Best First Person Shooter (FPS) Games of All Timegamer878
The Top Ten
No other FPS comes close to the originality and immersion that this title has to offer. Maybe people are forgetting how amazing this game is because it's been so long since the release of Episode 2. Play it again now, in the year 2011 and you'll see that legends never age.
Best Fps I've ever played. Nice effects, everyone should try it. I recommend it to everyone
Call of Duty FAILS miserably against Half Life 2. For those of you that don't agree, play both one after the other.
An amazing game with good graphics and good level designs. I like that story unravels before you very eyes rather than doing cut scenes, which puts the game to a more realistic state. The combine troopers are fun to kill, and the character development is good. A good game especially for a sequel. - AlienKingV 86 Comments
best PS3 game of the year 2007, best XBOX 360 game of the year 2007, best PC game of the year 2007 at gamespot and gamespy
It might not be the first FPS, nor it has the best graphics but it revolutionized FPS forever. After it's release, we look at FPS games differently. Somehow, this became a benchmark of what a good FPS game would be, both in Single Campaign and Multiplayer.
The single player campaign in most missions was boring as hell - Awayforthewin
this game kicks ass its in the top 10 most sold games of all time and I think nothin can't beat this but why isn't mw2 here? - Wooden_soldier
So good it got a remaster recently, this is probably the most iconic FPS of all time, and the best in my opinionV 51 Comments
You people voting must be either too young or have been seduced by the Call of Duty type shooter games (which is actually propaganda designed as a video game, but never mind that). Doom, which was made by ID software, the developers responsible for the earliest true FPS Wolfenstein 3D, again revolutionized gaming. The revolution was the most baddass shooter ever where you go through hell blasting hordes of demons. You would be hard pressed to find a game with its perfect combination of challenge and difficulty, yet natural simplicity when playing. The game harkens back to a time when developers didn't try to add a bunch of unneeded features to increase the amount of money they could make off the game. Everything added in Doom has a direct purpose to the game itself which is to kill demons on Mars and later in Hell as a lone space marine. Even the guns are awesome in this game and beat every weapon in a standard military shooter like Call of Duty. Who would not honestly want to get ...more - PrincelyVirtu
How is this not number 1? It was the game that made fps's popular, and focused only on the gameplay, which is the most important part of ANY game. All the weapons were unique, you had no bull regenerating health, and all the enemies were unique... Really the only thing I dislike are the bosses, which are too easy. But this is without a doubt the best fps game.
The second FPS game I had played, in which finally hooked me to the shooter genre! Remember Wolfenstein 3D? I wonder why that is not on here... Doom is still better anyways! I recall hearing those demons screaming up until about 3 o'clock in the morning!
BEST FPS GAME EVER BETTER THAN C.O.D AND BF4! VOTE TO MAKE IN 1ST PLACE!V 35 Comments
Bioshock takes the cake. No other FPS has put as much thought into the mechanics, the story, or the atmosphere, as my dear friend Bioshock has. If I were to ever design a FPS game, my first thought would be, "How can we surpass Bioshock? "
Actually has a story and characters and setting that I actually get to care about. Call of Duty is an embarrassment to those that actually have taste in games.
NONE OTHER have created such a world, gameplay, characters... Best of FPS and RPG bunched in one AMAZING GAME.
Don't kill me, but it doesn't seem like anything above average. - Extractinator04V 16 Comments
Halo has one of the best stories in gaming history. Most shooters had just small stories to keep the person interested through the whole game. But halo had a rich story that didn't drop you at the begining of the whole covy-human war but after a massive assault of one of our colonies and you are the only survivor and must flee. That's what makes it a great game it has a deeper story than most other shooters and not saying that any of the others on this list are crap but this has a back story. Many fans had always wondered what happened in the story just hours before the opening cutscene. That's what makes not just a great shooter but a great game when they throw an already begun story and drop you right in the middle of one of the many high points of the story. I have played all of the shooters in this list and though they are all great in their own way this game has masterpiece spelled from corner to corner.
Honestly, this list is entirely hammered by fanboys. Call of Duty and Half Life are great games but they wouldn't be anywhere if Halo hadn't jumped the gun in 2001. I know Half Life and Call of Duty came first, but HL2 and COD4 took a lot of influence from Halo. Pretty much ever FPS since Halo has taken influence from it. It just doesn't get better than this. Hands down the great FPS experience ever to hit the consoles. The PC version is very good as well.
Halo revolutionized console gaming. Console gaming used to be a joke (with some exceptions from the developer Rare), but Halo totally changed all that. It introduced the two weapon system that really worked well for consoles and the perfect regeneration system. Imagine games like Call of Duty. They are some huge shooters. Without Halo, they would not have had the features that make them so fun.
Como puede ser que Call of Duty 4 sea mejor que esto? ,este juego y half life 2 deberían estar empatados en primer lugar,y dan más risa los niños alabando todos los Call of Duty como si fueran mejor que sagas como half life,halo, BioShock,son buenos juegos,(los Call of Duty) pero no es para que lo pongan encima de halo o BioShockV 52 Comments Visit Website9
Golden eye is the grand daddy of the fps genre. Though call of duty maintains it, halo revived it, and half life reinvented it, Goldeneye raised it. If golden eye was never made, none of the fps' we know and love would have ever existed. Don't believe me? Well the Game is on sale now @ amazon.com for a whopping $145.95. And if you have the cahones to buy and get 4 controllers for you and your buddies it will still be fun today. Besides, how cool is it to kill somebody with a karate chop to the back of the neck?
If not for Goldeneye 007, Halo would not be what it is today.
Doom may have started the FPS genre, but Goldeneye 007 perfected it. There's not a better shooter in the world than GoldenEye, and it's one of the best games of all time.
IncredibleV 16 Comments
only reason this isn't on top is cause it just came out. Great story, great multiplayer (online and offline), great spec ops, great game. - greatwallofseb
The original Modern Warfare is always gonna be better. Honestly, I find this game to be a little overrated. But overall, I still found it to be a really good entry in the franchise. - OnyxDash
Sure there was a lot of glitches and problems but come on everyone played it and I had so much fun even if people n00btubed.
Rare case of Surprisingly Improved Sequel. - Extractinator04V 10 Comments
I am very surprised that this isn't the highest halo game on this list. It revolutionized halo and the first forge game to come out. It gave you the opportunity to make your own maps, your own gametypes, you made the game. It was the first, and in my heart, the best game with forge, let alone game in general. Ghostbusters and Cops n' Crooks leave memories of a great time in gaming. If you haven't played it, give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
It alarms me that people put Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 over this. As well as Call of Duty 2. Don't get me wrong, those are great games, but this is a true masterpiece. The best selling Xbox 360 game of all time, and #15? Well ahead of any Call of Duty game with the possible exception that it competes with Call of Duty 4.
Common for people to choose Call of Duty over the one game that put the Xbox where it is today, but truly without Halo the Xbox would not have been able to compete with the Playstation and cement in spot in the Platform competition today.
Clearly the greatest game in the franchise hands downV 13 Comments
Counter strike 1.6 is a legendary game.
It's been around for so long and people still don't get enough.
This should be #1 permanently. Young kids only started with Call of Duty or boyfriend that's why they're popular but no other game can ever defeat the original team based FPS that is Counter Strike. Even Battle Field version 1,000,000+ or Call of Duty version 1,000,000+ can never ever top this game.
The best FPS game ever around 100% better then cs source even that is old don't have such a nice graphic its still the best FPS game.
Even today, no other FPS is better than this. It's competitive gameplay can't be beaten by anyone. No one ever will kill Counter-Strike to death.V 25 Comments
The sequel to the most important game in console history and a truly great and entertaining and addictive multi-player
Revolutionized playing FPS games on a console and put Xbox on the Map! From the launch of Xbox Live on the original Xbox till the end, Halo 2 was always the most played game. For sure, my favorite game of all time (of any genre)!
My favorite Halo game ever
Not that good - MaxAttack333V 3 Comments
On of the best all time games. The game has good a story, good weapon and its perfect for mods.
This game gave shock to video game industries in 1998, won over 50 awards, perfect for any mods like counter-strike, team fortress, and day of defeat, great storyline, perfect puzzles, realistic gameplay, well designed level, etc
One of the pioneer games of the FPS genre, Half-Life paved the way for many of the games people know and love today. Great storyline and design, it should never be forgotten.
No other title (with the exception of Doom) has revolutionized the world of gaming as much as Half-Life. This game singlehandedly changed storytelling in games forever. I personally prefer this game to Half-Life 2 but this franchise as a whole is a must play for anyone who calls themselves a gamerV 11 Comments
No other FPS besides Half Life and Bioshock are able to completely immerse the player in its world. Metroid Primes environments across all 3 games are absolutely stellar and the adventure like gameplay takes full use of these beautiful locales. The boss fights are also spot on.
Metroid prime definitely the best game ever and also this was a multiplayer FPS but I think metroid prime hunters could be here and higher since metroid prime hunters had awesome gameplay with the online FPS
Metroid Prime is not an FPS, but no matter what list it's on, It is the very best. This game virtually changed my life, and thus my opinion on games.
Metroid Prime is not the typical FPS game you'd expect. It's an immersive game that so addicting and so perfect, you'd never want let go of the game once you start! It has propelled the FPS genre a lot and influenced it in so many ways! Definitely deserves to be in top 5.V 5 Comments
I have been playing for about half a year now and invest an hour at least each day. This is possibly the most addictive game I've ever played and one of the only fps games I can actually like. It's not like the others because it focuses on fun, team, it's out there, the load outs are great because the weapons are different not just "Oh it shoots faster... Oh it has a scope... Oh there is slightly more ammo." like in Call of Duty. In tf2 it's "Oh these do more critical hits in a certain scenario, looks completely different and can completely change this classes style of gameplay." It isn't just go here and shoot that and win. Instead it has fun objectives that you have to work with a team to achieve. It isn't bland and the art style is amazing with a 50's painting look that still holds up today even though it was made in 2008 or 2007. The game was in development for a long time and turned out to be amazing! It is also free to play now so there is no reason not to get it if you have a ...more
Best fps ever! They haven't made a third or forth, because, unlike call of duty, They aren't releasing the same crap over and over, and just giving their fine turd varnish every 2 months to release the same crap they took several years ago. Call of Duty = decent game to improved game to same game demoted to re-released turd to shinier turd to overused turd to the same game with slightly better graphics and same gameplay. TF2 should be number 1. Unique, original, and doesn't make parents wonder where they went wrong.
Out of every game I've ever played, this stands as number one. Not only is gameplay unique, but every class has their own unique personality and character. Also, THE MEET THE TEAM VIDEOS ARE AMAZING
Best, don't ask.
There are too many good things going on in this game.
It has a story and atmosphere that almost rivals the original, but more than makes up for it in gameplay. In terms of gameplay alone this is the best shooter I have ever played. Add to that an amazingly well told story and bada bing bada boom, best FPS of all time.
For me, its the best game ever made. I play various types of games (FIFA, NHL, Call of Duty, Battlefield, NFS, rFactor) but nothing beats Bioshock Infinite. Beatiful city with rotten people who just want to be brutally murdered by your Skyhook :) Story like nothing else in this genre. Makes you think about it for long time, after you finish it. PS. Sorry for my poor English
This is literally my favorite game of all time. The story is so well thought out, and the characters bring you into the narrative. Irrational Games did a fantastic job with the storyline. Great game!
Best game ever, best story, best art design, best gameplay, best ending, best best, and so on... An instant classic!V 10 Comments
Well-balanced and sophisticated levels, humour and one-of-a-kind style of action make this one's replayability the main reason to deem it a king of all FPS games ever.
Fantastic game.. One of the first shooters to bring an inventory into the mix!V 3 Comments
Its a superb game a person can play this whole day and still he will be willing to play more. When I started playing this whole day my home was filled with my friends and the most interesting thing is... His sword
Awesome enemies, addicting online multiplayer, great modes, interesting Easter eggs, cool music, fun levels, brilliant characters and fantastic customizations.
Best GAME ever. Let alone FPS - MaxAttack333
My favorite halo game
My fourth favorite Call of Duty game. There's not much to say except this game is amazing. I personally think that it was the last good Call of Duty game ever made. - Twix
Best Call of Duty ever made. Best score streaks and best guns
This is the game when Call of Duty went downhill...
bestV 6 Comments
What the heck is Battlefield 4 doing in 38th? Its campaign is epic and has a great story line, its mulitplayer is better by far than any other fps game due to: levoloution, counter knife, vehicles ranging from jeeps to attack jets, dynamic maps, wider variety of weapons than any other game, not to mention it has 64 similtanious players etc. Battlefield 4 in my opinion is far too underrated for such an amazing game, and that it is better than Call of Duty and halo alike
This game is awesome! Great graphics, realistic, awesome campaign, and you actually get to drive all the vehicles. Unlike Call Of Duty
Battlefield 4 is a really good game!
Battlefield is lit famV 6 Comments
good game are best man the game are amazing much good I really mabe the game are incredible but unreal tornament 2003 are best ui
One Greatest Games Ever Made
One of the best FAST PACED FPS Games Ever, Has everything you could want..
Whether playing singleplayer or Multiplyer.. the experience is awesome, the graphics are pretty good ( though low system requirements are required ).
This is once such game that is not too complicated or not too simple and I assure you no matter how much you play whether different map or the same map over and over again, you'll never get bored.. Each time will be a new experience..
t his game, even just the demo, is a test of agility and concentration. I'm ashamed that it isn't up there with giants like Halo Combat Evolved... people
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
Best ps3 Game out there, the rest are just bad remakesV 6 Comments
Amazing graphics, and it's almost 6 years old - gymnastics21
Counterstrike all the way. Why this isn't above Call of Duty I will never know. Counterstrike revolutionized the Lone Wolf, run and gun style gameplay that is so addicting. When it comes to run and gun lone wolf fast placed killing. CS has no competition.
This should at least be in the top ten - user4422
Should be in top tenV 13 Comments
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.
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.
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! - MaxAttack333V 7 Comments
Best Call of Duty game ever.
This game is one of the best ones.
I think this is the best Call of Duty in the world
This is the FPS! - EliHbkV 10 Comments
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.
What A Great Game And It Was Made By The People That Did DOOM And Quake
WHY IS THIS SO LOW!? Wolfenstein 3D is one of the first ever FPS games. It practically created the genre! - Jefftt
Though it look cheap by todays standers, think about when this came out? A great innovation to gaming history. - AlienKingV 2 Comments
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 cryV 3 Comments
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
For me Perfect Dark set the standard for what fps are today. I basically consider it like a part 2 to Goldeneye but it broke ground by having sims tp play against also. Basically was like playing online and also has beautiful graphics even by todays standards.
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?V 1 Comment
Imagine taking Call of Duty Zombies, making it 10 times more fun and exciting, and you get this masterpiece. There is just so much good about this game. The weapons are good, the characters are interesting, and the gore that comes out of the Zombies is fantastic. Best zombie FPS ever! - AlienKing
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 fpsV 2 Comments
I mean serious. This is the 2nd best game of all time after Skyrim. A lot of awesome weapons, and you could do anything you want. I mean for real this should be at least at the top ten.
This is truly a wonderful game. I got it the day it came out and I still love it. Fallout isn't a full on shooter, but it's easily one of the best damn games ever.
This is my all time favorite game EVER. I mean it’s awesome because it’s not one of dose games where you can only go one way and that’s all you can do this game u can do anything u want and that’s why I love it so much
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.
Team Fortress 2 may have started the class based fps, but overwatch perfected it. So much fun.
This is fun and addictive!
Overwatch is pretty awesome, it's maybe not the most original game ever (since the concept is kinda like TF2) but with all the new original heroes added I think it deserves a spot in the top 20.V 3 Comments
BioShock and Half-Life may have better stories and Deus Ex and DOOM may have been more innovative at it's time but Borderlands 2 is definitely the most fun fps
Great game, the graphics may not be the best but it has many other amazing features
The Best FPS I've Ever Played - VideoGamefan5
Best game I've ever playedV 2 Comments
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...
Way better than any Call of Duty game. This game emphasizes teamwork and patience and is very realistic. Call of Duty on the other hand emphasizes speed and luck
Battlefield all the way.V 3 Comments
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...
This is great... MilestoneV 3 Comments
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.
Really? You call this good? - MRRM
Amazing graphics multiplayer campaign exo survival but story of campaign could have been better
Best game ever
Aou you kidding me...
What is this thing doign on the list at anyone that voted this please kill yourself
Why is this on here? Boring gameplay and lackluster story and DLC every where you look! Overatted! - AlienKing
It's the best
This games is fantastic! It combines elements of all kinds of games, for all types of people. First off, this game is beautiful, even on last gen (just to get that out of the way)... Second, the game has amazing PvE AND PvP elements, so if you enjoy blowing the heads off of aliens, or your friends. Third, the grinding and playing the game is so unbelievably addicting, you could spend days even weeks trying to get the weapon you want (and no bull "BUY DIS GUN HERE FOR A SMOL PRISE OF 99$). Fourth, weapon and level design is creative, year 1 of this game is a WHOLE 'nother story, but after the taken king launch this game got the revival and recognition that it deserved, the level design was super intelligent and thought out, it was super nostalgiac to go back through the VoG and Crota raids... Remembering the reign of the regime and the mythoclast was cool, and they even included exoctics (notably the NTtE) that you needed to do the year 1 raids to get. 6th and finally, the PvP and ...more
I LOVE the Fallout series, and this game is pretty good! - AlienKing
Good apocalyptic game it has lots of secret weps and a lot of quests and side quests. Over all not a bad game.
Greatest game ever!
I find nostalgia about this despite it being 5 years old
How do you get nostalgia when this is probably one of your first games? - MaxAttack333V 2 Comments
This is the best compilation box of FPS everV 3 Comments
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
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.
Everything actually started with DOOM, not quake. - MRRMV 5 Comments
How isn't this higher? Call of Duty is for 12-year olds. Counter Strike is for grown ass men.
New Graphics and still uses the source engine!
and it is still under beta closed beta that's why you have to get a beta key
Easy to run, never gets old. The developer doesn't launch a new CS game every half a year. 10/10
Brilliant graphics and brilliant game when I start this one I thinked css was really bad best online game I ever saw so good so brilliant and if you are a little good at thisgame you'll never stop playing
Not: I played 1.232 hours 32 minutes meanwhile I'm playing... !
BOO - Extractinator04
I can't believe this is so low on this list. The Battlefield series is the best thing out there. I could not believe when I had to scroll all the way down here to find this game. No doubt in my mind this is the Greatest FPS ever.
This can't be so low on the list, it's a very old game, but it was super fun. It also has an incredible element of strategy on it that modern fps lack off.
The first multiplayer war game that could use airplanes tanks turrets.
This was one of the best games ever.V 1 Comment
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