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Games Like God of War Everyone Should Play

Games Like God of War

If you’re a fan of God of War, then you know that there’s nothing quite like the feeling of taking down a giant mythological beast with your bare hands. But let’s face it, after a while, even the most die-hard fans can get a little tired of slaying gods and monsters all day.

Well, fear not, for I have compiled a list of nine games that will scratch that God of War itch and keep you entertained for hours on end! Without wasting any time, let’s get into the first entry:

1. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

This is one of those games that rarely needs an introduction – Red Dead Redemption 2 is a combination of some of the best gameplay, story, and world-building that I’ve ever seen in a game. The gameplay is as rowdy as you’d expect, you’re in a gang of cowboy outlaws on the run, trying to survive and make something of yourself in this new town.

How do you do that? By looting and taking over the town kingpin’s position, of course! The missions are plentiful, but if you ever want a break, you can also go for as many side quests as you want or just head over to the lake for a peaceful afternoon of fishing. And when I say fishing, I don’t mean basic, surface-only fishing – this game goes in-depth with everything! There are lots of animals to hunt, and each species has a ‘final boss’ if you will that’s super hard to hunt, which makes it that much more rewarding.

The attention to detail to the gameplay, not just the story, is what makes this such an amazing game and also a great alternative to God of War. If you’re looking for an experience unlike any other, which is honestly what God of War was for me, then you absolutely cannot go wrong with Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s available on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox, so you’re set with any platform you have.

2. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

When I was playing this game, I went like, “Wow, I get to hunt robot dinosaurs? It’s like Jurassic Park if it was taken over by Skynet!” And then, when I started exploring the open world, it only got better – you can take over some of the robots and use them as allies!

That was one of the coolest things about this game for me, but there’s a lot more to love here than just that. The combat is mostly with primitive weapons that have a futuristic twist to them, and you’ll be using them to fight monsters and humans alike. The exploration and overall atmosphere of the game is really very reminiscent of God of War.

Speaking of God of War, apart from the similarity I just mentioned, you’ll find that both games offer skill trees and upgrades to make your character badass in the exact way that you want. Especially in combat, you could play two clips of these games side-by-side and have a hard time telling the difference! Okay, that’s exaggerated, but you get what I’m saying. To play Horizon, you’ll need a PC or a PlayStation.

3. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has to be one of the most unique games I’ve ever played. The way the devs incorporated Senua’s curse (or mental disorder) in the form of voices that you, as the player, also hear is just amazing. The immersion was almost scary at times!

In a nutshell, the game tells the story of Senua, a Celtic warrior on a quest to save her lover’s soul from the goddess of the underworld. The game explores themes of mental illness and grief, and the gameplay mechanics reflect this with the use of Senua’s senses to solve puzzles and navigate the game world. It’s a deeply emotional and immersive experience that will stay with you long after you’ve finished the game, as it did for me.

Comparing to God of War, you’ll like the similar focus on the story and the mythical nature of it all, but there’s not too much else I can draw similarities from. The reason I put this game on the list is the genre and the overall story of the game, which is definitely in the same caliber, if not the same category, as God of War. You can play Hellblade on PC, Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox.

4. Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima

Comparing this game to God of War is difficult but easy at the same time. One takes place in feudal Japan, while the other is set in a world inspired by Norse mythology. Both games involve exploration, combat, and puzzle-solving, but they do it in their own unique ways!

In Ghost of Tsushima, you get to be a sneaky ninja samurai inside an open world where you can roam around to your heart’s content. Oh, and if you like combat, this is an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced before. The only examples that come close are Souls games. When in combat, it’s all about precision and timing, and you’re gonna need to get comfy with having your butt kicked the first few times in boss fights.

Coming from God of War, the focus on combat and the story in Ghost of Tsushima will make you feel right at home in the genre. Combine that with the excellent quality and detail embedded into every part of the game, and you have one of the most compelling alternatives to God of War out there. To try it out, you’ll need a PlayStation.

5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Widely considered the game of the decade, The Witcher 3 has an open-world environment that’s so detailed, you’ll feel like you’re actually in the game! Along with that is an immersive and amazing story filled with choices that actually matter and can lead to different endings, so you’ll want to replay it a hundred times to see them all.

The reason people love The Witcher 3 so much is that it isn’t just a really good story, there are a lot of side quests, and they’re all coupled with a ton of exploration, puzzle-solving, and of course, combat! The game also has that same mythical kind of nature to the story, which makes it a perfect side-step from the mythological world of God of War.

These are only some of the reasons this game is as amazing as people say, the rest are for you to experience for yourself! The Witcher 3 is playable on pretty much any platform out there, including Switch, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, among others.

6. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

First things first, this game is massive. People weren’t really the biggest fans of recent Assassin’s Creed games, and while their arguments have merit, I personally loved Odyssey. Just how big is the world here? Well, it’s not just any world, it’s ancient Greece! Almost as big as the real thing, so get ready to see some famous landmarks, fight mythical creatures, and get lost in the game’s rich history.

Combat here is pretty fun, too, there’s a lot that you can do! The system goes as deep as the Aegean Sea – coupled with the ability to customize your character’s abilities and weapons to your heart’s content and take on a variety of enemies, including gods and monsters. It’s like Kratos took a vacation in Greece and taught the Spartans a thing or two about combat, and boy, did they learn.

Now, looking at how this game stacks up against God of War, they do share some similarities. Both games feature epic battles against legendary foes and have a deep combat system that rewards strategy and skill. But while God of War focuses on Norse mythology and has a more linear story, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes us to ancient Greece and gives us more freedom to explore and make choices. Both are amazing in their own right! You can play Odyssey on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

7. The Last of Us

The Last of Us

The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic journey of a grizzled survivor, Joel, and a teenage girl, Ellie, who’s immune to a deadly virus that’s turning everyone into zombies! But it’s not just the storyline that’ll keep you hooked, fellow gamers, this game goes deep. For instance, the graphics: they’re so realistic you’ll be doing double takes to make sure you’re not actually in the post-apocalyptic world.

As for the gameplay, let’s just say you better stock up on supplies and be ready for some heart-pumping action because every encounter could mean life or death! You can be stealthy, or you can go all-out guns blazing, but both options will require the best strategy you can muster if you want to succeed.

As a God of War fan, you’ll love the strong narrative, complex characters, and strategic thinking required in The Last of Us. It isn’t considered one of the best games of all time for no reason, it does a lot of things amazingly well. To transition from fighting Greek gods in favor of infected humans and mutated monsters, you can play this game on PC or PlayStation.

8. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Are you ready to don the iconic red and blue spandex and swing through the concrete jungle of New York City like a boss? Well, buckle up, gamer, because this game is going to take you for a ride through Manhattan like nothing ever has! This game is like parkour-meets-superheroing, as you flip, swing, and zip your way through the city while thwarting bad guys’ evil plans.

The gameplay here is awesome, there are tons of side-quests, the combat is diverse and creative, there are skill trees and abilities and even special suits to choose from, and you get all of them along with the magic of a Spider-Man game. The devs did an amazing job here, and the gameplay truly speaks for itself – you have to try it.

Now, let’s compare this game to God of War. While we know Kratos as someone who’s all about battling mythological beasts and traversing treacherous landscapes, Spider-Man is more focused on stealth and acrobatics. You’ll be crawling on walls, hiding in the shadows, and dropping down on unsuspecting foes like a ninja. Of course, you do still have the option to fight them all at once, but that’s for the gamers who like to live dangerously!

As of now, you can play this and the Miles Morales (very similar) sequel on PC and PlayStation.

9. Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

DMC is a game series that’ll have you slicing and dicing your way through hordes of demons, pulling off combos so epic they’ll make your head spin! Few games come close to the finesse and quality of Devil May Cry, and this iteration is no different.

The gameplay here is like a mashup of a heavy metal concert and an action movie, with flashy moves, insane battles, and over-the-top style. In many ways, I like to think of it as God of War on steroids, with more demons, more weapons, and a lot more attitude.

Speaking of God of War, there are definitely some similarities between the two games. For one, there are seriously epic boss battles that will leave you sweating and swearing, and they both require a mastery of combat techniques to come out on top. I’m not talking about Souls levels of difficulty, but don’t expect it to be a breeze either. But where God of War is all about story and character development, Devil May Cry 5 is all about pure, unadulterated demon-slaying fun.

If that sounds like it’s up your alley, you can play DMC 5 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Well, there you have it, fellow button mashers! These games are sure to satisfy your craving for epic battles, challenging puzzles, and engaging storytelling. But as always, I have to ask, did I miss anything? Make sure to let me know. Until next time, grab your favorite beverage, put on some comfy pants, and get ready for some serious gaming action!

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A passionate gamer and obsessed with achieving 100% completion of any game he plays, Yousuf is an expert at writing gaming guides. He loves sharing all the little details in any game through his writing so that other gamers don’t miss out on the fun. When not writing, Yousuf spends his golden hours in gaming arcades. Learn More

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