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The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Updated December 27, 2019 678 votes 99 voters 5.4k views28 items

It's one of the hottest games right now, but what should you play after Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice if you're still hungry for more challenging action-RPGs? From Software's latest entry has already been cemented as a masterpiece, so let's rank the best games like Sekiro. These recommendations for similar games to Sekiro are ranked by your votes, and include games for Xbox One, PS4, and various other consoles.

If you haven't played any of the Souls series, that's the most obvious starting point for games that play like Sekiro. Just like Shadows Die Twice, Dark Souls features challenging boss battles and the same checkpoint progression and leveling-up system (although these games at least give you a chance to get your lost XP back after dying.) However, the inventory management and load outs are much more intricate in this series, requiring you to constantly equip better armor and weapons as your progress through the game. The same goes for Salt and Sanctuary, another similar game to Sekiro that is actually a 2D side-scroller rather than 3D.

If the fast-paced swordplay of Sekiro is what hooked you, try the modern Ninja Gaiden series that debuted in 2004. The games feature similar movement and platforming, as well as satisfying swordplay. There are three main entries for this series, but the third game was received with mixed reviews.

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    Dark Souls III

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Release2016

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    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

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    Dark Souls

    PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    Release2011

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    Nioh

    PlayStation 4, Windows

    Release2017

    DeveloperTeam Ninja

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    9

    Ninja Gaiden

    Xbox, PlayStation 3

    Release2004

    DeveloperTeam Ninja

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure

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    25
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    Dark Souls II

    PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    Release2014

    DeveloperFrom Software

    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action role-playing game

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    10
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    Onimusha: Warlords

    Xbox, PlayStation 2

    Release2002

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Survival horror, Action game, Hack and slash

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    13
    7

    DeveloperTeam Ninja

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Hack and slash

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    Devil May Cry 5

    Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One

    Release2019

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, hack and slash

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    Release2002

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure, Hack and slash

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    8
    4

    Devil May Cry

    PlayStation 2

    Release2001

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Survival horror, Action game, Adventure, Beat 'em up

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    5
    1

    Blood Will Tell

    PlayStation 2

    Release2004

    DeveloperSega Wow, Red Entertainment, Sega

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Fighting game, Role-playing video game

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    5
    1

    Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

    PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

    Release2004

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Hack and slash

    Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, released in Japan and Europe as Onimusha 3, is an action-adventure... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Release2003

    DeveloperFrom Software

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, Action game, Adventure, Hack and slash

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    21
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    Demon's Souls

    PlayStation 3, PlayStation 5

    ReleaseFeb 05 2009

    DeveloperFrom Software, SCE Japan Studio

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Survival horror, Action game

    Demon's Souls is a 2009 action role-playing video game developed by From Software, with... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    12
    12

    Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening

    PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

    Release2005

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Beat 'em up, Hack and slash

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  • Genji: Dawn of the Samurai17

    Release2005

    DeveloperGame Republic

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Hack and slash, Role-playing video game

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  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors18

    Release2004

    DeveloperFrom Software

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, Action game, Adventure, Hack and slash

    Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors, known in Japan as Otogi: Hyakki Toubatsu Emaki, is a hack and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Release2006

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure, Hack and slash

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    Bound by Flame

    Linux, Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360
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    4

    Devil May Cry 4

    PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    Release2007

    DeveloperValve Corporation, Capcom

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Beat 'em up, Hack and slash

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    Furi

    PC. PlayStation 4. Xbox One. Nintendo Switch
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    Lords of the Fallen

    Windows, PlayStation 4
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Windows. PlayStation 4. Xbox One. Nintendo Switch Stadia

    Release2018

    DeveloperUbisoft Quebec

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing, stealth

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