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The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

Updated January 7, 2020 420 votes 56 voters 1.1k views19 items

For those who enjoy tearing through enemies by bashing buttons like crazy, we're ranking the most popular hack and slash games right now in 2020. These are mostly new hack and slash games that people are playing, but you'll notice an older classic on this list every now and then. Keep in mind that these games are ranked by your votes, so make sure you vote up (or vote down) all the titles you've played.

Hack and slash games have been a popular genre since the very first days of arcade games, but that doesn't mean they aren't still being made each and every year. One of the best new entries in the genre is Diablo III, which lets players take control of a character they pilot through the lands of Earth, Heaven, and Hell as thousands of demons fall beneath your feet. Less demonic offerings like Devil May Cry 5 features intense hack and slash gameplay in a more stylized manner longtime players of the franchise are sure to love! Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is not technically a hack and slash title, but there is a ton of swordfighting that feels really satisfying when you master it.

Vote up the best hack and slash games everyone should be playing in 2020, regardless of whether they're available on PC, Switch, PS4, or Xbox. And be check back later as more titles are released and added to the list.

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    Devil May Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    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 Wikipedia
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    Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperGrinding Gear Games

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

    Path of Exile is an online action RPG developed by New Zealand based independent developer... more on Wikipedia
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    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 Wikipedia
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    NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperPlatinumGames

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and... more on Wikipedia
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    For Honor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
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    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    For Honor is a 2017 hack and slash fighting game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game... more on Wikipedia
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperFromSoftware

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
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    DeveloperPlatinum Games, Sega, Nex Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Third-person Shooter, Action game, Beat 'em up, Hack and slash

    Bayonetta is a third-person beat'em up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, developed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
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    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

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

    Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard... more on Wikipedia
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    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperNinja Theory

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

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a dark fantasy action-adventure game developed and published... more on Wikipedia
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    Nioh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
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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 Wikipedia
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    Fire Emblem Warriors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperOmega Force

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

    Fire Emblem Warriors is a hack and slash role-playing video game developed by Omega Force and... more on Wikipedia
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    Darksiders III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperGunfire Games

    Genres (Video game)Hack and slash, action-adventure

    Darksiders III is a hack and slash action-adventure video game developed by Gunfire Games and... more on Wikipedia
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    Grim Dawn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
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    Grim Dawn

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    Attack on Titan 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperOmega Force

    Genres (Video game)Action, hack and slash

    Attack on Titan 2, known in Europe as A.O.T. 2, is an action hack and slash video game based... more on Wikipedia
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    Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    DeveloperPlatinumGames

    Genres (Video game)Action, hack and slash

    Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and... more on Wikipedia
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    Dark Souls III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now

    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 Wikipedia
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    SoulWorker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
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    SoulWorker

    2016
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    Dead Cells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
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    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion... more on Wikipedia
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    Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Hack And Slash Games Out Now
    Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a first-person action video game developed and published by... more on Wikipedia
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