[Top 10] Open World FPS Games

Open World FPS Games
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FPS games were always composed of linear missions that start off exciting but grow unreasonably repetitive over time. That changed when open world was added to the equation. Missions are no longer considered time-draining, and we can finally spend over 20 hours in FPS games and explore astonishing worlds in the process without getting bored. The open world FPS genre still gives us so many iconic games today. In order to discuss the best accomplishments in this genre, we decided to give you our list of the top 10 best open world FPS games to ever grace the industry.

10) Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter game that takes place in the post-apocalyptic wasteland that remains of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

You play as the Spartan ranger Artyom who is hell-bent on finding a safe haven from the dangers of the nuclear wasteland and its occupying monstrosities. 

The world of Metro that spans a whole continent is bleak, but you can’t help but give it credit for its somber beauty and astonishing visuals. Just don’t keep admiring them for too long. Remember that all the mutated creatures here will try to kill you at sight, and if not them, then someone from the various self-righteous factions will certainly try.

You scavenge resources, and loot weapons. You craft tools and equipment that are essential to your survival, and upgrade your gear.

Metro Exodus is as immersive as it gets. It has many survival elements that made the Metro games stand out from their competition.

You can play Metro Exodus on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

9) Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is a first-person survival horror game, and the direct follow-up to the events of Resident Evil 7. It takes place in a snowy Eastern European village where you’ll be facing the likes of Lycans, Vampires, and giant creepy, slug-like baby monsters. 

You are Ethan Winters. You find yourself in the village after a horrible night where your wife is murdered, and your baby daughter is kidnapped. Then, you realize that your daughter is still alive, and that you’ll have to explore this village in order to find and rescue her.

The gloomy village of the game and the castle that towers over it are very stressful environments to explore. You never know what’s going to creep up on you, or charge at you. 

The mutant creatures of Resident Evil Village are not very easy to get over after facing them, and you’re never prepared for what’s coming next. 

Lycans, Moroaica, Haulers, and more that serve the four overlooking Houses of the village will ambush you in numbers when you least expect it.

You get the privilege to shoot your way through the village using some of the best artillery you’ll come across in the entire Resident Evil franchise. 

But you’ll have to conserve your ammo and resources and use tactical strategies to take your enemies if you want to survive every unfortunate encounter you’ll have in the game. 

Luckily, you can purchase weapons, ammo, and other crucial items and resources to your survival from the Duke every once in a while.

Resident Evil Village also marks the return of the beloved Mercenaries mode where you have to kill your way through many locations in the game in a race against time.

Resident Evil Village is a must-play. This welcome addition to the franchise is a hybrid of the best features in every noteworthy Resident Evil game. It evokes nostalgia with many similar mechanics to Biohazard 4’s and lays new foundations for future promising additions to the series with its epic lore.

You can play Resident Evil Village on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

8) The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game that plays in first-person. It takes place in an alternate timeline in the Halcyon system, the year 2355.

You play as the Stranger, the passenger of a colonist ship bound for the Halcyon system that suffers a malfunction, which extends its journey to sixty years, and sends it adrift into orbit.

However, many years later, you wake from hibernation, only to find yourself in the middle of a conspiracy that threatens the existence of this very galaxy.

In The Outer Worlds, your dialogue choices and actions matter, and the story is driven by them. They can also help you gain reputation with the various factions that you’ll encounter, and influence them.

you board your ship, the Unreliable, and build your crew and explore the Halcyon system, and uncover its secrets.

The Outer worlds surprises you to be worthy of comparison with the best of Fallout games – and for the right reasons – and even more so for having many distinct features from them at the same time.

The Outer Worlds shines greatly within its intelligent writing, and spectacular environments.

You can play The Outer Worlds on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

7) Dying Light

Dying Light is a zombie survival horror game set in the fictional city of Harran. 

You play as the undercover agent Kyle Crane who is sent by the GRE (a humanitarian organization) to the zombie-infested city of Harran to recover a file that was stolen from them.

You parachute into the city, only to get ambushed by a couple of bandits before you get rescued by a group of friendlier survivors who help you establish yourself in the city and accomplish your mission.

You roam the zombie-infested city of Harran using your parkour skills, which you can upgrade among other skills that are designated for combat, crafting, and more.

Nonetheless, the streets of Harran do get more entrapping and dangerous by nightfall. If you don’t care about getting extra EXP by facing more the more terrifying Volatiles, you should probably haul it to the closest safe house when the sun starts setting.

Dying Light has introduced a new formula to the genre that has everything you want from a zombie survival game, and more. It’s also exceptional because not only does it make you work for the ability to use artillery, but they really feel worth the effort when you get to use them in the second half of the campaign.

You can play Dying Light on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

6) Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is an action role-playing game that takes place in 2278, over two centuries after the Great War between the United States and China brings a nuclear apocalypse to the world. You are the sole survivor of Vault 111 after hibernating for 210 years.

You wander and explore the vast apocalyptic badlands formerly known as Boston, Massachusetts where you’ll find various abnormally mutated creatures, and members of different factions, each striving towards power and survival. 

You scavenge for resources to use in crafting weapons, armor, chemicals, and more. You can even establish and manage your own settlements.

Fallout 4 won’t disappoint you one bit. It stays faithful to the Fallout formula that gave us some of the best games in the genre such as Fallout 3, and New Vegas, all the while adding more extensive gameplay mechanics that improve the quality of your experience and make it more immersive altogether.  

You can play Fallout 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

5) Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer first-person shooter game set 700 years into the future, after a cataclysmic event that had affected the whole solar system.

You play as the Guardian who is tasked with a perilous mission. You need to do whatever it takes to save the Last City of humanity on earth.

 Choose to belong to one of four Guardian classes: The Titans, the Warlocks, or the Hunters.

You can play cooperative multiplayer as you form a small fireteam with your friends to fight in chest-securing, and clock-beating missions; or you can face off against each other in the fast-paced Trial of Osiris.

You can play Destiny 2 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

4) Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 is a first-person shooter game that takes place in the fictional region in Montana, Hope County. You play as a Junior Deputy, sent there to arrest Joseph Seed who is – along with his family – the leader of a fanatical doomsday cult that goes by Eden’s Gate.

The rural region of Hope County is not the typical remote setting you find in most Far Cry games. Nonetheless, it’s one of the biggest changes that made the Far Cry formula even more addictive. 

It’s easy to drift from further progressing in the campaign of Far Cry 5 because of how much you can do in the vast Hope County. You can fish, hunt, explore this astonishing world, and more.

Not only do you have to watch out for the many members of the cult that are constantly after you, but you also need to be prepared for any surprises from the feisty wildlife in this region.

As you gain more and more momentum in Far Cry 5, the cult will change and improve their ways strategies against you as you become more of a tactical threat that challenges their growth.

You can bring a buddy of yours along via tactical co-op to take the cult with the biggest and most lethal arsenal in a Far Cry game ever at your disposal.

The Guns for Hire system allows you to meet and recruit some of the most helpful companions who each have their own different specialties.

With the new Fangs for Hire system, you can alternatively have an animal companion tag along with you in Hope County.

Far Cry 5 is one of the most ambitious games in the franchise and could be the best one since Far Cry 3.  Once you step into Hope County, you’ll fall in love with it, what with everything you can do here. It takes the successful Far Cry formula very seriously and stays faithful to it while it innovates more.

It’s also really refreshing to be able to fly helicopters and airplanes in a Far Cry game for the first time ever.

 You can play Far Cry 5 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

3) Crysis Remastered

Crysis is a first-person shooter set in the extended fictional isles of the Philippines, the Lingshan Islands. 

You play as Jake “Nomad” Dunn, a member of the Raptor Team, which is dispatched to the islands in response to a distress call by a team of civilian American archeologists in a rescue mission.

The Lingshan Islands is one of the most impressive, dynamic environments that came way ahead of their time, and was even more visually optimized with the remaster of Crysis.

You can also play it in multiplayer along with up to 31 other players to face one of the most original alien species that will use intelligently challenging tactics against you.

You control various land, sea, and air vehicles to roam the Lingshan Islands, and have to adapt your armor and equipment throughout the game in order to survive and accomplish your mission.

Crysis remains one of the most talked-about games of its era. The original game has one of the most impressive environments ever created in a video game, rivaled only by the game’s tactical choices.

Crysis Remastered provides you with that, and more with its various in-game optimizations, and its performance fixes for all platforms.

You can play Crysis Remastered on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

2) Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is an action role-playing game that takes place in the dystopian Night City, the most ambitiously violent metropolis in a corporate-ruled future.

You play as V, a gun-for-hire who takes to Night City to steal a precious implant that gives eternal life from the overruling Arasaka Corporation, gaining respect and notoriety in the process.

Night City is a big and confusing place to experience at first. It never ceases to surprise you with how immersive, and addictive it is. You can purchase many apartments in Night City and have them as your own safe houses.

You get to customize everything about your character before you start the game, even your private parts! And that’s only the beginning because everything out there is at your leisure to fully customize and take advantage of from your weapons and armor, to your skills and cybernetic enhancements.

Your path in Night City is truly yours as you choose to play as either a Corpo, a Street Kid, or a Nomad. Every class has its own perks.

Cyberpunk 2077 came a long way. It’s honestly refreshing how it plays so perfectly after years of development, and a few late post-release fixes. Because other than its post-release bugs and glitches, Cyberpunk 2077 is the perfect futuristic dystopian shooter.

You can play Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

1) Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter game that takes place on the tropical, pirate-infested Rook Islands.

You play as Jason Brody, a tourist on a vacation who had the misfortune of witnessing the murder of his brother at the hands of the villain/anarchist Vaas, and has to find it in him to do whatever it takes to save his captured friends, embracing the isles and their culture in the process.

The Rook Islands are a dangerous place to explore, and will never cease to surprise you as you travel within them to scavenge, loot, infiltrate pirate outposts, make allies, and do various other activities as you enjoy your experience in the ever-immersive isles.

You can loot and purchase weapons, ammo, maps, and other items from the local shops; and upgrade your equipment and weapons using animal skins and weapon mods. 

Far Cry 3 will always be one of the games that laid the foundations of the open world FPS genre that we know today. It established the formula for many massive open-world games that we can enjoy today, and will continue to inspire many other games to follow. And its powerful anarchist, Vaas still remains the most beloved villain in all Far Cry games, maybe even in any game.

You can play Far Cry 3 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

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