The Witcher 3 game was released earlier this year and it is undoubtedly one of the best action adventure role-playing video game that we have seen till now. This RPG video game offers the players an amazing open world action pack gameplay that will take you on a journey to become a professional Monster Slayer in a medieval period. Unlike the previous two installments of the game where our main character i.e., Geralt takes part in the fights between the kingdoms, in the third part of The Witcher, Geralt is on a personal mission to find his missing son.
The story of Witcher 3 takes off from where it ended in the previous game. The latest Witcher 3 features the darkest time that we have seen in all the three games. The wild hunt has cast its dark and mysterious spell all over the northern kingdoms giving rise to a new era of chaos, destruction, and bloodbath. Now it’s your responsibility to stop them and bring order in the Northern Kingdoms.
The new Witcher 3 game is really huge and you won’t be able to explore it fully even after playing it for 50 or 60 hours. As you progress in the game you will realize how little you know about it and there is a lot more than normal story, the side quest, and how important it is to complete them for being the best Monster Hunter in the realm.
The entire gameplay of Witcher 3 is affected by each and every decision that you take in the game. We tried playing the good guy and try to avoid any evil thing that we could have done in any way, But still, it resulted in the death of a lot of innocent souls. The simply depicts that the game does not work as you wanted it to, instead, there are a lot of surprise elements waiting for you at unexpected places in the timeline. This feature makes the game dark, somewhat depressing, exciting, full of adventure, and this is why gamers love it so much.
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However, we are not here to talk about The Witcher 3, but similar games that are available in the market and that you can play for having a similar action adventure packed experience. Obviously, finding similar games is not an easy job where you get such huge open world and freedom to interact with the world elements freely. But, to make this job easy for you we have come up with a list of top 5 games that are similar to the Witcher 3 and will offer more or less similar gaming experience to you.
#1. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is a huge action RPG game that the players can play from the third person as well as from the first-person perspective. The land of the Skyrim is really very huge including the forests, villages, towns, dungeons etc. and the player can roam freely all over it. In order to travel in this huge map, the players have horses or the fast travel system so that they can directly teleport to the places they had already visited.
There are a lot of nonplayable characters with whom you can interact and could gain a lot of useful knowledge. You can also get into a brawl with them, but killing them my take away few of the extra quest from you.
The players have an option to grow the character from the starting of the game. Initially, you get to choose your own character that can be one of the different races in the game that include orcs, humans, elves, and fewer non-human creatures. As one progresses through the game, the skills of the player improve as well. There are 18 skills in total that are divided into three parts combat, stealth, and magic. With each and every skill point that you earn, you can spend it on levelling up any one of these skills.
The player possesses 3 attributes, the stamina, the health, and magika. You can see all the three in an overhead HUD bar whenever any one of them gets depleted. You also have an inventory that can be accessed from the menu.
Your effectiveness in a battle depends on the weapon you use as well as the armor you are wearing. You can really make a difference by using the magical spells at the perfect time to block the opponent’s attack as well as surprising them with quickfire or ice.
The players can explore the world just like in Witcher 3 and might come across a lot of dangerous wild animals. Some animals like deer and elk might run away when you get too close them. However, they are some big animals a creature as well like Dragons that are going to enter into combat with you. But you can defeat the Dragons and absorb their souls in order to get access to some powerful spells to lay huge damage on your enemies.
They are players which have been playing the game for years but we were not able to complete it fully. We think you can imagine the vastness of the game by this. If you love Witcher 3, you should definitely try out this game, and we are hundred percent sure that you are going to love it too.
#2. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the next action RPG games similar to the Witcher 3 on our list. The game starts with the player having an option to choose the race of the character that he will be playing in the game. He or she can choose from an elf, a dwarf, and a human. In addition to that, the player also has an option to choose the appearance as well as a gender of his or her character. Not only that, you can either be a mage, rogue, or a warrior. all these three roles excel in three different abilities.
Just like witcher series, the decisions that you take in the game is going to affect the gameplay as well as the games world states. There are four regions including Ferelden, Orlais, Free Marches and Nevarra to explore in the game. The game is not actually an open world game, but BioWare claims that each and every level in the new Dragon Age: Inquisition is larger than the entire world of Dragon Age II. Each and every level features different terrains and environments like mountains, swamps, and deserts which are free to roam for the player. Since the map is huge, you have got different catches in the game that can be returned for faster traveling.
The players get an option to craft as well as customise the weapons and armor using different materials that they have collected in the game world. It is better if you can get rare materials as they will impart better attributes to your weapons and armor.
In order to rule and to gain influence in a particular area of the game, you will have to capture forts and keeps. And to do this, you will have to defeat the current occupants of the Fort.
There are two types of combat systems in Dragon Age Inquisition. The first one among them is the reminiscent combat mod which is very common in most of the use RPG games. If you still do not get it, it is the same combat mechanism that we saw any Dragon Age II. Yeah, the player has an option to switch the character control to some other member of the party while the game’s AI takes care of other members belonging to your team. The second mechanism is the one that was found in Dragon Age: Origins game where the player has an option to stop the game and then assign orders to different members of the party and then again resume the game to check whether his or her orders are followed out or not. The spectacle view combat system allows the player to effectively late traps and form strategies to take down the enemy while the game is paused.
Dragon Age inquisition also features and new Cooperative multiplayer mode with the name “ Dungeon crawling”. You can play with 3 other players being the agent of the Inquisition and fighting against the hard to defeat AI. The players have an option to update the items that are present in his or her inventory.
Since both, the campaign mode and the co-op online multiplayer mode is completely different, you progress made in the multiplayer mode cannot be transferred to the campaign mode and you will have to start from scratch once again.
If you do not have any budget constraints, the players also have an option to speed up the slow gameplay by buying different items using real cash.
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#3. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Next on our list is Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor which is an action-adventure open world game that has been developed by monolith productions and published by none other than Warner brothers interactive entertainment.
The story of this game relates to the Lord of the Rings movie franchise. Everything that happens takes place between two different events that have been shown in the Hobbit and in the Lord of the Rings. The player takes the role of Talion who is the ranger having the wraith of Celebrimbor (an Elf lord), with a single purpose in life, i.e. avenging the death of his loved ones. He fights against the different forces of Sauron because he finished his entire family including his wife and his son. The map of the game is huge and the player can travel all the locations on a monster, doing parkour, or via Forge Towers that teleport you to your destination in almost no time. Though the main hero is mortally dead, but the wraith of the Elf Lord keeps him alive giving him some super abilities so that he can seek his revenge on the enemies.
Apart from the main story missions that basically focuses on the revenge quests, there are a lot of side missions as well that a character that most of us already know about, Gollum. These additional quests help you to gain new abilities to your dagger sword and bow. You are also awarded the experience points on completing this side quest that you can use to unlock a lot of new abilities as well as skills. There is also in-game currency known as “ Mirian” that can be used to improve the character’s health and also to open new slots so that you can carry more items in your bag.
One can attack the enemies via melee, stealth or ranged combats. There are specific missions that offer you some bonus points if you complete them in stealth mode and vice versa. The combat mechanism of the game is really impressive allowing the player to make use of special focus based attacks as well. For example, you can slow down the time while you are aiming using a bow, and can even turn an enemy into an ally. The counter, as well as dodge attacks, are impressive too.
The game is more of an action-packed and you would love it if you already are a Lord of the Rings fan like us.
#4. Gothic II
Gothic II is an old game and the sequel to the Gothic video game that comes from Piranha Bytes and was released long back in 2002 in Germany and later in 2003 in North America. The Gothic II is an action-adventure RPG game that starts where its predecessor left off. It possesses some of the characters that we found on Gothic I, but a lot of new places have been added for the players to explore.
You might have some bad thoughts looking at the graphics of the game, but do not get fooled by them. It is one of the deepest game that we have seen till date, just like the Witcher III. There are a lot of decisions to make and too many choices to handle, that directly impact your gameplay and the things happening around you. If you are planning to play Gothic II, keep one thing in mind, no good or bad deed goes unnoticed in the game. And this is what makes it even more fun. It has been more than 15 years since its release, it came long before Witcher 3 was launched, still, it is one of the best open world RPG game to play out there.
#5. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is one of the best open world RPG game that has been developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks released in November, 2015. Is also won the game of the year award that year. The story of the game begins 10 years after the events we saw in Fallout 3, and around 210 years after the Great War that caused nuclear destruction across the United States.
The players take up the role of the “Sole Survivor”, in the city of Boston, in the Massachusetts region, where he wakes up from a long-term cryogenic sleep. After witnessing the murder of his wife and kidnapping of his son, the Sole Survivor sets out on a journey to find his lost son. On the way, you need to complete various quests, gain experience points by helping the factions etc. that help in enhancing his abilities. There is an interesting crafting system that allows you to craft new explosives, drugs, weapons, and armor for his benefit.
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In addition to that, the player can roam anywhere in the entire map, engage and leave any conversation with other non-playable characters at any point and could even fast travel to any location. There are about 50 base guns that could be crafted with more than 700 modifications that could be made to them. You can also have a companion with you that is going to assist and follow you all the time. If you do anything that he or she doesn’t like, they have an option to leave your company or attack you. This shows the highly dynamic nature of the game which we really loved. The game does require a bit of patience and hundreds of hours to complete, but if you really love adventure RPG games, Fallout 4 is the one that you should definitely give a shot.