Button Mash The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan  

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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 Twice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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15 4
Onimusha: Warlords is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action-adventure game, Survival horror, Action game
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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11 3
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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8 1
Ghost of Tsushima is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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9 2
Muramasa: The Demon Blade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action 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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9 2
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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9 3
Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of t... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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6 2
Way of the Samurai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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5 1
Otogi: Myth of Demons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action role-playing game, Action game, Adventure
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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5 1
Tenchu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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4 0
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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) 12 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure
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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Way of the Samurai 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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5 2
Genji: Days of the Blade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action-adventure game, Action game, Hack and slash
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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4 1
Total War: Shogun 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Real-time tactics, Turn-based strategy, Real-time strategy
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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3 0
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action role-playing game, Action game, Adventure
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors, known in Japan as Otogi: Hyakki Toubatsu Emaki, is a hack and slash action game designed by From Software. Otogi 2 was published by Sega and was released for the Xbox ...more
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5 3
Ōkamiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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3 1
Pocky & Rocky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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4 3
Onimusha Tactics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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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4 3
Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
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4 3
Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Strategy video game
Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika IV is a 1998 video game developed by Koei. It is part of Koei's Historical Simulation Series of games, and is the sequel to Genghis Khan II: Clan of ...more
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3 2
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure
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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3 2
Blood Will Tell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action-adventure game, Action game, Fighting game
Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu's Dororo, released as Dororo in Japan, is a PlayStation 2 game released by Sega. It is based on the Japanese manga series Dororo, which was created by Osamu Tezuka. ...more
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2 1
Live A Live is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Western, Adventure, Turn-based tactics
Live A Live is a role-playing video game developed by Square for the Super Famicom released in Japan on September 2, 1994. It was never released outside Japan, but it has been unofficially ...more
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2 1
Samurai II: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Games Set In Feudal Japan
Action game