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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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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2014
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an upcoming action role-playing video game set in an open world environment, that is currently in development by Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED. It is ...more
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more
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Dark Souls III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2016
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
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. A part of The Legend of Zelda series, the game ...more
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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2011
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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Devil May Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2019
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
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an action hack and slash video game developed by Platinum Games and produced by Kojima Productions, for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. ...more
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a 2014 open world action-adventure video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Set in the lore created ...more
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Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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
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Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2010
Darksiders is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. The game takes its inspiration from the apocalypse, with the player taking the role of ...more
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2011
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an action-adventure game for the Wii console and the sixteenth entry in the Legend of Zelda series. Developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and ...more
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Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, the third major ...more
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NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2017
Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. Set in the midst of a proxy war between machines created by otherworldly invaders ...more
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Bushido Blade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
1997
Bushido Blade is a 3D fighting game developed by Light Weight and published by Square and Sony for the PlayStation. The game features one-on-one armed combat. Its name refers to the Japanese ...more
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Soulcalibur VI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2018
Soulcalibur VI is a fighting game in the Soulcalibur series developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Produced by "Project Soul". The game was released for PlayStation 4, ...more
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Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Legend of Dragoon is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure video game developed and published by Konami in 1997. It is the sequel to Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and features Dracula's dhampir ...more
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For Honor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2017
For Honor is a 2017 hack and slash fighting game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game allows players to play the roles of historical forms of soldiers and warriors, including knights, ...more
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Fable II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Taylor Ascher added 2008
Fable II is an action role-playing open world video game in the Fable game series developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360. It is the sequel to Fable ...more
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Kingdom Hearts III is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Nioh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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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Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Ninja Gaiden Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Ninja Gaiden Black