If you've already finished 'Ghostwire: Tokyo,' here are 10 similar games to play next, listed by Metascore.
There's nothing quite like Ghostwire: Tokyo on the market. Offering a unique combination of magical combat, eerie environments, and a nightmare-inducing story full of twists and turns, Tango Gameworks' occult action game managed to pull in generally favorable reviews and find itself near the top of the sales charts when it launched earlier this year.
Ghostwire: Tokyo follows the story Akito, an individual who is granted supernatural powers and fights to save the city from an invasion of Yokai. The bustling streets of Tokyo are now deathly silent, as its entire population has mysteriously vanished — and it's up to Akito to figure out what's going on before it's too late. Critics praised its intriguing narrative, which features a cast of memorable characters and finds plenty of opportunities to throw you into terrifying corners of an abandoned Tokyo.
Combat plays out from a first-person perspective, with Akito launching psychic and supernatural abilities to thwart off the swarming Yokai. It also makes liberal use of Playstation 5's DualSense controller, with its haptics providing visceral feedback during the heat of battle. There are plenty of ways to upgrade and enhance your abilities as the game goes on, with three skill trees available that each cater to a different play style.
Fans of the game will be disappointed to know that the nightmarish adventure will come to an end after less than 20 hours of gameplay. Completists might be able to clock a few more hours, but dedicated players can easily beat the game in less than a week. And while there's nothing quite as unique as Ghostwire: Tokyo, there are plenty of titles that offer a similar experience.
Here are 10 games like Ghostwire: Tokyo to play next, ranked by Metascore.
Best for: Fans of atmospheric adventures
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BioShock earned universal acclaim when it arrived in 2007, thanks to a combination of impressive first-person gameplay, a brilliant narrative, and its stunning location of Rapture. You step into the shoes of Jack, an individual who finds himself stranded out in the ocean after his plane crashes. He manages to swim to a nearby dock, which leads to Rapture — an underwater utopia that has fallen prey to genetic splicing and experiments gone wrong. While trying to unravel the mystery of Rapture and escape its deadly foes, you'll pick up a variety of traditional weapons (such as pistols and shotguns) along with elemental attacks that add an impressive variety to your arsenal. The title spawned a handful of sequels, but the original remains one of the most iconic entries in the franchise.
"BioShock stands as a monolithic example of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister, engrossing storyline that encompasses a host of multifaceted characters." — IGN
Best for: Fans of nightmare-inducing horror games
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If you loved the horror elements found in Ghostwire: Tokyo, consider picking up Silent Hill 2 once the credits roll. As one of the creepiest games in recent memory, Silent Hill 2 sees James Sunderland heading to the eponymous town after receiving a letter from his deceased wife. The letter informs him that she's waiting for him somewhere in town, although James is quickly haunted by a variety of deadly monsters that have no interest in him invading their home. How the game ends depends on your actions during the journey — making each encounter carry a bit more weight than usual.
"It uses a combination of sight, sound, imagery and imagination to create the scariest game on any home console. Turn off the lights, grab your controller and enjoy the horror of Silent Hill 2." — Into Liquid Sky
Best for: Fans of stylish, FPS action
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Deathloop walked away with a bevy of awards in 2021. It features similar gunplay and abilities to Arkane's Dishonored, but this time throws you into a strange time loop that sees you repeating the same day throughout the entire campaign. Despite the recycled maps, however, things stay fresh thanks to the use of a day/night cycle that changes how guards patrol, what doors are unlocked, and which bosses are available to fight. The main character, Colt, can also hold onto a few weapons and abilities throughout the time loop, letting you build up a powerful stable of weapons before diving into the game's most challenging sections.
"Deathloop takes elements from games like Bioshock and Dishonored, combining them with a Groundhogs Day like time loop to create the coolest, most stylish, and best game of the year." — GameSkinny
Best for: Fans of weird side quests
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The Yakuza series is filled with highly reviewed titles, but Yakuza 0 is a great place for newcomers to start. It takes place 17 years before the first game and follows Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima — both of whom are fighting for control of a fictionalized portion of Tokyo. Its narrative has no problem switching from serious to slaphappy at the drop of the dime, as you'll one moment find yourself embroiled in a deadly turf war then moments later belting out tunes at a karaoke bar. It's a bit quirky, but if you're looking for something light-hearted after beating Ghostwire: Tokyo, Yakuza 0 is more than worth an install.
"The game manages to be both very serious and incredibly funny and, cherry on the cake, gives players a ton of things to do." — Gameblog.fr
Best for: Fans of tall people with cool hats
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Resident Evil Village marks the franchise's first installment on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and with an 84 Metascore, it doesn't disappoint. Folks on PS4 and Xbox One can also join in on the fun, but playing on new-gen consoles offers shorter loading times, improved graphics, and a variety of unique DualSense functionality for PS5. Regardless of where you enjoy the horrifying adventure, you'll be treated to a terrifying narrative that sees Ethan Winters searching for his kidnapped daughter in a strange, European village. Ammunition and rations are hard to come by, however, so you'll need to think carefully before jumping into an encounter and be smart about how you fill up your inventory.
"Resident Evil Village is packed with replay value, rarely has a dull moment, and should leave Resident Evil fans excited for the franchise's future." — Game Rant
Best for: Fans of the paranormal
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From the studio that created Alan Wake, Control follows a secret branch of the government that's investigating paranormal occurrences. You'll play as Jesse Faden, the program's director, as you take down out-of-this-world enemies with a handful of supernatural powers. For example, you can throw objects using Launch, shield yourself from incoming attacks using Shield, or use Levitate to quickly navigate your environment. The title pulled in generally favorable reviews, largely due to its impeccable narrative and versatile gameplay mechanics. Alan Wake fans, in particular, should give Control a download, as the game takes place in the same universe and houses a few fun Easter eggs that you won't want to miss.
"Control is a treasure trove of storytelling that is supported by great dialogue, intriguing characters, and stellar voice acting." — Gamers Heroes
Best for: Fans of post-apocalyptic action
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: PS4, Stadia, XB1
Metro Exodus is the latest game in the Metro series, once again throwing players into a post-apocalyptic landscape filled with mutated creatures and a host of other hostile beings. It takes place shortly after Metro: Last Light, with Artyom retaining his role as the main protagonist. This time, Artyom has left the Moscow Metro and is fleeing east on the Aurora — a steam locomotive that's in search of a new home for humanity. The gunplay is incredibly tense, as scarce resources make it imperative to plan out each battle and eliminate foes as efficiently as possible. Its overall gameplay and location are quite a bit different from Ghostwire: Tokyo, but fans of atmospheric (and haunting) environments will find a lot to love about Metro Exodus.
"Metro Exodus stands as a terrific post-apocalyptic shooter that expands on the series' customization options and environments without ignoring its survival roots." — Digital Trends
Best for: Sci-fi fanatics
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Scarlet Nexus is a third-person action game from Bandai Namco. Its stunning art style is heavy inspired by anime, so much so that Scarlet Nexus received its own anime series last year. The game takes place in a distant future, with people now able to harness extra-sensory powers and perceive the world in bold new ways. As a recruit in the Other Suppression Force, you'll have access to a variety of psionic powers as you attempt to fend off Others — an otherworldly species that has sudden started invading Earth. Critics gave generally favorable reviews to Scarlet Nexus, praising its fun combat and interesting narrative, even though it didn't venture too far from established genre tropes.
"Scarlet Nexus is, ultimately, some gorgeous, action-heavy comfort food." — Destructoid
Best for: Fans of replayability — and vampires
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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is expected to launch sometime soon, but until then you can still dive into the brooding world of the original. The game is starting to show its age (having launched in 2004), but its rich, vampiric reimagining of Los Angeles still makes it one of the best vampire games on the market. Since the game is based on White Wolf's pen-and-paper RPG, it should come as no surprise that there's a staggering degree of customization up for grabs, along with numerous endings depending on how you play. If you can look past its old-school graphics, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines will grant you more than 40-hours of blood-sucking fun.
"The deep role-playing system is a successful translation of the pen-and-paper game it's based on, and that's no small feat." — G4 TV
Best for: Fans of zombies and parkour
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It took more than seven years, but Dying Light finally received a sequel. The game jumps forward 15 years, when humanity is continuing to struggle against a virus that's decimating its population. Like the original, the game revolves almost entirely on parkour exploration and melee-based combat. It's not a flawless experience, however, with both fans and critics pointing out a lack of new content to push the series forward. There's still a lot of fun to be had in its sprawling, dystopian world, though, and clambering over skyscrapers while dropkicking zombies off rooftops is still fun after nearly a decade.
"Dying Light 2 is messy and uneven. It's also unique, exhilarating, and just plain fun to play, with one of the best settings in recent memory." — VG247