BioShock is a massively popular first person shooter video game that has gained worldwide popularity due to its claustrophobic environment and striking enemy design. Whether you are high up above the clouds or down below underwater, the atmosphere of ‘BioShock’ will definitely fill you with dread and despair. We are no stranger to dark and ambient environments but there is just something unique about the world design of the ‘BioShock’ games that excites you. This got us thinking, and we decided to compile a list of games that have a similar environment or gameplay structure to ‘BioShock’, so that it’s easier to access for everyone.
We highly urge fans of the ‘BioShock’ universe to try out the following games coz we are sure they will find them interesting. Moreover, each of these games have been tried and tested by fans worldwide and they have managed to stand the test of time, so these are basically the best from the lot. With that said, here is the list of video games similar to BioShock that are our recommendations. You can play these games like BioShock on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
6. Half Life 2 (2004)
Okay, many of you might argue that the gameplay of ‘Half Life 2’ is not exactly similar to that of ‘BioShock’ and we do agree to a certain extent. However, ‘Half Life 2’ being one of the most influential video games of all times, has managed to find its place among the heart of most FPS titles. In addition, the storyline for both the games are also very similar. In ‘Half Life 2’, you control the character of Gordon Freeman who arrives at an unknown city and needs to unravel all of its mysteries. He finds out that the city is simply called ‘City 17’, and is something that is beyond his imagination. It has been invaded by an unknown alien species that has turned into a complete totalitarian state.
Human lives do not matter in City 17, only the end cause. The alien creatures simply have no reckoning of civilization and will stop at nothing to achieve their cause and the fact that you are limited on weapons does not help. Right from the beginning of the game, you will be drawn into the storyline with an epic intro. I’ve yet to come across another title that manages to introduce the premise in such a beautiful manner and hence, this one is highly recommended. I mean, if you are living in 2019 and have not played ‘Half Life 2’, then what are you even doing? This is the game that managed to influence a plethora of FPS titles and gave it their identity, so do not make the mistake of missing out on this one.
Similar to ‘BioShock’, where you are required to use your abilities in order to traverse through the levels and solve puzzles, you are equipped with a gravity gun in this one. This allows you to pull objects towards yourself or shoot them away, depending on the situation, and this adds of a lot of varied strategy to the gameplay. In addition to the gravity gun, you are also equipped with a pulse gun and a crossbow ensuring that you never run out of unique ways to take down your enemies.