Top 5 Biggest FPS Games on PC 2022
When we take a glance at the history of the game, we have witnessed that FPS games have left their mark. Doom, Wolfenstein, Quake, Half-Life, and of course Counter-Strike. All these games have managed to write their names in the history of the game together with themselves.
However, when we come to 2022, there are almost hundreds of FPS games. Most games are released similarly to each other and disappear after a while. If we say that the number of games that have managed to hold on in the game industry does not exceed the finger of one hand.
In today’s article, we want to list the FPS games that can mark the year 2022. As a result of our research, we made a detailed analysis based on Esports aspects. If you are ready now, let’s get started and take a quick look at our article.
Undoubtedly, Valorant is the game that should be at the top of our list. Because since its debut in 2020, it has continued to grow and improved itself day by day. Valorant, which has managed to reach millions of players, was designed and released by Riot Games.
In addition, we can say that the game has the same competitive structure as CSGO. And of course, it has been successfully adapted by improving the character ability mechanics of Overwatch. Considering all these, Valorant is one of the favorite games of the new generation.
Perhaps its most notable feature is Valorant competitive Esports scene. Because of its competitive nature, it has managed to attract both betting lovers and hardcore FPS players. Not surprisingly, exactly one year after its debut, it held its first global tournament, the Champions Tour.
In short, Valorant is a game where two teams of 5 people try to destroy each other. Players on one team try to place Spikes in the area defended by the other team. Since Spike is explosive, the opposing team also tries to defuse Spike. In addition, players have special abilities through the agents they choose. Using these abilities, they try to make strategic moves.
Whichever team wins a total of 13 rounds first is deemed to have won that match. Competitive matches have a ranking system that allows players to be ranked. And a hidden MMR mechanic is also in the game so players can be matched according to their skill set. Considering all these, we think that Valorant deserves to be at the top of our list for 2022.
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
When it comes to competition and the FPS games, the first thing that comes to mind for everyone in the world is Counter-Strike. As a matter of fact, Valve has managed to sit at the top alone since the day it debuted with Counter-Strike in 2000. It continues to dominate the industry with more than 1 million simultaneous players.
Exactly 9 years ago, in 2012, Valve released a new game called CSGO in order to keep the industry in its hands. The game was an evolution of the classic Counter-Strike and Source. Classically, CSGO was built around game mechanics were Terrorists and Anti-Terrorists try to destroy each other.
CSGO Esports Scene
Along with CSGO, Valve started to organize large-scale tournaments in order to dominate the Esports industry. Likewise, Valve continued to do wonders in the field of Esports with Dota 2 and appealed to large player bases. Especially tournaments such as IEM, Major, BLAST Premier, and ESL Pro have million-dollar prize pools.
In addition to all this, the competition in CSGO’s Esports scene has increased so much that the gambling industry has also entered the business. Betting on CSGO has been the foundation of Esports betting for many years and has led to the creation of a broad ecosystem within the two sectors.
As you can see, CSGO has managed to influence not only the gaming industry but also the gambling and Esports industries. Maybe we can say that Counter-Strike has become a game that a certain generation cannot get rid of.
Even though its glory days are gone, it still manages to reach millions of players daily. However, recently, with the release of games such as Valiant, Warzone, Apex, and Overwatch, it has started to lose power. We don’t know what the following years will show, but we think that the CSGO legend will continue for many years to come.
3. Overwatch 2
There is a big upcoming venture in the gaming world. Are you aware that this is the calm before the storm? You must know what I’m talking about. Of course I’m talking about XBOX. As you know, XBOX tried to make a breakthrough by bringing the Halo series back to life.
However, although it was a success in its debut days, this event did not find the desired reaction. Although Halo Infinite reached 100,000 simultaneous players in the early days, there are currently 2000 – 5000 players on Steam.
While these developments were taking place in the game world, as you know, XBOX signed a big deal by purchasing Blizzard-Activision. Many Blizzard games, especially Overwatch, have been transferred to Microsoft. After this news, the biggest hype was of course Overwatch, which is dead in terms of player count. It is already clear that Blizzard was developing Overwatch 2. However, most of the projects came to a standstill due to internal harassment and scandals.
After the sale to XBOX, the Overwatch 2 development process accelerated incredibly. In fact, on April 26, 2022, Blizzard is holding a beta for Overwatch 2, and the game is expected to be released probably towards the end of 2022.
Blizzard seems to have returned to its former quality and internal discipline under the leadership of XBOX. If lessons are learned from the mistakes made in the past and reflected in the new game, a great game may be waiting for us. This is exactly why we wanted to include Overwatch 2 in the third row of our guide.
4. Apex Legends
Apex Legends is a free-to-play FPS Battle Royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA. The game, which takes place in the same universe as Titanfall created by EA, is available on all platforms except Nintendo.
The game structure is similar to PUBG and Warzone and focuses on the survival of a certain number of people after falling on an island. After jumping on the map and landing on the ground, you are preparing to find various weapons and enter into hot conflicts. Although it looks like a classic Battle Royale, Apex has the skill system we are used to from Valorant and Overwatch.
Everyone can enter the game with their own special character. Selected characters have a certain number of abilities. For example, one character can open the shield wall, while another can summon a robot and heal themselves.
Apex Legends is one of the most followed games in Esports. Stably, it always manages to be among the top 5 most-watched games on Twitch. In addition to all this, we can see the obvious success of Apex Legends when we take a look at the Steam statistics.
Also, 300,000 people simultaneously play Apex Legends worldwide on Steam. Furthermore, it is usually in the top 4.
5. Call of Duty: Warzone
There are two games in the industry that aim to end PUBG’s dominance. The first of these was Apex Legends, which we just listed. The other is undoubtedly Call of Duty Warzone. Warzone entered the industry in 2020, just like Valorant.
We can say that Warzone has emerged with the adaptation of the classic Battle Royal mechanics to the Call of Duty universe. Warzone has a simple mechanic where you try to escape the poison gas by finding various weapons. Competition is at the highest level due to in-game conflicts and team play being at the forefront.
Esports developments are inevitable in competitive FPS games. Activision tries to organize small tournaments for Warzone from time to time. However, a global tournament across CSGO and Valorant has not yet been held.
In addition, Activision is currently working on Warzone 2 according to the rumors. Although Warzone has not reached as many players as Apex, CSGO, and Valorant, it has a unique player base.