Like Skyrim? Here's What Else You Should Play

1up: Skyrim! We love it. You love it. Even Japan loves it, and those guys hate games from America! With sales topping seven million already and no corner of the Internet free of Skyrim discussion (not to mention hilarious videos showing off wanton abuse of Dragon Shouts or whatever), I think it's safe to say that Skyrim has awakened the world to the fact that a well-made single-player RPG is a lot of fun.

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mynameisEvil3147d ago

Fallout: New Vegas? That's my personal recommendation. Hell, it may be buggy, but it's still easily my number 1 game of all time.

Avadon was great. Got me back to playing Geneforge. A great series.

Borderlands? If you liked Skyrim, play Borderlands? That's a bit of a stretch, I must say.

Planetscape: Torment made the list! One of my favorites. Chris Avellone <3

Bolts3147d ago

Avadon is more like BG and Dragon's Age than Skyrim.

Iroquois_Pliskin3147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

I used to play Fallout: New Vegas, until i got an arrow to the knee...

Tanir3147d ago

yeah i hate border lands and its nothin like skyrim.

i hate dumb articles

Spitfire_Riggz3147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

I love the Elder Scrolls and I hate the Fallout Series with a passion. So for me no. Its the environment, its easy to get into a lively beautiful forest like Syrim or up in the galaxy (mass effect) but out in a lonely ugly depressing ass wasteland, forget about it.

Edit: I also hate Final Fantasy lol... so maybe its just me

Ducky3147d ago

There's the Stalker series as well.

Hopefully the interest in open-world games makes people try Stalker2 (whenever it comes out)

soundslike3147d ago

Stalker: where the debilitating glitches are just as mysterious as the anomalies themselves.

can't wait for Stalker 2.

SuperNerd3147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )


rexbolt3147d ago

you like buggy games? hm

SuperNerd3147d ago

Nice recomendations dude . If you like long , immersive , challeging , but rewarding games you should ccheck out Dark souls .

MAJ0R3147d ago

good thing I play FNV on PC ;)

mynameisEvil3147d ago

Fkin winning.

@ Tanir
Indeed. "Duurrrrp, it haz rp elemntz. Must b Skyreeem! durpdurpdurp"

@ Spitfire_Riggz
You're one of the few. For most, an apocalyptic world is beautiful in it's own way.

@ FatOldMan
LOVE those games. Buggy, yet still great as hell.

@ Rexbolt
I don't care that it's buggy. No game has provided me with over 2000(!) hours (and still no sign of stopping) of entertainment with such great RPG elements. It truly is what Fallout 3 failed to be. It is, as buggy as it may be, a masterpiece.

@ SuperNerd
Been looking to getting that for a while, but there's always a game that I want more to push it back on my list. I'll grab it one of these days.

As do I. Oh, how I do so love those mods. Underground Hideout, WTF would I do without you?

rexbolt3145d ago

yeah and no game has gave me so much laggyness that i wana burry it in the desert next to ET

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Baka-akaB3147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

"Even Japan loves it, and those guys hate games from America!"

Rofl 1up on its best behavior i see ... how about just phrasing it as people fancying other things over there ? Just like plenty westerners dont care about plenty japanese games

Baka-akaB3147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

f*** you ? Now go QQ about that

JoySticksFTW3147d ago

I was almost in tears laughing hard at these comments right here :D

m-s-8-23147d ago

10 years later and im still pissed that the Gothic series doesnt get the appreciation it deserves.

kevnb3147d ago

gothic has been ruined, but the old devs made risen which was excellent on pc.

m-s-8-23147d ago

Yeah, I never touched gothic 4 knowing Piranha Bytes didnt make it. From what I understand though they now how rights to the Gothic IP back.

Had Risen on PC from a Steam sale like 2 years ago, but I've long since stopped really playing games on my PC. Did pick it up off the Xbox Markeplace though. I enjoyed it.

kramun3147d ago

I must admit I have never played Gothic, I might have to give it a try. But also, I've seen vids of the game and I can't say it seems like a good move to play it after I've played Skyrim.

Silly Mammo3147d ago

Wait around for one of the huge Steam Sales. I bought Gothic 2 & 3 for $7.99 (both). Haven't played them yet.

Viper73146d ago

Bought the older gothic games from steam sale and was impressed pretty impressed with them. Its a shame that the newest installment seems to disapoint many.

MorbidPorpoise3147d ago

Should give the underrated Divinity series ago, definitely recommend Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (Remastered version of Ego Draconis with the expansion).

kma2k3147d ago

How about the previous elder scroll games? lol kinda seemed like an obvious miss to me?

kramun3147d ago

That's too easy, that's what they'd be expecting.

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