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Experts Tell Us the Best 90s FPS Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best 90s FPS Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Turok 2 Seeds of Evil

This product was recommended by Tim Connon from ParamountQuote Insurance Advisors

This was the best game of my childhood. You picked up weapons and fought dinosaurs all with an interesting story to go along with it. This game was an absolute classic then and it still is now. I highly recommend it.


Redneck Rampage: The Early Years

This product was recommended by Will Tigerton from LeanBack Player

Alien invasions are very scary. This game follows the life of two brothers, Leonard and Bubba, as they attempt to stop an alien invasion in their small town of Arkansas. With a variety of weapons and powerups, these brothers attempt to kills these monsters. The good thing about this game is that you have to maintain the drunkness of your characters so they’ll be less affected by the weapons of the aliens. However, you have to balance that as the drunker he is, the less coordinated he becomes. Hence, this game is all about balance.


Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack

This product was recommended by Fanny Surjana from Quenchlist

The Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack – PC (Deluxe) is the best fps game from the 90s because it features intense and thrilling gameplay that will keep players hooked for hours on end. The game also features high-quality graphics that will immerse players in action like never before. So, if you’re looking for a great fps game to enjoy from the comfort of your home, then be sure to check out the Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack – PC (Deluxe).


Horizon Chase Turbo

This product was recommended by John Tian from Mobitrix

Horizon Chase Turbo is inspired by the 80s and 90s greatest hits such as Top Gear, OutRun, and the Rush racing series. Blast your way past your opponents at a speed of fun on each racing circuit. The game is ready to take you for a ride as it features a fresh, stylized take on old-school visuals, a thumping soundtrack from industry legend Barry Leitch, 4-player local multiplayer, and over 100 tracks spread across dozens of locations. Time attacks, infinite nitro challenges, mirrored tracks, and even severe weather danger awaits you in the brand-new playground mode.


Ion Fury

This product was recommended by John Tian from Mobitrix

Ion Fury is a classic 90s FPS action game meshed with modern inventions like seamless level transitions and locational damage. This is a beautiful game world that is assembled from thousands of hand-crafted textures and sprites where you get to climb, duck, swim, jump and blast your way through the seven exciting zones with multiple levels of mayhem. There is an arsenal of devastating weapons such as tri-barrelled revolvers, grenade launchers, multiple armor types, and heat-seeking smart bombs.


Wolfenstein 3D

This product was recommended by Nikita Verma from PurpleCrest Management Consulting

Every gamer needs to experience this! It’s the godfather of the FPS genre. Maybe it was the fact that people got to blow away Nazis. Maybe it was the sheer challenge of it all. The first first-person shooter bullet was fired when B.J. Blazkowicz, began his escape from Castle Wolfenstein. The history of all shooters can be traced back to this ancestor, and to this day I still enjoy the zombie-slaying mayhem of Wolfenstein 3D, and I believe that the young ones can learn a few things from their founding fathers. This game has the genetics of what eventually became Doom, all the charm of old-school video games from the 90s, and is not afraid to show off its Nazi imagery and gore to completely immerse you in its dark world. Although the abundance of mazes can make the game frustrating, challenge yourself to beat it! Just download the ECWolf mod so you can play with full controls and resolution. Get Psyched!


Unreal Tournament

This product was recommended by Callum Marshall from Venture 4th Media

It would be very easy to focus on the big names of the 1990s like Doom, Wolfenstein and System Shock. However, of all the FPS games on offer in this era, Unreal Tournament is my pick of the bunch. In this era, FPS games were very much a single player experience with rich campaigns and interesting storylines. However, even back then UT1999 seen the potential of multiplayer and online shooter experiences and provided an incredible format in which players could fight human and AI opponents across various maps in a tournament style format. I firmly believe that this game was one of the founding fathers of multiplayer FPS gaming that we know and love today. Plus, the game did still have a gripping campaign, cool races and characters, a wealth of deadly weapons like the Shock Rifle and the Flak Cannon to name a few. Then to top it all off, this series would dominate the early 2000’s with Unreal Tournament 2004 serving as yet another staggeringly good FPS title. Overall, this is a superb FPS experience even today, so be sure to check out.


Duke Nukem 3D

This product was recommended by Ronald Williams from BestPeopleFinder

“DUKE3D” had a simple storyline, like many other old-school FPS titles. In Duke Nukem 3D we go through a Japanese restaurant, cinema, military bases, weapons store, prisons, offices, bank, alien spaceships, and even nightclubs (as long as you’re not playing the censored Nintendo 64 version). Duke Nukem 3D’s arsenal is diverse, and it is also possible to use other items such as a jetpack (to lift Duke to secret places, they are not accessible by foot), asteroids (which drastically increase the protagonist’s speed), and a kit doctor (to recharge energy at the most opportune time). Between 1997 and 1998, the game received three expansions authorized by 3D Realms: Duke it Out in DC, Life’s a Beach, and Nuclear Winter, which added new levels, and in the case of the last two, themed levels. In recent years, the “20th Anniversary World Tour” has been launched, celebrating the game’s 20th anniversary, and can be played on PC and current-gen consoles. Having a fifth new episode made by the original creators, a new weapon, and new additions, it is considered the definitive version to revisit the classic.


Activision James Bond 007: GoldenEye

This product was recommended by Michael Rose from Union Law Firm

I was raised on Fleming’s novels and the Bond films, and ‘GoldenEye’ is the closest that I’ve ever, and will ever come to fulfilling my lifelong ambition of working as an active agent for Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The name’s Rose, Michael Rose…


Half-Life 2

This product was recommended by Sam Cohen from MyFreeOCR

My favorite 90s fps games would have to be Half-Life and Doom. Both games were classics in their own right, and I spent countless hours playing them. The graphics may not be as good as today’s games, but the experience was unmatched. Plus, both games are still a lot of fun to play today.


Doom (1993)

This product was recommended by Muhammad Shoaib from Ivacy

The all-time favorite and the most played game of the 90s, it might be hard to find gamers from the 90s who haven’t played this game. It was simple, violent, and deeply satisfying. On its launch, the original Doom version took the gaming world by storm. The new version of this game is also released recently and is still played by many FPS gamers.


Half-Life (1998)

This product was recommended by Muhammad Shoaib from Ivacy

Half-Life (1988) has a fascinating place in the gaming world. This game has all the trends of the gaming world in the 90s and still with the best storyline. This title was so persuasive that it encouraged developers for several mods and third-party remakes in the last few decades, which includes Black Mesa, which was released in 2020.


Doom

This product was recommended by Ross Jurewitz from Jurewitz Law Group

It was the FPS that helped me to find my gaming feet, and arguably was the game that launched a thousand different franchises, as even though FPSs weren’t exactly new when it was launched, Doom revolutionised, and changed the way gamers saw and thought about them. It’s the granddaddy of the modern FPS and it’s still the best FPS there was, is and ever will be.


Star Wars: Jedi Knight Dark Forces II

This product was recommended by James “Jimmy” Watts from Own The Grill

I’m a Star Wars kid, and any game that lets me venture into George Lucas’ world is always going to be a hit with me. And, I have kind of a sentimental attachment to this game as it was the first Star Wars FPS that I ever played, and fell completely head over heels in love with.


Medal of Honor Underground

This product was recommended by Sheila Eugenio from Media Mentions

I spent countless hours playing this game and never got bored. Medal of Honor is so well-made and fun to play that I never wanted to put them down. If you’re looking for a good fps game from the 90s, I highly recommend giving it a try. You won’t be disappointed!


Heretic: Shadow Of The Serpent Riders

This product was recommended by Phillip Villegas from Three Pedal Mafia

The Heretic/Hexen franchise began with Heretic, which is the first game in the series. This is the start of Ravens’ practise of adopting id’s most recent game engines, enhancing them, and putting them to use in a fantasy game. The Doom engine was utilised to create Heretic. The Raven team added an inventory system, the ability to view up and down, and the ability to fly to the engine, as well as some minor features like powerful wind currents. Aside from the inventory, the primary gameplay that made Doom so popular stayed the same.


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Written by Zak Parker

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