Top Ten Most Realistic First Person ShootersCelidor
The Top Ten
The people who voted for Call of Duty either have never played a realistic FPS ever, or they think that Call of Duty is as close to a real war as they can get.
While I have never owned, Arma myself, I have played it multiple times before, and it is much more realistic than Call of Duty or Battlefield. Battlefield does have bullet drop, big maps, and in hardcore mode, one shot to the vitals is a kill. But the Arma games have much more realism and tactics in them, which I find to be more fun than bouncing around a small map quickscoping, running up to someone while they shoot at you to knife them, and throwing grenades all the way across the map. The Arma games are definitely the most realistic, and as soon as I get a computer with a decent graphics card I will be buying them.
Why the hell is CoD4 at #1? It might be a small bit more realistic in story than the most recent games, but it is still incredibly unrealistic in every category. It doesn't deserve to be anywhere near this list.
If Arma games are not realistic than you can go home and play Call of Duty. Arma games have outstanding realism, with all the things such as bullet physics, realistic body shot physics (shot to the vitals means you're dead quickly) and all the vehicles make Arma series the top of all the shooters I ever had. Than there is an Arma 3 with outstanding realism and graphics that beat both Call of Duty Ghosts and BF4 by far.
Arma, insurgency, red orchestra - all are good games, but where is rising storm 2? ?V 26 Comments
Insurgency is probably the most realistic multiplayer FPS money can buy. The mechanics are on point and the game itself runs like a dream. Also, there are plenty of servers that will match perfectly with your type of style. The community is always chill and you don't run into too many idiots that ruin the game experience for you. More often than not, they get booted from the match because you can call a vote. However, the learning curve for this game is pretty intense. I started playing consistently only 3 months ago, but I could tell a lot of these guys were vets. With that being said, don't give up on the game so quickly if you find it too difficult. You will die, a lot. You will rage quit, which is fair. But... Once you turn the corner and start memorizing the map layouts, getting control of the game mechanics and racking up kills, you'll be good to go.
I honestly don't know how half of these games got on here but the thing I will say is that this is pretty darn realistic and deserves second behind arma because this game capture the "check your corners" perfectly in multi-player, but arma captures the engaging from a distance rather than from 15 feet like cod4. Call of Duty in general doesn't deserve to be anywhere close to this list along with crysis, I mean really a Nano suit, really?! But arma and insurgency are deserving of these spots.
Insurgency is very realistic, while yes it can pretty face paced sometimes it makes up for it in the game's chosen environment being CQB. It requires map awareness, checking corners, removing enemies from key hold downs that prevent your team from capping a point or progressing in anyway etc. People compare Insurgency to games like Arma and Squad, while yes all three are realistic I don't think Insurgency should be compared to them. Different map sizes, tactics, player size in games, vehicles (yet) and all those. Plus Insurgency is running on Source Engine while Arma is using the RV4 engine while Squad the unreal making "realistic" textures for Insurgency quite hard. I'm looking forward to Insurgency: Sandstorm giving Insurgency a complete overhaul adding more weapons, better graphics using the Unreal Engine, more insane maps and to top it off vehicles.
It's the only one iv playedV 20 Comments
Barrel overheating, sight adjustment, when a tank crew member dies inside the tank, you move the body to the side to access take his position... lots of realistic details
One shot kills are very common in this game.
How is this not in the top 10
Realistic health, no ammo counter, blind fire, and realisitic cover from all objects
Okay, when your in a tank, you r actually in the tank, that alone...V 3 Comments
Many real. Much accuracy. Very wow.
As you close as you can get to military simulator, at least until squad is released
More realistic more military
YOU GUYS SHOULD TRY SQUAD. It's FROM THE DEV OF ORIGINAL BF2:Project Reality MOD
Heavy squad based multiplayer game play, if you join the right server you can wait maybe an hour for your squad leader to finish briefing, then they have to brief you. Unless your given just basic goals, this game can be super complex. And if you have some mods like ACE, medic systems are much more complicated than just picking up and using a first aid kit, or regenerating health like Call of Duty.
Has to be #1 none of these games beat the realism if you join a realism unit.
Other than the character animations, Arma 3 seems more realistic than all the games above it. - IAmNotARobot
It is just so realisticV 14 Comments
This is NOT a realistic game, in ANY way, shape or form. - Zinfress
CS should be second
This game, besides arma 2 should be higher. The game has a physics engine that allow the game to not only feel and look realistic, but act realistic. The accuracy of guns are comparable to the real world.
The game has realistic graphics, damage system, weapon customization, and more. This game is very promising and should be even better upon release
A fantastic survival FPS game, from gun jams to getting illnesses and needing food/water to survive. Its something that you must try!
The most realistic Shooter I have seen, to the level of the best like Project Reality (and its Spin-off, Squad).
Beautiful lush graphics amazing atmosphere and awesome gameplay and its not just about the graphics this game has some manageable rpg mechanics and a wide customization on your armoryV 10 Comments
The most Tactical and realistic game there, I played Battlefield 4 then this. If we compare graphics Battlefield 4 wins, if we compare which is more tactical and Realistic. of course Americas Army is more tactical and even realistic. We stay in covers if we get out 3-4 Shots are enough To get us to ground and we start bleeding. Peace. Check the game out.
Great game, very authentic, this game shows just how much teamwork can help immensely in completing the mission. For free.. This game should be near the top of this list!
For now, truly the most realistic.
More realistic than mwV 3 Comments
The Call of Duty series is great but it's not even close to being realistic.
Should be on the furthest from real list, who put this here?
You kids Don't know what You're ranking about. This game is NOT realistic!
Extremely realistic, I'm amazed by how close to reality this game is.
Multiplayer is exactly like a real war, it's almost scary.
Battlefield is NOT a simulator people, get over yourself.
Why counter strike is more realistic than boyfriend?
I think this game is #1 in realistically because it has advanced physics, you can fly and drive vehicles, and the movements are realistic ( I. E gun moves all around in recoil, not just up), you can see YOUR shadow as well as others, and you can see your feet, and FINALLY it doesn't take 9 shots from a pistol to kill a person.
The only one more realistic would be ArmA III. Otherwise, this wins. - okcnaline
This is the most realistic game I have ever playedV 5 Comments
This should be number one
US Army recruiting kids by trying to make it seem like Call of DutyV 1 Comment
Even though it is still in alpha development this games is extremely realistic and simulates modern combat and the requirement of teamwork, highly recommend watching videos and buying this game I have over 700 hours on it.
I can tell this list is old if Squad is in 13th place... - CameronBinder
Slow paced with noting trivial
Squad "less realistic" than any Call of Duty... Good lord ^^ This game is awesome! Sounds are pretty impressive, and the amount of teamplay needed to be effective is hardcore :) I love this gameV 3 Comments
Because you use cover, weapon selection is very important, and you can't survive 20 shots like COD
Why is Call of Duty more higher on this list than a tactical shooter? In this game you die it's your fault, it can be poor planning or poor execution why you die. In Call of Duty it's someone destroying you while using an unpatched exploit or an overpowered gun.
This game is essentially Call of Duty but you die from less bullets. The older Rainbow Six games I would vote for, like Raven Shield, but the Vegas series are capitalizing on the modern FPS' popularity.
THE BEST GAME
Honestly any Call of Duty is fake. In ghost recon it takes a 1 to 3 shots. I say that's pretty real compared to Call of Duty black ops 2 or any Call of Duty for that matter
Campaign sucks, and is not realistic at all. However, coop and multiplayer are very realistic, provided you turn off the drone.
Ghost recon is my most favorite shooter, but the very first one is more realistic
Realistic if you're imagining future warfare I suppose and a good game. I think it's the PLAYERS that make a game realistic. If Call of Duty players just slowed down and played more tactically and actually TALKED to each other without some little kid telling you to shut up or calling people "campers" then Call of Duty could be a very realistic shooter. The Taliban don't pop up and shout "camper" at REAL soldiers HOLDING A GOOD POSITION. THAT is a realistic tactic, not running around like idiots.
If we're talking graphics - usmc650736
This game got an award for best graphics and I don't care about realism but I need amazing graphics or I don't like it.
EX:Grand Theft Auto V
EX:CRYSIS 1 AND 2
Realistic tactics and 1 or 2 bullets will kill your, your teammates or your enemies.
The only unrealistic thing would be the graphics which are dated but alright for 2005.
Also, why are CODs and Battlefields up at the top? WHAT?!?!?
Good Game u mostly die in multiplayeer and singleplayer with 1 to 2 bullets Also why is battlefield or Call of Duty in top 10 arma3 and red orchestra 2 fit those better
Uh, you've got to be joking. Really fun but how the hell you gonna say battling big daddy in an underwater fortress realistic
Owning almost everything with a wrench is very realistic!
Vote for the hell of it
To realisticV 2 Comments
Cod4?! Are you insane? That is not realistic. This is. No regenarating health ever, more realistic guns and equipment. And who knows how real Red River will be when it's released.
COD4? realistic? one shot one kill... this is realistic... not like in COD where you die only if nuke falls on you...
Most realistic game I have ever played why you ask health regeneration is for Call of Duty players that do not know how to heal themselves and also does battlefield have multiple choice objectives is medal of honor open world buff said.
Dragon rising was another realistic game.V 3 Comments
Please, the battlefield series is made around team work and realism. Call of duty has no bullet drop or realistic environments. This list is MOST REALISTIC. Not TOP TEN WORST or MOST SALES. It's not about sales, it's about a mature community and teamwork. Get it right next time.
Seriously Modern Warfare No. 1, you guys really need to rethink what makes a game realistic, it's not just having realistic environments and weapons, you have to be able to do realistic things as well. - LarvicarioZ
After I got fed up with how unrealistic the Call of Duty games are, I started playing this and was very satisfied with it. Not 100% realistic but a huge improvement in realism compared to Call of Duty!
Arma is wayyy more realistic than BFBC2, but if you want to play a casual game, and actually have more realism than Call of Duty then this is perfectV 3 Comments
Quite realistic but not as realistic as arma but more funV 2 Comments
The game is good but not too much realistic like, squad, arma etc...
None of the other games are CLOSE to battlefield 1.
Definitely realistic. Just not the realest
All Operation Flashpoint franchise is based on almost-realistic combat. There is little HUD, damage dealt is insane, there's no radar, no objective tags, no run and gun, magazine bullets are lost when prematurely reloaded, etc. etc.
It's more realistic than the Call of Doodies and Cripplefields above.
Multiple weapons, different ammo for different weapons, somewhat realistic ballistics and recoil. Weapons can deteriorate and worse condition means Realistic inventory system that takes both weight and bulk into account and forces the player to make really tough priorities. Aggressive AI that is really trying to kill you - not just standing there waiting to get shot. Some elements of the game are highly unrealistic such as artifacts that are "magical" items from high radiation which gives you bonuses. Geger meters, wild mutant animals etc. makes every trip really exciting.
As the game progresses it becomes more unrealistic story-wise but it could also be seen as the protagonist going crazy from radiation and solitude.
Wonderful game all in all that didn�'t get the attention it deserved.
Its not super realistic at all but its really fun survival/exploration/shooter game. Your weapons will blow up in your face if you don't look after them and has it a great singleplayer. Also good gun fights and cool weapons.
Most realistic console game. Team killing is always active, one shot headshots, the only complaints that I have about this game is how you can tell if a player is in a dark room because they are always lighter colored compared to their surroundings. Another complaint is that glitches are a plenty but of course this game has many updates to come.
Very Realistic And Swat like, but if you are looking for a open-world like ArmA 3, play ArmA 3. If you want Call of Duty to be More realistic DEFINITELY PLAY THIS!
This is by far the most realistic shooter I have ever played. This game is my favorite and I just hit level 105.
To be honest this game was extremely refreshing, damage models are fairly realistic and the destruction in the game is incredible. Very intense and immersive.
Developed by retired swat team members, how can it not be realistic. Gun goes to low ready (unlike many other games) Very tactical
I like this game because of the strict ROE. You can't shoot a suspect unless they shoot first.
I like it because you need to think before you shot at a person... I could be a civilian
Love it had for what seems like ever but I can tget enough of itV 1 Comment
Although in Alpha state, it's what Arma could have been.
Best game I've played in forever
Much better than arma because I can get more than 20fps -_-
Medal of Honor both warfighter and the 2010 version are the two best console first person shooter games there have ever been. The games really tap into the action, sophistication and most importantly the brotherhood that tier 1 operators and other military personnel share with one another.
Tells the real story about the real heros that died doing the job they love and that very few can do.
Warfighter, gun mechanics quite realistic.V 1 Comment
Because it's obviously highly realistic, and nothing can change that. Very realistic in physics and gun play and very tactical. Very realistic.
This is great
I honestly think this is one of the most realistic campaigns that I have ever played in my life. I don't know how it's not in the top 10. I mean come on people you're not going to get a game that is real life. But Modern Warfare 2 deploys you in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger ripping terrorists in half with a mini gun. It doesn't get more real than that...
It's kind of realistic but not really
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Realistic WW2 Shooter, Guns do actual realistic damage like real life ones do. Accuracy is a thing and recoil will be the end of you if you're not prepared.
Most realistic gun mechanics ever seen. Hands down.
Realistic mercenary F2P FPS developed by Crytek.
Why I like it: It is a combination of some of the finer qualities in multiple games. Call of Duty for its Button layout that millions are familiar with -80% of the BS "Call of Duty logic", Battlefield for some of its in-game concepts, Far Cry 3&4 for its graphics, Crysis for its in-game weapon customization, and the awesomeness of Medal of Honer (before 2010) almost everywhere els.
This list is bad anyway
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