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There are a lot of interesting and fun Hack ‘n’ Slash games on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The best ones are listed below.
There are many different types of games and ways to play them. Games with more strategy are fun in their own ways, but sometimes you just want to be able to run around and use guns directly. Hack-and-slash games, which have been around since the early days of consoles, are what you need.
As platforms get better, new hack-and-slash games come out that update and add to what you already know and love. It’s fun to beat a lot of enemies at once, but you still have to be careful or you’ll be the one who loses.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 is fun and similar to the other games in the series, but it also adds some new features. You play as Dante and Nero, and they each have their own tools and skills. But you can also play as the new character V, whose gameplay is very different because he doesn’t directly attack his enemies until the end.
Devil May Cry 5 was originally made for the PS4, but Capcom made a Special Edition version for the PS5. This version adds extra material that was only available as a separate purchase for the original game. It also adds a few new game modes, makes Vergil playable, and is optimized for the PS5.
People often link the Nioh games to Dark Souls because you have to pay attention and plan to beat enemies in both. If you just attack without thinking, you’ll probably lose the game soon.
You’ll be able to fight your enemies with different melee weapons while dodging and blocking their hits. You’ll also earn skill points that can be used to learn skills that can make or break your fights. Nioh and Nioh 2 were first released for the PS4, but they now have updated versions for the PS5 that work better.
Chivalry 2 is different from other hack-and-slash games because it is played from the first-person viewpoint and has multiplayer. The game takes place in the Middle Ages, and you play as a knight fighting against other soldiers. There can be up to 64 people in a single game, so that’s a lot of deaths. Whenever you hit someone, you can hear the sound that their body makes.
If you’ve ever wanted to play out a battle scene from a movie set in the Middle Ages, this is your chance. The game was first made for PC, but it is now available for PS4 and PS5.
In Darksiders 3, you start out with a cool whip instead of the usual fighting weapons. You can also pick up more popular weapons like a lance along the way. You can unlock different types of FURY. These are called Horsemen Transformations. Each form lets you fight with different moves and tools.
Overall, there are four different forms, which means there are four different ways to play. Darksiders 3 is a game for the PS4, but it can also be played on the PS5.
Nier: Automata is the game that comes after the first Nier game. Its battles are smooth and rewarding, and there are a lot of ways to change how you fight. There are three different heroes to choose from, and each one fights in a different way. The different ways you fight with 2B, 9S, or A2 depend on the tools you use.
You can also wear different plug-in chips that have different effects, like regenerating HP after not being hit for a while or making it more likely that they will hit their target. Nier: Automata was made for the PS4, but it can be played on the PS5 as well.
In Diablo 3, you can choose from five different classes, each with its own set of skills. You can use three basic skills and six active skills to make your own unique build. Even if you run through the same stage many times, it will never feel exactly the same because the maps are created by a set of rules.
Diablo 3 is good because you can spend hours playing it. You can follow the story or just farm as much experience, gold, and gear as you can to get stronger. The game came out for the PS4, but it can also be played on the PS5.
Speaking of Diablo, if you’ve gotten your hands on the newest, most-anticipated game in the series, Diablo 4, you’ll find that it’s a lot like the older games in the series, but it’s much simpler and more engaging. Not to mention that Diablo 4 looks much better than its predecessors, which is a nice plus.
It has everything you could want from a hack-and-slash game like Diablo. You repeat the same moves over and over until the waves of enemies stop moving. Even better, if you kill a boss enemy, they will explode and give you good loot. Everything from the earlier games is in Diablo 4, but it’s better.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection
The three main Ninja Gaiden games are all part of the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. It also comes with most of the DLC material, and you can play as four different characters besides Ryu Hayabusa. From a simple bow to a plasma saber, the characters’ tools feel powerful without being too big or cumbersome.
Ryu can run on walls and water because he is a ninja, which makes the game fun to play. The collection was made for PS4, but it can be played on PS5 as well.
God Of War Series
Most people know about the God of War games because they have lore, interesting stories, and fun gameplay. This is even more true for God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarok. Even though there aren’t as many weapons as in a normal hack-and-slash game, Kratos’ famous Blades of Chaos can still be used. What more could you want?
You can kill enemies not only with weapons, but also with things like poles and rocks in the surroundings. When you have rocks, who needs an axe? Both games can be played on PS4 and PS5.
Hades is a game that, for good reason, took the world by storm. Its unique rogue-like dungeon-crawling gameplay won over almost everyone who played it. It’s beautiful to look at and has a ton of different ways to play.
Each run is really different, and death is in no way a sign of failure. It’s how the game’s story moves forward, so you always feel like you’re making progress, even if a run doesn’t go the way you want it to. You’ll want to play through the levels of hell again and again because of the art style, the voice acting, and the satisfying fighting.
Persona 5 Strikers
P5 Strikers is a hack-and-slash game set in the Persona universe. It doesn’t sound like it should work, but Atlus and Koei Tecmo made it work. You may know that Koei made the Dynasty Warriors series, and this version uses a lot of the same gameplay elements.
Even so, this is more of a Persona game than a Warriors game. It picks up where P5 left off with the story of the Phantom Thieves. It not only tells a story that makes sense and is satisfying, but it also gives you more time with the people you liked in P5 and officially adds to the canon.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
In the Warhammer world, Vermintide 2 takes place during the Age of Sigmar. It is one of the most violent and fun hack-and-slash games that has been made so far. Fighting with close weapons is a lot of fun, as is cutting through hordes and hordes of Skaven ratmen, beastmen, and other Warhammer monsters.
Snow Rider 3D is designed to be played with other people, so you must play it with other people. You have bots that help you, but nothing beats planning with your friends and taking on impossible odds together. There is a huge campaign to jump into, and the game has been kept fresh with a number of paid expansions and free patches.
Monster Hunter World
Technically, Monster Hunter World isn’t the kind of game you’d expect to see on a list of games where you hack and slash, but if you think about it, that’s about 90% of what you do in the game. It has a lot more depth than a normal hack-and-slash game, but you’ll never get tired of traveling to beautiful places and fighting scary monsters with your friends.
Monster Hunter World and its add-on, Iceborn, are both very long games. World has a ton of things to do and is easily one of the best games for the PS4. Not only that, but it is almost likely the most beautiful and well-thought-out Monster Hunter game ever made. This is a great action game that you should try if you’re looking for one.