26 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.
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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 between men, elves, dwarves and demons. Now thousands of years after the last great war players join this world as a man named Sareth. After working under the watching eye of a powerful wizard Sareth has gained...[Read Review]

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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 same one that was featured in the original Dark Souls players will find that there is no story link between the two. This allows new and old players alike to get a taste for this dark adventure without any ...[Read Review]

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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 Souls: Prepare to Die. Dark Souls focuses around dungeon crawling mostly with the overworld being a huge open experience with only a few restrictions (some areas require certain quests to be completed first)...[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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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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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 by Obsidian Entertainment and not BioWare but the game still plays in a very similar manner with gameplay only receiving a few tweaks and changes. The game setting puts you into the thick of things and is s...[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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9 User Avg (72 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 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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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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9 User Avg (65 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. 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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8.9 User Avg (23 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 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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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. Demon’s Souls doesn’t try to overload you with story providing a simple dark fantasy backdrop for your adventure. If you love your lore and storylines then there are plenty of options to explore that side of...[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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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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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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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 Age of Fire is reaching its end and in turn bringing with it the Age of Dark which awakens the undead and cursed. This process though need not occur if the appropriate ritual can be completed which is where...[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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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 a deadly ranger that also possesses unique wraith abilities. With strong sword combat, stealth mechanics, a large open world and a unique nemesis system Shadow of Mordor offers a high quality Lord of the Rings action adventure with 30-40 hours of gameplay for completionists. Set during in The Lord of the Rings universe a basic understanding of the lore will definitely be a great asset ...[Read Review]

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Divinity II

Divinity II is an action RPG that shifts the franchise away from its action RPG roots in the original game and pushes the experience more towards an open world adventure akin to the Elder Scrolls (e.g. Skyrim) series of games. Unlike Skyrim though players won’t be only fighting dragons and instead granted the ability to switch between human and dragon form allowing for a traditional third party RPG adventure amongst chaotic dragon destruction from the air. Set in the same realm as Divine D...[Read Review]

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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 the other races (trolls, goblins and dwarves) that lived on the surface were forced underground due to the sun failing. Arx Fatalis explores one of the larger caverns as players escape from prison and tak...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (9 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 universe and if you are familiar with the Conan franchise you will get an extra kick out of the story but this is definitely not a requirement to enjoy the experience. The graphics in Age of Conan is the fir...[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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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 the high wizard Zale erected a dome of protection around the town of Celenheim to protect it from the dominating armies of the evil demon Vatar. Because 1000 years have passed the citizens of Celenheim hav...[Read Review]

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ELEX

ELEX brings the popular action role playing genre into a science fiction setting. Opting for a touch of post apocalyptic themes alongside a dark and complex world ELEX is a mixture of game elements into one. It comes from Piranha Bytes who are well known for their Gothic franchise and the ability to create unique and hardcore RPG environments that will suck you in and not let go until hundreds of hours later. As long time fans of Piranha Bytes though would well know it’s not without the us...[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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