The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time Video Games

The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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This is a list of the best hack and slash games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated hack and slash games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest hack and slash games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these hack and slash games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging hack and slash games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new hack and slash games.

Examples of items on this list: God of War, Diablo II and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best hack and slash games?" and "What is the greatest hack and slash game of all time?"
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Darksiders II

    Aug 14 2012 More
    100
  2. 2
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    often listed
    Darksiders

    Jan 05 2010 More
    96
  3. 3
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    most listed
    God of War III

    Mar 16 2010 More
    95
  4. 4
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening

    Jan 01 2005 More
    95
  5. 5
    Up 101
    Down 49

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Devil May Cry

    Aug 23 2001 More
    92
  6. 6
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    often listed
    Devil May Cry 4

    Jan 01 2007 More
    90
  7. 7
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    often listed
    DmC: Devil May Cry

    Jan 15 2013 More
    88
  8. 8
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    often listed
    God of War II

    Mar 13 2007 More
    87
  9. 9
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    ranked high on reranks
    God of War

    Mar 22 2005 More
    87
  10. 10
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    often listed
    Bayonetta

    Sep 01 2009 More
    86
  11. 11
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    Down 32
    Jan 01 2013 More
    81
  12. 12
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    Down 28

    ranked high on reranks
    Diablo II

    Jun 29 2000 More
    76
  13. 13
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    often listed
    Dante's Inferno

    Jan 01 2010 More
    76
  14. 14
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    Down 25
    Nov 02 2010 More
    75
  15. 15
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    74
  16. 16
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    Nov 30 2005 More
    72
  17. 17
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    Nov 18 2003 More
    69
  18. 18
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    Nov 30 2004 More
    69
  19. 19
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    Down 20
    Dec 31 1996 More
    67
  20. 20
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    ranked high on reranks
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Feb 07 2012 More
    67
  21. 21
    Up 29
    Down 18
    Feb 26 2004 More
    67
  22. 22
    Up 21
    Down 18
    Oct 31 2003 More
    66
  23. 23
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    controversial
    Ninja Gaiden

    Jan 01 1992 More
    65
  24. 24
    Up 37
    Down 28
    Sep 16 2008 More
    65
  25. 25
    Up 35
    Down 31

    controversial
    Torchlight

    Oct 27 2009 More
    64
  26. 26
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    Down 26
    Oct 26 2007 More
    64
  27. 27
    Up 23
    Down 14
    Nov 24 1997 More
    62
  28. 28
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    ranked high on reranks
    Dynasty Warriors 2

    Jan 01 2000 More
    61
  29. 29
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    controversial
    Devil May Cry 2

    Jan 01 2003 More
    61
  30. 30
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    61
  31. 31
    Up 10
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    ranked high on reranks
    Genji: Dawn of the Samurai

    Sep 20 2005 More
    60
  32. 32
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    controversial
    Diablo III

    May 15 2012 More
    60
  33. 33
    Up 11
    Down 9
    Nov 01 2005 More
    59
  34. 34
    Up 12
    Down 11

    No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise

    Apr 15 2010 More
    58
  35. 35
    Up 20
    Down 9
    Jan 01 2002 More
    58
  36. 36
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    ranked high on reranks
    Ninja Gaiden

    Jan 01 1988 More
    58
  37. 37
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    ranked high on reranks
    Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick

    May 24 2003 More
    57
  38. 38
    Up 9
    Down 9

    Severance: Blade of Darkness

    Jan 01 2001 More
    57
  39. 39
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    ranked high on reranks
    Gauntlet Dark Legacy

    Apr 23 2002 More
    56
  40. 40
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    Aug 17 1989 More
    56
  41. 41
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    Dec 06 2007 More
    56
  42. 42
    Up 11
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    Jan 26 2010 More
    55
  43. 43
    Up 9
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    May 23 2006 More
    55
  44. 44
    Up 12
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    Mar 25 2008 More
    54
  45. 45
    Up 40
    Down 23
    May 17 2011 More
    51
  46. 46
    Up 20
    Down 8
    Oct 22 2002 More
    50
  47. 47
    Up 1
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    Jul 27 2006 More
    49
  48. 48
    Up 7
    Down 2
    Sep 20 2005 More
    46
  49. 49
    Up 13
    Down 8
    Sep 18 2007 More
    46
  50. 50
    Up 14
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    Feb 10 2004 More
    46
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