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April 16, 2012 12:52:53 AM

with plenty of character customisation

elder scrolls arena, daggerfall, morrowind and skyrim and fable 2 and 3 (i dont like the character customisation for fable 3 :/  it kinda sucks)
could someone recomend a good open world rpg with lots of character customisation (and lets not be forgetting mods :o ) thats not in that list? (pc games prefered i do have an xbox 360 but its completely borked atm and i do not have a ps3 or nintendo wii - altho i can play wii games on my computer with emulators)

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April 16, 2012 6:04:28 AM

Fallout 3 is a good open world RPG game. I suggest you try it out. It doesn't have beautiful environments, since the theme is a post apocalyptic.
April 16, 2012 7:01:03 AM

Sadly there aren't many open world RPG games.

Bethesda's Elder Scroll series and Fallout 3. There's also Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas. Never played Fable.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is going to be a hybrid FPS/RPG game, but it's still in development.
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April 16, 2012 7:15:24 AM

kingdoms's of amular???
April 16, 2012 7:25:33 AM

I would suggest you to try out some MMO-rpgs such as world of warcraft, rift and star wars the old republic. These games are much more social than single RPG's. It's what you prefer but it gives another dimension to RPG's in my opinion. They are all for pc.
April 16, 2012 7:27:01 AM

You should try out Fable 1 as well. Better than 2 or 3 IMO.
April 16, 2012 11:22:46 PM

should of added the mmo's i play D:
runescape
wow (i just got into beta today :D )
fiesta
and AQ worlds

@redmar 2 is good 3 is complete and utter rubbish i only got it because someone told me lies and said you get to kill the reaver :/  sadly you dont
one problem i so have with fable two is that after a bit you get every person who sees you as a possible spouse after you despite you not doing anything towards them and while you are with your husband/wife
and then if i go on a rampage in one town its like i have been on a rampage in every town :( 

isnt the witcher two open world rpg?
April 16, 2012 11:39:55 PM

I would recommend Guild Wars 2 because that game will be a one payment game. So you will get the mmorpg experience for the same price as buying an rpg.
April 17, 2012 12:23:04 AM

if you want more story rather than action,
Dragon age origins + awakening, if u prefer rpgs with swords and magic and bows
Dragon age 2(much duller than DA O, get DA O first)
mass effect series, if you like guns
Kingdom of amalur

I am not sure if witcher 2 is considered fully openworld. But you may try.

If you want openworld as in similar to elderscrolls/fall out, try them. I recommend Morrowind, best elderscrolls game. Skyrim is alright but it has many things lacking in terms of rpg elements. Fallout 3 is a mad game, you should try it too. Blow those abominations up.
April 17, 2012 1:01:24 AM

mclericp said:
if you want more story rather than action,
Dragon age origins + awakening, if u prefer rpgs with swords and magic and bows
Dragon age 2(much duller than DA O, get DA O first)
mass effect series, if you like guns
Kingdom of amalur

I am not sure if witcher 2 is considered fully openworld. But you may try.

If you want openworld as in similar to elderscrolls/fall out, try them. I recommend Morrowind, best elderscrolls game. Skyrim is alright but it has many things lacking in terms of rpg elements. Fallout 3 is a mad game, you should try it too. Blow those abominations up.

i wouldnt consider DA or ME to be " open world" persay.
witcher 2 isnt considered an open world rpg, but is well worth the trip especially if you have the hardware to handle it
April 17, 2012 1:07:46 AM

mclericp said:
if you want more story rather than action,
Dragon age origins + awakening, if u prefer rpgs with swords and magic and bows
Dragon age 2(much duller than DA O, get DA O first)
mass effect series, if you like guns
Kingdom of amalur

I am not sure if witcher 2 is considered fully openworld. But you may try.

If you want openworld as in similar to elderscrolls/fall out, try them. I recommend Morrowind, best elderscrolls game. Skyrim is alright but it has many things lacking in terms of rpg elements. Fallout 3 is a mad game, you should try it too. Blow those abominations up.


Dragon Age and Mass Effect series are definitely not open world. No random encounters, and no way to mod the game to add more content. The entire game is more or less scripted. They are good games, but the game play is nowhere near any of Bethesda's games. My favorite Bethesda games are Morrowind and Fallout 3; in that order.
April 17, 2012 11:15:19 AM

Realm of the mad god,

say no more
April 17, 2012 12:35:49 PM

jaguarskx said:
Dragon Age and Mass Effect series are definitely not open world. No random encounters, and no way to mod the game to add more content. The entire game is more or less scripted. They are good games, but the game play is nowhere near any of Bethesda's games. My favorite Bethesda games are Morrowind and Fallout 3; in that order.

there's random encounters in dragon age origins. I think there's even random encounters in DA2, but much less noticeable
April 17, 2012 12:50:38 PM

I have heard that even though The Witcher 2 is not open world it is an excellent rpg.
April 17, 2012 1:15:02 PM

Gman450 said:
You should try out Fable 1 as well. Better than 2 or 3 IMO.


I agree.
Its older but a lot better.
April 19, 2012 2:04:15 PM

sgtpepper500 said:
I have heard that even though The Witcher 2 is not open world it is an excellent rpg.


It is an outstanding RPG.
April 19, 2012 4:57:55 PM

+1 to withcer 2.
April 22, 2012 2:36:11 PM

witcher 2 is amazing to say the least

divine divinity
divine divinity 2
risen
risen 2
fallout new vegas
sacred
scared 2
fallout 3
magika not sure about this one though
April 22, 2012 2:49:44 PM

Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning, Stalker Call of Pripyat , and Two Worlds 2 . Witcher 2 , Divinity II, and also Risen are excellent choices.
April 23, 2012 3:49:46 AM

tekmage said:
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Stalker Call of Pripyat , and Two Worlds 2 . Witcher 2 , Divinity II, and also Risen are excellent choices.


Kingdoms has a lot going for it but the story line is a bit lame. Witcher 2 FTW!!!!

Dragon Age Origins is anything but scripted, one of the finer RPGs I've played but it is definitely not open world. Divinity is poorly programmed. I started playing two worlds 2 and it was a surprising game. It's beautiful, combat is fun, and it even got a game of the year through some small company. I'll get back to that after I beat my 3rd Dragon Age Playthrough and then beat awakenings.

I hate post apocalyptic but Fallout 3 did it for me.

Another person said to play Witcher 2 if you have the rig to run it but before I built my newest computers I beat it on my Asus G73 laptop on medium settings, still looked beautiful.

If you really want to enjoy some of the best storyline ever, get an emulator and play Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, one of the greatest video game stories ever.
April 23, 2012 3:56:46 AM

Rift was good for a minute, Tera has an open Beta Test atm so you could test it and see if you like it. Aion / Dungeons & Dragons Online / Everquest 2. Aion and Eq2 both have a lovely open world and free to play.
April 23, 2012 1:50:33 PM

jfizzle4321 said:

If you really want to enjoy some of the best storyline ever, get an emulator and play Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, one of the greatest video game stories ever.

isn't that the soul reaver series? strange that they renamed it to blood omen...
April 23, 2012 2:33:02 PM

AntiZig said:
isn't that the soul reaver series? strange that they renamed it to blood omen...


Ya but Soul Reaver actually came out after Blood Omen.

The series was released in the following order:

1.) Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
2.) Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
3.) Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
4.) Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain
5.) Legacy of Kain: Defiance

April 23, 2012 4:14:30 PM

Ohh, I see, thankie.
April 24, 2012 4:58:35 AM

I had played Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver once, and I liked it. But that was when I was a child. I didn't complete that game though.
April 24, 2012 5:45:32 PM

Gman450 said:
I had played Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver once, and I liked it. But that was when I was a child. I didn't complete that game though.


Ya the first one was one of the best stories I've ever played/heard.

As far as Fallout 3 is concerned, I usually cannot stand apocalyptic anything but I was very impressed with how attractive the ugliness was, especially in Megaton during the evening.
April 25, 2012 5:34:29 AM

jfizzle4321 said:
Ya the first one was one of the best stories I've ever played/heard.

As far as Fallout 3 is concerned, I usually cannot stand apocalyptic anything but I was very impressed with how attractive the ugliness was, especially in Megaton during the evening.

Fallout 3 is a little ugly like, but what can you expect from a post apocalyptic theme. It was nicely done though. Although I did find it a little harder to play than most other RPG games.
April 27, 2012 11:20:20 AM

tried to buy fallout 3 yesterday from cex (£5!)
they wouldnt let me because its an 18 and i didnt have ID :(  (kinda strange i brought bioshock two from them and thats got a big 18 on it)
April 28, 2012 2:29:36 AM

I was actually thinking, if anybody knows of a half decent looking RPG with an EPIC storyline, LET ME KNOW. I liked Dragon Age and other than that I haven't found one that I truly love. I have a ton of time clocked in Skyrim but that was for the visuals and the sake of completing quests. Great game but lacked a bit in storyline.
April 28, 2012 3:36:42 AM

witcher 2 has epic storyline AND visuals. witcher 1 has great plot too.

if you're more into squad based RPGs take a look at neverwinter nights series and drakensang series.
April 28, 2012 7:04:33 AM

jfizzle4321 said:
I was actually thinking, if anybody knows of a half decent looking RPG with an EPIC storyline, LET ME KNOW. I liked Dragon Age and other than that I haven't found one that I truly love. I have a ton of time clocked in Skyrim but that was for the visuals and the sake of completing quests. Great game but lacked a bit in storyline.

witcher series, if you havent yet, play em. first still holds up and they natively run in surround. witcher 1 though, if you do play it lower lighting in surround to get cut scenes to work. played the first a little over a year ago, its what got me into pc gaming
April 28, 2012 2:36:30 PM

tjosborne said:
witcher series, if you havent yet, play em. first still holds up and they natively run in surround. witcher 1 though, if you do play it lower lighting in surround to get cut scenes to work. played the first a little over a year ago, its what got me into pc gaming


I couldn't get into Witcher 1, but Witcher 2 was one of the best storylines I've come across, especially considering how truly dynamic the story was. I played it on my gaming laptop when it came out but I'm interested in seeing how it runs on my new computer and how much the story changes with new content.
April 28, 2012 2:37:41 PM

AntiZig said:
witcher 2 has epic storyline AND visuals. witcher 1 has great plot too.

if you're more into squad based RPGs take a look at neverwinter nights series and drakensang series.


I always wondered about Drakensang. I've read that it's one of the more underrated RPGs.
April 28, 2012 2:55:47 PM

AntiZig said:
witcher 2 has epic storyline AND visuals. witcher 1 has great plot too.

if you're more into squad based RPGs take a look at neverwinter nights series and drakensang series.


I read that the first Drakensang was really good but didn't feature too much voice-over; is this true? What about River of Time?
April 30, 2012 2:18:58 PM

I'm no expert on drakensang, I've only tried river of time on a friend's computer once for about an hour. It was well made, the graphics were good, but I don't recall how much of a voice over it had. I think it's underrrated because the developer for the game is not a big company so it doesn't see much advertising to make it sell well and then procure a better budget for the next game so they can do better voice overs. As far as the story goes, I believe it's based on some books, which are very good from what I've heard. Again, I personally haven't read/played any of them in length, but if you're looking for RPGs with squad based system ala NWN then it might a good series to poke at :) 
May 2, 2012 5:50:21 PM

AntiZig said:
I'm no expert on drakensang, I've only tried river of time on a friend's computer once for about an hour. It was well made, the graphics were good, but I don't recall how much of a voice over it had. I think it's underrrated because the developer for the game is not a big company so it doesn't see much advertising to make it sell well and then procure a better budget for the next game so they can do better voice overs. As far as the story goes, I believe it's based on some books, which are very good from what I've heard. Again, I personally haven't read/played any of them in length, but if you're looking for RPGs with squad based system ala NWN then it might a good series to poke at :) 


I started on NW2 a few years ago but I had to leave for a few months and when I got back I completely forgot how to do pretty much everything. I beat Witcher 2 on my Asus gaming laptop but I set the graphics to medium. With everything maxxed, except ubersampling, I have the game averaging around 90 fps with two gtx 680s in sli. I think it may be the most beautiful game I've ever seen. It's kind of funny how I find myself eager to make the same decisions I made before some of the time but others, when I know the outcome I go a different direction. Additionally, I tended to lean towards Roche during the first playthrough but now I'm trying to be empathetic toward the elves.
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