Top 10 Games Like Skyrim. If You Like Skyrim, You'll Love These Games
Here Are 10 Games Like Skyrim That You'll Enjoy Playing
Skyrim is one of the most memorable, in-depth games to be released in recent years. Countless collective hours have been spent slaying ferocious dragons, raiding mysterious dungeons, and forging the most powerful weapons by gamers around the world. As such, it has inspired many of its fans to search for similar games. So here are the top 10 games like Skyrim.
1. Skyrim Dawnguard
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Dawnguard - Official Trailer
Dawnguard is not a game on its own per se, but rather a DLC pack for Skyrim that includes a narrative centered on a war between vampires, whose leader plans to permanently blot out the sun, and the Dawnguard, a group solely dedicated to the hunting and extermination of vampires. At the beginning of this narrative, the player must decide whether they will side with the vampires or the Dawnguard.
The pack also includes a skill list for both vampires and werewolves, allowing players to gain more abilities over time.
2. The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online – The Three Fates Cinematic Trailer Supercut
Naturally, this game is very similar to Skyrim, as it is the latest installment in the Elder Scrolls saga.
With this game, Bethesda has decided to expand the series into the MMO gaming community, allowing players to collaborate and communicate.
In true MMO style, players have access to four different classes upon creating their character: the Dragonknight, a fire-breathing knight that calls on the power of dragons to aid his allies and harm his foes, the Templar, an armored mage that uses the divine light of Aedra to their advantage, the Sorcerer, a mage versed in the arts of summoning and conjuring, and the Nightblade, a deadly assassin armed with the powers of dark magic and stealth.
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Launch Cinematic
This soon to be released fantasy adventure takes a slightly different path than many others in its genre.
In the game, you are not a hero, you are an expert hunter, willing to slay any beast for a fair amount of coin. This game is best described as a cross between Monster Hunter and Dragon Age. Monster Hunter’s influence shows from the character’s ability to travel through a massive open world in order to, well, hunt monsters. The monsters themselves have beautiful and unique designs.
The gameplay is similar to Dragon Age due to its narrative path. You must make difficult choices that will determine later outcomes, and you can court several of the NPCs. You also have a larger quest: to track down the child of prophecy, a living weapon who holds in her hand the fate of the world.
4. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls III : Morrowind Trailer
This game is once again part of The Elder Scrolls series, but it is actually a predecessor to Skyrim, released in 2002.
While it does take place in the overworld of Tamriel, it is set on the Morrowindian island of Vvardenfelll. Despite the limited capabilities of technology at the time of its release, Morrowind stays true to The Elder Scrolls’ open-world style.
It contains many of the lovable elements of Skyrim, such as the ability to level up skills and gain new abilities. However, it also has the ability to level up attributes, a feature not present in Skyrim. These attributes are essentially broader abilities, such as strength. Furthermore, the combat system is significantly different, as it requires you to click on an enemy and press a certain arrow key at the same time to perform a specific attack. However, for those who want to bypass this, the combat features an “always use the best attack” option.
5. Dark Messiah Might and Magic
Dark Messiah Might and Magic combines the best of both worlds, with both a single-player story mode and a multiplayer mode. Currently boasting a rating of 10/10 on Steam, the game is focused on a wizard’s apprentice named Sareth, who has been sent by his master to Stonehelm to join an expedition to find the coveted and powerful artifact The Skull of Shadows.
Despite the fact that it was published in 2006, the graphics hold up surprisingly well.
6. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor Gameplay
Shadow of Mordor is a fantasy game set within the realm of JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings series. While most of the characters from the series don’t make an appearance, the game stays true to the universe’s lore, with elements like the One Ring and Sauron being central to the game’s narrative. The player starts off as Talion, plotting revenge on Sauron for murdering his family. To fulfill this, he must complete a series of objectives.
The game also includes a unique hierarchy of enemies known as the Nemesis system. This system consists of a series of leader’s of Sauron’s army, and killing them off weakens the army bit by bit. However, if one of these leaders kills you, any friends you are connected to by a network such as Steam will be informed of your demise, and will be given the opportunity to exact revenge on the offending leader.
7. Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome - The Full Story
When in Rome, explore, fight, and compete to your heart’s content. Such is the idea behind Ryse: Son of Rome.
Set during the golden age of the Roman Empire, you play as the fearless Roman general Marius Titus and control his battalion. Having seen the murder of his entire family at the hands of ruthless bandits, Titus has traveled with the army to Britannia for revenge.
Soon, he realizes he must return to Rome in order to fulfill his destiny as a military leader and hero of Rome.
8. Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II Trailer - VGA World Premiere 2012
This critically acclaimed game has a vast, detailed open world similar to that of Skyrim. In this game, you are an undead human known as the Bearer of the Curse.
On the brink of insanity trying to find a cure for this curse, you must traverse the vast land of Drangelic in search of powerful souls that can restore them once again.
One of its biggest selling points is its beautiful motion capture graphics. It also boasts a cooperative multiplayer system, colossal monsters and bosses, and an extensive customization system.
9. Dragon Age Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition Official Trailer – The Breach
The expansive world of Thedas is your oyster in the hit game Dragon Age Inquisition.
This game is the newest installment in the Dragon Age series, set in Thedas, the setting of the previous installments.
Amid a peace conference between Templars and mages, a rift suddenly opens, causing demons from another realm to spread into Thedas. As the sole survivor of this incident, you have become the Inquisitor, the only person with the power to send these demons back to their realm.
The game boasts a massive open-world narrative, with a diverse cast of characters and engaging dialogue, which has always ben a strong point of the Dragon Age series. Throughout the game, you are forced to make difficult choices that affect events later on in the game.
One aspect of the game that has been applauded by many critics is its strong devotion to the fantasy genre. If you fancy yourself more of a Casanova than a conjuror, though, there are options to court many of the characters.
Risen 3: Titan Lords - Official CGI Trailer
Risen is a fantasy adventure set in the volcano-rich island of Faranga, populated by humans and creatures alike.
Faranga is in the midst of turmoil, as recently many ancient ruins have sprung up from the earth, revealing many winding dungeons and catacombs, and is under an Inquisition, where no one is permitted to leave the island.
A group known as the Inquisitors are sent to deal with the ruins, but the ship is destroyed and you are the sole survivor.Now alone in facing this threat, you alone are responsible for the fate of Faranga. With dynamic, realistic characters and beautiful detail, Risen is a treat for any fan of RPGs.
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