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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 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2005 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, released in Japan as Devil May Cry 3, is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, released in 2005 for the PlayStation ...more

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Devil May Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2007 Devil May Cry 4 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom in 2008 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms. The game is the fourth ...more

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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
2010 God of War III is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Released for the PlayStation 3 console on March 16, ...more

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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
2007 God of War II is a third person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. First released for the PlayStation 2 console on March ...more

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Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2001 Devil May Cry is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2. While the game primarily focuses on swordfighting, the ...more

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Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2009 Bayonetta is a third-person beat'em up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, developed by Platinum Games in cooperation with publisher Sega. The game was originally released in Japan in ...more

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Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2012 Darksiders II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. It is the sequel to Darksiders and was released in August 2012 for Microsoft ...more

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God of War is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2005 God of War is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. First released on March 22, 2005, for the PlayStation 2 ...more

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2013 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an action hack and slash video game developed by Platinum Games and produced by Kojima Productions, for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. ...more

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Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2010 Darksiders is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. The game takes its inspiration from the apocalypse, with the player taking the role of ...more

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Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2000 Diablo II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 2000 for Windows and Mac OS computers. The game, with its ...more

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DmC: Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2013 DmC: Devil May Cry is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Ninja Theory and published by Capcom for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It is the fifth ...more

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Prince of Persia: Warrior With... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2004 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is an action-adventure historical video game and sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Warrior Within was developed and published by Ubisoft, and ...more

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Prince of Persia: The Two Thro... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2005 Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft Montreal. It was released in December, 2005 in North America for the Xbox, Microsoft ...more

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Diablo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
1996 Diablo is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment on December 31, 1996. Set in the fictional Kingdom of Khanduras, ...more

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Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ninja Gaiden II is an action-adventure video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Microsoft Corporation. It is the sequel to the 2004 title Ninja Gaiden and was released worldwide for ...more

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Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
DemonKnight94 added Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for Wii U and Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to the 2009 game Bayonetta, and ...more

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Dante's Inferno is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2010 Dante's Inferno is a 2010 action-adventure video game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The game was also released on the ...more

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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2012 Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise and was released in the Americas, Europe, ...more

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God of War: Ghost of Sparta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2010 God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a third person action-adventure video game developed by Ready at Dawn and Santa Monica Studio, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released ...more

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2003 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a third-person action-adventure puzzle-platform video game published by Ubisoft. It was released on November 21, 2003 and is a reboot of the landmark video ...more

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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
2011 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Polish studio CD Projekt RED for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, OS X and Linux. The game was ...more

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a LucasArts action-adventure video game and part of the The Force Unleashed project. It was initially developed for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, and ...more

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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
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a single-player action role-playing video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 developed by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios, who together with ...more

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Vergil is back and better than ever!!!In this update verson of  Devil May Cry 4,you can play five crazy slashing style of five playable characters : Dante,Nero,Vergil,Trish and Lady-First time appear in game as a playable character.