20 Best Soulslike Games to Play in 2024 For Maximum Entertainment!

20 Best Soulslike Games to Play in 2024

Gamers should thank FromSoftware for inventing the Soulslike genre with the Dark Souls games, and if you’re not familiar with the Soulslike subgenre, then let me tell you that it consists of action role-playing games that are known for high levels of difficulty and mostly features dark fantasy setting.

The games in this subgenre have a high difficulty where the repeated player character death is bound to happen. Soulslike games are perfect for gamers looking for a challenging video game where they can test their instincts and gaming skills!

If you’re a true gamer who frequently plays challenging games then Soulslike games would be perfect for you, that is why today we’ve gathered a list of the 20 Soulslike Games That You Should Play In 2024, so let’s quickly jump on to the first game on our list.

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring
Release DateFebruary 25, 2022
Developer(s)FromSoftware
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Seires X/S
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

We couldn’t think of a better game to start off our list other than FromSoftware’s Elden Ring which is played from a third-person perspective. Players in this game are given control of a customizable character who is on a journey to repair the Elden Ring and become the new Elden Lord.

Elden Ring features an open-world environment where players can freely roam as their heart desires, players in this game can use a wide variety of weapons to eliminate their enemies and even magic spells which are useful against tough opponents. This game also features an in-game currency known as Runes which can be used to purchase different items.

The gameplay of this game features elements similar to that in Dark Souls games, the map of this game is divided into six main areas that players unlock as they progress further into the game. The visual quality of this game is exquisite, and we highly recommend you try this game out if you haven’t.

2. The Lords of The Fallen (2014)

The Lords of The Fallen
Release DateOctober 28, 2014
Developer(s)Deck13, CI Games
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One, Andriod, iOS
Overall ReviewsMostly Positive

Next up is The Lords of The Fallen in which players will be put in the shoes of a true warrior named Harkyn and will showcase his journey through strange, large interconnected environments, battling terrifying enemies and bosses using melee weapons such as gamers, swords, and axes.

This game features a slow tactical approach to close-range combat gameplay with difficult enemies and locations as well. Players need to dodge the enemy’s lethal strikes, or they can do a serious amount of damage, which can be cured using healing potions, which are in limited quantities.

The visual quality of this game is excellent for the time this game was released and The Lords of The Fallen should be on your list if you’re looking for good Soulslike games to spend your time on.

3. Lies of P

Lies of P
Release DateSeptember 19, 2023
Developer(s)Neowiz Games, Round8 Studio
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Overall ReviewsOverwhelmighly Positive

Lies of P was released recently and received tons of great reviews! Have you played it yet? This game lets players control the humanoid Pinocchio, who travels on foot through the city of Krat while exploring the environment and facing off against various deadly biomechanical enemies.

Our protagonist in this game uses different sorts of weapons such as swords and axes to eliminate his opponents and can even dodge and block their attacks. Pinocchio also has a mechanical arm that can be equipped with gadgets like a grappling hook or a flamethrower.

What makes this game even more fun is the weapon crafting system that it features which allows players to craft over 30 different weapon types with 100 combinations. One thing that we love about this game is the “Lying System” in which the player’s decisions alter the course of events leading to three different endings.

4. Remnant 2

Release DateJuly 25, 2023
Developer(s)Gunfire Games
PlatformsPC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

This next game that we have on our list is a third-person shooter action role-playing game that sold over 1 million copies on its first launch week and over 2 million copies by the end of September of this year. Just like its predecessor, this game is also inspired by the Dark Souls games. Players in this game can choose their character archetypes at the beginning of the game.

Players in this game can wield up to two guns, alongside their melee weapons, new classes in this game are features that replace the old ones. By now, you guys must’ve speculated that the visual quality of this game is going to be staggering since it was released in 2023!

Overall it is a fun game to test your gaming skills and that is why we have put this game on our list today, make sure to check this game out for maximum entertainment.

5. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Release DateApril 28, 2023
Developer(s)Respawn Entertainment
PlatformsPC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Overall ReviewsPositive

On the fifth spot, we have the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which takes five years after the events of the previous game and features Jedi Knight, Cal Kestis, as he continues his adventures with his friends to survive the tyranny of the Galactic Empire.

The gameplay elements in this game are quite similar to those in the previous game with more new elements being introduced that enhance the gameplay experience even more. The level design of this game features a much larger and more intricate map which is populated with numerous NPCs.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s visual quality on the other hand is surely great, there are tons of breathtaking visuals in the game where players can stop and admire the developer’s work.

6. The Surge 2

The Surge 2
Release DateSeptember 24, 2019
Developer(s)Deck13
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One
Overall ReviewsMostly Positive

The Surge 2 is an action role-playing game that is a sequel to The Surge, and this game features a customizable character that players can create according to their preferences. This game is set in a dystopian future where humans have exhausted all the resources of the world.

There are various types of melee weapons featured in the game that players can use to defeat their enemies, players on the other hand can also dodge the enemy’s attacks.

The visual quality of this game is astonishing, and the game has also received positive reviews by gamers and critics worldwide. We highly recommend gaming enthusiasts to try this game out as it will surely test your skills.

7. Nioh 2

Nioh 2
Release DateMarch 12, 2020
Developer(s)Team Ninja
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

Another game that we have on our list today is Nioh 2 which is an action RPG where players can create their own customizable character, who was a Yokai spirit. Players in this game are equipped with different weapons such as odachi and kusarigama. This game grants different new skills and special abilities to the players as they progress further into the game.

Nioh 2 is set in Japan during the 1500s, The majority of the chapters in this game serve as a prequel to the previous title in the Nioh franchise however the end of the chapters take place after the events of the first game.

The gameplay of this game is good and the visual quality is also exquisite, overall it is a fun game to test your gaming skills as it isn’t easy to finish this game!

8. Demon’s Souls (2020)

Demon's Souls (2020)
Release DateNovember 12, 2020
Developer(s)Bluepoint Games
PlatformsPS5
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

Demon’s Souls (2020) is a remake of the original Demon’s Souls game that was released back in 2009. The storyline of this game is the same as in the original title, where players are given control of a hero brought to Boletaria, which is a kingdom consumed by the dark being called the Old One. The hero’s mission is to kill the fallen king, Allant of Boltaria, and pacify the Old One.

This remake features new weapons, rings, armor, and items called Grains which provide temporary resistance to the players from poison, fire and even bleeding. Unlike the original game, the healing items in this game have a certain weight so players can now only carry a limited amount.

The gameplay of this game has improved drastically as compared to the original entry and the visual quality on the other hand has been improved as well. Demon’s Souls (2020) has received very positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide.

9. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Release DateMarch 22, 2019
Developer(s)FromSoftware
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One
Overall ReviewsOverwhelmingly Positive

Sekiro lets players control a Shinobi known as Wolf who’s on a journey to take revenge from a samurai clan that kidnapped his Lord and even imprisoned him. The gameplay of this game is focused on some of the vital elements such as stealth, exploration, and combat with emphasis on boss battles.

This game is set in a fictional Japan during the Sengoku period, and there are several strong references to Buddhist mythology and philosophy in this game. The gameplay of this game is from a third-person perspective, it also includes gear upgrading, a skill tree, and limited ability customization.

The visual quality of this game, on the other hand, is good, and we highly recommend every gamer to try this game out for once, as we’re sure that you will not regret playing it.

10. Bloodborne

Bloodborne
Release DateMarch 24, 2015
Developer(s)FromSoftware
PlatformsPS4
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

Another game by FromSoftware that we have on our list today is Bloodborne, and honestly, FromSoftware has developed great Soulslike games which surely test player’s skills and even push them to their limits. The storyline of this game follows the player’s character, a Hunter, and his inhabitants are affected by a bloodborne disease that transforms the residents into horrifying beasts.

The gameplay of this game is smooth and players can explore the environment, interact with different NPCs, and use sorts of tricky weapons and firearms, last but not least uncover the city’s mysteries. The development of this staggering game began back in 2012.

Bloodborne’s visual quality is surely outstanding, and this might be a good pick if you’re looking for a great Soulslike game to enjoy in your leisure time.

11. Salt and Sanctuary

Salt and Sanctuary
Release DateMarch 15, 2016
Developer(s)Ska Studios
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

We have our first 2D game on the list known as Salt and Sanctuary, this game was first released for the PlayStation 4 and the other ports were followed later on. This game is unique because it combines the elements of the Metroidvania and the Soulslike genre into one game.

This game starts with the player stowed away in a ship that is also carrying a princess from an unnamed country who is to be married to the king of the opposing country to prevent war from happening.

The gameplay of this game is similar to that of the Dark Souls games. Salt and Sanctuary allows players to wield up to two handheld weapons at a time, and there are over 600 items that players may use 2 with different weapon categories that have special movements.

12. Mortal Shell

Mortal Shell
Release DateAugust 18, 2020
Developer(s)Cold Symmetry
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsMostly Positive

Next up on our list is Mortal Shell which is also a third-person action RPG that focuses on melee combat, players in this game control one of several “shell” characters each having different playstyles. As per our research, the developers of this game thought there was a gap in the market for video games evoking deeper emotional experiences.

The gameplay of this game is excellent and overall it is a fun game to play, the visual quality of this game on the other hand is exquisite. It is a fun game to enjoy and test your skills at if you’re a challenging gamer looking for a good Souls-like game.

13. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Release DateMarch 3, 2023
Developer(s)Team Ninja
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Overall ReviewsMixed

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is set during a fictionalized version of the fall of the Han Dynasty and the plot of this game follows an unnamed protagonist as he battles historical characters and Chinese mythological creatures corrupted by the demonic Qi.

This game allows players to build a customizable character and choose from over five different phases at the beginning of the game, players are given two options for close-ranged combat. The gameplay of this game is largely linear and players will encounter battle flags as they progress further into the game.

Players can also upgrade their characters and unlock new abilities and as per the research done by our team, Wo Long has a jump button, which makes the combat and exploration much more intricate and fun.

14. Dead Cells

Dead Cells
Release DateAugust 7, 2018
Developer(s)Motion Twin, Evil Empire
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsOverwhelmingly Positive

Dead Cells lets players take on the role of an amorphous creature known as the Prisoner and he needs to slay the island’s king and to do that, he must fight his way out of the diseased island. Like most of the Soulslike games, this game also features procedurally generated levels where players can acquire weapons, treasure, and other tools through exploration.

This game also features a permadeath system that causes players to drop all the items and abilities upon dying. Players can also collect a currency called Cells that can be collected from defeated enemies which can be quite helpful for players for purchasing permanent upgrades.

15. Sifu

Sifu
Release DateFebruary 8, 2022
Developer(s)Sloclap
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

On the fifth spot, we have Sifu which is a run-based action beat-em-up game that is played from a third-person perspective. Sifu is set the modern-day China where players take control of a young martial arts school student named Sifu who’s on a revenge trial to eliminate the people who are responsible for his father’s death.

What makes this game unique is that every time the protagonist in this game dies, he is resurrected by a magical talisman and also grows older which helps him to gain more powerful attacks but it reduces his health drastically.

The gameplay of this game is smooth and fun as the protagonist can perform tons of cool moves and the visual quality on the other hand is exquisite, this game should be on our list of games to try out next if you’re looking for good challenging games.

16. Tunic

Tunic
Release DateMarch 16, 2022
Developer(s)Isometricorp Games
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

Next up on our list is a game set in a ruined fantasy world, where players are given control of a fox who’s on a journey to free a fox spirit trapped in a crystal, yes we’re talking about Tunic. This game allows players to discover the gameplay and setting by exploring and finding in-game pages of a manual that offers clues, notes, and even drawings.

The player’s character in this game navigates the terrains and faces off hostile creatures, as per our research, the player in this game is given no direction or instruction and the majority of the text is in a constructed writing system.

17. Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight
Release DateFebruary 24, 2017
Developer(s)Team Cherry
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsOverwhelmingly Positive

Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania game where the players control an insectoid warrior known as the Knight exploring Hallownest which is a fallen kingdom plagued by a supernatural disease. As per our research, this game is set in diverse subterranean locations.

Players in this game can unlock different types of new abilities as they explore new locations that are spread throughout the kingdom. There are numerous bosses in the game as well that players need to face off.

18. Hellpoint

Hellpoint
Release DateJuly 30, 2020
Developer(s)Cradle Games
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsMostly Positive

Hellpoint puts players in the shoes of a nameless humanoid stranded on derelict space station Irid Novo and he must solve the mystery behind the happenings on the space station while facing off lethal creatures.

The gameplay of this game mostly revolves around combat and the combat on the other hand features both light and strong attacks as well as an evade mechanic. Hellpoint allows players to store up to two healing injections and the healing gauge is refilled by dealing damage to the monsters.

19. Thymesia

Thymesia
Release DateAugust 18, 2022
Developer(s)OverBorder Studio
PlatformsPC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsVery Positive

Thymesia showcases the kingdom of Hermes, which has fallen, and alchemy is being used across the kingdom. On the other hand, the attempts that we made to halt the use of magic have failed, and lethal plague-infected monsters are roaming the streets.

The kingdom is in a state of complete chaos, and Corvus is the only hope. Yes, Corvus is the main protagonist of this game and players are given control of him! Corvus is covered in a feather cape and is on a mission to save the kingdom from the plague.

20. Darksiders III

Darksiders III
Release DateNovember 27, 2018
Developer(s)Gunfire Games
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Overall ReviewsMostly Positive

Last but surely not least, we have Darksiders III on our list. This game is a departure from the previous games and shares structure and elements from Meteroidvanias and Soulslike games. It takes place before the Darksiders game.

Players in this game are given control of Fury who’s one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and she’s on a quest to capture the seven deadly sins, players can use a variety of melee and magical weapons to gain experience points and currency to upgrade the protagonist’s powers.

Fury in this game can take multiple elemental forms to enhance her combat capabilities by providing her with new weapons, traversal abilities, and attacks. This was it for the last game on our list and now we’re going to answer some FAQs down below for you guys.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best Soulslike?

There are numerous Soulslike games that players should try, such as Elden Ring, Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, etc.

Is Nioh 2 the best Soulslike game ever?

Well, it depends! as many players consider Elden Ring to be the best Souls-like game. However, Nioh 2 is surely one of the best Soulslike games ever.

What genre is Soulslike?

Soulslike is a subgenre of action RPG that consists of high difficulty levels in which constant death of the in-game character is bound to happen.

So, this was our list of all the Greatest Soulslike Games that you should try out in 2024 and we hope that you guys now have a good understanding of all the above-mentioned games.

If you guys still have any kind of doubts or queries then just feel free to let your heart out in the comments down below and our team will get to you as soon as possible. Till then Happy Gaming!

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