Best Games Like Outriders

If you like looter shooter games such as Outriders like we do, then you'll love this list of all the best games like Outriders that you can play right now.

Outriders is one of the more recent looter shooters to release for PC and console and injects some fresh ideas into the classic formula.

With that said, it’s far from the only game of its type, so you should have no problem finding other shooter RPGs that play just as well, if not better.

In this list, we’ll highlight the best games like Outriders to play in 2021, including the best shooters like Outriders and the best RPGs like Outriders.

We’ll be updating this list in the future with new titles, so make sure to check back and let us know if we missed any of your favorite games similar to Outriders!

Related:Best Space Games 2021Best Upcoming FPS Games 2021 (And Beyond)Best Online Co-op Games 2021

Table of ContentsShow

Our first recommendation for Outriders fans is the Aliens: Fireteam Elite, another co-op-friendly third-person shooter with RPG mechanics.

In it, up to three players take on the role of space marines assigned to investigate alien-infested colonies overflowing with Xenomorphs and hostile androids.

Like Outriders, the game features multiple character classes with unique specializations, weapons, abilities, and customization options for your space marine.

Gameplay is also similar in that each mission sees you exploring loot-filled environments while fighting waves of fodder enemies and mini-bosses before culminating in one giant battle.

While it may not support co-op, Returnal is a fantastic PlayStation-exclusive third-person shooter that will appeal to fans of Outriders.

The story follows an astronaut who lands on an alien planet searching for a mysterious signal when she suddenly finds herself trapped in a time loop.

This causes her to resurrect after each death, armed with more knowledge and ammo as she ventures into ever-changing environments inhabited by extraterrestrial foes.

Like Outriders, Returnal’s story is rooted in science fiction and offers some startling revelations for any players that manage to break out of the loop.

Much like Outriders, Godfall isn’t trying to reinvent the looter shooter genre, but rather keep players engaged and entertained with a simple yet satisfying gameplay loop.

To this point, the game features a highly replayable campaign with difficulty ratings that dole out better rewards for completing missions at higher tiers.

Related:Best PS5 Games 2021

There are five weapon classes to pick from and you can hone in on a particular playstyle by unlocking and equipping armor sets called Valorplates, which assign unique modifiers to your character’s build.

Lastly, Godfall supports drop-in drop-out online co-op for up to three players, allowing you to approach multiplayer just like you would in Outriders.

Although Remnant: From the Ashes plays more like a Dark Souls game due to its emphasis on challenging melee combat, it’s technically a third-person shooter with a fair amount of loot-collecting.

Your weapon options aren’t as broad as Outriders, but there’s still plenty of room to fine-tune your character’s playstyle using ability-based upgrade unlocks.

Additionally, both games take place in dark and menacing settings, though Remnant features more fantasy-driven elements whereas Outriders is primarily sci-fi.

The game also supports drop-in drop-out online co-op for up to four players, allowing you to complete the story and grind for loot with your Outriders squad with room for one more.

Deep Rock Galactic is an online co-op shooter in which teams of up to four players control foul-mouthed dwarves as they mine their way through hazardous caves.

Each mission sees you exploring sprawling underground biomes filled with alien spiders and precious minerals and ore that can be collected and used to upgrade gear and unlock new weapons.

Like Outriders, the game has multiple character classes with unique strengths and weaknesses that impact combat, traversal, and navigation.

Deep Rock developer Ghost Ship Games has continued to support the game since release, rolling out consistent updates that add new maps, enemy types, and community events.

Without a doubt the most controversial installment in the Mass Effect series, Andromeda launched in a messy state but has improved over time thanks to numerous updates.

In it, players take on the role of Ryder, an explorer representing humankind across the galaxy as they seek out potential colonizable planets.

Related:Mass Effect Games In Order

Like Outriders, the game features a third-person POV and places an emphasis on action and RPG mechanics.

It also has much bigger and densely packed hub world maps compared to previous Mass Effect games and Outriders, allowing for more unique interactions.

Next up, Warframe is a great alternative for fans of Outriders that want to play another sci-fi looter shooter and has the added benefit of being free-to-play.

It casts you as a death-dealing space ninja that travels are breakneck speeds with ease, which definitely comes in handy when grinding out certain materials and enemy spawns.

Like Outriders, the game has a class system that unlocks distinct skills and traits depending on your Warframe, weapons, and ability modifiers.

The combat is just as intense and chaotic as Outriders, especially when you team up with friends.

Destiny 2 is another free-to-play sci-fi looter shooter worth looking into if you want something similar to Outriders.

You take on the role of a Guardian, space defenders tasked with protecting the last beacon of humanity left in the solar system as alien factions wage war for power.

Although it may be a first-person shooter, your Guardian can also wield superpowers that can quickly change the tide of battles.

It’s also a very multiplayer-driven game, with Strikes requiring three-player teams and Raids demanding six; though if your crew is up for a challenge, you could try with less.

While Monster Hunter: World may not share many thematic elements with Outriders, it scratches a similar action RPG itch that can be highly satisfying for fans of the genre.

In it, you and up to three friends take on the roles of hunters who travel to a new uncharted world inhabited by giant prehistoric animals.

Related:Monster Hunter Games In Order

Instead of picking your class at the start like most RPGs, Monster Hunter allows you to craft and wield any weapon you want so long as you have the right materials.

Each fight is a unique endeavor that will teach you about different monster behaviors, signature moves, and physical characteristics so that you may respond and strategize accordingly.

If you’ve had your fill of Outriders and want something new, Borderlands 3 can definitely fill that void despite a difference in tone and graphics.

This isn’t much of a surprise considering the series has always placed an emphasis on over-the-top characters and action complemented by a vibrant cel-shaded art style.

Borderlands 3 introduces new mission types, weapon mods, and loot adjustments that build off of the previous games while addressing the issues with difficulty scaling found in previous entries.

It’s the perfect kind of game for some mindless co-op-driven action while you hang out and talk with friends over voice chat.

Roguelike games naturally excel at scratching that looter shooter itch due to the fact you’re always finding new gear that can drastically impact your run.

One of our favorites is the third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2, which that maintains the original’s energetic combat and roguelike design while shifting the action from 2D to 3D.

Each run sees you surviving a series of levels filled with increasingly tricky alien enemies and powerful loot to augment your character’s abilities.

Like Outriders, the game features multiple classes, 11 character classes to be exact, as well as online co-op for up to four players.

Our final recommendation for anyone who enjoyed playing Outriders is The Division 2, which takes a slightly different approach to the looter shooter genre.

Billed as a third-person shooter with team-driven combat, it sees you exploring post-apocalyptic environments in a crumbling civilization.

Related:Best Upcoming Video Game Sequels 2021

The Division 2 drops players in an open-world recreation of Washington, D.C. where several factions have set up shop and battle for control over different territories.

Like Outriders, the game is designed around multiplayer, and even includes a system that allows you to sabotage your own teammates.

You Might Like These Too

Grounded Guide: How To Get Started
Grounded Guide: How To Get Started (Combat, Crafting, Survival Tips)
Justin Fernandez
Justin Fernandez

As a fan of both indie and triple-A games, Justin finds joy in discovering and sharing hidden gems with other passionate gamers. In addition to reporting on the latest and greatest titles, he manages GamingScan’s social media channels.

More About Justin Fernandez