13 Games Like Baldur’s Gate

Games Like Baldur's Gate Our assortment of games like Baldur’s Gate lists modern and old school fantasy RPGs where you’ll get lost in a world of adventure, choice and battles.

The Baldur's Gate franchise started in 1998 and has expanded to a wealth of titles and spin off adventures in the role playing genre that have each added new mechanics and story. Based on a ruleset of Dungeons & Dragons the core series is a party based role playing game where players recruit party members to fight alongside their hero. Combat is just one element of the franchise though with an array of memorable characters and quests across the corners of the game continent.

Set in a high fantasy world this continent is home to many different races with their own lore and abilities to utilise in your party that are further refined by class selection. With constant development through experience and equipment your party will develop from a small vulnerable group to a powerhouse capable of shaping the world through the decisions you make in the various Baldur's Gate games.

The games similar to Baldur’s Gate on this page focus on other deep role playing experiences where character customisation and strategy is at the heart of the core gameplay loop. In these titles you'll find a diverse roster of characters, quests, story, lore and combat as you explore a large open fantasy world.
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Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity: Original Sin offers solo and co-operative gameplay that blends fantasy, strategy and role playing together within a single universe. Marking the fourth title in this franchise of titles players familiar with Divinity will find themselves within familiar territory while still being approachable to the first time Divinity player. With a living and breathing game world you can make a name for yourself and direct the course of this adventure one tactical turn at a time. Set in a game world...[Read Review]

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Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity takes place in a fantasy world and offers a traditional single player RPG experience released in 2003 with its success leading to several sequels with similar gameplay. Focused on taking players through an impressive story based experience with pairs with a large game world and hack and slash combat there is a wealth of Divine Divinity content to explore. Your setting for this adventure is a dark fantasy world with players caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil. T...[Read Review]

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Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins is the first game in the Dragon Age series of role playing titles with players exploring a fictional world through a third person perspective as you customise your own hero and path through the story. Continuing the deep and diverse fantasy worlds players have come to expect from previous BioWare games the game also draws from some real world fiction media. The fiction world for your adventure is the kingdom known as Ferelden which is one of many countries in Thedas and has b...[Read Review]

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Neverwinter Nights 2

Neverwinter Nights 2 continues the adventure from the first game with plenty of enhancements to provide an enhanced RPG gameplay experience. Just like the original game you’ll find Dungeons & Dragons rules and the Forgotten Realms universe at the heart of your journey ahead. Neverwinter Nights 2 is centred around the city of Neverwinter and fans of the original will recognise most of the game locations for a bit of nostalgic story and setting. This time around though Neverwinter Nights...[Read Review]

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Jade Empire

Jade Empire is an action RPG originally released for Xbox and Windows in 2005 and explores an alternative setting to many of the larger action RPG franchises by drawing on the mythology of our world’s own ancient China and in turn having a focus on martial art style of combat. With the Chinese mythology at the heart of your adventure players explore a fictional although real world influenced kingdom as the last surviving Spirit Monk who is challenged with the quest to save their tutor the ...[Read Review]

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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. While originally released for Windows and the Xbox (backwards compatible with the 360) the game has since been ported to more modern platforms including mobile and the Nintendo Switch given it’s cult classic status and the general popularity of the Star Wars franchise. The game has obvious appeal to fans of Star Wars with the game having plenty ...[Read Review]

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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 with a deep role playing adventure set within the Star Wars universe. Like the first Knights of the Old Republic experience the game seeks to once again provide a high level of world and character depth allowing players to set their own story within the structure of Star Wars lore. Originally released in 2004 on the Xbox platform the game was later brought to Windows that year and in time would be released on modern ...[Read Review]

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The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale is a unique and quirky action role playing game that pokes fun at most of the stereotypes in fantasy RPGs and therefore offers a light adventure while retaining the joys of progression and story resolution that the genre is known for. The game was originally released in 2004 on consoles (PlayStation 2 and Xbox) but eventually found its way to Windows and Mac (2009) with iOS and Android releases in 2012 allowing fans to access this adventure once again on their mobile devices. In ...[Read Review]

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition continues the legacy of the Dragon Age franchise with a breathtaking game world full of locations, romance, activities and plenty of combat. Available on the new generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4) along with the old it’s available to a large range of gamers. With the third game offering a vast range of improvements over the second game in the franchise, the Dragon Age series is back to the level of quality it is capable of achieving and places it firmly atop ...[Read Review]

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Icewind Dale II

Icewind Dale II expands the game mechanics of the original successful role playing title allowing players once again to lead a party of customised adventurers through various trials. Released in 2002 (2 years after Icewind Dale) players will be exploring the fantasy Forgotten Realms with a band of mercenary heroes that are surrounded by a war of religion and race. With real time playing an even greater critical role in this addition to the franchise players once again have an action packed journ...[Read Review]

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Wasteland 2

Set in a post-apocalyptic universe and expanding from the original released in 1988 Wasteland 2 is the 2013 addition to the franchise which sets players on a new tale of survival and role playing which originally inspired the Fallout adventures. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign Wasteland 2 released on Windows, Mac and Linux before being expanded with an enhanced edition (Director’s Cut) for the console platforms of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. With a huge amount...[Read Review]

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The Age of Decadence

The Age of Decadence takes a different path in the turn based isometric genre with a post-apocalyptic Roman like setting that has been rarely explored by this video game genre. Drawing inspiration from the likes of the classic Fallout games but throwing a touch of light magic into the mix you’ll find a familiar skill based characters that open up multiple paths for decisions, dialogue and questing. Players explore a game world ravaged by an ancient war where dark magical powers destroyed a...[Read Review]

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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 to expand your RPG experience. Released in 2011 across the major video game platforms players will once again embark on a quest of their design in a third person perspective as your decisions shape the world and the companions that join you. The world for your adventure is that of Thedas with players controlling the human Hawke that can be played as...[Read Review]

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