Top Third Person Computer Games

List of Ten of the Top Third Person Action Games for the PC

Third person computer games cover a wide, yet somewhat vague style of games. Different from first person games where you're looking through the eyes of the main character. Third person games are somewhat back and offset from the main character thus giving you a third person point of view. A good number of games have both first and third person gameplay features. For the most part this list includes true third person games, but may include some with both options of gameplay available.

1
Max Payne 2 The Fall of Max Payne

Max Payne 2 The Fall of Max Payne
Max Payne 2 The Fall of Max Payne. © Rockstar Games
Sequel to the original Max Payne, this film noir game tells the story of a cop and a female murder suspect. From Rockstar game this single player game improves upon the original in graphics and gameplay. Buy from Amazon »

2
Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters Screenshot
Freedom Fighters Screenshot. © Electronic Arts

Play out an alternate future and defend New York against an invasion from the Soviet Union. Recruit and lead characters in your fight for freedom. Buy from Amazon »

3
The Simpsons Hit & Run

The Simpsons Hit and Run
The Simpsons Hit and Run. © Vivendi Universal Games

The Simpsons Hit & Run is an third person action/adventure game based on the animated sitcom The Simpsons. It features over 56 missions and 7 levels. It gives players the ability to interact with the world of Springfield using many of the colorful characters from the series. Buy from Amazon »

4
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. © Ubisoft
Gorgeous graphics, and good game play make this sequal worth while. Control the Prince of Persia as you try to save the kingdom. Buy from Amazon »

5
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Screenshot
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Screenshot. © LucasArts

Set 4000 years before the first Star Wars film, Knights of the Old Republic is a single player third person role playing game where you can choose from up to nine different customizable character types, all set in the Star Wars Universe. Buy from Amazon »

6
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. © Electronic Arts

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King video game is based on the third and final film in Peter Jackson's interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The game closely follows the plot of the film picking up where the Lord of the Rings: Two Towers game left off putting the fate of Middle Earth in your hands.

7
Armed & Dangerous

Armed and Dangerous Screenshot
Armed and Dangerous Screenshot. © LucasArts
Fight your way through 21 missions trying to pull of a heist during the middle of a war using more than a dozen different weapons. Buy from Amazon »

8
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Screenshot
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Screenshot. © Ubisoft

The stealth action/adventure game that was one of the first Tom Clancy games for the Xbox and PC. More than ten years since it's release, it is still a pretty fun game to play through. The animation, lighting, sound, and more, truely make this great gaming experience. Buy from Amazon »

9
Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. © Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto Vice City is a crime based action/adventure game set during the 1980s in the fictional Vice City which is based on Miami. Players take on the role of a criminal who is attempting to rise the ranks of the criminal underworld. It is the second title in the Grand Theft Auto 3 trilogy of games which includes Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

10
Grand Theft Auto 3

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III. © Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto III was released in 2001 and is one of the top third person action games. It is also the first game in the series to feature the third person perspective. It has been met with controversy over the years as has many Grand Theft Auto games as detailed in the Most Controversial Grand Theft Auto Moments.