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The witcher 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are by far the best RPG games, if not the best games on PC & Consoles in the past few years. The witcher 3 and Skyrim have managed to set new standards of what games should be and even years after their release frequently make their way to the top charts which is a testament to just how successful and appreciated both games are. Both are pretty amazing games, no doubt about it, but which is better? The witcher 3 or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Let’s Find Out!

The RPG Elements

Between The WItcher 3 vs Skyrim, the latter provides much more freedom and immersive RPG elements that truly help feel as if your in-charge of what’s going on. You aren’t tied down by a story that you need to progress continuously rather in Skyrim you can forget about the main plot altogether and pursue different plot lines and interact with the world as you see fit. The Witcher 3 is definitely an RPG game with many choices and option that impact how you play the game but it falls short when compared to Skyrim. As far as RPG elements go, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has the upper hand.

The Narrative

What differentiates The witcher 3 from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the narrative. Skyrim is focused on providing players with a truly open world where the player can do whatever they please with little to no regard for the story. On the other hand, The WItcher 3 makes full use of a compelling, story driven and moving narrative that keeps you on the edge of your seat to no more about what’s next. When it comes to Narrative, The Witcher 3 is superior in more ways than one.

The Graphics

Both games feature some of the finest graphics we’ve seen in games. The Elder Scrolls uses an older engine for graphics whereas The WItcher 3 uses an in-house engine specifically made for the game. Skyrim has received a new release with better graphics but similar if not better results can be achieved using free mods online. On the other hand, The WItcher 3 is a visually stunning game that sets the bar for what AAA games should look and feel like. With its gorgeous lighting, dynamic weather and incredible detail Witcher 3 is a visual master piece.

The Gameplay

After 2 games, The WItcher 3 finally got the perfect combination for combat down with Wild Hunt that truly felt unique and like something more than just you having to mash buttons.  With a variety of gameplay elements such as horse riding, crafting, and alchemy The Witcher 3 is fantastic in terms of gameplay. Skyrim does everything the same but has “more”. Though the combat may not feel as great as The WItcher 3 but elements like exploration, crafting, alchemy, and magic are more fleshed out. In terms of gameplay, both games are simply amazing!

Which is Better The Witcher 3 or Skyrim?

When it comes down to it, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a better RPG game but when looking at the bigger picture The WItcher 3 is easily the better game. Skyrim is definitely the best game for RPG fans but for a broader and general audience The WItcher 3’s story and Combat mechanics make it a more immersive game everyone can enjoy to the fullest.

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