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9 Post-Apoclyptic Games Like Fallout 4: Wastelands You Must Explore

Updated on May 22, 2017

Are there any games like Fallout 4?

It’s a massive game with hundreds of hours of content crammed into it for you to explore. Bethesda has created a masterpiece here. There are vast arrays of wasteland to explore with tons of loot on offer. With the introduction of crafting, there is surety that fans won’t run out of things to do anytime soon. If you’re feeling like building your own structures, you’re more than welcome to do so. Apart from crafting, there is a huge modding community that has just gotten started with their work.

Within a couple of months, there’d be a lot of additional areas, quests and various other things added to this game, making it even more addicting and engaging than it already is. Not to forget the add ons, updates and DLCs from Bethesda itself. You could choose to play Fallout 4 for years! There are a lot of people who do it.

However, if you ever find yourself getting bored of Fallout 4, there should always be a couple of options at your disposal. Being a huge fan of this series, I have searched the Web and compiled a list of a few other games like Fallout 4 that you might like. Let’s take a look at them.

Fallout Series and mods - One of the best alternatives to Fallout 4

What after you are done with Fallout 4? What after there are no more quests to pursue, no more lands to uncover? That’s when you turn to Fallout 4 mods. Yes, there aren’t a lot of mods to tinker with right now, but you bet there will be tons just within a couple of months.

That’s the beauty of Bethesda games; you can do whatever you like with the game – Change it in whatever you find pleasurable. If you don’t have the time to do it, and just want to enjoy a customized version of the game, let those dedicated modders do their job. We can safely assume that there are hundreds of people already on it, adding contents and improving Fallout 4 for free. Such is the dedication and passion of Fallout series fans. If yo8 are looking for a game like Fallout 4, why go anywhere else? Why not play the improved and more polished version of it? Makes a lot of sense!

Stalker Series - A series of games like Fallout 4

It’s a shame that there won’t be any S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games ever. We won’t get to explore the bleak and unexplored areas of S.T.A.K.E.R. 2 – A game that was cancelled half way through the development. The good thing is, we still have three games from the series that are just as pretty and dour as you expect wastelands to be.

The game is structured like a traditional role playing game – Just like any other RPG you have ever played. You embark on the journey with nothing – No guns, ammo, medicines or artifacts. But as you progress into the game, doing main and side quests, you’ll find that things are getting easier. The world becomes more survivable once you wrap your mind around how everything works. For someone who has never played a hardcore roleplaying game like S.T.A.K.E.R. before, it might get a little frustrating in the beginning, but if you keep at it, you’ll figure everything out.

Pripyat is a merciless place where everything wants to kill you. If you are not hunted down by the mutated creatures and animals, it’s pretty likely that you’ll die off radiation or bleeding out. The only way to come pout unscathed of this zone is to keep your eyes open all the time, and go out with all sorts of right equipment. Even then, it’s pretty likely that you’ll die, a lot. It’s challenge to stay on two feet all the time. Simply put, S.T.A.L.KE.R. Series is Dark Souls of First person role playing games.

If you are looking for some games video games like Fallout 4 that feels just as authentic and immersive, you should give S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series a shot.


The Witcher 3 - One of the best open-world games like The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 has exceeded my expectations in every way, and I am not the only one who’d say that. It’s one huge game! The scale and depth is almost overwhelming. Even after 100 hours of questing and wandering around, there are places I still haven’t been to, quests I haven’t attended, and characters I’m yet to talk to. Normally, I’d just move on to other game after finishing the main quests, but this is different. Not a lot of games can keep me on it for a long period of time. The Witcher 3 had me hooked from the moment I booted it up. Such is the witchery of this game. There is so much more I am yet to learn about this place!

Witcher 3 is one of the most authentic open-world games I have ever had privilege to play and explore. There is always something to do no matter where you go. And everything you do, will impact the world in one way or another. What appears to be trivial, might lead to something more purposeful.

A lot of games claim that the world will change in accordance with your gameplay choices, but a very few of them can realize it. Take The Walking Dead for example – There are tons of dialogue choices to be made, leading to different scenarios, but you know that the ending is going to be the same no matter what you chose.

With The Witcher Series, especially The Witcher 3, things are different. The choices you make here will certainly have its impact on the world. There are 36 different ending for a reason. A combination of different choices throughout the game would lead you to one of these endings. Give the sheer size and tons of content, it’s pretty likely that you’d want to give it another shot. A lot of bang for your buck! If you are looking for some games like Fallout 4 that can match up in terms of scale ad content, The Witcher 3 should be your best bet.

Skyrim - A captivating role-playing game like Fallout 4

Before Witcher 3, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim had the crown of best role playing game ever. Even after the arrival of The Witcher 3, which is seemingly bigger in scope, Skyrim still remains close to our hearts for variety of reasons. It’s one of the most engrossing role-playing game ever made. Whether you are busy saving the world or just wandering around gazing at the beauty of Skyrim, the mesmerizing soundtrack will always keep you going.

Just like Fallout 4, Skyrim is stuffed with main and side quests to do, places to discover and factions to join. Once picked up, it’s pretty difficult to put it down. There is always one more quest that needs your immediate attention. It’s one of those games that puts your social life at risk.

Just for the record, I have spent over 200 hours playing the Vanilla version, and spent another 100 hours of so tinkering with different mods. Talking about mods, definitely try them. Skyrim is so much smoother and bug free with some essential mods installed. Not to forget the story mods that could extend your gameplay by another couple of hours. If you are looking for a good role—playing game like Fallout 4 that is not a first person shooter, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim should be your best bet.

Oblivion - An amazing RPG from The Elder Scrolls series

How much time are you willing to dedicate to this game? How much free time you have in your hands? These are the questions you seriously need to ponder before booting this game up. Bit by bit, it may even start intercepting with your daily routine. All Bethesda games have this trait of being addictive, so that’s not really a surprise.

If I recall correctly, I might have spent a bit more than 200 hours on this game. The sheer scale and depth of Oblivion never ceased to amaze me. Om the surface, it looked like a simple role playing game with kill and fetch quests. But one I stated wording around the game world, I realized how gigantic and dizzying everything really is. There is no sense of direction. After completing the initial quest, which works like a tutorial, you are left to explore everything on your own. It’s fun all the way through as you always have something to engage yourself with. The world seems so lively.

The only problem with original game is that there are tons of bugs, hindering an otherwise smooth gameplay session. Don’t fret though. You just need to learn to install mods. With right type of mods, you should be able to play a bug free, polished and more enjoyable version of the original game.

Far Cry 4 - A open world game like Fallout 4

Far Cry 4 is just about everything you want in an open world first person shooter. It’s a dream come true for any FPS lovers who don’t want much to do with multiplayer gaming. Of course, there is multiplayer and co-op, but the main focus is on offline single-player mode, which is nothing short of spectacular.

Far Cry 4 takes place in a fictional Himalayan city called Kyrat - A place of mystery, lies and secrets. The treacherous Himalayan paths are beautiful but dangerous at the same time. Not to forget the wildlings who are always on a lookout for some fresh meat.

While Far Cry 4 manages to create a lively world with so much to do and behold, it fails to create relatable characters. More often than not, they seem to just be going through the motions.

Apart from bland characters, though, there is not a lot to complain about this masterpiece. Everything from doing main quests, coming across a random fight, unlocking new missions, upgrading your weapons to crafting, is fun to do.

Far Cry 4 might not be as bleak as Fallout 4, but the sheer scope and depth of the world is almost the same. If you are looking for some great FPS games like Fallout 4, Far Cry 4 should be your best bet.

Borderlands 2 - A cell-shaded shooting game like Fallout 4

How do you create a better sequel when your first game was almost perfect? It’s pretty simple. You don’t do much. Why fix it if it’s not broken? The first game from Borderlands series was tons of fun, and Gearbox has stuck with the same formula that made the original game tick. Simply put, Borderlands 2 is the same game served with a different storyline, more bulky gun and a different place. And to be candid, there isn’t much to complain about it. Those who wanted to get some more out of the world of Pandora, this is the opportunity to jump in. I’m sure most of the Borderlands fans have already played this game. However, If it managed to pass under your radar for any reason, you should pick it up.

A vast array of guns is what hooks you up to this game. They come in all shapes and sizes. There are tons of them. And believe me, you’ll get ample opportunities to test them out on creatures. There is always a better gun lying just around the next corner. There is always some loot you never knew you needed until you find it. That’s what keeps you going as you know that there is a lot to do and find. Moreover, a gunfight is never more than a couple of minutes away. Gorehouds would find it pretty intriguing and engaging.

Brace yourself to get lost in the treacherous world of Pandora; brace yourself for crazy gunfights!


Rage

Where Rage lacks in story and execution, it more than makes up for it with its crisp visuals and some authentic gunplay. Developed using id Tech 5 engine, Rage is one of the best looking games ever made. It has been a few years since its launch, but it still gives other similar game a run for money in terms of visuals.

It’s pretty easy to get lost in this beautiful world where no canyon repeats itself. Everything has been hand made. Enjoying this game is pretty easy, but caring about the events and story is not. At best, story seems be a half-hearted attempt at giving gamers something to shoot at. Nevertheless, it still feels pretty authentic. If you are looking for some good looking games like Fallout 4, Rage should be your best bet.

Metro Redux - One of the best games like Fallout 4

After the nuclear bombings, most of the people on the earth is either dead or mutated, rendering the earth uninhabitable for any creature. Those lucky enough to be inside metros managed to survive the attacks. Now they must remain inside these underground networks and find a way to survive. Going out is not an option unless you have oxygen masks. The unprecedented horrors await those who feel adventurous.

A good mix of stealth and explosive fights always keeps you on your feet as you never know what might be lying on the other side. You are never more than a couple of minutes away from an adventure. And this is what makes Metro: Redux quite a ride.

If you are looking for a post-apocalyptic video game like Fallout 4, Metro Redux should be your bet.

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    • TopHat Seagull profile image

      SteveO 4 months ago

      Have to agree with the Mod comment on Oblivion. I just tried to finish it on PS3 and it's horrible without them.

    • Simar Singh profile image

      Simar Singh 5 months ago

      All 3 are yum games.....

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      Cedric Yong 17 months ago from Singapore

      Hmm! I'm really tempted to give Metro a try. It's pretty cheap now too.

      Far Cry 4 sounds good, and I read loads about it. But if it gets over easy like part 3, then ...