PC games come in a variety of entertaining forms. For example, strategy games—both turn-based and real-time—challenge your tactical prowess. Puzzle games scratch a similar itch, but typically with twitchy, block-dropping, or item-shifting challenges. The shooter, on the other hand, is an incredibly popular genre that tests your ability to keep blasting until you see your enemies reduced to pulp.
Shooters typically come in two forms: first-person or third-person. First-person shooters are often more immersive gaming experiences, as the game you play unfolds from your perspective. The demon-slaying Doom (2016) and its sequel, Doom Eternal, are recent standouts in that sub-genre. Third-person shooters simply look cooler, because you can see your on-screen avatar’s full body as it navigates the battlefield. PlatinumGames’ Vanquish is a perfect example of this, as you can witness Sam Gideon jetting across the warzone in ability-enhancing power armor.
Both shooter styles are thoroughly represented on PC. Here are some of our favorite first- and third-person shooters.