22 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.
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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 same one that was featured in the original Dark Souls players will find that there is no story link between the two. This allows new and old players alike to get a taste for this dark adventure without any ...[Read Review]

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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 and Heaven. This struggle since the beginning of time has seen neither side gaining any ground on the other creating an endless and pointless fight for power. The game is set in a world where the apocalyps...[Read Review]

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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 Souls: Prepare to Die. Dark Souls focuses around dungeon crawling mostly with the overworld being a huge open experience with only a few restrictions (some areas require certain quests to be completed first)...[Read Review]

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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 Rivia the game continues shortly after the events of The Witcher 2 as Geralt moves on with his life and takes the next step in his personal mission. The story elements are as strong as ever and with the huge o...[Read Review]

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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 loosely based on the book series with the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. One of the few games to come out of a book has proven to be a very successful venture with countless reviews citing the mature and ...[Read Review]

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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 Horsemen, this time as Death. The game actually runs during the same time frame as the original game which means you’ll take part in twists and turns from the original game. The story revolves around the e...[Read Review]

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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. These witchers act as mercenaries for hire and focus their attention on hunting down evil and dark monsters. Combat in The Witcher definitely has a focus on fast pace and flowing actions with combat being...[Read Review]

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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. All the Greek mythology is also there with players still seeking the defeat of Zeus to bring an end to the reign of the Olympian Gods. This adventure starts in a very climactic way as players reach the to...[Read Review]

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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 visual features from a reasonable offering and choosing said class with their own unique looks, styles and starting items you’ll be thrown into the 2D adventure that awaits. For future playthroughs player...[Read Review]

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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. Demon’s Souls doesn’t try to overload you with story providing a simple dark fantasy backdrop for your adventure. If you love your lore and storylines then there are plenty of options to explore that side of...[Read Review]

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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 genre. Set in the 1920s the game follows Patrick Galloway an Irish paranormal adventurer who decides to investigate the mysterious occult happenings that are taking place at his friends (Jeremiah Covenant)...[Read Review]

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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 Age of Fire is reaching its end and in turn bringing with it the Age of Dark which awakens the undead and cursed. This process though need not occur if the appropriate ritual can be completed which is where...[Read Review]

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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 alternative timeline players sign a contract to find out the mysterious reasons for the unnatural fog that has previously risen and overrun the manor grounds of the Berelai Manor. In addition to creating an eeri...[Read Review]

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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 blood oath to the god Ares, you’ll be controlling Kratos as he confronts the three furies to ultimately free himself. The story isn’t as deep or interesting as what you might have experienced in th...[Read Review]

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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 Japanese assassin. After a deal to purchase an ancient katana turns bad he finds himself captured but escapes when a realm of demons opens up and consumes the compound he is caged in. At this point he allies ...[Read Review]

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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 a deadly ranger that also possesses unique wraith abilities. With strong sword combat, stealth mechanics, a large open world and a unique nemesis system Shadow of Mordor offers a high quality Lord of the Rings action adventure with 30-40 hours of gameplay for completionists. Set during in The Lord of the Rings universe a basic understanding of the lore will definitely be a great asset ...[Read Review]

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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. For those unfamiliar with the Sengoku period of Japan this was a time of great civil war between the clans that occupied Japan which Nioh takes and adds a fantasy like element through the introduction of yo...[Read Review]

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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 universe and if you are familiar with the Conan franchise you will get an extra kick out of the story but this is definitely not a requirement to enjoy the experience. The graphics in Age of Conan is the fir...[Read Review]

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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 players will assume the role of Harkyn who stands against the approaching supernatural force to give mankind hope once more. With one of the richest game worlds released this year your adventure as Harkyn ...[Read Review]

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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 the high wizard Zale erected a dome of protection around the town of Celenheim to protect it from the dominating armies of the evil demon Vatar. Because 1000 years have passed the citizens of Celenheim hav...[Read Review]

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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 influence. The game does a wonderful job of pushing you towards evil as increasingly touch enemies will tempt you towards the dark powers. Story wise the game covers your assault on the palace of the ice ...[Read Review]

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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 video game albeit in a sci-fi setting instead. Set in a dystopian future where our relentless use of resources has lead to exhaustion of resources which has put intense strain on the social and environmental elements of the world. It’s a grim future as players awake in an exoskeleton within a destroyed complex of the CREO ...[Read Review]

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