TOP 69 TACTICAL SHOOTER GAMES

Tactical shooters are like chess, but with guns. Instead of moving chess pieces, players move their characters through complex battlefields, trying to out-manoeuvre their opponents while staying alive. What distinguishes this genre from other types of shooters are the emphasis on strategy and teamwork. It's not just about shooting first and asking questions later - players need to think creatively, coordinate their actions with their team-mates, and make calculated decisions to achieve victory. One reason why players love tactical shooters is the sense of accomplishment that comes with pulling off a successful operation. There's something immensely satisfying about working together with your team to carry out a complex plan and emerge victorious against all odds. If you're a fan of tactical shooters, you're in luck - we've put together a top-notch list of the best games in this genre. From classic titles to new releases, we've got it all covered. So strap on your boots, lock and load, and get ready to deploy - victory awaits!

#01
Games like Crossfire: Sierra Squad

Crossfire: Sierra Squad

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS5, PC
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 9/10

#02
Games like House of the Dying Sun

House of the Dying Sun

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 8.9/10

#03
Games like Space Tyrant

Space Tyrant

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 8.5/10

#04
Games like Planet R-12

Planet R-12

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#05
Games like Tom Clancys Rainbow Six 3

Tom Clancys Rainbow Six 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Console
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#06
Games like Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#07
Games like Arma III

Arma III

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#08
Games like Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#09
Games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, PS2
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#10
Games like Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#11
Games like Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943

Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#12
Games like SWAT 4

SWAT 4

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#13
Games like Insurgency

Insurgency

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 8.1/10

#14
Games like Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 8/10

#15
Games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 7.9/10

#16
Games like ArmA II

ArmA II

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 7.8/10

#17
Games like Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, XSX, PS5
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 7.8/10

#18
Games like Not A Hero

Not A Hero

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Mac, Android
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 7.8/10

#19
Games like SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs

SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 7.7/10

#20
Games like Quintet

Quintet

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC, Mac, Android
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#21
Games like America's Army: Proving Grounds

America's Army: Proving Grounds

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#22
Games like Payday 2

Payday 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#23
Games like Star Wars Republic Commando

Star Wars Republic Commando

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#24
Games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Mac, PS3, Xbox One
  • Release: 2012
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#25
Games like Ghosts of Tabor

Ghosts of Tabor

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#26
Games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 1999
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#27
Games like Incubation: Time is Running Out

Incubation: Time is Running Out

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1997
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#28
Games like SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle

SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1999
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#29
Games like Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2012
  • Rating: 7.4/10

#30
Games like MAG

MAG

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS3
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: 7.4/10

#31
Games like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 7.4/10

#32
Games like Onward

Onward

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#33
Games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#34
Games like The Red Solstice

The Red Solstice

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#35
Games like SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#36
Games like Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 7.1/10

#37
Games like Full Spectrum Warrior

Full Spectrum Warrior

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Console, PS3
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 7/10

#38
Games like The Goatman

The Goatman

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 7/10

#39
Games like SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs

SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7/10

#40
Games like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: 2011 - Final Assault

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: 2011 - Final Assault

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 7/10

#41
Games like Squad

Squad

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 7/10

#42
Games like America's Army: Special Forces

America's Army: Special Forces

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7/10

#43
Games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Extraction

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Extraction

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, PS5, XSX, Xbox One
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 7/10

#44
Games like ArmA: Combat Operations

ArmA: Combat Operations

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 7/10

#45
Games like SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 7/10

#46
Games like America's Army: Operations

America's Army: Operations

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 7/10

#47
Games like Bad Business

Bad Business

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 6.6/10

#48
Games like America's Army 3

America's Army 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 6.5/10

#49
Games like Close Combat: First to Fight

Close Combat: First to Fight

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Mac, Wii
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 6.5/10

#50
Games like Deadly Dozen Reloaded

Deadly Dozen Reloaded

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 6.4/10

#51
Games like Lemmings Paintball

Lemmings Paintball

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 1996
  • Rating: 6.3/10

#52
Games like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 6.3/10

#53
Games like Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 6.2/10

#54
Games like SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS3
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 6.1/10

#55
Games like Conflict: Global Terror

Conflict: Global Terror

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 6/10

#56
Games like SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS3
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 6/10

#57
Games like Zero Killed

Zero Killed

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 5.4/10

#58
Games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Critical Hour

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Critical Hour

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 5.4/10

#59
Games like Interstellar Marines

Interstellar Marines

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 5.3/10

#60
Games like Jagged Alliance Online: Reloaded

Jagged Alliance Online: Reloaded

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 5/10

#61
Games like BattleRush: Ardennes Assault

BattleRush: Ardennes Assault

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 5/10

#62
Games like America's Army: True Soldiers

America's Army: True Soldiers

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Xbox 360
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 5/10

#63
Games like Umbrella Corps

Umbrella Corps

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 4.3/10

#64
Games like Strid

Strid

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 3.9/10

#65
Games like Left Alive

Left Alive

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 3.5/10

#66
Games like Thunder Tier One

Thunder Tier One

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 2.4/10

#67
Games like Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: n/a

#68
Games like SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Combined Assault

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Combined Assault

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: n/a

#69
Games like SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: n/a