Top 10 Best FPS Games of 2018

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Joseph Seed, the main villain from Far Cry 5

So, what were the best FPS games released in 2018?

I think most gamers can agree that first-person shooters offer the most competitive and exciting experiences in gameplay history. There’s nothing like no-scoping an enemy player from several meters away while also jumping from a building to escape a grenade. Whether it’s about kill-death ratios or achieving victory through expert teamwork, nothing compares to the adrenaline release of first-person shooters. If high-octane action or tactical combat is your thing, then read on to discover the best FPS games of 2018.

10. Freeman Guerrilla Warfare

Freeman: Guerilla Warfare gameplay

In a world filled with bandits and enemy warlords, you’ll have the opportunity to initiate large-scale battles while also testing your own marksmanship on the battlefield. Dispatch an army of loyal mercenaries to help you take what’s yours. Observe the battlefield from every angle and strategize the attack. Freeman: Guerilla Warfare is a unique combat simulator that lets you be both strategizer and warrior.

  • For those looking for the best of both worlds in terms of genres, Freeman: Guerilla Warfare combines FPS and RTS style gaming into one title.
  • Start with nothing and gradually upgrade your army by defeating enemy factions and taking over settlements for some passive cash flow.
  • The realistic combat system is not there to hold your hand. Prove your expert marksmanship while preventing enemy strategies like flanking and retreats.
  • A small RPG element allows you to upgrade your soldiers and gear to better ensure victory.

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Updates: Freeman: Guerilla Warfare developers are always adding updates to make the combat even more exciting.

RTS or FPS: Get a birds-eye-view of the battlefield to strategize, then get on the battlefield and fight on the frontlines with upgradeable weapons.

9. Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown gameplay (in German)

As a bounty hunter roaming the Louisiana swamps, your primary objective is to track and kill nightmarish monstrosities while also avoiding the detection of other hunters. Keep your ears and eyes peeled for clues as to the whereabouts of hunter and prey alike. If you win, the bounty is yours to spend upgrading your gear for the next match. If you lose then forfeit everything but the invaluable experience, which will conveniently transfer down your bloodline of hunters. This is the ultimate competitive multiplayer bounty hunting game.

  • Matches are a combination of player-versus-player and player-versus-environment creating a uniquely intense atmosphere while playing. Knowing that if you die you lose all your gear makes things even more interesting.
  • Discover clues hidden throughout the arena that will update your map and give you an advantage in finding the bounty.
  • Incredibly detailed audio effects like stepping on fallen branches, enemy gunfire, or birds flocking away in fear can reveal the location of other hunters. Even chatting with your teammate can reveal your location.
  • Hunters possess a special ‘Dark Sight’ ability which allows them to see beyond the veil and reveal a path towards their bounty. But this handy skill can also spell demise as it lets you know of other hunters’ whereabouts.
  • Team up with other hunters to achieve your goals or play matches solo if that’s what you prefer.

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Bounties: Track down nightmarish abominations that come in many grotesque forms.

Co-op or solo: Team up with other hunters to help bring you closer to your bounty and to protect against enemy hunters. Or play solo if you think a partner will only hold you back.

8. Cuisine Royale

Cuisine Royale gameplay

This may seem weird, but this game actually started out as a joke. Despite that, however, Cuisine Royale still holds its own as a standalone FPS. When you begin a match, your character starts out in nothing but its underwear, and you must go around looting houses for armor in any form you can. This includes obtaining dishes, farm tools, and whatever other household items you can attach to your body. Once you’re all geared up, head out into the battlefield for some classic battle royale fun.

  • This game offers some very quirky fun as you acquire household items that help boost your character’s effectiveness on the battlefield. Mundane things, like hooking up an IV bag or chewing on a cigar, will boost your stats in battle.
  • Loot boxes are spread throughout the map that offer players a completely fair chance of getting epic gear for the match.
  • Gather ingredients and “cook” new gear, most of which have no actual effect on your character.
  • Pit yourself against 35 other players in epic battle royale mode and fight in either first or third-person perspectives.

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Epic armor: Raid houses and pick up whatever household items you can to help protect you on the battlefield.

Stealth Kill: Certain items give you special effects on the battlefield while most other things are completely useless.

7. Post Scriptum

Post Scriptum gameplay

Relive a key battle during World War II as you fight on either side of the battle. This is your chance to take control of history. Make your way through urban and natural landscapes and experience first-hand the gruesome reality of this war. Work together with your team to create tactical advantages with realistic gameplay mechanics. This is an authentic WWII simulation shooter.

  • Post Scriptum is a historically accurate recreation of ‘Operation Market Garden’, which was a key event in WWII.
  • This game puts a focus on realism that really tries to simulate what warfare was like during this era. Everything from vehicle design to the difficulty of using weapons is emphasized.
  • Build mortar zones and spawn points with your teammates.
  • Play a variety of military branches on either the Allied or Axis Powers side of the battle in large-scale 40 vs 40 combat.

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Realistic Battles: Strategize effectively as you traverse the recreated urban cities and farmland of historic Holland.

Charge!: Team up with players online and jump into 40 vs 40 battle using every vehicle and weapon available during WWII.

6. SCUM

SCUM gameplay

You play as a degenerate who is forced to compete in a TV game show where lowlives like yourself are pitted against each other to the death. With nothing to lose, you must master both combat and basic survival skills in order to win a second chance at life. As you traverse the immense landscapes before you, use your knowledge to maintain your physiology, watch out for enemy players, and protect against whatever else the game makers throw your way. It’s an open-world survival game like you’ve never seen before.

  • This game features a unique health system that allows you to monitor various vital signs such as vitamin intake, bladder levels, and blood pressure.
  • Beware of the various traps the game makers have set in the arena like reanimated zombie corpses that are seeking your blood.
  • Create a base to use as protection and to store your items or craft better ones.
  • Have natural interactions with any of the 64 other players in a given server. Choose to ally with people, trade with them, or betray them.

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Survival: Use your knowledge to harvest the land, build a base, and not do anything stupid.

Zombies!: Keep a look out for reanimated corpses that are looking to feed on you. And once you kill them, you have the option of eating them instead.

5. Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 gameplay

In the city of Hope County, Montana, cult leaders are causing chaos under the group name Eden’s Gate. They will stop at nothing to seize control of Hope County’s citizens and implement whatever devious plan it is that they have. Your mission is to resist Eden’s Gate and free the people of Hope County. Using the game’s open-world mechanics, you’ll need to grab whatever weapons you can to take down the three cult leaders and their followers in any way possible.

  • You can either play solo or two-player co-op to complete your mission. Adding another player increases the chaos of it all.
  • Use an assortment of weapons and vehicles, including ATVs, planes, helicopters, and cars, to complete your missions.
  • The complex, open-world landscape which features mountains, lakes, caves, and forests, means that there’s never a dull moment when completing objectives.
  • Meet the game’s well-written cast and ally yourself with NPCs-for-hire, or even purchase animal companions to help you fight.

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Open-world combat: Use any weapon or vehicle you can find to complete your missions.

Co-op: Team up with another player to increase the fun and chaos of your deadly encounters.

4. Miscreated

Miscreated gameplay

A deadly war known as The Final War has thrust humanity into the apocalypse. The war resulted in a mutant plague that has taken over human hosts. You must explore this post-apocalyptic future and survive against mutant threats and nature itself. Miscreated is an open-world survival game that tests your skills you against other players, mutants, and harsh environments.

  • Shifting weather dynamics have real effects on your character requiring you to always be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Claim your own land by building free-form bases. Upgrade your building materials and create a base of operations with your friends.
  • Battle a variety of mutant enemies that each offer unique encounters.
  • Test your FPS skills in PvP combat with over a hundred different weapons to choose from. Just remember that you only have one life.

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Mutants: Fight a variety of grotesque abominations left over from The Final War. Beware of their unique fight mechanics.

Friends: Team up with other players, form a clan, or battle each other to permanent death in PvP combat.

3. Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm gameplay

The war-torn Middle-East is the current stage for a bloody military standoff. Fight alongside comrades as you complete objectives and destroy enemy targets in close-quarters combat. This online multiplayer game offers several game modes that require tactical combat and teamwork to complete objective-oriented missions.

  • Realistic audio effects and gameplay make for immersive gameplay that closely replicates actual combat.
  • Play 16 vs 16 online matches or team up with 7 other players and play co-op against AI.
  • Use real military tactics to bust through doors, peek around corners, or use a smoke screen to hide your team’s advances.
  • Fully customize your character and weapons to better demonstrate your combat prowess.

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Squad up: Utilize realistic voice-chat to communicate with your teammates as you complete military objectives.

Tactical gameplay: Fight like a real soldier with realistic combat moves such as peeking around corners.

2. Battlefield V

Battlefield V multiplayer gameplay

Battlefield V immerses players in the WWII era with classic gameplay mechanics that players of previous Battlefield titles will recognize and enjoy. In the single-player campaign your missions vary as you travel across the world to take part in different war stories. For online multiplayer you are matched with other players to complete objective-oriented missions or destroy enemy players in deathmatches. This game offers classic online multiplayer FPS mechanics in the style of WWII combat.

  • Play the compelling, story-driven single-player campaign mode or get online and team up with others for exciting multiplayer game modes, including battle royale.
  • Experience a new battle each time you hop into a multiplayer match. Destructible buildings and environment paired with dynamic mission objectives bring freshness to each fight.
  • Customize multiple characters with different cosmetic appearances and gear that you can switch between.
  • Battlefield V introduces several new large-scale maps ranging from Belgium to North Africa.

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Non-stop action: Experience a dynamic environment where buildings can be destroyed either for tactical advantage or just because you love explosions.

Multiplayer: Team up with others online to complete a variety of objective-based missions, or join all-out death matches in battle royale mode.

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gameplay

Presumably taking place in the year 2043, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a fresh take on the franchise offering futuristic yet somewhat familiar combat elements and soldiers with special abilities. This installment doesn’t consist of a single-player campaign mode and is instead a fully online multiplayer game with some solo back-story missions. You’ll have the chance to take part in unique multiplayer game modes ranging from battle royale to the more traditional objective-based modes. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is an online multiplayer FPS that requires teamwork and quick reflexes to prove your abilities on the battlefield.

  • Experience Black Ops 4’s all-new ‘Blackout’ mode which is an exciting battle royale that drops you into the battlefield with nothing but your suit. Collect weapons and survive as the map gets smaller and smaller.
  • This installment of the franchise brings back the beloved ‘Zombies’ mode where you and your teammates have to build fortifications, ration ammo, and fight back against waves of zombies for as long as possible.
  • Play multiplayer games as ‘Specialists’ which are super soldiers with special abilities. Only one type of specialist can be on a given team but there are many different Specialists you can play as.
  • In-depth weapon customization allows you to deeply customize your character’s arsenal.

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Multiplayer: Play classic multiplayer game modes like death matches and objective-based matches. Use your Specialist’s abilities to take advantage of the battle.

Blackout: This new battle royale game mode allows you to drop onto the battlefield with nothing but your wingsuit to start with.

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