I did a list like this one a few years ago and decided to revise it and make some changes. Here’s my updated top 10 FPS games of all time!
10. Halo 2
I originally left this game off my list, but decided to add it on this time around. Halo 2 was fun back in the day. I have a bunch of memories of me and guys sitting down in Edgar’s living room and playing Halo 2 for hours. It was fun and that’s a big reason why I decided to add it to my list.
9. Metroid Prime Trilogy
All three Metroid Prime games are great. I enjoy these games more than the original ones. I feel like this is the best possible way this series could have evolved into and it made me a fan of Samus. I never cared for her much before I played these games.
8. Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
This is still one of the most unique FPS games I’ve ever played. Escape from Butcher Bay isn’t all about shooting. You actually go awhile before you can do any of that. At the beginning it’s about stealth and this game does that very well. Sticking my knife in a unsuspecting enemy was glorious and when I finally did get a chance to shoot someone it made the entire game worth it. This game is a classic.
7. Metro 2033/Last Light
I love the Metro games. They’re very atmospheric, creepy, and tell good stories. The gameplay is great, the world design is phenomenal, and I can’t get enough of revisiting this dark world that 4A Games created for us to enjoy. If you haven’t played these games I highly recommend that you do. They’re amazing and I can’t wait to play the third one.
6. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 has been making a lot of my top 10 list lately. I replaced Far Cry 3 with this game. It’s so easy to get lost in Bethesda games. Fallout finally has good gameplay and Fallout 4 has some well written companions. They’re not a Bioware’s level of good, but they’re great compared to what came before them in Fallout 3.
5. Call of Duty Modern Warfare
This is probably the only time you’ll ever see me rank a Call of Duty game over Fallout and Metro. Modern Warfare is a classic and is the best Call of Duty game ever made. I spent way too many hours in the multiplayer in this game and I was pretty good too. My brother, cousin, and I used to play this game all day long. They never did manage to beat me when I geared up as a sniper :).
4. Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock Infinite is amazing. It ticked all of the boxes for me. Great characters, great story, good gameplay, and a great soundtrack too. It’s amazing and I can remember almost every part of this game and it’s been years since I last played it.
3. Borderlands 2
When I think of the FPS genre the first game I think of is Borderlands 2. It’s amazing and it also ticked all of the boxes for me. Story, characters, an AMAZING villain, and a ton of guns. If you want one of the best multiplayer experiences you’ll ever have you need to play this game. It’s not just fun in mulitplayer. It’s a ton of fun playing alone too and I hope Borderlands 3 is as good as this game.
2. F.E.A.R. 2
F.E.A.R. 2’s gameplay is absolutely perfect. It’s absolutely fucking perfect. It plays smooth as butter and it’s creepy as shit too. If I judged this list from gameplay alone F.E.A.R. 2 would easily take the number 1 spot. I just like the next game a little more than this one…
1. Wolfenstein: The New Order
B.J blasted his way back into my heart when this game dropped. This game is so brutal and doesn’t hold back. The story is excellent and so is the gameplay. I can dual wield shotguns, sprint under a Nazi’s legs and blast them where the sun don’t shine. There are some heavy moments in this game as well as non stop action and that’s what I look for in my FPS games. The New Order is the best FPS game I’ve ever played and if you haven’t played it yet you should. It’s fucking incredible.