With the release of God of War: Ragnarok on PlayStation 4 and 5, many gamers on other gaming platforms have stomach cravings for something similar to the game. Luckily, there are plenty of games out there that can fill that void and in some ways can do some aspects just as well if not better than this titan of the game. So here is our list of the 8 best games to play God of War.
The 7 Best Games You Can Play Like God of War
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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Our list starts with the indie classic Hellblade: Shenua’s Sacrifice. Similar to the newer God of War games, this game will pit you against enemies in claustrophobic third-person combat, along with a Viking mythological setting and even environmental puzzles.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
Following in the footsteps of Hellblade, AC: Valhalla’s Norse mythological setting is awe-inspiring, along with huge locations and polished combat. For a more dynamic option, this is the best choice. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is another great choice if Greek mythology is your thing.
Pushing that back a bit, Dante’s Inferno is a real hidden gem among those who enjoyed the older, rougher God of War games. It’s the closest thing to such an experience, but the game is also good on its own with a captivating story.
Darksiders (full series)
Another great OG God of War style game series, any Darksiders game is guaranteed to give you a great and original experience with a more cartoony take on it all. This is definitely a hack-and-slash comic book version.
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Ring of Elden
You knew this game should be on the list. With its own mythos, a huge world to explore, and some of the most epic boss fights, Elden Ring really gives God of War: Ragnarok a run for its money. If you want to spend hours playing a game like Ragnarok, this is what you need and more.
Guardians of the Marvel Galaxy
If you’re looking for a strong story-driven game with amazing gameplay and compelling characters, then Guardians of the Galaxy is a great choice if you can’t get your hands on God of War. The storytelling in this game is captivating, and the backgrounds are eye-catching with explosions of color.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
One of my personal favorites; Fallen Order seems like the perfect fusion between Elden Ring and Guardians of the Galaxy, with a very strong story and some really tough battles for the players. If you are a fan of the Star Wars and God of War franchise, you will feel right at home with this one.
We have selected 8 of the best games like God of War. If you can’t afford to play that PlayStation-exclusive IP, or if you’ve already beaten them, this list will most likely contain at least one game that fits the bill perfectly. Be sure to check out our other lists of great games, like our top 8 hunting games for PS4 and PS5.