Top 10 PS4 Third Person Shooters of 2016, 2017 & 2018
This not the most conventional third person shooter. Infamous for skirting the thin line of videogame decency, Senran Kagura's summer special is more splash than bang. Forgoing their usual arsenal for the wet and wild fun of watergun battles. Bring in the tropical heat, put on some sunscreen, and take their beautiful waifus out to to the beach. Choose your team of five from a selection of over 30 feisty ninjas and go through each of their five singleplayer storylines. Try out their shooting skills using a diverse arsenal of waterweapons and squirt and splash the buxom ladies to your heart's content.
Just the kind of lighthearted fun you'd expect from the Senran Kagura team, it has PlayScore of 8.01
The Tom Clancy series has been everywhere from Drug Wars to Anti-terrorism, and with this series they take the road to pathology. Just a step back from total Zombie apocalypse, the eponymous elite squadron has to deal with a growing smallpox epidemic that's spreading around a dystopian New York city. Put on your special suits and do whatever you can to find the elusive patient zero. Sharing elements with Bungie's Destiny series, The Division is a daring mix of role-playing, shooting, and resource collecting.
Of course, on top of the singleplayer campaign, it also has the thrills of multiplayer in the dreaded Dark Zone. Play along with your friends, show off your skills and climb the leaderboards. It has a PlayScore of 8.31
Fortnite exploded into the battle royale genre as an unlikely competitor to the up and coming ARMA-inspired original, PUBG. Making its beginnings as the cartoon building game slash zombie shooter, it has since made its mark on the world with its unique spin on the rising genre. Because, on top of the 1vs100, survival of the fittest, gameplay, it also kept its basebuilding elements that added a whole new layer of strategy. But, best of all, Fortnite doesn't take itself too seriously--tossing out realism for character and viral dance moves.
Whether you want to stay in your fort or shoot it out in the vicious arena, you're sure to have a great time in the field. It has a PlayScore of 8.36
The Mortal Kombat of the third person shooters is back for a fourth installment, bringing along the gloriously gorey slow-mo headshots along with it. It's a massive step up from their previous title, starting with a bigger map to allow players more freedom. It also has an improved artificial intelligence which makes encounters with enemy units all the more challenging. Take on the shoes of the master marksman and venture towards Italy and watch Nazi bodies explode, pop, and crack into a canvas of blood and entrails.
While it still took some criticism for its supposed lack of substance, it still upped the Sniper game and it receives a PlayScore of 8.38
The darkness returns to haunt poor Sebastian Castellano in this continuation to Shinji Mikami's grotesque horror action adventure. Back in the shoes of the troubled now-ex cop, Castellano's fight against his inner demons have only just begun. With the shadows not quite content with taking everything he has, he boldly makes a return to the nightmare realm to redeem himself and save the lives of his family. This sequel manages that perfect balance of gameplay and story--giving you traumatizing horrors, adrenaline-pumping action, and topping it all off with a moving narrative.
Fight against brand new monstrosities and help Castellano survive another bout of psychological trauma. It has a PlayScore of 8.43
5. L.A. Noire
A breakthrough for its time, technology has finally caught up to Rockstar's detective action adventure. Drawing inspiration from the age of Film Noir, travel back to mid century America and fill in the shoes of the talented Detective Phelps. Unlike its cinematic influence, the world isn't always black and white. Known for its use of Depth analysis, each character can offer a range of facial expressions. With this edition's heightened facial features, it will allow you to read deeper into the minds of your suspects and witnesses.
Not much of a diversion from the original, but it makes a huge impact. It has a PlayScore of 8.65
An HD remaster from one of Capcom's legendary survival horror series. While there might be some intense debates on whether it stayed true to Resident Evil's survival horror roots, one thing is for sure, it's a damn fun third person shooter. Playing as former Raccoon City cop Leon S. Kennedy, you will be tasked to save the President's daughter from the hands of a mysterious cult. Step inside the misty grey European outskirts, and face off against hordes of gruesome, murderous beasts. Originally made for the Game Cube, this PS4 remake boasts renewed textures in smooth 60 frames per second, making feel at home on the modern console.
Whichever side you are on the heated RE4 debate, it's still a veritable action shooter experience with a PlayScore of 8.72
A stark contrast to the fantasy universe of most JRPGs, Valkyria Chronicles has a refreshing realism. Depicting the thrills and tragedies of war in cel-shaded form, this remaster of the 2008 PlayStation 3 game was a major success. Put your tactical wits to the test with the game's unique Blitz Combat System. Move around your characters in the battlefield and shoot enemy forcoes in turn-based and real-time fashion. But, while the action of its hybrid gameplay is already a strong selling point, Valkyria Chronicles drives it home with a gripping narrative told in their gorgeous artstyle.
Coming to full form with this remaster's graphical enhancements, an amazing game just got better. It has a PlayScore of 8.81
From the movie based on the game, comes this game that ties in with the movie based on the game. It's a mouthful, sure, but this reboot of the iconic PlayStation 2 title is worth every minute. Make use of Ratchet the Lombax's wide arsenal of weapons, or take on the robotic shoes of Clank to find the right tools for the job. It's a fun action-adventure game that not only has creative platforming mechanics, but also dazzes with its colorful shooting.
It manages to capture the feeling of the classic title, while bringing in the spark of the movie's tightened dynamic. Praised for its fluid controls and overall enjoyable experience, it's a fantastic reboot with a PlayScore of 8.86
Here are the runners-up before we reveal the number one:
11. Star Trek Online
Become your own captain this MMORPG set in the iconic Star Trek Universe. Guide your crew through the last frontier, with a PlayScore of 7.61
A release mired in greed and controversy, EA's sequel to their Battlefront reboot takes you through the stars and beyond with the classic tale of Empire vs Rebellions. It has a PlayScore of 7.53
13. Agents of Mayhem
A spinoff of the Saints Row series, prepare for an open world adventure in the heart of Seoul. Pick three agents from the eponymous organization, and use their abilities to stop L.E.G.I.O.N from destroying their world. It receives a PlayScore of 7.51
A game five years in the making, it culminates the epic Mass Effect trilogy. Continue your journey as pathfinder with enhanced graphics, improved combat, and deep narrative. It has a PlayScore of 7.11
A straightforward shooter exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Play as any of five feisty zombie hunting schoolgirls and blast the faces off the undead ghouls with baseball, machine guns, and rocket launchers. It has a PlayScore of 6.99
1. And the best Third Person Shooter on the PS4 is Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Uncharted has been one of the PS4's most sought after exclusive, and with this explosive fourth installment they prove exactly why that is. More action adventure than shooter, Naughty Dog has a lot prepared for their poster boy's last adventure before his retirement. It's the most appropriate sendoff, as Nathan Drake explores and discovers brand new secrets in a hidden city. Discover a new outlook on life as you take on the pirate's life in search of Captain Henry Avery's lost treasure.
It's undoubtedly their biggest title yet, packed with jawdropping setpieces, testosterone fuelled action, and brain-teasing environmental puzzles. The whole trifecta of videogame excellence, it has a PlayScore of 9.45