Games Like 'Biomutant' to Play Next

Discover more open-world games to explore when you complete 'Biomutant.'
by Jon Bitner — 


THQ Nordic

Biomutant is a post-apocalyptic RPG that has you venturing out to save the Tree of Life and bring peace to a divided land. Its hilarious characters and fast-paced combat have earned it a passionate following, even if reviews for the title have been mixed.

First launched on last-gen consoles in 2021, the game recently made a jump to PS5 and Xbox Series X. This enhanced version isn't perfect, but it does offer the best possible way to experience this end-of-the-world adventure. You'll play as a customizable, racoon-like character that's capable of pulling off vicious melee attacks, slinging powerful spells, and wielding a variety of deadly firearms. This diversity is half of what makes Biomutant so fun: With so many ways to personalize your build, there's always a new skill to mess around with or combat style to master.

Aside from an engaging combat system, Biomutant gives you a sprawling open world to explore. Every inch of the land is filled with secrets and side quests, and you never have to go far before creeping up on a striking viewpoint. Getting around the landscape is just as fun as looking at it, with a variety of unlockable mounts that let you blaze through the foliage and a glider that lets you fly among the clouds.

Biomutant gets a lot right, and its one of the most intriguing open-world games in recent memory. It's a bit rough around the edges, but folks who can look past those issues will be in for a lengthy journey that will give completionists around 40 hours of excitement. Once the journey ends, however, there are plenty of great titles that can replace it in your gaming rotation.

Here are 10 games like Biomutant to play next, listed by Metascore.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

Metascore: 97
Best for: Fans of intricate open worlds
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Also available on: Wii U

If you liked Biomutant's colorful open world, you'll fall in love with the sweeping vistas of Hyrule. Breath of the Wild gives you just a brief tutorial before turning you loose and letting you fend for yourself. Your overarching goal is to save the land from Calamity Ganon by reclaiming mechanical structures known as Divine Beasts, which is done by solving puzzles, slaying monsters, and defeating a series of deadly bosses. Along the way, you'll get to craft a variety of items, unlock powerful new gadgets, and collect an assortment of weapons that will help you travel safely across the hostile landscapes of Hyrule.

"One of the best games ever made." — Attack of the Fanboy


The Last of Us Part II 

Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Last of Us Part II (PS4)

Metascore: 93
Best for: Fans of emotional narratives
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Also available on: N/A

Arguably one of the best post-apocalyptic tales on PS4, The Last of Us Part II continues the journey of Ellie and Joel as they try to survive in a world ravaged by a deadly fungal infection. What follows is a heartbreaking journey filled with impeccable acting and memorable characters. The story is the main draw of The Last of Us Part II, although its third-person combat is a close second. It relies on careful planning and tactical takedowns, as just a few well-placed shots from an enemy can send you to an early grave. The Last of Us Part II launched in 2020, but it's still one of the 10 best PS4 games of all time.

"A masterful swansong for the PlayStation 4, and arguably the finest, most accomplished project Naughty Dog has ever embarked on." — Trusted Reviews


Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition


Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (PS5)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of hack 'n slash games
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Also available on: XBX

Fast, stylish, and with flawless graphics, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is a feast for the eyes. This is an upgraded, new-gen edition of the original Devil May Cry 5, offering an improved resolution and better performance than its predecessor. Everything else about the game is largely intact. That means you'll be treated to fast-paced combat that sees you racking up big combos as you lay waste to legions of demons. You'll also get to play as a variety of characters, each with their own set of skills to help defeat the Demon King and stop them from taking over the realm.

"More Devil May Cry 5, one of the most gratifying, fun, and deep action games ever created." — DarkStation


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)

Metascore: 88
Best for: Fans of 3D platformers
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Also available on: N/A

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is essentially a playable Pixar film. It features a cast of memorable characters along with some of the most unique graphics on PS5, and explosive gameplay ensures every second of its story is an absolute blast. You'll alternate playing as the iconic Ratchet and newcomer Rivet as you travel through dimensions to stop an evil emperor from taking over your universe. Upgradable weapons, increasingly difficult enemies, and tense boss fights guarantee there's always something to keep you engaged, and light platforming sections offer a bit of variety throughout the game's 20-hour runtime.

"A technical showcase, but it's also one of the finest 3D action platformers since Jak and Daxter." — We Got This Covered


Fallout 4

Bethesda Softworks

Fallout 4 (PS4)

Metascore: 87
Best for: Fans of post-apocalyptic RPGs
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Fallout 4 doesn't quite have the quirky charm of Biomutant, but what it does have is content — and a lot of it. As you explore the apocalyptic wasteland of Boston, you'll be able gather resources to build new settlements, dive into hundreds of quests, discover a wide assortment of customizable weapons, and join forces with several Factions. There's also a highly customizable combat system, giving you a chance to dabble with a multitude of ways to dispatch your foes (such as blowing them to bits with explosives or getting up close and personal with your bare knuckles).

"With its vast open world and its endless possibilities, Fallout 4 is a must have for RPG fans." — 3DJuegos


Genshin Impact


Genshin Impact (PS4)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of anime
Where to buy: PlayStation Store
Also available on: iOS, PC, PS5

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play RPG that sees you tracking down a missing sibling as you journey through the land of Teyvat. Things quickly become more convoluted, however, as you're pulled in a variety of directions and find yourself wrapped up in a story filled with political intrigue. Combat is highly nuanced for a free game, as you'll get to cut down enemies with a variety of elemental skills and swap between different party members on the fly. Learning how to synergize elemental skills is the key to success, and there's a lot of fun to be had experimenting with different weapons, party members, and abilities.

"With a dense open world inspired by Breath of the Wild, Genshin Impact provides hours of free entertainment with its rich combat and deep RPG systems." — God is a Geek


Immortals Fenyx Rising


Immortals Fenyx Rising (XBX)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of Greek mythology
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Also available on: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, XB1

If you're a fan of Greek mythology, Immortals Fenyx Rising might become your new favorite game. You'll play as Fenyx as they set out to save the Greek gods and their realm from the horrific Titan, Typhon. To aid you on your quest, you'll slowly unlock abilities inspired by the gods and build up your power using a gigantic skill tree. Beyond combat, you'll also get to explore a vibrant world filled with puzzles and side quests — and you never have to go far before encountering another stunning location.

"With empowering combat, rewarding exploration, and a story that shines a spotlight on its characters through humor, Immortals Fenyx Rising leverages its myriad inspirations to discover its own identity." — Game Informer


Assassin's Creed Valhalla


Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS4)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of parkour
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Also available on: PC, PS5, Stadia, XB1, XBX

As the latest game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, Valhalla doesn't stray too far from the formula established by its predecessors. That's largely a good thing, as the series has pulled in legions of fans by sticking to what it does best. You'll follow Eivor as they set out to establish a new Viking settlement, engaging in brutal melee combat and laying siege to enemy encampments as they go. There's still plenty of stealth action here, although your upgradable skill tree gives you the option to specialize in other combat styles, such as long-ranged weaponry or two-handed swords.

"The best tale the franchise has ever told, featuring the most varied and rewarding gameplay the series has seen in years." — Gamers Heroes


Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (PS4)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of The Lord of the Rings
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Taking place between The Hobbit and the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Shadow of War tells the story of Talion, a ranger that happens to share a body the spirit of Celebrimbor, an elf lord. Together, the two set out to create a new Ring of Power in the hopes of slaying Sauron and his army of Uruks. Action plays out from a third-person perspective, and its combat is some of the most bloody and visceral on this list. Tearing enemies apart is half the fun; the other half is building an army that can go toe-to-toe with the Dark Lord. 

"Lord of the Rings turned up to 11. Improving on nearly every idea from the original Shadow of Mordor game, it's a gargantuan sequel in both size and scope." — Critical Hit


Destroy All Humans!

THQ Nordic

Destroy All Humans! (PS2)

Metascore: 74
Best for: Fans of sci-fi and quirky humor
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Also available on: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, XB1XB360

Destroy All Humans! is a remake of the cult classic from 2005, adding new abilities, gadgets, and skins alongside the usual suite of graphical enhancements. The hilarious game follows Crypto-137 as they investigate the people of Earth before harvesting DNA and reporting back home. Both its premise and scripting are laugh-out-loud funny, and you'll be thrown into a variety of ridiculous situations as you probe earthlings, fling cows into the sky, and disguise yourself as politicians to fool the masses. It definitely feels like a game from another era, but there's still a lot of charm to be found in this outlandish title.

"Bottom line: being an alien is fun, even if it is a bit rough around the edges." — Play Magazine