12 Games Like Dead Space

Games Like Dead Space Our assembled list of games like Dead Space features survival horror experiences with science fiction elements where you’ll fight for your life against all sorts of strange enemies.

Spawned in 2008 the Dead Space series offers a terrifying survival horror challenge where you'll literally carve up your enemies into pieces to reduce the threat that they pose. Set far into the future of the 26th century the Dead Space series is set in an era where mankind has extended his reach into space by exploring the stars and in time colonising other planets. It was this exploration though that led to the fanatical cult of Unitology which ties in closely with the main enemy of the game franchise.

This enemy known as the Necromorphs are reminiscent of a reanimated corpse which renders most traditional combat techniques invalid. This encourages players in Dead Space to be more creative in their killing methods with a focus on dismembering opponents although many enemies will adjust their strategy based on the damage they take and limbs they lose. As you explore players will also unlock a broader narrative, complete puzzles and upgrade their arsenal for greater effectiveness.

The games like Dead Space here provide other horror adventures across science fiction and other themes where you'll fight or avoid an array of terrifying enemies as you progress a story and upgrade the main character.
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System Shock 2

System Shock 2 is a role playing action and horror game released in 1999 as a sequel to the popular 1994 original. Wit hacking and psionic abilities serving as core elements alongside first person shooting the System Shock franchise is often cited as influencing various classic and modern day FPS/RPG hybrid video game adventures. The setting for System Shock 2 pushes players far into the future (2114) with a dystopian style theme that centres on the player soldier as they attempt to fight off a ...[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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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with survival horror elements that explores a post-apocalyptic setting of nuclear war with the Moscow metro tunnels serving as an area of relative safely from the mutated humans and animals. Based on a novel of the same name players embark on a story of survival against all odds that has you scavenging for every piece of equipment while fighting and learning more about the history of the world that now lies destroyed in front of you. Metro 2033 takes players ...[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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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 which was released in 2008. Designed as a prequel to the first game (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl) in the franchise players will have the opportunity to explore the origins and events that led to the first game across familiar locations. In Clear Sky you’ll be assuming the role of Scar who is a veteran stalker of the Zone and makes a living through escort missions and ...[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 and serves as the first of several titles in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series which are all set in the mysterious Zone region. Blending historical real world events with a fictional storyline players have great freedom in exploring the world to complete their quest. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is set in an alternate reality around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the well known explosion event tha...[Read Review]

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Singularity

Singularity is a first person shooter released in 2010 that constantly throws new mechanics at the player which all have a science fiction theme and provide new combat functionality. While FPS is the core of the adventure with players needing to use their diverse weapon roster against the strange power that is threatening to rip the world apart you’ll also find a number of notable mechanics that allow it to be more than just a shooter such as your ability to manipulate time around you. The...[Read Review]

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Doom 3

Doom 3 adds to the Doom franchise with a similarly scary experience that finds itself planted firmly in the survival horror genre. Like the other titles in the franchise players will find themselves on Mars with first person shooter mechanics as they slowly progress through a truly terrifying atmosphere of blood, gore and demons with a devastating arsenal of marine weapons. Released in 2003 with an improved edition (BFG Edition) in 2012 along with a 2019 release for modern platforms (Switch, PS4...[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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Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation explores the Alien series from the first person survival horror perspective putting players right into the deadly world of the Alien franchise with stealth as your primary weapon as you are constantly stalked by an alien while trying to complete your objectives. These objectives fit well into the general storyline of the Alien franchise and do well at giving players a sense of belonging amongst the broader lore of the media franchise. Set in between the Alien and Aliens movie th...[Read Review]

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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting to create an adventure that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013 after the game attracted a cult following online creating demand for the game to be delivered on alternative platforms. This same following was likely the reason behind the games port to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Part of th...[Read Review]

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The Surge

Mixing in science fiction to the popularised Dark Souls like formula The Surge is an action role playing title that also serves as a spiritual successor to Lords of the Fallen video game albeit in a sci-fi setting instead. Set in a dystopian future where our relentless use of resources has lead to exhaustion of resources which has put intense strain on the social and environmental elements of the world. It’s a grim future as players awake in an exoskeleton within a destroyed complex of the CREO ...[Read Review]

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