The post-apocalyptic atmosphere, power armor, settlement building, and weapon modifications, are just some of the coolest parts of Fallout 4 that make the game an unforgettable experience.
It’s no wonder why gamers look for more games like Fallout 4. While some say it’s not as good as New Vegas, Fallout 4 was a masterpiece on its own.
It’s not easy to find more games like Fallout 4. It was surely a challenge but I managed to round up some of the top games you should try out if you’re a fan of Fallout 4.
Check out the list below and see if you’ve played any of these games.
1. Fallout 76
This is the most obvious pick of the bunch but I had to include it. Fallout 76 is the closest thing you can get for a Fallout 4 alternative.
I know people love to hate this game and yes it had a rough launch, but F76 is one of the best games I’ve played that combined all the coolest parts of the Fallout franchise with online elements.
Fallout 76 is an MMO-like game where you get to play online with other folks. But it’s much more engaging than an MMO.
It has a really good campaign with more than 60 hours worth of content that you can play on your own or with friends. And it even has the VATS system, well it’s a different version of it.
F76 is in a really good state right now with all the improvements it had over the years. It’s a well-polished game and it gets updated with new content all the time.
2. The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds is another game that has many similarities to Fallout 4. It has similar dialog options, weapons, missions, and even locations. That’s probably because this game was actually developed by some of the same folks who created the Fallout games.
Outer Worlds is like Fallout but in space. This game takes you through a journey across vibrant locations, engaging missions, and lots of fun activities across weird planets filled with strange creatures.
If you’re looking for a story-centric single-player game like Fallout 4, this should be your top pick!
While BioShock lacks the post-apocalyptic vibe, it more than makes up for it with its incredible steampunk setting.
BioShock has one of the most engaging stories I’ve ever seen in a video game and while it looks slightly outdated in graphics, it still holds up thanks to its impressive gameplay mechanics.
This is one of those games that you must play before you die.
4. Metro 2033
The Metro series includes 3 games and you should play them all. They are not exactly like Fallout. There’s no base-building or factions.
But these games do a great job of taking you on a thrilling journey through a barren post-apocalyptic world filled with terrifying monsters and creatures.
Start with the first game, Metro 2033, and then play Metro Last Light and finally Metro Exodus.
Chernobylite is a game that’s very similar to Metro 2033 and STALKER games. But it also combines some elements from the Fallout series, like base building.
This game was poorly received at launch but it seems to have been fixed by the developers. I haven’t played this game yet but it looks pretty good in the gameplay videos.
Worth checking out if you can grab it cheap on a sale.
6. STALKER ANOMALY
If you’re a fan of Fallout, you may be familiar with STALKER games. They are perfect for getting a fix of that similar post-apocalyptic vibe. But the game I’m about to tell you does not belong to the original series.
STALER ANAMOLY is actually a community mod that completely overhauls the base game with its own unique elements, including a survival mode, better weapons, graphics enhancements, and much more.
This game is more suitable for more experienced players seeking a challenge. Because surviving in this game requires a lot of brain power. The best part is it’s a standalone mod, which means you can download it entirely for free. You don’t need to own the base game to play it.
7. Cyberpunk 2077
Now, I know this game doesn’t really fit in properly with the genre of games we’re talking about here, but Cyberpunk 2077 has some great content that reminded me of Fallout.
It has an interesting story with twists and turns. It has dialog options with life paths. It has guns. It has a massive map to explore.
And more importantly, it has a hacking system that’s similar to VATs that allows you to take down enemies by frying their brains. That’s pretty fun.
The game takes place in a different setting but that bleak futuristic atmosphere is sometimes scarier than the destroyed world of Fallout 4.
Why would I recommend a space game in a list full of post-apocalyptic games? Well, it’s not just because it comes from the same developer as Fallout 4 but mostly because it has some of the same gameplay mechanics as Fallout 4.
Some called it Fallout in space. Some called it Skyrim in space. Well, it’s not!
While Starfield has some of the familiar gameplay elements from both Fallout and Skyrim, it’s a different kind of game. Starfield’s main story is not the best but it has some really good faction quests that will remind you of the good old Bethesda games.
It also has base building, dialog options, persuasion, superpowers, and much more. Okay, well, maybe it is Fallout in space.
9. Mad Max
This game has been around since 2015 and it still holds up. It has over 1,000 players on Steam charts on most days and that says quite a lot about this single-player masterpiece.
Mad Max is a game inspired by the hit movie. And if you haven’t seen the movie yet, go watch it right now!
It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where your home and your best friend is your car. You get to take it around the map to fight enemies, unlock areas, and do cool side activities while upgrading your card with better gear.
10. Atomic Heart
This may be a bit of a controversial pick since some people accused the developers of this game of pushing propaganda. To be frank, I haven’t played this game so I can’t comment on that.
All I can is that this game does seem like a good candidate for this list. It has a similar vibe to BioShock games but it also reminded me of Fallout 4 with its characters, gameplay, and weapons.
11. Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid is a zombie survival game that takes its survival aspect very seriously. This game is quite brutal and you need good levels of patience to survive in this game.
The game has an isometric top-down view. If you’re a fan of that style of game, you will enjoy this one. Since it’s an indie game, you will be helping out a fellow indie developer by buying this game too.
12. Wasteland 3
Wasteland 3 is an award-winning CRPG with some impressive gameplay and a solid story. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but this game will keep you engaged through to the end if you can handle a game with turn-based combat.
Before buying, check out some of its gameplay videos to see if it’s your kind of game. Even if you’re not a fan of CRPGs, you should give this a try. I used to hate CRPGs but later learned to love them.