9 Post-Apocalyptic Games Like "Fallout 4: Wastelands" You Must Play
What Games Are Like Fallout 4?
Fallout 4 features a massive game where you can sink in hundreds of hours into the story and exploration. There are vast arrays of wastelands to explore with tons of loot on offer. With the introduction of an amazing crafting system, fans would not run out of content to enjoy anytime soon. If you feel like building your own structures, you are more than welcome to do so! Apart from crafting, there is a huge modding community that has put in the effort worth checking out and falling in love with.
If you ever find yourself getting bored with it, I have compiled a list of some games like Fallout 4 with similar aesthetics and gameplay. Let’s take a look.
Games Similar to Fallout 4
- Fallout Mods
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series
- The Witcher 3
- Far Cry 4
- Borderlands 2
- Metro Redux
1. Fallout Mods
This is so obvious. Let’s face it, if you’ve completed exploring every nook and cranny of the huge map of Fallout 4 and uncovered every juicy bit of the story and you still have an itch that can’t be scratched, look to your right and you’d find an enticing collection of mods from the community being added regularly. Juicy stuff ain’t it?
That is the beauty of Bethesda games; you can do whatever you like with the game. Change it in whatever way you see fit. If you just want to enjoy a customized version of the game, let the modders do their job. There are hundreds of people already on it, adding contents and improving Fallout 4 for free. If you are looking for a game like Fallout 4, why go anywhere else? Why not play the “improved” and more polished version of it?
2. S.t.a.l.k.e.r. Series
It's a shame that there would not be any S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games ever again. We would not get to explore the wasteland of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 – A game that was canceled halfway through development. Nevertheless, still have three games from the series that are just as intense and dour as you expect wastelands to be.
The game is structured like a traditional role-playing game. Just like any other RPG, you embark on the journey with nothing – No guns, ammo, medicines or artifacts. But as you progress further into the game, doing main and side quests, things become easier.
If you have never played a hardcore role-playing game like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. before, it might be a little frustrating in the beginning, but if you keep at it, you will 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 will die off radiation or bleeding out. The only way to survive in “The Zone” is to go out in the open with the right set of gears and trust only yourself. Others will help you out, but they‘ll charge you for it. Good luck and good hunting!
3. The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 has exceeded everyone’s expectations. No one was expecting it to be as deep and polished as it turned out to be. It is a huge game! The scale 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 have yet to talk to.
Normally, I would just move on to other games after finishing the main quests, but this game is different. Not a lot of games can keep me engaged for a long period. The Witcher 3 had me hooked since the moment I booted it up. Such is the witchery (HA, my pun game is on point) of this game. There is so much more I have yet to learn about this place!
It is one of the most authentic open-world games I’ve had the privilege to play and explore. There is always something to do no matter where you go. And everything you do will impact the world. 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 the ending is always the same, regardless of your choices.
Witcher 3 is very different. There are 36 different endings for a reason. A combination of different choices throughout the game would lead you to one of these endings. Given the sheer size and depth; it’s pretty likely that you’d want to give it another shot.
Before Witcher 3, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim had the crown of the 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 the variety of reasons. It is one of the most engrossing role-playing games 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 is pretty difficult to put it down. There is always one more quest that needs your immediate attention. It’s one of those games that put your social life at risk.
Just for the record, I have spent over 200 hours playing the Vanilla version and spent another 100 hours or so tinkering with different mods.
How much time are you willing to dedicate to this game? How much free time have you got? These are the questions you seriously need to ponder upon before booting this game up.
I have spent a bit more than 200 hours on this game. The sheer scale and depth of Oblivion never ceased to amaze me. On the surface, it looked like a simple role-playing game with kill-and-fetch quests. But once I started exploring the cities, dungeons and hidden alleys, 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.
The only problem with the original game is that there are tons of bugs, hindering an otherwise smooth gameplay session. You need to learn to install mods. With the right type of mods, you should be able to have a bug-free, polished and more enjoyable experience.
6. Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 is just about everything you want in an open world first-person shooter. It’s like a dream come true for any FPS lovers who are not a huge fan of multiplayer shooters. Of course, there is multiplayer and co-op, but the focus is on the offline single-player mode, which is spectacular.
Far Cry 4 takes place in a fictional Himalayan city called Kyrat - A place full of mystery, lies, and secrets. The treacherous Himalayan paths are beautiful but dangerous at the same time. The place is teeming with hostiles and wild animals, which makes surviving a nightmare, especially if you’re playing on a harder difficulty. It’s more fun that way.
7. Borderlands 2
The first game from Borderlands series was tons of fun, and Gearbox has stuck with the same formula that made the original game so popular. Borderlands 2 is the same game served with a different storyline, more bulky gunplay and a different place. Those who wanted to spend some more time in the world of Pandora will not be disappointed
A vast array of guns will hook you to this game. They come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll get ample opportunities to test them out on all sort of creatures. You’ll find plenty of nasty looking things to shoot at!
It’s a game for the gorehounds. Brace yourself to get lost in the world of Pandora; brace yourself for crazy gunfights!
Rage lacks in the story department, but it more than makes up for it with its crisp visuals and authentic gunplay. Developed by using id Tech 5 engine, Rage is one of the best-looking games of the last generation. It has been a few years since its launch, but it still gives other similar game a run for the money in terms of visuals. It is easy to get lost in this beautiful world where no canyon repeats itself. Everything you come across is handmade!
Enjoying this game is easy. The lore, however, might disappoint many people. The story seems to be a half-hearted attempt at giving gamers something to shoot at! It still feels authentic. If you are looking for some good-looking games like Fallout 4, Rage should be your best bet. (P.S be on the lookout cause Rage 2 is right around the corner)
9. Metro Redux
After the nuclear bombings, most of the people on the Earth are dead or mutated, rendering the earth uninhabitable for any living creature. Remaining survivors now live in underground metro stations and tracks. Going out is not an option unless you have an oxygen mask. The unprecedented horrors await those who feel adventurous.
If you’re feeling frisky, you can check out the slew of other games under the Metro series banner; and trust me when I say this- it will not disappoint you in any way, shape or form to indulge in this labyrinth of subway networks as there’s Metro: Exodus that “departs soon”.
A good mixture of stealth and explosive fights always keeps you on your feet as you never know what horrors await on the other side. You are never more than two minutes away from an adventure. And this makes Metro: Redux quite a legendary ride.
Well, would you look at that? The list has come to a closure but hey, there are always a gazillion other games that don’t make it to the list cause they are underrated or we simply forget to include them. In any case, there are a few games that are worth mentioning and if you find any missing titles that you would’ve wanted to see here- just yell loudly and we might be able to hear through all the music being played.
This is one of those games that don’t reinvent the plot of the zombie apocalypse by much, the city of Harran which has been almost wiped out had sent out a few distress calls from likely survivors and this is when the government deploys you to find out more about the situation. The gameplay is hard to learn at first and the parkour takes a long time to get used to but once you get it down, you’ll feel comfortable navigating through the map.
The execution of the survival mechanics of the game makes the story an absolute joy to play through it, the crafting and the added oomph to the zombies during the nighttime is an icing on the cake. By any chance, if you’re bored with playing around and completing quests for Rais and the tower, there’s a sequel that’s on the way soon so you’re all set to keep surviving.t
The Last Of Us
Okay let’s be honest here for a second here, shall we? Does this game need any introduction at all? This is one of the best games of 2013, and I’ll say nothing more, just hop off and give this a go. I can guarantee you that you will be in love with this game and would crave for more.
Naughty Dog has you covered because the sequel is just around the corner so you can sink your teeth into it and get some of that juicy action-packed, nail-biting and touching story.