With the arrival of Redfall, we saw a spike in interest within the first-person looter-shooter community. Considering the mixed reviews and overall okay reception of the game, we’re looking for some alternatives that keep us hooked and engaged.
Fortunately, there’s a great collection of games out there that deserve your attention, and we’ve compiled a list of ten games that you’ll love, if you showed interest in Redfall but want to avoid it.
1. Left 4 Dead
Release Year: 2008 | Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Mac OS X
How could we start this list without mentioning one of the best single-player/co-op zombie games ever made? Valve managed to create a wonderfully smooth game that focused on gunplay, clever dialogue, and strong teamwork. Rushing through different levels towards saferooms while mowing down swarms of zombies is a simple but pleasant gameplay loop. It is easy to understand yet provides a fair skill ceiling. The PC modding community has been adored by the developers, and you’ll find new maps and other interesting features added to the game once you get into it.
Release Year: 2009 | Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Mac OS X
To this day, Borderlands stays the grandaddy of first-person looter-shooter games. The writing and humor are occasionally extremely funny, and the lovely cel-shaded visual style gives it a unique look. However, the game’s incredibly satisfying combat mechanics are its most crucial feature. Each character has unique special abilities, ranging from mystical creatures that attack foes to guns that can be thrown instead of being reloaded. And, they turn into turrets. Yep.
3. Far Cry 3
Release Year: 2012 | Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Every modern-day gamer has heard of Far Cry. For better or worse, the open-world idea of building upgrades and occupying enemy settlements has been copied several times. Even now, the Far Cry series manages to stand out thanks to its distinctive landscapes, memorable antagonists, and challenging gameplay. Each game takes place in a distinct setting, including the Himalayas and a fictional county in Montana. Some games get the narrative a bit off, but the Far Cry series otherwise provides a memorable experience.
Release Year: 2012 | Platforms: PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360
Developed by Arkane, the makers of Redfall, Dishonored and its sequel are two brilliant games that have a lot going for them. They provide an immersive universe, thrilling gameplay, and an awe-inspiring narrative. Players are given the option to use stealth or aggressive tactics to complete each objective, allowing them to personalize their experience. Supernatural abilities in the game also add a new level of strategy and depth to the experience, letting players try out various playstyles and power combinations. The intricate level design makes the environments extremely authentic and memorable.
5. Remnant: From the Ashes
Release Year: 2019 | Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Remnant: From the Ashes explores a classic theme – what it’s like to live in a world overrun by many horrifying beings, where there are hardly any signs of human life to be found. As a survivor in a horrifying environment, you must gather resources, fight for survival, and explore the evil’s aftermath by passing through portals into other realms. Despite being in the third person, there is still a ton of shooting action and RPG elements that will make you recall Redfall’s adventures.
Release Year: 2019 | Platforms: Microsoft Windows
The first-person shooting focus of GTFO is identical to that of a horror-themed co-op game. In order to survive, you’ll need to shoot the hordes of filthy enemies that are waiting for you, in addition to using stealth and cunning. You owe it to yourself to try this if you like Redfall’s nonstop first-person shooter action. For a moment or two, it will be extremely difficult and annoying, but who doesn’t like a bit of a challenge?
7. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt
Release Year: 2021 | Platforms: PlayStation 5, GeForce Now, Microsoft Windows
This one is a free-to-play battle royale game that pits competing vampire clans against one another on the streets of Prague while utilizing supernatural vampire abilities. This game puts you in a well-designed map where you battle against other players who harness unique powers (just as you). However, the battle royale experience puts a twist to things as the zone for survival gets smaller as each match progresses. If vampires were what drew your attention to Redfall, Vampire: The Masquerade is a great choice since it plays with a similar theme but adds the Battle Royale twist to it.
8. Dead by Daylight
Release Year: 2016 | Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Dead by Daylight is the kind of game that gets spookier with every passing second. Players must cooperate to survive while having few tools at their disposal because one of them is the enemy killer. Since Redfall does fall under the ‘horror’ subgenre, we won’t be surprised if you’re looking for a game that revolves entirely around horror. This makes Dead by Daylight a good choice if you want to skip all the shooting and get right into the freakshow.
9. V Rising
Release Year: 2022 | Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Vampires? Co-Op? Well, you’re in luck if you’re looking for something that falls between these themes and isn’t Redfall. The game begins with you literally coming back from the dead, possessed by a craving for blood. Exploring this mysterious new realm is entirely possible, but it is also quite dangerous. You won’t be able to reclaim your power or your fortress, though, unless you face these threats. Even if you solo, you have the chance to recruit the aid of allies in addition to enemies.
Despite not being a shooter like Redfall, V Rising is still more than capable of giving you a gothic atmosphere riddled with vampires of all kinds.
10. Dying Light 2
Release Year: 2023 | Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
The game made a name for itself by becoming one of the best, if not the only, game that combines zombie-slaying with amazing parkour mechanics. The great melee combat adds to the charm. In the action-packed survival role-playing experience, you’ll be thrown into the center of a zombie apocalypse. The game’s outstanding parkour system enables you to move about skillfully through swarms of zombies as you explore multi-story metropolitan environments.