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Submitted by danand82 616d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Hack/Slash Games

Clickonline writes "With DMC force-feeding me my own words, God of War: Ascension pouring libation of bloods and Revengeanceabout to sap me of any remaining sanity, this genre is enjoying something of a renaissance.

True, these games never wander far, but it’s been a while since so many high profile publishers ploughed resources into both the hack, and the slash." (Bayonetta, Devil May Cry 3, God of War 2, Heavenly Sword, No More Heroes, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

EskimoPress  +   616d ago
Glad to see Heavenly Sword on that list.
Dwalls1171  +   616d ago
Odviously this Genre is OWNED by GodOfWar ...those other games dont even compete
Irishguy95  +   616d ago
Yeah..to true hack and slash fans..God of war doesn't compete with them. God of wars combat system is too simple and unchallenging. To people who don't play much Hack and slash...sure God of war will likely appeal to you more than the rest.

Strongman...GTA4 has better reviews and sales than all of your favorite games. So it's better right?

Oh hey...Modern warfare 2 is higher than Bioshock, Lbp2, Cod4, MGS4, ME2 and 3, Uncharted 3, Gow3....I guess...you know. It's better than all those too.
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Skips  +   616d ago
^^^

LMAO, maybe you shouldn't play it on Easy. Try Chaos or Titan buddy. And see how far you'll get with button mashing.

GOW is undoubtedly harder than every game on that list (On their highest difficulty). GOW 2 on Titan was freaking HELL to play!

And don't even get me started on story, art style, epic scope, visuals, and pretty much everything else that makes GOW a superior game.
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ABizzel1  +   616d ago
God of War owns on everything but gameplay.

God of War has smooth and solid gameplay, but it's not as evolved as say Bayonetta, DMC, and Ninja Gaiden.

That being said God of War stomps the competition when it comes to Presentation, World and lore, graphics, audio, boss fights, overall cast, story, and probably more.

My top 5:

1. God of War 3
2. DMC 3
3. Bayonetta
4. Ninja Gaiden Sigma / Black
5. Shinobi

Honorable Mention: Onimusha 3, Heavenly Sword, Darksiders 2, Prince of Persia, Golden Axe and a few other old school,
UnSelf  +   616d ago
Top 5 no order:

Bayonetta
God of war 3
Ninja gaiden 2
Dmc 3
Ninja gaiden black/sigma

In terms of hacking and slashing, god of war comes last. But triumphs In everything else
DevilVergilX  +   616d ago
Heavenly sword does not deserve to on there... 4hours to complete is pretty poor, and the only thing good about it is the story.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   616d ago
This game right here is pretty good. Its an Xbox exclusive came out almost 4 years ago. Its pretty good not GoW quality but a very fun game. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

The biggest flaw of the game was indeed too much QTE. Well done cinematic moments but the heavy use of QTE's broke you apart from the main gameplay.

I was hoping MS contracted Ninja Blade 2 with "From Software" but MS didn't. (Shame on MS)

I remember reading an article a while back that MS wants an "GoW" kind of game. Ninja Blade was a attempt at it. If MS fully backed a sequel this game could be a gem.

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watc... another vid in case anybody's interested. Hopefully next gen MS could add a hack and Slash to their exclusives.
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d3nworth1  +   615d ago
Heaven sword I wouldnt exactly call a hach n slash. Its more of a hack n slash n crush your manhood. I cross my legs every time i see her do one of her counters or superstyles. Especially the one when she pulls the guy to her then slams the sword right in his crouch.
TheLastGuardian  +   615d ago
Ninety Nine Nights 2
The most extreeeme hack and srash title of them all.
StrongMan  +   616d ago
God of War is #1. Check the sales and reviews. God of War sells more than all of those games and scores higher than all those games.
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Skips  +   616d ago
While I do agree God Of War is #1 in it's genre.

I don't agree that it selling more and scoring higher makes it so. (But it is still something to consider).
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InTheLab  +   615d ago
No way DMC 3 beats any GoW title...GoW is the genre leader.

Now, where Ninja Gaiden?
NiteX  +   616d ago
Ninja Gaiden dull? Sure as hell lost me there.
PowerPlayaaa  +   616d ago
I totally agree with strongman.
God Of war is on a different league of its own.
No hack & slash game can compete with the GOW series.
Chris558  +   616d ago
I played all dmc true just on hard difficualty not DmD and enjoyed storywise gow 1,2,3 much more especially compared to dmc 2 which is a piece of garbage only and darksiders was too easy for me and 2 somehow uninteresting stopped before finishing
plaZeHD  +   616d ago
Obviously Gawd Of War is the best, no competition. Be as stuck up as you can, but it's just a common-sense.
nugnugs  +   615d ago
No sir. It be an opinion.
plaZeHD  +   615d ago
Scores, awards, and the majority says NO.
ExCest  +   615d ago
@^ Scores, awards, and the majority are all based on opinions.

So, ya'll be cray, gurl.
j-blaze  +   616d ago
it should be like this:

1. Bayonetta
2. DMC3
3. Ninja Gaiden 2
4. Berserk "ps2"
5. No More Heroes 2
DigitalRaptor  +   614d ago
You think No More Heroes 2 and Ninja Gaiden 2 are better than God of War II? Just LOL!
izumo_lee  +   616d ago
The original DMC pioneered the genre & DMC 3 took it to a new level. So the original deserves a lot of credit & recognition that many others have followed.

For me personally. 1 from each franchise

1. DMC 3
2. Bayonetta
3. GOW 2
4. Ninja Gaiden Black
5. Heavenly Sword
Mr-Dude  +   616d ago
1.God Of War
2.Ninja Gaiden 2
3.Devil May Cry 3
4.Heavenly Sword
5.Berserk

Bayonetta...meh. I personally didn't like it. But that's just me
nugnugs  +   615d ago
Ninja Gaiden 2 over DMC 3??? I respect your right to an opinion but behave yourself.
Mr-Dude  +   615d ago
lol... sorry i will go to the corner and put on the shame hat...
Tzunoy  +   616d ago
nr.1 ninja gaiden original xbox.
nr.1 god of war ps2
nr.1 god of war 3 ps3
nr.1 bayonetta xbox360.

And the king is Secret Of Mana for the SNES.
NateCole  +   616d ago
It's different for different people and is quite subjective.

In therms of

Combat - Byonetta
Story - GOW
Art style - GOW
Boss battles - GOW
Graphics - GOW
Audio/Soundtrack - GOW

As i said. It is subjective but if we look at reviews. Most game reviewers agree with me.
deadfrag  +   616d ago
This list is so out,just for the fact they skiped Onimusha!
deadfrag  +   616d ago
the list

Onimusha
Otogi
Bayonetta
DMC PS2
Ninja gaiden black
BeRserk
God of war
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bayonetta  +   616d ago
nice list
rezzah  +   616d ago
DMC3 is #1 to me.
nugnugs  +   615d ago
Fo' Sho'
mysterious_warrior  +   615d ago
Ninja gaiden black/sigma hands down is the top hack and slash game. Had great enemy count, great pacing, puzzles but not too many, backtracking but didn't over do it. IMHO. I just love the pacing in this game.

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