Top 15 Best FPS Games on PS5

Although the PS5 has only been out in the wild for about 2 years, it still has plenty of great options when it comes to first-person shooters (FPS). If you’re looking for some recommendations, you’re in luck. Just a word of caution: we’ve selected titles that are either a) playable on PS5, or b) have, or are scheduled to receive, a PS5 upgrade. With that out of the way, here goes 15 of the best FPS games you can play on PS5 right now. Let’s jump into it, shall we?

[Jan. 6, 2023 Update: Removed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and replaced it with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Also, removed Call of Duty: Warzone and replaced it with Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0]

Apex Legends

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Best FPS game on PS5, Apex Legends
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Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play sci-fi battle royale continues to go from strength to strength. Not only was it one of the most played games of 2021, but it has also received a number of new playable characters, maps and modes thanks to ongoing post-launch updates from the US-based studio.

Officially an off-shoot IP set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is as fun to play as it is super popular. In a nutshell, if you’re looking for an entertaining team-based game with fantastic pick-up-and-play gameplay, Apex Legends might be just what the doctor ordered. Fight on, legends!

Back 4 Blood

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Back 4 Blood, 10 Best FPS Games on PS5
Image source: Turtle Rock Studios

If you’ve ever had a soft spot for mowing down tidal waves of zombies in Left 4 Dead back in the day, Turtle Rock Studio’s latest post-apocalyptic FPS might be the perfect shoot-em-up experience for you.

Yes, Back 4 Blood is essentially a spiritual successor to the aforementioned series, boasting all the hallmarks that fans have grown to love over the years. With PvE, PvP, single player and online multiplayer components, there are many different options at your disposal for how you want to approach the game. Any way you slice it, Back 4 Blood is an absolute blast, especially if you have some friends in tow.

Borderlands 3

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Best FPS games on PS5
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Gearbox Studios’ infamous looter-shooter trequel may have been just more of the same from the Texas-based developer’s established formula, but that’s not such a bad thing when the core gameplay loop at the heart of the action is this damn addicting, right?

After all, not only is Borderlands 3 one of 2K Games’ fastest-selling games ever, but it’s also one of the series’ biggest in terms of scope. You see, unlike its predecessors, which had you surviving on the single planet of Pandora, the latest Borderlands outing features planet-hopping adventures across a handful of different worlds. Simply put: this is the perfect title for all you seasoned vault hunters out there!

Call of Duty Vanguard

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Call of Duty Vanguard, best FPS game on PS5
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As is the case every year, Activision brought us a slick military shooter last year in the form of Call of Duty Vanguard. The eighteenth mainline in one of the best-selling franchises of all time sets its sights on World War II, offering a fantastic online multiplayer suite, a solid single-player campaign, as well as a pretty decent Zombies mode too.

But what is new? Well, the recently introduced Combat Pacing feature gives players some freedom over the number of players in their lobbies. Meanwhile, new destructible environments have been introduced for the first time as well. Plus, it’s also cross-platform, which is always a big bonus.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

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Modern Warfare 2
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Not to be confused with its 2009 predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is a direct sequel to the 2019 series reboot. Developed by Infinity Ward, the 19th iteration of Activision’s long-running military first-person shooter features a new version of Infinity Ward’s in-house game engine and even features cross-platform play.

All the hallmarks of the hugely popular series are pretty much here in full force: a full multiplayer suite, a single-player campaign, deeply customizable weapons and loadouts, and even some co-op missions too. Unfortunately, the fan-favorite zombies mode has been removed in favor of the aforementioned co-op challenges, but don’t get too upset. This is still one hell of an FPS package with plenty of meaningful content to while away the hours.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

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Yes, we know this is the third time we’ve mentioned Activision’s flagship series on this list, but thanks to how different all of these FPS offerings are, we think it’s warranted. In fact, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is the series’ third foray into the battle royale genre (Blackout from COD: Black Ops 4 was officially the first and 2020’s Warzone was the second), and to say it’s had a successful launch would be a massive understatement.

While the initial launch was a little rough around the edges (and that’s probably easy to say), the latest Al Mazrah map has become a smooth and polished battle royale that continues to prove hugely popular. Plus, much like its predecessor, did we mention it’s completely free to play? Result!

Deep Rock Galactic

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Best FPS game on PS5, Deep Rock Galactic
Image source: Ghost Ship Games

Hey-ho, hey-ho, it’s off to space we’re going…okay, you know the song, and we’re sorry for making that joke, but if you’ve ever wanted to play the role of an interstellar mining dwarf, oh boy, have we got the perfect title for you.

In fact, Deep Rock Galactic is a 4-player co-op mine-’em-up that tasks a group of dwarves with digging up valuable ores, eliminating alien creatures with high-caliber weapons, and exploring procedurally generated cave systems across a multitude of different planets . Choose from four different classes, each with their own unique abilities, before embarking on pint-sized sci-fi adventures. Long story short: this is less Sleepy and Dopey, and more Shooty and Lootey.

Deathloop

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Best FPS game on PS5, Deathloop
Image source: Arkane Studios

Arkane Studios’ time-controlled console exclusive, Deathloop, is possibly one of the most innovative titles on this list thanks to its new time loop mechanic that tasks players with taking out eight objectives in a single playthrough. If you fail, you must restart the mission. Talk about déjà vu, right?

Fortunately, you begin to learn the patterns and routines of your enemies as you carefully maneuver your way around the world of Deathloop, which helps make your challenge a little less painless. While it’s mostly a single-player experience, there is a multiplayer component that allows you to invade other players’ games. Highly recommended!

Fate 2

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Best FPS game on PS5, Destiny 2
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Bungie’s uber-popular looter-shooter got a sequel in 2017, went free-to-play in 2019, and got a next-gen upgrade in late 2020. Suffice it to say, the reputation in the FPS space is – much like the best gear at the heart of the game: Legendary.

Offering some incredibly challenging dungeons, called Raids, that pit you and a team of up to five allies against some of the game’s most terrifying bosses, puzzles and platforming segments; in addition to a fully developed multiplayer PvP suite, numerous DLC expansions and a solo mode, Destiny 2 is full of content and is a great option for those who love grind.

DOOM Eternal

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Best FPS game on PS5, DOOM: Eternal
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Have you ever wanted to let off some steam by pulling the limbs off a bunch of fiendish beasts? Well, Doom Eternal’s demon-slaying action should be a good fit. Developed by FPS veterans id Software, the OG studio that worked on the original Doom back in 1993, Doom Eternal is the critically acclaimed follow-up to 2016’s titular franchise reboot.

Combining fluid, fast-paced shoot-em-up arcade gameplay with visceral melee combat, Doom Eternal’s crushing Glory Kills will put a big old smile on your face. Plus, the complete single player campaign is a decent multiplayer PvP suite, as well as a super fun Horde mode to boot.

Far Cry 6

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Best FPS game on PS5, Far Cry 6
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Ubisoft’s action-packed FPS, Far Cry 6, is an open-world playground full of corrupt regimes to take down, beautiful environments to explore, and satisfying battles to sink your teeth into. Complementing all the action, however, is a truly intriguing story centering on a father (played skillfully by Giancarlo Esposito) and his son.

Although it launched with some technical issues, Ubisoft has thankfully fixed many of these issues through patches, meaning that if you jump in now, you’ll luckily have a largely flawless and polished experience.

Metro: Exodus

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Best FPS game on PS5, Metro: Exodus
Image source: 4A Games

Few games attempt to combine sci-fi horror with core shooting, but Metro: Exodus isn’t your typical FPS fare. In fact, 4A Games’ post-apocalyptic adventure takes players to a dilapidated Russian wasteland full of mutated monstrosities and hostile remnants of humanity that has lost all of its humanity.

Atmospheric, immersive and visually stunning, Metro: Exodus is an FPS survival horror experience that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. Catchy stuff!

Rainbow Six Siege

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Best FPS games on PS5
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If you’re looking for a more methodical tactical shooter, with an emphasis on team coordination and strategy, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege might be the FPS for you. While it was released to complaints due to a lack of meaningful content, Ubisoft has managed to fix these launch issues thanks to a series of updates. In fact, the game has received a myriad of new maps, modes and playable operators since its launch back in 2015.

Make no mistake, though: this is still primarily an online-centric shooter, so if you’re jumping into this expecting a fully-fledged single-player mode, we’d recommend looking elsewhere for your shooter fix.

Split street

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Best FPS game on PS5, Splitgate
Image source: 1047 games

1047 Games’ free-to-play FPS sensation took the gaming world by storm, resulting in a hellish 2021 for the US-based studio. That’s especially impressive considering they’re such a small indie team with only around 25 employees.

Splitgate mixes familiar, tried and tested modes – such as Team Deathmatch, Domination and Capture The Flag – with a handful of more creative, unconventional offerings – such as Takedown, Showdown and Instagib – a breath of fresh air in the crowded multiplayer shooter market. In short: this is seriously addictive stuff!

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

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Best PS5 game, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
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If you cross the fast-paced loot-shooter action and toilet humor of the Borderlands series and squeeze it into a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired skin, you get Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. That’s more or less the premise here; you will play through a board game with Tiny Tina offering some funny commentary along the way. The characters you’ll meet on your adventure are voiced by a star-studded cast that really helps elevate the writing. The fantasy setting is a breath of fresh air for the series, while giving fans even more of the super-satisfying shooter action we’ve come to expect from the franchise.

Oh, and did we forget to mention the many different weapon variants you can get along the way, or the incredibly compelling endgame content in the form of Chaos Chambers and Myth Ranks? Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a fresher, more satisfying spin on the Borderlands franchise with plenty to keep you grinding out the legendary loot for countless hours.


So there you have it. We hope this helped guide you into 15 Best FPS Games You Can Play On PS5 Right Now. Do you agree with our choices? And were there any titles we missed? Drop down to the usual place below to let us know.

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