Top 100 Best First Person Shooter Games

This list is primarily comprised of my favorite FPS games on numerous systems. I love them in respective order based on the actual story, characters, music and plot... as well as the bosses, which would be a huge deciding factor in this genre. The FPS genre is my favorite when it comes to gaming, so I decipher the games on a solid basis; not based on trivia or which sells most, but based on actual level of numerous positive factors that go into play. Of course, this list does not decipher nor include multiplayer as a deciding factor, as that doesn't connect to the overall replay value of the single player campaigns. In essence, this would be a good resource for FPS games that don't rely on multiplayer as the primary positive point but have some of the best single player missions and bosses.
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1.
Wolfenstein 3D (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Blasting Nazis left and right in an attempt to assassinate Hitler and escape from Castle Wolfenstein...
Director: John Romero
 
2.
Spear of Destiny (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
B.J Blazkowicz is sent to Castle Nuremberg to retrieve the Spear of Destiny back, but what danger lies beyond the castle is unknown
 
3.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
1945, The Nazis are planning to resurrect Heinrich I, after being imprisoned. It is up to B.J Blazkowicz, an O.S.A soldier, to foil the operation.
Director: Drew Markham
 
4.
Wolfenstein (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In this 2009 release, B.J is sent to Isenstadt to find and retrieve the Thule Medallion and 4 crystals to prevent the Nazis from using it
 
5.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Set in 1946, follows a man as he tries to discover the locations of a Nazi compound and sabotage Helga Von Schabbs's plans.
 
6.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
You play as Kyle Katarn, a mercenary whose skills progress into becoming a Jedi knight, to stop a team of dark Jedis from taking the valley of the Jedi's power.
Director: Scott Ewers
 
7.
Ultimate Doom (1993 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A rogue tough space marine (referred as Doomguy) is the only survivor in a hell-infested facility. He must fight his way to uncover a bitter truth
 
8.
Heretic (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a twisted medieval dimension, undead creatures and bestial horrors have done the unthinkable--callously slaughtering your entire race.
 
9.
Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Doom 2 follows the story of Doom-Guy, killing hell creatures, for the future of mankind
 
10.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The game starts with Kyle Katarn from Jedi Knight and Dark Forces battling his way onto an asteroid...
 
11.
Duke Nukem 3D (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Blonde action hero Duke Nukem takes on murderous aliens and mutated Los Angeles police officers that have taken over Los Angeles.
 
12.
Half-Life (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
You play a scientist who must make his way through a ruined underground scientific complex infested with danger.
Director: Randy Pitchford
 
13.
XIII (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man is rescued by a lifeguard on Brighton Beach. He has suffered a head wound and has no memory of who he is...
 
14.
Darkwatch: Curse of the West (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A vampiric frontiersman sets out on a path of violence against evil forces that plague the old west.
 
15.
Quake (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Mankind discovers the secret of 'slipgates' called teleporters. However, they're misused by some strange force code-named 'Quake'...
 
16.
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
 
17.
Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
 
18.
Haze (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Twenty-five years into the future. Governments have outsourced military operations to private multi-national corporations...
Director: David Doak
 
19.
BioShock (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.
Director: Paul Hellquist
 
20.
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
You play an elite commando for a unique covert operations unit hunting for a mysterious fugitive who commands a clone army while mysterious things occur around you.
Director: Craig Hubbard
 
21.
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sgt. Michael Becket is tapped to investigate mysterious happenings within a private aerospace company before a nuclear explosion rocked the Auburn industrial district in the first game.
 
22.
Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In 2401, humanity is at war with relentless aliens, TimeSplitters. Space marines Cortez and Hart travel through time to stop the aliens in various spots, including Wild West, zombie-infested Gothic church and Blade Runner-esque future.
 
23.
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Sergeant Cortez is on a mission back in time to save all of humanity...if time doesn't end up killing him first...
 
24.
Turok: Evolution (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story follows Tal'set and his journey through the lost lands.
 
25.
Hexen II (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After Heretic and Hexen, the third and final Serpent Rider, Eidolon, besieges the world of Thyrion. Only four brave souls; a Paladin, a Crusader, an Assassin and a Necromancer can face him and the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse.
 
26.
Jericho (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
 
27.
Urban Chaos: Riot Response (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Nick Mason, a elite police officer that has the job of clearing crazy rioters of the streets of New York City.
 
28.
Mirror's Edge (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A popular politician is murdered and Faith's sister is arrested, whilst Faith escapes. Now she must...
 
29.
Area 51 (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a routine mission, Soldier Ethan Cole must survive a degenerative contamination and find out what is behind everything that are happening, which includes events and cases about UFO's and non-terrestrial life covered by the government.
 
30.
Black (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Black Ops soldier Sgt. Jack Kellar gets interrogated about his actions in the previous four days towards an international weapons-dealing terrorist organization known as "Seventh Wave."
Director: Alexander Ward
 
31.
F.E.A.R. 3 (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Point Man and his deceased brother Paxton Fettrl both have supernatural powers and must work together to face off against an evil presence from their past.
Director: Heinz Schuller
 
32.
Shadow Warrior (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
You are Lo Wang, a shadow warrior. Shadow warriors are the best of the best and Lo Wang is the best of the Shadow warriors...
 
33.
Shadow Warrior (2013 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Lo Wang, a top hit man for the Zilla Corporation, is trying to retrieve an ancient sword during a demon invasion.
 
34.
Call of Duty (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
You play as three different Allied nations: the Americans, the British, and the Russians. From 1944 to 1945, you must answer the call of duty and defeat the domination-bent Germans.
Director: Keith Arem
 
35.
Call of Duty 2 (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Infinity Ward returns with more cinematic intensity and chaos than ever before, in World War II's most climactic battles. Join your squad and choose your Single Player missions, or go on-line for intense Multiplayer action.
 
36.
Call of Duty 3 (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The single player is modeled after the Normandy breakout, where the British, Canadian, Polish, US, and...
Director: Keith Arem
 
37.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
You guide mercenary Kyle Katarn, who must stop the evil plot of a renegade Jedi by relearning his skills as a Jedi Knight.
 
38.
Turok (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Former Black Ops commando Joseph Turok's ship is shot down during a mission to hunt down a war criminal.Turok...
Director: Josh Holmes
 
39.
SWAT: Global Strike Team (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
 
40.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Set before the events of "Pitch Black", this game tells the story of how Richard B. Riddick obtained his ability to see in the dark...
Director: Tom Keegan
 
41.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Featuring a remastered edition of 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay'(2004) as well as a new full-length campaign...
 
42.
Quake II (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A single marine crash lands on an alien planet. You mission is to destroy the bio-mechanical enemy and the big gun.
 
43.
Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
You take on the role of Lieutenant James Patterson, the star of the 'Medal of Honor' series. As Patterson...
 
44.
Resistance 2 (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The Chimera have launched a full scale invasion on both the east and west coasts of the United States. Hale joins a special task force group put together by the SRPA, who are also resistant to the Chimera virus.
Director: Brian Hastings
 
45.
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
 
46.
Medal of Honor: European Assault (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Adam Foshko
 
47.
Cold Winter (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Andrew Sterling is an MI6 agent captured while spying in China. After weeks of torture, MI6 abandons...
 
48.
The Darkness (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
On his 21st birthday, mafia hit man Jackie Estacado is possessed by an ancient demonic force called The Darkness. This further complicates his relationships with his mafia family, a corrupt police department and his childhood love Jenny.
 
49.
007: Nightfire (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
James Bond is back. His mission this time, is to investigate about a stolen space weapon platform. They suspect that Raphael Drake...
 
50.
Project: Snowblind (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The outcome of experimental battlefield surgery is something more than human. A unique weapons-grade warrior...
 
51.
Medal of Honor: Vanguard (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
You are Cpl/Sgt. Keegan, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, and 17th Airborne Division, fighting the forces of Germany and the Kingdom of Italy
 
52.
Resistance: Fall of Man (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Sergeant Nathan Hale along with the human resistance forces attempt to drive a mysterious alien-like invasion out of Britain.
Director: Brian Hastings
 
53.
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The third game in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series, Raven Shield once again puts you in control of the elite counter-terrorism team known as Rainbow.
Director: Mark McCoy
 
54.
Killzone (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Helghans have rebuilt their planet after the first Helghan War and have attacked the ISA on the colony planet Vekta...
 
55.
Painkiller (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Everything was going great in Daniel Garner's life. He had a loving wife, a house, a job...until one rainy night...
Director: Mike Adams
 
56.
Timesplitters (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
 
57.
BioShock 2 (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In 1968, the first successfully-bonded Big Daddy is reawakened to save his Little Sister from the clutches of Rapture's new leader, Sofia Lamb.
Director: Jordan Thomas
 
58.
Aliens vs. Predator 3 (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Play as a marine and fight agenst the aliens play as the predator and kill humans and hunt down aliens play as aliens and kill humans and predator that get in your way
Director: Ken Turner
 
59.
Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.
Director: David Speyrer
 
60.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
You play a young Jedi Academy student who must help stop an evil plot by Dark Jedi to collect and use Dark Side energy for their own ends.
 
61.
Far Cry Instincts (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Jack Carver, a former U.S. Navy sailor, is trapped on an island after his boat was destroyed. With the odds against him, Jack must adapt to the island and fight through an army of mercenaries, rescue a reporter, and get off the island alive.
 
62.
Doom³ (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A demonic invasion at Union Aerospace Corporation's Mars Research Facility has left only you and a handful of survivors with the chance to fight your way to safety.
 
63.
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Hell on earth is here who will stop this.
 
64.
Unreal II: The Awakening (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
 
65.
TimeShift (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
TimeShift is an unoriginal first-person shooter offering unprecedented time-control elements that allow the player to slow...
 
66.
Blood (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Betrayed by the evil deity that he served in life (and death), Caleb rises from the grave seeking vengeance and answers...
 
67.
Hexen (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
While you were battling the evil forces of D'Sparil, the other Serpent Riders were busy sowing the seeds of destruction in other dimensions.
 
68.
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A first person shooter set in Mega-City One where Dredd must face mad doctor Icarus who seeks immortality, citizens turned vampires and zombies by his virus and his archenemies - the four Dark Judges who see life itself as a crime.
 
69.
Pariah (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The year is 2520 AD. A devastating conflict with a race of sentient, undead humans called the Shroud...
 
70.
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1993, a soldier joins other Special Forces troops in the wartorn country of Somalia to assist in the delivery of food to starving people...
 
71.
Rainbow Six: Lockdown (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Lockdown takes place in 2009 and revolves around an elite counter-terrorist unit called Rainbow.
Director: Keith Arem
 
72.
Red Faction (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rebels band together to bring down a power-hungry corporation controlling the world government with a violent iron-fist.
 
73.
Red Faction II (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Marco Bertoldo
 
74.
Call of Duty: World at War (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An epic story of an American marine and a Soviet soldier in the WWII.
Director: Margaret Tang
 
75.
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Join the other side of the law, as you play a rogue MI6 agent, who becomes involved in a bitter gang war between Dr. No and Auric Goldfinger.
Director: Ken Harsha
 
76.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Brian Martel
 
77.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The game tells the story of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the famed 101st Airborne Division who were dropped behind German lines on D-Day.
 
78.
Men of Valor (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Tom Keegan
 
79.
Soldier of Fortune (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When John Mullins, a soldier in U.S. based mercenary known as "soldier of fortune" and his partner Aaron "Hawk" Parsons are assigned to stop the nukes from falling in the wrong hands and prevent any terrorists from their deadly plans.
 
80.
Dead Man's Hand (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Ben Gokey
 
81.
Blacksite: Area 51 (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Harvey Smith
 
82.
Rainbow Six: Vegas (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: David Moodie
 
83.
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Set before, during and after the events of Rainbow Six: Vegas, this time the player takes control of...
 
84.
History Civil War: Secret Missions (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
 
85.
Robotech: Invasion (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
 
86.
Legendary (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
 
87.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Winston Churchill is hit by a taxi whilst visiting New York city and is killed. Without his leadership...
 
88.
Far Cry (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
You play a man who finds himself trapped on a mad scientist's private tropical island with ruthless mercenaries and worse.
Director: Cevat Yerli
 
89.
The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A 1960's female spy must battle an eccentric terrorist organization.
Director: Craig Hubbard
 
90.
Unreal (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
You are a prisoner being transported across the galaxy, but when your transport crashes you must fight your way across dangerous alien worlds.
 
91.
Alien: Resurrection (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
 
92.
Alien Trilogy (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The alien trilogy is based off from the first 3 alien movies
 
93.
Tron 2.0: Killer App (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
 
94.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
 
95.
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The real-life mercenary John Mullins returns to put an end to the new threat of bio-terrorism, with the aid of his new assistant Madeline Taylor.
 
96.
Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
You play a Republic clone commando who leads an elite strike team in the Clone Wars.
Director: Tim Longo
 
97.
Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Mercenary Kyle Katarn is recruited by the Rebel Alliance to recover the plans to the Death Star.
 
99.
Far Cry 2 (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Choosing from nine different mercenary characters, you arrive in Africa in search of a notorious weapons dealer known only as 'The Jackal'...
 
100.
Killzone 2 (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Killzone 2 follows the events of Killzone (PS2) and Killzone: Liberation (PSP), and is set on the planet Helghan...