Best Shooter Games To Play in 2019/2020 (PC / PS4)

Best Shooter Games 2019/2020
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Shooters have been a staple in gaming ever since Doom made it a thing back in the ’90s.

Ever since then, games have really improved the gameplay of shooters along with graphics.

And the community for these games has only grown to massive numbers.

From blockbuster multiplayer games that generated the Esports scene to entire military simulators focused on realism, here are some of the best shooter games.

25. Rust

Rust is a very competitive survival shooter that has you in a hostile world with 100 or more players. Each one of you is fighting for better armor, weapons, and food in order to make it to the next day. From powerful sniper rifles to bullet spraying assault rifles, Rust will keep you coming back for more with its hardcore gameplay.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Rust:

  • Build a base to store all your valuables and weapons so you can raid other players
  • Gather a large variety of weapons like rocket launchers or a nail gun to smite your foes
  • Team up with friends to fight against other clans in large PVP servers and dominated the lands

Official Site:https://rust.facepunch.com/

24.SCUM

You are one of the many prisoners on the massive 144sq kilometer island owned by a massive entertainment company. Your goal is to survive against other players so you can make it to the next episode of SCUM.

Exciting Things You Can Do In SCUM:

  • The character creation system is very detailed as you can influence stuff like weight, age, race, etc.
  • Control every minutia detail of your character, like how fast your clothes dry, how fast you move, etc.
  • Team up with friends to fight for survival against other players in the field

Official Site:https://scumgame.com/en

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSc6s-ZJXKlSQr51dsox34g

23. Payday 2

Payday 2 has you take the role of elite heisters, using the best weapons and gear to rob from the rich and keep for yourself. Fight against waves of police units that are armed with deadly weapons to use against you. Team up with friends as you perform some of the grandest robberies and make a legend for yourself.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Payday 2:

  • Weapon classes that offer large amounts of options; From LMGS to Dual Pistols to shotguns, Payday 2 offers you large amounts of options
  • Pick your perks and skills that will define your character playstyles like a stealthy fast heister or a heavily armored one
  • Customize your own hideout and the many player characters you can pick

Official Site:https://www.overkillsoftware.com/games/payday-2/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/OVERKILLSoftwareTM

22.Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 has you fighting against all sorts of enemies as you aim to open a vault as Vault Hunters. Pandora is being ruled by Handsome Jack, a comedic, yet tyrannical force that is in your way of getting to the vault. A looter shooter that has plenty of looting and plenty of shooting for all!

Exciting Things You Can Do In Borderlands 2:

  • Play a unique vault hunter, each with their own abilities and skill tree for you to progress down
  • Find massive amounts of guns and gear as you slay foes, getting more powerful with each battle!
  • Team up with your friends to take on Pandora's foes in co-op multiplayer and terrorize Pandora

Official Site:https://www.2k.com/en-US/game/borderlands-2/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSRO0JNUYTCjsk7VmMdNYKw

21. Team Fortress 2

The Pyro is one of the classes you can pick fromthe 9 classes in TF2

Team Fortress 2 is a shooter that is more wacky and comedic than hardcore and serious. Team Fortress 2 allows the player to pick from 9 distinct classes, each with their own weapons, playstyles, and personality.

Exciting Things You Can Do in TF2:

  • 9 varied classes that all play a role in the combat of the game like the rocket jumping soldier or the sneaky backstabbing spy
  • A large number of game modes like Mann vs. Machine and Payload are available to play
  • A large modding community that adds new content, maps, and game modes

Official Site:http://www.teamfortress.com/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/teamfortress

20. Fortnite

The battle royal that has taken the world by storm with its building mechanics and constant updates. Fortnite is the most popular battle royal game mode with a large community to get into combat with.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Fortnite:

  • Unique building mechanics that allow you to build a fortress from raw material, making your own little base!
  • Large amounts of game modes to play with friends in; Like the PvE game mode Save the World
  • Constant updates that bring new skins and content like weapons or vehicles

Official Site:https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/home

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/epicgamesinc

19. Apex Legends

Apex Legends takes the smooth movement of the Titanfall franchise and places it into a battle royal with unique characters, each with their own abilities. The game rewards those players who can master the movement mechanics in the game that helps make Apex Legends stand out compared to other battle royals. With continued additions like weapons and characters, Apex Legends will have players engaged in every season.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Apex Legends:

  • Unique weapons to find and use like the energy sniper-shotgun Triple Take or the rapid firing R99
  • Unique hero style characters, each with their own unique abilities to use in combat
  • Constant updates and additions keep the game fresh and alive for the community

Official Site:http://apexlegendsgame.net/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZV6M2THA81QT9hrVWJG3A

18. Gears 5

Our next entry just hit the market place; Gears 5 takes place in a bleak world where humanity must fight against the swarm, an alien race, for survival. You play as Kait Diaz, a soldier looking for a connection to the recent events in the game.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Gears 5:

  • Play multiplayer game mode called Versus that put you into pitch battles with other players
  • Escape, a new co-op mode that has you running from death as you fight the swarm and toxic gas
  • Build your own maps or play community-made maps with the map builder for the Escape game mode

Official Site:https://www.gears5.com/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3E8iPQGBdAnOQR_cmkEbsw

 

17.Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is a game set in a dystopian future of Future City, where you play as a mercenary. With a focus on player choice and exploration, Cyberpunk 2077 offers a large variety of weapons for the player to use against their enemies.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Cyberpunk 2077:

  • Cater your playstyle with a load of options to choose from and customize as you develop your character
  • Enemies are varied in the tactics and weapons they use, so plan accordingly to what your enemies might have!
  • Explore the grand Future City, the futuristic city filled with opportunities to have some fun and spread chaos!

Official Site:https://www.cyberpunk.net/us/en/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/CyberPunkGame

16.CSGO

The latest installment of the long-lived Counter-Strike series, CSGO is one of the most competitive shooters on the market. The esports scene for CSGO is the largest of all shooters and the game reflects that in its gameplay. The guns reward mastery and precision for those players who will invest time into learning how the use the weapon properly.

What Makes CSGO Awesome:

  • A large variety of weapons like shotguns and one-shot sniper rifle; each with their own quirks to learn and master
  • A very active Esports and competitive scene to push you to your limits and test your skill against others from around the world!
  • The modding community is diverse and large, offering new maps, cosmetics, and whole entire game modes

Official Site:https://blog.counter-strike.net/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/Valve

15. Rainbow 6 Siege

Our next entry is the tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege. Being set across the whole world as global specials force teams up for training practicing. The diverse characters and abilities that the game offers make picking your playstyle that more unique.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Rainbow Six Siege:

  • Tactical gameplay that will have you make the finest of plays as guns kill fast and headshots are one-shot kills!
  • Pick from a growing class of Rainbow Six Siege members, each with their own abilities and weapons that play a role for the team
  • Very competitive gaming scene to test your skills against the world and every so growing esports scene

Official Site:https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege/en-us/home/index.aspx

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBMvc6jvuTxH6TNo9ThpYjg

14. RE5

Our next entry, Resident Evil 5 is a game that will keep you on edge every step. Set in Africa as an outbreak of a virus occurs, Resident Evil 5 you play as Chris Redfield or his new partner Sheva Alomar as they hunt down someone looking to sell a biochemical weapon on the black market. Unfortunately, a village in Africa that you are in has been infected and now they look to kill you!

Exciting Things You Can Do in Resident Evil 5:

  • Co-op multiplayer so that your friend can join you in this adventure in this infected African village
  • Face horrific enemies that will keep your skin crawling with each step, combating anything that shambles towards you
  • Manage your ammo wisely as you don't get a lot to play with…

Official Site:http://www.residentevil.com/5/us/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/CapcomUnityVideos

13. Mafia 3

Mafia 3 takes place in New Bordeaux, a reimaged New Orleans of 1968. You play as Lincoln Clay, who upon returning from Vietnam and being betrayed by the mob, swore revenge. How will you pay back the Italian mafia in their dues and take the streets of New Bordeaux for yourself?

Exciting Things You Can Do in Mafia 3:

  • Get the latest and finest weaponry from knives to M16s as you take on anyone who gets in your way
  • Create your own crew of the underworld to take on the Italian mob and knock them out of New Bordeaux
  • Explore New Bordeaux, a beautiful city with swamplands and industrial docks to name a few places to see

Official Site:https://mafiagame.com/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/mafiagame

12.Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line takes place after Dubai been wiped off the face of the earth by a cataclysmic sandstorm. You and your two-up squadmates are sent in to investigate a radio signal and find any survivors.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Spec Ops: The Line:

  • A great storyline that has you explore the psychological effects of being a soldier
  • A third-person military shooter that value using cover properly for you, your squadmates, and enemies to avoid dying
  • Control and give orders to your 2 AI companions that will fight along with you in this journey

Official Site:https://2k.com/en-US/game/spec-ops-the-line/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/2KGames

11.Doom Eternal

Our next game is Doom Eternal, a game where Earth has been invaded by demons from hell. As the Doom Slayer, destroy the demons trying to destroy your planet once and for all! Will you be able to save humanity from Doom?

Exciting Things You Can Do in Doom Eternal:

  • Kill waves of demons with cool weapons like the BFG or double-barrel shotgun
  • Multiplayer to play against other players in-game modes like Battlemode, where one player plays as the Slayer while two others play as high leveled demons
  • Gore filled kill animations you can engage in once you get a target to a certain hp threshold

Official Site:https://bethesda.net/en/game/doom

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/bethesda

10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Oct 2019)

A reboot of the original modern warfare, this new entry to Call of Duty brings old mechanics with new twists and game engine. With the beta out now and an official launchsoon for all platforms, the shooter community is excited to see what Infinity Ward brings to the table.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:

  • Hundreds of options for attachments to modify your weapons to your liking
  • A huge host of game modes like 2v2 tactical mode, classic team deathmatch, domination and more!
  • Return of the classic perk system of old Call of Duty; 3 Perks to choose rather than pick 10 system

Official Site:https://www.callofduty.com/modernwarfare/beta

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/callofduty

9.Hunt Showdown

Hunt Showdown has to take the role of a hunter, a bounty hunter that hunts supernatural entities. But it may be the human players that will try and kill you that pose more of a problem than those monsters. Grab a friend and hunt in the swamps of Hunt Showdown for either monsters or humans!

Exciting Things You Can Do in Hunt Showdown:

  • Hunt down deadly monsters that will not hesitate to kill you and have a unique set of abilities and attacks
  • Work with a friend to hunt down your bounty and to prevent it from being stolen from other players
  • Pick from powerful shotguns to bolt action rifles or maybe even a revolver with a lot of bullets to shoot!

Official Site:https://www.huntshowdown.com/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/CrytekHunt

8.Escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov is a rather unique shooter in that you are pitted against both AI and players in a very realistic game. You die fast and hard in this game, but you also must deal with the fact that you must use the right ammo for the right job. Each time you boot up a map in Escape from Tarkov can be where you make gold or lose everything.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Escape from Tarkov:

  • A large selection of weapons and attachments to pick from for each weapon you find; One of the most robust weapon system to date
  • Hardcore gameplay; If you die, you lose everything your person had on you so play smart!
  • Realistic movement system with details like certain crouching levels, leaning, and the effects of taking bullet damage

Official Site:https://www.escapefromtarkov.com/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QGploHhl9_XaxDiHZKamg/about

7.Squad

Squad offers a large scale tactical shooter for anyone looking for a realistic gunplay game. Values teamwork and communication, Squad is a great game for anyone looking to work together with other players.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Squad:

  • Fight in 50v50 combat as both sides struggle to win using vehicles, environment, infantry tactics
  • Building mechanics that allows you to fortify your position with stuff like sandbags, ammo crates or barbed wires
  • An advanced communication system that divided between squadmates, local, and command channels.

Official Site:https://joinsquad.com/

6.Insurgency Sandstorm

Our next entry is Insurgency, a tactical modern shooter that will keep you on the edge of your seats. Play as either UN coalition forces or terrorist forces in maps set in the Middle East. Fight in fast-paced combat that will keep you alert and alarm for the next push!

Exciting Things You Can Do in Insurgency Sandstorm:

  • Pick from 8 classes to play a role that you can fill for your squad
  • Fast time to kill, with you and your targets only able to take a few (if not one) shot
  • Coming to console in 2019 for all those waiting for such a game for Xbox and PlayStation

Official Site:http://www.insurgency-sandstorm.com/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/insurgencygame

5.Verdun

Taking place in world war one, Verdun removes most of the automatic weapons in favor of rifles, pistols, and revolvers. Fight in the infamous Battle of Verdun as either the French or German side. Raid or defend the trenches from assault from the enemy forces!

Exciting Things You Can Do in Verdun:

  • Engage in the trench warfare that is model after the real-life combat the soldiers of world war one faced
  • Historical realistic maps, weapons, and outfits that models world war one
  • Play as a squad with your teammates to achieve victory over the enemy team

Official Site:https://www.ww1gameseries.com/verdun/

Official Youtube:http://https://www.youtube.com/1914-1918WW1GameSeries

4.Arma 3

Our next game is a military simulator that focuses heavily on realism. The game models guns, vehicles, worn attire, and maps after real-life painstakingly. Large military battles that you can get involved in.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Arma 3:

  • Large scale battle with hundreds of players and ai fighting over objectives and victory
  • Many community-made mods, like the legendary Dayz, available for download.
  • Weapon and armor customization that is realistic and diverse, with hundreds of options to pick

Official Site:https://arma3.com/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/Arma3official

3.Star Wars Battlefront 2

Our next game is Star Wars Battlefront 2, a game that is set in the Star Wars universe at many different points of time. Battlefront 2 lets you play as stormtroopers, rebel forces, empire forces, or droids as you fight in iconic planets.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Star Wars Battlefront 2:

  • Play on iconic maps from the planets of the stars wars movie, like Naboo or Hoth
  • New updates keep the game fresh and exciting for the community
  • Pick up your favorite stars wars character as a special character for you to conquer the battlefield like Luke Skywalker or Vader

Official Site:https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2

Official Youtube:http://https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2

2.The Division 2

The United States of America has been hit by an epidemic that has crippled the nation. As law and order fall, you are tasked with restoring that order at all costs. Get the best weapons and armor you can loot and reclaim Washington D.C

Exciting Things You Can Do in The Division 2:

  • Loot and shoot your way through Washington D.C, exploring the many iconic sites of the capital of the U.S
  • Equip your most powerful weapons and armor and take on a large cast of varied foes like robots or fast melee bandits
  • Team up with your friends to help you take back D.C and restore order

Official Site:https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBMvc6jvuTxH6TNo9ThpYjg

1.Destiny 2

In a galaxy ravaged by darkness, the light must be protected against the darkness. You fight all sorts of aliens and, as a guardian, defend humanity last City from falling to an alien invasion.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Destiny 2:

  • Pick from 3 classes that dedicate your playstyles to a certain way; Hunter, Warlock, or Titan
  • Travel to multiple planets and dungeons, each with their own unique distinct environment and enemies
  • PvP option to test your weapons, armor, and skills against the other players for rewards and glory!

Official Site:https://www.bungie.net/

Official Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/Bungie

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