The PS4 has matured into a wonderful console, after a lukewarm launch lineup the years that followed have produced some superb games across all genres.
But perhaps the strongest category is that of the FPS – arguably the most popular genre in gaming, developers for the past 20 years have sought to capture that lightning in a bottle that made the Halos and Call of Dutys so popular amongst gamers.
Here are the current best 5 first person shooters available for the PS4:
5: Wolfenstein: The New Order
Worthwhile single-player FPS experiences are a dying breed, but thankfully Wolfenstein came out of nowhere, defying all expectations to become one of the best examples of how atmosphere and narrative combined with solid gunplay can still provide a relevant single player experience today.
4: Battlefield 1
DICE surprised many by taking their flagship franchise back to 1914, but what a decision it turned out to be. Battlefield One has an atmosphere unlike any other game, transporting you back to a time not often explored in the world of videogames, and for the most part it succeeds in making you feel like you’re there, fighting on the French plains.
The single-player is decent, but the fabulous multiplayer will keep you hooked for months.
One of the unexpectedly brilliant games of the year, Overwatch is possibly the most addictive shooter since the first Modern Warfare. The gunplay is just spot-on, the gameplay is fast and frantic and the vibrant graphics are just lovely. Overwatch is a must-play.
It’s available here on Amazon.
2: Titanfall 2
Criminally under-appreciated at launch, Titanfall 2 is one of the best single player experiences released so far this gen. The gameplay builds on the already solid foundation laid by the first game, adding new gameplay features that make playing it infinitely more varied than its predecessor.
The multiplayer is where the game truly shines though. The toolkit provided to you by way of grappling hooks, wall sprinting and of course the Titans themselves makes for a deep, fun and varied experience.
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The pleasant surprise of 2016 for me. In many ways Doom had no right to be this good. Fast-paced, beautiful and brutally gory, Doom manages to combine everything great about the original with slick modern gameplay we’ve come to expect from first person shooters today. A real challenge and a joy to play from start to finish.
It’s the only game on the list who’s single-player mode actually outshines the multiplayer component, which remains solid if unspectacular. The campaign in this game is just a blast, and you owe it to yourself to play it.
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