Best First Person Shooter (FPS) Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Halo Halo

Am I glad to see this on top of the list. Halo takes the crown. It's so unique and diverse, and the storytelling is amazing and exhilarating. Combat Evolved was the one which allowed me to explore the beauty of Halo, 3 was the one who allowed me to finish the fight in the most thrilling way ever with those amazing voice acting and quotes said by the arbiter or Johnson, even the marines! 4 took another step. With the opening of the reclaimer saga, it introduced a new cast of characters, the infinity and the most amazing villain the Didact. But as unique halo is, 4 was THE unique halo. It is actually a love story, unfolding the companionship of Cortana and chief and transforming it into a lifelong friendship. Cortana, the machine, the teaches the chief to be not like a machine, that was a blast. This game set my heart apart especially the parts where Cortana screams and chief protects her. And also who could forget the end Cortana chief cutscenes. These were the best games in the ...more

Call of Duty has one of the best campaigns beating a lot of games in terms of story, such as Battlefield and the lot. BUT HALO is even better in terms of every story telling technique and plot. It's like comparing a grenade (Call of Duty) to a thermonuclear bomb (HALO) in terms of explosions. Its an insult to even compare Call of Duty to the likes of HALO as it is an insult to a thermonuclear bomb to compare it to a grenade.

Halo 3 tops all else. Anybody who says otherwise has either never played it or has no taste (probably because they're too young and immature to tell the difference).

The most revolutionary fps game TO EVER BE PLAYED. The insane gameplay and graphics launched xbox and xbox 360 to dominate ps2 and ps3 and be relevant in gaming for over 10 years.

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2 Call of Duty Call of Duty

Call of Duty should beat Battlefield easily, because Battlefield is only for quality and multiplayer, but Call of Duty also great in those aspects, and the single player campaigns make this game completely ruins Battlefield, as the sp campaign of Battlefield is really bad (not for Bad Company 2)

"Call of Duty is a great game franchise, and I hope it stays at the top of its game."

The greatest FPS franchise in the gaming world. The Battlefield series is no match for this amazing fps franchise, at least not in single-player.

1 thing love it!

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3 Battlefield Battlefield

I just started playing Battlefield and I already enjoy it because it is actually different from most fps games with controllable vehicles and it requires actual skill, but you don't have to tryhard to have fun on the game."

Call of Duty prides itself on infantry warfare yet battlefield does infantry better (more skilled, more recoil more headshot multipler, there is even a negative multiplier for stomach and below) with so much more versatility. CSGO gets boring yet in battlefield there is always a new thing to try and master.

Battlefield=best gaming franchise in the world

Pretty good series! - MaxAttack333

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4 Counter Strike Counter Strike

Hard to learn, absolutely impossible to master. This game requires so much skill to play, and there also is an extremely competitive rank system.

5 Half-Life Half-Life V 1 Comment
6 Far Cry Far Cry
7 Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
8 Borderlands Borderlands
9 Crysis Crysis

Best Shooting Game And Has The BEST graphics.

10 BioShock

You know its on here the first was good the second was meh and infinite was awesome.

The Contenders

11 Left 4 Dead Left 4 Dead
12 Team Fortress V 1 Comment
13 Killzone Killzone

Killzone has the potential to be the best with good graphics since killzone 2 was released it was ahead of its time in both single player and multiplayer and continued it formula with 3 and 4... Too bad its one of the most underrated fps

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14 Resistance Resistance
15 TimeSplitters TimeSplitters

Great games especially the second in the series. - htoutlaws2012

16 Unreal Unreal

Still one of the mot breathtaking Gaming experiences for me.
You need to play this If you haven't. Yes it's 2015 but so what. Make your self a favour. You know nothing If you don't.

17 Combat Arms
18 Metroid Prime Metroid Prime

OK, so Metroid doesn't have as much popularity as other Nintendo franchises like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon, but it still holds up incredibly well.

19 Doom

Critically acclaimed masterpiece...followed by Half Life and Bioshock...

20 Fallout
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