Best First Person Shooter (FPS) Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Halo

Halo beats Call Of Duty is every way!

The epicness of Halo surpasses all of the other FPS games! - GAMEKNIGHT999

Halo revolutionized the FPS genre for console and every shooter after that has drawn inspiration for it. Yes, Halo 4 and 5 are embarrassing to the series but the originals will always be timeless classics that I couldn't recommend enough.

You would not believe the sigh of relief I felt when I saw this was number one. They take their time with these games. Seriously, Reach/3 have brought me some awesome moments with my friends. And the story is super emotional and could be a movie itself.

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2 Call of Duty

Best franchise ever

Better gameplay than halo, but overused engine makes it #2

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."

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3 Battlefield

Graphics, multiplayer are very high. Maps are huge too

Battlefield not good on Campaign.But Expert of Online.The physics and graphics are better on online.So I will say that Battlefield Best on Online.

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.

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4 Half-Life

Should be near the top

This isn't an FPS. It's an experience. - Dominicmgm

Why wasn't this here? - noo7na7

Give me HALF-LIFE 3 Valve!

5 Counter Strike

The best shooter game ever...

One of my favourite shooters of all time, people criticize it because it doesn't have sprint or iron sights like the other shooters, but it doesn't make it bad, especially since you can say that most other shooters don't have any recoil, anyways it's a game that caters to more competitive players and I like that.

If the community wasnt toxic it would be the perfect game

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

6 Far Cry

Weird stories though. - EliHbk

Man, Far Cry is simply the best! There's no match for it. I have completed all Far Cry games and have been waiting for more...😎😎😎

7 Medal of Honor
8 BioShock

Best shooter ever. Nice Weapon handling and best story. There is no shooter that has a story only half as good as BioShock

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

9 Borderlands
10 Crysis

The best thing about Crysis is the nanosuit that you wear. That nanosuit gives you everything, from breathing underwater and nanocells that enhances your muscles and your cells regeneration to being completely invisible and completely indestructible. The plot of resisting an Alien invasion while at the same time fighting ruthless human enemies is the best an FPS game can give its player. That is in addition to realistic graphics and over the top abilities and physics. Crysis is for sure the best at what it does.

Best Shooting Game And Has The BEST graphics.

The Contenders

11 Doom

The mother of FPS games

It is your DOOM

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

12 Wolfenstein

Wolfenstein 3D broke the entire ground that FPS stands on... And it wasn't just a ground-breaker in that mind-set. It featured bosses that were extremely evil and sadistic, from the maniacal and diabolical Doctor Schabbs, who experimented on humans and created deadly mutated fighting machines out of them... To the menacingly demonic Hitler, who wore a battle suit and fought with brutal precision with dual chainguns and rapid fire. The game was not just a breakthrough for FPS games, a definitive game for bosses, a controversial title for the Nazi enemies, and adding a tremendous amount of levels and secrets, it was also the most powerful title that fed into the mainstream for decades to follow. Wolfenstein 3D is the legend of all FPS games, hands down.

13 Left 4 Dead
14 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

One of my favourite fps franchises of all time with possibly the best enemy types in all of gaming history even though shadow fall was total sh** compared to other games in the series

15 Team Fortress

My boy mikey loves this game

16 Resistance
17 TimeSplitters

It's a dead franchise...

Great games especially the second in the series. - htoutlaws2012

18 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.

19 Quake

I've played this game for more than 15 years

Set the standard of multiplayer games for years to come. If it wasn't for this game, Halo wouldn't exist. - untetheredV2

20 Fallout

How is this not further up?

21 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.

22 Combat Arms

Extremely fun!

23 Titanfall

Amazing serie actually any game involving mechs and shooting is already a great idea

24 Destiny
25 Star Wars Battlefront

An amazing franchise based on amazing movies.


26 Modern Combat 5: Blackout

A very superb game

27 Metro
28 James Bond 007

I think the best 007 game has to be goldeneye.

29 Gears of War

Why is gears in here when it's not even an fps?

30 Arma

Military simulation featuring open worlds and lots of weapons and vehicles

31 Lost Planet

Okish game

32 Battlefront

The originals were good games, nothing like it that I've played since.

33 Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

Including the Rising Storm!

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