PC gaming has seemingly been with us from the dawn of time and has made stars and heroes of many deemed exceptionally good at it. First-person shooter games on PC are currently all the rage and greedily hog the top-selling spots and gamer’s hearts and minds. Which is why we thought to put together this top 20 best FPS gaming list for the PC that give honorable mentions to the most groundbreaking, fabulous and properly bloody FPS games ever made. If you haven’t played all the games on the list, then am afraid you can’t really call yourself a gamer. If however, you have plowed your way through the gun in hand and heart in mouth, then let’s break out the champagne and celebrate your achievement.
Putting together such a list is by no means an easy task as the pool to choose from is large beyond imagining. If your fav games are missing from this list be kind enough not to start a war with us or send assassins to cut our throats. Without further ado, here is our pick of the top FPS PC games that have made gaming history, and stolen our hearts, pocket money, and countless amounts of our time. Apart from also being eh… absolutely peerless in action.
1. Battlefield 1
After spoiling us bloody with their eponymous Battlefield series the guys at EA thought up this stunning beauty that cleverly packs in all there is to love about FPS games in an all-new sexily-decorated package. This absolutely groundbreaking game is set right in the mud and rat-filled pits and trenches and shell-strewn ground of the First World War. Like no other game we have yet seen it vividly brings war in all its glory, beauty, filthiness, inhumanity, and savageness right into your living room and indelibly into your two eyeballs. Soon, you are deeply shaken, moved, and determined to do your bit in winning the battle for freedom. Its overall exceptionally put together, while its multiplayer works just like a wet-dream to enable you to play this game all year without in the least getting bored. Which is why it’s our king of the hill, sorry list.
2. Call of Duty – Modern Warfare Remastered
The release of the original Call of Duty Modern Warfare can well be said to be one of the defining points of the FPS genre. Departing from the WW2 theme of its previous brethren, it for the first time focused on modern war and so brilliant was its overall execution and performance that others were soon rushing to copy its formula. But with the flood of new games released yearly, it was well nigh forgotten. Till its die-hard fans recently raised an enormous clamor for its re-release. Activision heard their cries and prayers and did more than they were asked to. They resolutely polished and tweaked an already masterful product into something that is really awe-inspiring and far better than what the original was. Hats off to Modern Warfare Remastered!
3. Titanfall 2
Yeah, it’s Titanfall time, oh yeah mortals! Titanfall was already massively-awesome on its on. Not satisfied EA released a sequel that lifts the series into a higher plain, even Titans might be unable to reach. Pumped with an enormous amount of steroids Titanfall 2 goes down like a 5-star meal by a Michelin starred chef out to win a bet. What you can do on Titanfall 2 is essentially limitless as the laws of physics are yours to bend and ignore at whim. Just let your mind roam free and season it with an adequate amount of creativity and there are none and nothing to stop you. They might call it Titanfall 2, but we call it Titanfun No 1!
4. Doom 2016
So, the folks at Bethesda Softworks thought they should make available the FPS game that basically started it all. Yea, your one and only DOOM. One of the finest FPS ever made this latest edition of Doom just like the others is absolutely sublime and sweet enough to make the dead rise in envy. It features big guns you can use to blast bigger demons and other undead to bloody splatters, immersive environments demanding of your very best concentration, and a multiplayer that is perfectly stitched together for the maximum heart-stopping effect. Play it and be Doomed to insane amounts of fun and enjoyment!
Since Overwatch was blitzed into our life and monitors by Blizzard Entertainment our lives have happily never been the same. And who can blame us with all the delish goodies this online multiplayer FPS has to offer. Starting of course with an insanely-lovable cast of characters of every hue and stripe and massively-addictive online multiplayer action that never fails to leave you staring at the clock wondering where the time flew to without your noticing. Wanna be a hero and a winner with an eclectic team of multiple abilities? Then it’s Overwatch for you.
6. Metro Last Light
Few post-apocalyptic shooters are as fabulous as this. Or as immersive. Developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver, this game is essentially what you get when you marry a Tom Clancy stealth shooter to a Doom masterpiece from the future. On Last Light, you get to battle all manner of undead and fantastic mutants. If all the excitement doesn’t drive you crazy you are free to roam about the ruins like a whisper remaking your world in your own image. The weapons are ever-changing, the combat shocks like a poke to the eyeballs with a bullet and the things it scares up now and then is more than horrific enough to make you wet yourself. If you’ve seen something better than Metro Last Light it doesn’t exist!
7. Battlefield 3
Few games possess such a wicked thrill as does Battlefield 3. Born of EA and awesomely-magnificent it lets you experience combat in the modern age firsthand. Did we mention that you also get to fly modern aircraft all by your lonesome? And drive combat vehicles around as you plunge neck-deep in the insatiable blood-red laws of war. The multiplayer campaign is particularly peerless. With exquisitely-designed maps crammed to the limit with things and people to get very excited about and trigger-happy on, there is clearly no stopping the fun. Or the action. So, unsafe your weapon and blast your way to victory.
8. Star Wars Battlefront 3
A particularly marvelous take on the ever-colorful Star Wars universe to make fans whoop with joy and unashamedly drool. Especially in the graphics, which are some of the best to have ever graced a PC monitor. Giving action-packed an all-new definition, Star Wars Battlefront 3 lets you live out your Star Wars themed dreams. Developed and published by EA with some help from Criterion Games, the level of detail in the game is simply amazing as is the realism. Star Wars Battlefront 3 is as perfect a game ever made and richly decorated for truly impressive effect on the senses. With a multiplayer mode enabled the game is most clearly out for blood and takes no prisoners.
9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
One of the most premier Ubisoft releases, Rainbow Six Siege is one of the best PC FPS you are going to get your paws on for quite a long while yet. Combining a very destructible environment, fabulous multiplayer, and the encouragement to really use the stuff between your ears, it is quite simply peerless. Not for it the intense bullet storm of other FPS, in Rainbow Six Siege the aim is to kill and be out before anyone knows you are even there. In multiplayer mode, the fun and pulse-shredding excitement factor is ratcheted up even more. And the rewards you get when you and your team do things right is simply out of this world. So, don’t hesitate to lay siege to the rainbow and win the pot of gold buried at the end!
On Bulletstorm the curses fly so thick you could be excused for thinking that’s the reason for all the hullabaloo around the game. Till you play a few minutes of it and have to physically restrain your eyes from popping right out of your head in astonishment. Made by People Can Fly and Epic Games, and published by EA in all its glory, Bulletstorm lets you get rid of your foes in the most creative ways imaginable. As this is rewarded, you are constantly having to wrack your brains and seek to extend your creativity in planning the most brutal and epic enemy neutralization we have yet seen. It’s grandly humorous, properly bloody and blood-tinged enough to get you coming back for more of the same. For all the cursing though they might well have named it Bulletfuck!
11. Far Cry 4
Developed by Ubisoft in association with a long slew of other gaming studios Far Cry 4 doubles on the excitement of its predecessor and quadruples the fun and adventure. One of the top FPS games for PC yet made it packs in a truly unforgettable cast of characters. Chief among which is of course the lovable Pagan Min. Feel like riding into battle on a war elephant and pureeing your foes under its feet? Then, you came to the right place son. The action is wide-ranging and endless, killings are brutal and creative and the marvelously-detailed environment is definitely to kill for and lavished with enough eye-candy to make you swoon now and then as you rampage around the immense open world full of exciting unknowns. For the Far Cry series, this is quite simply its ultimate and best evolution.
12. Crysis 3
The Crysis series of games was formerly used as benchmarks to test the speed and power of gaming rigs. Which is all too easy to understand considering just how feature and effect-crammed they are to the last millimeter. Developed by Crytek and published by EA, Crysis 3 is quite a step up from Crysis 2 and this time plants the player squat in the middle of a futuristic New York City and gives them the freedom to roam and blow apart all opposition however they choose to. Featuring a single player mode with a real spine-tingling eight missions, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to 12, any wonder that Crysis 3 is one of the top FPS games for PC you are ever likely to come across.
13. Arma 3
Can any top pick of PC FPS be complete without at least one of the Arma series in glorious residence? We think not. Bohemia Interactive sure knows how to make them and make them rather surpassingly excellently at that. Building on the awesome successes of the preceding Arma titles Arma 3 delivers uncompromising performance, puts you right in the fields and valleys of modern war and demands nothing but the very best from you if you wish to live to a ripe old age and tell your kids what a grand time you had dealing out death and destruction to the deserving. Vast it is with an equally vast amount of things to get up to and all sorts of bullet-ridden trouble to get caught up in. Think of it rather like a pimped-up Modern Warfare with something for everyone no matter their tastes.
14. Battlefield 4
Developed and published by EA Battlefield 4 draws on the lessons learned from other games in the series to present to you what might well be the best FPS workout in existence. Packed with enough weaponry to wipe out this galaxy, rocking sinfully-excessive fun, gore and explosions to endlessly keep you engaged all year and possessing a multiplayer mode so sweet it has few rivals is it any wonder this game is one of the top FPS games for PC to beat both now and forevermore. With the ability to drive or fly vehicles and jets of all types consider this a cheap combat/vehicle simulator until you join up and go to war. We never knew the war could be this delish till we got a lick of the Battlefield 4. And now we and a large number of the global populace are hooked.
15. Wolfenstein – The New Order
Developed and published by Bethesda Softworks The New Order is set in an alternate timeline where Nazi Germany won World War 2 and rule the globe. Not the type of guy to take this lying down, your hero wakes up from a decade-plus coma and decides to make the Aryan filth rue the day they were born. An FPS shooter with few peers combat is frenetic and so fast-paced that if you blink you get killed. The game, unlike most, allows the carriage of all the weaponry you come across, sure to delight arrogant gun-lovers like we proudly are. While there is no multiplayer the single-player mode is so good that you feel nothing amiss. Who needs friends to play with when the experience is so rad!
16. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games for PC, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare breathes new life and vision into the series. Featuring both single and multiplayer elements, storylines that actually make sense, and futuristic, but no less deadly weaponry and gizmos aplenty, it is one of the better titles in the series and definitely for fans desiring extreme weapons customization and hard-core combat in an excellently put-together package.
17. Dying Light
Need some proper scares guaranteed to give you nightmares all week? Then welcome to Dying Light. An open-world FPS you get to roam around pretty as you please and look for food, ammo, and trouble. But only in the daylight mind. Because at night all the monsters that populate your local graveyard rise and prepare to give you a welcome home party with you being the main course should they catch you. Developed by Techland and published by Warner Bros Interactive Dying Light features both a single and multiplayer mode gruesome enough to make you shit yourself in fear over. One of the best first-person shooter games for PC out there in the dying light, just don’t play it before bedtime if you are in need of a baby-sweet sleep!
18. Counter Strike – Global Offensive
It sure would be a crime if CO: Global Offensive never made this list. And we do apologize for its so far down the ladder. But that’s life. CO:GO really needs no intro, so we will try to make this one short and sweet. A sinfully-fun multiplayer FPS from the duo of Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation, CS:GO is team-based and with differing game modes to pick and choose from. So popular is it that some die-hard and absolutely hard-core players have accumulated thousands of hours at it and can almost kill with a blink of the eyes. Popular at esports competitions CS:GO delivers non-stop entertainment. Not to mention immense bragging rights when you rank among the top gamers in your region.
19. Call of Duty Ghosts
Published by Activision Call of Duty Ghosts takes place in a quite believable timeline where a nuclear explosion has erased the oils of the Middle Eastern countries and beggared their swaggering sheikhs. It also had the unintended result of making South America the global powerhouse. At the expense, of course, of the mighty US of A. As America is invaded by these uppity groups of countries you take on the role of a special forces operative tasked with helping defeat the invasion and helping restore the USA at its usual spot at the right hand of God. While the single-player campaign is more than satisfactory, it’s the multiplayer that wows and leaves you breathless at the level of detail and countless ways to get in trouble in.
20. Team Fortress 2
Take a step back and you might wonder why so many swear by Team Fortress 2. Dive into it, however, and you well might never choose to get out. Forsaking muscle-bound realistically-detailed humans or aliens Team Fortress like its predecessor instead uses cartoon characters throughout. But there is indeed nothing cartoonish about the fun, action, and excitement it deliciously outputs. Developed and published by Valve Corporation, Team Fortress 2 is an online multiplayer FPS of which am yet to see the like. One of its better charming features is the continuous adding of content and extras, whether by the developer or users. Therefore, it’s quite impossible to get bored with the game. Sporting lots of game modes, weaponry and an eclectic cast of characters to choose from, Team Fortress 2 is one of the top FPS games for PC you can choose to rock your world too.
FPS games have long been ruling the roost. Coming in an ever-bewildering variety and of varying complexity and difficulty levels, they gift gamers with nearly-tangible things that really go a long long way in making this life and the next worth living. With this carefully chosen pick of the best ever FPS games for PC you are enabled to know just how high or down the gaming ladder you are at. Never forget what FPS games can do for you. So, today load up one and game away till your eyes shrivel away in their sockets. And oh, don’t forget to invite us to witness the sight!