27 Games Like Fable

Games Like Fable Our collection of games like Fable features great role playing experiences with strong gameplay, lore, worlds and characters for fans of the genre.

The popularity of the Fable series stems from the solid gameplay, large worlds and general freedom that the franchise has offered. Gameplay in Fable stays true to other role playing games in the genre with players controlling their own character and developing them as they see fit based on a preferred playstyle while interacting with the various NPC inhabitants of the lore filled game world.

Interaction with NPCs in the world opens up lore, trading, gaming, relationships and even fighting opportunities. Questing is the final cornerstone feature of the Fable series with long quest lines that aid in exploration of the world. These combine with many side quests to create large amounts of content and hundreds of potential gameplay hours.

The games like Fable provided here all combine the aspects that make a great role playing experience. You’ll explore vast lands, talk to countless NPCs and take quests on their behalf. This list covers all popular platforms (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and Windows) while also featuring some titles that have co-op elements similar to Fable II and Fable III.
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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 the Raven) that unlike other expansion packs is linked directly into the main campaign rather than being additional content on the end. For this reason players are recommended to get the expansion at the ...[Read Review]

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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. The first game follows the war between humans and Orcs with the humans slowly losing ground. It is at this point in the war that the king decides to rely on the magical power of rare mineral and decides to s...[Read Review]

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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) which offers the two expansion packs for the game, adding even more content to this already packed adventure. Oblivion takes place in the fantasy world of Cyrodiil where players take on the role ofa convict a...[Read Review]

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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 take away from the experience if you haven’t previously loaded up an Elder Scrolls game. This choice by the developer ensures that newcomers to the franchise don’t feel left out and can experience what...[Read Review]

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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 loosely based on the book series with the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. One of the few games to come out of a book has proven to be a very successful venture with countless reviews citing the mature and ...[Read Review]

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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 remove some bugs so players are encouraged to apply the patch to their game before playing. Gothic 3 has ties to the original Gothic game but is mostly a stand-alone experience with players starting the game f...[Read Review]

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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 a large island within Morrowind. During this adventure players will follow the story of the deity Dagoth Ur who calls the Red Mountain his home. This deity wishes to seize control of Morrowind and free it ...[Read Review]

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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 Rivia the game continues shortly after the events of The Witcher 2 as Geralt moves on with his life and takes the next step in his personal mission. The story elements are as strong as ever and with the huge o...[Read Review]

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Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins is the first game in the Dragon Age series and is available on Windows, 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 rogue and explore the kingdom of Ferelden. Players can choose to have a human, dwarven or elven background giving you some customisation as you mix and match your options. This customisation is extended visual...[Read Review]

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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. These witchers act as mercenaries for hire and focus their attention on hunting down evil and dark monsters. Combat in The Witcher definitely has a focus on fast pace and flowing actions with combat being...[Read Review]

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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 war effort in the fantasy Lord of the Rings world. As an action role playing game players take control of their own hero and fight their way through the storyline by themselves or with friends in the co-op ...[Read Review]

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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 exploration and faction alignment by the player. This exploration opens up plenty of quest options which forms the majority of your time with the game. Some of these quests are fairly detailed but there a...[Read Review]

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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. An enhanced version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was launched a year later and eventually came to Windows in 2016. 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 horror elements. Just like other action role playing games players can choose f...[Read Review]

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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 platforms (Windows, Xbox 360 and PS3). Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning offers a good amount of game customisation with 4 unique races for the player to choose from. Like other games in the genre these races h...[Read Review]

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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 through the four main stat attributes as they level up (endurance, strength, accuracy and will power). You’ll also have to place points in a variety of game skills which allows hybrid character styles...[Read Review]

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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 thanks to the built in game tools players can push this number well into three digits. Players assume the role of an adventurer who gets caught up in a plot involving evil, mystery and cults. The games plot...[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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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 Neverwinter and fans of the original will recognise some of the game locations for a bit of nostalgia. This time around Neverwinter Nights is split into three different acts that each have their own plot e...[Read Review]

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Overlord

Overlord opts to blend a number of genres together with role playing elements, kingdom management, action-adventure and Pikmin like game puzzles to offer a unique and humorous title. Released in 2007 the game was the first title in the Overlord franchise with an expansion pack (Raising Hell) released soon after which also happens doubled as the name of the PlayStation 3 full version. Set within a fantasy world Overlord tasks players with the role of an evil leader who seeks to reclaim power by s...[Read Review]

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Overlord II

Overlord II continues the humorous and unique experience of the original game and is again available on the major platforms (Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360). Fans of the first Overlord game will welcome the highly anticipated sequel and there is still plenty of fun to be had for new comers to the Overlord series. In the sequel you will again step into the shoes of an unknown and mysterious Overlord (the son of the original Overlord) as you attempt to grow your influence by overtaking the Ro...[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. 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. In the game you’ll take on the role of The Bard as he attempts to free the princess Caleigh. Players are never given any more information about their character other than his love for coin and women. Your ...[Read Review]

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Ravensword: Shadowlands

Ravensword: Shadowlands seeks to bring the AAA role playing experience of the Elder Scrolls series to mobile devices by building a large game world, offering various combat options and sprinkling fantasy elements. Subsequent to release on iOS and Android the game was brought to the Steam platform. Ravensword: Shadowlands takes players to a land in chaos where the Kingdom of Tyreas stood as a lone wolf against the tidal waves of dark elf invaders into the once peaceful lands. During this events t...[Read Review]

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Jade Empire

Jade Empire is an action RPG originally released for Xbox and Windows but has more recently been added to the Xbox Marketplace for Xbox 360. The game takes place in ancient China, a setting that is rarely touched by most games which makes it quite a unique experience. Jade Empire is set in a fictional kingdom where players take on the role of a martial art student under one of the masters in the school. The game starts when the player and their martial art school is attacked by a mysterious forc...[Read Review]

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Risen 2: Dark Waters

Presenting itself with a pirate theme Risen 2: Dark Waters implants elements of the standard medieval fantasy role playing game into this setting to create a seamless mix of the two. On the one hand players will have pirate ships, open seas and buried treasure while on the other they’ll have fantasy monsters, voodoo powers and powerful godlike beings. Players will experience all of these elements as they embark on a pirate journey to find ancient evil defeating artifacts spread across the ...[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. 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 is tied with the original game the stories are distant enough that players won’t have to play the original for the full experience but it is definitely recommended. In Dragon Age II you will play as Hawke w...[Read Review]

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Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4 (often simply Arcania) 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’t do much to hold your interest and can get pretty confusing in the process. The attention was definitely placed more on the gameplay and visual side of things in Arcania: Gothic 4 ...[Read Review]

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Risen 3: Titan Lords

Returning to the roots of the franchise Risen 3: Titan Lords promises fans to step back to the original formula of Risen and undoing some of the choices made in Risen 2 game design. Taking control of a new hero untouched from your past two journeys in the Risen universe (although has some relation to NPCs of the past) the story follows your role as a pirate captain pushing back the darkness that threatens the world while also helping the various inhabitants with their problems. With a fantasy st...[Read Review]

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