Dragon’s Dogma is an action role-playing hack’n’slash game developed by Capcom. The game tells the story of the Arisen, a man (or woman, as the protagonist is fully customizable) who lost everything in a dragon attack, including his life. After reawakening as humanity’s champion, Arisen swears vengeance upon the beast.

The game is a pretty standard action-RPG title, with the player exploring the world, fighting monsters, and completing quests. If you played the game and would like to experience similar fantasy thrills, take a look at our list of 10 games similar to Dragon’s Dogma. 

GameReleasedGenreDeveloperTrailerSale
The Witcher 3: GOTY Edition 2015-05-18 RPG CD PROJEKT RED -66% Read more
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-11 Adventure Bethesda Game Studios -80% Read more
Dark Souls: Remastered 2018-05-24 Dark Fantasy, Action RPG FromSoftware -57% Read more
Monster Hunter: World 2018-08-09 Action Capcom -76% Read more
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey 2018-10-05 Action Ubisoft Quebec -79% Read more
Mass Effect Legendary Edition 2021-05-14 Action role-playing BioWare - Read more
Mass Effect: Andromeda 2017-03-23 Adventure BioWare -84% Read more
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning 2020-09-08 Action role-playing 38 Studios, Big Huge Games -73% Read more
Mount and Blade: Warband 2009-10-02 Fantasy, Action RPG Piranha Bytes -90% Read more
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord 2020-03-31 RPG TaleWorlds Entertainment -41% Read more
Gothic 2 Gold Edition 2010-01-13 Adventure Piranha – Bytes -89% Read more
The Technomancer 2016-06-28 Adventure Spiders -93% Read more
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition 2016-10-27 Adventure Bethesda Game Studios -60% Read more
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 2016-10-27 Adventure Bethesda Game Studios -55% Read more
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 2006-10-25 Fighting Arkane Studios - Read more
Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (Origin) 2010-10-26 RPG BioWare -37% Read more
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2012-02-08 RPG 38 Studios -68% Read more
Risen Franchise Pack 2009-10-30 RPG Piranha Bytes - Read more

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release year:19 May 2015 (Pc, PS4, XONE), 15 October 2019 (Switch)
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperCD Projekt RED
Modessingle-player

DD and The Witcher 3 share similar setting and gameplay features. Both games focus on exploring a fantastical world filled with monsters and slaying said monsters. The main differences are the protagonists of both titles. While Dragon’s Dogma’s Arisen is pretty much a player insert character with little backstory except, Geralt of Rivia has pages upon pages of lore backing his final adventure in the virtual world.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - gameplay

The developers The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt put a tremendous effort into creating a thriving open-world environment, where the player could get lost for hours completing quests and participating in optional activities. For that CD Projekt RED’s production deserves the highest notes. The Continent is brimming with content waiting for the player to discover it. The story, inspired by various plot points of Sapkowski’s novel is also a strong point of the game. The Witcher 3 is an excellent choice for the fans of epic fantasy adventures and well-made action-RPGs 

Key features
  • The Continent awaits the Witcher’s return
  • Enter the world of brutal combat and courtly intrigues and face new enemies
  • Defeat monsters and gain more skills on your path to becoming the ultimate monster slayer
  • Complete side quests and participate in optional activities scattered across the map

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release year:11 November 2011 (PC), 28 October 2016 (PS4, XONE), 17 November 2017 (Switch)
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperBethesda Game Studios
Game modessingle-player

Skyrim needs no introduction. The fifth installment of The Elder Scrolls series is one of the most popular action-RPG games in recent history. If you want to experience an epic adventure set in a world of sword and sorcery, then Skyrim is a perfect choice for you. 

Skyrim Special Edition

It warrants a mention that Skyrim is also one of the most modded games available on the market. Thanks to the modders’ creativity and hard work, the game has become a true spectacle to behold. But graphical tweaks aren’t the only things that the modders had been working on. Various mods add new gameplay mechanics, completely change the environments, or replace the player character and NPC with others. It’s worth a while to spend some time with Skyrim mods and see what they have to offer. 

Key features
  • Explore a new region of Tamriel – the snow-covered hills of Skyrim
  • Fulfill your destiny as the Dragon-born and defeat the dreadful Alduin
  • Help the people inhabiting Skyrim by completing any quests they might have for you
  • Enjoy tweaking the gameplay by applying various mods

Dark Souls: Remastered

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release year:25 May 2018 (PC, PS4, XONE), 19 October 2019 (Switch)
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperQLOC, Virtuos (ports)
Game modessingle-player

Another game too popular to spend much time writing about. Practically everyone interested in video games has heard about FromSoftware’s action-RPG – the bane of casuals, starter of heated discussions on game difficulty, etc. With the Remastered version released in 2018, Dark Souls has gained new polish fitting for the 8th generation of consoles. 

Dark Souls: Remastered - gameplay

Not much has changed in terms of gameplay mechanics – Dark Souls: Remastered is still the same grind-you-into-dust difficult hack and slash action-RPG with elements of roguelike mechanics. The main differences can be found in the presentation – the game runs now at 60fps and the graphics have been updated. Another change is the multiplayer mode – now with up to 6 participants and password servers. If you want to experience unique gameplay in a grim fantasy world or simply relive the dread of frantically rolling away from powerful bosses’ attacks, you should definitely pick up Dark Souls: Remastered.

Key features
  • Return to the remastered world of Dark Souls
  • Relive the thrills of fighting and defeating powerful bosses, now at 60fps
  • Join the multiplayer server and help other players

Monster Hunter: World

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release year:9 August 2018 (PC), 26 January 2018 (PS4, XONE)
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperCapcom
Game modessingle-player, multiplayer

Monster Hunter: World reinvigorated the interest in Capcom’s action-RPG series. Thanks to its open-world setting, intuitive yet challenging gameplay, and a solid plot, the game brought in not only the veterans of the series but also new players who had only heard about the title.  Fans of Dragon’s Dogma will find themselves right at home with hunting and defeating monsters big and small.

The main attractions of Monster Hunter: World are its over-the-top design and challenging gameplay. The players begin the game as a rookie hunter (fully customizable), who begin learning their ropes in the profession. As the game progresses the player will hunt bigger beasts, acquiring new items from defeated creatures. Said items can be turned in for cash or used to improve the player’s weapons. The game also features a multiplayer mode in which players can take on the monsters together.

Key features
  • Welcome to the New World, filled with new breeds of monsters to catch
  • Venture out into the open-world environment and hunt beasts big and small
  • Team up with other players and hunt monsters together

Assassins Creed Odyssey

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release year:5 October 2018
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperUbisoft Quebec
Game modessingle-player

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the second installment of the “re-envisioned” series telling the story of the ancient conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and Templar Order. This time the game goes even further into the past, visiting ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian Wars. As a Misthios, a mercenary working for the highest bidder, the player will fight in the war to save their home of Sparta, discover the secrets of their heritage, and stop a mysterious order from taking over the Greek world

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - bull

The gameplay mechanics improve upon what was presented in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The game has fully settled into its action-RPG genre, with enemy and weapon levels, various types of loot, and multiple skill trees. AC Odyssey offers the player one of the largest open-world maps (bested only by the newest installment, AC Valhalla), filled with tons of content. Fans of neverending quests, epic confrontations, and convoluted plots won’t be disappointed with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Key features
  • Explore the world of ancient Greece
  • Fight in the war between Athens and Sparta
  • Discover the treacherous plot behind the war and the mysterious cult manipulating its events
  • Complete sidequests to raise your notoriety as Misthios

Mass Effect: Andromeda

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release year:21 March 2017
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperBioware
Game modessingle-player, multiplayer

The fourth installment of the Mass Effect series doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to gameplay mechanics. It is still a decent action-RPG set in outer space, in which the player explores various systems of the titular Andromeda galaxy. The game features a customizable protagonist named Ryder, various mechanics the fans of the series have grown to love as well as some new ones.

The first of significant changes is reinvented system of acquiring skills. In previous games of the series, the player had to choose one of several classes with an allotted set of abilities. In Andromeda, skills can be assigned to the character freely. Another change is the removal of the feature to pause time during combat. Using skills and aiming occurs completely in real-time. The game still features the dialogue-wheel system from the previous installments and yes, there are romance options. The fans of space exploration and romancing alien beauties (and hunks) will have a great time with Mass Effect: Andromeda 

Key features
  • Explore the Andromeda galaxy onboard the spaceship Tempest
  • Visit open-wor;d planets and complete quests
  • Assign your character’s skills at will using a new system
  • Enjoy the interactions with crew members and other NPCs, with optional romantic encounters

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release year:8 September 2020 (PC, PS4, XONE), 16 March 2021 (Switch)
Genre:action-RPG, hack and slash
DeveloperTHQ Nordic
Game modessingle-player

The remastered version of Kingdoms of Amalur improves the visuals on this action-RPG title. The game is set in the fantastical world of Faelands, inhabited by various races, such as humans, elves, etc. The player character, known as the Fateless One, awakens as a result of the experimentation of a gnome scientist. Left with no memories of their past, the Fateless One embarks on a quest to find the scientist and get some answers.

Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning game

The player is given a choice of several races and classes, each of them possessing different skills. Throughout the game, the player will explore the regions of Faelands, encountering NPCs and accepting quests from them. There are several ways in which the player can interact with the NPCs, including talking to them or robbing them. The combat is carried in a style similar to other action-RPG games. The player can use various weapons and use spells. Accumulating special Fate points allow the player to slow down time and deal with the enemies easier. A classic offering for the fans of the genre

Key features
  • Explore the realms of Faelands and discover the secrets of your past
  • Choose your race and class and embark on an epic quest
  • Interact with NPCs in a friendly or hostile manner
  • Use the Fate points system to end battles with ease

Mount and Blade: Warband

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release year:30 March 2010 (PC), 27 September 2016 (PS4), 16 September 2016 (XONE)
Genre:action-RPG, strategy
DeveloperTaleWorlds Entertainment
Game modessingle-player, multiplayer

Mount and Blade: Warband is as ambitious as it is, uh, rough around the edges. Despite the fact that the game is far from being the most beautiful title in the world, it offers enough interesting gameplay solutions that the fans of action-RPGs will easily look past the, um, graphical deficits.

Mount & Blade: Warband - gameplay

The game aims to simulate life in Medieval Europe. The player begins the play by choosing the origin of their character – deciding on the soil class of the protagonist will affect their standing in the world. From that point forward, the player can go about completing quests and making themselves known in the world of the game. The title features elements of strategy, with the player often leading armies into battle on the overworld map. If you ever wanted to try your luck at being a knight in a game that emphasizes realism, the Mount & Blade: Warband is a game just for you.

Key features
  • Welcome to Calradia, a continent torn by war and conflicts between nobles
  • Create your character by choosing their looks and origin
  • Pledge your allegiance to one of the lords of the land and rise up in the ranks
  • Participate in courtly life by making crucial connections and alliances

Gothic

PC
Release year:15 March 2001
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperPiranha Bytes
Game modessingle-player

An absolute action-RPG classic couldn’t be omitted from our list. In Gothic, the player controls a nameless prisoner in a mining colony. The prisoner is tasked with delivering a letter to the Order of Magicians of Fire – an event that launches the plot of the game and sends the prisoner on a quest against powers stronger than he could possibly believe.

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Gothic emphasizes interactivity between the world of the game and the player. The player can, for example, hunt animals and sell the meat for gold or use it to heal wounds. Through exploration and fighting the player will increase their skill levels in various areas, such as combat and spellcasting. The game features various camps (factions) the player can join. However, the choice bears little meaning to the overall plot. Gothic is an absolute classic that any fan of action-RPGs should play at least once. 

Key features
  • Explore the lands of the mining colony and fulfill the quests given to you by various camps
  • Fight against enemies and other creatures inhabiting the land and increase your skills
  • Interact with NPCs and the environment in order to gain information and resources

The Technomancer

PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release year:28 June 2016
Genre:action-RPG
DeveloperSpiders
Game modessingle-player

Last but not least, we have The Technomancer. This action-RPG is set in on Mars, 200 years after the first humans had arrived to colonize the Red Planet. Currently, Mars is torn by War for Water, in which various conglomerates fight for control of the precious resource. The player controls  Zachariah, a young Technomancer working for one of the companies. On the run from his former employer, Zachariah moves towards the city of Noctis, to make contact with Earth.

The Technomancer features various interesting gameplay mechanics. For example, the titular technomancy – an electric-based superpower that the protagonist posses can be used to deal with enemies effectively. The Technomancer offers the player an expansive combat system, with three different styles augmented by Zachariah’s powers. Like other action-RPGs, violence is only one means to the end. The player can also use various dialogue options to talk their way out of trouble or convince an NPC to help. The Technomancer is full of these little neat concepts that make it a perfect game for the enthusiasts of action-RPGs.

Key features
  • On the run from the Mars secret police, your only hope is Earth
  • Use your Technomancer powers to electrify any opposition
  • Learn new skills and increase your combat prowess
  • Engage the NPCs in the conversation using the game’s dialogue system

The Dogma of action-RPGs

Our list of games similar to Dragon’s Dogma features games quite similar to each other. After all, the genre of action-RPGs is hard to revolutionize, and even within it it’s easy to find games that tried too hard and lost the spark that makes the genre so interesting to the players. Our list presents titles that should meet the expectations of fans of Dragon’s Dogma. If you’re looking for an epic adventure, you’ll find them in the games above. Fantasy lands? Plenty of titles on our list feature them. Expansive gameplay mechanics, with complex combat systems, skill trees, and dialogue options? You’ve got it all right here.