The 10 best first-person shooters on PS4 in 2020
More so than any other genre in video games, you’re never left wanting for a solid first-person shooter if you’re a PS4 owner. It’s the style of game that has remained the most popular for almost two entire console generations now, with plenty of titles perfectly primed to let players kick back and relax as they satisfyingly pull the trigger on a whole host of real-life and alien weaponry.
To prove it, we’ve put together a dedicated list of the 10 best first-person shooters on PS4; those special games that give you the sensation of viewing the world down the sights of a gun unlike any other. What you’ll soon realise is that despite all playing out from the perspective of the protagonist’s eyes, each of the following PS4 first-person shooters still offer great variety in terms of tone and story. It’s time to lock and load…
10. Borderlands 3
PS4 players had been left wanting a full 7 years for a true Borderlands sequel. Luckily, Borderlands 3 managed to knock it out of the park, returning to the platform with a fresh batch of procedurally generated guns that all handle and fire entirely uniquely. It’s the same comic-book style universe you love, albeit greatly expanded with more planets to shoot across, four new vault hunters that are more flexible than ever, and a wealth of modes in which to fight side-by-side as a party of four. If you’re looking for creativity and chaos, Borderlands 3 is the PS4 first-person shooter for you.
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Infinity Ward took a big risk returning to the ‘Modern Warfare’ sub-brand of Call of Duty in 2019. Reimagining fan-favourite characters like Captain Price and Nikolai as part of a totally new campaign seemed like it could only end in failure, but this soft reboot exceeded player expectations by being one of the most feature-complete, bombastic entries yet. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare delivers some of the tightest-feeling shooting you will ever experience in an FPS across single-player and multiplayer. Hence why it makes our list of the 10 best first-person shooters on PS4.
8. Titanfall 2
Though the first Titanfall game may have been an Xbox One exclusive, the sequel more than made up for this on PS4 by delivering a pulse-pounding single-player campaign alongside a robust multilayer portion. You play as a solider separated from his crew, fighting to survive against enemy forces by teaming up and kindling a friendship with your giant robot mech called BT. Titanfall 2 is often lauded as having one of the best FPS stories of the generation, so don’t discount the ability to judge this bold claim for yourself.
7. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The Wolfenstein franchise came back in a big way in 2014, rebooting BJ Blaskowicz’ fight against the Nazis for a new generation of players using modern shooting mechanics and a thoughtful alternate universe story. This foundation was further built upon with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus as its sequel, continuing this fight by moving the timeline onwards to a period where the Nazis have arrived in the US. Featuring a slew of satisfying historical and sci-fi guns to get a hold of, this is easily one of the best first-person shooters on PS4.
6. Doom Eternal
While some first-person shooters might shower you in enemy gunfire, forcing you to dip behind cover in order to recoup your health, Doom does things very differently. Instead you’re encouraged to get up close and personal with the various demons coming your way, taking them down with a saw to gain more ammo and performing glory kills to regain health. Doom Eternal leaned into this sense of push-forward combat more than ever, rewarding aggression by letting you mow down bad guys and always maintain a fast pace. PS4 first-person shooters don’t get gorier than Doom Eternal.
Blizzard may have been primarily known for their work in the world of Warcraft prior to 2016, but with the release of Overwatch the studio single-handedly re-popularised the hero shooter genre. That means that there’s a lot more emphasis on the abilities of individual characters as well as pure shooting, with Overwatch featuring a wide selection of heroes to learn and master. It might be PVP only but you’d be hard pressed to find a more in-depth first-person shooter on PS4. And with new characters and updates always being rolled out, the community is always thriving.