The Best PS4 First-Person Shooters

By Dave Horobin, 6 months ago
The first-person shooter (FPS) genre is one of the most popular in gaming. Every month, the list of first-person shooters available on the PlayStation 4 grows with the release of big-budget AAA titles and interesting indies. With so many first-person shooters available, there's a game for most tastes; from sci-fi worlds filled with futuristic weapons and alien monsters to games based on real conflicts that recount some of the darkest moments from our history.

To help you decide which game to play next, we've used our community ratings to list in no particular order the best first-person shooters on the PS4.

Apex Legends

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The newcomer on the scene, Apex Legends was a surprise release in early February of 2019. Developed by Respawn and set in the Titanfall universe, this fast-paced free-to-play battle royale won us over with its ping feature which allows players to highlight the location of useful items without the need of voice chat. With a diverse roster of characters at launch, each packed with powerful abilities, this team-based first-person shooter is a surprisingly welcome addition to the genre.

BioShock

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One of the last generation's biggest success stories, Bioshock was remastered for the PlayStation 4 in September 2016 as part of the Bioshock: The Collection bundle. Featuring a campaign that will stay with you long after you're finished and the atmospheric setting of Rapture that feels like a living and breathing city, Bioshock is a must for first-person shooter fans.

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2

Another remaster from 2K Games is next on the list of the best first-person shooters, brought to the PS4 in March of 2015 as part of the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Behind the instantly recognisable cell-shaded art style, Borderlands 2 is filled with a huge variety of weapons to try, loot to hunt, memorable characters and humour. The fact you can do it all with a friend in co-op makes it even more worthy of a place on this list.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

With the Call of Duty series heading further into the future each year, DICE and EA took the welcome decision to bring the historical shooter back in a big way with the release of Battlefield 1 in October of 2016. The series is well-known for its spectacular suite of multiplayer game modes, but Battlefield 1 coupled the squad-based action with a genuinely emotional and thought-provoking campaign told in the style of six vignettes. You might pick it up for the beloved multiplayer with friends, but you'll be doing yourself a disservice if you don't check out the single-player as well.

SUPERHOT VR

Superhot VR

An original take on the first-person shooter genre with time only moving if you do, SUPERHOT isn't the type of game for those of you that like to act first and think later. There are no regenerating health or ammo supplies to be found here. You're alone and outgunned, with only the weapons of your defeated enemies available. Re-imagined in July 2017 for the PSVR, you'll be weaving your way through slow-motion bullets and taking down enemies in arguably some of the most thrilling VR gameplay the console has seen so far.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2

The follow-up to the Xbox One console exclusive that was 100% multiplayer focused, Respawn brought the sequel to the PlayStation 4 in October 2016. Armed with a stunningly executed campaign and an array of multiplayer modes to sink your teeth into, Titanfall 2 is filled with fast free-flowing combat one minute and huge hulking mech battles the next. It might have taken EA a while to let us see what the hype was all about, but it was well worth the wait.

DOOM

DOOM

In 2016, id Software resurrected one of the classics that helped to shape the first-person genre as we know it today with the brilliantly spectacular DOOM. It definitely won't win any awards for storytelling, and the multi-player was as take-it-or-leave-it as they come. However if you're looking for gory kills and non-stop action from minute one until the final boss is defeated, DOOM is well worth its place on your hard drive.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

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When Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare originally released in 2007, it blew people away with its cinematic campaign, tight shooting mechanics and a competitive multiplayer experience that took the world by storm. Remastered for the current generation as part of a pricey Infinite Warfare bundle in 2016, it finally released a standalone title in 2017. Filled with memorable missions and characters, the action-packed campaign is well worth revisiting again.

Overwatch: Origins Edition

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It might lack the campaign and a vast array of multiplayer game modes, but Overwatch's team-based action is a must for competitive first-person shooter fans. With a bright and appealing design, tight mechanics and a large roster of unique characters that offer different abilities and complement different play styles, Overwatch is easy to pick up and play but hard to master.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Last but certainly not least is the wonderfully violent Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus which released on the PlayStation 4 in October 2017. Full of fist-pumpingly good action, tight gunplay, unforgettable story moments and believable characters, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is about as satisfying as a first-person shooter gets.
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueTrophies Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueTrophies social pages discussing all things TT related.