Top 10 PC FPS Games of 2018-2019

With the invention of the mouse and keyboard, the PC is home to many first person shooters. Check out our list of the best firs-person shooter PC games for the full catalog.

10. Apex Legends

The Battle Royale craze somehow went stale the moment Apex Legends dropped. This spin-off of Respawn’s award-winning

Be the last team standing and put your skills and reflexes to the test in its fast-paced first-person, hero-shooting experience. Choose from its 11 unique Legends and use the massive map as your playground. Each Legend offers their own set of abilities, letting you turn the tide of every firefight.

GameSpot mentioned in their review that, “Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game…”

It combines all the best parts of Titanfall while injecting it with Battle Royale’s frenetic moment to moment action. Its major gripes, however, is that it’s an EA title with a buttload of microtransactions. As a free game, it is expected, but knowing EA’s business model, it might be a bigger problem in the long run.

Nevertheless, Apex Legends excels as a good first person shooter and a battle royale with a playscore of 7.89

9. Paladins

The age of hero-shooters began when Blizzard’s Overwatch came out way back in 2016. From then on, the market continues to push the trend even further resulting to Hi-Rez making their own hero-shooter FPS, Paladins. It finally came out of Open Beta after 2 years.

Despite the oversaturated shooter genre, IGN gave it an 8.4, saying that, “Even after over 300 hours of exhilarating battles and strategic planning, champions continue to find a way to offer new gameplay experiences.”

At first, it had a lot of controversy due to it being an ‘Overwatch clone’ but over the years it gained its own identity with more heroes and diverse multiplayer modes.

On the surface, Paladins is a hero-shooter but within its layers lies a in-depth deckbuilding system where you customize your Champions’ abilities. You can choose what skills well-suited for your playstyle, providing a fun yet complex gameplay mix. It receives a playscore of 8.03

8. Sairento VR

VR still has a long way to go, but this mission-driven action role-playing game from Mixed Realms is a step in the right direction. In Sairento, assume control of a ruthless assassin trained by a cover organization. If SUPERHOT had a sequel, this could pass as one. Albeit without the time-bending abilities.

As a Virtual Reality title with first person shooter elements, showcase your gunplay and sword fighting abilities with its arsenal of futuristic weaponry using your supported VR controllers. Every engagement feels like walking on thin ice. Go guns blazing or use a variety of stealth mechanics to gain the upper hand and take enemies down one by one.

Its impressive visual design and atmosphere coincides with its already satisfying combat, paving a new way for the future of VR. It has a playscore of 8.07

7. Borderlands: Game Of The Year Edition

The third installment may be out, but nothing can top the previous two installments that made the series what it was. Gearbox’s ‘crazy’ interplanetary looter-shooter came with a few refinements to the experience, from navigation to inventory.

This Game of the Year Edition not only comes with gameplay upgrades, but these are all topped off with a big 4K finish that dusts off their nostalgic cel-shaded look and ushers us back into the rough Pandoran paradise.

It was hailed as one of the greatest shooters of all time. Gaming Bolt’s Ravi Sinha gave it an 8 out of 10, saying that “... it is more than a blast from the past - it's a compelling game in its own right.”

It receives a playscore of 8.08

6. Project Warlock

A retro first-person shooter about one man and his guns. An ode to B-Side shooters like Doom, Hexen, and Wolfenstein, Buckshot Software’s bullet-hell mayhem takes you through 60 levels of non-stop action. Your mission? Eradicate evil in a never-ending maze packed with bloodthirsty enemies determined to kill you every second.

It’s the ultimate throwback for fans of these classic retro-shooters. According to Destructoid, who gave it an 8 out of 10, “If your trigger finger is itching, buy Project Warlock to scratch that itch. You won’t be disappointed.”

And in this day and age, there’s no shortage of videogames backed by fans. It was initially a Kickstarter project and a passion-project. This title made its way to GOG as a timed exclusive and from then on, it became a major hit. It has a playscore of 8.13

5. Blood: Fresh Supply™

Speaking of classic shooters, Blood was part of the legion of clones of the classic B-Side shooters alongside Doom and Wolfenstein. This revival of the 90's cult-favorite remains dark, spooky, and edgy.

As a remastered version, it amps up the ante of the original as you battle through an army of sycophantic cultists, zombies, hellhounds, and other freaks of nature. The gameplay is similar to the aforementioned shooters, where you as a protagonist make your way through endless hallways battling out enemies and unlocking weapons.

Techraptor gave it an 8 out of 10. Praising the entirety of its rework. Saying that “Blood is a classic FPS game. Its level design, animation, movement, arsenal of weapons, and monsters are as delectable today as they were in 1997.”

Like the classics, this game is ‘bloody’ difficult, but it's what made these titles shine. It receives a playscore of 8.26

4. Overload

PC is a hotbed for all kinds of shooters. If there are Battle Royales like Apex Legends and B-Shooters like Project Warlock and Blood, there’s also 6 Degrees of Freedom-Shooters like this.

Dubbed as the ‘spiritual successor’ of the popular 90’s gem, Descent, this brand new game feels like a revival of the age-old title. Genres like this are unlike most of the shooters that came out in the 90s. It’s non-static and it enables you to move in any direction while you battle a horde of machines in its endless hallways.

It’s like a breath of fresh air amidst PC’s overbearing collection of first-person shooters. Game Reactor gave it an 8 out of 10. Impressed by the Developer, Revival Productions, for sticking true to its inspirations, saying that it’s “...done a decent job of marrying reverent design with a dash of much-needed modernity.”

It receives a playscore of 8.37

3. Ion Fury

Speaking of ‘spiritual successors’, let’s not forget about 2019’s version of Duke Nukem. As a ‘bomb disposal expert’, lead Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison in a quest to stop a sociopathic transhumanist cult leader.

IGN gave the game a score of 7.5 out of 10, saying it is an “...authentic throwback to Duke Nukem 3D that certainly hails to the king but can't quite dethrone him.”

Although there’s no denying the original is always better, what Ion Fury did was re-introducing this kind of genre to the modern audience. If you’re looking for an oddly specific title with pop-culture references from Terminator, Tron, and Duke Nukem itself, this game is for you. It receives a playscore of an 8.52

2. Metro Exodus

The latest of the Metro series continues to take you to the heart of post-apocalyptic Russia. In this third installment to the first-person survival-shooter from 4A Games, you are no longer limited to the confines of the underground Metro, travel around the irradiated Russia with your steam-powered train and find a new hope for the future of humanity.

Artyom remains as the protagonist and his quest to rebuild civilization is as difficult as ever. Games Radar’s Austin Wood gave it a 4.5 out of 5. Calling it as ‘’the best Metro game yet…’’

As an Epic Exclusive, the game was lauded for its immersive atmosphere and detailed environments. It is a huge leap to the ‘semi-open world’ element makes it a potential Fallout killer. A playscore of 8.58

1. DUSK

We go back once again to the age of 90’s shooters. David Szymanski retro-FPS easily dethrones the rest of these titles. DUSK borrows elements from iconic contemporary 3D shooters and refines the age-old genre with their own style and form. Set in a ‘Lovecraftian’ world where you fend off an army of backwater cultists and demons, discover what lurks beneath the Earth.

PC Gamer praised the level design of Dusk, stating that the game "is both an ode to and evolution of the greatest era of FPS level design." on which they gave it an 8.90 out of 10. Not only does this game offer a fantastic single-player experience, but its multiplayer mode is also akin to Quake. Although it’s not its best feature, it remains a fun addition for fans looking for some replay value.

It’s the ideal PC first-person shooter that doesn’t just pay homage to the retro-FPS days but stands on its own as a fantastic modern classic. A playscore of 9.13