The Best First-person shooter Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Phantom Fury added at rank #33.
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DOOM 1993 (2019)

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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox 360

Unleash your inner demon slayer in DOOM (1993)! This iconic first-person shooter throws you into the heat of the battle with intense action, challenging enemies, and a wide range of powerful weapons. With upgraded visuals, improved controls, and free community add-ons, you'll experience the authentic DOOM game in a new light. Are you ready to face Hell's onslaught?

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What we like:
  • Authentic DOOM experience with modern features
  • Exciting level design and gunplay
  • Multiple control options
  • Wide range of powerful weapons
  • Free community add-ons
What could be improved:
  • Confusing design in later levels
  • Difficulty spikes
  • Laggy online multiplayer
  • Some aspects may not have aged well

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • demons
  • fps

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DOOM Eternal (2020)

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Are you ready to become the ultimate demon-slayer? In DOOM Eternal, you become the Slayer on a mission to conquer demons and save humanity from destruction. With the year one pass, you can explore never-before-seen realms of the DOOM Universe and fight against new demons. The game also has a unique multiplayer experience where you can face off against two player-controlled demons. Play DOOM Eternal now.


What we like:
  • Fast and dynamic gameplay with expanded mechanics
  • Nice blend of Unreal Tournament/Classic Doom/Quake mechanics
  • Good daily adrenaline quick fix with Horde Mode
  • Insanely good, high speed, and intense gameplay
  • Super lore rich story with a perfect conclusion to the saga.
What could be improved:
  • Some users may find ammo management difficult
  • Some players may find the gameplay difficult and stressful
  • TShielded enemies slow down the pace
  • Over-long platforming sequences.

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • demons
  • fps
  • arena
  • platform

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Severed Steel (2021)

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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

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DUSK (2018)

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DUSK is a glorious throwback to the shooters of the 90s, featuring all the graphical fidelity of Quake and the gunplay of DOOM and Duke Nukem 3D. The game world is polygonal with sharp visuals, while its soundtrack consists of edgy, heavy metal riffs. Players must fight their way through unique levels filled with creative enemies who each have distinct sound cues to let you know what's around the corner. There are also two distinct combat power-ups, infinite rounds per minute and SUPERHOT-style slow motion.

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What we like:
  • Fast
  • Responsive controls
  • Creative roster of demonic opponents
  • Extra ammo and health rewards for exploration
  • Environmental storytelling
  • Cathartic infighting feature
  • Two distinct combat power-ups
  • Edgy heavy metal soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Sharp difficulty curve
  • Illusory walls that look like impassible walls
  • Mislabeled switches can drop you into a pit filled with enemies

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • retro
  • classic
  • horror

5

Nightmare Reaper (2019)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Progress through the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding an arsenal of powerful weapons and improving your abilities along the way. This retro-inspired FPS with looter shooter and rogue-lite elements breaches the wall between classic and modern gameplay.


  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • loot
  • retro
  • violent
  • old-school
  • rogue-like

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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.

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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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Neon White (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Neon White is an exciting game that combines elements of first person shooter, platformer, and visual novel. You play as White as you explore Heaven and take on demons in an arena-style battle for a chance to stay in Heaven for a year. Along the way, you'll discover secrets from your past and develop relationships with other characters.

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What we like:
  • Fast-paced action
  • Satisfying weapons with unique abilities
  • Great writing and voice acting
  • Fun characters to get to know
  • Humorous nods to contemporary memes
What could be improved:
  • Predictable plot line at times
  • Some levels can be difficult to figure out the first time through without hints
  • Boss fights are too long without checkpoints

  • card
  • demons
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • platform
  • anime
  • visual-novel
  • parkour
  • fps
  • assassin

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HYPERCHARGE Unboxed (2020)

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We made your childhood dream game! Grab a friend and protect the Hypercore. Hypercharge is a solo and co-op wave-based first/third-person shooter with a small twist: you're an action figure! Explore. Defend. Survive.

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  • shooter
  • cooperative
  • split-screen
  • first-person
  • fps
  • tps
  • campaign
  • tower-defense
  • local
  • 4-player
  • online
  • tutorial
  • multiplayer
  • pve
  • action-adventure

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Post Void (2020)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Post Void is a hypnotic scramble of early first-person shooter design that values speed above all else. Keep your head full and reach the end; Kill what you can to see it mend; Get the high score or try again.


  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • rogue-like
  • psychedelic
  • fast-paced
  • retro
  • surreal
  • procedural
  • attack
  • score

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Fashion Police Squad (2022)

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

Step into the stylish shoes of Sergeant Des in Fashion Police Squad, a retro-style FPS with a fabulous twist. Fight fashion crimes with unique weapons, encounter dazzling enemies, and strut your stuff in fierce runway shows. With a hilarious story, charming visuals, and tight gameplay, you'll be catwalking through the streets, dispensing Fashion Justice in no time!


What we like:
  • Fun and sassy throwback to 1990's gaming
  • Unique twist with charming visuals, story, and humor
  • Constant introduction of new enemies and weapons
  • Tight and enjoyable gameplay with a perfect length
  • Secret areas to discover and a variety of gimmicks and boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Frustrating platforming sections
  • Short playtime
  • Movement mechanics could be improved

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • retro

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