21 Games Like The Last of Us

Games Like The Last of UsOur collection of games like The Last of Us features other adventure games with a focus on survival, story, stealth and atmosphere.

The Last of Us is a franchise of action adventure titles that started in 2013 as a PlayStation exclusive that features a hard hitting story in a realistic but unforgiving game world. This initial story follows the adventure of Joel as he takes Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States that has been devastated by a fungus that turns humans into aggressive infected creatures. With decades past since the first infection the world is now in a dark place with endless threats to the main characters from both the environment and other survivor groups.

Gameplay in The Last of Us adventure is varied with each game mechanic helping players survive in one way or another. A key theme is the need to carefully scavenge the world for whatever supplies players can find and ration them appropriately. Stealth in particular plays an important role as it is often the best method of dealing with enemies and protecting your limited resources. When combat does occur players can rely on the well-designed cover system and map designs to flank their enemies while avoiding harm.

The games like The Last of Us on this page focus on titles that offer a similar survival atmosphere, great stories, strong stealth experiences and cover based combat mechanics.
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action focused adventure that will have you playing Lara Croft as she attempts to survive the harsh wilderness she finds herself stranded in. Designed as a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise the 2013 edition brings newcomers to the world of Lara Croft while appealing to those who have played the original titles in the 1990s. Players join Lara as she becomes shipwrecked on Yamatai, a remote island near Japan. While the island is a fictional your exposure to survival elements is...[Read Review]

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Offering a second game in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider continues to follow the story of Lara Croft and her Syberia based adventures in the search for the city of Kitezh as she races against a military organisation (Trinity)  intent on beating her though and claiming the immortality it contains within. Just the original games and the more recent first reboot title Rise of the Tomb Raider centres around not only combat but also survival of the elements as players exp...[Read Review]

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Dishonored

Dishonored is an action adventure game set deep in a fantasy dystopian society that is currently experiencing a plague outbreak. With a wealth of missions that require you to uncover information or assassinate targets you’ll be free to achieve these objectives in your own unique balance of stealth and aggression that utilise your selected powers. Dishonored takes place in a fictional setting that is similar to London in the early 1900s and blends the industrial age with magical elements. M...[Read Review]

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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (Pyscho Break in Japan) takes the survival horror genre into a whole new gruesome level with a third person adventure requiring you to scavenge for suppliers and pick your fights carefully to survive. Players step into the game world as Sebastian Castellanos a veteran detective for the police as he is haunted by a cloaked figure with a variety of powers. As the story unfolds you’ll experience a psychological thriller that deals primarily with the human psyche. While weapons are a...[Read Review]

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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with survival horror elements developed for Windows and the Xbox 360 by 4A Games. The game was released in March 2010 with a sequel (Metro: Last Light) released in May 2013. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting similar to that of the Fallout series except that the game takes place in and around the Moscow subway rather than a massive open world. In Metro 2033 players take on the role of Artyrom one of the first people to be born in the subway af...[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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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a platform adventure with action elements which originally launched for consoles (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) in 2010. The title was eventually brought to Windows gamers in 2013 and through backwards compatibility in 2019 made available to newer Xbox consoles. Loosely based on the popular novel Journey to the West it promises quite the adventure over 10 to 20 hours depending on the amount of side content you explore. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a re-imaginin...[Read Review]

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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an adventure game that lets players make key decisions to alter the direction of the story. The game was released in a series of episodes and has been released across a large range of platforms due to the success it has experienced. Fans of the comic or television series will recognise the world which the game is set in. Players join this world soon after the zombie apocalypse and step into the shoes of Lee Everett, a convicted murderer. Early on in this adventure players hel...[Read Review]

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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls explores the potential that an interactive drama blended with action and adventure can achieve. Originally as a PlayStation 3 exclusive and now available on PlayStation 4 and Windows the story follows Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as one of the main playable protagonists alongside the unique incorporeal entity known only as Aiden who has been connected to Jodie since birth. This strange power quickly alienated Jodie from her foster family and in turn ended up being raised...[Read Review]

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a PlayStation 3 exclusive (later brought to PlayStation 4 as a remaster) that takes you across the globe in an impressive action adventure with a sprinkle of environmental puzzles. With the second release in the Uncharted franchise improving on the original you’ll find a wealth of enhancements in the areas of story telling, character development and voice acting. Like the original Uncharted the game follows the adventure of Nathan Drake across a range of envir...[Read Review]

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State of Decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create a large and challenging adventure that has you leading a settlement of survivors through a number of trials. First released on the Xbox 360 in 2013 the title was quickly brought to Windows and eventually remastered in a Year-One Survival Edition version that also added Xbox One support. The fictional Trumbull Valley is the setting for this zombie adventure and feels like a small to medium sized rural area in the real w...[Read Review]

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Singularity

Singularity is a first person shooter that constantly throws new mechanics at you which all have a science fiction theme. One of the most notable mechanics is the ability to manipulate time around you. Players assume the role of Captain Nathaniel Renko, a special agent who is sent to investigate a strange power surge on an uninhabited island. While on their way the player is struck by a similar electromagnetic surge and then finds themselves sent back in time to 1955. While in this time zone the...[Read Review]

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Until Dawn

Until Dawn is a PlayStation 4 exclusive addition to the interactive drama genre. With survival and horror elements the game promises a twist filled adventure with many key decisions left in the players hand. Following the story of eight trapped friends in a remote mountain location things quickly take a turn for the worst when all signs lead to them not being alone. With tensions at an all time high and fear taking hold the decisions in front of you can literally mean the difference between life...[Read Review]

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception continues the Uncharted series with action, adventure and third person shooting that the series is known for. Just like previous games the title is a PlayStation 3 exclusive developed by Naughty Dog. This time around players will join Nathan Drake as he adventures through the desert in search of the lost location, Iram of the Pillars. The game has a large variety of environments that players have the opportunity to explore though with jungle sequences, a sink...[Read Review]

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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama that draws inspiration from film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot that you jump into. Originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive title released in 2010 the game was subsequently released on PlayStation 4 in 2016 and Windows in 2019. Heavy Rain lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters with each of them having a deep background story and their own mot...[Read Review]

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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a hope to cure his writer’s block. Just like a book or television series the game is split into episodes that each contain a cliff hanger. Things take a dramatic turn for the worse when his wife goes missing a...[Read Review]

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Dying Light

Parkour across a massive city while also slashing zombies to pieces in Dying Light a game with plenty of open world and RPG elements. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Centred around agent Kyle Crane whose objective is to infiltrate the quarantine zone of Harran. This city is overrun with infestation that has turned its populace into aggressive zombie inspired creatures. At the core of this adventure is parkour that takes you over the city rooftops and a day night cyc...[Read Review]

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I Am Alive

I Am Alive belongs to the survival horror genre and lets players explore a decaying and dangerous game world very similar to other post-apocalyptic games. Players join the game a year after a cataclysmic event that destroyed many American cities with earthquakes and other natural disasters. As you would expect these events led to a massive shortage in resources for the population leaving many citizens to die in the aftermath or turn to violence in order to meet their needs. In the game players j...[Read Review]

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ZombiU

ZombiU (Zombi on non Wii U platforms) brings the zombie genre onto Nintendo’s platform with an amazing and horrifying experience that shows off some unique mechanics and potential of the Wii U. On non Wii-U platforms some of these features are taken out or redesigned while still retaining the impressive fundamental design of the primary Wii U version mot notably the fantastic London setting and horror tones that are magnified by the permanent death mechanic with some graphical improvements along...[Read Review]

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Marking game number 4 for the Uncharted series and Nathan Drake Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End pulls him right out of retirement to reunite with this brother and Sully to search for clues and find Captain Henry Avery’s treasure. Serving as the final instalment in the franchise Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delivers an impressive send off to the characters of the franchise both from a story and gameplay perspective while continuing the impressive and often extreme action adventure gameplay that the seri...[Read Review]

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The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 explores an alternative version of London which features steampunk inspiration while throwing supernatural elements into the mix. Focusing on the Knights of the Round Table as they battle against werewolves and vampires and rogue organisations that seek to take advantage of current opportunities to overthrow the government. As the game title implies this all takes place in 1886 with an alternate history of various events around the time period. Utilising cover based shooting The ...[Read Review]

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