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The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time  

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We’re ranking the best sword fighting games of all time. There are so many iconic swords in video games: the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda, the legendary Soul Calibur from the Soulcalibur games, Ryu Hayabusa's Dragon Sword from the Ninja Gaiden series, and so much more. However, how many video games do an excellent job of actually making you feel like a true swordsman?

Amazing modern video games with sword fighting like Dark Souls, Devil May Cry, and For Honor are here, along with old-school classics like Strider, Samurai Showdown, and Die By the Sword. Which of these games is your favorite?

Vote up all the video games with sword fighting that you loved playing or would love to play. Keep in mind that all the sword fighting video games ranked here are currently available to buy, so don't delay in playing these remarkable games.

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Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
1993
Samurai Shodown, known as Samurai Spirits in Japan, is a competitive fighting game developed and published by SNK for their Neo Geo arcade and home platform. Released in 1993, it is the first ...more
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Dynasty Warriors 9 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Dynasty Warriors 9 is a hack and slash video game developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo. It was released for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 8, 2018, and for PlayStation 4, ...more
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Shadow of the Colossus ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2005
Shadow of the Colossus, released in Japan as Wander and the Colossus, is an action-adventure game published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. The game was released in North ...more
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Kingdom Hearts III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2019
Kingdom Hearts III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the twelfth installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, a ...more
30
Heavenly Sword is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2007
Heavenly Sword is a video game developed by Ninja Theory exclusively for the PlayStation 3 console and published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The game was released on September 12, ...more
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The Legend of Dragoon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 1999
The Legend of Dragoon is a role-playing video game developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. It was released in Japan on December 2, 1999, in North America on ...more
32
Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2005
Jade Empire is an action role-playing game developed by BioWare. The game was first published in 2005 by Microsoft Game Studios and was released worldwide for the Xbox. On May 10, 2006, BioWare ...more
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Castle Crashers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
AustinBenson added 2008
Castle Crashers is a 2D beat 'em up video game independently developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It features music created by members of Newgrounds. The Xbox 360 ...more
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Shadow Warrior 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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Star Ocean: Till the End... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2004
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is the third main game in the Star Ocean series. The game was developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 console. It was released in ...more
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Nidhogg 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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Tales of Vesperia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2008
Tales of Vesperia is the tenth main title in the Tales series of video games. It was developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco Bandai Games for the Xbox 360. The title was announced ...more
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Strider is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2014
Strider is a platform action-adventure game developed by Double Helix Games and Capcom's Osaka studio. It was released in February 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One ...more
39
Chaos Legion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2003
Chaos Legion is a third-person hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom. The video game is based on Tow Ubukata's novel of the same name. The story of Chaos Legion is a gothic ...more
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The Surge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added
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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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2010
Final Fantasy XIV, also known as Final Fantasy XIV Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows personal computer, developed and published by Square Enix. It ...more
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Drakengard 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2005
Drakengard 2, known as Drag-On Dragoon 2: love red, ambivalence black in Japan, is an action role-playing game developed by Cavia for the PlayStation 2. It was released in Japan by Square Enix ...more
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Die by the Sword is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
1998
Die by the Sword is a swordfighting video game developed by Treyarch and published by Tantrum Entertainment on February 28, 1998. The game allows players to independently command the movement ...more
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Sea of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2018
Sea of Thieves is a shared world action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox. The game allows players to take the role of a ...more