People Can Fly, the developers for Outriders are known to make some questionable games. However, it seems like with Outriders they have went all in and showed their true potential. Basically, a lot of players were disappointed with Bulletstorm, which was sort of the predecessor to Outriders. But if you like this third-person shooter with classes and a progression system, there are quite a few to choose from already out.
On top of that, I do believe that some people will be disappointed with this game, so many might be looking for alternatives to fill that adrenaline hole that you might get from shooters such as these.
How We Evaluated Best Games Like Outriders
- Huge progression potential.
- Third-person shooter with dynamic gameplay.
- Unusual mechanics like, building, spells, and similar.
- Basic game rating factors like gameplay, graphics, mechanics, stability, and more.
- Similar theme and story to a certain degree.
Available on: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, PC, MacOS
Initial Release Date: July 21st, 2017
Developed by: Epic Games, People Can Fly
It might not come as a surprise to anyone that Fortnite is in this 5 best games like Outriders list. This game, despite getting a lot of mixed feeling on launch, is definitely a special game, and a pioneer of sorts.
For those who are not familiar, Fortnite is a battle-royale third-person shooter that has a lot of unique mechanics like building for example. If you start playing Fortnite, you’ll immediately notice how difficult it is to do a lot of things, and how much you need to increase your skill.
Fortnite is a game which requires hours and hours of play in order to be adequate at the game. That’s the case for Outriders as well. Since it is so popular with a large-player base, the game gets a lot of frequent updates and new content being implemented to it.
In addition, that also means that the developers are focusing on keeping the game as stable as possible. So, at the end of the day, if you want a third-person shooter with unique mechanics and new content frequently, then Fortnite is definitely the best choice!
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PC, Google Stadia
Initial Release Date: August 28th, 2017
Developed by: Bungie Inc.
Even though Fortnite might be considered a much more widely-spread game, if you want the most similar experience to Outriders, then Destiny 2 will definitely do the job for you, if not more.
Overall, this game is absolutely enormous, and the progression system is unparalleled by any other third-person shooter on the market. It’s not particularly aimed at a certain age group, but it is no secret that it is player by a much older audience than Fortnite.
You can not stop mentioning the individual mechanics that are present in this game, and aren’t in orders. Most of the public praised it as the best multi-dimensional progression third-person shooter. Its theme is similar to Outriders, and there was even talk that Outriders was heavily inspired by Destiny 2.
Whatever the case may be, even if this wasn’t a list for the best games like Outriders, I will still recommend this game any day of the week. It is so good, and when you play it, you feel as though there is a lot of room for growth!
Deep Rock Galactic
Available on: Xbox One & PC
Initial Release Date: February 28th, 2018
Developed by: Ghost Ship Games
Deep Rock Galactic is the definition for an underdog in general, and in this list especially. For one, it was created by developers who have been around for only a few years and not many games under their belt. But with Deep Rock Galactic, they’ve definitely hit it big.
Despite its reviews, this game is definitely worth to be mentioned in this list. Even though its story might seem quirky and not as linear as others, what this game excels at is action, and a lot of it in fact. You truly have to focus if you want to survive the depths of mines!
Creatures will come at you from different places and sides, and you will have to fight them off with your co-op buddies. For context, you work for a mining company, which is a tad bit corrupt and uncaring for its workers.
Nevertheless, they’ll send you on missions in caves, most of the time retrieving gear and loot from extremely harsh places. It’s an FPS, which is definitely unfortunate for this list, and also because I believe that it would be much better if it was third-person.
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Initial Release Date: February 23rd, 2017
Developed by: PlatinumGames
Most of the people familiar with Nier: Automata, might ask the question about how this game is similar to Outriders. I would say pretty much in every way. Its melancholy theme is similar to that of Outriders, and since it is third-person, it pretty much checks off two big boxes for starters.
This is a hack-and-slash game, as well as a shooter. So, the gameplay is quite dynamic to say the least. It is really a joy seeing so many gameplay mechanics working so well together. You are one of the androids left on earth after an alien invasion.
The whole population has traveled to the moon in order to be safe. While on earth, you will encounter bizarre aliens, to say the least. It is your mission to take them down, and emerge victorious at your own home.
As you go through the game, the story is linear and well thought out. Slowly, you will learn a lot of secrets about your character, as well as what had actually happened before you became awake. This game is a pretty strong contender in this best 5 games like Outriders list.
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Initial Release Date: June 15th, 2020
Developed by: V1 Interactive
Granted, it is a far-fetched argument to say that this game shares a lot of aspects with Outriders. However, bear with me, and give this game another chance. For starters, the story is very dynamic, and unique, probably the most in this list.
It is a first-person shooter, and it has quite a different gameplay style than the other games on this list. Basically, you’re a commander, and you go into battle against strong mechanical enemies, and also lead a team of bots on the ground.
What surprised me the most was how much interaction there is with the environment. In other words, most of the items in the world will disintegrate if you shoot them or blow them up, hence the name.
All in all, for some reason the game does feel relatively easy, probably more than it should. However, I imagine that multiplayer will be much harder, and future updates might change this quite a bit. Nevertheless, a solid FPS strategy game.