Games like Forspoken - Our top picks available now

Frey fighting a red dragon in Forspoken.

Frey fighting a red dragon in Forspoken.

Luminous Productions, best known for its work on Final Fantasy 15, has returned with Forspoken, a new action-adventure RPG for PS5 and PC. Published by Square Enix, the game will introduce everyone to the new heroine Frey Holland, as she parkours her way across a magical kingdom to fight monsters while trying to find her way back home.

Whether players pick up this game or not, plenty of other titles will offer similar experiences across a variety of consoles. From Platinum Games' classy witch to 2022's game of the year, these are just some of the best games like Forspoken that offer the same gameplay and world-building as this anticipated early 2023 release.

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Best games like Forspoken

  • Bayonetta
  • Elden Ring
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Bayonetta series

Bayonetta posing with her twin guns against the moon.
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Whether you have played the original or last year's highly-anticipated third instalment, those fortunate to own a Nintendo Switch will be able to get the same high-octane action and traverse through over-the-top set pieces. Throughout the series, the Umbra Witch Bayonetta has fought against angels, demons, and even multiverse versions of herself as she saves the world again and again with confidence and snarky quips.

While you can still play the original game on other consoles, the series has now become a celebrated staple on the Switch, as one of their finest exclusive titles. It also gives Nintendo the chance to release something aimed specifically towards older gamers. Although Forspoken won't be making its way to other consoles any time soon, this is a great action-adventure series that no one should miss out on.

Elden Ring

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The main character riding on horseback against the background of a grand castle in Elden Ring.
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Easily many people's game of the year for 2022, Elden Ring is still enjoyed and discussed positively, even after nearly a year since it was released. Managing to push the boundaries of graphical prowess, open world environments, and build upon the souls-like gameplay, FromSoftware knocked it out of the park in spades.

While its combat and traversal movements may not be as swift as Frey's gameplay with her magical abilities, it's still an engaging and dangerous world that those few who have yet to check out should consider. Those who have yet to play anything from FromSoftware should be inclined to, as some boss encounters in Forspoken seem to be inspired by the tough-as-nails approach that the studio has been known to develop for its own games.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Geralt and Ciri talking by a tree in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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Magical abilities, a large open world, and a variety of monsters to fight - these are just some of the many reasons why The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an easy recommendation for anyone who enjoyed Forspoken and the virtual world that its developers created. Playing as the monster slayer Geralt, the third entry sees him trying to save his adopted daughter from a dangerous and intimidating force.

Nearly eight years have passed since the game came out, but it is that anyone who loves fantasy should not miss out on. Even better, the game is now fully upgraded for next-gen consoles and PC. It is also regarded by many as one of the greatest games of all time, which makes it a good reason for those who enjoyed Forspoken and similar titles that also deal with magical kingdoms and mythical threats.

That's it for our look at some games like Forspoken! For even more recommendations, check out the best free RPGs, as well as the best free action games.

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