20 Games Just Like ‘Divinity Original Sin 2’

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With real-life becoming rather stale in quarantine, it seems like the best time to explore a different kind of existence. All video games can provide some decent escapism, but there’s something about role-playing games in particular that allow people to truly slip away into another world. Whether you want to save the realm and rule over it or expel alien invaders with a specialized crew, RPGs allow for a whole host of experiences.

Now that Divinity Original Sin 2 is making waves on the Nintendo Switch, it feels like the perfect time to list some other enjoyable role-playing games to fall in love with. If you enjoyed the deep story, combat, and customizable character options in Divinity Original Sin 2, odds are you’ll enjoy some of the games on this list!

1. ‘Skyrim’

From an aesthetic standpoint, Divinity Original Sin 2 and Skyrim couldn’t look more different, but the two role-playing games both inhabit massive worlds that easily suck audiences in. With multiple species and character builds to choose from, both titles give players as much control as possible before they wreak havoc on their magical realms. Build different relationships with guilds and legendary warriors as your personality guides the type of adventure open to the fabled last Dragonborn at the center of Skyrim.

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2. ‘Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire’

In the Pillars of Eternity series, the player controls a Watcher, a being who can observe people’s souls and even learn their memories. An exciting isometric roleplaying game, the game follows what happens after Eothas, the god of light and rebirth, suddenly and violently returns in Eora. During his awakening, Eothas thrashes and steals the souls of anyone near him- including a portion of the Watchers. It’s up to the player to help the Watcher reclaim the stolen portion of his soul and save the world from a rampaging god. 

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3. ‘Fable’ Series

With three fantastic Fable games to choose from, it’s hard to narrow down which title from the series is the best fit for Divinity Original Sin 2 fans. Throughout the series, the player sees the nation of Albion slowly evolve from a cluster of autonomous city-states all the way up to its transformation into an industrial powerhouse. With exciting action mechanics and numerous magical styles to master, each Fable game gives RPG fans something to enjoy. 

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4. ‘Pathfinder: Kingmaker’

First announced through a 2017 Kickstarter campaign, Pathfinder: Kingmaker was released in September 2018. Based on the dice-based RPG game Pathfinder, the video game adaptation sees the player establish their own realm and rule over it as a lord. With real-time combat and a large degree of character customization available, Kingmaker is the perfect title for anyone looking for a solo, traditional role-playing experience. 

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5. ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’

Star Wars video games are essentially a dime a dozen now, but Knights of the Old Republic is one of the best titles to ever spin-out of the franchise. Set 4,000 years before the events of the original trilogy, the game sees the player take control of a jedi as they work to take down the evil Darth Malak and stop his destructive rampage across the galaxy. Through different choices and actions, the player gets to decide if their character leans more towards the dark or the light side of the force as the massive story unfolds.

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6. ‘Darkest Dungeon’

Take control of a group of characters as they explore the gothic, creepy dungeons beneath a mansion you’ve just inherited in Darkest Dungeon. Not only does the game have an exciting action mechanic that will make the player think about how they handle each situation, but the interesting addition of a stress meter over each hero character that impairs their abilities makes it even more challenging to safely traverse and survive the perilous mansion.

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7. ‘Pokémon: Soul Silver’

At this point, it seems like every generation will have their own Pokémon title to first discover and fall in love with the world of pocket monsters. The games appear on multiple consoles, with the most recent entries being exclusively released on the Nintendo Switch, but there’s something about Soul Silver- a 3DS remaster of a Game Boy Color title- that makes it feel like the most enjoyable title in the series. With hundreds of Pokémon to catch and train, the player can create countless squads to take-on all kinds of opponents as they venture around the Johto region.

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8. ‘Shadowrun: Dragonfall’

Shadowrun: Dragonfall was originally released as downloadable content for Shadowrun Returns, but it was eventually expanded upon and released as its own title in 2014. A turn-based tactical role-playing game that sees gamers explore and try to survive a post-apocalyptic Germany filled with vengeful Dragons, Dragonfall has an exciting story and interesting fighting-mechanics that make it a must-try for any RPG fans.

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9. ‘Final Fantasy’

While I may be able to point out a single Pokémon game as a solid entry point for new players, it’s not as easy to do that with Final Fantasy. One of the most iconic and long-lived role-playing franchises in video games, Final Fantasy is equal parts fantasy and science-fiction. Despite the overwhelming number of titles, most games are independent of each other, meaning gamers can essentially dive in with any game they want. With tons of interesting characters to follow- and some massive hairdos to appreciate- Final Fantasy has something for every kind of gamer to enjoy.

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10. ‘Tyranny’

The all-powerful and evil sorcerer Kyros has conquered the world, and only the Fatebinder- a trusted member of Kyros’ administration- has the ability to stop him. Set during a transition period between the Bronze and Iron Age, the game has a unique environment and aesthetic that separates it from other magical RPGs. As multiple factions struggle for liberty and shreds of power in a constantly changing world, the player’s choices and negotiations with others directly impact the struggle to overthrow Kyros’ tyrannical rule.  

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11. ‘Mass Effect 2’

Humanity is on the run, forced to play defense against the insectoid conquerors known as the Collectors. The second and best entry in a trilogy of games, Mass Effect 2 allows players to take control of Commander Shepard as he and his specialized team zip across the Milky Way and do everything they can to prevent the invasion. With six different character classes to choose and build from, there are various different ways to play the action-packed game and every single one of them will lead to a good time.

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12. ‘Stardew Valley’

Life can be hard sometimes and it becomes necessary to escape all the hustle and bustle. Well, Stardew Valley is the perfect game for anyone craving that sense of solitude and peace. A simulation role-playing game that sees the player take over and try to revitalize their deceased grandfather’s farm, Stardew Valley is a delightful and sure-fire way to reduce stress after a hard day. Whether you want to spend time growing crops or tending to livestock, the game presents a calmer role-playing style for those who don’t want to raid castles.

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13. ‘Dragon Age: Origins’

The 2009 winner of Spike’s RPG award, Dragon Age: Origins is a dark fantasy title that takes a lot of recognizable elements from franchises like Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire. Whether players build a warrior or a mage, they will be pulled into the tense battle against the Darkspawn, a demonic force that is invading the world of Thedas. With a wide cast of non-playable characters and a lot of customizable options, Dragon Age has enough content to keep players enthralled for countless quarantine hours.  

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14. ‘World of Warcraft’

Likely the most infamous computer game of all time, World of Warcraft is a MMORPG like no other. Create an avatar, join a guild and try to make an impact on the world of Azeroth as you perform raids and slay bad guys. With new expansions still being added on an almost annual basis, there’s never a bad time to dip your toes into the hectic World of Warcraft.

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15. ‘Baldur’s Gate’

Baldur’s Gate, the first title in a franchise that sees its third entry being released later this year, is an engrossing game that is connected to previously established Dungeons & Dragons settings. Players have the ability to completely create their own character and journey with a possie as they try to determine the causes of a mysterious iron crisis sweeping the Sword Coast. With multiple magical styles and ways to attack your enemy, Baldur’s Gate is an addictive title that knows how to keep players revisiting this unique world. 

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16. ‘Fallout 3’

Bethesda knows how to make a good role-playing game, and the studio certainly pulled out all the stops when developing Fallout 3. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Fallout 3 sees the player adapt and survive in a world overrun by mutant creatures and nuclear radiation. With a sprawling open world to explore and a succinct combat system, this title will leave players entertained for days.

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17. ‘Planescape Torment’

A 1999 title that has recently seen a resurgence on consoles and mobile devices, Planescape Torment is set in the Planescape multiverse originally established for Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Players control the Nameless One, a mysterious immortal being who is on the hunt to recover the memories lost from his previous lives and the secrets to his own existence. With Dungeons & Dragons-style role-playing and character adaptations built into the title, this is the perfect title for anyone looking for a solid, adaptable experience after playing Divinity Original Sin 2.

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18. ‘Xcom 2’

From a story perspective, XCOM 2 and Divinity Original Sin 2 don’t share too many traits, but the sci-fi shooter is one of the best turn-based action games ever made. Assemble a squad of specified soldiers and build their skills up to help overthrow Earth’s new alien overlords. A strategy is key in this game and thanks to the methodical level development each stage represents a new challenge for the player to overcome.

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19. ‘Dark Souls 3’

The final game in the Dark Souls trilogy, the action-packed game has the gamer doing everything he can to prolong the Age of Fire and avoid a potentially deadly Age of Dark. Slash and enchant your way through a dangerous world teeming with enemies who want to see the world overrun with undead beings. Not only is it an exciting role-playing experience, but Dark Souls 3 has a reputation for being incredibly difficult- meaning it’s the perfect game for anyone looking for a good quarantine challenge.

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20. ‘Divinity Original Sin’

If you’re looking for more games like Divinity Original Sin 2, the best place to look is its predecessor- the first Divinity Original Sin. It’s not quite as sprawling or pretty as its successor, but it’s still a sharp role-playing game that allows for multiple ways of experiencing the world and building a character. 

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