16 Games Like Devil May Cry

Games Like Devil May Cry This assorted list of games like Devil May Cry features more hack and slash adventures with unique stories and devastating combos to master.

Centred on the adventures of Dante as he exterminates all sorts of strange demons in an effort to avenge the murder of his mother the Devil May Cry series has been a long running fan favourite in the hack and slash genre. First launching in 2001 the game has developed over time to incorporate new features and more stylish combat.

This stylish combat is at the heart of the Devil May Cry franchise with style determined by the length of your combos, how much damage you take, items found and time taken to complete the level. Based on these elements players will receive a rank at the end of each game section which encourages you to replay levels for the highest rankings.

Other elements of the series include the Devil Trigger ability that gives players additional powers based on their current selected weapon, recurring weapons and a huge selection of unlockable combos that turn you from simple brawler to stylish fighter by the end.

The games like Devil May Cry on this page showcase other impressive hack and slash games that encourage action and stylish combat to dispatch enemies.
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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 person view, melee based weapon combat and exploration. Battles take place against a wide range of beastly enemies and boss monsters that all attempt to ripe the character to shreds in increasingly brutal ways....[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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8.9 User Avg (8 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 has many atrocities to his name despite his chosen faith. After being killed by an assassin Dante refuses to go to Hell for his sins and decides to destroy Death and attempt to redeem himself. Gameplay is fa...[Read Review]

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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’ll be playing as Bayonetta, a witch that uses a mixture of firearms, weapons and magic to fight against angelic enemies while uncovering her own history after waking up from a 500 year sleep. The over ...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (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 gore, language and some of the combat elements. If you’ve seen the film then you’ll recognise some of the plot elements, the game is entirely based on the movie though with some original plot coming into pla...[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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8.4 User Avg (20 votes)
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Alice: Madness Returns

Blending platform elements, action gameplay and psychological environments is Alice: Madness Returns. It’s the sequel to the well received 2000 video game, American McGee’s Alice and features a host of improvements to make it a better experience. Your adventure in Alice: Madness Returns follows Alice Liddell a girl trying to deal with the trauma caused by the loss of your family. After being released from a psychiatric clinic and placed into an orphanage for the mentally ill you re-e...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (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 works for the private military company of Maverick Securities in a new era of relative peace. Your antagonist though wants to destablise this current peace and maintain conflict in order to profit from the te...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (13 votes)
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Nier

Nier crafts an interesting story for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners while pairing it with action role playing and hack and slash fundamentals. Following the story of two books, one good and the other evil Nier is designed for players to play through the story multiple times in order to fully grasp the story elements as new story related mechanics are introduced on subsequent playthroughs. While a PS Vita version was planned this was eventually abandoned and never released to the public. Set i...[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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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 the sword in order to get vengeance against against the invading clan. Taking up the sword though requires you to pay the ultimate price as the sword will slowly consume your life. With the simple story fou...[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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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow puts players in complete control of Gabriel on his quest to revive his wife and defeat the evil order who refer to themselves as the Lords of Shadow. Rebooting the Castlevania franchise on consoles in 2010 before making it’s way to PC in 2013 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow offers a familiar mix of 3D environments, devastating melee combat and puzzle solving that the action-adventure genre is well regarded for. While Castlevania has seen consistent releases since it beg...[Read Review]

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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 popular cheerleader who also happens belong to a zombie hunting family. This comes in particularly handy on Juliet’s 18th birthday when she goes to visit her boyfriend Nick and gets stuck in the middl...[Read Review]

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6.9 User Avg (9 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 with undertones of family revenge. Your main enemy for this adventure is the various Celtic barbarian tribes that slowly pushed Rome to it’s knees through constant war, this single enemy does somewhat limit t...[Read Review]

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