as you click on "play game". Great game, very underrated.

Oh and it's F2P :).

wyshouldi02
wyshouldi02

I dunno man, I play one round of Titanfall then get super bored waiting like a minute and a half for the next round to start. Insurgency is my go to shooter when I have a quarter hour to spare.

bourne714
bourne714

I like Dead Trigger 2 on mobile for a quick shooter fix.

BFKZ
BFKZ

Warface? I'd rather not play at all lol

santinegrete
santinegrete

oh I didn't know Warface had coop? Might high to try it, so I can still fund my hatred for F2P with some experience, or to tell you about how it is an exception (like TF2).

bfa1509
bfa1509

I just got Return to castle wolfenstein 75% off on steam. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

I thought all shooters were pretty good for busy people. What makes these shooters better for those with little time at their hands than say COD?

webestilo
webestilo

Team Fortress 2, much better than Plants vs Zombies and Loudout.


The gameplay is very diverse and fun.

thorn3000
thorn3000

what is this, all shooters are for busy schedules...people who are real gamers play RPGs...and on PC...

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

how can titanfal only game with 9/10 not get the top spot. and it got that rating for a reason, a new spin on an over played genre

SalahDinThe2nD
SalahDinThe2nD

@leikeylosh Online Shooters could be for Passionate gamers , just like RPGs could be for busy gamers. However the may take long time finish the game but they will still enjoy it

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@wyshouldi02  I think Halo 3 had the worst transition lobbies, where sometimes it'd take over 5 minutes just to find another lobby (and begin that lobbies countdown), even when there were like 7 million people playing... could never figure that one out lol.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@wyshouldi02  


Its more like 40 seconds per lobby.  Even if it was a "whole minute and a half", that's sad that you think that's a lot of time.  You might want to consider freeing up your schedule.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@thorn3000  


Warning!  PC snob alert!


@Vexov


No he doesn't speak for all PC gamers but he sure does act like the majority of them.  

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@thorn3000  So unless a person games in exactly the same way as you they aren't gamers? Are all PC gamers as self centered as you?

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

I work behind your momma's ass. Also, go fuck yourself.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@Gravity_Slavejust kiddin', no snob...but well, fact is PC is the most versatile platform (mods, different controllers, biggest amount of games), so just from a statistical point of view you are more likely to have more fun on the PC eventually than on any console IF you are willing to dive deep inside the platform...however, if you want to just get together with friends on a couch and have fun, consoles are a great way to go...not everybody would like to have gaming as their chief hobby which takes up all their free time, consoles are easier to get into considering the amount of fun you get out of them in a short time, especially when connected with friends...but if you are serious about making gaming your prime hobby on average you are better off with a PC, with game prices, mods and other stuff...

thorn3000
thorn3000

@Dannystaples14 so unless a person such as you can't take a joke does that mean nobody can take one? are all non-PC gamers as self-centered as you?