So, you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Looking for games like Skyrim with similar gameplay and/or settings (and dragons?) Maybe you just like to go around killing some random people and fighting dragons all day long? Well, I’m right there with you; I love myself a good dragon game. While there are countless versions of the game and platforms on which you can play it such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows. I loved playing Skyrim, don’t get me wrong, but after 80 hours of going into a random village just to be immediately swarmed by every man, woman, child, and chicken, just to find out you were a vampire the whole time, only to then need to figure out how to not be a vampire anymore…. I needed something else. Luckily, there are plenty of great games that you will love if you love Skyrim!
5. Dragon Age
The Dragon Age series is a video game series developed by BioWare. In November, 2009 the role-playing series was officially introduced into the world with the release of Dragon Age: Origins and ever since then, fans have been begging for more. After the release of Dragon Age: Origins in 2009, BioWare released Dragon Age II in 2011, Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014, and is now currently in development of a fourth installment to the series known as Dragon Age 4 for now, though the name may change as we get more details in the future. As the title suggests, there are plenty of dragons in Dragon Age, so it’s perfect if you love The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim because of the abundance of these massive fire-breathing winged creatures.
Another Bethesda developed and published title like Skyrim, the Fallout series has been an incredibly popular series among players for years. Starting with the release of Fallout in 1997, the series quickly gained momentum and actually switched genres completely. The original Fallout from 1997 was a turn-based role-playing strategy game; Fallout 3, however, is a first-person action role-playing game released in 2008. The series includes Fallout (1997), Fallout 2 (1998), Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (2001), Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (2004), Fallout 3 (2008), Fallout: New Vegas (2010), Fallout Shelter (2015), Fallout 4 (2015), and Fallout 76 in 2018. As you can see, there’s plenty of titles to choose from in the series. While the setting may differ drastically from Skyrim, it still feels like a classic Bethesda game, so if you like either Fallout or Skyrim, you may very well enjoy the other.
3. Dark Souls
Dark Souls may be a bit of a strange title to put on this list of games like Skyrim, but if you think about it they really are quite similar. You’ve got boss fights, powerful abilities and weapons, loot, and of course dragons. Man, I love dragons. This game is definitely not for the easily defeated, since you will face quite a challenge and more than likely die hundreds of times trying to beat some of these bosses. The game is no joke and with 2 sequels – Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 – it only gets tougher from there. Definitely a great game if you like a challenge and an especially great game if you love some dragons in your games.
2. Middle Earth Shadow of War
Another one of these great games like Skyrim is Middle Earth Shadow of War. If you’re a fan of dark fantasy games such as Skyrim and you love Lord of the Rings, you’ll absolutely fall in love with Middle Earth Shadow of War, I absolutely love the gameplay; the Nemesis System is fantastic. You know what else Middle Earth Shadow of War has to offer? That’s right, you guessed it – dragons. Developed by Monolith and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, both Shadow of War and its previous installment Shadow of Mordor are fantastic games. Definitely a must-play if you enjoyed playing Skyrim.
1. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is one of the most highly praised games of all time (except, of course, at launch.) CD Projekt Red delivered such an amazing experience with the third installment to The Witcher series in 2015 with the action role-playing game The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. It was so good, that it actually won game of the year in 2015 at The Game Awards. With such an abundance of content to play through, you can easily sink hundreds of hours into the game and still not complete it to 100% completion. If you loved playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, because of the sheer volume of content, you will absolutely enjoy playing The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.