First-person shooters have a way of really getting your adrenaline pumping with their fast paced gameplay, close quarter combat and sweet snipes. But I’m sure you know that already if you’ve played any FPS game before. If you haven’t, however, and you’re on the lookout for some great FPS games to play on your Xbox One, we’ve got you a list of the 15 best FPS games for the Xbox One that you should be playing. So, without much further ado, lets take a look at the list:
1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Halo: The Master Chief Collection features the remastered versions of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4, which were originally released exclusively on last generation Xbox platforms. The collection also features a Multiplayer mode that includes all maps and multiplayer modes from each title.
All 4 titles have been remastered with new cut-scenes and a buttery smooth 60 fps gameplay. The in-game visuals and audio have also been bumped up to high-definition.
Considering the fact that you get 4 classic titles for the price of one, this collection is a must-have for every FPS games fan who is either planning to replay the Halo series or is completely new to the series and wants to familiarize themselves with the Halo franchise before getting Halo 5: Guardians.
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2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
The latest addition to the popular Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, is another great FPS game that you should consider purchasing for your Xbox One. While its lack of a single player campaign might be a disappointment for some of you, the game’s focus on new multiplayer modes this time around has the potential to make up for it.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 packs three stunning new maps, a new battle royale mode, and a fleshed out zombie mode that you can enjoy with friends or random people online.
If you’re a fan of games like PUBG and Fortnite, you should definitely check out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and I’m sure its fast paced gameplay will get you hooked in no time.
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It may have taken Blizzard Entertainment 17 long years to create a new IP, but it sure delivers. Overwatch is a 6v6 arena shooter game. In times like these, when almost every shooter features a dark setting and a serious bad-ass main character, Overwatch freshens things up with its light-hearted style that focuses on the ‘fun’ aspect of FPS shooters.
The game features a total of 12 different maps and 21 heroes to choose from and offers 4 different modes to play in; Escort, Assault, Hybrid, and Control. Each mode has been assigned separate maps to them, as they have been specifically designed for the game modes they have been tied to.
The colorful characters and extremely polished fast paced action gameplay of Overwatch makes it a fresh FPS experience.
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4. Destiny 2
Destiny 2, an online only first-person shooter, is a huge step up from its predecessor and an absolute must-have if you enjoy playing multiplayer FPS games on your Xbox One. For those of you not familiar with the franchise, Destiny 2 is a futuristic first person shooter with some RPG elements in which you play as a Guardian – the protector of Earth’s last safe city – who wield a power called Light to protect the city from a variety of alien races.
The game offers players access to expansive PvE and PvP environments, in which they have the option to play out the main narrative, go on raids or take advantage of the free roam patrol mode that offers public events that you can complete with other players.
Even if you played the first game in the franchise and were thoroughly disappointed by it, I’d urge you to give Destiny 2 a shot. I can guarantee that it’s worth your time.
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5. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
If you’re a fan of the Call of Duty franchise, but don’t want to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 because it doesn’t have a single player campaign, then you should definitely check out Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Unlike Black Ops 4, COD: Infinite Warfare offers a single player campaign in which you play as Captain Nick Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who engages in aerial combat using his transforming fighter.
The game has a futuristic setting and players are in outer space, which introduces new gameplay mechanics like zero-gravity and items like a boost pack and grappling hook for quick maneuvering in the zero-gravity environment.
Additionally, Infinite Warfare also features a great multiplayer mode and a co-op zombie mode which you can enjoy with friends on your Xbox One.
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Prey is a sci-fi first-person shooter that you can play on your Xbox One in case you’re looking for a very unique experience as far as FPS games are concerned. The game’s blend of RPG elements with the usual first-person shooter mechanics will definitely keep you hooked as far as the single-player mode is concerned; with the multiplayer expansion adding even more value to the overall package.
Thanks to the RPG elements, the game also has a ton of side-quests that you can explore while you’re taking a break from the main story line which, in itself, is quite riveting.
Prey should be your go to option if you’re looking for a shooter that has some juicy RPG elements that help you take a step back from the inane gameplay of most shooter games and focus on the beautiful storytelling.
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7. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The latest game in the Wolfenstein franchise, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, continues the story from the previous game and is set in an alternate version of history where the Nazi party won the Second World War. In the game, you play as BJ Blazkowicz, who has made allies with a group of militant resistance fighters in America in an attempt to take down the Nazi regime.
The game offers players a great storyline that will reel you in and keep you interested in the game for a long time. On top of that, the badass selection of weapons and abilities will surely add onto the experience when you’re using them to blow up Nazi soldiers.
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8. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the third entry in the Deus Ex universe. It features a single player story in the first-person perspective and a third-person cover system. This game combines elements of a first-person shooter, with a role-playing upgrade system and dialogue options.
Mankind Divided is set in the year 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution and the “Aug Incident”—an event in which mechanically augmented humans became uncontrollable and lethally violent.
The game offers the players a choice to either go Lethal or Non-Lethal. Early on, one of the characters asks the player how would they like to tackle the mission and the player will be provided with the weapons/gadgets based on that choice. However, if you wish, you can always change your play style on the go.
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9. Titanfall 2
In case traditional first-person shooters just don’t cut it for you anymore and you’re on the lookout for a game that offers something more, then you should definitely check out Titanfall 2. Touted as one of the best PC games of 2016, Titanfall 2 offers players the chance to control gargantuan mechs as they battle it out on a variety of different maps.
The game features a number of different game modes, including a comprehensive single player campaign, a four player co-op wave mode, and an excellent competitive multiplayer more.
Get Titanfall 2 if you’re looking for an FPS experience of epic proportions.
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10. Battlefield V
The latest installment in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield V is another great first-person shooter you can get on your Xbox One. This time around, the game’s single-player campaign has been divided into episodes that follow the stories of individuals engulfed in different aspects of the Second World War.
Much like COD: Black OPS 4, the latest iteration of Battlefield also lays emphasis on offering players more multiplayer game modes that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
Additionally, since Battlefield V is one of the few games out there with ray-tracing support, you can enjoy some stunning visuals if you own an Nvidia 20-series graphics card.
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11. Battlefield 1
Much like Battlefield V explores different aspects of the Second World War its predecessor, Battlefield 1, focuses on the First World War. The game’s campaign is also divided into five episodes, each of which focus on the life of an individual bang in the middle of the First World War.
The stories stay true to the source and haven’t been exaggerated in any way, with the coolest part being the classic guns that you can use to take down your opponents.
Granted, Battlefield 1 is a bit old now, but it’s definitely worth getting if you want an authentic experience of warfare back in early 20th century.
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12. Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5, the latest addition to the popular Far Cry franchise is another great title that you can play on your Xbox One. This time around, the game takes players to a fictional town of Hope County, Montana in the United States which is facing a serious threat from a religious cult that calls themselves Eden’s Gate.
The game lays a lot of emphasis on the storyline, developing the player’s character, along with the enemy, as the game progresses. Far Cry 5 also has one of the best open-worlds in any Far Cry game, offering players the freedom to roam around freely and enjoy the scenery while taking down the bad guys.
While Far Cry 5 is a great game in itself, it doesn’t add much when it comes to the gameplay aspect and anyone who’s played an older Far Cry game since Far Cry 3, might get bored if they’re not into the storyline.
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A reboot of the popular Doom franchise, the latest game offers players a science fiction narrative in which you play as an unnamed marine who has to battle forces from hell that have been unleashed by the Union Aerospace Corporation on a colonized Mars.
If fighting and slaying demons is something that piques your interest, then you should definitely try out Doom. The game offers a pretty great single player campaign, however, the multiplayer campaign seems a bit lack luster for a first-person shooter.
Additionally, the over-the-top weapons and explosives are something that really set the game apart from other titles in the genre.
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14. Grand Theft Auto V
If there is any video game in this list that doesn’t need any description, it’s Grand Theft Auto V. The reason why this game made it to the list is because of a patch for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game that features an FPS mode that can be activated with a tap of a button.
Even though the majority of the gamers were skeptical of Rockstar’s decision of adding a first person view to the game, considering this is the first time Rockstar has ever added a first person view to any of its games, not only does it fit into the game, but it actually plays out really smoothly.
Whether it’s Michael De Santa loading a rifle and seeing the empty shells dropping down, Franklin Clinton driving a car while keeping an eye on the speed-o-meter or getting Trevor Philips into a fist fight with an old pedestrian, first person view adds an entirely new dimension to this masterpiece that warrants a replay.
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15. Bioshock: The Collection
BioShock: The collection features the remastered versions of the original Bioshock series: BioShock 1, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite along with its expansion pack called “Burial at Sea”.
All BioShock games feature only single player story campaigns. The first two iterations of the game welcome the player to an underwater city called “Rapture” and the third installment features a new city created in the sky called “Columbus”. All three games thrive on its unique storytelling, amazing characters and immerse the player into this universe almost as deep as the bottom of an ocean.
All three of these titles have been a critical success and were well received at the time of release. 2K Studios has done a great job of polishing the games to run at 1080p and 60 FPS with a better visual quality for the new consoles.
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The best first person shooting games for Xbox One
There are a few other first person shooting games for Xbox One that could have made it to this list. However, I believe that all the games mentioned above deserve to be in the list that features the “Best Xbox One FPS games” due to all the different elements these titles bring to this new generation of console gaming. Well, that’s what we think but we’d love to know your thoughts. Tell us your favourite FPS games for the Xbox One. Sound off in the comments section below.