Tastes change quickly, but some games have forever taken their place in the hearts of the players. Some games are just fun to repeat from time to time and Fable just belongs to such titles.

The ability to create unique heroes and develop them to your liking, travel the open world, learn the secrets of magic and the art of swordsmanship – that is what makes the gameplay a truly epic experience. What if all of these features are wrapped in an amazing, deep and engaging story? Fable is often wrongly overlooked and seems to be a truly lost chapter in the great book of action-adventure fantasy games. We encourage everyone to play all of Fable games and after you finish them, play these alternatives. So let us check what video games can meet the needs of Fable fans.

Games Similar to Fable
Dark Souls III | Deluxe Edition 2016-04-11 RPG
Gothic Universe Edition 2006-10-13 RPG
Gothic 3 2006-10-13 Adventure
Overlord 2 2009-06-23 Adventure
Gothic 2: Gold Edition 2010-01-13 Adventure
Torchlight 2009-10-27 RPG
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 2015-04-01 RPG
Dark Souls: Remastered 2018-05-24 Action
Overlord 2007-06-26 RPG
The Outer Worlds 2020-10-23 Action RPG
Jade Empire: Special Edition 2007-02-27 Action & Shooter
Torchlight II 2012-10-02 Adventure
Torchlight III 2020-06-13 RPG
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition 2015-05-18 RPG
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition 2017-11-05 Adventure
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut 2008-09-16 RPG
Diablo 3 Battlechest 2012-05-12 Adventure
Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction 2001-06-27 RPG
Diablo 1 + Hellfire 1996-12 RPG
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2012-02-08 RPG
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning 2020-09-08 Action RPG
Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition 2014-11-18 Adventure
Dragon Age 2 2001-03-08 Adventure
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition 2010-09-29 RPG
The Bard's Tale 2005-06-17 Adventure
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep 2018-09-18 RPG
Dungeon Siege 3 2011-06-16 RPG
Dungeon Siege Collection 2002-04-05 Adventure

Banner Saga

Release year:2014
Genre:Tactical role-playing
DeveloperStoic Studio
Game modesSingle-player, multiplayer

Tactical role-playing game published by Stoic Studio in 2014 for PC and in following years for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The Banner Saga is a graphically outstanding video game set in the fantasy world of Norse mythology.

The story of the road in which the humans and giants must escape from extermination and the player who leads the caravan has to secure its survival. The most important feature of the game is the combat, introduced in turn-based mode, and a lot here depends on the decisions made, which shape the developing plot. The whole thing takes place in a graphically vibrant world that lets you believe the stories known from legends of Vikings.

Key features
  • Nordic mythology – lead your adventure in the land straight from Norse myths
  • Engaging story – save your people from extinction
  • Decisions – have a real impact on the course of events
  • Combat – use special skills in the fight


Release year:2001
Genre:Action role-playing
DeveloperPiranha Bytes
Game modesSingle-player

The debut of Piranha Bytes studio, released in 2001. It is an action role-playing game in which the hero from an ordinary grey man, as a result of the following events, turns into a character who has a huge impact on the world’s fate.

The plot takes place in a closed penal colony in a magical fantasy world. The story is quite linear, but the opportunities to explore the world, gain experience and develop characters are great. An important feature in Gothic is collected weapons and artefacts, and a fight against numerous creatures and monsters, which makes a really great impression with animations.

Key features
  • Explore – travel through a wide world promising dozens of engaging adventures
  • Magic and sword – use and develop magic and combat skills at the same time
  • Story – take an active part in the events unfolding around you
  • Weapons – use all types of weapons and become invincible

Universe Edition contains Gothic 1, Gothic 2, Gothic 3

Dark Souls

Release year:2011
Genre:Action role-playing
Game modesSingle-player, multiplayer

A dark action RPG by the Japanese From Software studio. The game takes place in the vast and open world of various corridors where the player confronts his enemies.

The game offers a wide range of all types of weapons, traps and magic spells, which makes the entertainment rather eventful. Death results in the loss of humanity and experience points are shown in the form of souls taken from defeated opponents. The possibility of exploring the dark underground dungeons is unlimited, which allows you to discover all the secrets hidden on the map.

Key features
  • Dark world – take part in a risky adventure full of dangers
  • Open world – explore and discover
  • Collect the souls – kill enemies and gain experience
  • Multiplayer – play solo or with friends

Black Desert Online

Release year:2015
DeveloperPearl Abyss
Game modesMultiplayer

A sandbox MMORPG released by the Korean studio Pearl Abyss in 2015. The story takes place around a conflict between two fighting nations competing for control on the map, especially for the Black Desert region, which hides valuable resources.

The gameplay is about creating a character and traversing a beautiful open world. The essence of all the fun is completing quests, exploring the map, collecting sources, crafting, and joining larger campaigns against the hostile nation. Black Desert Online introduced a fascinating weather-changing mode which influences the behaviour of NPCs.

Key features
  • Extensive character creation system – build a character and adjust it to your needs down to the smallest detail
  • Feel at home – create your own place in housing, join a guild and choose a profession
  • Combat – defeat opponents solo or in raids with friends
  • Mounts – catch, tame and breed animals


Release year:2018
DeveloperPixelCount Studios
Game modesSingle-player

An action-adventure game by the independent PixelCount Studios, created in cooperation with the authors of Fable. Kynseed is an amazing title introducing features that are just delighting.

You can do anything: the open world is waiting to be explored, you can set up your own farm and become a farmer, interact with other characters, fight and kill monsters, or run a small business. Time constantly changes the environment and the characters themselves, ensuring that everything in Kynseed has a beginning and an end.

Key features
  • Become a farmer – take care of your land
  • Relationships – make friends and find your place in the community
  • Adventure – set off on a journey and fight the creatures you meet
  • Run a business – get paid for what you like to do the most

Overlord 2

Release year:2009
Genre:Action role-playing
DeveloperTriumph Studios
Game modesSingle-player, multiplayer

An action RPG created by Triumph Studios, the story of which takes place in an epic fantasy world and the plot turns all the previous assumptions of this genre upside down.

In Overlord 2, the player controls the character of the lord of darkness, whose task is to take over the remainings of the conquered land and get rid of the Glorious Empire. He leads an entire army of minions, and the purpose is to prove that he is the evilest character out there, full of wicked creativity, and nothing will keep him from the goal.

Key features
  • Forces of darkness – become a dark lord bringing death and doom
  • Be evil – prove you deserve to be called the ruler of this mad world
  • Lead your army – guide your loyal servants to bring havoc
  • Manage – make the acquired lands profitable

The Outer Worlds

Release year:2019
Genre:Action role-playing
DeveloperObsidian Entertainment
Game modesSingle-player

The famous and award-winning science-fiction RPG by the great Obsidian Entertainment, which takes the player to a retro-styled distant future.

The Outer Worlds is one of the titles of which the plot is very non-linear and allows the player to make decisions on important points of the story. After years of hibernation, the protagonist wakes up on a colony ship that has strayed from its original course. At this point, his adventure begins, in which, exploring the galaxy, he will be able to get to know the situation better and choose his allies and side.

Key features
  • Be whoever you want – create a hero that meets your expectations
  • Decide – have a real influence on the development of the story
  • Develop relationships – influence the actions of your companions
  • Explore – travel a vast world full of new possibilities

Jade Empire

Release year:2005
Genre:Action role-playing
Game modesSingle-player

A climatic action RPG in the form typical for the classics of its genre, but presented in an oriental fantasy world as the whole adventure takes place in a land resembling eastern Asia.

The player takes on the role of one of the students of the martial arts school, in which he trains the abilities of his body and mind. Soon after, the village where he lives is attacked, and his master kidnapped. At this point, a great journey begins, full of dynamic fights and meetings with various creatures, which will lead to the discovery of entirely new secrets.

Key features
  • The main plot – set off on an amazing adventure
  • Explore – travel a huge world full of mysteries and legends
  • Decide what character you want to be – choose from dialogue options and decide on the course of events
  • Fight – take part in dynamic battles

Torchlight 2 / 3

Release year:2012/2020
Genre:Action role-playing, hack and slash
DeveloperRunic Games/Echtra Games
Game modesSingle-player, multiplayer

Both titles are exciting action RPGs set in the hack’n’slash genre. The adventure in this open world can be played alone or in multiplayer mode, by creating a team with your friends.

The basis of the plot is a long journey that leads to face the forces of evil. As befits a great hack’n’slash, the game is about slashing through masses of enemies, collecting items, developing characters and completing quests. In Torchlight, you can also have a pet that can do some small tasks for you.

Key features
  • Character customization – create a hero that meets your expectations
  • Get a pet – let it accompany you at every step of your adventure
  • Slash your way through hordes of enemies – develop your skills and get valuable items
  • Multiplayer – play solo or with friends

The Witcher 3

Release year:2015
Genre:Action role-playing
DeveloperCD Projekt Red
Game modesSingle-player

An action RPG which is the third part of the adventure series of the witcher, Geralt. The action of the game takes place in an open fantasy world, which in addition to the main storyline, presents the possibility of playing many exciting side quests.

The Witcher 3 guides the player through a story leading to a possible confrontation with the Wild Hunt. Political topics have been pushed aside in this part, leaving the decision on how exactly play the game in the hands of the player. The gameplay focuses on both, completing the tasks from the main plot and peacefully traversing the land at your own pace to fight monsters, create potions and improve your skills in combat.

Key features
  • Explore – search a vast world full of living legends
  • Make decisions – make your contribution to the current course of events
  • Fight – become a sword in the hands of fate
  • Bring the story to an end – see where the main plot will lead you

Diablo 3

Release year:2012
Genre:Action role-playing, hack and slash
DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment
Game modesSingle-player, multiplayer

The third instalment of the classic action RPG with hack’n’slash elements, in which the heroes face the multiplying forces of darkness. In the previous parts, all evil has been chased away from this world, but years later it turns out, that another invasion is coming.

In Diablo 3, the player takes on the role of one of the heroes and sets off on a journey during which he will face hordes of enemies. Complete tasks for the citizens of this world and collect unusual items, the use of which may have a key impact on the course of the story. The creators of the title have introduced hundreds of improvements, that significantly expands the gameplay and allow you to adjust it to your own needs. A new level named Torment has also been introduced for the more experienced players.

Key features
  • Defeat evil – face the forces of darkness and bring peace to the world
  • Travel – make your way across a vast land and experience amazing adventures
  • Fight – take down hordes of monsters
  • Develop your skills – create a character that will be invincible

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Release year:2020
Genre:Action role-playing
DeveloperKAIKO, Big Huge Games, 38 Studios
Game modesSingle-player

A remastered version of the action RPG of the similar title from 2012. The protagonist in the game is a character who has already died once, but has been resurrected and, unlike the other inhabitants of the land of Amalur, he can freely decide on his fate.

The game starts with character customization, but there is no choice of class as it is defined later in the game. The protagonist tries to learn the reasons for his existence and travels around the great open world fighting, solving tasks and developing his skills. It is also possible to join many guilds, which may resemble the gameplay known from Morrowind.

Key features
  • Travel – explore the open world and discover its secrets
  • Become the most important part of the story – unravel the hidden plot
  • Influence the development of events – make difficult decisions and continue your adventure
  • Side quests – get involved in hundreds of side stories

Dragon Age 2

Release year:2011
Genre:Action role-playing
Game modesSingle-player

RPG that is known as the spiritual successor to the famous Baldur’s Gate. The game takes place in the partially open world of the fantastic land of Thedas, inhabited by humans, dwarves and elves.

The player takes on the role of Hawke, a man who has nothing, but as a result of certain events becomes recognizable throughout the land. The plot is rather linear, but this does not change the fact that the player still has an influence on the development of the adventure through the decisions he makes. The advanced combat system and the possibility of recruiting several travel companions play an important role in this title.

Key features
  • Be a living legend – prove yourself worthy of your name
  • Make decisions – lead your adventure as you wish
  • Fight – use dozens of different battle techniques and improve your combat skills
  • Recruit your travel companions – make them your trusted brothers in arms

The Bard's Tale

Release year:2004
Genre:Action role-playing
DeveloperInXile Entertainment
Game modesSingle-player

An action RPG independently relating to previous editions of the series known from 1985. The story takes place around the adventures of a certain Bard and is very similar to the gameplay known from Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance.

The game is about a selfish Bard, who is nothing like the heroes fighting for the peace, known from other video games. As a result of the development of events, he sets off on an adventure to free a princess. The Bard’s Tale offers a choice of answers to given situations, and even seemingly unimportant conversations can have a huge impact on the further development of the plot.

Key features
  • Be a careless Bard – just do what you want
  • Explore – travel a wide fantasy world straight from Irish legends
  • Make friends – have amazing, funny conversations
  • Fight – defeat dozens of bizarre enemies

Dungeon Siege 3

Release year:2011
Genre:Action role-playing
DeveloperObsidian Entertainment
Game modesSingle-player, multiplayer

The third part of the hack’n’slash series of the same title. The game takes place in the kingdom of Ehb, which is threatened with destruction, and the player’s goal is to stop it.

The game offers four character classes to choose from and then leads you through a graphically gorgeous world full of adventure and flashy combat effects. The interfaces are transparent and the rules clear, which allows you to focus entirely on traversing dungeons full of monsters.

Key features
  • Dynamic combat – take part in action-packed fights
  • Multiplayer – go on an adventure together with your friends
  • Slay hundreds of enemies – enjoy an endless killing rage
  • Influence the development of events – prevent the entire kingdom from falling apart

Action RPGs and games similiar to Fable type are titles that share many connections. Although the subjects and plots can often be drastically different, the feelings remaining after the gameplay are almost identical each time. The ability to create characters, explore the world, join selected factions, even get married and decide on the fate of the hero gives a special feeling of freedom.

Not all the games like Fable have been remastered, many of them can be found in their original form on Steam and still delivering the best gameplay ever. Some provide great experiences for both fans of a good storyline and high-quality graphics. But no matter what games are you going to choose and regardless of the form, deciding on any of the introduced titles, guarantees the best fun for years.