The world of Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, already has some titles in the video games market. However, some gamers might have missed these titles with similar systems from the TTRPG. After all, in a world full of MMORPGs, it’s hard to find one similar to D&D.
Yet, the Dungeons & Dragons Online game was quite popular before. However, fans thought that it didn’t fully embody the essence of D&D. That’s when other video game titles decided to step in and help gamers find the right flavor of turn-based combat.
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Here are a few D&D video games that you might have missed:
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate II (BG2) is one of the original D&D video games. Anyone who played D&D in the 90s knows about Baldur’s Gate. The game also received a remake in 2012, which revitalized the franchise.
If you want to play BG2, you have to play BG1. After all, both games make up a wonderful pair that spans tons of hours. Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition also includes the original adventure and the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion.
There’s a ton of content waiting for someone to explore them. You can also meet loads of Non-Player Characters (NPCs). Depending on how attached you are to them, you might never leave the game.
Neverwinter is one of the best examples of what an action RPG should be. It is also a free MMO based on D&D, focusing on the Forgotten Realms campaign. Once you start playing, you find yourself in the city of Neverwinter. However, you shouldn’t mistake it for the Neverwinter Nights series.
It’s an interesting video game because it does the world of Dungeons and Dragons justice. You can choose from one of eight races, form adventuring parties to explore and investigate, and much more. The game also introduces PvP and PvE systems, making it a tough but fair MMORPG.
The story brings you a problem: the dead rise. Two opinions split the citizens as the threat of the dead might destroy the city. It’s up to you to figure out a solution. Overall, Neverwinter is a classic that gets better with time.
Baldur’s Gate III
Classics aside, Baldur’s Gate III is one of the more modern D&D video games. It received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the players. After all, the richness of the story is enough to capture any RPG enthusiast’s heart.
Yet, BG3 is still in Early Access. Although Larian Studios released it on October 7, 2020, the developers haven’t said anything about its full release. However, it did not stop players from buying the game and immersing themselves in the story.
After all, anyone who plays any Choices-Matter games knows the thrill of D&D. Once you decide on something in the game, there could be either good or bad consequences. However, it’s up to you to play the game and see for yourself.
Special Mention: Pillars of Eternity II
Lastly, you should try Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. It impresses even the most hardcore D&D enthusiast. Although Pillars of Eternity I set the bar with its story and isometric gameplay, Deadfire challenged and went past the bar.
If Skyrim set the bar for Open-World RPGs, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire set the bar for CRPGs. After all, you have full control and customization of your gameplay. You can choose your journey, character, and your party members.
Deadfire introduces you to an archipelago with four different factions. It is up to you who you want to help and hinder with your choices. Remember to note that your actions will shape the narrative of the game. We also heard that Vox Machina might be inside Pillars of Eternity. You can find the Critical Role pack if you download the game. Who knows what you’ll find?
There are other D&D video games with strong similarities to the Dungeons and Dragons system. However, these games are the ones you must try before anything else. Don’t forget to check out other articles on the website. After all, we write about anything and everything gaming.