15 Best Games Like Genshin Impact To Play On PC In 2024

Best Games Like Genshin Impact on PC
Best Games Like Genshin Impact on PC

Are you a fan of games with amazing graphics, captivating worlds, and exhilarating combat mechanics like the Gatcha game, Genshin Impact? If yes, then you’ll be pleased to know that you are not alone, as since its release in 2020, players have been actively indulging in this highly popular free-to-play, action-adventure game daily, and going by its recent popularity charts, it is not showing any signs of slowing down in a hurry.

Whether it is the game’s picturesque open world design jam-packed with a plethora of interesting activities to dive into, the wide variety of characters to choose from and switch between in-game, or the extremely fast-paced yet slick combat mechanics, there is no denying the fact that Geshin Impact gives players what they have been looking for to scratch a particular open world, action-adventure gaming itch.

Like with most gaming genres and games, however, players are always on the lookout for other similar games they can indulge in for a slight change, so today, we think it will only be fair to create a list of some other top-quality Genshin Impact-inspired games that player can look to try out if they ever get tired of traversing and battling their way through the blissful world of Teyvat.

Please note that the titles mentioned in this post are not like-for-like replicas of Genshin Impact, and although they try to do something different, they do still retain certain core gameplay aspects of what made Genshin Impact a great game in the first place in the form of its anime style, smooth combat, an expansive open world to explore, etc.

So without much ado, let us jump right in the mix and take a look at some other games like Genshin Impact that players look to dive into today:

1) Tales Of Arise

Tales of Arise
Tales of Arise
Developer(s)Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release Date10 September 2021
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S

Tales Of Arise is a third-person, action-adventure game set in the lands of Dahna, where players take on the role of two characters, a man and a woman by the name Alphen and Shionne, from opposing lands of Rena and Dahna, to bring an end to the 300-year tyranny of the Renan people over the lands of Dahna.

In this game, players will explore the sprawling open world of Dahna and experience everything from the icy snow plains to the blissful rivers and treacherous rocky terrains.

The lands of Dahna are rarely the same at different times of the day, so players can also watch the atmosphere around them change depending on the time of day, allowing them to experience something completely different.

The developers of this game made a few necessary changes to this game from the previous ‘Tales’ games in this series but retained the extremely popular combat mechanic known as the Linear Motion Battle System.

This system encourages players to think strategically, putting more emphasis on dodging and countering rather than going in head-on against the various enemies found in the game, especially hard-hitting bosses.

2) Tokyo Xanadu eX+

Tokyo Xanadu eX+
Tokyo Xanadu eX+
Developer(s)Nihon Falcom
Publisher(s)Aksys Games
Release Date8 December 2017
Platform(s)PC

Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is a third-person, action-adventure game set in the Japanese city of Morimiya in 2015 in which players take on the role of a high-school student called Kou Tokisaka. Through Kou, players must embark on a journey to the nightmarish realm of the Eclipse, and close its vortexes once and for all.

While in the nightmarish realm, Kou will team up with Asuka Hiragi, his classmate and a member of the Nemesis, a group dedicated to closing the various Eclipse vortexes, and look to fight back against the various abominations present in the hostile realm called Greeds using real-time party based combat mechanics.

Fighting against the Eclipse alone is nigh impossible, so players must look to collaborate with other such anti-eclipse personalities hidden in plain sight within their school like a martial arts expert named Sora Ikushima, a former gang leader in Shio Takahata, their English teacher named Gorou Saeki and many more, to form their very own Xanadu Research Club, and try to prevent another Twilight Disaster from striking their city like it did in 2005.

3) Trials Of Mana

Trials of Mana
Trials of Mana
Developer(s)Square Enix, Xeen Inc.
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Release Date24 April 2020
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, iOS

Trials of Mana is a third-person, action-adventure game set in a fantasy world where players take on the role of 3 out of 6 available protagonists in this game and embark on an epic adventure to defeat various mythical creatures called the Benevodons and save the mighty Mana Tree from eternal ruin.

In this game, players will navigate through the Overworld and engage in lots of different activities like fighting various foes in real-time combat, exploring hidden areas scattered around the map to find hidden treasures, the in-game currency called lucre, and more.

Fighting enemies in this game is pretty straightforward, with players capable of attacking their foes either using quick light attacks or hard-hitting heavy attacks. As they slay enemies, players will accumulate experience points that they can use to unlock passive buffs and abilities to take down foes efficiently.

4) Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis
Developer(s)SEGA
Publisher(s)SEGA
Release Date5 August 2020
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
and Series S, Android, iOS

Breaking away from the conventional story-based games, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is an online, free-to-play, action-adventure game belonging to the popular Phantasy Star Series in which players create the character of their choosing and embark on an action-oriented adventure through the game’s diverse map consisting of up to 32 players.

Being a full-on online action game, players will engage in various combat and exploration activities. Starting with the combat, it takes place in real-time, and players can dish out damage to their foes by using various attacks and maneuvers.

Players can also use various combo moves that deal additional damage to their adversaries by using attack maneuvers called Photo arts that consume elements called Photon Points.

Moreover, unlike the previous games in this series, where players are confined to only dungeons, this game, however, provides players with an open world to explore where they can explore areas based on their respective sectors.

Players looking only to collect valuable resources like food materials and resources must explore the exploration sector, whereas players looking for a fight must engage in the combat sectors.

5) Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom

Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom
Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom
Developer(s)Level-5
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release Date23 March 2018
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S,
Xbox Cloud Gaming

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is a third-person, action-adventure game set in the fantasy kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where players take on the role of a young boy named Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, who is about to succeed his father as the new king of the kingdom before he is unceremoniously usurped and thrown out of his kingdom by his late father’s advisor, Mausinger.

On his quest to banish the evil forces for good, unite his people once again, and take his rightful place at the helm of the kingdom, players will explore the sprawling overworld through Evan and take part in a lot of varied activities like meeting new and interesting characters that could potentially join your party and be controlled during combat encounters, explore various towns, dungeons and villages, each with its unique story to uncover and rare goodies to collect from.

Combat in this game occurs in battle arena-type open areas where players can move around freely and engage with their foes more effectively. While engaging with an enemy, players have the option to neutralize them using melee weapons, spells, abilities, and ‘Higgledies’, small magical creatures that assist players during combat scenarios.

6) Soulworker

Soulworker
Soulworker
Developer(s)Lion Games
Publisher(s)Lion Games
Release Date2 October 2020
Platform(s)PC

Soulworker is a third-person, free-to-play, action-adventure MMOARPG game in which players will take on the role of 1 of 6 playable characters with enhanced power capabilities called Soulworkers, who must come together and take on the numerous challenging enemies and bosses to save the world from the demons once and for all.

Each of the 6 playable SoulWorkers that the players can control in this game are unique in their very own way, having their distinct strengths, weaknesses, abilities, skills, and battle styles, that the players will have to familiarize themselves with, to fully unleash their powers.

The game comes equipped with over 100+ engaging PvE content for players to engage in, including but not limited to, various challenging dungeons and quests to undertake. Players will also unlock more interesting and powerful skills and abilities the more their in-game character level increases.

7) Honkai Impact 3rd

Honkai Impact 3rd
Honkai Impact 3rd
Developer(s)miHoYo Limited
Publisher(s)miHoYo Limited
Release Date21 October 2021
Platform(s)Android, PC, iOS, iPadOS

Honkai Impact 3rd is a free-to-play, action-adventure game part of a popular gaming series that looks to incorporate aspects of other gameplay genres like hack-n-slash, social simulation, bullet hell, shoot ’em up, dungeon crawling, etc., into its story to allow players to experience truly breathtaking gaming scenarios.

In this game, players take on the role of Captain and control a selection of powerful female and male characters called Valkyries of their choosing and take on various Honkai foes in real-time combat to end their reign of terror. Each of the Valkyrie is equipped with its very own skills, abilities, and hard-hitting combos that it can utilize to take down even the toughest foes that it faces.

Another good feature available in this game is that players can freely switch between the 3 of their valkyries at will during general gameplay and during battles to allow players the option of always choosing the right Valkyrie for the job.

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8) Tower Of Fantasy

Tower of Fantasy
Tower of Fantasy
Developer(s)Hotta Studio
Publisher(s)Level Infinite
Release Date11 August 2022
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Android, iOS, GeForce Now

Tower Of Fantasy is a free-to-play, third-person, ‘shared world’, action-adventure game set on an alien planet called ‘Aida’, that is contaminated with a rare radioactive energy source called Omnium.

Players take on the role of a custom character who must go on an adventure to explore the extraterrestrial world around them and fight various enemies along the way, but they must also become the tool to help humanity find a way to harvest and utilize Omnium efficiently.

On their journey, players will interact with numerous NPCs, collect interesting items, drive vehicles, and fight with various enemy types as they make their way through the contaminated lands of ‘Aida’. As players take part in such activities, they’ll be rewarded with precious experience points that they can invest in their characters to enhance their core stats.

To battle against the various extraterrestrial threats found on the planet, players will be able to equip 3 weapons of their choice, containing different core characteristics like offense, defense, and support capabilities. In addition, players will also be able to install various elemental effects to their weapons like fire, ice, volt, physical, etc., to deal massive damage to their foes.

9) Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai Star Rail
Honkai Star Rail
Developer(s)miHoYo Limited
Publisher(s)HoYoverse
Release Date26 April 2023
Platform(s)PlayStation 5, PC, Android, iOS

Honkai: Star Rail is a third-person, action-adventure, Gacha-style JRPG set in a science-fantasy universe where players control multiple characters and engage in gameplay elements inspired heavily by the developer’s previous game, Genshin Impact. Although the elements were inspired, the developers had made numerous tweaks to the characters and elements in this game to give them their unique look.

In this game, players will take control of up to 4 characters in-game and engage in classic JRPG turn-based combat mechanics. Players will engage various types of enemies in this game and must use various skills and abilities at their disposal to take them down.

Moreover, each character has a connection with certain elements in the game’s work that enables them to deal additional elemental damage to their foes, over and above their base damage.

Furthermore, apart from the stat boosts that players get when reaching a new level, the ‘path’ they choose to follow will also play a big role in determining which character takes what role in the player’s party and what unique skills they will access to, to use against the foes they’ll fight in this game.

10) Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age

Dragon Quest 11 Echoes of an Elusive Past
Dragon Quest 11 Echoes of an Elusive Past
Developer(s)Square Enix
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Release Date4 December 2020
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a third-person, action-adventure RPG set in the world of Erdrea, in which players take on the role of a young man known only as the Luminary, who is on a quest to not only become the best warrior there ever was but to also reclaim his place as the rightful heir to the throne of Dundrasil, and help rid the lands of Erdrea from evil.

On their journey through the game’s sprawling open world, payers will not only battle different types of enemies in battle-arena-type, turn-based combat sequences but also meet new companions on their way like the two twin mages named Veronica and Serena, Sylvando an entertainer, the exiled princess of Heliodor named Jade, and lastly, the protagonist’s grandfather and former king of Dundrasil, named Rab.

The players, along with their numerous companions, will use their various skills and abilities to help the protagonist reach the world tree Yggdrasil and prevent the evil forces from taking its heart and throwing the world into utter darkness and chaos.

This game is the 11th main entry in the iconic Dragon Quest game series, and players looking to play this game will be pleased to know that this game is a standalone version, so they’re not required to play the previous entries in the series to follow the game’s story.

11) Star Ocean: The Divine Force

Star Ocean The Divine Force
Star Ocean The Divine Force
Developer(s)Square Enix, tri-Ace
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Release Date27 October 2022
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S

Star Ocean: The Divine Force is a third-person, action-adventure, party-based game set on an underdeveloped planet called Aster IV, in which players will either take on the role of a captain of a merchant ship named Raymond, or Laeticia, the crown princess of the kingdom of Aucerius.

Players will embark on an adventure to not only save Raymond’s crewmate Chloe from numerous threats present on the planet but together, they must also protect Laeticia’s kingdom from the invading forces of the neighboring Vey’l empire.

In this game, players will have complete freedom to traverse the sprawling world of Aster IV and take on the various challenges coming their way, thanks to the game’s 360-degree maneuverability mechanism. Furthermore, another great aspect of this game compared to other games on this list is that there are no battle arenas. While exploring the open world, players will engage in seamless third-person action sequences without entering any additional ‘battle arenas’.

12) Persona 5: Strikers

Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5 Strikers
Developer(s)ATLUS
Publisher(s)SEGA
Release Date23 February 2021
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC

Persona 5: Strikers is a third-person, action-adventure RPG set in Tokyo, Japan, where players take on the role of Joker, the main protagonist of Persona 5, along with members of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, as they embark on a quest to solve the mysterious events occurring all across the city.

Players who are familiar with ATLUS’s turn-based action mechanics from the previous Persona games and Koei Tecmo’s real-time action from the previous Dynasty Warriors games will find a lot of similar gameplay mechanics in this game as well, as they’ll ensure players get more engaging and enthralling gameplay experience from this game as well.

In this game, players can assemble a party of a maximum 4 additional members, and although players have the option to mix and match between fellow team members when not involved in any combat, it is worth pointing out that the main protagonist, Joker is a non-removable member and will be present in the player’s party at all times.

13) Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortal's Fenyx Rising
Immortal’s Fenyx Rising
Developer(s)Ubisoft Quebec
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
Release Date3 December 2020
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
and Series S, Google Stadia

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a third-person, action-adventure game set on the mythological lands of the Golden Isles where players take on the role of a skilled warrior named Fenyx as they go on an epic quest to not only rescue Fenyx’s brother and the legendary Greek Gods but also to try and defeat the mightiest and deadliest Titan in Greek Mythology named Typhon.

On their Journeys, players will also be accompanied by a bird named Phosphor in this game, who not only assists Fenyx in identifying and highlighting the various points of interest present on the game’s map, but players can also utilize it to carry out certain special abilities to damage their foes as well, provided they already have access to those specific skills.

In this game, players will explore the seven distinct regions of the Gold Isles and battle defeat various mythical beasts like Cyclops, Medusa, Minotaurs, and more by using numerous powerful melee attacks, ranged attacks, special abilities like Herakles’s Wrath, Aplollo’s Arrows, Phosper’s Attack and much more.

14) Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of DANA

Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana
Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana
Developer(s)Nihon Falcom
Publisher(s)NIS America
Release Date16 April 2016
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation Vita, PC, Nintendo Switch, Android,
iOS, Google Stadia

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is a third-person, action-adventure RPG set on the cursed Island of Seiren where players take on the role of the main protagonist of the series named Adol. After surviving a near-fatal ship accident, he goes on a quest to not only try and rescue the other crewmates present on his ship but also to find the meaning of his dreams involving a mysterious girl from a bygone era named Dana Lclucia.

As he explores the cursed island, Adol finds and teams up with other companions like a noblewoman named Laxia von Roswell, A fisherman named Sahad Nautilus, a transporter named Hummel Trabaldo, an island local named Ricotta Beldine, who will not only help him survive against the hostile elements present of the cursed island, but they will also assist him in accomplishing his quests too.

Moreover, the island is full of dangers, so players must construct a village-type hub area in a safe place where rescued crewmates can take refuge. Apart from taking refuge, each crewmate rescued will be able to offer players specific services that will potentially aid Adol and his companions, in their journey.

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15) Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV
Developer(s)Square Enix
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Release Date18 February 2014
Platform(s)PC

Final Fantasy XIV is a third-person, action-adventure, MMORPG set in the fantasy lands of Eorzea where players create and control a completely customizable character belonging to one of the 5 races inhabiting the fantasy world and go on an exhilarating adventure through the game’s picturesque open-world, packed with high-octane battle sequences, engaging and captivating storyline, and much more.

In this game, apart from choosing the race of their created characters, players will also be able to customize their skin tone, facial features, and most importantly the tribe and deity they commit to, as they directly influence what kind of stats and abilities are accessible to the players to utilize in-game.

In this game, missions and quests are divided into two, with the primary story quests locked behind certain level requirements that players will first have to meet before they’ll be eligible to engage with them.

In contrast, the players can directly access side quests from a structure called the Adventurer’s Guild. The game also features Faction levels tied to different factions in which players can participate provided they have earned the necessary favor from the various NPCs present.

Conclusion

There you have it. These are all the best games like Genshin Impact we could find for you guys today that should provide players with countless hours of exploration, exhilarating combat scenarios, a diverse cast of characters to choose from, an engaging storyline, intense boss fights, and much more.

Although we are certain there are a few more games we have missed out on mentioning in this list of ours, however, the games we did mention on this list will still be able to provide gamers with more than enough enticing gameplay elements to get hooked on and justify their inclusion.

Please keep visiting this post occasionally whenever you need a game that plays a lot like Genshin Impact as we’ll make it a point to keep updating this post with more similar games, as and when they are available to us. Until then, these titles should provide you guys with enough entertainment.

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