Larian Studios has taken the world by storm with its new game Baldur’s Gate 3, which just recently amassed over 5.2 million copies sold on Steam and has become the highest rated game of the year on Metacritic. With the D&D-based CRPG reaching such a wide audience in a genre that’s generally considered more niche, there’s no doubt that many of its players are completely new to the CRPG genre and have no idea what to try next.
We’ve compiled a list of the best games to play after finishing Baldur’s Gate 3. Whether you’re new to CRPGs or just looking for another great one to play, this list will help you decide what to jump into next.
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Before Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian Studios worked on a completely different fantasy CRPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2. The game looks and plays very similarly to Baldur’s Gate 3, with optional character creation and players traveling in a party of up to four other characters. Just like Baldur’s Gate 3, Divinity: Original Sin 2 can be played either single-player or with up to four other players, and features a cast of unique characters, each with their own respective side stories. Additionally, all of the dialogue (aside from the player character’s) is fully voiced. If you’re looking for a game that’s as similar to Baldur’s Gate 3 as you can get, this is the one to pick.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
Obsidian Entertainment is well known for its expansive RPGs full of captivating stories and choices that matter. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire takes all of what makes an Obsidian RPG great and incorporates classic D&D elements to make one of the best isometric party-based RPGs on the market. The story spans across multiple islands as you travel with your party of 5 characters via your personal ship. As you progress through the game, you can upgrade your ship in order to take on various interactions that can occur in between your travels from one location to the other. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire unfortunately can only be played single-player, but the characters you can have in your party are all unique and interesting additions to the experience.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Based on the tabletop RPG of the same name, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an expansive single-player CRPG with an exceptionally dense character customization system. With over twenty five classes to pick from, twelve races, and over a thousand abilities to learn, you’ll be able to truly craft the unique character you want to role-play as. In addition to your initial character creation, as you embark on your journey, you’ll make various choices that will impact the world around you and determine what kind of hero you’ll turn out to be in the end. The biggest difference to Baldur’s Gate 3 in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the game’s army management system in which you recruit and command a troop of crusaders.
While not a CRPG, Diablo 4 delivers an experience that might appeal to Baldur’s Gate 3 fans looking for gameplay that’s more focused on the action. The game’s dark fantasy setting provides an intriguing backdrop for the fast-paced combat and interesting questlines throughout the world. Diablo 4’s five different classes, namely the Druid, Barbarian, Rogue, Sorcerer, and Necromancer, allow you to play roles similar to those in Baldur’s Gate 3, but without the turn-based aspect. Diablo 4 is a fully online game that features world bosses, dungeons, PVP zones, etc. that can be tackled on your own or with a group of other players.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (WoW) may not have been your first thought when it comes to games like Baldur’s Gate 3, but the MMO has a lot of similarities to Larian’s latest RPG. WoW’s multiplayer nature may appeal to those who especially enjoyed playing through Baldur’s Gate 3 with a group of friends. The game’s fantasy setting, from its various races and classes, to its dragons and fantastical zones, is comparable to that of Baldur’s Gate 3. If you’re looking for a fantasy game to play with your entire group of friends, World of Warcraft may be the way to go.
Octopath Traveler 2
Octopath Traveler 2 is another party-based RPG with a cast of eight enthralling travelers. Each party member has their own side stories that you can explore. The HD-2D graphics described by Square Enix as “a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG” create an incredibly beautiful experience visually, which lends greatly to the immersion you want from a fantasy game. Like Baldur’s Gate 3, Octopath Traveler 2 features turn-based combat and a variety of towns, locations, and people to discover.