The game of Fable was originally developed as an open-world RPG for Max, Xbox, and Windows but since then has received a lot of critical acclaims and certainly made fans of many players. The game released two sequels in 2008 and 2010 respectively and this is because it is one of the most fun games players could ever hope to undertake.

Success is kind of like riding in a boat. You may be the person splitting the water but there will always be waves that follow you and this is true of this game in particular. Where other developers saw success, they decided to jump on the waves and grab a little of it for themselves. They did this with a variety of games that have reached popularity in their own right and certainly have something to offer players that they may not find in Fable itself. This list offers a quick insight into just a few of these games, but players will probably find many more as they explore the world of RPG gaming.

Mass Effect

This series of games is very well known for its sci-fi feel and its very impressive storylines. It offers players a third-person view of the games hero, Commander Shepard who is given the unenviable task of trying to save the universe. His adversaries, the Reapers, are a race of pseudo mechanic beings that only have one goal: destroy the universe and everything in it. This series has been very well regarded by critics for its great AI gameplay, its excellent and well-thought out storyline, and also for its customization palette that lets players take the reins when they want to.

Dragon Age

It is the age of dragons and as the hero in this dark world, you will have to choose which path to pursue. Will you be a rogue, hiding under cover of darkness and using stealth above strength, or a warrior who blazes forward into battle? Perhaps becoming a wizard is more to your liking. Either way, this game will give you a lot more choice than some other RPGs and has a great storyline to back up its action. Available for both PC and console, the game has received very worthy praise from critics and is still regarded as one of the best in its genre.

Fallout 3

The Fallout games soared to popularity very quickly, something the developers definitely weren’t expecting but were quite glad to see. The series is set in a world that can only be described as post-apocalyptic and it seems that without your character’s unique skills, the world is doomed to be destroyed. Of course, you won’t have to navigate this territory bare-handed. You will have the option of being equipped with lots of really cool weapons and making the whole world of Fallout answer to you. This is a great game to try for those who loved Fable and really work hard to measure up.

Two Worlds 2

Weird name huh? Well despite this, the Polish video game was released as a sequel to the original in 2008 and since then, has built itself a database of loving fans. How big a database? Try over a million units sold in its first few weeks. The game offers a lot of customization for the players and they can level up as they go from place to place, completing quests and exploring this very strange and sometimes dangerous world. Players have the option of using monster levels which is the guide that will show them the path to take depending on their player level.

Lord of the Rings: War in the North

The name is a mouthful, but so is the game and if you like anything with a Lord of the Rings reference, you are going to enjoy this game. Set in Middle Earth, the player has to take their friends along for a journey, or go it on their own as a ranger, a dwarf or an elf and try their best to contribute to the fighting of the big war. With a range of attacks from melee to range, players have many different ways of contributing and once they have completed the entire game, they will also be able to play in nightmare mode, which is just as cool as it sounds.

The Witcher

This series of games was originally brought to the table due to a series of books written by a Polish man. Set in a land of total fantasy, the story follows the witcher as they hunt monsters with their very unique and impressive powers. The storyline offers you the chance to use your morality. Will you take one path or another? All of these choices lead the players to develop their character and eventually to the end of the game. The game has received a lot of praise from critics and is still thought of as one of the best in its genre.

Skyrim

Part of the Elder Scrolls series, this particular game has become very well-regarded in gaming circles with over 7 million games sold in its first week. The game follows the main character who has to save the world (no big surprise there) from the evil Alduin, a dragon god. He can only do so by absorbing the souls of dragons and getting involved in some surprisingly well thought out attacks. With the ability to hone your skills in lock picking or fighting, sneaking, and alchemy, you will have a lot to look forward to every time you play Skyrim.

Kingdoms of Amalur: reckoning

Very similar to Fable, this game has been made with all consoles and PC in mind. It allows players to become either a tuatha deohn, a summer or winter fae, or a gnome, and in these bodies they must explore this virtual world, trying to keep an eye out for danger and do a little butt kicking of their own. Though it not necessarily that popular in gaming circles, the game has become known as a stable and fun experience that players can keep coming back to over and over again. From the city of Rathir to the Brigand Halls, players will find a lot to do in this virtual world.

Dragon’s Dogma

Released in 2012, this game is very similar to the last game mentioned and gives players access to a world of total horror where they will need to stab and slash their way out. As an assassin or sorcerer, a knight or a fighter, players will need to do battle with some truly hideous creatures from the hydra to goblins and find their way out of this very twisted world. Recommended for older players, this is not a game you want to play at night, alone, with the lights off. If you are feeling brave, this game will give even hardcore gamers a run for their money.

Jade Empire

Finally! A game that has not been set in the post-apocalyptic, weirdo sci-fi world of craziness. However, this game is no less exciting than any of the others mentioned here and as a martial arts expert in this land, you will have to decide if you are on the side of good or evil. Truly, the decision is yours and you can either enslave the people and crush the land, or help them rise to greatness. The game offers loads of different characters for you to choose from and meet and provides a new view of what a cool RPG could be.