Free shooters that anyone with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox

Free shooters that anyone with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X will want to play

Some free games are best left unchecked. That’s not true of these great shooters for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

We wouldn’t be true Dutchmen if we didn’t like free stuff. As with good deals, the word “free” triggers a new level of greed in us. The same goes for games, of course. But gamers also know that free doesn’t always mean good.

Online, you are just barely being bombarded to death with the free games. And the bulk of them are actually negligibly bad. From unnecessary micro-transactions to just dreadful bad gameplay. But every now and then there is a gem hidden among the free junk. We sought them out for you. With this time: the best free shooters you’ll want to play anyway on the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

These free shooters you’ll want to play on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X

Sure there are top examples of free shooters. Just think, Fortnite, or Call of Duty: Warzone. But there are other free shooters that are also worthwhile.

Halo Infinite | Xbox Series X/S

A more famous shooter than Halo hardly has the Xbox. Of course, games like Gears of War are also typical Xbox hits, but none come close to the success of Halo. Then it’s all the better that you can play it for free, too.

In Halo Infinite, the non-existent price tag does nothing to diminish the quality. The maps are fun, the weapons fantastic and the battles entertaining. Exactly as you would expect from Halo.

Free shooters that everyone with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X wants to play (image: Xbox Game Studios)

Splitgate | PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S

Splitgate calls itself a cross between Portal and Halo. And better than that, we can’t describe the game. It is a fast-paced game where you compete against other players in an arena. The freedom of movement and the speed at which you whiz through the arena is what makes Splitgate so entertaining.

But just running quickly back and forth and teleporting won’t cut it in Splitgate. Portals can only be placed on specific surfaces. You will therefore have to constantly analyze your surroundings while dodging the bullets flying around your ears.

Overwatch 2 | PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S

What, Overwatch 2! But that game is pure dregs ánd incredibly controversial! Yes, observant WANT reader. Overwatch 2 does not immediately deserve the beauty prize. There was a lot of criticism of this sequel to the incredibly popular hero-shooter Overwatch. One of the criticisms was that it was made free, thus emphasizing microtransactions.

And yes, while that may not have been Blizzard’s best move, it did allow the game to reach a new audience. More gamers than ever can now play the game. Perfect for if you’re curious if a hero shooter is for you. After all, this type of shooter was the gaming genre before the Battle-Royale took over. Give it another shot. You won’t lose any money with it, fortunately.

The Finals | PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

The Finals overwhelmed the free-to-play market during its release. It was an original shooter that gamers didn’t know they needed. As a result, the game became a huge success in a short period of time. By now, the hype has subsided a bit and we can look at the game more critically. Our verdict: It is still a fantastic shooter.

In The Finals, you fight small squads in a large arena. You try to earn as much money as possible by mowing down opposing players or to capture special points. Fun, but what makes The Finals so special is that the entire map can be destroyed. Entire apartment buildings can be razed to the ground. Action guaranteed.

Free shooters everyone with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X wants to play (image: Embark Studios)

Apex Legends | PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S

Without question, this is an eye-opener. But come on: Apex Legends is also just incredibly fun. A perfect example of how even free games can offer quality and fun. This battle-royal from the universe of Titanfall has been one of the great competitors of Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone for years.

And it looks like Apex Legends is going to stay at the top of free shooters for some time to come. Every season of the battle-royal adds new content that continues to attract gamers. With an average of 200,000 active players at any given time and incredibly fun gameplay, Apex Legends still remains super relevant to us.

World of Warships: Legends | PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S

Those familiar with World of Tanks will need little introduction to this game. In World of Warships: Legends, you control your own war fleet. What makes this game, and others in the series, so great is that it is grimly realistic. You have to hit your opponent in the right places if you want to take out his boat, plane or tank.

The games are popular with war connoisseurs. The vehicles are all very similar in technology to their real-world counterparts. As a result, World of Warship: Legends feels dynamic and realistic. And those who think naval battles are slow and monotonous are wrong.

Free shooters everyone with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X wants to play (image: Wargaming Group Limited)

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