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The Best FPS Games For PlayStation 4

While a new generation of gaming consoles may be around the corner, your PlayStation 4 remains one of the best consoles ever released. With a vast library of games, including some of the best exclusives ever made, sticking with the PS4 while the new PlayStation 5 builds out its library makes a whole lot of sense. Some of you might’ve just bought the PS4 for such an affordable price, and spending a sizeable chunk of your savings for the pricey PS5 just doesn’t seem reasonable at the moment.

Of course, just because you’re sticking with an older-gen console doesn’t mean you’re stuck playing the same old games. You can still get many new games released in recent years or some of the classics that are still excellent to play years after release. One of the most popular genres for games is a first-person shooter. It makes you feel like you’re part of the action and lets your imagination do some work. You’re in luck if you’re looking for an exciting new first-person shooter for your PS4. From classic ports to brand-new experiences, you have a massive amount of choices when it comes to jumping into an FPS game. From Doom to Apex Legends, these are our favorite FPS games on the PS4 in no particular order.

 

01 Doom & Doom Eternal

Pros

  • Fast-paced gameplay
  • Fantastic visuals
  • Fun levels

Cons

  • Doom might be too gory, boring, or repetitive for some
  • Doom Eternal's ending could be better
  • Need a PS Plus subscription for online play

Specification

  • Price $19.99/$39.99
  • Genre Shooter, Action
  • Platform PS4, PS5

02 Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 isn’t just one of the best first-person shooters on PS4—it’s one of the best all-around games, period. Don’t worry if you haven’t played the first Titanfall either; that game isn’t on PlayStation and lacks a campaign altogether. Instead, Titanfall 2 brings an all-new original story, and it’s easily one of the best first-person shooter campaigns ever made. What sets Titanfall 2 apart from other modern FPS titles all comes down to movement. In addition to advanced mechanics like bunny-hopping and wall-riding, Titanfall 2 also hooks the player up with Titans, giant mechs you can summon from the sky in order to pilot in combat. The campaign doesn’t just deliver a blockbuster-sized adventure—it also gives players a way to master these abilities. Titanfall 2 offers new maps, modes, customization options, Pilot abilities, and more. You’ll even get to see six brand-new Titans. Gamers have the option to play the game in single-player mode, or they can connect to the internet and play online with people from across the globe. A PS Plus subscription is needed to access the Online PvP mode.

Pros

  • Better than its predecessor
  • Lots of action
  • Excellent movement
  • New Titans, maps, modes, customization options, Pilot abilities

Cons

  • Some say the game struggles with its consistency

Specification

  • Price $19.99
  • Genre PS4
  • Platform Action, Adventure, Shooter
Titanfall 2

03 Overwatch

Overwatch is the game that helped to launch the hero shooter genre. It is one of the most successful and popular games of its generation and another hit in Blizzard’s massive catalog of award-winning titles. Overwatch blends FPS and MOBA elements to create a teamwork-focused multiplayer shooter unlike any other. Several years post-launch, Overwatch now has a ton of updated maps, game modes, and heroes to play from, so if you’re looking for an FPS experience that is constantly changing, you’ll find it in Overwatch. The game isn’t as complex as other games on this list, but it’s still exciting enough for you to get addicted to it. This game is ideal for those who like playing with friends or other gamers online. You can be the best at shooting, but you’ll still end up losing if you don’t work well with your teammates. The first Overwatch will forever be an iconic game, but if you’re ready for something new, you might want to get its sequel, Overwatch 2. It just hit stores in October 2022 and is available on the PS4. A significant difference it has from its predecessor is how its team size went from six to five. You will also notice that many characters from the first game were reworked.

Pros

  • Made hero shooter games famous
  • Exciting gameplay
  • Entertaining story
  • Fun multiplayer gameplay

Cons

  • Side tasks feel repetitive
  • Not suitable for those who like playing alone

Specification

  • Price $38.98
  • Genre PS4
  • Platform Shooter
Overwatch

04 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

Pros

  • Well-designed maps
  • Excellent shooting
  • Exciting multiplayer battles
  • Impressive tactical depth
  • Post-launch updated improved the game

Cons

  • Progression system could be better
  • Could use more content

Specification

  • Price $16.50
  • Genre PS4
  • Platform Action, Fighting, Shooter
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

05 SUPERHOT

Time only moves when you move. That’s the concept behind SUPERHOT, which turns what would otherwise be a typical FPS into a nail-biting blend of puzzle and action. Every bullet and melee weapon you’ll face is a one-hit kill, and you’re vastly outnumbered, so even with time frozen, you’ll need to think fast if you want to survive. SUPERHOT was praised for its gameplay and unique story when it first arrived back in 2016. It features a minimalist art style, and all your enemies are in red. The game feels futuristic, and you can immediately tell it apart from other FPS games. There wasn’t any big company behind the game because it was created independently by the Superhot Team. Since its release, two follow-ups have helped expand the franchise into something much larger. The first expansion, SUPERHOT VR, takes you into the world of virtual reality for a truly mind-bending experience (though you’ll need a PSVR headset to play). The second expansion, SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete, turns the game into an ever-evolving roguelike game and is available as a standalone purchase.

Pros

  • Unique story and gameplay
  • Minimalist game design
  • Can easily get you hooked

Cons

  • Can feel pretty repetitive after playing several levels

Specification

  • Price $24.99
  • Genre PS4
  • Platform Action, Fighting, Shooter
SUPERHOT

06 Apex Legends

From Respawn Entertainment, the development team behind Titanfall and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderApex Legends is one of the newer entries in the battle royale genre. Unlike Fortnite, however, Apex Legends puts the emphasis on teamwork, sending you and two other players into the game together to fight against nineteen other teams. Players can choose between two gameplay modes: Battle Royale and Arenas. Many of you are already familiar with the Battle Royale mode, but the Arenas mode is a breath of fresh air because you form a three-player squad, go against another three-player team, and fight to the death. Apex Legends was first released on the PS4 in 2019, and you can download it for free from the PS Store in 2022. Just note that you will still need to purchase a PS Plus subscription if you want to play online. As with any online multiplayer game, players can match with friends online or join random players to jump into the match. Once you’re on the ground, you and your squad will need to find weapons, armor, and other equipment while battling other players. Some of the movement options from Titanfall—which this game shares a universe with—make it into Apex, including zipline movement and sliding over inclined surfaces. Apex Legends is the game for you if you’re looking for a solid competitive title that isn’t Fortnite.

Pros

  • Free to download
  • Unique take on the battle royale genre
  • Players get incentives to have better teamwork
  • Useful ping system

Cons

  • Still need to pay for a PS Plus subscription
  • It'll take time to earn characters without spending
  • Some guns are disappointing

Specification

  • Price Free
  • Genre PS4
  • Platform Action, Shooter
Apex Legends

William Sattelberg

Oct 10, 2022

201 Articles Published

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