Shooter games are essential on any system offering action-packed and fast-paced gameplay with fun and engaging stories. The mighty PlayStation 4 didn’t disappoint with a powerful system covering one of the greatest Shooter libraries to date.
The PlayStation 4 system was full of great shooters including multiple genres such as First Person shooters, third-person shooters, Shmups, Run and Gun, and many more. Today we are here to offer you the best shooters on the PS4 system including amazing mainstream titles, over-the-top exclusives, and obscure hidden gems. So Without further ado gear up and let’s dive in!
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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End marked an amazing end to one of the greatest TPS series. The game marks the return of Nathan Drake once again to write the last chapter of his adventure. Together with his lifetime friend Victor Sullivan Nathan takes on a new journey to unravel the secret of Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure.
Similar to the previous games in the series the game is seen from a third-person perspective giving the player control of Nathan Drake. In combat, the player can use several weapons to defend himself while taking advantage of cover-based control. Outside of combat, the player can use acrobatic moves and a grappling hook to traverse the stage environment. Graphically the game is simply outstanding showing the PS4 power with a great natural environment, amazing physics, and cinematic cut scenes. Overall, uncharted a thief’s end is a great end to an amazing series with outstanding voice acting, amazing graphics, and great gameplay.
Titanfall 2 took a huge step after its prequel with great multiplayer and an outstanding single-player experience. The game follows the story of a foot soldier named Jack Cooper, together with his new friend a giant robot named BT-7274, the duo takes on a journey to stop the interstellar manufacturing corporation from launching a superweapon that will destroy an entire planet.
Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter with heavy sci-fi elements, the player can embark on a mission both on foot or riding a titan. The titans are significantly less mobile with slower movements, powerful shields, and stronger firearms. The single-player features a linear story where the player embarks on different missions either on foot or riding a titan. The player can change his weapon loadout to maximize efficiency, these load-outs are unlocked by finding abandoned equipment at each level. On the whole, the game is well crafted with an amazing single-player mode and a fun multiplayer mode.
Doom was a big surprise for many gamers, the game was the first major installment of the Doom series to be released since 2004 offering an amazing reboot both for old players and newcomers. The game follows the story of an unnamed space marine known as The Doom Slayer as he fights his way through hordes of demons occupying the planet Mars.
The game is seen from a first-person perspective offering fast past gameplay focusing on momentum and speed. The main objective o the game is to slay demons, the player can do this by using a combination of weapons and melee combat, the game force the player to stay active and engage the demons instead of taking cover, killing the demons will reward the player with health and armor pickups. The game features a huge arsenal of weapons including old weapons such as the BFG 9000 and the chainsaw and new weapons that make an appearance for the first time. Overall, Doom 2016 is an amazing reboot of a classic game turning a simple idea into a well-crafted next-gen experience.
Killzone Shadow Fall is an exclusive ps4 first-person shooter game and marks the sixth entry in the long-running Killzone series. The game takes place 30 years after the events of Killzone 3, following the story of Sergeant Lucas Kellan a Shadow Marshal who is tasked by Sinclair on various spying missions.
Like the previous games on the system, Shadow Fall is a first-person shooter game with sci-fi elements, while previous games focused more on open area combat with allies and formations Shadow Fall focuses more on solo gameplay with a huge emphasis on stealth. Also, the levels are more open offering multiple ways to reach your objective and the freedom to approach the enemies in many ways. To wrap it all Shadow Fall is well worth it with new gameplay elements offering a different approach despite the somewhat simple story elements.
Sniper Elite 4 is a third-person tactical shooter with stealth elements, the game mark the fourth game in the Sniper Elite series. The player takes control of Karl Faiburne an elite sniper who take on a mission to investigate a neo nazi movement in Italy.
Just like the previous games in the series, the game is seen from a third-person perspective where the player completes different objectives while avoiding and killing enemies. Most of the combat is stealth-based where the player uses a sniper rifle to take down enemies from a distance. AI intelligence has been hugely improved with more responsive enemies offering a fair challenge. Graphically the game looks awesome with exceptional environments, outstanding character design, and beautiful landscapes.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world action-adventure game. It is the prequel to Red Dead Redemption and the third installment in the Red Dead series. Set in 1899, the game follows the story of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang, who are on the run from the law. The game features an expansive open-world environment with a wide variety of activities for the player to take part in, such as hunting, fishing, and trading.
The game features a huge number of characters, each with their own unique personalities and stories. Players can also customize their character with a variety of clothing, weapons, and horses, and even customize their camp by building and upgrading facilities. The game also features an extensive range of activities, such as card games, hunting, and fishing. The player can choose from a wide variety of weapons to take down his enemies and progress on the game campaign. Overall, the game is a no-brainer as it is truly a masterpiece by today’s standards with outstanding visuals and Holywood-like storytelling and voice acting.
Far Cry 5 is an exciting open-world first-person shooter video game. It is the fifth main installment in the Far Cry series. Set in the fictional Hope County, Montana, the game follows the story of an unnamed junior deputy sheriff who must work alongside factions of a resistance to liberate the county from a despotic cult.
Players are able to explore the open world of Hope County, engaging in a variety of activities, including side quests, story missions, hunting and fishing, and more. Far Cry 5 features a variety of weapons and vehicles, including planes, helicopters, boats, and muscle cars. Players are also able to customize their character with a variety of clothing and weapon skins. Overall, the game honers the series legacy with an enhanced experience both visually and in terms of gameplay.
Blazing Chrome is a retro run-and-gun shooter that take huge inspiration from classic games such as Contra. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic future where robots have been ruling the earth with iron and fire. Your player takes control of one of the resistance army fighting for human freedom.
The game is a side-scrolling run-and-gun shooter similar to titles like Metal Slug and Contra, the player moves back and forth while shooting off incoming enemies, you can jump, shoot, and dodge at the same time. Up to six levels are available with four of them unlocked from the beginning. Also, up to four weapons are available in the game including a machine gun, a grenade launcher, an energy whip, and a particle cannon.
Nex Machina is an exciting twin-stick shooter with colorful graphics and fast-paced gameplay. “Humans have become so dependent on technology that they cannot avert their eyes from portable devices anymore. Around them, machines have reached consciousness and surpassed human intelligence tenfolds. No reasons to be servants now – robots are clearly the superior lifeform. And to make their point, they start eradicating all human life…”
The game is seen from a top-down perspective where the goal is to exterminate incoming robots’ enemies and save humans. The game has six different worlds with one boss encounter at the end of each world, the worlds are divided into different stages. The goal of each stage is to save humans and destroy the enemies on the screen. Overall, Nex Machina is a solid twin-stick shooter with fun gameplay and beautiful neon graphics.
Borderland 3 is an action role-playing first-person shooter, the game mark the fourth entry in the Borderland main series. The game takes place several years after the event of Borderland 2, after discovering that numerous vault exists on other planets a newly formed cult are trying to reach for these vaults across the galaxy. The player is recruited by Vault Hunters to stop the cult once and for all.
The player starts by choosing one of four different classes, the main goal of the game is to take on various missions across the galaxy. Completing missions and killing enemies rewards the player with experience points, as the player gains levels they earn skill points to allocate across a skill tree. Graphics are outstanding with an amazingly crafted cell-shaded environment and outstanding planet atmosphere. On the whole, Borderland 3 is a well-crafted sequel appealing to both newcomers and veterans.
Bulletstorm is a unique first-person shooter that uses one of the most exciting and fun shooting mechanics to date. The game is set in a futuristic science fiction environment and follows the story of Grayson Hunt, a former mercenary and assassin, who is out for revenge against the man who betrayed him and his team.
The game’s core mechanic is the skill shot system, which rewards the player for performing unique and creative kills. For example, shooting an enemy in the back of the head and using a nearby wall to ricochet the bullet into another enemy will earn the player a higher score than simply shooting the enemy in the head. The game also features a variety of weapons and ammunition, with each weapon having multiple ammunition types to choose from.
Back 4 Blood is an exciting cooperative first-person shooter video game. The game act as a spiritual successor to the studio’s previous title, Left 4 Dead. Players control one of four human survivors, known as the Cleaners, who must fight their way through hordes of Zombies.
The game feature both a single-player and co-op mode, allowing players to team up with up to three other players to battle the undead. In addition, the game features a variety of weapons and items to help the Cleaners survive. While the game doesn’t hold up to the Left 4 Dead hipe, it is still a well-put title if we avoid the comparison and enjoy it as it is.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a survival horror video game. It is the eleventh main entry in the Resident Evil series and the first main series installment to be played from a first-person perspective. Set in modern-day rural America, the story follows a man named Ethan Winters as he searches for his missing wife in a derelict plantation inhabited by the Baker family.
The game features a variety of action-oriented and puzzle-based gameplay elements, including firs person shooting, exploration, and item management. Players must fight off the Baker family, who are infected with a virus and solve puzzles to progress through the game. The game also features a new type of enemy, called the Molded, which are creatures created from the fungus-like virus.
Dishonored 2 took everything that made the first game shine and made it even better with next-gen graphics and a new Corvo adventure. Corvo is back on a new adventure to reclaim the throne of Empress Emily, together with Emily they must fight new enemies.
Just like the previous game in the series the game is seen from a first-person perspective where the player uses a decent arsenal of weapons to fight off numerous enemies. Also, the player has the ability to use different supernatural abilities to teleport, attack, and lure enemies. New to the game are non-lethal combat moves the player can drop the enemies off balance, choke, block, push and kick the enemies. Overall, I hugely recommend the game if you enjoyed the first game dishonored 2 is exactly as much fun and even better!