Games with Best Character Creation Systems
We all love experimenting with character creation to make unique protagonists – sometimes, because they wear helmets or because the game is first-person. But creating the perfect character is part of the fun in games. These are the games with the best character creation systems, along with a few honorable mentions.
Cyberpunk 2077‘s character creation system is extremely detailed and extensive. Other than the ability to edit almost every single feature of your character’s face, customize the hair and facial hair and the length of them, and change the color of many parts of your face, you can even customize the character’s body to a great degree. CD PROJEKT RED even went as far as to allow us to customize the character’s private parts. You will spend hours with the character creator alone.
Elden Ring’s character creator is the best in the history of FromSoftware games to date. Like any other good character creation system, it allows you to customize the hair, facial hair, eyes, and bone structure of the character’s face to a great degree. It’s so intricate and detailed, it’s possible for you to create many famous people in the creator. If you truly get the hang of it, you might be able even to create yourself in the game. We’ve seen a lot of beautiful characters made with this system, and we encourage you to share yours with us in the forums.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is one of the most enjoyable RPGs I’ve played in recent years. Your playstyle directly affects the game, in a way that’s different from other RPGs. There are a ton of different options that allow you to create a character that will look good, or goofy if you’d like. While its visuals are indeed dated by now, and while its characters don’t look as good as those of the other entries in this article, there are some very special things about the creator. You can completely alter the body of your character as well, and that directly impacts the gameplay. If you make a 7-foot-tall giant, he’ll be able to withstand more attacks and carry more equipment. If your character is small, he’ll be able to run as fast as the wind and enter locations that are inaccessible for bigger characters. And if your character is fat, you won’t be able to run as fast and your stamina will drain, but there are advantages there as well.
Fallout 4’s character creator is probably the best in the series, or even in every Bethesda RPG. Like in Elden Ring, you can intricately edit almost every facial feature of your character. And it’s not truly difficult to create characters that are identical to other fictional characters or even real-life persons, including you. This is another game where you’ll spend more than an hour with the character creator. The fact that the character is voiced is also very appealing for an RPG game.
Saints Row: The Third Remastered
The remaster of Saints Row: The Third is one of the better remasters of recent years, and like the original version, the brilliant character creator remains in this version as well. There are hundreds of options in each category, including hair and tattoos. The body of your character can also be highly altered to make him stout, slim, or something in between. Unlike many other games, you can also change the voice of your character and he speaks all throughout the game. And not to mention the available number of clothing and accessories that will make the character even more good-looking. In fact, almost all the Saints Row games have brilliant character creators, but The Third is probably one of the best in the series, so I included it.
These are some games with character creation that are not bad, but not as good as those I listed above.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
While there aren’t many options for character creation in Skyrim, it offers you the ability to edit many facial features and add hair/facial hair. It is possible to create a beautiful or goofy character with this rather limited system. One other reason why I included Skyrim is to tell the readers about the mod “RaceMenu” which is an exceptional overhaul to the character creation system: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19080
Dragon Age: Origins
While the appearance customization in this game is even more limited than that of Skyrim, the character you make completely changes the introductory sequence. And it’s not like it’s impossible to create a good-looking character with this system.
GreedFall is a good RPG with beautiful lore and great gameplay, but it’s still underrated. While your character is named and voiced, you can alter his appearance as you see fit. The collection of beards and hairstyles is especially impressive in this game’s case because they really fit the game’s timeline and the world.