The Best First-person Games

Update : Torn Away added at rank #42.
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Half-Life: Alyx (2020)

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PC Windows Linux

Step into the shoes of Alyx Vance in Half-Life: Alyx, the pinnacle of VR gaming. Experience a fully immersive Half-Life universe with stunning graphics, innovative gameplay, and a gripping story. Battle the alien Combine, solve addictive puzzles, and explore community-built environments. This is the VR title you've been waiting for.

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What we like:
  • Best VR game to date
  • Full Half-Life experience
  • Innovative gameplay and controls
  • Beautiful graphics and storyline
  • Endless possibilities with community-built environments
What could be improved:
  • High cost of VR equipment may limit accessibility

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • zombies
  • puzzle
  • physics
  • horror
  • aliens
  • sci-fi
  • cover
  • story

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Severed Steel (2021)

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86
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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch

Severed Steel is a first-person parkour shooter set in a neon hued facility, combining the frenetic action of Mirror's Edge and Max Payne. Expect to bounce off walls, dive, slide and shoot your way through a maze-like compound teeming with enemies. Slow motion can be activated to make the carnage sublime. Keep moving to stay alive and use slow-motion to line up shots like Burnout!


What we like:
  • Fast paced and hectic gameplay
  • Unique combination of games
  • Allows players freedom of options on first play through
  • Varied levels with objectives that bring out the best in them
  • Voxel-based levels that shatter when hit by bullets or rockets
What could be improved:
  • Limited slow mo option may not appeal to some players
  • Firefight challenges lack structure and leaderboard

  • first-person
  • shooter
  • fps
  • parkour
  • time
  • bullet
  • voxel
  • electronic

3

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is an action-packed multiplayer shooter that combines melee and gunplay with four unique character classes. The game has great level designs and loadouts that make it extremely entertaining. It features a solid tech and excellent art style along with a great soundtrack. The game is hilarious, fun, and has a great mission structure.


What we like:
  • Solid tech
  • Excellent art style
  • Great soundtrack
  • Good range of weapons
  • Entertaining loadouts
What could be improved:
  • Always online mode
  • Lack of mission variety
  • Poor progression and rewards
  • Pricey microtransactions

  • cooperative
  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • warhammer-40k
  • squad
  • gore
  • fight
  • combat
  • horde
  • sci-fi
  • hack-and-slash
  • gothic
  • fantasy
  • boss

4

Deep Rock Galactic (2018)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Deep Rock Galactic is a co-op game that draws inspiration from Minecraft and Left 4 Dead. Players are tasked with exploring, mining, and fighting off hordes of alien bugs in dangerous caves as dwarves in space. The game offers extensive customization options, plenty of gameplay variety, and gorgeous visuals with a pleasing soundscape.


What we like:
  • Immersive co-op action
  • Dynamic gameplay with extensive customization options
  • Procedurally-generated caves and fully destructible environments
  • Engaging and light-hearted co-op experience
  • Diverse loot and a functioning end game
What could be improved:
  • Lack of PvP
  • Can be challenging
  • No story or character development

  • cooperative
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • fps
  • loot
  • dwarf
  • class
  • platform
  • exploration
  • procedural
  • pve

5

System Shock (2023)

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80
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Android PC Windows

Dive into the rebirth of a legendary game with System Shock! Battle cyborgs and mutants in a space station, under the control of a psychotic AI. With immersive gameplay, challenging combat and puzzles, you'll need to think your way through Citadel Station to save humanity.


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with challenging combat and puzzles
  • Wide range of weapons and gadgets
  • Atmospheric and immersive atmosphere
  • Faithful remake of a classic game with improvements and additions
  • Well-balanced difficulty settings
What could be improved:
  • Confusing and tedious cyberspace sections
  • Lack of clear objectives and guidance
  • Unresolved issues due to abandonment by developers

  • first-person
  • shooter
  • cyberpunk
  • remake
  • fps
  • classic
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • inventory
  • robots
  • maze
  • simulation
  • puzzle
  • retro
  • immersive

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Call of Duty: Warzone (2020)

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PC Windows Android Xbox One Playstation 4

Call of Duty: Warzone is a no nonsense battle royale game that takes the best from its contemporaries to craft a serious challenger in the genre. Players can customize their gameplay and enjoy tight, satisfying gunplay. It features an ingenious Gulag system and an original Plunder mode that adds much more tension to the game.


What we like:
  • Tight gunplay
  • Variety of customization options
  • Gulag system
  • Original Plunder mode
What could be improved:
  • Bland aesthetic
  • Unimaginative skins

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • military
  • cooperative
  • war
  • online
  • squad
  • battle

7

Black Mesa (2020)

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Linux PC Windows

Experience the dramatic events of the Black Mesa Research Facility with stunning visuals, combat and physics lifted from Half-Life 2. Play through the original storyline plus remixed levels, puzzles and set-pieces for a fresh experience. Enjoy bigger levels and more detailed environments with production values approaching Half-Life 2.

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What we like:
  • Professional quality fan-made remake
  • Bigger Levels
  • More detailed environments
  • Improved physics engine from Half-Life 2
  • More engaging combat
  • More dynamic world simulation
What could be improved:
  • Some design choices off from source material
  • Some meandering level design and unnecessary puzzling

  • first-person
  • shooter
  • fps
  • aliens
  • remake
  • sci-fi
  • zombies
  • physics

8

Turbo Overkill (2023)

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PC Windows

Turbo Overkill takes you on a wild ride in a savage FPS game where you play as Johnny Turbo, a half-metal, half-human murder machine. Unleash chaos with your hidden arm rockets and chainsaw leg, outsmart corrupted legions, and experience adrenaline-pumping action with stunning cyberpunk visuals. With upgradable weapons, challenging boss fights, and a world packed with secrets, you're in for an ultimate gaming thrill!


What we like:
  • Flawless gunplay with a fluid, responsive control system
  • Every weapon is unique and viable
  • Top-tier level design with complexity and spectacle
  • Challenging boss fights
  • Meaningful exploration with hidden gameplay modifiers and secret levels
What could be improved:
  • Some achievements are bugged and won't trigger correctly
  • Instances of getting stuck in some places

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • cyberpunk
  • augmented
  • retro
  • retro-fps
  • boomer

9

Terminator: Resistance (2019)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Terminator: Resistance is an exciting first-person shooter that takes you on a journey through a post-apocalyptic California. You play as Jacob Rivers, a member of the human Resistance marked for termination by Skynet. Along your journey, you'll explore the ruins of former cityscapes, encounter various enemies and robots from the Terminator universe and craft weapons from scavenged materials. With its cinematic soundtrack, non-linear dialogue options and multiple endings, immerse yourself in this thrilling adventure set in the iconic world of The Terminator!


What we like:
  • Non-linear dialogue options
  • Cinematic soundtrack
  • Crafting system to create weapons and items from scavenged materials
  • Open world exploration with plenty of shortcuts to discover
  • Multiple endings based on decisions made throughout the game
  • Satisfying combat with meaty gun sounds
What could be improved:
  • Occasional framerate drops
  • AI enemies are fairly dumb
  • Lockpicking minigames are basic
  • Story pacing can be inconsistent at times

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • post-apocalyptic
  • stealth
  • crafting
  • robots

10

PowerSlave Exhumed (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

PowerSlave Exhumed is an updated version of the mid-90s FPS game that combines the best elements from both the Sega Saturn and Sony PSX releases. Your character is sent in to fight back against a mysterious yet powerful force, armed with a machete and about eight weapons, plus power-ups and permanent special abilities. There are over a dozen levels with various enemies and bosses, as well as secrets to discover along the way.


What we like:
  • Creative weapons
  • Enemies
  • Environment traps and abilities
  • Checkpoints scattered through levels
  • Well ahead of its time for an FPS
  • Variety of adjustable options in the menu
  • Bright visuals with CRT emulation and 4K support
  • Great soundtrack with Egyptian-vibe
What could be improved:
  • Average level design
  • Can't save your game when you want

  • first-person
  • shooter
  • fps
  • metroidvania
  • underwater

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