Created in our image and equipped with impressive intelligence or powerful combat gadgets – robots. Who doesn’t love them? They add life to the plot like nothing else, and today we will find out how.

The game doesn’t need a droid in the leading role to be one of the best robot titles. They come under many disguises like RPGs, survival, shooter, or strategy titles. All a game like this needs is some electronic characters as allies or enemies. And this is where the magic happens! Not equipped with human intuition, machines make the best dialogue lines, the funniest scenes, and the scariest bosses to fight. Make yourself at home if you also absolutely appreciate these unique beings, as we present you a list of the best games in this category!

GameReleaseGenreDeveloper
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition 2020-08-07 Adventure Guerrilla
Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition 2010-10-21 Adventure Obsidian Entertainment
Portal 2 2011-04-18 Adventure Valve
System Shock Enhanced Edition 2015-09-22 Adventure Looking Glass Studios
Borderlands 2 Goty 2012-09-20 Action & Shooter Gearbox Software
System Shock 2 1999-08-11 RPG Irrational Games
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition 2020-04 Gearbox Software Gearbox Software
Mass Effect Legendary Edition 2021-05-14 Action RPG BioWare
Mass Effect 2 2010-01-27 RPG BioWare
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2019-11-15 Adventure Respawn Entertainment

Fallout 4

Release date:2017-09-26
Genre:RPG
Developer:Bethesda Game Studios

Embark on your adventure as Sole Survivor traversing the dangerous Appalachian Wasteland. It is 2287, and all that matters is survival.

To complete this ambitious plan, you will need some help. Thanks to the Automatron DLC or many useful mods, you can build your bot just like you construct buildings in a settlement. Collect enough parts of the destroyed machines and let your creativity run wild to customize defense machines, assistance automatons, or whatever else you desire.

Key features
  • Play the fourth installation in Bethesda’s iconic post-apocalyptic game series
  • Explore the wasteland, get a companion, and complete your equipment
  • Create the ultimate base to defend and store your belongings
  • Construct machines to get some help while working

Portal 2

Release date:2011-04-18
Genre:Adventure
Developer:Valve

This game is a multitude of electronic heroes that you will remember forever. Ridiculous, sarcastic, cruel, and cute – they guarantee an enjoyable experience!

Whether you play solo or in a two-player co-op – these droids are everywhere. Single-player is a challenging way through following test chambers, accompanied by a charming Wheatley and an extremely snarky GLaDOS. And in multiplayer, you can play as the phenomenal Atlas or P-Body – two unique bots equipped with a set of hilarious features.

Key features
  • Play an intriguing puzzle game from Valve
  • Complete increasingly challenging levels to find the way out
  • Create portals to solve puzzles
  • Play solo or in multiplayer for two players

Horizon Zero Dawn

Release date:2020-08-07
Genre:Adventure
Developer:Guerrilla

These machines are bad, and it’s your job to hunt them down and unravel the mystery of humanity’s ultimate fall. Embark on a breathtaking adventure through an impressive open world and enjoy a new version of the wildlife!

Overrun by automatic giants, the world of HZD is a unique experience among other survival video games. These self-sufficient animals are unpredictable but also wildly beautiful. You can hunt or admire them from a distance to avoid a brutal encounter where no one will come to help.

Key features
  • Play a unique post-apocalyptic game to reveal the mystery of humanity’s fall
  • Explore a gorgeous open world and battle mechanical animals
  • Use a wide selection of futuristic weapons
  • Enjoy stunning audiovisuals on PC and PS4

Into the Breach

Release date:2018-02-27
Genre:Indie
Developer:Subset Games

Play the game from the creators of the legendary FTL: Faster Than Light! It is an unusual, puzzle-like recommendation in 2D, perfect for retro enthusiasts.

When an alien invasion strikes Earth, it’s your job to get rid of them once and for all. Play on small, randomly generated maps to develop the optimal strategy and lead your mech units into battle. Outsmart your computer opponent, use the terrain layout, and make your soldiers move faster!

Key features
  • Play an addictive strategy game from the makers of FTL: Faster Than Light
  • Play on randomly generated maps and use the terrain to win
  • Lead mech units to outsmart your enemy
  • Enjoy the retro audiovisual setting

Supreme Commander 2

Release date:2010-03-01
Genre:Strategy
Developer:Gas Powered Games

Time for a little something for fans of giant mecha equipped with powerful guns. This game may be an ancient classic, but its strategic gameplay never gets old.

Supreme Commander 2 is the sequel to the legendary game from 2007, featuring fierce battles between massive armies in real-time. But what makes it beautiful is the impressive selection of machines, mechs, and vehicles capable of defeating any enemy! Use their might to join the fight between opposing factions and decide the outcome of this devastating conflict.

Key features
  • Play an engaging sequel to the iconic 2007 strategy game
  • Discover the details of the conflict between once-unified factions
  • Construct combat units and create an effective plan of attack
  • Play solo or in multiplayer

Titanfall 2

Release date:2016-10-28
Genre:Action & Shooter
Developer:Respawn Entertainment

It’s an inspiring, gripping story set in action-driven gameplay about mechs fighting side by side with humans to save their shared world. You’ll love this game if you dream of a deep yet explosive plot!

Play as Jack Cooper – a rookie pilot of a mighty Titan battling hordes of enemies. While operating a mech, use powerful weapons and perform spectacular attacks to enjoy dynamic combat. It’s the story of the incredible bond between man and machine, destined to work together – and it’s especially amusing when BT-7274 delivers his hilarious lines.

Key features
  • Play an adrenaline-fueled action game about mechs
  • Become the pilot of the mighty Titan and fight hundreds of enemies
  • Enjoy a new bond with your electronic companion
  • Play solo or in multiplayer

Machine characters have different abilities than humans. They think, act, make decisions, and fight in an entirely unconventional way. And that makes them the most likable characters in books, movies, and video games. By exploring the game in their company, we can gain a fresh perspective on some topics or come up with fantastic scenarios about the future of this world – which is always beneficial for the imagination.