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5 Best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5



The PlayStation 5 uses the power of the console in order to bring us some fantastic experiences. Among these experiences are Tactical Shooters. These games force the player to slow down and think. The gameplay within these games is often slow and deliberate and requires some thought beforehand. This gives the game a more delayed sense of gratification than other games and a flavor all its own. So, to highlight some of the best the genre has to offer. Please enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5.

5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

We begin today's list of the best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5, with a great title. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a game that wonderfully applies the hero shooter formula into a competent tactical shooter. Players will play against one another in tense and realistic firefights. Players will have to work together in order to defeat their opponents. This sees players using a ton of gadgets and their wits in order to outsmart their opponents. Additionally, the game has a realistic damage model that rewards players for their accuracy with one-shot headshots.

Players can use a number of abilities as well to get ahead of their opponents. This includes things such as a shield, spike traps, and more. This gives the game a casual, but still tactical feel. The maps on the game have intricate layouts that players will have to learn in order to get an edge on their opponents as well. So, if you are someone who enjoys Tactical Shooters, and has a console. Definitely check out Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, as it is one of the best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5.

4. Verdun

Switching things up considerably, from a modern tactical shooter to a World War 1-era tactical shooter, we have VerdunVerdun is a game that, despite its niche premise, offers incredibly solid tactical gameplay for players at a relatively cheap cost. This is wonderful, as it allows players to get a taste of the tactical shooter genre, without overwhelming them with overly complicated game mechanics. Players will have to use their positioning wisely, as one wrong move within this game, can result in a player's death. However, this isn't anything to fear, as the game features respawns.

Being set during World War 1 gives this game a distinct style and setting, which few games attempt to capture. The tactical elements of the game really shine in the game's pacing. Players must move carefully throughout the battlefield to avoid enemy fire. This will require players to work together with their team and ensure that they use cover in order to survive. For players who enjoy realism in their FPS games, this is certainly one to keep on your radar. To close, Verdun is one of the best Tactical Shooters available on PlayStation 5.

3. Hell Let Loosebest FPS games

Next up on our list of the best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5, we have Hell Let LooseHell Let Loose is a game that made waves when it was released on the PlayStation 5. That is because, for the most part, it was the first large-scale tactical shooter released for the console, and offered players stunning visuals, and gameplay. Players will be placed into squads in which they will have to communicate and coordinate with other players in order to succeed. The maps in this game are wonderfully rendered and offer very realistic depictions of many real-world conflicts.

The weaponry and uniforms in the game are also really realistic and remain true to their real-world counterparts. Additionally, the game has the premier large-scale tactical shooter on the console. This makes it stand out among other titles. The gameplay within the game is slow and deliberate, requiring the player to think about their next move before making it. Players are able to construct barriers and other fortifications and use them to their advantage as well. In conclusion, Hell Let Loose is a stunning example of what Tactical Shooters can be on the PlayStation 5.

2. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

For the next entry on our list of Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5, we have Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands. This is a game that perfectly encapsulates the greater aspects of the military sandbox game. This can be seen in the adaptability and openness of the gameplay. For those unaware, this is a game where players move throughout Bolivia and track down members of the drug cartels. This sees players taking control of a team of elite operatives. Players can customize their soldiers in a number of ways, to fit the scenario around them.

The game does a fantastic of allowing the player to tweak the difficulty of the game to their liking. However, this is a rare game that in many ways, can be improved by ramping up the difficulty. Removing more of the hand-holdy elements allows this game to become incredibly immersive and realistic. This is great for players who wish to have more of a grounded tactical experience. In summation, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands applies the tactical shooter formula to open-world design wonderfully. For these reasons, we consider it one of the best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5.

1. Insurgency Sandstorm

For the final entry on our list, we have Insurgency SandstormInsurgency Sandstorm is a game that allows players to participate in wonderfully tactical gameplay in an accessible way. The game has both PvP and PvE offerings, which is fantastic for players who want more variety. The PvE in the game is really strong, due to the fact that the enemy AI is top-notch, and offers a challenge to even the most hardened veterans of the genre. As far as PvP goes, the game allows for an amazing amount of customization as well.

Everything from what your soldier wears, to the weapons and attachments they use, and wonderfully rendered and customizable. This allows players to adapt almost any weapon to their playstyle, which is fantastic. All of these elements combine to make Insurgency Sandstorm not only a great title, that can be adapted to a number of situations and playstyles but a wonderful experience overall. In short, Insurgency Sandstorm is one of the best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5, and a title more players should definitely check out.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Tactical Shooters on PlayStation 5? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.