[Top 15] Games Like God of War (Games Better Than God of War In Their Own Way)

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God of War Ragnarok is without a doubt one of 2022’s most anticipated video games. The release date has been confirmed for November 9 of this year for Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. The hype is bigger than ever and fans are replaying God of War to prepare themselves for launch day. But if you've already played through God of War a few times and need something new, then check out these 15 great action games to spend hours of fun on.

15. Darksiders lll (Playstation 4/XBOX One/PC/Stadia/Nintendo Switch)

The game is set before the events of the first Darksiders game and features elements from the Metroidvania and Souls series. The Seven Deadly Sins have escaped their prison and Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, has been given the tasks of hunting them down. As a mage, Fury uses magic as well as an arsenal of swords, whips and daggers. Upgrade Fury’s abilities and weapons as she travels a war-torn Earth and takes down each of Seven Deadly Sins.

14. Demon’s Soul (Playstation 5)

One of the launch titles for the Playstation 5, Demon’s Souls is a remake of the original game released in 2009 for Playstation 3. The game has retained its original essence while improving on various gameplay and technical aspects. The character creation now has more components for customization. New weapons, armor and items have been introduced to this remake as well as a photo mode for creating in-game screenshots.

13. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Playstation 3/Playstation 4/Playstation 5/XBOX 360/ XBOX One/XBOX Series X&S/ Nintendo Switch/PC)

Taking place 200 years after the events of The Elder Scrolls lV: Oblivion, the game is situated in the region of Skyrim as you play as the Dragonborn. The ultimate objective is to destroy Alduin the World-Eater, the dragon that is prophesied to destroy the world. Complete quests and develop your character’s skills and magical powers as you explore Skyrim. 

12. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Playstation 4/XBOX One/Nintendo Switch/PC)

During the year of 1403, a war is ravaging the Kingdom of Bohemia and the Hungarian King Sigismund orders a vicious raid on the village of Skalitz. All villagers are killed except for Henry, the son of a family of blacksmiths. Charged with vengeance, Henry joins the resistance force against the invasion of Sigismund’s army. As a role-playing first-person perspective game, configure Henry’s skill and weapons to fill any combatant role as you vanquish Sigismund’s forces.

11. Dragon Age: Inquisition (Playstation 3/Playstation 4/XBOX 360/XBOX One/PC)

An incredible explosion has breached the Veil, a metaphysical border separating the material world and spiritual world, allowing demons and spirits of all sorts to flood the world of humans. You play as the only survivor of the blast, the Inquisitor, who was saved by a divine prophet. Decide your Inquisitor’s race and combat class before setting out on a journey to put an end to the civil unrest plaguing the land of Thedas.

10. Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (Playstation 4/Playstation 5)

Set in 1274 on the island of Tsushima, the first fleet of Mongols are invading the island to reach mainland Japan. After a brutal final stand, all of the samurai defending the island are killed except for Jin Sakai. Quickly realizing the treacherous tactics of the Mongols, Jin must toss aside his strict code of honor and utilize guerilla warfare if he hopes to save his homeland. Become the ultimate warrior by assisting allies, learning powerful swordsman techniques, and acquire advantageous Ghost weapons to defeat the Mongol army.

9. Vikings: Wolves of Midgard (Playstation 4/XBOX One/PC)

Set in an open-world based on Norse mythology, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is an action RPG game with mechanics quite similar to the Diablo series. The game allows you to choose the character’s appearance, gender and attributes before heading off into the dangerous, snowy terrain. Play the two types of missions: raid missions that progress the story or hunt missions where you return to completed maps to hunt down a certain number of enemies. Collect wood and iron to upgrade the village of Ulfung in order to receive new tiers of skills and equipment.

8. For Honor (Playstation 4/XBOX One/PC)

Various factions of historical warriors collide and battle for glory in this medieval action game. Play as heroes based on knights, samurai, ancient Chinese warriors, and vikings. Each character belongs to one of the four class types - Vanguard, Assassin, Heavy, and Hybrid. Every hero has their own unique moveset and weapons. Engage in hectic, strategic combat as you battle alongside teammates in eight game modes.

7. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Playstation 3/ XBOX 360/PC)

A hack and slash spin-off of the Metal Gear series, you take control of an elite cyborg called Raiden who wields a powerful katana capable of slicing through almost anything. It’s been four years since the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Raiden and his team are severely attacked by rogue members of the paramilitary group named PMC Desperado. Raiden learns of Desperado’s plot to stage a military coup and hunts them down to stop the plan. 

6. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Playstation 4/XBOX One/XBOX Series X&S/Nintendo Switch/PC)

Set in an 8th century dark fantasy world based on Celtic and Nordic traditions, you follow the struggles of a Pict warrior named Senua. She is cursed with voices in her head, a dark entity who haunts her and memories of her past. Leaving her home of Orkney to venture into Helheim on a quest to save the soul of her dead lover. To do this, she must find the goddess Hela but Senua must defeat many vicious creatures in her path if she wishes to see her true love once again.

5. Ryse: Son of Rome (XBOX One/PC)

Marius Titus is a fierce Roman centurion of an alternate Ancient Rome in this brutal hack and slash action game. The game begins in the middle of a vicious battle between Rome and an invading force of barbarians. Marius tells his life story to the Roman emperor Nero as they are in a safe place among the chaos. The combat of Ryse focuses heavily on flow to allow the player to brutally tear through enemies and transition to the next with very few interruptions. 

4. Devil May Cry 5 (Playstation 4/Playstation 5/XBOX One/XBOX Series X&S/PC/Amazon Luna)

The fast-paced combat of Devil May Cry returns and it’s better and more stylish than ever. A powerful demon king has opened a portal from hell into London and demons are devastating the city. But everyone’s favorite demon slayers have arrived to clean up the mess. Play as Dante, Nero and V as you retake the city from the army of demons. With the release of Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, you can now play as Vergil and continue the hunt for more power and motivation.

3. Elden Ring (Playstation 4/Playstation 5/XBOX One/XBOX Series X&S/PC)

The Lands Between has fallen into deep despair and chaos after the Shattering, the destruction of the Elden Ring. You awake as a Maidenless Tarnished who has been brought back to life with hopes of restoring order. Pick any of the 10 classes and design your character to your liking with one of the most in-depth character creations ever seen. Level up the stats of your characters and weapons as you traverse The Lands Between in your quest of becoming the new Elden Lord.

2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Playstation 4/Playstation 5/XBOX One/XBOX Series X&S/PC

Generating over $1 billion in revenue since its launch, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the biggest, best-selling game of the franchise. In the modern setting of the game, Layla and the Assassins are worried about a sudden change in Earth’s magnetic field. They are led to New England where Layla uses the Animus to tap into the memories of a Viking raider. She experiences the life of Eivor in the 870s AD, as the Vikings are expanding into the British Isles, and Eivor’s important role in the ancient conflict between Assassins and the Templars.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Playstation 4/Playstation 5/XBOX One/XBOX Series X&S/Nintendo Switch/PC)

With over 40 million copies sold, The Witcher 3: WIld Hunt has become one of the best-selling games of all time. You take control of the  monster slayer called Geralt of Rivia, better known as the Witcher. Journey through the mystical lands of the Continent, a world based on Slavic mythology. Armed with a crossbow, two swords and powerful magic at his disposal, vanquish foes as you progress through the compelling storyline of this highly-rated action game.

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