Best First Person Shooter (FPS) Games of All Time

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1Half Life 2

No other FPS comes close to the originality and immersion that this title has to offer. Maybe people are forgetting how amazing this game is because it's been so long since the release of Episode 2. Play it again now, in the year 2011 and you'll see that legends never age.

Best Fps I've ever played. Nice effects, everyone should try it. I recommend it to everyone

Call of Duty FAILS miserably against Half Life 2. For those of you that don't agree, play both one after the other.

And this proves Valve is the best.

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2BioShock

Bioshock takes the cake. No other FPS has put as much thought into the mechanics, the story, or the atmosphere, as my dear friend Bioshock has. If I were to ever design a FPS game, my first thought would be, "How can we surpass Bioshock? "

Actually has a story and characters and setting that I actually get to care about. Call of Duty is an embarrassment to those that actually have taste in games.

NONE OTHER have created such a world, gameplay, characters... Best of FPS and RPG bunched in one AMAZING GAME.

The whole series is great - OneWayStreet

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3Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

It might not be the first FPS, nor it has the best graphics but it revolutionized FPS forever. After it's release, we look at FPS games differently. Somehow, this became a benchmark of what a good FPS game would be, both in Single Campaign and Multiplayer.

best PS3 game of the year 2007, best XBOX 360 game of the year 2007, best PC game of the year 2007 at gamespot and gamespy

this game kicks ass its in the top 10 most sold games of all time and I think nothin can't beat this but why isn't mw2 here? - Wooden_soldier

Dis is the best game ever

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4Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo has one of the best stories in gaming history. Most shooters had just small stories to keep the person interested through the whole game. But halo had a rich story that didn't drop you at the begining of the whole covy-human war but after a massive assault of one of our colonies and you are the only survivor and must flee. That's what makes it a great game it has a deeper story than most other shooters and not saying that any of the others on this list are crap but this has a back story. Many fans had always wondered what happened in the story just hours before the opening cutscene. That's what makes not just a great shooter but a great game when they throw an already begun story and drop you right in the middle of one of the many high points of the story. I have played all of the shooters in this list and though they are all great in their own way this game has masterpiece spelled from corner to corner.

Honestly, this list is entirely hammered by fanboys. Call of Duty and Half Life are great games but they wouldn't be anywhere if Halo hadn't jumped the gun in 2001. I know Half Life and Call of Duty came first, but HL2 and COD4 took a lot of influence from Halo. Pretty much ever FPS since Halo has taken influence from it. It just doesn't get better than this. Hands down the great FPS experience ever to hit the consoles. The PC version is very good as well.

Halo revolutionized console gaming. Console gaming used to be a joke (with some exceptions from the developer Rare), but Halo totally changed all that. It introduced the two weapon system that really worked well for consoles and the perfect regeneration system. Imagine games like Call of Duty. They are some huge shooters. Without Halo, they would not have had the features that make them so fun.

It is the best story in the universe it's great and halo 2

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5Doom

You people voting must be either too young or have been seduced by the Call of Duty type shooter games (which is actually propaganda designed as a video game, but never mind that). Doom, which was made by ID software, the developers responsible for the earliest true FPS Wolfenstein 3D, again revolutionized gaming. The revolution was the most baddass shooter ever where you go through hell blasting hordes of demons. You would be hard pressed to find a game with its perfect combination of challenge and difficulty, yet natural simplicity when playing. The game harkens back to a time when developers didn't try to add a bunch of unneeded features to increase the amount of money they could make off the game. Everything added in Doom has a direct purpose to the game itself which is to kill demons on Mars and later in Hell as a lone space marine. Even the guns are awesome in this game and beat every weapon in a standard military shooter like Call of Duty. Who would not honestly want to get their hands dirty with a Plasma Rifle or BFG9000(Big F****** Gun) and blast fools? - PrincelyVirtu

Best game I have ever played!
It's awesome, and it's 17 years old. It has best MIDI tracks. It has long and interesting levels. It's awesome. Doom is the best game of my childhood.

Doom is better cause facing hell a few times is way more impressive then saving the world from a ring or interstellar aliens. Oh wait doom had that too. Final doom the demons came from a flesh and bone spaceship.

My first rated M game. This game holds a special place in my heart. Awesome level design, great music, and because it deserves mentioning. GREAT MUSIC!

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6Goldeneye 007

Golden eye is the grand daddy of the fps genre. Though call of duty maintains it, halo revived it, and half life reinvented it, Goldeneye raised it. If golden eye was never made, none of the fps' we know and love would have ever existed. Don't believe me? Well the Game is on sale now @ amazon.com for a whopping $145.95. And if you have the cahones to buy and get 4 controllers for you and your buddies it will still be fun today. Besides, how cool is it to kill somebody with a karate chop to the back of the neck?

Doom may have started the FPS genre, but Goldeneye 007 perfected it. There's not a better shooter in the world than GoldenEye, and it's one of the best games of all time.

If not for Goldeneye 007, Halo would not be what it is today.

Still the best at what it does. It will always be Number 1 in my heart.

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7Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

only reason this isn't on top is cause it just came out. Great story, great multiplayer (online and offline), great spec ops, great game. - greatwallofseb

absolutely the best! best graphic, best gameplay, best story, best spec ops, the best of all time =)

Best online play of any game. Graphics are good but what really makes this game cool is the detail.

Wannabe Call of Duty 4. That's all I need to say. - yoshaholic

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8Metroid Prime

No other FPS besides Half Life and Bioshock are able to completely immerse the player in its world. Metroid Primes environments across all 3 games are absolutely stellar and the adventure like gameplay takes full use of these beautiful locales. The boss fights are also spot on.

Metroid prime definitely the best game ever and also this was a multiplayer FPS but I think metroid prime hunters could be here and higher since metroid prime hunters had awesome gameplay with the online FPS

Metroid Prime is not an FPS, but no matter what list it's on, It is the very best. This game virtually changed my life, and thus my opinion on games.

This is not a fps - venomouskillingmachine

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9Half-Life

On of the best all time games. The game has good a story, good weapon and its perfect for mods.

It broke the world in 1998. Its amazing world and a long story (Up to 40 game hours) are the best ever made. It's the game, which will always be, as Counter-Strike 1.6 made by Valve too.

One of the pioneer games of the FPS genre, Half-Life paved the way for many of the games people know and love today. Great storyline and design, it should never be forgotten.

Revolutionary in it's time!

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10Halo 2

The sequel to the most important game in console history and a truly great and entertaining and addictive multi-player

Revolutionized playing FPS games on a console and put Xbox on the Map! From the launch of Xbox Live on the original Xbox till the end, Halo 2 was always the most played game. For sure, my favorite game of all time (of any genre)!

Definitely the best of all time PERIOD

Best controls of any fps game

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The Contenders

11CounterStrike

Counter strike 1.6 is a legendary game.
It's been around for so long and people still don't get enough.
- pedal94

The best FPS game ever around 100% better then cs source even that is old don't have such a nice graphic its still the best FPS game.

Even it's old and has bad graphics it will always be a hit and will forever be played! Many mods, many challenges, good weapons and equipment..

By the way: SOURCE SUCKS! - IceCream

Counter Strike 1.6, Source, Global Offensive these games are legendary games and player will be play this game forever.

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12Halo 3

I am very surprised that this isn't the highest halo game on this list. It revolutionized halo and the first forge game to come out. It gave you the opportunity to make your own maps, your own gametypes, you made the game. It was the first, and in my heart, the best game with forge, let alone game in general. Ghostbusters and Cops n' Crooks leave memories of a great time in gaming. If you haven't played it, give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

It alarms me that people put Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 over this. As well as Call of Duty 2. Don't get me wrong, those are great games, but this is a true masterpiece. The best selling Xbox 360 game of all time, and #15? Well ahead of any Call of Duty game with the possible exception that it competes with Call of Duty 4.

Common for people to choose Call of Duty over the one game that put the Xbox where it is today, but truly without Halo the Xbox would not have been able to compete with the Playstation and cement in spot in the Platform competition today.

Should be number 2

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13Counter Strike: Source

Counterstrike all the way. Why this isn't above Call of Duty I will never know. Counterstrike revolutionized the Lone Wolf, run and gun style gameplay that is so addicting. When it comes to run and gun lone wolf fast placed killing. CS has no competition.

Amazing graphics, and it's almost 6 years old - gymnastics21

This should at least be in the top ten - user4422

Valve's second good FPS game

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14Unreal Tournament 2004

good game are best man the game are amazing much good I really mabe the game are incredible but unreal tornament 2003 are best ui

One of the best FAST PACED FPS Games Ever, Has everything you could want..
Whether playing singleplayer or Multiplyer.. the experience is awesome, the graphics are pretty good ( though low system requirements are required ).

This is once such game that is not too complicated or not too simple and I assure you no matter how much you play whether different map or the same map over and over again, you'll never get bored.. Each time will be a new experience..

One Greatest Games Ever Made

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15Team Fortress 2

I have been playing for about half a year now and invest an hour at least each day. This is possibly the most addictive game I've ever played and one of the only fps games I can actually like. It's not like the others because it focuses on fun, team, it's out there, the load outs are great because the weapons are different not just "Oh it shoots faster... Oh it has a scope... Oh there is slightly more ammo." like in Call of Duty. In tf2 it's "Oh these do more critical hits in a certain scenario, looks completely different and can completely change this classes style of gameplay." It isn't just go here and shoot that and win. Instead it has fun objectives that you have to work with a team to achieve. It isn't bland and the art style is amazing with a 50's painting look that still holds up today even though it was made in 2008 or 2007. The game was in development for a long time and turned out to be amazing! It is also free to play now so there is no reason not to get it if you have a good pc. Also hats. 'Nough said.

THIS GAME. It is so fun. I don't even need an explanation because everybody knows it. This should be like number 1 or something! Not "Call of Duty". - Pony

So well balanced and fun, plus the community and trading is great. My favorite class is scout. BONK!

I looked for this just so that I could rate it!

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16Call of Duty: Black Ops II

This is the game when Call of Duty went downhill...

Awesome game love zombies the best

The singleplayer of this game is crap but the multiplayer is just perfect

17BioShock Infinite

For me, its the best game ever made. I play various types of games (FIFA, NHL, Call of Duty, Battlefield, NFS, rFactor) but nothing beats Bioshock Infinite. Beatiful city with rotten people who just want to be brutally murdered by your Skyhook :) Story like nothing else in this genre. Makes you think about it for long time, after you finish it. PS. Sorry for my poor English

Columbia is so beautiful, it's a shame that around 70% of the population, possibly more, are xenophobic, male chauvinistic, racist slug- brains.

Bioshock Infinite Is The Best Fps Game Of All Time Period

Among the best stories that FPS offered us EVER

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18Duke Nukem 3D

Well-balanced and sophisticated levels, humour and one-of-a-kind style of action make this one's replayability the main reason to deem it a king of all FPS games ever.

My first FPS ever!

19Return To Castle Wolfenstein

Nazis, Zombies, mutants and robots in one game with great level design and environment. Fun gameplay and well designed guns. Best MP of all times with various objectives and classes, bad ass soundtrack and who cares about a story anyway?

Definitely better than the new CoDs

20Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

I think this is the best Call of Duty in the world

If you play a lot Call of Duty, you should play this game because has great campaign, good spec ops missions, and its multiplayer is so intense.
A good game.

Best Call of Duty game ever.

Best fps of all time.

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