Games Like Dragon Age Series

Dragon Age is one of Bioware’s most successful game franchises. A dark fantasy open-world RPG, the games are known for the breathtaking setting, characters, storyline, and gameplay. The latest game, Inquisition, combines the best elements of its forebears, expanding the game world to something 4-5 times the size of the original.

Games like Dragon Age offer hours of gameplay. Between sidequests, minigames, and exploration, they are not designed for a single sitting or playthrough. Players have an unrivaled choice in character creation, making the character they feel is best suited for their playstyle.

Those looking for an experience similar to the Dragon Age series will find our list a great help in picking their next RPG to play.

Baldur's Gate Series

Baldur's Gate Series game preview
The debut RPG from Bioware, it’s likely that without Baldur’s Gate, Dragon Age mightn’t have happened. Over twenty years old, Baldur’s Gate paved the way for other hit games such as Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. Its isometric art style still has imitators today with games such as Pillars of Eternity or Tyranny. Baldur’s Gate remains so in vogue that the games have been remastered for modern computers. The enhanced editions also include the expansion packs, Tales of the Sword Coast and Throne of Baal, with Siege of Dragonspear also released to reward loyal fans.
Metacritic Rating: 78 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Mass Effect Series

Mass Effect Series game preview
One of Bioware’s signature science fiction series, Mass Effect is set in the 22nd century where humanity is just one of several alien races that coexist in the Milky Way galaxy. The main protagonist is Commander Shepard, a special forces agent known as a Spectre, responsible for protecting the galaxy. The first trilogy games have received almost universal praise for their character development, story, setting, and importance of character choice. Continuity is important as choices made in one game will have ramifications in the next.
Metacritic Rating: 89 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Neverwinter Nights Series

Neverwinter Nights Series game preview
Similar to Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights is also set in Faerun from the D&D Forgotten Realms setting. The series consists of two main games, each with several expansions and additional content. Set along the famous Sword Coast, the games offer hours of entertainment. In addition to the singleplayer mode, Neverwinter Nights also allows players to create their own scenarios and campaigns that they can use to run games of D&D for their friends.
Metacritic Rating: 91 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic Series

STAR WARS - Knights of the Old Republic Series game preview
Another hit from Bioware, KOTOR is set some 4,000 years before the Star Wars films when war between the Sith and Jedi was a regular occurrence. Awakening on a Republic ship under attack, the hero finds themselves with no memory of what has happened and forced to escape. KOTOR is relatively linear but the game’s moral choices and character interactions allow for extensive replays. The game’s companions are the real joy. Each is a fully fleshed out unique individual. Their personalities, preferences, and philosophies, are what drive the game.
Metacritic Rating: 93 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Divinity: Original Sin Series

Divinity: Original Sin Series game preview
Part of the wider Divinity series, Original Sin comprises two very different games with shared elements. Both are party-based RPGs that allow the player extensive customization options for characters and their abilities. Fans of the original games will appreciate this next addition to the saga.
Metacritic Rating: 87 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Witcher Series

The Witcher Series game preview
Based on the popular stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, the Witcher games are RPGs with a difference. Known for their difficult moral choices, they are dark fantasy games that somehow manage to be disturbingly realistic. The player controls Geralt, a Witcher. Witchers are mutated humans with talents for killing monsters. Geralt’s work involves rescuing villagers and clearing out lairs for an ungrateful populace. The most recent entry in the series has been critically acclaimed as a subversion of the fantasy genre. Geralt is not the traditional fantasy hero and the game world is one mostly devoid of heroics. The game still manages to inject some humor into its setting, proving that the world is not all bleak. Geralt’s varied skills allow for a variety of tactics to be used against enemies. Weapons can be poisoned, bombs or traps can be thro
Metacritic Rating: 86 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen game preview
An open world hack and slash RPG, Dragon’s Dogma is set in the high fantasy world of Gransys. The player is on a quest to defeat the Dragon, the herald of the world’s end. The game world is fully explorable with largely populated cities. The combat has been praised for its ‘grab’ mechanic, where players fighting larger enemies are able to climb up on their target to inflict more damage.
Metacritic Rating: 81 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Elder Scrolls Series

The Elder Scrolls Series game preview
One of the most popular modern RPGs, TES has come a long way since its debut with Arena. The third game Morrowind was the breakout success and the more recent games, Oblivion and Skyrim, have solidified the success of the series. The most recent game is set in the far northern province of Skyrim, a Viking inspired realm where a civil war rages amidst religious repression, lawlessness, and the return of dragons. The player is a Dragonborn, one of the few mortals with the ability to master the dragon magic. The series is best described as a sandbox. The majority of the game world is free to explore from the beginning. Players create a character, choosing the skills, traits, gender, race. The inhabitants of the world have lives and occupations. Bandits plague the roads between cities, monsters have lairs in remote locations. Players can fini
Metacritic Rating: 89 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning game preview
An action RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur follows a resurrected hero known as the Fateless One. Having already died once, they are free of fate and can alter those of others. With no memory of their previous life, they are thrust into a war where vengeful elves seek to conquer all the mortal races. The combat in Reckoning is more similar to games like God of War. Based on timing and combos, it allows players to enter a slow-motion mode as well as perform brutal finishing moves on enemies when Fateshifting.
Metacritic Rating: 81 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Gothic Series

Gothic Series game preview
A popular German RPG, Gothic subverts the traditional fantasy conventions by eschewing the traditional black/white morality. Players can choose to side with violent rebels or the repressive army, with the conquering orcs, or the free humans. Actions by the player affect their standing with rival factions and interactions with other characters.
Metacritic Rating: 81 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Fable Series

Fable Series game preview
An action RPG series set in the land of Albion, Fable’s setting is notable for a fantasy RPG in that the game world progresses technologically and socially with each game. The player’s development is stimulated by their interaction with other characters with this then factoring into their moral choices and reputation.
Metacritic Rating: 85 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Some Facts About Dragon Age Series

Dragon Age: Origins

As a Grey Warden, quest to unite a kingdom splintered by civil war and to slay an archdemon. Explore a troubled world and make complicated moral choices while engaging in thrilling combat against a whole host of massive and terrifying creatures. There are no easy choices.

About the Game

  • Released: 6 Nov, 2009
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, MacOS
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 91

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP (SP3) or Windows Vista (SP1) or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Single 1.6 Ghz Processor (or equivalent) or AMD 64 2.0 GHz Processor (or equivalent)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB RAM Vista and Windows 7)
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon X850 256 MB VRAM or NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128 MB VRAM (Windows Vista: Radeon X1550 256 MB VRAM or NVidia GeForce 7600GT 256 MB VRAM)
  • Storage: 20 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 41 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 59 Hours
  • Completionist 88 Hours
  • All Styles 58 Hours
  • Learn more

Dragon Age II

Play as Hawke, a mysterious refugee who arrives to the city of Kirkwall through their rise to become its champion over a violent decade of political and social struggle. Choose to be a warrior, mage, or rogue, each with their own distinctive playstyle. Companions are an important part of the game; choose from a wide variety to accompany you into battle as you strive to defend Kirkwall.

About the Game

  • Released: 8 Mar, 2011
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, MacOS
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 82

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP with SP3, Windows Vista with SP2, or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) 1.8 GHz or greater; AMD Athlon 64 X2 (or equivalent) 1.8 GHz or greater
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB RAM Vista and Windows 7)
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS with 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 7 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 27 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 38 Hours
  • Completionist 58 Hours
  • All Styles 38 Hours
  • Learn more

Dragon Age: Inquisition

As an Inquisitor, battle to save the continent of Thedas from an esoteric tear in the sky known as the Breach which is vomiting forth legions of demons upon the world. Lead a party across a game world larger than any of the previous games. Use your influence and deploy agents to expand your power across Thedas while managing the various personalities within your party.

About the Game

  • Released: 20 Nov, 2014
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS
  • Developer: Bioware Edmonton
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 85

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or 8.1, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Quad core 2.0 GHz or AMD Quad core 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 4870
  • Storage: 26 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 45 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 87 Hours
  • Completionist 126 Hours
  • All Styles 88 Hours
  • Learn more

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