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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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Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2004 Half-Life 2 is the well-recieved sequel to Half-Life. Half-Life 2 takes place in the dystopian City 17 and the surrounding area, almost 20 years after the events of the original Half-Life. In ...more

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a 2007 first-person shooter video game, developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. ...more

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Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 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: ...more

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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston, and published by 2K Games. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 platforms in August 2007; a PlayStation ...more

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Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved is a 2001 military science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft. The first game of the Halo franchise, it was released on ...more

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1993 Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for ...more

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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
wiabux added 1997 GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. It was exclusively released for the Nintendo 64 video game console in Japan ...more

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Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1998 Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation, the company's debut product and the first in the Half-Life series. First released in 1998 by Sierra ...more

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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2004 Halo 2 is a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. Released for the Xbox video game console on November 9, 2004, the game is the second installment in the Halo ...more

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Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2012 Far Cry 3 is an open world, action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed mainly by Ubisoft Montreal in conjunction with Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Shanghai, and ...more

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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2008 Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and is the third major installment in the Fallout series. The game was released in North America, ...more

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BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
Thanatus added 2013 BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. It was released worldwide for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 ...more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
mohammed-mahfouz added 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops is a 2010 first-person shooter spy thriller video game. The game was developed by Treyarch, published by Activision, and released worldwide on November 9, 2010 for ...more

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Crysis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 Crysis is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek in their headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and released in November 2007. It ...more

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Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2010 Halo: Reach is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 console. Reach was released in North America, Australia, and ...more

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Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to the 1996 mod Team Fortress for Quake and its 1999 remake. It was ...more

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Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2008 Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game with survival horror elements, developed by Turtle Rock Studios and Valve Corporation. The game uses Valve's proprietary Source ...more

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Call of Duty 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2005 Call of Duty 2 is a 2005 first-person shooter video game and the second installment in the critically acclaimed Call of Duty series. It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Konami in ...more

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a 2009 first-person shooter political war thriller video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft ...more

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Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1999 Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation. It was initially developed and released as a Half-Life modification by Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess ...more

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Battlefield 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
PawelDabrowski added 2013 Battlefield 4 is a 2013 first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish video game developer EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to 2011's Battlefield 3 ...more

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Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1994 Doom II: Hell on Earth is a first-person shooter video game, the second title of id Software's Doom franchise. It was originally released for MS-DOS computers in 1994 and Macintosh computers in ...more

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Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2003 Call of Duty is a 2003 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game simulates the infantry and combined arms warfare of World War II. The game ...more

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Duke Nukem 3D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
wiabux added 1996 Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive Software. The full version was originally released for the PC in May 1996, while the ...more

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BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2010 BioShock 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Marin for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The sequel to the 2007 video game BioShock, it was released worldwide on ...more

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a 2011 first-person shooter political war thriller video game, developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, with development assistance from Raven ...more

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Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2004 Star Wars: Battlefront is a third and first-person video game based on battles in the Star Wars film series. It was developed by Pandemic Studios and published by LucasArts. The game released on ...more

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Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2009 Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game, the sequel to Valve Corporation's Left 4 Dead. The game launched on November 17, 2009, for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in the ...more

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Wolfenstein 3D is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1992 Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software. Originally released on May 5, 1992, for the PC operating system DOS, the game was ...more

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Cher... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a first-person shooter survival horror video game developed by GSC Game World and published by THQ. The game is set in an alternative reality, where a ...more

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Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2012 Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game, developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games on September 18, 2012. It is the second game in the Borderlands ...more

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2010 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by the Swedish firm EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, ...more

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Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2010 Metro 2033 is a survival horror first-person shooter video game, based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2033 was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine, and was ...more

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person shooter video game, the second episode in a series of sequels to the 2004 Half-Life 2. It was developed by Valve Corporation in tandem with Episode ...more

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Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
Elenel added 2004 Far Cry is a first-person shooter video game developed by German video game company Crytek and published by Ubisoft on March 23, 2004, for Microsoft Windows. It is the first installment in the ...more

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The Orange Box is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2007 The Orange Box is a video game compilation for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac OS X and Linux. The Windows and Xbox 360 versions were produced and published by Valve Corporation ...more

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Medal of Honor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1999 Medal of Honor is a 1999 first-person shooter video game, developed by DreamWorks Interactive and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation. It is the first installment in the Medal of Honor ...more

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Wolfenstein is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2009 Wolfenstein is a first-person shooter video game co-developed by Raven Software and Endrant Studios and published by Activision. It is the sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and uses a ...more

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Unreal Tournament is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1999 Unreal Tournament is a first-person shooter video game co-developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes. It was first published in 1999 by GT Interactive for PC. Infogrames released it for the ...more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
oliver-tripodi added 2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a 2012 first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It was released on November 13, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation ...more

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Battlefield 1942 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2002 Battlefield 1942 is a 3D World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish company Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and Apple ...more

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Half-Life 2: Episode One is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One is a first-person shooter video game, the first in a series of episodes that serve as the sequel for the 2004 Half-Life 2. It was developed by Valve Corporation and ...more

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Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
Elenel added 2008 Call of Duty: World at War is a 2008 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Blizzard for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. It is ...more

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Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2002 Medal of Honor: Frontline is the fourth game in the Medal of Honor series, and was published by EA Games. The player character in the game is that of Lt. Jimmy Patterson, from the American OSS. ...more

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System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1999 System Shock 2 is a first-person shooter action role-playing survival horror video game for Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux. The title was designed by Ken Levine and co-developed by ...more

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Crysis 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
2011 Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek, published by Electronic Arts and released in North America, Australia and Europe in March 2011 for Microsoft Windows, ...more

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Wolfenstein: The New Order is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
Wolfenstein: The New Order is an upcoming first-person shooter video game in development by MachineGames to be published by Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation ...more

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Quake III Arena is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1999 Quake III Arena, is a multiplayer-focused first-person shooter video game. The game was developed by id Software and featured music composed by Sonic Mayhem and Front Line Assembly. Quake III ...more

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Unreal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
1998 Unreal is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic MegaGames and Digital Extremes and published by GT Interactive in May 1998. It was powered by an original gameplay and physics ...more

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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time
Elenel added 2002 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a 2002 first-person shooter video game developed by 2015, Inc. It was published by EA Games and officially released for Microsoft Windows on January 22, 2002 in ...more