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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755 263
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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768 355
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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532 272
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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475 248
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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581 447
Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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534 258
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Bayonetta 2009

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460 328
Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Darksiders 2010

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468 228
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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535 358
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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495 236
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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453 218
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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288 167
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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248 183
Prince of Persia: The Two Thro... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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272 164
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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282 246
Dante's Inferno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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234 199
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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307 242
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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216 166
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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249 165
Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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185 124
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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170 161
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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161 161
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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125 69
Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
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108 115
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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156 175
Torchlight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Torchlight 2009

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138 129
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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112 138
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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126 165
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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56 18
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
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71 98
Dynasty Warriors 4 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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84 82
Severance: Blade of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
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97 114
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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80 61
BloodRayne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
BloodRayne 2002

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84 97
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

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53 86
Dynasty Warriors 5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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97 119
Diablo: Hellfire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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102 93
Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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53 27
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59 59
Rune: Halls of Valhalla is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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40 17
Legacy of Kain: Defiance is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

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103 133
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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120 161
Devil May Cry 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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95 94
Ninja Gaiden: Black is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
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69 89
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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53 42
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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43 88
Warriors Orochi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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73 103
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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51 36
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
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45 70
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time