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Top 11 Games Like Hogwarts Legacy Everyone Needs to Play

Games Like Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy’s story and combat were everything we always wanted from a Harry Potter game. But if you’ve finished it, you’ve got to want more games just like it so you can continue basking in the feeling of magic, wizardry, and action. Well, if that sounds like what you’re craving right now, these eleven games like Hogwarts Legacy, are exactly what you’ve been looking for. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Okay, we’re one house short in this game, but we can make do with that. In Fire Emblem, you’ve got a game that’s almost completely different from Hogwarts Legacy, except for the fact that it’s also kinda set in a school that’s a lot like Hogwarts! An odd similarity, but hey, it still counts.

The gameplay you’ll love here, coming from Hogwarts Legacy, is definitely going to be more about the social simulation and interaction that comes with being in a school. Other than that, Fire Emblem is an absolutely amazing game in its own right – a turn-based RPG that’s available on none other than the Nintendo Switch. You also get magic in here, so your wizardry will continue to flourish! As long as you can re-learn it from scratch, that is.

You get to play as a mage, a dark mage, a warlock, and actually a ton of other classes, too, so there’s a lot of variety in the adventure you choose in this game, just like Hogwarts. On the surface, you wouldn’t give this game a second look when comparing it to Hogwarts Legacy, but the devil is often in the details, and I think you’ll have an absolute blast with this game.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch.

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Of course, we have to talk about this game! This was the Harry Potter game back in the day, and there are so many memories I have associated with its nostalgic chambers. I probably remember it looking better than it does now compared to modern titles, but the gameplay holds up all the same.

As one of the very first Harry Potter games, this game was the one that was loved the most by fans. Despite being an old game, it had a ton of opportunities for exploration, as you could venture around the entirety of Hogwarts. There were quests, interactions, and mysterious secrets to discover in every corner, which made it a really rewarding and engaging experience overall.

As a Harry Potter fan, the recent games are definitely good, but sometimes you just have to go back to the roots, and this game is one that you really can’t miss. If you can tolerate the dated graphics, you might find yourself having more fun than in Hogwarts Legacy even! Probably not. But there’s only one way to find out.

Platforms: Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube.

3. Academagia: The Making of Mages

Hey, it’s okay if you didn’t get your Hogwarts letter; Academagia is here to accept you instead! Don’t think of it as an off-brand Harry Potter game, though, because the academics here are actually a lot more difficult than your favorite wizarding adventure usually has.

The game’s premise is pretty much identical to Hogwarts Legacy – you’re in a wizarding school with classmates that you interact with and learn about the campus as you go exploring. On the way, you progress through the story and get the true experience of what it’s actually like to live in a wizarding school – a lot like Hogwarts, but not.

I mentioned that it’s a lot harder than Hogwarts, and that’s because the learning curve in this game is definitely not for the faint of heart. That makes it a teeny bit less accessible to new players, especially since this is also a fairly old game, but once you get into it and learn the mechanics, you’ll have a ton of fun. Add magic to that combination, and you’ve got a perfect alternative to Hogwarts Legacy.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows.

4. Wands VR

A VR game, because why not? The experience of Hogwarts has to really get you immersed in it, and there’s no better way to do that right now than through a pair of VR goggles. The Harry Potter games of the past were definitely fun, but the wand-based combat was never really that good, if we’re being honest. And, with perfect timing, that’s where this game comes in!

Now, a small disclaimer has to be added that this game is not based on or tied to Harry Potter in any way; it’s just a game that has wands and loves making you use them to fight other people who also have wands. The result? A fantastically fun and magical experience that would honestly make Harry Potter games the best games on the planet if they could somehow get this in there.

You get to cast spells, fight in PvP, and make your own loadout from a pool of 25 total spells that you can experiment with and find the best ones for you. With customization and some really good combat, Wands VR is just packed with fun and would make for a really fun combat adventure for you after Hogwarts Legacy.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Android, Microsoft Windows, Meta Quest, Oculus Go.

5. Fable

You’re spoilt for choice in Fable, because this is a whole series of games that started with the original – released in 2004. One thing’s common in all of them, though: they’re all about magic, and they’re a pretty good alternative to Hogwarts Legacy.

In Fable, your destiny isn’t written for you; you’re the one in charge of making your own adventure! Games don’t often do this, but in Fable, you can craft your destiny by shaping the way you want to have your adventure progress and the moral compass that you’ll be following on your way there. This also means you get to make your own decisions wherever possible, so your adventure truly is yours.

With the karma system keeping your behavior in check, you’re going to be choosing a side – good or evil. Usually, the good one is the way to go, but hey, who am I to tell you what to do? With Fable, coming from Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll love the magical items, spells, weapons, and all that jazz that reminds you of what it’s like to be a wizard. If that was your favorite part from Harry Potter, you’d be right at home here.

Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, macOS, Mac operating systems, Classic Mac OS.

6. The Elder Scrolls Online

With the Elder Scrolls games, you can pretty much go with any of the various titles they have out – they’ll all be magical and fun for you as a fan of Hogwarts Legacy. What makes the Elder Scrolls Online special, though, is the fact that it lets you create your own character – one that can specialize in magic and spellcasting – and go on an adventure with other players!

As you can tell from the name, this game is a PvPvE experience based on the mythical world of the Elder Scrolls. Kind of like Fable, you choose your destiny here, which often depends on the kind of character you’ve made and the quests you choose to go on. As a wizard, which I’m assuming you’re going to be since you’re a Hogwarts Legacy fan, you can level your spells and powers up through alchemy and become even stronger!

Alternatively, if you’re feeling like picking up a sword and shield to go bash and slash people, you can do that too here. The Elder Scrolls is all about freedom and whether you’re here to be reminded of Hogwarts Legacy or broaden your horizons in a similar setting, this game has you covered.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One.

7. Baldur’s Gate 3

People just simply can’t stop raving on and on about this game, and it’s about time you understood why this game is being touted as the game of the decade. Baldur’s Gate 3 does what almost no modern game strives to do – being a genuinely fun game, packed with content, without any microtransactions or any “extras” required to play the whole thing.

As a Hogwarts Legacy fan, you’ll love this game for the amount of spellcasting and magic options it offers through its character creation. You get to customize every little detail about your character, just like you would when creating a dungeons-and-dragons character! Coming from Harry Potter, you can make yourself a zesty wizard or cleric or bard, whichever floats your boat, and have all the magic you could possibly want at the tip of your fingers.

Your adventure in this game can branch out into so many different paths because it lets you choose what you want to do at every step of the way, and almost all of your decisions affect the outcome. So, if you’re into shaping your own destiny, this is definitely up your alley. Admittedly, the turn-based RPG and combat gameplay will take a little bit to get used to, but as you discover the nuances and little details in this game, you’ll absolutely fall in love with it – especially as a Harry Potter fan.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Mac operating systems, Microsoft Windows.

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2

Coming back to the Harry Potter games, it just makes sense that you’d be spending your time playing these after you’re done with Hogwarts Legacy, especially since they do justice to the movies they’re based on. As you can guess, the games are in two parts, just like the movies, and the story of each game unfolds according to that, too.

In the games, you’ll play as Harry Potter and pretty much play yourself through the movie as much of the same events unfold. The gameplay here is what you’re going to be sold on, though, because it is filled to the brim with action and combat. Many Harry Potter fans had gripes with the way combat was implemented in the games, but these definitely take the cake – after Hogwarts Legacy, of course.

If you want to have some more spell-casting action while also playing through some of the greatest Harry Potter movies of all time, there’s just no way you won’t love these games – particularly as a Harry Potter fan. It is a bit of a dated series now though, so you’ll need older platforms to play it unless you’re on PC.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS.

9. Blade and Sorcery

The name really just says it all. Do I even need to make a comparison? I’m kidding, I absolutely do need to make a comparison if I want to get paid. With that in mind – Blade and Sorcery is a game that takes you in the world of VR, and it does not hold back with its ambition in terms of gameplay.

Touting itself as built-for-VR, this game is an immersive experience through and through. Blade and Sorcery brings heaps of content where your goal is basically to fight other players using spells and, well, a blade. The combat revolves around these spells that let you incinerate, shock, and do all kinds of other brutal things to your opponent as you fight to the death with each other. In the game, of course.

Blade and Sorcery is one of the few games out there that is consistently updated with fun content that’ll keep you coming back for more and more. Paired with its engrossing combat and spellcasting in VR, you’ll finally scratch that combat itch you’ve had playing Harry Potter games for so long.

Platforms: Meta Quest, Microsoft Windows.

10. Forspoken

I won’t beat around the bush and pretend that this game is one of the best out there because it most certainly is not. With the hype that it created, the final result was pretty damn disappointing, to say the least, especially given the standards we’ve come to expect from AAA titles. But before you scroll further, it actually has some redeeming qualities that might be exactly what you’re looking for after playing Hogwarts Legacy:

Forspoken’s claim to fame was its movement system combined with the satisfying as heck combat. The initial section of this game is the most painful part to get to, but past that lies the combat that, let’s face it, has been lacking in a lot of Harry Potter games too. Along with that, there’s the promise of the devs to be updating the game regularly and increasing the number of spells in it, though you have to take that with a grain of salt.

Ultimately, if spellcasting and combat are all you care about, Forspoken might well be an adventure that you’d want to go on. A lot of games take their time with letting their fun parts show, and if you give it the benefit of the doubt, it might just surprise you.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows.

11. Elden Ring

Elden Ring won the Game of the Year award in 2022, and it might be one of the most well-deserved victories in the world of gaming ever. Coming from Hogwarts Legacy, you’re in for an adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before, in more ways than one!

If you’ve only seen surface-level stuff about Elden Ring, you might be put off by the difficulty of a ‘Soulsborne’ game and the steep learning curve that comes with it. Well, I’m going to put you at ease right away because this game is the easiest of the bunch when it comes to Soulsborne games. Hmm, maybe that’s not saying much, but trust me, it’s easy when you go for the Harry Potter build. What’s the Harry Potter build, you ask?

Well, with all the freedom Elden Ring offers, magic is one of the most accessible options for you to pick as a new player of this type of game. Since you’re already used to being a spellcaster, all of this will come a lot more naturally to you than the usual dodge-attack-dodge gameplay that Elden Ring features. Plus, if you’ve seen the clips of some gamers doing absolutely ridiculous stuff with magic builds, you know just how much fun you’re in for! There really is nothing more satisfying than cheesing your way through the toughest boss fights in this game. Except maybe beating them fair and square. But this is super funny, too, so it wins!

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows.

Wrapping up this list of magical games like Hogwarts Legacy, I hope you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your next adventure. The Harry Potter universe is unique, but it’s not the only game that offers a fantastical twist on things. So, which magical schools are you going to be sending your application to? Let me know, and until then, good luck with all your games!

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