What are the best FPS games on PS5? Well, what do you think? In this evolving list, it’s down to you and the Push Square community to decide PlayStation 5’s top shooters.
The first-person shooter genre — FPS for short — has been around for decades, and is as popular today as it’s ever been, if not more so. Popularised by classics like DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein, FPS games have come an extremely long way over the years, but one simple thing unites them all — it’s just great fun to shoot stuff.
There’s a wide range of experiences to be had, from the true-to-life realism of Hell Let Loose to the bombastic lunacy of Far Cry 6. Many FPS titles blend the genre with others; for example, games like Destiny 2 and Borderlands 3 combine the action with RPG elements. While most shooters are aimed at a mature audience by their very nature, there’s a lot of variety within that.
On PS5, there are already plenty of options for those who enjoy wielding heavy weaponry and unloading lead into bad guys. The following list represents the best FPS games on PS5, but it’s not up to us — the running order is entirely decided by you. By rating any FPS titles on the console, you’ll be having a direct impact on this page. Use the search bar below to find a game, then leave a rating to influence this list.
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Enough jibber-jabber — let’s get down to business. Below, you’ll find a list of the best FPS games on PS5, as voted for by you.
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive / Developer: Turtle Rock
Left 4 Dead lovers rejoice: it’s back, albeit under a different name. Back 4 Blood is a zombie-popping co-op FPS that tasks a team of four with surviving through numerous missions while fighting back the horde. It’s a grisly post-apocalyptic romp that emphasises teamwork to overcome the sheer number of shufflers inching towards you. A card-based loot and upgrades system means that you can run through the campaign many times and find new equipment to use or tactics to employ. A great time with a few friends, the only ones groaning about this shooter are the zombies themselves.
Publisher: Reef Entertainment / Developer: Teyon
Terminator: Resistance Enhanced brings Reef Entertainment’s shooter to PS5, and as the name suggests, it comes with a few improvements to the experience. First and foremost, this is a shooter made for longtime fans of the Terminator movies, starring you as an original character in the timeline as you battle Skynet and its metallic forces. It’s not the greatest FPS in the world, but it’s an entertaining ride, and the reduced load times and enhanced framerate make this the best version. The PS5 edition also comes with Infiltrator mode, which lets you wreak havoc as a T-800.
Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Black Matter
This FPS turns back the clock to World War Two, but this isn’t your typical wartime shooter. Striving for authenticity and realism, the game is brutally tough and encourages strategic thinking, rather than just spraying and praying. After choosing a class, you’re put into a platoon with other players in 50v50 matches, and you’ll need to figure out how best to overcome the opposition by talking with teammates. With battles taking place on maps recreated from real world data and realistically deadly weapons, Hell Let Loose is hardcore.
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Sledgehammer Games
Call of Duty: Vanguard does very little to shake up the status quo of Call of Duty multiplayer, but what it does have going for it is a ton of maps, modes, weapons, and general content. It’s packed to the rafters with things to see and do in online skirmishes, and the single player campaign is pretty darn good too. Zombies fans should avoid until some post-launch updates come around, but for anyone wanting to battle it out online with friends, there’s not a lot better than Call of Duty: Vanguard on PS5.
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Infinity Ward
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is the newest iteration of Activision’s free-to-play shooter. With that rock solid, signature Call of Duty gunplay at its core, this is inherently an entertaining multiplayer FPS on a massive scale. The main event is the battle royale mode, placing you alone or in squads on a giant map and fighting for survival. A new mode, DMZ, puts a more objective-based spin on things if you want a change of pace.
Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing / Developer: Ghost Ship Games
Deep Rock Galactic is a real mish-mash of ideas, but everything works together in harmony to create a super fun co-op experience. A team of up to four dwarves are recruited to delve into a strange planet and mine its precious resources, but will come up against some resistance from the insect-like locals. Each player class has totally unique weapons and abilities that complement the others perfectly, making simple objectives a joy as you all puzzle it out — and blast aliens — together. Throw in procedurally generated stages, and you have the recipe for an endlessly replayable game you can really dig into.
Publisher: Vertigo Games / Developer: Vertigo Games
After the Fall is a PSVR2 first-person shooter that has you fending off zombies in online co-op. It follows a similar structure to better-known examples like Left 4 Dead; you and three others venture through stages infested with various baddies and have to mow them down to get to safety. You can then upgrade your weapons and equipment to tackle stronger threats as you progress. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but the shooting feels great, there’s a good variety of modes, and the loot system is rewarding.
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Infinity Ward
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 marks a strong return to form for Activision’s FPS series, launching with a very solid selection of modes and maps. With a good campaign filled with fun gimmicks to boot, it lives up to the marketing phrase of being a new era for the franchise. It’s not going to convert anyone who doesn’t like the games into lovers, but Modern Warfare 2 is more than worth the investment for shooter fans.
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Treyarch
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War may have largely been considered a safe instalment for Activision’s juggernaut first-person franchise, but its campaign introduces some interesting wrinkles for the series. For starters, there’s more player agency than ever before, making this a thrill ride you actually have an active role in shaping. One level, which sees you undertake undercover activities in a KGB headquarters, is more Hitman than Call of Duty – and a truly refreshing change of pace. This is, of course, all anchored by the traditional set-piece spectacle you’d expect to find from the series, and a solid multiplayer suite spanning some genuinely sumptuous maps, including a highly detailed 80s mall.
Publisher: 2K Games / Developer: Gearbox Software
Gearbox’s popular looter shooter is back in typical style with Borderlands 3, and it looks and plays better than ever on PS5. While it doesn’t innovate on older entries all that much, the third game in the franchise is probably the best. Improved gameplay makes the act of firing weapons a joy, there’s a tonne of variety in quests and guns, and that signature love-or-hate humour is very much in place. It shines brightest on Sony’s current-gen machine, too, thanks to boosted visuals and up to 120 frames-per-second on the right display. There are few better co-op shooters out there — this is an absolute blast with friends, whether playing locally or online.