Top 10 Best Hack and Slash Games

The hack and slash genre has been around since the early days of video games. Here are some of the best titles in the mix for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Best Hack and Slash Games

best hack and slash games

This week sees another entry into the popular and well populated genre of character action titles, or as they are also called, hack and slashers. The gameplay is relatively simple, there is one protagonist, a bunch of close combat weapons that tend to do a lot of damage, a few ranged attacks that do little damage, and usually a colorful array of thousands and thousands of enemy mooks to hack and slash through until you get to the oversized bossfight. Simple enough.

The genre has been around since the early days of video games and shows no sign of going away, and with good reason—it's fun as hell and brings to video gaming the visceral feel that gamers often look for when they place their hands on the controller.

Recent years saw an increase in boss sizes and mook numbers, thanks to beefier hardware. It’s an all time favorite genre, and home to some of the most video game video games.