What is an FPS GAME?

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So, what exactly is an FPS game?

First-Person Shooters are generally defined as games where the player has access to gun(s) and is against enemies who also have weapons. Environments in which players exist in can vary from the deserted wasteland of Fallout to the competitive maps of CS:GO.

However, the games listed above have add something extra: other human players. This means well-balanced games can be incredibly challenging and rewarding. Some FPS games can gain an e-sports scene, bringing in an even larger audience.

Popular FPS Games


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular competitive shooters to date. It was created on August 21, 2012 as a successor to Counter-Strike 1.6. Players must work together to either plant or defend a bomb on any bomb site.


Overwatch is a competitive shooter that features heroes that all have distinct abilities to drive team fights. It is generally more fast-pace than other tactical shooters.


Valorant is a game being created by Riot and is currently in beta. Its gun play is very similar to that of CS:GO, but also has abilities. The abilities, however, tend to slow down team fights and block important entrances to objectives.


Fortnite is an FPS game that also features a battle royale mode. Battle royale is mode in which a certain number of players much compete against each other until only one remains.


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is  a tactical shooter in which there is an attacking and a defending side. Defenders typically have traps to prevent enemies from making their way onto the site. Attackers do their best to make it onto the site and plant a bomb.

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Apex Legends is also a battle royale game in which people fight against one another to become the last man standing. Apex Legends, however, has many different characters to can play as to suit your play style.

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