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Hack and Slash

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Hack and Slash, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.42
95% 36,685 votes
8.32
94% 32,498 votes
8.25
95% 8,431 votes
8.17
96% 2,609 votes
8.15
92% 25,576 votes
8.04
93% 3,154 votes
8.02
92% 5,071 votes
7.94
94% 858 votes
7.92
93% 1,192 votes
7.86
89% 14,042 votes
7.84
90% 6,385 votes
7.78
87% 25,970 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Hack and Slash is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Hack and Slash, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 85%
  2. RPG 50%
  3. Adventure 50%
  4. Singleplayer 49%
  5. Action RPG 40%
  6. Fantasy 39%
  7. Indie 37%
  8. Action-Adventure 33%
  9. 2D 33%
  10. 3D 30%
  11. Combat 25%
  12. Third Person 24%
  13. Pixel Graphics 22%
  14. Action Roguelike 22%
  15. Casual 19%
  16. Dungeon Crawler 18%
  17. Top-Down 18%
  18. Colorful 18%
  19. Roguelike 18%
  20. Exploration 18%
  21. Roguelite 18%
  22. Arcade 17%
  23. Dark Fantasy 17%
  24. Medieval 16%
  25. Early Access 16%
  26. Atmospheric 16%

The Hack and Slash tag refers to a genre of action-oriented video games that focus on intense combat and fast-paced, visceral gameplay. In these games, players typically control a powerful character who engages in close-quarters combat against hordes of enemies, often using melee weapons.

The term "hack and slash" itself originated from the repetitive slashing motions made by characters as they swiftly dispatch their foes. These games often emphasize flashy combat moves, combo systems, and the thrill of vanquishing large numbers of enemies at once.

Key characteristics of hack and slash games include:

  • Action-Oriented Combat Hack and slash games prioritize dynamic combat mechanics that require quick reflexes, timing, and strategic thinking. Players must master various attacks, dodges, parries, or special abilities to overcome waves of enemies.
  • Upgrade Progression Many hack and slash games implement progression systems where players can acquire new weapons, skills, or upgrades as they advance through the game. This allows for character customization and the ability to tackle more formidable challenges.
  • Mobility Characters in hack-and-slash titles are often agile with acrobatic movements or supernatural abilities that enable them to traverse environments quickly while maintaining fluid combat sequences.

Samples of notable hack-and-slash titles include:

  • Devil May Cry Series- This Capcom franchise is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in the hack-and-slash genre. The series focuses on stylish combo-driven action with demon slayer Dante taking center stage.
  • God Of War Series-Sony Interactive Entertainment's God of War series is known for its brutal combat, epic boss battles, and a blend of Greek and Norse mythology. Players control Kratos wielding his iconic Blades of Chaos as he battles against gods and mythical creatures.
  • Darksiders Series- Developed by Vigil Games, Darksiders offers players the opportunity to assume the role of one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in their quest for redemption. The game combines intense hack-and-slash combat with puzzle-solving mechanics.

Hack and slash games deliver a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping experience that appeals to fans seeking action-packed gameplay, challenging encounters, and an opportunity to showcase their combat skills.

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