10. After the Fall (PS5)
9. Borderlands 3 (PS5)
Gearbox's popular looter shooter is back in typical style with Borderlands 3, and it looks and plays better than ever on PS5. While it doesn't innovate on older entries all that much, the third game in the franchise is probably the best. Improved gameplay makes the act of firing weapons a joy, there's a tonne of variety in quests and guns, and that signature love-or-hate humour is very much in place. It shines brightest on Sony's current-gen machine, too, thanks to boosted visuals and up to 120 frames-per-second on the right display. There are few better co-op shooters out there — this is an absolute blast with friends, whether playing locally or online.
8. Far Cry 6 (PS5)
After a few forgettable entries, Far Cry 6 found the fun again. Of course, there’s an undeniable familiarity here: you play as Dani – either male or female – and must work alongside a ragtag group of guerrillas to liberate the beautiful landscape of Yara from the rule of a menacing dictator named Antón Castillo. But while the core formula remains intact, there’s fun to be found in the emergent combat gauntlets and DIY armaments, with a backpack rocket launcher and Walkman assault rifle among some of the highlights. If you’re ever in need of open world comfort food, then you can’t really go wrong here.
7. Zombieland Headshot Fever Reloaded (PS5)
6. Deathloop (PS5)
Arkane Studios is known for its immersive sims like Dishonored, and with Deathloop, the developer takes that formula in a bold new direction. Playing as an assassin caught in a time loop on an island filled with disdainful characters, it's your job to eliminate all of them within one cycle, else you'll need to start again. The joy of the game is in slowly figuring out the right sequence of events that need to take place in order for you to crack the code and break the loop. A higher emphasis on action combined with some super fun powers makes this feel like a supercharged Dishonored. The loop mechanic and threat of player invasions provides some tension, and it's all delivered with a fantastic 60s aesthetic.
Sort of a weak genre on the PS5, isn’t it? Jeez, I hope we get some solid FPS games soon.
Also, I think I’d consider RE: Village an FPS, and I’d say it’s on a completely different tier of good from the rest of these titles.
Otherwise, Deathloop was quite nice to play, even if it’s such a divisive game. I’d place it above Doom Eternal, which is also solid, but not by much. Man, just thinking about 8/10 tier (in my opinion) fps game just makes me wish this year had more of them to balance out all the open world titles
@LiamCroft You would get a way higher view count if you put "chosen by you" in the title. I usually just skip these guides because I don't care (it's subjective), but I'm really interested in the community's choices.
@lolwhatno I don't think we would.
Is metro exodus a fun game to romp through with friends?
Like is the survival aspect a must (cleaning up your guns/filtering masks according to the reviews) or is optional like in RDR2? Do you have to always be on the focus with extremely low health or is the game forgiving?
Apologies for the multiple questions, I didn't find a good review that talks about these type of stuff.
@LiamCroft (the short reply makes me feel like I said something really idiotic) I'm pretty sure the article asking us to rate our favorite games got more comments than this one (even though it's recent, time will prove my point though).
Deathloop I just couldn't get into at all. Doom Eternal I definitely enjoyed a lot and I particularly enjoyed the part that had you running around with a BFG. Borderlands 3 was pretty good but admittedly the humour and some of the voice acting started to grate after a while.
Not my favorite genre - I got bored of sticking a shotgun in someone's face back in Quake 2 days.
I do try though.
Metro Exodus is probably my pick of this genre. Its lighting and tech is well ahead of the pack and I found the gameplay to be more measured and considered and less bombastic running and gunning.
I'm delighted we don't get many FPS titles. I played Halo campaign on release and I had to force myself to complete it. I cant believe what an awful experience that is outside of the core shooting mechanic.
A game like Returnal shows 3rd person shooters can be a lot more fun than FPS, at least for me!
Thanks for the article, I enjoy these.
Came to check if Yakuza is here too.
Should I try Metro?
FPS has been a dying genre for me since last gen.
@TheArt what? lol
Played most of the games on this list. My suggestion:
Doom eternal - hands down. Great design built with love and along with DOOM reinvigorated a nearly dead franchise. The soundtrack is superb it’s designed to be played at lighting speed. Can be picked up pretty cheap along with an ace season pass.
Though as others have mentioned shouldn’t Resident Evil 7 and 8 be on the list?
@lolwhatno no point trying to get your view across..i happen to agree with you on this..i really enjoyed necromunga hired gun despite its flaws and i put it up there with the duke nuke 'ems and serious sams as no brain fun shooters..theres not really an awful lot to choose from on the ps5 so i'll plump for back 4 blood,bf2042 and doom eternal..
@RevGaming There's Yakuza in any PushSquare top 10 ever.
@Titntin exactly the same as I feel over the new halo game-absolute terrible game & im shocked at how high it rated. If it was called killzone infinite-reviews would have been very low.
I’m a fan of fps, would be nice to see Sony making their own games. Or even reboot killzone or resistance.
I'm currently playing through RAINBOW SIX: Extraction on PS5 and I'd say it's better than half this list, almost all of which I have played.
Would absolutely be delighted if every shooter released on the fiver has mouse and keyboard support. It is just so much more intuitive and immersive as opposed to just the controller, for this genre of course. It is like when I play fighters, I always use an arcade stick because that is the "proper" way to play fighters. Just like mouse and keyboard is the "proper" way to play fps.
Of course I mean proper only as an opinion and not a fact, but until this happens, I will be avoiding the genre on console and instead purchase exclusively on PC.
@Northern_munkey Oh yes, I totally get what you mean, sorry for trying to get my point across.
(pretty sure you didn't mean to @ me, love the new pfp btw I always have to double check that you didn't modify it. I read it the way it's meant to be for some reason.)
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@RubyCarbuncle i was the same up until a certain point in to it. About 2 hours or so i thing. Didnt have a clue what i was doing or why i was doing it then i hit one of the story beats and BAM! All became clear and i knew what i was doing and why. Not completed it but its a great game if you can get to that point.
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@lolwhatno no need for apologies my friend..i really like the push square community (mostly) as we can all engage and support each other...take it easy 👍
Came to check that the number one spot is correct, and I'm glad to see it is 👍🏻
Theres a surprise..
Ummm...Hell Let Loose isn't in the Top 10?
Not only an excellent hardcore shooter but FREE!
@Kidfunkadelic83 Eh I'll be going back to it again soon anyway when I'm in the mood as I'm not one to just abandon a game once I've started it. I actually took a time out from Returnal, went back to it the other day and was finally able to beat Biome 3. I've no doubt something like that will happen in Death Loop as well.
I'd like to see a return of Killzone and Resistance. It's been too long since either had a new release.
All of them are available on PC, haha
Judging from sales, I'm probably in the minority here but one of my least favorite genres.
You are missing Siege. While fronting two rather mediocre CoDs?
Metro Exodus is FANTASTIC. I’m so glad I bought it. The world is so fleshed out. Graphics are great. Story is great. Colonel Miller is kind of annoying after awhile to listen to, and I got the bad ending, but I still had way more fun with this game than I thought I would.
You all are aware Quake is on PS5, right?
Where are the pros and cons from Doom Eternal?
IMO, Cold War has a great multiplayer and certainly miles better than Vanguard's. I bought Vanguard, loved the single-player but ended up deleting it and re-installing Cold War for the multiplayer aspect since Vanguard's was dire in comparison. Cold War is still my go-to multiplayer FPS on PS5, although me and my mate have been hammering GTA Online and having a blast since it came out (both relatively new to it).
I'd hoped the Bungie acquisition would lead to better FPSes on PlayStation as, Killzone and Resistance aside, it's had a shocking representation on the platform. Xbox and PC, by contrast, have many great ones. But they seem to be letting them still do their own thing for now.
I'd also like to see something like 'Gran Turismo Horizon' - a more arcade and festival-based light-hearted take on the series. I love Forza Horizon and there's no exclusive like it on PlayStation.
I own a Series X as well, but when both brands do well with a variety of exclusives it's ultimately us who win.
@PlayNation5 I enjoy the setting of Vanguard alot more then Cold War (big WWII History buff here) but I ended up going back to Cold War as well as the MP was leagues better then Vanguard. Shame too cause I really enjoyed CoD:WWII's multiplayer.
my top 3 = 1, FC6. 2, Metro Exodus. 3, DOOM Eternal.
No Shadow Warrior 3? It may be AA, unfunny and a bit jank, but the combat mechanics put to shame every single one of the games on the list, except DOOM Eternal (from which it borrows heavily).
I mean, even Borderlands is in here for Pete's sake, and that series is just terrible on every level.
I love team death match on Cold War. The maps are good but it also has a load of old classic maps, every one of my past favourite maps are there.
Hell let loose is far better than any of the other multiplayer games on that list, especially after the Eastern front update. It's nice to see the old 6/10 ME getting a high position though.
If you're into realistic shooters then I recommend Insurgency: Sandstorm.
Metro Exodus isn't a multiplayer title to address your play with friends comment, it's a story driven game and the survival mechanics are about as light as you can get. Ammo is more scarce than your average fps game but still enough to get by especially if you play cautiously and aim carefully as it's not a fast paced run and gun type experience. As for the gas mask and cleaning gun mechanics, it depends on the difficulty you choose. On lower difficulties you can just outright ignore cleaning your weapon and resources for gas mask filters and other items will be plentiful just by following the story. Gameplay is about 50 percent linear and 50 percent semi-open world. Where just following the story is fine, but exploration is greatly rewarding thanks to side quests and finding resources. So it isn't a survival game but more of like a more survival horror Far Cry with minor crafting elements. It has difficulty modes too and in general I think the difficulty is just right. Not a walk in the park but also not super punishing or down right sadistic like Dark Souls or Cuphead.
How is Quake not on this list?
"Metro Exodus feels like it was meant for PS5, with silky smooth performance"
Pfft, silky smooth until it abruptly crashes.
Metro is awesome. Absolutely loved my time with it. One thing this article highlights however, is the absolute lack of good FPS games. I just feel the genre is not what it used to be. Bring back the good old days of Half Life, F.E.A.R. Etc.
Half of this list is invalid. Cod games and bl3, trash through and through. Cod stopped being good after mw2 and bl stopped being good after bl2
It really is a weak genre on Playstation.
My two cents: I enjoyed Cyberpunk waaay more than far cry 6 and deathloop. Is that not a FPS?
Wow, the FPS genre is very stagnant. I love the Bethesda shooters on here though.
Borderlands 3 and Far Cry 6 should be the other way round. Apart from that, pretty accurate.
Back 4 Blood has improved a lot with the additions the dlc added. The additional acts are more varied than the main game and the proper offline mode transforms the bots into highly capable killing machines and progression is shared across both modes. Shame they axed any further development.
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