Finished Baldur’s Gate 3 and lusting for more CRPG in your life? Here is a list of games you should check out.
We’ve all been enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3 for quite some time. But after the 2nd, 3rd, or 5th playthrough, you might be wondering what else is out there. After the resurgence of the CRPG genre, there is an abundance of great titles just like BG3.
After we’ve compiled a list of great alternatives you can play on Xbox, we decided to do you one better and composed a list of some of the greatest CRPGs and CRPG adjacent titles out there.
7 Games You Should Play After Baldur’s Gate 3
1. Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2
If you have enjoyed Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3), why not go back and try out the originals? Both Baldur’s Gate 1 and Baldur’s Gate 2 are milestone titles in their own right. If you’re coming from Baldur’s Gate 3 the world might be familiar to you but its gameplay is a different beast in its own right.
So if you’re keen to check out older editions of Dungeons and Dragons in video game perfection, why not give the old ones a try? Sure they are more combat-focused but their stories and gameplay still hold up to this day. Both are available in their Enhanced Edition version on most retailers for PC games.
2. Divinity Original Sin 1 and 2
And if you’ve enjoyed Larian Studios’ latest outing with BG3, why not check out their previous titles? Compared to the other Baldur’s Gate games, the Divinity series is closer to what you’ve just played. Multiplayer coop, is a game that encourages you to pick around, prod, or even break it if it means you’ll make meaningful progress.
Both games are fantastic. You can even play them in Coop via multiplayer or split screen. So if you and your party of fellow adventurers are looking forward to your next journey, why not take it to both the Divinity games?
Both Divinity games are available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
3. Pillars of Eternity 1 and 2
Maybe you’re more interested in a single-player game. Pillars of Eternity comes to you from the masters at Obsidian Entertainment, the brilliant minds behind Pentiment, Fallout New Vegas, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2. So who wouldn’t want to play a spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 by the RPG masters themselves?
And there is not just one but two of those games. The first Pillars game was a kickstarted funded game that brought Obsidian back into the mainstream and they’ve been doing pretty well for themselves since then. The second one is less regarded by fans but is still a great Pirate simulator dressed up as a fantasy RPG.
Both Pillars titles are available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. They go on sale regularly and are part of the Xbox Game Pass for both PC and Xbox.
4. Wasteland 2 and 3
If you’re feeling a more post-apocalyptic vibe, why not go for the Wasteland games? Both predecessor and successor of Fallout 1 and 2, the Wasteland titles make you gather a ragtag crew of survivors to lay down the law in a world where there is none.
Deeply engaging character building, fun tactical combat, and most importantly the kind of game that rewards paying attention. There is little more satisfying than a game that rewards both exploration and looking for alternative routes that force you to engage with the Roleplaying part of the RPG.
Both Wasteland games are available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Both of them are part of the Xbox Game Pass.
5. Planescape Torment
After enjoying one of the best CRPGs out there, why not go for the best CRPG of all time? Planescape Torment is the definitive title made by the legends of Black Isle Games who were involved in most of the games we’ve listed so far.
You play as the Nameless, an amnesic hulking figure that has lived and died countless lives. After awakening once again from your untimely demise, you set out on an adventure that sees you reclaim your destiny and figure out what changes the nature of man. And that’s all we’re willing to tell you. It’s amazing and one of those games everyone should play at least once.
As of writing, Planescape Torment is available in its Definitive Edition on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo Switch.
Next up is Underrail, the Eastern European take on Fallout. If you have any experience with the Metro Series or Stalker, Underrail’s tone might be familiar. After a nuclear disaster, mankind has hidden underground in the old Metro systems.
Your character is a blank slate and throughout your exploits in the Metro and the surrounding cave systems, you’ll slowly learn about your new environment and its politics. The RPG systems of this game are among the best in the genre. Its quests flip between the most unhinged things ever programmed and deep-cutting anecdotes that touch the soul.
Underrail and its Expedition DLC are currently available on Steam and GoG.
Last but not least is Kenshi. At first glance, it might not suit the rest of the titles on this list but if you’re into Baldur’s Gate 3’s sense of scale and large lived-in feeling world, this game is worth looking at. Kenshi is a true sandbox title, you pick a starting scenario and are off to the races.
Its massive landmass is now yours to explore and conquer. Its sandbox lets you do and get away with everything and there is no main quest or goal. You can become a trader, a mercenary legend, or build a thriving empire on your own. Oh, and the game also lets you take control of an army of crabs.
Kenshi is currently available on Steam and a sequel is in development.