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The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan 

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Updated July 17, 2019 807 votes 160 voters 11.2k views 62 items

List Rules Only video games (PC or console) set in feudal Japan.

Video games set in feudal Japan offer the same intriguing distance of history as games set in the mostly concurrent European medieval period, but with ninjas and samurai instead of knights. The myths, stratified social classes, and skills in battle often associated with feudal Japan offers a wide range of settings, characters, and possible gameplay that has fueled both serious tactic games and whimsical action adventure games alike.

A combination of the veil of time and rich mythology make feudal Japan a favorite setting for games with mystical themes. Ōkami has been particularly noted for its beauty and blend of folklore and gameplay. Games such as Otogi: Myth of Demons, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and Demon Chaos are just some of the demon-hunting video games set in feudal Japan. Cheerful dungeon-crawlers and side-scrollers like Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja and Pocky & Rocky balance more serious themed games. While some are only available on various consoles, others on this list, like Sekiro, have been released for PC as well.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twic... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and ...more
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Ghost of Tsushima is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2020 (Sucker Punch Productions)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, stealth

Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure video game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. Featuring an open world for players ...more
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Total War: Shogun 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2011 (The Creative Assembly)

Genres (Video game): Real-time tactics, Turn-based strategy, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game

Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy video game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is part of the Total War series and returns to the 16th-century Japan setting of the ...more
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Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2006 (HexaDrive)

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

Ōkami is an action-adventure video game developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. It was released for Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 2 video game console in 2006 in Japan ...more
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Total War: Shogun 2: Fal... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2012 (The Creative Assembly)

Genres (Video game): Real-time tactics, Turn-based strategy

Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is a standalone expansion to the strategy video game Total War: Shogun 2, released on 23 March 2012. It is set during the events leading up to and ...more
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Nioh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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
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Onimusha: Warlords is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2002 (Capcom)

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

Onimusha: Warlords, released in Japan as Onimusha, is the first action-adventure video game of the Onimusha series, released first for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. Later it was released in an ...more
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Tenchu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan

Genres (Video game): Stealth-based game

Tenchu is an action-adventure stealth video game series of that was originally developed by Acquire where the player assumes the role of an assassin and a ninja. The title in Japanese literally ...more
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Muramasa: The Demon Blad... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2009 (Vanillaware)

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

Muramasa: The Demon Blade, known in Japan as Oboromuramasa is an action role-playing game developed by Vanillaware and published by Marvelous Entertainment in Japan, Rising Star Games in Europe, ...more
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Way of the Samurai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2002 (Acquire)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Adventure

Way of the Samurai, known in Japan simply as Samurai is a PlayStation 2 action-adventure game developed by Acquire and released in 2002. Set in 19th century Japan, the player takes on the role ...more
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Genji: Days of the Blade... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2006 (Game Republic)

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

Genji: Days of the Blade, known in Japan as Genji: Kamui Sōran, is an action game that was released on the PlayStation 3 platform. Genji: Days of the Blade takes place three years after the end ...more
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Way of the Samurai 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2004 (Acquire)

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

Way of the Samurai 2 is a PlayStation 2 action-adventure game released in 2004. It was released on PlayStation Portable only in Japan in 2009. The game is a prequel to Way of the Samurai.
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Onimusha 3: Demon Siege ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2004 (Capcom)

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 game developed and published by Capcom. It is the third game of the Onimusha series and was released ...more
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Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2006 (Capcom)

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

Onimusha: Dawn Of Dreams, released in Japan as Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Capcom for the PlayStation 2. It is the sixth ...more
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Otogi: Myth of Demons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2003 (From Software)

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

Otogi: Myth of Demons, known in Japan as simply Otogi, is a hack and slash action game by From Software, published by Sega for the Xbox. The game was followed by a sequel Otogi 2: Immortal ...more
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Way of the Samurai 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2008 (Acquire)

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

Way of the Samurai 3 is a video game made by Acquire, released by Spike on November 13, 2008 in Japan for the PlayStation 3, and later ported to the Xbox 360. It is the sequel of the PlayStation ...more
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Onimusha 2: Samurai's De... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2002 (Capcom)

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

Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny, released in Japan as Onimusha 2, is an action-adventure game developed and released by Capcom for the PlayStation 2. It is the second installment in the Onimusha ...more
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Ōkamiden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2010 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

Ōkamiden, known as Ōkamiden: Chiisaki Taiyō in Japan, is an action-adventure video game published by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is a direct sequel to Ōkami, a game ...more
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Onimusha Tactics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2003 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Tactical role-playing game, Strategy video game

Onimusha Tactics is a strategy/tactical role-playing game installment in the Onimusha series released for the Game Boy Advance as the first game in the series to be released for the Nintendo ...more
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Samurai Warriors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2004 (Omega Force)

Genres (Video game): Action hack and slash

Samurai Warriors is the first title in the series of hack and slash video games created by Koei's Omega Force team based loosely around the Sengoku period of Japanese history and it is a sister ...more
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Kuon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2004 (From Software)

Genres (Video game): Horror, Survival horror, Action game, Adventure

Kuon is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation 2, developed and published by From Software in Japan in 2004. Agetec published the game in North America and Indie Games in Europe. Kuon ...more
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Samurai II: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: Nov 19 2010 (MADFINGER Games)

Genres (Video game): Action game

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Pocky & Rocky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 1992 (Natsume Co.)

Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter

Pocky & Rocky, known in Japan as KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Mantle, is an arcade-style scrolling shooter video game with an anime graphical style. Licensed by Taito to Natsume, who developed ...more
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Fu-un Shinsengumi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2004 (Genki)

Genres (Video game): Action game

Fu-un Shinsengumi is a 2004 PlayStation 2 action game published by Genki featuring artwork by Yoji Shinkawa. The game revolves around the historical military group Shinsengumi during the Edo ...more
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Kengo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Released: 2001 (Bergsala Lightweight)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Fighting game

Kengo is the name of a series of video games developed by Genki. Kengo is considered a spiritual successor to the Bushido Blade game series for the PlayStation.