The Best Combat Games

Update : Zenless Zone Zero added at rank #4.
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (2023)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Unleash the force in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor! Join Cal Kestis on an unforgettable, galaxy-spanning adventure packed with stunning visuals, satisfying gameplay, and a captivating storyline. Face thrilling boss battles and explore vast worlds. Are you ready to protect the Jedi Order?


What we like:
  • Gripping narrative
  • Visually stunning
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • Improved character development
  • Exciting boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Technical performance issues
  • Lackluster exploration
  • Some animations lack polish

  • fight
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • exploration
  • open-world
  • narrative
  • battle
  • puzzle
  • boss
  • adventure
  • skill
  • boss-fight
  • story
  • action

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God of War: Ragnarok (2022)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Follows Kratos and his son Atreus on their journey through the Norse lands. You will join them in an epic adventure to save the nine realms from the never-ending Fimbulwinter.


What we like:
  • Intricate story with complex characters
  • Ability to switch between weapons and use both elemental powers and shield abilities
  • Improved verticality for exploration and combat
  • Wide range of upgradeable weapons and armor sets with unique characteristics
  • Challenging bosses with unique movesets
What could be improved:
  • Standard enemies may become repetitive after some time
  • Limited graphic options on standard PS4

  • mythology
  • combat
  • puzzle
  • fight
  • boss-fight
  • narrative
  • battle
  • boss
  • story
  • exploration
  • violent
  • adventure
  • action
  • war
  • combo

3

Monster Hunter Rise (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Monster Hunter Rise combines the best elements of past entries and the more recent Monster Hunter World, offering a fresh and exciting experience that will keep you coming back for more. With an engaging story, challenging combat, and a plethora of features, Rise has something for everyone.


What we like:
  • Open hunting grounds with no loading zones between sections
  • Rich story with fully voiced cutscenes
  • Switch Skill system to customize your playstyle
  • Tons of weapon balancing and updates
  • New Rampage Quests for intense battles against multiple monsters at once
What could be improved:
  • Separate quest lines for solo/multiplayer play
  • Visuals are not quite as detailed as those in World

  • online
  • rpg
  • fight
  • battle
  • combat
  • cooperative
  • crafting
  • tower-defense
  • action
  • farming
  • japanese
  • multiplayer
  • skill
  • local
  • exploration

4

Zenless Zone Zero (2024)

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Android Playstation 5 PC Windows IOS iPhone

The story takes place in the near future, where a mysterious natural disaster known as the "Hollows" has occurred. A new kind of city has emerged in this disaster-ridden world known as "New Eridu". This last 'oasis' has mastered the technology to co-exist with the Hollows, and is home to a whole host of chaotic, boisterous, dangerous and very active factions. As a professional 'Proxy', you will play a crucial role in linking the city with the Hollows.

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  • combat
  • action
  • rogue-like
  • construction
  • fight
  • exploration
  • rpg
  • futuristic
  • battle
  • retro
  • team
  • squad
  • hole
  • arcade
  • grid

5

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II (2024)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s

The sequel to the award winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Senua returns in a brutal journey of survival through the myth and torment of Viking Iceland. Intent on saving those who have fallen victim to the horrors of tyranny, Senua faces a battle of overcoming the darkness within and without.


  • narrative
  • puzzle
  • combat
  • battle
  • fight
  • mythology
  • action-adventure
  • demons
  • story
  • horror
  • exploration
  • psychological
  • walking-simulator
  • realistic
  • narration

6

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE (2021)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE - join a group of idealists fighting against the Shinra Electric Power Company, who are destroying the planet for their own gain. With a mix of traditional and real-time action combat and stunning graphics, the classic game has been re-born with new elements and an expanded story. The new DLC episode featuring Yuffie Kisaragi adds more excitement to the game. Get ready to save the world from certain doom!


What we like:
  • Deep and engaging storyline
  • Stunning graphics
  • Fun and exciting gameplay
  • Expansion of original story with character development
  • Exciting DLC with promising plot
What could be improved:
  • Departure from original storyline may disappoint some fans
  • Too much padding
  • Micro-stutters and performance issues on some systems

  • rpg
  • ninja
  • japanese
  • remake
  • combat
  • real-time
  • fps
  • jrpg
  • fight
  • action
  • battle
  • first-person
  • narrative
  • turn-based
  • tower-defense

7

Monster Hunter: World (2018)

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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4

In Monster Hunter: World, you embark on an exciting journey to hunt down ferocious creatures in a living ecosystem. Explore stunning locations, use a variety of weapons, and craft new gear by collecting materials from the fallen beasts. This exciting and immersive RPG offers fun gameplay and addictive combat, with the ability to hunt alone or alongside up to three other players. You can even put your personal flair on the game with stickers, gestures, and armor customization.


What we like:
  • Immersive world
  • Amazing creature designs
  • Engaging main quest
  • Fun gameplay
  • Addictive
What could be improved:
  • Combat may take time to get used to
  • Tricky controls on mouse and keyboard
  • Lots of grinding for specific items
  • Some fights require large groups of players

  • rpg
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • online
  • battle
  • crafting
  • combat
  • action
  • farming
  • multiplayer
  • difficult
  • skill
  • japanese
  • dragon
  • open-world

8

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Join the rebellion in The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story! As Sylas, a spell-stealing mage, you'll liberate your homeland, command powerful magic, and uncover secrets of the past. With fast-paced action, intriguing story, and stunning visuals, you'll be immersed in a world of strategic combat and political intrigue. Whether you're a League of Legends fan or a newcomer, this game will captivate you!


What we like:
  • Captivating universe and story
  • Engaging and strategic combat
  • Variety of spells to steal and use
  • Beautiful pixel art style
  • Fun boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Game length is short
  • Environments can feel repetitive

  • rpg
  • pixel
  • combat
  • action
  • rogue-like
  • top-down
  • moba
  • battle
  • hack-and-slash
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • story
  • fight
  • 2d
  • magic

9

Soulstice (2022)

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Android Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Explore a dark world brimming with hidden mysteries, master a diverse combat system, and inhabit the dual forces of two sisters in a coming-of-age dark fantasy story with fast-paced action, vicious enemies, and spectacular boss fights.


  • combat
  • hack-and-slash
  • combo
  • action
  • platform
  • fight
  • fantasy
  • boss-fight
  • battle
  • exploration
  • boss
  • gothic
  • demons
  • third-person
  • fast-paced

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Bayonetta 3 (2022)

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Nintendo Switch

You play as the Umbran Witch, Bayonetta, and fight your way through fast-paced encounters with hordes of enemies. With her signature hair-powered weapons and demonic slaves at your side, you must save the multiverse from an unknown entity of chaos.

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What we like:
  • Fast-paced combat
  • Empowering melee
  • Various weapons and demons to use
  • Secrets and challenges throughout levels
  • Spy action platforming sections
  • Replayability value
What could be improved:
  • Camera can be awkward in some challenges
  • Lock-on could be improved

  • demons
  • combo
  • fight
  • combat
  • battle
  • action
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • stealth
  • side-scrolling
  • alternate
  • fast-paced

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