18 Games Like Kingdom Hearts

Games Like Kingdom Hearts This assembled collection of games like Kingdom Hearts features more role playing games filled with action, characters and story for various platforms.

The Kingdom Hearts franchise is one of the most well-known and popular video games in part because of the Disney characters that are central to the story and quest lines. This includes an all-star list of voice actors that help bring characters such as Donald Duck and Micky Mouse to life. Combined with a compelling mixture of action and role playing depth the Kingdom Hearts franchise has captured hearts, awards and various titles.

Gameplay in the series is hack and slash based with party elements also playing a vital role. For the most part this party is fixed to certain characters but special characters do occasionally assist the player. Similar to other RPGs these characters gain experience over time and can have items equipped or crafted for them to improve their combat presence.

The games similar to Kingdom Hearts here capture other experiences where you’ll hack and slash your way through a story based adventure with a customisable party. In these adventures you’ll take your party from basic fighters to fully equipped warriors.
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Genshin Impact

Delivering a high quality predominately single player action role playing title with just a dusting of MMO design aesthetics Genshin Impact has a flashy world of colour waiting to explored by players that is full of magic, magic, fantasy and challenge. With it’s high action combat paired with this setting players are in for a dungeon hunting treat as they explore the world by themselves or with up to four players (unlocked after about a dozen hours of gameplay). With elements of the JRPG g...[Read Review]

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Okami

Okami is a critically acclaimed Zelda like experience where the player controls a wolf goddess. The game has a very beautiful presentation and feel to its game world that is definitely a unique offering. Okami was originally released on PlayStation 2 and eventually made its way to the Nintendo Wii with a high definition port making the game available across the range of modern platforms. The setting for the game draws heavily from Japanese folklore tales. Players will take control of Amaterasu, ...[Read Review]

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Okamiden

Okamiden is set less than a year after the events of Okami and despite the best efforts of Amaterasu, evil did not stay locked away from the world for long which means a new round of younger adventurers will step forward with their Celestial Brush to rid the land of evil. Instead of the powerful Amatersasu players will adventure with the child Chibiterasu who shares many visual appearances although lacks the in overall power which also serves as a central plot theme. Just like the first adventur...[Read Review]

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Xenoblade Chronicles

Xenoblade Chronicles mixes sci-fi with the Japanese RPG genre to create a streamlined game that does away with many unnecessary features that usually plague the genre. The game was released in 2012 with development being undertaken by Monolith Soft. Xenoblade Chronicles is only available on the Nintendo Wii and truly pushes this console to the limit in terms of hardware capabilities. Players take control of a young man known as Shulk who embarks on a quest to stop the threat from the Mechons (me...[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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Ni No Kuni

Ni No Kuni blends action role playing with monster capturing to offer a great mixture of action and strategy. The game was originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2010 but didn’t receive an English release until 2013 which was for the PlayStation 3 platform under the name Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (which this review focuses on). The PlayStation 3 version stays very true to the Japanese Nintendo DS version but expands on the gameplay to include a larger game world and more story elem...[Read Review]

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Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia is part of the long running Tales series of role playing games and marks the 10th addition to this magical RPG franchise known for it’s unique combat elements. While originally only available for the Xbox 360 in English a Definitive Edition brought the popular series to a wider range of platforms. In Tales of Vesperia players will have the chance to explore the planet Terca Lumireis which features a similar theme and aesthetic to the past iterations of the franchise. On t...[Read Review]

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Eternal Sonata

Eternal Sonata is a role playing game from Japan with a focus on incorporating musical elements into its gameplay. The game is available for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. A large portion of the game is set within the strange dream world of Chopon, a composer of music that is on his death bed. Chopin is based directly on Frederic Chopin a popular composer and pianist of his time (1810-1849). The game takes place over 8 different game chapters that are each based on one of his compositions. The ...[Read Review]

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is an action RPG from Square Enix. Originally launching on Xbox 360 only the game eventually came to PS3, PS4 and Windows with a few improvements. Choosing a science fiction setting the game is set after a third world war has devastated the Earth leaving the population to go underground. In order to save the human race the decision is made to find a new home planet through space travel. This is where the protagonist enters the fray as they board one of the first conveys...[Read Review]

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Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil is a popular action adventure game that was first released in 2003 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows. Its widespread popularity led to a HD remake for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 which is available on their respective online stores. The game is set in the future on the planet Hillys and offers an interesting mixture of modern day technology, fantasy and sci-fi all rolled into one. Hillys has recently come under attack from a strange race of aliens known as t...[Read Review]

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Psychonauts

Psychonauts is a unique and beautifully presented game that follows the adventures of Raz, a boy who has powerful psychic abilities. The game has gained a cult like following and is available on numerous platforms. Pyschonauts takes place in a fictional summer camp that acts as a secret training ground for the US government. This training facility is designed to help children with psychic abilities develop their powers and ultimately become Psychonauts (soldiers with psychic abilities). The camp...[Read Review]

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Magna Carta 2

Magna Carta 2 is a Korean developed role playing game that stays true to the broader Japanese role playing sub genre with a wealth of choice and deep skill systems to explore along your journey. Released on Xbox 360 in 2009 players can expect flashy presentation and strong character appearances from start to end in the fantasy world. Magna Carta 2 takes place in the fictional land of Lanzheim, a fantasy based world featuring several races that the player will encounter along the story that come ...[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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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U), belongs to the third generation of the Monster Hunter series and is a new and improved version of Monster Hunter Tri adding new monsters and maps. Like the previous games, you’ll be joined by two companions named Kayamba and Cha-Cha. Simply put, MH3U is about, hunting monsters. You’ll venture through several maps completing monster hunting quests within an allotted time. Quests can vary from slaying to capturing monsters with each monster an extremely varied exp...[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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The Last Remnant

The Last Remnant tries to do some unique things in the Japanese RPG genre but not all of them succeed creating a game you’ll either love or hate based on how you like to play the genre. The game was released for the Xbox 360 in November 2008 with a Windows release early in 2009 and subsequently remastered for PlayStation 4. The games development and publishing was handled by Square Enix. From a story perspective the game isn’t anything ground breaking (although that is most Japanese RPGs t...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (28 votes)
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Tales of Grace f

Tales of Grace f is the PlayStation 3 port of the popular Japanese RPG that was originally released on the Nintendo Wii (only in Japan). The game is part of the long running Tales series with similar gameplay and story elements to the previous instalments in the franchise that have seen this JRPG rise the ranks amongst critics and genre fans alike. In Tales of Grace f players will have the opportunity to explore the fictional world known as Ephinea which is divided into three different countries...[Read Review]

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Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII is another RPG addition to the beloved franchise that was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and eventually Windows. Like the FF games before it players are not required to have played the previous instalments to follow along. Final Fantasy XIII takes the franchise to the world of Gran Pulse, a planet that has a massive artificial sphere floating above it known as the Cocoon. This Cocoon is run by the Sanctum a cult like government that obeys a powerful deity. The story isn&...[Read Review]

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