FPS games, or first person shooters, have evolved a lot over the last couple of generations. The genre has become broad and surprisingly varied, boasting titles that cover a wide range of themes, tones, and concepts. Whether you're into sci-fi, real world wars, or you just like filling ugly monsters with lead, your craving for guns and bullets will be sated. Below, we've listed what we think are the best FPS games on PS4.
The series hit its stride on PS3, but Killzone Shadowfall was a highly entertaining launch title that seriously showed off what the PS4 could do. A visual spectacle, as is the norm coming from Guerrilla Games, it might not have had a great campaign, but the shooting itself was solid and the multiplayer remains a lot of fun. It's not the best in the series, but its unique style and impressive tech made it an early PS4 treat.
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Firewall is PSVR's answer to Rainbow Six: Siege. It's a tactical, team-based FPS that's only enhanced by virtual reality. It's intense, immersive, and rewards real skill -- especially with the Aim Controller. Time between games can mean it loses some of its momentum, but each objective-based match is great fun, and it's rewarding to collaborate with your teammates and play out tactical moves.
As a pure first-person shooter, Farpoint is probably the weakest game on this list, as design-wise it feels like it’s stepped straight out of the late 90s. However, what sets this PlayStation VR game apart is a surprisingly strong story and compatibility with Sony’s awesome PSVR Aim Controller, which makes gunning down extraterrestrial space bugs way more satisfying than it has any right to be.
Star Wars Battlefront II really should have been so much more – especially after its predecessor delivered a likeable online experience in a galaxy far, far away. To developer DICE’s credit, though, the loot boxes are barely intrusive at all anymore, and the sci-fi gunplay is still great. Decent dogfighting and plenty of fanservice make this a game worth playing, assuming you can get beyond all of the drama that’s surrounded it since launch.
No one expected a Bulletstorm remaster on PS4, but this crazy FPS is wildly entertaining, so it's worth another go. The Full Clip Edition brings a fresh coat of paint to People Can Fly's shooter, as well as new maps for the Challenge mode and a guest star in the form of Duke Nukem. The potty-mouthed humour might grate, but the chaotic gameplay is satisfying, affording you more points for creative kills. It's an acquired taste, then, but is worth a look if you want a shooter with a difference.