14 Games Like God of War

Games Like God of War Our selection of games like God of War features other action adventures that feature fast paced combat, vibrant fantasy worlds, platform elements and puzzles.

The God of War franchise was born in 2005 and has quickly expanded to include several titles within the same universe that feature different stories alongside enhancing mechanics. The franchise follows the story of Kratos a power hungry Spartan warrior in service of the god Ares and the various twists and turns that he has taken in his life. Various other Olympian Gods make an appearance throughout the franchise including Athena, Zeus and other elements that draw upon the historical era that these Gods were worshipped.

God of War is predominately a single player experience although there is multiplayer (co-operative and competitive) available depending on the specific game. Using your signature weapon (double chained blades), other weapons and various abilities players will hack and slash their way through a story based adventure with puzzle and combat elements.

The games like God of War on this page focus on other games that have a similar approach to combat and combine it with platforming and puzzles in their strong fantasy storyline and includes games like God of War for PC and other consoles.
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Darksiders

Darksiders is an action adventure game and first of the franchise that follows the adventures of War, a horseman of the Apocalypse. Launching for Windows in 2010 the game has since expanded to a range of console platforms with a remastered version and sequel expanding on the game universe. Darksiders draws inspiration from the stories of the apocalypse and accordingly centres on the ongoing war that rages between the forces of Hell and Heaven. This struggle has been raging on since the beginning...[Read Review]

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Darksiders II

Darksiders II offers players a sequel hack and slash RPG adventure with a dark story theme that has players fighting through a balanced difficultly level and high polished gameplay. Originally released in 2012 a Deathinitive Edition expanded the list of available console a few years later while also remastering core mechanics and graphics. Uniquely in this second instalment of Darksiders players will be somewhat playing parallel to the original Darksiders adventure. This unique premise like most...[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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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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Alice: Madness Returns

Blending platform elements, action gameplay and psychological environments is Alice: Madness Returns which takes place in the world of Alice in Wonderland with lore likely to be familiar to most players although much darker than the usual content involving Alice. 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 along with new story and challenge. Your adventure in Alice: Madness Returns fol...[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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Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus is an action adventure of grand scale that was first launched in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. In time the game was remastered for PlayStation 3 (2011) and PlayStation 4 (2018) that both offered an almost identical experience to the original albeit with higher quality graphic assets. Regardless of your choice of release/platform players will find themselves in a unique fantasy setting that is centred around the adventure to defeat a number of large scale colossi that each pre...[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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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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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 story. Explore both the human and demonic worlds in this richly diverse title for Windows and consoles. Note an iOS and Android spin-off is available that features similar mechanics although is closer to an arena RPG than the full Lords of The Fallen experience. Set in a world where the Gods have all but abandoned the human race players will assume ...[Read Review]

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Enclave

Enclave is an action orientated game set within a fantasy realm where players fight on behalf of good or evil with separate missions based on their choice of alliance. Originally launched in 2002 for Xbox and Windows the game was subsequently released on the Wii, Mac and Linux platform a decade later. Enclave is set 1,000 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. With the hope to gi...[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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