The Best Cover Games

Update : Quant added at rank #3.
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HUNTDOWN (2020)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Join the action-packed world of HUNTDOWN, a hard-boiled arcade shooter set in a gritty, neon-soaked 80s cityscape ruled by criminal gangs. Take on the role of one of three legendary bounty hunters and lay waste to the underworld to collect your bounty. With unique boss fights and an arsenal of weapons to choose from, HUNTDOWN is a must-play for those who love fast-paced, co-op shooters.


What we like:
  • Pixel art, music, and gameplay are fantastic
  • Perfect gunplay and 80s vibe
  • Packed with addictive carnage
  • Well-designed levels
  • Memorable and funny boss fights.
What could be improved:
  • Bonus objectives are repetitive
  • Difficulty on some bosses can seem off
  • Characters can be hard to follow in intense fights
  • Comedy can go overboard and may disappoint those expecting a more serious tone.

  • cooperative
  • boss-fight
  • cover
  • shooter
  • retro
  • boss
  • cyberpunk
  • arcade
  • hockey
  • pixel
  • action
  • platform
  • dystopian
  • 2d
  • classic

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is an action-adventure game set in an epic globe-trotting journey. You will control Nathan Drake, a thief, and his brother Sam as they search for the legendary pirate treasure. Join Chole Frazer on her quest to track down the jeweled tusk of Shiva's son and enjoy the same quality of story, characters, action, and general intrigue that the series is known for delivering.

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What we like:
  • Epic adventure with real emotions
  • Fun melee
  • Stealth
  • And heavy action combat
  • Excellent narrative driven gameplay
  • Great puzzle-solving mechanics
  • Beautiful visuals with ultra settings
What could be improved:
  • Hardware intensive
  • Aim assist or manual aiming required for shooting
  • Puzzles can be challenging

  • stealth
  • adventure
  • shooter
  • cover
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • story
  • action
  • combat
  • narrative
  • fps
  • third-person
  • tps
  • controller-support

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Quant (2023)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Quant is a colorful adventure game, that will teach you Quantum Physics! Follow Atom, in the quest for independence. Guided by Professor Svobodan Randov, he will uncover his Quantum powers, and free himself from the oppressing world!

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  • cover
  • tps
  • shooter
  • narrative
  • story
  • sci-fi
  • live-action
  • science
  • puzzle
  • metroidvania
  • third-person
  • action
  • combat
  • platform
  • action-adventure

4

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022)

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Xbox One Android Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is the very best Lego game to date, and one of the best Star Wars games ever made. With 45 levels and 140 side missions, you can explore more than 20 planets while engaging in lightsaber combat, third-person shooting, and melee combat. Enjoy a combination of classic slapstick humour, brilliant sight gags and great voice acting as you collect 731 puzzles, 135 level challenges, and 380 characters.


What we like:
  • Revamped formula with new camera angle
  • Lightsaber combat better than ever
  • Third-person shooting feels great
  • Huge amount of things to do
  • Hilarious writing
  • Open areas full of secrets to explore
What could be improved:
  • Melee combat could be better
  • Lack of levels dedicated to spin-off films such as Rogue One or Solo
  • The Mandalorian only represented by a playable character

  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • cover
  • puzzle
  • combo
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • battle
  • tps
  • split-screen
  • exploration
  • sandbox
  • platform
  • fight
  • third-person

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West of Dead (2020)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Step into the boots of William Mason in West of Dead, a cover-based twin-stick shooter set in the dark and gritty world of Purgatory. With intense gunfights and strategic use of cover, this challenging game rewards smart play and invites you to explore its procedurally generated hunting grounds. Immerse yourself in the moody atmosphere and mythic consequences of this unique roguelike experience.


What we like:
  • Nice artwork
  • Good soundtrack
  • Original artstyle
  • Captivating atmosphere
  • Cool graphics
What could be improved:
  • Mixed feelings about gameplay
  • Bugs and glitches
  • Repetitive after playing through it a few times
  • No save point

  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • cover
  • shooter
  • western

6

OU (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

"Between somewhere and someone." U-chronia is a mysterious world constantly changing like a book whose pages are flipped out of order. You will wear the shoes of OU, the protagonist, to live through this game-shaped experience—without knowing what it really is.

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  • shooter
  • cover
  • loot
  • cooperative
  • sci-fi
  • rpg

7

Mass Effect Legendary Edition (2021)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One

The Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from the highly acclaimed Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs — remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.


  • rpg
  • sci-fi
  • tps
  • cover
  • squad
  • shooter
  • combat
  • story
  • action
  • vehicle
  • narrative

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Outriders (2021)

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Playstation 5 stadia Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Outriders’ brutal and bloody combat combines frenetic gunplay, violent powers and deep RPG systems to create a true genre hybrid.


  • shooter
  • cover
  • loot
  • cooperative
  • tps
  • sci-fi
  • rpg
  • third-person

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Gears Tactics (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One

Gears Tactics puts you in the shoes of Gabe Diaz, leading a squad of survivors on a mission to take down the monstrous Locust leader, Ukkon. It offers turn-based tactical combat and massive boss battles, with customization options and upgrades to keep you hooked. The new Supreme equipment and Jack's 20+ skills bring additional challenge to the game. With intuitive mechanics and impressive graphics, Gears Tactics is a must-play for strategy fans.


What we like:
  • Good graphics
  • Accessible mission structure
  • Satisfying kills
  • Technical stability
  • Quality of life improvements
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive missions
  • Recruitment system is useless
  • Lack of enemy variety
  • Uninspired macro level strategy
  • Overpowered Overwatch ability

  • cover
  • squad
  • tactical
  • shooter
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • tps
  • cooperative
  • battle
  • boss-fight
  • wave
  • combat
  • war

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Mafia II Classic (2020)

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PC Windows Playstation 4

Vito Scaletta has started to make a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay as someone who can be trusted to get a job done. Together with his buddy Joe, he is working to prove himself to the Mafia, quickly escalating up the family ladder with crimes of larger reward, status and consequence… the life as a wise guy isn’t quite as...

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  • open-world
  • crime
  • cover
  • driving
  • remake
  • shooter
  • 1950s
  • story
  • classic
  • drama

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