Top 10 Best Third Person Shooters

The Top Ten
1 Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4 Product Image

This game is so good that capcom can never recapture the gold of it. Even though the sequels can't compare, there's no denying that this game is the best in capcoms catalog! MASTERPIECE!

This is my favorite game on a sony console aside form Final Fantasy VII. No other violent video game is as good... except Assassin's Creed and Bioshock maybe.

Definitely don't disagree with this at #1. This forever changed the third person shooter genre. One of my favorite games of all-time.

I played it for a long time and it never gets boring. It doesn't matter if it has bad graphics, the game is awesome.

2 Red Dead Redemption Red Dead Redemption Product Image

You will never get bored of this game because there is so many things to do and so many places to explore. Even better than Grand Theft Auto IV and that means a lot!

When you shoot enemy's they have realistic physical responses to the gun blasts

Not rockstar's best game, the worlds best game.

3 Mass Effect 2 Mass Effect 2 Product Image

My favorite game of all time.

This is also Bioware's best game today.

Because it MASS EFFECT 2... as simple as that

The Best TPS ever made

4 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Product Image

I wouldn't classify Mass Effect 2 as a third person shooter. It is a fantastic game though, this game is everything an action adventure title should be; and it happens to be a third person shooter. Tight gameplay mechanics and awesome set pieces make this one stand out.

This game is just amazing. Great quality, great action scenes, great story. It should really be first

Great game, amazing graphics and story

I don't really consider it a tps.

5 Gears of War Gears of War Product Image

There are many great games on this list and I think Mass Effect 2 is one of the greatest games of all time, but it's a RPG. Star Wars Battlefront 2 was my First Shooter so it is a part of my childhood, but not the best 3rd Person Shooter.
Gears of War is a awesome game and it is an Evolution for that Genre. Nothing more to say.

Its gears it needs to be number one it had beautiful graphics for the time and gave a new cover system.

One of the first great multiplayer games

Why the hell is this not at number 1?

6 Dead Space Dead Space Product Image

The atmosphere in this game is truly a class above any other yet to come. Tight controls, great story and characters, and upgrading your weapons gives you a real sense of having a fighting chance at surviving.

What can be said its beautiful and at times expresses true horror.

A horror tps. What more could you want

7 Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V Product Image

This is an open world game.

I am discussed that this is not number one.:(

8 Star Wars Battlefront II Star Wars Battlefront II Product Image

Yeah because Dead Space, Gears, Uncharted, Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption, Resident Evil and a ton of others don't have a story.

Actually has a story line unlike just about every other shooter out there. Still trying to find disk for my old copy.

9 Max Payne Max Payne Product Image

This game is without a doubt a masterpiece. The mood is perfectly captured all throughout with an amazing soundtrack, beautiful sound effects, and a great atmosphere overall. The style of the game is superb and holds up as my favorite game ever. Why this is not number 1 blows my mind.

It's obviously the best third person shooter game ever made, without doubt. It's a masterpiece. It's a revolution for it's time. Story, gameplay, characters... all of them are amazing. The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto, Mafia... All of them are nothing compared to this game.

One of the best games of the 2000s. Better than most shooters these days that are solely based on Multiplayer and co-op. Has the best story, best character development and one of the best settings ever. Period.

Out of most of the games on this list this is one of the most core shooters out there and when it comes to running and gunning most of the games ranked higher than this don't even hold up as well or create the sense of challenge and intensity that this game has

10 Grand Theft Auto IV Grand Theft Auto IV Product Image

Grand Theft Auto IV is the best first person game cause there is no limit in what you can do. If you ever defeat the story mode (which would take a while), you can always cause destruction, hang out with friends, date, go bowling, pool etc. and go on tours around the city.

The graphics are amazing and the setting looks so realistic that is probably one of the biggest games in history.

Best Grand Theft Auto game ever and I played them all

The Contenders
11 The Last of Us The Last of Us Product Image

Gameplay is amazing and punching feels like a real brawl, It's so satisfying!

Best Third person ever. Best Story, gameplay and multiplayer

Its rare to have a combination of good story and great tps gameplay

12 Max Payne 3 Max Payne 3 Product Image

Amazing game. The airport shootout at the end was one of the most powerful moments I've ever experienced in gaming

Really, a masterpiece by Rockstar. Enjoyed playing every second.


I was surprised at how good this game was. Very nice

13 Fallout 3 Fallout 3 Product Image

It's fun, it's creative, and it is explosive!

This had better be on number one soon...

14 Mafia Mafia Product Image

Resident Evil has nothing on this 3rd person shooter about the Mafia. Who needs Chris Redfield when you can have Vito Scaletta and Joe Barbaro.

15 Gears of War 2 Gears of War 2 Product Image
16 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Product Image
17 Socom U.S. Navy SEALS Socom U.S. Navy SEALS  Product Image

Massive experience. Started online gaming on PS2, legendary game.

18 Gears of War 3 Gears of War 3 Product Image

One of the best! It's so good!

Best ending of all time!

19 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Product Image
20 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Product Image
21 Saints Row: The Third Saints Row: The Third Product Image
22 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Product Image
23 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Product Image
24 Red Dead Redemption 2 Red Dead Redemption 2 Product Image
25 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Product Image
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