[Top 15] Best Hack and Slash Games To Play Today

Top hack n slash games 2020
Dante slashes through an enemy

15. Mordhau PC

Mordhau Gameplay

Fight through battles against other players in this online multiplayer close engagement battle game. Take on hordes of enemies online or offline in the games horde modes, and test your skill and how long you can survive. Master new weapons and customize your character geared onwards your own playstyle.

Player stands off preparing to fight enemies on a battlefield landscape

14. Shank PC

Shank gameplay

A side scrolling action beat em up game feels like a revival of the games of yesteryear. In Shank, the name of the game is over the top violence combined with fast paced combo action. Shank features a plethora of unique enemies and bosses that challenge you to use the combos that you learn to overcome and make it through to the next stage. 

Shank fights an enemy

13.Hades PC/ PS4/ XBO

Hades gameplay

In Hades, you play as the Prince of the Underworld where your goal is to battle your way out. Meet the Olympians who grant you different abilities that can make each run in this roguelike adventure feel different and new. Slash and blast your way through the gorgeous environment in your frenzied attempt to escape the Underworld.

Prince of the Underworld fires a shot at enemies

12. Ryse: Son of Rome PC/ PS4/ XBO

Ryse: Son of Rome Gameplay

Play as Marius Titus and journey with him on his revenge quest to find justice for his family that was murdered by barbarians. Play in the games gladiatorial style sword combat as you go through battles as a foot soldier in the Roman Empire’s army, seeking vengeance on those who wronged your family. 

Marius Titus preparing to block an attack with his shield

11. Dead Cells PC/ PS4/ XBO

Dead Cells gameplay

Dead Cells is described by the developers as a roguelike Metroidvania and that description couldn't be more fitting. Restart with every death but keep the experience and the weapons you gain. A plethora of weapons to unlock with differing playstyles this hack n slash definitely feels unique. 

The hero fights off against an enemy

10. Darksiders 3

Darksiders 3 Gameplay

Take the reigns as Fury, one of the horsemen (or horsewomen) of the apocalypse in this fast paced open space hack and slash game. Use her magic and gear to move through the world searching for the seven deadly sins to take on. Fury possesses a multitude of abilities and gear to help her traverse through the game's gorgeous environments and rip apart demons and sins alike.

Fury attacks an enemy with her whip

9. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor PC/ PS4/ XBO

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay 

Flowing combat in the same vein as the Arkham Batman games. Combine your attacks and abilities to take out your enemies with fun fast paced attacks. Enjoy the nemesis system to create a story personal to you with the Orcs in your game by building to a legendary grudge match that feels like you were an active participant.

Talion looks over a battlefield with an explosion in the distance

8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC / PS4 / XBO

Sekiro gameplay

From the makers of dark souls expect nothing less than a brutal but fair challenge. In Sekiro you make your way through a world full of monsters and bosses that are all really good at killing, especially anyone not paying attention. Slightly faster paced and different enough that it earns the right to be a different franchise. 

Enemy misses a strike against the main character while the main character prepares to strike. 

7. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice gameplay

Play through the story of Senua going through the traumatic loss of her brother. Slash your way through enemies as you work through the game battling not only the enemies on the screen but the ones in your head.

Senua faces off against an enemy

6.Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Gameplay

Not a conventional ninja game but it feels like you're playing as one. Revengeance is a platinum game at its core and it gives you everything you'd expect from the creators of Bayonetta. Great action and reaction mechanics precise timing is needed to hit dodge and make your way through the game while also looking super stylish.

Character slashes enemy with trail following the sword

5. Bayonetta

Bayonetta gameplay

In Bayonetta the goal is to shoot, slash, and dodge your way through angels. Bayonetta challenges you to learn the pattern of enemies to dodge and attack with perfect timing precision to maximize damage to enemies and minimize damage to yourself. 

Bayonetta fights a demonic dragon

4. Diablo 3

Diablo 3 gameplay

Choose from a variety of classes, anything from a warrior to a necromancer and enjoy the gameplay loop of using gear to get stronger and level up to cruise through all the difficulty tiers. Diablo 3 features an isometric viewpoint and tons of abilities to wipe out hordes of demonic forces.

Heroes fight a horde of demons in Diablo 3

3. Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World Gameplay

Monster Hunter: World has the same gameplay of the classic games with the addition of making the environments feel like huge sprawling environments. A game all about learning patterns and timing not only of the enemy but also of the variety of weapons at your disposal. Go through the boss encounters and test your skill and mastery of the gameplay and your weapons.

A hero prepares to charge a downed monster

2. Devil may cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 gameplay

In Devil May Cry 5 you have the choice of 3 characters with very different playstyles. Whether it's classic, distanced, or a brand new for the series the game offers all types for all gameplay types. No matter who you play enjoy the kinetic action of destroying demons and working for that SSS rank score 

Dante launches an attack on demons

1.Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata gameplay

Nier:Automata's gameplay can best be described as jack of all trades master of hack and slash. In Nier: Automata you get games of all types of genres, from top down arcade shooter to side Scrolling bullet hell, and of course platinum games' bread and butter, hack and slash. Play though the game's many endings all with the goal of getting the entire story from all sides and of course continuing the games amazing action. 

2B slices through a robot

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