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 leave 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 armor 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 the 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.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen game preview
  • Released: April 23, 2013
  • Genre: Action, RPG, Hack and Slash
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 260
  • Developer: 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
Metacritic Rating: 81 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Surge

The Surge game preview
  • Released: 16 May, 2017
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Developer: Deck13 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
Metacritic Rating: 72 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Witcher Series

The Witcher Series game preview
The Witcher
  • Released: 16 Sep, 2008
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, MacOS
  • Developer: CD PROJEKT RED
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
Metacritic Rating: 86 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Salt and Sanctuary

Salt and Sanctuary game preview
  • Released: March 15, 2016
  • Genre: Action, RPG, Metroidvania, Platformer
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS Vita, Linux
  • Developer: 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
Metacritic Rating: 84 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen game preview
  • Released: 28 October, 2014
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Android, iOS
  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive, CI Games
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
Metacritic Rating: 68 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Dark Souls Series

Dark Souls Series game preview
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die
  • Released: 23 Aug, 2012
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Developer: FromSoftware
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
Metacritic Rating: 85 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Bloodborne

Bloodborne game preview
  • Released: March 24, 2015
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Developer: FromSoftware
System Requirements: -
Metacritic Rating: 92 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Demon’s Souls

Demon's Souls game preview
  • Released: February 5, 2009
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PS3
  • Developer: FromSoftware, SIE Japan Studio, Shirogumi, Inc.
System Requirements: -
Metacritic Rating: 89 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Some Facts About Nioh

Full of danger, intrigue and secrets, Nioh takes quite a few pages from the Dark Souls games, and it is clear as soon as you begin playing it. However, this game is still incredibly unique and offers an amazing challenge for those who dare try it.

About the Game

  • Released: 7 February, 2017
  • Genre: Action, RPG
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment, JP: Koei Tecmo
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 88

System Requirements

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How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 35 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 58 Hours
  • Completionist 86 Hours
  • All Styles 61 Hours
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