Best TPS Games For PC That You Shouldn’t Miss!

The reason why Third Person Shooter (TPS) games are gaining so popularity day by day is that the camera follows the character from behind and you as a gamer can get a better look at the surroundings and the environment. Moreover, in the time of shooting actions, you can easily get an idea of where the damage is done. So, the TPS games in general provide a better understanding of the gameplay than the FPS games. If you are a lover of TPS games, take a look at this list where I have discussed the best TPS games for PC which you shouldn’t miss at all if you want to get unlimited fun & thrill. Anyway, let’s know which are the best TPS games for PC.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

  • Release Date: 12 September 2018
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS
  • IGN Rating: 9/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4770K, 3.40 Ghz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 3.20 Ghz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 8GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of my favorite action-adventure graphically outstanding games on this list. Developers took care of every small detail from grass to hair to environment; everything is designed so perfectly. Especially with NVIDIA RTX and DLSS ‘On’, the game moves to another level. But these perfections obviously draw much more juice from your PC which you have already noticed from the recommended specs I have listed above.

Besides the outstanding visuals, according to critics, Shadow of the Tomb Raider couldn’t offer a beautiful storyline although I personally loved the game. Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s plot was set after the events of Rise of the Tomb Raider as its story follows Lara’s adventures through the tropical regions of the Americas to the legendary city Paititi.

Through the main storyline, Lara has to fight the paramilitary organization Trinity and race to stop a Mayan apocalypse she has unleashed. Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

Besides the main storyline, there are plenty of side quests available in this game. By playing them in between the main story, you can achieve many different abilities and skills that make Lara stronger witch will help you to complete the story in a deadlier manner.

GTA 5

  • Release Date: 17 September 2013
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows
  • IGN Rating: 10/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHz (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Storage: 72 GB available space

GTA 5 is one of the most popular games of all time. After its release, there is no decay in its demand. Along with an awesome storyline, open-world environment, multiple protagonists and their impacts in the main storyline and side missions make this an incredible and perfect title for everyone. Of course, you can enjoy the Multiplayer version of GTA 5 too. There are so many things to do in this open-world game. Rockstar Games also releases new content for the Multiplayer mode quite often which is also pretty interesting to look at.

If you’re a graphics lover then GTA 5 will definitely not disappoint you. Being a 2013 game, the in-game graphics is amazing but if you’re looking for absolutely out-of-the-world results then third-party developers have also created so many graphics mods that you can check out.

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Release Date: 26 October 2018
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows
  • IGN Rating: 10/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 150 GB available space

‘Rockstar Games’ hits the community with Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018 which is considered as one of the top PS4 games. This is an action-adventure, fully open-world, first- and third-person western-style shooting game. You play as Arthur Morgan, a gunfighter of a gang named ‘Van Der Linde’. Arthur must deal with the decline of the Wild West while attempting to survive against government forces and other adversaries in the American frontier.

The game always keeps you busy in its interactive open world. You can play story missions, side quests, mini-games, activities like hunting, horseback riding. Actually, you can spend plenty of hours in this game. To complete the story, you need approx. 40 to 60hrs to complete but you can enjoy the side missions for plenty of hours without getting bored. So, it is no secret that this game is one of the best TPS games for PC.

Days Gone

  • Release Date: 26 April 2019
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
  • IGN Rating: 6.5/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bits
  • Processor: Intel Core [email protected] or Ryzen 5 [email protected]
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB available space

Days Gone is another one of the best TPS games for PC which is an action-adventure survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The plot sets on two years after a global pandemic. Almost all of humanity is wiped out and transformed millions of others into “Freakers”, mindless nocturnal zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving. Not only the humans but animals such as bears and wolves are also infected by the pandemic and of course, everything that is happening is completely planned by some smart and demon-like humans so there are some human enemies that should be eliminated in the game.

You can complete objectives in multiple ways such as being stealthy or using long and short-ranged weapons. Speaking about weapons, players can craft weapons that can be repaired after extended use. Players can pick up already crafted weapons from enemies too and by crafting new items players can improve the combat efficiency.  There is a dynamic weather system and the day-night cycle makes Freakers weak and slow by day but fast and aggressive by night. The main transportation vehicle is a motorcycle that you can modify with parts to enhance its speed, durability, or maneuverability, among other parameters.

In terms of visuals, at high or ultra settings, you can find details in the game but not so many and it is also a fact that in GTX 1060 3GB, we can run this game at ultra settings. So, nothing out of the world is expected but because of the impressive and sometimes sad and tensed storyline, I have included this game.

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Max Payne 3

  • Release Date: 15 May 2012
  • Platform:  Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, macOS, Classic Mac OS
  • IGN Rating: 9/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit Service Pack 1 and up.
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ – i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ – FX-8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
  • Memory: 2GB – 16GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 35GB of free HDD Space
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM – Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM

If you haven’t played Max Payne 3 yet then you should play it now. This is one of the best TPS games for PC from 2013. So, no need for a high-end PC to play. The full story-based title possesses the main protagonist Max Payne who was an NYPD police detective and an undercover special agent for the DEA (Max Payne 1).

At the start of Max Payne 3, Max finds himself employed as a bodyguard for Rodrigo Branco, a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, Brazil. Soon, Branco’s wife Fabiana Branco was kidnapped but somehow Max saved her life but a couple of days later, goons again tried to repeat the same thing. This time Fabiana and her sister Giovanna both were tried to be kidnapped. Giovanna was managed to escape with the help of Max but not Fabiana. Max tried his best to save his boss’s wife throughout different missions. Soon, he also discovered a racket that was involved in human trafficking and selling their organs. Max destroyed the group and finally found the main mastermind for all of these. Thus, he took revenge for killing Fabiana.

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The storyline is packed full of action with different guns and equipment as well as strategies to save Max from bullets. After all, he is just a human, not a superhero. In terms of graphics, you will definitely enjoy it. Sometimes you can’t imagine the game was released in 2013.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

  • Release Date: 21 March 2017
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • IGN Rating: 7.7/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 55 GB available space

Mass Effect is one of the most popular franchises in the Sci-fi action genre and you know what? Mass Effect Andromeda is designed to be the best game in this franchise. In a third-person perspective, players take control of either Sara or Scott Ryder to complete the story and explore the Andromeda Galaxy.

In the Andromeda Galaxy, there are actually five primary planets and over a dozen hub worlds to explore. Each planet has its own challenges. You got a map of planets & all you have to do is to stand on the ship’s bridge, overlook the stars using a galaxy map and choose a navigation point. The game’s primary planets have open-world environments and can be traversed using a vehicle called “Nomad”. There are so many story missions and tons of side quests that you can enjoy playing along with, each planet has its own boss to fight. So, we can say Mass Effect Andromeda is a good add-on to the list of best TPS games for PC.

Ghost Recon Wildlands

  • Release Date: 7 March 2017
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia
  • IGN Rating: 7.9/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7- [email protected] 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX970/GTX 1060 or AMD R9 390/RX480 (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a visually beautiful game and way better than the past Ghost Recon franchise. You can freely roam with a variety of vehicles, such as dirt bikes, helicopters, and dune buggies on nine different types of terrain, such as: mountains, forests, desert, salt flats to explore the world, gather resources, and enjoy the beauty of nature. The best part is in the Ghost Recon Wildlands is, Ubisoft introduces a dynamic weather system as well as a day-night cycle. You can take advantage of this. Completing missions during the daytime, players will easily be spotted, while at night, you can take tactical advantage, as the night offers players better concealment and easier infiltration due to some guardsmen being asleep.

The story setting is also pretty interesting. In Bolivia, a Mexican drug cartel known as the Santa Blanca Cartel gains control of several regions throughout the country. Led by the brutal and religious cartel boss El Sueño, the cartel gains more power and influence within and outside the country and turns Bolivia into the world’s largest producer of cocaine. The government of Bolivia sent a team to either execute or arrest the boss to stop this illegal activity. So, if you really want to go execute or arrest the boss, play the game now!

Watch Dogs 2

  • Release Date: 15 November 2016
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia
  • IGN Rating: 8.5/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2 GHz, AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 | AMD Radeon R9 290, with 3GB VRAM or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 27 GB available space

Watch Dogs 2 is obviously a great choice if you really love action-adventure third-person shooting games. Along with the twist of Hacking, this game has next-level gameplay. Yes, using an in-game smartphone, you can hack most vehicles and electronic devices. Vehicles include cars, trucks, buses, cable cars, motorcycles, quad bikes, and boats. Moreover, you can control them from your smartphone or just drive them to freely roam in the game world. You can freely roam around the frictional version of the San Francisco Bay Area to gather missions which include all the story missions to increase the followers. By using the processing power of the follower’s devices, you have to take down the Blume. By taking control Marcus, who is a young hacker and has joined the Dedsec – a hacker group who are really concerned about people’s privacy which is completely blown because of the cTOS 2.0, a computing network connecting every device together into a single system, developed by technology company Blume.

By the way, Marcus has an arsenal of advanced equipment, including a quadcopter and remote-controlled car, both of which can be used for remote hacking and scouting.
To complete the missions, you can go in a stealthy manner without alerting the guards just if you want. You can use a Taser to paralyze them or if you want to brawl then use different weapons to kill the guards. You can also make different traps for the enemies by using your hacking abilities such as preparing an A/C unit that will shock if anybody comes to its proximity. Basically, you can use all of the skills of the game to creatively enjoy the game. So, Watch Dogs 2 is surely one of the best TPS games for PC that you must give a try.

Fortnite

  • Release Date: 21 July 2017
  • Platform: macOS, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
  • IGN Rating: 9.6/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
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Fortnite is a very popular online tower defense as well as free-to-play battle royale TPS video game by Epic Games and was released in 2017. Despite having the same general gameplay and game engine, Fortnite is available in three distinct game mode versions. The first one is, Fortnite: Save the World which is a cooperative hybrid-tower defense-shooter-survival game for up to four players to fight off zombie-like creatures and defend objects with traps and fortifications they can build. The second one is Fortnite Battle Royale which is the most popular game mode version of Fortnite and is a free-to-play version. It is a battle royale game in which up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing just like most other battle royale games.

The last one is Fortnite Creative in which players are given complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas. Fortnite Creative is the latest game mode of Fortnite as it was released on Dec 6, 2018, unlike Save the World & Battle Royale which are released in 2017 as early access titles. Although all of these modes are amazing and very entertaining to play, Fortnite Battle Royale in particular became an overwhelming success and a cultural phenomenon, drawing more than 125 million players in less than a year. So, there is no doubt why Fortnite is one of the best TPS games for PC that you should not miss at any cost!

Mad Max

  • Release Date: 1 September 2015
  • Platform: macOS, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
  • IGN Rating: 8.4/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 3 GB Memory or AMD Radeon HD 7970 3 GB Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 32 GB available space

Mad Max is an action-adventure survival TPS game from 2015. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is mostly based on vehicular combat. Most heavy weapons such as flamethrowers, machine guns,s and tools like turbo boosts, are mounted directly onto Max’s Vehicle – Magnum Opus. Sometimes you need to keep driving and shooting simultaneously. Moreover, the game also offers slow motion to switch the targets. The game can mostly be played in third-person perspective but if you want then you can switch to a first-person view while shooting or driving. Mad Max is also based on the survival aspect. You have to find food and water to maintain your health. The ammo of the weapons is pretty rare too. So you should mostly focus on melee attacks. Thus, you can progress through the story by being stealthy or just using the iconic short gun to break the enemy’s head. In short, overall a great package of action and survival in this TPS game that you will definitely love if you’re a true gamer.

Just Cause 4

  • Release Date: 3 December 2018
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • IGN Rating: 7.9/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 6GB VRAM, AMD Vega 56 6GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 59 GB available space

If you’re a fan of a real action game then don’t miss Just Cause 4. Players have to take control of Rico Rodriguez in a third-person perspective who arrives in the fictional nation of Solís to take down The Black Hand, the world’s biggest private military. 

Frankly, anything can happen in the game. With the progression of the story, you have to use different vehicles such as military jets, helicopters, turbo-fuelled sports cars & construction vehicles and roam them from snowy mountains to desert. You can also unlock different kinds of grappling hooks and wingsuits for your playstyle. You can use different weapons and make your own unique way to take down your enemies. Also, you can take advantage of the weather condition such as tornados and thunderstorms of the game to eliminate the threats! So, a pretty amazing TPS game for unique players.

PUBG: Battlegrounds

  • Release Date: 20 December 2017
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS,Stadia
  • IGN Rating: 9.5/10

System Requirements To Experience the Visuals For PC (If Available):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

PUBG is not only one of the best TPS games for PC today but It’s also an awesome battle royale game. As this game possesses immense popularity, I don’t think that I have to discuss much of its gameplay and features. Still, for the people who don’t know much about this game, we are explaining it briefly.

Basically, in this battle royale game, you have to survive in an epic action-packed third or first-person shooter 100-player classic battles, payload mode, battle duels, fast-paced 4v4 team deathmatch, and zombie modes. You have to be the last man standing to win the match. With extraordinary gaming and graphics, you can do anything you want.

From voice chat with your friends to training your character, everything is possible here! Huge realistic maps are provided by this game where you can go anywhere you want, do anything you wish. So, this is the shortest possible way to describe this game. If you want some third-person shooting battle royale actions with realistic graphics then PUBG is for you.

Therefore, these are the best TPS games for PC that I think you should love to play. All of them are pretty awesome in their own way. Choose the games according to your play style and prefer and dive deep into the gaming world. Anyway, hopefully, you have found this article about the best TPS games for PC helpful enough. If it really so then don’t hesitate to express your valuable thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for visiting and appreciating our work.

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