Whether you’re ready to give up the role of the Dragonborn or not, there are plenty of games like Skyrim to keep you entertained.
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One of the most enjoyable RPGs ever made is Skyrim. And now that the game has been remastered, it’s even easier to get lost in the world of the Dragonborn. We’ve got plenty of games like Skyrim to keep you occupied if you’ve gotten your fill of sweet rolls. More expansive, exotic realms await, as do adventures that will keep you guessing until the early hours.
These Skyrim-like games have been hand-picked for their stylistic similarity, narrative focus, or gameplay mechanics in order to help you replace the void left by the demise of Tamriel in your life. I hope they’ll keep you entertained as you wait for more information on Elder Scrolls 6.
1. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
With Skyrim’s prequel, you may take a break from being the Dragonborn, but still experience more of the Elder Scrolls world. Original release date of 2006, Oblivion was revolutionary at the time and still holds up well now. A prisoner is visited by Emperor Uriel Septim, who offers you a chance at freedom (voiced by Patrick Stewart no less). Once you identify Septim’s heir, you’re forced into an epic quest to put him on the throne.
Oblivion gates are wreaking havoc by enabling all kinds of evil monsters to enter the land of Tamriel, so we’ll also have to deal with that. This is a must-play for anyone who hasn’t played Skyrim yet, even though the combat is a little more challenging. There are also tons of side quests and locales to discover. You may brush up on your Elder Scrolls knowledge while playing Dragonborn, as there are several references to Oblivion’s events and characters.
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a must-play fantasy role-playing game of recent memory. It is up to you to find Cintra’s heir, the princess Ciri, who happens to be Geralt of Rivia. Fighting monsters, being caught up in political strife, and many more perils await you as you race against time to locate her before the Wild Hunt. In a similar vein to Skyrim, you can choose how to carry out your adventure in a world filled with story-driven quests and regions to explore.
Fantastic beast battles and breathtaking scenery are only the beginning of what players can look forward to in The Witcher 3. Honestly, there’s so much to do and discover that you could spend hours exploring the wide landscapes without ever touching the main story. This sounds familiar? In case you’ve been putting it off, the Game of the Year Edition comes with all of the outstanding DLCs Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone. There are endless opportunities for exploration.
3. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Unlike Skyrim, Capcom’s open-world action adventure features dragons. Play as a character who has their heart stolen by dragons and is then revived to fight back against the same beast. Dragon’s Dogma, situated in the mythical Gransys Island, will put you in the midst of many different kinds of monsters, so if you’re already missing the dragon fights, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s great news for those of you who enjoy customizing your Arisen’s appearance to know that there are a plethora of character creation customization options available. Specializations and skill trees are similar to those found in Skyrim’s fighting. It’s entirely up to you how you go about your combat strategy. It’s full of mystery and suspense, and the wide range of enemies you’ll encounter keeps things interesting.
4. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Skyrim and the Legend of Zelda both have one of the finest things about them: the freedom to explore and go about your adventure at your own leisure.
Breath of the Wild accomplishes this in a Link-shaped packaging that is captivating. Link awakens from a century-long slumber in a Hyrule he has never seen before. You must aid him in regaining his lost memories so that he can preserve Hyrule from destruction. Is it ever a simple task?
There are a plethora of activities and tasks available in the universe, as well as talents to learn and fighting styles to experiment with. Despite the fact that Link’s weapons will ultimately wear out, there are a plethora of different ones to choose from, and if you enjoyed cooking in Skyrim or manufacturing potions, you’ll have a lot of fun in Link’s kitchen. Breath of the Wild creates a world full of secrets to discover, but it doesn’t give you too much guidance. In Link’s shoes, you’ll rack up more than 100 hours of gameplay before you realize what happened.
5. Dragon Age: Inquisition
You’ll be right at home in BioWare’s latest Dragon Age game. Demons are spilling out of a gaping hole in the sky in Thedas, the home of the gods. What a terrible thing to happen! Fortunately, you’ve gained the ability to close rifts accidently, so you’re right there to help. You join the Inquisition after being captured and questioned by them.
In this game, you’ll be able to make your own decisions about how to face your challenges. Dorian, one of the best characters in any BioWare game (as well as many epic battles, dragon fights, and skill upgrades), this game has so much replayability potential. Dragon Age, if you enjoyed Skyrim’s marriage but craved more in-depth romance. You’re in good hands with the Inquisition.
6. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
This is a hero I’ve never heard of. Isn’t it amazing how many varieties there are? Every hero has a unique backstory, no matter if they’re a prisoner or the son of a local blacksmith. For those who like Kingdom Come Deliverance’s story-driven open world, the Stormcloaks and Imperial civil war might be just what you’re searching for.
You’ll be immersed in the Roman Empire in the land of Bohemia, Europe, while you play Deep Silver’s RPG. In the wake of the death of Charles IV, the once-beautiful country has fallen into a state of conflict and corruption. When your town is destroyed by fire, your life as Henry, the Blacksmith’s son, is flipped upside down. You’re suddenly thrust into a civil war that will have a significant impact on the future of Bohemia. It’s a lot like Skyrim because it’s first-person, and its sword fighting mechanics are a step beyond the others.
7. Divinity: Original Sin 2
Skyrim and Divinity benefit from Bethesda’s meticulously built Elder Scrolls universe.
Rivellon, the location for Original Sin 2’s Rivellon, accomplishes precisely that. After the death of the Divine, the void opened up and Voidwoken began to appear in the world. A sorcerer who can manipulate source (a sort of energy similar to magic) is on an epic adventure to become the next Divine..
Despite the fact that it isn’t an open world, the variety of options available to you makes you feel like you’re in charge of your own adventure. Create your own character from the ground up or play as one of the five pre-made protagonists, each of whom has a unique backstory and skill set to draw on. The world reacts differently to you based on the race of your protagonist, just like in Skyrim. One of the most absorbing RPGs to date is Divinity, because to its captivating plot, countless dialogue options, diverse skill tree, and numerous crafting opportunities.
8. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is a great alternative to Skyrim if you’re looking for a comparable experience but with a different flavor. Many features of Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic open world RPG will be familiar to you because it was developed by the same company. Rather than using swords and magic, you now have guns and nuclear bombs available. It’s essentially a horrific, post-nuclear Skyrim, with flying bugs, mutants, and ghouls abound.
You play as a mother or father who is forced to retreat into the shelter of Vault 111 when nuclear bombs begin to fall throughout the world. To find your kidnapped son after being cryogenically frozen, you must travel to the enormous Wastelands to search for him. Sweet rolls are back in Fallout 4 and just slightly irradiated, so you’re in luck if you’ve been craving them.
9. Horizon Zero Dawn
While this story lacks dragons, it does feature robotic dinosaurs. Open world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn has one of the most refreshing and engaging storylines to date thanks to its beautiful snowy mountainous scenery and rolling grassy hillsides. There are fascinating robotic monsters in the post-apocalyptic world where you play as Aloy, a hunter. An outcast by the tribes that surround her, Aloy sets out on a journey to find out the truth about her origins. To combat the artificial foes, Aloy has access to a variety of improvised weapons and traps. There’s a lot to see and do in this game, with tons of interesting side missions, interesting people, and tons of things to find. It’s going to keep you quite occupied.
10. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Fans of the Elder Scrolls series will recognize a lot of the similarities between Reckoning and those games. As the Fateless One, you are revived to a war-torn Earth and given the task of rewriting history. It’s a lot of weight. Amalur’s open-world setting allows you to roam freely. With four playable classes and a plethora of customization possibilities, you’ll be able to play the game anyway you see fit. Ken Rolston, Oblivion’s principal designer, even had a hand in the game’s development. It’s a solid RPG with a lot to offer as one of the last 38 firms to deliver a game before it went bankrupt.
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