10 More Incredible Shooter Games To Play!
Metroid Prime has finally been remastered on Nintendo Switch. This brought immense joy to many diehard Metroid fans who’ve been waiting for news on Metroid Prime 4. Nonetheless, Metroid Prime takes what fans loved about the 2D games and revamps it into a mind-numbing FPS title with great puzzles and challenging enemies. Despite traversing a 3D space, Samus’s adventures in Metroid Prime won’t be a simple task.
If you’ve finished playing Metroid Prime 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 Metroid Prime.
Bioshock is an excellent first-person shooter adventure game. It features incredible storytelling, a gritty world, and a memorable cast. Like Metroid Prime, the game gives players some freedom to explore its levels in diverse ways. The game features numerous weapons for players to use against their fights with Big Daddy and other wandering enemies.
From its standard SMGs to the protagonist’s plasmid weapons, you’re bound to enjoy the game’s combat options. The follow-up titles offer new protagonists, villains, and upgrades to your arsenal and playstyle, though. However, many people like returning to the first game because of its dark atmosphere, gloomy setting, and tension. If you’re on the hunt for a remarkable sci-fi shooter, check out Bioshock Remastered because it improves upon the original game’s visuals a ton.
Doom is known for kicking off the craze for first-person shooter games. It received a major comeback in 2016 with Doom, developed by the folks at Bethesda. The game received much praise for its extreme violence, beautiful graphics, and faithfulness. Eventually, Doom 2016 received a sequel called Doom Eternal that’d up the ante.
In it, players control the series’s protagonist, Doomguy. He must traverse Hell yet again to defeat numerous demons. Like Metroid Prime, Doom Eternal has diverse creature designs, adrenaline-pumping shooter gameplay, and great bosses for players to triumph over. The game lacks clever puzzles but makes up for it with brutal combat.
On that note, this game may not be suitable for all ages. The bloodshed might be too intense for young toddlers, but the atmosphere echoes that of the creepy feeling you receive while playing Metroid Prime. If you’re looking for a mature first-person shooter that doesn’t hold back with its gore, check this one out.
You can read our thoughts on Doom Eternal in our video game review here!
Half-Life 2 is a superb follow-up to the original game. The sequel takes what made the first game brilliant in people’s eyes and amps everything up tenfold. It gives players the chance to interact with Gordon Freeman’s (the protagonist) environment more than the original game. The visuals also receive a slight overhaul–helping the scenery look more appealing to gamers’ eyes.
This game features great AI like the Space Pirates and Metroids you’d fight during Samus’s adventure. In Half-Life 2, you can assess the battleground and craft vital weapons that’ll aid you against your foes. With its fitting OST, realistic setting, and creepy enemy variety, Half-Life 2 is a well-polished sequel that’s worth your time.
Dead Space Remake
Dead Space is a classic sci-fi horror game fans couldn’t wait to see remade. The 2023 remake delivers the thrills and chills of the original game. With a great protagonist, a haunting world, and multiple spooky enemies, you’re guaranteed to walk away from the remake feeling nervous and excited. In it, we follow the engineer Isaac Clarke, who hops aboard a decrepit flagship.
To escape, Isaac must solve countless puzzles, fix vehicles, and battle evil aliens called Necromorphs. This game’s mysterious atmosphere will consume veteran and newcomer players alike as they search the USG Ishumura for resources. You’ll find yourself looking for health supplies, ammunition, and nodes a lot in the game.
The game’s zero-gravity mechanic makes it easier for Isaac to hop around and attach himself to walls. However, enemies will make great use of this mechanic too. The remake adds a New Game + mode. Like other games that harbor such a mode, this one will allow you to unlock additional alternate endings and collectibles that weren’t in the original game. If you’ve enjoyed playing through Metroid Prime Remastered, then the Dead Space Remake is another attempt at restoring your forgotten memories.
You can read our thoughts on Dead Space Remake in our video game review here!
When it comes to first-person shooter sci-fi games, Halo is often brought up in the discussion. This game hits home with many people who grew up playing it in the mid-2000s. With its alluring futuristic locales to its great storytelling, who could blame teens for putting countless hours into the game after a hard day at school or work?
At the center of this game is Master Chief. He’s a super soldier with great leadership, strength, and wit. While the series would digress after switching hands, many fans can’t get enough of Master Chief and his fight with his alien adversaries. Unlike Metroid Prime, this game boasts strong online gameplay that hasn’t been the greatest in recent years.
However, past games included wonderful modes fans adored. From Slayer to Oddball, this game gave fans numerous activities to play with their friends in local and online scenarios. Metroid Prime fans who are looking for another sci-fi world to dip their toes into while they wait for Metroid Prime 4’s inevitable Nintendo Switch release should check out the Halo franchise.
Looking for an arcade FPS where you travel through a world full of robots and dinosaurs. Turok has you covered. This game offers that classic arcade-like experience you’ll obtain while playing Metroid Prime. This game contains a plethora of unique weapons, mind-numbing puzzles, and cunning enemies for you to defeat.
Thankfully, fans don’t have to scour the globe looking for this game. It’s been re-released with better visuals and technical improvements. In it, players control a time-traveling warrior who must embark through several intricate levels crawling with dinosaurs, robots, and formidable warriors like himself.
It’s game with nice platforming elements and will restore some fans’ cherished childhood arcade memories. Give it a shot if you like dinosaurs, robots, and classic FPS games.
Metroid Prime fans looking for another enjoyable experience should look no further than Prey. It’s worth playing for those who love games with great stealth and shooting mechanics and open environments to explore. The story follows Morgan, a human aboard space station Talos I. Morgan learns they’re not alone on the ship, as horrendous aliens called Typhon attack.
Therefore, players must assist Morgan in stopping them and escaping the station. The game’s storyline leaves much to be desired but fans will enjoy the tension that brews within it. As you get further into the game, the enemies become more threatening. This helps keep players in check and cautious about their surroundings.
If you enjoy horror-themed games with a Metroivania-like approach, Prey is worth checking out.
Remasters and Remakes have become the norm in modern gaming. Fans love reliving experiences from past games while looking forward to what lies ahead. Metroid Prime Remastered shocked many players with its graphical enhancements that stayed true to the original game’s atmosphere and feel. Quake Remastered isn’t the prettiest remaster out there, but players will love its gameplay.
In it, players control Ranger, a warrior armed with multiple weapons. You’ll traverse countless locations filled with corrupted knights, ugly ogres, and demented creatures. Your mission is to collect runes that hold the power to defeat an evil that poses a threat to humanity. It’s a simple premise, and one a player shouldn’t play the game for.
What gravitates people toward Quake is its classic FPS gameplay and old-fashioned graphics. It contains many modes that will hold you off for a couple of play sessions from its horde mode to its dark fantasy campaign mode. The developers encourage players to mod the game to their liking and to play it alongside friends for a more enjoyable experience. If you loved sticking it to the Space Pirates as Samus, you’ll enjoy fighting the Ranger’s horrid opponents.
Titanfall 2 is a great follow-up to the original game. It includes a fun campaign, stunning graphics, and incredible weapon variety. You’ll encounter many enemies that teeter toward the sci-fi spectrum. However, the game includes some human opponents to change things up. Furthermore, the game includes a nice mix of platforming and gunplay elements, like Metroid Prime.
Each map you traverse has enough secrets and different pathways to make them feel memorable. If you loved grappling onto hooks with Samus’s grappler and rolling on walls in her Morph Ball form, then you’ll be happy to know you can perform similar actions in this game. It’s not one-to-one, but it will remind you of those experiences you had in Metroid Prime.
The game’s online matchmaking may not be to your liking, though. Some players note having a difficult time finding players to battle online. The game’s story length isn’t the best either. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for another fun sci-fi shooter, Titanfall 2’s worth playing.
Journey To The Savage Planet
Imagine Metroid Prime, but goofier. That’s what you can expect from Typhoon’s Journey To The Savage Planet. This action-adventure game has you play as a new recruit for a pioneer program. Your objective is simple. You’ll investigate a planet to see if it’s worthy of human life. You won’t have much equipment, so it’s best to proceed with caution when traversing this bizarre planet.
You’ll encounter all types of strange creatures from evil aliens to monstrous plant life. The enemy designs fit with the game’s other-worldly setting and are a blast to defeat with your laser pistol. The game supplies you with other useful technology from rocket boosters to probes. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t provide players with a nifty map, so planet traversal can be a hassle.
Comedy can be hit or miss and appears frequently through cutscenes to your conversations with the game’s AI. The game runs into some framerate issues and can appear glitchy at points, especially in co-op play. Regardless, if you were disappointed about High On Life and want something with better humor that gives you similar vibes to Metroid Prime, check this game out.
So there we have it, our 10 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Metroid Prime.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!