Updated at: 11-05-2022 - By: Leo Hall
If you like Skyrim, you will love our definitive list of all the best games like Skyrim. Find your next game to play in this list!

Set 200 years after its predecessor in a region called Skyrim, the Elder Scrolls V is considered one of the best fantasy games of all time.

While its legacy continues to live on through various rereleases and Skyrim mods, there are plenty of other open-world games and action RPGs that explore similar game mechanics and themes.

In this list, we’ll help you find your next favorite game by highlighting the best games like Skyrim to play in 2022, including the best games like Skyrim for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.

We’ll be updating this list in the future with new titles, so make sure to check back and let us know if we missed any of your favorite games similar to Skyrim!

Demon’s Souls

Platform: PS5

Whether you’re already a Dark Souls fan or just looking for a similar game to Skyrim, you’ll likely enjoy the modern remake of one of FromSoftware’s most pivotal titles.

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Originally released for the PS3, Demon’s Souls sees you on a heroic quest to save the kingdom of Boletaria from an evil being known as the Old One.

The remake was developed by Bluepoint Games and adds a host of quality of life improvements such as better performance and high-res graphics that bring it more in line with modern games like Skyrim.

However, at its core, the game feels nearly identical to the original, including the layout of its environments and the challenging combat design synonymous with FromSoftware.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Similar to Skyrim, the Assassin’s Creed games place a large emphasis on open-world exploration and action-driven combat with elements of stealth and RPG progression.

A great execution of this tried and true formula is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which casts you as a Viking raider searching for a new home for their people in 9th century Britain.

However, in the backdrop, a war is brewing between the Templars and the Brotherhood that causes your character to take action.

Throughout the game, you’ll go around completing story and side missions while exploring a sprawling map, collecting gear from chests, and establishing a network of settlements for your people.


Platforms: Windows, Linux

Exclusive to PC, Valheim is an open-world survival RPG that casts you as one of Odin’s fallen Viking warriors whose soul ends up in the tenth Norse world.

Much like the region of Skyrim, this sprawling primordial pool is teeming untapped resources, immeasurable threats, and boundless adventures.

You’ll need to keep your character fed, well-rested, and safe from enemy raids by constructing powerful tools, weapons, and fortified camps to defend against menacing trolls, sea monsters, and more.

Although the game is a bit light on story compared to games like Skyrim, it features an abundance of bosses to tackle, streamlined RPG progression, and an approachable crafting system.

Tribes of Midgard

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5

Tribes of Midgard is another open-world survival RPG with some similarities to Skyrim while supporting up to 10 player co-op, a feature that’s long been requested by Skyrim players.

While it features a different cel-shaded art style and isometric POV, from a gameplay perspective, the two have much in common.

In it, you play as a Viking tasked with exploring an expansive fantasy world teeming with unique biomes, natural resources, and powerful gods and monsters.

As you work tirelessly to craft new gear and upgrade equipment, you must also defend your village from Giants who seek to destroy the Seed of Yggdrasil, a beacon that protects the Gods from invading realms.

The Outer Worlds

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Much like Skyrim and countless other RPGs, Obsidian’s black comedy The Outer Worlds puts a lot of stock into player agency, assigning pretty much every action its own set of consequences.

The story sees you taking on the role of The Stranger, a blank slate and unlikely hero who finds themselves entrusted with determining the fate of a space colony and its starved citizens.

Throughout the game, you’ll make your way around a solar system encountering various characters, factions, and alien creatures with unique motivations that shape the story and individual quests.

Every challenge can be tackled in a variety of ways based on your preferred playstyle, allowing you to talk yourself out of a jam using words or bend enemies to your will using brute force.

The Forgotten City

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

The Forgotten City has one of the more interesting development stories of games on this list; conceived as a mod for Skyrim, it would later become a standalone game led by developer/writer Nick Pearce.

In it, you find yourself transported to an ancient city subjected to the Golden Rule: a religious mandate that punishes citizens for any sin committed by turning the entire population to gold statues.

The game presents many opportunities to affect the outcome of the story during NPC interactions and open-ended quests with multiple ways to achieve completion.

While the game goes to great lengths to introduce its own cast of characters, environments, and even new game mechanics, the visual similarities with Skyrim persist.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

If you’ve ever wanted to play a more realistically-accurate version of Skyrim, then Kingdom Come: Deliverance checks that box while still being a fun medieval RPG in its own right.

Set in an open-world interpretation of the Holy Roman Empire, it casts you as the son of a blacksmith as he joins up with a group of rebels following the death of his family and village.

The game incorporates many simulation-driven systems to create a unique survival game experience where players have to maintain their character’s hunger, thirst, sleep, and hygiene.

While you won’t find any of Skyrim’s dragons or spells, there’s a surprising amount of depth to Deliverance’s first-person combat that can be both fun and challenging to master.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Platforms: Windows, PS4

Horizon Zero Dawn’s primitive, post-apocalyptic setting may not be as populated as the region of Skyrim but offers just enough lore to satisfy any Elder Scrolls fan’s appetite.

It also happens to serve as the perfect backdrop for intense stealth and action sequences that pit the player against larger-than-life enemies that would otherwise overpower them.

To close the gap, you’ll have to explore every tool at your disposal and seek out different strategies for defeating the many mechanical monstrosities that await Aloy.

Although the character is limited to just a bow and arrow, she makes up for it with an abundance of ammo types, traps, and gadgets that allow her to overcome any threat.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for a satisfying fantasy RPG that shares plenty of similarities with the Elder Scrolls franchise, look no further than the original Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

In it, you take on the role of the Fateless One after they’re resurrected and thrust into a ravaged world on the brink of collapse.

The game features robust character customization, an extensive open-world ripe for exploration, an engaging story, and immersive combat that emphasizes player choice at every turn.

While you’re more than welcome to check out the original, a remastered version titled Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning can be picked up for PC and modern consoles.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Platform: Nintendo Switch

The feeling of being able to go anywhere you want at any given time is hard to capture in most open-world games, with the two most obvious exceptions being Skyrim and Breath of the Wild.

The Nintendo exclusive offers a fresh take on the Zelda series that encourages you to explore any chance you get using a satisfyingly fluid movement system that allows you to scale just about any object.

Of course, the main quest centers on defeating Ganon and restoring Hyrule to its former glory, but just like Skyrim, most of the fun to be had is out in the world during unscripted exploration.

Both games also do an excellent job of rewarding you for your curiosity; stumble upon a hidden tomb, house, or cave? There’s a good chance you’ll find a cool new piece of gear hiding in a chest.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

Next up, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action-adventure RPG set in the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

It continues the story of Shadow of Mordor while expanding upon the Nemesis system to create impressively varied enemy leaders with distinct personalities, traits, and backstories.

Additionally, players are bound to encounter a wide range of characters throughout Middle Earth’s open-world, ranging from elves to orcs and everything in between.

There are also countless side quests and opportunities to venture off the beaten path and delve deeper into the dark fantasy lore behind one of the most popular franchises.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning another fantasy RPG that’s considered a masterpiece by many, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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While it may not be as flexible with its character creator and focuses much more heavily on storytelling via cutscenes, The Witcher 3 is sure to scratch that Skyrim itch while delivering an original narrative.

Between major plot points, players are free to explore the game’s vast open-world sandbox to hunt wildlife, gather ingredients, and soak up the scenery.

Even if magic works differently in both games, Skyrim fans will likely enjoy The Witcher 3’s emphasis on melee sword-based combat.

Conan Exiles

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

If you love role-playing survival games but don’t want to go through the trouble of installing mods in Skyrim, then Conan Exiles is a great alternative.

Set in a brutal medieval open-world brimming with monsters, it sees you carving out your path by gathering resources and using them to arm yourself and build bases.

While the game is primarily multiplayer, there’s also a single-player mode with Skyrim-like progression that lets you hone your skills in the areas you enjoy most.

For you, this might be exploring till your heart’s content, decking out your home with fancy furniture, or going around capturing NPCs and making them your slaves.


Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

GreedFall is an indie action RPG set during an alternate, magic-infused version of the 17th Century and sees players taking on the role of a noble plagued by a mysterious family illness.

Desperate to find a cure, they set off for a recently settled island shrouded in mystery and quickly find themselves caught in the middle of a war between the island’s natives and encroaching colonists.

Like Skyrim, the focuses heavily on player freedom, allowing you to side with either faction or even remain neutral through to the end of the story.

Although GreedFall’s indie budgeted open-world may not be on the same massive scale as Skyrim, you’ll have no shortage of beautiful vistas and unscripted adventures.

Divinity: Original Sin II

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, iOS

If you’re looking for other RPGs that draw inspiration from classics like Baldur’s Gather and Planescape: Torment while including a few modern amenities, consider picking up Divinity: Original Sin II.

Much like Skyrim, the game assigns unique consequences for just about every action taken by the player, with some having small effects and others completely reshaping the world.

This design extends to Original Sin 2’s end-game states, which include seven main endings, five character-specific endings, and many more that affect specific regions or races.

It’s the perfect game for Skyrim fans who also enjoy the rest of the Elder Scrolls series as well as traditional RPGs packed with lore and world-building.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is an action RPG developed and published by Capcom that takes place in a fantasy setting reminiscent of Skyrim.

In it, you play as a customizable hero called the Arisen as they’re assigned the monumental task of defeating a dragon, not unlike Elder Scrolls V.

However, before that, you’ll have to make it past a host of mythological monstrosities that occupy and roam the game’s open world.

The awesome thing about Dragon’s Dogma is how robust its combat and party systems are, allowing you to physically latch onto monsters’ bodies and develop unique builds for each character in your party.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

Despite being created by BioWare, published by EA, and part of one of the most beloved RPG franchises, Dragon Age: Inquisitio is often overlooked and underrated by fans of the genre.

Admittedly, the game is a little rough around the edges, more so if you tried playing it during launch in 2014.

Similarly to Skyrim and countless RPGs, it starts with you choosing your race and class before setting off to investigate a msterious ripple in the sky that’s causing demons to invade the world.

All flaws considered, Inquisition is worth checking out for its exciting blend of tactical RPG mechanics with real-time combat that offers a ton of flexibility for devising different builds for each party member.

Fallout: New Vegas

Platform: Windows

Our final recommendation to Skyrim fans is Fallout: New Vegas, another Obsidian-developed RPG that transports players to a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas ravaged by years of nuclear war.

In it, you take on the role of the Courier, a mysterious stranger tasked with delivering a package across the Mojave Wasteland to the owner of New Vegas, Mr. House.

In the background, a war is brewing between the paramilitary group New California Republic and local tribes Caesar’s Legionnaires and the Great Khans, with the player caught in the middle.

Like Skyrim, gameplay centers on real-time combat, RPG leveling, and non-linear progression in which players can venture off the main path to complete various side quests from a host of eccentric NPCs.

Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Available on: PC, Xbox One (backwards compatible)

If you want to take a break from being the Dragonborn, but you’re still eager for more adventures in the Elder Scrolls world, Skyrim’s predecessor is the obvious choice. Originally released in 2006, Oblivion was groundbreaking for its time and still holds up very well today. You start off as a prisoner who gets visited by Emperor Uriel Septim (voiced by Patrick Stewart no less). Suddenly you find yourself thrown into an epic adventure to find Septim’s heir and get him on the throne.

Oh, and there’s the small matter of shutting the Oblivion gates, which are causing chaos by allowing all sorts of nasty creatures to enter the lands of Tamriel. With similar – albeit slightly more complex – combat, a fantastic main storyline, and endless quests and locations to explore, this is must for anyone who might have missed out on this one before they dived into Skyrim. And since many references to the events and characters of Oblivion can be found throughout your Dragonborn adventures, it’ll also help you brush on your Elder Scrolls lore.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Developer: Nintendo
Available on: Switch

The freedom to explore and go about your journey at your own pace is one of the best things about Skyrim, and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild does just that in an enchanting Link-shaped package. Link awakens from a 100-year long sleep to a Hyrule he doesn’t know or remember. You must help him regain his memories and save Hyrule. It’s never an easy task, is it?

The world offers up a vast array of activities and quests, along with skills to master and different fighting styles to try out. While the weapons Link can wield will eventually break, there are plenty of different ones to equip and play around with, and if you enjoyed cooking up a storm in Skyrim or crafting potions, you’re bound to enjoy experimenting with ingredients in Link’s cooking pot. Breath of the Wild carves up a world teeming with hidden secrets to uncover, and it lets you take the reigns without giving you too much direction. You’ll rack up 100+ hours in Link’s shoes before you know it.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Developer: BioWare
Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Enjoy saving the day and fighting dragons? Well, BioWare’s third entry in the Dragon Age series will make you feel right at home. In the world of Thedas, a giant breach in the sky has opened up a passage to the fade and demons are leaking out. Oh no! Thankfully you’re quite literally on hand to help thanks to accidentally gaining the power to close rifts. After being captured and questioned by the Inquisition, you join their efforts to put the world to rights and restore order.

This is another story-driven adventure that lets you decide how to face your adventures. With some of the best characters in any BioWare game (hello Dorian), lots of epic battles, dragon fights, skills to enhance and areas to explore, it has so much potential for replayability. And if you enjoyed getting married in Skyrim but yearned for some more in-depth romance, Dragon Age: Inquisition’s got you covered.

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Developer: Larian Studios
Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4,

Bethesda’s richly crafted Elder Scrolls universe adds to the immersive feel of Skyrim’s world, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 manages to accomplish just that with its highly detailed setting of Rivellon. In the aftermath of the Divine’s Death, the void has torn open and Voidwoken have started popping up in the world. As a sorcerer who can manipulate source (a form of energy not unlike magic), you find yourself going on an epic journey to become the next Divine.

While it’s not open-world in nature, the diversity of choices you can make really lets you feel like you’re in command of your own adventure. You can either create your own character from scratch or choose to play as one of the five pre-made protagonists who each have their own origin story and talents. Just like Skyrim, the world reacts differently to you depending on the race of your protagonist. Divinity’s brilliant story, endless dialogue options, skill sets, and crafting elements all serve to make it one of the most engrossing RPGs around.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Developer: Warhorse Studios
Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Ah, the unassuming hero. They come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they? Whether it be a prisoner-turned-Dragonborn or the son of a village blacksmith, every hero has their own origin story. If the civil strife between the Stormcloaks and the Imperials was a highlight for you, Kingdom Come Deliverance’s story-driven open-world affair might just be what you’re looking for.

Deep Silver’s RPG pulls you into the world of the Roman Empire in the setting of Bohemia in Europe. Emperor Charles IV’s death has badly affected the once shining kingdom, and war and corruption pervade the land. As Henry, the son of a Blacksmith, your world is turned upside down when your village is burned to the ground. Suddenly you’re hurled into a civil conflict that will help shape the fate of Bohemia. Since it’s in first-person, it feels quite similar to Skyrim’s gameplay style in a lot of respects, and its sword-fighting mechanics are a cut above many.


  • Playable on: PC

Gothic is a classic open-world title that not many players might’ve heard of. However, the old-school charm of this game coupled with refreshing — and rather impressive — open-ended gameplay makes for a unique experience that most people haven’t really heard of.

It’s a shame that Gothic is such an underrated title since a ton of people are missing out on a brilliant game. It might take a while to get used to, but players seeking out games like Skyrim will be more than happy with this title.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

  • Playable on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Capcom is a studio known for featuring games with excellent combat systems. Dragon’s Dogma is another one of Capcom’s exciting offers, taking the form of an excellent dark fantasy action RPG that fans would absolutely adore.

The combat is not the only highlight of this series, with the exploration and story also being perfectly serviceable in their own right. Players who want a version of Skyrim with a dark fantasy setting and infinitely better combat needn’t look any further than Dragon’s Dogma.


  • Playable on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Traveling to a new world across an ocean is a daunting proposition that threatens no return, yet also promises great and untold treasures. In Greedfall, the player sets out as an emissary of their noble house to a distant and little-explored land.

The prevalence of nature magic and the corruption assaulting it weaves a knot of stories like vines that pull one into a grand adventure. The combat feels more like a Dragon Age game, but the lore, enemies, and terrain feel very nordic; not unlike the northernmost province of Tamriel. There are also a ton of fun and interesting characters with intriguing, branching dialogue.

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Middle Earth: Shadow Of War

  • Playable on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Both this game and Skyrim have orcs, though the two races are radically different for the most part. Besides this superficial comparison, there is a lot that Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the fifth Elder Scrolls game have in common. There is a great sense of increasing power found in both.

The Dragonborn levels up, getting deadlier with each perk, and steps through the tundra while Talion improves his abilities to dominate and slay the horrors of Mordor, either from the shadows or in open war. On top of this, the writing is fantastic, making the story and characters memorable. In Shadow of War, even the random orcs who have no significance to the main story can be unbelievably charming and star in their own bizarre adventures, which the player can manipulate at will.

Darksiders 3

  • Playable on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Dealing with the apocalypse is not an uncommon theme for a game, but some do this concept better justice than others. Skyrim’s return of the dragons and epic battle with Alduin the World-Eater feels grand and important. A similar sentiment can be found in the Darksiders games, particularly the newest title in the series, Darksiders 3.

Players bring doom to foes as Fury, the sister of Death and War from the previous Darksiders games. Themes about the end of an era and being a powerful force during the twilight of the world makes gamers feel like their choices matter. The action-packed and refined gameplay makes one’s adventures in this dark and sinister world greatly enjoyable.

Other Elder Scrolls Games

While a seemingly obvious recommendation, players who entered the acclaimed RPG franchise with Skyrim might feel hesitant to explore previous entries in the series. Naturally, earlier Elder Scrolls titles are considerably more dated than the 2011 entry, but their strengths are timeless. Like Skyrim, these Elder Scrolls games need to be played:

The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind

  • Playable on: PC

The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind was a major leap from its predecessor, Daggerfall, in terms of graphics. Aside from that, the third entry in the series is wonderful. Once again, the title refers to the place where the game is set, Morrowind. The plot revolves around an island in Morrowind called Vvardenfell where deity Dagoth Ur tries to gain power and free Morrowind from the Imperial reign.

The game has two expansions, Tribunal and Bloodmoon, which are also worth playing. Morrowind received almost universal praise and should be a must-play for every Skyrim fan.

The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

  • Playable on: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC

The critically acclaimed predecessor of Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion is considered by many to be one of the best games ever made. The entry’s title does not refer to the place where the game is set but to the main quest, which is to stop the fanatical cult called Mythic Dawn that plans to open a portal to the demonic world called Oblivion.

Like all Elder Scrolls games, Oblivion offers many hours of gameplay. Once finished, the player can take a look at its two expansions: Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles.

The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Playable on: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia

Unlike Morrowind and Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls Online debuted after Skyrim. ZeniMax Online Studios’ MMORPG had a somewhat rough birth, but it has grown into one of the better multiplayer experiences on the market. Even more than five years after its release, ESO continues to be very active, releasing its fifth expansion, Blackwood, on June 1, 2021.

By this point, the MMO has an overwhelming amount of content, so much so that newcomers might feel reluctant to jump in this late in the game. However, a great thing about ESO is that it has taken plenty of measures to make the experience accessible to new players; for example, expansions are not level gated, meaning people can jump into their content when they feel like it. Anyone yearning for a game like Skyrim should start with ESO.

The Fallout Series

After dropping hundreds of hours into Skyrim, someone might find themselves aching for a change of scenery that also retains somewhat of a similar content loop. If that is the case, then Bethesda’s Fallout games are the way to go. While Interplay and Black Isle Studios’ Fallout and Fallout 2 are too dissimilar to Skyrim to make the cut, both of these RPGs have aged well courtesy of their writing and world-building.

Fallout 3

  • Playable on: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC

Fallout 3 is another open-world RPG game developed by Bethesda. While no dragons or elves will be seen here, as the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world in the year 2277, it nonetheless has that “Elder Scrolls feel.”

The game starts in Vault 101 where the player starts their adventure as a 19-year-old in a search of his father in the ruins of the United States. The graphics were decent for the time and Fallout 3 is rich with quests and battles, offering more than 50 hours of gameplay.

Fallout: New Vegas

  • Playable on: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC

A spin-off not developed by Bethesda, New Vegas is a contender for the best entry in the acclaimed franchise. Closer in tone and structure to the series’ pre-Bethesda isometric entries, Obsidian’s game refines the dialogue and reputation systems to provide players with more leeway in how they can act, enhancing New Vegas’ role-playing element in the process.

New Vegas plays similarly to Fallout 3, although it arguably fine-tunes most of the ideas found in the 2008 release. Like Skyrim, New Vegas has a very active modding community that has kept the game relevant for more than a decade.

Mass Effect 2

  • Playable on: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC

If Skyrim is the best fantasy-themed RPG game on the market, then Mass Effect 2 is the best science fiction-themed one. BioWare knows how to craft memorable characters and worlds. The game is an improvement over its predecessor in every way and experienced strong critical and commercial success.

While Skyrim has dragons, dwarfs, elves, and monsters, Mass Effect 2 has a huge variety of alien races as well other creatures, all of which are well designed. The Mass Effect trilogy is definitely a unique experience.

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Is Skyrim the greatest game of all time?

At the top of the list, and indeed at the top of many critics’ and gamers’, is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It’s a purely nerdy choice, given that it’s a fantasy role-playing game set in a fantastical icy land complete with elves and dragons.

Is Witcher 2 better than Skyrim?

After having played both Witcher 2 and Skryim, I can honestly say that Witcher 2 just seemed like a deeper, more polished game than Skyrim. The only thing it lacked was the same scale, and having lots of similar quests in a big world doesn’t really add anything to a game’s worth.

Is Dragon Age Inquisition similar to Skyrim?

Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are similar in many ways. They are both high fantasy; mages, castle ruins, swords, bows, and elves frequent the worlds in which the games are set. Both are roleplaying games where you can build your own character. And both installments have great original music.