Video games have been populated with a wide genre of variety. From this vast variety, one genre has stood out and has proved itself over and over again in terms of popularity. Its the FPS games genre. Lets take a look at a few amazing FPS games.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
Although originally launched without the FPS mode, GTA V raised the bar for open world games with the addition of this mode in their game. Rockstar Games satirical take on modern day and a great balance of game play combined with the freedom of open world made this game an amazing experience to play. And hey, if you accidentally started playing GTA V on VR then you might get trapped in there for eternity 😛
Mirror’s Edge is an FPS game that dared to be different. It prioritized running over shooting and gave players control over an equally immersive female protagonist, Faith. This game can be played in a variety of ways since you have options of wielding weapons as well or you can take a subtle approach without using them as well. Mirror’s Edge is one game that you definitely must try. Buy Mirror’s Edge for PS3, PS4, XBox 360 or PC
3. Far Cry 3
The 3rd installment in the Far Cry series was one of the best FPS games ever made with the true essence of an FPS game. Far Cry 3 had everything a perfect FPS game could offer along with a great story line and above all, an EPIC villain Vaas Montenegro. If you haven’t played this game then stop reading further and go and purchase this game already! The theme tune of Far Cry 3 is quite amazing as well. Oh and not to forget, the freaking awesome “insanity speech” by Vaas quoting Einstein *spoilers* watch this video! Buy Far Cry 3 for PS3, XBox 360 or PC
Now THAT is how you make a game!
This game is one of the most unique games out there and its game play is unlike any other. Although not really a FPS game, this game borrows a few aesthetics from first person shooter mechanisms. However, it is really really fun to play none the less. You will have a lot of fun playing this one.
5. Counter Strike: Condition Zero
Admit it, we have bunked so many lectures and wasted countless number of hours on creating servers to play with our friends and we have loved every second of this game. Counter Strike is one of the few FPS games or perhaps the only game that has stood the test of time.
6. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
If you were to pick up a COD experience that set up the modern FPS games it would definitely have to be Call Of Cuty 4: Modern Warfare. It is a really memorable and satisfying experience to play and had a really impactful storyline as well. Developers of this game were also bold enough to make the player experience their own character’s death in the game which was pretty new for the time when this game was launched. We’re sure you all must have definitely played this one. Buy Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for PS3, XBox 360 or PC
7. Unreal Tournament
Unreal Tournament was the defining game for multiplayer FPS games. Its Deathmatch and artificial intelligence for bots is praised by many till date and it was the first sci-fi shooter game with both single player campaign as well as multiplayer game modes. It had a plethora of game types to play from which include:
- Capture The Flag
- Last Man Standing
- Team Deathmatch
Unreal Tournament is also heavy on graphics side and at the time of its launch it was considered as one of the most realistic graphic games of the time. The company who developed this game has evolved and grown into a massive scale and have also launched their own game engine which is titled “Unreal Engine” and is one of the best game engines available in the market. Also, the engine is free! So if you’ve got some spare time you can make quality games using their engine 😉
Rage is a FPS game which gives the player a massive wasteland to explore. It is based in a post apocalyptic setting and has some stunningly amazing graphics. The interesting aspect of this game is that it feels quite crude and that is what sets it apart. Driving the Buggy is an amazing experience in the game and there’s a really good story line in the game as well. Buy Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for PS3, XBox 360 or PC
9. Modern Combat 3 Fallen Nation – Mobile FPS Games
Modern Combat is the only mobile FPS game on this list and that too because of its console quality graphics and game play. Modern Combat 3 is developed by Gameloft, developers with console quality mobile games. This game lacks no aspect of a gorgeous looking console counterpart and looks stunningly detailed on a decent mobile phone with good specifications. Modern Combat 3 is available to download from Google Play for a premium. You can get it from here.
This game is absolutely one of the best looking games out there and many PCs even today won’t be able to play this game at max 😛 Crysis was one of the most defining games in terms of graphics and is easily the most enjoyable sci-fi action FPS game out there. Further versions have been no less than spectacular as well.
11. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlefield is one of the heavy weights in FPS games genre. The most exciting aspect about Battlefield games is just how dynamic their environments are. They even took it to another level in the 3rd installment where you could literally blow up an entire building. In this game it was exciting to blow holes through walls. Buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PS3, XBox 360 or PC
12. Left 4 Dead 2
Killing zombies was never so much fun. Zombie killing fever in video games was started by Left 4 Dead series. This game has a good story line as well as a menacingly awesome game play with smooth controls and runs smoothly on almost every PC. It had an amazing 8 hour game play with tons of zombie killing to offer. So, get your hatchet ready and go kill some zombies in Left 4 Dead 2! Buy Left 4 Dead 2 for XBox 360 or PC
13. Bioshock: Infinite
This game did an amazing job at confusing the player at the very beginning of the game but yet somehow not losing their attention. Bioshock Infinite had some what a very unusual introduction and then suddenly the player is exposed to this weird Utopian setting where in he is left to explore further. Graphics are really stunning. Buy Bioshock: Infinite for PS3, XBox 360 or PC