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The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

Updated April 21, 2020 5.6k votes 853 voters 32.1k views44 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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  • 1
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperFromSoftware

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperCD Projekt RED

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by CD... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    Dark Souls III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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    DeveloperFromSoftware

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Dark Souls III is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Devil May Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, hack and slash

    Devil May Cry 5 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 5 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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    For Honor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Genres (Video game)Action, fighting

    For Honor is a 2017 hack and slash fighting game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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    DeveloperFrom Software

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Dark Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperMonolith Productions

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action-adventure video game developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Nioh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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    Nioh

    2017

    DeveloperTeam Ninja

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing, hack and slash

    Nioh is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Team Ninja for the PlayStation 4.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperPlatinum Games, Kojima Productions

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Stealth game, Hack and slash

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an action hack and slash video game developed by Platinum... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperTaleWorlds

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, Action game, Adventure, Simulation video game, Role-playing video game

    Mount & Blade is a medieval action role-playing game for Microsoft Windows, developed by the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperPlatinumGames

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, fantasy

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Ninja Gaiden Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperMonolith Soft, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an action-adventure game for the Wii console and the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    Bushido Blade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperBergsala Lightweight, Square

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Fighting game

    Bushido Blade is a 3D fighting game developed by Light Weight and published by Square and Sony... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Soulcalibur VI is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

    Soulcalibur VI is a fighting game in the Soulcalibur series developed and published by Bandai... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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    DeveloperVigil Games

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Action-adventure game, Action game, Hack and slash

    Darksiders is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperBioWare

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    Castlevania: Symphony of the N is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure video game developed and published... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix;... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Monster Hunter: World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. A part... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Fable II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time
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    DeveloperLionhead Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, Adventure

    Fable II is an action role-playing open world video game in the Fable game series developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Onimusha: Warlords is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sword Fighting Games Of All Time

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Survival horror, Action game, Hack and slash

    Onimusha: Warlords, released in Japan as Onimusha, is the first action-adventure video game of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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