The best FPS games on PS5 2024

The best FPS games on PS5 2024
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It’s time to look at the best PS5 FPS games. The PlayStation has a bunch of games, and while most of them focus on third-person action or have an emphasis on single-player games, we have found several amazing games on the PS5 library that deserve a place on our list of the best FPS games to play on PS5.

The PS5 has a massive library, including older games from the PS4 being playable, so if you are looking for other genres, read through our list of the best RPGs on PS5 and the best free games on PS5. With that, here is our list of the best PS5 FPS games.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is an MMO RPG at heart, but the gameplay is FPS through and through. As a free-to-play MMO, your goal is to complete missions, team up with friends or other people online to tackle tough quests or dungeons, and get the best loot. The daily grind is real in Destiny 2 and as a shooter game, the gunplay is fun with a twinge of Halo, which makes sense since Bungie, the developers of Halo, made Destiny 2 in a similar way. Our review of Destiny 2 praises the excellent shooting and gunplay especially.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

While we wait for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to come out, you might as well sink some time into the undeniably fun Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. For some strange reason, the campaign in MW2 is single-player only, so you’ll have to play online if you want to take on people with your friends. As the most recent CoD game, there is a ton to do and the systems, gunplay, and missions are incredibly detailed and fun to blast through.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale game set in the Call of Duty universe is an outrageously good FPS game. As with typical CoD multiplayer, time to kill (TTK) is super fast and encounters in Warzone don’t tend to last long. You have to be fast, and strategic, and know when to reposition to come out on top in Warzone. As with every battle royale, you drop into a map with nothing and have to run, gun, and loot to be the last team standing to win it all.

Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood is the spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed and phenomenal Left 4 Dead games, which are and remain exclusive to Xbox consoles and PCs. While Back 4 Blood is not the same as Left 4 Dead in several ways, it does offer a similar core experience: your goal is to play one in a group of four survivors and pass through different levels and missions to reach the end, which typically involves a large-scale defensive battle while waiting for an extraction to safety. The FPS gameplay is extremely fun and gory, and shooting zombies has never been so satisfying.

Deep Rock Galactic

Did we hear a Rock and Stone? If you know, you know. Deep Rock Galactic is a brilliant gem of a game, following the trials of a group of space-age mining-addicted dwarves. You pick one dwarf out of several classes and can customise your appearance. The first-person gameplay takes you on missions to different planets, all of which are fully destructible with procedurally generated cave systems. As you explore, you will fight off aliens and encounter other hazards in your quest for ore and other precious minerals. Bring your friends for the four-player co-op, you won’t regret a single minute in Deep Rock Galactic.

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 has it all: a brilliant villain, extremely fun gameplay and exploration, and two-player co-op. In Far Cry 6, you enlist in a guerilla cell trying to take down an evil dictator, which comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect in a Far Cry game. Explosions, satisfying gunplay, stealth, horrific animal attacks, and so much more. As ever, Far Cry 6 comes with full co-op and multiplayer support so you and one friend can tackle everything in the main story campaign – side quests, exploration and all – together with no barriers. Our review of Far Cry 6 was mixed overall, but we loved everything about the action and co-op.

DOOM Eternal

DOOM Eternal is the original hectic shooter reborn. In this FPS game, you play as the Slayer, AKA, Doom Guy, as you face off against the legions of hell across multiple dimensions. The levels are linear, but the gunplay is beyond satisfying thanks to the gory nature of it and the overwhelming arsenal you have access to. DOOM is a bit grindhouse-y for many people, but if you’re into that kind of thing and love the more aggressive style of FPS game, then this will keep you entertained to no end. Our DOOM Eternal review was extremely positive, with an emphasis on how fun, brutal, and clever the combat is.

Rainbow Six: Siege

While Rainbow Six: Siege is viewed as a more competitive shooter, you can’t deny the gunplay of this game being extremely decent. Siege is a multiplayer game where two teams of five compete to fulfil an objective or kill the other team. The guns themselves are simple in Siege, but there are a lot of things taken into account to make the game more ‘realistic’ when it comes to shooting your enemies. Headshots will kill in one shot, no matter what and this causes no end of frustration when playing online, but it makes you take your time and be careful.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is arguably the king of battle royale at the moment, and maybe even the FPS genre as a whole. Movement and gunplay in Apex are extremely satisfying, with fluid controls and a diverse range of different guns to use. In Apex, you pick a Legend and drop into a map with your team to become the last ones standing, and you pick up guns and loot as you go. Nailing headshots with a sniper rifle in Apex is beyond satisfying, as is lasering someone with an AR. Beyond the battle royale, Apex has other multiplayer modes such as Team Deathmatch and Gun Run, and the best part is that Apex is a full free game.

That’s our list of all of the best FPS games on PS5. If you want to find more PS5 games, we’ve got plenty of other lists to look through such as the best PS5 strategy games and the best PS5 action games. This list will be updated in the future with more games, so make sure you keep checking back.