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So it's that time of year again. The time of year where a billion games come out all at once and all with price tags that make you flinch. While some of you are waiting for the holidays to receive these games and some others are just waiting for the price to go down, the anticipation to finally be able to play these games is sometimes a little unbearable. To make times like these a little easier on us all, we've compiled a list of cheaper alternative games that you can play while you wait to get Dragon Age: Inquisition.

 

Newer Games

 

1) The Witcher Series

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The Witcher:
PC: $10 (Steam), $10 (gog.com)

The Witcher II:
PC: $20 (Steam), $20 (gog.com)
Xbox 360: $18 used (GameStop), $8+ (Ebay)

The Quick Similarities:
-Swords, magic
-Fantasy
-RPG
-Choices you make affect your game
-Multiple Endings

Why it's a good alternative:

If you like all the magic, swords, and hubbub of the Dragon Age series then you'll probably enjoy the Witcher series. It's darker than Dragon Age in a number of ways and it's more in depth, but overall the connection is easily made. The tactics of the Witcher are definitely more intense and more involved but once you get those down, the series really takes on a mind of its own. The choices you make in the game, much like in Dragon Age, stick with you until the end.

 

 

2) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Where to buy:
PC (regular): $20 (Steam), $20 (Amazon)
PC (Legendary Edition): $40 (Steam), $40 (Amazon)
Xbox 360 (regular): $20 (Amazon), $20 (GameStop)
Xbox 360 (Legendary Edition): $40 (Amazon), $40 (GameStop)
PS3 (regular): $20 (Amazon), $20 (GameStop)
PS3 (Legendary Edition): $40 (Amazon), $40 (GameStop)

The Quick Similarities:
-Swords, magic
-Fantasy
-Choices you make affect your game

Why it's a good alternative:

First of all, if you haven't played Skyrim already than I have one thing to say to you which is "what is wrong with you?" For those of you that have been living in a time capsule or, say, an iceburg deep in the ocean forgotten to time since the 40's, the game is huge. Arguably, not as huge as Oblivion but it's still a huge game. It has a similar feel as the Dragon Age series and also involves magic and swords and the like but other than that it's a very different experience. Just be prepared to lose any social life you had before you started this journey.