Best 20 Action-RPG Games Like Mass Effect (2023 Ranked)

Games like Mass Effect

Look, games like Mass Effect have come a long way and don’t have many of the challenges that we saw in earlier games like Mass Effect. Games like Mass Effect are fun, engaging, and easy to pick up even if you’ve.

1. The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds is a First-Person-Shooter RPG. It has a cool combination of stats and fast-paced action of FPS games. The game is also similar to Fallout: New Vegas. While the game might lack in terms of graphics for the year it was released, the game is still fun and worth checking out if you’re into this genre.

People, robots, and other creatures, you will shoot them all to proceed with the game. The combat is fun, and there are endless possibilities for what you can do.

2. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age- Inquisition

Starting from the amazing character creation and class selection, Dragon Age: Inquisition drops you off in a cell to an intriguing dialogue. Something has happened, and people were caught in it. Since you’re the only survivor, you’re being accused of causing this tragic event.

The game will have dialogue options, allowing you to shape your character the way you want it. However, after you’re released from your cell, you witness it for the first time, The Breach, a portal to the Demon Realm. Those monstrous creatures are quickly invading your world, and you must find a means to stop them.

3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3- Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 is one of the most popular RPG games out there. It has been rewarded with many titles for its incredible gameplay, story, music, and voice acting. Starting the game, you play as Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher. He is a human with a mutation that allows him to perform supernatural abilities.

The world of Witcher is very open and lovely to explore. You will encounter many side quests on the way while trying to find your long-lost Ciri. The game slowly teaches the story of this world and how it affected its people.

4. Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout- New Vegas

An Atomic fire has consumed this world. Survivors have been able to escape this disaster through underground vaults, gradually leading to building a new society. However, conflict began as new tribes started to appear here and there.

Some seek to bring back the laws of the old world, and some are trying to live in a new cruel way. You wake up after a bad injury and find an older man who seems to have been tending your wounds. From there, you can create your character and start to explore and speak to NPCs.

5. BioShock: Infinite

BioShock- Infinite

BioShock: Infinite is a first-person-shooter game set in 1912. You play as a man named Booker DeWitt who got himself in debt to the wrong people. You find yourself in the flying city of Columbia, where you meet Elizabeth, a mysterious girl who seems to have been locked up since a very young age.

Having no choice but to work together, Elizabeth and you start to find a way to escape the flying city. Though it is not an easy task, there are some helpful weapons on the way to help you escape the madness of those who live there.

6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

Star Wars- Knights of the Old Republic II

Star Wars fans will love this game. The game takes place five years after the award-winning original. The Republicans are about to be crushed by the Sith, and it is up to you to decide who you will help. As a Jedi, you will have different abilities to use depending on your playstyle.

In this RP game, your choices do matter, and they will affect the outcome of the story, so you must choose wisely. The game might be old, as it was released in 2005, but the graphics and the combat for such an old game are great. The game has overwhelmingly positive reviews.

7. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is a Role-Playing game released in 2020. The game has amazing vibrant graphics, making the world around the player feel alive and real. Horizon Zero Dawn is also one of the only games that nailed the use of bows. The mechanics for your weapon are just too good and satisfying.

Now, regarding the story, it appears that Earth is being ruled by powerful and dangerous machines. To prevent a catastrophe from happening in the future, you will have to take them out. It is a very excellent idea to mix modern technology of machines with the simple wildlife on the planet.

8. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex- Human Revolution

After a huge discovery that could change the world overnight, it was published to the people, causing them to riot for its full reveal. They say it is possible to change the human body and grant it new abilities beyond human nature. When you start the game, you will be in a research facility, many scientists will be present, and the dialogues will explain more about the discovery that would change the world.

Suddenly, an alert happens, and one of the labs a malfunction. After being sent to report what happened in the laboratory, you discover that a group has invaded the facility, murdering the scientists left and right. Some also have supernatural abilities, making this a very challenging mission.

9. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur- Reckoning

Gadflow, the main antagonist of this game, believed a new god was to be born beneath the fortress of Amethyn. In the name of that god, they marched against a mortal army, starting a war and destroying everything in their path. But everything changes with your awakening.

Finding yourself on top of a pile of corpses, your journey begins to bring back balance to the world. Kingdoms of Amalur is a 3D Role-Playing video game. Using both fantasy and steel, you march toward the creatures of the dark to slay them. Through your journey, you will find a purpose for your fight, to be regarded as a hero.

10. Baldur’s Gate

Baldur’s Gate

A dungeons and dragons type of game. Baldur’s Gate is an Isometric Role-Playing game where you play as a hero in this story-driven game to find the truth and a bunch of other good stuff like gold and treasures.

Customizing your character, you can choose from 11 classes with different abilities, weapons, and choices! Because choices do matter in this story of Baldur’s Gate. The game is worth it, even for those who have never tried this genre. It’s rich with content, and the story is extremely well-written.

11. Jade Empire

Jade Empire

Another old game on the list is Jade Empire. Players can immediately tell how old this game is by the outdated graphics and textures, but don’t let yourself be fooled because the gameplay and the mechanics are extremely fun.

You play as a martial artist who will determine the fate of the Jade Empire. Making choices in video games or any story brings a level of thrill and excitement, but at the same time, concern and worry. Use your limbs to fight off monsters with different fighting styles and engage in the story of the Jade Empire.

12. The Elder Scrolls V

The Elder Scrolls V

Also known as Skyrim, it is an Open-World Role-Playing game. Every gamer must have at least heard about this game or seen someone play it. The story takes place when Ancient Dragons have appeared again, and you must go through this Elder Scrolls journey to become the Dragonborn.

The game offers endless possibilities in character creation, like selecting different races, but be wary; this will result in the game’s difficulty changing depending on your choices. You can also pick your class and focus on certain skills to be leveled. Play the game under your own rules; no one will stop you! Whether it’s rewards or consequences that await you, The Elder Scrolls V is a super fun game.

13. Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol

Michael Thorton is a talented agent trained very well by his government. However, after a certain event, his government cast him out, causing him to become a lone unit. Michael is a threat, however, due to the information he holds.

An international disaster must be stopped. With such an important mission, Thornton is burdened with completing it, and he must cut ties with everyone he ever cared about. Alpha Protocol is an RPG game with the implementation of stealth mechanics. Sneaking up on enemies and backstabbing them to remain hidden will be an important factor in making your missions easier. However, choices in this game do matter and will affect the future and your world.

14. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

A pandemic has spread through New York City, and all services have been halted. Water and electricity have been shut down. Everything fell into chaos. However, The Division is a group of units sent to sort this mess. You play as one of those agents; you must get things back to how they were.

Tom Clancy’s is a Third-Person Shooter game and a Role-Playing game. It is fast-paced once actions start and your position is alerted to the enemy. The campaign is super fun, and after you finish it, the game allows you to replay through harder difficulty.

15. Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV follows the popular franchise in a whole new open world! The graphics are stunning, and the landscape that you will get to view is just beautiful. That alone is enough reason to fight against all the large beasts you will encounter on your journey.

It would help if you didn’t let such foes harm your homeland. The online feature for the game had unfortunately been discontinued, but that shouldn’t be a reason to stop you from playing the game. Discover all the powerful moves, abilities, combos, and weapon sets that can be unlocked. Along with your best friend, go on long but fun road trips in your car.

16. Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

The release of Borderlands 3 was long-awaited, and it didn’t disappoint the fans. Borderlands 3 is a very successful game that continues the story we had before on a planet named Pandora. The creatures of this planet are greedy and cruel and won’t hesitate to use violence for their basic needs.

However, if you’re skilled enough to keep your debt paid, then this planet of greed will not prove trouble for you, probably. One thing that many players notice about Borderlands is the style of the texture and graphics. It is unique and lacking in flaws. In Borderlands 3, discover New areas for you to play on the planet of Pandora, and don’t forget to invite your friends to this First-Person-Shooter of a game.

17. Dead Space

Dead Space

Your career has not been fit to fight as the last line of defense for your spaceship, Isaac Clarke. You’re just an engineer, not a soldier.  The spacecraft of USG Ishimura is being attacked by dark creatures that killed many of your kind. Those aliens are not willing to settle on a peace truce; it is up to you, Isaac, to engage and fight against them for survival.

Those enemies are called Necromorphs, and you can barely damage them if you don’t get rid of their creepy limbs first. Dead Space is a hard survival game; things are constantly in Real-Time with no way to pause; make sure to keep your guard up.

18. Hades


Hades is a popular and well-known name in Greek mythology. This game is based just on that. Hades is one of the most anticipated Hacks and Slash games with a top-down view and somewhat cartoonish graphics. But don’t let that fool you into thinking this game isn’t good enough for you because it is the opposite.

As you fight through a Greek mythology story-driven game, you will have to defeat difficult and dangerous bosses, along with their subordinate and terrifying creatures. Worry not, however! Because you will find new upgrades and abilities on the way, you will have to choose from them after each level.

19. No Man’s Sky

No Man's Sky

Alright, when it comes to hours spent on games, No Man’s Sky is probably the game that you will spend the most hours on from this list. There are almost infinite planets in this game, with each planet being different from the other. No Man’s Sky is an adventurous game made for those players who love to journey through an open world and discover new quests and get rewarded for it.

You can fly from deep space to planets of your choice, and the best part is that you won’t have to deal with annoying loading screens! However, you must be careful! Because of all the wonderful things you discover… the wonderful players you meet… you might never get to see them again! The world is vast and too open with endless possibilities.

20. Prey


The story takes place in the year 2032, Talos is a space station floating in the orbit of the moon, and you play as a subject of an experiment. You have been informed that through all those experiments that you would go through, the organization can obtain a way to alter humans forever, improving their lives and reducing many risks they face daily. However, not everything went as planned.

The station was invaded by hordes of terrifying aliens, and you are getting their attention. Prey is a First-Person-Shooter game with amazingly realistic graphics. But with realistic graphics also comes the realistic fear and terror of those who want to Prey on you. Fortunately, you will find new powers and upgrades that can be used on your tools and weapons to survive against the monstrosity that appeared on the space station.

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