25 Games Like Dying Light

Games Like Dying Light
Our assorted list of games like Dying Light features other great open world adventures that focus on survival, freedom and horror in varying degrees.

Dying Light mixes the very best from the open world genre with a large world, parkour and progression with horror and survival undertones that have players carefully gathering resources in an enemy infested city that becomes more dangerous at night.

In this survival horror players will be assuming the role of Kyle Crane who is tasked with infiltrating the current quarantine zone around the city of Harran. Once inside players will find themselves conflicted between their mission and helping those that have survived the catastrophic event. This outbreak event has turned the majority of citizens into hyper aggressive zombie inspired creatures.

Gameplay is centred around scavenging supplies, crafting special weapons, parkour movement, experience points and melee combat. This melee combat focus aims to replicate the realistic nature of a survival under the circumstances in Dying Light with players often having to replace weapons after significant use due to their limited lifespan. Crafting is also essential to this melee combat with hundreds of items turning into thousands of possibilities.

The games like Dying Light featured here have a similar array of game mechanics. In these games you’ll explore open worlds, collect experience, craft weapons and much more.

Games Like Dying Light

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Dead Frontier

Dead Frontier is one of the few zombie based games that you can access in your browser and for free. The game has been around since 2008 and lets players explore a post-apocalyptic environment while struggling to survive. The uniqueness of the game has attracted a large audience and boasts mill... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(26 votes)
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Far Cry 4

Action and adventure hit new heights in Far Cry 4, a game that sticks to the open world shooter mechanics developed from previous additions in the franchise pretty closely. While new mechanics are few and far between in Far Cry 4 it’s a solid experience set in one of the more unique settings of... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(36 votes)
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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (Pyscho Break in Japan) takes the survival horror genre into a whole new gruesome level with a third person adventure requiring you to scavenge for suppliers and pick your fights carefully to survive. Players step into the game world as Sebastian Castellanos a veteran detective ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 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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Far Cry 3

If you like open world games but also like plenty of shooter action you’ll love what Far Cry 3 brings to the table. The game is the third in the series and mixes a number of different genres together which proved a successful formula with gamers and critics. Far Cry 3 uses a first person perspe... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(39 votes)
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No More Room in Hell

No More Room in Hell is a free to play co-operative horror shooter that pairs you with a team of other players to achieve objects or battle against waves of zombies instead. It’s all about surviving the zombie filled scenarios with your limited resources which move locations with each gam... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 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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Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island. The game launched in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, delivering a very similar experience to the first game. The events in Dead Island: Riptide o... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(12 votes)
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Dead Rising 3

If you want more over the top zombie killing you’ve probably been waiting for the release of Dead Rising 3 which takes the game series to all new levels of awesomeness. The game was released in mid-2013 as launch title for the Xbox One platform. If you’ve been following the series closely you’l... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(19 votes)
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State of Decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create one of the largest and most impressive games in the genre to date. The game started out as a title on the Xbox Marketplace and eventually made its way to Windows. The game plays out in an open world environment with p... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(39 votes)
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Contagion

Contagion offers co-operative and PvP game modes set within a number of zombie filled environments. With a decent number of maps and game modes Contagion offers enough zombie gameplay to get your teeth sunk in, leaving you infected and constantly coming back for more gameplay. Contagion offers ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(8 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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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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Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising is back with more zombie killing goodness, in Dead Rising 2 players can expect a similar open world horror experience to the original with endless hordes of zombies just waiting to be dealt with. Dead Rising 2 takes place half a decade after the first Dead Rising and introduces a ne... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 belongs to the open world genre and released back in 2008. The game has very few ties to the original Far Cry and is an entirely new experience for players to enjoy. In the game players will have the opportunity to explore a number of African inspired landscapes that are locked in a c... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(12 votes)
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Dead Island

In Dead Island you’ll have to explore an open world environment and try to prevent being eaten by using whatever weapons you can find around the place. Dead Island is a great role playing experience for fans of survival horror and is available on Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Dead Islan... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(9 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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Dead Rising

Dead Rising combines horror and open world environments to create a fun and unique survival experience for players. The game was released in 2006 and is only available on the Xbox 360 platform. In Dead Rising players take on the role of Frank West in a shopping mall that is simply packed full o... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(12 votes)
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CastleMiner Z

CastleMiner Z is a sequel to the popular Xbox Live Indie Game of CastleMiner. While CastleMiner was a creatively focused experience the sequel pushes the game into survival orientated gameplay. In CastleMiner Z you will explore a vast block based game world and attempt to protect yourself from ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(58 votes)
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Infestation: Survivor Stories

Infestation: Survivor Stories (originally War Z) lets players experience what it would be like if the world was hit with a zombie apocalypse. The game allows players to either cooperate or fight against other players in a harsh zombie filled world. Players can get a taste of Infestation: Surviv... Read More »

User Score
5.2
(30 votes)
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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 continues the co-operative zombie adventure with all new characters, locations, enemies and weapons to change up the popular gameplay introduced in the original Left 4 Dead. The popular AI director also makes a return with plenty of tweaks to ensure players are always challenged. ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead (L4D) is a zombie survival experience that focuses on co-operative gameplay. The game promises that each time you play with your friends you’ll be greeted with a unique experience thanks to the AI director. L4D takes place across a number of maps that follow the struggles of 4 survi... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 votes)
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ZombiU

ZombiU brings the zombie genre onto Nintendo’s platform with an amazing and horrifying experience that shows off some unique mechanics and potential of the Wii U. ZombiU takes place in London with a focus on the underground which creates an amazingly dark atmosphere as you adventure through the... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(8 votes)
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Mirror’s Edge

Experience an action adventure on the edge, filled with parkout elements and a dark dystopian society this Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 is a highly unique offering. Your main character in Mirror’s Edge is Faith, known as a “runner” who is a courier charged with delivering ... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(3 votes)