Go ahead and begin reinstalling The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Trust me.
Previously available for German audiences only, the total conversion mod Nehrim - At Fate's Edge now has an English translation. While this four-year project is clearly an RPG in the same vein as The Elder Scrolls, it is still its own thing; there are no ties to the series.
Perhaps the greatest aspect of open-world games is exploring the worlds themselves, and that's exactly what you'll get out of something like Nehrim. Go here to begin downloading it.
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