Ever since Doom became a mainstream hit, first-person shooters, or Doom clones, as they were originally called, have easily taken the throne as the most popular gaming genre. While originally thought to be a genre only possible, or at least enjoyable, on PCs, console FPS games have come so far that they now equal or eclipse the number of players on PC. In the decades since we started shooting demons, FPS games have explored just about every possible setting, time period, and style. Sure, we’re still shooting demons today, but in a way that looks and plays far better than ever before.
The PlayStation 5 is the perfect home for FPS titles. Not only can it pump out the best graphics of any Sony console to date, but the solid-state drive allows for insane loading speeds, and the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers can make each gun feel unique in your hands. There is plenty of variety in what type of FPS you can play on your PS5, from realistic military shooters and post-apocalyptic survival horror to bright and colorful comedic games and pure multiplayer experiences. Whatever your taste is for a shooter, these are the best FPS games available on the PS5.
Note that while some of these titles do have dedicated PS5 versions, the ones that don’t still have enhancements on PS5 that make them the best place to place them.
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It would be impossible to make a list of the best FPS games without putting the latest Call of Duty title somewhere on there, so we figured we might as well get it out of the way first. Love it or hate it, the Call of Duty franchise consistently has the bestselling game year after year, and it’s easy to see why. Over the years, the various teams behind this franchise have fine-tuned their gunplay to an almost surgical level. Aiming is responsive, the sound design is unmatched, and the visual feedback is designed to be addicting. It doesn’t matter if the guns are old, modern, or sci-fi inspired, they know how to make shooting feel good, and that’s all most people want out of an FPS. Call of Duty Vanguard takes players back to the familiar battlegrounds of World War 2 once again, though in slightly different scenarios. The campaign overall is typical Call of Duty quality, if a little tired, but the multiplayer mode is what people come to the franchise for. Zombies, unfortunately, also suffered in this entry, but is promised to be improved over time.
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