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First person shooters set in the future are already pretty cool. The ability to pick up some futuristic weapon and blast away aliens or armored warriors is nothing but pure excitement. However, what if we here at Honey’s Anime told you that there was to increase any FPS and raise up several notches? Well folks thanks to games like Titanfall, you can do that as well as ride giant mechs, how awesome is that? Now we know you’re probably now asking what games can let you enter a giant mech and destroy soldiers and aliens in first person. Don’t worry folks, our article is about to give you a list of great titles like Titanfall.
Honey’s Anime have abandoned our own mechs—which we totally have…in our dreams—to craft you beautiful folks our 6 Games Like Titanfall list. These titles below are games we felt best captured that feeling of being in some powered armor or suit like Titanfall 1 and 2. Our list will have you traveling in mech filled warzones and even in a few space battlefields. If you wanted to have the feeling of zooming around in a walking tank, these titles will be your best bet in some way or form. Now then future pilot, pick up those controllers and be ready to suit up as we begin our 6 Games Like Titanfall list.
Similar Games to Titanfall
- System/Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Publisher: Meteor Entertainment, 505 Games
- Developer: Adhesive Games, K2 Network
- Release Date: Dec 12, 2012
Are you ready for the ultimate mech vs mech showdown? Are you ready to battle out against others in a multiplayer game that will test your skills with a mechanized machine? Then enter the world of HAWKEN. Customize your mechs and throw yourself into team based games or free for all matches where you’ll launch volleys of missiles and drain machine gun drums as you try to prove your piloting skills. If you feel ready to handle a giant death machine then go download HAWKEN as soon as possible pilot!
Developers Adhesive Games and K2 Network knew what they wanted to make when they created HAWKEN. This free to play FPS title will allow you to enter a futuristic landscape where victory is dictated by how great you can use your mech against another player. We here at Honey’s Anime loved the customization elements and the graphics which really give you a true sense of immersion. If you really loved the multiplayer feeling of the Titanfall games but wanted the robotic elements as a central focus you’ll absolutely love HAWKEN. Also remember we mentioned it’s free to play so there is no reason you can’t just download it and give it a spin.
HAWKEN-Official Launch Trailer (Official Trailer)
2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- System/Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox
- Publisher: Activision
- Developer: Sledgehammer Games
- Release Date: Nov 4, 2014
In the year 2054 a large scale war for Earth’s dominance is about to begin. After losing his friend and hand in a mission gone wrong, Private First Class Jack Mitchell has taken his war off the battlefield and into the private sector. Working for the Atlas Corporation—whose CEO is Jonathon Irons, father to Mitchell’s friend Will Irons—Jack’s life should be a lot less war focused and more about protecting Atlas’s various creations and information. However, when a terrorist organization rises by the name of KVA, Jack and the company will see a lot more action as they try to show the world the Atlas Corporation should be the dominant military power. Though Jack is about to find out that this so called unforeseen war may have been an all to set up battle and he’s about to enter a world that should have never come to pass.
Now many of you may be looking at this and going wait…Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn’t all about mechs. However, in many ways Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare plays out pretty similar to Titanfall 1 and 2 in numerous ways. While you may not be taking out foes in a giant mech suit you are running around with an advanced exoskeleton which gives you increased speed and strength. Plus even in Titanfall there are times where you’ll be shooting baddies in FPS like combat all too similar to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Trust us folks, if you’re more into the shooting theme of Titanfall and want less mech action—which hey we can’t blame you for wanting a break sometimes—than you’re game of choice similar to Titanfall is definitely Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reveal Trailer (Official Trailer)
- System/Platform: Xbox 360
- Publisher: Sega, FromSoftware
- Developer: FromSoftware
- Release Date: Jun 29, 2006
In an undetermined future mankind has developed robotic machines known as HOUNDS. Each country has developed their own versions of HOUNDS to give themselves a strategic advantage in case of a possible war. When the Sal Kar Empire begins to get nervous at the overwhelming power of each nation, they begin to build forts and bases all around their empire. The nations known as Morskoj and Tarakia decide to go on the offensive and begin to launch an attack on Sal Kar to prevent them from gaining too much power. As an unnamed pilot you’re about to enter a new war—dubbed the Neroimus war—to learn all that you can about the different HOUND units.
FromSoftware usually is known for their Armored Core series—which may or may not be on this list as well—but only so many gamers know about their Xbox 360 exclusive in the form of Chromehounds. At one time players would go online and battle it out for dominance using various mechs that could be customized in great detail. However, since 2009 Chromehounds’ online servers have been shut down to the public. Luckily, players can still enjoy the tutorial mode which allows players to enter into different mechs and play out a pseudo story mode. Honestly, Chromehounds is pretty old and can be found for a really affordable price and like Titanfall it will allow you to feel the strategic thinking and movement only a mecha based game can do best.
Chromehounds Xbox 360 Trailer- 360 Trailer (Official Trailer)
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4. Armored Core V
- System/Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
- Publisher: FromSoftware, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Sega
- Developer: FromSoftware
- Release Date: Jan 26, 2012
In a distant future, the planet Earth has suffered high amounts of damage thanks to horrible wars. An enemy named Father has continued to launch attacks on the populous for unknown reasons and resistances everywhere are finding it hard to fight back against Father’s might. As one of the resistance’s pilots, you must somehow fight against the Father’s elite units in 10 missions. If you fail, the whole world may end up falling with you…
Armored Core V—the other game created by FromSoftware that we mentioned—is easily one of the most similar titles to Titanfall on this list. Players will enter a huge story mode that allows for branching paths depending on routes taken during the missions. Obviously you’ll be taking these missions in a giant robotic suit that can be fully customized in great detail. Want speed over power and or a nice mixture of the two, Armored Core V allows you to do that in extremely meticulous detail. Let us also mention that Armored Core V despite being several years old is still a gorgeous title that will make your jaw drop once you start the game and begin the ultimate mech experience.
Armored Core V: Official Trailer (Official Trailer)
5. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
- System/Platform: PS2, PS3, Xbox 360
- Publisher: Konami
- Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
- Release Date: Feb 13, 2003
Two years have passed since the first Zone of the Enders title following main protagonist Leo and his run in with the Orbital Frame known as Jehuty. We shift our story to a man named Dingo Egret who has works a miner on Callisto. When Dingo and his mining team find an Orbital Frame hidden away on the moon, they are attacked by BAHRAM who were searching for the Frame themselves. Despite attempting to fight back with Jehuty, Dingo is shot and seemingly killed by Nohman, the leader of BAHRAM and left to waste away. However, Dingo is saved by Ken—a pilot who is a spy for UNSF working inside BAHRAM as a cover—and is placed inside Jehuty but with a giant cost. If Dingo should leave Jehuty his organs will fail and he shall die, so now he must assist Ken and stop BAHRAM as the new pilot of Jehuty.
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is a fast paced action ordinated mech game from developer Konami Computer Entertainment Japan. Players will pilot Jehuty as they maneuver in space and 3D environments blasting other robots and mechs with various weapons and attacks. While we love Titanfall 1 and 2 there are times we wished they were a bit more like anime titles and that’s why we love Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner. We do recommend the HD Collection—which contains the first Zone of the Enders title as well as the second—as the graphics are vastly improved over the original PS2 version. With an amazing story, fluid robot filled combat and an epic soundtrack you need to pick up Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner and add it to your collection no robot titles.
6. Steel Battalion
- System/Platform: Xbox
- Publisher: Capcom, Microsoft Studios
- Developer: Capcom, Nude Maker, Capcom Production Studio 4
- Release Date: Sept 12, 2002
We here at Honey’s Anime know the pain of wishing to be able to feel what it’s like to pilot a giant robot. The idea of being inside a cockpit with all those various knobs and sticks just seems like a dream that is unobtainable or is it? Developers Capcom, Nude Maker and Capcom Production Studio 4 joined forces and brought to the world an incredible title called Steel Battalion. This amazing Xbox game allows you to use a giant controller that seems straight out of a mech anime full of joysticks, throttles and even an eject button! Those days of dreaming what it would be like to be inside a giant mech have ended thanks to Steel Battalion.
Now in all seriousness, we here at Honey’s Anime wish we could have ended our list with some of the other titles above and been proud to say it was the best way to end our list. However, no gaming title above gives players the true feeling of piloting a mech better than Steel Battalion. While Titanfall 1 and 2 may give you the thrill of feeling like a mech pilot, Steel Battalion gives you the controls to feel it even better. We won’t lie though folks, nabbing Steel Battalion and the controller for it isn’t an easy—or cheap—venture but if you can this is one of the toughest yet most satisfying mech games we’ve ever played. If you can, definitely consider picking up Steel Battalion if you love Titanfall but want an even more immersive experience unlike any other.
With that folks our list of 6 Games Like Titanfall has concluded. We here at Honey’s Anime know you’re probably a bit sad but hey these titles above aren’t the only games that allow you to feel like an anime protagonist piloting a giant robot. That’s why we ask you amazing people out there to comment down below and let your feel anime and gaming fans know of other titles we missed that will let you live out your dreams of amazing robot duels. As always if you love us as much as we love you folks out there, keep coming back to Honey’s Anime for even more articles and lists soon to come at you.