Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the best RPG to play in 2022. However, it is really short because of the early access, only act 1 is playable. That leads us to a question. Are there any other games like Baldur’s Gate 3? The answer is absolutely yes. As a matter of fact, I have made a list of 20 games like Baldur’s Gate 3. I really hope you like them.
BEST BALDUR’S GATE 3 MODS < You can still re-play BG3 with mods though.
Let’s see, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a isometric RPG set in fantasy D&D universe. It is also squad based, uses turn based combat, and dialogue heavy.
There are hundreds of games like that. But I will share only 20 high quality games that offers the similar experience.
1. Divinity Original Sin 2
Closest game to Baldur’s Gate 3 is without a doubt is Divinity Original Sin 2. There are multiple reasons for that.
First, they are both have the same genres such as RPG, fantasy, adventure, and strategy. Secondly, their game mechanics are also same. I’m talking about the turn-based combat, party management, and dialogue checks. Finally, both games are developed by the same studio, Larian.
Larian Studios is even criticized for making Baldur’s Gate 3 too similar to Divinity Original Sin 2.
Don’t forget to check out games like Divinity Original Sin 2 as well.
2. Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition
First game of the Divinity Original Sin series is also similar to Baldur’s Gate 3. Well, BG3, DOS2, DOS, these three games are basically the same.
Same creators, mechanics, genre, deep story, and freedom. But of course Divinity Original Sin 1 is much more humble. Because Larian’s current team is 10 times bigger than when it made the first Divinity Original Sin.
DOS is a game funded by Kickstarter. Since BG3 have more budget and advanced technology, it has much better graphics. However, a RPG is a RPG, graphics almost un-necessary.
Here is another isometric RPG where your choices REALLY matters.
Tyranny has an interesting story. It is set in a world that is devastated by war and conquered by a despot. Best thing about it is, you can either work for the good of the world, or for your own ambition.
You are neither a hero, nor a mere villager. In tyranny, player takes control of an officer with considerable resources and authority. It is up to you how you use your influence.
Will you accept the status que or dismantle the system from inside?
4. Black Geyser
Black Geyser is a party based isometric RPG released recently. Exact release date is 17 Mar, 2022.
It is one of those old school RPGs. Old RPG fans will most definitely enjoy the nostalgia in it. Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is using modern graphics and mechanics combined with older game-play elements.
Explore the land plagued by war and diseases. Recruit companions to uncover mystery behind enigmatic abductions.
Just watch out for the revolutionary unique greed mechanic. Your choices will impact your future.
5. Last Epoch
Last Epoch is an isometric RPG which combines the time travel, dungeon crawling, and action elements. It is somewhat unique.
Travel through the past and face ancient empires, wrathful gods and untouched wilds. You must find a way to save universe from The Void.
Here is another similarity. Last Epoch is early access game as well. Oh god, please no more, I don’t want to see any more early access games…
6. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is highly similar to Baldur’s Gate 3 and Divinity Original Sin 2. As if they have the same developers. But of course not.
Latest game of the Pathfinder franchise takes you to a journey into a realm overrun by demons.
Explore the nature of good and evil and choose your path. Will you be a legendary hero, a celestial angel, or a raging demon? Your decisions will shape your path.
7. Planescape: Torment
Planescape: Torment is a cult classic and the father of all role playing games. Many consider it the best RPG of all times. Even though it is created in 1999.
So, what makes Planescape: Torment so special? It is not a hack & slash game where you mindlessly attack anything you see. Excellent writing, dialogue based encounters, and branching story makes Planescape: Torment the best of the best. Besides you can play the 2017 remake in your new generation PCs.
All in all, Planescape: Torment is an essential game to play for anyone interested in RPGs.
8. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Discover an another adventure RPG from the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt Red did it again!
Facing an imminent invasion, Queen of Lyria and Rivia is forced to enter the warpath again. She set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
It is basically a combination of narrative-driven exploration, unique puzzles, and card battle mechanics. Set in the famous The Witcher universe.
9. Queen’s Wish: The Conqueror
Wake up, mom has a job for you. Your mother Queen Sharyn, total monarch of the Empire of Haven demands your services. She has given you power and freedom. In return you must rebuild her empire.
Queen’s Wish: The Conqueror is an epic fantasy adventure game where you are free to explore. Fight for fame and power, and shape the world into your choosing. 50 hours of gameplay awaits!
Here is another beautiful game that is in the early access unfortunately. Still, it is quite fun and offers unique combat physics.
Game-play in Exanima is hard-core. Also the learning curve might be frustrating sometimes. But it is unique and quite enjoyable nonetheless.
There aren’t really any story or quests though. Maybe they will add some writing in it later with the full release.
11. Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a cyberpunk role playing game. Its combat is turn-based just like Baldur’s Gate 3. As well as companion / team management. If you like story driven action RPG, give it a try.
Cyberpunk setting in Shadowrun: Hong Kong is one of a kind. In its dystopian future, you will confuse the tech with magic.
12. Disco Elysium
Let’s continue with one of my favorite role playing games of recent times. I really like it because Disco Elysium is different. Firstly, it is a non-combat RPG where you solve your problems without violence. Second, unique skill system offers many choices and possibilities during conversations. Finally, the writing is brilliant. Story is deep and compelling.
Since it is one of the best detective RPGs, you will encounter many characters, interrogate suspects, crack murders or take bribes. Choices matter after all.
You should most definitely experience this unique experience!
13. Vampire: The Masquerade – Heartless Lullaby
I really like vampires in gaming, literature, and movies. If you also share my enthusiasm on this, you must try Vampire: The Masquerade – Heartless Lullaby.
You step into the night as Zak Riley and Diane, one is mortal and the other is vampire. Change perspectives as you travel through the Heartless Club.
There are dozens of characters to interact, dices to roll, but you must always be read to face the consequences of your actions.
Gatewalkers is a cooperative action RPG game with survival elements, where players travel across different worlds in order to save their own. Variety and design of different worlds looks brilliant. As a Stargate fan, I really like the concept.
I am sure you will like it. However, Gatewalkers is in alpha state. Which is a huge bummer. Because it is going to take some time to be ready to play:
Alpha > Beta > Early Access > Full Release > Bug Fixes > etc.
Still, it has a huge potential. Therefore waiting might be worth.
15. Rum & Gun
Rum & Gun is a fast-paced action RPG. Perfect combination of Hack & Slash and role playing elements. On top of that, you can play Rum & Gun with your friends in co-op mode.
So, journey across the Indian Ocean, uncover the secrets, lie, cheat, steal, and become a legendary pirate captain.
Meanwhile check other pirate RPG games here.
16. Hero of the Kingdom: The Lost Tales 2
Let’s proceed with a female protagonist RPG. You, the princess, went to a small adventure beyond the city walls. Meanwhile, your city is under attack by unknown monsters. You must use your smarts, gain allies, fight, and save your people!
Hero of the Kingdom: The Lost Tales 2 offers many things such as exploring, questing, learning, fighting, and collecting.
17. Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG
Colony Ship one of the best sci fi RPG games in isometric format. It is also turn-based and party-based just like Baldur’s Gate 3.
Year is 2754, you have never seen earth and you will never see the last colony Proxima Centauri. You are born in the ship and will die in the ship. Just like your father, and like his father.
The Ship’s government has been disbanded following a violent mutiny. You can negotiate with the contentious factions striving to rule the ship. Your choices will determine both your and ships peoples future.
18. Disciples: Liberation
Disciples: Liberation is a mature, dark fantasy, strategy role playing game with turn-based combat. You will liberate the land and uncover the endless stories hidden in the richly detailed world. Your every decision has a consequence too, as expected from a RPG.
It is a good game in general. What’s more, you can play the demo version of the game for free via steam. Then you can decide on buying or not.
19. Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG
Encased is a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic game set in an alternative history 1970’s. An enormous and inexplicable artifact is discovered in a remote desert. Various factions are fighting over the control of it. Needless to say, you will be the deciding factor of its fate.
- Free exploration of a huge world.
- Various skills to choose.
- Unique companions to team up with.
- Difficult choices, different consequences.
20. Icewind Dale
Icewind Dale will be the last game on my game like Baldur’s Gate 3 list. First release was at 2000 but you can play the 2014 remake. It is a cult classic RPG game and based on Dungeons & Dragons just like BG3. Except Icewind Dale is using real-time combat mechanics, instead of turn-based.
Customize your characters, explore, battle monsters, plunder dungeons, and uncover the secrets of magic.
So, gather your party and venture forth!
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