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The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time

Updated May 13, 2020 28.3k votes 2.8k voters 98.0k views167 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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  • Doom1
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    Doom

    1993

    Developerid Software, Williams Entertainment Inc.

    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software....  more
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22

    DeveloperInfinity Ward

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a 2009 first-person shooter political war thriller video...  more
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  • Half-Life3
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    230

    DeveloperValve Corporation, Gearbox Software

    Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation,...  more
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  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare4

    DeveloperInfinity Ward

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a 2007 first-person shooter video game, developed by...  more
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops5

    Developern-Space, Treyarch

    Call of Duty: Black Ops is a 2010 first-person shooter spy thriller video game. The game was...  more
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  • Half-Life 26
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    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Half-Life 2 is the well-recieved sequel to Half-Life. Half-Life 2 takes place in the dystopian...  more
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  • Far Cry 37
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    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
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  • Halo: Combat Evolved8

    DeveloperGearbox Software, Bungie Studios, MacSoft Games

    Halo: Combat Evolved is a 2001 military science fiction first-person shooter video game...  more
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  • Doom II: Hell on Earth9

    DeveloperNerve Software, id Software

    Doom II: Hell on Earth is a first-person shooter video game, the second title of id Software's...  more
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  • Halo 210
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    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
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  • Call of Duty: World at War11

    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
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  • GoldenEye 00712
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    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
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  • Wolfenstein 3D13
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    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
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  • Halo 314
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    Halo 3

    2007

    DeveloperBungie Studios

    Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console....  more
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  • BioShock15
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    DeveloperIrrational Games

    BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston, and published by 2K...  more
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II16

    DeveloperTreyarch

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a 2012 first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch...  more
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  • Fallout 317
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    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios,...  more
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  • Battlefield 418
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    DeveloperEA Digital Illusions CE

    Battlefield 4 is a 2013 first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish video game...  more
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  • Call of Duty 219
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    DeveloperAspyr, Infinity Ward

    Call of Duty 2 is a 2005 first-person shooter video game and the second installment in the...  more
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  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two20

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person shooter video game, the second episode in a series...  more
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  • Wolfenstein: the New Order21

    DeveloperMachineGames

    Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by...  more
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  • Unreal Tournament22

    DeveloperDigital Extremes, Epic Games

    Unreal Tournament is a first-person shooter video game co-developed by Epic Games and Digital...  more
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  • Left 4 Dead23
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    DeveloperValve Corporation, Turtle Rock Studios

    Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game with survival horror elements,...  more
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  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein24

    DeveloperNerve Software, Gray Matter Interactive, id Software

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a first-person shooter video game published by Activision and...  more
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  • Duke Nukem 3D25
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    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
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