25 Games Like Dynasty Warriors

Games Like Dynasty Warriors
Our assortment of games like Dynasty Warriors features more games that blend fighting, tactics, action and hack and slash gameplay into a single experience.

Dynasty Warriors is a highly popular franchise of video games that was brought into existence on the PlayStation in 1997. This first title focused on weapon combat in a one vs one setting where players had to parry enemy attacks and use careful timing to deal damage. Future Dynasty Warriors games though changed the formula considerably changing the games to a more one vs many approach with a hack and slash feel.

In Dynasty Warriors 2 onwards players would pick from a number of playable characters and use this unique warrior to fight through various levels that represented battles during the Three Kingdoms period and eventually bring the kingdoms to a single ruler. This main game mode is often referred to as Musou Mode and has the player taking the battlefield in a third person view as they engage an excessive number of warriors.

Levels can have various win conditions although the losing conditions often remain consistent for each level (time running out, commander death or health bar reaching zero). Outside of combat Dynasty Warriors also offers dramatised cut scenes and storytelling which brings the battles that the games are based on to life.

The games like Dynasty Warriors featured below focus on games that offer a similar experience to the later Dynasty Warrior games. This means you’ll battle countless enemies in hack and slash styles, get a taste of history and in depth storylines in these featured adventures. This list also includes a number of games like Dynasty Warriors for PC users.

Games Like Dynasty Warriors

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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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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 takes the Dynasty Warrior formula and throws it into the One Piece universe. Similar to the previous additions in this franchise you’ll be able to play as all your favourites as you run through levels with thousands of enemies. Packing multiple game modes ther... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(4 votes)
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Samurai Warriors 4-II

Samurai Warriors 4-II (the revised version of Samurai Warriors 4) offers hack and slash gameplay in the Sengoku period of Japan. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series the game is a direct sequel to Samurai Warriors 3. This period of Japanese history is well known for its conflict and r... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(3 votes)
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Warriors Orochi 3

Warriors Orochi 3 (Musou Orochi 2 in Japan) is a hack and slash title for various PlayStation and Xbox consoles, for those unfamiliar with the franchise it is the fourth edition in the crossover series that blends Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. To give context to the endless battles you... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(2 votes)
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Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a new breed of action RPG for the PS4, following the adventures of the Hunter in a dark gothic setting you’ll be treated to brutal combat, intriguing story and hidden treasures. From the team that brought your Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls the game relies on third perso... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(21 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
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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Bayonetta

Be bewitched In Bayonetta an intense and very over the top fantasy adventure where you’ll fight angels with insane combos. Originally released in 2010 and re-released on the Wii-U in 2014 this is a must own for action addicts. In this third person beat’em up style of gameplay you... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(9 votes)
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Control Gabriel through a number of 3D environments as you use your devastating melee attacks on enemies while solving puzzles in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Primarily an action-adventure game the story follows your quest to defeat the Lords of Shadow and revive your wife. Intended as a reboo... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(10 votes)
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Devil May Cry 4

Experience action, adventure and classical hack and slash gameplay in Devil May Cry 4. Use all your favourite swords and firearms as you battle demons as the two main characters Nero and Dante. The story revolves mostly around Nero and The Order of the Sword who worships the Dark Knight Sparda ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(8 votes)
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Lollipop Chainsaw

Lollipop Chainsaw injects comedy into a zombie themed hack and slash adventure. It’s style isn’t for everyone but for those that approach it with an open mind you’ll found a very unique and wacky adventure. Your character for this over the top adventure is Juliet Starling, a p... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(9 votes)
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Heavenly Sword

Heavenly Sword is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title with high production values that delivers an engaging story and impressive cut scenes to bring you into the game world. Revolving around the powerful mythical Heavenly Sword the story follows the adventures of Nariko who takes up the powers of t... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(10 votes)
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance joins the franchise four years after the events in Metal Gear Solid 4 with a dark and gritty adventure where you’ll hack and slash your way through a fast paced and action packed adventure. Your character for this adventure is Raiden a cyborg soldier who wor... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(12 votes)
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Dante’s Inferno

Dante’s Inferno is a dark action adventure that is based on the well-known Inferno poem. As such this adventure has you exploring the nine circles of Hell as you dispatch all sorts of monsters and creatures. Your character for this action filled adventure is Dante a shamed crusader who ha... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(13 votes)
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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a realistic action based game that lets players battle each other in medieval combat. The game launched in 2012 and has proven to be a very successful multiplayer experience. The game is set in medieval times with each map featuring two warring factions. Your exper... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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War of the Roses

War of the Roses lets players customise their own soldier as they fight in a number of medieval era wars. The depth of customisation is simply crazy allowing you to create a soldier with their own unique equipment and perks. The games focus is on the multiplayer environment with support for up ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
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Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome brings brutal Roman combat to your screen with a third person action adventure that lets you pick up the sword and shield of Marius Titus, a leader amongst the Roman Legion. The game explores your early adulthood and the journey from new soldier to leader in the Roman army wit... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(13 votes)
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Pirates, Vikings and Knights II

Pirates, Vikings and Knights II (PVK) is a free to play action game that uses medieval style combat. The game is actually a modification for Half Life 2 and as such requires a Source game to play (see Steam for the full list of games that meet this requirement). Pirates, Vikings and Knights II ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(12 votes)
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Mount & Blade: Warband

Mount & Blade: Warband is the second game in the series of action role playing games that blend strategic elements published by Paradox Interactive. The game adds improved graphics, multiplayer and an extra faction for players to experience along with some other minor improvements. Mount &a... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(21 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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Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc

Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc turns to history for inspiration as players take control of Joan of Arc in her attempt to lead the French in the Hundred Years’ War. With elements of real time strategy and sword swinging action the game has a unique premise. Set in the dark ages of 1337, fo... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(9 votes)
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Zeno Clash

Zeno Clash is a game that focuses on hand to hand combat in a truly wacky game world. The game first launched on Windows in 2009 with a Xbox 360 release the following year. In Zeno Clash you’ll be exploring the fantasy world of Zenozoik as Ghat. Ghat is running from his siblings after killing t... Read More »

User Score
6.6
(11 votes)
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fast paced and brutal hack and slash action game that has some ties to the film that shares the same title. The Uncaged Edition of the game was developed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 while a different game version was released for other platforms that toned down the go... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(10 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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Nier

Nier creates an interesting story for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners that revolve around two books, one good and the other evil. Uniquely to understand the full story players will need to complete the game multiple times. Set in a decaying world players control Nier in his quest to save his ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(10 votes)