Want a game similar to God of War for PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS2, PS3 or Xbox 360? Here are the 10 best games like God of War you must play.


The story of Kratos was a badass one, filled with gory and vengeance. God of War tells a tale of a Spartan warrior called Kratos, who was tricked by his master Ares into killing his beloved wife and daughter. Upon receiving a behest from the goddess Athena, Kratos went on a vendetta to kill Ares, taking his place as the new God of War. But he's still haunted by the nightmares of his past, and the only way out is to free himself from the influence of the gods. God of War combines the element of hack and slash combat, puzzle, platforming, action and adventure.
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Its main weapon is a pair of double-chained blades that appear in three iterations with different combos. If you are tired of playing God of War series 'over and over again', and you can't wait for the upcoming God of War 2018 for PlayStation 4, where a new Kratos will reportedly journey across a deep and violence world of monsters, gods and dragons. Mastering the rage that has driven him for many years, to become a better man for his son Atreus. Then here are the 10 best games similar to God of War you can play.

1. Devil May Cry 4


Devil May Cry 4 is a fast-paced hack and slash game that's similar to God of War III. Its story sets in a castle-town of fortuna, a home to The Order of the Sword and protected by a sect of Holy Knight​ who worship the demon god Sparda. During a ceremony in honor of their deity, Nero sees Dante crash through a window and murders their high priest Santus. Albeit not knowing who or why Dante has hacked  his friends, Nero seeks revenge and was shocked to discover he has a demonic power that transforms his entire arm into a Devil Bringer. With high visuals, exotic locales and non-stop combos, Nero must hunt Dante down using his Red Queen Sword and Blue Rose Revolver. DMC 4 is available on iOS, Windows, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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2. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice


Hellblade narrates a story of a pict warrior called Senua, who is suffering from severe psychotic mental illness. Upon returning to her village following a savage Viking raid, she discovers that her lover was sacrificed to a Norse god. With grief, Senua embarks on a vision quest to rescue the soul of her dead lover while carrying his skull wrapped in a cloth for a bargain with the goddess of death Hela. Hellblade combines an element of action adventure, survival horror, puzzle, hack and slash. As you journey your way to Helheim, you'll have to defeat opponents and bosses. Hellblade voice acting and vibrant graphics will surely remind you of God of War. The game is available on PlayStation 4 and Windowa

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3. Ryse: Son of Rome


Ryse tale is quite similar to God of War, but this time the fight isn't against the gods but on humanity. Ryse tells the story of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier who witnesses the brutal murder of his beloved family at the hand of barbarian bandits. Filled with rage and betrayal, the hero embarks on a journey to Britannia with the Roman army to seek revenge and divine intervention. For one thing, this game brings stunning visuals and it blends between the genre of hack and slash, action, adventure and brutal realism. Ryse's primary weapon is a sword and shield, to help finish foes with one execution. So go ahead and play as Marius, in his quest to exact vengeance and perverse the honor of Rome. Ryse: Son of Rome is available on PC and Xbox One.

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4. Bayonetta


Bayonetta herself we love, and it's one of the best hack and slash game that's similar to God of War. Bayonetta revolves around a witch with various firearms strapped to her heels, who performs magical attack with her hair by summoning demons to dispatch foes. The game narrates a sprawling lore that focuses on bayonetta, a sexy witch who awoke after 20 years from the bottom of a lake and discovers she has an amnesia and is left with flashes of her past life. Over time, she begins to remember that what caused her sleep, was an incident that took place 500 years ago between 2 faction that shared distinct treasures. Owning one of the "Eye of the World", Bayonetta leaves Vigrid to look for the other half while dispatching angelic enemies. Bayonetta is available on PC, Xbox 360, Wii U and PS3.

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5. Dark Siders ll

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Dark Siders 2 is an action role-playing hack and slash game that's purely similar to God of War. The tale propels Death, a horseman who after trapping the soul of his fallen brethren in an amulet discovers that his brother War is being charged with a crime of starting the apocalypse in darksiders. Certain that his brother is innocent, Death sets out on a personal mission to erase his brother's​ crime and resurrect humanity with the aid of the tree of life. Darksiders II offers a vast array of gear and weapons, with so many puzzles and an overworld that can be explored freely on foot or by horse. Albeit a long storyline, darksiders' II gameplay is undoubtedly a blast. The game is available on Windows, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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6. Heavenly Sword


Heavenly sword is one of the best action-adventure game that bags heavy hack and slash mechanism that's similar to God of War. The game's story revolves around the  Heavenly Sword, a blade that changes into one of 3 forms and lusts after the life of its user. Having been used by a heavenly deity against a demonic warlord called Raven, the sword was cast upon a warrior tribe for safe keeping. Nariko emerges as the main protagonist, who's set to defeat king Bohan with the heavenly sword and unite her tribe to peace. Albeit a great victory, Nariko must still give up her life for wielding the sword. Heavenly sword gameplay focuses more on melee combat with opportunities for ranged attacks. The game is quite similar to God of War, and you will love it. Heavenly sword is available on PS3.

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7. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance


Metal gear rising is yet another action, hack and slash game that's​ similar to God of War with its sophisticated cutting system. The game seamlessly melds pure and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden, a young child soldier transformed into half-human, half-cyborg ninja. As a cyborg, Raiden is set to confront a private military company with his high frequency katans blade, dagger and rocket launcher. Being a fast-paced game, metal gear rising brings extreme stunning and vibrant graphics and a crazy cutting mechanic that aids Raiden to cut through anything including vehicles and enemies that stands in his vengeful path. Metal gear rising: revengesnce is available on Xbox 360 Windows, Nvidia Shield Android, PS3 and Mac OSX.

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8. Dante's Inferno


A look at Dante's Inferno, one may think it's God of War's clone, but the storyline says contrary. Dante is a young crusader who was condemned to death after been stabbed in the back by an assassin during an attack. Refusing to accept his fate, Dante defeats death and took his scythe. He sets off home, hoping to repent for his sin but was stunned to find his house destroyed and his fiancée Beatrice murdered alongside his father. Just then, Lucifer appears and steals his beloved soul, dragging her to the depth of hell. Upon seeing this, Dante chases them through the nine circles of Hell with the aim to save his woman before she's lost forever. Dante's Inferno hack and slash fighting technique will surely remind you of God of War. This game is available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PSP.

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9. The Witcher 3

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The Witcher 3 is an open world RPG action and adventure game that's full of choices and impactful consequences. The storyline begins in a war-torn world where a deadly Witcher called Geralt of Rivia whose main purpose is to kill monsters is tasked with finding a child from an ancient prophecy who might be the key and weapon to save or destroy all. What follows ​next is a wild hunt across a stunning visual universe as he slays any obstacles that stands in his quest. Similar to Kratos, Geralt possesses​ superhuman strength and reflexes, and his sword fighting skills are second to none. During gameplay, players  are allowed to explore the world with merchant cities, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns. The Witcher 3 is available on Windows, PS4 and Xbox one.

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10. Nier: Automata


Nier Automata is an action role-playing (RPG) game with one of the strangest but yet captivating storyline that might remind you of God of War. The game starts off in a forsaken wasteland where a war rages on between androids and the machines. Nier Automata's tale revolves around an insurmountable threat faced by mankind as invaders from another planet attacks earth without prior notice, thus unleashing the machine lifeform weapons that lead to mankind taking refuge on the moon. In an effort to take back their world, humanity organised a resistance of android soldiers dubbed YoRHa to fight against the machines and unveil the long-forgetten truth of their world. Nier Automata's​ graphics is quite advanced, and it's available on PlayStation 4 and Windows.

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Games Like God of War

If you're finding God of War gory hack and slash gameplay style quite depressing, then you have got to play the aforementioned games, since they are a lot similar to God of War. The above recommended games influenced God of War both in action, adventure and hack and slash elements. They're what you should be playing in 2017, while you await the upcoming God of War 2018 for the PlayStation 4.


Henry Emmanuel

Henry is an avid mobile geek who loves to keep a tab on new gadgets. When he is not fanboying over the latest games online, then you will probably find him watching the Originals and Grey's Anatomy. You can chit-chat with him on Facebook where he speaks out fire.

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