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Script written by Nathan Sharp Yeah but, like, what about Uncharted 4? These are another batch of the best games that let you stop-and-pop from behind cover in the 3rd person perspective...NO FPSs ALLOWED BRO! Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Another Top 10 Best Third Person Shooters! Special thanks to our user “Shifter Firdaus” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Another Top 10 Third Person Shooters

There really are a ton of great third person shooters, aren’t there? Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for another top ten third person shooters.

For this list, we’ll be looking at even more of the greatest third person shooters of all time. For our ranking, we’ll be considering the game’s critical acclaim, lasting legacy, and commercial performance. We won’t be including open world games as that’s a completely different list altogether, nor will games in which you can switch between first and third person be included. And finally, if you don’t see a game you think should be on here, make sure you check out our first list on this topic.

#10: “Warframe” (2013)

Starting us off is one of the few Free To Play games that’s not only done right, but done exceptionally well. While it admittedly got off to a rather rocky start at launch, Developer Digital Extremes continued commitment to supporting the game 4 years since its release has paid off, with hundreds of hours worth of engaging content in this Co-op based loot-shooter. Though it’s a shooter the game does have strong support for melee weapons, and the missions with procedurally generated maps means there’s always something to come back to. If you’re a fan of Destiny or Borderlands this is something you’ll certainly want to check out.

#9: “Jet Force Gemini” (1999)

This was back when Rare was actually good; when they were developing exciting new titles and not Kinect sports games. While this title wasn’t as groundbreaking as “GoldenEye” or “Perfect Dark,” it was still a great third person shooter, one which was heavily influenced by classic 80s Sci-Fi adventures. The graphics and level design for this game were out of this world at the time, and the imagination at hand throughout its many intriguing worlds reminds of us of how creative Rare was. Oh yeah and you can play as a dog … who has jetpacks on his feet. Need we say more?

#8: “Alan Wake” (2010)

Serving as a love letter to Stephen King & Twin Peaks fans, Alan Wake is a game that wears its inspiration on its sleeve. This game had an interesting and unique mechanic in that you needed to aim your flashlight at an enemy before you could shoot it, and this made for some truly harrowing and exciting moments, especially when your flashlight ran out of juice. Coupled with the impressive storytelling mechanic, top-notch production values, and imposing atmosphere, “Alan Wake” delivered a memorable horror experience, despite a few missteps along the way.

#7: “Hitman” (2016)

Sure, “Hitman” is primarily a stealth game, but you could absolutely make it into a third person shooter if you so desire. And yes, it is just as fun that way. While the “Hitman” series has always been expansive, this newest installment is its most complex and sprawling yet; the levels invite almost limitless replays by providing a ton of different paths and options on the way to taking out your mark. While some didn’t like the episodic release schedule or the atrocious voice acting, “Hitman” is undoubtedly one of the series’ highlights.

#6: “Tomb Raider” (2013)

While we may bitch and moan about unoriginality in AAA gaming, some classic games unquestionably deserve reboots for new generations, and “Tomb Raider” is the epitome of that argument. This title brought back a dormant but once-great character, and her transformation from passive student to badass tomb raider is wrought with emotion and exciting moments. Let’s be honest, Lara Croft was mostly known for her chest, but with this game, she finally became the gaming icon that she deserved to be. It was also a beautiful-looking and extremely fluid game, making this both a great reintroduction to a classic character and an amazingly fun game in its own right.

#5: “Ratchet & Clank” (2016)

Who knew that a re-imagined game from 2002 would end up being such a great game in 2016? “Ratchet & Clank” proved to be a huge surprise that reinvigorated interest in the once-popular series. The action was incredibly varied and fast-paced, complete with highly original and inventive weapons, and the environments were stunning to behold and explore. It was a beautifully polished game which player of all ages could enjoy, and satisfied both old fans and newcomers alike. Now let’s just forget that the tie-in movie ever existed.

#4: “Spec Ops: The Line” (2012)

“Spec Ops” definitely walks the line between fantastic storytelling experience and mundane shooter, but the story is so impactful, brutal, and emotional that its flaws seem miniscule in comparison. The gameplay is incredibly generic and frustrating to boot, and the multiplayer component is uninteresting, but it contains what is arguably one of the greatest stories ever put to video game. It is equal parts fascinating and horrifying, and some of its twists and turns will punch you square in the gut. Despite its mediocre gameplay, “Spec Ops” is something you really need to experience for yourself.

#3: “Vanquish” (2010)

While “Vanquish” certainly didn’t light up the sales charts, it was still a great game and one which deserved much more attention than it initially received. Developed by PlatinumGames, this game retains the companies trademark over-the-top high-octane gameplay. You character wears an enhanced power suit that allows you to do a whole lot of insane tricks, stunts overall badass that are incredible to control and witness when the stars line up and you do well. It’s a very polished experience, and one which needs to be played, to fully appreciate.

#2: “Splatoon 2” (2017)

With gritty multiplayer shooters starting to oversaturate the market, the original Splatoon stood out thanks to its creativity and stylish characters, however it’s sequel polished the experience into someone extraordinary. The focus on covering turf in ink rather than how many kills you obtain allows for those who aren’t that good at shooters to enjoy the game, and believe it or not; Splatoon is one of the few games where using motion controls is far more beneficial than using analog sticks, as it makes aiming far more precise. While using a mobile app for voice chat is hilariously stupid, “Splatoon 2” is an addictive experience that will keep you coming back for more.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Sniper Elite V4” (2017)

“Quantum Break” (2016)

#1: “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” (2016)

We’ll be sad to see Nathan Drake go, but “Uncharted 4” was a more-than-worthy send-off for the series. Nearly everything about this title screams perfection, from the stellar graphics to the emotional and complex writing to the fun-as-hell gunplay. Seriously, that Madagascar chase sequence was a thing of sheer gaming beauty. While the enemies were still a bit “bullet-spongey,” and the story takes a really long time to get going, these little flaws pale in comparison to its titanic accomplishments. It all gels together to create one of gaming’s most memorable experiences in years.


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