Best First Person Shooter (FPS) Franchises

The Top Ten Best First Person Shooter (FPS) Franchises

1 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

All of the Bungie Halo games are incredible singeplayer and multiplayer experiences, it's no wonder the Master Chief Collection has gained such huge success. Even PC gamers are getting their own port of the Collection that I'm sure most fans did not see coming! What a time to be alive.

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.

A compact story with amazing gameplay (referring to Pre-Guardians) and exhilarating music during epic battles and sometimes awe striking moments makes for a spectacular iconic series. It is also one of the older large fps series releasing back in 2001. Older than both Battlefield and Call of Duty.

2 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."

Who put this here? - noo7na7

People who legitimately love the franchise. Yeah, they're still out there, and chances are, they're not going to stop liking the games that come out year after year. So let people like what they like and GET OVER IT.

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

3 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

Graphics, multiplayer are very high. Maps are huge too

4 Half-Life

Why wasn't this here? - noo7na7

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

Should be near the top

Give me HALF-LIFE 3 Valve!

5 Counter Strike

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.

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

The best shooter game ever...

If the community wasnt toxic it would be the perfect game

6 Far Cry

The franchise which got me fell in LOVE!

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 Borderlands
9 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.

10 Doom

It's downright disgusting that the game that MADE the FPS genre is not even in top 3. Should be #1 along with BioShock. The best of the best in FPS. Every game in the franchise is iconic.

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

The mother of FPS games

doom is the best

The Newcomers

? Serious Sam

The Contenders

11 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.

One of the three great First Person Shooters of all time – along with Doom and Half-Life. Wolfenstein: The New Order – brought the series back to life and was damn good fun playing. And Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – with it’s beautiful artwork and lived-in feeling of the submarine, is my favourite of the whole series.

12 Left 4 Dead
13 Fallout

How is this not further up?

14 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.

Still a computer crusher, a gem of a game. All of them

Best Shooting Game And Has The BEST graphics.

15 Team Fortress

My boy mikey loves this game

16 Resistance
17 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

18 TimeSplitters

Great games especially the second in the series. - htoutlaws2012

It's a dead franchise...

19 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.

20 Quake

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

I've played this game for more than 15 years

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 Destiny

This is literally just another version of halo

24 Titanfall

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

25 Metro
26 Star Wars Battlefront

An amazing franchise based on amazing movies.

27 Modern Combat 5: Blackout

A very superb game

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!

34 Stalker
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