12 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).
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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 take away from the experience if you haven’t previously loaded up an Elder Scrolls game. This choice by the developer ensures that newcomers to the franchise don’t feel left out and can experience what...[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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9 User Avg (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. 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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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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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 platforms (Windows, Xbox 360 and PS3). Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning offers a good amount of game customisation with 4 unique races for the player to choose from. Like other games in the genre these races h...[Read Review]

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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 since that time and continues to grow with the player using its dynamic system. This creates a very vibrant and realistic experience as camps that you help early on in your journey may eventually evolve into t...[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 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 strange fantasy world known only as the ForbiddenLand. This area is void of people although several ruins do suggest there once was life here. You play as Wander who travels into this realm with his horse...[Read Review]

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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 by the powers of sword and magic with four playable classes available to the player. Unlike most games the differences between these characters extends beyond visual and skills with each character starting ...[Read Review]

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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 opportunity to explore the continent. Albion is now in an industrial age with guns joining melee weapons and magic as your combat options. In Fable III players will attempt to build support for a resistance mo...[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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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 Time but before The Two Thrones so it definitely helps if you’ve had previous exposure to the series before jumping into the game. However, because the gap between these games amounts to seven years the g...[Read Review]

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6.5 User Avg (23 votes)