19 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.
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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. System Shock 2 is set in the...[Read Review]

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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 are recommended to have finishe...[Read Review]

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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 futuristic world during 2052 where con...[Read Review]

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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 1900s and blends the industria...[Read Review]

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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 into the future (2414) as you...[Read Review]

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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 series except that the game take...[Read Review]

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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 version for this review was using t...[Read Review]

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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 through strange enemies and the additional survival elements. The game world of Metro: Last Light has been carefully crafted in the process with some amazing realism to bring you in deeply to the story...[Read Review]

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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 Adam Jensen, a leading member of...[Read Review]

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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 area is referred to as ‘The Zone’...[Read Review]

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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 is a veteran stalker. After ge...[Read Review]

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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 investigate a strange power surge on an ...[Read Review]

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Deus Ex: Invisible War

Deus Ex: Invisible War serves as a sequel to the original Deus Ex and follows the story of Alex D in a new world that is constantly at war. Opting for a Windows and Xbox release this time around Invisible War stays true to the series of offering diverse player choice in how they approach the game in general and individual m...[Read Review]

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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 become the leader of the Franchet...[Read Review]

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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 hope to cure his writer’s block....[Read Review]

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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 during the 26th century where ...[Read Review]

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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 years after the events of the ori...[Read Review]

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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 down their girlfriend from the ...[Read Review]

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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 great shooter experience and so...[Read Review]

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