The Best Swordplay Games

Update : Battle Clash added at rank #28.
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Kalinur (2023)

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

Defeat the mage Kalinur and bring peace back to the kingdom in this mini metroidvania with a lot of action.


  • metroidvania
  • 2d
  • swordplay
  • retro
  • fantasy
  • platform
  • demons
  • pixel
  • dark
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • medieval
  • action
  • nonlinear

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The Bloodline (2023)

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early access PC Windows

An open, freeform Adventure RPG that lets you play your way. Reforge bonds between kingdoms, explore the wilds, craft and plan adventures and wield mighty weapons or magic as you prepare for what is to come…

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  • soundtrack
  • swordplay
  • rpg
  • medieval
  • vampire
  • character
  • sandbox
  • first-person
  • action-adventure
  • open-world
  • third-person
  • war
  • customization
  • combat
  • fantasy

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En Garde (2023)

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PC Windows

En Garde! – the swashbuckler action game! Battle graceless guards and nefarious noblemen in fast-paced fights full of spectacle. Use the environment, your wit and your blade to teach them all a lesson!

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  • swordplay
  • spectacle
  • comedy
  • beat-em-up
  • fight
  • fight
  • family-friendly
  • sword-fight
  • sword-fight
  • third-person
  • cartoony
  • action-adventure
  • colourful
  • stylized
  • wine
  • crowd-fight
  • combat
  • funny

4

Bleak Sword DX (2023)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Discover and destroy increasingly horrifying creatures across an oppressive lofi world, wielding fierce weaponry and powerful magic in this pocket-sized action adventure.


  • hack-and-slash
  • fantasy
  • dark
  • rogue-like
  • pixel
  • swordplay
  • 2d
  • fight
  • atmospheric
  • boss
  • minimalist
  • linear
  • gladiator
  • action
  • action-adventure

5

Bushi (2022)

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PC Windows ps1

Wield your bow and sword against fierce opponents as you navigate obstacles with dynamic parkour in the samurai-themed arena brawler, Bushi! Inspired by the cult classic GunZ The Duel and The Legend of Son-Goku.

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  • archery
  • arts
  • swordplay
  • parkour
  • tps
  • martial
  • hack-and-slash
  • pvp
  • versus
  • character
  • arena
  • shooter
  • beat-em-up
  • customization
  • 3d

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COGEN: Sword of Rewind (2022)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows

Rewind, rethink, redo. COGEN is a brand-new kind of 2D action game where there's no time for death.


  • manipulation
  • dynamic
  • 2d
  • souls
  • swordplay
  • time
  • tutorial
  • attack
  • score
  • metroidvania
  • scroller
  • futuristic
  • narration
  • mech
  • platform

7

Hellish Quart (2021)

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early access PC Windows

A physics-based, realistic, 3D sword dueling game set in the 17th century. Currently, it features an arcade mode, survival mode, modern HEMA mode, duels vs. AI, wooden weapons sparring, and a local multiplayer mode. Optional VR mode. Early Access.


  • arts
  • swordplay
  • 3d
  • martial
  • historical
  • pve
  • fight
  • character
  • medieval
  • pvp
  • vr
  • customization
  • realistic
  • physics
  • third-person

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Blade (2018)

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early access PC Windows ps2 vita

Blade & Sorcery is a built-for-VR medieval fantasy sandbox with full physics driven melee, ranged and magic combat. Become a powerful warrior, ranger or sorcerer and devastate your enemies.


  • vr
  • sandbox
  • physics
  • swordplay
  • fight
  • moddable
  • fantasy
  • mod-friendly
  • visual-novel
  • magic
  • medieval
  • simulation
  • spin-off
  • gore
  • combat

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Clone Drone in the Danger Zone (2017)

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

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is a robot voxel slice-em-up where any part of your body can be sliced off. With your mind downloaded into a robot gladiator, you must survive the sinister trials of the arena.


  • robots
  • arena
  • battle-royale
  • swordplay
  • fight
  • voxel
  • cooperative
  • rogue-like
  • humor
  • 3d
  • futuristic
  • multiplayer
  • third-person
  • funny
  • comedy

10

HAYAI (2022)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone

You are Ronin. Survive against an onslaught of enemies using a unique, mouse-based combat system. Draw your attack, felling your enemies in one swoop!

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  • spectacle
  • attack
  • score
  • swordplay
  • hack-and-slash
  • beat-em-up
  • arts
  • hand-drawn
  • twin-stick
  • martial
  • anime
  • retro
  • stylized
  • 2d
  • arcade

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