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The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

Updated November 3, 2020 6.3k votes 1.0k voters 36.6k views45 items

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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  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice1

    DeveloperFromSoftware

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt2

    DeveloperCD Projekt RED

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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  • Dark Souls III3
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    DeveloperFromSoftware

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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  • Devil May Cry 54
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    114

    DeveloperCapcom

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance5

    DeveloperPlatinum Games, Kojima Productions

    PlatformXbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

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    DeveloperSucker Punch Productions

    PlatformPlayStation 4

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    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    PlatformNintendo Switch, Wii U

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  • For Honor9
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    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    PlatformPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Dark Souls10
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    DeveloperFrom Software

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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    DeveloperMonolith Productions

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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  • Nioh12
    124
    76

    Nioh

    2017

    DeveloperTeam Ninja

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

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    DeveloperTaleWorlds

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Personal computer

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    DeveloperPlatinumGames

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    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

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  • Ninja Gaiden Black16
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword17

    DeveloperMonolith Soft, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    PlatformWii

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  • Bushido Blade18

    DeveloperBergsala Lightweight, Square

    PlatformPlayStation

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    DeveloperCapcom

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

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  • Soulcalibur VI20

    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios

    PlatformWindows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Darksiders21
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    DeveloperVigil Games

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

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    DeveloperBioWare

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night23

    DeveloperKonami

    PlatformXbox 360, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation

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  • Final Fantasy XV24

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, Microsoft Windows

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    DeveloperLionhead Studios

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