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Bioshock is a significant FPS horror game. It contains an unsettling underwater environment filled with disturbing monsters and terrifying scenery. The game’s cast is fleshed out and will intrigue players the further they get into the game. The gameplay is immersive and gives players much freedom. The game’s weapons are fun to use and the protagonist’s plasmid abilities provide players with diverse ways of handling foes. With some clever puzzles sprinkled in for good measure, you’re bound to enjoy your time in Rapture.

If you’ve finished playing Bioshock and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks.

Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.

So without further ado, we present 10 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like Bioshock.

Bendy and the Dark Arrival

Bendy and the Ink Machine was a delightful first-person horror game. It wasn’t groundbreaking, but fans enjoyed it for its fun lore, charming characters, and gripping narrative. Bendy and the Dark Arrival completely shattered fans’ expectations and delivers a game that’s memorable, fun, and leagues above the original game.

In it, players control Audrey, who explores a decrepit animation studio that’s gone completely insane. Players will assist Audrey in battling the game’s ink-covered foes, solving puzzles, and evading the menacing ink demon. Danger lurks behind every corner in this world and you’ll find it hard not to marvel at the game’s glorious visuals.

The Dark Arrival delivers fewer fetch quests than the original game and introduces abilities that resemble Bioshock’s plasmid system. This title expands on Bendy’s universe flawlessly, giving fans more things to ponder and speculate about moving forward. If you adored Bioshock for its storytelling, gameplay, and creepy atmosphere, you’ll love this Bendy sequel.


Dishonored is an incredible stealth-oriented title with a riveting plot and a marvelous world. It follows a bodyguard named Corvo, whose accused of killing the Empress of Isles. This results in Corvo embarking on a treacherous path and seeking revenge on the individuals who conspired against him. Like the later Bioshock installments, Corvo won’t be attending this quest alone.

He’ll receive help from a resistance group called the Loyalists. A powerful magic-granting being called the Outsider will provide Corvo some aid along the way, too. This game places players in self-contained settings and has them complete countless missions. Corvo can attend mission briefings, meet allies, and receive upgrades in the game’s hub world.

The higher the game’s difficulty, the more challenging your adventure will be. The storyline can shift depending on your player’s actions, allowing players to experience Dishonored differently. Despite being an older title, the Dishonored games offer enough memorable and fun-filled content to delight you.

Dead Space Remake

Remakes can be hit or miss with fans. Some can wind up becoming effortless ports with simple improvements, while others aim for something more refreshing. 2023’s Dead Space remake falls in line with the latter category and recaptures what fans loved about the original 2008 game. In it, players board the same disheveled flagship as engineer Isaac Clarke.

You’ll assist Isaac in completing the game’s countless puzzles and overcoming his Necromorph enemies. The visuals never looked better in the remake and will restore long-time fans’ dormant memories of the game. Everything from the game’s menacing creatures to its decrepit, spooky areas remains intact. The tense yet fun zero-gravity gameplay also makes a return.

The remake includes a fabulous New Game + mode. In it, players can replay the game to unlock new endings and collectibles not found in the 2008 game. With its enhanced visuals, incredible gameplay, and spooky lore, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the Dead Space Remake as much as Bishock’s Remastered release.

You can read our thoughts on Dead Space Remake in our video game review here!

System Shock 2

If you’re a diehard Bioshock fan, you’ll be wishing you’d played System Shock 2 sooner. This is a cult classic sci-fi horror title with great FPS and RPG gameplay. In it, players awaken to find out that they’ve received cybernetic implants. That’s not all, you’re also aboard a starship and learn that the captain and its crew have been slaughtered.

To make matters worse, creatures called the infected roam the ship, begging you to join them. As you look for a way out, you’ll receive taunting replies from a rogue AI called Shodan, who’ll do his best to ridicule you every step of the way. As you traverse this ship’s dark environments, you’ll use your character’s weaponry and powers to tear through the infected who stand in your way.

As you progress, you’ll receive opportunities to enhance your hacking, weapon proficiency, and psionic powers. The game’s littered with intriguing audio logs and ways for your to unlock exotic weapons that mesh well with System Shock’s sci-fi environment. You can play with up to three friends in co-op play to make things more engaging.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Series)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is an incredible FPS series. It contains phenomenal storytelling, a vast world to explore, and multiple endings for players to discover at their leisure. In it, you’ll traverse a hazardous area called The Zone and play as a man called Stalker. The game gives you multiple ways of tackling its missions.

The game’s environments and enemies become more menacing throughout the series. This presents players with many horrifying aspects to look forward to as they tackle the series’s installments one by one. The game’s AI is fun to engage with and fans will love utilizing the game’s exotic weapons to lay waste to their foes.

The game’s gloomy atmosphere may have an avid effect on your experience with the title. You’ll feel lonely traversing the game’s locales looking for enemies to murder and dangers to avoid. Future installments do introduce some fun multiplayer components to make the game feel less isolated and more interactive though. If you’re looking for another gritty world to venture through, check out the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series.

Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is an FPS game with great gameplay, engaging environments, and wonderful sound design. It takes place in a world ruined by an apocalyptic event where Earth’s transformed into a poisonous wasteland. This forced the remaining survivors to flee to the underground to raise future generations.

Enter Artyom, a man who must venture through the surface world to warn remnants of humanity about an impending threat. In Metro 2033, you’ll explore dangerous environments from abandoned subways to desolate wastelands. Metro 2033 Redux is the definitive way to experience the game and contains enhanced visuals and improves upon the original gameplay’s framework.

Whether you want to experience the game as a slow-burn horror or a trailblazing shooter, is up to you. It features many compelling weapons and exploration-heavy features that’ll entice you to play more. If you loved Bioshock for its gritty atmosphere, dark world, and well-written storyline, give this game a shot.


Another incredible FPS game worth playing is Singularity. This game has an immaculate setting and fun gameplay. In Singularity, you’ll learn the truth behind this catastrophic world’s downfall. You’ll be armed with incredible weapons and a time-manipulation gadget that’ll give you the upper hand in fights against foes from the past, present, and future.

The time manipulation device makes the gameplay feel refreshing. Players will enjoy manipulating objects and enemies’ ages and bending time at their will. It’ll feel like you’ve been gifted with force powers. The game’s gunplay is just as enticing. You’ll adore running through hordes of enemies with a gun in hand.

The game’s first-person perspective allows players to immerse themselves in the different time periods they’ll venture through. Each world has a unique design aesthetic to avoid feeling too similar. The game’s world-building and dark atmosphere feel like they were ripped straight out of Bioshock, too. Give this a shot if you’re looking for another stellar FPS game to play.

Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

Deus Ex is a story-driven FPS game with compelling RPG elements. It takes place in 2052 when terrorists run around killing people alongside drugs, diseases, and pollution. There’s a divide between the wealthy and the poor, leading to an individual rising from the depths to take control of this chaotic world.

This game’s clunky controls haven’t aged well, but people will adore this title for its character interaction and problem-solving components. Its locales look familiar and are brimming with people players may enjoy. The game places many obstacles for the players to leap over and gives them choices that’ll affect their character’s development.

The game’s content contains realistic conspiracy theories and events. This will help notify players of their own surroundings and keep them in the know of what some people think. Some fans have gone out of their way to create mods for the game to make its graphics look smoother and visually appealing. If you’re looking for a fabulous FPS game with a gripping narrative, check this one out.

Metroid Prime Remastered

Metroid Prime Remastered is an amazing game that was recently released on Nintendo Switch. The original GameCube game was incredible with its visuals, gameplay, and setting, but this remaster pushes it forward by a large margin. Not only are the controls more friendly to newcomers and diehard fans, but its visuals have better textures.

For those unaware, Metroid Prime is an FPS game with complex puzzles. It implements what made the 2D titles great and never feels like it’s holding your hand along the way. There will be moments when you can’t traverse to a new area without acquiring a needed power-up. However, it’s Samus’s journey to retain her powers that make it all worth playing.

The game’s enemy designs are diverse and horrifying. Those who don’t like hunting for storytelling won’t be happy with this game, though. It doesn’t have traditional storytelling. You must scan objects to learn more about the planet Samus explores and what her enemies like Ridley and the space pirates are planning. With some challenging boss fights, glorious cinematics, and immersive settings, you’ll be foolish not to give this game a try.

Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best entries in the Fallout franchise. It takes place in a vast desert brimming with horrific creatures and compelling humanoids. You play as a formidable warrior who doesn’t know about his past. Even though you could solve people’s issues in this game, you can opt to lay waste to every human imaginable.

As one can expect, Fallout: New Vegas’s storytelling can be tackled in any way you want. You can choose to become this world’s hero or its most vicious villain.  Completing missions will help you build upon your reputation with the world’s locals and numerous groups. The game features a variety of weapons for you to use during your journey.

The game has some challenging obstacles, but nothing too complex. It’s a fun shooter that can be played from a first-person or third-person perspective. With its witty human civilizations. intriguing world design, and fun gameplay mechanics, Fallout: New Vegas is definitely worth your hard-earned time.

So there we have it, our 10 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Bioshock.

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