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Top 20 Best FPS Games on Nintendo Switch

Check out the top 20 first-person shooters for the Nintendo Switch, ranging from timeless classics to new releases.

If you’re a fan of first-person shooters or adventure games, and you’re a gamer who likes the possibility to play on the go, the Nintendo Switch has a lot to offer. Despite the Switch’s aging hardware, many talented developers have managed to get even the most modern triple-A shooters running there, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on the latest titles.

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Whether you’re a fan of classic FPS games from the past or present-day modern shooters, the Switch’s library has something for all shooter fans. Looking for the next game to blast your way through? Here are the top 20 best FPS games on Nintendo Switch.

The top 20 best FPS games on Nintendo Switch

20. DOOM (1993)

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What better way to kick off this list than with the granddaddy of all FPS games? id Software’s DOOM arguably put the first-person shooter genre on the map, and it’s still a blast to play through today. If you’re curious or if you just want some good, old-fashioned demon-slaying fun, the original DOOM is still a must-play.

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19. Overwatch 2

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The world could always use more heroes! Overwatch 2 is the sequel to Blizzard’s popular team-based hero shooter, featuring new heroes, maps, and brand-new PvE game modes that focus on fighting the creeping threat that is Null Sector.

18. Fashion Police Squad

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Socks with sandals? Not on our watch! Fashion Police Squad is a parodic retro FPS with a creative art style and premise. As a member of the elite Fashion Police Squad, your job is to patrol the streets and fix any eyesore outfits using a variety of silly weapons.

17. Immortal Redneck

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One day, a redneck tourist ends up transported into Ancient Egypt. If that wasn’t weird enough, he’s covered in bandages! Immortal Redneck mixes classic shooter action with rogue-lite elements. The redneck ventures into the pyramids of Egypt, and every time he bites the dust, he comes back a little stronger with new abilities.

16. Payday 2

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Grab your mask and get ready to rob a bank in Payday 2, an FPS heist game that can be played with up to four players in co-op. Every job requires a different approach—will you go in guns blazing, or will you opt for a more subtle approach by disabling security cameras and knocking out the guards?

15. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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Frau Engel and the Nazi army have taken over southern America, and it’s up to BJ Blazkowicz to destroy the Nazis for good in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Much like DOOM (2016), Wolfenstein II seeks to deliver a classic PC shooter experience that is touched up with modern controls and systems.

14. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

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Experience the wild and zany world of Pandora in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which contains both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, plus all the released DLC. The Borderlands series is notably one of the first “looter shooter” games, which involves collecting guns with over a billion different combinations of stats.

13. Metro 2033 Redux

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Following an apocalyptic event, the Earth’s surface is left in ruin, and humanity is driven underground. Metro 2033 Redux is an atmospheric first-person adventure with an emphasis on exploration, story, and resource management. Explore the remnants of Moscow’s underground metro network in an attempt to reach the other colonies about impending doom.

12. Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition

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Who said all FPS games have to be violent? Take a trip down to the colorful countryside of the Far Far Range as Beatrix LeBeau, a young rancher who aims to become a successful slime wrangler. In Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition, you roam the countryside and collect wild slimes, crops, and other creatures as you build up a respectable ranch.

11. BPM: Bullets Per Minute

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Asgard is under attack from the underworld legion, and it’s up to a lone Valkyrie to defend the homeland in BPM: Bullets Per Minute, a stylish blend of rhythm music games and FPS. Enjoy a rocking soundtrack and shoot to the beat in a world where everything is tied to the background music.

10. Shotgun Farmers

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Shotgun Farmers is a goofy and competitive multiplayer FPS where you get to grow your own guns. Seeds are expelled into the ground every time you fire a gun, and those seeds actually grow into new copies of that gun. That corn shotgun your enemy just fired at you? A bunch of new shotguns are now growing in the ground!

9. Screencheat: Unplugged

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Remember back in the day, whenever you were playing split-screen shooters with your friends, and someone would always know where you were because they peeked at your screen? Screencheat: Unplugged takes that concept and dials it up a notch by making every player invisible, which means you HAVE to look at your opponent’s screens to know where they are!

8. Crysis 3 Remastered

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Become the ultimate hunter in Crysis 3 Remastered, an enhanced port of Crytek’s premiere FPS series. As Prophet, fight your way through a version of New York covered in rainforest. You are armed with the trusty Predator Bow that can fire specialized arrows, each suited for different kinds of situations and enemies.

7. Dying Light: Definitive Edition

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The world has been overrun with zombies, so what’s the next logical step? Kill them all in style, of course! Dying Light: Definitive Edition is an open-world FPS with an intuitive parkour system where you’re encouraged to traverse the world with style. Dying Light: Definitive Edition features every single piece of DLC released, so you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.

6. Quake II

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Earth is under attack by the hostile alien force known as the Strogg, and it’s up to you to bring the fight to their home world in Quake II, one of the finest PC shooters from the 1990s. Now rebuilt for modern consoles, Quake II still holds up today as a fast and frantic shooter.

5. BioShock: The Collection

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It all starts with a lighthouse, a man, and a city. BioShock: The Collection features some of the best first-person adventure games from the 2000s and 2010s, containing BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock: Infinite. The original BioShock is still cherished in many gamers’ hearts, as it was the first big FPS adventure that absolutely nailed atmosphere and story.

4. DOOM (2016)

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DOOM (2016) was a soft reboot of the franchise, dressed up for modern consoles. Despite the prettier graphics, DOOM (2016) intentionally avoided all the typical mechanics of first-person shooters of that era, and instead opts for a more action-oriented approach, more akin to the classic PC shooters of the 1990s. No hiding behind cover or regenerating health here—it’s you against the forces of Hell in do-or-die combat!

3. The Outer Worlds

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The Outer Worlds is a new sci-fi FPS RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, the developers behind the beloved Fallout: New Vegas. As an everyday colonist, you find yourself in the middle of a grand conspiracy that could mean the end for the Halcyon colony. Explore rich landscapes, build your character, blast through creative alien creatures, and pave your own story as you find a way to save the Halcyon colony.

2. DOOM Eternal

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After the events of DOOM (2016), the armies of Hell have finally invaded Earth. The Doom Slayer must once again answer the call to action before all of humanity is wiped out. With new weapons, abilities, and a greater emphasis on enemy strategy and weaknesses, DOOM Eternal delivers fast-paced, tactical shooter action where every second counts.

1. Metroid Prime: Remastered

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Samus Aran’s first departure into the 3rd dimension is still, to this day, one of the best Metroid games ever. Out of nowhere, Nintendo surprised Metroid fans with a remastered port of Metroid Prime to Switch, complete with new control schemes, revamped sound, and a fresh coat of paint. It’s your chance to experience one of the finest first-person adventure games in history!

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Jeremy is a Content Writer for Touch, Tap, Play, and has been writing in the games journalism industry for almost a decade now. With a degree in English and a passion for games, he loves to talk and write about all kinds of games. While you can find him covering the latest and greatest games, there is a special place in his heart for RPGs, action-adventure games, fighting games, and anything Nintendo related.

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Top 20 Best FPS Games on Nintendo Switch