5 Games Like The Witcher 3
Although The Witcher 3 is quite huge in scope, there are times when you wonder if there are any other games like it. Subtitled Wild Hunt, the third game in The Witcher series focuses on Geralt of Rivia who is a monster hunter on a journey across the Northern Kingdoms. In the game, players battle several dangers armed with magic and swords while also doing side quests in order to complete the story.
The Witcher 3 received critical acclaim not only for the design of its world, but also for its narrative. It’s tough for games to be both a critical and financial success but that’s what Wild Hunt received. And if you want to find games like The Witcher 3, there are quite a few that you could try.
Top Games that Are Like The Witcher 3
1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail
- The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features
- All-new features include remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more
Just like The Witcher 3, Skyrim – the name of the place this game is set in – is an open world game. In fact, the traces of inspiration from Skyrim is evident in The Witcher. But despite some design inspirations, the game play is different. A follow-up to Oblivion, Skyrim still deals with trying to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon prophesied to bring ruin to the world. While that quest is surely on the player’s mind, they can diverge from the storyline and explore the rest of Skyrim.
2. Fallout 3
- Take in the sights and sounds of the vast Capital Wasteland! See the great monuments of the United States lying in post-apocalyptic ruin; you make the choices that define you and change the world; just keep an eye on your Rad Meter
It actually doesn’t make quite sense to include this in the list given that The Witcher is set in the medieval period while Fallout is set in a post-apocalyptic world. But of all the four games in the Fallout series so far, it’s the third game that offers similar game play to The Witcher.
With both The Witcher 3 and Fallout 3, you decide how you want to create your world. You also make the decisions regarding the people around you. Both games also feature a lot of content which will take hours to get through.
3. Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Become the Inquisitor: Wield the power of the Inquisition over the course of an epic character-driven story, and lead a perilous journey of discovery through the Dragon Age.
- Bond with Legends: A cast of unique, memorable characters will develop dynamic relationships both with you and with each other.
- Discover the Dragon Age: Freely explore a diverse, visually stunning, and immersive living world.
- Change the World : Your actions and choices will shape a multitude of story outcomes along with the tangible, physical aspects of the world itself.
- Play Your Way : Completely control the appearance and abilities of your Inquisitor, party of followers, outposts, and strongholds. Decide the makeup of your Inquisition forces and your own style of combat.
Dragon Age isn’t exactly that open of a game and it can be completed in less than 100 hours, including the side quests. While Witcher 3 gives you the power to decide how your world should be, Dragon Age has a defined set of maps you will go through. While that may feel limiting, there are lots of things to do once you begin exploring each area.
4. Gothic 2
- Enter a medieval world where magic, alchemy, monsters and intrigue all coexist. You'll go seeking treasure while you navigate hidden threats, tenuous alliances and powerful enemies.
- Gain in experience and power as you face monsters in combat with medieval weapons
- Collect the circles of power to give your character supernatural abilities
- Interact with over 400 different NPCs as you seek clues and help to earn the treasure of a lifetime!
This game is set in a world called Khorinis and is the second game in the Gothic series. Some of the characters from the first game have made their way to this one. The graphics may also look a bit dated, but the game is pretty rich. Although Khorinis isn’t as large a world as that inhabited by Witcher 3, the many decisions you have to make it an exciting game to play.
5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Live another life in another world, create and play any character you can imagine
- An all-new combat and magic system brings first person role-playing to a new level of intensity
- Groundbreaking AI system gives characters full 24/7 schedules
- New lands to explore in the Shivering Isles expansion
- Challenging new foes, hideous insects, Flesh Atronachs, skeletal Shambles, amphibeous Grummites and more
Oblivion is one of those games like The Witcher 3 where you make decisions about your world. You still have a main storyline to follow but you can break out of those to do lots of things like join a guild.