Whether you loved or hated it, the final season of Game of Thrones has come to a close and fans are in mourning for one of television’s most beloved and talked about dramas. Despite the varying opinions on the final season, the show itself was beloved for its character development and strong blend of fantasy with political drama.
With the show at an end and author George R.R. Martin’s final books nowhere in sight, gamers who also loved the show are looking for a way to satisfy their GoT cravings. Here are ten games perfect for disappoint GoT fans.
10 Dragon Age: Inquisition
If you watched Game of Thrones specifically for Daenerys or her beloved Dragons, then Dragon Age: Inquisition is for you. Following the events of the first two games, the story takes place on the fictional continent of Thedas, where you play as the Inquisitor.
Bearing the mark to close breaches around the world, the player must settle a civil war between loyalists of the Empress and the forces of her cousin, a Duke in the realm, all while battling demons pouring out of something known as the Breach that appeared above the continent and threatens to destroy the entire world.
9 Shadow Of Mordor
This next game is not only going to help GoT fans deal with the loss of their favorite show, but is a bonus for anyone who loves the epic Lord of the Rings franchise. Shadow of Mordor takes place in the sixty years between The Hobbit and LotR.
The game focuses on Talion, who along with his family was taken out by the forces of Sauron when he was responsible for guarding the gates of Mordor. When he is revived, he uses wraith-like abilities to go after those who destroyed him and his family, seeking vengeance more than justice.
8 For Honor
This next game is interesting as any Game of Thrones fans out there who really enjoyed the battle lines drawn by the various houses and factions that led to the wars fought in the show will love the concept of For Honor.
The basic concept for the game is that a bloodthirsty warlord believes the factions of the Knights, Vikings and Samurai have all begun to loose their edge, and begins a campaign to manipulate each faction into fighting one another to start a never ending war. The sinister and steady manipulation that leads to factions fighting is very familiar.
7 Game Of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series
This next game is pretty easy for Game of Thrones fans to jump back into, as it is a companion game for the series itself. Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series, is a five episode story set in the backdrop of season 4 of the show.
Following the previously unheard of House Forrester, the game follows five members of the family who was loyal to House Stark when the war of the five kings ended, and their house was caught in the fallout of House Stark nearly being destroyed. The game’s choice based gameplay mixes with the show very easily.
6 Dark Souls
If you loved Game of Thrones because of the dragons, the characters who had a habit of coming back from the dead like Beric Dondarrion, or were waiting on the edge of your seat to see if your favorite GoT prophecies would come to fruition in the series final season, then Dark Souls is the game for you.
A game that explores a world in which dragons have been defeated, but at the cost of a hero making the ultimate sacrifice and in so doing unleashing powerful magic that turns people into the undead, forced to come back to life.
5 The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
If a world filled with magic is what drew you into the GoT universe, then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is for you. A more family friendly version of the story GoT was telling, it focuses on a battle between the forces of Ganon and the heroes Princess Zelda, Link and four guardians over the course of thousands of years.
Link is forced on a journey to regain his lost memories in hopes of finally defeating the ancient evil, and his relationship with Zelda is a lot less creepy and sad than Jon and Daenerys ever were.
4 Fable III
If backstabbing family politics and outcast heroes is what you loved about the stories being told in Game of Thrones, then Fable III is the perfect game to play. Set 50 years after the events of the second game in the franchise, players find themselves in the continent of Albion, which is in the midst of an age of industry.
Playing as the younger son of the late Hero of Bowerstone and King of Albion, you must lead a revolution against your older brother, a tyrannical King who becomes ever more violent as the years go on in this game.
3 Final Fantasy VII
This is the perfect game for those GoT fans who love the fantasy elements of the show but are also big fans of sci-fi. Final Fantasy VII, one of the most popular games in the franchise, follows a story set in the world of Gaia, which is powered by the life force known as the Lifestream.
Playing as Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockheart, players explore a complex and emotional story involving identity crisis, alien lifeforms and magical abilities mixed into messed up scientific experimentation and lengthy battles all across the land. Plus, Sephiroth is one heck of a villain.
2 The Witcher 3
If ancient monsters and a story of family is what you are looking for, then The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is for you. Telling the story of Geralt of Rivia, players are forced into a journey to discover the whereabouts of your long lost adoptive daughter, who is being pursued by the Wild Hunt.
Using his skills as a monster hunter or “Witcher”, Geralt finds himself on a long winding story that is among the more popular stories of the franchise, earning many accolades and awards for its story and gameplay. This is the perfect blend of fantasy and drama.
1 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The best video game players can get into after the final season of Game of Thrones has to be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Set on the fictional continent of Tamriel in the province of Skyrim, players are put into the fully customizable role of the Dragonborn, a person born with the power and soul of a mighty dragon.
When an ancient evil known as the first Dragon Alduin rises to consume to the world, the Dragonborn is tasked with defeating the all powerful being who is shown to be the one destined to destroy the world through many prophecies.