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The Best Third-person Shooter Games Ever Made, Ranked

Updated November 23, 2020 131.8k views385 items

This list features all the greatest third-person shooter games ever made, ranked best to worst by readers everywhere. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these third-person shooter games have been enjoyed by millions. Various bits of information are available for these top third-person shooter games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game.

These aren't necessarily the best third-person shooter games, but there are a lot of popular third-person shooter games listed here. Examples of games on this list include classic third-person shooters Grand Theft Auto IV, Resident Evil 4, and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best third-person shooter games?" and "What are the most popular third-person shooter games?"Vote up all your favorite releases over the years.

  • Resident Evil 41


    PlatformGameCube, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Wii, iOS

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    DeveloperCapcom, Happy Happening, Westwood Studios, Nex Entertainment

    PlatformGameCube, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Sega Saturn

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  • Resident Evil 23

    DeveloperFactor 5, Gearbox Software, Rockstar San Diego, Capcom, Tiger Electronics

    PlatformGameCube, Personal computer, Dreamcast, Game com, IBM PC compatible

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  • Silent Hill4

    DeveloperKonami, Team Silent

    PlatformPlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation

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  • Grand Theft Auto IV5

    DeveloperRockstar North

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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  • Silent Hill 36

    DeveloperKonami, Torus Games, Team Silent

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

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  • Mass Effect 27


    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows

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  • Silent Hill 28

    DeveloperKonami, Team Silent, Creature Labs

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Personal computer

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  • Resident Evil 2 (Remake)9


    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Anthem10




    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Mass Effect11

    DeveloperEdge of Reality, BioWare, Demiurge Studios

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360

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  • Silent Hill 4: The Room12

    DeveloperKonami, Team Silent

    PlatformXbox, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Personal computer

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  • Silent Hill: Origins13

    DeveloperClimax LA, Monolith Productions, Climax Group, Konami

    PlatformPlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

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  • Left Alive14

    DeveloperSQUARE ENIX Co.,Ltd.

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4

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    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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  • Crackdown 316

    DeveloperSumo Digital

    PlatformXbox One, PS4, Windows

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  • Dead Space17

    DeveloperVisceral Games

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Personal computer, PlayStation 3

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  • Max Payne18

    DeveloperRockstar Toronto, 3D Realms, Remedy Entertainment, Rockstar Leeds, MacSoft Games

    PlatformXbox 360, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

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  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica19

    DeveloperCapcom, Sega, Flagship, Nex Entertainment

    PlatformPlayStation 2, GameCube, Dreamcast

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  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis20


    PlatformPersonal computer, Dreamcast, GameCube, IBM PC compatible, PlayStation 3

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 221

    DeveloperInfinity Ward

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction22

    DeveloperUbisoft, Gameloft, Ubisoft Montreal

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360

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  • Conker's Bad Fur Day23

    DeveloperAshby Computers and Graphics Ltd., Rare Ltd

    PlatformNintendo 64, Xbox

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  • Dino Crisis24


    PlatformPlayStation, Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3

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  • Dino Crisis 225


    PlatformPlayStation, Personal computer, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows

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