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43 Great Games Like Borderlands 3

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Borderlands 3 and have found the following:

Borderlands 3 is a shooting game played with friends or solo to defeat enemies and loot ancient vaults in outer space. This unique setting and story, which it shares with the other Borderlands games, in addition to its unique art style and integration of split-screen or online multiplayer into its main campaign, create a unique experience that makes it stand out.

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DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 20/10/2009, updated in 2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Role-Play and Shooting

Accessibility: 37 features

Developer: Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial)

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases

28 Hand Picked Video Games Like Borderlands 3

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Borderlands 3. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Borderlands 3, or as younger rated alternatives for players not ready for PEGI 18 or ESRB MATURE 17+ games. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Halo (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 15/11/2001, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Halo (@Halo)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 16-player online game

Halo is the longstanding sci-fi shooting video game series that started when Halo: Combat Evolved launched alongside the Xbox in 2001. The franchise has featured on every Xbox platform since then, with Halo 5: Guardians serving as the latest entry in...

Ark: Survival Evolved

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 08/08/2017, updated in 2018

Price: 33% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Simulation

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Survivetheark (@Survivetheark)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 70-player online game

This game offers hunting-and-harvesting gameplay in a primal setting. Although not as polished or streamlined as a game like Horizon Zero Dawn, this is a more ambitiously open world where you can choose your own way to survive. With crafting and...

Overwatch

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 24/05/2016, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Blizzard Ent (@Blizzard_Ent)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 12-player online game

Overwatch is a shooting game but with the focus on teamwork and skill rather than violence. Along with games like Rocket League it has professional e-sports competitions where players compete for prizes.

Splatoon 3 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 21/07/2017, updated in 2022

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game

Splatoon on the Wii U, Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 on the Switch are games where you shoot ink rather than bullets in this deeply skilled combat game. As well as taking out opponents, teams work together to cover the arena with their colour of ink. This...

Marvel's Avengers

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 12-18 year-olds

Release Date: 04/09/2020

Price: 60% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Narrative

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Crystal Dynamics (@CrystalDynamics)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

Marvel's Avengers is an action-adventure game based on the Avengers. You control the heroes from a third-person perspective on your own or with friends. Together you assemble a team of heroes to take on the game's main storyline, where you must clear...

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 14/08/2014, updated in 2020

Price: 24% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii U

Genres: Action and Fighting

Developer: Koei Tecmo US (@KoeiTecmoUS)

Players: This is a single-player game

The Hyrule Warriors series of games are hack and slash action games, set in the Legend of Zelda Universe and focussed primarily on close combat against large groups of enemies. The latest in the series Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, merges the...

Dauntless

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 21/05/2019

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World and Simulation

Developer: Phoenix Labs (@PhoenixLabs)

Players: This is a 4-player online game

Dauntless is an action fighting video game where you play a monster hunter in a fantasy world. Cataclysmic events have released Behemoth creatures that prey on the surviving humans. You play a monster hunter who hunts and kills large fantasy creatures,...

Scavengers

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 01/05/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting, Simulation, Stealth and Strategy

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Midwinter Games (@MidwinterGames)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 60-player online game

Scavengers is a strategy survival game with an emphasis on team work and shooting. Squads of three compete to survive in open worlds with harsh environments, computer enemies and periodic missions. Different characters must use their unique abilities...

Hypercharge: Unboxed

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 31/01/2020

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting and Strategy

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: D Cyber Cherries (@DCyberCherries)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game

Hypercharge: Unboxed is a shooting game where you play a small toy from the 1990s in human-sized arenas like a toy shop, back garden and a garage. It combines base defence play with exploration and collection running and jumping in a wide range of...

Castle Crashers

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 08/09/2015, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: The Behemoth (@TheBehemoth)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

Castle Crashers is a cartoon looking fighting game, like Golden Axe, The Simpsons or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade games, set in a medieval universe where a dark wizard steals a mystical gem and captures four princesses. Four knights are charged...

Destiny 2 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 12-18 year-olds

Release Date: 09/09/2014

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Play and Shooting

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Bungie (@Bungie)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 16-player online game

Destiny is a shooting game set in space. You have to play online as it focuses on grand sci-fi adventures with other players. From the same developer, it takes Halo towards a bigger online role play experience.

Doom Eternal

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 20/03/2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 33 features

Developer: id Software (@idSoftware)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 3-player online game

Doom is a shooting game with a focus on movement and close-quarter combat in tightly designed arenas. Originally released in 1993, it was one of the first 3D shooting games to be made and spawned numerous sequels, novels, comic books, board games, and...

Deep Rock Galactic

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 12-16 year-olds

Release Date: 13/05/2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Ghost Ship Games (@GhostShip_Games)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

Deep Rock Galactic is shooting game where you play a team of dwarves in a totally destructible world. You explore caves and battle enemy hordes that are different each time you play (like Left 4 Dead).

Ninjala

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 24/06/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform and Shooting

Developer: Play Ninjala (@PlayNinjala)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game

Ninjala is an online action battle game where you play colourful gum-chewing ninjas who compete in futuristic tournaments.

Bioshock Infinite

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/03/2013, updated in 2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Role-Play and Shooting

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Ghost Story Games (@GhostStoryGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Bioshock Infinite is an adventure shooting game. Although the story is unconnected to the previous games in the series, it raises similar themes of dictatorship communities and alternative to capitalistic society. It's another nuanced and complex story...

Godfall

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 12/11/2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC and PS5

Genres: Action, Adventure and Role-Play

Developer: Play Godfall (@PlayGodfall)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 3-player online game

Godfall is a fighting role-playing game that puts you in the role of a Valorian knight, masters of combat. The game revolves around loot mechanics, which mean the goal is to defeat enemies and collect the items they drop. These items are used to improve...

The Outer Worlds

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 23/10/2020

Price: 60% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Role-Play and Shooting

Accessibility: 32 features

Developer: Obsidian (@Obsidian)

Players: This is a single-player game

The Outer Worlds is a futuristic role-playing game where you are a colonist working to thaw your team and colonise the planet. Exploring, talking, shooting; how you do this is up to you, in what soon becomes a tangle plot of corporate control and...

Guns of Icarus

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 10/03/2018

Platforms: Mac, PC and PS4

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Developer: Muse Games (@MuseGames)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 32-player online game

Guns of Icarus (Online/Alliance) is an online battle between teams of steampunk airships. Join up to 32 players for epic airship battles, with four players manning each ship. Or you can team up with a few friends to fight the AI that learns your habits....

Fallout 4 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Release Date: 10/11/2015, updated in 2016

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Open World, Role-Play and Shooting

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: Bethesda (@Bethesda)

Players: This is a single-player game

Fallout 4 is an open world role-playing and shooting game. Set in a post apocalyptic world called The Wasteland, you explore a large map, interact with inhabitants, collect useful items to sell or craft with, build your own settlements, and defend...

Fallout 76 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/11/2018, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Play, Shooting and Stealth

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: Bethesda (@Bethesda)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 24-player online game

Fallout 76 is an open world adventure. You are a survivor of a nuclear war from Vault 76, which was designed to contain the best and brightest people, trained to re-start society once the radiation levels were safe to do so. Unlike other [link...

Halo Infinite

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 15/11/2021

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Accessibility: 45 features

Developer: Halo (@Halo)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 24-player online game

Halo Infinite is the latest release in the longstanding Halo series of first-person shooting games. This latest entry continues the story, while adding new abilities, such as the grapple and weapons, differentiating it from the other...

Bioshock 2

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 09/02/2010, updated in 2016

Price: 60% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Developer: Arkane Studios (@ArkaneStudios)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 10-player online game

Bioshock 2 is a horror shooting game. A sequel to the original Bioshock, it's also set in the underwater city of Rapture. This time you play as a Big Daddy, the heavily armed bodyguard of zombified Little Sisters. It's another...

Redfall

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting

Developer: Arkane Studios (@ArkaneStudios)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

Redfall is an open-world team shooting game set in a Massachusetts town under siege by a legion of vampires. You work with a handful of survivors to purge the town. It's a cooperative experience with diverse characters and wide-ranging ways to approach...

Diablo 2 Resurrected (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 23/09/2021

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Role-Play

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Diablo (@Diablo)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game

Diablo II is an action role-playing game, following events of the original game. Through 5 acts you must attempt to stop Diablo's return and related destruction. This takes you to different locations and settings to explore, battle and meet an extended...

Embr

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 21/05/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Open World and Simulation

Accessibility: 5 features

Developer: Embr Game (@EmbrGame)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

Embr, is an action fire-fighting game. You join the Emergency Services Revolution and respond to fires to make money, climbing the ladder of success and score points.

Pay Day 2 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 13/08/2013, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting, Simulation and Stealth

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Starbreeze AB (@StarbreezeAB)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

Pay Day 2 is a shooting adventure game. You are part of a criminal gang who do various heists such as bank and jewellery store robberies, as well as contract work and drug deals. It stands out for the thrill of breaking the law, committing violent...

Warframe

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 25/03/2013, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play and Shooting

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Digital Extremes (@DigitalExtremes)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game

Warframe is a role-playing and shooting game with a focus on narrative-driven adventures and fast-paced, skill-based combat. It offers the fighting and shooting from games like Halo, but in a galaxy on a par with No Man's...

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 25/03/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Role-Play and Shooting

Developer: Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a fantasy shooting game with some light role-playing elements. It's a spin-off to the Borderlands series but stands out for it's playful use of Dungeons & Dragons culture and suitability for younger players. This takes the...

16 Video Games Like Borderlands 3 Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Borderlands 3. This includes games from the Role-Play, Action, Adventure and Shooting genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

1 Video Game With More Documented Accessibility Features than Borderlands 3

If you like the sound of Borderlands 3 but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Borderlands 3 Accessibility Report.
 

Borderlands 3 is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Borderlands 3 in the following lists:

Great Guidance From PlayStation 5 Activity Cards

PlayStation 5 Activity Cards are a part of the operating system that provide a quick and easy way to see your progress, and get helping progressing (or finding what you’ve missed) in games. It’s a really neat part of the system that you can pop-up while playing by pressing the PlayStation button on the controller.

They are like your very own guide, tailored to your current play through, providing information on progress, tips on things you've missed, more things to do (and how long they will take) and short videos of how to complete objectives (that you can pin to the side of the screen while you are playing).

However, as with the use of PS5 Dual Sense features, different games do this in different ways. Some just include Activity Cards to load and save your game or access a game mode (which saves time but isn't a game changer) while others go to town on tips, hints and other helpful ways to get more from their game.

As one player put it, "Honestly, I'm just really enjoying them in Control where they tell me where to go when I'm lost in the wonderfully convoluted building. Then in Maquette it's extremely useful to just get a step solved for me when otherwise I'd switch to another game. These are the kind of frustrations that generally stop me from beating games. It's like having a Prima guide on my PS button."

The games in this list are those we think do a great job with Activity Cards. This not only provides quick travel, fast loading, how long main- and side-quests will take, tips and video guides but is a real reason to consider buying the PlayStation 5 version over the Xbox Series X|S.
 

Remote Play Together With Steam

Some games are designed with online play. For those that only have local multiplayer, you can use a feature on Steam called Steam Remote Play Together to play these games with a friend in another place as if they were sat next to you. You can use online chat pass the controls back and forth or each control different players to co-operate or compete.

Not all games support these feature but for those that do, listed here, all you need is one copy of the game for the two of you, an account on Steam and a PC to play on in your separate locations and a good internet connection.

You can also use the Steam Remote Play Anywhere feature to stream your games from you PC to another device like a smartphone or tablet. This enables you to play in a different room of the house or on the go.
 

Inhabit Another World

Whether it’s a simple puzzle grid, a battlefield or a universe of planets to visit, all games create virtual spaces in which to play. Some of these are simply the background to a campaign - the game’s unfolding drama, missions or challenge. But others invite you to invest in the worlds they create, move in, tend to and inhabit in fantastical ways.

The games in this section invite you to spend time in spaces that have a sense of place, life and character. Worlds that hold history and lore in their landscapes, flora, fauna and inhabitants; environments that respond to your presence and invite you to restore them to their former glory.
 

Hero Shooters

Video games are often known for their gunplay. However, not all shooting games are the same. The simple aiming and firing mechanic is creatively combined with other aspects of play that greatly alters the experience.

While some games add novel or fast-flowing movement to augment the shooting experience, Hero Shooter games expand the experience by offering different characters to play, each with specific abilities and shortcomings.

In the same way that fighting games encourage players to move an intricate move-set of a fighter (to become their "main" on-screen avatar), character-focused shooting games offer a wide range of styles of play across a diverse cast of people.

This not only adds novelty to the otherwise repetitive nature of shooting games, but changes how they are played more generally. While you may go head-on at enemies in a tank-style character, a medic, ranged attack or specialist character will need to be played in different ways.
 

Play And Connect

Online games are great because you have a world of opponents to take on and defeat (or be defeated by). But beyond the competitive element of these games are often a strong sense of community and camaraderie.

We’re supporting the Every Mind Matters campaign from NHS and bringing you some games that help you connect with friends and family while you look after your mental health.

Players enjoy making new connections in these games, as well as connecting with wider family and friends. Listen to the chatter while children play these games, and you hear as much talk about homework, television, YouTube or what's happening in the world as much as how to win the next race in Mario Kart.
 

Gaming 101: Big Budget Games

In this series, we are learning how different aspects of video games work by playing games that offer an easy introduction to this one concept. This is designed for people new to gaming, and aims to identify games with the least barriers. In this entry we are looking at big budget games.

These games are big, brash and popular. They have big budgets which means the visual and interactive quality is particularly high. They also have strong and wide ranging player communities.

For new players these can be overwhelming as they combine a number of genres like Strategy games, Shooting games, Adventure games, Role Play games. Still, they are a good way to see how these different elements combine in a large and ambitious experience.
 

Play With People On Different Systems

Most online games only work if the person you are wanting to play against has the same system that you have, console, PC or smartphone. There are, however, a growing library of games that offer what is often called cross-play. This lets you play with people on different systems.

These games are a good way to extend the list of friends and family that you can play with. It also makes it less critical which system you have in your home, even if your friends have a different one.
 

Matinee Fisticuffs and Shootouts

Sometimes you just want to play the hero. These games are violent and include shooting but, as with B-movies and 1980s TV series, it’s as much about the quips, characters and fantasy settings as it is about killing. The drama may be peppered with cinematic gunfire but, like those TV series, the real draw is spending time with the heroes every week.
 

DualSense Haptics PlayStation 5 Games

The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller added new features over the PlayStation 4 DualShock controller. It added a higher-quality microphone, a larger more sensitive touchpad, longer battery and more robust USB C charger cable. That last one is a welcome addition as DualShock controllers charge cables often wore out over time.

In addition to these improvements it added two new features:
  • Haptic Feedback - Detailed vibration and movement from within the controller to extend immersion of the game to your hands: the pattering of rain or a blast of energy.
  • Adaptive Triggers - The triggers on the controller can be made harder or softer to press by the game. This offers a nuanced way to feel more in the game, while also to provide more information about aiming.

The games in this list all use these Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers functionality.
 

Work Together to Thrive

Play is more fun when it’s shared. This is as true about video games as it is when building a massive sandcastle on the beach or playing hopscotch in the playground. Finding brilliant team games is a great way to involve more people in the fun and share the experience together as a family. More experienced players naturally help novices contribute to the team.
Along with teamwork, the games I’ve selected here use the fact that players are all sitting next to each other.

These are games where players take on different roles in order to complete unusual tasks. The fun is often as much about the conversations (and arguments) that happen in the room as what’s happening on the screen.