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The best first-person shooter games

First-person shooters (FPS for short) are shoot'em all action video games in which the player shoots its way from level to level through a first-person perspective. The most popular FPS series are Doom, Half-life, and Quake.

Most popular first-person shooter games

System Shock 2
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac OS
Doom
shooterDOS
Quake
shooterDOS, Windows XP/98/95
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Extreme Assault

DOS19974.3/5 Blue Byte Software
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Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon

DOS19914.3/5 Dynamix
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Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux2004freeware4.3/5
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Heretic

DOS1994protecteddemo4.3/5 Raven Software
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Doom 2: Hell on Earth

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4.3/5 id software
Doom 2 is the sequel to the much acclaimed FPS Doom. Doom 2: Hell on Earth is a horror sci-fi first-person shooter created by id Software, (John Carmack, Sandy Petersen, John Romero) set on a hellish Earth invaded by demons. The player must find his way in 32 levels, shooting down monsters and picking up keys in order to unlock new areas.
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Star Wars: Dark Forces

DOS1995protected4.3/5 LucasArts
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Battlezone

DOS19834.2/5 Atari
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Quake

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protecteddemo4.2/5 id software
Quake is a first-person shooter (FPS) video game developed by id Software and released in 1996. It is the successor to id Software's immensely popular "Doom" series and is known for its groundbreaking 3D graphics, fast-paced gameplay, and multiplayer capabilities. The game was created by a team led by John Carmack and John Romero, two of the co-fou...
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Doom

DOS1993protecteddemo4.2/5 id software
Doom was released by id Software in 1993. It is widely regarded as one of the most influential and groundbreaking video games of all time, particularly within the first-person shooter (FPS) genre.Set in the future on the moons of Mars, the game follows the player-controlled character, known as the "Doom Marine", as they battle through a research fa...
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Blood

DOS1997protected4.2/5 Monolith Productions
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Duke Nukem 3D

DOS1996protecteddemo4.2/5 3d Realms
Duke Nukem 3D is a classic first-person shooter that was developed by 3D Realms (formerly known as Apogee Software) and published by GT Interactive. It was released in 1996 for MS-DOS and later for various other platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, and gaming consoles.
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Hexen: Beyond Heretic

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Raven Software
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Descent

DOS1995protecteddemo4.2/5 Parallax Software
Descent is a first person shooter with a unique six degree of freedom gameplay developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Productions in 1995.. You control a spaceship and must pilot it in a mine, through a series of 3d levels. The goal of the game is to find a series of keys, shoot down enemy ships and find your way to the next level.
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Witchaven

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 Capstone
Witchaven is an abandoned fantasy first-person shooter (or "slasher", since you'll wield melee weapons) developed by Capstone and released by IntraCorp in 1995 for DOS and Windows. Witchaven includes RPG elements such as experience and leveling your character but it's primarily an action game with swords and spells.
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Marathon 2: Durandal

Windows XP/98/95Linux19964.2/5 Bungie
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Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 LucasArts
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Spear of Destiny

DOS19924.2/5 id software
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System Shock 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1999protected4.2/5 Irrational Games
System Shock 2 is a first-person action role-playing video game developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios. It was released in 1999 and is known for its innovative gameplay, atmospheric setting, and deep narrative.The game is set in a futuristic cyberpunk universe aboard the starship Von Braun in the year 2114. Players assume the role ...
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Operation Bodycount

DOS19944.2/5 Capstone
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Super 3-D Noah's Ark

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Wisdom Tree
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Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded

Windows2011canceled4.1/5
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The Terminator: Future Shock

DOS19954.1/5 Bethesda Softworks
The Terminator: Future Shock is an abandoned science fiction first-person shooter game based on the popular Terminator movies franchise, set in a dystopian world where machines has taken over the Earth. The Terminator: Future Shock was developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1995 for DOS.
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Alien Trilogy

DOS19964.1/5 Probe Entertainment
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Blake Stone 2: Planet Strike

DOS1994protected4.1/5 JAM Productions
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Wolfenstein 3D

DOSMac OS1992protecteddemo4.1/5 id software
Wolfenstein 3D is the first-person shooter that popularized the whole genre in the early 90s and is considered one of the greatest games ever made. Wolfenstein 3D was designed by John Romero and Tom Hall (id Software) and released as shareware by Apogee Software in 1992 for DOS. Wolfenstein 3D is based on the Wolf3D engine, programmed by John ...
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Ultimate Doom

DOS1995protected4.1/5 id software
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Interphase

DOS19894.1/5 The Assembly Line
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Corridor 7: Alien Invasion

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Capstone
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Radix: Beyond the Void

DOS19954.1/5
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Blake Stone 1: Aliens of Gold

DOS1993protected4.1/5 JAM Productions