The Best First-person shooter Games

Update : Warstride Challenges added at rank #18.
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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?


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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Call of Duty: Warzone (2020)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone 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

3

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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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

5

Half-Life: Alyx (2020)

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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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SUPERHOT (2016)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Superhot is an innovative shooter that puts players in control of time as they battle their way through a thrilling narrative and intense levels. Players must use their skills to make quick decisions, manage time, and defeat their enemies with fists, guns, swords, or thrown objects. With a satisfying post-level replay system and Matrix-like script that keeps players engaged throughout the game's two hour campaign, Superhot is sure to please gamers looking for a thrilling challenge.


What we like:
  • Innovative shooter gameplay
  • Control of time mechanic adds challenge and excitement
  • Thrilling narrative with unexpected plot points
  • Tight fat-free campaign perfect length
What could be improved:
  • Some challenge modes are lame
  • No multiplayer modes exist
  • Limited colorblind modes available

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps

7

Devil Daggers (2016)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Devil Daggers is a first-person arena shooter inspired by arcade games and a 1990s aesthetic. Players take the role of a bunny-hopping, demon-slaying champion as they take on hordes of angry skulls, monolithic living totems and other hellish foes. With creativity, memory and skill players can upgrade their attacks to become even stronger and defeat the ultimate boss.


What we like:
  • Rich sound effects
  • Nostalgic visuals
  • Leaderboard challenges
  • Smooth gameplay experience
What could be improved:
  • Not accessible to everyone due to 1990s aesthetics
  • No level-based shooter option

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • arena
  • fps
  • shotgun

8

Cruelty Squad (2021)

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PC Windows

Cruelty Squad is a first-person shooter set in a science-fiction dystopia where you're a killer for hire, harvesting organs from your fallen enemies to make bank. With an array of weapons and the ability to upgrade your body with cybernetics, you must fight your way through pulsing fleshy walls and bookstores filled with sourceless, agonised wailing. Play through a unique story that questions hypercapitalism as you hunt down targets and keep your corporate overlords happy.

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What we like:
  • Unique story questioning hypercapitalism
  • Wide arsenal of weaponry
  • Interesting level design with MC Escher elements
  • Flechettes from shotgun feel solid and impactful
What could be improved:
  • Relatively low recoil on weapons
  • Difficult to differentiate friends from foes

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • capitalism
  • fps
  • surreal
  • assassin
  • immersive
  • simulation
  • psychedelic
  • stealth
  • horror
  • lore
  • tactical
  • dystopian
  • cyberpunk

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Call of Duty: Mobile (2019)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows

Call of Duty® delivers the gritty realism and cinematic intensity of World War II's epic battlefield moments like never before - through the eyes of citizen soldiers and unsung heroes from an alliance of countries who together helped shape the course of modern history.


  • shooter
  • zombies
  • first-person
  • fps
  • world-war-2
  • action
  • war
  • cooperative
  • battle
  • squad
  • cover
  • online

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Roboquest (2020)

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Xbox One PC Windows Xbox Series X

"Roboquest" is a fast-paced first-person shooter with Roguelite mechanics that can be played solo or with a friend. Navigate through randomly generated levels, upgrade your weapons and abilities, and take on powerful bosses. With a variety of classes and weapon options, no two runs will be the same. The polished experience and high-energy soundtrack will keep you on your toes as you try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with evil bots.


What we like:
  • Adrenaline pumping gameplay
  • Fun co-op mode
  • Unique mechanics and upgrades
  • Optimized performance
  • Entertaining gun-play
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive rogue-like gameplay
  • Short game length
  • Limited number of playable characters

  • rogue-like
  • shooter
  • first-person
  • cooperative
  • fps
  • fast-paced
  • bullet-hell
  • loot
  • post-apocalyptic
  • perma-death
  • 2-player
  • pick-up

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