15 Games Like Darksiders

Games Like Darksiders
Our assortment of hack and slash video games like Darksiders features other games in the genre for multiple platforms.

Darksiders takes place in a universe ravaged by the war between heaven and hell where neither side has been able to gain an advantage. The Charred Council eventually arose amongst this devastating conflict to maintain the balance permanently by dealing justice with the help of the four horseman. It’s these horseman that you’ll get to play as in the Darksiders series.

Gameplay involves third person action as you engage in combat, puzzles and exploration. From your central hub (The Scalding Gallow) you’ll adventure out to reclaim your weapons, platform through destroyed landscapes and complete objectives in order to unlock new areas. It’s a combination of many game genres that pays homepage to the likes of Zelda and even Devil May Cry with the brutal finishing moves that are unique to each enemy type.

The games like Darksiders included on this list below are perfect for gamers seeking other action adventures that combine hack and slash gameplay with exploration and even puzzles. This collection includes games for all platforms (PC, Xbox and PlayStation).

Games Like Darksiders

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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
9.3
(3 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
9.0
(2 votes)
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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands continues the story of the previous games with another great addition to the series. The game was developed for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with exclusive games on other platforms. The game fits into the Prince of Persia storyline after The Sands of... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(18 votes)
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Skyrim

Skyrim is the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls franchise and continues building on the success of the previous games with a large open world, sharp gameplay and plenty of customisation. The storyline of Skyrim has very few links to the previous games and mostly uses game references that won’t ta... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(69 votes)
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Blade of Darkness

Blade of Darkness is a brutal role playing game that features close quarters hack and slash combat. The game launched in 2001 only on Windows. Players will explore a number of realistic environments that have similarities to locations throughout Europe and Africa. This game world is dominated b... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(14 votes)
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Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus will take you on an action adventure in a game world that is linked to that of Ico (a previous game from the same developer). Originally launching in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 the game was re-released with Ico in a bundled HD version for PS3 in 2011. The game is set in a... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(18 votes)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning offers similar gameplay to the Elder Scrolls series but also incorporates a number of combat quick events that players will recognise from the popular God of War series. The game is a single player focused action RPG released in 2012 that is available on multiple p... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(68 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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Fable III

Fable III is the third game in the Fable series and has players again exploring what Albion has to offer. The game is set 50 years after the second game and is available on the Xbox 360 and Windows. The continent of Albion has advanced quite a bit in the 50 years since players last had the oppo... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(16 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
(16 votes)
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Fable II

Fable II is the second game in the action orientated role playing series. Fable II expands on the open world style of the original and is available on the Xbox 360 platform. The game is again set in Albion and set five centuries after the original. The game world has obviously evolved much sinc... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(11 votes)
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Risen

Risen belongs to the large genre of fantasy action RPGs and offers a single player only experience. The game was published by Deep Silver with a Windows release in 2009 and an Xbox 360 port several months later. Risen has been compared to the likes of the Gothic series with its same emphasis on... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(27 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)
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Risen 2

Tired of all the medieval fantasy role playing games out there? Risen 2 takes you into a pirate setting and is packed with detail. In Risen 2 you’ll sail the seas and explore a number of islands as you attempt to track down ancient artefacts to help you defeat a growing evil. The pirate theme o... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(16 votes)