Here are a few more games like Baldur’s Gate 3 you should try out.
Your adventure may have come to an end after your 2nd, 5th, or even 10th run of Baldur’s Gate 3. But the end of one adventure doesn’t have to spell out the end of your RPG journey. So we have scoured the stores out there for more RPGs that can scratch that exploration itch again.
Here is our list of…
7 more Games like Baldur’s Gate 3
Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic 1&2
Let’s start with the classics. Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic by Bioware and Obsidian respectively are some of the greatest RPGs of all time.
You’d expect two prequels to the Star Wars franchise set in a time long before Luke Skywalker and the Empire just to be a fun romp with some cheeky references here and there. Here the conflict between Sith and Jedi is much more complicated while your player character shapes the outcome of those conflicts.
Both of them are fantastic and well worth your time if you’ve enjoyed Baldur’s Gate 3’s nuanced characters and fantastic worldbuilding.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines doesn’t often come up when we talk about RPGs. But when it comes up it’s often referred to as one of the best to have ever done it.
Based on the World of Darkness TTRPG, Bloodlines is an experience like no other. You start as an up-and-coming vampire navigating the complicated politics of vampire society in LA amidst a power struggle between multiple factions. You need to find your place in it, figure out who to trust, and make sure no one steps you in the back.
The game features some of the best written and voiced dialog ever put in a video game and if you can get over some early Source Engine jank you’ll find one of the most rewarding titles ever made.
Dragon Age Origins
Would you look at that, another Bioware RPG? You could say that there was a point in time in which they churned out classic RPGs left and right that continue to influence the genre to this day.
Here is Dragon Age Origins, while the 2nd and 3rd installments are nothing to scoff at either Origin is the one in which Bioware laid the foundation for what would later become the blueprint for the Bioware RPG which most infamously broke new grounds with Mass Effect.
So if you desire a classic RPG that is just like Dungeons and Dragons but not, with amazing characters and deep tactical combat, check out Dragon Age Origins.
The gold standard of CRPGs. While Bethesda’s takes on the franchise are probably more infamous these days than the original, it’s worth visiting the title that put the studio behind the original Baldur’s Gate titles on the map.
This game is everything you could ever want from this style of RPG. You create the character you want to play and how you go about solving tasks is all up to you. Will you unite the Wasteland’s colorful cast of characters and miscreants or rob them blind and do unspeakable things to them?
Fallout 2 lets you do that, it encourages you to do it. And once you get over some old-timey controls and graphics you get one of the best RPGs ever made.
Fallout New Vegas
Now when it comes to the Bethesda-style Fallout games, you can’t go wrong with either of them but we here at ESTNN have a special fondness for the ones set around the East Coast.
Fallout New Vegas is the favorite of many for a reason. Its deep RPG system, excellent writing, and world-building already put it a cut above most other games but the way everything comes together is what truly sets it apart.
If you dug Baldur’s Gate 3’s insistence on letting you feel the consequences of your actions, you’re gonna have a field day with Fallout New Vegas. You might want to install some mods though to deal with its jankier aspects.
Everyone loves CD Project Reds The Witcher 3, it is a stellar RPG and serves as the finale of the trilogy. But why not go back to the first one? The cryptic almost mystified Witcher Enhanced Edition that you can get for cheap almost everywhere.
The first and second Witcher games might lack the polish and breadth of the iconic third entry but they are well worth your time despite that. The first is an RPG of a bygone era, those Forgotten Realms and Neverwinter RPGs with deliciously complicated systems with just the right amount of tedium sprinkled in between.
If you liked Baldur’s Gate 3 and or The Witcher 3, it’s well worth going back to the first entry in CDPR’s now legendary franchise. You’ll find an incredibly immersive, endearing RPG with just the right amount of Eurojank to make it a classic.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Or did you enjoy Baldur’s Gate 3’s deep and engaging tactical combat? Then we have the game for you. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the successor to the iconic XCOM series and made waves back around its release for being mercilessly difficult and a real heartbreaker.
Aliens have invaded Earth and it is up to you, the leader of XCOM to get rid of them and restore order. You do that by training, raising, and loving a band of customizable misfits you’ll send into missions that are way out of their skill level. On top of that, you’ll have to balance the interests of your benefactors as well as build out your base of operations.
Highly recommended to anyone who loves tactical RPGs with a high risk-reward factor. If you’re into the pain, the Long War mod is highly recommended.
The current undisputed king of narrative-driven RPGs. What starts as a cool riff on noir crime dramas and futuristic gutter punk settings quickly spirals down into one of the greatest games ever made.
Its appeal is rather simple, you can kill your player character within the first few minutes of the game depending on how you distribute your character. And the best thing about it? There is no combat. Just you, your wits, and the consequences of your bad choices. Then you get to replay it over and over again to make something out of the world’s most useless detective.
So please, go and play Disco Elysium’s Final Cut if you ever get the chance. It’s genuinely one of the greatest games ever made.
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