In what feels like a bit of an off-year for the FPS genre, the field of nominees for this year’s edition of the best PS5, PS4 FPS game from 2021 does not feel quite as strong. Nevertheless, we have still reduced the best of the best to a top four. Selected by Push Square the editorial staff, this is our choice for the best first-person shooters of the year.
Far Cry 6 is like all the other Far Cry games before it: solid but incredibly secure. As such, you probably already knew what you were getting yourself into when you signed up for a trip to Yara. But this Ubisoft formula also happens to include robust and satisfying recording. Far Cry 6 allows you to pick up and customize your own arsenal and go the extra mile by letting you go to battle challenges as you please. All weapons flaming, sneaking or somewhere in between. You decide and it can be a real laugh.
You can read our entire Far Cry 6 PS5 review here.
Many curse the Sledgehammer Games by taking the safe route again with a return to World War II, but at the end of the day, this is yet another rock-solid entrance that will surely satisfy fans in the coming year. The team delivered a good campaign, which we hope will be built on in future episodes, and the multiplayer is packed to the raft with content. Lots of maps, a wealth of modes and consistent support ensure there is always something new to see and do. You already know if you’re up for Call of Duty or not, but it’s undeniably good this year.
You can read our entire Call of Duty: Vanguard PS5 review here.
Everyone loved a little bit of Left 4 dead back today, so it’s no surprise to see the original creators try to revive the concept years later in Back 4 Blood. The setup is incredibly similar: four players try to fight their way between safe houses to complete campaigns. But there happen to be hordes of zombies and special infected people standing between them. Turn up the difficulty a bit and this will be one of the most intense experiences of the year. If you have a group of friends who are itching to receive the undead, you can not do much better than Back 4 Blood right now.
You can read our entire Back 4 Blood PS5 review here.
Deathloop is clearly the most creative game on this list – maybe all year, in fact. Developed by Arkane Studios, it is an immersive sim that anyone and everyone can enjoy, and first-person shooting happens to be the most effective way to clear your targets. With powers and abilities to go hand in hand with it, your arsenal of unique weapons has incredible perks equipped that can completely change how they are used. With many different areas of the island to explore as well as different times of the day you can visit them at, Deathloop is an amazing FPS that only gets better when you add your build with strength and knowledge.
You can read our The full review of Deathloop PS5 here.
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