Nintendo Switch Shooting Games – You really can’t get more action than you get with shooting games. Whether they’re third person shooters, first person shooters, or somewhere between, you’re usually in for tons of bullets, explosions, and mayhem. It’s been one of the more difficult genres to get going on mobile since shooting games depend so heavily on precision.
1. Doom (2016)
Doom (2016) is a reboot of one of the most popular and well know video game franchises and is the first release in the Doom franchise since 2004. Like it’s predecessors, it is a sci-fi horror based first person shooters that puts players into the role of a nameless marine who has been sent to Mars to fight off demonic forces from Hell before they make their way to Earth.
2. BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite is a sci-fi first person shooter set in a steampunk setting of the early 1900s. It is the third game in the BioShock series, BioShock and BioShock 2, each of which were very well received by both critics and gamers alike. In BioShock Infinite, you will find a gem of a game that outshines both if its predecessors and finds itself as the top first person shooter released over the past few years.
3. Metro 2033 Redux
Metro 2033 Redux is billed as the definitive version of 2010’s Metro 2033. It is a post-apocalyptic first person shooter and survival horror game set in the underground subways of Moscow after a nuclear war has left the above ground earth uninhabitable. This enhanced version is built on the latest 4A game engine designed for next generation consoles featuring state of the art graphics, advanced lighting and physics system. The game also features a new dynamic weather system as well.
4. Dying Light
Dying Light is a first person survival horror action game and along with being one of the top first person games it is also one of 2015’s most anticipated games. Set in after a zombie apocalypse it is played in a sandbox style open game world in which players roam an urban landscape that has been decimated by a mysterious outbreak. During daylight hours players will scavenge for food, supplies, and weapons to help the survive what awaits them when the sun goes down. At night players become the hunted as hordes of zombies and nocturnals come out to feed on human flesh that have to be fought off by any means possible.
5. Rising Storm
Rising Storm is a total conversion mod to Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad which is one of the top World War II first person shooters. Rising Storm is centered around the Pacific Theater of operations with the same core game mechanics found in Red Orchestra 2. Players will still experience that realistic game play with both the cover system and realistic ballistics with bullet drop. Rising Storm introduces a new set of weapons and equipment from the American and Japanese forces and four playable factions, the US Marines, US Army, Japanese Army and Special Naval Landing Force. The maps found in Rising Storm include island maps such as Peleliu, Saipan, Iwo Jima and more.
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
Call of Duty began as WW2-era shooter focused on recreating the tense drama of war. Since then, we’ve had CoD games set during the Cold War, Vietnam War, modern day, even the far future and outer space. is the current Goldilocks of the CoD legacy, which is to say it sits somewhere in the middle and manages to feel juuuust right. Not too futuristic, not too held back
7. Far Cry 4
In essence; Far Cry 3 goes to the Himalayas. Switching out the sunny not-so-perfect tourist destination of Rook Island for the vertiginous Kyrat, adds even more deadly bells and whistles to an already solid foundation of murderous exploration. Even more flora and fauna is ready to be plucked and skinned, and entire ecosystems are just waiting to be ruined as you quest for a new wallet.
8. Critical Ops
Critical Ops is one of the more popular shooting games out right now. It features decent graphics, online multiplayer, tons of various weapons to pick up, and weapon skins to add a bit of customization. The control mechanics are fairly typical for a first person shooter. There is always a learning curve when you play a shooter on a touch screen. Even so, it shouldn’t take long to figure everything out. It still labels itself an early release so we do expect more improvements over time.
9. Dead Effect 2
Dead Effect 2 is a sci-fi shooter. It’s the spiritual successor to Dead Effect, one of the first competently done shooting games on mobile. It features fantastic graphics, tons of guns to collect and upgrade, tons of bad guys, a 20 hour single player campaign (along with side quests), and RPG-style character development. It’s one of the deeper shooters available right now and it’s great for those who want something more than just a shooting game. It also has extra support for Nvidia Shield devices should you have one.
10. Into the Dead 2
Into the Dead 2 is a fun shooter hybrid. The game also includes infinite runner style mechanics. You basically run through a giant horde of zombies forever. Survival is the goal. Some of the game features include decent graphics, a variety of weapons, a dog companion, some tower defense mechanics, and multiple endings. This is definitely something a little bit different in the shooter space. However, it’s a surprisingly deep game considering that it’s freemium.
MADFINGER Games is one of the best developers for shooting games. They have a good collection of excellent games, including the Shadowgun series, Unkilled, Dead Trigger 1 and 2, and others. Unkilled and Dead Trigger are zombie shooters. You kill tons of zombies, zombie bosses, and collect various weapons. The graphics are also fantastic. Shadowgun is more of a classic shooter with a campaign, online multiplayer, and other features. Some of the games are free, others are freemium, and some still are pay-once experiences. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.
12. Modern Combat 5
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is among the most popular shooting games on mobile. It was originally a pay-once game until Gameloft turned it into a freemium game a while back. It has a large following, decent graphics, and there is a ton of game here for you to play. There is the usual campaign mode along with a multiplayer mode. You can choose between one of six classes to play as, each with their own perks and advantages. It’s about as close to a mainstream shooter as you can get on mobile and it’s pretty good. Modern Combat Versus is also out.
PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battleground) is the latest epic shooter.. There’s been a lot of hype surrounding this game which still seems to be straddling the line between a beta and full release.
This is a battle royale game that drops 100 players onto the map with no supplies or weapons. Each player must fend for themselves and quickly loot nearby buildings for gear. Once you’re ready to fight, you have the freedom to play how you want — go in guns blazing like Rambo, or sneak around like a deadly assassin. The map is massive and scattered with drivable cars, small towns to explore, and secrets to discover. You can play all by yourself in Solo mode or team up with some friends for Duo or Squad mode.
14. Bullet Force
Looking for nothing more than solid online FPS action? Look no further than Bullet Force!
This game supports 20-player battles and includes popular game modes including Team Deathmatch, Conquest, Free-For-All, and Gun Game. The graphics are pretty great for mobile and the on-screen controls can be tweaked as needed. There are over 20 weapons to unlock and customize and if you’re out of service range, don’t fret! You can play offline matches against bots and keep your skills sharp.
15. Star Wars Battlefront
Sure, Star Wars Battlefront 3 is a first-person shooter. It’s also a near-simulation for some of the most iconic moments in the Star Wars universe. This game feels more like an arcade creation than the grand, stoic visions offered by the best of Dice’s Battlefield games, but you still get the studio’s hallmarks here: class variety, specialized weapons, and gorgeous graphics.
16. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Ever since its debut as an expansive Half-Life mod, the Counter-Strike series has constantly stayed on top of the competitive shooter scene. And though CS:GO is now the de facto way to play this Terrorists vs. Counter-Terrorists FPS on PC, it originally started life as a modernized port for consoles. CS:GO is all about tension: there are no respawns during rounds, so once you die, all you can do is watch and anxiously hope that your team detonates/defuses the bomb or rescues/retains hostages successfully.
17. Borderlands 3
You could say it’s the underlying principles of the first Borderlands wrapped up in a more pristine, funnier shell. Or you could call it World of Warcraft: The First-Person Shooter. With its heavy emphasis on loot, loot, and more loot, Borderlands 2 drowns players in a sea of guns with varying abilities and stats (including a gun that shoots swords, and a gun that literally goes “pew pew!” every time you fire it), conveniently color-coded by rarity.
18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege has quietly become one of the best multiplayer shooters around, combining the intensity and replayability of Counter-Strike with the unique abilities and personality of Overwatch (albeit with a more grounded cast). The real star of Siege is the impressive destructibility of your environment: walls, floors, and ceilings can all be fired through and ultimately destroyed, so you need to smartly choose which flanks to cover and which walls to reinforce, lest someone blast through them with sizzling thermite.
19. Battlefield 3
The games in DICE’s venerable franchise have gone to many places and time periods, but Battlefield 3 is the most exhilarating of the modern day games. Playing host to some of the most beautifully designed multiplayer maps ever, there’s nothing quite like throwing yourself into the cacophony of grenades trying to storm the subway station during a Rush match on Metro. The grand vistas of Caspian Border set a dramatic backdrop for players to test their skills in a jet cockpit or behind the wheel of a lumbering tank.
20. Metro: Last Light
A stealthy, crunchy shooter that mixes great combat with horror and supernatural elements, Metro: Last Light manages to create a vibe all of its own. Its retro-apocalypse styling is a grittier, more desperate take on Fallout as Russian survivors of a nuclear war scrape out a living in Metro tunnels. That set up means a range of inventive and fun weapons like pneumatic rifles and semi-homemade machine guns.
21. Halo: Reach
Halo Reach is a pre-packaged tragedy. We already know that the Covenant ravage the planet Reach and the UNSC outpost there. We know that the desperate struggle to survive there directly leads into the many misadventures of the Spartan known hilariously as Master Chief. Before the spinoff to the Xbox’s signature series came out, it was also known that this would be the last Halo created by Bungie Studios.
22. Left 4 Dead 2
Bonding usually calls for either beer or a mutual dislike of something, but who needs those when Left 4 Dead 2 is around? Valve’s zombie-ridden game relentlessly punishes those who shrug off their comrades’ assistance. No heroes (*cough* overconfident buffoons *cough*) here: voyage on ahead or get left behind, if you go it alone you’ll definitely meet a bloody end. What zombies lack in fortitude they make up for in numbers, but special infected ensure you never let your guard down, as it takes only one overlooked Smoker to knock your entire team for six.
23. Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein gets it. Wolfenstein: The New Order understands the core appeal of FPS. It understands why the genre matters, and how vital it is, both intellectually and on a pure, instinctive level. Wolfenstein knows that the soul of FPS lives where ludicrously high-powered weaponry meets speed, ferocity, and tactical smarts. And so it loads you up with some of the biggest, most gratifying guns in the genre’s history, points you at an enemy that undeniably deserves punishing, and lets you go. And dear God, is it clever about the way it goes about it.
Never has a game so intelligent tried so hard to look like an idiot, or been so screamingly funny with it. On Bulletstorm’s surface, you’ll find a brash, knowing, don’t-give-a-fuck attitude, sitting on a layer of the most gloriously creative cursing you’ve ever heard in a video game. Beneath, you’ll find one of the densest, most detailed, widest branching FPS systems ever devised.
25. Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 is a WW1 shooter that showcases a terrifying amount of carnage. It’s got all the familiar BF modes that we’ve grown to love, including Conquest, Rush, and Domination, but this game adds the formidable Operations mode that takes the push and pull of war to new heights. This game works so well as a multiplayer shooter because of how finely it’s balanced – there’s no class, weapon, or tactic that gives an unfair advantage over others. By their very nature, WW1 weapons lack true precision, and make up for this via brute force and close-quarters effectiveness, so this really levels the playing field online. The maps are brilliant too, and they constantly change as the bombardment of explosives and ruined vehicles scar the landscape.
26. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Arguably the shooter that inspired almost every other game on this list. Call of Duty was doing well enough for its first three World War 2-inspired games, but it was the jump to modern times that started its growth towards global domination. Putting present day weapons into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s well-tuned shooting mechanics created a devastatingly lethal shooter, with bursts of gunfire dropping enemies with brutal efficiency. However, it was the story and characters that really gave this its impact.