Ubisoft has undoubtedly created a truly unique game in For Honor. Sure, it borrows core gaming concepts from other genres, but few games can captivate the competitive nature and keep you coming back for countless hours like this title. Its third-person, action RPG exterior hides its fighting game controls and depth. You’ll have to spend plenty of time mastering the various ways to block, dodge, counter, parry, and plenty of other things if you want to get the most out of this game. We say that because even though For Honor has a campaign mode where you slice and dice through fodder warriors, the game truly shines in its multiplayer modes such as Dual, Brawl, Skirmish, Dominion, and Elimination.
All of the titles listed below share similar atmospheres (a Medieval setting), combat systems, and immersive action RPG elements. Because multiplayer fights are such a huge part of For Honor’s addictiveness, let’s start with the games that deliver on that front as well.
Similar Games to For Honor
1. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
- System/Platform: PC, X360, PS3, XONE, PS4
- Publisher: Activision, Torn Banner Studios
- Developer: Torn Banner Studios
- Release Dates: Oct. 16th, 2012
Chivalry is a first-person, multiplayer hack and slash game. We put this first on the list because it’s one of the pioneers of the “shield and wield” genre and it most closely resembles For Honor in terms of being dedicated to multiplayer functionality, containing similar classes, and it taking place in the Medieval period. There is no solo or campaign mode. All of its resources are dedicated to providing an experience similar to that of a first-person fighting game.
We feel, that at its core, For Honor is a more refined, engaging, deeper successor to Chivalry. However, well-timed attacks, blocking your opponent’s assault, and parrying are very much present in Chivalry’s combat. As you’ll notice in the trailer below, it’s difficult to not see how closely the fighting resembles For Honor. Even though this title was originally released back in 2012, we would say that it delivered on its fighting game experience objective and still holds up well today. If you’re looking to play something similar to For Honor then this is a game you must check out.
Chivalry Medieval Warfare Trailer:
2. Dark Souls III
- System/Platform: XONE, PS4, PC
- Publisher: Bandai Namco
- Developer: From Software
- Release Dates: April 12th, 2016.
Dark Souls 3 is the latest full game entry in the Dark Souls series. In this dark fantasy role-playing game, you must fight your way through undead hordes, make your way through labyrinths, search for powerful weapons and relics, destroy supernatural deities, and so much more.
Dark Souls is known for being one of the most difficult gaming franchises to get into. It throws you into the lion’s den and forces you to master the game’s controls and mechanics through trial by fire. Though this strategy of dying over and over in order to improve may put off some casual players, Dark Souls has proven again and again that most gamers will endure and even enjoy the hardcore grind if the game has an immersive story (with unrivaled lore) and a sophisticated combat system.
It’s this attention to combat that puts Dark Souls 3 in the same category as For Honor. Both of these great games have so much to offer in terms of character control, a myriad of abilities and attacks, and a seemingly infinite level of battle mastery. The dedicated players will keep putting in the time to hone their timing, situational weapon load-out, attack distance and speed, character movement, just to name a few broad facets to fighting. And when they do, they’ll begin to stand out from their peers when it comes to PvP modes in both games. The only skill caps in these games are the limiters that players place on themselves.
Dark Souls III - Launch Trailer | PS4
- System/Platform: PS4, PC
- Publisher: Koei Tecmo, Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Developer: Team Ninja
- Release Dates: Feb. 7th, 2017
Nioh is a Japanese folklore inspired action RPG. Based on a fictional depiction of the Sengoku period, you play as William Adams (aka the first western samurai). You quickly master various weapons and became a demon-slaying bad-ass.
From the get-go, it’s apparent that Nioh draws heavily from the Dark Souls series when it comes to combat. The keys to successfully winning an engagement are managing your stamina and ki. Patience, defense, and mobility are also cornerstones of fighting whether it’s PVP, fighting lowly AI enemies, or taking on the powerful bosses. Just like in For Honor, experience, creativity, and strategy will always carry you to victory.
Whereas Dark Souls III allows you to customize your character to suit various fighting disciplines and classes, Nioh focuses solely on the samurai style of combat. And that’s not a negative thing at all. There is no shortage of weapon types. Whether you want to use swords, spears, axes, bows, or even guns, Nioh has something that you’ll find suitable for your dueling needs. Once you get comfortable with your avatar, you can focus on deep, rewarding For Honor-esque fights.
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4. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
- System/Platform: XONE, PS4, PC
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Monolith Productions
- Developer: Monolith Productions
- Release Dates: Oct. 10th, 2017
Shadow of War is the sequel to Shadow of Mordor, which takes place within a non-canon version of the Lord of the Rings universe. So, you can expect to fight orcs, dragons, and other Tolkien creatures while also building up your own army in this war for Middle-earth. In this follow-up, the open world action game beefs up the combat system while expanding on its campaign mode. Besides the fluid combat, the “nemesis” system has been revamped and you can now set up sieges to overtake enemy fortresses. It improves upon its predecessor in almost every way.
The medieval weapons, setting, and the hack and slash style of combat are where we draw our comparisons with For Honor. Even though there isn’t a mode where you can fight against other players, it doesn’t feel like the game is lacking. Taking on a swarm of enemies all at once feels just as empowering and rewarding as defeating a human player 1v1. The fluidity and ease of combat that you feel when taking on the enemy AI are similar to that of the Batman Arkham series. In that regard, Shadow of War’s combat system is more forgiving and easy to master than For Honor. So, if you’re looking for a simpler version of For Honor’s fighting system then this is the game for you.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer:
5. Berserk and the Band of the Hawk
- System/Platform: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PC
- Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games
- Developer: Omega Force
- Release Dates: Feb. 21st, 2017
In Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, you play as Guts, a guy who wields a gigantic sword and helps lead a group of poor but skilled mercenaries as they strive to accumulate fortune and fame. If you’ve seen the anime or read the manga then you know what to expect in terms of the plot. You’ll fight your way through countless knights (earning the Hundred Man Slayer nickname) while supporting your leader in his goal to reach royal status.
Berserk and Shadow of War are the two games on this list that departs slightly from the battle precision of For Honor’s combat and they provide no co-op or versus modes. This game, in particular, focuses on more sweeping, area of effect attacks that damage multiple enemies at once. It’s basically a Dynasty Warriors game set in the Berserk universe.
Again, this another title that’s recommended if you’re looking to take a break from the challenging and at times arduous fighting that For Honor provides, but you’d rather use that large sword to cut down any soldier or monster blocking you on your path to becoming an unstoppable killing machine.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Trailer:
6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- System/Platform: PC, Mac, XONE, PS4
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Developer: CD Projekt Red Studio
- Release Dates: May 18th, 2015
The Witcher 3 is an open-world, action RPG. You continue the story of Geralt, a master swordsman with superhuman abilities. He is on his greatest journey yet. He has been given the job of hunting down the child of prophecy. This child is said to be so powerful that whoever has possession of her will control the entire world. It’s up to Geralt to track her down and bring an end to the war that’s ravaged the Northern Kingdoms for so long.
For this last title on the list, we’re back to a more accurate, responsive, real-time combat system. You maneuver Geralt around his enemies and counter-attack once you have a good read on their attack habits. The RPG system allows you to equip Geralt with various weapons and abilities to suit your favored style of combat. Witcher 3 strikes a good balance between the Dark Souls and Arkham combat systems. It’s a good thing too because this game boasts so much single player content that it’ll take you at least 25 hours to complete the main story, not to mention the side quests. So, you’ll have plenty of time to master the intricate combat system and figure out which items and skills you’ll equip onto Geralt.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer:
Again, if you’ve ever touched For Honor then you know it’s a truly one of a kind game. Hopefully, these 6 titles up above will capture your interest just as much, if not for their fighting system, then hopefully for their RPG elements and immersive worlds. Thanks for reading this article.
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