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 future (2114) with players jumping into the boots of a soldier as they attempt to fight off a genetic outbreak that is taking control of a starship. Players will be able to e...[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 finished the first two games before adventuring into what Pripyat has to offer. Call of Pripyat is set directly after the events of the Shadow of Chernobyl (as the second game in the...[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 conspiracies and a number of different government agencies are threatening to tear the world apart as they fight for control. As the player investigates these conspiracies they w...[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 industrial age with magical elements. Much of the game is set in the industrialised city known as Dunwall. Currently the rule of Dunwall is in the hands of an oppressive government who...[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 explore the USG Ishimura after a distress signal had you coming to their rescue. The problem is that there is nobody left to rescue on the ship and after a failed docking att...[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 takes place in and around the Moscow subway rather than a massive open world. In Metro 2033 players take on the role of Artyrom one of the first people to be born in the subway af...[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 the Unofficial Patch as recommended by fans. Before playing I strongly recommend installing the current Unofficial Patch version to remove a lot of the bugs and issues of the o...[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 and setting. Serving as a sequel to Metro 2033 players with experience in the original will pick up on the little subtle nods between the two titles. This is made more import...[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 the security team at Sarif Industries (one of the many growing firms dealing with biotechnology). This biotechnology has the power to reinvent the human body by replacing par...[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’ and offers a lengthy storyline with plenty of side missions, player choice, unique anomalies, mutants, several endings and various factions. In the game players take control ...[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 getting hit by a large emission while guiding a group of scientists you wake up to find yourself in the base of the Clear Sky faction that is focused on researching the Zone. Ac...[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 uninhabited island. While on their way the player is struck by a similar electromagnetic surge and then finds themselves sent back in time to 1955. While in this time zone the...[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 missions within it. Invisible War picks up the story over two decades after the events in the original game and sees players exploring a world further ravaged by war and econom...[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 of a dark theme. The Darkness II launched in early 2012 on PC and consoles marking five years after the success of the first games blend of dark action. Like the original players will again be taking control of Jackie Estacado, this time around though he’s become the leader of the Franchetti crime family giving him a new perspective and control over the city. Jackie still h...[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. Just like a book or television series the game is split into episodes that each contain a cliff hanger. Things take a dramatic turn for the worse when his wife goes missing a...[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 the universe is under the control of a powerful and corrupt government. Players join this world as one of the peacekeepers in charge of silencing anyone that speaks out agains...[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 original as a new outbreak of the Necromorphs is taking place on a space station currently in orbit of Saturn’s moon. Players join the fight after they wake up without memory of ...[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 past, Ellie Langford. This journey takes place on the icy world of Tau Volantis which is scattered with two hundred year old ruins of the civilisation that once called this pl...[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 some unique multiplayer game modes. F.E.A.R. 3 was released in 2011 with development headed by Day 1 Studios and is available across all major platforms (PC, PlayStation 3 and X...[Read Review]

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