Top 30 3rd Person Shooter Games of All-Time

Gameranx takes a look at 30 of the best 3rd person shooter games of all time with titles that champion the genre’s greatest qualities.

Update: We've updated this list with several upcoming games that will probably be among the best third person shooters of this new generation of consoles, including a new Deus Ex. 

3rd person shooter games aren't as numerous as their first person counterparts, but they remain no less visceral despite the detachment from the character's point of view. If anything, the third person viewpoint lends more familiarity to the characters under your control—by giving you a tangible character with whom to relate.

Upcoming Third Person Shooter Games:

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

A sequel to 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the game takes place two years later and sees protagonist Adam Jensen return. Following the Illuminati's actions in Human Revolution, augmented people were forced to fight or flee, attacking anyone around them and have been shunned by much of the world as a result. 

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

The Phantom Pain is the fifth main entry in the long-running Metal Gear Solid series of games by Hideo Kojima. The fifth game puts players in the shoes of the Big Boss as he wakes up from a nine-year coma in 1984 to investigate a paramilitary organization known as XOF. 

Tom Clancy's The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division from Ubisoft is promising to take the third person shooter genre to new heights by introducing MMO role-playing game mechanics into the whole set up, in very much the same way how Bungie and Activision’s Destiny did so with the FPS genre. As an online RPG and third person shooter, The Division promises high octane gun battles and a leveling system that’ll encourage players to invest their time in their characters while playing online with friends.

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