Fable is a gaming series we highly wish to experience on modern gaming devices but with the closure of Lionhead Gaming Studios and the cancellation of ‘Fable Legends’, we have low expectations that a sequel will be released. However, we needed a cure for our itch and this got us into exploring the various titles that are available now which share the basic gameplay mechanics to the original ‘Fable’ and the result is this following list. We have a soft corner for the ‘Fable’ gaming series and we know that a lot of you are aching to get your hands on a similar title, so while we wait with bated breath for a next gen title, perhaps these few titles will satiate our desires for the coming months. Here’s the list of video games similar to Fable that are our recommendations. You can play these games like Fable on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
10. Kynseed (2018)
‘Kynseed’ is a top down life simulator with pretty diverse RPG mechanics. Though the game does not have a direct relation to the ‘Fable’ series, a lot of the developers who worked on the ‘Fable’ games have worked on this title as well, bringing their experience and expertise to the table. As you play through the game, you will be able to understand that the various mechanics that have been used in the game that are a direct descendant from the ‘Fable’ series.
This is a game we highly recommend to fans of ‘Fable’ who like the RPG elements of the game and want a similar experience coupled with a life simulator. You play in the ‘God-mode’ or top-down view where you are able to control your character and help them on their various objectives and missions. You can pick up professions that will enable you to earn extra resources and buy other items that will help you to progress through the game. You will also need to gather materials and partake in farming activities just like the ‘Stardew Valley’ series. Show the developers of the ‘Fable’ game series some love and check this game out.
9. Divinity: Original Sin II (2017)
‘Divinity: Original Sin II’ is the direct successor to the first ‘Divinity’ game and is considered by many to be one of the best role playing video games ever created. The game was developed by Larian Studios and published by Bandai Namco in the year 2017 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, macOS and Xbox One. It is a definitive role playing game where you are required to control your character, customize their abilities and attributes and fight with enemies in order to collect loot and advance your character.
The entire campaign for the game has been made playable in co-op by the developers of the game, so you can choose to team up with up to 3 friends in order to take on the campaign missions. Players are able to split up in between the levels allowing them to traverse the map at their own pace and collect additional loot. This mechanic also enables the players to deploy intricate battle strategies where they are able to set up combat according to their preferences. All the characters within the game have an in-depth storyline behind them adding to the depth of the gameplay. ‘Fable’ fans will find a lot of common mechanics within the two games and fans of either franchise will end up enjoying the other.
8. Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)
‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ is the third installment in the long running ‘Dragon Age’ series developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts and acts as a direct sequel to ‘Dragon Age: Origins’ and ‘Dragon age II’. It sets you in the continent of Thedas where demons have invaded the land through a tear in the sky very similar to a rift or a portal. The creatures are pouring in and there is small chance for the local population to survive. This is where you come in. Equipped with your special powers, you must defeat these monsters in order to rid the land of the infestation.
As you progress through the game, you will rise in ranks, gaining support and appreciation from the people which will put you in the position of a sort of ”leader” for your people. The ultimate rank is the inquisitor, a rare breed of warriors who are worshipped and respected by all the people of the land. As the inquisitor, you will have express control over the local population allowing you to punish wrong-doers and praise those who serve the state. Though the ‘romantic’ aspect of the game has been scrapped for a more immersive role playing experience, the game makes up for it through its gameplay mechanics and polished character designs. If you are a fan of the ‘Fable’ series, then you will definitely like the RPG mechanics of this one.
7. Jade Empire (2005)
‘Jade Empire’ is a role playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Microsoft exclusively for the Xbox in the year 2005. The game was then later ported to other systems in the following years due to popular demand. It takes place in a fictional Chinese land and is based around mythological Chinese characters. You are in charge of the last remaining ”spirit monk”, a highly skilled warrior who is in search of his master named Li and is on a mission to take down the forces of the corrupt emperor, Sun Hai. The emperor has abused his power for far too long and has crossed boundaries which no king should cross and now Sun Hai must pay.
At the start of the game, you are given the choice to select a character out of a total of six and these are all forms of the spirit monk. Each one of these forms has special attributes that enable them to excel in combat. You are required to choose the avatar that best describes your playstyle and then the adventure begins. The role playing elements of the game are pretty deep and are sure to appeal to fans of the ‘Fable’ series.
6. Overlord (2007)
‘Overlord’ is an action-adventure role playing game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Codemasters in the year 2007 for Windows PC and Xbox 360 gaming devices. The game was later ported to the PlayStation 3 under the name ‘Rising Hell’ in the year 2008. It has been highly praised by critics for its role playing capabilities and combat systems. The story is set in a fictional universe where you have reincarnated as the overlord and have taken control over gremlin like creatures. You must lead these creatures to glory and restore your name as the ruler of the land by defeating seven enemies in the game which are a representation of the ‘7 deadly sins’.
Over the course of the game, these entities will try to lure you to their side and offer you various gifts which will often lead to you betraying your own people for the sake of power. There is an advanced reputation system in the game which is very similar to the ‘Fable’ series where each and every action you take has a consequence on your reputation. The conversations between the various characters are filled with dark humor which is also similar to the ‘Fable’ series.
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
‘The Elder Scrolls’ is a series that has managed to win the hearts of millions worldwide through its in depth world design and gameplay mechanics. The world of ‘Skyrim’ is full of adventures and the game allows you to explore the world at your own leisure. There are no quest-lines that require you to complete it right away giving you the opportunity to traverse the world and explore its secrets. ‘Skyrim’ even rewards the player for exploring the land and provides him or her with express loot and secret stashes that help you along the way.
The insane amount of mods for the game also allows you to change the experience of the game according to your desire and this has increased the re-playability value of the game thousandfold. The world is your oyster in ‘Syrim; and we are not going to suggest what you do with it, just make sure you have enough weapons and power to take on a mighty dragon if it does decide to show up. It is one of the most well received games in the world and has changed the face of gaming in a time when innovation was at a loss. It is still one of the main economical drivers of Bethesda with a port being released for the Nintendo Switch in the year 2017.
4. Gothic II (2003)
‘Gothic II’ is a game that brings back a lot of memories and we still wait for the day when such releases will have its day on modern gaming consoles, but till that day comes, we are forced to relive the experiences on old gaming PCs and consoles. ‘Gothic II’ is a game you either know of or you don’t. There is no middle ground. Fans of the game will tell you that ‘Gothic II’ was one of the most definitive experiences back in the day and has managed to influence a cult following for the game to this day.
It is a game that found its way to the number one charts in Germany and stayed there for quite some time but somehow failed to gather the same amount of hype outside of Europe. So we wanted to take this opportunity and introduce you to the game. ‘Gothic II’, as you can tell is the spiritual successor to the ‘Gothic’, a role playing game developed by Piranha Bytes and published by JoWooD Productions in the year 2003 for the Windows PC. The game is set in a fantasy setting known as the land of Khorinis, a beautiful land full of dense flora and fauna.
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3. Risen 2: Dark Waters (2012)
‘Risen 2: Dark Waters’ is another action-adventure role playing game developed by Piranha Bytes and published by DeepSilver in the year 2012 for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gaming devices. The game is a direct sequel to ‘Risen’, developed by the same company, and takes influences from the parent game in all of its aspects. The player controls the character from a third person perspective and has access to two types of equipped weapons during combat. One is a regular melee weapon that can hack and slash through your opponents and the other is a projectile based weapon such as a gun or a bow and arrow that can be thrown from a distance.
Players are able to switch between these two weapons pretty quickly during combat and must use both of them in a strategic manner in order to take down enemies. There is also a third quick access button that lets you access your essentials very quickly, such as health kits. The game has been praised for its in depth gameplay mechanics but critics have also stated that the game is tough and contains a strict learning curve. But once you get accustomed to the mechanics, it is truly a wonderful gaming experience, one that we highly recommend to fans of the ‘Fable’ universe.
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2. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012)
‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’ is an amazing action role playing video game developed by 38 Studios and also happens to be the only game published by the American game development company. It was released in the year 2012 for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming devices. The game is considered one of the best hidden gems of the RPG universe and if you are a fan of such games, you definitely need to play through this one. The role playing elements are pretty deep and allow you to customize the abilities of your characters according to your playstyle. We do not want to spoil the experience for you, so if you are looking for an in-depth RPG to play on your potato PC, then we highly recommend that you pick up this title.
1. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (2015)
Well, nothing much needs to be said about ‘The Witcher 3’, the third installment in the ‘Witcher’ series of video games that has been adopted from the novel of the same name. It is a game set in a fictional universe where you play the character of Geralt of Rivia, a very powerful witcher and one of the last remaining ones of the land. Witchers are bounty hunters who possess special abilities and will take down mighty creatures in exchange for a fee and you must lead Geralt of Rivia to his destiny. It is a direct sequel to ‘The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings’ developed and published by CD Projekt Red in the year 2012 for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 devices. ‘The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt’ followed shortly afterwards in the year 2015 and expanded on the original story. It is one of the best games available on modern gaming devices across all genres and you must check it out, whether you are a fan of the ‘Fable’ games or not.
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