If you’re looking for games similar to Destiny to keep yourself busy this year, you’re in luck. There are a number of games that are similar to Destiny and will no doubt appeal to you.
It wasn’t long before fans of the original Halo series jumped on Bungie’s next big company. The multiplayer aspect, mixed with Destiny’s plunder-shooter feel, was a huge success. Destiny is a great game to play with friends, and players can spend hours equipping their characters. Since this is essentially an FPS game, players will feel comfortable learning the controls and systems in one of these titles.
First, let’s take a quick look at why Destiny became so popular, what it offers, and why we all love it so much.
Release DATE: September 9, 2014
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Though Destiny 2 is the latest franchise release, it’s worth going back and finding out where it all started. The players take on the role of a guardian, a protector of the last city on earth from the alien races. You will explore a big world and encounter hordes of alien enemies.
Playing with friends is one of the best parts of fate. This title places great emphasis on cooperative gaming with a variety of MMO mechanics.
This is a great game for those who are looking for an exciting story and a long list of things in which you can easily get lost. Players can upgrade their Guardians with experience points or complete quests and choose from various perks and special abilities. In terms of combat, you have to be tactical in combat if you want to survive.
Even though Destiny came out almost six years ago, it’s still a great looking game. It’s also not the most challenging game to run smoothly, which is good news for people with aging systems. The system requirements for this game recommend an Intel Core i7-860 and either an AMD Radeon HD 7850 or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti. It may be a bit difficult to find these components these days, but something like a GeForce GTX 1650 would be perfect function.
Now that we have a quick look at what made original fate so special, let’s take a look at some of our favorite games that share similar characteristics.
Border areas 3
Release DATE: September 13, 2019
Platforms: macOS, Stadia, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
In this edition of Borderlands, you will find your way through several new worlds, each with its own theme and group of enemies. There are four new vault hunters, each with its own skill tree that you can go through at will.
If collecting loot is your favorite part of playing a game, there’s no better title than Borderlands 3. This iteration in the Borderlands franchise is proud to find and collect an absolutely huge amount of weapons, with no two equal.
Each weapon even has its own feeling with different brands, element types, fire rates and of course damage recovery. Some weapon types are suitable for certain game styles, but that doesn’t stop you from experimenting.
Borderlands 3 is more the same if you’ve played any of the previous titles, with consistent improvements. The game looks good too, the art style is still pleasant to look at, although you may need to swap some components to get the best FPS. The recommended requirements are much higher than if you are used to playing Destiny. You need at least an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor and an AMD Radeon RX 590 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for great looking gameplay.
Release DATE: February 22, 2019
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
For faster science fiction actions, it might be worth looking at EA’s anthem. In Anthem, you play as a freelancer who takes control of a powerful exosuit called Javelin. As with most Mech genre games, these Javelins offer more speed, strength, endurance and skill.
Each spear has its own advantages and disadvantages, and you can get the most out of them with the help of your teammates. The gameplay is fast, hectic and there is a lot of jumping, flying and diving in and out of combat during the game.
The open world is powered by the Frostbite engine and looks fantastic. The environments are diverse and the interior areas are complex and great to explore. To get the most out of this game, you need a decent system. To achieve a stable frame rate, you should use at least 16 GB RAM, an Intel Core i7-4790K and an Nvidia RTX 2060.
Monster Hunter: world
Release DATE: January 26, 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Although Monster Hunter: World seems a far cry from what you’d expect from Destiny, there is so much to offer here, and the multiplayer aspect is by far the most entertaining part. Monster Hunter: World is a third party RPG in which players compete against giant beasts, monsters and dragon-like creatures.
One of the most important advances is the upgrade system. Once you kill a monster, you will be rewarded with resources that you can use to build new armor, weapons and abilities. While this sometimes requires a bit of grinding to get what you want, the thrill of hunting with your friends is more than worth the time you spend.
Given the size of the game, you shouldn’t have too many problems playing it. However, you should go beyond the recommended requirements for the best settings, as stuttering can occur if you stick to the recommended hardware. However, a mid-range build would be perfect for Monster Hunter: World.
Tom Clancys The Division 2
Release DATE: March 15, 2019
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia
After the success of the first game, Tom Divisionys The Division 2 extends what fans love and brings even more features into the game. Seven months after the outbreak of the virus in New York City, Division 2 takes place in Washington DC, where you and your team must try to stop the company’s fall after the pandemic.
This is a solid third-person shooter title that focuses on working with a team on co-op shootouts. Ubisoft has always been great at creating an open world, and The Division 2 is no different. There is a lot to see and do here and the places and landscapes are breathtaking.
So impressive, indeed, that Ubisoft’s website has fairly extensive system requirements. There are the standard minimum and recommended requirements, but to get the most out of your game you should aim for either the 1440p 60 FPS or 4K minimum requirements. This puts a lot more strain on your system than Destiny. It is recommended to purchase an Nvidia GTX 1070 for 1440p or an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Ti for 4K gaming.
Release DATE: May 15, 2012
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
For our last game, we’re taking a break from the FPS genre and dealing with something else. If one of your favorite parts of Destiny is to improve your character with different weapons, skills, and armor pieces, Diablo 3 may be the perfect game to jump on.
Although Diablo 3 is
fairly old at this point, it has aged fairly well. Getting used to the camera angle of this game may take some getting used to, but anyone who has previously played a MOBA should learn it fairly quickly.
Diablo 3 is an ARPG that takes place in a world devastated by demons and monsters. It has a dark and coarse-grained tone and a variety of environments to discover. You can choose from eight different classes, each with their own weapon types and abilities. You will spend a lot of time figuring out the numbers and figuring out which weapon and armor setup is best for your character.
Since it’s a top-down game, you don’t have to worry about system requirements if you can already play Destiny on your system. Any budget system with a dedicated GPU can probably run Diablo 3 with the highest settings. If you’re looking for ideas on where to start, check out our build guides.
Each of the games above is a great change after playing Destiny. Many of them don’t have the highest requirements either, so your system will probably get along pretty well with similar games.
Of all of them, we would say that Anthem Destiny is probably closest if you are looking for something similar. However, if you are looking for something different, Diablo 3 is always a great game to dive into – especially if a fourth iteration is about to happen.
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