Best FPS games on Xbox 2024

Best FPS games on Xbox 2024
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Want a list of the best FPS games on Xbox? This list has all the information you need. Xbox has a long and storied history of being the platform for first-person shooter games, with the likes of Halo, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress all having pride of place on the older Xbox consoles. Thankfully, Microsoft knows this, and some of the best FPS games out there can be played on your Xbox consoles right now.

Since the launch of the Xbox Series X/S, the library has only grown, showing no signs of slowing down. If you want more Xbox games, check out our list of the best games on Xbox Game Pass and the best RPGs on Xbox. These are the best FPS games you can play on your Xbox:

Rainbow Six: Siege

While the quick time-to-kill and instant-death headshots might get super frustrating playing online, you can’t deny that Rainbow Six: Siege has some incredibly satisfying gunplay, and its emphasis on strategic teamplay is excellent. You take turns as defenders and attackers, with your objective being to get into an area as an attacker or keep them out of an area as a defender. The maps are intricate, filled with potential angles and traps to catch your foes unaware.

Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood is the spiritual successor to the legendary zombie-shooter game Left 4 Dead. As such, you can expect to see a lot of the same ideas used in the Left 4 Dead games in Back 4 Blood. You tackle set levels and each time you go through a mission you will encounter hordes of undead, special zombies, and bosses to fight as you try your best to survive. Each mission culminates in a large-scale battle where you typically need to fulfil objectives to escape the horde to safety. If you want a more modern version of Left 4 Dead 2 or want an excellent co-op FPS, then Back 4 Blood is the game for you.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is something of a soft reboot of the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009, updated and improved for the current Xbox Series X console. If there’s something Call of Duty understands, it’s fun gunplay. The formula has evolved over the years with frequent CoD releases, every time being fine-tuned and tweaked to provide a better experience. Modern Warfare 2 is the latest iteration of CoD, giving you plenty to do as you wait for its sequel Modern Warfare 3 to come out.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is one of the best Battle Royale hero-shooters out there, and it is only getting better. As a battle royale game, Apex is king when it comes to movement and gunplay. With such a solid core foundation, Apex has since evolved from being a simple battle royale, with new team-based modes added to the game. Now you can squad up and duke it out in team deathmatch, gun run, and the battle royale modes. Apex is tough to master, and sometimes you will get steamrolled, but persistence and patience are key. Apex continues to get new patches, which add tweaks, new Legends to play, and new maps. The best part? Apex Legends is completely free to play.

Halo Infinite

The multiplayer and Forge modes are especially great in Halo Infinite, despite the rocky start. Halo Infinite is the most up-to-date Halo game, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best Halo experience out there. If you’re invested in the story of Halo, Infinite is excellent since it continues right where Halo 5 left off, but it is the only Halo game that is a fully open world. If that sounds appealing, there’s no reason not to dive back into Halo with this entry.

Deep Rock Galactic

Everyone knows that if you don’t rock and stone, you ain’t coming home. Deep Rock Galactic is a fantastic little game all about shooting aliens, grabbing minerals, and finding all kinds of amazing secrets, while also slightly devastating the natural habitat in the process. With four-player co-op, the gameplay is as frantic as it is fun, forcing you to plan out strategic choke points and communicate what’s happening. Grab some friends and mine those evil alien planets, for Karl.

Titanfall 2

If you’re impressed with Apex Legends, you might be interested in checking out Titanfall 2. Titanfall 2 and Apex take place in the same universe, and as such there are a ton of similarities in gameplay, themes, and systems that were adapted from Titanfall 2. At its core, Titanfall 2 is a single-player game, with a stellar campaign to get through. On top of that, there are multiplayer modes to sink hours into as well. Titanfall 2 is a fantastic game and if you want a more detailed look at the universe that Apex is set in, then this is the perfect game for you.

Halo: Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is exactly what it sounds like, containing six classic Halo games, all the way up to Halo 4. This is the definitive way to play the old and legendary Halo games, back when Bungie was in charge of them. You can play the entire campaign and multiplayer modes of Halo 1, 2, 3, ODST, Reach, and Halo 4, all of which have had a graphical improvement. This is the ultimate Halo collection, letting you and your friends revisit these classic games or experience them for the first time. Halo is always best enjoyed with friends, so make sure you do a complete co-op campaign.

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 is a zombie shooter game that sees you take on various levels with increasingly difficult waves of Zeds. Killing Floor 2 has some obnoxious voices and sound design, but the guns definitely help make it more enjoyable. You face off against waves and waves of enemies and try to defend one place or spread yourself out to stop the zombies from overwhelming you. It’s a fantastic co-op experience, made even better by the hidden secrets that are dotted about each map for you to discover. Killing Floor 2 is multiplayer only, allowing six or 12 players at once for whatever carnage you desire.

That’s all for the best FPS games on Xbox. With so many games to choose from, make sure you check out our list of the best open-world Xbox games for more.