The best games like Mass Effect

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From third-person shooters to space RPGs, these games like Mass Effect will scratch that Shepard-shaped itch

If you're looking for games like Mass Effect to dive into, there are some great adventures out there for you to discover... 

Packed with personality, Obsidian's madcap sci-fi quest is one of the best RPGs like Mass Effect. It's also that rarest of beasts: a legit 'laugh out loud funny' video game. 

The Outer Worlds

Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch

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Released in 2010, Alpha Protocol includes many of Mass Effect’s best features, with an engaging dialogue system at the forefront.

Alpha Protocol

Platform(s): PC

Like Mass Effect, this looter shooter has a satisfying progression system, leaning hard into the RPG mechanics that let you create the character you want.

Destiny 2

Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

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New Vegas is a more polished version of the acclaimed Fallout 3, with lots of branching paths, memorable characters, and quests to embark on. If you're a fan of Mass Effect, you'll love it. 

Fallout New Vegas

Platform(s): PC, PS4 (PS Now), Xbox One


Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One
Prey is interesting because it has a dynamic world that encourages exploration and experimentation. As with Mass Effect, it also features numerous choice-driven scenarios.

Human Revolution is one of the most similar games to the Mass Effect series, due in part to its presentation and emphasis on dialogue options. Like with Mass Effect, the acting is top notch.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One
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