[Top 15] Games Like Witcher 3 (Games Better Than Witcher 3 In Their Own Way)

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Just a normal day for a Witcher like Geralt

The Witcher series has captured the hearts and minds of gamers for many years. Witcher 3 influenced games far and wide, inspiring a new generation of game-makers. There are now so many games that either inspired Witcher 3 or were inspired by it that it's hard to know where to start. Here is a list of 15 games, all of them like Witcher 3 in their own ways, that will heelp make your next gaming decision that much easier.

15. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim  (PC / PS4 / XBOX / Switch)

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Just a regular day in the wilds of Tamriel.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim trailer

Skyrim is a classic open-world RPG. Based in the snowy world of Tamriel, players explore dungeons, fight dragons, kill skeevers, and eat apple cabbage stew. A truly open-world, Skyrim is designed so that no play-through is ever the same. Adventurers can explore to their heart’s content, leveling up their hero until they become anunstoppable destroyer of Gods. They can also build a house with three turrets, a basement full of gold, and an attached fishery. For fans of Witcher 3’s exploration and games that let you do whatever you want.

14. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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Running Up That Hill (To Deal With The Gods)

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Official Trailer

The Assassin’s Creed series has taken many cues from many different games over the years. Valhalla took notice of Witcher 3’s successes and improved on CD Projekt Red’sformula. You play as a Viking warrior who works to take over part of Merry Very Olde England. Along the way you’ll play dice games, fight witches, and kill Beowulf. The exquisitely rendered scenery, the reliance on horses for transport, and the sword-based combat will help scratch that Witcher 3 itch just one more time.

13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

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He just wants a hug Link! Be nice.

Breath of the Wild Trailer

If you haven’t played this Zelda game, you need to drop everything you’re doing right now and go pick it up. There’s a sequel coming out soon too, Skyward Sword, that looks just as promising. This game has everything that Witcher 3 has and more. Puzzles, dungeons, great boss fights, and hundreds of secrets scattered across Hyrule. A majestic, and beautiful game, with tons to offer even the most experienced gamer. Best of all, you can even name your horse Roach if you really want to port the Witcher experience across platforms.

12. Dark Souls 3 (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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I think your shield is upside down buddy. Might want to check on that.

Dark Souls ThreeTrailer

FromSoft games are known for their difficult combat and indecipherable lore. While that reputation may be a bit underserved – it’s pretty easy to level up in Dark Souls 3 – the combat system does take a little time to get used to. Dark Souls 3 is a great game for people who were big fans of Witcher 3’s swordfights and the Velen portion of the game. There’s a tinge of folk and gothic horror to everything in Dark Souls and this game is no exception. Trade out your Tawny Owl potions for an Estus Flask and get to playing!

11. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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My money is on the guy in yellow.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance trailer

For a lot of people, the medieval trappings of Witcher 3 really bring the game together. If you agree, then Kingdom Come: Deliverance is perfect for you. A realistic RPG set in the Holy Roman Empire, this open-world game has swords, kings, knights, and everything in between. A great story of loss and revenge ties it all together in a nice little video game package. Come for the period-accurate architecture and stay for the plot, characters, and swordplay. A perfect game for fans of Geralt’s adventures.

10. Fable Anniversary (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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Is it just me or does that dragon look really mad?

Fable Anniversary trailer

A true RPG classic, the remastered Fable allows gamers to experience the game on a newer generation of consoles, complete with updated graphics.. One of the first video games where your choices truly matter, Fable makes sure that your actions affect the plot and the world in ways that will stun and amaze.. Similar to Witcher 3, every little decision you make can have manifold consequences. Consequences that might not become clear until you’ve progressed much farther in the game. A great game for anyone who wants to go back to where it all began.

9. Ghost of Tsushima (PS)

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Seems like a mistake to have a fight in the middle of an actual river of blood.

Ghost of Tsushima Official Trailer

Samurai fighting ancient ghosts, dragons, and demons. Need I say more? Tight combat, beautiful design, and superb animation all make Ghost of Tsushima one of the greatest games of its generation, especially if you are a fan of Witcher 3. Excellent enemy design and combat A.I. will keep you coming back for a long time. If that’s not enough for you, it also has an excellent story, a choice system that changes the world, and it will keep you occupied for hours on end. You know what? Just go out and get it now. I’ll stop writing.

8. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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Sometimes you just need to bring all your friends along with you.

Shadow of Mordor Trailer

Not all Lord of the Rings video games are good. Shadow of Mordor, however, is quite excellent. Introducing a new “Nemesis” system, this RPG creates new player-controlled stories in the realm of Middle Earth. Featuring a new cast of characters in some of your favorite settings, this game truly brings together the best of what video games and Lord of the Rings have to offer. Fight your way through hordes of orcs, Uruk-hai, and other fell creatures, as you work to avenge the death of your lover. Featuring leveling systems similar to those of  Witcher 3, you’ll also gain new friends, and most importantly, new powers. A great introduction to the world of LOTR for those who have not yet ventured into Middle Earth.

7. Greedfall (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

Nothing a good pair of pruning shears couldn't handle.

Greedfall Launch Trailer

A newer, more combat-focused RPG, Greedfall transports players to a world populated by all types of spirits, magic users, and colonists. In Greedfall you fight with a team of potential friends and enemies, picking up companions as you progress through the story. Leveling up is important in Greedfall as there are multiple ways to complete every mission, just as long as you have the right skill set. Similar to Witcher 3, this is truly a game where your choices matter. Colonies and empires rise and fall depending on what you do. So tread carefully adventurer, you never what tragedy a misstep might cause.

6. Horizon: Forbidden West (PS4)

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Snake charming in the far future is just a little bit different than it is now1.

Horizon: Forbidden West story trailer

Sorry XBOX owners, this game is not for you. The sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn, this game follows protagonist Aloy as she travels west in the post-apocalyptic United States. A Playstation exclusive, Forbidden West is an excellent open-world adventure. While the setting is a far cry from that of Witcher 3, the games themselves are similar. Players travel over fantastic landscapes, make life-altering decisions, and kill strange beasts. The combat in Forbidden West is especially great, with Aloy using her bow and other gadgets to topple monsters across the map. A game worth buying a Playstation for.

5. Monster Hunter: World (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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Poor guy just wants a head scratch!

Monster Hunter: World trailer

Monster Hunter is a long-running series, and Monster Hunter: World takes it to a whole new level. In World you hunt down monsters, lots of monsters. When you kill them you take trophies from them to build bigger and better weapons. You can also tame some of beasts, using them to help you in your fights. A great game for fans of Witcher 3’s fights against cyclopses, the Apiarian Phantom, and Royal Wyvern. Conquer the vast wilds of World and become the best Hunter you can be.

4. Fallout: New Vegas (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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Sorry, sir. The club is full. Try again tomorrow.

Fallout: New Vegas trailer

Another classic, Bethesda’s Fallout: New Vegas is considered by some to be the pinnacle of open-world RPGs. Taking place in an apocalyptic future, you make your way through what is left of Las Vegas after a nuclear disaster. Along the way, you’ll make some friends and plenty of enemies. Team up with some of the existing political factions, or ignore them, but be warned, any choice you make will have consequences. Play as a sniper, a tank, or just a smooth-talking pacificist. The world is yours. A perfect game for those jonesing for more of Witcher 3’s conversations.

3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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Make it Dirty Harry, but in the West.

Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer

If you enjoyed Witcher 3’s huge open world, then you’ll love Red Dead Redemption’s vast American West. A ginormous open-world game, this is technically a prequel to the much-beloved Red Dead Redemption. If you’re looking to sink your teeth into another game for 100+ hours then look no further. You’ll be hunting alligators, killing KKK members, and hijacking trains for days on end. You’ll do all this while leading a band of outlaws across harsh, forbidding lands. Beautifully rendered, vastly intricate, and at times hysterical, you’ll wish you had played this when it first came out.

2. Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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This guy would be great at karaoke

Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer

Loved Witcher 3’s setting and conversation trees? Then you’ll adore Dragon Age: Inquisition. The third Dragon Age game, Inquisition improves on the already great combat and storytelling of the other games in every way. Political intrigue, demons, and a fight to save the world from destruction, all blend together in a wonder mélange. You’ll make friends, lovers, and enemies along the way, sometimes all three at once. As an added bonus, there are two amazing DLC’s that only enhance the game, adding an ending that teases the next game.

1. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

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Not sure what that little bow is going to do.

Every fan of Witcher 3 should play Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Set in Ancient Greece, you get to visit the worlds of the Gods, navigate ship battles, and fight mythical creatures such as the Minotaur. Taking a page from Witcher 3, the side quests are designed to be interesting and affect how the world of Origins works. Ride your trusty steed into Athens, debate with Socrates, win some Olympic events, and even meet Zeus. Truly a game that takes the best of Witcher 3 and makes it even better.

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When not writing or gaming, Dylan spends his time adventuring through Chicago's hidden realms, hunting for arcane secrets and lore.
Gamer Since: 1995
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: Elden Ring
Top 3 Favorite Games:The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Assassin's Creed 2 , Dragon Age: Inquisition

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