Top 5 Games to Play if You're Waiting for Halo Infinite

Megan Bonnell


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Halo Infinite is one of the most anticipated video games scheduled for release in 2020. But what if you don't want to wait for it? Fortunately, there are plenty of great alternatives that can help satisfy your craving for intense sci-fi action and thrilling gameplay. Here is a list of the top 5 alternative games to play in lieu of Halo Infinite.

DOOM Eternal

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Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal is the fifth installment in the legendary DOOM franchise. It is an intense first-person shooter game that takes place on Earth after it has been invaded by hordes of demons from Hell. Players assume the role of the Doom Slayer, who must fight his way through hordes of demons in order to save humanity from utter destruction. 


In DOOM Eternal, players fight their way through levels filled with enemies and traps while wielding a variety of weapons, including shotguns, plasma rifles, chainsaws, and more. The game features a fast-paced combat system that rewards quick thinking and aggressive playstyles. Additionally, players can use various environmental objects to their advantage, such as activating traps or using explosive barrels to take out multiple enemies at once. 

Story & Setting

Set after the events of 2016’s DOOM reboot, DOOM Eternal sees Earth threatened by an invasion from Hell itself. Players must battle their way through hordes of demons in order to save humanity from certain doom. The game features spectacular visuals combined with addictive gameplay and an immersive story that will keep you hooked until the very end. 

Metro Exodus

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Developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver, Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter set in Russia following a nuclear war between Russia and Europe. Players take on the role of Artyom as they explore vast open-world environments while trying to survive against hostile creatures and humans alike in this desperate struggle for survival.  


Metro Exodus features tense gunplay as well as stealth mechanics allowing players to sneak past or silently eliminate enemies depending on their playstyle preference. Additionally, players can customize weapons with different parts scavenged throughout the game world in order to gain an edge over their foes. The game also features dynamic weather effects which create unique challenges depending on whether it is raining or snowing outside.  

Story & Setting

Set two decades after a devastating nuclear war between Europe and Russia, Metro Exodus follows Artyom’s quest for survival against all odds as he embarks on an epic journey across post-apocalyptic Russia, looking for a new home for himself and his fellow survivors. Along his journey, he will encounter both friendly characters as well as hostile ones who stand between him and his ultimate goal.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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Developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is an action-packed first-person shooter that puts you in control of BJ Blazkowicz - an American freedom fighter determined to put an end to Nazi tyranny once and for all. 


Wolfenstein II’s fast-paced combat allows players to utilize both traditional firearms as well as futuristic weapons, such as laser guns when taking down Nazi forces standing between them and freedom. Additionally, players can make use of stealth mechanics such as silent takedowns or using disguises that allow them access into enemy strongholds without raising any alarms. 

Story & Setting

Set during an alternate version of history where Nazi Germany won World War II thanks to advanced technology provided by occult forces known only as “The Black Sun,” Wolfenstein II tasks you with freeing America from its oppressive Nazi rulers while fighting your way through heavily guarded bases filled with powerful foes.  

Destiny 2

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Developed by Bungie Studios and published by Activision Blizzard, Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer first-person shooter set within a science fiction universe featuring elements inspired by mythological tragedies such as Greek Mythology combined with technology similar to what we see today.  


In Destiny 2, players create characters called Guardians who possess superhuman abilities granted them by ancient artifacts known only as “The Traveler,” which allows them access to special abilities such as being able to run faster than normal human beings or even levitate off the ground at times during combat encounters. Players can also customize their Guardian’s armor load-outs which further augments their abilities beyond what was initially granted them upon character creation, making each player experience unique from one another due to its varied customization options available at any given time during gameplay sessions.   

Story & Setting

Taking place within our own Solar System centuries into our future, Destiny 2 pits your created Guardian against various alien races vying for domination over humanity's last safe haven - The Last City - which stands at risk should either side prevail victorious over one other. Players must travel across space while completing missions assigned to them while interacting with both allies/enemies alike on their quest towards restoring balance back into our Solar System, which has been thrown into chaos due to mysterious events occurring throughout its planets.