Hogwarts Legacy contains a magic system that is just as complex as the magic system in the Harry Potter books and movies. The open-world game allows players to become students at Hogwarts and learn to hone their magical abilities through courses within the school and quests.
But Hogwarts Legacy isn’t the only game with a complex magic system that entertains players for hours. With Hogwarts Legacy having a definitive end, fans of the game may be searching for video games with great magic systems. Lucky for them, players have flooded Reddit with recommendations for games with the best magic systems and could appeal to Hogwarts Legacy fans.
10 Baldur’s Gate
Baldur’s Gate is an expansive role-play game that comes from the world of Dungeons and Dragons. The game is available on several platforms, including Switch and PC. Reddit user Forgotten_Aeon suggested the game, saying, “The sheer amount and variety of spells blew me away…I spent hours and hours reading up on how each spell worked… Top-tier magic, and in such an old game!”
Baldur’s Gate is an excellent game for those who like fighting enemies with spell combos in Hogwarts Legacy. With an expansive magic system that grows as players level up, Bauldr’s Gate is perfect for players who want to invest a lot of time in a new game.
Tyranny is pitched as an RPG where every choice matters and can alter the game’s outcome each time it is played. This gives Tyranny a high level of replayability. Reddit users have praised the game for its unique magic system, as spells can be upgraded as characters gain new abilities and have the option to customize most of their characters.
Reddit user hekkinneato said, “In my opinion, Tyranny is unrivaled in [magic systems]…I highly recommend this game for anyone who’s an enthusiastic spellcaster like I am.” As Hogwarts Legacy is heavily based on spell work, Tyranny would be a great addition to players’ collections of games.
8 Mages Of Mystralia
Hogwarts Legacy has tons of puzzles players need to solve before progressing in the game. The same can be said for Mages Of Mystralia, as players learn to hone their magic by making spells and solving complicated puzzles to defeat enemies. While the game’s main character is younger, the difficulty level is suitable for seasoned players.
Redditor Elveone described the game, saying, “it is a magic-programing system where you combine effects to create spells to solve puzzles or for combat. You start with a firebolt that moves forward, and you end up with a massive fire rain that spawns ice-tornados when it hits an enemy and all kinds of nonsense.” Mages Of Mystralia is perfect for players who want to play lesser-known games and have a story that guides them through their journey.
WIldermyth is a unique game that allows players to build their characters from farmers to road-weary warriors who have mastered magic and combat. Redditor Shaftula praised the game, saying, ” For a kind of new approach to magic, I really enjoyed Wildermyth. You do magic by infusing with objects in the environment… It’s not the deepest system in the world, but it’s kind of new and unique.”
One of Wildermyth‘s unique features is that characters can die of old age. This is not a feature typically seen in RPGs, as most characters are expected to live forever or die in battle. This allows characters to grow to their full potential and players to learn what they like and dislike about their characters and change elements the next time they play.
6 Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is the perfect game for players who like having a magic system to explore but also wonder what living in a steampunk world would be like. The game allows players to choose whether they want to use magic in the game. Redditor numerous_meetings recommended choosing the magic skills in the game. They said, “I think I never enjoyed being a mage more than in Arcanum. There are like a almost a hundred of different spells…”
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura contrasts Hogwarts Legacy as using magic is not required, but that doesn’t take away from the game having a comprehensive magic system that can be used in combat or just for fun. As characters grow, they cast spells that rival the most powerful spells in Hogwarts Legacy.
5 Divinity Original Sin 2
Hogwarts Legacy provides players with useful talents that help their character grow into a more powerful witch or wizard. The same can be said for Divinity Original Sin 2, as players learn spells and skills that can be combined to make attacks more effective. Redditor NakedBear42 suggested the game: “I can talk about Divinity Original Sin 2 forever, with the skill system being the obvious obvious push.”
The magic system allows characters to come together and build a faction that rivals all others as they quest to gain power. Divinity Original Sin 2 allows players to create their characters how they want and use magic how they see fit. Like Hogwarts Legacy, there are magic classes players can attend.
4 In Verbis Virtus
In Verbis Virtus is a unique magic-based game that Redditor Beastflinch described as, “[a] game you have to speak the spells in order to cast them does require a microphone though.” By having to speak the spells they are using, players are fully immersed in the world the game creates and feel like they are actually wielding magic.
In Verbis Virtus, has its own language that players learn and use when casting spells. This makes the game even more unique. This game is an excellent choice for players who have grown tired of other magic systems and need something fresh to entertain them.
3 Tales Of Maj’Eyal
Tales Of Maj’Eyal is a turn-based game with options for players to develop their character and skills as they travel through a magical world. Redditor demoran described the game, saying, ” Want to be a time mage, a slime mage, a summoner, possess the bodies of powerful monsters, or an affliction specialist? There are 26 different classes in ToME.”
With so many options, it is hard for players not to find something they like about Tales Of Maj’Eyal. Battles are randomly generated, so nothing feels repetitive. The world has a well-developed history that will have players exploring for days before they can learn all the skills they need to be the most powerful sorcerer.
Elder Scrolls has often broken its rules through the franchises’ various games, and while some would see this as inconsistent, it hasn’t stopped players from loving the games. As Redditor QuadrosH said, “It (Elder Scrolls Morrowind) is not the flashiest, but you have SO much freedom, schools, and different spells.”
For players looking for a game that doesn’t focus on gimmicks and unnecessary pomp Elder Scrolls Morrowinds is the perfect game, as magic and battle remain the main focus. The game also has plenty of add-ons in the Game Of The Year DLC, allowing even more magic and monsters to be experienced.
1 Dragon’s Dogma
Dragon’s Dogma allows players to select what kind of character they want to be, affecting how they interact with the magic in the world. When discussing the game in a Reddit thread, Redditor freedfg said, “Literally always the best answer. No game makes spells feel fun to use AND different AND good.”
Dragon’s Dogma is available on most gaming platforms, making it the perfect game for those who don’t have a PC or a console. Even though the game is older than other games with intense magic systems, Dragon’s Dogma still holds up and allows players to immerse themselves in a magical open world.
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