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The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time

Updated May 13, 2020 28.2k votes 2.8k voters 97.6k views169 items

This is a list of the best first-person shooter games of all time for any console or system, ranked by gamers like you. These top-rated FPS games are ordered by crowd popularity, so only the greatest fps games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these first-person shooter games are considered the best of the best. Both classic and new FPS games are included here, so you're voting on everything from Goldeneye 007 to Call of Duty Black Ops. Games like Doom paved the way for the current gen of first person shooters like Battlefield 3, so don't forget to vote for the pioneers of this genre as well.

This list has a variety of games, like BioShock and GoldenEye 007, in it.This list answers the questions, "What are the best first-person shooter games?" and "What is the greatest first-person shooter game of all time?"
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    Doom
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    234

    Doom

    1993

    Developerid Software, Williams Entertainment Inc.

    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    DeveloperInfinity Ward

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a 2009 first-person shooter political war thriller video... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Half-Life
    475
    227

    DeveloperValve Corporation, Gearbox Software

    Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    DeveloperInfinity Ward

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a 2007 first-person shooter video game, developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Developern-Space, Treyarch

    Call of Duty: Black Ops is a 2010 first-person shooter spy thriller video game. The game was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Doom II: Hell on Earth

    DeveloperNerve Software, id Software

    Doom II: Hell on Earth is a first-person shooter video game, the second title of id Software's... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Half-Life 2
    628
    378

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Half-Life 2 is the well-recieved sequel to Half-Life. Half-Life 2 takes place in the dystopian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Far Cry 3
    376
    185

    DeveloperUbisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai

    Far Cry 3 is an open world, action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed mainly... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Halo: Combat Evolved

    DeveloperGearbox Software, Bungie Studios, MacSoft Games

    Halo: Combat Evolved is a 2001 military science fiction first-person shooter video game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Halo 2
    415
    218

    Halo 2

    2004

    DeveloperMicrosoft Studios, Bungie Studios, Pi Studios

    Halo 2 is a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. Released for the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Wolfenstein 3D
    249
    132

    DeveloperNerve Software, Raven Software, Interplay Entertainment, Stalker Entertainment, id Software

    Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    GoldenEye 007
    440
    261

    DeveloperAshby Computers and Graphics Ltd., Rare Ltd

    GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and based on the 1995... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    Call of Duty: World at War

    DeveloperRebellion Developments, Exakt Entertainment, n-Space, Treyarch

    Call of Duty: World at War is a 2008 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    Halo 3
    505
    315

    Halo 3

    2007

    DeveloperBungie Studios

    Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    BioShock
    460
    315

    DeveloperIrrational Games

    BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston, and published by 2K... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    DeveloperTreyarch

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a 2012 first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    Fallout 3
    350
    232

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Call of Duty 2
    361
    186

    DeveloperAspyr, Infinity Ward

    Call of Duty 2 is a 2005 first-person shooter video game and the second installment in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Battlefield 4
    300
    191

    DeveloperEA Digital Illusions CE

    Battlefield 4 is a 2013 first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish video game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Unreal Tournament

    DeveloperDigital Extremes, Epic Games

    Unreal Tournament is a first-person shooter video game co-developed by Epic Games and Digital... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person shooter video game, the second episode in a series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    DeveloperNerve Software, Gray Matter Interactive, id Software

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a first-person shooter video game published by Activision and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Wolfenstein: the New Order

    DeveloperMachineGames

    Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    Duke Nukem 3D
    234
    161

    Developer3D Realms, Lobotomy Software, Tiger Electronics, Tectoy, MachineWorks Northwest

    Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by 3D Realms and published by GT... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    Left 4 Dead
    308
    203

    DeveloperValve Corporation, Turtle Rock Studios

    Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game with survival horror elements,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button