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Third-Person Shooter

Category Tier-3 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Third-Person Shooter, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.14
93% 9,025 votes
8.12
91% 55,437 votes
8.08
91% 45,422 votes
7.77
91% 1,046 votes
7.74
87% 14,070 votes
7.73
90% 1,387 votes
7.64
89% 1,760 votes
7.64
90% 649 votes
7.57
89% 980 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Third-Person Shooter is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Third-Person Shooter, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 90%
  2. Shooter 72%
  3. Third Person 71%
  4. 3D 51%
  5. Adventure 43%
  6. Singleplayer 41%
  7. Indie 32%
  8. Action-Adventure 29%
  9. Multiplayer 28%
  10. Sci-fi 24%
  11. Casual 23%
  12. Early Access 22%
  13. Combat 22%
  14. PvP 20%
  15. Survival 20%
  16. FPS 19%
  17. Atmospheric 19%
  18. Realistic 17%
  19. Open World 17%
  20. RPG 16%
  21. First-Person 16%
  22. PvE 15%

The Third-Person Shooter tag describes a genre of video games that involve shooting and combat mechanics from a third-person perspective. In these games, the player controls a character who is visible on the screen, typically positioned slightly behind and above them.

In contrast to first-person shooters where players see the game world through the eyes of their character, third-person shooters provide an external perspective that allows for better awareness of the character's surroundings, improved spatial understanding, and often a greater emphasis on movement and cover mechanics. This viewpoint provides both strategic advantages and opportunities for more dynamic gameplay.

The core elements typically found in third-person shooter games include:

  • Gunplay Third-person shooters prioritize shooting mechanics as their main gameplay element. Players can take aim at enemies or targets using firearms such as pistols, rifles, shotguns, or futuristic weapons depending on the game's setting.
  • Movement and maneuvering Since players have an external view of their character in third person shooters they are able to witness their movements clearly. It allows them to be more aware of actions like evading enemy fire or utilizing cover effectively throughout intense battles.
  • Combat-focused gameplay Third-person shooters often center around intense combat scenarios that require quick reflexes, accurate aiming, tactical decision-making regarding positioning and cover utilization.
  • Although many third-person shooters lean heavily towards action-oriented gameplay involving shooting hordes of enemies; some also incorporate elements from other genres like role-playing games (RPGs), stealth, open-world exploration etc. Examples of popular titles in the third-person shooter genre include:
    • Gears of War series - Known for its cover-based shooting mechanics, the Gears of War series offers intense and gritty third-person combat with a focus on cooperative gameplay.
    • Tom Clancy's The Division - This game combines third-person shooting mechanics with RPG elements, allowing players to customize their characters and engage in cooperative or competitive multiplayer combat in a post-pandemic open world setting.
    • Uncharted series - The Uncharted games combine exploration, puzzle-solving, and cinematic action sequences with third-person shooting. Players follow adventurer Nathan Drake on thrilling journeys across exotic locations.
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