While most video games put players in the shoes of fully formed protagonists, the more immersive ones let you tweak different parts of your character using a character creator. This is called “immersive.” Some of these let you do more than just change how your character looks. You can also change how your stats and attributes are distributed to get the build you want.
The PlayStation 5 is a real powerhouse when it comes to graphics. It can run some of the most detailed and realistic character models ever seen in a video game on it. As more and more games are made that push the console to its limits, here are a few with impressive character creators to match.
Final Fantasy 14
Final Fantasy 14 has become one of the most popular MMORPGs on the market, even though its original version was not very good when it first came out. This is doubly so after the recent launch of the Endwalker expansion pack forced Square Enix to temporarily suspend sales of the game, just to keep the demand on their servers in check.
The core game itself has a very powerful character creator that lets players choose all of the important things about their character. Among them are the race of the person, gender, and clan. They also set the starting values for attributes like strength and dexterity. It also has a character creator for people who haven’t yet downloaded the game, which makes it easy for them to import their creations into the main game from a separate tool.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
It was released on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2011. Skyrim is a game that is still popular with both RPG fans and people who just like to play games. A lot of that comes down to how well the game can make you feel like you’re part of an epic adventure and how fun it is to play.
This might be why it has been made for more consoles and devices than most games are. The PS5 version (dubbed the Anniversary Edition) was released to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the game, bringing with it a host of visual upgrades that include 4K resolution and up to 120 FPS. However, the character creator in Skyrim is still one of the best out there. It has a lot of options so you can make your character exactly how you want it to be.
In the beginning, Cyberpunk 2077 had a rough start, to say the least. After more than a year of bug fixes and improvements, the PlayStation 5 version of the game now gets a lot more attention than it did when it first came out. A lot of people think of the game’s character creator when they think of its customizable genitals, not the amount of customization they thought they would get.
But if nothing else, this shows how much the game’s character creator can get down and dirty. Because there are so many customization options for players to play with, you could spend hours making a unique character before going into Night City.
The Soulsborne genre has traditionally been aimed at gamers who enjoy a more difficult game. When Elden Ring came out, many people for the first time found out how much fun the FromSoftware games are. That’s what people love most about the game: its huge world and the freedom it gives you to fight the different monsters that live there.
A part of that freedom is being able to make completely unique character builds that work for different types of games. People start by making their own characters in the game’s character creator. There, they can change their appearance and choose a class that has different values for things like strength and endurance. During most of your time in the game, you’ll be wearing armour from head to toe. It’s still nice to see how many options there are for people who want to spend the time to make the best avatar.
The Sims 4
Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Mac
Considering how important customization is in the The Sims series, our first suggestion should come as no surprise. This lets players truly show off their personalities.
The Sims 4 Create-a-Sim tool is the best one yet. It lets you change the shape of your body, change your face, and choose your favourite clothes for different events.
It also lets you choose your Sim’s personality, goals, and internal motivations before they go out into the world.
Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Getting started in Warframe, there isn’t much you can do until you’ve played a few hours and bought some Platinum, the game’s most valuable item.
When new skins and other items are added to the game in the not-too-distant future, they each have their own colour slots, as well as different types of tints and energy outputs.
The game also lets you make your own symbols for your character’s chest and back, put cosmetic auras on your armour, and change the colours and skins on your weapons.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One
Dragon Age: Inquisition is another game that lets you choose from four races: humans, elves, dwarves, and Qunari. You can also choose how your face looks.
It comes with a number of presets that can be changed with a combination of sliders and more specific boxes that give some flexibility.
With a little time and effort, you can make your character look very different from the presets you start with.
Baldur’s Gate III
Platforms: Windows, Mac
Baldur’s Gate 3 is still in Early Access on Steam, but it’s already one of the best games for making your own character.
There isn’t a way to sculpt faces right now. There are male and female presets, as well as a lot of hairstyles, makeup, and tattoos.
Even though each race comes with a limited set of hair, skin, and eye colours, the game lets you unlock the full range and get very specific with your D&D roleplay.