Top 15 Best Wizard Games (Where You Play a Powerful Mage)

 Best Wizard Games
The Wizard we all want to be.

Wizard games are more popular than ever, and if you’re a dedicated fan of the genre, it can be hard to choose which one to play next. This article takes a look at some of the best Wizard games of all time and the powerful mages you can play as. 

15. Magicka 2

Magicka 2 Wizard Gameplay

Magicka 2 sees the player, or group of players, take control of powerful wizards in the realm of Midgard. A prophecy has foretold of a child that would save the world, but also of an evil force intent on stopping this from happening. The players must use this game’s dynamic spellcasting system to become more powerful and save the child from the forces of evil. 

The wizards of Magicka 2 laying waste to a castle.

Round up your crew of mages and get ready for adventure. 

14. Mages of Mystralia

Mages of Mystralia Wizard Gameplay

As the game tells us, “In a world of magic, your mind is your greatest weapon.” Mages of Mystralia takes this to heart and the result is one of the deepest spell customization systems around. You play as Zia, a young girl who discovers she has the magical abilities to be a mage. With a healthy mix of puzzles and battles, this game is never boring. 

A glimpse at the in-depth spell system of Mages of Mystralia. 

Fun times lay ahead for anyone who decides to take on this quest. 

13. Skyrim

Skyrim Wizard Gameplay

Simply put, this game is a classic. The player takes on the role of the Dragonborn, a hero prophesized to save all of Skyrim from the returning scourge of the dragons. Taking your character across this vast map is an adventure filled ride. Seek the powers of the Dragonborn and combine them with knowledge learned at the Mage’s College to form one of the most powerful spellcasters in any game. 

My degree from the Mage’s College in Winterhold is one of my prized possessions.

Can you stop the dragons and save Tamriel?

12. Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online Wizard Gameplay

Set 1,000 years before the events of Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online, this ever-expanding world lets mages explore all of Tamriel and explore, craft and use all kinds of new powers and spells. The story begins after your character has lost their soul to a Daedric Prince and must set out on a quest to recover it. From there, events unfold that put the entire world at risk, and it is up to you to save it. 

If you thought there was a lot of things to do in Skyrim, then let me introduce you to Elder Scrolls Online.

New legendary monsters are one of the highlights of Elder Scrolls Online.

11. Wizard of Legend

Wizard of Legend Wizard Gameplay

Wizard of Legend takes things back to the basics as the player is tasked with leading a wizard through various dungeons in order to become the titular Wizard of Legend. Beating this game requires conquering three elemental wizards, a hearty challenge for any gamer. Beat the three wizards and you will have to face the final battle, just make sure you have your spells ready. 

Wizard of Legend has an old-school aesthetic that will remind players of cracking open a new Gameboy Advance game, in the best way possible.

Channel your favorite element to defeat your foes.

10. Final Fantasy 14

FF14 Wizard Gameplay

The Final Fantasy series has numerous classic entries but there are perhaps none better than Final Fantasy Fourteen. As the Warrior of Light, players are tasked with journeying to the east and protecting the land from evil. Updated battle systems, new dungeons, and new maps are just some of the highlights of this game. 

The new job of Red Mage makes FF14 a must-play for any die-hard mage fan.

It has stiff competition but FF14 ranks right up there with any entry in the Final Fantasy series.

9. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Wizard Gameplay

This game was so popular it even inspired a South Park parody episode. Set four years after the events of Warcraft III, World of Warcraft completely changed the videogame landscape. Players can customize their character and decide which side of the battle they want to be on. 

Anytime you can channel your inner wizard and your inner Cartman is a big win in my book.

The numerous expansion packs mean this game never gets old.

8. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Wizard Gameplay

The third installment in the Dragon Age series, Inquisition takes spellcasting to the next level. Following the events of Dragon Age II, the player takes on the role of the Herald of Andrast, a powerful mage with the ability to close rifts between the physical world and the spirit world now opening across the continent of Thedas. Use powerful spells to close these rifts and bring peace to the world. 

Fire swords are sure to come in handy in any battle against a dragon. 

Dragon Age offers some of the best graphics of any game on this list.

7. Black Desert Online

Black Desert’s sharp graphics and smooth battle mechanics allow players to build their characters into something truly powerful.

Customize your character and strike fear into your enemies.

6. Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced Edition

As we get higher on this list, the games get even better, and few games stand the test of time like Baldur’s Gate 2.

The running text box gives this game a throwback feel.

5. Diablo III

Diablo III Wizard Gameplay

Set twenty years after the events of Diablo II, the third installment in the series has an epic storyline and tons of spellcasters to choose from. Some of the options include playing as a Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, Witch Doctor, or a Wizard. The option to play a Necromancer is a particular highlight of this game as players can choose to immerse themselves in the dark arts and explore a mage-type not usually offered to RPG gamers.  

I cannot wait to play the version of this game recently released on Nintendo Switch.

Get ready to take on all the undead in Diablo III.

4. Path of Exile

This free RPG is set in the world of Wraeclast, a penal colony off the Island of Oriath. Path of Exile tasks players with conquering countless dungeons, wildernesses, and monsters. There are multiple classes to choose from but the spellcasting classes in this game are particularly powerful. 

One of this game’s highlights is its famous Passive Skill Tree, which offers players a vast web of 1325 skills through which to upgrade and customize your character.

The legendary skill tree in action.

3. Guild Wars 2 

Set 250 years after the first Guild Wars, the second installment in this classic series offers a major step up in terms of spellcasting character classes. Two particular highlights are the Mesmer and the Elementalist, which both offer unique perks and abilities. The Mesmer is a master of illusion and allows players who depend on outthinking opponents to thrive. The Elementalist is one of the most fun mages in any game, giving players the option of switching between four elements as the source for their power. 

The powerful abilities of the Mesmer and the Elementalist set this game apart from its predecessors.

You’ll need your wits about you if you’re going to survive the monster battles of Guild Wars 2.

2. Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity Wizard Gameplay

Set in the land of Rivellon, this game tasks the player with stopping monsters from the void from taking over the world. Using summoning powers derived from a mysterious power called the Source, this game allows players to build extremely powerful Sorcerers.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 offers one of the deepest and most challenging character development paths of any game on the list.

Divinity’s Sorcerers ready to do battle.

1. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon’s Dogma Wizard Gameplay

One of the best-reviewed RPGs of all-time, Dragon’s Dogma has more than earned its spot on this list. Setting off as the Arisen, a human foretold to defeat the world consuming Dragon, players can choose from multiple character classes. Choosing the mage class means players must use their magic and a few helpful companions to defeat the Dragon and save the world.

Taking on the quests at hand with powerful spells and mystical relics make for a great way to spend any rainy weekend.

The chance to battle mythical beasts is just one of the awesome aspects of this game.

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