If you love the Halo series and are looking for similar games to play, then stick around as we’ve picked out some of our favorite Halo-like games.
Halo Infinite is the latest mainline Halo game to hit the market, and since its release last December, it’s seen massive success. This FPS masterpiece has fans and critics alike praising it for its captivating story, next-gen visuals, and immersive gameplay, with many even calling it the best Halo game ever.
Today though, we’re not going to be talking much about Halo. Instead, we’re going to focus on similar games, so if you’ve completed Halo Infinite and are looking for something new to scratch that sci-fi FPS itch, then you’re in the right place.
Here are 9 games that are a lot like Halo.
Destiny 2 is an MMO FPS game developed by Bungie, and it’s arguably the closest game to Halo on our list in terms of gameplay and style. The futuristic weapons, environments, and characters will feel strangely familiar, but also very unique in their own right, so don’t expect an exact copy of Halo. There are plenty of notable differences between the two universes, and I think you’re going to like a lot of them.
Also, much like Halo Infinite, Destiny 2 features raids and co-op missions for you and your friends to go on if you’re looking for a challenge. They can be tough, but the rewards are plentiful, so proceed at your own risk.
Oh, and of course, there’s PvP in Destiny 2, so if that’s a feature you like in Halo, you’ll be please to know it’s in this game too.
Next up, we’ve got Apex Legends, one of the hottest battle royale games on the market right now. It’s an FPS game like Halo, but also doesn’t take itself too seriously, so if you fancy something a bit wackier than Halo then this is it.
Aside from being a dedicated battle royale game rather than a traditional FPS game with a campaign and multiplayer mode, one other big thing that differentiates it from Halo is that it’s hero-based. There are 20 different characters to choose from, all with unique weapons and abilities that cater to different play styles. Variety like this makes the game super interesting and keeps you on your toes because you never know what’s gonna come your way while you’re fighting it out on the battlefield.
Oh, and wanna know the best part about Apex Legends? It’s completely free to play. Definitely give this one a go some time.
Star Wars is one of the biggest sci-fi franchises out there, so it’s no surprise that the latest Star Wars Battlefront has made it onto this list of games like Halo. This game improves upon the original next-gen Battlefront game from 2015 in all the best ways and is one of my personal favorite multiplayer FPS games because of how hectic it can get.
One cool thing about this game you don’t see in Halo is that while most of the time you’ll be playing as a generic soldier like a stormtrooper, droid, or wookie, occasionally you’ll get the chance to spawn in as a powerful hero like Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. These heroes have increased health and powerful attacks that help them dominate on the battlefield, and if you know how to use them properly, you can end up staying alive and racking up kills for a really long time.
Also, there are a variety of vehicles you can hop into to gain an advantage over your opponents, so if you’ve ever dreamed of controlling an AT-ST or driving around on a speeder bike then now’s your chance.
Although it’s not set in space, Rainbow Six Extraction is another sci-fi FPS game that we think you’ll really like if you’re a Halo fan.
In this sequel to the hugely popular Rainbow Six Siege, you’ll be tasked with entering containment zones with up to 2 friends and fighting off alien creatures. They’re ruthless and are constantly evolving too, so expect the unexpected every time you set off on an excursion.
Guns are a given, but you’ll also have access to a range of tactical equipment that you can use to stun, block, or blind your extra-terrestrial foes to gain the upper hand. Quick-thinking and tactical decision-making is key if you want to make it out alive.
Splitgate is a game that’s best described as a cross between Portal and Halo, combining the best of both worlds to give you a fun, fast-paced FPS experience unlike any other.
The main mechanic, as you may have guessed, is the ability to create portals, which you can both walk and shoot through, leading to some crazy situations in-game. Every new round in Splitgate feels fresh and exciting thanks to the endless possibilities these portals offer, and it’s super easy to get lost in this game and play for hours without getting bored.
Sure, the maps are quite small and there isn’t a campaign or anything like that, but it doesn’t matter, because the game doesn’t need to be super intricate to be fun. It’s great as it is, and it gets our recommendation.
Do you enjoy grappling through the air and destroying your enemies from the sky? Because if so, you should definitely try out DOOM Eternal for a similar experience.
This sci-fi FPS game is all about traversing war-torn landscapes and killing demons in all kinds of over-the-top ways and let me tell you, it’s so much fun. It can also be intense and pretty darn gruesome, so be prepared to see a lot of blood. Don’t worry if that doesn’t sound like your kind of thing though, as there are plenty of other games on this list that might be more to your liking.
Titanfall 2 is a game that takes place in a futuristic setting with stunning environments all around, so if you really want to scratch that Halo itch, this is one of the best games for it. There are so many similarities you’ll notice right off the bat, and frankly, it wouldn’t surprise me if you forgot you weren’t actually playing Halo while playing this game.
Now, overall, Titanfall 2 is a great game with fluid gameplay mechanics and an excellent story, but it does have a downside. Because it’s a few years old now, the multiplayer community is quite small, so unfortunately it can be difficult to find online games outside peak times. Regardless though, this game is absolutely still worth playing if only for the singleplayer modes like the campaign.
Borderlands 3 is one of the wackiest, weirdest, and arguably most enjoyable FPS games around, and if you haven’t played it (or any of the other Borderlands games) then you absolutely need to. Every mission is completely different, and there’s so much unexpected stuff that happens that’ll have you laughing out loud throughout the whole game.
The futuristic weapons and environments will likely remind you a lot of Halo, but the biggest difference between the two is that Borderlands really doesn’t take itself too seriously at all. If you like the sound of that, then great, but if not, you might prefer a less comical game like Rainbow Six Extraction or Titanfall 2 instead.
Overwatch is one of the most popular esports titles around, and for good reason. Instead of having to clear corners and silently walk around the map like in CS:GO or Valorant, Overwatch is all about fast-paced action and chaos, which I think you’ll really enjoy if you’re a long-time Halo fan.
Much like Apex Legends, there’s a whole cast of heroes to choose from, but they’re also a lot more diverse in terms of size, looks, and even species! While most of the characters are humans, you can actually play as a powerful gorilla or a hamster in a giant mech ball, which sounds crazy but makes a lot more sense once you learn more about the Overwatch lore.
Anyway, the fact is that while Overwatch may seem quite different to Halo, it’s still an excellent competitive multiplayer FPS game that you’ll almost definitely enjoy playing. And hey, it even won the Game of the Year award back in 2016, so you know it’s gonna be good.
These 9 games may not be Halo, but they’re still absolutely worth investing some time into if you’re looking for a quality FPS experience. There are a lot of games on this list, so hopefully there’s at least one you’ll like, but if not, I suppose there’s always the option of just playing through Halo again.
In all seriousness though, we hope the article has been helpful, and we’d definitely recommend checking some of these titles out. We guarantee you won’t regret it.
Thanks for reading!