Mostly video games with a significant focus on exploration, puzzle-solving, and narratively driven experiences are called quest games, or adventure games in some cases. In a lot of these games, players, generally as the protagonist, embark on a quest or journey to finish tasks or overcome obstacles in a beautifully depicted game environment. To advance through the plot in quest games, players must explore new areas, interact with characters, and solve puzzles.
Finding clues, collecting artifacts, and making decisions that influence the game’s ending are typically central to gameplay. Storytelling and character development are frequently given top priority in quest games, which results in compelling narratives that evolve as players explore further into the game’s environment.
Doing quests in video games is fun. Sure, sometimes those quests can get a little jarring and boring, especially the side quests. But, my mission today isn’t to bring you the games with the boring and repetitive quests, as we are going to take a look at the games with the best quests in them. If you like role-playing games, as well as the open-world games, you probably know that these genres are the pinnacle of great quests. With that in mind, the list of 22 Best Quest Games for PC is below.
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Here we are folks, back at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Many say that this game is overrated and simply not worth that much hype, but I completely disagree. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is easily the best role-playing game out there and also the most beautiful game when it comes to the graphics. When we talk about the quests, this is a typical quest game containing many quests related to the story and side quests. One would think that the side quests are boring, but in reality, The Witcher 3 has one of the best side quests I’ve seen in the gaming. Everything is connected to the story and even the side quests have the stories on their own. It’s an absolute masterpiece!
2. Divinity: Original Sin II
Divinity: Original Sin II was released in September of 2017, and it’s a welcome addition to the franchise. Actually, do you know about this amazing franchise? If not, then you aren’t a true RPG fan, you know? Divinity: Original Sin II marks an important moment in the gaming community, giving us more of what we’ve already had, which can’t be bad at all. It’s all about leveling your character, using the combat to get rid of the enemies and admire the in-game world. You can also get a few more friends to play with you; easily double the fun!
3. Mass Effect 3
If you take a good hard look at this franchise, you can see that it spawned some pretty cool and some… well, not that cool games like Mass Effect: Andromeda, for example. But, let’s talk about Mass Effect 3, the most controversial game in the gaming history. It continues the story of fighting the reapers from the previous game, and of course, there’s our beloved Captain Shepard and his badass crew. Furthermore, the gameplay is improved, the combat is awesome and the visuals are almost perfect. If you want an enjoyable third-person shooter experience with RPG elements, then go grab it. Oh, and don’t blame me for the ending you’ll get!
4. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Players embark on an exciting adventure to ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. You explore a sizable open world as either Alexios or Kassandra while taking on many tasks that explore the battle between Sparta and Athens. A variety of primary story quests, side quests, and dynamic world events make up the game’s comprehensive quest system. Each mission is meticulously planned, with engaging characters, ethical options, and branching stories that can greatly affect the result. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey offers a compelling mission experience that immerses you in a rich historical environment, whether you’re learning buried mysteries, facing off against mythological creatures, or deciding the fate of ancient Greece.
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is known as one of the greatest open-world games of all time. The world in this game is a true sight to be seen, with the vast, open areas, crowded cities and dangerous mountains and caves. The true satisfaction comes from exploration in this game and I can tell you that it’s pretty rewarding. You can get a premium, high-grade armor, or perhaps a new sword that you can use to dispatch your enemies. On top of that, Skyrim allows both third-person and first-person camera, which adds a certain depth to the gameplay.
Nioh is the newest Japanese AAA game that comes with lots of promises. But, does it live up to our expectations? Well, it certainly does. It’s a Souls-like game, so expect some heavy-ass bosses, tactical combat and lots of weapons and other magical stuff at your disposal. Furthermore, Nioh is all about the historical accuracy, and it’s set in the Sengoku period, which was a crucial period for Japan. As such, the game will often let you cross path with the famous samurais and mythical creatures of that time. If you want to slash some bosses with your friend, you can play co-op, but don’t expect the game to go easy on you.
7. Borderlands 2
Borderlands is a very authentic game, easily recognizable by the vast majority of gamers. As such, Borderlands 2 is a worthy sequel to this game, bringing back the cartoonish graphics, buttery-smooth gameplay experience and lots, and I mean LOTS of shooting! It’s another open-world game which gives you a freedom to do whatever you want. The NPCs are interesting, offering a great insight into the game’s story and setting. Borderlands 2 is a great game for playing solo, but also a great multiplayer title, so feel free to call your friends.
8. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Back in the time when EA was actually a real deal, Dragon Age: Inquisition was released. Now, I’m not here to bash EA, but just look at the Star Wars: Battlefront 2! Unlike this game, Dragon Age: Inquisition won’t require any microtransactions and gambling in order to get your favorite items, but pure skill and decision-making. The best thing is that you can choose and create your own character, and change the whole course of the game, so no boring and repetitive quests that would make you uninstall the game.
9. Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity is an old-school RPG title, however, not a millimeter near being an old game! Released in 2015, Pillars of Eternity is an award-winning fantasy game that has a lot to offer, despite its simple gameplay mechanics. In fact, this game reminds me a lot of Diablo series, bringing back those dark, gothic motives and the environment. Get ready to experience what this game has to offer, just don’t get too addicted, or you’ll lose your job or get bad marks in the school.
10. Fallout 4
Fallout franchise is another gigantic thing that happened to the gaming, but it’s quite some time since we’ve seen the first Fallout game. Don’t worry though, we’ll talk about Fallout 4, the newest game in this beloved franchise that took the gaming community by storm. Despite being a first-person shooter, Fallout 4 did much more to become a not-so-generic-and-bland game, by introducing some relatively interesting quests and quite forgettable side quests. You’ve read it well. Fallout 4 is an amazing quest game, and although the side quests aren’t anything special, you’ll be still satisfied with the main plot.
11. Diablo III
Have I mentioned Diablo before? Oh, I think I did, and I will do it again. After a very successful Diablo II, Blizzard returned to finish the franchise with a beautiful-looking Diablo III. It’s arguable if Diablo III is a superior game in the franchise, but one is sure, and that’s the value of the game. You can expect the old-school hack & slash gameplay, lots of fighting, amazing quests and renewed animations and graphics. To put it simply, Diablo III is a worthy continuation of the franchise, and it’s not strange. It’s Blizzard after all, and they have a very strong reputation in the gaming world.
12. World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG title that puts an emphasis on playing online. As an online game, World of Warcraft lets you play against the other players as well as your friends, giving you an experience of your life. You’ll first need to create your own hero, equip some great weapons and being your journey through this amazing, fantasy-based world. Explore the game’s story or go on a quest of your life and try to become an ultimate warrior. I’m warning you, though; it’s not gonna be easy!
13. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the newest entry in this very popular franchise, and it’s once again a cyberpunk game. I mean, what would Deus Ex be without all that fancy gadgets, futuristic world and beautiful graphics? It probably wouldn’t exist! Unlike the previous game in the, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a much more stealth game, and there’s a lot of talking to. Expect to engage in the dialogues and interact with the NPCs while you traverse through the beautiful-looking levels.
14. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The exhilarating action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order places you in the role of Cal Kestis, a young Jedi Padawan fleeing the Empire. As Cal, you set out on a mission to revive the Jedi Order while eluding the evil Inquisitors’ grasp. The game is filled with intriguing quests that dive into the lore and mythology of the franchise and has an engaging plot based in the Star Wars universe. Whether it’s a lightsaber duel with a difficult opponent or a tour of ancient Jedi temples, every quest gives a sense of adventure and discovery. The sleek combat, challenging puzzles, and engrossing scenario design of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will provide fans of the series with an incredible questing experience.
15. Rise of the Tomb Raider
What more do you need from a great adventure game? Rise of the Tomb Raider offers you a semi-open world to explore, bad guys to kill and smoking-hot protagonist. Well, this section isn’t about how hot is Lara Croft, but the game itself, so stop thinking about that! It’s a fairly underrated game, often used for various GPU benchmarks because of its beauty. As such, Rise of the Tomb Raider requires a pretty beefy PC to be played, so be sure to upgrade your GPU before you start this one.
16. Mount & Blade
If you want a cheap, yet very good game, look no further than Mount & Blade. I don’t know why, but this game is seriously overlooked and deserves much more attention than it has. Not just because it’s similar to Skyrim, but because of the great medieval world, and even better atmosphere. However, only the bravest men can become warriors in these lands, but only if they are manly enough to make their own name. Mount & Blade is a true game for the true heroes. Get out of here if you aren’t brave enough!
Not to get confused, this is a game from the last year, so we are talking about Prey. You know… that game with a GLOO Gun, lots of aliens and an amazing atmosphere. Prey is a well-balanced game that rewards exploration and killing at some point. However, the point of Prey isn’t to just kill, but to explore the huge space station and uncover the mystery behind the Typhon, a strange alien race made to kill the human race. It’s a classic RPG title where you’ll manage your resources and hope to survive for as long as you can.
18. Titan Quest
THQ Nordic is a pretty respectable game publisher and developer, so I had pretty high expectations for this game. The truth be told, Titan Quest is one of the greatest ARPG titles I’ve played in years. Titan Quest recently became available in Anniversary Edition, with improved graphics, gameplay and AI. Speaking of AI, Titan Quest has amazing bosses that you will encounter, and now there’s a renewed selection of heroes that you can use in your battles. It’s simply an amazing game.
19. SpellForce 3
SpellForce 3 came near the end of the last year, boasting some superior graphics on PC. Quite frankly, SpellForce 3 is the most beautiful strategy game at the moment. The best thing is that the gameplay is in real time, meaning that it’s a real-time strategy that combines RPG elements into a title worthy our time and money. Once again, THQ Nordic and Grimlore Games combined their efforts to bring us a very quality game and a worthy continuation of the franchise.
20. Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 is a surprisingly good game that received lukewarm reviews from the most popular gaming reviewers. It’s one of the first MMORPGs to receive the perfect score, leaving quite a mark on the gaming. As the game exists for some time, it became very underrated and underwhelming, and I’m not sure why. Recently, Guild Wars 2 became a free game, so hop in and start your epic adventure.
21. Nier: Automata
Nier: Automata was released at the wrong time, being overshadowed by some more popular games at the time. This plagued the game and it remained an overlooked gem. Nevertheless, Nier: Automata is great at combining great hack & slash gameplay, open world and great boss battles that will make your heart pound like never before! The sense of scale is strong in the game, making you feel like a very small and miserable character. But, use whatever you can to stay alive and don’t give up!
22. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is yet another game released in the past year, bringing a quality action to the players. Despite all of this, the game is plagued with the SINGLEPLAYER microtransactions, which became a really annoying thing in the gaming. If you don’t want to pay, you’ll have to grind a little bit, but it’s not bad at all. In fact, killing Uruks in this game is a lot of fun, especially the captains. Aside from the greedy developer, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War’s greatness can’t be disputed.