6 MMORPGs that scratch that Elder Scrolls Online itch

It’s mid-2020 and we’re all struggling with working from home and entertaining ourselves without burning out. If that describes your situations, hello: I am in the same boat. And I dare say that we, The Elder Scrolls fans, are in an especially dire need of entertainment.

The new Greymoor chapter with its Antiquities system is up and running, yet I feel like we could benefit from trying out some different games too. On that note, I’m sharing with you guys a list of good 6 MMORPGs which are similar to The Elder Scrolls Online.


Starting off with an old classic, we have Neverwinter. This MMORPG was developed by Cryptic Studios and released back in 2013, and it’s still a lot of players’ main game. It’s based on the Forgotten Realms city of Neverwinter, a land from the Dungeons & Dragons world. If you are a fan of that franchise or setting, I think the game is worth a shot for you.

So, Neverwinter takes place in a time of chaos, following the disappearance of the last Lord of Neverwinter. The Spellplague and Primordial Fire Elementals almost destroyed the city and many factions are fighting over the control of the city. And here comes you, the player, who is told to investigate the Sect Crown of Neverwinter, in order to figure out what the skeletons and mysterious factions are looking for. I know, sounds like some pretty standard MMORPG goodness and I am sold.

Neverwinter Opening Cinematic (HD)

Evil Lands

Moving on to a more recent game, we have Evil Lands. I get that this is a mobile MMORPG, but it definitely itches the ESO scratch quite nicely. Wait…

Evil Lands is set in a fantasy medieval world and its players take on the mission to save the world from an ancient evil that is trying to take control of the entire world. Yes, that old chestnut.

When I first tried the game, I was expecting crappy graphics and gameplay, but to my own surprise, the graphics are amazing and the gameplay is quite smooth. There is no automatic aiming/fighting, which makes you work harder for the kill, and the game has very few bugs, which to me is a big plus.

As for the story of Evil Lands, you can get most of it from this trailer:

Evil Lands - official cinematic trailer iOS Android

New World

New World is already in my Steam Library and I can’t wait for the game to be released in August 20. Amazon Studios’ other game starts with the player arriving on the shores of the island of Aeternum, after their ship sinks to the bottom of the ocean. This island is said to be the home of a very special sort of magic that either makes someone incredibly powerful, or incredibly evil.

The player gets to discover a bunch of ruins from ancient civilizations, fight with magically corrupted settlers, and strangely powerful animals.

New World - Official Trailer | The Game Awards 2019

Citadel: Forged with Fire

Citadel: Forged with Fire is an MMORPG in which you take on the role of a magic arts apprentice. You set out on an adventure to Ignus, with the purpose of creating a name for yourself and gaining a reputation among the kingdom’s ruling Houses.

Despite being a 2017 game, the graphics are quite up to date. And more importantly, the campaign story is quite thrilling. You have the same freedom of choices and activities as you do in The Elder Scrolls Online, and I quite enjoy that. I like that I can choose between being good or bad, and that my choices carry weight.

I can become the kingdom’s best hunter, or lead a humble farmer’s life. Heck, I can build huge castles and tame freakishly large animals. And my personal favorite part of any MMORPG – the open world – is outright massive in Citadel: Forged with Fire.

Citadel: Forged With Fire - Launch Trailer | PS4

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Alright, so World of Warcraft has been around for ages, but today I’m talking about the newest expansion Shadowlands. Shadowlands is the realm of the dead in Warcraft lore. This new expansion brings a lot of new stuff to the game. We’re talking new raids, dungeons, and even access to the Death Knight class. This class already existed, but wasn’t available for all races.

There are four different zones within the Shadowlands, and they are ruled by four different Covenants. Each Covenant will have a different campaign story, meaning you’ll have of action to get through in the expansion.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Cinematic Trailer

Bless Unleashed

Bless Unleashed  is the last item on my list of MMORPGs that deliver The Elder Scrolls Online vibes, and in my personal opinion it delivers it more than any other game on this list. In Bless Unleashed, you get to interact with dragon gods, which reminds me of my Dovahkin days.

The story starts with a peaceful land being attacked by an evil force, throwing the player out into the wilds. The player’s mission is to find a way back in order to fight the evil. And there are loads of ways to do so, with awesome class skills and customization.

Bless Unleashed - Gameplay Overview Trailer | Xbox One

Before my list of MMORPGs similar to The Elder Scrolls Online is complete, I feel like I have to share one more game with you guys: The Lord of the Rings Online. It might be an old game, and it might not be super ESO-like, but it is definitely worth a play!

Lord of the Rings Online Trailer

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Bárbara Santos

Writer by day and gamer by night. I put all my thoughts and feelings in writing about things I like, A.K.A. Gaming!
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