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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881 306
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
900 399
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

4
620 303
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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539 269
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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627 476
Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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617 284
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Bayonetta 2009

8
500 356
Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Darksiders 2010

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527 253
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
592 400
DmC: Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

11
559 260
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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506 236
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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290 198
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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314 186
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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307 178
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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321 261
Dante's Inferno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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257 217
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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344 260
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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245 178
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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295 174
Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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198 173
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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206 141
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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175 79
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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174 171
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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118 123
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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164 188
Torchlight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Torchlight 2009

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151 135
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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121 145
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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137 171
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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64 24
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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77 107
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 88
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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108 120
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 67
BloodRayne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
BloodRayne 2002

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58 94
Dynasty Warriors 5 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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111 97
Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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63 33
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108 98
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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100 124
Diablo: Hellfire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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86 106
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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66 42
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
Ashes Remain added Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2010

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62 63
Rune: Halls of Valhalla is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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74 93
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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43 20
Legacy of Kain: Defiance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time
TimTima added Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

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127 173
Devil May Cry 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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62 49
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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104 138
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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47 93
Warriors Orochi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time

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75 107
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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49 74
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hack and Slash Games of All Time