What are the best FPS games on PS4? Sony's console is well-equipped with dozens of excellent first-person shooters. There's lots of variety that suits all tastes, whether you like realistic firefights or flights of sci-fi fancy.
Of course, the FPS has been around for a long time, and has never been more popular than it is today. The genre is as diverse as any other, and it's this breadth of experiences that makes them so fun to go through. Shooting targets is always satisfying, whether you're firing a bolt-action rifle or an energy beam.
On PS4, there have been so many great first-person shooters over the years. In fact, with games like Destiny, Overwatch, and Apex Legends, we've had a whole new wave of innovation, especially in the online multiplayer space. If you're not interested in playing with others, there are still great options — Titanfall 2 and Wolfenstein: The New Order immediately spring to mind.
It's clear there are oodles of great FPS games on PS4, but which ones are the best? That's where you lot come in. As with all our lists, this page is essentially run by you, our lovely readers. Your user ratings for each game are what fuel these lists, informing which games appear and in what order. That's right: you can affect how this feature looks by rating PS4 FPS games. Either use the below search box or click the star on any game's page to leave your rating.
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Anyway, enough waffle — here are the best FPS games on PS4, as outlined by you lot.
25. Destiny (PS4)
As with most evolving online shooters these days, the original Destiny has been replaced by its superior sequel. Still, the original game laid down the framework for modern multiplayer, and it's inspired many games to try and capture some of the magic. Featuring varied sci-fi landscapes, addictive loot based progression, and best-in-class shooting, Destiny 1 was a real cornerstone for Bungie and for modern gaming.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 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 well worth playing.
The act of shooting had always been nothing more than serviceable in Gearbox titles, until Borderlands 3 came along. Bringing with it over a billion guns to loot and shoot, the sheer variety on offer sky-rocketed off the charts, coupled with an all-new feel that added weight to every bullet a Vault Hunter loaded. Throw a huge open world campaign into the mix along with online co-op, and you and your friends have the recipe for an FPS experience you won't forget in a hurry.
Far Cry Primal takes the popular open-world series back in time to the prehistoric age, where exotic big cats and elephants are replaced by sabre-tooth tigers and woolly mammoths. This, however, is still Far Cry through and through, with a dense world to explore, skins to collect, weapons to upgrade, and even a tribal storyline to experience.
After several iterations that took the action into a modern scenario, Call of Duty: WWII brings the franchise back to its roots. While the end result is a game that feels quite safe, the action is as intense, fast-paced as it ever has been, and stripped back multiplayer is enjoyable, even if some of the maps are duds. Overall, it's not the best the series has to offer, but it's still a decent shooter all the same.
If you're after some co-op FPS action, the Borderlands games offer some top notch shooting and looting. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great deal, giving you access to Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with all the accompanying DLC. With a ludicrous number of possible weapons, some great sci-fi environments to explore, and some daft storytelling to pull you along, this series is a highly entertaining way to get your co-op FPS kicks.
19. Far Cry 5 (PS4)
Ubisoft's checklist open world formula wears a bit thin in Far Cry 5, but there's still good fun to be had in this fairly dense FPS (especially if you're partaking in some co-op action). The story tackles some interesting themes and it's got a memorable moment or two, while the often chaotic gameplay can be addictive if you can look past the repetition. A solid shooter, all told.
A DLC turned into a standalone game, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood sits alongside The New Order as a continuation of its story and gameplay. Split across two campaigns, you'll work your way through Castle Wolfenstein and then battle the undead. If you loved what MachineGames did in The New Order, this is another healthy dose of that.
This port of Far Cry 3 to PS4 is a welcome one, as Ubisoft's open world shooter remains a real treat. The fictional archipelago of Rook Islands makes for a fantastic tropical sandbox that's rife with danger — whether that's from Vaas, now an iconic gaming villain, or the local wildlife. Playing as a rich kid struggling to survive in the harsh wilderness, you gradually become a force to be reckoned with as you take down enemy outposts and upgrade all your weapons.