The first-person shooter (FPS) genre continues to be the most popular in video games, due to the action-packed gameplay it often brings. 2023 is packed full of great releases, and in this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 10 most anticipated FPS titles to come out in 2023.


PAYDAY 3 is an upcoming co-operative first-person shooter action game by Starbreeze Studios and published by Plaion and is the successor to PAYDAY 2. PAYDAY 3 is set for a 2023 release for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

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The PAYDAY series is a co-op shooter where you and a group of 3 other friends can team up as bank robbers and pull off daring heists and do random crime-related things. The stakes start relatively low with knocking off corner shops and small jewelry stores... Each new heist scenario had to top the previous one so by the end you're robbing the alien Illuminati and stealing nuclear warheads to sell on the Russian black market.

PAYDAY 3 is going to use Unreal Engine 4, which will make it look better and run smoother than the previous in-house engine of PD2.

2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is a next-gen sequel to the award-winning PC game franchise developed by GSC Game World, set to deliver a unique action experience of survival in the post-apocalyptic Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. It is set to release in 2023 for Microsoft Windows and the Xbox Series X/S.

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The STALKER series is infamous for its unforgiving gameplay... however, as STALKER 2 is the first modern entry in the franchise, it is yet to be seen if the studio could capture the magic of the previous entries.

3. Starfield

Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next-generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

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The title is likely to be similar to Fallout 4, where the gunplay is taking the backseat to the RPG mechanics and story. Starfield's initial release date was November 2022 but was later changed to 2023. The game is going to be available on Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows.

4. Exoprimal

Exoprimal is an online, team-based action game that pits humanity's cutting-edge exosuit technology against history's most ferocious beasts – dinosaurs.​​ The game is going to be available on all systems except the Switch.

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Dino Survival, the main game mode, sees two teams of five players compete in a variety of PvE and PvP missions. Players will be transported to the scene of the latest dinosaur outbreak and follow Leviathan's guidance to complete objectives. The team that completes the mission first will emerge victorious.

Exoprimal sounds like something new and unique, but in team vs team shooters, people usually just ignore the objective to fight each other normally instead. Exoprimal is set for a 2023 release.

5. Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

Play a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy, as they battle against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos. Load up your Boltgun and plunge into battle headfirst! Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000, classic, frenetic FPS gameplay and the stylish visuals of your favorite 90’s retro shooters.

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Warhammer 40k: Boltgun is scheduled for a 2023 release on all systems.

6. I.G.I. Origins

It’s 1980, the Cold War balances precariously on the brink of full-scale conflict. Infiltrate a volatile and manipulative world of high-stakes espionage – your way. Plan and execute your missions against an enemy plotting all-out nuclear war in this tense and tactical first-person shooter.

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In I.G.I. Origins, players will go deep into the origins of the Institute for Global Intelligence, re-imagining a pioneer of the tactical first-person shooter genre, the prequel to 2000’s Project I.G.I.


HYENAS is a new multiplayer sci-fi FPS where you team up with 2 other players to steal items on a map. It looks like a fusion of Apex Legends and Bioshock - think of a battle royale shrunken down, injected with Borderlands’ DNA, and shoved into a spaceship prison that doubles as a mall.

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Hyenas is set to launch on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2023. This will be Creative Assembly's first game developed for the new-gen systems

8. Atomic Heart

Atomic Heart is another post-apocalyptic FPS as part of a debut project by Russian developer Mundfish. The game takes place in the alternate-history Soviet Union in 1955 where robots and other automatons have become a fundamental part of human society. Things go awry as these contraptions go rogue, forcing players to put an end to the chaos.

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Using the combat abilities granted by your experimental power glove, your arsenal of blades and cutting-edge weaponry, fight for your life in explosive and frenetic encounters. Adapt your fighting style to each unique opponent. Combine your skills and resources, use the environment and upgrade your equipment to overcome challenges and fight for good.

Atomic Heart will launch on February 21, 2023.

9. Redfall

Redfall is an open-world, co-op FPS from Arkane Austin, the award-winning team behind Prey and Dishonored. The island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the citizens off from the outside world.

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Explore the open world and immerse yourself in a deep story campaign as you unravel the mystery behind the vampires’ appearance. Ally with a handful of survivors against the creatures threatening to bleed the town dry.

10. Witchfire

Witchfire is a first-person shooter from the creative leads behind Painkiller and Bulletstorm. A roguelite for people who hate roguelites, the game offers a challenging but satisfying gameplay experience, and with multiple roads to victory.

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Armed with strange weapons and forbidden pagan magic, players must hunt a powerful witch holding the key to their salvation.

>>> Read more: Top 5 Best Post-Apocalyptic Games On PC (2023)