39 Games Like Skyrim

Games Like Skyrim
Our collection of games like Skyrim offers epic RPG adventures that are simply packed full of content and have amazing game worlds to explore.

Skyrim’s rise to popularity is no fluke, the game experience on offer is well above anything that a role playing game has offered in the past.

The attention to detail, level of customisation and sheer amount of content has had many gamers hooked for countless hours. The game world of Skyrim is its strongest asset with a realistic world filled with NPCs, lore and near endless side quests that allow gamers to bypass the main quest completely if they wish.

The gameplay of Skyrim is similar to the other games in The Elder Scrolls series with the game being a highly non-linear experience. The game world of Skyrim is huge and one of the biggest ever in a video game that also reacts to the players actions. This huge world comes with many adventures and quests for players to explore both on foot and by horse.

The games like Skyrim on this page all offer an amazing RPG experience. With these role playing games you’ll have hundreds of hours of gameplay, endless quests to complete and amazing locations to explore.

Don’t forget that the games like Skyrim featured below can be sorted based on their user ratings. We encourage all visitors to cast their own votes and contribute to these scores.


Games Like Skyrim

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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
7.8
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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
9.4
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) brings the popular role playing series to the MMO environment with an impressive offering. While the game definitely appeals to long time fans of the series newcomers to the Elder Scrolls series won’t feel left out either with an epic adventure that everyone can e... Read More »

User Score
7.0
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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
8.3
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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
8.9
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Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma is an action RPG developed by Capcom for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game shares many similarities to Skyrim and the Devil May Cry series. Dragon’s Dogma combines a huge open fantasy world with good old hack and slash action to create an epic adventure that also incorporates some h... Read More »

User Score
8.1
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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
8.9
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Far Cry 3

If you like open world games but also like plenty of shooter action you’ll love what Far Cry 3 brings to the table. The game is the third in the series and mixes a number of different genres together which proved a successful formula with gamers and critics. Far Cry 3 uses a first person perspe... Read More »

User Score
8.6
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Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is a free roam game that takes place in a western setting (the year 1911). The game is available on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 and is published by Rockstar Games. It is easily the most popular and best designed wild western game currently available. Since its release in 2010 ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
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Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4 continues the Gothic series of games. It moves away from previous settings in the Gothic series and instead takes place on an island with an impressive variety of settings. The plot leaves a lot to be desired in Gothic 4 with a very dry and mostly standard storyline that doesn... Read More »

User Score
6.8
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Fable III

Fable III is the third game in the Fable series and has players again exploring what Albion has to offer. The game is set 50 years after the second game and is available on the Xbox 360 and Windows. The continent of Albion has advanced quite a bit in the 50 years since players last had the oppo... Read More »

User Score
7.4
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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
6.3
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Ravensword: Shadowlands

Ravensword: Shadowlands brings a high quality RPG experience similar to Skyrim or Fable to your smart phone device (iOS and Android). The game is also available on Windows and Mac. The game offers both very impressive gameplay and visuals that is well above what you would expect from a mobile g... Read More »

User Score
7.7
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Dragon Age II

Dragon Age II is the second game in the hit Dragon Age series developed by BioWare and continues the fantasy adventure with a number of new features. The game was released in 2011 and is available across the big platforms including Mac, Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. While Dragon Age II i... Read More »

User Score
7.3
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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that lets you play as a vampire from a number of different clans. Since its release in 2004 and re-release on Steam in 2009 the game has gained an almost cult like following. It is important to note that the game versi... Read More »

User Score
9.3
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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
8.8
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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
8.3
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Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins is the first game in the Dragon Age series and is available on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is played with a third-person aspect and takes place in a fictional fantasy game world. In Dragon Age: Origins players take control of their own mage, warrior or... Read More »

User Score
8.9
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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
8.6
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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
7.6
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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
9.4
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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
8.7
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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
8.4
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Gothic II

Gothic II is the sequel to the first hit Gothic game and builds on the foundations set by the original. The game is again set in the medieval world of Khorinis but expands the games reach to plenty of new locations for players to explore. The game has a single expansion pack available (Night of... Read More »

User Score
9.7
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Mass Effect 3

If you follow the Mass Effect series you can’t miss Mass Effect 3 which ends the story arc of the trilogy and includes over an hour worth of cut scenes alone. The gameplay also features a few important refinements to the series, most notably in the area of combat. For players that haven’t playe... Read More »

User Score
9.2
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 belongs to the open world genre and released back in 2008. The game has very few ties to the original Far Cry and is an entirely new experience for players to enjoy. In the game players will have the opportunity to explore a number of African inspired landscapes that are locked in a c... Read More »

User Score
8.2
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is an RPG developed by BioWare that was released in 2003 and takes place in the Star Wars universe. The game was originally released for Windows and the Xbox (backwards compatible with the 360) but was re-released for iOS devices in May of 2013. Th... Read More »

User Score
9.8
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Gothic 3

The Gothic series of video games continues with Gothic 3, this third instalment features the same fantasy RPG style of gameplay as previous games and offers a massive game world for players to explore. The game relies heavily on a community patch to smooth some of the games rough edges and remo... Read More »

User Score
9.3
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Fable II

Fable II is the second game in the action orientated role playing series. Fable II expands on the open world style of the original and is available on the Xbox 360 platform. The game is again set in Albion and set five centuries after the original. The game world has obviously evolved much sinc... Read More »

User Score
8.7
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Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 continues the story from the first Mass Effect and has all the same role playing features that made the first such a success with plenty of refinement. If you loved the original Mass Effect game you definitely don’t want to miss the second instalment. Just like the original player... Read More »

User Score
9.6
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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
7.5
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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
8.6
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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
9.1
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Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a role playing game that takes place across an entire galaxy and offers plenty of choice for players as to how they want to approach the game. Mass Effect is set in the distant future (year 2183) and has you steeping into the boots of an advanced human soldier by the name of Comm... Read More »

User Score
9.5
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Gothic

Gothic is a classic role playing game that was released back in 2001. The success of the game spawned the Gothic series which has proven to be a solid collection of RPGs. The setting in Gothic is similar to that of Skyrim with a medieval game world filled with humans and various other races. Th... Read More »

User Score
9.1
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Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is an action RPG that has players exploring a massive wasteland in a post-apocalyptic game world. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in 2008 for multiple platforms. There are a total of 5 pieces of downloadable content available for Fallout 3 that each adds n... Read More »

User Score
8.7
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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas offers an action role playing game that is packed full of content with a large open world filled with enemies, NPCs and countless side quests. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released in 2010. Since it’s original release Fallout: New Vegas has since... Read More »

User Score
8.7
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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
7.8
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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
8.2