10 Games like Kenshi you must play

June 19, 2023
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10 Games like Kenshi you must play

We discuss 10 games like Kenshi you must play. Add these well-recommended games to your gaming library.

Kenshi is a game both developed and published by Lo-Fi games in 2018. A squad-based single-player role-playing game (RPG), players can enjoy an open-ended sandbox in which they can become a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals that wander the wastes.

All the while, players can train the rest of their men from weak punks to competent soldiers.

Open-world RPGs feature long lists of games in that genre, with it seeing rapid improvement as map size and mechanics have expanded. If you enjoyed the world that Kenshi offers, here are ten other games like it you must play.

10 Games like Kenshi

Diablo franchise (1997-2023)

Diablo is a rich and storied franchise where players will choose their own class of character, and explore the huge amount of dungeons filled with enemies. Set in the dark fantasy world of Sanctuary (which usually conjures up feelings of safety), players will encounter humans, angels, and many different types of demons and monsters and come into conflict with their leader, Diablo.

Dwarf Fortress (2006)

Dwarf Fortress is a roguelike construction and management style game where players build a fortress to help their dwarves survive the deeply hostile and random world. Players better be careful and plan defenses wisely, as once their fortress is thriving it will attract the attention of a mega beast like a dragon or a hydra.

Valheim (2021)

Valheim is a brutal exploration game, inspired by  Norse mythology and Viking legend. Players take on the role of a Viking, and they must prove that they’re fit for Valhalla by defeating the evils that stalk the lands of Valheim. Either brave this open world alone or bring friends, and fight the game’s many challenges.

Fallout 4 (2015)

A dense Bethesda RPG set in the aftermath of nuclear war, Fallout 4 tells the story of the Sole Survivor from Vault 111 as he goes on a mission to find his son. But, players will soon encounter more pressing matters like hoarding everything that isn’t nailed down, collecting suits of power armor, and modifying their weapons.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Another Bethesda RPG, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set in a fantasy land where the mighty dragon Alduin threatens the land. The player must step up to their destiny and beat him, but only after hoarding everything that isn’t nailed down, exploring the land, getting involved in the war between the Imperial Legion and Stormcloaks, and learning powerful spells.

The Outer Worlds (2020)

Set in outer space where capitalism has conquered the universe, The Outer Worlds is an RPG that feels very familiar to Fallout and the Elder Scrolls series, but with deeper role-playing and companion mechanics. But once again, players will be doing everything but the main questline, exploring everything this collection of planets has to offer.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a realistic RPG set in the year 1403 in Bohemia, recreating the historical accuracy as far as it can, even in its mechanics and systems and an old-time save system. Players control Henry, the son of a blacksmith, and set off on their own adventure during a war.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (2022)

A more strategic RPG than previous entries on this list, this medieval game has players creating their own character, taking part in diplomacy, conquering distant lands, crafting new items, and trading them away for better ones. Rise a huge army to control and fight with, as the player and their troops defeat massive opposing armies.

Starsector (2011)

A top-down RPG, Starsector has players commanding a fleet of spaceships set in outer space, taking them into combat and exploring and trading in a procedurally generated world. Players can join one of seven different factions, stay independent or even become a mercenary, all with different benefits and trade-offs.

Outward (2022)

Outward places players in a fantasy open world, debt-laden and shipwrecked. Players can make the usual RPG choices in the adventure but what helps differentiate it from others is the combination of survival elements, such as having to watch their character’s warmth, hunger, fatigue, and thirst and avoiding diseases.

Losing all of their character’s health doesn’t result immediately in death, instead, players might find themselves captured or aided by a friendly NPC.

Do you have any other recommendations for games like Kenshi? Let us know the comments below!

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