If you’re here, that means you’ve gone through the alien world, Pandora, completed various quests, defeated all the evil guys, and collected so many weapons and tools that you can’t even keep count of. But, you want more. You want new scenery. You want to fight new enemies and use different weapons. Borderlands has a very unique sense of humor and excellent graphics, so it is hard to find a replacement that ticks all the boxes. Don’t forget that there are three main Borderlands installments and a spin-off game. If you haven’t played all of those yet, you can check them out first if you want to get a similar feel to the game you love. But if you’ve gone through all that, then you should see the top 20 games like Borderlands we’ve picked out from the numerous games on the internet.
1. Dying Light
Like Borderlands, Drying Light is an action–adventure game. But Dying Light is about survival in a horrific world. The game focuses on your character, Kyle Crane, an undercover agent sent to break into a quarantine zone to get intel in a city known as Harran. You’re trying to survive being eaten by zombies who just happen to get stronger, faster, and more aggressive at night. The structures in the game allow for more flexible movement. You have to fight and get around by parkour to escape the enemies. The game can be played in both single-player and four-player co-operative multiplayer mode. There’s also a bonus asymmetric multiplayer mode you won’t find in many games.
2. Risk of Rain 2
This sequel to the original Risk of Rain is even better and more challenging. The game features different dimensions, enemies, items, and bosses. Every stage is different and has a lot to offer. During each run, you learn more about your enemies, so you can defeat them. As you play on, your skills don’t stop improving, and you will be able to defeat even the deadliest enemies. You can either play the game alone or team up with up to four people to face and defeat monsters and find a way to escape the planet.
3. Destiny 2
Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer game that you don’t have to pay for. This first-person shooter game is set in a SciFi world. Your role is that of a Guardian, tasked to protect Earth’s last safe city from aliens. The game features various new missions and features that were not in the first installment. Just like the original, you can either play in player versus player or player versus environment game types. You also get a chance to go on an adventure, explore this new world in the free roam patrol mode.
4. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
If you played The First Encounter, you should know the chaos that erupted there. We chose the Second Encounter because it has more features and you get to have more fun. The visuals of this game are great. You also have different game modes to play such as Beast Hunt, Survival Mode, Single play, and Cooperative play. Also, the Team modes and Versus for the Second Encounter can take up to 16 players. So, you can call all your friends to join you. There are so many secrets to uncover, different bosses and enemies to fight, and sophisticated weapons for you to use in this game.
5. The Division 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a great game to play if you’re a Borderlands fan. It may not have all the humor you want, but it does provide you with enough action to keep your blood pumping. This online action RPG focuses on an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division sent to restore the city to its previous state after a pandemic. The city is crawling with criminals which you have to take care of while trying to understand the cause and source of the pandemic. You have various weapons available for you such as rifles and grenades.
6. Rage 2
Rage 2 is also a first-person shooter video game where almost everything explodes. The game is based in a post-apocalyptic world where the human population has been reduced by the impact of an asteroid on the earth. Now, there are gangs all over the place, terrorizing the remaining survivors. You were left for dead, but only you can bring justice and freedom to the citizens. You have to use your combat skills in this open-world to defeat these gang members and crush the oppressors ruling over the remnants of the world.
Bulletstorm is almost a decade old, but it is still being played by many across the world. Looking for humor? This game will provide you with all that you need. But along with its interesting story, style, and humor comes a whole lot of violence and profanity. So, if you don’t think you can handle too much violence, you definitely shouldn’t get this. The soundtrack, graphics, voice acting, humor, and storyline are top-notch. You can carry various firearms at once, and recharge when you get shot and your health bar is depleted.
Warframe is a free online multiplayer action game. All players control members of an ancient warrior team known as Tenno. There are different missions available for you to complete. There are also recently updated worlds and interesting story missions. You’re going to be fighting against a corporation known as Corpus using different weapons and gear made available for you. You can either play against the environment and computer-generated enemies in a single-player mode or play against other players in a competitive multiplayer mode. It has good graphics too, and you don’t have to pay a dime for anything.
9. Path of Exile
So, you’ve been chased out of your world, banished to another continent to suffer. You seek to get enough power to exact your revenge on all those who sent you out. This game is quite interesting because you get to create your skills and boost your power by getting skill gems. The more complex your gem combination, the greater your powers and the havoc you would wreak. This action RPG focuses on combat, customer characterization, and gathering important items. You can’t use real money to buy anything in this game, so it’s a fair play for everyone.
10. Payday 2
I like games where I can team up with friends and we can be badass at least once or twice before we return to our normal boring lives. Payday 2 helps us get that. This action co-operative multiplayer shooter game allows you and your friends to take over the characters Houston, Wolf, Dallas, and Chains and carry out criminal activities in Washington DC. Most of us can’t be criminals in real-life, but we can slip into another world in Payday 2. As you and your friends succeed in jobs, you get even bigger jobs and greater rewards. You just have to make sure you don’t get caught.
11. Tales from Borderlands
Tales of Borderlands focuses on Borderlands’ humor. This five-part episodic game focuses on two adventurers, Fiona, a Pandoran con artist, and Rhys, a man who wants the Hyperion. You’re going to fight bandits, gangsters, and Vault Hunters as you go on this adventurous journey and explore Pandora.
12. Dead Island
Dead Island is a horror game. You may be wondering how it made the list with all these other action games. It is an action game too. You can’t survive in the zombie-infested world without taking down some zombies yourself. You can either play solo or along with three other players in the multiplayer mode. The game has great graphics and storyline. You’ll enjoy trying to survive.
13. Wolfenstein: Young Blood
Wolfenstein: Young Blood is a first-person shooter video game that was released in 2019. You can control one of two characters, Zofia or Jessie Blazkowicz, sisters that have been trained by their parents on how to fight and defend themselves. You’re going to fight Nazi agents either with an artificial intelligence partner, or another player who takes the role of your sister. As you progress, you gain new abilities and gear.
14. Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 is a first-person shooter game set in a fictional area, Hope County, in the United States. You are playing the role of a junior police officer who has to join the resistance to fight an evil cult that has taken over Hope’s County. You get to fight members of this cult using your combat skills and you will also be challenged by dangerous wildlife. You have various weapons at your disposal that will help you defeat them.
15. Diablo III
Diablo III is the third installment in the Diablo series. You get to choose one of seven character classes- the Necromancer, Wizard, Monk, Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Demon Hunter, and Crusader. All these characters have special skills. You have to learn and utilize the skills of the character you choose to defeat Diablo, the Lord of Terror. If you played any of the previous installments, you’ll notice that it’s the same enemy. But, there are different tactics you have to use in these games. I always think the Demon Hunter or Witch Doctor stands a better chance of defeating the enemy.
16. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is set in the year 2287, ten years after the events of Fallout 3. This action RPG pulls your mind into its post-apocalyptic open-world environment. Your character is called the Sole Survivor, stuck in stasis for a very long time. He remembers how his wife was killed and his son, kidnapped. So, he set out on a quest to find his son. This game has so many interesting missions. You’ll also meet bad guys you have to fight along the way, help out struggling factions, and build drugs and explosives from scrap materials.
17. Mad Max
We all loved the Mad Max movie. It has very nice visuals, action, vehicles, and a fantastic storyline. You can think of the video game as the same. In this action-adventure game, you control Mac Rockatansky who is on a quest to find peace. He is building a vehicle, Magnum Opus, that will help him reach his destination. But, he also has to fight Scabrous Scrotus and his group of raiders (terrorists). Most of the action here is vehicular combat, just like in the movie. So, if you’re interested in battling crazy enemies while driving, then this is your pick.
18. Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter: World is set in a fantasy world. You are a monster hunter in a strange world where everything can be manipulated. You can even use the environment to your advantage and gain control over these monsters even before they realize. You’ll find monsters in various habitats and you must not let them defeat you. As you complete missions, you get materials to build weapons that can take down more ferocious monsters. There are Scoutflies in the game that will provide you with information about monsters. They use scent to guide you. Explore this beautiful world filled with surprises as you hunt down dangerous monsters.
19. Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter game available on various platforms including your PCs. It is the third installment in the Bioshock series, so you may want to play the first two installments first. But, it doesn’t matter; you’ll enjoy this one even more. You’re playing the character of Booker DeWitt., an agent who is sent to find Elizabeth, a woman who has been captured for several years. After retrieving her, you get involved in various troubles with her and discover that she has the super abilities to manipulate tears. You use weapons and different gear to fight off hostile forces with Elizabeth’s help.
20. Saints Row IV
Volition gave us this very interesting action-adventure game in 2013, and we’ve never stopped loving it. It’s the fourth installment of the Saints Row series. You are the leader of a street gang known as 3rd Street Saints. After you gain superpowers and also become elected as the President of the United States, you must fend off an alien invasion. This game feels real when you play it, pulling you into its interesting storyline and environment while completing missions. It also has a weird humor that many of us love, but some people consider it not challenging enough.