Are there and FPS games like STALKER that are open world and non-linear?

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#1 Posted by xmen1414 (1948 posts) -

I want a game that is like STALKER. That is open worlded like rpg's but uses guns and stuff, not elder scrolls, and you can do what you want like in stalker and you dont have to follow te game story if you dont want!

#2 Posted by NEOSPARKING (1264 posts) -
gta , saints row, stalker: clear sky are the only ones I can think of. There really needs to be more non-linear rpg-like fps games out there.
#3 Posted by oscar530 (4430 posts) -
GTA for sure
#4 Posted by xmen1414 (1948 posts) -

gta , saints row, stalker: clear sky are the only ones I can think of. There really needs to be more non-linear rpg-like fps games out there.NEOSPARKING

ok no S:CS and i want a FPS and i hate GTA

#5 Posted by perfect_chao (1993 posts) -

Battlefield 2 and get Garrys mod, if you like zombie games aswell as other free game modes then you will love it for $10 if you already have hl2 of course.

oh and i agree GTA san andreas has a MP mod so i would go with that.. the online mode always has hundreds of ppl playing.

#6 Posted by cobrax25 (9649 posts) -
the most similar would probably be Dues ex.
#7 Posted by michael098 (3441 posts) -
Whats wrong with STALKER?
#8 Posted by inyourface_12 (14757 posts) -
crysis is pretty nonlinear
#9 Posted by xmen1414 (1948 posts) -

Whats wrong with STALKER?michael098

nothing i just cant run it... it makes my sad

#10 Posted by jodamn (893 posts) -

the most similar would probably be Dues ex.cobrax25

Yeah, I agree, Deus Ex rules. Huge freeform levels, sci-fi setting, rpg-style exp points and skills, weapons you can modify, and it's probably really cheap by now. :)

Oh, but don't get the the second Deus Ex game, as it totally sucked.

And you can't really count this as "open world" because it's almost entirely set on two spaceships, but I'd also consider System Shock 2.

#11 Posted by Jd1680a (5932 posts) -
Crysis isnt non linear. you could get to a target any way you want to. there is no right or wrong way in doing anything in crysis.
#12 Posted by mfsa (3328 posts) -

Almost nothing mentioned so far is really what you're looking for, I'd say - but Boiling Point is pretty close to what you're looking for. It's actually more open-world and non-linear than S.T.A.L.K.E.R, but the gunplay is awful. It's not a bad game, but it's certainly not a good game.

There aren't a ton of open-world, non-linear FPS games out right now, but three in development I can think of are S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky, White Gold and Far Cry 2.

#13 Posted by johnny27 (4400 posts) -
crysis and far cry a fairly non linear and soon to be far cry 2 and stalker clear skies
#14 Posted by nevereathim (2161 posts) -
Deus ex, would probably be the closest one
#16 Posted by nutcrackr (12520 posts) -
mfsa hits the nail on the head with his choices.
#17 Posted by pseudodog07 (1106 posts) -
GUN
#18 Posted by Lonelynight (30041 posts) -

Crysis isnt non linear. you could get to a target any way you want to. there is no right or wrong way in doing anything in crysis.Jd1680a

Crysis is non linear, it just isn't a free roaming game, and Gun is also good

#19 Posted by zeus_gb (7792 posts) -

You'll find that most FPS games are linear. Some games give the illusion of being non linear because they offer multiple paths to your opjective, but you're still tied to the objective though.

I would suggest going for something like Deus Ex or wait for something like Far Cry2.

#20 Posted by VRN-KingS- (163 posts) -

In the end it all depends on whether you want it to feel "freeform" or whether you want true freeformity.
But saying that all games have some form of linearity to them, otherwise there would never be an end to them. The only games which TRULY lack an end are Godsims like The Sims2, Singles (Sth Rude version of Sims2) and the ilk.

Deus Ex while feeling freeform is more whats called Multiple route. All the routes cross over at keypoints in the game, the "routes" you take merely affect the outcome.

Stalker is completely freeform, (the developers were adamant it should be) but still has a quest line that is linear that leads to the end of the game.

GTA San Andreas is freeform too, and even allows you to continue after completion - but you said you hate GTA.

The only other ones I can think of are Left For Dead, when it comes out and I heard of a game (cant remember the title sorry, was in March Issue this year of PCGamer) where it is pretty much ES:oblivion with Scifi suits and weapons etc.

#21 Posted by BlackIsle_rip (1183 posts) -
Deus Ex, System Shock 2, Bioshock. Try those three.
#22 Posted by Indestructible2 (5935 posts) -

I would recommend Crysis,but if your PC can't run STALKER,Crysis will butcher your PC without fail.

#23 Posted by Nitrous2O (1813 posts) -

Almost nothing mentioned so far is really what you're looking for, I'd say - but Boiling Point is pretty close to what you're looking for. It's actually more open-world and non-linear than S.T.A.L.K.E.R, but the gunplay is awful. It's not a bad game, but it's certainly not a good game.

There aren't a ton of open-world, non-linear FPS games out right now, but three in development I can think of are S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky, White Gold and Far Cry 2.

mfsa

Oh yes, Boiling Point, talk about a game that had some serious potential! I did actually find myself enjoying parts of the game though ;) and the gunplay was not one of them.

OP, there's a summary of BP here: http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=25442766&page=0

I'm hoping White Gold is the game that Boiling Point could have been, it certainly looks like it could be:

White Gold Trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/17309.html
White Gold Vehicles Trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/124822.html

#24 Posted by 1nverted (1654 posts) -
Oblivion? It's a freeroaming FPS if you can look past the fact that there is no guns.
#25 Posted by Agujereado (14 posts) -

when it comes out and I heard of a game (cant remember the title sorry, was in March Issue this year of PCGamer) where it is pretty much ES:oblivion with Scifi suits and weapons etc.VRN-KingS-

You might be thinking of Fallout 3? By the same developers as TES4: Oblivion.

#26 Posted by xmen1414 (1948 posts) -
i cant wait for fallout 3 , i have never played any fallouts before but this one is a FPS, i realy hope i h a new PC before that comes out! abd the new stalker comes out
#27 Posted by VRN-KingS- (163 posts) -

[QUOTE="VRN-KingS-"] when it comes out and I heard of a game (cant remember the title sorry, was in March Issue this year of PCGamer) where it is pretty much ES:oblivion with Scifi suits and weapons etc.Agujereado

You might be thinking of Fallout 3? By the same developers as TES4: Oblivion.

Yup! How can I forget that name?! -_-8 but like the dude said earlier if you can barely run STALKER, theres no chance at Crysis, and depending on how well Bethseda optimise Fallout 3 its likely that wont run either. But hot damn! I just want to see the Fallout Shelters and the traps inside WHOO!

#28 Posted by Buffalo_Soulja (13151 posts) -

Fallout 3 will still be an RPG despite the perspective it uses.

#29 Posted by lepermessiah2 (95 posts) -
Stalker Clear sky looks awesome, looks liek thet are delivering on their original concept.
#30 Posted by tim_urmom (1 posts) -
it's been a year, but i built a new computer for stalker. You can't find any games similar to stalker because what defines stalker is the environment and setting. No game comes close to the tension it provides, from the chilling dungeons, to the bleak outskirts of Chernobyl. All of the gameplay elements, from the different weapons, ballistic effects, jamming weapons, and getting fatigued, add to an already outstanding environment. A year later, no game comes close. Fallout 3 has a terrible environment, really clunky first person and third person shooting, and mediocre rpg skills.
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#32 Posted by nikola96 (836 posts) -

Deus ex and Gta

#33 Posted by ASRCSR (2793 posts) -

GUN, if you like the old west.

#34 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

battlfield 2142?

mercenaries 1 & 2

just cause?

deadspace?

bioshock?

half life 2?

#35 Posted by fudgeblood (3165 posts) -
Lol, old thread is old.
#36 Posted by CrysisAero (100 posts) -

[QUOTE="cobrax25"]the most similar would probably be Dues ex.jodamn

Yeah, I agree, Deus Ex rules. Huge freeform levels, sci-fi setting, rpg-style exp points and skills, weapons you can modify, and it's probably really cheap by now. :)

Oh, but don't get the the second Deus Ex game, as it totally sucked.

And you can't really count this as "open world" because it's almost entirely set on two spaceships, but I'd also consider System Shock 2.

*Cough* Crappy graphics = unplayable even if amazing game at its time *Cough*

#37 Posted by CrysisAero (100 posts) -
[QUOTE="tim_urmom"]it's been a year, but i built a new computer for stalker. You can't find any games similar to stalker because what defines stalker is the environment and setting. No game comes close to the tension it provides, from the chilling dungeons, to the bleak outskirts of Chernobyl. All of the gameplay elements, from the different weapons, ballistic effects, jamming weapons, and getting fatigued, add to an already outstanding environment. A year later, no game comes close. Fallout 3 has a terrible environment, really clunky first person and third person shooting, and mediocre rpg skills.

*cough* If you went 10000 years back in time you would get oblivion *cough*
#38 Posted by dakan45 (18614 posts) -

far cry 2...

#39 Posted by fudgeblood (3165 posts) -

[QUOTE="jodamn"]

[QUOTE="cobrax25"]the most similar would probably be Dues ex.CrysisAero

Yeah, I agree, Deus Ex rules. Huge freeform levels, sci-fi setting, rpg-style exp points and skills, weapons you can modify, and it's probably really cheap by now. :)

Oh, but don't get the the second Deus Ex game, as it totally sucked.

And you can't really count this as "open world" because it's almost entirely set on two spaceships, but I'd also consider System Shock 2.

*Cough* Crappy graphics = unplayable even if amazing game at its time *Cough*

*Cough* Graphics whore *Cough*.
#40 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -
gta , saints row, stalker: clear sky are the only ones I can think of. There really needs to be more non-linear rpg-like fps games out there.NEOSPARKING
Are you serious? Those games aren't even comparable to STALKER..meaning there more like 3rd person shooting games, so GTA and Saints Row should definitely NOT be compared as something "Like STALKERr" because there not.
#41 Posted by sensesfail99 (256 posts) -

OP should DEFINITLY check out DEUS EX!!!!!!!!!!

theres no way you can not like that game. And dont play like 10 min and say it sucked, give it a chance, play it for a few days. it didnt win GOTY for nothing, and have a huge fanbase.

#43 Posted by BLUBBBER (367 posts) -

OP should DEFINITLY check out DEUS EX!!!!!!!!!!

theres no way you can not like that game. And dont play like 10 min and say it sucked, give it a chance, play it for a few days. it didnt win GOTY for nothing, and have a huge fanbase.

sensesfail99

Dude, the person won't even notice this post anymore.... You just revived a year old thread

#44 Posted by Greyfoo-t (151 posts) -

Ahh nice necromancy here, but hey even better I dont have to resurrect this thread...

So its May 2010, has anyone found any good fps similar to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. SoC, or CS (ahh CoP was rather, well crap imo)?

I agree that their environment and atmosphere cannot be copied but the free-roaming, tons of guns feeling definitely can.(please dont recommend Far[t] Cry2 as its the most repetitive, boring game I`ve ever played-but also the most beautifully rendered...)

So is there any good one out there?

#45 Posted by klaytonix (2 posts) -
So Fallout 3 doesn't fit the bill? Also, what about Borderlands?
#46 Posted by dakan45 (18614 posts) -
So Fallout 3 doesn't fit the bill? Also, what about Borderlands?klaytonix
Those 2 with far cry 2 are considered better than the stalker series by me in terms of open world fps with exploration.
#47 Posted by GeneralShowzer (11598 posts) -
Far Cry 2, Fallout 3.
#48 Posted by GeneralShowzer (11598 posts) -
[QUOTE="klaytonix"]So Fallout 3 doesn't fit the bill? Also, what about Borderlands?dakan45
Those 2 with far cry 2 are considered better than the stalker series by me in terms of open world fps with exploration.

Far Cry 2 i liked very much but i liked Stalker more. Fallout 3 just sucked. Borderlands haven't played yet.
#49 Posted by dakan45 (18614 posts) -
[QUOTE="dakan45"][QUOTE="klaytonix"]So Fallout 3 doesn't fit the bill? Also, what about Borderlands?GeneralShowzer
Those 2 with far cry 2 are considered better than the stalker series by me in terms of open world fps with exploration.

Far Cry 2 i liked very much but i liked Stalker more. Fallout 3 just sucked. Borderlands haven't played yet.

Why falout 3 sucked? Far cry 2 could learn from that game in terms of explorations and missions. Borderlands is like a diablo leveling up rpg with smal regions that you open boxes and get loot.
#50 Posted by Greyfoo-t (151 posts) -

Same here as I said FC2 looked brilliant, the AI conversation is one of a kind, good (**** buy and selling system though)but its main and probably only problem is the repetitiveness,and that when u cleared a roadblock or checkpoint literally one minute later bad guys would respawn, whoever played and finished it must know exactly what I am talkin about.

Fallout3 was a funny game but thats all, nothing extraordinary, finished the game, enjoyed it but would not play it ever again as the shooting-weapon system is unrealistic.

Borderland-never played it, I am just reading the review(not so much by GS but by yous ladies and gentlemen as your review are always closer to the actual quality of the game-except the few radical ones)