Halo is one of the most genre-defining shooters of all time, with humanity's best super soldiers using futuristic weapons going against aliens. Many games have emulated this formula, to various degrees of success. In this article, we are going to showcase the top 8 best games like Halo on PC. Each series will only get one entry.

1 - Mass Effect 3

The Mass Effect series is thematically similar to Halo, with humanity exploring space and fight against a galactical scale conspiracy. Combat in Mass Effect combines gunfights and various abilities based on the class of the players in order to create powerful interactions. For example, you could levitate an enemy off their cover then throw them over the edge by shooting.

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Mass Effect 3's main character

Both Story, Soundtrack and RPG elements in Mass Effect 3 are top-notch. You can also load your previous saves from Mass Effect 2 to save your decisions.

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ME3 is one of the best PC games like halo

2 - Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter in which players once again taking on the alien horde as a super-soldier. Combat in this game is a combination of a wide array of weapons, gadgets and the ability of your nanosuit. You can go gun blazing with the armor mode or turn invisible to perform silent takedowns.

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Crysis 3 Main Character

Weapons and suits upgrades are collected as you progress through the game, with some providing a brand new feature.

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Crysis 3 is amongst the top games like Halo for pc

3 - Borderlands 3

This is the fourth entry of the Borderland franchise. Borderlands 3 is a looter shooter, in which players pick between a couple of classes and going through quests to chasing the shiniest weapon possible. Weapons are the thing that makes this game stand out from others.

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Borderlands 3 main characters

Based on manufacturer and stats, each of them has special abilities that greatly differ from the usual shooters. For example, some consume more ammo per shot to create grenades that explode on impact... while others turn into an explosive device when run out of ammo.

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Borderlands 3 is a great game like halo pc

4 - Doom Eternal

Players once again take on the role of the Doom Slayer who battles the demonic forces of Hell, from a first-person perspective. The game has a special mechanic that encourages the players to be hyper-aggressive in order to regain health, ammo and armor. There are a lot of modern and futuristic firearms - from the Super Shotgun to Plasma Rifle and even the BFG 9000.

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Doom Eternal Story

The best part about this game is the fusion of ranged and melee combat, with the players having the chance to perform gory executions using their various melee weapons. Movement mechanics such as wall-climbing, dash moves, and horizontal bars to swing from are also part of the game, ensuring fluid combat.

Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal Gameplay

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5 - Metro Exodus

The third installment of the Metro Franchise takes players across a post-nuclear apocalypse Russia, filled with strange creatures and hostile enemies. From the swamp of the Volga to the desert of the Caspian Sea, there are numerous enemies for you to overcome. These creatures were created by the radiation from the bombs.

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The world of Metro Exodus

While this game is not in a futuristic setting and the protagonist doesn't have any special abilities, the gunfights and stories definitely reminded people of Halo.

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Metro Exodus Gameplay

6 - Prey

Prey has various elements that will remind you of Halo. Players are stuck inside an abandoned space station called Talos 1, in which an alien attack is happening. They need to use their various special powers along with weapons to beat the alien, restore the order to the station, and prevent them from reaching the earth.

Prey Combat

The combat is stellar, with both weapons and abilities being super creative. You can convert enemies to your side, summon helpers from corpses, or even turn into objects to get through narrow gaps.

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Prey special weapons

7 - Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a futuristic FPS in which players assume the role of a Guardian and protect the last safe city on earth, using special technology. Destiny 2 features three classes, each with its own specific upgrades, perks, and special abilities.

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The main classes in Destiny 2

When combined with the robust armor and weapon system, both the PVP and PVE portion of Destiny 2 are super deep mechanically and very fun to play. Players can team up with others to challenge powerful bosses for gear drops.

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Destiny 2 Gameplay

8 - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is an action-adventure first-person shooter. The story takes place in an alternate future in which the Nazi won WW2. Players need to mount a resistance and try to avert this bad future. The combat system is pretty diverse, with players tackling well-designed levels.

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Wolfenstein II fight

Players can use melee attacks, firearms, and explosives to fight enemies while using various movement types like run, crawl, swim to navigate through the locations. Playstyles are also varied - players can choose to go in gun blazing or stealthily take down enemies. The health system is fairly unique - it is divided into sections that regenerate by themselves. If a whole section is lost, you need to use heal items.

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Wolfenstein II gameplay

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