If you’ve enjoyed hours of dragon hunting, skill building and crimes against chickens in Skyrim, maybe you want more! This list of top 5 games like Skyrim will give you some great alternatives that you can enjoy just as much. We’ve had loads of fun playing these games and we think you will too.
Skyrim is an Action Role-Playing Game, Developed by Bethesda Game Studios and Published by Bethesda Softworks. Released worldwide 11/11/11, it has since sold over 30 million copies, received a multitude of awards and has a gigantic fan base with immeasurable amounts of merchandise, custom content and internet content.
It’s such a renowned, distinguished game that it can be difficult to find anything as enjoyable. This list will hopefully give you some games similar to Skyrim to get sucked into.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Dragon Age Inquisition
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
Best Games Like Skyrim
You might be surprised here! While some of these games fit Skyrim’s core essence, you may not of considered others on the list. Go in with an open mind, and try each game, as they all capture the great elements of Skyrim, obscurely or obviously.
Oblivion was released in 2006, back when DLC wasn’t common, so the base game offers up a whopping 300+ hours of gameplay.
Obviously, visuals don’t come close to Skyrim, but they’re still enough to draw you into the complex storylines and fun gameplay. Oblivion is still played by many people although it is over 12 years old, and die-hard fans are still modifying it today. A really cool factor of the game is that if you’re familiar with certain elements and storylines of Skyrim, you can find hints of their origins and easter eggs in Oblivion, and vice versa, so if you’re curious to delve deeper into the world of Elder Scrolls, this game is right up your Riften.
If you’re familiar with the Dragon Age series, you’ll already have an idea of how incredible these games are. Character creation is so elaborate, you can design every aspect of your character intricately. You can literally sculpt the shape of their facial features, add customizable scars and battle wounds and even personalize elements such as the direction in which their nose broke. You can choose from a selection of different races, each race possessing exclusive capabilities and skills. There’s also an option to import your character from previous games to continue their journey into this game. The way that Dragonage operates is very personalized and takes into account every choice you make. This makes the storyline unique to each individual player.
As the game was released in 2014, two years after Skyrim, you would assume the visuals would have been slightly improved, however, Skyrim continues to hold the crown for its graphics. This does not take away from the gameplay itself and if you want to immerse yourself in a vastly detailed game, you’ll find yourself addicted to Dragon Age.
Your quest is to close several different breaches in the Dragon Age world, monsters are escaping these breaches and your character is the only being able to stop it.
Dragon Age doesn’t offer an open world mode but operates in different stages that are free to explore. Along the way you can level up and upgrade your skill set.
A great aspect of Dragon Age is that you can enjoy it with a friend, as the story mode also offers a co-op mode.
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Okay, I know what you’re thinking. How is Tomb Raider like Skyrim!? Well, the latest addition to the classic Tomb Raider series has many similarities!
Obviously, we play as Lara Croft so character facial customization is unavailable, however, there is a small selection of outfits to choose from. Weapons are all customizable and Lara levels up and improves her skill set, resembling the way we improve our Dovahkiin character. Tomb Raider operates in segmented open worlds, where a large area of the map can be explored, however, to unlock certain areas you have to advance through the storyline.
A notable experience of Rise Of The Tomb Raider is the high-quality life-like graphics, stunning environmental visuals, gripping intricate role-playing storylines and fluid satisfying gameplay.
Developed by the same team as Skyrim, Bethesda Game Studios released another classic, groundbreaking game with Fallout 4. It definitely has big boots to fill, as Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas were highly popular, brilliant games.
Like Skyrim, Fallout 4 operates from a large open world, where the user can freely explore constantly without being stopped by any level restrictions. The player has the ability to customize their characters face, level them up and select their choice of weapon and clothing. While in previous versions of Fallout the protagonist ventures alone, Fallout 4 offers possibly the best companion you can ask for, DOGE! A gorgeous German Shepherd by the name of Dogmeat. THANKFULLY, Dogmeat is immortal and cannot die, phew!
Skyrim is full of magic, mystical beings, and dragons, while Fallout takes us to a post-apocalyptic nightmare world (caused by nuclear war) where you must use the resources you can acquire, science and technology to survive. While the stories are dissimilar, the look, feel, gameplay and core values are recognizable.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt certainly wowed gamers and critics with it’s fine attention to detail, stunning graphics and extensive quests. Sometimes, however, The Witcher 3 can, unfortunately, deliver long loading times, but this is the cost of such a detailed game, and this can also be said for Skyrim, too. Unlike Skyrim, this game doesn’t offer customizable characters, so hopefully, you can live with the characters created by CD Projekt Red.
This game can also offer players a fantastic combat experience, with fluid movements. Your horse can also battle alongside the protagonist. In this game, you play as Geralt, and battle monsters, men, spirits and other supernatural creatures. Like Skyrim, you can choose to use different types of combat, for example, physical weapons like swords, or magic.
Without a doubt this game needs to be in your Playstation collection, it’s won several awards for its incredible design, and if you enjoyed Skyrim you will enjoy The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
We hope this list can inspire you to find games you’ll love. Some games listed above are more similar than others to Skyrim, but all include elements of enjoyable aspects from the game.