Top Ten Most Realistic First Person Shooters

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1
ARMA
The people who voted for Call of Duty either have never played a realistic FPS ever, or they think that Call of Duty is as close to a real war as they can get.

While I have never owned, Arma myself, I have played it multiple times before, and it is much more realistic than Call of Duty or Battlefield. Battlefield does have bullet drop, big maps, and in hardcore mode, one shot to the vitals is a kill. But the Arma games have much more realism and tactics in them, which I find to be more fun than bouncing around a small map quickscoping, running up to someone while they shoot at you to knife them, and throwing grenades all the way across the map. The Arma games are definitely the most realistic, and as soon as I get a computer with a decent graphics card I will be buying them.
Why the hell is CoD4 at #1? It might be a small bit more realistic in story than the most recent games, but it is still incredibly unrealistic in every category. It doesn't deserve to be anywhere near this list.
If Arma games are not realistic than you can go home and play Call of Duty. Arma games have outstanding realism, with all the things such as bullet physics, realistic body shot physics (shot to the vitals means you're dead quickly) and all the vehicles make Arma series the top of all the shooters I ever had. Than there is an Arma 3 with outstanding realism and graphics that beat both Call of Duty Ghosts and BF4 by far.
[Newest]Arma 3 the most realistic video game ever

2Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
EHM?
Fun yes
Realistic hell no!
Quickscoping, bouncing, knifing people from 5 feet away
A great game to play. When I first saw it in 2007, I couldn't believe this was possible. The Movement from PS2 to PlayStation 3 was absolutely amazing!

roblist

Cod4 was graphically amazing, but you also should think about the story and how it builds up. Cod4 has one of the better stories made in any fps. I'm not saying the best, but one of the best.
[Newest]It is the BEST GAME SERIES EVER

3Insurgency
It's a multiplayer FPS taking place in Iraq & Afghanistan, you can choose to be on either side/team (US Marines Or Insurgents) and has very realistic damage (people will die with 1-3 shots, even with a pistol), quite a bit of realistic weapons that are customizable, and suppression (when bullets hit you or close to you your screen will blur a bit).
The most realistic game nowadays.

4Project Reality 2

5Counter-Strike: Source
This game, besides arma 2 should be higher. The game has a physics engine that allow the game to not only feel and look realistic, but act realistic. The accuracy of guns are comparable to the real world.

6Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
One shot kills are very common in this game.
How is this not in the top 10
Realistic health, no ammo counter, blind fire, and realisitic cover from all objects
This whole thread is BS. RO2 is by far the most realistic, most intense, and most fun game out of ALL OF THESE.

7America's Army: Proving Grounds
The most Tactical and realistic game there, I played Battlefield 4 then this. If we compare graphics Battlefield 4 wins, if we compare which is more tactical and Realistic. of course Americas Army is more tactical and even realistic. We stay in covers if we get out 3-4 Shots are enough To get us to ground and we start bleeding. Peace. Check the game out.

8Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Honestly any Call of Duty is fake. In ghost recon it takes a 1 to 3 shots. I say that's pretty real compared to Call of Duty black ops 2 or any Call of Duty for that matter
Campaign sucks, and is not realistic at all. However, coop and multiplayer are very realistic, provided you turn off the drone.
Ghost recon is my most favorite shooter, but the very first one is more realistic

9America's Army 3
The most realistic hands down.
US Army recruiting kids by trying to make it seem like Call of Duty

10Crysis
For me Graphic means the amount of reality, Crysis and Crysis 2 are definitely the best 2 video games with the best Graphics so I vote for that game.

gilde24ever

If we're talking graphics

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The Contenders

11Battlefield 3
I think this game is #1 in realistically because it has advanced physics, you can fly and drive vehicles, and the movements are realistic ( I. E gun moves all around in recoil, not just up), you can see YOUR shadow as well as others, and you can see your feet, and FINALLY it doesn't take 9 shots from a pistol to kill a person.
Battlefield is NOT a simulator people, get over yourself.
Not realistic in the slightest. Respawning vehicles, regenerating health, automatically filled clips, push-to-stab knife button, the list goes on.

12Operation Flashpoint
Cod4?! Are you insane? That is not realistic. This is. No regenarating health ever, more realistic guns and equipment. And who knows how real Red River will be when it's released.
COD4? realistic? one shot one kill... this is realistic... not like in COD where you die only if nuke falls on you...
While I know this game is very realistic, I voted for Arma because I played it instead of Op Flashpoint.

13Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Because you use cover, weapon selection is very important, and you can't survive 20 shots like COD

14S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Multiple weapons, different ammo for different weapons, somewhat realistic ballistics and recoil. Weapons can deteriorate and worse condition means Realistic inventory system that takes both weight and bulk into account and forces the player to make really tough priorities. Aggressive AI that is really trying to kill you - not just standing there waiting to get shot. Some elements of the game are highly unrealistic such as artifacts that are "magical" items from high radiation which gives you bonuses. Geger meters, wild mutant animals etc. makes every trip really exciting.
As the game progresses it becomes more unrealistic story-wise but it could also be seen as the protagonist going crazy from radiation and solitude.

Wonderful game all in all that didnĀ't get the attention it deserved.

15Battlefield Bad Company 2
Please, the battlefield series is made around team work and realism. Call of duty has no bullet drop or realistic environments. This list is MOST REALISTIC. Not TOP TEN WORST or MOST SALES. It's not about sales, it's about a mature community and teamwork. Get it right next time.
Seriously Modern Warfare No. 1, you guys really need to rethink what makes a game realistic, it's not just having realistic environments and weapons, you have to be able to do realistic things as well.

LarvicarioZ

Call of Duty at number one? Call of Duty ought to be the MOST unrealistic FPS to have ever been made! The whole franchise has been that way!

16Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

17Battlefield 4

18BioShock
Owning almost everything with a wrench is very realistic!

19Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Warfighter, gun mechanics quite realistic.

20SWAT 4
I like this game because of the strict ROE. You can't shoot a suspect unless they shoot first.
I like it because you need to think before you shot at a person... I could be a civilian

21No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way

22Project IGI: I'm Going In

23Receiver
Most realistic gun mechanics ever seen. Hands down.

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