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13 Games Like Fallout 4 to Play While You Wait for Fallout 5

Games Like Fallout 4

Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 fans will swear that those are the best Fallout games of all time, but neither of those games can hold a candle to the combat of Fallout 4! This game started off rocky, but it really solidified a place in my heart. So, once you’re done playing it to completion, where do you go next? Well, I’ve got thirteen destinations right here for you to try out, and I know you’re going to love them! Starting off, we have:

1. Horizon Zero Dawn

Have you ever wanted to go on a post-apocalyptic escapade with a robo-dino safari? Well, this is your ticket for the ride of a lifetime! You read that right; the world of Horizon Zero Dawn is literally a robotic dinosaur safari. And more, of course!

In Horizon Zero Dawn, Mother Nature decided to take back the world and threw some crazy robotic creatures into the mix, just for fun! As a Fallout player, you’ll be loving the lush and wild landscape here, complemented by some of the best graphics of any game out there. Don’t get too caught up in the views, though, because you’ll be hunting (and being hunted by) techno-monsters that don’t really like the way your fleshy self operates.

You, as Aloy, the techno-beast tamer extraordinaire, will wield your trusty bow and various gizmos to take down these robo-creatures. Forget radiation; now you’re dealing with laser beams and metal claws! Not sure if that’s an upgrade or downgrade, though, but it’s definitely tons of fun. Horizon Zero Dawn is available on PC and PlayStation.

2. Dying Light

If you’ve been having a blast exploring the post-apocalyptic wasteland and making the tough choices that Fallout always throws at you, then Dying Light might be just the perfect game to go to next! An apocalypse is going to be a theme in this list, but no game does it quite like Dying Light does.

This game offers you a whole new world of zombie-filled urban chaos combined with the best parkour you’ll ever see in a zombie game. And that’s not all – the thrill of scavenging for resources and crafting unique weapons to fend off hordes of undead is simply unmatched, too! You’ll find yourself navigating through a city on the edge, with heart-pounding moments at every turn.

And fear not, for the action RPG elements you love from Fallout 4 are a must-have and absolutely at the core of this Dying Light, so you’ll be fully immersed in the story as you take on challenging quests and feel the rush of adrenaline as you survive the zombie apocalypse. One wrong decision, though, and your brains are going to be the main course in a full-fledged zombie meal! To try out Dying Light, you can play it on Xbox, PC, and PlayStation.

3. Cyberpunk 2077

Picking you up from Fallout 4’s post-apocalyptic wasteland, Cyberpunk 2077 throws you straight into a futuristic, dystopian world filled with cybernetics, advanced technology, and a neon-lit metropolis! Night City is hands-down the best part of this game, but there’s a whole lot more for you to enjoy as well:

In Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll step into the shoes of V, a mercenary navigating through the bustling Night City. Just like in Fallout 4, you’ll have the freedom to shape your character’s story and destiny, making choices that influence the game’s outcome. One bonus effect of this is also that you get the same kind of replayability that Fallout 4 has, so you can play and replay for hours and hours!

The narrative and storyline of Cyberpunk is pretty much what it’s known for. With twists and turns, a plot that just keeps on thickening, and action at every turn, you’re going to forget you’re in a game and feel more like you’re in a futuristic John Wick movie instead! Plus, the open-world experience here is second to none, so Fallout fans can explore as much as they want without ever feeling boxed in. To play Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll need a PC, PS, and Xbox.

4. Remnant: From the Ashes

You’ve conquered enough of the nuclear wasteland; it’s time to level up and embrace a whole new kind of chaos with Remnant: From the Ashes! Instead of wandering through irradiated ruins, you’ll be teaming up with friends to battle strange creatures and huge bosses in worlds that pop up like a game of Whack-a-Mole. Okay, not exactly like that, but that’s the closest thing I can use to describe the mayhem that occurs here!

Oh, and get ready for some twists! Remnant’s dynamic gameplay will keep you guessing so much that you’ll be taking up poker the moment you’re done with this game! I’m kidding; please don’t do that; gambling is bad. If you’re familiar with Soulsborne games, this game is going to be the perfect combination of Fallout plus Souls gameplay that you can find out there, with pretty much nothing else like it.

Apart from that, this is mostly what this game is about; lots of multiplayer co-op fun and a world that’s as mysterious as it is fun, and also pretty unique coming from the nuclear wasteland of Fallout. You can play Remnant on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

5. Mad Max

Chrome, Valhalla, and lots and lots of chaos. That’s Mad Max in a nutshell! Coming from Fallout, you’re in for a post-apocalyptic treat that you’re probably not going to find anywhere else. Mad Max is pretty unique, but it’s also quite similar to Fallout, and I don’t mean just the setting:

In Mad Max, you get to play as the legendary Road Warrior himself, navigating the desolate and unforgiving wasteland. You’ll be customizing your vehicle, engaging in intense vehicular combat, and going up to rival factions, saying, “No, this is mine” as you fight them for the territory. I loved that it’s a lot like Fallout 4’s open-world exploration but with the added thrill of high-octane vehicular mayhem!

If you’re done with Fallout and want something that lets you rock the wasteland with explosions, mayhem, and a heavy dose of dry humor, Mad Max offers an adrenaline-pumping experience that will be perfect for your next gaming adventure – playable on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

6. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Mankind Divided is the latest game in the series and, as we’ve come to expect from it, one of the best yet! In this game, you’re a cyborg agent navigating a society that’s more divided than the time your companion got stuck in a doorway in Fallout 4, and it’s up to you to survive while bringing some sort of order back into the world.

In this cyberpunk chaos, you’ll face prejudice, conspiracy, and enough shady dealings to make even Donald Trump blush. You’re not left to your own devices here, though, because you’ve got your trusty augmentations to help you out of tight spots, just like your Power Armor was always there to save your butt in Fallout!

Like Fallout, the story here is not only super fun but also dependent on the choices you make. Make the wrong choice once, and you’ll be second-guessing every decision from that point on till the end of the game! And, like Fallout, Deus Ex is all about freedom of playstyle, so if you’re not a fan of sneaking around like a stealthy synth, you can just go in guns blazing like a raider on a rampage! The choice is yours – Deus Ex is playable on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

7. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

You just know a game is going to be about epic weapons when it has the word ‘Warmastered’ in its name, and you’d be absolutely right! In Darksiders Warmastered Edition, you’ll play as War. Yup, you’re one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! As you do that, you’ll find that the war is fought with supernatural weapons, and you’re going to be wanting the most powerful one so you don’t get chopped to bits; that wouldn’t be fun.

Once you’ve got the weapon combos and combat mechanics down, though, you’re going to be mowing down ghouls and super mutants like a combine on a cornfield! But what’s the point of this combat, you ask? Well, in Darksiders’ story, filled with mythology, divine beings, and apocalyptic drama, you’re going to be on a tale of revenge as you fight and, well, talk your way toward the climax.

Similar to Fallout 4’s narrative, Darksiders also lets you choose your dialog options, which means each decision has far-reaching implications for your journey! Oh, and if you’re wondering what the difference is between the Warmastered Edition and the original game, it’s basically the addition of 60FPS gameplay and much better visuals (up to 4k 60FPS on PC and PS4 Pro). So, if you’re looking for a supernatural war to fight, you can play Darksiders on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and the Wii U.

8. The Division 2

Ah, The Division 2, a game that’s aptly named, given the kind of gameplay I’ve come to expect from it. Think of it this way, it’s like Fallout 4’s post-apocalyptic adventures, but this time, you’ll have friends to blame when things go sideways!

Yup, The Division is multiplayer PvPvE, so you’re worried not just about the random NPCs all around you but other players as well! Who needs a lonely wasteland when you can have a shared world multiplayer playground? To begin, you’ll be up with fellow agents, and together, you can create some truly epic battles and hilarious F-ups that will leave you rolling on the floor laughing (or crying, depending on how long you’ve spent grinding that one raid).

And just like in Fallout 4, you’ll be hunting for loot and gear, but this time, it’s all about the perfect loadout to make sure you don’t get absolutely melted by other players who are always playing the meta. If you’ve got a squad ready, this game is as fun as it gets for co-op multiplayer! Available on Xbox, PS, and PC.

9. Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata came out of almost nowhere and took the world by storm! This game is one of the most unique I’ve ever seen, and it’s every bit as fun as it looks, too. The world here is both beautifully surreal and oddly familiar, as you’ll find it filled with androids, robots, and philosophical stuff that I was only half-able to grasp.

In Nier: Automata, there’s a ton of combat to learn as you unleash relentless hack-and-slash combos against machines that take from Skynet in terms of their philosophical values. I also loved that the action is fast-paced, stylish, and utterly exhilarating, giving me that same adrenaline rush I loved from Fallout 4’s battles!

Any good RPG has more to it than just good combat, and Nier: Automata takes that a step further as it immerses you in an emotionally charged story that delves deep into themes of identity, humanity, and the consequences of war. Oh, and you’re in control of the story, with each decision being either insignificant or one that determines which of the twenty-six different endings you’re going to move to. It really is amazing! To play Nier: Automata, you’ll need an Xbox, PC, and PS.

10. Elex

This game doesn’t give much away by the name, leaving it all for you to discover when you actually start playing. So, let’s talk about what that’s like – you start as a member of the Albs, the faction with superhuman abilities but no emotions – talk about being the life of the emotionless party! But hold on, a crash landing happens, and suddenly, you lose your Elex powers. Time to decide your fate and pick a new partner among the factions!

I admit, this game definitely didn’t have the best of starts, and the reviews were mixed, but as people have played it more, it’s grown on them just as it has on me. In this crazy adventure, you’ll explore an open world full of different regions, take on weird but awesome quests, and fight against both humans and whacky sci-fi-fantasy creatures that you’ll spend a minute just looking at before you attack!

The story also features choices for you to make, though they won’t affect the base story of the sequel that came out just last year but will definitely change how your current story progresses. After Fallout, if you’re up for an ambitious journey that mixes the best of science fiction and post-apocalyptic fun, Elex might just be the party you’re looking for – available on PC, Xbox, and PS.

11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

There’s a lot of good reasons for you to try out Skyrim, so I’ll start with the first and foremost one; it’s also a masterpiece from Bethesda! Given that, it offers you a huge open world where exploration knows no bounds, and you can venture to wherever your heart desires.

In Skyrim, you’ll swap the post-apocalyptic Commonwealth for the majestic land of Tamriel, filled with ancient ruins, towering mountains, and breathtaking landscapes. It really is a breath of fresh, non-radioactive air as you go from the irradiated lands of Fallout 4 and step into the natural world of Skyrim. Just look out for the occasional dragon, though.

Like Fallout 4, Skyrim is all about freedom. Heck, it’s probably even more about freedom than the United States of America! You get to create your own unique character in Skyrim, customizing everything from your appearance to your play style. So, whether you’re more of a sword-fighter or a spell-casting mage, you’ll be able to find something you love! Plus, those of you who love mods will have an absolute field day with this game on PC, though you can also have just as much fun on the vanilla game on PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.

12. Metro Exodus

You know what no one ever thought was a good idea? Trading in your Power Armor for a trusty gas mask and an arsenal of homemade weaponry. But that’s exactly what I’m about to ask you to do because this game is worth every second of the adventure that has you living constantly on the edge! Just when you thought you’d seen it all, this game shows up with its underground post-apocalyptic world set in Russia!

For those of you following along with a checklist of similarities, you can check off surviving a harsh wasteland and fighting both humans and creepy crawlies because this game has tons of both!

I didn’t expect it initially, but this game has decisions in its story too, which by the way, is amazing and has some of the most convincing voice acting you’ll find anywhere. Just be careful with your choices, though, because, you know, the fate of the world is at stake. No pressure. If you love amazing storytelling and lots of attention to detail (who doesn’t?), you absolutely have to give Metro: Exodus a try – on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC.

13. The Outer Worlds

Alright, that’s enough of apocalypses on Earth; that’s getting old – now we’re going into space! In The Outer Worlds, you’ll venture beyond the Earth’s borders to colonize space, which is a refreshing twist from the irradiated Commonwealth we’ve become so used to. Instead of a world ravaged by nuclear fallout, you’ll be in a corporate-controlled galaxy where capitalism and chaos collide like Nuka-Cola and Mentats!

Just like in Fallout 4, your choices have consequences here, and your actions will shape the course of your journey. The Outer Worlds is all about freedom and player agency, much like deciding whether to side with the Institute or the Minutemen. Plus, there’s just the perfect amount of humor at the perfect points in this game to keep things just that little bit lighthearted as you try and save the galaxy.

As a Fallout fan, you’ll be treated to some amazing storytelling, quirky but lovable characters, and morally ambiguous quests that’ll remind you of your adventures with Piper and Nick Valentine. It’s thrilling, fun, and strange all at once, but all in the best of ways! You can play The Outer Worlds on PC, PS, and Xbox.

There you have it! That’s all for my roundup of thirteen games that’ll make you feel like you’re in the desolate world of Fallout but with their own twists and takes on everything. Do you have your eyes on a new favorite? I’d love to hear what you think, so let me know down below. Until then, good luck, and have fun with all of your gaming adventures!

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