100+ Best FPS Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Best Fps Games Of All Time

First person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered on gun and other weapon-based combat in a first person perspective. The genre shares common traits with other shooter games, which in turn makes it fall under the heading action game.  Spanning the entire history of the genre, these first-person shooter games are considered the best of the best. 

These are the best FPS games of all time, as ranked by our community. Instead of just reading this list for yourself, you can contribute to the community by voting games of your choice here. Vote your favorite games to share with Wowkia community all around the world.

#1 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)

Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.

Initial release date: November 5, 2007

Series: Call of Duty

Engine: IW engine

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Macintosh operating systems

Publishers: Activision, SQUARE ENIX LTD

Developers: Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Treyarch, n-Space, Aspyr

#2 Half-Life 2 (2004)

Half Life 2

Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to 1998's Half-Life and was released in November 2004 following a five-year $40 million development. During development, a substantial part of the project was leaked and distributed on the Internet.

Initial release date: November 16, 2004

Engine: Source

Developer: Valve Corporation

Platforms: Android, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, IBM PC compatible, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

Awards: VGX Award for Best PC Game, MORE

#3 Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)

Halo Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released as a launch title for Microsoft's Xbox video game console on November 15, 2001. Microsoft released versions of the game for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2003.

Initial release date: November 15, 2001

Series: Halo

Composer: Michael Salvatori

Developers: Bungie, Gearbox Software, LLC, MacSoft, Westlake Interactive

Publishers: Microsoft Corporation, Xbox Game Studios, MacSoft, Destineer

Awards: VGX Award for Best PC Game

#4 Halo 3 (2007)

Halo 3

Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console. The third installment in the Halo franchise, the game concludes the story arc begun in 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved and continued in 2004's Halo 2.

Initial release date: September 25, 2007

Composer: Michael Salvatori

Developers: Bungie, Splash Damage

Awards: VGX Award for Best Multiplayer Game, VGX Award for Most Addictive Video Game

Composers: Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori

#5 DOOM (1993)


Doom is a first-person shooter game developed by id Software for MS-DOS released in December 10, 1993. It is one of the most significant games in video game history, and is frequently cited as one of the greatest games of all time.

Initial release date: December 10, 1993

Composer: Robert Prince

Developers: id Software, GT Interactive, Williams Entertainment Inc., David A. Palmer Productions

Platforms: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, MORE

Engines: Doom engine, Unity (2019 re-release)

Designers: John Romero, American McGee, Tom Hall, Sandy Petersen, Shawn Green

#6 Far Cry 3 (2012)

Farcry 3

Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The third main installment in the Far Cry series, the game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2012.

Initial release date: November 29, 2012

Engine: Dunia 2

Awards: BAFTA Games Award for Action Game

Developers: Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai, MORE

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One

Designers: Jamie Keen, Kevin Guillemette

#7 BioShock (2007)


BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia, and published by 2K Games.

Initial release date: August 21, 2007

Series: BioShock

Composer: Garry Schyman

Developers: 2K Games, Irrational Games, 2K Australia, Digital Extremes, 2K Marin, Feral Interactive, UTV Indiagames, 2K China

Awards: VGX Award for Game of the Year, MORE

Genres: First-person shooter, Action-adventure game

#8 Fallout 3 (2008)

Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The third major installment in the Fallout series, it is the first game to be created by Bethesda since it bought the franchise from Interplay Entertainment.

Initial release date: October 28, 2008

Engine: Gamebryo

Composer: Inon Zur

Developers: Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios

Awards: VGX Award for Best RPG, MORE

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One

#9 Battlefield 4 (2013)

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by video game developer EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to 2011's Battlefield 3 and was released in October 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360; then later in November for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Initial release date: October 29, 2013

Director(s): Lars Gustavsson; Stefan Strandberg

Composer(s): Johan Skugge; Jukka Rintamäki

Engine: Frostbite

Awards: Satellite Award for Outstanding Platform Action/Adventure Game

Developers: EA DICE, DICE Los Angeles

#10 Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

Left For Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. The sequel to Turtle Rock Studios's Left 4 Dead, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in November 2009, and for OS X in October 2010, and for Linux in July 2013.

Initial release date: November 17, 2009

Developer: Valve Corporation

Engine: Source

Awards: British Academy Games Award for Multiplayer, VGX Award for Best Xbox 360 Game

Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game

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