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Games You Should Play If You Like Dragon Age

Games Like Dragon Age

Does anyone else remember how incredibly special and rare it was to even see a dragon in Dragon Age: Inquisition, let alone actually hunt it? Now, we’ve played the game so much that we’ve hunted every single one!

I’ve had an amazing ride with Dragon Age, and I don’t regret one second of it, but I can’t be alone in thinking that it’s time for something new, something fresh, but in the same genre. Luckily for us, there are a lot of options to choose from! Here are eleven of the best ones I could find:

1. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

This game got a lot of criticism its way, and for understandable reasons, there was a looot of grinding for XP, and traveling across the huge map was a pain at times. But personally, I absolutely loved this game for the combat, the overall gameplay, and the sheer beauty of it all.

Unlike other Assassin’s Creed games, you play as a Spartan warrior in this one, who must embark on an epic journey across ancient Greece to uncover the truth about their family and the mysterious First Civilization! You can either be Kassandra or Alexios – male or female, and that doesn’t affect anything in the gameplay, but options are always nice!

Now when I say it’s similar to Dragon Age, I mean that both games involve exploring vast open worlds, engaging in epic battles, and making choices that affect the outcome of the story. However, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is different in that it allows you to climb up tall buildings and leap off of them like a graceful eagle, while Dragon Age lets you… umm… pet a dog. Hey, they’re both really fun activities in their own right!

If you’ve been discouraged by the reviews of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, take this as a sign and try it out for yourself to see if it really isn’t the game for you because I rather liked it. It’s playable on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Switch.

2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

This one is a no-brainer for any Dragon Age fan; it’s pretty much the same genre and style of game while still being different enough to offer a unique experience! At this point, I’ve poured so many hours into it that I’m pretty sure I’m starting to become a Witcher myself! I know it’s not realistic; let a man dream, okay?

The Witcher 3 is all about immersing yourself in a world full of monsters, magic, and difficult decisions. You play as Geralt of Rivia, a badass monster hunter, on a quest to find his adopted daughter, Ciri. And let me tell you, the journey is wild. Every twist and spin of the game you can think of, you’re going to run into, and it always keeps you on your toes, which I love!

From the sprawling open world to the massive cast of characters, every inch of The Witcher 3 feels like it was crafted with care and attention. And the combat system? If you love a good challenge, you’re gonna love the combat in Witcher! The game rewards being prepared and strategic in combat, whether you’re wielding your sword or casting magical spells. Combine that with the game’s mature themes and morally ambiguous choices; The Witcher 3 will make you feel all kinds of emotions throughout its amazing story.

Now, you may be thinking, “But wait, how is this game similar to Dragon Age?” Well, both games have complex stories and memorable characters, both require strategic thinking in combat, and they both have their fair share of magic and monsters. But trust me when I tell you, The Witcher 3 takes it to a whole new level with its attention to detail and world-building.

So, if you’re looking for a game that will take over your life (in a good way, of course), then grab a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and get ready for a wild ride! It’s playable on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and of course, PC.

3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim is a game where you can be anyone you want, as long as what you want is to be a sneaky archer. I’m kidding; with the borderline infinite number of mods out there for this game, you can damn well be anything you want in this game. Who needs gameplay when you can have just as much fun modding the game instead?

Okay, jokes aside, the gameplay in Skyrim is no slouch – it revolves around exploring a massive open world, slaying dragons, and collecting enough cheese wheels to feed an army of rodents! I often compare Skyrim to Dragon Age because both are RPGs that let you create your own character and explore a vast world full of lore, quests, and characters. But the real reason they’re similar is that they both have an unhealthy obsession with collecting useless crap. I mean, who needs a shiny new gold sword when you can pick up a rusty spoon? And why settle for one helmet when you can hoard them all?

I can’t forget the epic battles, though, plus the engaging storylines and hilarious glitches that make Skyrim and Dragon Age unforgettable experiences. Whether you prefer battling dragons or romancing elves, you’ll get a bit of both in each one. Just don’t forget to stock up on cheese wheels! You never know when you’ll need a quick snack in the middle of a fight.

Skyrim is an inclusive game; you can play it on almost any platform you like, including PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Regarded by many people as the game of the decade, Red Dead Redemption 2 rarely needs an introduction! It seems like a simple concept – you’re a cowboy in the later 19th century, and the law’s gunning for you wherever you go. It’s up to you to not just survive but thrive and rebuild the old glories of the Van der Linde gang!

The gameplay here is just unreal; it’s seriously unlike anything you can find out there. The attention to detail is unmatched, you can do pretty much any activity you can think of in the game, and the story and mechanics leave nothing to be desired. It’s honestly impressive how much this game does right! Forget the story; I think I’ve probably spent more hours fishing for the legendary fish in this game than I have doing missions and important stuff.

Comparing RDR2 to Dragon Age, you’ll love the classic, pre-modern look of the world, which is huge, by the way. Also, there’s the familiar character customization, a ton of quests to do, and super fun combat at every corner, though you’ll be using more guns and less swords here. As far as RPGs go, in my opinion, you don’t need a reason to play this game – just try it out and see why everyone loves it!

Red Dead Redemption 2 used to be a PlayStation exclusive, but you can play it now on PC, Xbox, and even Google Stadia (if that’s still alive).

5. Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity Original Sin 2 and Dragon Age are both RPGs that allow you to create your own character, but that’s kinda where the similarities end. But wait, there’s more to it than just similarities!

Divinity Original Sin 2 is all about casting spells, strategizing in turn-based combat, and setting things on fire (sometimes accidentally). Compared to Dragon Age, which we all know is about stabbing things with pointy things, brewing potions, and making snarky comments, you get a completely different spin on the RPG formula that gives a lot to love.

One of my absolute favorite parts of Divinity Original Sin 2 is that you can choose to play as a human, elf, dwarf, lizard, or undead (yes, you heard that right, UNDEAD!). It’s kinda like the wildcard character option from Dragon Age, where you play as a Qunari and crush everything like a grape in a hydraulic press!

Us Dragon Age fans will love that both games have their fair share of complex storylines and interesting characters, but let’s be real, the real reason people love playing these games is for the ability to create the most ridiculous characters possible. Whether you want to be a pyromaniac elf who talks to squirrels or a horned Qunari who only speaks in rhyming couplets, these games let you live out your wildest (and weirdest) fantasies.

If you’re ready to venture a bit further from the beaten path, you can try Divinity on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

6. Fable 2

Fable 2

My dear Dragon Age fans, it’s time for you to hear about the gem of a game that is Fable 2! It’s a game so much fun; it’ll make you want to toss your enchanted daggers and pick up a rusty old sword! Why? Good question; let me explain:

Firstly, Fable 2 is an action RPG that takes place in a magical world full of whimsy and wonder. You play as a hero who must embark on an epic journey to defeat evil and save the land from ruin. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this game!

The gameplay in Fable 2 is all about making choices and living with the consequences. From deciding whether to save a damsel in distress or rob her blind to choosing whether to become a benevolent ruler or a tyrannical despot, your choices have a real impact on the game world.

But that’s not all! Fable 2 also has a unique combat system that allows you to mix and match different weapons and spells to create your own custom fighting style. Want to blast your enemies with lightning bolts while wielding a giant hammer? No problem, Thor! Want to take down foes with a barrage of arrows while summoning a pack of wolves to fight alongside you? You got it, Arrow! The possibilities are endless.

For me, what really sets Fable 2 apart from other RPGs is its sense of humor and whimsy. From farting contests to ridiculous costumes, this game doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that’s what makes it so endearing and fun.

The only caveat and this is a big one, is that it’s only on Xbox 360, so you’re feeling either really lucky or really disappointed right now. But do not fret because the list of games goes on!

7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

You might be wondering, how do dragons and space wars mix? Well, fellow dragon slayers, it’s time for you to lose the knight’s armor and put on some Jedi armor because we’re going into space! Apart from the creature comforts of RPG games, Star Wars offers a unique experience that I personally really loved as a Dragon Age player. Starting with the character options in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, you can choose to be a Jedi, a Sith, or something in between (like a space pirate, perhaps?).

Character customization is a must for RPGs, but where Star Wars really comes into its own is with its unique combat system. You can choose to fight enemies with a lightsaber (for the uninitiated, it’s a deadly laser sword) or use force powers to manipulate the battlefield. You know the satisfaction of tossing an enemy off a cliff? It’s always a well-timed Force Push away in this game! Did I mention you can also zap them with lightning-like Emperor Palpatine?

But the real beauty of this game is in its story. You play as a character who is thrown into the midst of a galaxy-spanning conflict between the Jedi and the Sith. Along the way, you’ll meet a colorful cast of characters, including a wisecracking droid and a Wookiee with a crossbow. Your choices throughout the game will determine whether you align yourself with the light or dark side of the Force!

With its gripping story and memorable characters, it’s no wonder I loved this game as much as Dragon Age. To try it out, you can purchase it on Xbox, PC, and even Phone.

8. The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

Alright, picture this: You’re a space traveler wandering through a vast galaxy filled with corporations and conspiracies. Your goal? To save your fellow colonists from being controlled by the bigwigs at the top, and they’re downright mean. Welcome to The Outer Worlds! It’s time to clean up a mess you had no part in creating, but at least you get to be the hero at the end.

Jokes aside, The Outer Worlds is one of the best open-world (open-universe?) games I’ve played in recent times. In it, you get to create your own character and customize your abilities to your liking, and boy, are there plenty of abilities to choose from! Once you’re done with that, it’s time to move on to hacking computer systems and convince people to do your bidding with your silver tongue. That’s not all; you can even slow down time to gain the upper hand in combat!

Speaking of combat, The Outer Worlds has plenty of that too. You’ll be facing off against all sorts of enemies, from robots to aliens to…corporate lackeys(?). And just like in Dragon Age, you’ll need to strategize and plan your attacks if you want to come out on top, so those soft skills are going to transfer very nicely here.

What makes this game so unique for me when compared to other RPGs (including Dragon Age) is its wacky sense of humor. The game is filled with tons of characters and situations that will have you laughing out loud. Plus, the game doesn’t take itself too seriously, which makes for a refreshing change of pace from other sci-fi games.

9. Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World

I love this game for a few reasons. For one, the monsters are just freaking cool. Seriously, there are giant dragons, creepy spiders, and even a giant pineapple that can wreck your day if you’re not careful. Forget hunting it; how are you even supposed to react when you see that thing coming your way? Speaking of hunting, though, the satisfaction you get from taking down these beasts is like nothing else.

Oh, and that’s not all – the game also has a deep crafting system that lets you create all sorts of weapons and armor. And did I mention the multiplayer? There’s nothing quite like hunting the game’s biggest and baddest monsters with your friends and then celebrating with a virtual round of drinks afterward!

Coming to the similarities with Dragon Age, I found that both games have a pretty strong focus on combat and strategy. In Monster Hunter World, you need to pay attention to a monster’s behavior and weaknesses in order to take it down, something we’re all too familiar with from the hundreds of hours spent hunting dragons in Dragon Age. Plus, the overall vibe you get from both games is pretty similar; it’s almost like moving to a new city in the same state; you’ll still be right at home with most things.

Also, while the two games share some similarities, they’re also pretty different, just like the two cities would be. We know that Dragon Age is all about story and character development, but Monster Hunter World is all about the thrill of the hunt. So, if you’re interested in abandoning a bit of the lore in favor of hunting the beast, Monster Hunter: World will quench your thirst like nothing else.

To play Monster Hunter, you’ll need a PS4, Xbox, or PC.

10. Final Fantasy XII

Final Fantasy XII

Ready or not, it’s time to enter the world of Final Fantasy XII, where there are airships, magic, and talking bunny people! What’s not to love?

Well, I couldn’t answer that for the life of me, but I know one thing you’ll definitely love about this game is the gorgeous graphics. Final Fantasy XII is a proper feast for the eyes, with its detailed environments, stunning character designs, and cinematic cutscenes. It’s like watching your favorite anime finally come to life and do so in the best way possible!

But what about the gameplay, you ask? Well, I’m glad to report that it holds up just as well, if not even better, than the visuals. Final Fantasy XII is an action-packed RPG with a deep combat system. It relies pretty heavily on you and your party being careful about your moves and always planning one step ahead because there’s always a twist waiting for you in battle.

I can’t talk about the gameplay of this game without mentioning the “gambit” system. Basically, you can program your party members to automatically perform certain actions in battle based on certain conditions. So, for example, you could set one party member to always use a healing spell when a teammate’s health falls below a certain level. Now you no longer have to babysit that one teammate who’s always on 1 HP!

“But is Final Fantasy XII similar to Dragon Age,” you ask? Well, of course, it is! … sort of? They’re both RPGs with deep combat systems and a focus on character development, which we know is pretty much the bread and butter of this genre. But, at least in my opinion, Final Fantasy XII is a bit more action-oriented than Dragon Age, and it’s set in a completely different world with its own unique lore and characters.

Is that a bad thing? Of course not! In fact, when I first tried it, the fresh change of perspective and scenery was one of the things I liked the most. We’ve already seen all there was to see of Dragon Age, it’s time for something new, and you can try just that on PS4, Switch, Xbox, and PC.

11. Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3

You’ve probably heard by now that Mass Effect 3 is the cream of the crop in the Mass Effect series, and there’s a damn good reason why – because it brings all the choices and consequences from the previous games into one explosive finale! It’s like the ultimate showdown of every consequence of every choice you ever made in the previous Mass Effect games!

Don’t worry if you haven’t played the previous ones, though; there are a ton of TL; DRs out there that’ll get you up to speed in no time. Now, getting to the gameplay of ME 3 – it’s got everything you want in an action-packed RPG with tons of character customization, amazing weapons and abilities, and a story so epic and emotional you’ll be crying like a baby! Or maybe that was just a me thing, but anyway, moving on:

Initially, you might not think much of the similarities between this game and Dragon Age; they certainly don’t sound that similar, right? Well, it turns out they’re actually more similar than you’d think – they both have deep storylines and memorable characters, and the importance of building relationships with your party members is never understated. Plus, you can customize your character to your heart’s content, giving you the freedom to kick butt however you want!

That’s it for the similarities, though, because, unlike the medieval ages where we’ve been hunting dragons, this game takes you into the far-away future as you traverse galaxies and fight aliens! If you’re ready for a whole new take on the RPG genre, you can play Mass Effect 3 on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, or, ideally, on PC (with tons of mods).

Phew, that’s all for the games I could find that are similar to Dragon Age. Evidently, there’s no shortage of fantastic RPGs out there for fans of Dragon Age to sink their teeth into! From the expansive open world of Skyrim to the tactical battles of Divinity: Original Sin 2, each game on this list offers something unique and exciting.

Whether you’re looking for a rich, immersive story or a deep character customization system, there’s sure to be a game here that will scratch that Dragon Age itch. So why not give one of these titles a try and see where your next adventure takes you? Who knows, you may even find a new favorite game that you’ll cherish for years to come!

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