Today we bring you a list of the best PC shooter games or First Person Shooter games. We tried to give you variety, like when we posted the list of the best free games for PC, despite the fact that the shooter genre has been dominated by Battle Royale lately, I hope you find the list interesting.
How could it be otherwise, we have several reference Battle Royale, but also more classic PC shooter games such as Counter-Strike or Quake for the purists. There are many titles with different mixes and settings. This list is not a ranking, so I decided to organize the list with the best free PC shooting games in alphabetical order.
We have tried to keep the main titles of the genre in mind, but as we always say, if you think there is a proposal that should be on our list, please feel free to let us know in the comments section so we can add them and keep our list updated. FPS Free to Play.
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List with the best free shooting games for PC
1. Apex Legend
Since we’re going to include all kinds of online PC shooter games on this list, one of the currently dominant subgenres is Battle Royale where a hundred players face off. And “Apex Legends ” was created by Respawn Entertainment, creators of sagas like “Titanfall”. In fact, the game is set in the same universe.
The title retains the great hallmarks of Respawn, such as a high speed of action and a quality of the final result that is sky-high. In the game, you will find heroes with different abilities and you can return to the game once you are dead thanks to its curious and well designed respawn system.
2. Black Squad
In this list, you will see many subgenres that repeat themselves, such as war games. But if what you want is first-person online FPS games, shooting all the time in a military environment, this game can delight fans of the first ‘Call of Duty’ or ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’.
The title has no pay-to-win mechanisms, but like many others, the micropayments are focused on cosmetic accessories. The game offers a good variety of maps, game modes, and weapons to choose from so that players can feel comfortable no matter what style they want to play with.
3. Call to Arms
This is a peculiar online shooter, a mix of genres that may not be on this list, but that’s because it also offers the ability to shoot in the first person. Although in reality, it is a mix of real-time strategy and third-person play, with the ability to control your soldiers even in the first person.
The free shooter game focuses on online PC war games, although there is also a paid version that adds downloadable content and single-player content.
The game’s missions range from conquering rural areas, to factories or cities, with a totally destructible environment. You can plan how to proceed and choose between playing in third person or first person.
4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
From late 2000 onwards, it was impossible to be in any cybercafé without Counter-Strike installed. And it’s still a reference game nearly 20 years later, although it has been revamped over the years.
We have on the one hand its remake, Counter-Strike: Source which costs 8.19 euros, and the best FPS free to play version which is ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive‘ which concerns us today. It’s amazing to see the success of what started out as a mod of the superb Half-Life.
5. Defiance 2050
In this futuristic multiplayer FPS action MMO set in a post-apocalyptic world, players must join forces in cooperative battles to complete different missions in the main story while acquiring new weapons and pieces of equipment. To ensure that all players will have the same features, there will be no paid content or benefits of any kind.
It is a continuation of the “Defiance” game launched in 2013 without too many repercussions and presents itself as a first-person shooter with a completely reinvented universe in which as characters progress, they will have more customization options and new ways to play. The only paid items are cosmetic items and optional gadgets.
6. Fortnite Battle Royale
‘Fortnite‘ is part of the online multiplayer shooter game series, it has what is possibly the most popular Battle Royale you can find and you can play it for free on all platforms. Also, since you have the ability to cross-play with other consoles, you can play unlimited games with your friends regardless of which game console they have at home.
It should be made clear that Battle Royale is only one part of Fortnite, albeit by far the most successful. It is as if it were a game within another game, only you can access it without having to buy the almost 40 euros that complete Fortnite costs on its official website.
In any case, his Battle Royale with 100 players shooting at each other is more than enough to pass hours and hours.
7. H1Z1: Battle Royale
H1Z1 was once one of the best known Battle Royale, and before the release of Fortnite and PUBG it ended up deciding to become a free online shooter, to continue competing on equal terms.
And although he was one of the promoters of the genre, he ultimately failed to break down barriers and become a mass phenomenon like other titles. The game goes beyond convention and introduced a mode called Auto Royale a few years ago.
In this mode, 30 teams of four players are formed who will go to different cars, and it is an end with all of them where your team must try to finish with the last car left alive.
‘Paladins2 is a kind of free “Overwatch”. This hero shooter might not have the wonderful designs of the Blizzard title, but it makes up for it by offering it completely free. Its final version arrived in May 2018 and has more than 10 million players.
The title itself is a team-based third-person shooter and has a cast of over 20 characters each with their own skills. ‘Paladins’ has a card system for achieving a number of improvements which isn’t bad at all, and throughout the game, you can improve various aspects of the character.
9. Planetside 2
This is one of the old free shooter games, which was hitting the record for simultaneous online players in 2015. It is a full-scale online first-person shooter, where the games are planetary and there are three factions facing each other in different types of combat. Everything you do in your games will affect the strength of your faction.
You can play as an infantry soldier or with air and ground vehicles, take control of the control points or shoot to kill your enemies. All so that your faction can maintain control of crucial territories and claim key resources, with hundreds of players fighting in battles that can last several days.
10. Quake Champions
‘Quake Champions‘ is the return to action of one of the most iconic sagas that id Software has developed, and in this case in collaboration with Saber Interactive. Players will participate in frantic battles in various multiplayer modes where they will have a series of champions with different abilities at their disposal.
Early access to this game designed for Quake purists is paid, but the game was made available to other players for free at the end. Over time they have incorporated the mechanics of the paid battle pass, with which users will get rewards for each level they pass.
11. Ring of Elysium
Yes, another Battle Royale. But unlike other similar shooter games, in this, one player have to fight in an area that is completely frozen due to an ice storm and where 100 tourists have been trapped. Only one of them can be saved by a rescue helicopter, and this is where the battle for survival will begin.
Although there will be all kinds of firearms, what will make its gameplay really special will be the fact that it can use some typical elements that are used in snowy mountains, such as snowboards to slide down, snowmobiles, jeeps and can also travel in the air on a hang glider and even climb mountains with the help of ice axes.
12. Rogue Heist
This is one of the newest games we have on the list, so much so that it is still in Early Access mode, which means that even if you can play it, it is still a game in development. Even so, there are already two game modes for this free title, as well as more than 12 weapons, 10 specialists, and 4 specialties.
Even so, it has already been promised that the game will always be free, although as in other titles there will be paid DLCs that offer cosmetics to customize your characters without affecting the gameplay. All in games where two teams of 6 players face off.