8 games that changed gaming – historical titles that changed how you play

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Resident Evil 4, 2005 – Over the shoulder aiming

Resident Evil 4 isn’t just the best survival horror game ever made; it invented over-the-shoulder aiming. Since then, over-the-shoulder third person shooters, both horror and otherwise, have thrived and become a fresh alternative to bog standard FPS gunplay. Uncharted, the Arkham games, Dead Space and even Grand Theft Auto have each implemented precision aiming, with Dead Space continuing the claustrophobic intensity that Resi 4 did so well. It’s hard to imagine over the shoulder precision aiming being alien, but before Resi 4, it wasn’t a standard trope. All hail Resident Evil 4.

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