First Person Shooters are the gnere I feel closest too, as I spent over four years playing Counter-Strike 1.6 competitively, spending hours a day practicing/scrimming for leagues and tournaments — and that is not including daily playtime. Considering how popular Counter-Strike 1.6 was, I assume some of you readers may have a similar story. On the side I would play Quake Live to improve my reflexes, as well as indulging in Call of Duty when I just wanted some good-hearted fun. It is safe to say I was a hardcore FPS junkie.
As I took FPS gaming very seriously (probably too seriously), I was always on the look out for the best gaming gear; I CRAVED the competitive advantage only the best gear would. I spent untold amounts of money blowing through various gaming mice, until finally accepting that holy duo of gaming mice – the Logitech MX518 and Razer Death Adder – were simply the best around. Despite all the ever-growing selection of FPS-oriented gaming mice, I and the vast majority of competitve FPS gamers continue to use either the MX518 and Death Adder. Even the newer versions of the two — released as new models — are passed up for the originals.
In terms of popularity, the MX518 has a moderate advantage over the Death Adder — I’d say around a 60% to 40% vote. That being said, take your pick. The dominance the duo exhibits over the FPS genre renders reviews on the other FPS gaming mice obsolete — with the exception of the Logitech G500, which is a worthy alternative to the MX518. However, for the sake of completeness, the above chart lists the common runner ups to the holy duo. Not matter which of the two (three, included the G500) you pick, you can rest assured you chose the best of the current FPS mouse market.
3. Logitech G500
2. Mad Catz R.A.T
1. Logitech G400
Heir to the legendary MX518, the Logitech G400 is the quintessential FPS mouse. With its slightly larger size and weight,