The Best First-person shooter Games for PC Windows

Update : Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III - Vault Edition added at rank #26.
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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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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.

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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

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DOOM 1993 (2019)

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99
Review score
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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?


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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Terminator: Resistance (2019)

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93
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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

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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

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DOOM Eternal (2020)

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90
Review score
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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox One Playstation 4 stadia

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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DUSK (2018)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS Playstation 4 m

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.


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

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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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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

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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
  • squad
  • warhammer-40k
  • fight
  • gore
  • combat
  • horde
  • gothic
  • hack-and-slash
  • multiplayer
  • crafting
  • sci-fi

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