Best First Person Shooter (FPS) Games of All Time


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21Far Cry 3

Well, this game is just perfect you will get in to this game in no time, at first I thought it was dumb but it's perfect.

No other game comes even close to this one, wow, masterpiece.

Awesome breathtaking jungle environment come to life

Sexy... just sexy... made me cry

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22Call of Duty: Black Ops

Awesome game amazing story line awesome weapons awesome multiplayer you know everything amazing a must buy really I don't know what some guys want to mean whit poor campaign ending and weak storyline THIS GAME IS AWESOME

Best game ever good graphics good story and good weapons and I think half life 2 isn't a good game really I played it yesterday and it was so boring and I played this game and it was better

Call of duty 4 just makes you worse at the game. Black ops has zombies, An awesome multiplayer and campaign

Only for zombies

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23Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty is not a very good game, and in my opinion being milked out for money and money only...

This game is one of the best ones.

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

Awesome game ever

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24Quake III: Arena

Clearly the best fps of all time.

No modern fps has the kind of skill cap Q3 had.

Easily the best dueling, though preferably some pro mode mod.

All modern fps games should take a leaf out of the Q3 book and incorporate physics that allow for vast skill in movement as well as strategy and aim... Then again that's a bit much to ask for when the market at the moment is "realistic" consoles shooters with input devices incapable of aiming well let alone anything else.

Quake 3 is the oldest game of all this list.
But when it was out, it was a revolution in FPS world, just like all other ID games.
Graphics and gameplay at a level never reached before.
A playability without limits : with this game, a new activity was born : cyber athlete.
Even today, it's still a reference.

What a shame, this is the last, this should be tbe first in this list, ridiculous.

Quake series is the best FPS game all time.

This is definitely the best FPS games ever made. this is the first fps game I played and I learnt my fps skill playing this game. Now any fps game becomes a cake walk after playing this game.

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25Call Of Duty 2

Playing this game for 4 years, its my precious, i'll never leave my precious, forever and forever!

the last great call of duty.. modern warfare sucks...
this is the real online game nothing beats it!

I love this Call of Duty so much, glad I discovered how awesome it was early enough. The multi-player was really nice also with all of the modded servers available which brought in some effects of the later games to it them... Zombies... Weapons... Sprint... Etc. All in all it turned out a great game.

I've played this game for 10 years, since it first came out. No modern fps game matches it. Movement was actually smooth; hit detection worked right. No fancy unlocks or perks. The only thing that made a difference between the noob and the pro was skill and experience.

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26Return 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?

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27Deus Ex

How can you people possibly leave the Greatest PC game of all time off this list? This game was not only a great FPS, but also had a great storyline that was immensely deep. That is hard for a FPS game to do. Please VOTE FOR THIS GAME!

Screw Call of Duty! This game is too awesome to be on this list, save Half-Life of course... This game has an amazing story, soundtrack, gameplay, and characters. Deserves to be at least in top 10.

If this were a console game it would be so much higher...

Better than any games on this list

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28Left 4 Dead 2

Best zombie game ever created, if you choose another zombie fps instead this one because of the graphics you are doing a tremendously bad choice. This game is the best coop game out there.

Awesome. Probably the best zombie fps

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29Perfect Dark

While it was not the first FPS I played, It was the one that got me hooked. A sniper rifle that can see through walls, proximity mines and great knife fighting. I play COD MW2 now but will always remember my time with perfect dark.

Perfect Dark for me is the best Sci-Fi FPS. a great old school and graphics and story very creative, I think it was a great breakthrough for future Halo games, Crisis and etc ...

Better than Goldeneye but sadly not as many people play it or know if it today, highly recommend it to anyone and everyone

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30Quake 2

Best game ever! Great level and enemy variety, great multiplayer and a nice, long single player campaign, which I've played through over 20 times. And weapons that feel and sound powerful.

31Battlefield Bad Company 2

I just don't understand how this game is has such a low place! This is one of the best games in history, and definitely the best FPS ever. Characters are amusing and great, destructing houses and buildings is so awesome, you can drive many types of vehicles, moving is more realistic and killing also. Graphics is legendary.
Multiplayer - The best multiplayer experience in any FPS which is totally realistic and based on teamwork and you can't just run around and shoot like Rambo.

Better than Call of Duty, better than any game.

Simply awesome! No game will ever beat a multiplayer experience just like this one! The campaign could be better...

BC2 ranked at 21 is simply insane, this is easily the best FPS game I have ever played.
Vehicles, Fully Destructible environments and realistic bullet physics make this game a must-play no matter what type of FPS you like.

Battlefield all the way.

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33Battlefield 3

Totally agree, this should be number one, let alone in the top ten. Can you fly jets and helicopters in Call of Duty? Can you drive buggys and tanks? NO. That alone makes BF3 better than any Call of Duty game in the past, present and future.

Why the hell is this so low?! Screw the Call of Duty players, Call of Duty is for little kids who don't know how to play a REAL first person shooter.

Eh, Lets Vote for this game, I've played it for a long time now and I've played these stupid Call of Duty games... But really Lets vote on Battlefield 3!

I'm also planning on to get Battlefield 4, I've tried the BETA and it's already great on BETA version, so BATTLEFIELD SHOULD BE THE WINNER!

Should be a lot higher, just for multiplayer! - MaxAttack333

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Overwatch is a really fun Game. One of the best games of all time. And not only that. Overwatch is the best shooter game ever made.

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36The Orange Box

This is the best compilation box of FPS ever

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Legendary FPS FOR ALL TIMES! Why? Everything starts with it...

1. First FPS with "real 3d engine"... Games like blake stone, wolfenstein 3d, doom 1+2, rott etc are the first 3d shooter, but with 2d sprites enemies, build engine games (duke 3d, sw, blood, rr) take this to a new level, but quake was the first with "real 3d" enemies & levels...

2. First game with epic controls (movement) & physics to do crazy stuff like rocket jumps, bunny hopping etc...

3. First game with "dedicated server" technology and online (internet) gaming... Again everything start with quake.

4. First game with "console" and own programming speech (quake c) to modified the game (yeah sure, also build engine have mods, but for example look for a "quake race game mod" and a "duke race game mod"... See the difference? )

5. EPIC game & level design (multi & single) that was "easy & simple" to learn (press the ...more

This Game needs to be in the top 5 asap. A ID Software Classic Masterpiece. - PrincelyVirtu

Quake is the Best FPS out there, far better than half life2. I did tried to play half life and made me puke because of the environment and the control is not that great.

Quake is the legendary knight of the fps games. There is nothing like quake.

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38Borderlands 2

Great game, the graphics may not be the best but it has many other amazing features

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39Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Amazing graphics multiplayer campaign exo survival but story of campaign could have been better

What is this thing doign on the list at anyone that voted this please kill yourself

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40Cold War Crises (Operation Flashpoint)

The storyline the capability of being free to choose where and when, and also how, the number of variations eg it has combat on land sea and air, the realism the tactical element and the clerness and ease of the control method, which allows for a huge variety in how to get any task mission objective etc completed..Inovationally this game was so so far ahead, and is stilll way ahead of almost all other other today - espyorkshireman

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1. Return To Castle Wolfenstein
2. Half Life 2
3. Halo: Combat Evolved
1. Resistance 2
2. Far Cry 3
3. Battlefield: Bad Company
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