The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Games Like Skyrim If You’re Looking For Something Similar
Nintendo has a knack for putting their own special magic into popular experiences. Splatoon showed that team-based shooters didn’t have to be super mature or full of gore to be major hits, and Switch launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, showed that the company is more than capable of creating massive, memorable open worlds. When Breath of the Wild was first shown off, many minds immediately thought of Skyrim in the Legend of Zelda universe. You can go anywhere your eye can see, battling tons of monsters (which does include a few dragons), evil spirits, and other threats. You can seek out powerful gear, earn some powers, and grow stronger. You can even decide how you play, picking the order in which you tackle challenges (main and side), or choosing to ignore them altogether as you lose yourself in the beautifully rendered Hyrule.
It’s Hyrule that will draw you in. Nintendo takes exploration a step further, by allowing you to walk/run/swim/glide/climb throughout the world with ease. Wonder what adventure you’ll find on top of that mountain? Go climb it. Curious about those ruins in the middle of the lake? Swim over. Feel like flying? Hold on tight to your hang glider. You do as you please, just like in Skyrim (though a bit more family friendly).