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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725 392
Devil May Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

2
766 267
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
775 358
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

4
539 274
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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480 251
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

6
584 451
Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

7
543 258
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Bayonetta 2009

8
463 331
Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Darksiders 2010

9
473 229
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
542 360
DmC: Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

11
503 237
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

12
455 219
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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288 168
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

14
253 183
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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276 164
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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282 248
Dante's Inferno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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235 200
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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309 244
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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217 167
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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252 165
Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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186 125
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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171 161
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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130 69
Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
DemonKnight94 added Bayonetta 2

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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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140 129
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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113 138
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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127 165
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
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999

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85 82
Severance: Blade of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Severance: Blade of Darkness Jan 01 2001

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71 99
Dynasty Warriors 4 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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98 114
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

35
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 87
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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54 28
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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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121 163
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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96 94
Ninja Gaiden: Black is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ninja Gaiden: Black Sep 20 2005

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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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45 88
Warriors Orochi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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54 36
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ashes Remain added Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2010

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53 42
God of War: Ascension is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Son Goku added God of War: Ascension 2013

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73 103
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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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