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23 Games Like Bloodborne

Games Like Bloodborne For action role playing games our collection of video games like Bloodborne has you covered, with plenty of brutal games that will push your abilities.

Released in early 2015 for the PlayStation 4 Bloodborne follows the Hunter through a fictional city that has been overcome with a strange blood borne virus. From start to finish the mystery of the story will unravel as you destroy the heart of the plague and escape the eternal nightmare that plagues the city.

Utilising a third person perspective players are in complete control of their character allowing them to get up close and personal with the environment and enemies of the game which includes a number of bosses. This closeness really comes to light with a game that focuses on brutal killings through swords and firearms, a brutality that is only matched by the difficultly level (although it does so in a fair way).

In order to combat this difficultly level players need to rely on their ability to dodge attacks and go on the offensive to recover lost health through the unique Regain system. Players can also choose an Origin (skillset) that aligns with their playstyle for maximum effectiveness.

The games like Bloodborne that you’ll find below will have you hacking and slashing your way through hordes of enemies. Enjoy exploration, combat, customisation and dark stories in these adventures that span multiple platforms.



Games Like Bloodborne

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Nioh

For PlayStation 4 and PC Nioh explores the Sengoku period of Japan and pairs it with a dark difficultly setting akin to that of the Dark Souls series. As you fit your way through the chaotic civil war period of Japan you’ll fight both fantasy creatures and men throughout your adventure. F... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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The Surge

Mixing in science fiction to the popularised Dark Souls like formula The Surge is an action role playing title that also serves as a spiritual successor to Lords of the Fallen. For Dark Souls fans seeking to shift the setting into the realm of science fiction no game is offering what The Surge ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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Salt and Sanctuary

Converting the Dark Souls formula into the fabulous world of 2D is Salt and Sanctuary a title for both console and PC gamers. With several classes to maser (including the interesting chef) you’ll have plenty of tools to dispose of the darkness. After customising your ideal character visua... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(7 votes)
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Shrouded in Sanity

Gritty horror and blood is the focus of Shrouded in Sanity, a game inspired by titles like Dark Souls, Resident Evil and also Bloodborne. This ensures countless deaths lie before you as you try to master combat and uncover the secrets of the game world. Taking players back to 1897 and an altern... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 votes)
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Dark Souls 3

For the third time players can experience video game difficulty at its finest with the 2015 addition to the Dark Souls franchise hitting all the right marks for long term fans while also converting plenty of newcomers to the harsh difficulty of the series. Exploring the Kingdom of Lothric the A... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes an already impressive franchise and takes it to a whole new level of action role playing as you explore the sprawling open landscapes, make decisions, engage in combat and investigate countless side missions on horseback. Completing the story arc of Geralt of Rivi... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(61 votes)
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God of War III

God of War III finishes your story of revenge on the PS3 with a refining of the all mechanics you’ve already seen in the previous God of War games. With Kratos still at the centre of the game you’ll have an adventure just as brutal and unforgiving as the first two Game of War games.... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(8 votes)
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God of War: Ascension

God of War: Ascension delivers you the origin story of Kratos while also adding multiplayer into the mixture of puzzles and brutal combat. Ascension is set within months of his families death but well over a decade before the events of the original God of War adventure. After breaking your bloo... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 votes)
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Lords of The Fallen

Set in a dark and gritty game world Lords of The Fallen brings hardcore action role playing to the latest generation of consoles with a rich fantasy. Explore both the human and demonic worlds in this richly diverse game world. Set in a world where the Gods have all but abandoned the human race ... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(24 votes)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor puts you in the middle of The Lord of the Rings universe as you combat orcs with unique wraith abilities. With strong combat, a large open world it’s a high quality action adventure with a lot of gameplay to offer. Set during The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings a... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(30 votes)
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Darksiders II

Darksiders II offers a high quality hack and slash style RPG that is available on all the major platforms. The game is often praised for its balanced difficulty, role playing features and well-polished gameplay. In this second instalment of Darksiders players once again play as one of the Four ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(24 votes)
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Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II is the next brutal instalment in the popular and dark action role playing series. Building on the foundations from the original Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls that came before it players can be sure that a challenging adventure awaits. While the world for this new adventure is the s... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(24 votes)
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Darksiders

Darksiders is an action adventure game that follows the adventures of War (a horseman of the Apocalypse). The game launched in 2010 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation with a sequel two years later. The game draws inspiration from the apocalypse and centres on the war that rages between Hell ... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(14 votes)
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Bound by Flame

Play as a hero overcome with a demonic influence in Bound by Flame, a fantasy role playing game. Choose if you’ll succumb to these powers or reject it inside, a decision that alters both story and your abilities. This interesting choice in Bound by Flame plays you as the victim of demonic... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(6 votes)
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Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior (2013) remakes the highly popular original game which was released in 1997 and shares the same name. While the game is a first person shooter the melee combat is very impressive and often the most effective. In this demonic adventure players will assume the role of Lo Wang, a Jap... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(10 votes)
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Clive Barker’s Undying

For paranormal adventures that involves the occult and plenty of horror few games have been able to capture the same level of atmosphere as the 2001 release, Clive Barker’s Undying. Primarily a first person shooter but also involving lots of magic, the game is a classic in the video game ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
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Age of Conan

Age of Conan tries to separate itself from other MMO experiences by marketing itself as a more mature gaming experience. Like many other MMORPGs before it the game started out as a pay to play game and in recent years has swapped to a free to play game. The game is loosely based in the Conan un... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(20 votes)
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the sequel to the popular action role playing game and is available on Windows, Mac and the Xbox 360. An Enhanced Edition was released in the following year which added tonnes of new content along with a number of important bug fixes and tweaks. The game is ... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(41 votes)
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Dark Souls

If you want a game with a nearly unforgiving difficultly level Dark Souls is your solution. The game is an action role playing game that offers a large open world environment. Dark Souls was originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation but eventually made its way to PC under the name Dark So... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(21 votes)
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The Witcher

The Witcher is a role playing game set in a dark fantasy world. The game is based on the book series of Polish author Anrzej Sapkowski and features a world filled with grey moral choices. Players taken on the role of Geralt who belongs to the dying breed of Witchers that possess special powers.... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(22 votes)
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Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls is the spiritual predecessor of Dark Souls and features the same focus on providing a high level of game difficulty without relying on cheap tactics. This second game is just as unforgiving and has a great emphasis on character advancement with plenty of skill and gear options. De... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(17 votes)
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Enclave

Enclave is an action orientated game in a fantasy realm that lets players fight on behalf of good or evil with totally separate missions based on their approach. The game launched back in 2002 for Windows, Mac and Xbox eventually coming to the Wii in 2012. The game takes place 1000 years after ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(14 votes)
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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is a gory action role playing game for Windows and Xbox 360. With some of the most responsive melee combat of its day you’re in for quite the dark adventure. The game is set in a very Lord of the Rings style universe with the game world being ravaged by war betwe... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(32 votes)