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BioShock Infinite: A First-Person Shooter Video Game
BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter (FPS), action video game developed by Irrational Games. It was one of the best-selling video games of 2013, topping different games charts during its initial week of release.
Infinite has revolutionized video games, setting the standards for various gaming elements. The compelling storyline proves that video games can be effectively used as a storytelling medium. The plot and impeccable visuals are the outstanding aspects of the game. Critics go so far as to say that BioShock Infinite has the best story ever told through a game. Infinite is also considered to be better in many aspects than the two previous BioShock games, which are fantastic games in their own rights.
If you are looking for games like BioShock Infinite, then here is a list that may help you find the right game for you.
Top 5 Games Similar to BioShock Infinite
- Far Cry 3
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Deadspace 3
- BioShock 1 & 2
1. Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 is an FPS video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. It is the direct sequel to Far Cry 2 and continued the huge success of the franchise.
The game features a new protagonist in the name of Jason Brody. He goes on a vacation with his friends in Bangkok. They decide to go skydiving, but they land on a tropical island where they are kidnapped by pirates. He escapes from the pirates through the help of his brother, Grant. Dennis, member of the island natives called Rakyat, rescues Jason. Dennis sees that Jason has the makings of a great warrior, and helps him become initiated into their tribe. Jason, now equipped with special abilities, goes on a quest to save his friends and help the Rakyat retake their island. However, he soon finds himself contemplating whether to stay on the island or leave with his friends.
Far Cry 3 is an amazing game with a captivating storyline. Play as Jason and choose either to stay loyal to your friends or stay in the jungle and become king.
Dishonored is an action-adventure, stealth video game developed by Arkane Studios for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The events of the game are heavily influenced by your actions and decisions, allowing you to complete missions in different ways. It was praised by critics, with many considering it as the best action-adventure game of 2012.
In this game, you take on the role of Corvo Attano, former bodyguard of the Empress of Dunwall, Jessamine Kaldwin. He is framed for the murder of the Empress and consequently becomes an assassin to seek revenge on those who conspired against him. The game is played from the first-person perspective and combines stealth action and role-playing elements.
The game world is divided into mission-focused areas. Your actions play an important role in the game and are tracked by the chaos system. This system records things such as friendly fire, stealth actions, and deaths caused by the player. These factors affect the game's storyline and how NPCs interact with you. The chaos system also determines which of the two possible endings are reached. Using more violence allows you to finish the game more quickly, albeit more resources are required. Using a stealth approach does not consume as many resources but can cause you to take a longer time before reaching the game's culmination.
If you are in search of a game that is story driven and influenced by your in-game decisions, then you should definitely check out Dishonored. The game has tremendous replay value, and you are surely going to have a lot of time playing the game over and over.
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3. Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas is an action RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment. It is not a direct sequel to Fallout 3, although it sports similar gameplay mechanics and the same RPG experience.
The game takes place in the Las Vegas, Nevada area during the year 2281. You take control of the Courier, who is tasked to deliver a package known as the Platinum Chip to New Vegas. On your way, you get ambushed by Benny, leaders of one of the casinos in the area, shooting you in the head and taking the package with him. A robot named Victor sees the event and brings you to Doctor Mitchell. You then embark on a journey, searching for Benny and planning to exact revenge.
The events of the game are influenced by your decisions. A reputation system is reintroduced, measuring your loyalty to the different factions. This affects how the factions' NPCs interact with you. The combat system is focused on the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S) similar to Fallout 3, with new additions such as unique animations and V.A.T.S-specific attacks. A crafting system is also available, which gives you the ability to create your own ammunition.
Fallout: New Vegas features vast improvements and expanded content over Fallout 3, giving you an immersive experience in the game's compelling open world.
4. Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 is a third-person shooter survival horror video game developed by Visceral Games. A direct sequel to Dead Space 2, it was released in February 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
The game marks the return of Isaac Clarke together with new co-op character Sgt. John Carver. They battle the Necromorphs, corpses that are brought to life by the signal of an alien artifact called the Marker. Clarke and Carver utilize the Resource Integration Gear (RIG), which uses holographic displays to show health and ammo count. You can roll and take cover to avoid enemy attacks and put yourself in an advantageous position. A new weapon upgrading system is also introduced known as the Weapon Bench, giving you the ability to create new weapons by piecing together parts that you have obtained throughout the game. Co-operative gameplay is also available, unlocking additional story details which can only be seen while playing as the co-op character, John Carver.
Dead Space is a fantastic series, and this installment does not disappoint. The co-op gameplay has long been awaited, and Dead Space 3 makes all the wait worth it. It is one of the best action games in years, one which you wouldn't want to miss.
5. BioShock 1 & 2
This list wouldn't be complete without mentioning the predecessors of Infinite: BioShock 1 & 2. The success of these two games has paved the way for the development of Infinite, and together, they make up one of the most popular video game series in years.
The games are set in the fictional underwater city of Rapture. Created by business magnate Andrew Ryan, the city was intended to be an isolated utopia, but the discovery of the plasmid ADAM marked the beginning of its demise. ADAM gives its users the ability to alter their DNA to gain superhuman abilities. The games are played from the first-person perspective and incorporate stealth and survival horror elements into the gameplay.
You can use a variety of weapons and plasmids to aid you in battle. As you progress through the game, you can collect recovery items, ammo, and money which you can use to purchase additional equipment. You can also collect EVE, a liquid used to power plasmid use. Multiplayer mode is available in BioShock 2, wherein you take on the role of a citizen of Rapture. It features seven different modes: Survival of the Fittest, Civil War, Last Splicer Standing, Capture the Sister, ADAM Grab, Team ADAM Grab, and Turf War.
BioShock is an outstanding series, and you must absolutely check out all the games. If you enjoyed playing Infinite, then there is no doubt that you are going to love BioShock 1 & 2.
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Jacob on January 04, 2017:
finished far cry 3. haven't pleyed deadspace, bio shock 1, Dishonoured. currently on bioshock 2.
Caleb Melvern (author) from Philippines on May 16, 2013:
A Bioshock film was also planned, but it was cancelled. Too bad. But this shows how huge the Bioshock franchise has become. Thanks again for reading, Erica!
Ericajean on May 16, 2013:
If I were into games like I used to be...well, I play the games on my tablet a lot and am used to old school PC games- I would for sure choose BioShock to play. I like the commercial and I read recently in Game Informer that there will be a BioShock board game.