20 Games Like Dynasty Warriors

Games Like Dynasty Warriors Our assortment of games like Dynasty Warriors features alternative 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 first seen on the PlayStation in 1997. While 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 titles shifted the formula. As a result the franchise is now known for its hack and slash gameplay where players are one hero against near endless enemy numbers.

Choosing from a number of playable characters and using this unique warrior to fight through various levels that mix fantasy and history. 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 enemy warriors. These levels can have various win conditions although the losing conditions often remain consistent for each level (time running out, commander death or your health bar reaching zero). Outside of combat Dynasty Warriors also offers dramatised cut scenes and storytelling which helps to bring the battles to life.

The games like Dynasty Warriors featured below focus on games where you'll battle countless enemies with hack and slash combat in historic settings with deep storylines. This list also includes a number of games like Dynasty Warriors for PC users.
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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 into the core adventure as you trek across a medieval land claiming land for your own faction. Improving upon the original with the likes of improved visuals, multiplayer and additional factions that enhance your range of strategic choices and challenges. Originally for Windows in 2010 the game was further expanded with modern day console ports and some downloadable content to e...[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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Devil May Cry 4

Experience action, adventure and classic hack and slash gameplay in Devil May Cry 4 which continues the demon focused slashing of past iterations. With returning swords and firearms in your battle against demons players will fight as the two main characters of Nero and Dante for their adventure. A Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition released in 2015 also adds Vergil, Lady and Trish as playable characters in addition to improved graphics and some balance tweaks. The story in Devil May Cry 4  revolve...[Read Review]

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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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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 experience in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will mostly be a melee orientated one but does include the standard ranged weapons of the era. Players can jump into the battlefield in either a first or third person pe...[Read Review]

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Bayonetta

Become bewitched in Bayonetta an action adventure title that features intense and over the top fantasy where you’ll fight angels with insane attack combos. Serving as the first of several Bayonetta titles to come the game was released in 2010 with subsequent releases that expanded on the available game platforms. At the core Bayonetta aims to create a third person beat’em up style of gameplay with a fast paced delivery of combat and story that is thrown at players at high speed. For ...[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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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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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 there is no shortage of gameplay to be found within the game. The main mode is of course the most appealing to One Piece fans and follows the story closely, up to the recent point in the manga. Beyond this pla...[Read Review]

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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 ruthless military campaigns and the game captures all of these elements flawlessly. While the events do draw from this period and reflect it well they are romanticised and don’t follow historic fact e...[Read Review]

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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 that the series is known for. Like the other titles with the Metal Gear name you can expect to find it on all the major platforms allowing console and PC players alike to play Revengeance which can stands alone as its own story for newcomers. Your character for this adventu...[Read Review]

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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 focuses on multiplayer gameplay in a team based environment. As the name suggests it follows a war between three different factions, the pirates, the vikings and the knights. Each of these factions has the...[Read Review]

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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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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’ll encounter a very rich and detailed story which is complete with over the top cut scenes. Set only a few years after the events of Warriors Orochi 2 a period of peace has finally been realised wit...[Read Review]

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Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a new breed of action RPG for the PlayStation 4 exclusively that follows the adventures of the Hunter in a dark gothic setting you’ll be treated to brutal combat, intriguing story and hidden treasures. Set within the city of Yharnam this Victorian themed city is under threat from a bloodborne plague and equally mysterious evil beasts that leave none safe. With the dark city having advanced medicine science rapidly through the use of blood the appearance of a blood based disea...[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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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, for those familiar with the time period it is one of constant war where kingdoms were raising and falling constantly as the power of the sword makes other kneel. With English kings making claims on the Frenc...[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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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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