22 Games Like Destiny

Games Like DestinyOur selection of games like Destiny offers other action packed shooters with futuristic themes, item hunts and massive worlds to explore.

Destiny blurs the lines between post-apocalyptic, futuristic and science fiction with its unique setting. Taking place far into the future after a period of advancement for the human race you’ll join a world that has only a single human city left in the galaxy. Players will join the ranks of the guardians capable of wielding the unknown power of “the Light” in an effort to push back the invading alien forces and start a new Golden Age for mankind.

Gameplay in Destiny combines the genres of FPS, RPG and MMO together into one. Character customisation and dynamic gameplay are the focus of Destiny with a huge array of options from races to classes and randomised loot there is room in the world of Destiny to craft your own identity.

Our list of video games similar to Destiny focuses on other first person shooters where you’ll hunt down items, customise your character, take part in a massive community and have a wealth of content to enjoy. These games cover all the major platforms with games for PC to PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
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Trove

Trove brings the blocky sandbox genre into the MMO arena with an expansive loot based title that mixes two leading game genres. In Trove players will select from several classes which will be your avatar for the adventure filled with making friends, exploring dungeons, enhancing your equipment and even building up your very...[Read Review]

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Planet Calypso

Planet Calypso leverages the framework of Entropia Universe to create a science fiction MMO with a wealth of content, mechanics and sizeable community waiting to be explored. Most notably is the adoption of a game currency that is closely tied with real money that provides the potential for players to profit from their activities within the virtual game world. Starting in 2003 as the first planet of Entropia Universe (which now has more than half a dozen planets that offer different gameplay) Pl...[Read Review]

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Warframe

Warframe is a free shooter available for PC and the PlayStation 4. It’s co-operatively focused and uses a third person perspective, the game gained lots of traction after a 2013 release. The game has a sci-fi twist with players talking control of a Tenno warrior who has come out of cryosleep after centuries. The world isn’t as they remember leaving it and now they find themselves at war on all sides (against three factions). As masterful warriors though this race has a few tricks up their sleeve...[Read Review]

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Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter that incorporates action role playing elements and loot drops into its gameplay. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and released in 2012 for multiple platforms. Since its original release Borderlands 2 has had several downloadable content releases that add to the core gameplay experience, you’ll get all of these if you purchase a Game of the Year Edition. Borderlands 2 is packed full of features and has been praised by critics and fans of the...[Read Review]

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Mass Effect 3

If you follow the Mass Effect series you can’t miss Mass Effect 3 which ends the story arc of the trilogy and includes over an hour worth of cut scenes alone. The gameplay also features a few important refinements to the series, most notably in the area of combat. For players that haven’t played the previous games in the Mass Effect series it is strongly recommend to not start on the third game as the plot and story evolution are important aspects of the series and you will be completely lost wi...[Read Review]

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Halo 3

Halo 3 continues the Halo series on the Xbox 360. The game launched in 2007 and is rated as the best-selling game in the series while also holding a top 5 spot on the Xbox 360 all-time list. The game is set in the same universe and setting as the previous Halo games with players once again battling the Covenant who consider humans an affront to their way of life and religion. The story once again revolves around Master Chief and his struggle to deal with the Covenant. Fans of the series will rec...[Read Review]

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Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2 is a Diablo inspired action role playing game developed by Runic Games. The game was released for digital download in September 2012 with a playable demo also available so you can easily try before you buy. The game is packed full of fun and unique features with plenty of innovation providing a new experience within the action RPG genre. Torchlight 2 offers four different classes, a single player campaign, multiplayer, crafting, gems, fishing, pets and much more. Torchlight 2 has a ...[Read Review]

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Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 continues the story from the first Mass Effect and has all the same role playing features that made the first such a success with plenty of refinement. If you loved the original Mass Effect game you definitely don’t want to miss the second instalment. Just like the original players will be taking control of Commander Shepard and creating their own team to quest across the galaxy in order to stop a threat of galactic importance. Players will again be exploring the galaxy through the...[Read Review]

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Titanfall 2

Revisiting the Titanfall universe with Titanfall 2 players can experience the game in both single player and multplayer as they once again command a massive mech on the field of battle. For this adventure Titanfall 2 is set in a region of space far from the core planet systems that Earth belongs to. In this region known as the The Frontier war has broken out between the IMC who wants control over the mineral resources in the region and the Frontier Militia that want their independence of the IMC...[Read Review]

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Borderlands

Borderlands is one of the original fist person shooters that embeds a range of role playing features into the core gameplay loop. Giving birth to a franchise that continues to live on in the current day through various core games, expansions and even a narrative spin off. Establishing the franchise as a fast paced title filled with humour, a unique art style and more importantly randomised loot usually seen in action RPGs such as the Diablo series. Sending players to the distant planet of Pandor...[Read Review]

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Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a role playing game that takes place across an entire galaxy and offers plenty of choice for players as to how they want to approach the game. Mass Effect is set in the distant future (year 2183) and has you steeping into the boots of an advanced human soldier by the name of Commander Shephard with his trusty ship the SSV Normandy. In the game the human race has just recently (in the past few decades) become one of the space races which puts them at the bottom of the totem pole an...[Read Review]

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Fallen Earth

Fallen Earth is set in a post-apocalyptic game world and offers it to players with a free to play MMO experience. The game is a mixture of FPS and role playing features making it akin to the later games in the Fallout series. The game is centred around the Grand Canyon area which is now a wasteland after a series of events which players will learn more about during the in depth tutorial which covers most of the games features and introduces the setting. One of the things that players will first ...[Read Review]

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Defiance

Defiance is set in the same universe as the science fiction television show with the same name allowing players to explore a large open world in third person. This gun combat focused MMO is available on both Windows and consoles and Defiance started its life as a paid title but as of 2014 entered the free to play realm at varying times depending on the platform. Players need not be familiar with the show for the full experience but of course it does help as you’ll encounter a number of main char...[Read Review]

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Halo 4

Halo 4 is the 2012 instalment in the science fiction shooter Halo franchise and continues to evolve on the foundations of the previous titles with new story and challenges for players to overcome. Starting this adventure four years after the events of Halo 3 players will need to be familiar with the current state of affairs to truly follow along with the Halo 4 storyline which focuses on the Forerunner planet of Requiem. Players join the story once again as Master Chief as Chief wakes from cryon...[Read Review]

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Halo 5: Guardians

The 2015 addition to the Halo franchise is here, Halo 5: Guardians once again follows the story of Master Chief in an impressive Xbox exclusive science fiction shooter. Set just under a year after Halo 4 players find themselves amidst the year 2558 and closely follows the paths of Blue Team a Spartan-II group of troops and Fireteam Osiris a band of Spartan IVs. All the usual forces are at play in Halo 5: Guardians with the Covenant returning, ancient lore, the current war and much more. Gameplay...[Read Review]

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Battleborn

Battleborn offers a blend of multiplayer and singleplayer shooting action with a similar style of humour to the Borderlands franchise. With over two dozen heroes that can be altered further with gear and helix options the strength of the game lies within the variety of ways to engage in combat. Set deep in space where most of the planets in the universe have been destroyed by a dark event every species has flocked to one of the last known stars, Solus. Once the origins of the catastrophe are unc...[Read Review]

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which explores the origins of the Borderlands universe and thus features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics. At the same time though Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! introduces plenty of new challenges and content for fans of the franchise so far to adventure through. Like it’s past additions you’ll be able to enjoy this adventure on all major platforms and across two console generations. Set in between the event...[Read Review]

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PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is a free to play shooter that aims to capture the feeling of massive combat engagements. Players will get to control a huge variety of vehicles and classes as they battle it out against hundreds and sometimes thousands of players. In the game you’ll have to swear allegiance to one of the three factions in the game which are fighting each other for control of continents and resources. Factions include the New Conglomerate, Vanu Sovereignty and the Terrain Republic, each of these fac...[Read Review]

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Titanfall

Titanfall is a first person shooter for Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One that pushes the genre into a different direction by introducing large mechanical machines into the FPS combat environment. With plenty of variety in the gameplay this 2014 addition to the FPS genre sets a new standard for high mech based action and deadly multiplayer which lead to a sequel in late 2016. Featuring basic single player campaign elements that introduce you to the setting of the world while providing an extended t...[Read Review]

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Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved is the very first game in the popular Halo series and was a launch title for the original Xbox in 2001. The game is credited as a launching pad for the first person shooter genre, particularly on consoles. The game is set in the far off future in a war between humans and the Covenant, a technologically advanced alien race that believes humans are offensive to their gods. The one hope for the human race in this war is the cyborg super soldiers known as SPARTANs. In Halo: Comb...[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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Halo 2

Halo 2 continues the Halo franchise with an entirely new adventure to save the human race as the super soldier, Master Chief. While originally launching on Xbox in 2004 the legacy of Halo 2 continues to live on with a subsequent Xbox 360 and Windows release in the years following. As recently as 2020 the title was also included in The Master Chief Collection that provides fans access to Halo 2 on the Xbox One in a complete Halo bundle. Featuring a familiar science fiction setting of the first Ha...[Read Review]

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