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The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice  

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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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Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 4
Bloodborne is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4. Officially announced at Sony's Electronic Entertainment ...more
2
Dark Souls III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Dark Souls III is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The fourth entry in ...more
3
Nioh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 4, Windows
Nioh is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Team Ninja for the PlayStation 4. Set in early 1600s during a fictionalized version of the Sengoku period, the game centers on a sailor ...more
4
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Dark Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. A spiritual successor to FromSoftware's Demon's Souls, the game is the second installment ...more
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Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Xbox, PlayStation 3
Ninja Gaiden is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Team Ninja for the Xbox video game console. It went through five years of development before its release by Tecmo in ...more
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Windows. PlayStation 4. Xbox One. Nintendo Switch Stadia
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It is the twentieth game and the eleventh major installment in the Assassin's ...more
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Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows
Dark Souls II is an action role-playing video game. The third game in its series, Dark Souls II was developed for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by From Software, which also ...more
8
Devil May Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One
Devil May Cry 5 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, set to be released in 2019. It is the sixth installment in the Devil May Cry series, and first ...more
9
Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 3
Demon's Souls is a 2009 action role-playing video game developed by From Software, with production assistance from SCE Japan Studio, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It was released in Japan ...more
10
Lords of the Fallen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
11
Furi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
ian115 added PC. PlayStation 4. Xbox One. Nintendo Switch
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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
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
13
Bound by Flame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Linux, Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360
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Ninja Gaiden II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Xbox 360
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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Ninja Gaiden 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Ninja Gaiden 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Tecmo Koei. It is the sequel to Ninja Gaiden II and was released worldwide for the PlayStation 3 and the ...more
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Titan Souls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Android
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The Surge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows
The Surge is a science fiction, action role-playing video game developed by Deck13 Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is ...more
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Salt and Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games Like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PlayStation 4, Windows, macOS
Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action role-playing video game developed and published by Ska Studios. The game was released on March 15, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, with later releases for Microsoft ...more