16 Games Like Borderlands

Games Like Borderlands Our collection of games like Borderlands offers other titles that blend first person shooter gameplay with role playing elements for fans of the hit series.

The Borderlands series started in 2009 and explores the linked storylines of several characters and their relationship with the planet Pandora which is a planet of vast mineral wealth. Attracting large greedy interstellar corporations players find themselves in the middle of a war for resources alien technology and general control of the planet surface. Combining this setting with both first person shooter and role playing mechanics the Borderlands franchise offers a potent mix for solo and co-operative gameplay.

On the FPS side of gameplay players will find familiar weapon archetypes with pistols, sniper rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, assault rifles and rocket launchers. Uniquely though Borderlands weapons are randomly generated which alters their weapon manufacturer, damage, element and other statistics based on rarity. This pairs with the RPG features of several playable classes and corresponding skill trees for players to create their own unique character to conquer various quests and bosses.

The games like Borderlands that you’ll find here offer a mixture of video games that also blend FPS and RPG mechanics together along with games that are designed to be played co-operatively as you fight bosses and hunt for loot.
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Warframe

Warframe is a premier free to play shooter and action RPG hybrid that has maintained a significant game population since an original 2013 release on Windows. Since this time Warframe has expanded to various consoles and released a number of expansions that significantly expand the original core gameplay. Warfame adopts a sci-fi twist to its story and setting with players propelled into the future where the Tenno warrior race have emerged from a long cryosleep ready for battle. Without their memo...[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 and closes out the story loop of the franchise while building on the mechanic foundations of your past adventures into the Zone. This means you’ll find a vast array of improvements that have been made which ensures it is one of the best instalments yet with the dedicated mod community building further on the core game post release. As Call of Pripyat links a number of story elements toge...[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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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 Island features a fictional island which is home to a luxury tropical resort. After a night of wild partying the player wakes up as one of the four available characters (each with their own stats and skills) an...[Read Review]

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Fallout 3

Fallout 3 continues the Fallout franchise and brings players a familiar role playing experience set within the wasteland of a post-apocalyptic game world. Shifting the previously turn based game design into real time first person shooter Fallout 3 is the first of several in the Fallout series that adopt this faster style while retaining the deep role playing elements fans have come to expect. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in 2008 for multiple platforms the game was later expand...[Read Review]

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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas adds another impressive RPG experience to the Fallout franchise with an action role playing title that is packed full of content. Exploring the wasteland that is the Mojave Desert players will meet countless enemies, NPCs and side quests throughout the Las Vegas area. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released in 2010 Fallout: New Vegas remains a fan favourite of the Fallout franchise and Obsidian developed games. Like many open world RPGs since it’s original relea...[Read Review]

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Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on with familiar lore  and mechanics from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island which keeps it accessible to newcomers to the franchise. Launching in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 its an overall similar experience released only two years after the success of the original zombie beat down title. The events in Dead Island: Riptide occur right after those of the first Dead Island game although th...[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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Fallout 4

The bombs have dropped and Fallout 4 is climbing out of the rubble allowing you to explore a devastated Boston landscape in the year 2287 over two centuries after the world was taken to the edge by nuclear war. Released on Windows, Xbox One and PS4 as the fifth major game in the Fallout franchise Fallout 4 has everything you’ve come to expect from the post nuclear war series and is once again split between the base game and various Fallout 4 DLCs. For the first time though players will be ...[Read Review]

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Destiny

Destiny might just be the most ambitious game yet combining elements from several genres into one and coating it in an extremely impressive science fiction setting. This setting looks breathtaking on both new generation and old ensuring all gamers can get a taste of the eye candy that Destiny offers. Set hundreds of years into the future Destiny is placed at the end of a Golden Age for the human race that has left them close to extinction with only a single Earth city remaining. Players will jum...[Read Review]

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Mad Max

Mad Max drives the familiar franchise into the video game arena with a 2015 release that has players explore the deadly post-apocalyptic wasteland on your quest for revenge in this battered environment. Available for both console and computer gamers you’ll find an action adventure experience that blends melee combat, firearms, stealth and a range of abilities to help your survive and progress. Your character in this Mad Max video game adventure is the patrol officer Max Rockatansky who doe...[Read Review]

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Rage

Rage is a first person shooter that has many similarities to both the Fallout and Borderlands franchises with a post-apocalyptic setting that sees a number of towns needing your assistance as you drive across the wasteland environments completing quests and upgrading your arsenal of equipment. Set in a future where an asteroid known as 99942 Apophis collided with the Earth in the year 2029 human civilisation has been reduced to rubble with a wasteland environment and scattered survivors all that...[Read Review]

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Lost Planet 2

Take down big enemies as a team in Lost Planet 2, a sequel to the exceedingly popular game about hunting unique monsters in addition to other human enemies. Like the original large scale bosses and varied options to deal with the monster threats is a focus for this addition to the Lost Planet franchise. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet you’ll explore the story line across 6 game episodes that each put you in control of a different person with their own motives and background alt...[Read Review]

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Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn

Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn brings the Borderlands style of gameplay to your Android devices with a simple but effective loot shooter. Making it one of the few such adventures to be available on a mobile device the game packs an enjoyable amount of depth for a smart phone game, ensuring an adventure in the dozens of hours as you scavenge for that perfect item drop. Starting your Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn adventure players will select one of the four game classes which each hold their own skills an...[Read Review]

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Tom Clancy’s The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division takes third person shooting into the online realm, taking place in a near future New York City in the aftermath of a pandemic you’ll play as an agent seeking to rebuild by battling criminal activity. After a smallpox pandemic takes over New York City after being planted on the simple banknote Manhattan is placed under quarantine by the US government while in turn activating sleeper agents to assist in recovery of the city and regain order. This strain of sma...[Read Review]

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