The Best FPS Games

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by William Lobley |
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The first-person shooter, a.k.a the FPS, is a genre full of thrills, excitement and the adrenaline of competition. With an unfathomably large following, the FPS is a ubiquitous game style that sees millions of players logging on day after day to blast their way to a hopeful victory, whether in online deathmatches or solo story campaigns.

First-person shooters are not known for being subtle, often carrying questionable plot lines and dialogue that would not seem out of place in a B-tier action movie. But this is because the ultimate FPS experience finds its definition in gameplay mechanics, weapon selection and the online community.

When it comes to finding the best FPS game, there are plenty of choices. To help you set your sights on the one that’s right for you, Empire has rounded up the very best first-person shooter games below. All titles selected are out now and available right to play on PS5 and PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PC.

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Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians
Price: £10.95

Description

Platform: Xbox One The Halo franchise has played a pivotal role in the evolution of FPS

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

Rrp: £14.57

Price: £13.94

Description

Platform: Multi In 1999, Doom set the standard for early FPS gaming. 21 years later, and the

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx

Description

Platform: PC (VR) Chronologically, Alyx comes before the events of Half-Life 2 and sees

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

Description

Platform: Multi While Far Cry is famed for dragging its protagonists to troubled exotic

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus
Price: £9.65

Description

Platform: Multi Metro Exodus is the third instalment of the Metro series. In it, the

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Rrp: £59.99

Price: £19.79

Description

Platform: Multi In 2007, the original Modern Warfare introduced the gaming world to the

Call Of Duty: Warzone

Call Of Duty: Warzone

Description

Platform: Multi The invasion of the Battle Royale genre has been nothing short of monumental.

Blood & Truth

Blood & Truth

Blood & Truth

Rrp: £28.04

Price: £24.97

Description

Platform: PSVR Blood & Truth is the ideal purchase for anyone with a PSVR headset and

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

Rrp: £29.50

Price: £29.50

Description

Platform: Multi The FPS genre is flooded with OTT weapons, frenetic battles and taunting team

Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Description

Platform: Multi Apex Legends is just one of many Battle Royale titles to have emerged over

Wolfenstein 2: A New Colossus

Wolfenstein 2: A New Colossus

Wolfenstein 2: A New Colossus
Price: £17.02

Description

Platform: Multi Like Doom, Wolfenstein is a granddaddy of the FPS genre and received a

Superhot VR

Superhot VR

Superhot VR
Price: £41.51

Description

Platform: Multi (VR) With its stripped-back aesthetic, innovative gameplay and immersive

BioShock: The Collection

BioShock: The Collection

BioShock: The Collection
Price: £21.94

Description

Platform: Multi BioShock: The Collection consists of three games that rank amongst the best

Looking for a different gaming experience?

If nothing in this list has particularly tickled your fancy, fear not. Empire has a long list of other game recommendations to hand. Anyone with ready access to an Xbox console or gaming PC will want to read about the best games available on Xbox Game Pass. Similarly, Empire has a comprehensive list of the best PC games and the best Nintendo Switch games.

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