From Nintendo's Radar Scope and Sega's Tac/Scan in the early '80s to Tomb Raider on the PS1, the PS2's introduction of Max Payne - which introduced Bullet-Time - and Resident Evil 4's revolution of the genre by introducing precision aiming and over-shoulder camera angles that kept the action front and center, the third-person shooter genre has seen some monumental changes over the years.
Mostly it's down to Resident Evil 4, which set such a new standard with its third-person mechanics, it would influence future franchises like Gears of War and even non-shooters like the Arkham series.
However, the most notably well-made third-person shooters recently have been Gears 4, Uncharted 4 and even The Division. Three. Out of a whole year.
The production of this genre has seemingly slowed down, mainly resulting in more sequels than new IPs.
Although, this isn't all bad. Since 2010, there have been a lot of high-quality games that have come out, enough to enjoy and place on a list for the very best third-person shooters from this decade (so far).