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The thoughts of the world ending is actually a pretty terrifying concept. Having to survive against lack of resources and or mutated creatures sends shivers down our spines here at Honey’s Anime. Though when the scenario is used in video games such as the Fallout series then it fills us with nothing but joy killing baddies and doing everything possible in odd wastelands. Speaking of Fallout, that makes us think: what other games capture that feeling Fallout games offer? Yup, today we’re looking at 6 Games Like Fallout.
Fallout started off as an over the top RPG but with Fallout 3, the gameplay shifted towards an FPS experience and has been the same since. However, one element that never changed was surviving in a post-apocalyptic setting. Your character had to do battle against raiders, giant creatures and super mutants alike all while walking around what use to be the booming United States of America. With our list of games like Fallout, we tried to ensure that gamers would gain that same sense of survival as well as the RPG elements embedded in every Fallout titles. Now then we won’t keep you any longer with our introduction, let’s dive into this great list of games.
Similar Games to Fallout
1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
- System/Platform: PC
- Publisher: CIS: GSC World Publishing, THQ
- Developer: GSC Game World
- Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl tells the story of a world where Chernobyl is hit not once but twice by nuclear destruction. The second Nuclear disaster alters the landscape even worse making mutated animals and odd zombie like beings named STALKERS. While you are a STALKER yourself, however you still have sanity but also have lost your memories. Having only the word STALKER tattooed on your arm and a PDA claiming to kill someone named Strelok you must search for answers on who you are and what happened. That mission though may prove quite difficult thanks to the harsh Chernobyl that is even worse than ever before.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is an amazing game, we just needed to say that first. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl takes the elements of Fallout games, and some Fallout took from it, to make a game that immerses the player in a destroyed world. Players will explore Chernobyl all while fighting mutants, wild animals and their own needs such as food consumption and radiation poisoning. One part survival horror and the other a RPG FPS, players who love Fallout must try out S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. We felt that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was a great way to start off our 6 games like Fallout list and we’re sure you’ll agree with our choice once you play it.
2. WASTED: A Post Apocalyptic Pub Crawler
- System/Platform: PC
- Publisher: Adult Swim Games
- Developer: Mr. Podunkian
- Release Date: Jun 7, 2016
The world has ended, that means it’s time for a serious hangover. In WASTED: A Post Apocalyptic Pub Crawler players will fight with everything from guns to baseball bats all for the sweet alcohol. Explore the destroyed America in hopes of finding gear to strengthen yourself in this roguelike title. Be warned though exploring may lead to many goodies but it can also lead to some gruesome deaths. So what will be waiting for you at the end of the day, a nice cold beer or you’re cold dead bodies.
WASTED: A Post Apocalyptic Pub Crawler may look goofy and silly but thanks to developer Mr. Podunkian this game is far from goofy and silly visuals. Similar to Fallout, players will explore the world for new items to create stronger and better characters that have a higher chance at living. Thanks to its roguelike elements, players will find no dungeon alike and no adventure the same offering plenty of replayability even if you find yourself having to start from scratch when you die. Every choice has impact in WASTED: A Post Apocalyptic Pub Crawler and in many ways that reminds us of Fallout games. Fallout and WASTED: A Post Apocalyptic Pub Crawler may look differently aesthetically but they do share some very similar themes and its why it holds a spot on our list of games like Fallout.
WASTED: A Post-Apocalyptic Pub Crawler, Coming June 7 | Adult Swim Games\ Adult Swim (Official Trailer)
3. The Last of Us Remastered
- System/Platform: PS4
- Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
- Developer: Naughty Dog
- Release Date: Jul 29, 2014
The USA has changed dramatically after the outbreak. Landscapes that were once thriving cities now lay in ruin, thriving with a new type of lifeform, one that is far from human. Joel, once a proud father, is now just living to see the next day after the infection shattered his family. However, Joel will find he needs to learn to live for others when he is tasked to escort a young girl who may have a possible solution to the virus. Now Joel and this girl named Ellie must travel through lands that are from kind to those who aren’t infected.
The Last of Us Remastered shows us what if an infection changed the world as we know it. While it may not have been from nuclear attacks like most of the Fallout titles, the world that the characters once knew is now a new series of threats. Players control Joel in this third person survival horror and must defeat human and nonhuman enemies. Thanks to some beautiful landscapes, despite the destroyed theme, players will gain a true feeling of what the world could look like if it was left to plants and animals roaming free rather than humans. If you love post-apocalyptic stories like Fallout, we fully recommend checking out The Last of Us Remastered.
The Last of Us Remastered E3 2014 Trailer (PS4) (Official Trailer)
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4. Borderlands 2
- System/Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Publisher: 2K Games
- Developer: Gearbox Software
- Release Date: Sept 18, 2012
Four new bounty hunters gear up to kick some serious butt in Borderlands 2. Set on revenge when they are attacked by a man named Handsome Jack, our new hunters find themselves in a large plot of epic proportions thanks to Handsome Jack’s plans. While they may come from very different back stories and creeds, these four must strive to work together less for money and more to survive the carnage ahead of them. Who knows, maybe they can all still make loads of money if they somehow survive this odd tale.
Borderlands was an epic game by Gearbox Software and the sequel only delivers ten times more destructions and millions more guns. Borderlands 2 aims to makes players choose a class one of several, a few are DLC and then go forth on Pandora to kill everything from robotic humans to weird animals. Pandora may not be Earth like in Fallout’s setting, but the wasteland like setting is pretty darn close. With billions of guns that all have very different perks and plenty of RPG elements to allow loads of customization in terms of play style, Borderlands 2 is truly like Fallout. Here’s hoping for a Borderlands 3 in the near future, seriously we have our fingers all crossed.
Borderlands 2-Doomsday Trailer (Official Trailer)
- System/Platform: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, iOS
- Publisher: 2K Games
- Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia
- Release Date: Aug 21, 2007
Set in the year 1960 main character Jack is on a plane that crashes in the ocean. As the only survivor Jack finds himself near a lighthouse with a strange vehicle that descends into the ocean. After a few moments, Jack sees an odd setting. Despite being so far under the ocean there lies a large city that Jack will learn is called Rapture. Once inside Rapture’s domain, Jack learns that while this may have been a thriving cityscape once before it is now in ruins. Making matters worse, the residents of Rapture aren’t too friendly and aim to kill him.
Ruined cities and environments are usually something we see above on land though BioShock aims to show a new environment not usually walked upon. Like Fallout, thanks to a mutation, albeit not from radiation, the residents of Rapture aren’t normal anymore and are itching to end the player’s life. Players will have to rely on using powers called Plasmids to fight against the residence of Rapture as well as Big Daddies who aim to protect children with ADAM infused bodies from being taken by the player. BioShock is a weird story with plenty to discover and unearth and we’re sure fans of Fallout will love to explore a new world. BioShock has received many accolades from fans and gamers alike in the world of gaming, it’s time you find out why.
Borderlands 2-Doomsday Trailer (Official Trailer)
6. Metro: Last Light Redux
- System/Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
- Publisher: Deep Silver
- Developer: 4A Games
- Release Date: May 14, 2013
Artyom doesn’t remember much from his childhood but he knows the Russian landscape wasn’t like this, a shattered landscape of pollution and ruin. One year has passed since Artyom had to make the choice about what to do about the Dark Ones and his choice still lingers in his heart. However, while Artyom focuses on that, the underground factions are beginning to get restless and it seems a war is imminent. If Artyom wants to avoid seeing another home go up in flames he will have to fight for what he believes is right. Surviving on the other hand is another challenge…
With the Fallout series, we usually see a destroyed landscape from the USA’s perspective. In Metro: Last Light Redux, a remastered version of the original game, we see a destroyed Russian environment. We here at Honey’s Anime end our Fallout list with Metro: Last Light Redux because in many ways it is a true mirror in terms of gameplay and story. Players will shoot their way through the Russian Metro surviving against various threats all while exploring a fallout version of Russia. Seriously folks, we can’t recommend Metro: Last Light Redux enough it’s a great game that is both visually stunning as well as boasting a strong narrative that will make you want to keep playing to see the fate of the residents living in the Metro.
Fallout is a series that won’t die anytime soon, at least we hope. All the titles above though are games that remind us of the greatness it brings all while having their own amazing qualities as well. We here at Honey’s Anime can make a good guess that games aren’t done with the post-apocalyptic setting anytime soon and we’re not complaining about that anytime soon. As always we would love to hear from you wonderful folks out there. Make sure to comment down below and stick around as we’re far from done creating great gaming articles.