Games Like Red Dead Redemption Series

Games like Red Dead Redemption may offer massive worlds full of exciting content to progress through, or place you in diverse environments with many action-packed shootouts. While Red Dead Redemption 2 received an impressive critical acclaim, there are various other great titles you can enjoy, including ones with a Wild West setting. Check out this diverse list of open-world and excellent linear shooters right down below.

Call of Juarez Series

Call of Juarez Series game preview
The Call of Juarez series is one of the best western-themed FPS franchises out there. The first entry sports amazing physics and emergent gameplay as you uncover a gritty story with two characters. These characters, Billy and Ray, have their own unique abilities as well as different gameplay that you get to experience as you play with both of them throughout the story in levels designed for them. One level you’ll be stealthily making your way through the diverse environments, while the other may include lots of action-packed fights, epic duels, horseback riding and more. Bound in Blood, the 2nd title also features two characters to play with, but this time you get to choose which character you wish to play throughout most of the game. The Cartel takes you to a modern setting, tasked with taking down a drug cartel as one of three charact
Metacritic Rating: 72 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Red Dead Revolver

Red Dead Revolver game preview
Red Dead Redemption is actually a spiritual successor to this old western 3rd-person shooter which was originally worked on by Angel Studios at Capcom, before Take-Two bought the company and renamed them to Rockstar San Diego. While this debut of the franchise isn’t open-world, it does feature elements such as the Dead-Eye targeting system, letting you mark your targets in slow-motion, only to quickly dispatch your enemies in real time. With a re-release on PS4, you can also enjoy fun arcade-style action online with your friends, fighting each other with power-ups across three game modes.
Metacritic Rating: 73 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Grand Theft Auto Series

Grand Theft Auto Series game preview
In GTA V, explore the massive detailed city of Los Santos as you progress through great missions and pull off heists with three characters specializing in various skills or do whatever you want as you switch between them at any time in the open-world. Go crazy online as you enjoy the new After Hours update featuring new vehicles, mini-games and more.
Metacritic Rating: 97 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Fistful of Frags

Fistful of Frags game preview
There is no story or huge open-world to explore here, but there is engaging multiplayer western FPS fun. Not only do you get to blast your friends and other players with various historical-based weapons, but you also get to complete a variety of single-player missions to get you to grips with the fun gameplay, and you even have bots for offline play. Plenty of game modes will keep you enjoying the Wild West action, which include the classic deathmatch, free for fall, an objective-based teamplay mode, 6-player co-op and more.
Metacritic Rating: n/a Check on Steam Check Similar Games

Fallout Series

Fallout Series game preview
In the most "look-alike" of Fallout installments, Fallout: New Vegas, you will immerse yourself in the Mojave Wasteland full of great side quests, characters and mutants to shoot down using the popular V.A.T.S. system that allows you to shoot specific body parts in slow-motion, with a percentage telling you whether your shot will hit. Whether playing in 1st-person or 3rd-person, this post-apocalyptic RPG has you make tons of choices as you progress through a great story with companions to help you along the way.
Metacritic Rating: 91 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Mafia Series

Mafia Series game preview
Rise through the ranks of the criminal underworld as you drive in historically-inspired cars across open-world environments inspired by American cities. Delve into great story-driven missions as you uncover a dark story with believable characters in these atmospheric 3rd-person adventures. Due to the story-focused nature of these titles, there’s not much side missions to do in the detailed open-worlds, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy exploring them on foot, with public transport or by vintage cars.
Metacritic Rating: 77 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Mad Max

Mad Max game preview
Drive your way through a massive wasteland loaded with things to do with your trusty Magnum Opus which you can customize and upgrade using objects found throughout exploration, but also car parts you can get from enemy cars. Not only do you get to enjoy a combat system reminiscent of the one seen in the Batman Arkham games on foot, but you also get to face many car battles, ramming into them as well as using various weapons. If you like Mad Max and lots of action no matter how repetitive it may get, then you’ll love taking down convoys and raiding fortresses in this open-world game.
Metacritic Rating: 73 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Witcher Series

The Witcher Series game preview
If you’re into fantasy, then the choice-ridden Witcher games are for you. Meet great characters while you complete fantastic quests as Geralt, a monster hunter. Whether you’ll simply jump into Wild Hunt, one of the best open-world RPGs out there full of beautiful vegetation, or play through all the games from the start to make all your choices count, you’re certainly in for a treat.
Metacritic Rating: 86 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

GUN

GUN game preview
GUN has you inflicting justice in the Wild West as you take control of trains, hunt animals, defend prostitutes and complete a load of side missions featuring fun horse riding. Released 5 years before Red Dead Redemption, GUN is still one of the best open-world western games out there, despite its dated graphics. With fun 3rd-person action and interesting mini-games alongside an enjoyable story, GUN is still worth taking a look at.
Metacritic Rating: 76 Check on Steam Check Similar Games

Mercenaries Series

Mercenaries Series game preview
There’s no shortage of explosions in this open-world shooter. While not western-themed, the second entry, Mercenaries 2 lets you play as one of three characters in the large Venezuela as you do missions for various factions while causing havoc and earning some money on the way. Help out the faction you like as you set up your own private military company and use airstrikes, tanks and choppers to blow everything up in the destructible environments. You can also use the entertaining level of destruction to your advantage against enemies, but whatever the case, if you like explosions, you’ll love Mercenaries 2.
Metacritic Rating: 86 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Some Facts About Red Dead Redemption Series

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: PS3, Xbox 360
  • Developer: Rockstar San Diego
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 95

System Requirements

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How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 18 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 29 Hours
  • Completionist 46 Hours
  • All Styles 25 Hours
  • Learn more

Red Dead Redemption 2

A prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 lets you play as Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang (John Marston from the first part was a member of the same gang). It can be called a "Western-themed" GTA but indeed Rockstar made a marvelous job in terms of physics, realism and overall atmosphere. Definitely worth playing and don't forget to check horse's balls.

About the Game

  • Released: October 26, 2018
  • Genre: Action-adventure
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
  • Developer: Rockstar Studios
  • Publisher: Rockstar Studios
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 97

System Requirements

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How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 39½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 60 Hours
  • Completionist 91 Hours
  • All Styles 46 Hours
  • Learn more

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