What does TPS stand for in gaming?

Third-person shooter

TPS is a term that gamers use as a quick way to say “third-person shooter”. These are 3D action games that players love because they let you see more of the game’s world and your own character. It’s a different viewpoint compared to first-person shooters, or FPSes, which only show you the game from the character’s point of view.

There are a lot of TPS games that players can’t get enough of. Games like Tomb Raider, Gears of War, and the super popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are all examples of TPS games. These games are loved for the way they let you see more of the action and give you a better view of the game’s world.

Example for using ‘TPS’ in a conversation

Hey! Have you played that new TPS game?

You mean the third-person shooter? Yeah, I’m playing it right now! 🎮

Awesome! How’s the gameplay? 🕹️

It’s really cool! You get to see your character and the whole game world. It’s like being in a movie! 🌍