For all of you out there who are into role-playing games (RPG), The Elder Scrolls series should not be a new thing. And neither should be Skyrim. Maybe it would be more familiar to you guys as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is one of the best games of the series. And trust me on that, I have played it for countless hours. Just the ability to not care about the main mission is one of the many reasons I enjoyed this game. But, there are quite a few reasons you might like or might have liked this game. It is an open world role-playing game, you have to fight a dragon that might destroy the world, and you can also use magic apart from swords to fight. However, you are here to know about other best games like Skyrim.

List of Games like Skyrim:

1. The Witcher 2: Assasins of Kings

Games like Skyrim - The Witcher 2
Source: Steam

The games in the Witcher series are based on the novel series, The Witcher, by a Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Like Skyrim, Witcher 2 is also an open-world role-playing game with a hack and slash type combat architecture. Also, there is magic to augment this physical brawls. The story of the game revolves around Geralt of Rivia who is a witcher. Like any other role-playing game, the decisions made by the player affect the outcome and hence the progress of the story. This is one of the few games like Skyrim which you would find an instant attachment to.

Game details:

Developer: CD Projekt Red
Publisher: CD Projekt
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 17 May 2011
Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Official Download: Steam

2. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

Games like Skyrim - Witcher 3
Source: thewitcher.com

This is the new release from the Witcher series which has outdone all its predecessors. No matter in terms of gameplay, graphics, or story, Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt delivers a nearly unmatched RPG experience. As a sequel, the story of Witcher 3 follows that of the Witcher 2. As an RPG, the decisions of the player along the journey lead to various endings. It is closer than any other games like Skyrim. Released in 2015, Witcher 3 has received more than 800 awards and is still on the best games around for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Game details:

Developer: CD Projekt Red
Publisher: CD Projekt
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 19 May 2015
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One,  Microsoft Windows

Official Download: Steam

3. Elders Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Games like Skyrim - Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
Source: Steam

Like any other Elder Scrolls game, you will definitely come to love Oblivion if you are an RPG fan. The predecessor to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Oblivion offers almost similar RPG experience amongst the games like Skyrim albeit with reduced graphics capabilities. Nevertheless, it more than makes up for that with its gameplay. It also allows postponing the main mission indefinitely. You can choose to level up your character before going for the main mission. As an open-world RPG, you are free to explore any part of the game’s world. IGN has given it a rating of 9.3 out of 10 which shows how good the game is.

Game details:

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 20 March 2006
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Official Download: Steam

4. Assassin’s Creed Origins

Games like Skyrim - Assassin's Creed Origins
Source: Microsoft

Anyone who has been gaming, even on and on and off basis, would surely have heard of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It delivered some phenomenal titles like the Assassin’s Creed  Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, amongst others. The most redefining characteristic of Assassin’s Creed games is the stealth and assassination mechanics. However, there was a drastic change in the gameplay mechanics from Assassin’s Creed Origins and it only made the game more enjoyable. The experience is further enhanced by the setting of the game in Ancient Egypt.

Game details:

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 27 October 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Official Download: Steam

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5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Games like Skyrim - Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Source: Microsoft

What can be more interesting than assassins in Ancient Egypt? Assassins in the war between Athens and Sparta. And that is exactly what the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise brings you. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey builds upon the gameplay mechanics of Assassin’s Creed Origins and tries to improve it in subtle ways. With a rating of 9.2 out of 10 from IGN, there is little doubt to this game’s awesomeness. However, it is still plagued with the grinding custom in order to increase the level of the character like any other game in the RPG genre. It is, no doubt, one of the best games like Skyrim without the magic element for you to try.

Game details:

Developer: Ubisoft Quebec
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 5 October 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

Official Download: Steam

6. Dragon Age Inquisition

Games like Skyrim - Dragon Age Inquisition
Source: Microsoft

Developed by BioWare Edmonton and published by EA in 2014, Dragon Age Inquisition is the third major title in the Dragon Age franchise. It boasts of all those loved action role-playing game elements such as upgradable character stats, interaction with non-playable characters, side quests, etc. With an IGN rating of 8.8 out of 10, it is one of the best RPG titles of its time.

Game details:

Developer: BioWare Edmonton
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Official Download: Origin

7. Dishonored 2

Games like Skyrim - Dishonored 2
Source: Steam

A little deviation from the normal RPG genre, Dishonored 2 provides an action-adventure kind of experience to the players. With the option to complete the mission using stealth, violence, or any bizarre combination of both, Dishonored 2 is one helluva first-person game one might come across. But, don’t be disheartened by hearing that it is a first-person action-adventure title. There is a fair share of RPG elements like character ability upgrades, in-game choices, etc. Rated as 9.3 out of 10 by IGN, it surely a game to try out. Although, a bit different from what you might expect games like Skyrim to be, the gameplay of Dishonored 2 is more than enough to make up for any sense of loss you might feel.

Game details:

Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 11 November 2016
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Official Download: Steam

8. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Games like Skyrim - Shadow of Mordor
Source: Steam

For those who are enthralled by The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit world, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is the game for you. Based on the world of The Lord of The Rings, the game takes place in a time between The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. You get to play as Talion who has bonded with a wraith, Celebrimbor. You can use the abilities available to both of them and can upgrade these abilities like any other RPG game. There is also a Nemesis system which allows non-playable characters to remember the actions they have performed against the player and react accordingly. The story of the game is as gripping as its gameplay if not more. Players find themselves interacting and battling with all the familiar creatures from the world of The Lord of The Rings which makes this game an exhilarating experience.

Game details:

Developer: Monolith Productions
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 30 September 2014
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Official Download: Steam

9. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Games like Skyrim - Shadow of War
Source: shadowofwar.com

The sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is based on the events following the previous game. It has the same gameplay mechanics with certain subtle additions here and there. The Nemesis system is improved in this game compared to the previous one. This allows one to work out and implement complex strategies using the various followers one gain during the journey of the game.

Game details:

Developer: Monolith Productions
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 10 October 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Official Website to Download: Steam

10. Dark Souls III

Games like Skyrim - Dark Souls III
Source: Bandai Namco

This action role-playing game from Bandai Namco Entertainment garners an IGN rating of 9.5 out of 10. This is more than enough to say how good this game is. It is also the concluding game of the Dark Souls series and is critically acclaimed to be an apt conclusion. With all the usual RPG elements and a combat system derived from its predecessors, Dark Souls III improves upon the previous titles by making the movement and combat more fluid.

Game details:

Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre: Action RPG (third-person perspective)
Release Date: 12 April 2016
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Official Download: Steam

Conclusion

Each game in the list above has something unique to offer. Although the overall experience is that of an RPG, players will still get distinct tastes as they experience each game for themselves. It is not difficult to find games like Skyrim, but it is difficult to find those who would keep the player engaged at every point in time. The above list is by no means exhaustive and it also doesn’t say anything about the rankings of these games either. It is meant purely as a source of information and entertainment for gamers who are on the lookout for great RPG games like Skyrim. Also, feel free to tell us about any other game you think should be on this list.

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