13 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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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 and sends players on an adventure deep into the mythology of Hell to fight against all manner of evil creatures. Taking players through the nine circles of Hell you’ll play as Dante himself as you dispatch all sorts of horrors with an equally deadly arsenal of weapon options. Your character for this action filled adventure is Dante a shamed crusader who has many atrocities to his name despite his ...[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 with one of the available game classes. The game launched in 2012 and has proven to be a successful multiplayer experience with a 2021 sequel (Chivalry 2) and has since been joined by similarly themed games from larger publishers to fill what was once a niche multiplayer genre. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is set in medieval times with each available game map featuring two warring fac...[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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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fast paced and brutal hack and slash action game that draws story inspiration from the film of the same name. Releasing at the same time (2009) the game offers two different experiences with an Uncaged Edition 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 as X-Men Origins: Wol...[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 at a large scale in the Sengoku period of Japan. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series the game is also a direct sequel to Samurai Warriors 3 for players that have followed the story of the franchise to date. The Sengoku period of Japanese history is well known for its conflict and ruthless military campaigns and the game captures all of these elements flawlessly while adding elements of ove...[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 and places it into a multiplayer environment where you’ll fight against other players in familiar FPS game modes. Starting as a popular modification for Half Life 2 the game has since become a broader offering. Pirates, Vikings and Knights II focuses on multiplayer gameplay in a team based environment and centres around three teams of pirates, vikings and knights each with their own symmetry...[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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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 (Muso Orochi 2 in Japan) is a hack and slash title originally for various PlayStation and Xbox consoles with an ultimate edition later expanding the title to Windows and Nintendo Switch. For those unfamiliar with the franchise it is the fourth edition in the crossover series that blends Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors together into a massive combat scale. To give context to the endless battles you’ll encounter a rich and detailed story line which is complete with ov...[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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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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