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Top 20 Best Games Like Skyrim

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Skyrim is a classic RPG for any gamer, but there’s only so much you can mod Skyrim and re-start a game before you want to try something a little different. Thankfully, we’ve got a list of 20 games that are similar to Skyrim for you to enjoy!

Best Games Like Skyrim

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Thanks to Netflix, The Witcher series has gained a new lease on life. Plenty of fans have gone back to the games, and plenty more are seeking out the series in all its media forms. That includes the games! The Witcher 2 has a great combat system and is the perfect middle ground between the clunkier first game and the more fluid third game in the series.

If you haven’t played The Witcher 2, you should try to do so before you pick up The Witcher 3. The story continues through each game, which makes missing one out detrimental to your gameplay.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, and Xbox 360.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Now that we’ve covered The Witcher 2, it’s only logical to bring The Witcher 3 into the equation. The Witcher 3 perfected roleplaying games with its detailed scenery, interactions beyond quest-bound NPCs, and the stunning combat system.

The storyline is so immersive that it’s almost impossible to walk away from the game. Many return time and time again to re-experience the final installation of Geralt of Rivia’s story. Be the hero and enjoy the world of The Witcher in the best way.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Eternium

A game that’s only available to play on your mobile phone, Eternium brings an experience that’s close enough to Skyrim to your hand. Take this adventure on the go with you, explore expertly crafted worlds with your companions, and take down every monster that stands in your path.

The best thing about Eternium is that you can play the whole thing offline. There’s no need for a WiFi connection, and there’ll be nothing draining your precious data package. If anything, that’s a solid reason to give the game a try.

Platforms: iOS and Android.

Neverwinter

Neverwinter takes place within the world of Dungeons & Dragons, but you don’t need to know a thing about D&D to enjoy this MMORPG. Choose from eight different classes of character, each with their own unique skills, and go forth on your own adventure.

If that hasn’t piqued your interest, you’ll be happy to know that Neverwinter is a completely free-to-play game. Even though it won’t cost you a thing to play, the graphics and the story behind the game are both decent enough to make thousands of players leave it a positive review.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.

World of Warcraft

An extremely popular online game, World of Warcraft has one of the most detailed storylines you’ll ever come across. Each NPC has their own story to tell you, and many of them can be interacted with for quests.

Team up with other players from all over the globe to fight against humongous beasts and villains looking to wreak havoc on their surroundings. A whole boatload of quests awaits the character that you create in this world. Embark on a new adventure that spans across nations!

Platforms: Microsoft Windows and Mac.

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Middle Earth: Shadow of War

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are books and films that have been loved by many. Thankfully, you can now wander around in Tolkien’s universe and be immersed in his world. Shadow of War is the direct sequel to Shadow of Mordor, and both are great alternatives to Skyrim.

Shadow of War continues where Shadow of Mordor left off, putting the player in the body of Talion – an elf who has the spirit of Lord Celebrimbor inside of him. Both games are similar in play style, but Shadow of War does use the Nemesis engine for its characters and their stories.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Dark Souls III

If you’re looking for a game that focuses less on roleplay and more on combat and impossible situations, Dark Souls III is the game for you. The series is known for being ridiculously hard to beat, and for making players want to snap their discs in half within an hour of playing.

This is largely because of the number of times you’ll die before you get anything else done. But if you can look past that, you’ll have found a game that gives you access to tons of weapons, great environments, and huge enemies to take down.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Divinity 2

Take Skyrim’s quests and weaponry and combine it with World of Warcraft’s crafting and enchanting system. Therein lies Divinity 2. This action-adventure game will ask you to solve puzzles, complete quests, and combat various foes to win.

The gameplay is pretty different from other RPGs because it focuses less on roleplay and more on hacking and slashing your way through the plot. You can still develop your character, certainly, but you’ll need to take your story and run with it to find the better roleplay elements.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Even without playing the other Dragon Age games in the series, you can easily pick up Dragon Age: Inquisition and start playing right off the bat. There are a couple of things that link back to previous games – such as Hawke from Dragon Age 2 – but these can be automatically filled in by the game’s mechanics if you don’t have any previous saves from the prequels.

Some of the best things about DA: I are the character customization, the love interests, and the compelling storyline. These keep people coming back to run playthrough after playthrough, trying out the various combinations that yield different dialogues and plot. But if you don’t save the Chargers, you deserve everything that happens to you.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Fallout 4

If Skyrim was based in the future rather than in the medieval period, and people had guns in place of swords, you’d get Fallout 4. This post-apocalyptic RPG starts when your player steps out of a vault into a land ruined by nuclear war. You already know that your spouse is dead and that your son is missing. Immediately, you depart to find him.

Shaun is not easy to find. As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you will face a lot of dangers as you explore the world of Fallout 4 to find him. There are plenty of quests to distract you along the way, and the storyline is nothing if not impressive.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Fallout: New Vegas

If you played the first two Fallout games, you’d immediately take a liking to Fallout: New Vegas. Many of the features of New Vegas come from its predecessors, but New Vegas does have more of an emphasis on how its player’s choices impact the game.

The story centers around a struggle on the border between California and Nevada. You play as a courier working for the Mojave Express, who is ambushed during one of their deliveries. Left for dead, you’re rescued and decide to embark on a new journey.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Set in the 15th century, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the kind of game that you play when you want a taste of history. You play Henry, the son of a blacksmith, whose parents are killed in a massacre. As Henry, all you want is vengeance for your parents, so your journey out to find the people who killed them.

It’s an adventure bracketed by bloodshed, murder, and enticing atmospheres. The storyline isn’t too compelling, but the game is great to play if you’re looking for an action RPG that isn’t the typical fantasy-based alternative world trope.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Elder Scrolls games are always great stories to get involved in. Though Skyrim is obviously the most popular choice (probably because of all the mods, the customization, and the open-world adventure that it represents), Oblivion is another favorite of the series’ fans.

Immerse yourself in a new world, experience magic and combat in the first person, and talk to all the NPCs who have their own stories to share with you. The game might be a little dated now, but it’s no less fun to play.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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The Elder Scrolls Online

Anyone who enjoys Skyrim will adore The Elder Scrolls Online. Essentially, it’s Skyrim on a larger scale, with the additional feature of being able to play in real-time with people all over the world. There’s even PvP, which is always a joy for everyone involved.

The Elder Scrolls Online brings the same amount of customization that you would expect of any game from its series. You have a lot of character creation options, giving you the ability to make a unique character to play. And you can also choose which skills you want to learn from the get-go!

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Sadly, the developers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning went bankrupt after the release of the game. It’s unlikely that they’ll be any updates or extra content because of this, but even by itself, it’s one of the best RPGs out there for solo players.

The combat system for KoA is based on being able to counter every move your opponent makes. Just like all those beloved fighting games that we all played on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, you’ll need to get the right combo together to take down your enemies. Outside of combat, you’ve got free range on your actions and what you decide to do with the story.

Platforms:Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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Red Dead Redemption 2

If there was a game that could out-match The Witcher 3 in terms of storytelling, it would be Red Dead Redemption 2. The sheer amount of effort that must have gone into creating the complex plot in this game is undeniable!

As a player, you get to choose how quickly the story passes by. You can pace your game as slow as you want to and enjoy the scenes as you come across them. But, if you’re looking to just breeze through the game at a slightly quicker pace, you’ve got a good 60 hours to play.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

The quests in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen are designed to be relevant to what you’re doing as a player. Make certain choices, and some quests will become unavailable. Make other choices, and you’ll suddenly have more options.

The start of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is somewhat bare, but like all good RPGs, leveling up and progressing are the keys to your success. No one finished Skyrim in a few hours, so why should you be rushing through to find main plot quests at a low level?

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Horizon Zero Dawn

When a balance between storytelling and exploration is found, a wonderful game can be created. Horizon Zero Dawn is one such game that manages to find this balance in a way that’s like The Witcher 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s the storyline behind Horizon Zero Dawn that draws players back again and again.

In the end, your choices don’t really matter much in the game (which is the complete opposite to RPGs like Dragon Age and Mass Effect), but the plot is so well-written that no one minds being along for the ride.

Platform: PlayStation 4.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Any Assassin’s Creed game is worth playing at least once. Assassin’s Creed: Origins takes its players back to Ancient Egypt – which creates some stunning viewpoint shots once you spend a few minutes climbing up the side of time-forgotten monuments.

Like all the Assassin’s Creed games before it, Origins is about being sneaky and taking out your targets. But let’s face it, an assassin in Ancient Egypt is extremely cool, and no AC fan has ever complained about the surplus of opportunities to explore a new world.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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FAQ

What games should I play if I like Skyrim?

If you like Skyrim there are plenty of similar games that you could play in terms of open-world antics, epic storylines, and intriguing gameplay. Some similar games include The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Dark Souls III, and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Which game is better Witcher 3 or Skyrim?

Skyrim has sold more than 30 million copies compared to Witcher 3's 20 million but the Skyrim has been out for 4 years longer. Metacritic scores each game differently depending on platform. Fans are very much divided and there is no clear answer.

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