It’s some folks’ game of the decade. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt really is quite the experience, so good in fact that even after putting tens if not hundreds of hours in, many people want more. If you’ve already wrapped up the Blood & Wine and Heart of Stone expansions then we’re afraid you’re all out of Witchery goodness. However, all hope is not lost! Below we’ve rounded up some of the best games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to scratch that fantasy itch. Toss a coin in their direction and you won't be disappointed.
5 games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The other Witcher games
We’ll get the obvious out of the way first, shall we? The first two entries in The Witcher series aren’t even close to as brilliant as their famous sibling, but they still offer up political intrigue tempered by Geralt’s dry attitude. Provided you can stand the much more clunky combat, the Witcher 2 is a solid enough game and offers some much-needed context for the start of The Witcher 3. Honestly, we’d just skip the original unless you really want the full storyline.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The Assassin’s Creed series used to be a very different beast indeed, but after the success of The Witcher 3, Ubisoft took clear inspiration from CD Projekt Red’s efforts. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the perfect distillation of that process, letting you roam a mythology-packed version of Ancient Greece in an extremely Witcher-like style. The setting is a far cheerier one than Geralt’s world, but it’ll feel very familiar nonetheless. If you’ve already played Kassandra/Alexios’ adventure, consider stepping back to Assassin’s Creed Origins for a journey through Ancient Egypt instead.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Despite releasing a year in advance of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Inquisition largely fell in the shadow of CD Projekt Red’s release, with many looking unfavorably upon its MMO-style open-world zones. However, behind these blemishes lies an RPG with some of the best character relationships around. If you enjoyed interacting with The Witcher 3’s cast of characters then you should absolutely play Inquisition as well just to get to know the Iron Bull, Dorian, Cassandra and even egghead mage Solas.
Greedfall’s arrival in 2019 surprised many. A new 3D RPG in an unusual, orc-free setting from a studio few had heard of? And it was actually good? Unheard of. Much like Inquisition, Greedfall is a party RPG, meaning you’ll spend the game with a core crew rather than alone like the Witcher. Even so, combat in Greedfall is a blast and if you were into the Witcher’s bleak political intrigue you’ll be right at home as you navigate the colonial landscape on offer here.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
After a more slavishly “authentic” experience. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a game that really wants you to know how rough medieval life could be. Protagonist Henry is no mutant master swordsman like Geralt. Set in 1400s Bohemia, Kindom Come: Deliverance is a game in which taking an injury to the leg is likely to hobble you for quite some time. Fighting is tough and life is often tougher. Even saving while out in the open requires you to careful brew Saviour Schnapps potions in advance, just like they did back in the good old days. Still, if you’re desperate for that medieval Europe environment, Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers an incredibly beautiful one to visit and, in all good odds, die in.
Those are just five games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We’ve no doubt there are more out there, so be sure to let us know any suggestions you have in the comments below!