As a single-player or multiplayer FPS experience Perfect Dark is unparalleled on the console systems.
GoldenEye 007 (1997)
GoldenEye is the type of game N64 owners have been waiting for since they finished Mario 64.
Halo: Combat Evolved
Not only is this easily the best of the Xbox launch games, but it's easily one of the best shooters ever, on any platform.
It's not just one of the single most atmospheric games ever created, but it's also quite simply one of the best.
Unreal Tournament is the most complete first-person shooter available.
Bungie's popular first-person shooter makes its debut on the Xbox 360 with Halo 3.
Crysis is a Sci-Fi FPS game for the PC in which mankind must struggle to survive in the face of an alien invasion.
A prequel to the original Halo, Halo: Reach follows a SPARTAN squad as they fight the Covenant on a besieged fortress world.
Gone Home is a first-person game entirely about exploration, mystery, and discovery.
Half-Life is the closest thing to a revolutionary step the genre has ever taken.
Unreal Tournament 2004
No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer.
Despite a rather short campaign and a disappointing storyline, Halo 2 is an exceptional shooter that frequently delivers thrilling, memorable, and unique moments in its online, co-op, and single-player modes.
The Operative: No One Lives Forever
Just when it seemed as if first-person shooters had run out of ideas, along comes No One Lives Forever to reinvigorate the genre.
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
No One Lives Forever 2 is a rousing success on every level.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
It's easily one of the most-impressive games on the Xbox and seems destined to be remembered as the most inspiring collaboration between Hollywood and the gaming industry yet.
Battlefield 2: Euro Force
Battlefield 2 brings the intensity of Battlefield 1942 into the modern era with enhanced team play and the latest vehicles and weapons systems available. In this first-person shooter, you'll choose ...
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The fourth chapter in the Elder Scrolls series takes the game to new levels with gameplay and graphical enhancements, and features over 200 hours of play time.
Quake III Arena (2000)
Quake III Arena provides the ultimate deathmatch experience.
If you don't like Descent at least a little bit, make no mistake, there is something wrong with you.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Wolfenstein is well worth it for the multiplayer game alone, so the fact that you get a solid single-player game in the box can only be considered a bonus.
Far Cry isn't just a stunning technical accomplishment. It's quite possibly the best single-player first-person shooter experience for the PC since Half-Life.
Half-Life 2 is a very impressive and engaging shooter, and a faithful follow-up to one of the greatest PC games of all time.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Brothers in Arms tells the story of Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers, who were scattered ...