Top 15 Games Like Bloodborne (Games Better Than Bloodborne In Their Own Way)

Games Like Bloodborne
A walk into true horror.

Bloodborne is a masterpiece in its own right, but plenty of games have come and gone that are not even close to it but for the sake of argument, let's assume they hold a candle, no matter how frail. 

This list consists of 15 games that are similar to Bloodborne and offer something that Bloodborne doesn't need.

15. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is what happens when Lord of the Ring fans get what they want: A ubisoft-tier mess that they'll pretend they like just because it has one unique mechanic, and nothing else of value. By the end of this game, you'll discard it just like how at the end of Frodo's journey they threw the ring into the lava.

What Makes Shadow of Mordor Awesome:

  • LOTR fans rejoice as there's finally a 356th LOTR game.
  • Partake in the “Nemesis System,” allowing the AI to act smarter but still be very defeatable. 
  • Become Assassins Creed.

That is one ugly mother*The unique “Nemesis System” allows the AI to remember you upon second return as a unique exchange, between you and them, takes place.

14. Code Vein

Code Vein gameplay

Code Vein is what happens when weebs go too far. A game full of brutal, hard gameplay with little to no actual balance that weebs like to pretend is a good game just because they can make their waifu that they like to fetishize. Team up with other players and laugh as you play this game and realize you wasted your money. To even compare Bloodborne to this brilliant game is a blight upon humanity.

What Makes Code Vein Awesome:

  • Taking zero inspiration from the Soulsborne style, Code Vein aims to deliver a strong story with anime-esque visuals.
  • Character customization is robust and deep, allowing for your deepest fetishes to take shape.
  • Different weapon types for different play styles.

A large cast of "spot the main character" characters, each with their own backstory and arcs.

Of course, the boss is nude

13. Devil May Cry V

Devil May Cry V Gameplay

DmC V fans continue to rejoice as yet another terrible entry is made by Capcom instead of Dragon's Dogma 2. In this game, you aim to be as stylish as possible which is the exact opposite of Bloodborne but I digress. In DmC V, the goal isn't to win, it's to be as gay as humanely possible as sparks fly everywhere. We all know Dante's Inferno is a better DmC game anyway.

As another demonic invasion begins to threaten the sanctity of Earth, Nero and his new partner, Nico, join up to create a resistance against the demons. Without his iconic right arm, he enlists the help of Nico, a self-professioned weapons artist, to design a variety of Devil Breaker arms each with unique functions and modes to kick demon ass.

The Devil May Cry series is known for being as fashionable as possible when fighting with something called a Style meter. Basically, how you dish out combos and the variety you offer which, in turn, gives you a rating. This system is back and better than before with all-new ways to make your enemies dance the dance of death. If Dark Souls V comes out, I hope it has a style ranking.

What Makes Devil May Cry V Awesome:

  • Fast-paced action with three different characters, with one of them being gcombat style.
  • Amazing graphics. Hellish world or not, the folks at Capcom deliver another breathtaking game as the game, this time around, offers photorealistic character designs.
  • The style-influenced combat returns, as the game expects you to dish out pain to the enemies in the most fashionable way possible.

The mysterious new character, V.

DmC fans think they have Dante's swag.

12. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is made by a very unpopular and unknown studio called FromSoftware. Directed by Mario Miyazaki, it's a pretty shit game. Go play Assassin's Creed. In Sekiro, you are the “one-armed wolf” tasked with protecting your master, Kuro, from enemies. When the young lord, coveted for his dragon blood, is captured, it is up to you to restore your honor and take back your lord.

Set in the Sengoku Japan, a period of war and bloodshed. Employ the usage of prosthetic tools to gain an edge in combat and prove your combat prowess against menacing fiends and beasts. Utilize stealth and action to achieve your objectives and save your lord.

The game features a completely new playing style, one that hasn’t been seen before in Soulsborne titles. With the Parry/Deflect system, the game becomes more of a rhythm game, whereupon becoming the master Deflector Shinobi that you are, you are awarded the most pleasurable gaming euphoria.

What Makes Sekiro Awesome:

  • Prosthetic tools add a new layer of combat that the Soulsborne series lacked tremendously.
  • It’s not FromSoftware if the bosses aren’t amazing. Thankfully, Sekiro delivers.
  • Deliver Shinobi Deathblows to unsuspecting enemies to instantly kill them.

Beautiful combat with some of the best bosses in the series.

New to FromSoftware is jumping. Yes, jumping. In a FromSoftware game. That’s huge!

11. Nioh

Nioh Gameplay

Embark as William on a journey on the shores of Japan, as he is caught between a war. Fight against beast and human alike, to find what you seek. A mix of Soulsborne with a dash of Diablo loot system to deliver a game that will keep you coming again and again for replayability.

Oh, and you can actually understand the story in this one. Sorry, Soulsborne fans, this game is actually good unlike your series. 

What Makes Nioh Awesome:

  • An overabundance of weapons, the likes of which can be seen in Diablo.
  • The same FromSoftware formula of ‘whoop your ass until you learn to get good’.
  • A coherent storyline that’s easy to follow and understand.

Face the Yokai, demons native to Japan.

Use spirits to get an edge in battle.

10. Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen Gameplay


What Makes Lords of the Fallen Awesome:

  • lol.
  • rofl.
  • hahaXD.

Face boring bosses.

Hellish beings have plagued the entire world, defeat them all with a unique arsenal!

9. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Gameplay

Play as Dracula who has been weakened and wants nothing more than to end his eternal suffering of immortality. Reclaim your powers and climb harsh mountains to face Satan. An epic fantasy set in the modern world, bound to satisfy anyone. This game is definitely better than Bloodborne and you can't convince me otherwise.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is what Dark Souls 2 wishes it was. Now we need a third one so I can praise it over Dark Souls 3.

What Makes Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Awesome:

  • Make a pact with Death to have the eternal rest.
  • Face off with Satan in fast-paced action.
  • Discover the ultimate fate behind the Lords of Shadows himself.

Face off against scourges of hellish beings.

Embrace the beauty of Dracula and utilize blood powers.

8. Vampyr

Vampyr Gameplay

The best game ever conceived revolves around a mysterious illness, and an Industrial London with plague doctors and werewolves roaming around. Everyone's gone mad, and you're in a way the savior as much as you are the executioner. I clearly mean Bloodborne right? False. I'm talking about Mario's masterpiece: Vampyr.

What Makes Vampyr Awesome:

  • Is basically a giant big reference to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • Choice-driven gameplay which can either destroy or save London.
  • It's more like Bloodborne than Dark Souls 3.

Shape the way London behaves, as they are all geared towards your choices and interactions.

Become a Vampyr and feed to survive.

7. Greedfall

Greedfall Gameplay

Remember this game, fellas? Remember how everyone thought it would be amazing and full of interesting stories and yet when it came out everyone forgot about it? Now watch me shill it.

Discover a new land full of exotic goodness, supernatural creatures, riches, and lost secrets. Embrace diplomacy, a tool not used much in RPGs, to shape the way the world behaves as you join factions while betraying others in a gritty setting full of blood and war. 

What Makes Greedfall Awesome:

  • Very engaging roleplaying, where every quest can be performed in multiple ways.
  • Discover magic once again, in a rich beautiful setting with fantasy brimming within.
  • Complete freedom with character, customize to your desires.

Side with humans and colonize the area.

A fantastical setting is just not complete without horrific creatures.

6. The Surge 2

The Surge 2 Gameplay

Not learning from its predecessor's mistakes, The Surge 2 aims to deliver a far worse experience full of robot busting. Don a mecha suit and let loose on the rampaging robots. With an expanded arsenal and play styles, the game challenges you once again with the crippling difficulty of philosophy's most important question: "Did I waste my time?" The answer is No because you weren't playing Dark Souls 3.

What Makes The Surge 2 Awesome:

  • The sceneries are still as beautiful as ever.
  • Combat is brutal and hardcore, but fun to get into.
  • Cut off the parts/limbs that you want to loot from enemies.

A spectacular boss showcased in the demo that has everyone riled up in excitement.

A rich, lush setting, with a catastrophe that only you can solve.

5. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Gameplay

Ninja Theory returns for another masterpiece. Set in the viking era, play as a Celtic warrior who has yet to accept her haunting past, as she dives into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Created in collaboration with actual neuroscientists to deliver a one of a kind experience.

Hellblade goes over the deep psyche of a man and how can one enjoy Dark Souls 3.

What Makes Hellblade Awesome:

  • Experience psychosis and enter Senua’s mind as you explore it fully.
  • Dark, depressing yet a melancholic beauty unreached.
  • Dive into madness and embrace every nook and cranny of it.

The game has stunning graphics.

Explore a dark, tragic world full of sorrow and misery.

4. Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World Gameplay

Everyone knows the Dark Souls series is inspired by Monster Hunter. The Monster Hunter series have been going on for quite some time now, however with this installation, Capcom has apparently finally perfected the formula with amazing controls and gameplay, while fighting some of the most terrifying and awful beasts. Bravo Capcom.

Take on the role of a Hunter who slays ferocious beasts for a living and quell the roar of a monster that threatens the sanctity of anyone near it. Maybe Dark Souls 3 should learn a thing or two from these bosses.

What Makes Monster Hunter World Awesome:

  • Take on huge beasts, craft weapons from their loot materials and destroy their families with that!
  • Hunt alone or in co-op with up to four players!
  • Locations full of life and danger as any encounter could mean life or death.

Fight off against terrifying beasts with up to 4 players.

Marking the return of Tigrex, Capcom’s iconic monster.

3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gameplay

The Witcher 1 was an experiment.

The Witcher 2 was a step forward in the right direction.

The Witcher 3 is straight-up garbage.

Just like Dark Souls 1-3.

What Makes The Witcher 3 Awesome:

  • An absolutely breathtaking story.
  • Embrace the arsenal of the Witcher, warriors taught from an early age used to magic and sorcery.
  • Hunt down a range of exotic monsters, each with their own setting and story.

The beasts are all amazing in The Witcher 3, but very strong. Use your Witcher powers to gain an edge.

Chase down beasts and hunt them to get their head as a trophy.

2. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Assassin’s Creed: Origins Gameplay

Assassin's Creed: Origins is the best game ever conceived by man's little nugget of a mind. Tired of the conventional Assassin's Creed formula that nearly doomed the franchise? Worry no more, for Origins delivers a far richer experience with a combat system that has finally been perfected. With an ever-changing story revolving around your chances, there is plenty of depth and replayability available.

And hey, if nothing else, at least it ain't Dark Souls 3.

What Makes Assassin’s Creed: Origins Awesome:

  • An Assassin’s Creed RPG. That’s kind of awesome, no?
  • Egypt is large and perilous, explore its exotic secrets.
  • Loot and use different weapons to gain a tactical edge in battle.

Visit the history of the assassin’s as you go around Egypt assassinating targets and becoming a menace.

The DLC introduces with it mythological elements that spice up the game!

1. Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3 Gameplay

Tbh I always thought Dark Souls 3 was the best.

What Makes Dark Souls 3 Awesome:

  • Almost an infinite amount of replayability with an amazingly large arsenal, with unique weapons, fit for different kinds of playstyles.
  • Custom challenges further increase the game’s dynamic and fun.
  • Difficulty scales with each game progress, meaning every new game plus is a harder, tougher challenge.

Face monstrous bosses with your friends.

Experience the beauty of Dark Souls 3.

And that’s all for now. Thanks for reading!

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