The 21 best shooting games for PC in 2022!

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Action, adrenaline, reflexes and aim. Shooters are among the busiest genres in the gaming industry. With titles of enormous weight and tradition, shooters, whether in first or third person, continue to evolve to increasingly surprising levels. Below you will find a list of the 21 best shooters for PC in 2022, encompassing both new, old, light, heavy, online and offline titles. Check out!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Release year: 2022
  • tactical FPS
  • Online
  • Play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for free

Let's face it, a game that appeared in 1999 and that remains a phenomenon to this day 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 2022) 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 greatly improved graphics and very few new mechanics, the game remains extremely similar to years ago, especially the maps on which the matches are played.

Valuing

  • Release year: 2020
  • tactical FPS
  • Online
  • Play Valorant for free

Valorant is an FPS from Riot, the same developer of League of Legends. The game follows the same line as CS:GO and the 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 defuse it in time. The game has a cartoonish visual identity and mixes several elements similar to Overwatch, as it is possible to choose between different characters, each with their own abilities.



Fortnite

  • Release year: 2022
  • Battle Royale
  • Online
  • Play Fortnite for free

The biggest phenomenon today. Fortnite has rocked the battle royales world irreversibly. With its much more youthful, colorful and friendly approach to new players, Fortnite offers a level of entertainment that is difficult to achieve in other games. There are countless youtubers and streamers who have migrated from other games to tap into the massive fan base that Fortnite has created.

For those who still don't know Fortnite, the game stands out a lot in the battle royale style since half of the gameplay revolves around building structures in which you can defend yourself or get 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

  • Release year: 2022
  • Battle Royale
  • Online

The game that put battle royales on the map, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) remains a huge success, mainly due to the many 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 to control each specific weapon, but also to play with extreme patience and strategy to win.


Apex Legends

  • Release year: 2022
  • Battle Royale
  • Online
  • Play Apex Legends for free

Apex Legends was a resounding success in 2022. 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, bombings, 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 character and abilities in battle are accompanied by incredible stories and personalities that make you even more involved in the action.

Escape From Tarkov

  • Release year: 2022
  • Battle Royale
  • Online

Escape from Tarkov is the most hardcore shooter today. Its extremely realistic style offers a level of immersion unparalleled in the genre and makes each match 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 has several characteristic RPG elements. As your character levels up, you can learn new skills, unlock new equipment, etc. Unfortunately, the game is still in beta so there is still a long way to go before the product is fully finished.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS / Battle Royale
  • Online and Offline

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


Call of Duty Modern Warfare doesn't have the famous Zombie Mode, but it does have a very complete Co-op Mode that shares the story of the offline campaign and multiplayer.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

  • Release year: 2022
  • Tactical FPS
  • Online and 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 only on 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 one 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

  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS
  • Online

Gunshots, 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

  • Release year: 2022
  • epic fps
  • Online and Offline

Battlefield 5 is another game that carries a great tradition on 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 divided into several war stories mean that Battlefield 5 leaves nothing to be desired in terms of content.

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

Borderlands 2

  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS / RPG
  • Online and 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 into a shooter, Borderlands 2 can be an incredible surprise for fans of both genres.

splitgate

  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS
  • Online
  • Play Splitgate for free

SplitGate is a game that mixes Quake, Unreal Tournament and Halo with Portal 2. The gameplay bets on a very fast pace 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 lines of sight to attack enemies. This makes the gameplay much more hectic and unpredictable, requiring a lot of attention and map knowledge.

Doom Eternal

  • Release year: 2020
  • horror fps
  • Offline

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

Gears 5

  • Release year: 2022
  • 3rd person shooting
  • Online and Offline

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

Destiny 2

  • Release year: 2022
  • adventure FPS
  • Online and Offline
  • Play Destiny 2 for free

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

Titanium case 2

  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS
  • Online and 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 war 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

  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS
  • Online and Offline

Bioshock: The Collection is the remastered version of all 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 where humanity had access to advanced DNA-altering technologies, allowing them to gain supernatural powers. The series is extremely captivating and brings together horror, survival, paranormality and a lot of shooting in a very fun experience.

Far Cry 5

  • Release year: 2022
  • adventure FPS
  • Online and Offline

Fifth title of one of the most famous FPS franchises, Far Cry 5 is yet 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 you will find yourself working for both sides. The game takes place in several main and secondary missions that involve a lot of action and adventure.

Crysis 2

  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS
  • Offline

Famous for being a very heavy game for its time (2022), Crysis remains among the best shooters today. The game is set in a near future in which New York is in ruins after the events of the first game. Biological weapons, aliens, clothing and ultra-technological weapons are just some of the elements you'll find here.

Team Fortress 2

  • Release year: 2007
  • FPS
  • Online
  • Play Team Fortress 2 for free

Team Fortress 2 is a very high quality game produced by Valve, but that has been overshadowed by other titles from the company. This extremely fun FPS has cartoon graphics and very captivating 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 best of all: it runs on a weak PC!

Krunker.io

  • Release year: 2022
  • FPS
  • Online
  • Play Krunker.io for free

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

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