What are the best PS4 FPS games? 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. For a more general guide to the best PS4 games, click through the link.
Best PS4 FPS Games
Below is a full list of the best PS4 FPS games. In no particular order, these are our favourite first-person shooters on PS4, as determined by our editorial team.
Building off its excellent predecessor, DOOM Eternal is arguably the best first-person shooter on PS4. Phenomenal gunplay gives life to an arsenal packed full of mods, alt-fires, and weapons only the folks over at id Software could think of. With fast-paced action, plenty of combat arenas in which to experiment, and speedy movement, DOOM Eternal feels like a game going at 100 miles-per-hour, but you're always in control. One of the franchises which gave birth to the FPS genre is back on top form, and we don't see much topping it.
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The first-person shooter that only moves when you do, SUPERHOT forces you to rethink years of gameplay training with its puzzle-like encounters. Backed by a smart storyline and addictive post-game score-chasing, this is one of the more original FPS games on our list.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
When it comes to lootin' and shootin', few games top Borderlands, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great way to get your fix on PS4. The bundle includes the fantastic Borderlands 2 alongside the not-so-fantastic-but-still-fun Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, so you're getting a good amount of gun-loving for your money. The fact that both games fully support co-op play is the icing on the cake.
RAGE 2 (PS4)
This is an interesting collaboration between id Software and Avalanche Studios that sees the last-gen open world FPS return for a surprising sequel. The story is daft, but the gunplay on offer here is some of the most fun on PS4. The combination of id's shooting expertise and Avalanche's approach to emergent gameplay results in some brilliant fights, using inventive powers and weapons to send bodies flying. It might not be the best game overall, but you'll have a great time when it comes to the action itself.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
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.
My top 3 would be :
1 - DOOM
2 - DOOM
3 - DOOM
I would argue that Destiny 1 collection is a better game then Destiny 2.
Killzone: Shadow Fall #19... behind Farpoint and Unfinished Swan...?
"...it might not have had a great campaign..." say what?
It's easily better than at least a third of the list. Doom behind Overwatch?
I feel I've misjudged you all...
@LaNooch1978 Doom doesn't have false starts, pretend crowd injuries and tired politics... nooch!
@KALofKRYPTON Killzone: Shadow Fall has some real low-points to be fair. Real low-points.
It takes a heck of a game to pull me in for 250 hours on multiplayer when I probably hadn’t played that much online multiplayer for all other games combined. Love Overwatch.
Wolfenstein The New Colossus yet no New Order. Smh. My top five would be Doom, Wolfenstein 2, Wolfenstein The New Order, Modern Warfare Remastered, and Infinite Warfare in that order.
My favorite FPS games are Doom, both Wolfenstein and Titanfall 2.
I love The Unfinished Swan, but I wouldn’t consider it a FPS.
My knowledge of Overwatch is supreme. I honestly didn't know it's a first person shooter.
PS4 (or this generation in general) has been massively disappointing for first-person shooters. that 25% of the list is ports of PS3 games, and some real barrel-scraping to produce the rest of it just highlights that.
there were so many more franchises, quirky one-offs, flawed gems, and innovation last gen. even franchises that didn't start last-gen really hit their peak then and haven't been as good since, such as killzone, call of duty, and battlefield.
destiny 1 is miles better than destiny 2.. i don't know anyone outside of this site that thinks the sequel is better. far fewer on my friends list bought it, and those that did abandoned it pretty quickly.. the general feeling was that it got very boring in a short space of time. the reward system was a mess. i know a lot of people hated the rng of destiny 1, but it kept people doing nightfalls and raids week after week in the hope of obtaining the mythical gjallarhorn.
My list would be: Hard Reset Redux, Bulletstorm, Hunting Simulator, Prey, Far Cry Primal, Dishonored 1-2-3, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, theHunter: Call of the Wild, Killzone Shadowfall,
1. Fallout 4
3. Titanfall 2
Yep, Fallout 4, and it's not even strictly fps jeezus!
I must add that Battlefield 1 is one of the most boring fps I've ever played campaign-wise. Just when you get to know your protagonist... BOOM! chapter ends, on to the next chapter with a new character.
Pretty surprised that Prey didn't crack the top 20 at least somewhere. The Unfinished Swan over Prey?
@get2sammyb None of which could possibly be a low as the entirety of Farpoint.
@deepspace5d @Daggadat @Bonbonetti In my opinion the list makes sense since it's about First Person Shooters. Games like Dishonored, Prey or Alien: Isolation may be considered as First Person Adventures.
But what about Dying Light?
Gotta admit I was getting a little worked up about not seeing Doom on the list, until I found it placed 2nd. My faith in humanity is at an all time low right now, so I'll take the small successes where I can. I'm currently playing my first run of Doom. It's fantastic.
@KALofKRYPTON Nonsense, Farpoint is a great novelty.
@andreoni79 Yep I'm wondering if Unfinished Swan is strictly FPS with guns blazing...if not then it's only right the revolutionary Dishonored 2/DotO ( Clockwork Work Mansion & Crack in the Slab, nuff said) make top 3, ahead of DOOM and Overwatch.
@Daggadat Right, I forgot they put Infinite Swan in the list... I don't know that game but I surely know and love everything about Dishonored as my avatar may suggest!
Don't play a whole lot of FPS games. Overwatch was the one I played the most.
@KALofKRYPTON i know right.doom is way better than overwatch.and killzone shadow fall single player is amazing.word up son
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Titanfall 2: switching back and forth between time, this was a game changer, so much so that I would have loved to have more of it.
Doom: my favorite by far. A remake done just right!
Lotta love for Doom. So I guess maybe I should play it sometime. Overwatch I’m pretty uninterested in, given the multilayer only system that it is.
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@Th3solution As I stated, I'm really enjoying Doom. It isn't a game that everyone will like however. It is repetitve and not very technical. But it makes up any docked points in pure fun, fast gameplay and an awesome soundtrack. Thats just my opinions on the matter, I bet you'll have fun. It is convenient that it's budget priced now.
@Jimmy_G_Buckets Honestly, I’m embarrassed to say I know next to nothing about the game. Does it have a horror / macabre feel to it? I’m not a fan of horror, nor of FPS, but every now and then I get in the mood for one.
Prey should be there imho (Unfinished Swan...really?).
Doom is my #1 by distance.
What about Dishonored 2???????
@arnoldlayne83 I always classed the Dishonored series as stealth games. That's my fave way of playing them anyway.
Needs more Lo Wang. Or to be more specific, the Shadow Warrior games
@andreoni79 I guess that depends on how you play a Dishonored game. I was a big fan of the crossbow, using it as my main weapon so to speak. I also really liked the pistols. So it probably goes without saying that I played the game more like a shooter than a stealth game, or at least stealth-until-it-fails.
@Bonbonetti My first run I played it as Emily, full stealth and no killing. The second one as Corvo, full killing and no stealth. What a game!
Let's agree to completely disagree, Pushsquare. My personal top 5:
4. Wolfenstein: The New Order (haven't played part 2)
3. Dishonored II (seriously, did you guys forget about this one?)
1. The Bioshock Collection
@andreoni79 Yeah, the whole series is awesome in that way, they make both stealth and action fun to play, which is rare to achieve.
No Battlefield 4?
RE7? Skyrim? London Heist?
Wolfenstein the new order or old blood didnt make the list, great games
I absolutely loved the Titanfall 2 campaign. One I'll play over and over again I think. Every level/chapter was different and the time travel stuff was just soooo good. It's relatively short, well crafted and just a big heap of fun.
4. TITANFALL 2
fallout 4. wolfenstein.word up son
Please can you do a twin stick shooter top 10? It would be tragic for nex machina to win nothing this gen. Or any smaller more niche top 10's
Overwatch is a decent game, but it’s really not a number one or even top 5 FPS game.
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The most fun I've had with a FPS for me was way back on the PS3 with Battlefield Bad Company 2 and it's MP mode I just have suck 100+ hours in to that game. Then Titanfall 2 is my go to game for a quick blast of Frontia Defence and I play the campaign every now and then. Overwatch I couldn't get into I was that bad at it I knew to me since I don't do eSports then it's not for me lol.
Destiny 2 now I have Forsaken is so much better that's another one I have a few FPS games to be honest
So in order
1) Titanfall 2
2) Destiny 2
3) BF Bad Company 2
@get2sammyb I really was dissapointed after Killzone 3 i loved that one the story was so dissapointing i stopped playing at the start and i was dissapointed at the looks.
Updated. Been a while!
Shame they didnt make a 4th Crysis game. I loved the 2nd and 3rd.
2. Titanfall 2
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Some others that I enjoy as well but those 3 are leaps and bounds above the rest, imo.
You've spelt DOOM wrong for the number 1 game
@carlos82 Not anymore lol
@NeoTokyo404 they've spelled DOOM worng for the number 2 game 😉
Well, now that the whole series is on the PS4 those (fantastic) all-DOOM lists in the comments can become reality lol
1) DOOM Eternal
2) DOOM 2016
3) DOOM 1993
4) DOOM II
5) DOOM 64
6) Final DOOM
7) DOOM 3
(Disclaimer: I'm a DOOM newbie but I fell in love hard with the series since playing 2016.
I still haven't played most of them but I wanted to make one of this lists anyway cause that's an eye-watering amount of DOOM on any given console and I plan to have them all on my Switch and double dip on Eternal and I love DOOM you love DOOM everyone loves DOOM RIP AND FREAKING TEAR...okay I got a bit carried away by the Eternal hype lol 😉)
Wow, I could never disagree with a list more. Buuut, these kind of lists are authors own opinions, I understand. Still disagree with almost every digit.
I'm disturbed by the lack of battlefield 4!
If destiny counts then warframe should be in there too
I find your lack of boomer shooters like Ion Fury here, disturbing
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