Love to slice and dice? Here are the best hack and slash games for you to play and forget about all your troubles with.
GOW will always be No. 1 but I am surprised that "Worrier within" isnt on this list seeing that it was the best of the original PoP trilogy.
God of War PS4 is hack and slash perfection. GOAT Ninja Gaiden - jump slash Golden Axe - kick those gnomes Super Shinobi 3 - that slice sound Bushido Blade - run as far as you can Tenchu - my first stealth game Guardian Heroes - my first slasher jrpg Castlevania Symphony of the Night - my favorite jrpg slasher Devil May Cry - style and substance Metal Gear Rising - Kojima Platinum master piece Demon's Soul - hard as hell Dragon's Crown - modrrn Golden Axe Bloodborne - creepy slah fest NieR Automata - Platinums best Sekiro -Tenchu ressurected Played all of these gems and they are the best.
In Demon Souls I just use magic and spells 80% of the time
i don't think of the souls games/bloodborne/sekiro as "hack 'n slash". do that in those games and you don't get far.
Kojima had maybe 5% too do with metal gear rising . I guess that’s how we actually got a ending in the game .
Not sure why you got so many downvotes, this is a pretty solid list.
Latching onto the top comment to share you the actual action gamer list: https://www.reddit.com/r/ac...
How about Champions of Norrath or Boulders Gate. Why can't they make games like that anymore?
Ah, Champions of Norrath, that was an underrated game.
Dante's Inferno is a really good GoW clone for H&S. Same with the CV Lords of Shadows games.
Dante’s Inferno was lame and forgettable.
that's just your little opinion.
are you drunk?? funny but people still play that Dante inferno still.
Uhhh no Dantes Inferno was damn awesome.
I rented it back in the day and thought it was a lame God of War clone that wasn’t all that enjoyable, creative or memorable. I didn’t realize it had such a devoted following judging by the number of disagrees I got. That surprises me.
i had great fun playing them both and LoS was a surprise hit for me, being a die hard classic Castlevania fan i overlooked it completely i mocked it even to my foolish ignorance. By luck i tried it and it reminded me to never underestimate or judge a game or anything else for that matter before you try it with an open mind.
That old chestnut because GoW was released first, not even the same game and both are great in there own rite. It's actually unbelievable and disrespectful to call Dante's Inferno a clone. And you must be off your tree to call castlevania a clone. Many would argue it's just as good if not better, all depending on what you like most of all really. You see i prefer castlevania and Dantes over god of war, but if any took the crown out of the three, that goes to castlevania LoS for story, content and lore, dantes for speed and gameplay and god of war for graphics and style with abit of history..
I didnt call CV a clone. Only Dante. Because Dante is literally a clone of GoW. That's not a bad thing and i too like it more but it is what it is. There are many games who draw similarities of others to the point where they are often referred to as a clone of something else. Again... that's not a BAD thing. Case in point, Quantum Theory is considered a clone of Gears of War and its a pretty damn good clone at that. Just remember, imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Dantes inferno is one of my favorite games ever
the special attacks are awesome, especially when fully powered up.
I've wanted part two since the day I finished it.
Still have MGS Rising and GOW III in my pile of yet to play games. Still want to play them.
They’re both great.
Never played GOW III but MGS Rising is amazing!
You NEED to play GOW 3!!!!!!! Amazing game and great set pieces. The 1st 5 minutes will have you hooked.
REALLY!!! God of War 3, I would say God of War 2.
I agree, GOW2 was the pinnacle of the trilogy no doubt.
Mechanics wise, God of War 3 was the best though. The seamlesness of switching between weapons was so smooth. Not to mention, it was the first game up until that point where other weapons were viable options instead of just the blades.
I think GoW2 was a bigger step forward for it's time, but I still think GoW3 is objectively better. If GoW 3 was released at the same time as GoW2, I doubt many people would say 2 was better.
Darksiders is also rather good.
I second that.
Darksiders 1 and bayonetta 2 for me
Bruh, dmc3 tho
That’s by far the best for me , the best boss battles too, especially the final one
wtf prince of persia on the list, and gow3 topping it... pretty much certifies it as a trash list.
What's the criteria here? Dmc1 on the list? Like it's better than dmc3, dmc4 and dmc5 at being a hack and slash game? Gow3 better than gow4?
I see GOW4 as a Action/Adventure. Previous GOW games are just action games.
I've played 9 of those games out of the 15 mentioned.
Some of the list aren't even hack and slash.
Yeah Diablo and its clones are command based isometric RPGs.
For me it will always be dmc3 and ng black , and gow2 should definitely be there above 3
Diablo and its isometric RPGs are not hack and slashers. You cant even jump and dodge attacks.
Games like Diablo are the very definition of what a hack n'slash game is.
Hack and slash is a Devil May Cry style action game where enemies attack you and you avoid damage by i frames and cause damage by creating hitbxes. Now WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH DIABLO?
What makes you think Wikipidea is a credible source?
Is this a better one? https://www.rollingstone.co...
https://stinger-magazine.co... https://youtu.be/inEZ3917P3... https://youtu.be/dQoLeqjcg1... Is Diablo there anywhere? Or you can ask the gamers instead of journalists that never played games. Go and ask reddit whether Devil May Cry and Diablo belong in the same gene or not.
Are you comparing a publication like Rolling Stone that truly has journalists with youtubers and people that don't know that the term "hack n'slash" was originally used in Dungeons and Dragons http://www.giantitp.com/for... and started to be used in the video game industry to describe action RPGs like Diablo? Ok then... also if you go to reddit there are people in there that say that games like Bayonetta and DMC are beat'em ups wich is exactly what they are: the evolution of games like Double Dragon or Streets of Rage.
I don’t really consider games like DMC, Bayo, MGR etc, as hack and slash games they are character action games and nothing like games such as Diablo and Path of Exile.
Yeah games like Bayonetta fall more into the beat' em up genre than hack n'slash.
Dead Rising is a beat em up kinda game very different from character action games but interesting theory.
Bayonetta is not a "beat' em up". The the games have too many action-adventure elements (platforming, backtracking, item progression, etc.) to fall into the "beat em up" category. Beat em' ups are more straight-forward. Games like Final Fight, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, and Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds are Beat em' ups.
ZwVw Didn't say they were. I said that those types of games fell more into the beat'em up genre but thinking about it I would argue that they are the evolution of the games you mentioned despite having more elements. I mean GTA 5 has RPG elements but it isn't a RPG is it?
God of War 2 Ninja Gaiden Black
Ninja Gaiden Black, Devil May Cry 5, Bayonetta 1, 2 and Devil May Cry 3 should of been the the top five action games
Several of these games aren’t hack and slash games in my opinion.
I would not say God of war is no1 but it's up there, I would say that goes to the witcher 3. I would put Easy Dantes Inferno up there in that list. Do not think golden axe is classed as a hack n slash, more like a button basher Beat em up just like streets of rage, then you would argue why isn't streets of rage 2 above golden axe because that easily tops golden axe. Then you can bring final fight and captain commando into it also but again like golden axe are classed as button bashers. Ninety nine nites or aka N3 could be in that list also. Diablo 3 is an easy contender for top five. Certainly Star wars force unleashed 1 and 2 rite up there. Ninja Gaiden, Attack on Titan, Bayonetta, If I did a top 15 list it would be: 1: The witcher 3 2: Dantes Inferno 3 God of War 4 Deadpool 5:Force unleashed both games 6:Monster Hunter world and the original Monster Hunter 7:Shadow of mordor 8:Lord of the rings: return of the king 9:Castlevania: Lords of shadow 10: Onimusha 3 11:Afro Samurai 12:Ryse 13: Ninety Nine Nites aka N3 14: Dynasty warriors franchise 15: Warrior's Orochi Franchise
Witcher 3 isn't an action (hack & slash) though not is the Monster Hunter franchise
Onimusha 1 - The first game to show the real feeling of slashing enemies. DMC 1 - The pioneer of real 3D hack and slash game. Ninja Gaiden 1 - Perfected it with fast and fluid movement combined with amazing design level. God of War 1 - Gameplay & fluidity wasn't as good as Ninja Gaiden, but it had better story and cinematic sequence.
Devil May Cry 3 and Ninja Gaiden black by far win this category followed by their own succesors (Except Yaiba or DmC) . Then come Platinum games with the outlier being Nier: Automata which might not have the combat depth of other games, but is focused more on narrative.
Metal Gear Rising's combat system is sooo good. I wish there was a sequel.
I wouldn't consider some of the games listed as hack-n-slash....
I think "Hack and Slash" is often mischaracterized as "mindless button mashing" game. I've never seen it that way. If I take anything away from these comments, it's that everyone seems to have their own definition of H&S.
I need a God of war collection for PS4 with all remasters
God of War III as number one.... really? Like, REALLY? It wasn't a "bad" game, but easily the worst entry of the four mainline titles in my opinion. It's disappointing they would choose III over II. But even then, I don't agree that any of the God of War games should be number one and Golden Axe should be higher than last.
Personally I think Dynasty Warriors 5 and 3 still reign supreme because 8 is tooooooo easy. Even on it's highest difficulty it's still too simple. In the early days the battles were a struggle on Hard and Chaos mode, now I can just waltz through Chaos mode without even using a maxed out character and still don't have to worry. In 5 I would sometimes have to scramble across the battlefield looking for a healer after my bodyguards covered my escape. Now there's no bodyguards and no need for an escape at all. Other Musou titles (Gundam, Hyrule, etc) are closer in difficulty to the PS2 DW titles imo.
Metal Gear Solid Revengeance may have featured a wacky and stupidly-designed main character, but that game had one of the best gameplay feature ever seen: keeping that button pressed while moving the right analog stick in all directions to slice objects in pieces never got old! How I loved trying it on just about anything I would stumble upon, trees, city furniture, car wrecks, etc. LoL, that was gold.