The first-person shooter genre is a convoluted mess of games that are hated with a passion and loved by die-hard fans. On one side of the spectrum, we have games that offer stimulating experiences that are inspirational. On the other hand, we have first-person disasters that are neither realistic or enjoyable. We can't get enough of first-person shooter games that are inventive, but often realism is more important.
We love them for their unique level designs and heart-racing action. The following games have replayability and shock appeal and are some of the best games of all time period. This is ranking the 10 best first-person shooter games of all time.
10 Doom (2016)
Video game development company id Software has pushed the envelope with their latest Doom game. Battling demonic forces in Doom (2016) is unlike we've ever seen in a Doom game. Clashes are more violent, faster-paced, and more gratifying. Also, the game's online multiplayer is exceedingly fun. Doom (2016) is a masterpiece and one of the best first-person shooters of all time. It's an immersive game that needs to be experienced. The game's horror elements will leave you frightened, yet captivated at the same time.
9 Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment's most recent shooting game, Apex Legends, is a mega-hit with fans of the first-person shooter genre. Although Fortnite plays in the third-person, there are many similarities between the two battle royale games. With some people preferring Fortnite and others Apex Legends, there's no telling how long the debate will go on. It's intricate gameplay mechanics involves class skills such as rope gliding and dimensional rifts. As of now, we can say that Apex Legends is one of the best first-person shooters of all time.
8 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Many people fondly remember Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as the best Battlefield game to be released thus far. The Bad Company series added environment destructibility as we've never seen in a first-person shooter game. Being able to destroy walls with noob tubes to reveal enemies hiding in houses improved the Battlefield series by a tenfold.
Each multiplayer map had a ton of detail, encouraging players to return for one last battle. The entire game is very polished. Even by today's standards, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an exceptional title.
7 GoldenEye 007
Some would say the stigma behind movie-based video games is gone, but we have yet to see a movie-based video game as thrilling as GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. GoldenEye 007 took first-person shooters to a whole new level by introducing a wide array of weapons and a campaign that stayed true to the original film. Combined with it's split-screen multiplayer, GoldenEye 007 is regarded by many as the best first-person shooter of all time. Getting the Golden Gun in multiplayer for one-shot eliminations is too sweet.
6 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Remastered)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is perhaps the most realistic Call of Duty game to date. The original Modern Warfare games prove that futuristic gimmicks like exo-suits are not nearly as fun as lifelike gameplay. The remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare adds photorealistic graphics and plays with a boosted frame-rate and pixel-count.
A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game is scheduled to release in October, so it may be crowned the best Call of Duty game. For now, we can say Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Remastered) is the best Call of Duty game to date.
5 Half-Life 2
People seem to love Half-Life 2 because of its second-nature gameplay mechanics and incredible storytelling. Valve Corporation is one of the biggest names in first-person shooter gaming, and they didn't fail to deliver with Half-Life 2. When the game came out, the Half-Life 2 was ahead of its time in gameplay and graphics. It remains to be an above-average first-person shooter.
To play multiplayer, there is a separate version of Half-Life 2 titled, "Half-Life 2: Deathmatch." Using many of the assets of Half-Life 2, it can be a highly enjoyable experience.
4 BioShock Remastered
As a single-player first-person shooter, BioShock Remastered may not have the most fun first-person shooter elements in a BioShock series game, but it is the best overall package. The story's twists and turns are enough to keep players engaged and frightened. The original BioShock's characters, such as Andrew Ryan and Frank Fontaine, are memorable pieces of gaming history.
Many would agree BioShock Infinite has superior first-person shooting gameplay. The city of Rapture, Big Daddies, Little Sisters, and a gripping story make the original BioShock an engrossing masterpiece.
3 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
This tactical shooter will leave you at a loss for words. Since the game's release, it has come a long way in terms of level design and gameplay. Be warned, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is not ideal for casual players. To get the most out of the game, time well spent is needed to learn the game's advanced gadgets and tactics. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is exemplary and arguably the best Rainbow Six game of all time. Breaching doors and shooting through walls is a game-changer in Rainbow Six Siege.
2 Halo 3
The Halo series contains some of the best first-person shooters of all time. We wish we could include them all, yet it seems like Halo 3 stands out from the pack. Halo 3 was the final Halo developed by Bungie, the original development team behind Halo. The weapons are balanced, creating a seamless multiplayer experience. Also, Halo 3's campaign is a blast. The best way to experience Halo 3 is in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Halo: The Master Chief Collection allows players to experience Halo 3 in glorious 1080p 60fps!
1 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
When it comes to first-person shooter games, Valve Corporation knows what they are doing. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the latest addition to the Counter-Strike franchise, and it's the best entry so far. Containing classic maps like Dust 2 and Nuke, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive revamps its gameplay but has a little extra for fans returning to the series. In terms of competitiveness, few games can compare to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It's not surprising as to why CS: GO is the most played first-person shooter competitively.