Games Like Nioh

Games like Nioh
A long, long time ago, Japan was facing a time of great turmoil in the wake of a major civil conflict. Nioh, created by Team Ninja exclusively for the PlayStation 4, takes us back to the 1600s, where action gaming meets Samurai history and culture in a way we have never seen before.

When you play games like Nioh, regardless of if you are drawn to them by the rich historical setting or the high-action gameplay, you will almost certainly always leaved satisfied with your experience.

For anyone familiar with “Souls-style” games, such as the Dark Souls Franchise, Demons Souls, or Lords of the Fallen, this game will provide a breath of fresh air to the genre while still bringing the challenging gameplay that you love.

This action RPG will see you acquire better weapons and armour in order to beat bigger and better foes, as well as spend points in their character leveling system in order to increase your combat abilities.

You play as William, a blond-haired swordsman with a lifetime of combat experience behind him. So, when the forces of darkness come to conquer Japan, William is well-equipped to fight against the hordes of demons that stand between him and his goals.

If you are a fan of the souls-like genre, or if you are looking for a game to gradually introduce you to that style of game, you could not ask for a better game than Nioh. While it is a PlayStation Exclusive, it is a must-play for anyone who enjoys intense action.

However, if you have beaten Nioh, or simply do not have a PlayStation and are looking for some games like it that you can try out instead, we are happy to say that we have a few new games for you to try.

12 Best Games Like Nioh

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die is the first part of the legendary series. Prepare to Die takes place in the city of Lodran which prepares you for death. During the game, you encounter various traps, mobs, dragons, and demons. The world is cruel and you will see the deaths of the others in order to learn to persist.

About the game:
Released: 23 Aug, 2012
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 GHz+ or AMD Phenom II X2 545 3.0 GHz+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 9800 GTX+ or ATI Radeon HD 4870+
  • Storage: 4 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 85

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 50 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 65 Hours
  • Completionist 97 Hours
  • All Styles 63 Hours
  • Learn more
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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

Dark Souls 2 represents the perfect adventure in the fallen kingdom of Drangleic where you encounter battles against the various enemies and bosses. In Scholar of the First Sin the region is under the rule of King Vendrick and the main character will come to the city to find the cure from Hollowing.

About the game:
Released: 2 Apr, 2015
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Developer: FromSoftware Inc.
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, FromSoftware Inc.
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit
  • Processor: AMD A8 3870 3,6 Ghz or Intel Core i3 2100 3.1Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon TM HD 6870
  • Storage: 23 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 79

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 37 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 65 Hours
  • Completionist 100 Hours
  • All Styles 61 Hours
  • Learn more
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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III is well-known as the fight with enemies with different weapons as bows, projectiles, and swords. The role of protagonist is to find and reestablish five lords of Cinder to the thrones and turn the flame again. The main character Unkindled is created from the leftovers of the warrior who was unsuccessful in linking the flame.

About the game:
Released: 11 Apr, 2016
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 / AMD® FX-6300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 750 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 7950
  • Storage: 25 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 31½
  • Hours Main + Extra 42½ Hours
  • Completionist 81 Hours
  • All Styles 43 Hours
  • Learn more
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Bloodborne

Take the reins of an intrepid adventurer in this gritty, gothic Dark Souls-esque for Playstation. In Bloodborne, you will be hacking, slashing and flame thrower-ing your way through hordes of terrifying monsters that look like they have climbed straight out of nightmares.

About the game:
Released: March 24, 2015
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PS4
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
System Requirements:

Game rating:
[Total: 2    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 92

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 35 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 44½ Hours
  • Completionist 77 Hours
  • All Styles 47 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Surge

In The Surge, it is an understatement to say you have had a rough first day on the job. You get knocked out in an explosion, wake up in a military-grade exoskeleton, and have to fight your way out just to figure out what on earth is going on.

About the game:
Released: 16 May, 2017
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Deck13 Interactive
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB, AMD Radeon R7 360 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
  • Storage: 15 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 20½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 25½ Hours
  • Completionist 38½ Hours
  • All Styles 24½ Hours
  • Learn more
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Demon’s Souls

The precursor of the Souls series, Demon’s Souls is the game that inspired all of the Souls games that we all know and love today. Demon’s Souls presents its players with a challenge, throwing unforgiving monsters and minions and boss battles at them until they either break or emerge victorious.

About the game:
Released: February 5, 2009
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PS3
Developer: FromSoftware, SIE Japan Studio, Shirogumi, Inc.
Publisher: Sony Corporation, Atlus, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Atlus USA
System Requirements:

Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 32 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 49½ Hours
  • Completionist 85½ Hours
  • All Styles 43½ Hours
  • Learn more
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Lords of the Fallen

In this fun, challenging Dark Souls-like RPG, you play as a criminal who has been sent to a monastery in the far north, sent to redeem yourself in the eyes of gods and men. However, the monastery has been overrun by demonic beings, and you must use your skills to defeat terrifying monsters.

About the game:
Released: 28 October, 2014
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, PS4, PC, Android
Developer: Deck13 Interactive, CI Games
Publisher: CI Games, Ubisoft
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (only 64 bit OSs)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 or better
  • Storage: 25 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 68

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 14½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 21 Hours
  • Completionist 45½ Hours
  • All Styles 19½ Hours
  • Learn more
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Salt and Sanctuary

In this punishing and challenging 2D action RPG, you are left to explore an eerie and hostile island that does not appreciate you being on it. You must fight your way through a huge variety of monsters, where any mistake is brutally punished, in hopes that you solve the mystery keeping you there.

About the game:
Released: March 15, 2016
Genre: Action, Metroidvania, Platformer, RPG
Platforms: PS4, PS Vita, PC, Linux
Developer: Ska Studios
Publisher: Ska Studios
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista or Higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
  • Storage: 2 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 84

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 15 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 21 Hours
  • Completionist 38½ Hours
  • All Styles 21 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Witcher

The Withcer is a Action RPG developed by CD Project Red and released in 2007 (enhanced edition was released in 2008). You play as a Witcher (monster hunter for hire) named Geralt. Through the game, you will be fighting monster, learn magic and make dificult decisions which influence the whole story.

About the game:
Released: 16 Sep, 2008
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED, 1C-SoftClub
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows /XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon 64 +2800
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 or better
  • Storage: 15 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 86

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 36 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 46 Hours
  • Completionist 66 Hours
  • All Styles 46 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Like the first part, Witcher 2 is based on novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. You play as a Geralt of Rivia, genetically enhanced and trained human who hunts monsters for a living. Tons of quests and legions of monsters are waiting for you.

About the game:
Released: 17 May, 2011
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED, 1C-SoftClub
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel 2.2 GHz Dual-Core or AMD 2.5 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM (Win XP), 2 GB RAM (Win Vista/Win 7)
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 (512 MB VRAM) or Radeon HD3850 (512 MB VRAM). Resolution: 1280×720
  • Storage: 25 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 88

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 24 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 34 Hours
  • Completionist 54 Hours
  • All Styles 32 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Play as Geralt, a member of a dwindling race of human-like creatures specifically made to be monster-killing machines. Your travels will take you all across the war-torn land, meeting strange characters, solving mysteries, and sitting down to play a few hands of cards to your heart’s content!

About the game:
Released: 19 May, 2015
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: CD Projekt
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • Storage: 35 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 93

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 46½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 100 Hours
  • Completionist 167 Hours
  • All Styles 100 Hours
  • Learn more
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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen starts incredibly strong. You have lived your life until now as a peaceful resident of a fishing village. So, naturally, when a massive dragon attacks your village, you grab a sword and charge at it. It goes as well as you would expect, and the dragon marks you out to become something more than you are.

About the game:
Released: April 23, 2013
Genre: Action, Hack and Slash, RPG
Platforms: Xbox 260, PS2, PC
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista or newer (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 660 CPU or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 40 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 61½ Hours
  • Completionist 116 Hours
  • All Styles 59½ Hours
  • Learn more
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