The 15 Best Hack and Slash Games for PC

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In addition to hacking and slashing, there will be lots of stabbing.

Can you hack, slash, and stab your way through all these games?

Hack and Slash games are known for their balls to the wall action and insanely intense combat.

The genre is full of great games that each bring their own unique flavor of violence to the table.

Today, we look at the 15 best Hack and Slash games to show you just how fun and diverse this genre can be.

15. Mordhau

It's like going to a medieval fair except you get to participate in the reenactment

Fight against players from around the world in a multiplayer arena set in a realistic medieval setting. Each match contains 64 players ensuring fun and wonderfully chaotic battles to fight for your liege’s honor.

Top 3 Things That Make Mordhau Awesome

  • Highly customizable characters, armor, and weapons
  • A variety of game modes to battle it out with 64 players
  • The balance of realism and gameplay ensure that every battle is intense but still fun

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14. For Honor

Will you fight for honor, the chivalric virtues, or simply raid and plunder?

Experience a clash of styles and culture as you battle it out with an army of Samurai, Knights, and Vikings. The wide variety of maps, heroes, and gameplay modes ensures that the multiplayer battles will never get tiring.

Top 3 Things That Make For Honor Awesome

  • Enjoy an exciting story that follows three different characters   
  • Play as a Samurai, Viking, or Knight as you clash with other players
  • Have fun in a multitude of ways with PvP, PvE, and co-op gameplay modes

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13. Shank 2

This shank can shiv, shoot, and slash

In the sequel to the cult classic original, you play as Shank, a mob hitman out for blood. Revel in gory violence as you hack and slash your way through beautifully rendered 2D environments.

Top 3 Things That Make Shank 2 Awesome

  • Chain combos together with multiple weapons
  • The unique visual style and 2D art
  • Co-op survival mode means more violent fun

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12. Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Oh, rats!

In the fantasy setting of the popular Warhammer franchise, you are the only thing that stands between the Empire of Man and the unending masses of Chaos and Skaven. Battle your way through thrilling first-person combat that shows just how deadly this world can be.

Top 3 Things That Make Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Awesome

  • Challenging and kinetic first-person combat
  • New careers and talents to accommodate a wide range of gameplay styles
  • Four-player co-op takes the relentless difficulty to a whole new fun level

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11. Middle-earth: Shadow of War

No filthy hobbits here

Set in the vibrant creation of J. R. R. Tolkien, you play as Talion, a man who was murdered and was magically joined with an elven spirit. Continuing on from the events of the first game, Talion must hold the line at Mordor to keep Sauron’s army from advancing before the realms of men are ready.

Top 3 Things That Make Middle-earth: Shadow of War Awesome

  • New and improved Nemesis System
  • Gather an army to fight by your side
  • The Lord of the Rings universe comes to life once again with amazingly detailed graphics

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10. Devil May Cry 5

The devil's due

Dante returns for yet another over the top and gloriously fun adventure. Battle your way through the countless demon hordes as you liberate Red Grave City.

Top 3 Things That Make Devil May Cry 5 Awesome

  • Three playable characters with their own unique style
  • Exhilarating, hilarious, and fun combat that throws realism out the window
  • Breathtaking visuals that show the horrifying demons in all their glory

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9. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Smash the xeno scum for the empire!

Set in the sci-fi setting of the Warhammer franchise, you play as Captain Titus, a Space Marine sworn to protect the Imperium of Man by any means necessary. Enjoy the dark side of the Warhammer future as you fight Ork after Ork with your bolter and chainsword.

Top 3 Things That Make Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Awesome

  • Warhammer 40,000 brought to life in amazing detail
  • Use your chainsaw/sword hybrid to shred your enemies apart
  • Fun 8 vs. 8 multiplayer that lets you play as one of the Chaos

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8. God Eater 3

What will you dine on?

Play as a God Eater who is able to absorb the essences of fallen monsters known as Aragami. Unleash the world-shattering firepower of the God Arcs upon these monsters and slay them once and for all.

Top 3 Things That Make God Eater 3 Awesome

  • Fight with bigger and better God Arcs to fit the way you play
  • Battle tougher Aragami then ever before
  • New Burst Art abilities add extra flavor to an already fantastic combat system

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7. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Sometimes the worst enemy is ourselves

Go on a vision quest to hell to find your lost love and question your own reality. Experience an emotional and touching story that deals with very real issues in a way only video games can. 

Top 3 Things That Make Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Awesome

  • An accurate portrayal of mental health issues
  • Stunning audio design that helps immerse you
  • Challenging combat that puts you at the edge of your set

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6. Bayonetta

Witchy woman

Play as Bayonetta, an ancient witch that keeps the balance between the forces of light, dark and chaos in the world. Uncover the secrets of her past while fighting the forces of both heaven and hell.

Top 3 Things That Make Bayonetta Awesome

  • Combat that is both fluid and stylish
  • Fun and pulpy story from start to finish
  • Heart-pounding action that never slows down in both story and gameplay

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5. Ryse: Son of Rome

"Et tu, Brute?"

Rise through the ranks of the Roman legion as you seek vengeance for your family and conquer for the great empire of Rome. The fast-paced action will lead you through breathtaking visuals that capture history at one of its more interesting times.

Top 3 Things That Make Ryse: Son of Rome Awesome

  • The setting of Ancient Rome
  • Graphics that impress even years later
  • Kinetic action that sells the brutality of being a Roman legionary

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4. Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom

A titan of multiple industries

Based on the manga and anime of the same name, you will fight off a horde of man-eating giants. Fight your way through these wandering Titans and experience the classic story told in a new way.

Top 3 Things That Make Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom Awesome

  • The same story as the manga and anime with a few new twists to keep it interesting
  • Graphics and art style makes you feel like you are playing your very own anime
  • The Titans may be a massive target, but they require careful timing to take down

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3. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

It's like Blade, just without the sunglasses

Enter the world of Castlevania and become Gabriel Belmont, a man dedicated to eliminating the forces darkness as a member of the Brotherhood of Light. Little does he know of his true destiny, but that is for you to find out in this exciting supernatural hack and slash.

Top 3 Things That Make Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Awesome

  • Amazing voice acting from actors such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Jason Isaacs and more
  • Use your combat cross as a multifaceted weapon and traversing tool
  • An interesting retelling of the classic Castlevania story

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2. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

"Snake!"

A spin-off from the popular Metal Gear franchise, play as Raiden, a cybernetically enhanced soldier on a path of vengeance and destruction. Engage in incredibly fast and athletic combat that is a massive departure for this stealth-based franchise.

Top 3 Things That Make Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Awesome

  • Play as Raiden once again
  • A dynamic and satisfying cutting mechanic
  • Combat is quick and brutal making you feel like a cyborg ninja

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1. NieR: Automata

"Does this unit have a soul?"

Set in a dystopic future where war rages between androids and machines, you play as three different characters throughout this vast world. Fight on the desolate planet once known as Earth as you slowly unravel the truth of what happened to humanity.

Top 3 Things That Make NieR: Automata Awesome

  • A thematically poignant story with 26 different endings possible
  • Battle across a war-torn open world
  • Customize skills and load-outs to match your playstyle with each character

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