With FromSoftware and George RR Martin’s much-anticipated action-RPG collaboration is finally out and about in gamers’ hands, fans and critics alike, exploding the absolute open-world of The Lands Between. Of course, with the dust beginning to settle following Elden Ring’s successful launch last month, it’s fair to say that the Japanese studio and the Game of Thrones writer have hit it out of the park.
Yes, it’s time to call it a spade: Elden Ring is a modern masterpiece, and a confident example of what FromSoft can deliver when they’re at the top of their game, firing on all cylinders.
But what if you’re nearing the end of your quest and you’re on the lookout for more Elden Ring-like experiences? Worry not, as we’ve got you covered. Here are the best games you can play right now that are like Elden Ring. Read on, Tarnished!
Best Games Like Elden Ring
If you’re on the hunt for a more accessible Souls-like experience, then 2020’s Mortal Shell fits the bill nicely.
Indeed, developer Cold Symmetry balances the sub-genre’s signature hardcore difficulty with a unique myriad of unique mechanics that help tip the scales of war in the player’s favor.
For example, Hardening allows your character to turn stone into the midst of combat, which gives players the chance to tank a hit without taking any damage. Not only does Hardening give you plenty of defensive opportunities during combat, but it also stuns enemies for a short window, and the craggy audio bite sounds super satisfying, too.
Furthermore, the game’s Resolve mechanic is another welcome addition, which allows players to perform special, health-rejuvenating ripostes that are equally devastating as they are invaluable when you’re running on empty HP-wise.
While the US-based studio’s budget-friendly action-RPG may be a nice change of pace to many other Souls-likes on this list, it can still absolutely kick your ass if you underestimate it. You’ve been warned!