Total Nerd The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite hack and slash games ever.

For this list we're ranking 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 your votes, 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 of the best 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 games 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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649 310
Devil May Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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657 217
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

3
680 300
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

4
471 227
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

5
558 390
Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

6
423 213
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

7
466 222
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Bayonetta 2009

8
434 278
Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Darksiders 2010

9
431 193
God of War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
God of War 2005

10
493 309
DmC: Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

11
451 197
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

12
410 182
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo II 2000

13
227 156
Prince of Persia: The Two Thro... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

14
248 138
Prince of Persia: Warrior With... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

15
244 146
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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261 213
Dante's Inferno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

17
214 168
God of War: Ghost of Sparta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

18
282 205
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo III 2012

19
197 143
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

20
231 135
Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

21
167 104
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

22
156 131
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

23
148 133
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

24
101 88
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

25
144 144
Torchlight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Torchlight Oct 27 2009

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121 133
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

27
91 47
Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
DemonKnight94 added Bayonetta 2

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104 117
The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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65 70
Dynasty Warriors 4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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123 111
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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49 58
Dynasty Warriors 5 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

32
91 92
Diablo: Hellfire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo: Hellfire Nov 24 1997

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84 84
God of War: Chains of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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39 8
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999

35
76 78
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

36
91 69
Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Titan Quest Jun 26 2006

37
41 63
Warriors Orochi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

38
86 69
Ninja Gaiden: Black is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ninja Gaiden: Black Sep 20 2005

39
67 49
BloodRayne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
BloodRayne 2002

40
96 111
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ninja Gaiden Jan 01 1992

41
61 67
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

42
107 135
Devil May Cry 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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38 21
God of War: Ascension is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
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27 5
Legacy of Kain: Defiance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

45
67 83
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

46
68 87
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

47
48 63
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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47 62
Dynasty Warriors 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Dynasty Warriors 2 Jan 01 2000

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39 50
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

50
68 67
Champions of Norrath is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Champions of Norrath Feb 10 2004