6 Games Like Dynasty Warriors [Recommendations]

If one were to look up the question what is the best hack and slash game around we’re pretty sure you’ll see a game from the Dynasty Warriors series pop up. Originally releasing back in 1997, Dynasty Warriors went from a fighting game to a hack and series that players have loved. Soon to hit its ninth official canonical title—titled Dynasty Warriors 9—and with a slew of spin off series—which some will be mentioned below—Dynasty Warriors has been the series you go to if you want to kill thousands of enemies off in a game and have a ton of fun doing it. Though maybe you were like us here at Honey’s Anime and wondered what games are similar to Dynasty Warriors. Well folks, you don’t have to wonder anymore as we here at Honey’s Anime have an answer to that question.

Today we have a list for you of games all too similar to the great Dynasty Warriors series. Our list titled 6 Games Like Dynasty Warriors will show you that the world of hack and slash games is not only as vast as the ocean—okay maybe not that vast in reality—but filled with titles that will take your hours away as you sit down and mash those gaming controllers. Our list will transport you to Ancient Japan and even allow you to take control of some of your favorite anime characters in their respectful worlds. Get those scroll wheels revving folks, our list begins when you scroll on down and we know you’re not going to be disappointed in our list of 6 Games Like Dynasty Warriors. Without any more delay, let us begin this list of great games like Dynasty Warriors.

Similar Game to Dynasty Warriors

1. Samurai Warriors 4

  • System: PS3, PS4, PS Vita
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Developer: Omega Force
  • Release Dates: Mar 20, 2014

Once more enter the land of the rising sun during the Sengoku period in Samurai Warriors 4. With several new characters, enhanced visuals and tons of new content, Samurai Warriors 4 truly brings a new level of greatness to an already amazing series. Fans, don’t fret though, many characters and elements from the last Samurai Warriors title return in Samurai Warriors 4. With a brand-new story mode and the new Chronicle Mode, fans will find Samurai Warriors 4 features hundreds of hours of gameplay. Now arm up samurai and begin your campaign for total conquest in Samurai Warriors 4.

Our first entry on our 6 Games Like Dynasty Warriors list shouldn’t be much of a surprise to long time Dynasty Warriors fans. The Samurai Warriors series has run for quite some time acting as a samurai themed game in comparison to the Chinese themes found in the Dynasty Warriors series. Samurai Warriors 4 adds a bevy of new modes, characters and gameplay tweaks that will keep longtime fans of the franchise quite happy and busy as they once more slice up thousands of opposing samurai forces. Have you grown tired of controlling titular heroes like Zhao Yun and Cao Pi? Well then why not try out the heroes of Samurai Warrior 4 and see how they compare in the long run.

Samurai Warriors 4 – Launch trailer | PS4, PS3, PS Vita (Official Trailer)

2. Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

  • System: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PC
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Developer: Omega Force
  • Release Dates: Oct 27, 2016

Have you ever wished to take control of Guts from the Berserk manga/anime series? Well then, you’re in luck as Berserk and the Band of the Hawk lets you do just that. Players will follow the story of Guts from the Golden Age Arc all the way through to some of the more recent arcs such as the Millennium Empire Arc. Guide Guts through waves of enemies and defeat them with your giant blade. Control Guts and some of the other members of the Hawk such as Casca, Griffith and Judeau and force your way through various battlefields that can be seen in Kentaro Miura’s Berserk series.

To say we’re huge fans of Berserk here at Honey’s Anime is an understatement. We have always found a lot of love for Kentaro Miura’s Berserk franchise and have continued to support the series as best as we could. That’s why when Berserk and the Band of the Hawk released we immediately found ourselves picking up a copy and losing ourselves in visceral gameplay that mirrors the Berserk series. With tons of maps, different gameplay modes and the ability to use the Berserker Armor—which is amazing by the way—Berserk and the Band of the Hawk should be a must buy for not only fans of the long running Berserk series but those who love the hack and slash gameplay found in the Dynasty Warriors series. See how it feels to play as the true Black Swordsman and wield his massive blade in this excellent hack and slash title.

BERSERK AND THE BAND OF THE HAWK- TGS 2016 Trailer (Official Trailer)

3. Hyrule Warriors

  • System: Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo. Koei Tecmo
  • Developer: Omega Force, Team Ninja
  • Release Dates: Aug 14, 2014

Get ready Zelda fans. Link and his allies are about to enter a very different world in this hack and slash game titled Hyrule Warriors. Acting as a separate story to the Zelda franchise, players assume the role of several heroes from the Zelda franchise such as Link, Sheik, Impa and many more. Arm yourself with their weapons and play styles and roam around on large battlefields as you lay waste to hundreds of enemies taken from the various Zelda titles before. The story and stakes are different in Hyrule Warriors but that doesn’t mean you should expect any less thrills or excitement that the Zelda franchise has been known for in past alliterations.

At number 3 on our list of 6 Games Like Dynasty Warriors, we look at Hyrule Warriors. Taking legendary heroes and villains from the beloved Zelda series, Hyrule Warriors might not be your traditional adventure game like most of the series but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a blast playing it. With a slew of playable characters from various Zelda titles and great hack and slash gameplay courtesy of developers Omega Force and Team Ninja, Hyrule Warriors is a must play for anyone who has considered themselves a fan of Link’s previous games but wanted something a bit different. Come on, let’s be honest folks, how many times have you wanted to decimate not just a few enemies as Link but hundreds of them in one fell swoop?

Wii U- Hyrule Warriors E3 2014 Trailer (Official Trailer)

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4. Attack on Titan

  • System: PS4, PC, PS3, Xbox One, PS Vita
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Developer: Omega Force
  • Release Dates: Feb 18, 2016

You’ve seen the hit anime series. You’ve read the amazing and highly successful manga. However, now it’s time to play the game. Welcome one and all to Attack on Titan from developer Koei Tecmo. Take control of Eren, Levi, Mikasa and others from the Attack on Titan world and become the slayer of Titans you’ve always hoped to become. Featuring single player and online play, you can take on the Titan army alone or with several friends and face the horrific threat together. Enter the world of Attack on Titan and prove your worth as you go through several chapters of the Attack on Titan story starting from the beginning.

Here at Honey’s Anime HQ, we love when Koei Tecmo takes beloved franchises and makes them into hack and slash titles. Though one of our absolute favorite games in this venue has to be Attack on Titan. Instead of just reading or watching Eren and his fellow human survives fight Titans in various locations you now get to control them and fight the Titans yourself. You can even go into Eren’s Titan form and decimate other Titans with the strength and power only a Titan can manage. With stunning graphics an incredible original score and online play, Attack on Titan is an excellent game for those who love Dynasty Warriors. Though we won’t lie folks, seeing a Titan on the show being killed is scary but doing it yourself in game takes some getting used to. Though once you master the simple controls you’ll find yourself killing hundreds of Titans as if you were born for the gameplay that is seen in Attack on Titan.

Attack on titan Official Advanced Gameplay Trailer- E3 2016 (Official Trailer)

5. Fire Emblem Warriors

  • System: Nintendo Switch, New Nintendo 3DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo, Koei Tecmo
  • Developer: Omega Force, Team Ninja
  • Release Dates: Sept 28, 2017

Fire Emblem Warriors take the turn based strategic combat seen in the previous core series and removes it for a more action based title. Players will enter a new story where they will be able to control various warriors of the Fire Emblem series such as Marth, Chrom, Lyndis and Cordelia to just name a few. Decimate enemies on various landscapes using traditional hack and slash gameplay known from developers Omega Force and Team Ninja but with some added tweaks echoing the gameplay of Fire Emblem titles. Grab Fire Emblem Warriors for either the Nintendo Switch or New Nintendo 3DS and control the fight as you show off your sword skills. Save the world from the evil King Ozosid and travel across dimensions in Fire Emblem Warriors!

If you thought the only Nintendo title that was like Dynasty Warriors was Hyrule Warriors well we have something to prove otherwise. Fire Emblem Warriors allows fans of the Nintendo owned series the ability to take control of some of the more popular characters from the Fire Emblem franchise and defeat enemies in the same vein as most of the Dynasty Warriors games. With beautiful art that captures the feeling seen in Fire Emblem games, Fire Emblem Warriors might not be a traditional turn based affair but still feels very much like it thanks to various gameplay mechanics seen within the game. Whether you get Fire Emblem Warriors for your Nintendo Switch or New Nintendo 3DS be prepared for one heck of an amazing game. Also, if you could pull yourself away from Fire Emblem Warriors for a brief moment—which we know is tough— let us know in the comments below who your favorite Fire Emblem character is and why. We would love to hear your thoughts and share our own with you beautiful people out there on the net.

Fire Emblem Warriors- Game Trailer- Nintendo E3 2017 (Official Trailer)

6. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

  • System: PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Tecmo Koei
  • Developer: Omega Force
  • Release Dates: Sept 26, 2013

Warriors Orochi 3 returns with new characters and a HD look in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. Once more enter a world where Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors—as well as some other heroes from games like Dead or Alive or Ninja Gaiden—must unite to defeat an evil force that plans on destroying both worlds. Teams up with 3 characters and swap on the battlefield on the fly as you decimate Orochi’s enemy troops. With some added campaigns and missions to enjoy, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate offers tons of additional content but keeps the amazing gameplay intact from the previous entry. Failure is not an option warrior as the consequence is Orochi gaining power and becoming a force that will be unstoppable…

Here at Honey’s Anime we had an interesting time trying to figure out a means of ending our list of 6 Games Like Dynasty Warriors. Should it be a Dynasty Warriors title or should it be a Samurai Warriors title? This question occurred to us multiple times. That’s why we knew the best solution was to use both franchises in the form of Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. Choose from hundreds of characters spawning both franchises and engage in a story with various branching paths and tons of narrative. We know if you love either the Dynasty Warriors series or the Samurai Warriors series you’re going to truly love and adore Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate.

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate- Trailer (Official Trailer)

Final Thoughts

Hack and slash video games may be considered some of the easiest games to play but they also allow almost anyone to enjoy them because of this simplicity. There’s no thought needed when playing a game like Dynasty Warriors 7 or 8 and that means you can just go crazy as you see your KO count go from 1 to 100 in a mere two minutes. That’s why we know if you’re a gamer who loves this feeling found in hack and slash titles like Dynasty Warriors you’re going to really want to play one of the excellent games above if you haven’t already. Now with our explosive list of 6 Games Like Dynasty Warriors coming to a close we share the floor with all of you beautiful gamers out there in the internet world. What are some of your favorite hack and slash titles and did yours make the list? Shout out down below and remember to keep returning to our hive here at Honey’s Anime for all your anime and gaming article needs.

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Author: Aaron

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