Total Nerd 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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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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Bushido Blade is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Soulcalibur VI is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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 III is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Nioh is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Devil May Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Devil May Cry 5 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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For Honor is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Monster Hunter: World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2018
Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. A part of the Monster Hunter series, it was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January ...more

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
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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Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Castle Crashers is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 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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Onimusha: Warlords is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2002
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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Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
2008
Mount & Blade is a medieval action role-playing game for Microsoft Windows, developed by the Turkish company TaleWorlds, and published by the Swedish company Paradox Interactive. Its retail ...more

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Strider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Strider 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

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Ninja Gaiden Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Ninja Gaiden Black

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Tales of Vesperia is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Nidhogg 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
Nidhogg 2

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Die by the Sword is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Heavenly Sword is listed (or ranked) 25 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