Games Like Fallout 4

Games like Fallout 4
The latest iteration of the ‘Fallout’ Series of games, Fallout 4 brought us back into the sometimes-wacky, always grim, apocalyptic setting of post-Cold War America. Created by Bethesda, Fallout 4 shows what the world might be like if the Cold War escalated into nuclear conflict. The world that you play in is ravaged by radiation, mutated creatures, and the scraps of humanity, barely clinging onto whatever livelihoods they can eke out in the wastes. If you liked this game by Bethesda Softworks, and are looking for games like Fallout 4, here are some options to scratch that itch.

11 Best Games Like Fallout 4

Far Cry 4
A well-known FPS game, Far Cry 4 takes the player to the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat, on a quest to return their grandfather’s ashes to their rightful resting place. On the way, the protagonist, Ajay Ghale, gets himself wrapped up in the country’s brewing civil war. He will prove his skills as a warrior to all in Kyrat, and pave the way to the country’s freedom from its king. With light RPG elements in a very refined FPS, this is a must-play for fans of either genre.

Far Cry 4

Step into the shoes of Ajay Ghale, who has travelled to the war-torn country of Kyrat in order to return his grandfather’s ashes to their proper resting place. On this journey, Ajay will find himself caught in the middle of the civil war that engulfs the country, and the fate of many people will rest on his shoulders.

About the game:
Released: 18 Nov, 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / (64-bit only)
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-750 or 3.2 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 955
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5850 (1 GB VRAM)
  • Storage: 30 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 80

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 17 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 30 Hours
  • Completionist 44 Hours
  • All Styles 29 Hours
  • Learn more
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
A slightly older game, but certainly a classic, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is an FPS survival horror game that will take you through a thrilling and terrifying ride in post-apocalyptic Ukraine. The player must procure weapons, medical supplies, and other resources to ensure they can last another day. You play as Alexander Degtyarev, an agent of the Ukrainian government sent in to discover the fate of a military scouting force that went down in the radiated zones around the Chernobyl power plant.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

In this critically-acclaimed survival horror game, you play as a special government operative in a world ravaged by radiation and war. You are sent into the heavily-radiated area around Chernobyl in order to investigate the mysterious crash of some military scouting helicopters, and to see if you can rescue any survivors before it is too late.

About the game:
Released: 12 Feb, 2010
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PC
Developer: GSC Game World
Publisher: GSC Game World
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP, SP2
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4/ 2.2. GHz AMD Athlon XP 2200+
  • Memory: 768 MB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 5900 128MB / AMD Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB
  • Storage: 6 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 80

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 17 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 27 Hours
  • Completionist 33 Hours
  • All Styles 25 Hours
  • Learn more
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Metro 2033
Metro is famous for its horrific and dark take on the events of the apocalypse, where the last remnants of humanity in Moscow are left scrapping by in the metro tunnels below Russia, the surface too radiated and overrun with mutated beasts for there to be any hope above ground. In this world, bullets are literally money, and you oftentimes have to make the choice between spending them to acquire needed medical supplies and weapons, or saving them to fight for your life against the creatures that roam in the darkness of the tunnels.

Metro 2033

Battle for your life and for the continued survival of mankind in this gritty, dark survival horror game. Metro 2033 takes you into the post-apocalyptic landscape of Russia, where mankind has survived by barricading themselves into the system of metro tunnels under Moscow. But you are called to do greater things, and so you must venture into the darkness, with the dangers it brings.

About the game:
Released: (PC/Xbox 360) 16 Mar, 2010 / (PS4/Xbox One) 26 Aug, 2014
Genre: FPS, Horror, Survival
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: 4A Games
Publisher: THQ, Deep Silver
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
  • Processor: Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or better)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800, GeForce GT220 and above)
  • Storage: 12 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 9 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 19 Hours
  • All Styles 11 Hours
  • Learn more
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Borderlands 2
Made by Gearbox, a heavyweight developer in the video game world, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the original title of the same name, and works in very much the same way: the player chooses from a variety of heroes at the start of the game, each with their own skillset and preferred weapons, and venture through the bizarre, futuristic world filled with vicious creatures and men who just want to be shot in the face.

Borderlands 2

The sequel to the popular FPS RPG game, Borderlands 2 sees players step into the shoes of a new set of heroes with new abilities. Will you be able to thrive in the wacky, unpredictable world Borderlands 2 brings its players to.

About the game:
Released: 18 Sep, 2012
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Nvidia Shield, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2k Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: (256 MB VRAM) NVIDIA GeForce 8500 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
  • Storage: 13 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 31 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 52 Hours
  • Completionist 111 Hours
  • All Styles 49 Hours
  • Learn more
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RAGE
Following a massive asteroid colliding with Earth, the world as we know it is erased and replaced with one that is much more like you would see in Mad Max. Developed by id Software, the same people who brought you the latest DOOM game, this game sees its players drive and shoot their way through a barren wasteland. You use your makeshift car to drive between mission and explore the desolate world you call home, as well as to participate in races. Combat is undertaken in first person, with the player given a variety of customizable weapons to wreak havoc with.

RAGE

Developed by Id Software, the same studio responsible for the recent release of DOOM, Rage is an action-filled FPS that will put players at the center of a post-apocalyptic world after the earth has been hit by an asteroid. Fight to help humanity re-establish itself amongst the chaos, and help ensure the future of humanity going forward.

About the game:
Released: 4 Oct, 2011
Genre: Action, Shooter
Platforms: iOS, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, MacOS
Developer: id Software
Publisher: id Software
System Requirements:
  • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 4200
  • Storage: 25 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 79

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 11 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 16 Hours
  • Completionist 23 Hours
  • All Styles 15 Hours
  • Learn more
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BioShock Infinite
While not post-apocalyptic, the world we see in Bioshock Infinite has clearly taken a much different direction than our own. You play as Booker DeWitt, a professional private eye who has been hired to locate a mysterious girl, and in return, an old debt of his will be wiped away. Most of the game takes place on ‘Rapture’, a floating city made up of countless floating platforms, and whose society seems to have never come out of the 1850’s American mentality, which makes for an incredibly fascinating world to explore.

BioShock Infinite

Play as Booker Dewitt, a skilled Private Investigator, who is sent to the flying city of Columbia top retrieve an elusive woman to repay an old debt. Booker finds much more than he anticipated in Columbia, and soon he finds himself shooting his way through countless foes on his way to find an answer to the problems that plague him.

About the game:
Released: 25 Mar, 2013
Genre: Action
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Irrational Games
Publisher: 2k Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: (512 MB VRAM) DirectX10 Compatible ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics
  • Storage: 20 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 94

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 12 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 16 Hours
  • Completionist 25 Hours
  • All Styles 13 Hours
  • Learn more
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Wasteland 2
Made to be a spiritual successor to the original, turn-based Fallout games, like Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics, Wasteland 2 emulates those games and builds upon the idea of what a post-apocalyptic America could be. In this game, players will assemble and guide a party of wasteland wanders through tough trials and even tougher decisions. Despite your best efforts, not everything will always turn out okay, and you may lose some valued party members in pursuit of your goals.

Wasteland 2

Often hailed as the spiritual successor to Fallout 1 and 2, the Wasteland series is a critically-acclaimed isometric, turn based RPG, where you lead a party of intrepid post-apocalyptic adventurers as they make their way across the ruins of a once-great country. The stakes are high, and lives depend on the decisions you make.

About the game:
Released: (PC) 19 Sep, 2014 / (PS4/Xbox One) 16 Oct, 2015
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: inXile Entertainment
Publisher: inXile Entertainment
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/XP/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB Card (GeForce 6800/AMD Radeon x1600)
  • Storage: 20 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 37 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 65 Hours
  • Completionist 109 Hours
  • All Styles 66 Hours
  • Learn more
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Red Dead Redemption
If you would rather play a game in the wild west instead of a wasteland, this heavy-hitting game by Rockstar is for you! In it, you play as John Marston, a former outlaw and gangster, sent out by the government into the American frontier to capture or kill one of the men he used to call a brother. During your journey, you will make friends, kill enemies, and play a few rounds of poker as you blaze a path through the west.

Red Dead Redemption

Play as John Marston, an ex-criminal who now is forced to turn against his old partners in crime to protect those he loves. Blaze a trail through the American frontier as you complete missions, collect outfits, and try your hand at poker. With an amazing multiplayer feature, this game will keep you coming back time and time again.

About the game:
Released: 18 May, 2010
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Publisher: Rockstar Games
System Requirements:

Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 95

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 18 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 29 Hours
  • Completionist 46 Hours
  • All Styles 25 Hours
  • Learn more
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Mass Effect: Andromeda
The latest Mass Effect game to hit the shelves, Andromeda puts the player into the world – or, should we say, universe – of Mass Effect, where Humans have discovered space travel and have made contact with a vast array of other races, becoming part of intergalactic politics and attempting to become a true superpower among all the other species the galaxy has to offer.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

The newest iteration of the critically-acclaimed Mass Effect series, an incredibly popular science fiction RPG by Bioware, Mass Effect: Andromeda is an open-world style, third-person shooter. Mass Effect works on a party system, where you choose a few NPCs out of a large variety to accompany you in battle, depending on how you want to tackle a situation.

About the game:
Released: 21 Mar, 2017
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • Storage: 55 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 20 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 64 Hours
  • Completionist 90 Hours
  • All Styles 66 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Last Of Us
In The Last of Us, humanity does not end with a glorious bang, a flash of radiating light that obliterates all in its path. Instead, the thing that puts humanity on the brink of extinction is something incredibly simple: a disease. In this Playstation exclusive, you follow two survivors, Joel and the young girl Ellie, as they make their way across a United States that has been ravaged by a fungal plague.

The Last Of Us

A common theme for post-apocalyptic games is a zombie outbreak. However, what if, instead of an asteroid of hordes of zombies, the world as we know it was brought to its knees by fungus that goes viral and infects massive population centers. As you guide a man and a young girl thorough this world, you will make choices that impact all of humanity.

About the game:
Released: 14 Jun, 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Survival
Platforms: PS3
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
System Requirements:

Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 95

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 15 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 17 Hours
  • Completionist 22 Hours
  • All Styles 16 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
If you prefer heavy fantasy setting, filled with magic and sword and vampires, Skyrim is just for you. Another signature franchise by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim takes place at a crucial time in that world’s history: The Dragons, the heralds of the end of the world, are returning for the first time in history. Explore a hand-crafted, fantasy world where you can do almost anything, and play however you want, no matter if that is a spell-casting mage, or a crazed lunatic armed with only his fists and the loincloth around his waist.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The most recent Elder Scrolls single player game, Skyrim brings you into the frigid landscape of Tamriel’s northern province, torn apart by strife, civil war, and a recent plague of Dragons, the bringers of the end of the world. In this open-world RPG, you can forge your character into anything you can imagine.

About the game:
Released: 11 Nov, 2011
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Nintendo Swtich
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM – NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT & ATI Radeon X1800
  • Storage: 6 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 94

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 32 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 106 Hours
  • Completionist 220 Hours
  • All Styles 108 Hours
  • Learn more
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