15+ Amazing Games Like Fallout 4 You Should Play In 2024

Amazing Games Like Fallout 4
Amazing Games Like Fallout 4

Action-adventure games have been around for as long as gamers can remember, but there are a few titles among the plethora of options that truly capture the true essence of what it feels like to play through a post-apocalyptic setting.

Fallout 4 is a third-person, action-adventure game set in a place called ‘The Commonwealth’, a post-apocalyptic in-game rendition of Boston and parts of Massachusetts, a state suffering from the aftermath of a destructive nuclear catastrophe. Players take on the role of a vault resident just out of cryo-sleep, who must go on a quest through the radiated wasteland in search of his son.

Players will engage in tense encounters with raiders, radiated creatures, and mutants alike in this game, while also going through its dedicated storyline involving ghouls, synths, and more.

One of the main reasons why gamers love this game is largely down to how the developers have handled the overall look and feel of not only the destroyed world around the players, giving it a sense of sadness and despair, but also the beings currently living all around them, the toxicity of the wasteland, and how it has affected them, something no other game has managed to convey even today.

So, if you have completed Fallout 4 and are looking for something similar to play, whether in terms of gameplay or theme, to scratch that particular radioactive itch, today in this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best action-adventure games like Fallout 4 that players can dive into to enjoy an enthralling and captivating adventure by exploring, fighting, and surviving their way through a seemingly desolate world.

Without much ado, let us jump right into the mix and take a look at some amazing games like Fallout 4 that players can look to indulge in, in 2024. Whether you’re a fan of open-world games, colony-builders, or enjoy single-player focused narrative games, we’re sure our list will have something for all tastes and likes.

1) Metro: Exodus

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Developer(s)4A Games
Publisher(s)Deep Silver
Release Date15 February 2019
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S,
Google Stadia, Linux, macOS

Metro: Exodus is a single-player, first-person shooter game set in a post-apocalyptic Russia in which players take on the role of Artyom, as he, along with his crew, make their way across the ruined state, battling various types of hostile enemies and creatures along the way, to finally find a place to call home that is free of radiation.

Unlike previous Metro games, in this game, players will explore a relatively large open world at certain sections, which adds to the overall scale and immersion. While exploring the desolate open world, however, players will encounter a variety of hostile humans and mutated creatures who will stop at nothing to bring a premature end to the player’s journey.

One of the key elements that differentiates this game from other post-apocalyptic games is that the decisions the players make throughout this game will have direct consequences not only on the well-being of the crewmates but also on Artyom.

2) Wasteland 3

Wasteland 3
Wasteland 3
Developer(s)inXile Entertainment
Publisher(s)Deep Silver, inXile Entertainment
Release Date28 August 2020
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, macOS

Wasteland 3 is a single-player, squad-based, action-adventure game in which players must build and take control of a squad of desert rangers as they make their way through the post-nuclear war world of Colorado and try to rebuild a new world from the ground up.

In this game, players will explore a beautifully recreated Colorado and engage in high-intensity tactical, turn-based battles, meet interesting characters, and employ new tactics always to have the upper hand. Each character in the player’s party will have unique abilities and weapons that they can use to target the enemy’s weaknesses to gain tactical advantages.

Since this is a party-based game, players will build a team of up to 6 characters, each with unique backstories, strengths, weaknesses, perks, and more to set them apart from the other members and give players an edge during different encounters and skirmishes.

3) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Developer(s)Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Release Date28 October 2016
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One,
Xbox Series X and Series S, Nintendo Switch

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a single-player, action-adventure RPG developed by the same people behind the impressive Fallout 4. The game is set some 200 years after the events of Elder Scrolls: Oblivion in the lands of Skyrim. Players take on the role of a Dragonborn, a person destined to kill the all-conquering mythical dragon called Alduin the World-Eater.

In this game, players will explore a diverse, sprawling open world, jam-packed with a plethora of engaging gameplay elements like tracking numerous quests and battling a wide variety of enemies like giants, wolves, draugr, bandits, dragons, and more, while also exploring hidden structures and caves for valuable secrets.

4) Endzone – A World Apart

Endzone A World Apart
Endzone A World Apart
Developer(s)Gentlymad Studios
Publisher(s)Assemble Entertainment
Release Date18 March 2021
Platform(s)PC, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5

Endzone – A World Apart is a city-building, colony simulation game set 150 years into the future where players have re-emerged from their shelters, called Endzones, to try and rebuild life and civilization once again after a catastrophic ecological disaster in 2021 had plunged the world into disarray and drove humanity to the brink of extinction.

In this game, players will look to build settlements on various challenging terrains to try and rebuild a fully functional society once again. Additionally, while building their settlements, players will have to be aware of the various threats that threaten the existence of their homes in the form of sandstorms, toxic rain, drought, famine, etc.

5) Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2
Developer(s)Rockstar Studios
Publisher(s)Rockstar Games
Release Date5 December 2019
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a story-focused, action-adventure game set in a fictional America, somewhere during the late 1800s, where players take on the role of one particular outlaw named Arthur Morgan, who, along with the entire Van Der Linde outlaw gang, embarks on a voyage through bandit-stricken lands to finally try and evade the law for good and find a place to settle down.

In this game, players will explore a beautifully crafted, sprawling open world teeming with wildlife, threats, and opportunities. Bandits and untamed wildlife were common sights during those early days of modernization, so in this game, players can expect to engage in a lot of tense encounters with the same.

Immersion is something this game nails wonderfully, so if you’re looking for a cinematic gameplay experience while trying to live the life of an outlaw during the late 1800s through Arthur Morgan, then this game is a must-try for you.

6) Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3
Developer(s)Gearbox Software
Publisher(s)2K
Release Date13 March 2020
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S,
Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, macOS

Borderlands 3 is a third-person, action-adventure RPG that takes place some seven years after the events that occurred in Borderlands 2, in which players take on the role of one of 4 new vault hunters, Amara – a Siren, Zane – an operative with gadgets, Moze – a gunner, and FL4K – a robot beastmaster.

The main story of the game revolves around the players going on an adventure to take down the new villains of this game, Troy and Tyreen Calypso and their cult, on their way to finding the all-elusive ‘Greater Vault’, which promises limitless wealth to anyone brave enough to find it.

In this game, using one of the 4 new vault hunters, players will visit new locations, like Promethea, and battle numerous types of enemies during their playthroughs, all while collecting and utilizing a ‘Bazillion’ guns in the process.

7) Days Gone

Days Gone
Days Gone
Developer(s)Bend Studio
Publisher(s)Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release Date18 May 2021
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PC

Days Gone is a third-person, action-adventure, survival game in which players take on the role of Deacon St. John, an outlaw biker, who is searching for his previously presumed dead wife Sarah in a world that has been overwhelmed by zombie-like creatures called ‘Freakers’.

In this game, players will explore a post-apocalyptic Oregon, either on foot or by their trusted bike, as they traverse through the various treacherous regions in the game to collect resources, clear freaker nests, do side missions, etc.

Since exploration plays a major role in this game, to make traveling faster and more enjoyable, Deacon’s motorcycle is his closest ally, but players will need to constantly repair and refuel it for it to work the way it is intended to.

8) The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds
Developer(s)Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher(s)Private Division
Release Date23 October 2020
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S,
Nintendo Switch

The Outer Worlds is a first-person, space-exploration, Sci-Fi action-adventure RPG that takes place somewhere during the year 2355, in a newly found xix-planet solar system called Halcyon. The game is set under the premise of an alternate future where megacorporations have grown to such an extent that they have started colonizing other planets for more resources and minerals to increase their gains.

In this game, players will take on the role of an interplanetary traveler who must uncover the deepest and darkest secrets of the megacorporations to end their corruption once and for all.

During their travels, players will meet other engaging NPCs they can recruit into their crew. As companions, players will be able to do personal missions for them to increase chemistry between them. Moreover, champions can also aid players during missions and general exploration.

9) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Stalker 2 Heart Of Chornobyl
Stalker 2 Heart Of Chornobyl
Developer(s)GSC Game World
Publisher(s)GSC Game World
Release DateQ1 2024
Platform(s)PC, Xbox Series X and Series S

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl is an upcoming single-player, first-person, action-adventure, atmospheric survival game set in the haunting wasteland of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone that players will venture into to experience not only a captivating, non-linear story but also face-off against the many horrors that lie within.

In this game, players will explore a seamless post-apocalyptic world jam-packed with dangerous radiated beasts, hostile human adversaries, and powerful yet dangerous artifacts to harvest. Each enemy or mutant the players encounter in this game comes with unique movement patterns, weaknesses, and strengths that the players will have to be aware of if they hope to survive for long.

To take on the various threats the wasteland will throw at the player, a plethora of weapon combinations and modifications will be available to them to tune their weapons exactly like they want to, to help them take down the various enemies more efficiently.

10) Horizon: Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West
Developer(s)Guerilla Games
Publisher(s)Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release Date18 February 2022
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC

Horizon: Forbidden West is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic rendition of a few of the Western states of the United States like Utah, Nevada, and California, in which players take control of Aloy, a skilled hunter, as she makes her way through a ruined futuristic world devasted by a robotic swarm, to continue her research on earth’s degrading biosphere from the first game.

In this story-focused game, through Aloy, players will explore a beautiful, sprawling futuristic open-world that includes picturesque valleys, scorching deserts, tropical beaches, etc., packed with different types of secrets to uncover and varied robotic wildlife, with some being docile and the others super aggressive.

Moreover, to combat the different adversaries the main protagonist will encounter in this game, players will employ a wide range of offensive maneuvers, like ranged and melee attacks, along with using various powerful tools and abilities to neutralize the threats efficiently.

Also Read: Interested in playing Action-Adventure RPGs? Check out our post on Fallout 5’s Release Date to know when the next part of this popular post-apocalyptic RPG is coming out.

11) Biomutant

Biomutant
Biomutant
Developer(s)Experiment 101
Publisher(s)THQ Nordic
Release Date25 May 2021
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S,
Nintendo Switch

Biomutant is a third-person, action-adventure RPG set in a deceptively beautiful post-apocalyptic archipelago in which players take on the role of a red panda-type creature and make their through the wasteland to bring balance back into the world before the Tree of Life that fuels all life present in the place extinguishes forever for good.

In this game, players will explore a tastefully designed, vibrant open world filled with varying biomes, from treacherous cliffs to radioactive power plants, to not only collect various resources and upgrade points but also to take on various quests and a plethora of unique, radiated enemies, each with their unique attack patterns, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

Gear customization plays a big role and acts as one of the major highlights of this game. During their journey, players will acquire lots of scrap material that they can freely use to customize and enhance their gear and weapons to their last element, completely modifying the equipment to their liking.

12) Mad Max

Mad Max
Mad Max
Developer(s)Avalanche Studios
Publisher(s)Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release Date1 September 2015
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Linux, macOS

Mad Max is a third-person, action-adventure survival game based on the popular Mad Max film series set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland in which players take on the role of Max Roackatansky or Mad Max, as they battle, explore, and survive through the various challenges and hurdles to try and make their way to the fabled ‘Plains of Silence’ to find eternal peace.

In this game, while exploring the large open world, players will search and scavenge for various valuable resources and scraps from abandoned structures spread all across the game’s map, not only to use them to upgrade their weapons but also to enhance their ultimate killing machine of a car, called the Magnum Opus.’

Speaking of the car, it plays a pivotal role in this game as it is the core element around which the game revolves. Players will use the car to traverse the unforgiving, scorching lands of the wasteland and also take on raiders in car-vs-car action sequences.

Moreover, to keep up with the growing threat of the raiders, players must keep their car in tip-top condition at all times while also installing it with more advanced equipment like a faster engine, a ramming grille, spikes on wheels, etc., by utilizing the various pieces of scrap they find in the world while exploring.

13) Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout New Vegas
Fallout New Vegas
Developer(s)Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Release Date22 October 2010
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox 360

Fallout: New Vegas is a first-person, single-player, action-adventure spin-off game of the main Fallout games series set in a post-apocalyptic recreation of parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California, in which players play as ‘the courier’, a man tasked with delivering a package across the Mojave Desert.

Like other Fallout games, which game before and after this, this game, too, follows the same gameplay formula they did. In this game, players will explore a large post-apocalyptic wasteland jam-packed with interesting NPCs that players can interact with, get missions from, and engage in tense skirmishes with various types of enemies like giants bugs, mutants, raiders, and more.

The world of Fallout: New Vegas houses various opposing factions involved in a fight for total control and power of the region, so it will eventually come down to the players to decide which faction they will choose to support and which to oppose. Depending on their decision, certain factions present in the game will become allies to the players, whereas the other factions will become hostile towards them.

14) The Last Of Us Part 1

The Last Of Us Part 1
The Last Of Us Part 1
Developer(s)Naughty Dog
Publisher(s)Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release Date2 September 2022
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC

The Last of Us Part 1 is a story-based, third-person, action-adventure, survival-horror game set in the post-apocalyptic suburbs of Austin, Texas, where a Cordyceps outbreak has turned people into flesh-eating monsters. Players take on the role of Joel, a middle-aged father and a smuggler, as he tries to escort a young teenage girl named Ellie through the decimated city unscathed.

In this game, players will try to navigate the post-apocalyptic cities by traversing through narrow corridors, vaulting over obstacles, etc. To defend against the various threats present in the game, like hostile humans and mutated creatures, players will be able to use various weapons like pistols and Molotov cocktails to counter and eliminate.

For players who prefer a more subtle approach, the game provides them with a unique ‘Listen Mode’ that allows Joel to concentrate his sense of hearing, thereby enabling him to pinpoint the exact locations of fellow survivors and enemies for a limited time. Players can stealthily take out enemies using this mode without making too much noise and attracting unwanted attention.

15) Starfield

Starfield
Starfield
Developer(s)Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Release Date6 September 2023
Platform(s)PC, Xbox Series X and Series S

Starfield is a first-person, Sci-Fi action-adventure, space exploration game set in an alternate reality where the Earth’s magnetic field has lost its strength, rendering it uninhabitable and forcing people to relocate to different planets around, with some being close and others light-years away. The game takes place in an alternate recreated Milky Way Galaxy, featuring some real, as well as, some fictional planets.

In this game, players will first select the traits, skills, and backgrounds of their characters that best suit their playstyles before venturing into the unknown. They can choose to be an expert space explorer, a space merchant, a space defense unit, or whatever else suits their fancy.

The game has over 1000 planets for players to explore across multiple galaxies. Each location is jam-packed with interesting elements to discover, like alien flora and fauna, rare space minerals, abandoned space stations, and much more.

16) NieR: Automata

NieR Automata
NieR Automata
Developer(s)Square Enix, Platinum Games
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Release Date17 March 2017
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

NieR: Automata is a third-person, single-player, hack-n-slash, action-adventure game set in the year 11945 AD on a post-apocalyptic earth, where a group of androids, 2B, 9S, and later on A2, set off on an adventure through the dystopian world to counter the infiltration attempts of an alien machine species from another world.

In this game, players will primarily take control of a human-created android named 2B, short for YoRHa No. 2 Type B, and explore a slightly linear open world where they will not only uncover hidden secrets from the years before but will also discover and visit various unique points of interest, each with interesting characters to meet and new features to explore.

Combat players play a major role in this game, so it is no surprise that players engage in high-octane action sequences during their playthroughs. Players will be able to freely alternate between melee and ranged weapons during their fights with various enemies and bosses in this game, and as they progress further, they will unlock more powerful weapons, abilities, and skills that they can utilize to take enemies down quicker.

17) Rage 2

Rage 2
Rage 2
Developer(s)Avalanche Studios, id Software
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Release Date14 May 2019
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia

Rage 2 is a single-player, first-person shooter, action-adventure game set in a future where the Earth was struck by an asteroid, turning no more than 80% of the Earth’s surface into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players take on the role of a ranger named Walker, who is tasked with eliminating a cyborg named General Cross, the leader of a newly formed military power called The Authority.

In this game, players will traverse through and explore a large open world filled with numerous points of interest to explore territories to liberate, and lots of crazed bandits to kill. To help travel through the expansive wasteland, players have their very own combat vehicle to call upon, which comes equipped with unique in-built weapons systems. Players will also come across other vehicles in this game that they can use, like Monster Trucks and Gyrocopters.

The players are also equipped with a nanite-powered special suit that they can install with various combat and traversal skills and abilities, to overwhelm their enemies and help them escape from numerous sticky in-game situations.

18) Mutant Year Zero

Mutant Year Zero
Mutant Year Zero
Developer(s)The Bearded Ladies
Publisher(s)Funcom
Release Date4 December 2018
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Mutant Year Zero is a single-player, top-down turn-based tactical RPG set on a post-apocalyptic Earth left devastated after being infected with a Red Plague and decimated by a Nuclear War. The game takes place in an area called the ‘Zone’ after the majority of humans became extinct due to various calamities, and whatever was left alive, mutated into something quite different.

In this game, players take control of a three-member team of mutants that includes characters like Selma, a mutated human with enhanced skills; Dux, a mutated duck who specializes in long-range crossbow attacks; and Bormin, a mutated boar who’s a shotgun expert, and many more.

Players will travel to various small, mission-based areas during the game, engaging in numerous tense turn-based combat scenarios along the way. Each combat scenario is unique in its unique way, either due to its layout or the different types of enemies present, so players will have to think tactfully and utilize their characters’ various weapons, tools, and skills to reign victorious.

Conclusion

That was it, guys! These are some of the best games like Fallout 4 that you must play in 2024 for an exhilarating gameplay experience. All the games on this list share some common features with Fallout 4, whether it be its engaging combat, an immersive storyline with interesting characters, or a picturesque post-apocalyptic world to explore.

Please keep coming back to this post from time to time as we’ll make sure to update it with more similar games as and when they are released to the gaming community.

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