Video games are often seen as an escape from reality. It is a safe space where gamers can live a different life with a new purpose. To enhance this experience, many modern video games have implemented advanced character customisation into their games.
Today, we’ll be listing some video games that have the best character customisation by how realistic, complex and intuitive they are. So, without further ado, let’s check out these games that take the term “alternate persona” to a whole new level!
1. Monster Hunter World
Making monsters as realistic as possible is Monster Hunter World’s developers’ top priority but they didn’t stop there! Aside from making the beasts and creatures scaringly real in the game, Monster Hunter World also allows you to make your hunter extremely unique.
Featuring a blend between realism and animation, players are able to add certain anime cosmetics to their character while also retaining the realism of the human cheek and bone.
For us, it is a perfect balance between fantasy and reality, best suited for a game like Monster Hunter World.
This is probably a surprise entry to the list. The modern FIFA games are best known for their Ultimate Team mode but EA has actually put in a decent amount of effort into other modes.
FIFA’s Career Mode has been a long-standing favourite for many casuals and the recent instalments allow you to create your own personalised Manager from scratch. Yes, you can even decide what nationality your Manager hails from and that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Other customisable features for your Manager include fashion wear, hairstyle and even facial features like eyes, nose and lips. Pretty impressive for a sports game!
3. Elden Ring
Elden Ring is not a game that grounds itself in our world. It’s a totally different world that the great George RR Martin has beautifully crafted. As such, it is only right that we can design our character that fits the game’s theme and lore, and they honestly did a great job at it.
In the place called the Lands Between, Elden Ring is home to many different races and creatures. Hence, it is not uncommon for one to see the main character as “non-humanlike”.
With over 100 skin tones to choose from, the player can basically design their character to look like a green ogre or even a pale-blueish elf if they prefer a non-human-looking character. Plus, having different classes also gives your character an identity which we love to see in character customisations.
4. Stardew Valley
For a 16-bit game, Stardew Valley offers a lot when it comes to character customisation. From the start, you will be asked to “design” your own character and you will have many aesthetic choices to edit your character.
Some of our favourites are the customisable hairstyle and outfit choices. Despite only having pixels to work with, Eric Barone managed to slot in a good chunk of outfits and facial features into the game.
And that is not the end of it. As you progress towards the later parts of the game, you actually get to unlock more content that you can use to further customise your character. So, you don’t have to worry about your character’s look being final as you can change them later on!
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 Online
RDR 2 Online is almost synonymous with realism and immersion. Everything in this game looks hyperrealistic and it is as if you are really transported to the wild, wild west. As a champion of realism, it is to be expected that its character creation is amazing as well.
There is one quirk that we really liked in RDR 2 Online’s customisation is that you are able to edit your character’s teeth. Having refined teeth will insanely improve your character’s expression and how genuine they are.
Of course, you can play as the original character design but where’s the fun in that right? It’s way better to create your very own personalised cowboy/cowgirl!
6. Cyberpunk 2077
We might have mixed opinions about Cyberpunk 2077’s gameplay optimisation but we cannot argue that its character building is one of the best out there.
When it comes to the micro-customisation of your characters, there are few who do it better than this game. How many games allow you to edit the private parts of your body? It’s bold but a respectable inclusion.
What we love most about its character creation is that it also affects the backstory and lore of your character. This is a neat touch, where creating your character not only just affects your appearance but also dictates a good amount of your storyline.
7. Code Vein
In Monster Hunter World, we’ve mentioned that the character creation there is a good fusion between realism and fantasy. Well, Code Vein wipes out the realism part and made their character creation full-fledged anime mode.
To be fair, it really suits the theme! And like with Cyberpunk, Code Vein customisable features are also available to the micro parts body and mouth structures. Other customisable niches are gothic accessories and even cosmetics that will fulfil every anime lover’s fantasy!
And that pretty much sums up our list of games with the best character customisation! If you’re looking to shop for these games or have required any video game needs, be sure to shop at OffGamers here!