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Video gaming is more popular than ever before. Indeed, almost 70% of people in the US now regularly play them!
Clearly, no matter the console, this is a country of gamers.
This explosion in popularity has given rise to a huge number of games to choose from.
Of them all, first-person shooter (FPS) games are some of the most popular. They always have been, and, chances are, they always will be. Unfortunately, not all of them are made equal! Some are significantly better than others.
This fact made us wonder about the best shooter games that are out there right now. Are you looking to find the next FPS to get your teeth stuck into?
Keep reading to discover 7 of our best picks.
1. Call of Duty Back Ops 4
Any list of top FPS games would be incomplete without Call of Duty.
This epic franchise has been up and running for years. It remains one of the most popular games ever created. However, recent years saw it in slight decline.
That is until Black Ops 4 hit the shelves.
An awesome storyline is interwoven with well-designed levels and gameplay. One slight pitfall is the lack of a solo campaign. That may raise some eyebrows. But don’t despair.
It more than makes up for it in action. You can play Black Ops 4 in one of three modes, multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. Teamwork is the name of the game. Customize your characters, choose your weapons, and then set about seeking victory.
Overwatch took the gaming world by storm back in 2016.
It won countless awards for best game of the year. And deservedly so.
As far as addictive FPS hero games go, it doesn’t get much better. That’s thanks in large part to the vast number of heroes you can choose to control. Each comes with their individual skills, plus an ultimate ability.
The array of characters you can play with leads to a different gaming experience each time. This isn’t a game that gathers dust on a shelf when you complete it. Instead, you start again with a new character.
If you’ve been gaming for any length of time, then you’ve probably come across Overwatch already. If you’re totally new, then you’re going to love what Overwatch has to offer.
3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Siege
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 is another classic FPS game-choice for 2019.
Some avid gamers may feel it bears striking similarities to Counter-Strike. However, Rainbow 6 boasts an array of unique selling points that don’t disappoint.
This tactical shooter can be played in both single and multi-player. It ranks as one of the top games all over the web. A primary reason for this is the large variety of modes it boasts. From Terrorist Hunt to Secure Area, there are numerous gameplay options to enjoy.
It also provides players with a degree of choice. Far from having a single means of meeting objectives, players can decide the way they go about it. Don’t like that wall? Then blow it up! Want a stealthier approach? Rappel down from the roof. It’s up to you.
Put all the positives together and Rainbow 6 is difficult to beat.
4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
It would be rude to include Rainbow 6 without giving CS:GO a mention too.
This FPS PC game took the world by storm upon its release. It’s based upon its predecessor of old. However, it’s been brought up to modern standards in terms of its gameplay. CS is undoubtedly one of the greatest eSport games ever released.
Anyone who is yet to try it should rectify that problem as soon as possible.
5. Farcry 5
Farcry 5 is as good as open world FPSs get.
This is another brand you may already have heard of. It was Farcry 3 that set this franchise up and running as one of the best FPSs out there. Alas, the games that followed didn’t live up to expectations.
…Until Farcry 5.
It presents the gamer with a nice blend of novelty and familiarity. It’s definitely still Farcry, just in nice novel form. You find yourself in a fictional state in southern America, called ‘Hope County’.
We won’t spoil the plotline for you. But rest assured, you’re going to feel full Farcry- aka, without a hope behind enemy lines.
6. BattleField 1
Time to take a step back from the sci-fi, imaginary worlds of aforementioned games.
BattleField 1 places the gamer into an immersive encounter with World War 1. This historical gaming experience is truly exceptional.
You’ll feel like you’re there. It’s large-scale, real-life, dark and chaotic, in the best way possible.
To play it is to feel immersed in this shocking period of history. Now, the single-player won’t live up to this review. Play it online for best effect. This is where the game comes into its own.
Alas, like all too many games these days, you’ll need to pay extra to open up new features (maps and extra content). Pay the money though and you won’t be disappointed.
7. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Here’s another Tom Clancy game that deserves a place on this list.
Ever wonder what Washington DC would look like after an apocalyptic poison outbreak? Now’s your chance. The graphical recreation of this space is second to none.
Give it a go for a novel style of gameplay. If you want a more realistic approach to another classic FPS like Destiny (here’s a Destiny 2 LFG, if it’s of interest), then The Division is going to be right up your street.
Time to Purchase the Best Shooter Games
There you have it: 7 of the best shooter games out there right now.
The gaming world is booming right now. A vast majority of people in America now play video games in one way or another.
Of all the games out there, first-person shooters are some of the most popular. However, for every brilliant FPS, there are two awful ones. Hopefully, this article has helped you identify the ones most worth trying next!
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