Top 10 FPS Games of 2023

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Top 10 FPS Games of 2023

Surya Kumar
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2023 has been a year filled with numerous FPS titles and this guide will help you pick out the best from the bunch.
Notable mentions include Ghostrunner 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Trepang 2, and System Shock.

2023 has almost come to an end and numerous gamers are ranking up their favorite games that came out this year. We have seen various genres of titles but some of the most-played games of this year have been first-person shooters. There have been so many such titles both paid and free and it can understandably get a bit overwhelming to figure out the best from the bunch. Worry not, as we have carefully picked out 10 of the best FPS games of this year. Let’s take a look!

10 Best FPS Games of 2023

10. Ready Or Not

10. Ready Or Not

If you wish to experience a new and intense tactical FPS game from this year, look no further than Ready or Not, which allows you to put yourself in the shoes of contemporary Swat officers who are called in to defuse various hostile situations. You get access to an arsenal of tools and weapons that you can use to carefully plan out your strategy and successfully diffuse hostile enemies. You are also the commander of the team and are expected to compose a unique roster and recognize the skills of your fellow comrades. This element combined with several customization options makes this a truly worthy tactical FPS.

9. Starfield

9. Starfield

Bethesda’s latest Sci-Fi RPG allows players to experience an almost boundless world filled with numerous planets. As usual, you do get a bunch of character and world-building options along with some trustworthy companions who will accompany you on your adventures. You also have an array of weaponry at hand to counter any oncoming foes. This title is definitely worth checking out if you consider yourself a fan of Bethesda’s previous titles like Elder Scrolls and Fallout.

8. Payday 3

8. Payday 3

The much-anticipated co-op shooter finally received its full release this year and players have been jumping in to strategize and execute perfectly planned heists with their mates. Apart from the improved visuals, you also get some destructible environments that certainly add to the overall immersion. If you like blasting through bank vaults while also messing around with your friends, Payday 3 is a fun game to play from time to time.

7. Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun

7. Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun

Auroch Digital has added the elements of a 90s retro shooter to the Warhammer series and Boltgun is proving to be an entertaining and visually appealing FPS, more so than previous entries in the franchise. You take on the role of a space marine who is on a perilous mission across the galaxy while also dealing with Chaos space marines and daemons. This game certainly delivers in its attempt to pay homage to retro shooters.

6. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

6. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

This is possibly the last entry into the rebooted Modern Warfare series from 2019 which continues to retain the realistic and modern elements from its predecessors. While the multiplayer is as popular as ever, the single-player campaign follows the plot of Task Force 141 as they hunt down Makarov, a Russian ultranationalist who is planning to trigger WW3. you also get the usual Zombies mode which has continued to attract numerous COD veterans.

5. Robocop: Rogue City

5. Robocop: Rogue City

Live out your vigilante fantasies by playing as the iconic half-man half-machine police officer Alex Murphy as he combats numerous deviants across the near future dystopian city of Detroit. The game has an enticing environment that perfectly fits the tone it is trying to set. This short game will keep you captivated throughout its entire playthrough where you get to experience a compelling narrative, superhero-like abilities, intricate skill trees, and more.

4. The Finals

4. The Finals

Developed by Embark Studios, The Finals is quickly making its way to becoming one of the best competitive shooters out there and has seen thousands of players jump into it every day, thanks to the game being completely free to play. The title is great if you wish to experience fast-paced strategy gameplay along with the ability to quickly traverse through its dynamic environment.

3. Atomic Heart

3. Atomic Heart

Experience a utopian world which can be a double-edged sword in terms of its setting. Atomic Heart is a weird, eerie yet captivating experience where you are living in unity with advanced humanoid-like robots, waiting for a catastrophe to strike. This title’s biggest strength is its engaging combat system followed by its clever storytelling which makes this enjoyable and easy to recommend.

2. Dead Island 2

2. Dead Island 2

The sequel to the 2011 FPS zombie game finally came out this year and several fans of the first Dead Island were thrilled to get their hands on this one. Dead Island 2 puts players in an apocalyptic setting of modern-day Los Angeles and it looks absolutely gorgeous, thanks to Unreal Engine 5. Players have to choose from 6 different characters, each with their own skills and abilities. You also have access to an array of weapons to decimate the undead. The narrative takes place 14 years after the first Dead Island and although it does not showcase any significant improvements, it still manages to capture your attention.

1. Counter-Strike 2

1. Counter-Strike 2

While it is technically not a completely new game, CS2 has gone through one of the biggest technical leaps of this year, featuring modernized mechanics while also retaining the core elements it is known for. This title still follows the traditional counter-strike formula that was established over two decades ago and it still attracts millions of gamers, earning its rightful spot as one of the best FPS franchises of all time. 


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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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