The Best PS3 First-Person Shooter Games

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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 3 at some point.

If you owned a PS3 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few first-person shooter games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games. But since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PlayStation 3 first-person shooter games of all time.

This list features the most popular and best-selling fps games that were released for PS3. While many of these shooters were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This poll contains fan-favorites like Borderlands 2 and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Vote for your favorite shooters below.

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    346 votes
    • Developer: n-Space, Treyarch

    Set during the Cold War era, Call of Duty: Black Ops tells a captivating story filled with espionage and covert operations. With memorable characters like Alex Mason and Frank Woods, this title stands out from the typical military-themed FPS. The game also offers thrilling multiplayer modes, including the iconic Zombies mode that provides hours of entertainment with friends. As a whole, the title delivers exciting gameplay, combining innovative elements with the classic Call of Duty formula.

    • Developer: Infinity Ward

    The highly acclaimed sequel to Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues the story of Soap MacTavish and Captain Price in a battle against global terrorism. Boasting heart-pounding action sequences, stunning graphics, and an unforgettable soundtrack, this title elevated the franchise to new heights. Apart from the gripping campaign, players can enjoy the introduction of Spec Ops, a cooperative mode offering various challenges to test their skills. The game's captivating multiplayer experience also spawned numerous iconic maps, such as Rust and Terminal.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    362 votes
    • Developer: Treyarch

    Expanding upon its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops II features a branching storyline set in both the 1980s and 2025. This dual narrative allows players to experience the Cold War and a futuristic conflict between the United States and China, driven by a charismatic villain named Raul Menendez. What sets it apart is the inclusion of 'Strike Force' missions that can directly impact the game's outcome. Furthermore, the multiplayer gameplay gets a significant overhaul, and the Zombies mode returns with even more depth and content.

    • Developer: Infinity Ward

    Regarded as the game that revolutionized first-person shooters, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare delivers a gripping story with remarkable characters like Captain Price and Soap MacTavish. The title's groundbreaking mechanics, such as regenerating health and the iconic killstreak system, have been widely emulated in subsequent FPS games. Moreover, this is the entry that transitioned the popular series from World War II into a modern setting. With a dynamic campaign, addictive multiplayer, and an unmatched sense of authenticity, Modern Warfare truly set the standard for all FPS titles to follow.

  • Call of Duty: World at War
    223 votes
    • Developer: Rebellion Developments, Exakt Entertainment, n-Space, Treyarch

    Taking players back to the gritty days of World War II, Call of Duty: World at War showcases a harrowing campaign that lets players experience both the European and Pacific theaters. The game boasts stellar voice acting from renowned veterans like Kiefer Sutherland and Gary Oldman, enhancing the immersion and emotional depth. It also introduced the fan-favorite Nazi Zombies mode, which added an unexpected twist to the traditional FPS genre. Moreover, the multiplayer aspect features a satisfying progression system, complete with weapon and perk unlocks.

  • Far Cry 3
    Nov 29 2012
    247 votes
    • Developer: Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai

    Set on a lush, exotic island teeming with dangers and stunning vistas, Far Cry 3 immerses players in the world of Jason Brody – a young man fighting to save his friends from ruthless pirates led by the charismatic Vaas Montenegro. Offering an expansive open-world experience, it encourages exploration, crafting, and engaging in thrilling combat encounters with various wildlife. The game's robust skill tree ensures that players can custom-tailor their character to suit their playstyle throughout the adrenaline-pumping single-player campaign. In addition to the engrossing storyline, Far Cry 3 provides entertaining and diverse multiplayer modes, including an extensive map editor for custom battlegrounds.