There are games, and there are cult games. And you’re talking about cult games then you surely have to mention the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. The game got the cult status a long time ago. It always feels fascinating to play larger than life games which provide you limitless opportunities, dangerous world, and lots of freedom to do almost anything.
A massive world to explore with life being in danger at every next step. That thrill made the game loved by people across the world. But what if I tell you that there are alternatives as good as Skyrim which can charm you with the same thrill and passion one again.
Here in this article, I’ve mentioned some of the best alternatives to Skyrim to raise your excitement level to new heights. Here is the list.
Best Alternatives To Skyrim –
1. The Gothic Series –
It’s not only one game but the whole series compromising 3 games. The supported platforms are Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox360. Gothic is a game which puts you in an unimaginable world same as Skyrim, and then you have to kill all those weird and clingy monsters coming your way, and also the T-Rex.
The level of difficulty is unmatched. Before a blink of an eye you get killed by the Goblin as soon you realize what’s happening, the game will be over.
Although, the Gothic 1 and 2 are more popular than the last one but still, I believe that the third one is the best.
Genre – Action, Adventure, Fantasy.
Middle-Earth is a game come a with a heartwarming background story. The whole game is based in the world of Lord of the Rings, and the protagonist is also the same, he’s Sauron. As the game, progresses you start to feel the aggression of the characters playing the game.
If you have watched LOTR movie than you’re going to fall in love with the game and if you haven’t seen the movie don’t worry you won’t miss anything. The powers and abilities of the main character are astonishing as full freedom with weapons, combat skills, and stealth attacks are provided to the main character.
The game supports on platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, Xbox360, Xbox one.
Genre – Open-World, Action, Adventure, Revenge.
3. Dark Souls 2 –
There are some games which demand ruthless aggression to play. Dark Souls is suck kind of a game where it is all about beating and punishing your enemy in a most ruthless way possible. Though, the game is not about blindly killing people. But, the aggressive element which comes with the game is the USP of it.
However, there are strong chances that you can be also killed if you’re not careful. To save yourself you have a heavy and a bulky Armour with some powerful and ruthless weapons.
You can play the game in Multiplayer mode with your friends which make the game more exciting. The supported platforms are Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox one.
Genre – Action, Adventure
If you’ve played The Wither 3 than you may understand that the combats in this game will even put Dark Souls in shame, though, it’s not that brutal, but detailed in morality and you witness such outcomes in the game which completely surprises you.
The USP of the game is the amazing story line which also helps the game achieve several awards last year. Another factor to look after is the vast world to explore which is even considered larger than Skyrim which keeps you thrilled with jaw-dropping combat, and detailed environments.
The supported platforms are Windows, Xbox one, PS4.
Genre – RPG, Action, Adventure.
5. Neverwinter –
NeverWinter is set in the world which is not as bizarre and unimaginable as other games mentioned in the list, but it’s very interesting. It’s loosely based on the widely popular games and cartoon series called dungeons and dragons. The game is set in the same kind of world.
You have options of 8 classes to choose from. Each and every one of them possesses different powers and abilities. Those powers increase and decrease depending on your charterer progression. Going forward you have to kill monsters, make a group of your teammates, gather powerful weapons and more stuff that the game offers you.
The game is supported on platforms like Windows and Xbox one.
Genre – Adventure, RPG.
6. Fallout: New Vegas –
fallout: New Vegas is the sequel to Betheseda’s fallout 3. It’s a game with a modern approach towards killing and revenge and based in fiction world called Sin city. It’s a revenge story where you’re a courier boy, a messenger who doesn’t know anything about what he is carrying. He is shot by the bad guys, but, luckily not killed. You get a life saving a treatment from your doctor friend.
Now, after he is patched up, he starts to kills the bad guys in the most brutal way that I haven’t seen in recent times in any other modern killing game.
The supported platforms are Windows, PS3, Xbox360.
7. Ryse: Son of Rome –
I must say that Ryse is a very underrated game having a great story line, amazing combat sequences, and stunning visuals. The whole game is set in the medieval era of Rome, kings, gladiators, medieval weapons, medieval looks and combat make this game exclusive from all other games mentioned in the list.
In the game, you play a character who his taking revenge for his murdered family. You can also play the game in co-op mode. In which you can gather up with your friend and take on goons. For the people who wants play a game in a whole different environment with not so familiar characters should go for Ryse.
Thus, was my list of top 7 alternatives to Skyrim.
Final Words –
Finally, I need to tell everyone and each and every game which is mentioned in the list is a great alternative to Skyrim. So, you can choose any one of them depending on your needs.