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5 Games Like Mass Effect

Updated on August 25, 2014

Mass Effect - A Third Person Action RPG

Mass Effect is a trilogy of science fiction RPG developed by BioWare. All games have been recognized for its overall excellent quality. The series has revolutionized video games as a story-telling medium, as each game's story continues from the previous installment in chronological order. The story line is absolutely fantastic, as evidenced by the millions of fans that continue to play the game and await for the franchise's fourth release.

While Mass Effect is in a league of its own, there are other action RPGs that are just as impressive and enjoyable. Here are games like Mass Effect which will surely amaze you with awesome graphics and engaging story line.

5 Games Like Mass Effect

Deus Ex: Human Revolution


Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of the best action RPGs in recent years. Put your skills to the test as you switch between different gameplay types. Whether you choose to enter stealth mode or face the enemies head on, you are always going to find the game's playstyle highly entertaining.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third installment in the Deus Ex series, developed by Eidos Montreal and released in August 2011. It is a prequel to the original game, Deus Ex. The game has been received with overwhelming praises for its open-ended nature and the social aspects of the game.

The cyberpunk-themed Human Revolution offers four gameplay types: Combat, Hacking, Stealth and Social. Players can freely choose which gameplay type to use depending on the situation they are in. For instance, you can get through certain areas using social interactions alone, relinquishing the need to engage in stealth or combat. Players can even receive the Pacifist trophy if the game is finished without a single NPC dying by the player's hand.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a highly tactical game, and the outcome of events are heavily dependent on the decisions the players make.


The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a must play action role-playing game. Take on the role of Geralt of Rivia as you train and enhance your skills to ultimately defeat Saskia the Dragonslayer.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the second game of the action RPG franchise, The Witcher. Developed by CD Prjoekt RED, The Witcher 2 features a lot of added components to its predecessor.

If the mini-game style of the original game did not appeal to you, then you might enjoy the fast-paced combat style of The Witcher 2. The keyboard is used for your character's movements, while the mouse buttons are used to deliver your attacks. You may enjoy the wide variety of offensive and defensive equipment, from bombs and traps, to hatchets and shovels. Certain parts of the game also offer you the chance to enter stealth mode and move through the vicinity undetected by enemies. Several mini-games are also a welcome addition to give you a little break from the game's thrilling combat system.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set for release in 2014.


Fallout 3 is one of the best video games of the decade. It has received numerous awards from different gaming journalists and websites, proof enough of the game's outstanding quality. This is a game you absolutely wouldn't want to miss.

Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is the third installment of the Fallout series. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in October 2008, the game has received numerous Game of the Year awards for its overall amazing gameplay. During its initial month of release, Fallout 3 sold over 600,000 units, a testament to how great this action RPG truly is.

The player begins the game as a newborn, with control over the character's race, gender and appearance. A child's book titled You're SPECIAL is then given where the player can set the primary attributes of the character: Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck. The game also features a flexible character-leveling system, where the player can improve any skill of their choice upon reaching a new level.

Fallout 3 also has an open-ended gameplay, so the decisions the players make in the game have great impact on the outcome of events. The player can also enjoy the V.A.T.S., a mix of turn-based and real-time combat.

Alpha Protocol is a stealth game with a rich and captivating story line. Play as Michael Thorton and discover the adventures of a trained field agent.

Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol is a third person, action RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

Players assume the role of Michael Thorton, a CIA operative. As players progress in the game, they earn Advancement Points which can be used on any of the ten different skills. These skills allow Thorton to equip certain weapons and use different abilities. Players can also customize Thorton's appearance, from skin tone and eye color, to headgear and hairstyle.

Although the game has been praised for its unique concept, technical issues have driven potential gamers away from checking out the game. The game is said to lack polish, but its intricacies will surely delight RPG fans. Obsidian Entertainment has expressed interest in making a sequel.

The outcome of the galactic war between the Jedi and the Sith rests upon your hands! Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a video game you simply can't afford to miss.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a role-playing video game developed by BioWare. It takes place in the Golden Age of the Republic, over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film.

Players are thrown in the middle of the galactic war between the Jedi and the Sith. At the beginning of the game, players can choose from three basic classes, and later in the game, three Jedi subclasses can be unlocked. Characters are given Feats and Force powers upon reaching new levels. Minigames are also an integral part of the game, from card games to shooting down opposing starcraft.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has received plenty of awards and praises from critics and different organizations. It has been named Game of the Year numerous times. Time has also named it as one of the 100 greatest video games of all time.

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