Back in 2005, a video game designer by the name of David Jaffe created what was going to be known as one of the best video game franchises, God of War. All the main entries of the God of War franchise are developed by Santa Monica Studios. If you’re a true fan of action games, then you probably must’ve heard or even played at least a single game from this staggering franchise.
The games in this franchise are based on ancient mythologies, and Kratos is featured as the main protagonist in all the entries. Kratos, in the beginning, starts off as a Spartan warrior and later becomes the Greek God of War after his astonishing adventures and achievements.
God of War games have received immense popularity from all around the world, and the majority of these games are rated overwhelmingly positively by fans and critics. The recent God of War games have been a huge success for Santa Monica Studio due to their staggering storylines and exquisite visual qualities; however, players are anticipating another entry in this stunning franchise, but it seems like there’ll be quite some time till we all will get another God of War game.
Today, we’ll be providing you guys with a list of the 10 Best games that are similar to God of War in terms of combat, gameplay, and more. If you’re a fan of the God of War games, then we can bet you’ll have an exquisite time playing these games we’re about to discuss. So, let us not waste any moment and begin with the first game on our list.
Games Like God of War
1. Rise of The Tomb Raider
|November 10, 2015
|PC, PS4, Xbox One
So we’re starting off our list today with none other than Lara Croft’s Rise of The Tomb Raider. This game features a semi-open world environment just like in God of War games; however, the protagonist of this game (Lara Croft) won’t be possessing any godly powers like Kratos, but that doesn’t mean there’ll be no action in this game as this game is filled with action to its core.
Rise of The Tomb Raider is the eleventh main entry in the Tomb Raider franchise and the sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider which was praised by fans worldwide. Like in all the other Tomb Raider games, Lara Croft in this game sets out on another adventure to Siberia in search of the great city of Kitezh. In this game, Lara also takes on the paramilitary organization Trinity, which intends to uncover the city’s promise of immortality. Lara must search the city and eliminate her enemies, just like she has done in all her previous games.
The gameplay is from a third-person perspective, and the physics of this game are top-notch. Numerous gamers worldwide compare this video game series with Ubisoft’s Uncharted series, but what do you guys think? Do let us know in the comments down below. The visual quality of this game is simply amazing, and players can enjoy great visuals while progressing further into the storyline. Rise of The Tomb Raider has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide, and if you haven’t played this game yet, then you’re missing out on a lot of action-packed gameplay.
2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
|November 10, 2020
|PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla took the AC franchise toward Northern Europe and many characters from the Nine Realm will be familiar to God of War fans such as Odin, Loki, Thor, Freya, etc as they’re present in this game. This game is a successor to the 2018 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and it showcases a fictional story set during the Viking expansions into the British Isles.
This is the twelfth major installment in the AC franchise, and players in this game are given control of Eivor Varinsdottir, a Viking raider who gets involved in the centuries-old conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order while attempting to establish a new Viking clan in England. This game’s development began in 2017 around the release of AC Odyssey. Gameplay-wise, this game is pretty good. However, the gameplay feels a bit slow as compared to the previous AC games, where the gameplay was fast-paced and more fun.
The visual quality of this game is without a doubt top notch, and players can have an immense experience while free roaming in this game as this game also allows that unlike God of War games, The game has received good/positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide, and if you’re willing to play the latest entry in the AC franchise, then you must complete this game in order to understand the storyline of the latest game (AC Mirage).
3. For Honor
|February 14, 2017
|PS4, PC, Xbox One
Next up on our list is For Honor, and players In this game assume the roles of different forms of historical soldiers and warriors, such as knights, samurai, and Vikings, in a third-person perspective. This action game is set in medieval fantasy and it provides players a choice to play as a character from one of the five factions, which are the Iron Legion (Knights), the Warborn (Vikings), the Dawn Empire (Samurai), the Wu Lin (Ancient Chinese) and fifth faction was added in January of 2022, it was called the Outlander faction.
All the characters in this game have different fighting styles, weapons, and unique abilities that can be used to eliminate their enemies. When players perform certain actions, such as killing multiple enemies consecutively, they gain Feats, which are also known as additional perks, and these perks allow players to gain additional strength and points.
This game feels a lot like God of War as it puts emphasis on the combat mechanics. Overall this game has received favorable reviews from gamers and critics and is still one of the best games like God of War to play in 2024.
4. The Last of Us Part 1
|June 14, 2013 (PC), July 30, 2014 (PS4), 28, March 2023 (PC)
|PS3, PS4, PC
|100 Gigabytes (PC)
Well, if you’re a God of War fan then you must adore the relationship between Kratos and Atreus, a similar kind of relationship can be noticed in The Last of Us Part I between Joel and Ellie. Players in this legendary game control Joel, a smuggler who’s tasked with escorting a teenage girl named Ellie across the post-apocalyptic United States, and they both undergo a lot of challenges along their journey, just like Kratos and Atreus.
The game is played from a third-person perspective, and if you’re a PC gamer, then you might wanna upgrade your specs as the Remastered PC version of this game is pretty demanding and full of bugs and glitches at this point. However, the overall visuals and the gameplay of this game is just exquisite in every manner.
One thing that I personally love about this game is that it is also filled with stealth elements, and players can even use different types of firearms or take on the zombies or enemies in hand-to-hand combats. Players in this game will take control of Joel for the majority of the time. The Last of Us Part 1 has received exceptionally positive reviews from gamers and critics from all around the world, and if you’re a God of War fan, then you should definitely try this game out for yourself, as we’re sure that it will not disappoint you guys.
5. Elden Ring
|February 25, 2022
|PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
|60 Gigabytes (PC)
There’s no doubt that Elden Ring is one of the best games released in 2022 for both PC and consoles. The player base of this game has increased rapidly ever since it was released back in 2022. It is also considered one of the most challenging games where players can test their reflexes and gaming skills. However, the combat and gameplay are pretty impressive, and this game is often compared to the new God of War games.
Players in this game are given the authority to create their own customizable character which serves as the main protagonist of the game. Unlike God of War games, this game features a fully open-world environment that allows players to freely explore as their heart desires, but still, it isn’t easy to explore the environment as players come across different opponents. The protagonist of this game sets out on a mission to repair the Elden Ring and claim the title of the new Elden Lord for himself.
The gameplay of Elden Ring is from a third-person perspective, and players can use different sorts of weapons and magical abilities in combat in order to eliminate their enemies. There are numerous bosses in this game, such as Rykard and more. Overall the game has received an immense amount of popular from over the last year and you’re missing out on a lot of action-packed gameplay if you haven’t played this game yet.
6. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
|May 10, 2016 (PS4), January 28, 2022 (PS5), October 19, 2022 (PC)
|PS4, PS5, PC
|126 Gigabytes (PC)
Ah! Finally, the game that most of you might be waiting for, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, indeed deserves a spot on our list today, and as we have already mentioned above, this game is often compared to the Tomb Raider games, the gameplay of this game is intriguing, fun and especially the storyline of this game is pure class on its own.
We can tell that the developers really wanted to make this game something worth remembering because, as per our research, the development of this game started in 2011, which was soon after the release of Uncharted 3, which was a great game. Just like in most of the Uncharted games, players in this game are also given control of Nathan Drake, who’s one of the most badass video game protagonists of all time. Nathan is a skilled climber and a combat master who’s had his fair share of experiences over the course of his time.
This game is set three years after the events of the third game, and Nathan in this game reunites with his long-missing brother, Samuel, and helps him escape a murderous sociopath. The visual quality of this game is top notch and the game has done exceptionally well ever since it was released back in 2016. DO check this game out for yourself if you’re into action-packed games like God of War.
7. Far Cry Primal
|February 23, 2016 (PS4, Xbox One), March 1, 2016
|PC, PS4, Xbox One
Another entry by Ubisoft on our list today is Far Cry Primal, and this game really took the Far Cry franchise to the next level as the previous games in the Far Cry franchise were modern and had all the elements of a modern video game setting however Far Cry Primal was set in the stone age Era and follows the story of Takkar, who starts off as unarmed hunter and later becomes the leader of his tribe after a lot of hardships and adventures.
The gameplay of this game is in first-person perspective, like in all the Far Cry games, and players are able to climb, jump, sprint, and freely roam the open world environment. The map is pretty huge and consists of many forest areas as well. One thing that I love about this game is that players can also tame different types of Stone Age animals such as sabertooth tigers, bears, wolves, etc.
The visual quality of this game is quite similar to that of Far Cry 4, and the game looks stunning plus the requirements of the game aren’t even really high compared to the majority of the games released these days. The game has received exceptionally positive reviews from gamers and critics, and we recommend you give this game a try out for yourself, as we’re sure that you’ll definitely like it.
8. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
|August 8, 2017 (PS4, PC), April 11, 2018 (Xbox One), April 11, 2019 (Nintendo Switch), August 9, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S)
|PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
|30 Gigabytes (PC)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is set in the same mythology as God of War, which is the Norse mythology, and I would suggest you guys try this game out once you’ve completed the God of War franchise. This game follows a Pict warrior named Senua who must defeat the otherworldly entities in order to make her way to Helheim and rescue the soul of her dead lover from the goddess Hela.
This game is described as an independent AAA title, and it involves gameplay mechanics such as puzzle solving, melee combat, and more. Our protagonist in this game is haunted by an entity known as the darkness. The gameplay of this game is pretty interesting and players can do a lot of stuff in this game as well, on the other hand, the visual quality of this game is pretty soothing. Overall, this game was a commercial success for the developing company, and we recommend every gamer to try this game out for once.
9. Horizon Forbidden West
|February 18, 2022 (PS4, PS5), 2024 (PC)
|PS4, PS5, PC (Upcoming)
|90 Gigabytes (PlayStation)
Ever wondered what a post-apocalyptic world would look like? Horizon Forbidden West is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the United States recovering from the aftermath of the extinction event caused by a rogue robot swarm. It is a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, and players in this game can explore the open-world environment freely.
This game continues the story of the protagonist (Aloy) as she leads a band of companions on a quest to a region known as the Forbidden West in order to find the source of a plague that kills everyone it infects. The game is played from a third-person perspective, and the map of this game is larger than that in the previous game. The exploration is improved with underwater discoveries.
The visual quality of this game has been improved as compared to the previous title in the Horizon franchise and the PS5 version of the game has better overall visuals. The development of Horizon Forbidden West started back in 2018 after the release of Horizon Zero Dawn, and this game has received extremely positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide. PC gamers are eagerly waiting for the PC release of this game so that they can enjoy it at a high refresh rate on their PCs.
10. Dark Souls: Remastered
|May 24, 2018
|PS4, Windows, Xbox One
Last but surely not least, the final game on our list is Dark Souls: Remastered. This game was simply revolutionary and set a new standing for competitors out there. This is a remastered version of a game that takes place in a dark medieval fantasy setting where the player’s character fights against knights, dragons, phantoms, demons, and other monstrous creatures as well.
Dark Souls: Remastered is played from a third-person perspective and focuses on exploring the environment while fighting enemies with different weapons and magic. Players can fully customize their player’s gender, appearance, name, and starting class as well. Each class in this game has its unique weapons and abilities.
We’ll mention the key features of this remaster below for you guys:-
- A Deep and Dark Universe
- Each End is a New Beginning
- Gameplay Richness and Possibilities
- Sense of Learning, Mastering and Accomplishment
- Up to 6 Players With Dedicated Servers
This game has received positive reviews worldwide, and we recommend every gamer try Souls Like or Dark Souls games for once.
Frequently Asked Questions
What games are most like God of War?
God of War is one of the best action games out there, and some games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Horizon Forbidden West, and Elden Ring are similar to God of War.
What Category is God of War?
God of War falls under the category of an action adventure video game franchise. Players in the God of War games are given control of a character named Kratos.
Who is Kratos’s wife in God of War games?
Faye is Kratos’s wife in the God of War games.
What’s the size of God of War 3?
God of War 3 is 35 Gigabytes in size.
This was our list of games that you should try out if you’re a God of War fan, and we hope that you guys now have a better knowledge about all the above-mentioned games. If you guys still have any doubts regarding any of the games that we’ve mentioned, then feel free to let your heart out in the comments, and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.