13 Best Nintendo Switch Hack and Slash Video Games

13 Best Nintendo Switch Hack and Slash Video Games

Check out this list of great hack and slash games for Nintendo Switch!

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Are you a fan of hack and slash games and a Nintendo Switch user? Then this list is for you! The Nintendo console is a great console for any fan of the genre. This list alone consists of twelve great hack and slash games that cannot be missed. From indie titles such as No one saves the world to Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, all the big ones are here. Check out the list below!

#13 Skul: The Hero Slayer

  • Release: 2021
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Genre: Action, Rogue-lite

This indie title is an action platformer that boasts frivolous features like constantly changing and challenging maps. The story has adventurers teaming up with the Imperial Army and “Helen of Caerleon” to lead an all-out assault in hopes of wiping out the demons once and for all. Skul, the main character, is no ordinary skeleton. He is capable of formidable fighting skills and is able to gain several new abilities throughout the game. Check out this hack-and-slash title on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

#12 Darksiders Genesis

  • Release: 2019
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • Genre: RPG

This hack and slash action RPG was developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. Billed as a spin-off prequel to the original Darksiders series, it introduces the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife. Darksiders Genesis follows Strife as he teams up with his brother War. The game takes place after the Four Horsemen have attacked and decimated the Nephilim in Eden. Played from a top-down perspective, Darksiders Genesis allowing fans to switch between Strife and War at any time or can be played with both characters in co-op.

#11 Thymesia

  • Release date: August 18, 2022
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows

In a kingdom that has been taken down by its own hand, the being known as Corvus is their only hope if they can get their memories back.

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But to do so, they must battle hordes of vile monsters. Thymesia has strong hack-and-slash gameplay that will really push you to the edge at times, but in a good way. You must take special plague weapons from enemies and then use them against them to do the most damage possible.

You can also transform into a raven and unleash special attacks with your feathers! As you fight, you can upgrade what Corvus can do and create a playstyle that’s perfect for you! Whatever it takes to save the kingdom.

#10 Astral Chain

  • Release: 2019
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Action Adventure

Developed by PlatinumGames, Astral chain is an action-adventure game exclusively available on Nintendo Switch. Game director Takahisa Taura was previously the lead game designer on the mega-popular game, Nine: Automata. The game is set in a dystopian future Earth where a special police force protects the remnants of humanity after an attack by interdimensional creatures. Players assume the role of a detective in the police force and must solve a series of cases. Check out this great hack and slash game!

#9 Attack on Titan 2

  • Release: 2018
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Genre: Action

Developed by Omega Force, Attack on Titan 2 is an action hack and slash title first released in 2018. It is based on the mega-popular manga by Hajime Isayama of the same name. The game covers the first 50 chapters Attack on Titan, which allows players to create their own characters and interact with others in the manga. Readers of the manga have an added incentive to play Attack on Titan 2 as it has an original ending, different from both the comic and the anime. The game offers hack-and-slash action as players are tasked with defeating giant creatures.

#8 Ghostrunner

  • Release: 2020
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Genre: Action, Platformer

Ghostrunner is a cyberpunk action platformer developed by Slipgate Ironworks and One More Level. The game follows Jack the Ghostrunner as he travels between dangerous environments by jumping, wall running and fighting. Players encounter various enemies that must be defeated carefully as many of them can result in both the opponent and the player being killed in one shot. The hack and slash title is incredibly fun and great for fans of the cyberpunk style. check out Ghostrunner on all consoles and PC.

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#7 Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

  • Release: 2018
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC
  • Genre: Hack and Slash

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is an updated extension to Dynasty Warriors 8. Played in single player, this game introduces whole new levels of refreshing gameplay. Players have to defeat swarms of enemies with the powerful warriors in the game. The update allows players to control the warrior “Lu Bu” and immerse themselves in the vivid stories of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. This hack-and-slash title is available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC.

#6 Onimusha: Warlords

  • Release: 2001
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Genre: Action Adventure

Developed and published by Capcom, Onimusha: Warlords was the first entry in the Onimusha series. It was launched in 2001, with an updated version titled Genma Onimusha released in 2002 for Xbox. A remaster has since been made available on all consoles and PC. The game is set in the Sengoku period and focuses on the samurai Samanosuke Akechi fighting against the forces of Nobunaga Oda. The game also borrows several elements from another Capcom franchise, Resident Evil. Onimusha: Warlords has puzzles as well as action. It is now considered a classic game and is definitely worth a playthrough.

#5 Nobody saves the world

  • Release: January 18, 2022
  • Platform: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • Genre: RPG

This action RPG is a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler that allows players to transform into a slug, ghost, dragon, or many other forms. No one saves the world is from the creators of the popular Guacamelee and has a review score of 92% on Steam. The key features of this game include transforming into over 15 different forms, mixing and matching abilities, going on some unconventional quests and exploring dungeons. No one saves the world is now available on Steam and Xbox consoles.

#4 Diablo 3

  • Release: 2012
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Genre: Action RPG

Developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo 3 is the third part i Diablo series. It is set 20 years after the events of Diablo II and has players choose from seven character classes: Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, Witch Doctor or Wizard. The game’s objective is similar to previous games, to defeat the Lord of Terror, Diablo. An expansion pack titled Reaper of Souls was released for PC in 2014, with DLC included in the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for consoles in the same year. Diablo III can be played on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC. Check it out!

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#3 Hades

  • Release: 2021
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Genre: Roguelike, Action RPG

This RPG dungeon crawler has players control Zagreus, con of Hades as he embarks on a quest to escape the underworld and reach Olympus. The game involves playing through multiple runs, each one consisting of surviving a series of randomly generated rooms filled with menacing enemies. The hack and slash combat system allows players to use a weapon of their choice along with a variety of special abilities. Check out this addictive RPG on all consoles and PC.

#2 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

  • Release: 2017
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Genre: Action Adventure

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an absolute must-play. When it was released in 2017, it received rave reviews from critics and gamers alike. developed by Ninja Theory, this hack and slash title is set in a dark fantasy world inspired by Norse mythology and Celtic culture. The game follows Senua, a Pict warrior who must make her way to Helheim by defeating otherworldly entities and facing a series of challenges. Her goal is to save the soul of her dead lover from the goddess Hela. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II was announced at The Game Awards 2019 and does not yet have an official release date. Although the trailer was fascinating.

#1 Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

  • Release: 2018
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Action Adventure, Fighting

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition has players fight hordes of enemies with characters and costumes seen in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game also has players find and care for fairies that help them in battle. The Definitive Edition includes all of the game’s downloadable content from previous versions of the hack and slash title, including My Fairy mode, and elements of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Check out this game today on Nintendo Switch!

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