What Does 3PS Mean?

3PS means Third-Person Shooter in an online gaming context.

In 3PS games, play is primarily based on shooting and the player can see their own character on screen. (Unlike in FPS (First Person Shooter) games, where the player sees the world through the eyes of their character.)

3PS is often written as TPS.

Popular 3PS titles include Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Gears of War.

Summary of Key Points

"Third-Person Shooter" is the most common definition for 3PS on online gaming forums.
Definition:Third-Person Shooter
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of 3PS in Sentences

Here is an example of 3PS being used in an online conversation:

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 3PS Used in a Text

Using 3PS on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, or Snapchat)


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