In our hand-picked selection of the best games like Elder Scrolls we’ve included only the very best adventure / RPG games with epic worlds. These games all provide a similar experience to playing one of the games in the Elder Scrolls series. Remember to vote on your favourite games and to let us know if you’d like to see a game added to the list.

The Elder Scrolls have long been one of the best adventure / RPG games in the world, but when Skyrim hit they went to an all new high, offering a huge expansive world and a depth of gameplay like no RPG before.

What makes Elder Scrolls games so amazing is the amount of content and the attention to detail. All Elder Scrolls games offer a huge fantasy world with amazing stories and characters that hook you from beginning to end. If Tolkein had envisioned a video game, it would probably be The Elder Scrolls.

The gameplay in The Elder Scrolls games is typically non-linear, offering open worlds with many areas for gamers to explore. Skyrim offers perhaps the most expansive world in any video game ever and as a result saw millions of sales within its first few weeks. The worlds in The Elder Scrolls are full of monsters, enemies, adventures, quests and goodies to collect.

The Elder Scroll definitely offers one of the best adventure / RPG games on the market. However, there are many other games that offer a similar experience to playing The Elder Scrolls. We’ve put the best games like Elder Scrolls in our list below. If you think you know of another game that we should add to the list, please get in contact via a comment below. Thanks.

Some of these games you’ll know, like Assassin’s Creed, Dragon Age, and Fallout. Some of the games later in the list you may not have heard of.

Games like Elder Scrolls

Assassins Creed 3

Assassin’s Creed has become one of the most popular franchises in the history of games. In Assassin’s Creed games you stealthily explore an open world that merges adventure with stealth and action to create an unforgettable single player experience. Games in the Assassin’s Creed series tend to have a historical story with different titles in the series covering the Renaissance, the American Revolution and the Crusades.
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online is the online MMO version of the highly popular Elder Scrolls games. It was created by video game developer ZeniMax Online Studios and released in 2014.
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In the Mafia games you play as a mafia member engaging in all the sorts of activities you would expect from the mafia. The first game was released back in 2002 and Mafia 2 was released in 2007, both games showing times when the mafia was at its strongest (1930 – 1950). The Mafia games have achieved tons of fans thanks to their strong stories and their realistic open world environments. Realism is the most important part of the Mafia games, with games in the series not being as over the top as many other games in the genre.
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Fallout games are set in a post apocalyptic world that has been ruined by nuclear war. The original games in the series were very different to the more shooter-based gameplay of the more recent games. Games in the series are loved for their amazing stories, their fantastic worlds, the role playing game mechanics and their sense of humor. They are the sort of games that you can get completely engrossed in, spending hours playing through all the side quests and exploring every nook and cranny in the game.
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Dragon Age

DragonAge is a series of action-oriented fantasy RPGs that are spiritual successors to Baldur’s Gate. It is one of the biggest franchises from video game developer BioWare. Games in the Dragon Age series are based in the 9th age of the Dragon Age universe, when dragons, which were once thought extinct, have now taken over and are running rampage through the world leaving area in ruin. The land is full of war, whether they be political, religious, racial hatred or other kinds of wars.
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Wartune is a free to play RPG that plays inside the browser so you don’t need to download it. The gameplay is fairly standard fantasy role playing game affair, with turn based combat. The game was released in 2013 and quickly became very popular, partly because it is very easy to pick up and play.
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Monster Hunter Monster Hunter is a hugely popular action RPG in which you hunt down tons of giant monsters and beasts. One of the best RPG series of all time.
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Two Worlds

Two Worlds is a fantasy role playing game created by video game developer Reality Pump and released in 2010, with a sequel released in 2011. Two Worlds is set in a 3D fantasy world not dissimilar to that found the Elder Scrolls games.
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APB Reloaded

APB Reloaded is a MMOG game by video game develop Realtime Worlds, who also made Crackdown. APB Reloaded is set in a modern urban environment and pits law officers against gangs as both aim to destroy one another. One of the major differences between this and other games like APB Reloaded is that APB rewards the player for their skill, not for their time.

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