The Best First Person Shooter Games for Teens

Finding the right games for teens is all about striking a balance between engagement and challenge. This is why first-person shooters can be an ideal choice for young people aged between 13-19. Their intense firefights offer the right amount of gameplay depth without being overly complex and off-putting. Moreover, there’s a lot of that cool factor that teens look for when playing with friends. Not all shooters, though, are created equal. 

How to Choose the Best First Person Shooters for Teens 

Ideal video games for teens have to sway towards the more lighthearted side of the spectrum. Games that are too dark or serious in tone won’t engage them for long. The best shooters for teens are primarily bright-colored, offer plenty of options for playing with friends and have the right amount of quirk without being too childish. 

Get ready to lock and load as we explore some of the best first-person shooters for teens money can buy in 2020.

Destiny 2 

What is it all about? 

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The sequel to the sci-fi epic that popularised the looter shooter subgenre, Destiny 2 is one of the most feature-rich FPS games on the market today. You take on the role of a Guardian, a resurrected warrior wielding the power of Light to protect the Solar System from alien forces. What makes Destiny 2 particularly distinct is that you can choose between three different classes, each with its own set of elemental powers. The game has a Diablo-esque quality to it because of the staggering amount of gear that can be found to customize your Guardian. There is also a wide variety of activities, both PvE and PvP, that teens can partake in either alone or with friends. 

Why is it great for teen gamers? 

Destiny 2 is possibly one of the most ideal shooters for teens as it manages to maintain a lighthearted tone in both its story and gameplay while having the right amount of dark. The gunplay is fast and snappy. Abilities turn every battle into an epic spectacle whether you’re fighting AI aliens or player-controlled Guardians. The game’s drop-in-drop-out multiplayer style makes it incredibly easy for you to join your friends’ games at any moment. Even though microtransactions are present in the game, they’re not aggressively promoted and don’t affect gameplay.

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Where can you play it?

Destiny 2 is currently available on the following platforms: 

  • Playstation 4 
  • Xbox One 
  • PC (Steam) 
  • Stadia 

 

Overwatch

What is it all about? 

Quite possibly one of the best video games for teens, Overwatch is a popular choice among young gamers. It’s a team-based hero shooter where good teamwork is important. You choose a hero from a diverse cast of 32 characters (as of the time of this writing), each based on the roles they occupy in a team. The game is primarily PvP with teams sized at 6 players and ever map carries its own objective that both teams battle over.  

Why is it great for teen gamers? 

Overwatch is an incredibly vibrant and engaging experience that makes it one of the top shooters for teens. Each character has an interesting design and personality as well as a unique set of tools that set them in their team role. With each map being objective-based, players don’t always need to have the best aiming skills. Relying on abilities and working with your team is the order of the day. On top of that, Overwatch has that silly humor that Blizzard games like World of Warcraft are known for.

overwatch video game

Where can you play it?

Overwatch is currently available on these platforms: 

  • Playstation 4 
  • Xbox One 
  • Switch 
  • PC (Blizzard/Battle.net) 

 

Valorant

What is it all about? 

valorant shooter game for teens

Riot’s brand new game Valorant is a new player in the FPS arena. Dubbed a tactical hero shooter, it combines the ability-based gameplay of Overwatch with the pinpoint accurate gunplay of Counter-Strike: GO to create a whole new team shooter experience. Just like with Overwatch, you choose between a diverse cast of Agents, each with their own unique ability. Unlike Blizzard’s offering, though, players must also choose from a selection of guns, ranging from pistols to sniper rifles, to create the ideal loadout for their chosen Agent. Maps range from small to medium-sized and carry the same bomb planting and defusing objective popularized by Counter-Strike. 

Why is it great for teen gamers?

Admittedly Valorant is far more hardcore in its competitive nature compared to the rest of the games on this list. This makes it a great game for teens who enjoy a good challenge. Having solid aiming skills as well as being team-oriented is key to enjoying Valorant. Despite its colorful characters and environments, it can feel a bit bland at times but the tense gameplay more than makes up for it.

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Where can you play it?

Valorant is currently only available on PC with possible console releases coming at a later point.

 

Star Wars Battlefront II

What is it all about?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know what universe this game comes from. A sci-fi massive battle first-person shooter, Battlefront II brings to life some of the greatest battles from Star Wars history. You primarily play as a member of either the Rebel Alliance or the Empire and engage in battle on massive sprawling maps. Occasionally, you may also have the chance to play as one of the hero characters from the movies, including Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

star wars battlefront 2

Why is it great for teen gamers?

Star Wars is an intellectual property that’s always aimed at a younger audience. Battlefront II is no different. Beyond that, the game never feels violent because of its sci-fi theme and the large number of troops on any given map. This makes it an ideal video game for teens who enjoy playing either on their own or with friends alike.

Where can you play it? 

Star Wars Battlefront II is available on the following platforms: 

  • Playstation 4 
  • Xbox One 
  • PC (EA Origin)

 

If you are a teenager (13-19) and want to talk about games with your friends, you can enter AlloTalk Teen Chat and go to the game room .

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