12 Games Like Escape From Tarkov

Games Like Escape From Tarkov Our list of extraction shooter gams like Escape From Tarkov features other multiplayer and single player challenging titles that require careful combat, looting, survival and weapon modifying.

Known for its difficult PvPvE gameplay Escape From Tarkov (Tarkov) is a game currently under development by BattleState Games which throws players into a setting that is plagued with political scandals and potential coverups that has left the area under control of local gangs with private military fighters in the mix. Within this framework of chaos players join the world as a PMC for either the USEC or BEAR faction to complete various quests while defending themselves against the local gangs (Scavs) and the opposing faction.

While a familiar setting to other video games the blend of PvP and PvE challenge combined with other hardcore survival elements has allowed Tarkov to create an entirely new niche for itself now known as the extraction shooter genre. Like the related battle royale genre survival is not guaranteed although Tarkov and games like it generally provide a sense of progression outside of combat alongside smaller lobby sizes that allows players to fight or hide and still achieve account progression.

The games like Escape From Tarkov here are a blend of multiplayer extraction shooters for those seeking out other PvP challenges and single player adventures that have similar themes, hardcore survival, looting or weapon modification as core mechanics.


HAWKED opts to explore a treasure focused theme within an extraction and looter shooter framework that leaves players with a colourfully relaxed option in comparison to some others on the hardcore side of the genre scale. This colourful action also comes with a free to play price tag allowing players new to the genre to test the waters without a purchase and is equally capable as being both a first foot into the genre or potentially even your main game. The foundation of your HAWKED gameplay adv...[Read Review]

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Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown takes a darker fantasy twist to the growing popularity of extraction based shooters on the video game market which have players putting their equipment at risk in the hopes of taking down bounties and expanding their resource pool. First released in 2018 as an early access title Hunt: Showdown was an early addition to the genre and notably one of the few at the time bringing this experience to the console market. Within Hunt: Showdown players take on the role of a bounty hunter wi...[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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Sending players in the depths of space Marauders is an extraction and looter shooter that explores the science fiction thematic as you pilot your ship and infiltrate other ships for loot. Featuring a familiar PvPvE mixture of gameplay to others in the genre players will fight against both the AI and other players using a number of real world weapons from a decade past as either solo players or squad groups of up to 3. Exploring an alternative timeline the game is set in the 1990s with the World ...[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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Rust is a multiplayer survival game that encourages players to explore, build and survive. With threats coming from other players and the environment you’ll start with nothing as you build up your chances of survival by acquiring resources and equipment. Originally for Windows and Mac Rust has since expanded to the console realm with a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release in 2021. While Rust began it’s development cycle following the likes of DayZ over the years it has morphed and evol...[Read Review]

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Top down shooting and high quality sci-fi setting is what Helldivers delivers across Windows and PlayStation consoles. Take to the galaxy alone or (preferably) in a team of 4 players in co-operative missions to seize enemy controlled planets and other objectives with your own unique character that contributes something special to your broader team composition. This galaxy is highly dystopian where managed democracy (de facto authoritarian government) rules the human race with a strong grasp on t...[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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Focusing on zombie survival the free to play multiplayer game known as Unturned spent 3 years in Early Access before its final release on the Steam platform in July 2017. Since release the game has not only proved popular in its core gameplay but also the Arena mode which is similar to battle royale titles such as PUBG. In November 2020 the game was expanded to consoles with releases on PS4 and Xbox One as a paid experience. Regardless of the game mode players opt for the same basic premise rema...[Read Review]

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Darwin Project

Shrinking down the battle royale genre to a 10 player battle on a smaller map is Darwin Project, a game that feels as close to the Hunger Games as a gaming experience has offered yet. After a brief launch as a paid title Darwin Project evolved into a free to play battle royale to ensure it was able to capture an appropriately sized audience to support it’s take on the battle royale formula. Set in a post apocalyptic and dystopian future where an Ice Age is fast approaching a new project ha...[Read Review]

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