26 Games Like Neverwinter Nights

Games Like Neverwinter Nights On this compilation of games Neverwinter Nights you’ll find other great role playing games with plenty of depth, story and combat.

In the fantasy setting of Forgotten Realms you find the Neverwinter Nights series of games. A third person RPG adventure developed by BioWare, one of the great RPG developers of our time. Drawing inspiration from D&D rule sets the series is one of the classics and eventually led to the development of a free to play MMO with similar mechanics, themes, characters and setting to the successful PC based titles.

The depth of character creation is one of the stand out features of the series with a huge number of options covering race, class, abilities, feats, appearance and alignment. This sort of deep system encourages many replays as players try different combinations to approach the story in different ways.

The games like Neverwinter Nights below belong to the third person role playing game genre with a handful of massively multiplayer online options thrown in for people who want a free option that uses similar mechanics. With these games you’re guaranteed to find hundreds of hours of gameplay as you get lost in these detailed worlds and the strong RPG mechanics, storytelling and character development.
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Drakensang Online

Drakensang Online started as a free to play browser based game that offers similar gameplay to the classic action role playing games of days long past. With the retirement of Flash and Java support within modern browsers though Drakensang Online is now entirely available through  the small downloadable client for Windows. Opting for 4 playable classes players can tackle the Drakensang Online game world as a Dragonknight, Spellweaver, Ranger or Steam Mechanicus with further customisation for gend...[Read Review]

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Rift

Offering vast fantasy MMO gameplay that stands up against the titans of the genre Rift is a MMO with subscription based history but has been free to play since June 2013. Important to note though Rift still offers a premium subscription called a Patron which offers currency bonuses, extra content, daily login rewards, boosts and convenience benefits. Free and paid players alike though will be treated to Rifts gameplay pillars which focuses on a massive world, large scale dynamic battles and dive...[Read Review]

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Neverwinter

Neverwinter is part of the action MMORPG breed and plays out very much like a single player RPG experience. If you want something with a focus on fast paced combat then Neverwinter might just be the MMO you’ve been waiting for. The game was developed by Cryptic Studios and went live in June 2013 making it one of the newer MMO experiences available. Being a newer game to the MMO scene means that Neverwinter has had time to learn from it’s competitors and polish a large number of features. N...[Read Review]

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Last Chaos

Last Chaos is one of the many free to play role playing games available, it’s been around since 2006 making it one of the longer running games in a competitive industry. The fact that it still has a solid community after all these years with the increasing amount of competition in this space is a real testament to the quality of the game. It’s got a fairly standard story behind it and has you running around the fantasy land of Iris that is plagued by war (and chaos) between various Gods. You joi...[Read Review]

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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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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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Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a sequel that is closely tied to the events of the original Baldur’s Gate with similar gameplay mechanics also present. Like the original, the game was given a rebirth through an Enhanced Edition (released in 2013). The game takes players south of your original adventure in the land of Amn, a small country that is known for its merchants. Much of the game focuses around the capital city of Athkatla which is home to a number of guilds, councils and organisation...[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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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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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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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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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 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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Icewind Dale II

Icewind Dale II improved on the original formula with another epic role playing game that makes use of real time party based combat. Set within the Forgotten Realms D&D landscape you’ll be exploring the northern part of the continent, taking 30 years after the original. This journey starts in the harbour town known as Targos that is currently under siege by a goblin army. Players find themselves here as they are part of the large number of mercenaries that have recently been hired to d...[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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Baldur’s Gate

Baldur’s Gate takes place in a fantasy setting and is one of the many role playing games developed by BioWare. Released back in 1998 the game saw new life in 2012 when an Enhanced Edition of the game was released. In the game players will explore a world of cities, ruins, forests, mountains and dungeons. Along the way you’ll discover the past of your own character while also investigating the origins of a sinister plot. This story is mostly told through the use of journals and dialogue but the h...[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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Dungeons and Dragons Online

Attempting to capture the D&D 3.5 rule set and import it into the MMO environment Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO) launched back in 2006 as a paid title. Eventually going free to play since 2009 the game has continued to maintain an audience of dedicated players, predominately made up of fans who enjoy the original D&D mechanics. While free to play there are a number of restrictions on free to play players both in terms of races and classes which will eventually push the dedicated the p...[Read Review]

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Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic has long been one of the most popular free alternatives to World of Warcraft and draws obvious inspiration from the MMORPG giant. The game was released in 2009 and has one of the larger player bases in the MMO universe. After creating your account and downloading the client (fair warning it’s quite large) you’ll instantly get a World of Warcraft vibe from your surroundings which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since Runes of Magic does it so well (and it does it for a free price tag...[Read Review]

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The Lord of the Rings Online

The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is a story driven MMO experience that takes place in the Lord of the Rings universe. The game was originally a paid MMO for PC and Mac but has been free to play for several years now. LOTRO follows a standard MMO design with customisable avatars, multiple classes, NPCs and plenty of quests. PvE is definitely the focus in the game with little meat on the PvP bone. Instances are by far the most challenging PvE aspect and offer a variety of difficulties for grou...[Read Review]

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Drakensang: The Dark Eye

Drakensang: The Dark Eye lets you explore a dark fantasy world in role playing style. Released in 2008 the game lets you create your own party of adventurers as you travel around Aventuria completing a number of quests. Plot wise you’ll explore a medieval themed universe with elements of fantasy after receiving a letter from an old friend living in Ferdok, a city where much of the game takes place. After arriving to the city you realise that your friend has been killed along with a number of tow...[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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