First-person shooters are some of the best-selling and most popular games that release every year. The demographic for the genre is primarily males between the ages of 16 and 24, which also happens to be the majority of gamers. The genre itself, often abbreviated as FPS, is home to many different experiences, especially on the Xbox One. PlayStation's base tends to lean more single-player action-adventure, whereas Xbox's audience tends to be more FPS focused due to the Xbox 360. Let's take a look at the 10 best FPS games ranked on Xbox One.
10 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the most beloved entries in the long-running annual series, so it came as a wonderful surprise when the remaster was announced for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Fans often yearn for the simpler multiplayer mode with limited killstreaks, maps, and loadouts. It's also widely regarded as having the best single-player campaign in the series next to the original Black Ops entry. After launch, the multiplayer was updated with modern Call of Duty features, but the campaign is still worth the price of admission.
9 Halo 5: Guardians
For a genre that houses some incredible single-player experiences, first-person shooters are more often than not thought of as multiplayer first games. Halo 5: Guardians was the second outing for 343 Industries as the main studio behind Xbox's legendary franchise. Fans and critics alike were extremely let down by the lackluster campaign but praised Halo 5 for arguably having the best multiplayer the franchise had ever seen. The campaign may not have met expectations for Halo fans, but if you're a fan of multiplayer, it's hard to recommend a better experience on Xbox One.
Destiny catches a lot of flack for how it handled itself post-launch, but in a post-Destiny 2 world, the original is looked at a lot more fondly in comparison. Despite the game not living up to all of the promises stated in its initial reveal, Bungie is still home to some of the best first-person shooter developers in the world. At its very core, Destiny's shooting is best-in-genre and can be argued as the main reason people fall in love with the gameplay loop of the game. Destiny 2 carries the same shooting brilliance but is looking to turn its post-launch around with the release of the Shadowkeep expansion.
Prey is a franchise that most people know due to the sequel to the original showing up at E3, then subsequently disappearing and never being heard from again... or, at least, for quite a while. Prey 2 was long rumored to be shelved or canceled after its appearance at E3, but it was actually being rebooted and reimagined by the guys at Arkane Studios. The 2017 reboot is very different at its core from the original entry, but features a horror/thriller experience for the first-person genre, and it happens to have one of the best shotguns in games. Those interested in both FPS and horror games may want to try Prey out.
6 Metro: Exodus
Metro: Exodus is the newest game on the list, but it is now the face of arguably the most underrated first-person shooting franchise ever. The Metro series, based on a series of Russian novels, features solid gameplay and a unique take on the post-apocalypse setting. The first two games in the series were packaged and ported to the current console generation in a collection called Metro: Redux. If you're looking to hop into a beloved franchise, the remastered duology is usually pretty cheap and easy to find.
5 Titanfall 2
In a landscape where most people now know Respawn Entertainment for their battle royale, Apex Legends, it's a perfect time to steer people towards their previous release. Titanfall 2 is a game that hits a lot of the same notes in multiplayer as the original but really comes through as one of the greats in its new single-player campaign. It features missions that are considered best in the genre for this console generation with refreshing, inventive, and creative ideas packed into a first-person shooter campaign. It's considered a must play and is often on sale for less than $5.
4 Wolfenstein: New Colossus
MachineGames is a Swedish studio that most people didn't know about before their release of the new reboot of the Wolfenstein franchise, Wolfenstein: The New Order hit the Xbox One in 2014. Fans were skeptical at first, but once they played the game, they realized that MachineGames was just as capable at delivering a great Wolfenstein experience as id Software was. Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is the sequel, but it improves on the 2014 release in almost every way, though both entries are still top of the genre. It just depends on where you want to jump in.
Overwatch was the latest big release by Blizzard, and like most of their other titles, it came out of the gates swinging. It helped define and popularize the hero shooter genre and gave the world another Blizzard staple they'd be playing for years. Overwatch also has an entire Esports league with city-based franchises across the globe that sees hundreds of thousands tune in every week. With their ongoing support and the addition of new heroes at regular intervals, Overwatch is still one of the best first-person shooters on Xbox One.
2 Rainbow Six: Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege is a title that began a trajectory that Ubisoft has learned from and used to capitalize on other titles. At release, Siege suffered in both sales numbers, as well as critical feedback. Many thought the game was a ship passing in the night and would eventually be forgotten to time. Through constant updates and communication with their fan base, the developers of Rainbow Six: Siege have turned it into the most played and biggest Esports first-person shooters that are currently going. It seems that Ubisoft's commitment to their fans paid off in spades.
Doom is the 2016 reboot of the franchise that is responsible for the entire genre of first-person shooters becoming mainstream and acceptable by a wide demographic. It originally began as Doom 4 and spent years in development hell as fans speculated if the franchise would ever see the light of day again. Doom burst back onto the scene in 2016 and showed the industry that id Software was still leading the industry when it came to first-person shooters. The game was praised for its non-stop action and it's faithful adherence to the series previously-established lore.