18 Games Like Mass Effect

Games Like Mass EffectOur collection of games like Mass Effect offers a number of great role playing experiences with sci-fi themes, party mechanics and a focus on player choice.

The Mass Effect series blends science fiction with the role playing genre. The games follow the adventures of Commander Shepard across the galaxy as he attempts to save it from the Reapers (a mechanical race).

Along the way players have plenty of opportunities to jump into Commander Shepard’s shoes to make vital and game changing decisions that alter both your story, the universe around you and many other elements of the game.

Gameplay in Mass Effect uses a third person perspective. Combat uses a tactical shooter type system with players entering into battle with a number of squad members that the player has chosen to form their space crew. Outside of combat players will also engage in dialogue decisions, mini-games and the normal slew of role playing elements that most games offer to customise your experience and craft your own story across the galaxy.

The games like Mass Effect here offer a mixture of great role playing games and titles from the science fiction genre so players can choose a game that leans towards their favourite aspect of the Mass Effect series.



Games Like Mass Effect

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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
8.2
(19 votes)
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes an already impressive franchise and takes it to a whole new level of action role playing as you explore the sprawling open landscapes, make decisions, engage in combat and investigate countless side missions on horseback. Completing the story arc of Geralt of Rivi... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(61 votes)
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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition continues the legacy of the Dragon Age franchise with a breathtaking game world full of locations, romance, activities and plenty of combat. Available on the new generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4) along with the old it’s available to all gamers. With the thi... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(25 votes)
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Skyrim

Skyrim is the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls franchise and continues building on the success of the previous games with a large open world, sharp gameplay and plenty of customisation. The storyline of Skyrim has very few links to the previous games and mostly uses game references that won’t ta... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(69 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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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
8.5
(37 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
8.9
(21 votes)
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Jade Empire

Jade Empire is an action RPG originally released for Xbox and Windows but has more recently been added to the Xbox Marketplace for Xbox 360. The game takes place in ancient China, a setting that is rarely touched by most games which makes it quite a unique experience. Jade Empire is set in a fi... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(8 votes)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning offers similar gameplay to the Elder Scrolls series but also incorporates a number of combat quick events that players will recognise from the popular God of War series. The game is a single player focused action RPG released in 2012 that is available on multiple p... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(69 votes)
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the sequel to the popular action role playing game and is available on Windows, Mac and the Xbox 360. An Enhanced Edition was released in the following year which added tonnes of new content along with a number of important bug fixes and tweaks. The game is ... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(41 votes)
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Dragon Age II

Dragon Age II is the second game in the hit Dragon Age series developed by BioWare and continues the fantasy adventure with a number of new features. The game was released in 2011 and is available across the big platforms including Mac, Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. While Dragon Age II i... Read More »

User Score
6.8
(33 votes)
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The Witcher

The Witcher is a role playing game set in a dark fantasy world. The game is based on the book series of Polish author Anrzej Sapkowski and features a world filled with grey moral choices. Players taken on the role of Geralt who belongs to the dying breed of Witchers that possess special powers.... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(22 votes)
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Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins is the first game in the Dragon Age series and is available on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is played with a third-person aspect and takes place in a fictional fantasy game world. In Dragon Age: Origins players take control of their own mage, warrior or... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(29 votes)
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Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a sequel that is closely tied to the events of the original Baldur’s Gate with similar gameplay mechanics also present. Like the original, the game was given a rebirth through an Enhanced Edition (released in 2013). The game takes players south of your origin... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(4 votes)
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II continues where the original left off. The game was released in 2004 for the Xbox platform with a Windows release a year later. The game is a solid RPG experience but not at the same level of the original. Unlike the first game development was fronted b... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(12 votes)
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Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol combines action, stealth and role playing together in a fun mixture as you play field agent Michael Thorton. The game was released in 2010 with availability on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game follows you’re customised agent Michael Thorton as he deals with all the u... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(8 votes)
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is an RPG developed by BioWare that was released in 2003 and takes place in the Star Wars universe. The game was originally released for Windows and the Xbox (backwards compatible with the 360) but was re-released for iOS devices in May of 2013. Th... Read More »

User Score
9.6
(32 votes)
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Baldur’s Gate

Baldur’s Gate takes place in a fantasy setting and is one of the many role playing games developed by BioWare. Released back in 1998 the game saw new life in 2012 when an Enhanced Edition of the game was released. In the game players will explore a world of cities, ruins, forests, mountains and... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(5 votes)