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fps gamesMost people spend ninety percent of their time on a computer in the web browser. Office and productivity suites might tempt you enough for the occasional trip to the desktop, but even there a shift to the browser is evident with tools like Google Docs.

With the capabilities of modern browsers growing ever more, there’s a convergence of web and traditional application technologies. But however evident, I never expected games to make the leap as eloquently as they did.

Sure, games have been present in web browsers in times past, but there’s a big difference between Flash games MUO Games - The Best Websites to Play Flash Games MUO Games - The Best Websites to Play Flash Games Read More  (no matter how addictive) and a good first person shooter The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming] The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming] Welcome to the first installment of MakeUseOf Gaming. On tap today we will be taking a look at the three best first person shooters in the history of gaming. First person shooters are one of... Read More . Installing Chrome or Firefox still isn’t enough to make your old laptop into PlayStation 3, but evolving browser standards and cross-platform engines like Unity Unity - Great 3D Games On Multiple Platforms & Browsers Unity - Great 3D Games On Multiple Platforms & Browsers Read More are slowly but steadily leveling the playing field.

Now, there’s a rich choice of equally rich multiplayer FPS games that you can play straight from your web browser. We tried to collect those FPS games that were most brimming with awesomeness, below (in no particular order).

First things first…

The below FPS games all require the Unity Web Player 6 Awesome FPS Games For Your Browser 6 Awesome FPS Games For Your Browser Most people spend ninety percent of their time on a computer in the web browser. Office and productivity suites might tempt you enough for the occasional trip to the desktop, but even there a shift... Read More to be installed on your computer. If you already had the it installed, update to latest version to keep potential issues at bay.

Some of these games can be graphically intensive and might not play decently on an old computer. Playing in full screen mode notably improves performance of the Unity Web Player. It’s also considerably more fun.

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NPlay’s BeGone is a classic online first person shooter reminiscent of games like Counter Strike. There are six available maps, each of which can be played with up to 16 players (although a lower limit can be set). Two game modes are available: elimination, which is essentially a team death-match game, and sabotage.

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Two game modes might not sound like a lot, but the game has great replay value. In-game achievements, like doing the most damage, or killing foes with multiple weapons, get you money at the end of each round which you can use to upgrade your arsenal. At the start of every game your budget resets to zero, so skill is your only advantage in this great looking game.

Offensive Combat

Offensive Combat is an A-grade multiplayer shooter. Great design and game mechanics join together in  a fast-paced mayhem. Did I mention this FPS game is hilarious as well? You can acquire skins to look like trollface or mockingly dance Gangnam Style 4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step 4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step Ah, the cultural phenomenon known as "Gangnam Style" - a crazy song that no one on the other side of the world really understands, paired with an equally crazy music video featuring a dance that... Read More over the lifeless bodies of your bested foes. In terms of gameplay, Offensive Combat is right on.

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The catch? The game heavily promotes in-game currency purchases. Playing the game extensively gets you a lot of gold coins, but the blue coins can only be purchased with real money. You can buy a lot of things with gold coins, but you can only ‘rent’ weapons with them for a few days. To purchase a weapon requires blue coins, and only purchased weapons are viable for weapon upgrades.

In other words, you can (hugely!) enjoy the game without ever paying a dime. The game is of top notch quality. However, to play competitively, you’ll need to spend a few bucks.

CS Portable

You can imagine my skepticism when I, a hardened Counter Strike fan, encountered Critical Strike Portable (abbreviated CS Portable). After going through a very Counter Strike-like menu and selecting a map that looked vaguely familiar, I was positively surprised by Critical Strike Portable.

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This Counter Strike homage is light weight and stays largely true to the familiar game mechanics. In fact, with its fast-paced gameplay, it’s just as riveting as it is addicting. Old fan favorites have been replicated as maps in CS Portable and a wide variety of game modes, including bomb defusal, team death-match and zombie mode. If that wasn’t enough, you can also get CS Portable on iOS and Android Critical Strike Portable Brings First Person Shooter Mayhem To Your Tablet [MUO Gaming] Critical Strike Portable Brings First Person Shooter Mayhem To Your Tablet [MUO Gaming] While not specifically marketed for tablets, let's face it - to fully experience any FPS game, you really need the larger screen of a tablet. You can purchase from a long list of great first... Read More  devices!

Contract Wars

Contract Wars is a Russian game and relatively new to the global market. Regardless, Contract Wars is AAA quality material, on par with most blockbuster games. A huge arsenal will keep you busy while you play on twelve maps in five different game modes. The game features RPG elements, with contract missions (hence the name), leveling and skill unlocks. A lot of items can be acquired through in-app purchases, but contracts are a fun opportunity to earn the same currency.

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If the gameplay is great, the graphics are simply amazing. I mean, just look at the screenshot above. If that doesn’t drop your jaw already, try your luck with the HD video below. If you’re still unsure after that, I’ll leave you alone. Just know that if your computer can handle the strain, this game will be able to give you a helluva ride, without ever leaving the browser.


UberStrike is a modern, fast-paced shooter that’s available on a variety of platforms. Apart from playing on the UberStrike website, you can get your dose of FPS action on Facebook. Also available are iOS and Android apps. A Mac OS X or Windows client can be downloaded from the website as well.

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We wrote up a full Uberstrike review UberStrike - A Free MMOFPS In Your Browser Or On Your Mac UberStrike - A Free MMOFPS In Your Browser Or On Your Mac UberStrike is a fast-paced cross-platform MMOFPS (or 'online shooter' in short), with over five million registered users, and one million active players per month. It reminds at the same time of Counter Strike and of... Read More  last year. The game is still the same entertaining mix of fast-paced shoot-outs and creative weaponry. An extensive leveling system keeps you occupied while you play. The in-game store, which hosts a sizable arsenal of both weapons and skins, can be enjoyed using purchased credits, or credits you earn while playing.

Wolfenstein 3D

With a new Wolfenstein title in the pipelines, Bethesda has released the original Wolfenstein 3D game online 20 years after the fact, and you can play it from your browser! This game was one of the pioneers of the first person shooter genre and helped pave the road for all those games mentioned above!

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The FPS game, in which you have to work your way through a number of floors to escape a Nazi compound, is played exclusively with the keyboard. It’s a strange experience, especially considering how far we’ve come, but Wolfenstein 3D has retained much of its original charm throughout the years.

In a list like this, it’s almost impossible to include every game worthy of interest. There’s a rich selection of in-browser FPS games available already.

Which of these FPS games do you play? Any other suggestions for your fellow readers? Drop a line in the comments section below the article!

  1. InsaneStingray16
    June 24, 2016 at 6:36 am

    download arc welder on webstore download cs portable apk then do the instructions then enjoy!

  2. RJ
    March 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    can any of these work on Chromebook?

    • fkjgh
      June 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm


  3. lol
    January 30, 2016 at 11:10 am


  4. Ricky Bobby
    January 17, 2016 at 5:39 am

    could you download any of these to use offline

  5. Fadi Ajaj
    June 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    contract wars is better than ballistic

  6. Fadi Ajaj
    June 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    The best game for browser is contract wars look for a game have this kind of graphic and 94 weapon with full Customization !!!! plus it is on steam right now

  7. iiAnonymousUser
    May 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Most games like Contract Wars are good but you would need to not have chrome to play

  8. Heera
    February 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    You can check ballistic..that's the best fps games on browser...that also require unity 3D web player...

    • GizzyLizzyGaming - Minecraft and More!
      June 5, 2015 at 8:45 am

      I know Heera... I just tried it...its so amazing...really good for a browser game

  9. alikhan2100
    June 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    What i have to do or install to play these games on Mozilla Firefox?

    • Simon Slangen
      June 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Just install the Unity Web Player (Mac or Windows) and you're good to go.

  10. Patrick J
    June 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Well, I am pretty excited to play the games stated above. But what are the hardware requirements for them?

    • Simon Slangen
      June 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      The hardware requirements are similar to those of comparable desktop games. Luckily, most of these games offer low-resolution modes too. Playing the game in full-screen makes a big (positive) speed difference as well.

  11. Guest
    June 19, 2013 at 3:03 am

    There's also Quake Live (Look up Warsow if you're on Mac/Windows and are tired of Quake Live crashing), Battlefield Heroes (I think?), and some other FPS that I can't think of at the moment. This list is pretty good though, will have to try a few of these out.

  12. Sergeant Trigger
    June 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Offensive Combat is my GAME and already reached level cap 50 \m/

  13. Phuc Ngoc
    June 18, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Awesome! Definitely try this in our free time :D

  14. David Moreira
    June 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Nice! Gonna try some now.

  15. dragonmouth
    June 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Is this for Windows only?

    • Simon Slangen
      June 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Most of these games are built on Unity.

      There's a Unity Web Player available for Windows and Mac OS X.

      Unity also started using Google Chrome's Native Client platform. In short, this means you can play Unity content in Google Chrome without installing the web client. This should also work under Linux, although I'm not able to try it out myself.

      • dragonmouth
        June 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

        Thanks, but since Chrome is against my religion and I use Linux, I'm out of luck. Oh well, it looks like I got excited for nothing. /grin/

  16. yuitre_
    June 17, 2013 at 10:38 am

    wow. . . contract wars looks like a serious contender.

    • Simon Slangen
      June 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Right? It looks stunning. After a few minutes, you completely forget you're playing from your browser.

    • Unknown Man
      March 28, 2015 at 2:08 am

      It really is stunnig

  17. Sonesh Lakhani
    June 17, 2013 at 7:25 am

    i like Wolfenstein 3D game

  18. Adly Asraf
    June 17, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Nice list.

  19. Etescartz
    June 17, 2013 at 4:26 am

    There is also Quakelive...

    • Simon Slangen
      June 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Quake Live is indeed worth a look. Thanks for chiming in.

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