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First-person shooters always have a lot of different types, whether you want more story or more gunplay action. The Nintendo Switch has a lot of both. You might think that a company known for Mario or The Legend of Zelda wouldn’t have many bloody games, but we were wrong.
There are a lot of different first-person shooter games for the Switch, so there is something for everyone. These are worth keeping in mind whether you like horror with your FPS gameplay, like a bit of a retro redesign, like playing remastered classics again, or just want to cause as much death and chaos as possible.
Bulletstorm: Duke Of Switch Edition
The well-known action hero from video games is back on Nintendo Switch, but not in his own game. Instead, he’s been added to Bulletstorm, an FPS game from 2011. With this 2019 version, you can play the whole game as Duke Nukem instead of Grayson Hunt, and the voice actor who played Grayson Hunt is back to do the speech.
With the Duke of Switch Edition, Bulletstorm’s world looks better than ever. The game’s settings are beautiful, and the Skillshot system lets you do cool things to enemies as you kill them. And if the controls and weapons look a bit familiar, that’s because it’s an FPS from Epic and People Can Fly, the same people who made the first Gears of War and Judgement.
Quake 2 (2023)
Quake 2, made by id Software, has been remastered 26 years after it came out. It now supports 4K and widescreen displays better and comes with a brand-new campaign update called “Call of the Machine” that has 28 original levels made by Machine Games. Now is the time to get into Quake if you haven’t already.
On top of online and local multiplayer, there’s crossplay for when your friends don’t have a Switch but do have a PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. The story is set in space and the gameplay is a mix of early Doom and Wolfenstein games. You play as a lone wolf fighting against the Strogg, an alien race that has become military.
The House Of The Dead Remake
When it came to video games, The House of the Dead was like Resident Evil. It became a popular series in its own right, and now it’s been remade and brought to the Switch. You can play this game like the old-school first-person rail shooter games you may be used to, but the images, enemies, and user interface have been updated.
The story can end in three different ways, and there is also a local multiplayer mode. They also added a photo mode so you can take pictures of some of Dr. Curien’s most interesting experiments before going on to the next part of the game in his mansion of horrors.
Borderlands Legendary Collection
Borderlands is not only a great first-person shooter series, but it’s also one of the best sci-fi games you can get for Nintendo Switch. You fight the most greedy companies with characters that are well-developed and often funny. The first Borderlands game, Borderlands 2, and The Prequel are all in this package.
Besides the funny parts, the best things about it are the looter gun RPG systems and the unique art style that you won’t find in any other games in this genre. One of video games’ most famous bad guys, CEO Handsome Jack, is in the follow-up game. He is probably the least bad thing about him because he is heterochromic.
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun
The latest fixed-point strategy game in the Warhammer 40K series looks like old games, which is a trend that more and more new FPS games are following. In terms of how it works, looks, and blood, it’s like a mix of Prodeus and the original Doom. It’s proud to be called a “boomer shooter.”
As you fight your way around Graia, you’re back in the part of a Space Marine in a sci-fi world set a few thousand years from now. Rahul Kohli voices this marine called Malum Caedo. Kohli is also in Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical and has been in a number of Mike Flanagan Netflix shows, such as Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and The Fall of the House of Usher.
The gameplay is completely different from any other first-person shooter you’ve played. It really adds something new to the genre.
Neon White is a game about an assassin named Neon who is sent to Heaven to kill devils while competing in speed and time races. The weapons are also based on cards; they are called Soul Cards.
Your character won’t even be holding the gun; instead, it will show up in one corner of the screen, and the card in the other corner will fire the ammo at enemies. It has elements of card games, platform games, first-person shooters, and visual novels for how the characters interact with each other.
The classic Doom and Quake-style FPS images in Dusk make you feel like you’re back in the 1990s, even though it was made in 2018. It’s more of a horror-themed shooter with level-based gameplay that’s broken up into episodes.
You meet a bunch of scary cultists and other monsters in three episodes that feel very much like works by Lovecraft.
Like the self-proclaimed Doomguy, you are an unnamed main character who goes into the heart of Dusk, Pennsylvania, on what was supposed to be a simple treasure hunt but turns into a terrifying survival nightmare. The possessed people of Dusk need to know who they’re up against now that they have a wide range of weapons.
The Metro games are based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s books. The Nintendo Switch still doesn’t have Metro Exodus, but the Redux bundle of Metro 2033 and Last Light is just as great.
These games are science fiction set after the end of the world, where an alien race called the Dark Ones takes over Moscow after a nuclear war.
Throughout the series, you play as Artyom, who tells the story of his missions against the mutant animals that roam the wasteland and the different groups of enemy troops you meet. As you move through the metro tunnels under Moscow, you can improve some cool weapons and experience a lot of exciting moments.
Bright Memory: Infinite
This exciting forward-looking first-person shooter game also takes place in the 2030s. It’s a mix of a sequel and a remake that adds to Bright Memory: Episode One.
Bright Memory has beautiful graphics and gameplay pictures. It also has melee action, where you can dodge bullets and juggle enemies with a second sword.
You are Shelia Tan, an agent of the Supernatural Science Research Organization, and you are needed in the field after a strange weather event around the world. As part of the research, you have to fight enemy soldier units and ancient giant bosses in a beautiful landscape. You have an exosuit that gives you extra superpowers.
Crysis Remastered Trilogy
The remastered Crysis series has been brought to the Switch, along with other first-person shooter games with beautiful scenery and unique suits. The first game came out in 2007, and this new version makes the hostile soldier and alien-infested Lingshan Islands look better with better images.
As Nomad, a fighter in a nanosuit, you can use your invisibility to sneak up on enemies or come at them with all your might and destroy everything in your path. The Ceph are a unique species of aliens that add a sci-fi twist to the military shooter genre, making this another great first-person shooter series.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus And Youngblood
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and Youngblood, a spin-off game about B.J.’s children, are the only games in the series that can be played on the Switch. They are both first-person shooters, but they are very different from each other. Wolfenstein 2 is a single-player game where B.J. Blazkowicz and his team keep going after Nazis and Irene Engel, who is their crazy boss, in the US.
On the other hand, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a co-op game where either of the Blazkowicz twins can be played as. However, both games have the same intense, bloody Nazi killing action with stealth and dual-wielding, so you can expect to fight big, heavy enemies like Panzerhunds and ÜberSoldats.
Prodeus is a good example of a current first-person shooter game that tries to look retro by using both pixel art and 3D art. A lot of things about it are like Doom, like how the enemies look and how bloody everything is. But the suit UI view isn’t as similar, since you can’t see through the Slayer’s Praetor helmet.
The particle effects, settings, and weapons are all pretty cool, and the damage they do is sure to be massive. Having multiplayer and a level creator in Basket Random is also fun. You can make your own levels or play levels that other players have made.
BioShock: The Collection
The BioShock games take place in different versions of history and feature dark, dystopian settings. This collection includes all three games in updated form.
Rapture is the name of an underground city in the first two books in the series. It’s not as magical as it seems at first. You soon learn that it’s home to some very scary enemies who are killing it from the inside out.
You go to the floating city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite, which is set in the sky instead of under the water. It has troubles that go back a long way, and you’ll need a friend to help you get out.
You have the usual first-person shooter weapons, but you also have special powers called Plasmids and Vigors that can shock and burn some enemies.
Doom (2016) And Doom Eternal
The hellwalker, the story, the myth. In his never-ending battle against Hell’s armies, the Doom Slayer will cover your Switch screens in a thick layer of hellish blood in Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal.
The enemies and levels in these two games are very exciting, the story and gunplay are very immersive, and the conversation is very well written.
The sequel adds to everything the first game did and makes it even better by adding new monsters, level layouts, and tough boss fights. You can still improve your weapons to fire different types of ammunition and use an AI to help you complete tasks, but now there are also more parkour elements.
Metroid Prime Remastered
In 2002’s Metroid Prime, you could finally play as Samus Aran from the first-person point of view. This 2023 remake is only available on the Switch. You can now get back into Samus’ power suit and use all of its features to hunt Chozo on Tallon IV.
Along with Dead Space and Resident Evil 4, this is one of the best remakes of a game you can get.
This Metroid game was the one that totally changed the gameplay and look of the series. It went from being a third-person Metroidvania platformer to a fast-paced first-person shooter with puzzles and target lock-on. Every part of the 2002 game is back, but it’s all been changed. This includes the shape of the ball and, of course, Ridley.