20 Highest Rated First Person Shooter Games EVER (According To Metacritic)

Shooters just don't get any better than this.

Perfect Dark N64

Though they were around before, first person shooters were popularised in the early 1990's by the likes of Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake. Since then, the genre has simply grown to almost unbelievable heights, utilising advances in game mechanics and graphic technology, and bringing in the world of multi player and online modes.

With all these new advancements and advantages the more recent releases have over the older games, can the trail blazers that propped up the entire genre still stand up to the competition?

Of course, there are many ways to judge how good a game is, and how well it's held up since its release, but a game's Metacritic score is one of the best. With how much a game costs in the current climate, potential players want an accurate indication of whether they will get their money's worth from a particular title, and that is what Metacritic offers.

This particular metric has become respected throughout the entire industry, and a good score can make a huge difference to the success of a game. How then, does the site look at the first person shooter, and which is the very best in the business?


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