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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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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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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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 combat and exploration. Battles take place against a wide range of beastly enemies and boss monsters that all attempt to ripe the character to shreds in increasingly brutal ways....[Read Review]

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9.1 User Avg (23 votes)
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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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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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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 content releases which have built on the core gameplay with new areas, weapons, quests and enemies. These extra bits of content have been combined into an ‘Ultimate Edition’ which i...[Read Review]

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9 User Avg (33 votes)
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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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9 User Avg (13 votes)
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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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8.9 User Avg (34 votes)
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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 for now where humans have returned to a tribal and primitive state due to an unknown event. The technology from the past lies littered across the open world of Horizon Zero D...[Read Review]

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8.9 User Avg (16 votes)
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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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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 grow with the player using its dynamic system. This creates a very vibrant and realistic experience as camps that you help early on in your journey may eventually evolve into t...[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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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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8.3 User Avg (10 votes)
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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, enemies and an increased level cap. All of these additional content packs are available in the Fallout 3 Game of The Year Edition which is available (and recommended) on all platfor...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (40 votes)

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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8 User Avg (30 votes)
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Fallout 4

The bombs have dropped and Fallout 4 is climbing out of the rubble allowing you to explore a devastated Boston landscape in the year 2287 over two centuries after the world was taken to the edge by nuclear war. Released on Windows, Xbox One and PS4 as the fifth major game in the Fallout franchise Fallout 4 has everything you’ve come to expect from the post nuclear war series. For the first time though players will be able to experience the day that the bombs were dropped around the world w...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (24 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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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 continent. Albion is now in an industrial age with guns joining melee weapons and magic as your combat options. In Fable III players will attempt to build support for a resistance mo...[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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7.2 User Avg (16 votes)
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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 of Harkyn who stands against the approaching supernatural force to give mankind hope once more. With one of the richest game worlds released this year your adventure as Harkyn ...[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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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 wonderful job of pushing you towards evil as increasingly touch enemies will tempt you towards the dark powers. Story wise the game covers your assault on the palace of the ice ...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (7 votes)
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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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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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6.6 User Avg (7 votes)
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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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