Top 21 Best First Person Shooter Games of Each Year (2000 – 2020)
FPS games have evolved tremendously over the past 21 years! For this list, we’ll be looking at the best first-person shooters of each year of the 21st century so far. Our countdown includes Counter-Strike, Metroid Prime, Half-Life 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Destiny 2 and more! Which single-player shooter do you always return to? Let us know in the comments!
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Didn't make it to the list
It's just me or overwatch is just an evolution of Team Fortress??
really? 2016 is overwatch? why isnt it doom 2016?
Soldier Of Fortune (2000)
Return To Castle Wolfenstein (2001)
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.'S Way (2002)
Call Of Duty (2003)
Half-Life 2 (2004)
Far Cry 2 (2008)
Halo 3 ODST(2009)
Battlefied Bad Company 2 (2010)
Rage (2011) xD what :D?
Borderlands 2 (2012)
BioShock Infinite (2013)
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
Dishonored 2 (2016)
Destiny 2 (2017) lol crap game
Insurgency: Sandstorm (2018)
Metro Exodus (2019)
Doom Ethernal (2020)
3x better list 2 craps but 2x more amazing games
Battlefield 3 and the 2010 Medal of Honor are two of the best FPS campaigns I've ever played
He didn't say COD4 or BF Bad Company 2
14:53 I feel like something is missing in-between those two DLC's
Only doom is eternal.
Seriously left 4 dead 2? No offense but you should get tested cause you have no taste. MW2 all day
Far Cry 2 is such an amazing game.
13 huh Freedom fighters was the best . And 13 oh yeah you just don't know about much gaming
"A PS3 launch title that instantly made the PS3 worth owning" One game does not make a $600 console worth owning. It wasn't even the best FPS of that year. Black came out the same year.
Does 2007 just not exist? It's arguably one of the best years in FPS history. Some how you're forgetting Halo 3, COD4, The Orange Box, Bioshock, Crysis, The Darkness, etc etc
2012: Borderlands 2 over Far Cry 3?
2015: Siege sucked, Black mesa should win this year
2016: Putting overwatch over Doom is the biggest joke here.
My fav is cod bo3
fortnite 2018 WTF ?!!!
Metroid Prime aged like fine wine
I would say halo reach is better than Cod black ops but I guess that’s just an opinion
soldier of fortune, red faction,, laf life 1 dlc oposing force, blue shift,
For 2016 everyone’s forgetting how good titanfall 2 was
Doom and Titanfall 2 were the true best fps games of 2016. Take your pick between them. I am a Titanfall 2 fan myself. Definitely good to see Eternal get it's deserved recognition.
Borderlands over CS:GO? Tf?
So many FPS games….but Half-Life & Counter-Strike will always be my faves….thats why til now i play them….
Mw19 deserves 2019 best fps.
Its machenics revolutionized fps games.
Mw2 deserves 2009 best fps.
Bad rankings and review overall.
My number 1: team fortress 2
Not a hardcore gamer
1. Halo Combat Evolved
2. Halo 3
3. Battlefield 3
4. Halo Reach
5. Battlefield Bad Company 2
6. Titanfall 2
7. Battlefield 4
8. Doom Eternal
9. Pandemic's Battlefront 2
I'm so glad we don't get shitty dull military shooters like cod flooding the markets anymore, games like dusk, amid evil, dread templar, ultra kill etc are proving how good fps games actually can be
I’ll be half of the gaming community I’d like to add halo infinite to the 2021 spot
Doom, black ops, and halo ce are the only ones I agreed with.
Team Fortress 2 over Bioshock? Lmao!
So happy to see TF2 on the list
Where's titan-fall 2 ?!
must of been done with no research or with console players only bc i kow a few games that beat the early 2000's list for fps
Letssssss gooooo caunter strike no one loves counter strike from 2000 and this one wasn't on the list 1 halflife
Apex legends should have won for 2019.
oof resistance fall of man, not my fps i would choose to play today, I bought it a year back to relive nostalgia, an i just cant enjoy it anymore. so many better titles came along after, not to mention 2 superior sequels. I kinda regret buying it.
This narrator is absolutely garbage. Im sorry
They skipped 2007 cause we already know what game takes that spot 💀 and they probably didn’t wanna trigger anybody by putting 2 Halo games on the list
Yeah, on your cover, thats not what the MC looked like in 2001.
I’m so happy that csgo was on there
I’m so happy the also brought back TF2 it’s by far one of the best games of all time
2003 ? doom 3 ??
Wait a minute ❗❗❗
Call of duty 4 modern warfare
Call of duty modern warfare 2
Black ops 2
Far cry 3
Destiny 2 is a good game? LOL no its mediocre at best.
BLACK, Urban Chaos Riot Response, 007 Nightfire, Payday 2, Medal of Honor European Assault, Killzone 2, Killzone 3!
In 2016 we had:
Wolfenstein: New Colossus
What a great year for video games.
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Which single-player shooter do you always return to? Let us know in the comments!