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

2
855 293
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
878 389
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

4
607 297
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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527 263
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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619 469
Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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607 277
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Bayonetta 2009

8
495 349
Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Darksiders 2010

9
516 247
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
588 387
DmC: Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

11
551 249
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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495 234
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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280 191
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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308 182
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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303 173
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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310 258
Dante's Inferno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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254 211
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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338 254
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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240 175
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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287 171
Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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201 137
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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169 74
Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
DemonKnight94 added Bayonetta 2

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189 169
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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173 167
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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114 121
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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163 183
Torchlight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Torchlight 2009

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148 133
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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118 143
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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134 168
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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62 22
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999

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75 105
Dynasty Warriors 4 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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87 86
Severance: Blade of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Severance: Blade of Darkness Jan 01 2001

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107 118
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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87 65
BloodRayne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
BloodRayne 2002

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62 29
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56 92
Dynasty Warriors 5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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110 95
Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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107 96
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

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99 122
Diablo: Hellfire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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86 104
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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62 61
Rune: Halls of Valhalla is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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74 91
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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61 46
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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104 136
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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61 40
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ashes Remain added Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2010

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124 169
Devil May Cry 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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41 19
Legacy of Kain: Defiance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

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45 91
Warriors Orochi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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75 105
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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48 72
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time