There are two sub-genres that exist within the shooter genre as a whole - first-person and third-person shooters. Ever since Wolfenstein 3D launched in 1992, the basic premise for an FPS game's camera viewpoint, overall gameplay loop, and approach to exploring has been locked in for the genre to this day. Modern-day FPS games with a style dedicated to retro titles of the past are beloved as "boomer shooters," while the themes of military warfare, sci-fi skirmishes, and more immersive story-driven experiences define the rest of the FPS sub-genre. With so many prodigious FPS titles to celebrate, we've chosen to do so for 40 of the very best FPS games that are responsible for helping the sub-genre prosper for decades. Prepare yourself for a wave of nostalgia to overcome you as we look back on the FPS games that are first-ballot Hall of Fame titles.
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