24 Games Like Gothic

Games Like Gothic
Our assortment of games like Gothic features other single player RPGs with plenty of action, dark settings and a focus on player choice.

Gothic is one of the longer running franchises in the single player action role playing genre with a number of games being released since it started in 2001. Like many games in the genre the Gothic series takes place in a fantasy setting with medieval elements. This creates a world full of swords and magic that is filled with several races.

The series has been credited as providing very realistic game worlds that are filled with impressive interactions with NPCs, animals and the environment in general. At the time the original game was well ahead of others in the space and has had some pioneering influence over the more modern games that now dominate the genre.

The Gothic franchise is also well known for its focus on player choice and the level of class depth which allows players to create a character they can connect with and guide their adventure in line with their own morals and beliefs.

The games like Gothic that you’ll find here promise other great single player adventures that let you shape the story and your characters growth while interacting with a very realistic game world.

Games Like Gothic

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Dark Souls 3

For the third time players can experience video game difficulty at its finest with the 2015 addition to the Dark Souls franchise hitting all the right marks for long term fans while also converting plenty of newcomers to the harsh difficulty of the series. Exploring the Kingdom of Lothric the A... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes an already impressive franchise and takes it to a whole new level of action role playing as you explore the sprawling open landscapes, make decisions, engage in combat and investigate countless side missions on horseback. Completing the story arc of Geralt of Rivi... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(55 votes)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor puts you in the middle of The Lord of the Rings universe as you combat orcs with unique wraith abilities. With strong combat, a large open world it’s a high quality action adventure with a lot of gameplay to offer. Set during The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings a... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(28 votes)
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Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II is the next brutal instalment in the popular and dark action role playing series. Building on the foundations from the original Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls that came before it players can be sure that a challenging adventure awaits. While the world for this new adventure is the s... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(24 votes)
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Skyrim

Skyrim is the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls franchise and continues building on the success of the previous games with a large open world, sharp gameplay and plenty of customisation. The storyline of Skyrim has very few links to the previous games and mostly uses game references that won’t ta... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(69 votes)
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Arx Fatalis

Arx Fatalis is one of the more unique games you’ll encounter in your gaming life time. It’s available for Windows and the Xbox with plenty of unique elements that promise a different style of role playing game. In the game players explore a series of underground caverns after the human race and... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(8 votes)
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Divinity II

Divinity II is an action RPG that changes most of the Diablo inspired gameplay of the original into a more open world Elder Scrolls series style experience. A unique feature of the game is the ability to switch between human and dragon form. Divinity II is set in same realm as Divine Divinity (... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(18 votes)
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Age of Conan

Age of Conan tries to separate itself from other MMO experiences by marketing itself as a more mature gaming experience. Like many other MMORPGs before it the game started out as a pay to play game and in recent years has swapped to a free to play game. The game is loosely based in the Conan un... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(20 votes)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning offers similar gameplay to the Elder Scrolls series but also incorporates a number of combat quick events that players will recognise from the popular God of War series. The game is a single player focused action RPG released in 2012 that is available on multiple p... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(68 votes)
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the sequel to the popular action role playing game and is available on Windows, Mac and the Xbox 360. An Enhanced Edition was released in the following year which added tonnes of new content along with a number of important bug fixes and tweaks. The game is ... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(40 votes)
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Two Worlds II

Two Worlds II is an action RPG sequel to the 2007 game (which was very mediocre). Two Worlds II is a huge improvement over the original and has plenty of enjoyable aspects for fans of the RPG genre. Players don’t choose a class at the start of Two Worlds II and instead develop their character t... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(18 votes)
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Dark Souls

If you want a game with a nearly unforgiving difficultly level Dark Souls is your solution. The game is an action role playing game that offers a large open world environment. Dark Souls was originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation but eventually made its way to PC under the name Dark So... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(21 votes)
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The Witcher

The Witcher is a role playing game set in a dark fantasy world. The game is based on the book series of Polish author Anrzej Sapkowski and features a world filled with grey moral choices. Players taken on the role of Geralt who belongs to the dying breed of Witchers that possess special powers.... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(22 votes)
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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an RPG experience based in the Lord of the Rings universe. The game was released in 2011 by Snowblind Studios for multiple platforms (PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). War in the North follows the journey of three heroes as they attempt to help in the w... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(23 votes)
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Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls is the spiritual predecessor of Dark Souls and features the same focus on providing a high level of game difficulty without relying on cheap tactics. This second game is just as unforgiving and has a great emphasis on character advancement with plenty of skill and gear options. De... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(16 votes)
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Oblivion

Oblivion is part of the Elder Scrolls franchise and is the fourth game in the series. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in 2006 across consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) and computer platforms (Windows). The game has a Game of the Year Edition (highly recommended) whi... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(44 votes)
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Neverwinter Nights

Neverwinter Nights takes you to a fantasy world in a third person role playing game. The game was released in 2002 for Windows with a Mac release a year later. In the game players can expect a lengthy campaign well in excess of 50 hours. With plenty of community created content also available t... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(10 votes)
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II continues where the original left off. The game was released in 2004 for the Xbox platform with a Windows release a year later. The game is a solid RPG experience but not at the same level of the original. Unlike the first game development was fronted b... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(12 votes)
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Neverwinter Nights 2

Neverwinter Nights 2 continues the adventure from the first game with plenty of enhancements to provide a better gameplay experience. Just like the original game the game uses the Dungeons & Dragons rules and the Forgotten Realms universe. Neverwinter Nights 2 is centred around the city of ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(10 votes)
risen

Risen

Risen belongs to the large genre of fantasy action RPGs and offers a single player only experience. The game was published by Deep Silver with a Windows release in 2009 and an Xbox 360 port several months later. Risen has been compared to the likes of the Gothic series with its same emphasis on... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(27 votes)
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Morrowind

Morrowind belongs to the Elder Scrolls series and is the third game in the popular open world fantasy RPG series. The game was released in 2002 and is available on Windows and the Xbox. In this episode of the Elder Scrolls series players will be able to explore the land of Vvardenfell which is ... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(29 votes)
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Enclave

Enclave is an action orientated game in a fantasy realm that lets players fight on behalf of good or evil with totally separate missions based on their approach. The game launched back in 2002 for Windows, Mac and Xbox eventually coming to the Wii in 2012. The game takes place 1000 years after ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(14 votes)
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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is a gory action role playing game for Windows and Xbox 360. With some of the most responsive melee combat of its day you’re in for quite the dark adventure. The game is set in a very Lord of the Rings style universe with the game world being ravaged by war betwe... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(32 votes)
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Risen 2

Tired of all the medieval fantasy role playing games out there? Risen 2 takes you into a pirate setting and is packed with detail. In Risen 2 you’ll sail the seas and explore a number of islands as you attempt to track down ancient artefacts to help you defeat a growing evil. The pirate theme o... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(16 votes)