12 Games Like STALKER

Games Like STALKER Our collection of games like STALKER features other first person shooters with impressive atmospheres, evolving open game worlds and an element of mystery.

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (STALKER) series of video games started in 2007 with three games that focus on events surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Each game explores an alternative timeline where this nuclear accident resulted in the creation of region known as "The Zone" which now houses a number of strange events, mutant wildlife, zombified humans, bandits, warring factions and treasure hunters. Exploring a different story and point in time within this shared world STALKER creates a highly unique adventure as you watch the world change over time and connect with familiar characters.

The core gameplay of STALKER is similar to other FPS games with players able to equip their choice of weapons, armour and artefacts that serve as special items that offer unique properties and obtained from anomalies in the environment. Player choice and the ability to freely roam the game world are also important elements to the STALKER franchise with players able to side with one of the game factions and go around the world accepting various side missions, locating hidden stashes, acquiring wealth and investigating strange events on their path through the main quest lines.

Whether you're looking for games like Stalker Call of Pripyat, Clear Sky or the original Shadow of Chernobyl the list here focuses on providing games that offer a similar dark atmosphere to the STALKER franchise and titles and combine that with player choice, survival and mystery in a FPS setting.
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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 into a single story heavy adventure. Highly rated amongst fans and critics the success of the first game has seen the lore, world and mechanics revived in a number of subsequent games in the Deus Ex universe. 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 co...[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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Fallen Earth

Fallen Earth is a MMO that combines FPS and role playing features with its post-apocalyptic game world to deliver an experience akin to the modern games in the Fallout series. Fallen Earth originally launched in 2009 as a paid MMO game before transitioning to a free to play game in 2011, it was later shut down for a temporary 2 year period between October 2019 and October 2021. Fallen Earth is centred around the Grand Canyon area which is now a wasteland after a series of devastating natural eve...[Read Review]

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that explores the rarely touched vampire fantasy for a video game setting. Offering deep role playing mechanics players customise their recently converted human to design their own playstyle through the vampire filled world full of story, choice and challenges. Set in a modern day Los Angeles players explore four unique game areas that include downtown, Santa Monica, Hollywood and Chinatown that each have their own myst...[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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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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Dead Space 3

It’s time to put an end to the Necromorph virus in the third and final game in the Dead Space main series that continues to explore your fight against this invasive and horrific foe. Released in 2013 players will once again be assuming the role of Isaac Clarke through a third person perspective as you fight your way through a range of scares and the unique limb based combat. Set in the same universe as the past games players will find themselves in the 26th century where the human race experimen...[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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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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Escape from Tarkov

Using a realistic military shooter as its base and adding layers of deadly difficulty is Escape From Tarkov, a title under development by the Russian studio of Battlestate Games. The core premise of Escape From Tarkov has players scavenging instanced maps for resources while avoiding the threats of other players and AI which in turn can be used to improve your own gear to take on greater challenges. Starting development in 2012 Escape From Tarkov was first shown to players through a 2016 alpha a...[Read Review]

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