The Best Souls Games

Update : Morbid: The Lords of Ire added at rank #29.
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Lies Of P (2023)

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Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5

Become Pinocchio in Lies of P, a gothic action RPG that takes you on a dark journey through a city plagued by madness. Unleash unique combat styles, engage with interesting characters, and make choices that shape your path. Experience a reimagined Pinocchio tale in this grim, captivating narrative.


What we like:
  • Immersive narrative and world
  • Deep and rewarding combat system
  • Visually stunning with grandiose set pieces
  • Variety of weapons and customization options
  • Outstanding score and visuals
What could be improved:
  • Challenging parry and dodge timing
  • Artificial difficulty
  • Limited weapon variety

  • souls
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • fight
  • combat
  • gothic
  • rpg
  • steampunk
  • dark
  • action
  • narrative
  • story

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Another Crab's Treasure (2024)

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

In a vibrant undersea kingdom on the verge of collapse, a hermit crab embarks on a treasure hunt to buy back his repossessed shell. The second game from AGGRO CRAB.


  • boss
  • souls
  • underwater
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • cute
  • funny
  • fight
  • resource
  • challenging
  • dark
  • rpg
  • adventure

3

GRIME (2021)

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PC Windows stadia Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Dive into the twisted world of GRIME, a challenging yet rewarding action-adventure RPG. Absorb your enemies, use their traits against them, and explore surreal environments. Face the unknown, unlock new abilities, and indulge in death-defying combat. Are you ready to conquer this world of anatomical horror and intrigue?


What we like:
  • Compelling and twisted world
  • Satisfying and responsive combat
  • Engaging exploration and movement
  • Unique parry and absorption mechanics
  • Generous progression system
What could be improved:
  • Lacks a strong narrative
  • Map functionality could be improved
  • Occasional sound glitches during boss battles

  • souls
  • surreal
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • dark
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • 2.5d
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • rpg
  • scroller
  • cinematic
  • action

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The Last Hero of Nostalgaia (2022)

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

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a satirical action-adventure, brought to life by a twisted and wicked tale. Featuring hard but fair combat, *full character customization, unique battle armor and engaging narrative mechanics rich in lore, Nostalgaia plunges you into almost certain death at every turn.


  • souls
  • cooperative
  • boss
  • nostalgia
  • narrative
  • customization
  • rpg
  • combat
  • bonfire
  • boss-fight

5

Moonscars (2022)

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

Moonscars is a 2D souls-like, non-linear platformer that marks the debut of developer, Black Mermaid. Play as Grey Irma, a "Clayborn" with a head full of questions and an eyeful of stunning pixel art. Experience the mystery of Moonscars while exploring themes of identity. Enjoy fluid and gratifying combat with melee moves, special attacks, witcheries and amulet stones.


What we like:
  • Beautiful pixel art
  • Well written story
  • Excellent voice work
  • Satisfying parry system
  • Great use of light to create silhouette-like foregrounds
  • Unique enemies with visual cues
  • Stunning soundtrack with choir vocals
  • Replay value through side quests and trophy hunting
What could be improved:
  • Trial and error approach can make some boss fights difficult

  • souls
  • boss-fight
  • platform
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • 2d
  • combat
  • pixel
  • gothic
  • fight
  • action
  • challenging
  • difficult

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Remnant II (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Step into the thrilling world of Remnant II, a unique blend of Soulslike and looter-shooter gameplay. Battle deadly creatures, explore diverse worlds, and unlock powerful abilities. With a responsive combat system, randomly generated maps, and a strong community, you'll be hooked for hours. Each playthrough offers a fresh challenge, making every victory feel earned.


What we like:
  • Engaging gameplay with smooth gun mechanics
  • Randomly generated worlds for endless replayability
  • Strong learning systems for build making and boss fighting
  • Vibrant community for both solo and co-op play
  • Regular updates and fixes from developers
What could be improved:
  • Limited diversity in armor sets
  • Frustrating loadout management

  • boss
  • cooperative
  • shooter
  • boss-fight
  • tps
  • souls
  • dungeon
  • post-apocalyptic
  • loot
  • rpg
  • fight
  • combat
  • challenging
  • puzzle
  • narrative

7

Steelrising (2022)

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Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Android Xbox One

Step into the 18th-century Paris of Steelrising and take the role of Aegis, a mechanical warrior with multiple combat styles and a wide variety of unique abilities, in the fight against King Louis XVI's violent automatons. Use your grappling hook and dash ability to explore the city's heights and depths, uncovering secrets and changing the course of history in this atmospheric and authentic representation of the city during the French Revolution.


What we like:
  • Setting of French Revolution and automatons
  • Wide variety of weapons and costumes
  • Interesting plot
  • Unique mechanics such as cooling, air dash, etc.
  • Surprising metroidvania elements
What could be improved:
  • Bad optimization and performance issues
  • Similar mobs and few varieties of enemies
  • Not enought loot
  • Flaws in the plot and annoying story
  • Combat mechanics could be better

  • souls
  • rpg
  • boss
  • combat
  • historical
  • boss-fight
  • robots
  • alternate
  • steampunk
  • exploration
  • fight
  • action
  • narrative
  • political
  • challenging

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Tails Of Iron (2021)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Tails of Iron is an epic RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the throne, you must embark on a perilous quest to reclaim your Kingdom. Explore a deceivingly charming world. Assemble a band of brave companions. Banish the merciless Frog clan!


  • souls
  • mediaeval-fantasy
  • hand-drawn
  • narration
  • rpg
  • boss-fight
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • medieval
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • boss
  • zombies
  • story

9

Nioh 2 (2020)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Playstation 5

Unleash your inner demon in Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition! Engage in thrilling, fast-paced combat against fearsome yokai, explore devastated locales in Japan, and overcome new challenges in the Dark Realm. With its unique mechanics, extensive content, and rock solid co-op experience, you're in for a wild ride.


What we like:
  • Unique, improved mechanics
  • Fast-paced, smooth combat
  • Extensive content
  • Solid co-op experience
What could be improved:
  • Unfair price increase
  • Minor performance issues
  • Occasional crashes

  • boss
  • souls
  • rpg
  • combat
  • action
  • skill
  • controller-support
  • demons
  • ninja
  • combo
  • fight
  • challenging
  • difficult
  • customization
  • crafting

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STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)

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

Jedi: Fallen Order is a third-person adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. You are a former Padawan who must hide from the Empire while learning to hone your connection to the Force and become a Jedi. The game features stunning graphics and sound design, an engaging story with unexpected twists, challenging Lightsaber combat that requires practice, and plenty of collectibles to discover across multiple worlds.


What we like:
  • Rich design and scale
  • Wonderful wildlife
  • Diverse cast of characters
  • Rewarding Lightsaber combat that improves with practice
  • Deep customisation options for your Lightsaber
  • Replayable due to hidden loot and hidden pathways opening up over time
  • Fantastic score and sound design
What could be improved:
  • Combat based on animation rather than reflexes can be difficult to master
  • Some areas may become repetitive or boring
  • Predictable moments in story

  • exploration
  • souls
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • fight
  • third-person
  • platform
  • story
  • adventure
  • metroidvania
  • boss-fight
  • battle
  • boss
  • swordplay

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