Ranking the best from an embarrassment of riches.
The 8th console generation is almost at its end- at the very least, it’s no longer the “current” console generation. And like many other genres, third person shooters have had a good last 6 or 7 years, having seen the releases of several great games that will be remembered as genre highlights for years to come. In this feature, we’re going to tank what we feel are the fifteen best third person shooters of the PS4 and Xbox One era.
We do want to make one crucial note before we begin though- our primary consideration while formulating and ranking this list hasn’t been to judge these games as complete experiences, but rather to focus primarily on their shooting mechanics, and their strengths as third person shooters. If you see games in this list that you think are ranked too low or too high (which will probably happen), keep that crucial factor in mind.
#15. GHOST RECON WILDLANDS
Ubisoft brought Ghost Recon back after a brief hiatus in 2017 with Ghost Recon Wildlands, turning the series into a full-fledged open world shooter, and while there was much about the game that set it apart from its predecessors, in one specific area, it proudly continued past traditions- as a shooter, Wildlands is top notch. Going up against scores of bad guys in the game always feels enjoyable and rewarding thanks to the tight shooting mechanics and the game’s systemic nature, all of which combines nicely with the solid co-op gameplay on offer.