What does TPS mean in gaming?

Third-person shooter

Gamers use TPS as shorthand for "third-person shooter." Third-person shooters are 3D action games in which players:

  • View the game's world from a position slightly above and behind the main character (a perspective known as third-person)
  • Shoot enemies with a gun or other projectile weapon

In contrast to first-person shooters (FPSes), TPSes allow players to see more of their player character (PC) and the game's world. Some popular TPSes include Resident Evil, Splatoon, and Fortnite Battle Royale.


Max Payne is my favorite TPS series
Mine too!
A gamer searching for a good PvP TPS
A gamer searching for a good PvP TPS

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Updated February 1, 2023

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