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10 Other Games Like Dark Souls

10 Other Games Like Dark Souls

Enjoyed Dark Souls? If you are still a fan of the hack and slash genre, and need more, here are some awesome games just like Dark Souls.
Vijith Menon
Did You Know?
Dark Souls was voted as the best game in the seventh generation of game consoles.

Dark Souls is a third-person action RPG (role-playing game). The protagonist starts his journey in a cell in the Undead Asylum. After he escapes with the help of a knight, he must battle various entities (demons) to fulfill his prophecy. The player has 2 forms: in human form, the character appears healthy and if he dies, he transforms into a mindless 'hollow', and if he wants to regains his humanity he must capture some souls. Souls are good for experience points as well as used for currency. As with the character, the game also has two endings, all depending on which the player chooses―the light side or dark side?
Here are some games similar to Dark Souls that you might really enjoy.
Games Like Dark Souls

  • Demon's Souls
    Publisher: Atlus USA and Namco Bandai Games
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: M (Mature - 17+)
    Compatible Platforms: PS3

    This is a predecessor to the game Dark Souls. Set in a dark fantasy world, the hero journeys through the fictional kingdom of Boletaria, which is enshrouded by a cursed fog infested with demons. There are 10 classes to choose from, ranging from knights to mages. Each has its own stats and distinct characteristics. As players kill demons, they obtain souls which can be used as currency or to upgrade stats such as strength, luck, or endurance. Upon defeating a boss, the player can choose to respawn in that location marked in the form of an archstone. After finishing the game, the player may choose to continue from the beginning with a 40% difficulty level.

  • The Witcher 2
    Publisher: Atari and Namco Bandai Games
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: M (Mature - 17+)
    Compatible Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, OS X, Linux

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is an action role-playing game developed by Polish studio CD Projekt RED. It is a sequel to the Witcher Game. It is based on the Witcher series fantasy books by Andrzej Sapkowski. As the protagonist, you get to handle a myriad of melee and ranged weapons. Upgrades are divided into 4 distinct paths: an initial training path which includes various upgrades for the core abilities before the other paths can be accessed; swordsmanship which improves sword-fighting abilities; alchemy for reducing the negative effects of potions; and magic which improves Witcher signs. It also has a stealth mode similar to Prince of Persia, but players can choose to ignore it and engage in combat directly. Other mini-games include fist fighting, arm wrestling, and a modified version of dice poker.

  • Dragon's Dogma
    Publisher: Capcom
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: M (Mature - 17+)
    Compatible Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360

    This is an action role-playing game developed by Capcom. It features an open-world fantasy setting, in addition to hack and slash elements with survival horror embedded in it reminiscent of Resident Evil. One of the game's main innovations is the pawn system. The player gets 3 pawns, one of them is from his hometown. While the player is exploring the world, he can direct the three to do his bidding by giving commands such as 'Come', 'Go', and 'Help'. The pawns can talk, seek the main character's help, and yell hints about the enemy's weakness. The player must strengthen the main character as well as the pawns.

  • Zeno Clash
    Publisher: Atlus USA, Valve Corporation System and Tripwire Interactive
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: T (Teenager - 13+)
    Compatible Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live Arcade, OnLive

    This game was developed by ACE Team. The game is set in the fantasy world of Zenozoik, and follows a young man, Ghat, accompanied by his female companion, Deadra, who is on the run from his vengeful siblings through strange and exotic lands. The hero must fight his various siblings, go through bosses, and ultimately learn the secret of Father-Mother, the main antagonist of the series.

  • Severance: Blade of Darkness
    Publisher: Codemasters
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: M (Mature - 17+)
    Compatible Platforms: Microsoft Windows

    This video game was developed by (now defunct) Rebel Act Studios. It features four playable characters: namely Tukaram the Barbarian; Naglfar the Dwarf; Sargon, a knight; and Zoe an amazon. Each character starts on a different section of the map, has its own preference of weapons and fighting styles, and most importantly, different combo moves. The player must fulfill his prophecy of collecting the 6 magical runes and the Sword of Light, and defeating the enemy. It can dole out huge energy attacks or hit multiple enemies executed via combinations.

  • Arx Fatalis
    Publisher: JoWood Productions & DreamCatcher Interactive
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: M (Mature - 17+)
    Compatible Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox

    Arx Fatalis is a first-person role-playing game. The name is in Latin, and stands for Fatal Fortress. Our hero wakes up in a prison cell and finds out his mission is to defeat Akbaa, the main villain trying to take over Arx. Although it features no dialogs, the player can interact with different characters, undertake side quests, all the while collecting magic pieces to forge the magic sword required to defeat Akbaa. Will he ever succeed in this quest? Play to find out.

  • Resident Evil Outbreak
    Publisher: Capcom
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: M (Mature - 17+)
    Compatible Platforms: PS2

    The game is set after the initial days of the events that transpired in Raccoon City. The game lets you handle 8 different characters; namely, Kevin Ryman, Mark Wilkins, Jim Chapman, George Hamilton, David King, Alyssa Ashcroft, Yoko Suzuki, and Cindy Lennox. If you are a familiar user of the game, you can navigate through 20 different scenarios fighting zombies, solving puzzles, and of course live through the ordeal. For new users, you can ease in comfortably to the role of a zombie slasher.

  • Lords of the Fallen
    Publisher: Bandai Namco and Square Enix Games
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
    Compatible Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

    If you have already heard of Bandai Namco Games, then you need no introduction to the list of games in its kitty. Considering the trailer of its latest release, Lords of the Fallen, with its mouthwatering special effects and beautiful scenery, is a magical treat. Although people may see similarities with Dark Souls, the game shows the uncharted terrain the hack 'n' slash genre has never succeeded in reaching until now.

  • Dragon Age: Origins
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: M (Mature - 17+)
    Compatible Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360

    The game takes place in the mythical continent of Thedas. The player can choose between 4 races; namely, Human Noble (for Human Warriors), Magi (Elven or Human Mages), Dalish Elf or City Elf (for Elven Warriors), and Dwarf Commoner or Dwarf Noble (for Dwarven Warrior). The game begins with completing one of the origin stories related to the characters. The player will be joined by NPCs who wish to be companions on their quest. Journey through Thedas as you race against time to stop the Blight, an occurrence in which dark creatures come out of the surface.

  • Dark Souls II
    Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
    ESRB/PEGI Rating: T (Teenager - 13+)
    Compatible Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

    The successor to Dark Souls, in this, the player starts in Drangleic with amnesia. Building on the storyline of its predecessor, the player has to uncover magic items and defeat many bosses, in this never-ending action-packed game. For fans of the dark-fantasy genre, this game is a must-have for your collection.

With this exciting list of games, you may be replaying your favorite moments from the Dark Souls. If you play any other game that is similar to these and worth a mention, feel free to drop in a note for everyone here, in the comments section below.