The 21 Best Shooting Games on PC 2021

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Action, adrenaline, reflexes and aim. Shooting games are among the busiest genres in the gaming industry. With titles of enormous weight and tradition, the shooters, whether in first or third person, continue to evolve to increasingly surprising levels. Below you will find a list of the 21 best PC shooter games of 2021, covering both new, old, light, heavy, online and offline titles. Check out!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Let’s face it, a game that made its appearance in 1999 and which continues to be a phenomenon today, deserves to be at the top of this list. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (or just CS:GO) is the latest version of the franchise (released in 2012) and has recently registered the highest number of online players in its history. The game only grows with time!

CS:GO hasn’t changed much from the first Counter-Strike released. In addition to the vastly improved graphics and very few new mechanics, the game remains extremely similar to years ago, especially the maps on which matches are played.

Valuing

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Valorant is an FPS from Riot, the same developer of League of Legends. The game follows the same line as CS:GO and matches take place between two teams of 5 players. The attackers objective is to eliminate all defense or plant a bomb (Spike) and protect it until it explodes. The defense, in turn, needs to eliminate the attack before they plant the bomb, or disarm it in time. The game has a cartoonish visual identity and mixes several elements similar to Overwatch, as you can choose between several characters, each with their own abilities.

Fortnite

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The biggest phenomenon today. Fortnite has irreversibly rocked the battle royales. With its much more youthful, colorful and new player-friendly feel, Fortnite offers a level of entertainment that is hard to achieve in other games. There are countless youtubers and streamers who have migrated from other games to exploit the gigantic fan base that Fortnite has created.

For those new to Fortnite, the game really stands out in battle royale style as half of the gameplay revolves around building structures in which you can defend yourself or gain positioning advantages over your opponent. If you’re thinking it’s simple, you’re wrong! Building at an advanced level is perhaps the most complex task in the game.

PUBG

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  • Release year: 2016
  • Battle Royale
  • Online

The game that put the battle royales on the map, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) continues to be a huge success, mainly due to the various content and balance updates it receives.

The main difference of PUBG in relation to other battle royales is the realistic style adopted. All weapons in the game exist in the real world and their characteristics are as faithful as possible. Here, you need to learn not only how to control each specific weapon but also play with extreme patience and strategy to come out the winner.

Apex Legends

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Apex Legends was a resounding success in 2019. The game is a battle royale that offers a much more electrifying action than usual, as it has several fun mechanics such as super jumps, teleports, bombing, invisibility, illusions and so on.

However, there is no doubt that the best thing about Apex Legends is its characters. Currently the game has 12 playable Legends, each more captivating with the other. Its unique characteristics and abilities in battle are accompanied by amazing stories and personalities that make you even more involved in the action.

Escape From Tarkov

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  • Release year: 2017
  • Battle Royale
  • Online

Escape from Tarkov is the most hardcore shooting game today. Its extremely realistic style offers a level of immersion unrivaled in the genre and makes each game pure tension and nervousness. Here, there is no life bar, no minimap, no tags on top of characters, nothing! There is simply no HUD and you only see what your character sees.

Escape from Tarkov also features several characteristic RPG elements. As your character levels up, you can learn new skills, unlock new equipment, and so on. Unfortunately, the game is still in beta so there is still a long way to go until the product is fully finished.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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  • Year of release: 2019
  • FPS / Battle Royale
  • Online e Offline

Call of Duty needs no introduction. The 16-year-old franchise pushed its limits further in Modern Warfare and managed to insert new mechanics where nothing else seemed to fit. As a major highlight, Modern Warfare has a flawless offline campaign. In addition to the realistic action and ever-improving graphics, this time players will also be evaluated based on their tactical choices and, most importantly, on the collateral damage caused during missions.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare doesn’t have the famous Zombie Mode, but it has a very complete Cooperative Mode that shares the story of the offline campaign and multiplayer.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

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  • Release year: 2015
  • Tactical FPS
  • Online e Offline

Rainbow Six Siege is not an FPS for everyone. The game is extremely tactical and has a very discouraging learning curve. Here, the focus is not just strafing your opponents and winning the rounds. A very high level of coordination, strategy, communication and knowledge of the game is required.

Rainbow Six Siege has different types of characters called Operators, divided into 19 categories. Each has its own weapons and tools to aid in combat, whether it’s adding more firepower, planting cameras, reinforcing windows or blowing up walls.

Overwatch

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  • Release year: 2016
  • FPS
  • Online

Shots, arrows, shields, spells, bazookas and teleports are just some of the things you’ll find in Overwatch. Blizzard’s famous FPS is pure fun and looks like a first person shooter MOBA. With dozens of maps and more than 30 characters, Overwatch still has several different modes and updates that keep the experience always fresh.

Battlefield 5

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  • Year of release: 2018
  • epic FPS
  • Online e Offline

Battlefield 5 is another game that carries a great tradition behind its back. The game kept the same mechanics as the previous titles but also bet on a slightly higher level of realism. Multiple multiplayer modes and a single-player campaign split into multiple war stories mean Battlefield 5 leaves nothing to be desired in terms of content.

Not to be outdone, Battlefield 5 also has a battle royale mode that managed to assimilate very well the characteristics of the franchise: teamwork, different vehicles and pure destruction.

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Borderlands 2

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  • Release year: 2012
  • FPS / RPG
  • Online e Offline

Even after the release of the third game, Borderlands 2 is still considered the best title in its franchise. The game manages to perfectly encompass all the elements that make the series a great success, such as quirky humor, extremely charismatic characters, captivating visual identity, etc. By mixing several RPG elements in a shooting game, Borderlands 2 can be an incredible surprise for fans of both genres.

Splitgate

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SplitGate is a game that mixes Quake, Unreal Tournament and Halo with Portal 2. The gameplay bets on a very fast paced with frantic combats full of movement and verticality. The big news here is the mechanics of portals that can be used to move around or even to open sight lines to attack enemies. This makes the gameplay much more hectic and unpredictable, requiring a lot of attention and map knowledge.

Doom Eternal

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  • Year of release: 2020
  • Horror FPS
  • Offline

Doom Eternal is the latest game in the famous Doom franchise. Here, in addition to all the diabolical, frenzied, sickening and disturbing violence, the game requires a little more strategy than its previous titles. The essence, however, remains untouched and you’ll still have to use an arsenal of destructive weapons to defeat hordes and hordes of demons.

Gears 5

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  • Year of release: 2019
  • 3rd person shooting
  • Online e Offline

Gears 5 is the fifth and latest title in the Gears of War franchise. For those who don’t know, it’s a 3rd person shooter set in a fictional planet filled with cutting-edge technologies and political conflicts. The gameplay revolves around electrifying combat as humanity tries to avoid extinction, and the fights are always electrifying, violent and full of special effects, explosions and countless weapons.

Destiny 2

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From the same developer as Halo, Destiny 2 is one of the best FPS on the market, overshadowed only by the biggest players of the genre. With a vast content and breathtaking scenarios, the game also has some RPG elements such as level system, classes, PvE (player vs environment) and PvP, which give some originality to the gameplay.

Titanfall 2

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  • Release year: 2016
  • FPS
  • Online e Offline

Before creating the Apex Legends phenomenon, developer Respawn Entertainment developed the Titanfall series. In the second title of the franchise, we control a soldier who uses a kind of cybernetic exoskeleton (Mecha) with numerous abilities and weapons, and his objective is to prevent a military corporation from destroying the planet. The game is full of action and the thrilling combats involve lots of special effects and dangerous maneuvers.

Bioshock: The Collection

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  • Release year: 2016
  • FPS
  • Online e Offline

Bioshock: The Collection is the remastered version of all the games in the Bioshock series, including content that was previously DLC only. For those who don’t know, the story takes place in a dystopian past in which humanity had access to advanced technologies for altering DNA, allowing them to gain supernatural powers. The series is extremely captivating and brings together horror, survival, paranormal and a lot of shooting in a very fun experience.

Far Cry 5

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  • Year of release: 2018
  • Adventure FPS
  • Online e Offline

Fifth title of one of the most famous FPS franchises, Far Cry 5 is another open world game full of action, captivating characters and stunning environments to explore. Once again, you find yourself in the middle of a civil war and find yourself working both sides. The game takes place in several main and side missions that involve a lot of action and adventure.

Crysis 2

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  • Year of release: 2011
  • FPS
  • Offline

Famous for being a very heavy game for its time (2011), Crysis remains among the best shooting games today. The game takes on a near future in which New York is in ruins after the events of the first game. Biological weapons, aliens, clothing and ultra-tech weapons are just some of the elements you will find here.

Team Fortress 2

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Team Fortress 2 is a very high quality game produced by Valve, but which has been overshadowed by other titles of the company. This extremely fun FPS has cartoonized graphics and very endearing characters divided into 9 classes. By the way, Team Fortress 2 was the first shooter to implement classes, even before Overwatch.

If you’ve never heard of Team Fortress 2, check it out. The game has a surprisingly large player base as well as being completely free and the best part: it runs on a weak PC!

Krunker.io

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Finally, a light browser game. Krunker.io is a 3D FPS of the .io platform. To play, just enter the site of the same name and drop in for the action. The game is very reminiscent of Call of Duty (with Minecraft graphics) and features Deathmatch modes, capture the flag, etc. It is also possible to choose between character classes, each with its own characteristic weapon. Considering the mechanics, action and fun the game provides, Krunker.io is among the best browser games you can find.