Best FPS Games to Play in 2017 – Our Favorite Modern Shooters

Best First-person Shooters to play today.

Whether you are looking for a great competitive fps, sci-fi fps, co-op fps or something else entirely. This is the best shooters in modern days. 

No matter what kind of shooter you enjoy, there is something for you in 2017.

This goes for the platform as well. Regardless if you want to play on a PS4 or a PC, most modern games work for all platforms.

So with that in mind, we have taken a look at our absolute favorite shooters in modern times.

NOTE: This is not a list of the best shooters of all times or even a top 7. It is simply recommendations for 7 awesome FPS games in 2017.

The games do not have to be from 2017, they just have to be from recent years and still feel fresh.


Killing Floor 2

Best LAN and CO-OP Shooter

In-game screenshot from Killing Floor 2

Games with a focus on great co-op/LAN gameplay are so rare nowadays, which is why we were so happy to try out this awesome horde shooter. Most modern games have a focus on online play or single player campaign, but nothing really beats sitting next to your IRL buddy at a LAN and overcoming those challenges together. While Killing Floor 2 do have a stellar online mode, it is really the CO-OP and LAN experience that blew us away.

The game is a healthy mix of Call of Duty Zombie Mode and Left for Dead 2, and a piece of its own originality. You can either choose to fight the hordes of zombies with your buddies and see how far you get or play Left for Dead style with zombies vs humans. Both are tons of fun, and what we really enjoyed about the horde mode is that you can actually complete it, unlike the famous Call of Duty Zombie Mode.

There is also a ton of classes, upgrades, weapons and cosmetics you can spend your in-game money on, giving it even more replayability. The 10 classes really allow you to play for hours on end without it becoming stale. You can play as the Beserker, Commando, Support, Field Medic, Demolitionist, Firebug, Gunslinger, Sharpshooter, Survivalist, and SWAT.

  • Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Type: Horde defense, zombie survival, co-op shooter
  • Metacritic Score: 75/100
  • Meta User Score: 8.1/10
  • Link: Official SiteMetacritic

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Best Competitive Shooter

In-game screenshot of counter strike GO

CS:GO should need no introduction or explanation, it is one of the biggest eSport games on the competitive gaming scene and by far the biggest fps game in eSports. If you were a fan of one of the older CS games, then you need to try out CS:GO. It is in many ways the same game we all fell in love with over 10 years ago, but much more polished, optimized and clean.

There is obviously quite a few changes from Counter-Strike: Source, but the premise is the same. However, you may have a few difficulties with your aiming if you are switching directly from Source to Global Offensive.

So if you had any love for the older Counter-Strike games, or maybe never tried them(not likely), you really should try out CS:GO.

  • Platform: PC
  • Type: Classic team on team FPS action
  • Metacritic Score: 83/100
  • Meta User Score: 7.8/10
  • Link: Official SiteMetacritic

Related: Top 7 Mice for competitive fps gaming in 2017.


Overwatch

Best Hero Based FPS Game

Image of in-game play in Overwatch

Overwatch was the big winner of the gaming industry in 2016, with almost every gaming magazine, channel and YouTuber naming it their ”Game of the Year 2016”. While it did have some initial issues at release, most of the Overwatch success is very deserved.

It is fast paced, fun, addictive and offers endless replayability due to the ton of different characters and play styles. In case you have been living under a rock for the past 2 years, this is what Overwatch basically is:

Two teams of 6 players fight over map-specific objectives such as Assault, Escort, Control or Hybrid. Which sound pretty standard, but this is where the similarities to other shooters end. You can choose between a vast array of heroes instead of classes/load outs, and much like in MOBAs, these heroes have a set of abilities and an ultimate ability. Furthermore, there are different hero types, such as tanks, offense, defense and supports. Overwatch is A LOT of fun and is a game we will likely play for years to come.

Note: The initial low user scores that Overwatch received was mostly due to hacker issues at its release. The 6.8 meta user score does in no way reflect the actual quality of the game.

  • Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Type: Online First-person shooter with heroes and abilities
  • Metacritic Score: 91/100
  • Meta User Score: 6.8/10
  • Link: Official Site / Metacritic

Battlefield 1

Best Large-Scale Experience

Grand Battlefield 1 standard edition wallpaper

Battlefield 1 was without a doubt the most hyped game in all of 2016 and also ended up being the most sold game of the year. It is not so hard to see why the hype was enormous for this large scale World war 1 fps game. Never have a shooter delivered such a grandiose war-like gaming experience, and it truly feels like you are in the midst of the darkest and grittiest war in history. It is truly refreshing to see someone step away from the sci-fi/advanced warfare style fps genre and go back to a classic, historic setting.

The single player campaign is decent, but you should NOT buy it for the single-player experience. The only way to really get your money worth with Battlefield 1 is online, which is amazing. If you enjoyed Battlefield 3, 4 or Bad Company 2, this game is definitely for you. It offers the same kind of large-scale warfare but does it a lot better.

There is one bad thing that has to be said though. The initial game does not have enough maps and weapons, and we are sad to see that all the additional content DLC’s has to be bought with a premium pass or separately. While not surprising nowaday it is always disappointing to see this business model.

  • Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Type: Large scale warfare FPS
  • Metacritic Score: 88/100
  • Meta User Score: 7.5/10
  • Link: Official SiteMetacritic

Related: Best PC Screens for gaming in 2017. 


Titanfall 2

Best Sci-fi FPS Game

Wallpaper from Titanfall 2

While the original Titanfall may have disappointed a lot of people, it was built around a fantastic concept with much potential. The idea of not only controlling a soldier but also the titan machine gave room for some very innovative and interesting combat.

Titanfall 2 is everything that the first game should have been, and it brings an incredibly polished and fluid gaming experience. Even if you disliked Titanfall, we do recommend trying out the second installment, as it has improved on the concept and gameplay in every way.

Unlike every other game on this list, this game should be bought for both the single player and online experience. The campaign is incredibly fun, with interesting characters and a great story about an aspiring rifleman climbing the ranks to become an elite titan pilot. Furthermore, the online experience is just as great and makes this one of the ”best value for money” games of the modern fps genre.

  • Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Type: Sci-fi FPS
  • Metacritic Score: 89/100
  • Meta User Score: 8.3/10
  • Link: Official SiteMetacritic 

DOOM

Best Singleplayer Experience

In-game screen image from Doom game

When a new DOOM game was announced it was a mix of incredible hype as well as fear of them ruining the game. Luckily, the hype proved well deserved and the doubt about the new DOOM release was quickly forgotten. While still being true to the classic Doom from 1993, they managed to create a fresh, yet familiar gaming experience with this new release.

The new DOOM is without a doubt the best reimagined modern day game and strikes the perfect balance between what worked in the original DOOM and what works for modern day games.

If you are a fan of the classic FPS genre games such as Duke Nukem, Quake, and DOOM, then this is likely your new favorite game.

  • Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Type: Monster survival first-person shooter
  • Metacritic Score: 85/100
  • Meta User Score: 8.2/10
  • Link: Official SiteMetacritic

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Best Call of Duty in Recent Years

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare wallpaper

While we feel the Call of Duty franchise has been steadily declining in quality since the second Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is by far our favorite Call of Duty in recent years.

The campaign is the best it has been since the first Black Ops. The futuristic warfare creates a very interesting setting, without going too far(Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare).

The multiplayer is also better in most recent CoD’s since it feels more fast paced and is basically classic CoD on crack.

  • Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Type: Singleplayer and multiplayer fps. 
  • Metacritic Score: 83/100
  • Meta User Score: 5.7/10
  • Link: Official Site / Metacritic

 

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