Top 11 Games Like God of War for PC

Games Like God of War
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What Are The Best Games Like God of War?

God of War (2018) is a semi-open world action-adventure game that took the Spartan Kratos out of Greece and gave him a new pantheon to obliterate; this time the Norse gods. The game served as a soft reboot of the series by changing the setting and adding a new dimension to Kratos by giving him a son. 

God of War is a special game, but what made it special? The setting? The combat? The tone?

Yes.

The following 11 PC games share similarities with God of War, and here is why they are worth checking out.  

11. Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Gameplay

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure game developed by FromSoftware (The studio behind Dark Souls). The game takes place in a fantastical version of 16th century Japan where you control a Shinobi out for vengeance. Like God of War, the action is brutal, and the game takes inspiration from both history and myth.

Both games also contain big snakes!

When you look this cool, its almost a shame for the guards not to see you.

He had it coming!

10. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Gameplay

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a dark fantasy action-adventure game. This story-driven game that delves into phycological horror. Like Kratos God of War, Hellblade’s main character Senua must delve deep into Norse mythology to fulfill her mission. Senua also suffers from Psychosis, which is a core element of her story and struggle. While the gameplay might not be as refined as God of War, its story may be even better. That’s what the voices in Senua’s head are telling her at least. The sound design in this game is incredible, and it is recommended to play it with headphones, that way the voices can sound like they are in your own head. 

“I’m perfectly well adjusted? Why are you asking?”

Real or imaginary, let’s stab that thing!

9. Darksiders III

Darksiders III Gameplay

Darksiders III is a hack and slash action-adventure game. Like the other two Darksiders games, you play as one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Fury. It was fun to play as War in the first game and Death in the second, Fury is just as kickass. Like the announcement of God of War (2018) many were surprised and ecstatic at the announcement of Darksiders III, as they though both franchises may have been dead. The original studio that made the first two Darksiders games, Vigil, had gone under. Thankfully the project was taken up by Gunfire Games and they hired much of the staff that had worked on the first two games to make the third one. 

Fury shows how a real woman rips out your heart.

When Fury’s hair catches fire, it…bodes poorly for those around her…

8. Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III Gameplay

Dark Souls III is an unforgiving action roleplaying game. Set in an immersive but mysterious dark fantasy world that offers a brutal challenge from the beginning. In God of War it helps to get good at the combat to make progress, In Dark Souls III, if you do not learn the ins and outs of the combat you're going to have a bad time…

Just remember, your dodge roll is important for both games.

Just another day in the world of Dark Souls

Advice: DODGE ROLL! DODGE ROLL!

7. The Witcher III

The Witcher III Gameplay

The Witcher III is an open world, dark fantasy RPG. It has excellent real-time combat and tells an incredibly engaging narrative.  The Witcher III takes place in a dark world and has a deep and well-told story. Geralt of Rivia is a compelling character as are Ciri, Yeneffer, and Triss. And for anyone who missed Kratos’s more explicit activities from earlier God of War games, Geralt has you covered! This huge open world is one of the most detailed and immersive game worlds out there.

Geralt, monster exterminator, no job is too big.       

Even though it’s been out for quite some time, few games are as pretty as the Witcher III.

6. Bayonetta 

Bayonetta Gameplay

Bayonetta is a frenetic over the top action game. The game knows it is over the top and revels in its own ridiculousness.  If you loved the crazy combated of the original God of War games, Bayonetta will be right up your alley! The action is frenetic, and Bayonetta’s “Witch Time” is comparable to Kratos’s Spartan Rage. The combat of both games is almost like a dance, but at the end all your partners are dead. Bayonetta also has you covered on the awesome huge boss fight front. Small Caveat: if you want to play the equally awesome Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3, you need to invest in a Nintendo Switch.

  

Bayonetta: Style and substance!

Utter Chaos. This is common in Bayonetta

5. Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Gameplay

This action hack and slash game puts you in the shoes of Raiden. Unlike other MGS games where the game pace is much slower, this game is all about crazy action and cool pulling off cool moves. Perhaps it should not be too surprising that Bayonetta developer, Platinum Games was tapped for the game. And like God of War showing us a whole new side to a well-established character like Kratos, Revengence took it one step further and made Raiden, a character that was never a fan favorite and turned him into an awesome badass!

Raiden subtly blending in with the locals.

Slice and dice and…wait…is that a spine!

4. Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins: Gameplay

Assassin's Creed Origins is an open world action-adventure game set in Ancient Egypt. Like other Assassin’s Creed games, you get to hang out with some real historical figures, this time Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. Fun Fact: God of War was nearly set in Ancient Egypt. If you are curious how that version of the game would have felt, AC: Origins has got you covered. Ubisoft has the open world stuff down and here we get a chance to play in a whole new sandbox (…sorry bad pun…). Origins, like God of War, has a compelling world just begging to be explored. 

Look who is just chilling, climbing a pyramid.

Riding into action!

3. Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay

Devil May Cry 5, is an action-adventure hack and slash game that brings back the fan-favorite Dante (The white haired one). Focusing on stylish action the game will be set after Devil May Cry 2. Like God of War, the world will be dark and gritty. Just like previous games in the series, the combat will be brutal.

Devil May Cry: Famous for it subtlety

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!

2. Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World Gameplay

Monster Hunter: World is an action RPG where your goal is to hunt down and trap or kill monsters. Heavily combat focused, if the big monster fights were your favorite part of God of War, Monster Hunter: Word will be right up your alley. It has an abundance of huge monsters in a large beautiful world. Killing big monsters lets you improve your weapons and abilities to take on even bigger monsters! 

Ehh, I’ve seen bigger.       

What killed the Dinosaurs? I KILLED THE DINOSAURS!

1. Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome Gameplay

Ryse: Son of Rome is an action-adventure hack and slash game set in ancient Rome. It tells a compelling revenge story and though it came out in 2013, it still looks amazing today. The cinematic detail and the narrative rival that of God of War. That being said, the combat is not as complex or layered as that of God of War. Yet, Ryse: Son of Rome does an excellent job of transporting you to ancient Rome and telling an engaging cinematic and satisfying story. 

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I’ve read Caesar’s Gallic Wars…it does not end well for the Barbarians…

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Stephen is a writer, historian and tour guide in DC . He has 3 Masters Degrees and was once captured by pirates. His proudest recent achievement was getting an NES controller to work on the Switch.
Gamer Since: 1988
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: God of War
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