When we talk about RPGs, especially the well-made ones, there’s hardly a gamer around the globe who has never played Skyrim. Developed and released by Bethesda Game Studios on November 11, 2011, Skyrim shocked, as well as revolutionized the whole gaming community with its beautiful graphics, fantastic storyline, and sprawling open world design to explore, full to the brim with its many secrets, points of interest, interesting NPCs and unique villains.
Fast-forward to the current days and gaming companies, both established and new alike, still take inspiration from this game in particular, on what a ‘complete’ RPG should look like and must have in it, for the gaming community to consider it a true masterpiece, exactly what Skyrim was.
So, if you are the type of gamer who thoroughly enjoys playing games like Skyrim and other open-world, action, and role-playing games, then you are in for a treat. Today, we have arranged a list of the 15 Best Games like Skyrim for you to dive into, so that you too, can get the same experience millions of players worldwide got while experiencing Skyrim for the first time.
So without any further delays, let’s get started with the list of the 15 best RPG games like Skyrim below:
Best Games Like Skyrim
15. The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
|Release Date||12 May 2023|
Coming to the first game on the list, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a third-person, action-adventure, role-playing, open-world game that acts as a direct sequel to the award-winning game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
In this game, players will yet again take control of the main protagonist of the game, Link, as he embarks on an adventure through the picturesque world of Hyrule to not only find Princess Zelda but to also fight the evil Demon King and prevent him from destroying the world.
There are a few noticeable improvements made to this game as compared to its prequel. Starting with the first major change, apart from the flat lands which were present in the previous game, players will now be able to explore two additional locations, namely, The Depths and The Sky Islands.
Additionally, players will now have access to many more useful abilities, replacing the previous game’s runes system, like an extremely useful construction ability called the Ultrahand and an upgrade for it to construct things faster called Autobuild, a time-rewinding skill called Recall, another construction ability used to fuse two items together called Fuse, and lastly, the ability to go through roofs and ceilings called Ascend.
14. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
|Release Date||22 May 2012|
|Platforms||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch|
The next game on our list is a third-person, action-adventure, role-playing, hack-n-slash game in which players take on the role of a completely customizable character known as the ‘Arisen’. Players will embark on an adventure across the fictional island of Gransys to not only slay a legendary dragon named Grigori, but in the process, they will also try an uncover an underlying conspiracy as well.
In this game, players will engage in real-time combat with various varieties of foes, fight legendary dragons, take part in challenging boss battles, and gather essential resources to upgrade not only their main character but also their companions too.
Speaking of companions, the game’s main innovation is their ‘Pawn’ system, which is essentially what companions in this game are referred to as. In this system, the companions accompanying the main protagonist will be controlled by an AI, hence they will be able to take orders like ‘help’ and ‘come’ from the players. Moreover, apart from providing helpful tips on how to solve certain situations, these ‘pawns’ will also assist the players in combating foes, and come really handy, especially during tough boss battles.
|Release Date||10 September 2019|
|Platforms||PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
Moving on to the next game, this game is a third-person, action, role-playing game in which players will play as a noble of the Merchant Congregation, De Sardet, who travels to the newly-settled island of Teer Fradee to not only discover a cure for a terrible illness, known as the Malichor, which is currently plaguing their cities and ports but to also uncover the many mysteries and secrets the island intends to hide from the outside world.
In this game, players will explore a beautifully detailed island of teer Fradee to meet various island natives and try to establish diplomatic relations with them, gather and harvest rare resources to make and upgrade various weapons, armor, gloves, shoes, potions, guns, etc., fight fictional creatures twice your size, find hidden ancient treasures, and much more.
12. Fallout 4
|Developer(s)||Bethesda Game Studios|
|Release Date||10 November 2015|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One|
Moving on to the next game on our list, Fallout 4 is an action, role-playing game and acts as the next entry in the popular Fallout games series in which players can freely switch between first-person mode to third-person mode at their discretion.
In this game, players will play as a resident of an underground shelter known as Vault 111 and embark on a journey through the desolate and ravaged province of ‘The Commonwealth’, to not only avenge their dead wife but also find their missing child.
During the course of the game, players will meet interesting and engaging NPCs to talk to and interact with, solve countless side-quests, gather resources to upgrade their weapons and armor, help or destroy various factions inhibiting the nearby lands, and most importantly, collect experience points by doing these activities to help upgrade your character’s stats and skills, to ultimately survive longer in the radioactive wasteland.
11. Dragon Age: Inquisition
|Release Date||18 November 2014|
|Platforms||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One|
The next game on our list is a sequel to the highly appreciated Dragon Age series. Dragon Age Inquisition is an action role-playing game in which players will take on the role of an inquisitor who survives an explosion of catastrophic proportions which throws the entire world into total chaos, and it is now his duty to bring order and peace back to the lands of Thedas through diplomacy, fierce combat, and exploration.
It is now up to the players to embark on a dangerous voyage through the different terrains across Thedas to not only bring peace between the in-fighting factions within the nations, but players will also have to close the volatile and dangerous ‘breaches’ which have suddenly appeared all over Thedas and are threatening their existence.
In this game, players will fight alongside charismatic and strong companions, find rare resources so that they may be able to craft powerful weapons and gear to beat the toughest of enemies in-game, and also take part in a dangerous game of politics between the fighting factions, all while exploring the beautiful yet wrecked landscapes of Thedas.
10. Hogwarts Legacy
|Release Date||10th February 2023|
|Platforms||PC, PS 4, PS 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch|
The next game on our list of Games like Skyrim is Hogwarts Legacy. Hogwarts Legacy is a game that lets players create their own customized character and enter the open and challenging environment of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this game, your character possesses the ability to control peculiar ancient magic and he/she holds the key to an “ancient secret” that terrorizes the wizarding world.
If you are a Potterhead then you’re going to have an exquisite time playing this game. Players will need to make choices that would affect their relationships with other NPCs and also their future. If you enjoy Skyrim and are also a fan of open-world adventure games then this game might be a good choice for you.
9. God of War Ragnarok
|Developer(s)||Santa Monica Studio|
|Release Date||9th November 2022|
|Platforms||PS 4, PS 5|
Next up on our significant list is the newest game from a franchise that is known for its combat, storyline, graphics, and protagonist. God of War Ragnarok is based on Norse mythology and is set in ancient Scandinavia (a sub-region in northern Europe). God of War Ragnarok features the series protagonist (Kratos) and his son (Atreus).
This game takes place three years after the incidents of the previous God of War game where Kratos and Atreus are out on a hunt and they get attacked by Freya on their way back. Many gamers were eagerly waiting for this game because the storyline of the previous game was sublime.
If you are a fan of Skyrim and also like to enjoy action/adventure games then God of War Ragnarok might be just what you need to cure your boredom.
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8. Genshin Impact
|Developer(s)||miHoYo, Shanghai Miha Touring Film Technology Co., Ltd.|
|Release Date||28th September 2020|
|Platforms||PS 4, PS 5, PC, Android, IOS, GeForce Now|
Number eight on our list is a very well-known game called Genshin Impact. This game received multiple awards. Genshin Impact can be played in both single-player and multiplayer modes. Players can enjoy the exciting storyline of this game or spend some time and make memories with their buddies online. Players will get the feeling of watching an anime while playing this game.
The Storyline of this masterpiece starts with a traveler, who has traveled across countless worlds with his twin sibling but they both later get separated in Teyvat (a fantasy world). The traveler then heads off in search of his twin sibling with his companion Paimon. If you’re someone who is a fan of the Skyrim series and enjoys fantasy, action, and adventure games then Genshin Impact might be a good pick for you.
7. Demon’s Souls (2020)
|Developer(s)||Bluepoint Games, Japan Studio|
|Release Date||12th November 2020|
The next gem on our list of Games Like Skyrim is Demon’s Souls. This game is a remake of the original Demons Souls which was launched back in 2009 by Japan Studios. It received a lot of good reviews from critics and it sold over 1.4 million copies by September 2021.
The story of this game is set in Boletaria which is a kingdom consumed by a deadly being called the Old One. Players will play as the hero who came to Boletaria to take down the fallen king and pacify the Old one. Even tho the story is similar to the original game but the graphics, physics, and gameplay make this game worth playing again. If you enjoy playing Skyrim then we are pretty sure you’re gonna have a blast playing this masterpiece.
6. Darksiders 3
|Release Date||27th November 2018|
|Platforms||PS 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia|
Number 6 on our list is the Darksiders 3. It is an action-adventure game that has very much the same structure and gameplay elements as Metroidvanias and Soulslikes. This game is the third installment in the Darksiders franchise.
The storyline of this game follows Fury (a magician) who is described as the most unpredictable of the Four Horsemen and she is on a quest to hunt down and obliterate the Seven Deadly Sins, as ordered by the Charred Council. You can definitely try this game out if you want to experience the same thrill you had while playing Skyrim.
5. Middle Earth: Shadow Of War
|Developer(s)||Monolith Productions, IUGO|
|Release Date||10th October 2017|
|Platforms||PS 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Cloud Gaming, IOS|
Next up on our amazing list of games similar to Skyrim is Middle Earth: Shadow of War. This is an action, adventure, and role-playing game it is set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings film trilogies and also this game took inspiration from both these successful movie franchises.
In this exquisite game, players will control the game’s protagonist Talion (Troy Baker) who still has the spirit of elf lord Celebrimbor. Taliom and Celebrimnor will travel to Mount Doom, where they will forge a new ring of power. You can definitely give this game a go and we are pretty sure that it will not disappoint you.
4. Horizon Zero Dawn
|Release Date||28th February 2017|
|Platforms||PS 4, PC|
Another magnificent game on our list is Horizon Zero Dawn which shows us what a great masterpiece Sony has made. Horizon Zero Dawn is set in the future where the earth has become a mix of historic architectures and robotic monstrosities after an apocalypse. The players will play as Aloy who is a young hunter in a world which is being run by machines and he sets out to uncover the past.
This game will keep players hooked to its story because players will be playing as Aloy who will be chasing a riddle into the wilderness of mysteries. She will try to uncover the secrets of the world of the Old Ones which are buried beneath their crumbling ruins. Do give this game a try if you are into action-adventure games.
3. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
|Developer(s)||CD Projekt RED, CD Projekt|
|Release Date||18th May 2015|
|Platforms||PS 4, PS 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC|
Number 3 on our list is Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This game is based on a novel by Andrzej Sapkowski and has made it to the top because of its exquisite graphics and great storyline. Witcher 3 was released in the same year as Skyrim. A remastered version of this game was released recently on 14th December 2022 with next-gen graphics for newer consoles and PC.
The Storyline of Witcher 3 starts with the protagonist who is a monster hunter as he embarks on a journey to find his apprentice before the Wild Hunt can capture her and bring out about the destruction of the world. Players can have an immense amount of fun while playing this game and can even compare it with Skyrim as both games are masterpieces.
2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
|Release Date||13th February 2018|
|Platforms||PS 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux, Amazon Luna, Mac Operating Systems|
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the second game on our list and it made it to the top two because Warhorse Studios gave this game their all and made this game one of the largest open-world games of all time. If you ask a true gamer, what other games come to their mind when you say Skyrim? Kingdom Come Deliverance is a game that will definitely come to their mind. This game has got awesome graphics and a storyline.
Set in the medieval kingdom of Bohemia ( an imperial state of The Holy Roman Empire) the storyline of this game takes place during a war in Bohemia on the orders of the Hungarian king Sigismund. Cuman mercenaries attack the mining village of Skalitz and they massacre everyone who lived there. One of the survivors of the massacre (Henry) decides to join the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla out of vengeance. This game has a great storyline and a great open-world experience. If you’re someone who has played Skyrim and wants to play a similar game then we highly recommend you give this game a try.
1. Elden Ring
|Release Date||25th February 2022|
|Platforms||PS 4, PS 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC|
The number one place on our magnificent list goes to the astonishing Elden Ring. This is an open-world, action, and role-playing game with few restrictions. This is a multiple award winner game. Players are able to capture the same feelings they get while playing Skyrim. This game is often compared to Skyrim.
There are many kingdoms in the open world environment of this game where a specific God rules every kingdom. The protagonist in this game will come across many challenges to conquer the place of Elden Lord. The choices that players make in this game affect the events. If you are a Skyrim fan then this game might be the game where you spend countless hours enjoying it. You guys can also check out our comparison of Witcher 3 vs Elden Ring. Now we will answer some FAQs down below for you guys.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Skyrim based?
Skyrim is based in Scandinavia (A region in Northern Europe).
How is Skyrim still popular?
One of the reasons that Skyrim is still popular is because of its release on different generations of consoles. And one other reason might be the graphics, physics, plot, and storyline of the game were so good that players still play it to this day.
Can Skyrim be played offline?
Yes. Players don’t need an internet connection to enjoy the story of Skyrim.
So there you have it. These were some other best games like Skyrim which gamers can indulge in today to get countless hours of fun.
Be sure to check up on this post from time to time as we’ll update it regularly, as and when we find more interesting games like these to share with you all.
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