Fantasy Games

Fantasy games is a genre of games set in an imaginary world. Fantasy elements usually mean the presence of magic and mythical creatures such as dragons, orcs, and elves. Very often such titles are created on the basis of book series. The gameplay is varied. There are turn-based games and real time. The presentation also varies – there are titles shown from the bird’s eye view, or from the first or third person perspective. The genre’s history goes back to the days of classic pen and paper Dungeons & Dragons RPGs with such famous campaigns as Greyhawk and Blackmoor. In later years, the genre evolved and formed subgenres. Above all, high and low fantasy. In high fantasy, supernatural events are commonplace, in the latter, they are rare or even unheard of. There are many popular fantasy games of this genre.

The first game we will mention is the first part of the famous Witcher saga, based on a series of books by Andrzej Sapkowski. It was produced by the Polish CD Project RED studio, and the first part was released in 2007. The main character is Geralt of Rivia, the eponymous Witcher, a man of superhuman abilities whose job is to kill monsters which attack the settlements. The gameplay is, of course, set in a universe called the world of the Witcher which was created by the author of the books. As the game progresses, the hero is forced to make serious moral choices.

The next title is Final Fantasy XV, a Japanese RPG game from the series that began in 1987. In the game, you play the role of the young prince Noctis whose family has ruled the small city-state of Lucis for generations. You play the game from the third-person perspective, and the game itself is focused primarily on action. You use a plethora of magic swords and your superhero skills.

The third characteristic title is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is a game produced by Bethesda Game Studios. In Skyrim, you play the role of a person who speaks the language of dragons and follows the trail of the ancient prophecy. The hero tries to stop the arrival of Alduin, the god of destruction. With the progress of the game, the character acquires new skills and improves those he already has.

Although all of these games belong to the RPG genre, fantasy games are also action games like Darksiders or Dark Messiah of Might & Magic. There are also plenty of fantasy strategy games such as Total War: Warhammer, Shadowverse CCG, or Heroes of Might and Magic.

Fantasy games, thanks to setting the games in the worlds from books, often tell an extensive and inspiring story.

Legends of Aria

Legends of Aria

Legends of Aria is still in the early-access phase of things, yet already there is a great deal to admire about this charming MMORPG. Where it truly shines is in the creativity department and the ...

Warhammer: Chaosbane

Warhammer: Chaosbane

Despite not knowing a great deal about the Warhammer universe I sure have played a lot of the games. Actually, it feels like the last few years have seen a lot of games bearing the Warhammer name ...

Swag and Sorcery

Swag and Sorcery

After watching the trailer for Swag and Sorcery I could not have been any more in. I (despite the mixed reviews) enjoyed Graveyard Keeper and was excited for what these guys were going to do next. ...

EverQuest

EverQuest

EverQuest really is one of the most groundbreaking games of all time. You would have to say that the MMO genre as it is now would not be what it is without EverQuest taking off as it did. While the ...

Dark Devotion

Dark Devotion

Dark Devotion is a Metroidvania style game that has plenty of RPG elements and rouge like ones too sprinkled all over it. If you are a fan of 2D sprite-based games in this genre, Dark Devotion is ...

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark

Being a huge fan of Final Fantasy Tactics, Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark was always going to be a game that I was interested in. This is a very mature themed kind of game and the storytelling and ...

Pagan Online

Pagan Online

Pagan Online is a new action RPG (think Diablo or Lost Ark Online) that has (as I write this) just gone into early access. The game is being put out by Wargaming.net so you can play it over there or ...

Dota Auto Chess

Dota Auto Chess

Since the beginning of 2019, Dota Auto Chess has gotten its hooks into a ton of people. As I write this the player base is at something like 6 million people! That is pretty insane for a game that is ...

Magic: The Gathering Arena

Editor's choice
Magic: The Gathering Arena

A digital version of a collectible card game is nothing new. However, it is more than fair to say that Magic: The Gathering Arena is what Magic: The Gathering fans have been waiting for years for. ...