The 15 Best PS4 First-Person Shooter Games
First-person shooter games have evolved a lot over the years, but continue to lead the video game market in sales numbers. From sci-fi, to world wars, and even fantasy- first-person shooters are everywhere. While they might unleash some of our more aggressive personality traits while playing them, FPS games provide all players with a sense of escapism that other PS4 games simply cannot.
The PS4 is no stranger to first-person shooters, and despite a market that is continuously growing, several games have lasted well over the years. This is why we’ve decided to list some of the best first-person shooter games that are currently available on the console. If you’re a fan of first-person shooter games, you’ll want to check out the list we came up with.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Some of you may remember Killzone from the PS3, but the series hit its mark on the PS4. With a well-designed campaign full of beautiful environments and spectacular shooting mechanics, Killzone: Shadow Fall exceeds expectations. While its single-player gameplay is tons of fun, its multiplayer is at least twice as fun and makes for a truly impressive FPS.
Easily one of the most popular games of the past ten years, Overwatch has undoubtedly set the standard when it comes to first-person shooter games on the PS4. With plenty of unique characters that offer players different play styles, Overwatch truly lacks no variety. If you’re looking for a well balanced first-person shooter, you can never go wrong with Overwatch.
Though critics were a bit harsh on Titanfall when it was first released, Titanfall 2 managed to pick up the slack. By adding a well-thought-out campaign mode and plenty of robot action, Titanfall 2 is everything the game should be. And then there’s the many competitive game modes that Titanfall 2 offers; it’s bound to provide an endless amount of fun.
Currently one of the most popular battle-royale style first-person shooters, Apex Legends is also one of the year’s best PS4 games. Certainly one of the most engaging games and with plenty of characters to choose from that offer players different approaches to gameplay, Apex Legends has yet to be outdone at what it does best.
We couldn’t make this list without adding a few classics, which is precisely what Battlefield 1 is. Although the series hasn’t always panned out the way fans would’ve hoped, Battlefield 1 is just as fun now as the first day you played it. If you’re looking for a classic World War 1 first-person shooter, you can’t possibly go wrong with Battlefield 1.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
One of the most unexpected game series that eventually became a fan favorite is Wolfenstein. With a fun storyline that offers plenty of twists, Wolfenstein was everything gamers weren’t expecting out of a first-person shooter - and worked.
Another classic that couldn’t possibly be left off the list is Doom. Whether your weapon of choice for slaying demons is a shotgun, rocket launcher, or chainsaw, Doom has it all. With fantastic world design and brutally fun gameplay, Doom more than deserves to be on this list.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
While many fans argue which Call of Duty installment is the best, Modern Warfare will always be the best recommendation in our book. While it may not have the fan-favorite zombie mode that everyone loves, the multiplayer is nothing short of outstanding- oh, and its single-player mode isn’t half bad, either. If it’s your first time jumping into the FPS genre, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may be the safest bet on this list.
Not many would expect Metro Exodus to be on this list, which is exactly why we ultimately decided to include it. While it doesn’t do anything to set itself apart from the others on this list drastically - Metro Exodus does what it does, and it does it well. With plenty of customizable systems and an expanded crafting element, Metro Exodus stretches the expectations of first-person shooter games without stepping too far outside of its element.
Another unlikely candidate to make it on this list is a first-person shooter and puzzle game mix called SUPERHOT. While it might not be the genre-blending game that fans may have envisioned in their head, SUPERHOT goes just far enough outside of the box to make it endlessly fun. While it will ultimately require players to think a little more than a casual first-person shooter game typically would, the gameplay of SUPERHOT is brilliantly entertaining.
Firewall: Zero Hour
For FPS fans looking for a game that requires a bit more tactical-minded gameplay, Firewall: Zero Hour is worth the purchase. With plenty of objective-based gameplay, Firewall: Zero Hour is also tons of fun to play with teammates. It’s also worth mentioning that Firewall: Zero Hour is compatible with PSVR’s Aim controller, giving this game more realism than just about any other game on the list.
Rainbow Six Siege
Another fan favorite is Rainbow Six Siege. With much of its focus spent on multiplayer game modes, Rainbow Six Siege is both ambitious and intense. Alongside destructive environments and gameplay that requires extreme attention, Rainbow Six Siege is an immense joy.
It’s certainly no surprise to see Destiny 2 here, as it is yet another favorite among the FPS community. Aside from offering some of the best multiplayer gameplay than most games on this list, Destiny 2 continues to impose its strength in the first-person shooter genre by being consistently creative with its locales, character designs and weapon choices. Not only that - Bungie continues to add plenty of co-op content despite the game being released way back in 2017.
Though fans may question Farpoint being on this list, we justify our decision with its VR capabilities. Like Firewall: Zero Hour, Farpoint is compatible with the PSVR Aim controller, taking the gameplay to an entirely different level of immersion. Plus, who doesn’t like gunning down extra-terrestrial space creatures?
Far Cry 5
While it may be last on this list, it by no means is a reflection of how fun this game truly is. Boasting a vast open-world with plenty of room to explore, Far Cry 5 is one of the freshest first-person shooter games to play on the PS4. If you’re a fan of the Far Cry series at all, you must add Far Cry 5 to your collection.
That rounds up our favorite PS4 first-person shooter games. And while any of these video game titles are worth adding to your collection, we might’ve missed a few (like the just-released Doom: Eternal). Let us know in the comments if there’s a game you think we missed and where you feel it belongs on the list!