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

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

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

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Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Diablo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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Prince of Persia: Warrior With... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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

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

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

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Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
DemonKnight94 added Bayonetta 2

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Torchlight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Torchlight 2009

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Onimusha 3: Demon Siege is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Dynasty Warriors 4 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999

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God of War: Chains of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Severance: Blade of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Severance: Blade of Darkness Jan 01 2001

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Dynasty Warriors 5 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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

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BloodRayne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
BloodRayne 2002

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

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ashes Remain added Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2010

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Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

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Diablo: Hellfire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Rune: Halls of Valhalla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Devil May Cry 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Warriors Orochi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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God of War: Ascension is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Son Goku added God of War: Ascension 2013

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Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Legacy of Kain: Defiance is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time