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  • Call of Duty (Series) icon

    Call of Duty (Series)

    Call of Duty is a first-person and third-person shooter series by Infinity Ward. The earlier games in the series are set primarily in World War II; later games have been set in modern times, beginning with Modern Warfare. Some of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    AssaultCube

    AssaultCube is a FREE multiplayer first-person shooter game. Taking place in realistic environments, with fast, arcade gameplay, it's addictive and fun!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No more updates since Nov 2013 : http://assault.cubers.net/ (like Alien Arena, also noticed discontinued)
  • Cube 2: Sauerbraten icon

    Cube 2: Sauerbraten

    Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube FPS. Much like the original Cube, the aim of this game is not necessarily to produce the most features &...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued No more updates since Jan 2013 : http://sauerbraten.org/ . 2013, like Alien Arena, noticed discontinued.
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    Urban Terror

    Urban Terror started as a realism based "total conversion" mod for Quake III Arena. Nowadays, Urban Terror is played using the free, stand-alone, ioquake3 engine modified, which doesn't require Quake III Arena, in...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

    • Really nice and good game ! It should be more popular... bogdancioataFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    TrueCombat: Elite & CQB

    TrueCombat: Elite is a FREE modification for the Enemy Territory game (also free). It is a realistic modern day FPS featuring state of the art models and textures. After following the instructions to install the game, you will need...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Nexuiz Classic

    Nexuiz was originally developed by Lee Vermeulen and Forest ‘LordHavoc’ Hale, who started Alientrap in the summer of 2002. The goal of the project was to create a high quality first person shooter that could be played freely across...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Nexuiz is no longer developed. It's successor is https://alternativeto.net/software/xonotic/ , but last version of Nexuiz Classic, 2.5.2, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Painkiller (Series) icon

    Painkiller (Series)

    The game is inspired by such classic titles as Quake and Doom, with the emphasis on killing large numbers of monsters. The game is divided into five chapters, each about five levels long. The player's objective is to get through...

    Commercial Windows

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    Wolfenstein (series)

    Wolfenstein is a series of World War II video games. The series includes: Castle Wolfenstein (1981); Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (1984); Wolfenstein 3D (1992); Wolfenstein : Spear of Destiny(1992); Return to Castle Wolfenstein...

    Open Source Windows

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    Day of Defeat: Source

    Day of Defeat: Source features multiplayer, team-based gameplay set in the WWII European theatre of operations. Players choose a role and tackle goal-oriented missions based on historical operations.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Tremulous

    Tremulous is a free, open source game that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races, aliens and humans. Players on both teams are able to build working structures in-game like an RTS....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2 Beta, released in December 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. The project has been forked by https://alternativeto.net/software/unvanquished/
  • Halo (series) icon

    Halo (series)

    Halo is a science fiction, first-person shooter video game series, that centers on an interstellar war between humanity and a theocratic alliance of aliens known as the Covenant.

    Commercial Mac Windows Xbox Live

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  • Arma (series) icon

    Arma (series)

    Experience true combat gameplay in a massive military sandbox. Deploying a wide variety of single- and multiplayer content, over 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, and limitless opportunities for content creation, this is the PC’s premier...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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    Insurgency

    Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. Features ...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

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  • Digital Paint: Paintball 2 icon

    Digital Paint: Paintball 2

    Digital Paint: Paintball 2 is a Paintball game that started out as a mod for quake 2 but then took on a life of its own as an open source fps game with a global player and clan management system.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • CSPromod icon

    CSPromod

    CSPromod aims to incorporate the best of CS 1.6 and CS:Source in one, feature-packed version. With 1.6-style gameplay and Source graphics, we hope and strive to re-unite the CS community. This is a standalone game!.

    Free Windows Linux Steam

  • Metal Gear Solid (series) icon

    Metal Gear Solid (series)

    An action-adventure stealth video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and first published by Konami for the PlayStation in 1998. The game was directed, produced, and co-written by series creator Hideo Kojima.

    Commercial Mac Windows Steam

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  • Combat Arms icon

    Combat Arms

    Welcome to the world of Combat Arms, a free online first-person shooter. Combat Arms has a huge library of modes, maps and weapons that will entertain players of all skill levels from new players to guilds of veterans.

    Free Windows

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    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (series)

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a media franchise created by American author Tom Clancy about a fictional international counter-terrorist unit called "Rainbow." The franchise began with Clancy's novel Rainbow Six, which...

    Commercial Windows

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  • SWAT (Series) icon

    SWAT (Series)

    SWAT are a tactical first-person shooter video game designed by Sierra, then developed by Irrational Games and published by Vivendi Universal Games. In SWAT 3 and 4, the player leads a SWAT tactical element in resolving various...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Warface icon

    Warface

    Warface is a free-to-play online first-person shooter developed by Crytek Kiev and co-produced by Crytek Seoul and Crytek Frankfurt with Crytek UK developing the Xbox 360 port.

    Free Personal Windows Linux Steam

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    Jake2

    Jake2 is a Java 3D game engine. It is a port of the GPL’d Quake2 game engine from id Software. To use the Jake2 engine you need either the data files from the original game or from the demo version that is available for download from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    • Discontinued Abandonned since 2006 : http://bytonic.de
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    Wolf Team

    Wolf Team is a fast paced 3D MMOFPS that features the ability for players to transform between playing as a Human or as a Werewolf. Humans have an assortment of weapons available at their disposal giving them an advantage at a...

    Free Windows Linux

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    War Rock

    A dynamic combat experience like no other! Equip yourself from a wide array of weapons and field gear, and fight on foot or take the battle to the enemy in armored vehicles ranging from Blackhawk choppers and K1 tanks to F-15 Eagles....

    Freemium Windows

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  • Star Wars: Battlefront (Series) icon

    Star Wars: Battlefront (Series)

    With brand new space combat, playable Jedi characters, and over 16 all new battlefronts, Star Wars Battlefront II gives you more ways than ever before to play the classic Star Wars battles any way you want.

    Commercial Windows Playstation Xbox

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    AU Modern FPS

    A simple First Person Shooter game, based on Unity web player, ready to play on browser.

    Free Web / Cloud Unity Web Player

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  • Blacklight Retribution icon

    Blacklight Retribution

    Blacklight Retribution is a fast paced, adrenaline pumping free to play first person shooter (FPS) based in a futuristic urban warzone. Blacklight Retribution provides FPS enthusiasts with a massive arsenal of weaponry and gear...

    Free Windows

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    America's Army

    America's Army, the Official U.S. Army Game (AA), provides young Americans with a virtual web-based environment in which they can explore Army career opportunities within an entertaining setting that is tailored to their interests...

    Free Windows

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  • Zombie Combat: Trigger Call 3D icon

    Zombie Combat: Trigger Call 3D

    It is 2023 and the zombie apocalypse is happening right now. Terrorists have unleashed a deadly virus that turned a battalion of soldiers into crazy zombies. Your name is Rick Ashley and you're the only survivor. Your final...

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • Gotham City Impostors icon

    Gotham City Impostors

    A 6 vs 6 first person shooter, Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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Positive Comment by harmansingh
about Counter-Strike (Series) Dec 2016

no wonder CS is one of the most famous games because of its amazing features, graphics and multiplayer options. I play cs go and it is my favourite game!

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Absolutely one of the funnest, and most well balanced games ... 1 Helpful

Comment by thelivingded
about Counter-Strike (Series) Jun 2011

Absolutely one of the funnest, and most well balanced games of all time. This is evidenced by it being, 13 years after release, the most played game on steam.

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