Games Like Gothic Series

Games like Gothic offer a refreshing take on the fantasy RPG. Much like the Witcher, they challenge the pre-existing conventions in the RPG genre and put their own unique spin on it.

The kingdom of Myrtana is under assault from orcish hordes. The king of the land is fighting a losing battle to contain them and requires magical ore in order to forge powerful weapons to break the deadlock. Khorinis is a large penal colony used for the purpose of mining this ore, prisoners are sealed inside, prevented from leaving by a magical barrier.

The player lands inside this colony to find it in chaos. The Colony has splintered into three factions, leaving it up to the player who to ally with and who to combat. Players can side with the loyalists who remain true to the king and Myrtana, the rebels who wish to escape, or a cult named the Brotherhood who worship an ancient god.

Gothic offers over 100 hours of gameplay with numerous quests and activities. The environment is richly detailed and interactive, more so than many games today. For example, the player can hunt wild animals and earn raw meat which can be sold as goods or used to heal damage. If the player chooses to cook this meat with a stove or frying pan, it heals much more effectively.

The player can develop a variety of skills to choose the character that they want. Trainers are where the player can expend experience points to improve their skills. The faction system in the game will affect this as certain options will be closed off to those who sided with one faction over another.

Gothic was a game ahead of its time and it’s no surprise that it had sequels. Some of the other games on our list might whet your appetite if this one didn’t.

The Elder Scrolls Series

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  • Released: 29 Apr, 2002
  • Genre: RPG
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Dark Souls Series

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die
  • Released: 23 Aug, 2012
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Developer: FromSoftware
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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Dragon Age Series

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Dragon Age: Origins
  • Released: 6 Nov, 2009
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, MacOS
  • Developer: BioWare
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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Fable Series

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Fable
  • Released: 14 Sep, 2004
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, MacOS
  • Developer: Big Blue Box 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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Risen Series

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Risen
  • Released: 30 Oct, 2009
  • Genre: RPG
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Developer: Piranha Bytes
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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Neverwinter Nights Series

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Neverwinter Nights
  • Released: 28 Jun, 2002
  • Genre: RPG
  • Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
  • Developer: BioWare
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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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  • Released: 10 Feb, 2012
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Developer: Big Huge Games, 38 Studios
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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Middle-Earth Series

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Released: 30 Sep, 2014
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox ONE
  • Developer: Monolith Productions, Feral Interactive (Mac & Linux)
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit: Vista SP2, Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • Storage: 44 GB
Metacritic Rating: 84 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

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  • Released: April 23, 2013
  • Genre: Action, RPG, Hack and Slash
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 260
  • Developer: 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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Ryse: Son of Rome

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  • Released: 10 Oct, 2014
  • Genre: Action
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox ONE
  • Developer: 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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

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  • Released: 25 Oct, 2006
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: AMD Athlon, Pentium 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 7 GB
Metacritic Rating: 72 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Witcher Series

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The Witcher
  • Released: 16 Sep, 2008
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, MacOS
  • Developer: CD PROJEKT RED
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 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Divinity II

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  • Released: 20 Nov, 2009
  • Genre: RPG
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Developer: Larian Studios
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: n/a Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Some Facts About Gothic Series

Gothic

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
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 81

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

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 23 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 30 Hours
  • Completionist 37 Hours
  • All Styles 30 Hours
  • Learn more

Gothic II

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
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 79

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

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 47 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 63 Hours
  • Completionist 70 Hours
  • All Styles 59 Hours
  • Learn more

Gothic 3

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
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 63

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

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 47 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 80 Hours
  • Completionist 117 Hours
  • All Styles 73 Hours
  • Learn more

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