20 Best Games Like The Last of Us To Play In 2024: Action-Adventure Games Like The Last of Us!

Best Games Like The Last of Us

So, The Last of Us Part 1 was released for PC back in March 2023 and since then, PC gamers have enjoyed this game. The Last of Us is a great game that showcases friendship, love, and action exquisitely, it surely is one of the best action-adventure games Sony has ever released.

However, this game isn’t available for Xbox consoles as it was a PlayStation exclusive earlier and recently it got released for PC, but sadly, Xbox gamers didn’t get this game for their consoles.

If you have completed The Last of Us or are an Xbox gamer then you’re in luck as today we’ll be providing you guys with a list of the 20 Best games that are similar to The Last of Us and are filled with great gameplay mechanics.

The games that we’re about to mention below will provide you guys with a similar or better gameplay experience than you get while playing The Last of Us. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and let us start with the first game that we have on our list today.

1. Shadow of The Tomb Raider

Shadow of The Tomb Raider
Release DateSeptember 12, 2018
Developer(s)Eidos Montreal, Nixxes Software
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One

So, we’re starting our list with the sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider called Shadow of The Tomb Raider, the twelfth entry in the staggering Tomb Raider franchise.

As with all the games in the franchise, players in this game are also given control of Lara Croft as she travels through the tropical regions of America while taking on the lethal paramilitary organization Trinity, her main objective is to stop the Mayan apocalypse that she has unleashed before.

The gameplay of this game has been improved over its predecessors, the swimming mechanics have been revised as our protagonist can now hold her breath for a longer period due to the introduction of air pockets.

Like all the games in the Tomb Raider franchise, this game is also played from a third-person perspective with Lara being able to perform numerous badass moves to defeat her enemies and also while climbing.

This game has received positive reviews by gamers and critics worldwide and you should check this game out if you’re a fan of The Last of Us games.

2. Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 1

The Walking Dead Season 1
Release DateApril 24, 2012
Developer(s)Telltale Games
PlatformsPC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile

Ah! The Walking Dead Season 1 truly earns its spot on our list today as it is without a doubt one of the best action-adventure, zombie apocalypse games ever made. This game takes place in the same fictional world that has been showcased in the comics, players in this game take control of a university professor and a convicted criminal named Lee Everett.

This game starts with Lee being escorted to prison by a police officer after he got convicted of murder, that is also when the zombie apocalypse breaks out and people all around the world start to panic.

The protagonist of this game (Lee Everett) becomes a protective figure to a young girl named Clementine, whom he randomly crosses paths with while attempting to escape the zombies. The relationship between Lee and Clementine is kind of similar to that of Joel and Ellie as both of them go through a lot of hardships together.

Lee helps Clementine find her parents throughout the game as she was all alone at home when the zombie apocalypse broke out. The gameplay of this game is really simple, and players can interact with every single object in this game.

Like The Last of Us, this game also doesn’t feature an open-world environment and only features a limited playable area where players can look for clues and hints that would help them progress further into the game. Players will come across a lot of choices throughout the storyline where they need to make tough decisions that will decide the outcome of certain situations, and trust me, the choices are really hard!

The visual quality of this game is cartoonish and honestly, it looks good and will give you a comic-like feel while playing the game. You’re missing out on a lot of action-packed gameplay and a great storyline if you haven’t played this game yet.

3. Batman Arkham Series

Batman Arkham Series
First ReleaseAugust 25, 2009
Developer(s)Rocksteady Studios, WB Games Montreal, Splash Damage, Human Head Studios, NetherRealm Studios, Armature Studios, Turn Me Up, Turbine Inc.
PlatformsPC, PS3, PS4, PS5, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Mobile

Get ready to save Gotham City from terrifying villains and eliminate tons of bad guys! The Batman Arkham franchise consists of four main entries which are Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins, and lastly Arkham Knight. Honestly, the storyline of all these games is top-notch, and numerous superhero games to this day lack many elements that these games had back then.

Arkham Asylum is the first game in this stunning franchise, which takes place in Arkham Island, and once again, Batman attempts to stop his renowned foe, Joker, who plots to seize control of Arkham Asylum and trap Batman on the island! Will you be able to get Batman out of there?

The second game in the franchise is Arkham City and this game features more characters and is set 18 months after the events of the previous game. Batman in this game fights off different villains and must discover behind the sinister scheme, this game features an open world environment where players can roam freely as Batman.

Arkham Origins is my favorite entry in the franchise, and this game is a prequel to the previous entries and is set 12 years before the events of Arkham Asylum (first entry). This is also the first game in the series to feature multiplayer mode where players can enjoy this game with their friends. Arkham Origins features a young and less experienced Batman who has a Bounty on his head placed by none other than one of his foes named Black Mask. Batman must take down Black Mask while also fighting off lethal villains.

The final game in the franchise is Arkham Knight, and the dangerous villain Scarecrow makes a return in this game, Arkham Knight is set nine months after the events of Arkham City where Batman faces the mysterious Arkham Knight who aids Scarecrow, has a personal vendetta against our hero and seems to know all his secrets as well.

There’s a new video game being released in the upcoming year (2024) which is set a few years after the events of the Arkham franchise, and this game is called Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. The Arkham franchise is simply legendary, and we highly recommend every Batman fan to play at least a single entry as we’re sure that it will keep you hooked.

4. Resident Evil 2 Remastered

Resident Evil 2
Release DateJanuary 25, 2019
Developer(s)Capcom
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Resident Evil 2 is similar to The Last of Us in terms of gameplay and visuals, it is a third-person action-adventure, zombie apocalypse game that allows players to choose to play as Leon S Kennedy or Claire Redfield.

The game starts on the night of September 28, 1996, and showcases Leon S Kennedy as a rookie police of,ficer on his first day of duty heading over to Raccoon City to start his shift at the police department. He meets Claire Redfield at a gas station on the city outskirts where she is looking for her missing brother. The gas station is overrun by zombies, as well as the whole of Racoon City due to the T-Virus being carried out in the city’s water supply.

Both Leon and Claire then face the zombies and need to find ways to get out of Raccoon City, both our protagonists then face numerous enemies and tough bosses while attempting to escape out of the City.

The gameplay of this game is pretty similar to that of The Last of Us and features numerous types of weapons that our protagonists use to defeat their enemies.

On the other hand, the visual quality of this game is really good and feels a lot like The Last of Us, and if you’re a fan of Resident Evil games then you probably must know about MR X who is one of the deadliest bosses in the franchise.

The game has met with overwhelmingly positive reviews by gamers and critics from around the world, and they have stated that it is a great remaster of the original RE 2 that was released back in 1998.

5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End
Release DateMay 10, 2016
Developer(s)Naughty Dog
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5

On the 5th spot, we have the fourth main entry in the Uncharted franchise called Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and just like the majority of the games in the franchise, players in this game are also given control of the former treasure hunter named Nathan Drake as he searches for clues to the location of Henry Avery’s long lost treasure with his long time partner Victor Sullivan.

This game feels a lot like Tomb Raider games, but with a male protagonist as Nathan (protagonist), the game can climb various objects, fight enemies, and also do lots of other awesome stuff like Lara Croft.

The gameplay of this game is smooth, plus it doesn’t feature an open-world environment like The Last of Us, but hey! do not worry as this game will keep you completely hooked on its storyline and gameplay mechanics as well.

Uncharted 4’s visual quality is top notch and PC players can take full advantage of their beast gaming PC by maxing out on all the graphics settings to make the game look much more pleasing to the eye. This game has received tons of positive reviews by gamers and critics, and we hope that the developers decide to release another installment in this staggering franchise soon.

6. Dying Light

Dying Light
Release DateJanuary 27, 2015
Developer(s)Techland
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Dying Light is a great example of an action-adventure, zombie apocalypse game that is similar to The Last of Us, and the development of this game started back in 2012 after the tea completed the development of Dead Island.

The storyline of this staggering game features an undercover agent named Kyle Crane as the main protagonist. He is sent to infiltrate a quarantine zone in a fictional Middle Eastern city known as Harran.

Unlike The Last of Us, the game features a huge open-world environment where players can freely roam and do main missions or side quests. The day and night cycle in this game makes it special as the zombies in this game are clumsy and slow during day time while on the other hand, they’re fast and aggressive during nighttime, which is why players in this game don’t head outside after the sun sets.

The gameplay of Dying Light is in first person perspective, and players in this game can do loads of stuff such as parkour, fighting zombies, completing side quests, etc. The parkour elements of this game are really impressive considering the time this game was released.

Dying Light’s visual quality is stunning, and if you’ll be shocked if you turn up all the settings to ultra, the system requirements for this game aren’t that high as well, which means that even mid-range PCs can run this game flawlessly without facing any lags or stuttering issues.

7. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Release DateOctober 26, 2018
Developer(s)Rockstar Studios
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Have you ever wondered what the United States looked like back in the 1800s? If yes then this game might be just what you need to play in your leisure time. The storyline of this game showcases the life events of Arthur Morgan who’s an outlaw and a member of the Van der Linde gang.

Our protagonist (Arthur Morgan) in this game needs to deal with the decline of the Wild West while also trying to survive against government forces, rival gangs, and other adversaries. Red Dead Redemption 2 showcases 5 fictitious U.S. States.

The gameplay of RDR 2 is stunning and might probably be one of the best gameplay ever in a video game. There is tons of stuff for players to do in this game, such as horse riding, knife fighting, stealing, etc.

RDR 2’s single-player campaign is long and full of great fun elements as well, the development of this game started right after the release of the first game in the franchise. Not to mention the visual quality of this game is just pure class, fans were starstruck when they first played this game as the visual quality is simply exquisite in every manner.

Overall it is a great game like The Last of Us that we highly recommend every gamer to try out. This was it for Red Dead Redemption and now let us move on to the next game that we have on our list today.

8. Marvel’s Spiderman

Marvel's Spider-Man
Release DateSeptember 7, 2018
Developer(s)Insomniac games
PlatformsPS4, PS5, PC

Ready to put on the Mask and save the day? Marvel’s Spiderman is probably the best entry in the Spiderman game franchise, this has all that you could expect from a superhero game! Like the majority of the Spiderman games, players in this game are also given control of Peter Parker, aka Spiderman, who battles various villains from the Spiderman comics.

All the villains in this game give our superhero a hard time, the game is played from a third-person perspective where players can freely roam around New York City as Spiderman while completing the main missions or the side quests.

The gameplay of this game is impressive as the combat and swinging mechanics are just top notch, I still remember the craze for this game when it was first showcased back during the E3 event.

Not to mention, the visual quality of this game is just Woah! honestly, this game might be the best Spiderman game out there. A remastered version of this game was also released for PC in 2022 with upgraded visuals so that PC gamers could enjoy this game easily on their powerful PCs.

Well, by now, you guys might have speculated that this game did receive tons of great reviews by gamers and critics, and if you still haven’t played this game yet, then you’re missing out on a lot of action-packed gameplay and a great storyline!

9. God of War (2018)

God of War
Release DateApril 20, 2018
Developer(s)Santa Monica Studio
PlatformsPS4, PS5, PC

If you have been a fan of action games, then you probably must’ve heard or even played a single entry from the God of War franchise, and today we’re going to discuss the eighth entry in the God of War franchise.

Players in this game are given control of one of the strongest characters in video games ever “Kratos”. The game showcases Kratos and his son Atreus embarking on a journey to fulfill Faye’s (Kratos’s wife) final wish. Faye’s final was that her ashes must be spread at the highest peak of the nine realms.

Kratos, in this game, keeps his dark past’s secret away from his son, who is unaware of his divine nature and godly powers. Kratos and his son Atreus meet with a lot of problems and also come into conflict with monsters and gods of the Norse world.

God of War (2018) is played from a third-person perspective and unlike the previous games in the franchise, this game features an over-the-shoulder fixed camera. Although the previous installment that was released back in 2013 introduced multiplayer mode, this game supports only single-player.

Kratos, in this game, can perform different cool moves to eliminate his enemies and protect his son from any threats as well. The visual quality of this game on the other hand is excellent and I don’t think that any gamer who played this game disliked it, that is why we highly recommend this game to you guys who haven’t played it yet.

10. The Evil Within

The Evil Within
Release DateOctober 14, 2014
Developer(s)Tango Gameworks
PlatformsPC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

On the tenth spot, we have The Evil Within which is another survival horror game like The Last of Us, this game centers around the protagonist Sebastian Castellanos and he is pulled through a distorted world full of horrifying locations and deadly creatures.

This game is played from a third-person perspective where players need to face off against disfigured enemies, including tough bosses, using different types of guns and even melee weapons. Players must also avoid traps, use stealth, and equip collectibles to progress further into the game.

The storyline of this game is divided into 15 different chapters in which scavenging for supplies/tools and knowing when to fight or run are the vital factors that players need to understand to survive the dangers that the game features.

On the other hand, the visual quality of this game is also impressive even after being released back in 2014. Overall, it is a fun game to enjoy, and it has also received positive reviews, and numerous gamers still play this game to this day.

11. Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus
Release DateFebruary 25, 2019
Developer(s)4A Games
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter and the third installment in the Metro Exodus franchise, this game is a sequel to Metro: Last Night, and it is based on the novels by Dimitry Glukhovsky. Players in this game are given control of Artyom as he sets off on an intercontinental journey with his crew to the Far East on a locomotive called Aurora.

The gameplay of this game has been improved over its predecessors and also features several open-world locations and linear levels like in the previous games.

Players in this game need to leave the tunnels of Moscow and travel across the post-apocalyptic wasteland while also taking on lethal mutated creatures and numerous hostile humans.

One thing that I love about this game is that it occurs in one in-game year, which means that the environment in this game changes along with the season as the storyline progresses further.

Not to mention the visual quality of this game is really impressive and this game surely requires a high-end system to run flawlessly so make sure that your PC meets the minimum requirements of this game for it to run well.

Metro Exodus has received tons of positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide, and this game should be on your list of games to try out next, as we are sure that it will not disappoint you.

12. Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7
Release DateJanuary 24, 2017
Developer(s)Capcom
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Another Resident Evil game that we have on our list today is Resident Evil 7, and unlike Resident Evil 2, this game is played from a first-person perspective. Players in this game take control of Ethan Winters as he heads out to Dulvey, Louisiana, to find his missing wife after receiving a message from her.

Ethan is drawn to an abandoned guest house where he finds Mia and she instantly goes berserk, from there on our protagonist faces a lot of enemies including the Baker family that lives in the house.

The gameplay of this game took the Resident Evil franchise to new heights as the gameplay in the previous game (Resident Evil 6) was good but not as good as in RE 7.

Players in this game can use tons of different weapons such as Assault Rifles, SMGs, Pistols, Melee weapons such as Axes, etc. Numerous different bosses in this game aren’t easy to defeat, overall the game is pretty fun and the storyline of this game might probably be the best one in the whole series.

Not to mention the graphics of this game are awesome plus this game is playable on any mid-range gaming PC as well so players won’t need to worry about this game lagging on their PCs. Do check out this game for horror survival elements.

13. Days Gone

Days Gone
Release DateApril 26, 2019
Developer(s)Bend Studio
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5

Another game on our list that is set in a post-apocalyptic world is Days Gone, which is set two years after the pandemic that turned almost half of humanity into vicious, lethal zombie-like creatures. Players in this game assume the role of St. John, a former outlaw-turned-drifter who finds out his wife Sarah might be alive after being assumed that she’s dead.

Our protagonist then heads out to find his wife and faces a lot of trouble. The development of this game took over six years to complete, Days Gone is played from a third-person perspective where players can roam freely in the open-world environment that the game provides.

This game is set in the Pacific Northwest, and players can explore the environment on either foot or a motorcycle; however, when getting chased by hordes of zombies, it’s better to get away on a motorcycle.

The visual quality of this game is simply awesome and there are many exquisite locations in this game. Overall, Days Gone is a pretty impressive game and has received good reviews from gamers and critics worldwide. Do check this game out if you’re looking for games similar to The Last of Us.

14. GTA V

GTA V
Release DateSeptember 17, 2013
Developer(s)Rockstar North
PlatformsPC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Finally, we have GTA 5, and this game is probably played by every single gamer as it is the second best-selling video game in the world. For the first time in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, GTA V features 3 main playable characters which are Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa, and Trevor Philips.

The game starts with Michael, Trevor, and their crew attempting a bank heist that goes south as the Police ambush them. Fast forward to a couple of years, players are then introduced to Franklin who’s also one of the best characters in the whole game. Franklin later on in the meets up with Michael and they perform heists together in different parts of the City.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is set in Los Santos, and for all of you who don’t know, Los Santos is a fictional representation of Los Angeles. Like every single GTA game, this one also allows players to roam the vast open-world environment freely, there’s a lot of stuff to do in the game besides completing the main missions.

Players can visit clubs, play golf, go hiking, Rob convenience stores, and much more. The gameplay of Grand Theft Auto 5 is really good and to be honest, it isn’t much better than the previous entry (GTA IV). See, GTA 4, in our opinion, had the best gameplay mechanics, and GTA V had great gameplay mechanics, but they just weren’t that good.

This game features tons of different vehicles from boats to cars you name it! and not to mention the different types of weapons that players can choose from, GTA V has a wide range of weapons for players to choose from such as different types of Assault Rifles, SMGs, RPGs, etc.

One thing that I love about this game is that players can now customize their favorite weapons and add different types of accessories to it as well, which makes it even more fun to use.

Since this game is developed by Rockstar, it is pretty obvious that the visual quality is going to be awesome, and this is exactly the case with this game. Overall, this is an OG game, and we don’t know why you even call yourself a gamer if you haven’t played this game yet!

15. Control

Control
Release DateAugust 27, 2019
Developer(s)Remedy Entertainment
PlatformsPS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

On the 15th spot, we have control, and as per our research, the staggering game is inspired by the paranormal stories about the fictional SCP Foundation. The storyline of this game revolves around a secret U.S. government agency known as the Federal Bureau of Control (FPC), which is tasked with containing and studying the laws of phenomena that violate the laws of reality!

Players in this game are put in the shoes of Jesse Faden, the Bureau’s new director and players need to explore different places and utilize powerful abilities to defeat a terrifying enemy known as the Hiss, the enemy has invaded reality and must be stopped at all costs for the sake of mankind.

Control is played from a third-person perspective, where players can control the protagonist and use different types of cool abilities to defeat the enemies. The visual quality of this game is top-notch as the game was released only a couple of years ago! we highly recommend every gamer to try this game out for once.

16. A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence
Release DateMay 14, 2019
Developer(s)Asobo Studio
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Are you a fan of stealth games? if yes, then this game might be just what you need to play in your leisure time, this game is set during the Hundred Years War of the 14th century. A Plague Tale: Innocence is played from a third-person perspective where players control Amicia de Rune as she flees from the French Inquisition soldiers with her little brother Hugo.

This game is filled with loads of stealth elements as Amicia and Hugo need to distract guards and get out of tricky situations safely without getting detected. For most of the game, players need to use stealth and avoid deadly encounters with enemies.

A Plague Tale: Innocence’s gameplay also consists of various puzzles that need to be solved by the players to move further into the storyline. The visual quality of this game on the other hand is also excellent, this game truly earns its spot on our list today.

17. Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima
Release DateJuly 17, 2020
Developer(s)Sucker Punch Productions
PlatformsPS4, PS5

There are loads of guns for players to use in The Last of Us however, in Ghost of Tsushima players need to use swords to fight their enemies as this game showcases the story of the protagonist named Jin Sakai who is on a mission to bring peace to the Tsushima island during the first Mongolian invasion in Japan.

Ghost of Tsushima also features a huge open-world environment that players can explore freely on foot or horseback. The protagonist of this game will own a Katana sword that he can use to defeat his opponents or he can simply avoid the combat by getting out of the situation without getting detected, the choice is up to the players.

The visual quality of this game is outstanding, and it has received tons of positive reviews for its great gameplay mechanics and stunning visuals.

18. Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West
Release DateFebruary 18, 2022
Developer(s)Guerrilla Games
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5

Next up on our list is the sequel to the 2017s Horizon Zero Dawn known as Horion Forbidden West which is set in a post apocalyptic version of the Western United States that is recovering from the aftermath of an extinction event which was caused by a rogue robot swarm.

This game features a huge open world environment that players can explore freely and complete quests using various types of ranged or melee weapons against lethal hostile machine creatures.

Horizon Zero Dawn is played from a third person perspective where players control a hunter named Aloy in a world full of lethal animalistic machines.

Our protagonist in this game explores the mysterious frontier known as the Forbidden West, the map in this game is larger than that in the previous game. The combat in this game has drastically improved as compared to that in the previous game (Horizon Zero Dawn).

The visual quality of this game is top notch, and his game has received positive reviews by gamers and critics from around the world.

19. Gears 5

Gears 5
Release DateSeptember 10, 2019
Developer(s)The Coalition
PlatformsPC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Gears 5 is another third person shooter, action-adventure game and the fifth main installment in the Gear franchise. As in the majority of the games in the series, this game also features Kait Diaz as the main protagonist as he sets out on a journey to find out the origin of the Locust Horde (the main anatagonist of the series).

This game features three weapon slots for players to keep their weapons, these slots allows players to equip one light weapon and two heavy weapons. Players in this game also has access to melee weapons and throw ables such as grenades.

The gameplay of this game is really smooth and fun, fans worldwide are anticipating the next entry in the franchise which may possibly be titled as Gears of War 6. Gears 5 has received tons of positive reviews by gamers and critics worldwide, and now let us move on to the next game on our list.

20. State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2
Release DateMay 22, 2018
Developer(s)Undead Labs
PlatformsPC, Xbox One

Finally, on the 20th spot, we have the State of Decay 2, which is a zombie survival game that emphasizes scavenging for useful items. The game is played from a third person perspective and players can choose from several locations to build a base and then improve it over time with different facilities such as watchtower, gardens, kitchens, sleeping quarters, etc.

Players in this game can also interact with survivors outside the group by trading with them, helping or even recruiting them. Only one survivor can be contrlled by the player at a time however, players can ask other survivors to accompany them.

The gameplay and visual quality of this game are really impressive, and we highly recommend you guys try this game out for once, as we’re sure that this game isn’t going to disappoint you guys. Now we’re going to answer some FAQs for you guys down below.

Frequently Asked Questions

When was The Last of Us Part 1 released for PC?

The Last of Us Part 1 was released on September 2, 2022 for PC!

Is Unchareted Similar To TLOU?

Yes, Uncharted games indeed are similar to The Last of Us as the gameplay and visual quality share a lot of similarities.

So this is our complete list of all the 20 Games that are like The Last of Us, and we hope that you guys have a better understanding of all the games that we have mentioned by now.

If you guys still have any doubts regarding the above information or any of the games, then do let us know in the comments below, and our team will get back to you as soon as possible!

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