18 Games Like Kingdom Hearts

Games Like Kingdom Hearts
This assembled collection of games like Kingdom Hearts features more role playing games filled with action, characters and story for various platforms.

The Kingdom Hearts franchise is one of the most well-known and popular video games in part because of the Disney characters that are central to the story and quest lines. This includes an all-star list of voice actors that help bring characters such as Donald Duck and Micky Mouse to life. Combined with a compelling mixture of action and role playing depth the Kingdom Hearts franchise has captured hearts, awards and various titles.

Gameplay in the series is hack and slash based with party elements also playing a vital role. For the most part this party is fixed to certain characters but special characters do occasionally assist the player. Similar to other RPGs these characters gain experience over time and can have items equipped or crafted for them to improve their combat presence.

The games similar to Kingdom Hearts here capture other experiences where you’ll hack and slash your way through a story based adventure with a customisable party. In these adventures you’ll take your party from basic fighters to fully equipped warriors.

Games Like Kingdom Hearts

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Xenoblade Chronicles

Xenoblade Chronicles mixes sci-fi with the Japanese RPG genre to create a streamlined game that does away with many unnecessary features that usually plague the genre. The game was released in 2012 with development being undertaken by Monolith Soft. Xenoblade Chronicles is only available on the... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 votes)
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Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII is another RPG addition to the beloved franchise that was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and eventually Windows. Like the FF games before it players are not required to have played the previous instalments to follow along. Final Fantasy XIII takes the franchise to the w... Read More »

User Score
6.6
(5 votes)
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Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is an action RPG from Square Enix. Originally launching on Xbox 360 only the game eventually came to PS3 with a few improvements. Choosing a science fiction setting the game is set after a third world war has devastated the Earth leaving the population to go undergroun... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(10 votes)
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Okami

Okami is a critically acclaimed Zelda like experience where the player controls a wolf goddess. The game has a very beautiful presentation and feel to its game world that is definitely a unique offering. Okami was originally released on PlayStation 2 and eventually made its way to the Nintendo ... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(25 votes)
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Psychonauts

Psychonauts is a unique and beautifully presented game that follows the adventures of Raz, a boy who has powerful psychic abilities. The game has gained a cult like following and is available on numerous platforms. Pyschonauts takes place in a fictional summer camp that acts as a secret trainin... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(11 votes)
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Okamiden

Okamiden is based within the Okami game universe and plays out like a sequel to the popular game (although not a direct sequel). This time around players will get to experience similar gameplay on their Nintendo DS. The game follows the adventure of Chibiterasu who is a smaller wolf than Amater... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(10 votes)
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Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil is a popular action adventure game that was first released in 2003 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows. Its widespread popularity led to a HD remake for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 which is available on their respective online stores. The game is set in the f... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(14 votes)
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Ni No Kuni

Ni No Kuni blends action role playing with monster capturing to offer a great mixture of action and strategy. The game was originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2010 but didn’t receive an English release until 2013 which was for the PlayStation 3 platform under the name Ni No Kuni: Wrath of... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(10 votes)
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Eternal Sonata

Eternal Sonata is a role playing game from Japan with a focus on incorporating musical elements into its gameplay. The game is available for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. A large portion of the game is set within the strange dream world of Chopon, a composer of music that is on his death bed.... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(13 votes)
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Magna Carta 2

Magna Carta 2 is a Japanese role playing experience that was released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. The game has plenty of depth in its item and skill system that gives you a great amount of choice. The game is set on the fictional land of Lanzheim, a fantasy based world featuring several races that... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(7 votes)
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Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia is part of the long running Tales series of role playing games. It is the 10th addition to the franchise and is only available for the Xbox 360 (in English). In the game players will have the chance to explore the planet Terca Lumireis. On this planet the people have evolved t... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(9 votes)
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Tales of Grace f

Tales of Grace f is the PlayStation 3 port of the popular Japanese RPG that was originally released on the Wii (only in Japan). The game is part of the long running Tales series with similar gameplay and story elements to the previous instalments in the franchise. In Tales of Grace f players wi... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(10 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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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate builds on the formula perfected from the previous titles with another impressive 3DS game that has you tracking down monsters and battling them in strategic fights as you constantly improve your gear. Jumping into the boots of a hunter players for the first time have a... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(7 votes)
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The Last Remnant

The Last Remnant tries to do some unique things in the Japanese RPG genre but not all of them succeed creating a game you’ll either love or hate based on how you like to play the genre. The game was released for the Xbox 360 in November 2008 with a Windows release early in 2009. The games... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U), belongs to the third generation of the Monster Hunter series and is a new and improved version of Monster Hunter Tri adding new monsters and maps. Like the previous games, you’ll be joined by two companions named Kayamba and Cha-Cha. Simply put, MH3U is about, ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(11 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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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)