The term RPG is a common term for an everyday gamer, but in plain terms, they are Roleplaying Games. The rest is self-explanatory. As a genre, it hit the gaming realm in the 70s, and quite visibly, the development in the gaming world has come a long way. Thanks to all these years of hard work by game developers, we can virtually enter into different fantastical worlds like that of Ghost of Tsushima.
The intensity of detail and aesthetics in the game is insane, which has earned the game immense popularity in the gaming community all over the world. It is a fine example of what an RPG game looks like. Most likely, you finished the game and now crave more of it. Fret not, here is a list of five RPG games to play if you liked Ghost of Tsushima.
God of War
It is one of the most popular and longest-running gaming franchise. This one is the eight-game in the series, chronologically and a sequel to God of War 3. This part makes a crisp departure from Greek Mythology. It loosely follows Norse mythology where the two protagonists, Kratos (former Greek god) and his son, Atreus on a journey to fulfil his mother’s dying wish—battling their way through several Norse gods and evil creatures. It’s a PlayStation exclusive game. Xbox owners, hold your horses.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher franchise needs no introduction. From movies, TV shows, books to games, it’s everywhere. It was released in 2015 as the sequel to the 2011 game The Witcher 2: Assasins of Kings. This one talks about Slavonic mythology. Also, the protagonist of the game is called Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer for hire, commonly known as The Witcher. The main story encompasses his quest to find his adopted daughter, who is on the run from the Wild Hunt, an evil force. The game transports you to a world of magic, witchcraft, heinous creatures, and mystery.
Horizon Zero Dawn
This one takes you to a post-apocalyptic future, unlike the first two games. It was initially released for PlayStation 4 in 2017 and recently for Microsoft Windows in 2020. It became one of the best selling PlayStation 4 games. Also, players control the character Aloy, who sets out to seek answers for her past in a world overrun by giant machines. A sequel is in the making called Horizon Forbidden West, all set to release for PS4 and PS5.
For Honor is a remodelling of 2-D games like Age of Empires or similar battle arena games into a 3-D game but at the same time, it is entirely unlike them. Set during the medieval ages, warrior races from four factions: Knights, Vikings, Samurai, and Wu Lin fight each other to hold their ground. The game offers a story mode as well as multiplayer mode. A little complex to understand at first, but with a bit of patience, the game starts to grow on the player.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade virtually takes you into the mind of an emotionally plagued character, Senua. She undertakes a trip down to the Norse version of Hell to rescue her lover Dillion. It is essentially a dark and gloomy tale filled with demonic characters, carnage, and trauma. This game serves its purpose to depict the eccentricity that goes on inside a mentally ill person with factual shreds of evidence.
Pick one these epic warriors and embark on an adventure, after all our world isn’t so sane these days either.