6 Games Like The Elder Scrolls [Recommendations]

INTRODUCTION / OPENING PARAGRAPH

Let’s be real for a moment folks; the medieval times portrayed video games are amazing. The sheer amount a developer can do with the theme is astronomical. Maybe focus on a fantasy world wrought with danger or a beautiful utopia begging to be discovered and mined, the possibilities are endless. However, The Elder Scrolls titles accomplish this vision better than most other titles in market and we wanted to show respect for that. Thus, what better way to accomplish this task then by centering a whole article on games like The Elder Scrolls franchise? That’s right everyone Honey’s Anime brings you 6 Games Like The Elder Scrolls.

Whether you wish to be a cool mage that rains fire down on enemies or a heavy tank like warrior armed with a giant shield and Mace, The Elder Scrolls games lets you live out your dream catering to your playstyle. Spawning nearly a dozen titles, The Elder Scrolls titles have never faltered from giving players a truly large world to explore and fight in. Though The Elder Scrolls games aren’t the only titles that do this there are in fact hundreds of others that really pull off some neat ideas with their mechanics and presentation. We know if you love The Elder Scrolls games but want something slightly different, you’re really going to dig our 6 Games Like The Elder Scrolls. Now then brave soul if you’re ready, scroll down for this quest to find similar games to The Elder Scrolls series to begin.

Similar Games to The Elder Scrolls

1. Gothic II

  • System/Platform: PC
  • Publisher: JoWooD Productions (EU), Atari
  • Developer: Piranha Bytes
  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2002

Taking the role of a nameless hero—the same one from the first game—you live in a world that is facing a dark time. Thanks to an incident at a prison camp, the kingdom is facing an ore shortage. Sent by the king the hero ends up almost killed but is saved by a man named Xardas. Your savior tells the hero that an evil army has been created by the guidance of dragons. Now you must find a crystal which can apparently give you the ability to understand and speak with the dragons to see if there can be a peaceful resolution to this situation.

Let us begin our 6 Games Like The Elder Scrolls titles with an older title that still holds a place in our hearts called Gothic II. Similar to most of the Elder Scrolls titles, players of Gothic II can choose how they wish to play. Do you want to be a hero who saves the world or will you side with the evil forces? Regardless of how you choose Gothic II aims to be a RPG that gives players the feeling of a truly open world with tons to see and do. Dated or not, Gothic II stands against the test of time and proves to be a classic that fans of western type RPGs should definitely pick up and play.


2. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • System/Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Release Date: Sept 30, 2014

Taking place in the same world as The Lord of the Rings novel series, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gives us a story untold. Players assume the role of Talion, a captain stationed at the Black Gate of Mordor. One day, the gate is attacked by the evil Sauron’s deadly orc army and Talion watches in horror as his family is killed before him. Talion, who nearly dies as well, finds an unlikely savior. A wraith named Celebrimbor merges with the captain and keeps him from dying from his wounds. Now the two journey on a quest to get revenge against Sauron’s army.

Maybe our first title is a bit too slow and classic, well no worries, folks Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is like Elder Scrolls but is far from the classic RPG theme. In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor players will take Talion and fight against waves of enemies using Talion’s great skills with a blade to decimate enemy forces. Players will need to mix in counters and evasions if they wish to truly fight against some of the tougher enemies but regardless of how you approach fights Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor feels great to play. Developers Monolith Productions took some clear notes from games like the newer Batman Arkham titles to make combat feel unlike most RPGs of the same nature. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor plays like a faster paced Elder Scrolls title but still keeps that adventure theme by offering plenty to do and see in the world J. R. Tolkien built.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor- Launch Trailer (Official Trailer)


3. Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • System/Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Bioware Edmonton
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2014

The Mages have continued to fight the Templars for now far too long and they finally decide to have a meeting to see if peace can be obtained between the two. However, an odd explosion destroys the peace gathering killing almost everyone there except for a long person. You just so happen to be the only survivor but have lost your memories on what occurred there. Now you’re tasked with clearing your name as many believe you caused this event but it won’t be long before the truth is revealed. Now the real forces behind the event are roaring to take over the continent of Thedas and you and a few others are the only means of stopping this from happening.

Dragon Age has always been a game centered on giving players their choice of how to play. Would you want to be a two handed swordsman capable of felling enemies with one mighty swing or a powerful mage able to use elements of all sorts? That choice of gameplay returns with Dragon Age: Inquisition but with improved gameplay and an even bigger world to explore. Like The Elder Scrolls franchise, players can choose how to make their character be seen in this fantasy world and it changes allegiances with some characters and even your own party. With impressive graphics, a larger world, hundreds of quests and hundreds of hours of possible gameplay—thanks to the newer systems that give players the ability to gain lands and forts—Dragon Age: Inquisition is a fitting title for our list.

DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION Official Trailer- The Breach (Official Trailer)


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4. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

  • System/Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2013

You wouldn’t believe your eyes when The Dragon appeared. What was believed to be a legend stood before you and removed your heart. What should have been death ends up as anything but as The Dragon makes a proclamation. It claims that if you want your humanity back, you must become strong and be able to defeat it. Now as a new being called The Arisen, you set off on a quest to gain enough power to hopefully become a normal being once more.

Dragon’s Dogma was already a great game when it first released in May 2012 but a year later, we would get to witness an updated version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. The core of the game remained the same, players ventured in a large world fighting various enemies with either swords or magic all while having to even sometimes climb the larger beasts to defeat them. All too similar to games from the Elder Scrolls series, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen contains hundreds of quests and multiple ways to accomplish them. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen even contains a separate new area to really challenge those who feel they are now way stronger then the main game’s various enemies. We here at Honey’s Anime really loved our time with Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen and we know if you haven’t played this amazing RPG yet you’re missing out.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen- Launch Trailer (Official Trailer)


5. Dark Souls 3

  • System/Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment, FromSoftware (JP)
  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2016

The Age of Flame is nearing its end and with that event comes dark times for the land of Lothric. The dead rise once more becoming shells of what they once were and it seems that the Flame will indeed burn out. However, hope lies in one being known as the Ashen One. While The Ashen One failed to link the flames once before, that doesn’t mean it’s over. Once more The Ashen One rises to defeat the undead forces and hopefully take the mantle of the Lord of Cinder to save the kingdom of Lothric from dying out.

Whether you choose to be a swordsman or mage, the world of Dark Soul 3 will now be an easy quest. Players will need to ramp up their skills to ten in this third person action adventure title from developers FromSoftware. For those who loved the sometimes frustrating quests or battles from the various Elder Scrolls games you’ll find much pleasure in the tough but rewarding gameplay of Dark Souls 3. Make your character and set off on an adventure that will test you unlike most modern games in Dark Souls 3. Don’t feel bad if you rage or curse while playing, we’ve been there before plenty of times.

Dark Souls III- Launch Trailer | PS4 (Official Trailer)


6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • System/Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Developer: CD Projekt RED
  • Release Date: May 19, 2015

Geralt has finally seen the conclusion of one quest but now he must face yet another in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Yennefer—Geralt’s old flame—tells him that he has been summoned to Vizima by the Emperor. Once Geralt meets the Emperor, he tasks The Witcher with finding a woman named Ciri. Apparently in Ciri’s blood lays ancient elven powers that make her a much needed item for the Emperor. Geralt makes the choice to chase down this girl but he will soon land himself in a danger greater than anything he’s ever faced.

The Witcher has become a more popular series than ever and with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt being the latest and best installment, we found it to be a fitting end to our 6 Games Like The Elder Scrolls list. Players who are familiar with The Witcher series know what to expect but we’ll run you by the basic in case you’re a newcomer. Players assume the role of legendary Witcher Geralt and explore a vast landscape filled with quests and dangers to overcome. Like The Elder Scrolls games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gives players a nice mixture of how to handle combat in their own ways and gives plenty of enemy variety so the game never gets old. With tons of side quests that bring meaning to the main story in their own ways, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt really feels like a true honest quest and we love that level of immersion here at Honey’s Anime. Whether you’re new to The Witcher or a longtime fan there’s nothing stopping you from picking up one of the best adventure titles we’ve played in some time.

Official Launch Trailer- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Official Trailer)


Final Thoughts

The Elder Scrolls games whether they happen to be online or single player will be titles that will continue to wow us for years to come. Though in equal measure the games above are pretty epic as well and definitely should be checked out if you haven’t already. This is where we here at Honey’s Anime want your feedback as we have just given you ours. Let us know in the comments below what are some titles you love from this list or discovered because of us? While this list has wrapped up you can surely expect another amazing article or list to grace our website very soon so don’t leave for too long reader.

Aaron

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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