Shooter games

What We Liked..

Magic and superpowers makes things interesting

Retains familiar gameplay

Character system offers long term goals

.. and what we didn't

Premium is pretty expensive

Graphics

4.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.0

Genre: shooter

Setting: fantasy, present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvP


CRSED is a battle royale shooter that lets you play as one of eight unique hero characters, and each one will offer a different combat style thanks to their skills. Unlike most generic battle royale games, CRSED has littered its maps with ritual site offering mythical superpowers and magic abilities that offers advantages to players who use them, alongside traditional weaponry and yes, the frying pan. There's plenty of progression with skill trees for your characters, new seasonal content to keep things fresh, and cosmetic shop to dress them up when you want to look fancy. For a free to play game, you'll find CRSED offers the familiar battle royale gameplay experience with a touch of magic.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play battle royale shooter that feels familiar
  • Eight character heroes to choose each with unique skills and progression system
  • Plenty of authentic weapons mixed with funny cooking utensils and magic spells
  • Decent player base with steady stream of new content

What We Liked..

Fun arcade-style shooter levels

Good graphics

.. and what we didn't

PvE campaign too short

Shallow levels

Aggressive cash store with popup ads

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.8

Genre: managerial, shooter

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Left To Survive is a free to play third person shooter that incorporates a fresh and unique arcade style shooting mechanics with a secondary game mode that involves base management, set in a zombie filled post apocalyptic world. Players will play through a PvE campaign that's story driven and contains many different levels where your marksmanship with various weaponry will be put to the test. Gathering resources and building up your base are the key progression methods, as you need stronger guns and armor to tackle more difficult missions. Other game content like PvP battles are offered in addition to customization of your character. While free to play, the cash shop can be obtrusive but overall it's a fun game that offers a nostalgia trip especially due to the arcade feels.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play arcade style shooter
  • Base management sim included
  • Good graphics and sound design
  • Action-packed and fast paced

What We Liked..

vehicle customization

earn real money currency on the market

engaging combat

.. and what we didn't

heavy grinding

dated graphics

ultimately light on content

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.7

Genre: action, shooter

Setting: sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvE PvP


Crossout is an online shooter based around vehicular combat in a post-apocalyptic future. One might go as far as to say that it is mad… to the max. Or at least, one day it might be, but for the moment Crossout is a few interesting ideas bundled into a grindy open beta. So naturally, a lot of what the game is and offers is subject change over time. Until then, though, Crossout is all about grinding for weapons and car parts in order to build a better vehicle to allow you to continue grinding for even better weapons and car parts.

➔ Main points:

  • Vehicular Combat
  • High Customization
  • Six Distinct Factions
  • Dated Graphics, But Light on System Requirements

What We Liked..

Highly realistic

Engaging squad play

Authentic weapons and vehicles

.. and what we didn't

Faction balancing needs work

Can be buggy

4.3 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.6

Genre: war, shooter, simulation

Setting: historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP


Enlist is a free to play MMO First Person Shooter from Gaijin Entertainment that blends realistic and historic battles with dynamic squad play features amidst the backdrop of World War II. Each player can control a period-authentic squad of soldiers, swapping to each one in real-time during battles to complete objectives with other players and their own squads. The inclusion of vehicles and airplanes in campaign matches based on real battles ensures that both enthusiasts and casuals alike are in for a warfare spectacle.

Players improve their squads with XP from matches and wins, which in return offers better squads to enlist, vehicles to summon and weapons to equip. Mastering these three aspects of the battlefield and learning when is the most opportune moment to swap will be key to victory. Enlist can be played without spending any money but an optional Premium Account can be purchased to quicken XP gains. Overall, it's a fantastic title that offers a great experience for a WWII shooter.

➔ Main points:

  • 2021 Free-to-Play Online Shooter
  • Realistic simulation of the WWII setting
  • Huge battles with hundreds of soldiers, airplanes and vehicles
  • Lots of different play modes and roles: you can be a pilot, a soldier on the front, a support soldier on the mortar, and so on..
  • Each player can control different members of his squad, with added RPG elements

What We Liked..

A fun twist on battle royales

Free to play

Fair way to earn cosmetics

.. and what we didn't

Lack of maps and modes

Queue times are long

Optimization issues

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

Genre: shooter

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvP all vs all


Cuisine Royal is a refreshing battle royale game that pits players against each other either in solo, duo or squad groups on a large open map. The game features similar gameplay to other battle royale titles such as gearing up through searching houses and other buildings on the map for weapons, and moving to secured locations when the safe timer is up. Cuisine Royale stands out by letting players use kitchen utensils like cooking pans, pots and chef knives as part of the equipment players can fight with.

For a free to play game, Cuisine Royale offers some limited character progression through its crafting system that lets you earn cool looking rewards like masks and outfits. While there are three sever locations currently, the player base fluctuates and it can be hard to find matches off prime time hours.

➔ Main points:

  • A battle royale game made unique thanks to its kitchen inspired theme of gear and weapons
  • Three server locations including NA/EU and Eastern Europe
  • Free to play with limited lootbox microtransactions

What We Liked..

Great graphics

Fun gameplay

Good progression System

.. and what we didn't

Uninspired PvE

Heavy reliance on grinding

Steep learning curve

4.1 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.2

Genre: war, action, shooter

Setting: sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Star Conflict is an MMO set in space. The player customizes and controls his very own fleet. Take command and complete various PvE missions, alone or with a group. Then pit one of more than a hundred different ships against one another in the game’s stellar PvP battles.

Enjoy a deep meta game. Send your ships out to autonomously gather credits and earn influence for your chosen faction. Complete increasingly difficult challenges and claim your spot on the leaderboards. Whatever it is that you like in a video game chances are you will find a sliver of it in Star Conflict.

The true wonder is that Gaijin’s game does all of this while still being one of the prettiest free to play games to date. If you like space, or video games in general, I recommend giving Star Conflict a go. I’m sure you can find something you love in this diverse a game.

➔ Main points:

  • 2013 MMO Shooter with great PvP action
  • Fair business model
  • Intense Combat.
  • Great looking graphics, and awesome progression trees.

What We Liked..

Excellent gameplay

Great attention to detail

Beautiful graphics and performance

Customizable modes and difficulty

.. and what we didn't

It can be addictive

Some modes haven't been fully developed yet

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.1


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Genre: war, shooter

Setting: historical

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


War Thunder is an arcade/simulation vehicle simulation game for Windows, OSX and PS4 that takes place during the Second World War. The game is developed by Russian studio Gaijin Entertainment, creator of IL-2 Sturmovik, X-Blades, Blades of Time and Birds of Steel.

In War Thunder you'll dive into battle with aircrafts from six different allied and axis nations – the USA, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan and Russia
The game excels in offering a wide range of play experience, from multiple game modes, to varied battle scenarios, to a fairly high level of customization options for your aircraft and tanks.

Choose from classic battles against other players online, cooperative multiplayer sessions and even solo campaign missions.

Fans of flight simulators won't be disappointed by War Thunder's realistic and historical battles, while more casual action gamers will most certainly enjoy the simple-yet-entertaining arcade mode.

The game is very well made - everything from the settings of the vehicles to the smallest details in environments, to the mechanics of large-scale aerial combat and gritty realism of ground combat have been crafted with the player’s experience in mind, including those playing on older systems. The game performs very well and is a treat for the eyes – all in all, an excellent title we highly recommend.

➔ Main points:

  • War MMO game with aircrafts.
  • A mixture of arcade and simulation for both casual players and hardcore fans of flight simulators.
  • Customize your aircraft and hire the best crew members.
  • Great graphics and special effects.
  • Recently added Tanks

What We Liked..

Great graphics

Interesting Company System

Addictive gameplay

.. and what we didn't

Repetitive missions

The cash shop unbalances the game

Audio hiccups

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0


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Genre: war, action, shooter, mmorpg

Setting: sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions all vs all


Dark Orbit is a free to play browser based MMO with a heavy focus on ship battles, resource collection, and clan interaction.

Developed by Bigpoint, Dark Orbit (now dubbed Dark Orbit Reloaded), aims to replicate the likes of Eve Online, within the confines of and top down isometric browser game.

Bigpoint creates a wholly enjoyable experience with very few hang ups.
Select between one of three different companies to earn glory and fortune for both the player and the employer by completing quests, collecting resources and killing space baddies.

This gameplay loop, along with some solid sound design and interesting ships to create and customize makes for a very enjoyable browser game. However the repetitive quests, over reliance on grinding, and difficulty may grate on some players’ nerves.

Graphically speaking the game is top notch: we’ve rarely seen browser games as visually impressive.
The sound design is good, however some audio sounds compressed and low quality.
If you’re a fan of browser games or have a rig that doesn’t allow for more intensive titles, Dark Orbit may be an excellent choice for you.

➔ Main points:

  • Quality action-based browser-game, that differentiates itself from the mass of strategic titles.
  • Fun gameplay loop and top-notch graphics after the latest 2016 major update.
  • Interesting choice between companies.
  • Few downsides, with repetitive quests being the most problematic.

What We Liked..

Guardian vs. Guardian hook is unique

Plenty of hero builds and customization

Varied selection of heroes with multiple roles to choose from

Regular updates and new content

.. and what we didn't

Cash shop limits hero selection for new players

Matchmaking limited due to limited players

3.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.5

Genre: action, MOBA, shooter

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels


Overview

Your team of five must strategically capture points, called power circles, in order to grant your Guardian enough power to attack the enemy Guardian, at which point you get the awesome privilege of seeing your gigantic creature dart across the map to give the enemy a good walloping, causing the enemy Guardian to become vulnerable to damage. If your Guardian overpowers the enemy’s enough, then it will be instantly wounded, and you won’t even need to attack it yourself. Talk about a sense of satisfaction (or overwhelming weight of your failures if you’re on the other end).
The game currently features 21 heroes, with more arriving as time goes on, and three maps, plus the expected assortment of skins for both heroes and weapons.

➔ Main points:

  • 5v5 skirmishes
  • Fast-paced 3rd person action
  • Contribute to the battle in a wide variety of roles, including tanks, supports, and nukers.
  • Cartoonish, stylized graphics

What We Liked..

Free to play and mostly fair

Good graphics

Runs well on modern rigs

.. and what we didn't

Low player population and long match finding queues

Input lag issues

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0

Genre: war, action, shooter

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvP


notmycar is a free to play vehicular battle royale game, featuring fast cars and deadly weapons in fast paced matches using familiar battle royale mechanics. The game is in early access beta, meaning that more features and gameplay improvements will be added over time. There are limited game modes available, but players can expect brand new rewards from progression systems like XP levels up, or they can be purchased from the Season Pass and Cash Store.

The game runs very well with excellent graphics and presentation. Gameplay is fluid and fun, but suffers from occasional input lag in which skills don't react fast enough to make a difference in vital moments. The playerbase is also low for a game that's fairly new. Overall, notmycar is a fresh entry into the battle royale genre and one that's worth a look if you enjoy pimping out cars.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play vehicular battle royale game that doesn't feel like a clone.
  • Only two game modes available which is solo and group play.
  • Progression is rewarding without spending money but it is a grind.
  • Very good graphics and game feels fluid and fun.
  • Low population for a new game is a worry.