Of all the videogame out there, first person shooters—where the player shares the POV of the character—are considered the most violent. But new research shows that FPS’s cause fewer violent emotions in players than other genres. The worst offender? Sports games.
At first glance, you might draw the conclusion that FPS’s lead to violence. After all, in FPS, players experience what their characters do, and the character tends to be holding a pistol, a machine gun or even a crowbar for most of the game. Some of the most violent videogames of all time, Doom, Soldier of Fortune, Postal 2 and Condemned, are FPS’s.
But according to The Tech Herald, recent research has proven that sports games actually have one up on FPS’s in the violence department.