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Games Like 'Gundam Evolution' to Play Next

If its mixed reviews have you pausing, consider playing these 10 games like 'Gundam Evolution.'

Jon Bitner
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Gundam Evolution

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Gundam Evolution is a team-based FPS built around the iconic anime series. You'll get to pilot Gundam from throughout the series' history, with each version offering a distinct playstyle to help your team achieve victory on the battlefield. The title has launched to mixed reviews, but fans of the franchise will find hours of fun with this quirky competitive shooter.

One of the big draws of Gundam Evolution is its deep roster of playable characters. More than a dozen units are up for grabs, ranging from the iconic RX-78-2 that excels at mid-range combat to the Zaku II that's best used in melee combat. Each unit comes with a different set of skills and attributes, and mastering them all is bound to keep players busy for hundreds of hours. And because Gundam Evolution features fast-paced combat, there's never a dull moment as you come to grips with its learning curve.

Beyond a long list of familiar faces and engaging combat, you'll also be treated to impressive maps and action-packed game modes. Three modes are currently available (Point Capture, Domination, and Destruction), all of which see you and your team trying to outwit the competition and accomplish your goals as fast as possible. These matches are all a blast to play thanks to meticulously crafted levels, along with a progression system that keeps track of your performance and assigns you a rank after each battle.

Gundam Evolution is a great game for fans of the series, but it's far from the only hero shooter on the market. In fact, there are plenty of similar titles that are worth checking out if you're a fan of GunEvo's fast-paced gameplay.

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


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Team Fortress 2

Valve

Team Fortress 2 (PC)

Metascore: 92
Best for: Fans of hilarious hero shooters
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Also available on: N/A

Having launched in 2007, Team Fortress 2 is one of the oldest games on this list, but don't let that scare you away. The iconic shooter sees two teams facing off against each other in objective based matches, with each player getting to choose from nine incredibly distinct classes. Some can turn invisible to slip behind enemy lines, while others are equipped with miniguns or grenade launchers to help defend your base. It's all pulled together with stylish graphics, a great sense of humor, and impeccable level design. And as one of the most-played games on Steam, you should have no problem finding a lobby for your preferred game mode.

"Team Fortress 2 is, at heart, a gloriously simple game that's been created with style, panache and an undeniable love of gaming." — PALGN


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Apex Legends

EA

Apex Legends (PS4)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of the battle royale genre
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Also available on: PC, PS5, Switch, XB1, XBX

If you don't mind venturing out of the hero shooter genre and into the world of battle royales, Apex Legends has a lot to offer fans of Gundam Evolution. Before jumping into a match, you'll get to choose from a long list of playable characters that bring unique skills to the battlefield. Teamwork is also incredibly important, as your small squad will be facing off against dozens of other players as you attempt to be the last group standing. There's even a standard deathmatch mode if you just want to dive straight into gunfights. Coupled with constant updates and a thriving community, it's clear that Apex Legends is one of the best FPS games on the market.

"Squad-based battle royale done right, complete with cool heroes, a superb communication system, and polished mechanics." — IGN


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Destiny 2

Bungie

Destiny 2 (PS4)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of RPGs and FPS games
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Also available on: PC, PS5, XB1, XBX

Destiny 2 is a nearly perfect mash-up of the FPS and RPG genres. You'll play as a Guardian in a world torn apart by war, engaging in a variety of PvP, PvE, and solo content that'll send you around the solar system to dozens of striking locations. Gunplay is fluid and responsive, and the ability to unlock new skills and weapons makes it easy to sink hours into the game without realizing it. Competitive multiplayer is a huge part of Destiny 2, and while the handful of classes you can play as aren't too distinct from each other, you'll still need to work as a team to outsmart the opposition and emerge victorious.

"Destiny 2 realizes the FPS-RPG dream with a richness, warmth, and player-minded benevolence that needs to be played to be truly understood." — GamesRadar+


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Knockout City

EA

Knockout City (PS4)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of innovative team-based "shooters"
Where to buy: PlayStation Store
Also available on: PC, PS5, Switch, XB1, XBX

Knockout City is a competitive dodgeball game that sees you and your crew trying to smack the other team into oblivion. You'll employ a variety of unique throwing techniques (such as a slow shot, fake shot, or speed shot) to trick your enemy and land a knockout blow. You're not defenseless to these incoming rubber balls, however, as you can catch airborne projectiles or dodge them entirely to avoid taking a hit. Levels are well designed, there's a wide degree of freedom to customize your character, and you'll even have a chance to use power-ups that turn your dodgeballs into explosives or let you throw them clear across the map.

"It feels like a lot of care has been put into Knockout City. The gameplay offers a satisfying loop, and the amount of customization is staggering." — God is a Geek


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Valorant

Riot Games

Valorant (PC)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of strategic shooters
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Also available on: N/A

With no respawns offered in its core game modes, Valorant is a FPS that requires you to think carefully before making any moves. Several unique characters are up for grabs, and depending on which you pick, your in-game experience will be wildly different. Some excel at holding down chokepoints, while others are best used for recon and scouting out enemy positions. Numerous game modes are available, but all of them revolve on a need for teamwork — and it doesn't hurt to have fast reflexes, either. Valorant has seen consistent updates since releasing in 2020, and it shows no signs of slowing down in the years ahead.

"Valorant delivers as a highly competitive FPS. From a pure design standpoint, Riot's shooter stands tall on excellent gunplay, diverse agents, and balanced maps." — Shacknews


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Overwatch 2

Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch 2 (PC)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of fast-paced team shooters
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Also available on: PS4, PS5, Switch, XB1, XBX

As far as direct alternatives to Gundam Evolution are concerned, Overwatch 2 might be your best option. You'll jump into 5v5 battles that see you chasing after one of many objectives (such as capturing zones or eliminating opponents) as you learn the intricacies of each of its characters. All of its heroes slot nicely into a specific role on the battlefield (DPS, Support, or Tank), making it easy to know what you can do to help lead your team to victory. But while each character fills one of those three roles, they all have something unique to offer. Lucio, for example, can heal nearby teammates, while Sojourn can decimate enemies with their Railgun. The game has a bright future, with several updates planned for the months ahead.

"Overwatch 2 plays brilliantly. It's a wonderful shooter full of depth, with unique heroes to master, maps to learn, and hours of your life to lose all over again." — God is a Geek


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SD Gundam Battle Alliance

Bandai Namco Entertainment

SD Gundam Battle Alliance (PS5)

Metascore: 74
Best for: Fans seeking a Gundam RPG
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Also available on: PC, PS4, Switch, XB1, XBX

If you need more Gundam, consider checking out SD Gundam Battle Alliance. This RPG has you tearing through dozens of enemies using a variety of melee and ranged skills, and you can even have two friends join in for a bit of cooperative action. Combat plays out in real-time using a fast-paced battle system, although you'll be viewing the action from a third-person perspective instead of Gundam Evolution's first-person viewpoint. Long-time Gundam fans will find much to love about the title, as you'll get to experience content from throughout the franchise's long-running history.

"Gundam fans and newbies alike are in for a treat with SD Gundam Battle Alliance, which delivers a really well-designed action RPG." — GamingBolt


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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Piranha Games

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (PC)

Metascore: 73
Best for: Fans seeking more robotic action
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Also available on: PS4, PS5, XB1, XBX

It's not quite Gundam, but MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries gives you another chance to pilot gigantic robots as you lay waste to anything that gets in your crosshairs. You'll have access to more than 50 mechs and hundreds of ways to further customize their performance, but the big draw is simply wandering around the game's massive playgrounds as you destroy enemy structures and blow up everything in sight. Some of its nuances might be difficult for beginners to pick up, but dedicated players will find plenty to sink their teeth into with this sophisticated shooter.

"If you're here for a mech smashing simulator, this is the best new mech smashing simulator around." — PC Gamer


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Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege (PS4)

Metascore: 73
Best for: Fans of unforgiving FPS games
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Also available on: PC, PS5, Stadia, XB1, XBX

Rainbow Six Siege might be the most challenging game on this list. Your team and the opposing team will take turns playing as either Attackers or Defenders, with the former trying to defuse a bomb and the latter trying to repel the Attackers. The Siege roster has grown to encapsulate more than 60 playable operators, each with their own playstyle. Some can send grenades through solid walls, while others can set up additional cameras to provide better recon for your team. Learning how all these operators work is incredibly rewarding, but be prepared for a steep learning curve and a game that won't hold your hand.

"If you're looking for shooter that's trying something different, then the impressive destructibility and intense close-quarters battles will almost certainly bring the house down." — Push Square


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Warframe

Digital Extremes

Warframe (PS4)

Metascore: 64
Best for: Fans of fast-paced, cooperative action
Where to buy: PlayStation Store
Also available on: PC, PS5, Switch, XB1

Instead of towering mechs, Warframe has you controlling a wide variety of agile, humanoid Frames. Whether you want to get up close and personal for some melee combat or snipe enemies from a distance, there's a Frame that'll let you enjoy combat as you see fit. The game is best played with a few friends by your side, as you'll want the additional firepower when tackling some of Warframe's challenging endgame content. As you play, you'll discover dozens of unique weapons, elaborate upgrade mechanics, and a fluid movement system that lets you run across walls and deftly maneuver your way through each of its many stages.

"The core gameplay, including the variety of suits and weapons, is terrific, and it's reason enough to play this sci-fi shooter." — IGN