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This is a list of the best tactical shooter games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated tactical shooter games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest tactical shooter games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these tactical shooter games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging tactical shooter games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new tactical shooter games.

A list made up of games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Gears of War.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best tactical shooter games?" and "What is the greatest tactical shooter game of all time?"
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SWAT 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2005
SWAT 4 is a tactical first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and published by Vivendi Universal Games on April 5, 2005. It was built on Irrational Games's Vengeance Engine ...more
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
1998
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a tactical shooter computer game and the first in the Rainbow Six series. It was developed and published by Red Storm Entertainment for the PC in 1998. It was later ...more
3
425 132
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2012
ARMA 3 is an open-world military tactical shooter video game developed by Czech studio Bohemia Interactive for Microsoft Windows. It was released on September 12, 2013. ARMA 3's storyline takes ...more
4
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Ra... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2003
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield is a 2003 computer game developed and published by Ubisoft. Released on March 18, 2003, the Rainbow Six video game series is based on Tom Clancy's ...more
5
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2001
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is a tactical shooter video game developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft subsidiary, and published by Ubisoft in 2001 for Microsoft Windows. It was ported to Mac ...more
6
278 116
Operation Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2001
Operation Flashpoint is a series of military simulation games. The first game, Operation Flashpoint, was developed by Bohemia Interactive Studio. The second games, comprising Operation ...more
7
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogu... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
1999
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear is a tactical first-person shooter computer game developed and published by Red Storm Entertainment. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Rainbow ...more
8
121 36
Squad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
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SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
1999
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle is a tactical squad-based first-person shooter, developed by Sierra Northwest and published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows-based PCs on November 23, 1999. It ...more
10
118 43
Rainbow Six: Siege is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
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139 68
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Isla... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2002
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder is an expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox.
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SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2003
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs is a third-person tactical shooter video game for the PlayStation 2 and a sequel to SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs. The game was developed by Zipper Interactive in ...more
13
121 56
Insurgency: Modern Infantry Co... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
tobe44 added 2007
INSURGENCY: Modern Infantry Combat is a total conversion mod for Valve Software's Source Engine. Insurgency is a multiplayer, tactical first person shooter. The game is primarily set in Iraq, ...more
14
253 153
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vega... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2008
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is the seventh installment in the Rainbow Six series. It is a first-person shooter video game and the sequel to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas. It was ...more
15
147 89
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2002
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a stealth video game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and built on the Unreal Engine 2. It is the first Splinter Cell game in the series. Endorsed but not created by ...more
16
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SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2002
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs is a tactical third-person shooter video game developed by Zipper Interactive and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is an exclusive title for the PlayStation 2. ...more
17
128 77
Hidden & Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
1999
Hidden & Dangerous is a WWII 1999 computer and video game developed by Illusion Softworks and published by Take-Two Interactive and TalonSoft for Windows, the Dreamcast, and the PlayStation. ...more
18
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vega... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2006
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas is the sixth game in the Rainbow Six series of video games. It was released for the Xbox 360 on November 21, 2006 and Windows on December 12, 2006. The ...more
19
103 64
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highw... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2007
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It follows the men ...more
20
121 80
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Ch... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2005
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is a stealth game developed by Ubisoft and released across all sixth-generation video game platforms in March 2005. Though originally slated for release ...more
21
102 64
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2006
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is a tactical first-person shooter video game based on its predecessor Red Orchestra: Combined Arms. After winning the Make Something Unreal contest, the team ...more
22
116 78
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advan... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is a tactical shooter video game released for Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. As in previous Ghost Recon games, players command ...more
23
105 69
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2005
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is a first-person shooter video game set in the early 1990s during the Unified Task Force peacekeeping operation in Somalia. The missions take place primarily in the ...more
24
109 73
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2005
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft for Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2 and OS X. It is the first ...more
25
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jung... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time
2004
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is an expansion of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon released on the PlayStation 2. It contains the content of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder along with ...more