22 Games Like BioShock

Games Like BioShock
If you love BioShock you’ll enjoy our collection of games like BioShock which has plenty of other FPS games with strong stories and RPG elements.

BioShock’s blend of first person shooter mechanics and simple role playing elements have proven a successful formula amongst gamers and have left them searching for a taste of something similar. The original BioShock game launched in 2007 and has since been improved upon with several other games instalments.

In addition to the standard first person shooter mechanics the BioShock series allows players to add a number of powers into their arsenal including electricity, fire, telekinesis and many more depending on the game. This system was originally created to give the player more choice on how to approach the scenarios before them from the run and gun method to more stealthy options that involve confusing opponents or using the environment.

This choice extends throughout the BioShock series to also include in-game choices which can have a serious impact on the ending of the game.

The games like BioShock here have a similar mixture of FPS and RPG to the BioShock games. In particular this list focuses on games that replicate the quirky, steampunk and sometimes dark vibe of the series.

Games Like BioShock

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Fallout 4

The bombs have dropped and Fallout 4 is climbing out of the rubble, explore a devastated Boston landscape in the year 2287 over two centuries after the world was taken to the edge by nuclear war. With the fifth major game in the Fallout franchise players will finally get to see the day that the... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(18 votes)
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Dishonored

Dishonored is an adventure game with an emphasis on stealth based gameplay. The game has fantasy type elements that give the player some very enjoyable abilities to use during their their assassination attempts. The game takes place in a fictional setting that is similar to London in the early ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(43 votes)
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is the third game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series of survival horror games. The title has some vast improvements over the previous games making it one of the best instalments yet. As the game links a number of story elements together from the previous games players a... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(24 votes)
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the second game in the series of survival horror shooter games under the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. name. The game plays out as a prequel to the first game where you explore the origins and events that led to the first game. In Clear Sky you’ll be assuming the role of Scar who ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(12 votes)
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Metro: Last Light

If you prefer your shooters with a horror element then Metro: Last Light will be sure to entertain while giving you a scare. The game world has been crafted with some amazing realism and will quickly make you feel like you are actually living out the story. The plot is directly tied to the even... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Deus Ex: Invisible War

Deus Ex: Invisible War is the sequel to the hit original, Deus Ex. The game was released for Windows and Xbox and follows the story of Alex D in the new world that is filled with war. Just like the original there is no shortage of choice of given to the player. Invisible War picks up the story ... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(13 votes)
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Deus Ex

Deus Ex is an older game with a cyberpunk theme which blends action, role playing, stealth and first person shooting. The game is often considered one of the best PC games available and has picked up countless awards and top spots in curated lists since its release. Deus Ex is set in a futurist... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(17 votes)
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third and long awaited game in the series. The game is a prequel and is set 25 years before the first Deus Ex game, this allows newcomers to the series to easily pick up the story even if they haven’t played the other games. In Human Revolution you’ll play as Ad... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(23 votes)
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Singularity

Singularity is a first person shooter that constantly throws new mechanics at you which all have a science fiction theme. One of the most notable mechanics is the ability to manipulate time around you. Players assume the role of Captain Nathaniel Renko, a special agent who is sent to investigat... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(13 votes)
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F.E.A.R. 3

If you are looking for an FPS game that will leave you unable to sleep at night then F.E.A.R. 3 is your perfect game. The game combines solid first person shooter mechanics with a psychological style of horror. F.E.A.R. 3 has been generally well received by the gaming community for offering a g... Read More »

User Score
6.6
(7 votes)
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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that lets you play as a vampire from a number of different clans. Since its release in 2004 and re-release on Steam in 2009 the game has gained an almost cult like following. It is important to note that the game versi... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(39 votes)
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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with survival horror elements developed for Windows and the Xbox 360 by 4A Games. The game was released in March 2010 with a sequel (Metro: Last Light) released in May 2013. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting similar to that of the Fallout se... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(11 votes)
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Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is an action RPG that has players exploring a massive wasteland in a post-apocalyptic game world. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in 2008 for multiple platforms. There are a total of 5 pieces of downloadable content available for Fallout 3 that each adds n... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(36 votes)
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a FPS survival horror game developed by GSC Game World. The game is available for PC and was released in 2007, it is the first game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. The game is set in an alternate reality set around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. This are... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
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System Shock 2

System Shock 2 is a role playing horror game available for Windows and Mac that launched in 1999. The game uses hacking and psionic abilities as core elements alongside first person shooting. The game is often cited as influencing future games that combined FPS and RPG elements such as BioShock... Read More »

User Score
9.5
(4 votes)
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The Darkness II

The Darkness II is a psychological horror adventure that blends first person shooter gameplay with some simple RPG elements. The game launched in early 2012, five years after the success of the first game. Players will again be taking control of Jackie Estacado, this time around though he’s bec... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(4 votes)
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Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm is a unique and fast paced first person shooter released in 2011. The game focuses on rewarding players for crazy and creative kills on enemies. While it doesn’t include a competitive mode the game does have a fairly good co-operative experience. The game is set far into the future ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(13 votes)
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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas offers an action role playing game that is packed full of content with a large open world filled with enemies, NPCs and countless side quests. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released in 2010. Since it’s original release Fallout: New Vegas has since... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(20 votes)
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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a ho... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(16 votes)
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Dead Space 3

It’s time to put an end to the Necromorph virus in this game in the Dead Space series. Just like the previous games you’ll be assuming the role of Isaac Clarke through a third person perspective as you fight your way through the horrific Neocromorphs. In Dead Space 3 players will try to track d... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
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Dead Space 2

Want to fight off the Necromorphs once more? Dead Space 2 lets you return to the shoes of Isaac Clarke and once again dismember your enemies in all sorts of ways. Unlike the original Dead Space players can now team up with friends in a multiplayer game mode. Dead Space 2 takes place several yea... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(2 votes)
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Dead Space

Dead Space is about as scary as it gets in the survival horror genre with a dark third person shooter experience available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows. In Dead Space players will be jumping into the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer onboard a mining starship. The game takes place far... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(11 votes)