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5 Best Xbox Alternatives to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom



The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom review

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a fantastic title. So much so that it has inspired many titles like it. Among these titles which follow the Zelda formula, there are titles available on XBox. These offer players a sense of adventure that is much like the Nintendo staple franchise. So if you are looking for an alternative to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, we have you covered. Please enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Xbox Alternatives to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. 

5. RavenlokRavenlok review

Starting off our list of the best Xbox alternatives to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of a Kingdom, we have RavenlokRavenlok is an aesthetically-charming game that focuses heavily on RPG mechanics. The game has a very distinctive style and also great gameplay to boot. This is wonderful as it allows players to experience the world that this title creates. The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass, making it more accessible than ever. With plenty of adventures to be had, there are several reasons why this game should be in your library.

These reasons include things such as an immersive world inspired by legends and fairy tales. This childlike sense of wonder is juxtaposed with a creepiness that really works for the title. The combat for the game is also pretty stellar and allows for much creativity from the player. This is great, as the game allows the player to adapt to it rather well as they go through their journey. All in all, Ravenlok is a game that, to some, is quite underrated. So if you haven't checked out this title, make sure you do so.

4. Darkest DungeonDark Fantasy Games

Next up, switching tones considerably. We have Darkest Dungeon. Much like its name would imply, this game allows players to run through dank, dark dungeons in search of treasure and fame. This is great, as it offers a simple premise that is easy for the player to follow and enthralls them with the story and surrounding characters. This makes Darkest Dungeon one of the best RPGs on the market. While it may be turn-based, the amount of fun to be had here is immense.

The game features a gothic art style which is sure to stick with players. This inherent darkness also lends itself well to the permeance of the gameplay. For players who wish to challenge themselves, once a player loses a character, that character is gone. This really does a great job of ramping up the tension throughout the game. This allows players to create their own adventure as they go along as well. For its commitment to adventure and storytelling, we consider Darkest Dungeon one of the best The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom alternatives for Xbox.

3. Okami HD

Next on our list of fantastic Xbox alternatives to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, we have Okami HD. For players who never really got their hands on this game during the PlayStation 2 era, this HD version is fantastic. Players are able to experience the wonderful tale of Amaterasu, the sun goddess who takes the form of a wolf, as they go through the beautifully crafted game world. It is partially due to the beauty of the world that this game is remembered so fondly.  That, coupled with the game's great combat, makes for a winning combination.

So if you haven't been able to check out this game before, now is a great time to do so. The game frequently goes on sale as well, so more frugal fans might even pick this title up at a bargain. The game has many great things going for it, such as beautiful art and a memorable story. This gives players plenty of reasons to want to play the game. And for players who enjoy the adventure aspects of things such as The Legend of Zelda series, this title should be right up your alley.

2. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

For our next entry of Xbox The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom alternatives, we have an interesting title. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a title that heavily references as well as satires the RPGs of old. This is great, as it shows both love and appreciation for the genre while also poking fun at it a little. There are many Zelda references throughout the game that players will no doubt pick up on. The game has an interesting premise as well. In this game, much like in the Animal Crossing series, players must work their way out of debt.

Instead of being in debt to Tom Nook, you are in debt to Mayor Onion, a character from the game. This is wonderful and serves as a beautifully nonsensical beginning to a wonderful tale. Many of the game's dungeon layouts mirror those of Zelda, and this can be clearly seen as a loving homage. So, if you are someone who is very much into The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom but you happen to be an Xbox owner. Check out Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion.

1. Tunic

For our final entry of fantastic The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom alternatives, we have TunicTunic is a game that very much borrows its look and style from the more classic Zelda games. This becomes apparent essentially from the beginning of the game. Much like those games, players will go through a vibrant world and attempt to find their own adventure. This often leads the player into running through the game's dungeons in order to get loot and other items and information.

This is great and really incentivizes the player to learn more about the world. While much of the game's lore is kept mysterious on purpose, there is quite a bit of information that can be gathered along the way. If you are someone who is a fan of adventure games of old with a timeless art style, then Tunic should be a perfect fit for you. So, to close, Tunic is a wonderful title and one of the best games that bring that same sense of adventure as The Legend of Zelda titles.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.