For a sub-genre of MMO’s that hasn’t been around all that long, there are an absolute slew of free to play MMOFPS, MMOTPS and multiplayer online shooter games on the market. It’s not surprising really; this genre is like the perfect melding of two seemingly disparate things. The relentless action and excitement of shooters, with the joy of social features and item collecting found in RPG’s. With so many new entries out there, we figured we’d help you sort through them all with this list of the Top 10 Free Shooters to Play in 2013.

10. Battlefield Play4Free

The second venture of Electronic Arts in the free-to-play genre with the Battlefield name (after the cartoony Battlefield Heroes), Battlefield Play4Free is a more serious game. Based mostly on the acclaimed Battlefield 2 game, this FPS offers 32-player battles in a Middle East setting. Players choose between the United States and Russia sides and enter some exhilarating FPS action. There are 16 vehicles to use in the game maps, such as helicopters, tanks and fighter jets, making things even more chaotic.
Play now: Battlefield Play4Free

9. Global Agenda: Free Agent

After a warm critical reception, developer Hi-Rez Studio decided to drop the subscription on their jetpack-powered MMO shooter Global Agenda, and later opted for the addition of a free-to-play model. And then Global Agenda: Free Agent was revealed. Global Agenda: Free Agent offers some exciting team-based PvP gameplay and Agency vs. Agency territory conflict in a third-person perspective. The crisp graphics and polished presentation make this game truly shine.
Play now: Global Agenda: Free Agent

8. Alliance of Valiant Arms

Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA) offers up tons of awesome game modes, near-limitless customization, and some of the tightest shooting gameplay to be found online. It’s good looking and stable, thanks to the Unreal Engine powering its thirst for blood, and runs nearly lag free.
Play now: Alliance of Valiant Arms

7. APB Reloaded

APB spent just a few months as a retail product and was promptly shut down… but not forgotten. GamersFirst acquired the rights for this MMO and after a revamp (including some features such as a new district and clan-based combat mechanics, among others) released it to an eager community. APB Reloaded is one of a kind and the mix of third-person shooting and driving is a successful one. The Criminals vs. Enforcers gameplay is an exciting one and the city of San Paro acts as a solid playground. APB Reloaded it´s not a perfect game (well… no game is perfect, all of them have flaws) but GamersFirst has a blockbuster in their hands, a MMO game with many indisputable qualities. If you like non-stop action, this is the one.
Play now: APB Reloaded

6. Gotham City Impostors

Fans of DC Comic’s iconic hero/villain duo Batman and Joker will find Monolith Productions Gotham City Impostors to be a welcomed addition to the F2P FPS genre. The shooter pits players as wannabe Batman vigilantes vs Joker thugs in zany, often over the top brawls. Players can choose from a large assortment of homemade weapons and contraptions including Jack in the Box explosives, pipe bombs, inflatable bouncing shoes, marble machine guns, katanas and other non traditional weaponry. Players can enjoy customizing the look of both their vigilante and villain with a wide range of costume unlocks, voice packs and unlockable perks which allow a player to tailor their character to fit a specific playstyle. Enjoy a large variety of maps and interesting game modes in this eccentric shooter!
Play now: Gotham City Impostors

5. Ghost Recon Online

Ghost Recon Online, is Ubisoft’s Free-to-Play rendition of their popular third person, cover-based tactical series. The TPS features a heavy focus on cover mechanics with the ability to seek shelter behind various walls and objects, providing the player with decreased recoil and increased bullet protection. Ghost Recon Online features three soldier classes each with their own unique weapon type and special ability, allowing players to work together as a tactical squad in order to complete objectives and gain the upper hand.
Play now: Ghost Recon Online

4. Tribes Ascend

With the experience gained with Global Agenda, it’s hard to think of a better suited studio than Hi-Rez to work on the popular Tribes franchise. Tribes: Ascend fully delivered on what fans were expecting of it, offering exciting and fast-paced FPS combat where jetpacks truly make a difference. The vibrant colors help create a compelling world that is quickly filled with all kinds of weapon blasts that any player with a slight interest for sci-fi and experience in the genre (not mandatory but helpful) just has to enjoy.
Play now: Tribes: Ascend

3. Blacklight: Retribution

Blacklight: Retribution is the follow-up to Blacklight: Tango Down, a 2010 downloadable shooter that earned some mixed reviews. This free-to-play FPS fixes some of the problems of the original title and adds some much needed quality to the genre. Among the distinctive features are the HRV (that lets you look through walls for partners and enemies) and the hardsuit, an hulking armor pretty much similar to a mech. With great graphics, customizable weapons and fast and furious gameplay, Blacklight: Retribution is well worth seeking out by fans of rock-solid FPS games.
Play now: Blacklight: Retribution

2. Team Fortress 2

Valve stormed the market by unleashing Team Fortress 2 as a free-to-play game, offering what is undoubtedly one of the finest shooters ever for free. It’s not just the brilliant cartoon visuals – from which Battlefield Heroes was clearly inspired – or the polished game mechanics, but also the humor that the charismatic characters bring to the matches. If there’s a free shooter out there that everyone must play, that shooter is Team Fortress 2. As long as Valve keeps things balanced between the free and premium players, this is a game that has a fantastic lasting appeal.
Play now: Team Fortress 2

1. PlanetSide 2

Sony Online Entertainment was the first to bring the scale of war to the FPS genre with the original Planetside back in 2003 and now again in 2012 with none other then the sequel to Planetside, aptly named Planetside 2. This unmatched open-world MMOFPS boasts the largest FPS battles currently available, with 2000 players spread across 3 factions in an all out war. Fans of vehicular warfare in games such as Battlefield, will enjoy similar ground and air combat, with Planetside 2 focusing heavily on air to air enagements and massive tank warfare. Unlike most traditional lobby based shooters, Planetside 2 is completely open world, with battles waging across 3 distinctly unique continents, each around 64sqkm in size! Planetside 2 offers an unprecedented amount of depth for a shooter, with 6 unique classes players can independently level up, customize and switch to on the fly. If you like organized large scale warfare, nothing beats Planetside 2.
Play now: PlanetSide 2

This impressive list of free shooters stands to grow even larger throughout the year, and several new MMOFPS and MMOTPS games are in development. Whether they can top any of the games on this list remains to be seen, but they’ll have their hands full. Still, we can’t wait to see where this genre takes us in 2013 and beyond.

**This page will be updated from time to time so don´t forget to share your top 10! Last update: Dec 4th 2012.


      • trust me , planetside wears out really fast…. after a while you see that it is just one big zergfest. i feel like im playing deathmatch. not even talking about poor performance and long server downtimes. its simply a game of numberz

      • Planetside 2 definitely deserves the #1 spot, but continues to lack optimization for slightly weaker CPUs (as Planetside 2 is more dependent on the CPU than the GPU). I think PS2’s lower settings should utilize graphical tweaks that you see on Mass Effect 3’s max settings; such as pre-rendered “fake” reflections”, 512mb textures with clever texture mapping, pre-rendered shadows, and othersss. In that case, the playerbase would surely grow. As of now, PS2 remains a gut check for your PC.

  1. hey, crazypenguin, never try ghost recon… because i was TRYING toplay it… but you have to wait about 30minutes for match, there is ”sahare” no people is playing there…. that sucks

    • That happens in the channel for beginners, because I never could get a match there, in the general channel takes 5 minutes at most.

      However, if you want to try it, be prepared to experience: lag, unregistered shots, lag, FPS slumps, lag, minor bugs, lag, sometimes loss of connection and… tons of lag.

      I think 95% of players have a very high ping, and the worst it’s that the developpers refuse to make chanels with ping limitation.

      Good things = D
      – Super good playability (ignoring the low FPS moments), is very funny
      move the character, take cover, take a look into a corner, flank enemies, activate devices, melee kills …
      – Good graphics.
      – Simple interface
      – Random lottery
      – Voice Chat

  2. I have combat arms and blacklight retribution, i spent 30 dollars on combat arms.

    I was wondering if i should delete blacklight and CA for planetside 2 since i don’t want them to lag.

    Please leave a reply

  3. All I have to say about bp4f is that I find it totally awesome, thats what I think. Maybe you have to spend a few dollars but thats as much as I spent. I joined a clan and the community is awesome. I have the best guns and attachments and only bought 1 or 2 things. The rest I earned from sponsorpay, used codes, and got from the daily draw. Its getting boring for me because I’m at the highest level and I own everyone but I play once in a while cuz you can do many things and its fun.

  4. Planet side 2… the best game i know till this second, you can play it alot, but it never get’s boring, i tried much games, but planet side 2 – Perfect graphics, Team attack and defense, largest FPS battles i’ve ever seen… If you didn’t tried PlanetSide 2 – TRY IT, you won’t be dissapointed.
    SOE, their idea of planet side 2 – is much people Dreamt idea… Much people Dreamed – If 1 day will appear game like Planet Side 2…

  5. Dont Try Ghost Recon Its So Bad many issue problem in the game Serivce … Craches and more
    to play a game you must wait like 30 mins to can play a m atch if you not have friend to make an
    room that all its boring

  6. My top 3 Rating in terms of game play enjoyment:
    1) Gotham City Impostors – lots of gadgets, weapons and funny remarks
    2) Planetside 2 – large map, plenty of bases to conquer, moderate amount of vehicles and weapons
    3) Team fortress – moderate weapons but game play is great (no vehichles)

  7. PC GAMER GRANFATHER 1985-2013... Asus Rampage IV / I7 3930K 3.20 HEXACORE / 32GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR/ NVIDIA GTX 680 SLI.


    2 – Arma 2
    3- Combat arm
    4- Counter Strike


  8. my graphic card is not working properly, wish i could run PS2 on full grapics, and had higher fps in blacklight retribution. and gothams impostors, this 3 games ROCK !
    btw is that battlefield battlefield 3 online?

  9. Battle Field is not really free to play. You play for free with your starter weapons and if you want any upgrades in the game you have to use real money. So if you want the crappy start weapons for free then feel free. Personally i do not know how it ended up number one unless someone is getting paid to do it.

  10. uh….where’s s4 league and GunZ? Cmon those two win on originality no matter how you look at it…well actually I guess they ARE third person shooters…

  11. I think all you gamers should check out Soldner Secret Wars. Can not buy your way to fame. Wide free roam maps. Cars, tanks, boats, heli s, planes. Just at least check it out. BEST I have seen. And ALL free. Everyone has equal power at start of rounds. The better you play the more money you earn to use in that round. Next round. Same level start again. It started as a German game. But if all you here tht are standing up for their FPS goes and plays this. You will stay. Say Hi to Kahnman. Ill shot you a rocket or 10. If more US players come on,,,then more players at night. If you get on around 2pm Eastern time on weekends,,,,,,,,you will die enough. Plenty on then.
    Good luck. Kill ya there oh…download the latest version v33920

    • im going to check this game out it sounds really interesting and the gear and the other stuff in this game such as cars chips subs planes and helicopters sound really amazing i hope im not disappointed i will let you know how it goes!!!

  12. A.V.A from all this game is the most AWesome game
    Battlefield heros – Pay to win
    Battlefield Free2Play – Pay to win
    Global Agenda- Same
    TF2- Fun game no need to pay to have fun
    Ghost Recon Online- AWesome game you should play it
    Gotham Impoasters- Funny and free to play only to PC
    Planet Side 2- I’v played it not bat
    APB RELOADED- 😛 for GTA lovers
    BlackKnight – Very very awesome
    Thank you for reading it 😀 Enjoy

  13. Hands down,any game on this list doesnt come close to Quake Live,if ur serious about gaming and competition. But then again it is clear why it isnt on this list. It is not a casual game.It requires some serious skills so it can be frustrating for the average/new players.

    Its really funny reading these youngsters arguing 🙂

  14. Guys planet side 2 SUCKS. It sucks because half the people who like the game cant play it becuase it keeps saying my computer doesnt meet the requiredments to run planetside 2. I need like 40GB of memory, an NVIDIA video card, and a ASD Harddriv. Like, I dont even know what the hell that is?

  15. battlefield play4free they need to fix the bug on it so piss off people invisible and appear with no guns like they going to hug you to death

  16. Wow , the 12-16 years FPS community at it’s best, rage by all the kids that start crying when they are faced with a real problem, that pussy out when there is something Real to deal with, that only know THIS FPS IS SOOO good u all suck.. Haha parenting seems hard these days aint it.

  17. @better than all of you
    Stop making fun of pc gamers and YOU go play mw3 or black ops 2
    and tf2 is better than both of those games
    so f*ck off

  18. So much tension. Just stop arguing and play what you love… My God! Peoples views shouldnt decide what you like or play. Just go do it.

  19. ok i had a problem with my computer after i downloaded planetside 2 im not sure if it was because of the game because it happend when the game started the update then my computer screen just went black and i couldnt fix it till the next day but i just wanted to know if anyone else had problems while they were downloading planetside 2 or while it was updating or somthing

  20. i tested all but , i highly recomend ghost recon online , have only 5 map for now , but its a good gameplay , and funny..!! and GRO for me its more funny than the 10 free games up..

  21. TF2 is SUPER crap for babies.
    1) The “humor” is just stupid animations cover by stupid sound bites that are not funny and mostly annoying. Sound off – other music from CD on.

    2) The guns and game play is pure shit. Just look at it, an assault rifle does not exist in this game for a reason, they DO NOT WANT STRAIGHT AND ACCURATE SHOTS. It promotes chaos and spray and pray noob fest. That sounds ok, except one thing, you still ZERG the hall ways. And when a LITTLE strategy comes in, like an engineer, they have na OP spy class that cuts it off…and that ruins the brains of the game.
    You can see this if you watch a movie and trace the patterns of group participation. In a tunnel, with little or or now cover, you are zerged and pinned down. NO SIDE is moving one way or the other. OK, here is the plan, put up an engineer to build while all the other classes cover. Got it? good! – so you start your plan and LOOK! it is slowly working! sure the engineer dies but he comes back and slowly your little nook is turning into an offensive push to smart game play but oh…no…an invisible and invincible spy comes in, destroys you and your gear and you are pinned in that corner, and the game is a STALE stagnant piece of turd.

    3) GUns suck and lack creativity. They could have done things like spider spy cams, proximity mines, etc. Things that made other cheesy games classics. But no. They give you hats..

    I could go on, but this list is pretty ugly

    • 1) the humor is pretty stupid that’s why its funny.

      2) ok first of all this game is one of the only creative mmofps out there and then you complain about the easiest class in the game to kill its fkn simple spy check DERP.

      3) how the hell are the guns not creative should they be the exact same as every other fps out there.

  22. i think battlefield p4f is good but it is sort of turning into pay 2 win but bf h is completly crap it takes more than 1 mag to kill someone and its pay 2 win. in bf p4f you can use the default weapons and do really good and iv been playing it since 2011 and it was great it still is great and i just dont like bf h its cartoony and i hate 3 perso shooters or shooter that u cant look through the sight exept for ghost recon and counter strike. sorry for the bad grammer and english i dont come from england i come from slovakia.

  23. tf2 is the best its really balanced and there tons of classes to choose from so pretty much theres a class or 2 that should fight your play style you can earn items you have to buy the items so the game isnt p2w theres been tons of content released for the game and i swear i havent seen any hackers yet and i’ve been playing for about 5 months

    overall the game gets a 9/10 for me

  24. Sorry voor de typfouten

    PS: Op Battlefield Play4Free heet ik shootmicah07, Micah4ever, ShootOnMe., mikethebest1 en shootmasterMIKE dus Add me!

    Have Fun!

  25. no ca sucks it use to be bomb when people could play but when the merged the game with steam nexon yet again fked things up now theres thousands of people that can play because of nexons shabby coding the mane problem is they do the matince they should take a little extra time after the patches to test it for bugs and what not before relasing it and keeping players off the servers due to errors…. and fyi BFH is increcably stupid its animated at the worst level its tps and the in game cash is useless. but BFP4F has lots of customization and you can actuly buy things with in game cash the down side is all the tank and jet noobs that suck soo bad fkn nooobs

  26. Ah… Some good ol’ Team Fortress 2… Spent a good 89 hours on that game. Tribes was also pretty fun, but hard to get good stuff at the start. I’ve just started playing Global Agenda… Not much to say about it actually. Barely got past tutorial. Never played any of the other games though, so thanks for this list. 🙂

  27. New game called Offensive Combat ( is definitely better than some, if not most of these top 10s.

    It is fast paced, fun, and no downloads required. The graphics are good and hilarious. I spent 25 hours in the past 3 days playing. Addicted….

  28. cmon… you seriously need to update your top shooter list. I dont know how can Team Fortress be the best free shooter, especialy now with Warface or Ghost Recon

  29. BFP4Free is one of the most annoying shooter ever online.
    I have played all the BF series from Vietnam to BF3 and one thing im sure of is that BFP4Free is a poor copy of BF2.
    Ok the graphics looks nice but the gameplay is so unrealistic.
    For example : i place a claymore. a friendly comes and stands near it then shoots the claymore which will kill me but not anyone else at all.
    This is goes for almost ever weapon, you can kill yourselve by accidently detonating a landmine (friendly) but only the person who placed it will die, nobody else !

    And its infested with hackers and the community forum is run by a dictator called RICOH.

    If you want to get your mind messed up play BFP4Free but i advise to stay away from any EA games espescially the latest ones because they use the .NET Framework which will degrade any system performance dramatically or even damage it !!!

  30. i play BFP4F a lot, great game aslong as you play during school hours otherwise kids just argue over who is crap an who is a virgin and generally ruin it,

    FYI KIDS: you can always spot the so called “noob”, they are the ones calling others “noob” and ranting that they want to fly the “heli”


  31. it s hard to find a good game on the internet: high requirements,money to pay,always sombody is better then you are,and you get bored game worth to spend money or to much time playing it.
    All games suks if you are a player. If you are a developer,you take lots of money from naiv players.
    Personaly i like Free to Loose games,all types : MMoRpg,Fps,Fantasy,Sy-fy,etc…
    The best MMOFPS is : Don’t read this message and get a real girlfriend !

  32. Sounds like people are basing too much emphasis on graphics and not on gameplay. Typical children. You dont care if you’re playing shit just as long as its coated in chrome.

  33. Funny how people say ”THIS GAME IS SHIT” well we don’t need your stupid opinion about it. Just stop typing and move on to the next game. Otherwise go outside and play football or stay home and play barbie for the rest of your life. Got a complain? ………….. Kill yourself. MMO at least showed you some of the FPS games that are free unlike the one you HAVE to buy at gamestop or other places.

  34. Wow. Look at the “APB Reloaded” ‘s description’s end: “If you like non-stop action, this is the one.”. If you like NON-STOP ACTION? The game has an every 5-minutes kick-out out of the server script, as an anti-hack. What a losers.

  35. Mehhhh I personally prefer games like Blacklight: Retribution cause this game is just amazing, amazing graphics and gameplay. Though I don’t understand why a game like team fortess 2 is on the top of the list when there are LOT more AMAZING fps games out there

  36. Me, I wasted 50 dollars on cOmbat Arms… but damn I’m stupid. Combat Arms has more hackers then AVA, combat Arms has the worst hackershield Pro ever. Wanna know how they get hacks? Nexon SELLS the hack to them. For FireTeam ONLY. But People wanna use it on other players but really they just get banned.

  37. awww Team fortress is nice, but i wonder why AVA doesnt work out in the Asian region? unlike Blackshot and CSO….Sudden Attack and crossfire.. all did pretty well in SG and MY region.

    • Yeah like Combat Arms , AVA is also difficult to play in Asia . To find descent F2P games go search in Steam . I like Tribes : Ascend , Blacklight Retribution , Warzone Inc and TF2 . The game you are good at is surely the best 4 you . BP4F is awesome at times but with that badass bugs , you are not gonna like it . :S

  38. I played those Battlefield games and disliked them because they didn’t really represent the classic Battlefield games that well, my top choices are Black Light Retribution and Tribes Ascend, those games are very fun and the transaction models used do not make the game pay to win, and almost all of your gear is unlocked through levels or in game credits.

  39. I would love it if they could update this list. I also personally believe that TF2 and APB should not be the top 2. In my opinion, TF2 has unique graphics, but not good enough to get my attention. APB, I think, shouldn’t be as the second top shooter. It is riddled with hackers. If they were gone and GamersFirst could make it an actual free to play instead of pay to win, I would actually maybe agree that it should be on this list. Also because of the new games that are coming out/came out, this list should definitely be updated.

  40. Shoot games are the most stupid game ever.
    because it is not difficult.
    everybody how playing shoot games.
    I suggest to play MMORPG games.
    MUch difficulter than shoot games.
    And more fun.
    Runescape is also good and Metin2.

    Of niet GokuNL/MJ

  41. Had some hope in combat arms, and then I saw that most of the available equipment had to be bought with real cash. Then I got into a game and spent most of it trying to figure out how to aim down the sights. Apparently, combat arms soldiers are not trained in the skilled art of lining up a hole
    and a tiny little blade(aka iron sights). Then I got killed from across the map by a knife. Again. And again. Its safe to say that im never going to play that trash again.

  42. Why Is Team Fortress 2 At The Top Of All These Lists, I Personally Believe The Game Is Shit, I Really Dont See Whats So Good About It?

  43. i created my account to say: Who created this list surelly didnt play S4 LEAGUE !! because it’s the best MMOSHOOTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. tribes ascend is a great game. it gets 10/10 on a bunch of reviews, not that that matters but once you get good at it it’s really fun. didnt take me too long to master, if you suck after a week of playing then you just suck at fps’ in general. its like Halo+battlefield

    big ass maps, 32 player matches, skiing, its great

    • heck, i’ve been playing for about a month and i still suck, the thing is that im kind of a good player in AVA and TF2 and\or name any other FPS game… (counter strike source, although not free…)
      sooo… yeah…

      • Eh….Tribes Ascend? i played it like for a month or so but i got bored from the same flying and sliding all the time altought i am pro at that game and i know how to aim at people when they fly this game just doent do it for me!

  45. ive been looking at a every thing from mmorpg and i love it im wan of their biggest fans in the hole wide universe i play woi that war of the immortals and perfect world even dc univese combat arm brick force the videos from youtube that they show all the video game of the week and yes i do play world of warcraft and i play alot more of your online games im going to be searching of your games to download

  46. Battlefield Heroes and Battlefield Play4Free are different.
    Battlefield Heroes:
    Based in WW II
    Modern and WWII type of weapons
    European maps
    2 factions; Royal and National
    Has jeeps, tanks, and planes

    Battlefield Play4Free:
    Based on a modern war
    Today’s weaponary
    Middle Eastern maps
    2 factions; Russian and American
    Has humvees, tanks, helicopters and jets

  47. Sorry guys to say this but both of them are rubbish. Belive me, I’ve played both of them for a long time and it’s really pay2win. It was long ago, in closed/open beta when battlefie play4free wasn’t a hard pay2win, but now it is. To buy a decent weapon you have to play a lot. You get 60 C on wins and 30 C on loss per game. How many games do you have to play to buy a permanent decent weapon that cost around 90.000 C? 1500 games if you win all of them. So my advice is don’t bother with EA “free2play” games. When you’ll get that weapon they will nerf it and bring some other new weapons and so on. Plus the fac that to get an armor boost or grenade boost cost you a lot.

  48. Okay all of you quit crying over which battlefield is better, battlefield 1942 owns everything single one of the other battlefields.

  49. mate shut up about battlefield p4f and battlefield heroes is really annoying bfp4f is good game but u have to pay the guns but bf heroses just look crap and kidish the best are apb relouded because is really fun but the space is qiut a lot but if u have crap grapics put it low grapics

  50. Battlefield Play4Free? Combat Arms? APB Reloaded? In the same list as TF2, Tribes Ascend and Blacklight Retribution? I don’t think so. I’ll be ok with Global Agenda, even that anime game S4, but BFP4F, Combat Arms, and APB Reloaded are some of the worst F2P shooters to this day.

  51. S4 League for me is NUMBER 1!
    IMO S4 League differs from these shooters
    plus I love the feel of wall jumping and flying and dashing and dodging and the anime feel of it so for me S4 League’s my shooter

  52. Guys, Battlefield Heroes is probably the best shooter i’ve ever played. Battlefield Play4Free was made by the same people but is not the same. It’s just an Online Multiplayer version of Battlefield. Battlefield Heroes is my favourite shooter so far apart from War Inc. Battlezone. War Inc. Battlezone has TPS and FPS, you can switch between them in-game. 😀 I prefer TPS so you can see around corners. Hope this helps.


    • Dude… alt caps makes you look stupid… and i guess you are one of those jerks who play the game because of it’s reality graphics and stuff…

  54. i download the game and made my 2 soldgers and when i click play now it dose not even load
    wt do i do if now 1 answores i will delet it from my pc i have no time for crap i’m tired of look ing for and good freee 3 person shooter ! ffff

  55. Tribes Ascend is probably the funnest shooter I have ever played. Never rage quit once and even with my ass getting kicked 20 times with only 5 kills I had the best experience ever on a video game. If anyone is hesitant because it seems pay to win it isnt. You just need to learn how to use your weapons efficiently and with the steep learning curve of the game it takes alot of practice. Play as pathfinder and get used to mid air shooting with a spinfusor and you can own even the toughest heavy armor class, The DoomBringer.

    • i tried tribes ascend u were not lying about that learning curve. cant really call it a curve though more of a mountain high inverted wall and u have no climbing gear. the thing that really annoys me about tribes is i always end up with people that are so much better than me so they blow me out of the sky every time. and they say u learn by dying but really? what are you learning by dying cause i learn nothing just causes frustration. they should do what black light does and make rookie only rooms for people to get to grips with the game, cause at the rate you level in that game by the time ur lvl 10+ ur a BOSS in all situations

    • hahahaha you funny, combats arms may not be completely pay to win, but with the number of hackers in the game any signs of skill are branded as hacks and u get kicked from rooms or banned. room moderators dont accept the fact that people can be better than them or get lucky so killing them results in a kick with no exp or gp gained. you cant hav a killstreak or every1 reports you as a hacker and u get banned by admin, and even if u hav video proof that ur kill streak was not a hack they dont care. all the premium guns are op but admins dont care cause it just means people pay to get them. get rid of all of these problems then the game would easily be in the top 3, but because of all these problems i dont think it should even be in the top 10.

  56. “Combat Arms features great balance, a ton of content, and is plain fun to play”

    Fire your writing staff. That’s a complete sodding lie, and everyone knows it.

  57. I know everyone has their opinions about what FTPs are awesome, but I keep playing TF2 no matter what even when players piss me off the game itself I love. TF2 should be at least No.2 hands down. Valve is a great company that tries to satisfy its customers unlike EA. I tried BH and had plenty of problems,but when I tried to get help from Support there was nobody there. Trust me between the two-choose Tf2 less headaches.

    APB:Reloaded is more than a shooter. It is a FTP game similar to GTA and Saints Row. Most accused hackers are just Gold members playing on Bronze lvl servers (so they aren’t hackers). It is a steampunk type game.

    S4L si unique, but similar to Gunz. I would play it, but it has problems with hackers as well. So I don’t play it even though my friends do.

    The Game everybody should check out is Blacklight Retribution. This game blends the great stuff in GRO (Ghost Recon) and TF2. High potential, great weapons, easy lvling and everybody can buy a Mech suit (something you can’t get in every freetoplay). I still play GRO because the abiltiy to sprint and space equals sliding across ground, but BR gives every soldier the oracle ability you get as Recon in GRO. If I had to pick between GRO and BR-I’ll take BR. Besides GRO is just a Free version of Future Soldier. If you got the 60 USD buy GRSF instead of playing GRO.(You’ll thank me for it)

  58. TF2 is a Steam/Valve game, and has been around a whole heck of a lot longer than BFH, and has had and continues to have one of the largest playerbase of ANY FPS out there. BFH was EA’s attempt to capitalize on the popularity of TF2 while using their own license. The10 gig download is due to the fact its a Source engine game, the same engine which runs Half life 2, Counter-Strike Source and numerous other games including Combat Arms. Its a very large engine which has its own physics and particle systems as well as the large amount of content that comes with such a popular and long running game.

    Simply saying Its like BFH is like saying Diablo 2 was just like the multitude of similar games that came out after it. It may be factual but its neither accurate nor sensible. Its not like BFH, BFH tries to be just like TF2.

  59. Battlefield P4free and battlefield heroes=pay to win crap. they din’t make free gear since…they made the game. evry time only cash shop items. and you can only RENT free gear( that sucks anyway).

    TF2 i s same as battlefield heroes, except you have to downloud like 10 gb…wtf? wow + all add-ons has less

    • Yeah but it TF2 u can win Cash Shop itames whill playing and i know what u thinking not only weapons i mean all there are alot of events i got like 5 hats and few overalls from event and i got alot of Cash shop weapons from playing the game i never payed for it 2 i just play and get itames unlike some game TF2 isnt P2W and if u suck at it it is not cuz ppl have better stuff then u it’s because ur own skills

  60. Tribes rate of experience (the free corr currency) is soo slow it almost makes me cry, i mean, u need to play a month before u even unlock all the classes, not even starting to talk about guns. it took me 2 months to unlock a single gun, and then i discovered is sucks. now WTF am i supposed to do?
    so it may not be pay 2 win because u can get just about everything if you’re a free player, but it’ll take u years

  61. Tribes: Ascend is an amazing game!!! Too bad my computers so slow 🙁 some people say the new purchasable weapons are making it pay 2 win, but I hope they aren’t D:

  62. 10. S4 League -hackers
    9. Battlefield Heroes – laggs alot
    8. Combat Arms – hackers
    7. Alliance of Valiant Arms – always have a big ass update and takes long to download
    6. Battlefield Play4Free – maps are way to big cant find anyone plus you die to fast after getting shot.
    5. Blacklight: Retribution- pay to win
    4. Global Agenda: Free Agent – getts boring when you reach lvl 25. after 25 a bunch of repeatables till lvl 50
    3. Tribes Ascend – wtf with all the flying around and the small ass looking characters. its like trying to shot a fly.
    2. APB Reloaded – do i have to even say it. HACKERS
    1. Team Fortress 2 – only game i have no problem with. maybe thats why its number one

      • one problem… BLR is not pay to win… you just have to get to lvl 11+ and you will be in good shape… if you think that BLR is pay to win then you suck because when i started playing BLR i had a horrible computer and i still got by off of win/lose credits. once you get a good loadout you are set for the game. PW has really improved… Oh and if you mean that the chance packs are what makes this game pay to win… F*** Off. they are ripoffs but they are CHANCE packs. to play BLR without spending any money all you need is time.

  63. I agree with most of the list (although i think AVA should be a bit higher up and all) the only thing a completely disagree with is APB being second. first of all – this game has an awful amount of hackers, just about every 2nd game there’s at least 1 hacker (not as bad as combat arms…. and yet)

    anyways… if i could’ve rearrange the list i would’ve kept TF2 the best (u can’t argue with that game…) but i would’ve made Blacklight retribution 2nd. it may be new but it’s undoubtedly one of the best f2p games i’ve ever met. Tribes would’ve been the third, not 2nd just because it’s much much harder to master then any other shooter i’ve ever played.
    in my opinion BFP4F is 4th , it’s quality and graphics may not qualify for this place, but just because it’s browser based and so much fun (especially with it’s newest patches) it’s worth it. all the rest… well i couldn’t care less LOL
    *sry for the long post, this note is just to take up more space XD

  64. I agree with most of the list (although i think AVA should be a bit higher up and all) the only thing a completely disagree with is APB being second. first of all – this game has an awful amount of hackers, just about every 2nd game there’s at least 1 hacker (not as bad as combat arms…. and yet)

    anyways… if i could’ve rearrange the list i would’ve kept TF2 the best (u can’t argue with that game…) but i would’ve made Blacklight retribution 2nd. it may be new but it’s undoubtedly one of the best f2p games i’ve ever met. Tribes would’ve been the third, not 2nd just because it’s much much harder to master then any other shooter i’ve ever played.
    in my opinion BFP4F is 4th , it’s quality and graphics may not qulify for this place, but just because it’s browser based and so much fun (especially with it’s newest patches) it’s worth it. all the rest… well i couldn’t care less LOL
    *sry for the long post, this note is just to take up more space XD

  65. any chance the Blacklight: Retribution open for disabled regions like South Korea???
    I want to play this game really really bad!!!!!!!

  66. apb reloaded is just lag and i went on it last week and yet i have under 15 fps and i have fast internet and good laptop so basically apb would kick all games ass well some if there was no lag and the games been out for months so f*ck gamersfirst they r shiitholes

  67. I used to own in Combat Arms, but I left because in that game you get kicked for being good (I’m not lying) when you are in an elite(paying user) room, or you just get doomed by hackers (fly/speed/aimbots/wallhack) if you go in normal rooms.
    Now I’m in Battlefield Play4Free, because I already played BF2 a lot, and I can continue the ownage now.

  68. The best games for me 🙂
    TF2 and A.V.A. 🙂
    If anyone wants to play with me find me on steam-profile NinjaStylle

  69. most of these games are hack fests… Honestly I have NO idea how apb made it where it is after initially being shut down and about to get scrapped before being picked up by G1. Even after G1 picked it up the game is still garbage, nerfed the customizations, nerfed the guns (except the LTL Enforcer, I almost swear they made it stronger then when RTW initially published the game) , and the hacks just got worse and are even advertised ALL over youtube… I mean APB went from a game that had potential to a pure hack fest, same with most of the games listed here.

    Plus this was written back in april 2011, isn’t it rather early to make a “games to play in 2012” before Q2?

    Blacklight Retribution, if fixed and worked on properly and not destroyed like just about every other game published by PWE, will blow about 10/11 of these games out of the water.

    Crimecraft should have a way higher spot then 11th… Crimecraft > APB just due to the overall gameplay, graphics may not be up to par but there’s so much more to do in Crimecraft then in APB.

    (Any fps game released post 2010 without ADS shouldn’t even be listed.. )

    Crossfire = Counterstrike 1.6 and a half…
    Project Blackout = Counterstrike Kinda sorta source.
    Global Agenda = GARBAGE.
    AvA = Hackfest,
    Combat Arms = Hackfest (hax also advertised all over youtube),
    BF Heroes attempted to become a TF2 Clone and FAILED,
    BF P4F = GARBAGE, its like they totally took a crap on the entire BF series up until that nonsense was released.
    S4 League is probably the ONLY game up here that is really worth playing anymore especially with the latest updates. Only main downfail with S4 is the lag issues and that most people that play it can’t seem to speak english or understand english properly to play in their own region’s servers to attempt to prevent the lag issue (since S4 NA got cancelled).

    This list is crap, especially with most of these games being pretty much exactly the same and heavily cash shop driven…

    • Man, shut up, S4 League had more hacks than all the hackfests you listed, and it’s graphics suck, so as it’s servers, I gotta agree that mostly games being Pay to Win sucks, only good game there is Team Fortress 2, but since it’s that server stuff and no rank or level sistem, it could be better, and APB is better than Crimecraft in numerous things, other that more people play it, maybe this list is because of that, the most playable free shooters.

  70. Funny Team Fortress 2 is 1st yet i deleted it because i was bored of it o ready same maps same actions same tricks 2 kill ppl with spy,pyro,sniper and so on i wanna try some new kind of FPS i heard half the games in here like AvA,Cross Fire and Combat arms have lots of laggers any good games 2 play ummmm maybe micro volts

    • Played Microvolts for a while, nice game, I pwned everyone and was in first for some rounds, then the game started to get boring, don’t waste your computer space, if you left Team Fortress 2 for these reasons, you will leave Microvolts way faster, well, no good game out there.

      • i o ready played microvolts right after TF2 i is boring as hell
        u do the same stuff only diffrent map…i got in killed like 20 ppl and got out … what a nice challange srry for the bad english dont wanna chack spell

  71. Combat Arms should be removed from the top 10 list due to the lack of decent customer service and the fact hackers rule that game

  72. ok, now what type of person adds team fortress 2 as number 1 in top 10 free shooter games. i mean thats just sad right there, team fortress has the worst graphics ever and its so unrealistic. combat arms should have been up in about 3rd – 4th place but seriously?!!!! team fortress should be in 10th!!!!!!!!!

    • team fortress 2 doesn’t have the best graphics but its fun to play just like battle field heros. i played combat arms and its really good and fun besides too many hackers its a really good game too

  73. Not wanting to be negative or anything like that,MMOBOMB, create another page of coments, this page is lagging too much because of numerous comments, just create a page 2, or 3…

  74. all AVA needs to get me to play it is the ability to use ironsights…it rly bugs me when u cant!
    every1 shud also try blacklight retribution

  75. They should do a top 10 paid shooter games, available for other consoles like PS3 and Xbox, of course there would be a problem with COD:MW3 and BF3, but no problem, of course they wouldn’t waste their time doing it, also APB Reloaded is nice because you can drive cars, it’s bad because you can’t interact too much with someone that isn’t in a mission with and against you.

  76. BAttlefield Play4Free is sooooo much better now that they listened. You can buy guns permanently with BFs and Credits, also there is now weapon customization.

  77. Battlefield Heroes isnt free, nearly all items are Cash items, including weapons, cosmetic changes, even one-use healing items.

    It was once more like 50/50 but somewhere they changed it to nearly all Cash Items, so its just a trial mode game, with no subscription option.

  78. Don’t play Alliance of Valliant Arms.
    The scenarios arent fair
    Hackers are now coming
    You get banned for no reason
    Although it was a good game… i suggest you not to install it.
    In a couple of months it will be filled with hackers now that there are hackers…

  79. and basttlefield play4free is nothing like battlefield heroes are u nuts one is cartoon and u sit on the win of a plane and shoot in battlefield heroes one is more hardcore war based one is not

  80. Y the F*** is team fortress number one ???? i think combatarms is even better than that lol the only thing i hate about combatarms is that 85% of the game is hackers!!!!!!

  81. AVA is the best game i ever played it has good graphics a zombie mode and some modes like in COD (hope u guys like it my name is Hassan32 if u ever meet me)

  82. Looks good to me. I’ve played alot of CoD4 and unfortunately I cant play it in my laptop and my silly internet connection. It’s really a great game and most shooters that are more popular around here have crappy graphics and boring gameplay. *ahem*like crossfire*ahem* I’m sure it has positive points but when I watch people play it it’s just dumb when they respawn at the same place, run to a choke point, kill a few people, and die. So I’ve been under the impression that most online shooters are like this and I’ve had an aversion against them ever since. I’ve played BFH and they’re really just ignoring it. It’s like they’re thinking they can leave a half assed game on the market and expect it to fetch them a payday. I mean it’s been beta for 3 years or so and it still doesnt have a lobby. I’m downloading TF2 right now though. I’ve had a bit of an aversion to it because it looks like BFH and for some strange anti-fetish for TF. It looks good though, I see alot of people are doing it. I hear alot of people mentioning minecraft and TF2 and though my strage aversion to over popular games, I’m giving TF2 a chance.

    P.S. Wow… for some reason TF2 doesnt have that red underline on it when you type a non-dictionary word… Is it THAT popular? O.o

  83. APB reloaded should be first, but the amount of ram it sucks up and lag it sometimes throws for no reason kicks me off the wheel.
    You try killing someone when the game freezes for 1 second (or less).
    That is enaught to take a couple critical hits and die. (not literally “Critical” hits.)

    But yes, chewing up 1.5 gigs of ram is not that cute, especially when you got a laptop with integrated graphics that already suck up 1 gig or even more, depending on graphic level.

  84. APB is the only one I have to vehemently disagree with. While customization is excellent the game itself is very lacking in content.

  85. If Firefall, Tribes Ascend, or Blacklight Retribution don’t top this list than I’ll know for sure Valve is paying people off to hype up TF2.

  86. TF2 sure deservers the first place,its fun,have a nice team work and who says that is bad is because cant kill anybody,i play free and i killed a lot of players,the only difference between premium and f2p is the experience,because who played after knows how to play,and i prefer TF2 than any BF our others shooters that are a copy of each other,at least TF2 have team work not “lone-wolf” style based that make any game suks

    • i agree it deserves number one and all the people saying it sucks are saying that because they cant get kills, i had an 18/3 k/d in one round with the sydney sleeper

  87. In my opinion Battlefield Heroes is the number 1 online shooter. I’ve been playing it since I got into the closed beta test back in July of 2008. Team Fortress 2 comes in at a very close 2nd though. Then would come Global Agenda, then APB, then Battlefield Paly4Free, then Crimecraft, and then S4. The rest are crap copies of Counter Strike.

  88. I can’t agree about 1st and 2nd places, tho this are the games I would put there but not in that order.
    I think that APB is an amazing game, of course it deserves the 2nd place, but on the other hand, TF2 is also an amazing game, its special because its more animated and has more classes and so on, but I find the game less F2P than P2P, because if you play TF2 as a F2P player, you will find it harder to play and win against other players, most of ’em will be premium as if they were playing the game before F2P.

    • There are personal likes and dislikes, and most people (including me) like APB more than Crimecraft, and if they would really do it top 10 it wouldn’t be on the list, which I agree is correct.
      APB is way better than Crimecraft in all ways, graphics, gameplay, options and so on…
      This is my opinion and I agree that lots of people think the same, as more people play APB than Crimecraft.

  89. battlefield play4free is the best FREE FPS available others FPS I saw like CROSSFIRE, COMBAT ARMS, ALLIANCE OF VALIANT ARMS ARE ALL SCAM.

  90. battlefield play4free is the best FREE FPS available others FPS I saw like CROSSFIRE, COMBAT ARMS, ALLIANCE OF VALIANT ARMS ARE ALL SCAM, and BULLSHIT

  91. APB Reloaded SUCKS!!! I always loose and i can’t get a single kill its cuz the gun is shaking and my computer jammed a little 🙁 they shouldnt do that shaky shaky thing

  92. what the f** i read they cant inculde wolf team cause its old combat arms is older then wolf team. wolf team came out in 09. combat arms 08

  93. Well, Global Agenda is actually a great game. It’s got a totally different theme, and it pulls it off just fine. I bought that game a year ago or so.

    As for APB:R… Love the game, but it’s a broken game, to tell the truth. It’s also got some of the most hated business methods (e.i. rented weapons, power to the payer, etc).

  94. global agenda has no place in this top , is the lamest and booring game ever
    tf2 no.1? u gotta be kidding , give back to APB what he deserves

  95. I think Arma 2 Free… should be now in the List in a GOOOD Place… is free, but really and completetly free, dont have cash shop or anyting, in extreme realistic, very good gameplay, Massive Multiplayer, can make your own missions… and they even let you have your own server for free, they gift you de server client… o.O

    • And you can Train in Singleplayer, without internet for free… just a couple of missions and the entire Academy for free… so when you play agains other you already have training ^^ Great game =D

  96. LOL shouldnt be top 12?!

    stop arguing battlefield P4F is actually pretty cool….AVA is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better though
    and micro volts if u like TPS

  97. These days,

    Crossfire = moderate amount of hacks (not soo bad)
    BFP4F = I’ve only seen 2 hackers in 2 months on this game…
    Combat Arms = Seriously… Hackers everywhere that ruin the game, a support ticket was leaked where Nexon unbanned a hacker after he promised to pay more cash for in game currency… so As far as I’m concerned CA is NOT an fps, NOT a real game and Nexon ISN”T a real enough company to care about anything but money…

  98. I play Micro Volts, Both Battlefields and APB Reloaded and I found BFP4F and APB are the best
    hope this helps

  99. Ghost recon online / a.a [i currently play] /Combat arms doesnt deserve to be on the list to many hackers and Artic battery i am waiting for.

  100. Some of this is messed up… Combat Arms is horrible; It’s populated by hackers, without an exaggeration. Battlefield Heroes is a pretty poorly made game… Crimecraft and Microvolts should be in the top five somehwere, honestly, but I do agree with the top two completely. I bought them both when they were retail.

  101. Kudos to All Points Bulletin: Reloaded for getting first place on the list. 🙂
    It is certainly doing a lot better in the hands of GamersFIRST then how it was with Realtime Worlds.
    And Battlefield: Play 4 Free is fun.
    Don’t know why people complain.
    I mean, you can actually play the game without the need to buy either weapons or clothes.

  102. Dunno what people have against BF:Play4Free. See, you have a completly free game with a lot of players, a filled item shop (I spent 10 € for bf play4free to support ea a bit) and pretty nice maps. The game balance is okay. IT’S FREE damn.

    APB Reloaded is cool. Unreal Engine was the best choice for APB. I love playing this game.

  103. S4 league is life !!!! gameplay and team play are so great and realy nice comme intoo french server if u want meet the best 😉

  104. NO WAY cf is in top 10 !!!!!!! i was playing it for 2 years & left it becoase of hackers. EVEN AFTER PATCH GAME HAVE HACKERS. there was a patch 2 weeks ago & some hacks still working(my friend using 1 hack for 5 months now). I wont give cf place in here coz of programists failure to create a good anti hack protection. Alsou i play apb reloaded & alsou dont whont give it place here coz of programists irresponsobility to create such a simple stuff like: remove lags, make a good team ballance (stuff like 1vs2;1vs3;1vs4 is getting booooooring) repair their bug report system. But apb is just an obt so i realy do hope they will fix all that stuff in this month

    • & idont think that my ATHLON X4 3.0gGz ASUS NVIDIA 9600 512MB+ 1 GB OF DDR3 ON BOARD & KINGSTON 2GB 800 Gz(?) is too low for medium settings of graphic

    • Your friend hacks? but you dont like hackers…. wow man, just wow… anyways CF has hardly any hackers compared to CA.

      • And you seem awful quick to hate on programmers who are working their arse’s off making you games that they DON’T CHARGE FOR….

        What have you coded lately and given away to the masses?

  105. Whoever wrote the text about APB Reloaded obviously hasn’t played the game.
    Gamersfirst didn’t add a new district nor any clan-based combat mechanics yet.
    Though it’s a good game and deserves to be on top!

    • Yea, I noticed that too… APB:Reloaded hasn’t added anything to the game just yet, but they have improved the game well past where it was when RTW crashed and burned. And why did it take GamersFirst two months to tell their playerbase about this list? It was posted up in April!

      Get the conspiracy theorists warmed up!

  106. APB 4 teh WIN GUYS =D


    even premium account is only few bucks< everybody can spend few bucks if needed. 🙂


    +18 ; )

  107. Gamers first bought a great game from a bad company, however they are greed mongels, and they scam you, I personally spend $200.00 + and randomly after I spent their G1 I was banned for hacking …. I requested to see the .exe or even a screenshot or a video or even the name of said hack.
    1) if my kids used it, they never play again
    2) if its a virus I want to remove it
    3) if its G1 scamming money in hopes I will sub a new account, lawsuit pending.
    its a good free shooter !

  108. A.V.A is WAAAAY better than BF P4F!!!!!
    Battlefield play 4 free is like a more adult version of BFH (battlefield heroes)
    and some of the maps are the same!!!!
    its what happens when u make a play 4 free game from a hit fps.

  109. I don’t get why Global Agenda is an MMO Shooter. To me Global Agenda was a Sci-Fi MMORPG with shooting components. I mean, you do quests, raids, etc. Maybe it’s just the fact that it’s not lobby based. It just seems like a MMORPG to me! 😛

    • LOL i get 63 or lower on eu1 server and am from the uk. so either u have a bad pc bad internet connection. or you picked the wrong server.

  110. APB is not here because this is not good game. APB is just next GTA clone. Simply APB is much worse then GTA 4. And they thought this game will be p2p, it is crazy.

    • You know what’s funny about your comment? The guy who created the GTA franchise is the guy who designed and developed APB:R. So, there’s really no ‘clone’ to it. APB:R is actually a great game if you have time to play it.

  111. I agree with AVA, its an outstanding game.
    project blackout should be in a better position and combat arms should be in a worst.

  112. Whoa whoa whoa….
    “Combat Arms features great balance”
    Are you f***ing kidding me? You can use real money to buy characters that have more speed and defense and the gun you start off with is no where near the ones you can only get through micro transactions. AvA has balanced gameplay. Battlefield has balanced gameplay. Combat Arms does not have balanced gameplay.

  113. hey guys i wanna say that there is (new) cool game that i think is nice
    APB reloaded there are a bit of problems but if the problems are over than it is a nice game


  114. i was wondering if u all knew a good game that is FPS and that i dont have to download. my computer is a bit slow and doesnt have that much gaming power. any ideas??? thanks in advance.

  115. As I am a CF veteran player, playing the game around 2 years now, I recommend you NOT to play CrossFire because there ARE hackers all the time, which makes the game impossible to play. The game itself is really great and very addictive but there is NO fair-play. No anti-cheat engine will help that game because they don’t want to be helped. The whole thing is to get your money… It is completely ruined… So good luck with that. I quit.

    • Genesis is not on ijji beacuse the makers want to develop it abit more, so i woukl say about in 3 months time, it will be on ijji, i play AVA; haunted311

    • Yeah Genisis AD was a good game I played in the closed and open betas before it shut down. The game play was good but over all it still needed some work so they pulled it. It will be back though so don’t worry.

  116. I wish CS were free.nevertheless i play gunz on my sh** PC.Thanks for the list.You might wanna give Soldier Front a thought for a place in this line-up.

  117. If you want to play fun, fast-paced FPS, but one that’s not online (however, this one doesn’t have to be installed; its in a zip file), try AssaultCube. Though it comes only with about eight actual weapons, each can be mastered to deadly perfection. I personally prefer the Carbine, I kick ass with that thing. 😀

  118. What about APB: Reloaded? Is it not in the list ’cause of the closed beta stuff? Or just because they forgot about it since realtime worlds got shut down last year?

  119. Want to play another fun shooter? Sign up for Soldier Front! It`s made the same ppl that made gunZ so you dont have to sign up for anything else if you play gunZ.Only problem is that is takes forever to get out of the first rank……..

    • well not really, depends how you look at it because the highest ranks there like over 10k SP in between…so it doesn’t really matter. Plus, soldier front is not about ranks, its about your k/d ration or just how much you own =P

    • I thought Firefall is still in closed beta? one of my friend got in and sent us some invites so we all play it few months ago. I played again after a few months and had to do a 5GB update XD. it is still fun though

  120. I would say that AVA is the best FPS and so far (As I have read on hackers/hacking sites) AVA is one of the hardest game to hack. So there isn’t alot of hackers on it. And keeping the weapons forever is a plus. Also the Durability on items is suitable for Adult gamers/College students. All in all AVA PWNS!!

  121. I second for quake online. Granted it could use some new content, but for the die hard fps fans it’s a solid f2p game.

  122. Great list, the main problem for me about these games is how quickly the modes can get stale as their is a lack of a long term goal or progression. However that can be a problem for shooters in general, one great fps you forgot on the list is Quake Live, Small download and fast paced action.

  123. my issue with a lot of the f2p first person shooters is the amount of hacking.

    I played Alliance of Valiant Arms for better part of the day and thought I was having troubles playing then I figured out it was nonstoping hacking by two members of the previous team.

  124. Great list, I agree about 99.9% which must be a first for these type of ‘Best Of..” lists. Usually half of them are wrong but in this case it nails it perfectly!

    AVA is definitely the best of the best and I’m sure will remain king for quite a while – yes Battery Arctic Wind will surpass it but that’s a good ways off for western players.

  125. I think he choose only games that are only in open beta to final. BF P4F is closed beta.

    From this list, I already played MicroVolts, BF Heroes, Combat Arms, S4 League, GunZ, Crimecraft, Project Blackout and Cross Fire. I’ll take a look in Genesis A.D.. 🙂

    • Play4Free was probably one of the bigger disappointments of this year so far. The battlefield series so far has been great, and in my opinion, not a single one of their games was bad until this terrible game. The Battlefield series got its charm from its extensive squad system. The mediocre shooter would then turn into an amazing, coordinated gaming experience online if your squad stayed together. Play4Free removes the squad aspect, without promoting lone wolf game play, everyone is confused and nothing awesome can take place.

      There are two games which it derives game play from…

      Battlefield 2: Battlefield 2 was amazing. When you got into a squad that would work together, you could take the entire other team on. The ability to go prone was a great part of the game. I can’t count how many times I went prone in some grass and went unnoticed by a group of players or a tank that could easily kill me. This added a level of stealth normally only in single player titles. Battlefield Play4Free removes this aspect of the game, but places you right in the center of maps designed to go prone in. It does not work.

      Battlefield Bad Company 2: BC2 had a cool unlock system which greatly rewarded good teamwork. Play4 free dashed that with a pay to win style weapon store.

      I could give many more reasons why they only took the worst parts of the two games and broke the good parts when they ported it, but I don’t have time. Again, Play4Free took the good and the bad from battlefields 2 and bad company 2, but the good is broken and the bad stays intact. Sorry for the improper grammar, but I really don’t have time to write out a coherent argument right now.

      • Lets agree to disagree on this one b/c battlefield play for free is awesome. It has already been stated that squad based game play is coming and you should remember that this game is just out of closed beta and is still in open beta. The statement about the payment system is incorrect also. There is no significant advantage over paying for your weapons except it will save you time from grinding for your veteran weapons. If your in a hurry just pay five bucks and buy your weapons permanently since you are comparing this to AAA retail releases that go for $60. This game is far superior to any other free fps mmo out there in my opinion. Be honest with these posts my friend and play more than a few rounds and read the forums before you disown this great free game.

        • I agree with you.. on grounds of an online free to play fps, Play4free is is definitely one of the best. Don’t change the subject by bringing in console games… clearly console games will dwarf a online f2p

        • I gotta disagree. The gameplay is clunky, air vehicles are annoyingly difficult to kill at times, especially in a timely manner before they slaughter half your team, like most PC games there’s absolutely no team work, nor is it really encouraged versus their other retail games (Which kinda makes sense, they had money to spend with those) among other moronic things. They expect you to pay for a lot, or have you waste half your life to buy your first shitty weapon. You can’t even delete characters for christ’s sake! Picked a class and don’t like it’s P4F gameplay? Don’t like the second one you picked? Spend money!
          It’s retarded. Open beta or not, they’ve really ruined their own game.

          • PC games have no team work? I beg to differ. Console multiplayer games are full of little 12 year old players and other people who constantly talk over their microphones, abusing everyone, and consistently provide little to no team work effort.
            I have seen far more teamwork on PC than consoles.

            End of argument.

      • Jeez man, you have to realise that it is only a free online fps game! It probably didnt do prone cause they maybe forgot.And the game updates so they may do prone later in the updates.It isnt like Xbox or Ps3, its just a fun free online fps game! In my opinion, yes it is the best free fps online shooter on the web so far! And Wartoon187, i couldnt agree with you more, the game is only going to get better and better, and the prices are going to get lower, i know that because i check the prices weekly. I bet you didnt even try the game, you just watched the video. You need to review your comments and think before posting mindless junk like you did.Its a brilliant game,thats the end of it.

      • Battlefield Play for free is just a holdover basically while we all waited for BF3. Its not MEANT to be a seriously full fledged and fleshed out battlefield. Its simply what the name states, a free version. If you were expecting a full battlefield experience, thats just a bit silly

      • I believe AuntyJ is right and remember everyone is different so i might believe that Battle field heroes is better but thats differn’t but both of the games are aculy different and are pay to win if you compare the starter guns with most of other guns being sold for money you will find but in BFH you have slitely free to play as you can get a weapon upgrade for VP (free points from playing) to get weapon upgrades it still is a pay to win and mostly every one who plays it pays and that is what EA wants if we all stand up and email them and stop playing these games they will have to make it a micro transaction game or you can get everything free but if you want it sooner you can pay.

      • I believe AuntyJ is right and remember everyone is different so i might believe that Battle field heroes is better but thats differn’t but both of the games are aculy different and are pay to win if you compare the starter guns with most of other guns being sold for money you will find but in BFH you have slitely free to play as you can get a weapon upgrade for VP (free points from playing) to get weapon upgrades it still is a pay to win and mostly every one who plays it pays and that is what EA wants if we all stand up and email them and stop playing these games they will have to make it a micro transaction game or you can get everything free but if you want it stuff sooner you can pay.

    • battlefield p4f is just beter than battlefieldheroes Battlefield Heroes Battlefield p4f is real and battlefieldheroes not p4f battlefield you have helicopters and fighter jets, battlefield heroes is signed and clearly fake

      • U obviously are a total jackass…Battlefield Heroes is supposed to be a cartoony style game, and so it is not “fake”, and neither of them are better cause u can’t compare them, the realistic players might like battlefield P4F, and the cartoon style gamers might like BFH more.

    • Really, I think battlefieldplay4free is just as good as bfh I think BFP4F Is better made then bfh Idk why, Its more realistic Like in, Call of duty they Worked hard on it for those many months it took about 10-11 month To make this Well Or a year or so.

      • To be totally honest, I think that Play4Free is a good game. Good graphics and decent gameplay. The only thing I hate is that the only way to get a somewhat decent gun, is you would have to fork over about 5 dollars. And, if you didnt have that money, that you could pray to God that you actually got a permanent weapon or artical of clothing from the gamble before you actually start the game. All the weapon unlock system does is make it cheaper to buy guns out of your pocket. The one thing that EA could have done to fix this is give us a somewhat better gun to start out with, considering th fact that you cant delete your character. So, if you screw up, then your screwed for life unless you make a whole new account. And, before I leave, I also have to say that Play4Free is NOT play 4 free in any way, other that just getting the game. Also, does anybody else realise that there ar like 8 other games on the list and were all argeuing about these two?

    • I tried all these games and liked them but not that much. As a girl and a gamer I think, for me, The best Shooter games are S4 League and Microvolts even though there are not on the list but I really enjoy playing them ^.^


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