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The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now 

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Updated April 21, 2020 53k votes 9.5k voters 314.2k views 69 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular shooter games in 2020. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played shooter games right now include some of the best-selling games on PC games. What are the top 10 shooter video games today?

Online shooters, like Call of Duty: WWII, OverwatchPUBG, and Rainbow Six Siege, keep getting new players, thanks to professional gamers, esports tournaments, Twitch streamers, and YouTube gaming channels. Other good first-person shooter games trending now include Far Cry 5, Battlefield 1, Halo 5: Guardians, and Destiny 2.

Vote up the best shooter games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorite FPS games that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Ubisoft Montreal)

Genres (Video game): First-person Shooter, Tactical shooter

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ...more

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Counter-Strike: Global O... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Released: 2012 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, First-person Shooter

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online tactical first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, who also maintained Counter-Strike: Source after its ...more

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The Best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Teams #552 of 1,336 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans #14 of 148 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now

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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): first-person shooter

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ...more

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Apex Legends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Respawn Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Battle royale, first-person shooter

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment. Set in the same universe as Titanfall, the game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ...more

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Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Despite its name, Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series, ...more

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Titanfall 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to 2014's Titanfall and was released worldwide on October ...more

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegr... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a 2017 multiplayer online battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge ...more

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Doom is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. A reboot of the Doom franchise, it is the fourth title in the main series and the first ...more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
KamikiJBR added
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (stylized as Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII) is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is scheduled to be released ...more

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Call of Duty: Modern War... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
allenporeboys added Released: 2019 (Infinity Ward)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is the sixteenth overall installment in the Call of Duty series as ...more

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
meakin added Released: 2009 (4J Studios)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Survival

Minecraft is a game designed for Gays who cant afford Pubg or a skin on fortnite. 

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Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Bungie)
Destiny 2 is a 2017 online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. Set in a "mythic science fiction" world, the game features ...more

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Battlefield V is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Renato Gibson added Released: 2018 (EA DICE)

Genres (Video game): First-person shooter, battle royale

Battlefield V is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, and the seventeenth installment in the Battlefield series. It will be released worldwide ...more

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Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by parent company Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 ...more

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Metro Exodus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (4A Games)
Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter video game developed by a Ukrainian Malta-based studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. It is the third installment in the Metro video game series ...more

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Call of Duty: Modern War... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
allenporeboys added Released: 2009 (Infinity Ward)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, First-person Shooter

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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Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
VishalParekh added Released: 1998 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

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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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
allenporeboys added Released: 2010 (n-Space)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Light gun, First-person Shooter

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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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
allenporeboys added Released: 2012 (Treyarch)

Genres (Video game): First-person Shooter

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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Call of Duty: Modern War... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
allenporeboys added Released: 2011 (Sledgehammer Games)

Genres (Video game): First-person Shooter

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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Call of Duty 4: Modern W... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
allenporeboys added Released: 2007 (Infinity Ward)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Tactical shooter, First-person Shooter

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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Doom Eternal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Released: 2020 (id Software)

Genres (Video game): First-person shooter

Doom Eternal is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth main title in the Doom series and a sequel to 2016's Doom. Players once again ...more
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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Treyarch)
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is the twelfth entry in the Call of Duty series and the sequel to the 2012 ...more

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Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
allenporeboys added Released: 2007 (Bungie Studios)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

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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Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Shooter Video Games Right Now
fraryd added Released: 2004 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Survival horror, Action game, First-person Shooter, + more

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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