In most shooting games, you need lots of skill to get good at them. Even though, sword fighting games that let us fight right next to each other are more classy and cool.
A lot of old hack and slash games only asked the player to swipe away at their enemies before moving on. Players who love to fight with swords are getting closer and closer to the sword-fighting games they want to play. This is because game engines are getting better and game developers are getting more creative.
Fortunately, there are a lot of great games out there that cater to people who like games that require strategy, skill, and tactics to win. From the tense and dramatic fights in Dark Souls 3 to the huge, action-packed fights in For Honor, these are some of the best.
1. Onimusha Warlords
Platform: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
Onimusha was released by Capcom in 2001. It is still one of the best games the company has made. A sword fighting system that is very technical and requires a lot of practise is in this game.
A lot of Devil May Cry games have similar elements, but this one is a lot more slow-paced and doesn’t have the same frantic action as Devil May Cry. When it came out in 2019, it still proved to be a good sword-fighting game twenty years after it first came out.
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Developer: CD Projekt Red
Platform: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One. PS5 and Xbox Series/S set to release in 2022
Released in 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best RPGs ever made. Not only does it have a great storyline with interesting and memorable side quests that affect the world around you, but it also has a great combat system.
For example, God of War or Dark Souls aren’t as heavy as The Witcher 3. But the system shines in how quickly it moves and the feeling of getting counters and finishers right at the right time, which is what makes it so good. The game’s main character, Geralt, can also use spells and swordplay to make quick work of his enemies.
3. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series
Developer: Disney Interactive Studios
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Platform: Oculus Quest 2 and PSVR
If you are a Star Wars fan, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is a dream come true. It was first released on the PC VR and Occulus Quest before coming to the PSVR in 2020. While the game is very short, it’s one of the most immersive VR games to date. It runs for just three hours over the three episodes.
Even if you use the Move controllers on the PSVR, the Lightsaber still feels great to use. The game also lets you fight Vader, and the Lightsaber Dojo mode makes the game even more fun.
4. Dark Souls 3
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Platform: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
It was released in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC. It is the third and last game in the critically acclaimed dark fantasy RPG series, called Dark Souls 3. It looks easy, but in the Souls series, fighting is based on timing and patience.
The stamina system will force you to make sure every swing of the sword isn’t wasted, and the parry and riposte techniques require skill and practice to master. It’s a system that is likely to be used again in the upcoming game, Elden Ring, with a few changes from the studio’s other games, like Bloodborne.
5. Soulcalibur 6
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Soul Calibur VI came out in 2018 and was a big improvement over its predecessor. It was a comeback for the series and a lot better than its predecessor. Even if you’ve played the game before, you’ll still enjoy the combat. It’s more accessible than ever before, and almost anyone can learn how to play it.
Even though the fighting system isn’t very realistic, there’s a sense of strategy when you play against good opponents or the computer when it’s on one of its tougher levels. Fights can go back and forth, and a simple mistake is to turn the tide and stop the flow of an attack. This can be very dangerous.
6. Way Of The Samurai
Publisher: NIS America
Platform: PS2, PS3, and PSP
The Way of the Samurai series started on the PlayStation 2 in 2002. The last game in the series, Way of the Samurai 4, came out on the PlayStation 3 in 2011. The games are wacky action-adventure games with branching storylines that change the world around you based on the choices you make. They’re also very fun to play.
Even so, it’s the Way of the Samurai’s combat system that makes it stand out from all the other things in the world. A push and pull parrying system will take some time to learn, but it will make every battle feel like it’s a real fight that needs strategy and timing. There are a lot of different combat styles to learn.
7. Ninja Gaiden
Platform : Xbox 360
Release Date: June 3, 2008
Ninja Gaiden is a more old game than Onimusha. Since 2014, the IP has been dormant. This is true for the whole series. The players have a wide range of weapons to keep them hidden and away from danger.
Over the years, we’ve seen quite a few swords featured throughout the series such as dual katanas to the iconic Dragon Sword, the main primary weapon the protagonist has in the franchise. The Dragon Sword has a lot of history behind it, from the spiritual power it has to the fact that this blade can cut through anything.
8. Chivalry 2
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Release Date: June 8, 2021
Genre: Hack and Slash
As a fan of the first Chivalry game, I think you’ll want to check out Chivalry 2. At the time I was writing this description, this movie had just come out. In this game, you’re once again thrust into a war where you’ll hack and slash your way to victory. In this place, brute force is the only way to win a fight. It includes everything from huge sledgehammers and long swords to long knives and battle axes that can be used by players.
There are a lot of different deathmatches that players can do, but there are also team objective modes where you have to do things like defend a castle or break through the gates to kill the king. You can be sure that there will be a lot of updates for the game because it’s a new one. These updates will give players more content or make things easier for them.
9. Assassin’s Creed Unity
Platform : PC, PS4, XBOX ONE, STADIA
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Genre : Action-adventure, stealth
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is very popular, and with each new game, we’re taken to a new time in history. It’s possible to play Assassin’s Creed Unity in the French Revolution, which had a lot of different weapons at the time, so you can play the game there. A lot of weapons were also on the scene, like guns and pistols. I think it’s going to be a rough fight. Fortunately, players have a lot of weapons at their disposal such as swords.
Much like the game is known for, stealth is more important in Assassin’s Creed. Choosing a weapon that can do a lot of damage without making a lot of noise can be important at times. This game doesn’t have the sword you want to use, called the Sword of Eden. It’s locked behind the last mission. This is the best one-handed sword in the game. It does full damage and can be used to block. However, you still have a lot of swords to use against the enemy.