Elden Ring has taken the video game industry by storm. The sales are piling up, and the game is getting break records on the side of FromSoftware. With more than 12 million copies sold in three weeks, the studio has clearly been able to pique the interest of players with its formula. This is impressive, especially when you know that the studio’s productions were considered, until recently, as “niche games” (titles that only appeal to a certain audience). With a new audience now taking an interest in the formula, there is no doubt that many gamers will now be looking dark and demanding new action-RPGs, right after finishing Elden Ring. To help them find shoes that suit them, we offer them aa small selection of games that we think all fans ofElden Ring should play.
#1 Mortal Shell (Pc, PS5, PS4, XBOX Series, XBOX ONE)
Mortal Shell is a title that draws heavily from Souls-like from FromSoftware, but manages to stand out in some ways. The game proposes to discover a dark and fantastic world in the same vein asElden Ring. It will also ask you to face tough bosses, with a major difference compared to other Souls-like. During the fights, you will be able to use an exclusive gameplay mechanic consisting of take possession of the bodies of missing warriors.
#2 Shadow of the Colossus (PS4, PS3, PS2)
existence even game Shadow of the Colossus seems to have had impact on the development ofElden Ring. And for good reason, Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of FromSoftware and co-director ofElden Ringseems to be a big fan of Team Ico and this game. The inspiration drawn from Shadow of the Colossus can be felt in the imposing appearance of the bosses. Although these two titles are not alike from the point of view of gameplay, we sometimes find the same feeling when you find yourself facing an opponent who seems impossible to beat.
#3 Hollow Knight (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Hollow Knight is essentially a 2D metroidvania. This title has met with enormous success, which is largely attributable to its beautiful art direction and gameplay mechanics. The series is heavily inspired by Souls-like offering intense and difficult fights. fans ofElden Ring will no doubt also appreciate its history and dark atmosphere. As in FromSoftware’s game, the plot is told in keys so that the player can enjoy a certain amount of mystery.
#4 MIDDLE-EARTH: Shadow of War / Shadow of Mordor (PC, PS4, Xbox ONE)
When the game is announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, fans were not expecting much. And yet, the title has seduced players by its faithful and dynamic transcription of Middle-earth. The gameplay is distinguished by the presence of the Nemesis system, a game mechanic that offers secondary characters a decisive place in the adventure. Even if Middle earth and Elden Ring are clearly not played in the same way, you will find in their worlds of great similarities, the co-creator ofElden RingGeorge RR Martin, being very admiring of the work of JRR Tolkien.
#5 Ashen (PC, PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch)
It’s not just triple A’s in the gaming world. It also exists productions with less budget, which are still very high quality. ashen belongs to this category of games. Too often we mistakenly consider thatElden Ring is one of the first open-world Souls-like games. This is actually false. Three years before him ashen already proposed ruined landscapes to explore freely. The game is a kind of punishing action-RPG offering a thrilling wanderer-centric narrative.
#6 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, PS5, PS4, PS3, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch)
Before the release ofElden Ringit was The Elder Scrolls which was front and center for fantasy RPG fans. Ten years after the release of the last single-player game in the series, the title continues to frequently attract new players to its community. Skyrim propose a gargantuan open world, filled with intrigue, who ended up inspiring several generations of games after him. Truth be told, if The Elder Scrolls V did not exist, we are pretty sure that such thrilling RPGs thatElden Ring could never have seen the light of day.
#7 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox SERIES, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch)
When it was released in 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt imposed itself as a must for lovers of medieval/fantasy universes. This nugget of action-RPG invites you to explore an open world as vast and rich in detail asElden Ring. During your adventure, you will even be able to go a little further by making decisions that will impact the game’s story.
#8 Nioh & Nioh 2 (PC, PS5, PS4)
License Nioh se consists of two episodes, released in 2017 and 2020 respectively. incorporates all the elements of a Souls-like. The gameplay is therefore fast and very demanding. The main differences between Elden Ring and this video game franchise reside in their universes. Koei Tecmo’s title stands out from FromSoftware’s title by offering partitioned levels very inspired by Japanese folklore. We then follow the adventures of William Adams, the first Western samurai in history.
#9 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch)
Dragon’s Dogma East an open-world action-RPG whose plot takes place in the Kingdom of Gransys. You embody it a fully customizable character, from his class to his physical appearance. The player is accompanied during his adventure by “pawns” as customizable as the main avatar. These will be very useful to him to face the many fantasy game creatures. When night falls, they will become more ferocious than ever. You have been warned!
#10 Salt and Sanctuary (PC, PS4, XBox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch)
Salt and Sacrifice is without a doubt the game on this list that comes closest to a FromSoftware title. It incorporates all the elements, with the difference that he transposes these mechanics into 2D. It works very well! fans ofElden Ring will find several mechanics in the game that they love, such as the principle of respawning in the nearest checkpoint after death, or even the emphasis on stamina management and the timing of attacks during combat. If the experience tempts you, know that a sequel to this game is scheduled for May 11 on PC, PS5 and PS4.
Bonus: Other games from FromSoftware
We couldn’t leave each other without talking from previous FromSoftware productions. Over the years, the development studio has built a solid reputation for designing demanding games in terms of gameplay. This style gave rise to “Souls-like”, whose name refers to the title that made the studio popular, namely Demon’s Soul. If you liked Elden Ring, we strongly recommend that you play this game, which has recently been ported to PS5. You can also try your luck with the series Dark Soul’s, Bloodborne and Seikiro: Shadows Die Twice, which all come from the same development studio and feature the same uncompromising gameplay.
We have tried here to offer you a short selection of the games that we think we can please fans ofElden Ring. Of course, we know that there are many others that have not been mentioned in this article. Do not hesitate to make your own recommendations in the comments section. While waiting to read you, let yourself be tempted by our personality test which will determine which boss of the game you are.