Games Like Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

games like middle earth shadow of mordor
Games like Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor offer action-packed adventure in a vast open world. Much like Far Cry, it offers numerous side missions and quests for the player to develop their skills, go hunting, craft items, gather materials, and explore. Players can develop their skills in melee, ranged combat, and stealth, as well as improving their wraith abilities and runes.

Taking charge of Talion, a ranger, players wage a private war in the land of Mordor. His possession by a wraith grants him unique powers and resurrects him every time he is slain.

The star of the game is the Nemesis system. Talion in his campaign has to take on warbands of orcs led by their chieftains. Orcs that kill, or even survive an encounter with, Talion receive experience and rise in rank, becoming captains and warchiefs. Each nemesis has distinct traits and personality with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Talion can even brand warchiefs to convert them to his side, causing rifts and infighting within Sauron’s forces.

This system adds to the cinematic feel of the game with different playthroughs having their own highlights outside the main storyline. Orcs that survive numerous encounters with Talion will remember and learn from the experience, developing into fully fledged adversaries.

The storyline also explores an aspect of Tolkien’s universe that is very rarely seen, the land of Mordor. It’s a new take on a well-known world, one appropriate for those new to Tolkien and diehard fans.

26 Best Games Like Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind preview

As a pardoned prisoner, venture to the mysterious isle of Morrowind. Design and play any sort of character you can imagine in an open world where you can choose to fight the evil blighting the land or explore and adventure at your pace. Expansion packs add the capital city of Mournhold and the frozen isle of Solstheim.

About the game:
Released: 29 Apr, 2002
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox, PC
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows ME/98/XP/2000
  • Processor: 500 MHz Intel Pentium III, Celeron, or AMD Athlon
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32 MB Direct3D Compatible video card with 32-bit color support and DirectX 8.1
  • Storage: 1 GB

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 46 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 132 Hours
  • Completionist 279 Hours
  • All Styles 120 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Classic, Exploration, Fantasy, First Person, Magic, Medieval, Moddable, Open World, RPG, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Story Rich

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion preview

Create any type of character imaginable as you explore the rich and vibrant world of Cyrodill. Quest across the land with the Knights of the Nine, venture into the chaos and madness of the Shivering Isles, rise to prominence as a thief, wizard, fighter, or assassin. The choice is yours in this insanely detailed and beautiful game.

About the game:
Released: 11 Sep, 2007
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-Bit
  • Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM Direct3D compatible video card and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver
  • Storage: 4.6 GB

Metacritic Rating: 94

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 26 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 91 Hours
  • Completionist 188 Hours
  • All Styles 90 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Classic, Exploration, Fantasy, First Person, Magic, Medieval, Moddable, Open World, RPG, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Story Rich

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview

The most recent Elder Scrolls single player game, Skyrim brings you into the frigid landscape of Tamriel’s northern province, torn apart by strife, civil war, and a recent plague of Dragons, the bringers of the end of the world. In this open-world RPG, you can forge your character into anything you can imagine.

About the game:
Released: 11 Nov, 2011
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Nintendo Swtich
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM – NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT & ATI Radeon X1800
  • Storage: 6 GB

Metacritic Rating: 94

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 32 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 106 Hours
  • Completionist 220 Hours
  • All Styles 108 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Moddable, Open World, Quests, RPG, Singleplayer

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen preview

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen starts incredibly strong. You have lived your life until now as a peaceful resident of a fishing village. So, naturally, when a massive dragon attacks your village, you grab a sword and charge at it. It goes as well as you would expect, and the dragon marks you out to become something more than you are.

About the game:
Released: April 23, 2013
Genre: Action, Hack and Slash, RPG
Platforms: Xbox 260, PS2, PC
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista or newer (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 660 CPU or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 40 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 61½ Hours
  • Completionist 116 Hours
  • All Styles 59½ Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Action RPG, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Dragons, Exploration, Fantasy, Hack and Slash, JRPG, Magic, Multiplayer, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person, Walking Simulator

Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins preview

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: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, MacOS
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
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

Metacritic Rating: 91

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 41 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 59 Hours
  • Completionist 88 Hours
  • All Styles 58 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Choices Matter, Dark Fantasy, Dragons, Fantasy, Multiple Endings, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Tactical, Third Person

Dragon Age II

Dragon Age II preview

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: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, MacOS
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
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

Metacritic Rating: 82

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 27 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 38 Hours
  • Completionist 58 Hours
  • All Styles 38 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Choices Matter, Dark Fantasy, Dragons, Fantasy, Multiple Endings, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Tactical, Third Person

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition preview

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: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, MacOS
Developer: Bioware Edmonton
Publisher: Electronic Arts
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

Metacritic Rating: 85

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 45 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 87 Hours
  • Completionist 126 Hours
  • All Styles 88 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Choices Matter, Dark Fantasy, Dragons, Fantasy, Multiple Endings, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Tactical, Third Person

Risen

Risen preview

Rise to the challenge as the champion of the island of Faranga. Live with the consequences of your actions in a world filled with earthquakes, monsters, and treasure. Become a powerful swordmaster, staff fighter, or mage, as you quest to save the island.

About the game:
Released: 30 Oct, 2009
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC
Developer: Piranha Bytes
Publisher: Deep Silver
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP (with Service Pack 3)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Single-core Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (nVidia GeForce 7900/ATI Radeon X1800 or better)
  • Storage: 2,5 GB

Metacritic Rating: 77

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 28 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 37 Hours
  • Completionist 47 Hours
  • All Styles 36 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Classic, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Exploration, Fantasy, Gothic, Magic, Medieval, Open World, RPG, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Risen 2: Dark Waters

Risen 2: Dark Waters preview

Several years after the original game, Titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Monstrous creatures arise from the depths and have halted seafaring. As a member of the Inquisition, quest to stop the chaos unleashed by these monsters. Enjoy familiar game mechanics in exotic new locales with a piratical theme throughout!

About the game:
Released: 27 Apr, 2012
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: Piranha Bytes
Publisher: Deep Silver
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP (with Servicepack 2)
  • Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX
  • Storage: 5.5 GB

Metacritic Rating: 69

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 27 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 32 Hours
  • Completionist 46 Hours
  • All Styles 33 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Dark Fantasy, Exploration, Fantasy, Gothic, Open World, Pirates, RPG, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Risen 3: Titan Lords

Risen 3: Titan Lords preview

In a world abandoned by the gods and ravaged by the brutal Titans, humanity must struggle to survive and marshall its strength. You must choose to follow one of three strands of destiny in the diverse world of Risen. Ally with guilds and factions to support you in your quest as you use your strength and magic to reclaim the shattered remnants of your life.

About the game:
Released: 13 Aug, 2014
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Developer: Piranha Bytes
Publisher: Deep Silver
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 , Windows 7 SP1 , Windows 8
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 3850 or GeForce 9600 GT, VRAM 512MB
  • Storage: 8 GB

Metacritic Rating: 65

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 26 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 40 Hours
  • Completionist 52 Hours
  • All Styles 40 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Classic, Dark Fantasy, Exploration, Fantasy, Gothic, Magic, Nudity, Open World, Pirates, RPG, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die preview

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die is the first part of the legendary series. Prepare to Die takes place in the city of Lodran which prepares you for death. During the game, you encounter various traps, mobs, dragons, and demons. The world is cruel and you will see the deaths of the others in order to learn to persist.

About the game:
Released: 23 Aug, 2012
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 GHz+ or AMD Phenom II X2 545 3.0 GHz+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 9800 GTX+ or ATI Radeon HD 4870+
  • Storage: 4 GB

Metacritic Rating: 85

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 50 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 65 Hours
  • Completionist 97 Hours
  • All Styles 63 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Exploration, Fantasy, Lore-Rich, Medieval, Multiplayer, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin preview

Dark Souls 2 represents the perfect adventure in the fallen kingdom of Drangleic where you encounter battles against the various enemies and bosses. In Scholar of the First Sin the region is under the rule of King Vendrick and the main character will come to the city to find the cure from Hollowing.

About the game:
Released: 2 Apr, 2015
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Developer: FromSoftware Inc.
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, FromSoftware Inc.
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit
  • Processor: AMD A8 3870 3,6 Ghz or Intel Core i3 2100 3.1Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon TM HD 6870
  • Storage: 23 GB

Metacritic Rating: 79

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 37 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 65 Hours
  • Completionist 100 Hours
  • All Styles 61 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Co-op, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Fantasy, Medieval, Multiplayer, PvP, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III preview

Dark Souls III is well-known as the fight with enemies with different weapons as bows, projectiles, and swords. The role of protagonist is to find and reestablish five lords of Cinder to the thrones and turn the flame again. The main character Unkindled is created from the leftovers of the warrior who was unsuccessful in linking the flame.

About the game:
Released: 11 Apr, 2016
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 / AMD® FX-6300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 750 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 7950
  • Storage: 25 GB

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 31½
  • Hours Main + Extra 42½ Hours
  • Completionist 81 Hours
  • All Styles 43 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Action RPG, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Co-op, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Exploration, Great Soundtrack, Horror, Lore-Rich, Open World, RPG, Replay Value, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

The Witcher

The Witcher preview

The Withcer is a Action RPG developed by CD Project Red and released in 2007 (enhanced edition was released in 2008). You play as a Witcher (monster hunter for hire) named Geralt. Through the game, you will be fighting monster, learn magic and make dificult decisions which influence the whole story.

About the game:
Released: 16 Sep, 2008
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED, 1C-SoftClub
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows /XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon 64 +2800
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 or better
  • Storage: 15 GB

Metacritic Rating: 86

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 36 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 46 Hours
  • Completionist 66 Hours
  • All Styles 46 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Classic, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Magic, Mature, Medieval, Multiple Endings, Nudity, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings preview

Like the first part, Witcher 2 is based on novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. You play as a Geralt of Rivia, genetically enhanced and trained human who hunts monsters for a living. Tons of quests and legions of monsters are waiting for you.

About the game:
Released: 17 May, 2011
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED, 1C-SoftClub
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel 2.2 GHz Dual-Core or AMD 2.5 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM (Win XP), 2 GB RAM (Win Vista/Win 7)
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 (512 MB VRAM) or Radeon HD3850 (512 MB VRAM). Resolution: 1280×720
  • Storage: 25 GB

Metacritic Rating: 88

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 24 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 34 Hours
  • Completionist 54 Hours
  • All Styles 32 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Magic, Mature, Medieval, Multiple Endings, Nudity, Open World, RPG. Fantasy, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt preview

Play as Geralt, a member of a dwindling race of human-like creatures specifically made to be monster-killing machines. Your travels will take you all across the war-torn land, meeting strange characters, solving mysteries, and sitting down to play a few hands of cards to your heart’s content!

About the game:
Released: 19 May, 2015
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: CD Projekt
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • Storage: 35 GB

Metacritic Rating: 93

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 46½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 100 Hours
  • Completionist 167 Hours
  • All Styles 100 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Action RPG, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Magic, Mature, Medieval, Multiple Endings, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning preview

Explore the world of Amalur in a story crafted by author R.A. Salvatore. Build a unique character and modify them with any number of abilities, weapons, skills, and armor. Save a world from being torn apart by warfare. Take control of immortality as the first warrior to be resurrected. Harness fate itself as a weapon in this fantasy epic.

About the game:
Released: 10 Feb, 2012
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: Big Huge Games, 38 Studios
Publisher: 38 Studios, Electronic Arts
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 2.6GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 512MB RAM or better, ATI Radeon HD3850 / 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 10.5 GB

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 31 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 57 Hours
  • Completionist 104 Hours
  • All Styles 60 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Crafting, Exploration, Fantasy, Hack and Slash, Magic, Open World, RPG, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 preview

Fallout 4 is the story taking place in the year 2287 in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The event happens after the nuclear devastation of the USA. The main character is the Sole survivor who finds about the murder of his spouse and kidnapping of the son. From this moment on, he sets the mission to find him in the land of Commonwealth.

About the game:
Released: 10 Nov, 2015
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
  • Storage: 30 GB

Metacritic Rating: 84

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 26 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 78 Hours
  • Completionist 149 Hours
  • All Styles 74 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Exploration, First Person, Moddable, Open World, Post-apocalyptic, RPG, Sandbox, Sci-fi, Shooter, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption preview

Play as John Marston, an ex-criminal who now is forced to turn against his old partners in crime to protect those he loves. Blaze a trail through the American frontier as you complete missions, collect outfits, and try your hand at poker. With an amazing multiplayer feature, this game will keep you coming back time and time again.

About the game:
Released: 18 May, 2010
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Publisher: Rockstar Games
System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: 95

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 18 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 29 Hours
  • Completionist 46 Hours
  • All Styles 25 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Co-op, Multiplayer, Open World, Shooter, Singleplayer, Third Person, Western

Fable

Fable preview

Choose to build your legend as hero or villain in the vast and richly detailed fantasy world of Albion. Your actions will shape your destiny and decide the path you take. Recruit allies and followers and revel in your glory (or notoriety).

About the game:
Released: 14 Sep, 2004
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox, PC, MacOS
Developer: Big Blue Box Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium III 1.4 GHz or Athlon equivalent
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM Shader capable 3D Video Card (GeForce3 Ti 200 + / Radeon 8500+ )
  • Storage: 3 GB

Metacritic Rating: 85

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 13 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 20 Hours
  • Completionist 38 Hours
  • All Styles 18 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Choices Matter, Classic, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Medieval, Open World, RPG, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome preview

As Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier, travel with the Roman army to Britannia to avenge your murdered family at the hands of barbarians. Rise through the ranks and become both a leader of men and defender of the Empire in your quest for revenge. Enjoy brutal and visceral combat in this cinematic exploration of history.

About the game:
Released: 10 Oct, 2014
Genre: Action
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Developer: Crytek
Publisher: Crytek
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit
  • Processor: Dual core with HyperThreading technology or quad core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB VRAM
  • Storage: 26 GB

Metacritic Rating: 61

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 7 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 8 Hours
  • Completionist 16 Hours
  • All Styles 7 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Adventure, Atmospheric, Co-op, Hack and Slash, Historical, Multiplayer, Quick-Time Events, RPG, Rome. Action, Singleplayer, Third Person, War

Gothic

Gothic preview

A living world where characters live their separate lives, Gothic lands you in ‘the Colony’, a penal settlement for prisoners of the king, condemned to a life of mining ore to outfit his armies against the orcish threat. Doomed to the colony, choose one of three factions to support or go your own way in this volatile and action packed RPG.

About the game:
Released: 23 Nov, 2001
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PC
Developer: Piranha – Bytes
Publisher: THQ Nordic
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/2000/ME/98/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 32 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 4 GB

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 23 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 30 Hours
  • Completionist 37 Hours
  • All Styles 30 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Classic, Fantasy, Gothic, Magic, Medieval, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Gothic II

Gothic II preview

Having escaped the penal colony and torn down the magical barrier, the former convicts now run rampant around the capital of Khorinis. Outside of towns, most of the land is now lawless. Choose your own path in this lively RPG with the force of arms and magic to support you.

About the game:
Released: 13 Jan, 2010
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PC
Developer: Piranha Bytes
Publisher: THQ Nordic
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/2000/ME/98/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 32 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 4 GB

Metacritic Rating: 79

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 47 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 63 Hours
  • Completionist 70 Hours
  • All Styles 59 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Cassic, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Dragons, Fantasy, Gothic, Magic, Medieval, Open World, Pirates, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Gothic 3

Gothic 3 preview

Myrtana has fallen to the northern orcs. King Rhobar defends Vengard, last stronghold against the hordes. Rebels fight, Hashishin collaborate, and the hero of Khorinis is on his way. Choose which side to take, change the fate of Myrtana. Annihilate or liberate the land in this story driven open world RPG.

About the game:
Released: 13 Oct, 2006
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PC
Developer: Piranha – Bytes
Publisher: THQ Nordic
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/2000/XP 64-Bit/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD CPU 2 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB VRAM and Shader 1.4
  • Storage: 4.6 GB

Metacritic Rating: 63

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 47 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 80 Hours
  • Completionist 117 Hours
  • All Styles 73 Hours
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Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Classic, Fantasy, Gothic, Magic, Medieval, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Divinity II

Divinity II preview

Break free from the prison of your human body and take to the sky as a dragon in this noteworthy RPG. Enjoy over a hundred hours of gameplay as you battle with strength and your wits against a multitude of foes. Choose from a wide range of moral choices in your quest objectives, determine what type of hero you are.

About the game:
Released: 20 Nov, 2009
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC
Developer: Larian Studios
Publisher: Larian Studios, Focus Home Interactive
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7600 with 256MB RAM or equivalent
  • Storage: 15 GB

Metacritic Rating:

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 29 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 43 Hours
  • Completionist 57 Hours
  • All Styles 43 Hours
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Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Character Customization, Dragons, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, Medieval, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

Neverwinter Nights

Neverwinter Nights preview

Develop your PC in an immersive campaign over 60 hours long. Defeat a cult, cure a plague, save cities, all while adventuring through the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms setting. Based on the hit Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter Nights lets you customize your character any way you want. The toolkit lets you make your own custom scenarios and mods.

About the game:
Released: 28 Jun, 2002
Genre: RPG
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Atari, MacSoft
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium III or Athlon MP
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 6100 or Radeon 7000 with 64 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 91

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 54 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 66 Hours
  • Completionist 90 Hours
  • All Styles 66 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Character Customization, Dragons, Dungeons, Fantasy, Massively Multiplayer, Multiplayer, RPG, Singleplayer, Western

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