13 Games Like Tomb Raider

Games Like Tomb Raider Our curated list of games like Tomb Raider offers other amazing action adventures that utilise exploration and survival on the same scale as the popular Tomb Raider franchise.

Tomb Raider is one of the classic franchises in the gaming industry with the series starting back in 1996 with Lara Croft as the main character. After a long period without a core game the series got a reboot in 2013 with a highly successful Tomb Raider game that explored the origins of Lara Croft as she sets out on her first expedition in the fictional Japanese island of Yamatai.

In terms of gameplay this 2013 version Tomb Raider and the subsequent reboot games stuck closely to the original franchise with a third person adventure full of action, exploration and survival mechanics. While the settings have changed throughout the franchise each generally blends real world and fictional elements to create something familiar but special. Mechanics have similarly evolved with platform elements, stealth, quick time events, RPG features and plenty of direct combat alongside the core survival adventure.

The games like Tomb Raider here promise other great action adventures with strong stories, themes of survival and varied gameplay mechanics. This list includes options for all popular video game platforms and varied settings such as high action, fantasy, realistic and post-apocalyptic.
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Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City takes place in the Batman universe and was released in 2011 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a remastered version for the next generation of consoles released 5 years later. The game blends fast paced action with an impressive Batman themed storyline and an open world environment while also serving as the second title released in the Arkham trilogy. The game takes place approximately a year after the first game released in the story arc (Batman Arkham Asylum) whic...[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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Batman: Arkham Asylum

Arkham Asylum kicks off the Batman: Arkham Asylum story arc and was released in 2009 offering a blend of action, adventure and story as players control superhero Batman against his long time enemy, the Joker. With a focus on melee combat blended with stealth and gadget based action it’s a strong opening act to the Arkham Asylum experience which was further built upon over the years. This founding story of the Arkham Asylum plot follows the Joker’s attempt to seize control of Arkham Asylum ...[Read Review]

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Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 offers similar gameplay to its predecessor with players again playing as Rico Rodriguez as he attempts to save the world from an evil dictator. The game is based on an island setting with plenty of movie style action within the game as players trek across the diverse island location while engaging in first person combat and other open world activities. This Just Cause 2 island is known as the island of Panau which is a fictional island based on real world Southeast Asia themes. With...[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 (and later PlayStation 4) developed by Naughty Dog with a familiar air of mystery to your action adventure. This time around players will join Nathan Drake as he adventures through the desert in search of the lost location known as the Iram of the Pillars. The story takes players back in ...[Read Review]

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Far Cry 3

If you like open world games but also enjoy them with plenty of shooter action as part of the core gameplay loop you’ll love what Far Cry 3 brings to the table with vast strides over the previous entries in the franchise. The game is the third in the series of open world shooters and mixes a number of different genres together which has proved a successful formula with gamers and critics across the games released so far and continues with Far Cry 3. Far Cry 3 uses a first person perspective and ...[Read Review]

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Far Cry Primal

Joining the other Far Cry titles but putting a prehistoric twist on it is Far Cry Primal a title available across Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Intended to be a spiritual predecessor to the games in the Far Cry franchise you’ll step back in time to take on the role of a hunter in a large world from the past. Not only are you responsible for yourself but also an entire tribe who you will guide with upgrades and crafting to survive the harsh environments. It’s a twist uncharted ...[Read Review]

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Horizon Zero Dawn

Explore a unique world of machine like animals in Horizon Zero Dawn an action role playing title with a futuristic and dystopian setting unlike other adventure games with its blend of primitive and advanced technology. Initially a PlayStation 4 exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn was expanded outside the PlayStation universe with a Windows release three years after the games initial release. Playing as Aloy, a female hunter who lives within a world ravaged by robots players find themselves in a po...[Read Review]

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Taking the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise further with the ninth core game in the stealth franchise players will lead the familiar mercenary of Snake through a campaign in Soviet occupied territory. Advancing the story nine years after the events of the previous game (Ground Zeroes) you’ll tie up a number of loose ends as you advance through the levels that offer greater player freedom than past titles. Mainly focused around the Afghanistan and Angola-Zaire border with Punished (Venom)...[Read Review]

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Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins is the third game in the Arkham series of Batman games and continues to offer an open world adventure with particular appeal for fans of the Batman universe and the previous games. Batman: Arkham Origins continues to evolve your gameplay experience with a number of minor tweaks, new locations and challenges thrown at players while also being the first in the series to add online multiplayer gameplay. As the game title suggests the storyline is all about the origins of the ...[Read Review]

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Far Cry 4

Action and adventure hit new heights in Far Cry 4, a game that sticks to the open world shooter mechanics developed from previous additions in the franchise pretty closely while adding its own light spin. While new mechanics are few and far between in Far Cry 4 it’s a solid adventure experience none the less which is also set in one of the most unique settings of the series to date. Set in fictional Kyrat players assume the role of Ajay Ghale who returns home from America to spread his mother’s ...[Read Review]

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Just Cause 3

Ultimate freedom is the objective of Just Cause 3, a game in the open world adventure genre that continues the over the top destruction opportunities of its predecessors across Windows, Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Released in 2015 this title in the Just Cause franchise sends players deep into a fictional island in the middle of the Mediterranean and provides an open world playground for destruction and player decisions. Taking place half a decade after the popular Just Cause 2, the main char...[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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