33 Games Like The Witcher

Games Like The WitcherOur collection of games like The Witcher 3 has other hack and slash RPGs with dark fantasy medieval settings and impressive game worlds.

The Witcher collection of games is based on a book series and features dark fantasy worlds in a medieval like era. Combining action role playing and hack and slash gameplay together the game series has carved a niche for itself as a fast paced experience with careful timing being a key element to combat success. The impressively large game worlds filled with lore, experiences and things to uncover has also been a successful pillar of the franchise.

The games follow the adventures of Geralt as he makes a name for himself travelling the lands as one of the last Witchers, a group of monster hunters that are gifted with a variety of powers. At the core of your adventure is a string of moral choices with a large majority of them falling into grey areas where neither decision can be considered right or wrong.

The games like The Witcher that you’ll find below have a similar focus on dark settings, moral choices and flowing action based combat. Similar to The Witcher these games use realistic medieval settings that players are free to explore at their own pace.
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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 ...[Read More]

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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 dem...[Read More]

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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 b...[Read More]

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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 t...[Read More]

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Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a new breed of action RPG for the PS4, following the adventures of the Hunter in a dark gothic setting you’ll be treated to brutal combat, intriguing story and hidden treasures. From the team that brought your Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls the game relies on third person view, melee based weapon com...[Read More]

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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 Soul...[Read More]

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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 en...[Read More]

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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 seen many downloadable conten...[Read More]

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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 n...[Read More]

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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 align...[Read More]

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Horizon Zero Dawn

Explore a unique world of machine like animals in Horizon Zero Dawn an action role playing title with a setting unlike anything before as it blends the primitive and the advanced into one. Playing as Aloy, a female hunter who lives within a world ravaged by robots. Representing a time period approximately one thousand years...[Read More]

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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 F...[Read More]

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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 ove...[Read More]

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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 an...[Read More]

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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 since that time and continues to g...[Read More]

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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 attr...[Read More]

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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 too...[Read More]

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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 all gamers. With the third game offering a vast range ...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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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 or...[Read More]

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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 new locations, features, enemie...[Read More]

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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 unique wraith abilities. With strong combat, a large open world it’s a high quality action adventure with a lot of gameplay to offer. Set during The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings an understanding of the lore wi...[Read More]

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Fallout 4

The bombs have dropped and Fallout 4 is climbing out of the rubble, explore a devastated Boston landscape in the year 2287 over two centuries after the world was taken to the edge by nuclear war. With the fifth major game in the Fallout franchise players will finally get to see the day that the bombs were dropped. This is w...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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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 opportunity to explore the contine...[Read More]

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Risen 2: Dark Waters

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 of Risen 2 is its strongest poi...[Read More]

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Lords of The Fallen

Set in a dark and gritty game world Lords of The Fallen brings hardcore action role playing to the latest generation of consoles with a rich fantasy. Explore both the human and demonic worlds in this richly diverse game world. Set in a world where the Gods have all but abandoned the human race players will assume the role o...[Read More]

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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...[Read More]

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Bound by Flame

Play as a hero overcome with a demonic influence in Bound by Flame, a fantasy role playing game. Choose if you’ll succumb to these powers or reject it inside, a decision that alters both story and your abilities. This interesting choice in Bound by Flame plays you as the victim of demonic influence. The game does a wo...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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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 m...[Read More]

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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 hardco...[Read More]

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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 s...[Read More]

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