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Halo (Series) Alternatives

Halo is described as 'science fiction, first-person shooter video game series, that centers on an interstellar war between humanity and a theocratic alliance of aliens known as the Covenant' and is a first-person shooter in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Halo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam and Playstation. The best alternative is Xonotic, which is both free and Open Source. Other Halo like games are Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament, Battlefield and Cube 2: Sauerbraten.

Halo alternatives are mainly First-Person Shooters but may also be Battle Royale Games or Horror Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Halo.
This page was last updated Jun 27, 2022
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  1. Xonotic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    Xonotic is a free (GPL), fast-paced first-person shooter that works on Windows, OS X and Linux. The project is geared towards providing addictive arena shooter gameplay which is all spawned and driven by the community itself.

  2. Counter-Strike

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    Counter-Strike (CS) is a series of multiplayer first-person shooter video games, in which teams of terrorists battle to perpetrate an act of terror (bombing, hostage-taking, assassination) and counter-terrorists try to prevent it (bomb defusal, hostage rescue).

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    Halo is a whole nother genre. CS is a multiplayer shooter

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    One is a futuristic, scifi single player adventure, the other is a multiplayer-only fps arcade-style team death match game.

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  3. Unreal Tournament (Series)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Unreal is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by Epic Games.

    Represent entire series of Unreal Tournament games.
  4. Battlefield (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Origin
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    Battlefield is a series of first-person shooter video games that started out on Microsoft Windows and OS X with its debut video game, Battlefield 1942, which was released in 2002.

    Represent entire series of Battlefield games.
  5. Cube 2: Sauerbraten

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube FPS.



  6. BioShock (Series)

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    Going beyond "run and gun corridors," "monster-closet AIs" and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience.

    Represent entire series of BioShock games.
  7. Red Eclipse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Steam

    Red Eclipse is a fun-filled new take on the first person arena shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2, which lends itself toward a balanced gameplay, with a general theme of agility in a variety of environments.

  8. Call of Duty

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Battle.net App
    • Xbox

    Call of Duty is a first-person and third-person shooter series by Infinity Ward. The earlier games in the series are set primarily in World War II; later games have been set in modern times, beginning with Modern Warfare.

  9. OpenArena

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OpenArena is a community-produced deathmatch FPS based on GPL idTech3 technology. There are many game types supported including Free For All, Capture The Flag, Domination, Overload, Harvester, and more. There are 17 unique player models to choose from and 12 weapons.

    Discontinued

    Development is not stopped but last version, 0.8.8, was released in February 2012.

  10. AssaultCube

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    AssaultCube is a free, multiplayer, first-person shooter game, based on the CUBE engine.

    Discontinued

    No more updates since Nov 2013 : http://assault.cubers.net/ (like Alien Arena, also noticed discontinued)

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