Top 5 Third person shooter games of all time

First person shooter games always get all the limelight, while third person genre is kind of fading away in oblivion. Fret not, though, as there is sill a lot to play. Read on to find out 5 best third person shooters you should definitely try.

Top 5 third person shooters games

I say it's unfair. Why do first person shooter games always get all the attention? If you look back, you'll find that it was Call of Duty that embarked the new era of shooters. Since then, there have been loads of shooters to play with, with most of them being first person shooters. If you look at some of the rating juggernauts of today, you'll find out that most game to sweep awards are first-person shooters. Games like Battlefield and Call of Duty are just two prime examples of how it really works. That's why many big publishers throw the idea of Third Person Shooters into bin and start working on First-Person Shooters.

But let me take you back to where it all really began. Do you remember the first Tomb Raider game that launched back in 1999? What genre was it? Oh yeah, the Third Person shooter. This is the game where it all really began. Other developers just took some pages out of Tomb Raider's diary and started assimilating the innovating and ground-breaking mechanisms into their own games. Of course, some of them went to rise and shine while others just went down the drain.

Then it was morphed into a first-person genre, the cousin of third person shooters. While it was meant to be just secondary to the third-person games, it turned out that these games struck the chord with more audience than third-person shooters. That's why they started making more of it. The more they churned out, the more money they made out of it. And just look at what wonders it has done for Activision. All they have to do is to copy and paste the same thing over and over again and they make billions out of it.

But somewhere down the line, the penchant for first person shooters has to go away. They will have to bring the original shooters back. They are so rare these days, but when they are developed, they mostly turn out to be really good. That's why I decided to compile a list of some of the best Third-person shooters I have ever played. So, let's cut to the chase and get to know more about these games:

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider still remains one of the best games I have ever played this entire generation. While not all of its iterations are good, most of them pack the punch where it matters. I have already talked at length about how spectacular and innovative its mechanics were for that time. Granted, Lara was not perceived as anything but a bombshell, but hey, the gameplay was rather good as well.

The Tomb Raider games have never ceased to amaze me and the latest edition which came out on 2013 was no exception. It goes without saying that it was a privilege to experience the plight of Lara beforehand. If you are still on fence as to whether to give this game a chance or not, don't ponder anymore. You should have finished it up already. This game isn't going to disappoint you, unless of course, you like Call of Duty.


The only thing that goes against it is that you can't play it on any other platform than PS3. So, if you are a PS3 owner, you can boast about how you have played most Uncharted game in front of your friends who don't own that particular console. Really, it's worth bragging.

This little studio based in Toronto has proved people wrong time and again. Those who think that they can't deliver a proper AAA experience, are obviously wrong as Uncharted 3 swept most of the Brafer awards last year.


Well, if you have already perused the review of GTA V , then you already know how amazing that game is really. The only caveat is that it's not available on PC or next-gen consoles for that matter. To be honest, next-gen consoles are really where that game belongs to. But oddly enough, they decided to eschew away from any next-gen stuff and publish it on current-gen platform instead.

Whatever the case may be, the fact of the matter is, this game is really a great gem that should be played by every hardcore gamer, especially those craving for a good first-person shooter for a very long time. Seriously, how long has it been for them to give us any good enough third-person shooter? The last one I can remember is GTA San Andreas which brings me to my next game.

GTA San Andreas

Published way back in 2005, this game can still hold on its own even after the lapse of do many years and arrival of these next-gen consoles? Candidly speaking, what they did back than with San Andreas is still a phenomenon for many. How could they fit so many of this stuff and such a huge world in tiny little PS2 and Xbox memory? So many people, including all the other developers tried to understand this little secret of Rockstar to no avail. Why would they let things slide out of their hands by telling anyone how they managed to make a behemoth game like San Andreas for such an outdated system?

That's the catch; there will never be any other game like San Andreas. And that's why it's a great game. Once you have played it, you'll know what I am talking about.

Max Payne 3

Yeah, you heard it. While most people didn't love the multiplayer stuff, I really like it. Moreover, it was never really about multiplayer stuff. This was just an added bonus. The game was all about single player and they delivered on that perfectly. I will not be exaggerating if I say that this game was legendary.

The smooth control, a solid story and the perfect mechanism to switch back and forth, is nothing short of amazing. When this game was getting delayed over and over again, I started getting skeptical about it, but once I started playing it, I knew that I am going to play it thoroughly, which doesn't happen usually.

So, if you really like third-person shooter games, you are definitely going to want to give these games a shot. What are your favorites?


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