10 games like Ghost of Tsushima for open-world explorers

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These games like Ghost of Tsushima will let you get lost in truly stunning worlds. Sucker Punch delivered a fantastic action-RPG experience in Ghost of Tsushima , with electric combat and some excellent opportunities for exploration. Whether you're after one of the best RPGs , don't own a PS4, or have completed Sucker Punch's opus and don't know where to turn to next, these 10 games like Ghost of Tsushima should have you covered. 

Horizon Forbidden West

Developer: Guerrilla Games Platform(s): PS4, PS5

Guerrilla Games delivered its most impressive action-RPG to date in Horizon Forbidden West – one of the best PS5 games . It's an impressive sequel to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn , a true showcase of the power of the PS5 and one of the best open world games on the platform. If you enjoyed being able to spend time exploring a beautiful, sprawling space in Ghost of Tsushima you'll find no end of joy from Forbidden West – particularly if you like the idea of seeing gigantic robo-dinosaurs on every horizon. The combat and story is also excellent, so why not jump into Aloy's latest adventure and lose yourself in a mysterious world for a hundred hours. 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Developer: FromSoftware Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox One

Since a lot of Ghost of Tsushima’s charm comes from you being a samurai, you shouldn’t miss out on another standout with the same theme – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice . Sekiro plays differently, but places so much importance on the right times to block and strike that the idea is close to Tsushima’s standoffs. Once its world opens up, and after you've defeated your first few enemies, you'll find that Sekiro is just as beautiful and exciting as Tsushima, and its takedowns are just as satisfying – if not more so for how much risk and precision they take to pull off. Just be prepared for Sekiro's notoriously high difficulty, as like all of the best FromSoftware games , this isn't for those lacking patience. 

Batman: Arkham Knight

Developer: Rocksteady Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Apart from the open world, Tsushima and Batman share the general feeling of combat. The whole idea of your character being surrounded, only to methodically make short work of his enemies, feels a lot like the fighting style the Arkham series popularised. Both games also offer multipart side quests that can take you all over. While some of what’s available can feel like filler, getting around as Batman still feels great, and if we’re honest, he’s sort of a samurai in his own right. The best Batman games , even the mostly linear Arkham Asylum, share with Tsushima that focus on their hero and how no matter how hard he tries, he can’t solve everything on his own – while Jin puts a team together for that, Batman sometimes gets supported by Robin, Catwoman, and Nightwing.

Infamous: Second Son 

Developer: Sucker Punch Platform(s): PS4

Yes, okay, it’s cheating ever so slightly to simply put another Sucker Punch game on this list, but it’s an argument for the developer closing out the console cycle as it started it. Delsin’s superpowered romp through Seattle is one of the best PS4 games , thanks to fun movement and fluid combat. The side activities are all about collectables and can feel a little much if you’ve already done that a few times in other games by now. All in all Second Son was an interesting blueprint for how your choices in an open world could affect its inhabitants, and how even the comparatively limited space of a city could be used well in an open-world game. 

Marvel's Spider-Man

Developer: Insomniac Platform(s): PS4, PS5

There's nothing better than swinging from skyscraper to skyscraper through Insomniac's version of New York City. The studio delivered a fast and fluid action game in Marvel's Spider-Man , capturing the essence of both the MCU movie universe and the comic books in which the character was born. It's fun, thrilling, and unexpectedly dramatic, giving you the freedom to explore, fight, and progress as you want to. While there's plenty to collect and clear on the map, Spider-Man will take you inside of a world that you'll want to spend time in. And with Marvel's Spider-Man 2 set to launch in 2023, there's never been a better time to go in this awesome adventure. 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Developer: Rockstar Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One

Ancient Japan sure is one setting many people get excited about. The Wild West is another popular setting, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is the most detailed facsimile of a cowboy’s journey out on his journey through the land. From taking care of your horse to maintaining your own health and hygiene, there is a lot to keep an eye on, and while some of it can feel like busywork, the attention to detail is astounding. The same goes for the environment. And if you want your game to have standouts, the Deadeye system is still the best version of a standoff mechanic using guns. Apart from all the guns and cowboy hats it needs to be said that at the end of the day Red Dead Redemption 2 has a very engrossing story that fits the idea of a Wild West epic to the T.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One  

The way Ghost of Tsushima plays is a more direct improvement on older Assassin’s Creed titles, but Assassin's Creed Odyssey takes this spot for its absolutely gorgeous world. While the story is interesting in its own right, and the new combat system does the long-running series a world of good, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t immediately get lost in its landscapes. Whether it’s sandy beaches or statues of Greek gods high up on a mountain, you just want to see (and climb!) all of it. Assassin’s Creed has a reputation for taking players around the world. Because of that, many of us thought we’d first enter an open-world Japan as an assassin, now Tsushima has taken that particular crown.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 

Developer: Monolith Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Mordor isn’t a beautiful place - it's actually the opposite, but as ranger Talion, it can often almost feel like a playground. After Talion loses his family to orks in a ritual summoning, he becomes one with a wraith called Celebrimbor, the smith who made the One Ring. From then on, Talion decides that his revenge is best taken from within, and basically kills a lot of orcs. What makes Shadow of Mordor such fun, and one of the best Lord of the Rings games , is how powerful you can become – with new skills, taking out lesser orcs becomes a dance not unlike Jin’s standoff takedowns. However, there are always orc captains stopping you from getting too cocky; powerful orc captains can still quickly put you in your place. Thanks to the unique Nemesis system, they also remember you and up their defences if you use a certain attack too often. If you're looking for more combat with a similar feel to Tsushima and you enjoy plenty of side content, this is the dark place for you.

Yakuza 0 

Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Admittedly, this game may look like a leftfield choice for this list, but Yakuza 0 , and by extension the whole Yakuza series, is the best in offering meaningful side quests. From procuring toys (and, err, other things) for children to helping a random stranger dodge a marriage proposal or infiltrating a cult, Yakuza 0 has it all, and the conclusion to each of these missions is both meaningful and heartwarming. The games in Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s new engine, everything from Yakuza 6 onwards, also look absolutely brilliant, inviting you to saunter around real-life modern Japan and enjoy what it has to offer.

Onimusha Warlords

Developer: Capcom Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

The first part of the Onimusha trilogy was one of the games that served as direct inspiration for Ghost of Tsushima. while it’s mostly a gameplay system that Tsushima took a cue from, Onimusha’s Samanosuke Akechi does have a lot in common with Jin: both battle through historic Japanese time periods, both are loyal samurai who receive help from badass women and both are built after Japanese actors. While the last point doesn’t sound like much, Akechi being what went for the spitting image of Japanese/Taiwanese heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro was a big step at the time. Onimusha is a more linear and puzzle-driven game overall, but it captures the spirit of feudal Japan and has a great soundtrack to boot. Plus, Onimusha 3 comes with a time travel plot featuring Jean Reno. Just saying.

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15 Epic Games Like 'Ghost of Tsushima'

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Ghost of Tsushima is a new entry into the world of games set in feudal Japan , and with its open-world environment, it offers more of Japan than any other game of its kind. The game is set around Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai on Tsushima Island during the Mongol invasion of Japan during the 1270s. The game is an action-adventure stealth dealing primarily with a stealth mechanic in a third-person perspective, and the world of  Ghost of Tsushima is absolutely beautiful.

Ghost of Tsushima isn't the first game of its kind, though it is likely the most ambitious. That said, there have been some exceptional games like Ghost of Tsushima that are also set in various periods within Japan's rich cultural history (as well as games that feature similar gameplay theme but are set in entirely different worlds — both real in fictional). Whatever your gaming interests, if you like  Ghost of Tsushima , you're going to also enjoy these amazing games.

Check out the list below, and if you see a game you've played that's similar to  Ghost of Tsushima , be sure to vote it up so other wondering Ronin readers can see which titles to check out next.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was released in early 2019 on PC, Xbox One, and the PS4. The game follows a shinobi warrior who is on a quest for vengeance on a clan of samurai who attacked him and kidnapped his lord. The game has many common elements seen in  Ghost Of Tsushima , as both titles rely heavily on stealth, exploration, and combat.

While both games are set in Japan,  Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice  is less grounded in historical accuracy as  Ghost Of Tsushima  due to numerous fictional representations of Japan during the Sengoku period (1467-1615). It's also often cited as one of the most difficult games to ever grace the PS4

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt   is the third title in the  Witcher  series and the best-selling of the franchise. The game is considered by many to be one of the greatest ever made, which is clear from its sales of nearly 30 million copies. Players take control of Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer capable of various magical defenses and attacks, though he tends to favor the blade.

This game isn't set in feudal Japan, nor is it historically accurate, but that doesn't mean it's unlike  Ghost Of Tsushima . Both games are massive open-world third-person perspective titles that favor stealth and melee combat. Both have an immersive storyline, and while Geralt may not be a samurai, he's one hell of a swordsman, so you'll likely find yourself hacking away at enemies more often than you fire off some magical effect.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor  was released in 2014 as an open-world action-adventure game set within the world of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. The game revolves around a Ranger named Talion, who bonds with the wraith of the Elf Lord Celebrimbor. Their goal is to avenge the deaths of their loved ones, and they will have to slash their way across much of Middle Earth to do it.

While this game isn't set in feudal Japan, that doesn't mean it's not similar in a lot of ways. Shadow Of Mordor  relies heavily on melee combat alongside the use of wraith abilities to tackle any number of dangerous foes. The large open-world lets you discover the world of Middle Earth and its many legendary elements constructed by Tolkien. It may not be a story about a ninja, but there are tons of aspects of the story and combat that are similar in both titles.

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Dark Souls (Series)

Dark Souls (Series)

Dark Souls III  was the fourth installment in the  Dark Souls  franchise, and it was also the final game in the trilogy, which was released in early 2016 for all the major consoles and PC. The game was a massive success and earned the distinction of being the fastest-selling game in Bandai Namco's history. Following its release, two DLC were added, and if you pick up the game now, you can score it in its entirety under the title  Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades .

The  Dark Souls  franchise isn't set within feudal Japan, but the mechanics and play-style are reminiscent of many of the games on this list, as well as  Ghost Of Tsushima . In both games, players take control of a warrior, who must employ their numerous killing skills using a variety of weapons, including both melee and ranged devices.  Dark Souls  games have a magic system, but other than that, it's fair to say that if you love one, you'll love the other.

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Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins  is the tenth major title in the  Assassin's Creed  franchise. It is set during the end of the Ptolemaic period (49-47 BCE) and features a massive open-world setting of ancient Egypt. Players can run atop the Sphinx, climb the Great Pyramids, and assassinate any number of people as they play a Medjay named Bayek.

If there's one series that  should  be set in feudal Japan, it's  Assassin's Creed . Unfortunately, Ubisoft seems to prefer avoiding that particular period and locale with its killer franchise, but that doesn't mean Assassin's Creed isn't like  Ghost Of Tsushima in numerous ways. Both games rely heavily on stealth, and they also employ a lot of melee combat. They each have an immersive storyline and open world ready and waiting for a player to explore.

Nioh 2

Nioh 2  is an action role-playing game set in the late 16th century, where players develop a character named Hide, a half-yōkai known as "Shiftling." Hide's journey begins when he befriends Kinoshita Tōkichirō. The game takes place immediately after the events of the first game, which concluded following the Siege of Osaka.

There are numerous elements of the  Nioh  series that share commonalities with  Ghost Of Tsushima. That said,  Nioh's  heavy reliance on mysticism and the use of yōkai spirit set the two apart. Still, both games are set within the same base theme, though  Nioh 2  definitely sways further into the world of magic and monsters through the many yōkai variations players must defeat throughout the game.

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Aragami

In  Aragami , players take on the role of Aragami, an assassin who posses the abilities to teleport between shadows. Aragami is up against an army called Kaiho, which is made up of mystical warriors who possess the power to control light, making them antithetical to the main player character.

Like  Ghost of Tsushima, this game is set in feudal Japan, and while it's not historically accurate, the beautiful and expansive open-world drops players into a world that looks much like the other representations found on this list. Stealth is a primary mechanic used throughout the game, though the addition of shadow teleportation certainly sets it apart from the other titles found on this list.

Onimusha (Series)

Onimusha (Series)

The  Onimusha  game franchise has released seven titles with one remaster, and it is one of the more popular games of its genre. In Onimusha , players take control of a character who wields the power of the Oni, which makes it possible for them to fight the Genma, the primary enemies in the series. The games are set around real historical figures who helped shape Japan's history, though they are shown to possess or use supernatural powers to accomplish their goals.

Onimusha  titles rely heavily on melee combat, and players can control their character through literal hordes of enemies. There's a lot of hacking and slashing, but there is a storyline to follow as well. The first game was remastered in HD and rereleased as  Onimusha: Warlords  in 2019 on all the major consoles and the PC, so it's possible to dive back into the world of  Onimusha  once more.

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Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

The  Total War  franchise has always been about massive battles, and  Total War: Shogun 2  is no exception. This game is set right smack in the middle of 16th century feudal Japan following the Ōnin War during the Ashikaga shogunate. Rival warlords are vying for control of Japan, and the player takes control of one of the rival clans. The goal is to dominate the rival factions to claim rule over all of Japan.

Comparing  Total War: Shogun 2  to Ghost Of Tsushima is difficult, as neither game follows the same type of mechanics. One is a strategy game while the other is a stealth action-adventure open-world, but they do have one major thing in common: feudal Japan and war. If you're a fan of the era and want to play a game that is painstakingly detailed to the point of insanity, this is the game for you. Players who are unfamiliar with the  Total War  franchise will have a learning curve to get over, but it's worth it, as this is an expertly made game that's intensely fun to play.

Dishonored (Series)

Dishonored (Series)

The  Dishonored  franchise released its most recent game,  Dishonored 2 , in 2016 as an action-adventure game, where players can take on the role of either Empress Emily Kaldwin or her Royal Protector and father, Corvo Attano. Their goal is to retake the throne, which was taken away from Emily, and to do so, there will need to be a lot of bloodshed... though that's not entirely necessary.

The game relies on a nonlinear storytelling and mission accomplishment mechanic, which makes it possible for players to choose how they want to go about accomplishing a task. They can rely on stealth to get through a mission without killing someone, or they can unsheath their blade and wipe the floor with enemies.

Like many of the games on this list,  Dishonored 2   and its predecessor aren't set in the world of feudal Japan, but they do rely on many of the same mechanics. The lore and legends may be different, but anyone who likes playing action-adventure games with massive amounts of detail will enjoy playing both titles.

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Code Vein

Code Vein  was released in late-2019 on all the major systems as an open-world action role-playing game. The game is set in a dystopian apocalypse and is played in a third-person perspective. The world fell apart during a strange calamity known as the Great Collapse, and the only way to fight the monsters popping up all over the world is to reanimate the dead to become Revenants: humans brought back to life with a Biological Organ Regenerative parasite, which gives them unique abilities.

Code Vein  is set long after the feudal period of Japan, but it does follow a similar theme and fighting style reminiscent of ninjas. The majority of gameplay was inspired by the  Dark Souls  series, and the look of the game was inspired by  God Eater 3 , both of which were released by Bandai Namco. It's one of those games you will enjoy if you're all about playing open-world adventures, and while there are plenty of aspects that aren't similar to  Ghost Of Tsushima , enough is there in the mechanics and story that players of both series are sure to enjoy.

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Samurai Warriors

Samurai Warriors

The  Samurai Warriors  franchise is a hack and slash series based within the Sengoku period of feudal Japan.  Samurai Warriors  is a sister series to the  Dynasty Warriors  titles, which are set in China. The first game in the franchise was released in 2004 with the most recent  Samurai Warriors 4 ,  finding its way onto the PlayStation 4 in 2014.

The setting of this game series is similar, in many ways, to that of  Ghost Of Tsushima , though there are some key differences. As a hack and slash game, Samurai Warriors  doesn't care much for stealth and prefers instead to pit the player against an army of enemies to hack their way through.  Samurai Warriors 4  features character-switching and also includes two new moves called "Hyper Attacks" and "Rage Mode," which renders the player invincible for a short period of time.

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Ōkami

Ōkami is set in classical Japan and features Japanese mythology and folklore, which is used to tell the story of how Japan was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, Amaterasu, who appears in the form of a white wold. The visuals in this game are beautiful due to a reliance on cel-shaded animation, which was chosen due to the limited GPU of the Playstation 2. Unfortunately, the game, which is critically acclaimed, didn't sell well on the system due to it being the last game released before the PlayStation 3 hit store shelves.

This game is absolutely gorgeous, and it tells a visual tale of classical Japan. It's very different from  Ghost Of Tsushima in terms of style and gameplay mechanics, making the setting the thing that brings the two titles together. There's no guarantee that someone who loves  Ghost Of Tsushima  will love  Ōkami , or vice-versa, but this is an amazing game everyone should check out at least once in their lives. Fortunately, it's been ported to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC, so it can be played on modern consoles .

Tenchu

In  Tenchu , players take control of a ninja during the 16th century in Japan. Since the first  Tenchu  game was released in 1998, there have been a total of nine games with the most recent being released in 2009. The first game's story followed two ninjas who were members of the Azuma Ninja Clan since they were children. They worked as spies for Lord Gohda, who used them to root out corruption and gather intelligence.

Unfortunately, Lord Gohda was the target of an evil sorcerer named Lord Mei-Oh, who used a demon warrior Onikage to tear apart his enemy's province. Onikage became the arch-nemesis of the two samurai, whom they continued to battle throughout all the subsequent games.

The game favors mysticism over realism, and through this mechanic, it creates an immersive and beautiful world. Gameplay is similar to others in the genre, and stealth plays a big part, which makes it similar to  Ghost Of Tsushima .

Death Stranding

Death Stranding

Death Stranding  was released in late 2019 as an action game set around the eponymous Death Stranding, which was an event that released monsters from the realm between life and death. The game is set within the remnants of a post-apocalyptic United States, where players take control of Sam Porter Bridges as he runs messages and supplies to the various colonies spread about the landscape.

On the surface,  Death Stranding  is something of an outlier for players who enjoy  Ghost Of Tsushima , though it shouldn't remain that way. The setting and main storyline are incredibly different, but both put players in control of a lone warrior intent on accomplishing their mission, and they both feature beautiful and massive worlds to explore. Don't discount  Death Stranding  if you're in the market for a game similar to  Ghost Of Tsushima ; you'll be doing yourself a disservice.

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Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut review

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is now out on PS4 and PS5 , and it’s even better than the original game. With enhanced graphics, faster load times and a whole new island to explore, Ghost of Tsushima is well worth a replay — or a first playthrough. However, even though Ghost of Tsushima is a long game (30-50 hours), it doesn’t last forever. And once you’re done, you’ll almost certainly want to continue your open-world samurai adventures.

The bad news is while there’s no other game exactly like Ghost of Tsushima, there are plenty of games that channel some of the same ideas. We’ve put together a list of games that have something in common with Ghost of Tsushima, from samurai action games to historical sims. Whether you loved Ghost of Tsushima for its swordplay or its storytelling, there should be something on this list to suit your tastes. And if we ever get a Ghost of Tsushima sequel, these games will be a great way to gear up for it.

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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition includes all of the original Age of Empires III content, including The Asian Dynasties expansion. The Asian Dynasties added the Japanese as a playable race, complete with a short samurai-centric story campaign. 

The game follows shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu’s rise to power, and deals with themes of honor, loyalty and the fickle nature of truth. The Japanese are also a fantastic civilization, featuring powerful swordsmen, effective riflemen and durable fortresses. While Age of Empires III takes place much later in history than Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll find a lot of the same story themes.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Surprisingly, there’s never been a mainline Assassin’s Creed title that takes place in east Asia. However, if Ghost of Tsushima whetted your appetite for historical open-world action sims, you can’t do much better than the Assassin’s Creed series. 

While any of the games would work just fine, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey may be the closest match, tonally. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes place in ancient Greece rather than medieval Japan, but it also tells a family-centric story that takes place during a catastrophic war. 

Be warned that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is much longer and less focused than Ghost of Tsushima, however, so getting through the main story will take some time.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the more outlandish suggestions on this list, but hear us out. It’s also a story-driven open-world game that lets you build your protagonist’s skills over time. And, yes, you can play as a swordsman, if that’s your objective. 

In the third (and so far, latest) installment in the Dragon Age series, you play as the Herald: a customizable character who survives a deadly attack, and builds up a grassroots movement to combat a power-hungry demon. If running quests for the affable supporting cast was your favorite part of Ghost of Tsushima, Dragon Age: Inquisition has that in spades.

For Honor is admittedly not everyone’s cup of green tea. This competitive action game doesn’t have much of a single-player campaign, but the premise alone makes it worth checking out. 

For Honor finally lets you settle the “knight vs. Viking vs. samurai” debates you’ve been having since middle school. If the tight, technical samurai swordplay was your favorite part of Ghost of Tsushima, For Honor has plenty of that. 

In the game’s expansive multiplayer mode, you can choose from among four races and four classes, then hone your skills in one-on-one duels with other players. The game has a dedicated community, though, so beware of a steep learning curve.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

On its surface, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD doesn’t have much in common with Ghost of Tsushima. It’s not based on real-world history, it’s not an open-world game and the story is more “epic fantasy” than “revenge in wartime.” 

However, Skyward Sword HD shares one important trait with Ghost of Tsushima: technical swordplay. Just as Jin has to switch among four different stances on the fly, so too does Link have to adjust the directionality of each sword stroke. Whether you use motion controls or the right analog stick, Skyward Sword HD provides challenging and rewarding melee combat.

In terms of story and setting, the post-apocalyptic, Australian Mad Max is about as far as you can get from Ghost of Tsushima. However, the games do share three important qualities: a setting that makes exploration worthwhile, a tight combat system and a strong central narrative. (Not every open-world game has these things, unfortunately.) 

Like the films, Mad Max follows the titular wanderer as he runs afoul of a warlord, loses his precious V8 car, and goes on an incredibly elaborate quest to get it back. The vehicle combat and customization are top-notch here, and there’s a rewarding community-building mechanic as well.

The Nioh Collection

If you like medieval Japan and demanding combat systems, then the Nioh series should be your next stop after Ghost of Tsushima. The Nioh Collection gathers the first two games and gives them slight graphical upgrades for either PC or PS5, including an impressive 120 fps mode. 

These games cast you as a samurai in a fictionalized version of Japan, where both humans and demons threaten the island-nation. Both games have good stories and likable casts of characters. But the big draw is the difficult, demanding gameplay, which draws inspiration from Dark Souls, albeit with a much bigger focus on swordsmanship and stances.

Red Dead Redemption

Like Ghost of Tsushima, Red Dead Redemption is another historical open-world game with a dark tone and a revenge narrative. Instead of samurai films, Red Dead Redemption channels Westerns — and any film buff can tell you that the two genres share a lot of the same DNA. 

Red Dead Redemption tells the story of John Marston: a former outlaw who must hunt down his old associates. The game has a big, lovingly rendered world to explore, as well as plenty of optional missions to complete and gear to find. You’ll also spend a good chunk of the game on horseback, which should sound familiar to Ghost of Tsushima fans.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

FromSoftware earned acclaim for its Dark Souls series, but Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a very different kind of game. Instead of a dark fantasy RPG, Sekiro is a samurai action game. 

You take control of a wounded samurai, Sekiro, and guide him on a quest to rescue his young lord, Kuro. Along the way, you’ll pick up a small, customizable arsenal, including a grappling hook, shuriken and firecrackers. Your most valuable tool, however, is your katana, which you can use to parry enemy attacks and break their guard. It’s just as tough as other FromSoftware games, with a much faster pace and a unique setting.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt doesn’t have Ghost of Tsushima’s meticulous sword combat. Otherwise, however, the games have a lot of similarities. 

The Witcher 3 also features a huge, explorable world where every optional waypoint is worth your time. You’ll ride on horseback across a gorgeous landscape, stopping occasionally to solve interesting side quests or advance an epic main story. Geralt of Rivia, like Jin Sakai, is a complex protagonist who constantly grapples with the darker side of his nature. 

You can also customize Geralt’s skills to suit your playstyle. With its expansions, The Witcher 3 can easily last for more than 150 hours, so set aside a big chunk of time.

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Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best open-world games to ever grace the PlayStaion. From beautiful landscapes to combat mechanics that will have you feeling like you are actually in Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima is just undeniably that good.

Not played Ghost of Tsushima? → Read our review here !

If you are looking for games like Ghost of Tsushima purely for the Samurai combat, they are, unfortunately, few and far between. However, Ghost of Tsushima is much more than just a slash-em-up experience. It’s a world-class role-playing game.

And so today, we’re exploring 12 other games that, on their own merit, are similar to Ghost of Tsushima but with an entirely different take on what it means to role play.

Your next grand adventure awaits! 👇

Top 12 Games Like Ghost of Tsushima

If you are anything like us and have clocked over 100 hours as a Samurai, you’ll be now licking your wounds in search of other games like Ghost of Tsushima. While we cannot guarantee you’ll have the exact same experience (I mean, why would you want to?), each of the titles we have listed below are a must-have in your collection.

Here are 12 games that are similar to Ghost of Tsushima:

Horizon Zero Dawn

The witcher 3: wild hunt, onimusha series, sekiro: shadows die twice, batman: arkham city.

  • Spiderman Miles Morales

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Infamous: Second Son

Dishonored 2

Assassin’s creed: odyssey.

Horizon Zero Dawn Combat

Developer: Guerilla Games Platform: PS4, PC

For anyone who enjoyed exploring a beautiful and sprawling landscape, Horizon Zero Dawn is very much a game like Ghost of Tsushima in that regard. Inclusive of this, Horizon Forbidden West and Horizon Zero Dawn will deliver no end of joy for open-world fans as you revel within battles against gigantic robo-dinosaurs.

Learn More: Read Horizon Zero Dawn Review .

To be frank, Horizon Zero Dawn is the culmination of all the best bits and pieces of the past games of its kind. While a unique experience by it’s own right, Horizon Zero Dawn encapsulates the very best of open world adventures into a single epic game. The combat and story are also excellent, so why not jump into Aloy’s latest adventure and lose yourself in a mysterious world for a hundred hours.

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer: CD Projekt Red Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Although the Witcher, Geralt is far from being a samurai-like Jin Sakai, this game is highly similar to Ghost of Tsushima with regards to combat and open-world exploration.

Plus, the success of both of these titles makes them more similar than what’s on the outside. If you enjoyed the stellar combat system and the gorgeous map GOT has to offer, The Witcher 3 is something you should definitely play next—if you haven’t already.

Winner: Best RPG Games (Xbox & Series X)

We find the Witcher to be a more challenging game because of the variety of monsters you have to face, but some of the sword-wielding elements are quite similar, especially if you mix the blade combat with Geralt’s other abilities. It is quite similar to mixing Jin Sakai’s arsenal of tools, bombs, and other combat moves.

If you’re looking for games like Ghost of Tsushima that are expansive, loaded with combat and tell a great storyline then The Witcher 3 should definitely be added to your list. In addition, The Witcher 3 takes the crown as one of the best games like Ghost of Tsushima for Switch players too!

Onimusha Series

Developer: Capcom Platform: Xbox, Playstation, PC

The Onimusha series is just like Ghost of Tsushima due to its gorgeous landscape. Which, through graphics alone, makes it a must-have for your collection. It might not be as popular as other games on the list. And honestly, you probably never even heard of it, but the Onimusha Series delivers countless hours of fun.

Similarly to Ghost of Tsushima, the story is also set in Japan. However, it has more supernatural elements to it—unlike GOT, this game has more mystical elements throughout the story. That said, the similarities between GOT and The Onimusha Series are uncanny.

Both games feature puzzle-solving and surprisingly, a ton of exploration. The melee-focused hack and slash combat is similar to GOT and although some people may not be too excited by the outdated graphics, for it’s time, the Onimusha Series is still a fun game with a good story.

Elden Ring - Best RPG Game Australia

Developer: FromSoftware Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC

We don’t even know where you have been if you have not heard about Elden Ring. But, if you haven’t, let’s just say it’s an instant classic.

If you played Ghost of Tsushima religiously, you’re going to love the challenge of playing Elden Ring . It shares the same open-world experience but you should expect this game to be a lot more taxing on your brain. Think Dark Souls meets Skyrim meets Ghost of Tsushima.

Related: Read Full Elden Ring Review

Aside from its beautiful design, there is so much to do in the world of Elden Ring. Players who love to explore and leave no stone unturned will definitely pack more than 100 hours during their first playthrough—and that says a lot about an action RPG.

The best part about this game (that we secretly wanted GOT to have) is the expansive player building. You can build a character’s abilities, and player archetype, and find tons of hidden items and weapons as you explore the vast map.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Samurai Games Like Ghost Of Tsushima

Developer: FromSoftware Platform: PS5, Xbox One, PC

If you are a fan of Ghost of Tsushima’s samurai elements and the aesthetics of the rising sun map—Sekiro is a game you wouldn’t want to miss. In fact, it’s the closest game to Ghost of Tsushima on this list given the heritage. However, we have to say that this game definitely has Dark Souls Level difficulty.

But, once you get the hang of it, it’s all about how you time your strikes—which is highly similar to Stand-Offs in Ghost of Tsushima. If you are curios whether Sekiro is better than Ghost of Tsushima, we would have to say this. Overall, Sekiro is better for combat but Ghost of Tsushima is more accessible for the casual gamer and has a better storyline.

If you want to experience a game with similar aesthetics to GOT, but with a significantly higher level of difficulty—Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the game for you.

As one of the best games like Ghost of Tsushima for Xbox consoles too, get ready to sink days into this incredible title.

Note: This game is not for the faint of heart.

Batman: Arkham City

Developer: Rocksteady Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Hear us out, Batman: Arkham City has more similarities to Ghost of Tsushima than you think. For starters, besides open-world exploration, both games are highly similar in terms of combat!

For example, when you are surrounded by enemies, Batman uses tools just like Jin to get the job done. Secondly, Batman knows he cannot finish his goals alone and so gathers a team for the endgame; just like Jin.

Okay, we lied. That’s about all there is similar and even that’s a stretch! But, we assure you that Batman is an incredible game that you just simply must have to play. For many years now it’s been a standout on the Xbox game pass and you can most likely pick it up for an absolute steal!

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Marvel Spiderman Miles Morales

Developer: Insomniac Games Platform: PS4, PS5

Possibly the furthest title from being anything like Ghost of Tsushima, yet a grippingly entertaining open-world adventure nonetheless, enter your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.

If you’re just a complete fan of open-world games then this title is not one to be missed. After all, who does not love swinging from skyscraper to skyscraper across Manhattan? What’s more, Sony has recently released a bundle pack that includes the original Spiderman game from 2018 and also the sequel Miles Morales. So now, you can get 2 epic titles for a complete steal!

Learn More: Read Spiderman Miles Morales Review

Similarly to Ghost of Tsushima, the studio delivered a fast and fluid action game in Marvel’s Spider-Man . Capturing the essence of both the MCU movie universe and the comic books in which the character was born, the game is fun, thrilling, and unexpectedly dramatic. Explore, fight, and progress as you want to in this open-world adventure.

Red Dead Redemption

Developer: Rockstar Games Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Honestly, Red Dead Redemption 2 is not anything like Ghost of Tsushima other than an open-world map. However, it’s one of the best games to have emerged this century and if you like open-world titles then you will absolutely love Arthur Morgan and his troubles.

Similarly to Ghost of Tsushima, Red Dead Redemption 2 is also set in the past, but not that too far back. RDR2 is set in the Wild West before the 1900s. Although most of the map is fictional, they are similar to real locations—kind of like GTA games (made by the same developer).

Red Dead Redemption 2 follows the story of Arthur Morgan, a cowboy, an outlaw, and a friend. It is a prequel to Red Dead Redemption, and the story leads up to the events of the first game. Although the open-world elements are highly similar to GOT, there are a lot of differences in terms of world-building and combat.

While you might enjoy the fantastic combat system in GOT, there is no assurance that you will enjoy fighting and killing people with guns—but we highly doubt that.

Infamous: Second Son

Infamous: The Second Son

Developer: Sucker Punch Platform: PS4

With the same developer as Ghost of Tsushima, you already know that Infamous: The Second Son will share a bunch of similarities with Ghost of Tsushima. For starters, both games comprise fluid combat systems and open map exploration with plenty of side activities to complete.

Although Infamous: The Second Son is not one of those games like Ghost of Tsushima that you would immediately recognise, the entire feel of the game is very akin to everything you enjoyed most about GOT.

With regards to storyline, characters and fighting abilities, these two games could not be more different. However, Infamous: The Second Son is definitely one for the books if you haven’t played it yet. Get onto it before they have a third son, that’s all we’ll say!

Dishonored 2 - Games Like Ghost Of Tsushima

Developer: Arkane Studios Platform: PS4, PC, Xbox One

If you are looking for games like Ghost of Tsushima that are all about slicing and dicing enemies, you might want to play Dishonored 2 . Just like Ghost of Tsushima, Dishonored 2 is filled with rich environments with tons of ways to kill enemies. In fact, there are even more ways to slay your foe than what you can find within Ghost of Tsushima.

However, the most notable thing about Dishonored games is their excellent replayability and character progress. That is the one thing we loved about Ghost of Tsushima was the replayability and varied storylines. So, when we found out that Dishonored developers had a similar idea, we immediately fell in love.

Frankly, the only thing that is dishonourable about Dishonored is that you have not played it yet. So, what are you waiting for!

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Developer: Ubisoft Platform: PS4, PC, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is another excellent Assassin’s Creed title with a much larger world for exploration. It might not be very similar to Ghost of Tsushima in terms of its story, but it is very interesting in it its own way—and we are pretty sure you would love it if you enjoyed playing GOT.

However, we would classify Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey as a game like Ghost of Tsushima in the sense that when you think about it, they are both open-world with incredible stealth elements and a superb storyline. In fact, Ghost of Tsushima is pretty much Assassin’s Creed set within 13th century Japan!

We probably don’t need to explain much about Assassin’s Creed, however, just like most AC games, Odyssey features a gorgeous map with tons of side quests and collectables. In Odyssey, the map comes with sandy beaches, statues of Greek gods, and massive mountain ranges that feel very GOT-like.

Yakuza 0

Developer: Ubisoft Platform: PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox One

In terms of gameplay, Yakuza 0 and Ghost of Tsushima couldn’t be any different from one another. However, we have included it in the list because both games share the same vibe in terms of their heartwarming storylines. Not to mention that Yakuza 0 is set within Japan’s bubble era; a period of extremely high property prices in Japan during the second half of the 1980s.

It’s a modern-day Japan centuries after Ghost of Tsushima.

Just like GOT, completing missions and side quests feels like watching a Japanese movie, especially when the cut scenes start to roll. So, if you are not looking solely for an open-world Samurai slaying game but would like to stick closely to historic Japanese culture, give Yakuza 0 a whirl.

Best Games Like Ghost Of Tsushima

The Final Word

When hunting for other games like Ghost of Tsushima we kept in mind that not every game is going to be your stereotypical Samurai open-world adventure. We wanted to provide you with a mixture of the best open-world titles, incredible storylines and of course a game or two where you can literally just carve up your enemy into different shapes.

So, keep in mind having now read the list above that not every game needs to be the exact same thing as your favourite game for you to like them. Whether it shares the same combat system, gameplay, or well-written narratives—all games are slightly different.

Out of the all the games like Ghost of Tsushima, we would have to say that Sekiro is most closely linked. Not only for it’s Samurai combat nature but also just the overall feel of the game. However, like we said before, there’s just nothing quite like Ghost of Tsushima on the market right now!

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Games like Ghost of Tsushima | 10 Amazing Alternatives

Some titles possess this extraordinary power to engage players from the first to the last second of the game. How do they do it? And why is Ghost of Tsushima one of the best in its genre?

Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020 video game from Sucker Punch Productions that has become one of the best action RPGs ever . Players can take on the role of a lone samurai choosing between the path of tradition and abandoning his values.

With a breathtaking open world , massive freedom of choice, and a top-notch stealth combat system, this title creates a feast for the senses. But finishing a game like this can leave us wishing for more, and older PC users might want to play alternatives on their low-end PC . Fortunately, there are more games like Ghost of Tsushima, and now you can choose a similar title for an identical experience.

FromSoftware’s games are famous for their high difficulty level, so Elden Ring will be a great alternative if you’re looking for something more challenging than Ghost of Tsushima for PC, PS5, or Xbox.

Venture to the Lands Between for the most epic adventure ever, featuring dozens of powerful boss fights, unique character progression paths, and a complex combat system. But it’s the open world that makes this title so similar to Ghost of Tsushima. This stunning realm, full of well-kept secrets, is the ultimate recipe for anyone obsessed with unlimited exploration. And with graphics settings set to medium or low, you should be able to achieve a frame rate good enough to play this title on a low-end PC.

The Last of Us

With the recent release of The Last of Us TV series, you might want to play the game version if you haven’t tried it yet. Especially since it shares some Ghost of Tsushima similar features!

Although TLOU takes place in purely post-apocalyptic circumstances, they are as brutal as in Ghost of Tsushima. Plus, you’ll find a similarly engaging storyline featuring memorable characters in both games. It is an excellent recommendation for those who want a deep story about trust, survival, and hope set at the end of the world as we know it.

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Red Dead Redemption 2

Wild West and samurai themes are very closely related, and this recommendation proves it well. So get your horse ready and go explore one of the most detailed open worlds ever!

RDR2 is a western action game set in 1899 where you will play as Arthur Morgan. He is a man of many values – the story follows his struggle with the dichotomy between loyalty and duty – very similar to Ghost of Tsushima! Moreover, this title features an impressive open world where players have to take care of every aspect of daily life while discovering the following chapters of the plot.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

It is the eleventh installment in the famous stealth series from Ubisoft, taking players to the beautiful world of ancient Greece. Play as one of King Leonidas’s grandchildren and decide how your legend will grow!

Odyssey is everything enthusiasts of good RPGs dream of – an enormous open world, breathtaking views, decision-making, and exciting fights. You can also own your ship, choose from a rich arsenal of weapons and develop your skills as much as you want. It is a game where you will truly become part of this world and enjoy all the activities it has to offer!

Horizon Zero Dawn

Get ready for a stunning aesthetic experience in a unique post-apocalyptic recommendation about finding your destiny. Play as Aloy – a member of tribal society learning her place in this wild world.

Venture into an impressive diverse open world to discover all its secrets and information about its past. This game is guaranteed travel fun, delivering adrenaline-fueled and challenging combat. You are the one deciding how the story unfolds and whether you survive the battles against the mighty mechanical beasts.

Looking for a truly thrilling combat? This recommendation will give you the same dynamic combat experience as Ghost of Tsushima – but in a slightly different setting.

Play as Kratos – an angry man starting a new life in the far North. Like Ghost of Tsushima, it’s a gripping tale about a tough hero traversing a world inhabited by countless dangers. How will his story develop? And what role will his son play in this risky mission? You’ll know only by playing it!

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

It is one of the best Ghost of Tsushima-like games, where you’ll play as a professional monster slayer – Geralt of Rivia. It’s a total must-have if you haven’t played it yet!

Become one of the most dangerous people, slaying forgotten Slavic beasts. Explore a vast open world, follow the main storyline, have fun with side quests, and enjoy tons of graphical details. Wild Hunt is a game where every choice matters, and when it comes to combat, it is an absolute gem among other titles in this genre.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Collection)

It’s a more Indiana Jones-like Ghost of Tsushima alternative for those who appreciate humorous features and expressive characters. Play as Nathan Drake leaving his peaceful family life behind for one more adventure in his treasure-hunting career.

Embark on a journey around the globe to find a forgotten pirate treasure. It will be highly engaging gameplay, combining combat, exploration, and solving challenging puzzles. Be careful – every move is followed by numerous enemies, and you will not see the end of this adventure without your friends’ help!

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Play as a cop solving a complex case of a local cult. It’s an entirely different story than Ghost of Tsushima, but somehow similar in terms of the combat system, the stealth features, and the size of the open world.

Create a hero and start the fight against an unpredictable cult. Explore, use your friends’ help, drive vehicles, and discover more details of this captivating storyline. Fight using guns and melee weapons – it’s up to you how you solve each encounter with enemy forces.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Awakened from a coma, Big Boss decides to take revenge on the terrorist organization that hides his tormentors. Determined, he leads the Diamond Dogs to embark on the most hazardous mission of his life.

Explore the open world to experiment with different battle styles and weapons. Sneak, surprise your enemies, gather new information, and complete challenging missions. The more you develop your base, the more opportunities unlock! Like Ghost of Tsushima, it is a game about a determined man with a powerful sense of mission. And with some settings down, it should run on every low-end PC!

Some of the games on this list can be challenging, but they are all definitely worth it. What makes them so great? Two things – unlimited freedom and thrill! Although equipped with fascinating stories, they do not lead players by the hand, allowing them to decide how the whole adventure will go.

Whatever you want to focus on the most: combat, exploration, completing quests from the main storyline – just do it and have the fun of your life!

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If you like Ghost of Tsushima, you will absolutely love this list of all the best games like Ghost of Tsushima. Find your next game today.

Best Games Like Ghost Of Tsushima

Developed by Sucker Punch, Ghost of Tsushima is one of the finest PS4 exclusives to date and features stunning surroundings and robust samurai combat.

So for anyone just finishing Jin’s story for the first or a second time using new game plus , keep reading on to discover what games are like Ghost of Tsushima.

That’s because in this list, we will be highlighting the best games like Ghost of Tsushima to play in 2024 , including games as good as Ghost of Tsushima for PC, PS4, and Xbox.

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Horizon Forbidden West

Platforms: PS4, PS5

Our first recommendation should come as no surprise seeing as it’s another one of PlayStation’s tent-pole franchises and shares a similar open-world design with Ghost of Tsushima.

Of course, we’re talking about the sequel action RPG Horizon Forbidden West , which expands upon the mysterious setting of its predecessor with a host of refinements.

In it, players reprise their role as Aloy, a brave warrior on a mission to explore a new region teeming with mechanical threats and hostile tribes.

The biggest improvements are an expanded arsenal of weapons and armor for Aloy to bring into battle along with streamlined gear management for keeping track of everything.

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Next up is From’s critically-acclaimed action RPG Elden Ring , which maintains the developer’s knack for technically rich combat systems where quick reflexes and determination are key.

Like Ghost of Tsushima, the game throws open-world and RPG elements into the mix for a versatile gameplay experience that encourages discovery.

Additionally, players who enjoyed exploring Ghost of Tsushima’s online multiplayer expansion can invite some friends to join them for co-op or PvP duels.

After all, an extra set of hands can come in handy while making your way around Elden Ring’s dark and dangerous open world.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

Since one From game simply isn’t enough, we’re suggesting Ghost of Tsushima fans check out the developer’s Eastern-inspired Soulslike, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice .

Like Ghost of Tsushima, the game sees you assuming control of a deadly Shinobi on a quest for revenge against those who hurt him and his loved ones.

Both games feature action-driven combat with consideration for things like your character’s positioning, postures, and managing a suite of special abilities.

Sekiro is a bit more fluid and fast-paced when it comes to movement as your character uses a grappling hook to quickly ascend temples, trees, etc.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man  is another PS4 game like Ghost of Tsushima that offers fluid movement as players take up the mantle of the web-crawler himself.

Striking the perfect balance between Spider-Man comics, video games, and movies, the game sees you juggling Peter Parker’s personal, work, and crime-fighting duties.

This is done through an open-world format where players are free to explore a sprawling Manhattan sandbox teeming with crimes-in-progress, crafting resources, and secret collectibles.

While the combat system may not be as intricate as Ghost of Tsushima, there’s still plenty of room to carve out your own playstyle and approach challenges from different perspectives.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

In the grand scheme of things, Jedi lightsabers and samurai swords are essentially the same aside from the former’s ability to cut through metal like a hot knife in butter.

One such game that makes this clear while offering cinematic open-world gameplay is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order , another action-adventure game with a compelling story.

In it, you take on the role of a Jedi forced to flee from planet to planet after he becomes the prime target of Darth Vader’s protégés.

Similar to Ghost of Tsushima, Fallen Order’s gameplay focuses on open-world exploration and third-person sword combat.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Going from samurais to Jedis to cowboys, Red Dead Redemption 2 is held in high regard and considered one of the best open-world games of this generation.

Instead of exploring feudal Japan, the game transports you to the tail end of the Old West where you’ll follow a gang of bandits as they pillage their way across the US.

Like Ghost of Tsushima, Red Dead 2 offers a compelling narrative with realistic stakes that keep players invested from start to finish.

In addition, the game features an abundance of side activities to explore including exotic animal hunts, drinking games, and horse races.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

While fans are still patiently waiting for Ubisoft to announce a samurai-themed Assassins Creed game, in the meantime, Ghost of Tsushima fans will have to make do with the latest installment.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla  casts you as a 9 th -century Viking raider that becomes entangled in a war between the Templars and Brotherhood.

Much like GoT, the story touches on themes like cultural displacement as the main character Eivor is seen trying to find a new home for their people at the start of the game.

This is represented through gameplay with story and side missions that see you defending allies, gathering resources, and expanding settlements using a mix of stealth, aggression, and wit.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Next up is Middle-Earth: Shadow of War , a follow-up to the original open-world action RPG based on the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

In it, players reprise their role as a warrior whose body is shared with a powerful spirit that grants supernatural powers to aid them in and out of battle.

This allows you to sneak around enemy camps and get close to more powerful targets without raising suspicion much like in Ghost of Tsushima.

In Shadow of War, even slain enemies can still pose a threat thanks to the Nemesis System, which assigns unique traits to high-ranking leaders you’ve bested in battle.

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5

Another PlayStation exclusive that’s likely caught the eye of every Ghost of Tsushima player is the rebooted God of War entry originally released for PS4.

Much like GoT, the story sees you exploring a vibrant open world plunged into chaos that can only be squashed by taking violent measures.

Everything is experienced from the perspective of Kratos, an unmatched warrior who finds himself having to face off against Norse mythology’s pantheon of gods.

Both games implement some light RPG mechanics in the form of stat-based equipment and perks with enough flexibility to carve out unique playstyles.

Aragami: Shadow Edition

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for a great stealth game like Ghost of Tsushima that also draws inspiration from classics like Tenchu, look no further than Aragami .

This game casts you as a spectral assassin who uses special shadow powers to create and navigate hidden pathways around his enemies.

Instead of a seamless open world, each mission takes place in a single location with sandbox qualities such as roaming enemy patrols, collectible rewards, and alternate paths for reaching targets.

Ghost of Tsushima fans are best off playing the enhanced Shadow Edition, which bundles the base game with its Nightfall DLC.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Next up, we recommend anyone who enjoyed Ghost of Tsushima and owns a Nintendo Switch also pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild if they haven’t done so already.

The similarities between the two are pretty obvious: flexible sword-based combat, environmentally diverse open worlds, and tons of secrets to track down.

Zelda’s combat is admittingly more basic and consists of simple melee and long-range weapon attacks with some room for personalization by the way unique armor and stat-boosting consumables.

Regardless, Ghost of Tsushima fans will still find plenty of room for challenge as they make their way around the kingdom of Hyrule.

Batman: Arkham Knight

If Jin’s ninja-based arsenal of tools wasn’t enough for you, why not go all out and play as the crime-fighting king of over-engineered gadgets in Batman: Arkham Knight .

Picking up after the events of Arkham City, the game sees the Dark Knight on a mission to defeat Scarecrow and a mysterious new villain who’s been tightening his grip over the city.

To be successful, he’ll have to wield an assortment of cool gear including a grapple gun, remote hacking device, explosive gel, voice synthesizer, and the occasional Batarang.

Although Arkham Knight’s environments are thematically much darker and dreary compared to Ghost of Tsushima, they feature just as many details and opportunities to explore.

Infamous Second Son

Platform: PS4

Before Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch was tasked with creating and maintaining the Infamous series of action-adventure games for the PS3/PS4.

Despite having a very different tone and gameplay style, the franchise does share some qualities with Ghost of Tsushima, with the most recent example being Infamous Second Son .

Positioned as a soft reboot, the game is set seven years after Infamous 2 and introduces Delsin Rowe, a rebellious teen who discovers he has special powers that cause him to be targeted by the military.

Throughout the story, players are tasked with making choices that will affect Delsin’s path and decide whether he becomes a hero or villain.

Yakuza games are beloved for their action-driven combat, intricate storylines, and densely packed open-world environments.

This can make it tough to recommend just a single entry in the series, though if we had to narrow it down, we’d suggest starting with Yakuza 0 , a prequel that sets up events for later installments.

In it, players follow career criminal Kazuma Kiryu as he explores the seedy underbelly of Tokyo’s Kamurocho and Sotenbori districts.

Combat drops you into semi-open-world environments where you’ll have to fight rival gang members using a variety of melee weapons and your bare fists.

Nioh Series

Instead of highlighting a single entry, we feel comfortable recommending both the original Nioh  and its sequel Nioh 2  to fans of Ghost of Tsushima.

The series was created by Team Ninja and seeks to put its own spin on Soulslike action RPGs with a setting inspired by 1600s Japan during the Age of the Samurai.

Taking on the role of a gifted swordsman, players battle hordes of otherworldly warriors and demonic entities based on Japanese folklore.

Like Ghost of Tsushima, Nioh’s combat revolves around managing your stamina, posturing, and finding the right tactic to exploit your enemy’s weaknesses.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Shifting from historically-grounded fantasy to full-blown magic, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is another open-world game that will appeal to fans of Ghost of Tsushima.

Revered for its storytelling, gameplay, and visual presentation, The Witcher 3 is one of the best action RPGs of its generation and has won countless awards.

Players who have played Ghost of Tsushima will feel comfortable exploring a lively open world on horseback, filled with a variety of animals, hidden surprises, and breathtaking scenery.

In addition, the game features similar sword-based combat with a touch of magic as Geralt is embedded with superhuman strength, reflexes, and wit.

Bloodborne is another PlayStation exclusive that’s sure to scratch the same itch as Ghost of Tsushima while bringing a lot of new concepts to the table.

It has a gloomy fantasy environment influenced by the time of Queen Victoria and stories from H.P. Lovecraft, where the game challenges you to fight against numerous supernatural terrors in its realm.

Much like the other Soulslikes covered in this list, Bloodborne’s combat is very demanding and once alerted, enemies will attack relentlessly until either you or they are killed.

As a result, there’s a big emphasis on positioning, parrying, and using aggression to dominate each encounter.

Onimusha: Warlords Remastered

Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Last up on our list of Ghost of Tsushima alternatives is the remastered version of Onimusha: Warlords .

This original hack and slash game was released in 2001 and features a similar aesthetic as Sucker Punch’s samurai game with slightly darker themes.

Set in Sengoku Japan, it follows different historical figures as they’re forced to combat supernatural forces using battle-tested tactics, puzzle-solving, and open-ended exploration.

The remaster does a great job of modernizing the 20-year-old classic while maintaining its core gameplay and visual design.

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Games Like Ghost of Tsushima: Top 18 Action & Adventure Alternatives

Oliver Dale

Ghost of Tsushima, an epic open-world action and adventure game with breathtaking graphics and spectacular combat dynamics, has already managed to make quite the impact — despite the fact that it was only released in October 2020, while the multiplayer version only came on the market in 2021.

The beautiful third-person action adventure game with a Samurai theme especially appeals to players who love Japanese culture, but gamers who enjoy strategic challenges will also have a blast.

No matter how good a game is, players will eventually look for variety. If you enjoyed Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll love these titles, too.

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1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Another Samurai-themed action-adventure game , Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the perfect choice for players who want to get stuck in on their own — this game only has a singleplayer mode.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is played from a third-person perspective and features an advanced skill tree as well as the same exciting stealth elements you’ll recognize from Ghost of Tsushima.

There’s never a dull moment in the PlayStation game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which transports the player back to a medieval Japan where bloodshed is always lurking around the corner.

From vicious Samurai to giant serpents and corrupted monks, players will have to defeat unique enemies, each more terrifying than the last, to make it to the end.

While Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is not a role-playing game, it does have a compelling story line, as players take on the role of Wolf, who sets out to rescue his master and get revenge.

The game, released in 2019, has similarly stunning graphics. Anyone who enjoyed Ghost of Tsushima will love Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, too.

  • Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Release Date: July 2020
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an open-world survival RPG with a Norse theme. Players take on the role of the Viking shieldsman Eivor Varindottir to lead a crew of raiders and rain destruction down on their enemies, while expanding their territory and building settlements.

The game’s setting couldn’t be more different than Ghost of Tsushima, but gamers who enjoyed the gameplay style and dynamics will effortlessly slide into the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, where a complex combat system awaits, along with countless character customization options.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is, above all, about strategy. Do you have what it takes? Will you forge the right alliances and slay your enemies? With more than 1.8 million active players across the globe, an entire community is waiting to fight you.

  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: November 2020
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

3. For Honor

For Honor

For Honor is an exciting fantasy action game set in a fictional medieval era. Gamers can choose to play as a hero from one of five unique factions — the Iron Legion, Warborn, Dawn Empire, the Wu Lin, and Outlander.

The Dawn Empire represents the Samurai, giving Ghost of Tsushima fans the chance to branch out within the same theme.

The fact that all For Honor factions have unique skill sets and weapons, as well as combat styles, make this action RPG all the more interesting.

Those who get bored after exploring one faction can simply start the game in an entirely new role, where they’ll have to master new styles.

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For Honor can be played in singleplayer mode as well as in multiplayer. Player versus player combat has an interesting system; you will enter an arena-style duel that allows you to set your weapons up in the best possible way.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

4. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world action RPG in which players embody the role of Aloy, a lone hunter making his way through a forbidding post-apocalyptic setting dominated by terrifying robots.

Played from a third-person perspective, Horizon Zero Dawn calls in players to survive in this brutal landscape.

You’ll be able to choose from traps, arrows, explosives, and even a spear, relying on Focus, a scanner, to help you uncover your enemies’ unique vulnerabilities.

Horizon Zero Dawn is a singleplayer game, but that doesn’t mean that players will get bored any time soon. The map features four exciting biomes, and your travels will require you to try your luck at parkour while avoiding the dreaded Corrupted Zones — or, if you’re brave enough, trying to beat the powerful enemies lurking within.

What would Ghost of Tsushima be like if the setting was replaced by a modern post-apocalyptic, dystopian, landscape?  Corrupted Zones is about as close as you’ll be able to come, and the game doesn’t disappoint.

  • Developer: Guerilla Games
  • Release Date: February 2017
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

5. Samurai Warriors 5

Samurai Warriors 5

Those gamers who are desperate for another Samurai-themed game might like to dive into Samurai Warriors 5 (Sengoku Musou 5).

This game doesn’t share much in common with Ghost of Tsushima beyond its theme, as Samurai Warriors 5 squarely falls into the “hack and slash” genre where players face wave after wave of enenemies.

Samurai Warriors 5 is a reboot of the original Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada, with updated graphics, amazing warrior redesigns, and original music.

This cross-platform game features an active community, but is also playable in singleplayer.

  • Developer: Omega Force
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Release Date: June 2021
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Amazon Luna

6. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

This Tolkien-inspired open-world fantasy action game will easily capture the imagination of any player who loved the dynamics of Ghost of Tsushima, and remains a classic despite the fact that it has been around for nearly a decade.

You spawn as Talion, a ranger in search of revenge. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a third-person game that calls on players to explore the world, and locate enemies to defeat them, by way of a combination of challenging parkour moves, monsters that can be mounted, and forge towers.

Although Talion is completely consumed by his urgent need for vengeance, there is plenty of time to engage in exciting side quests that allow players to access novel abilities to improve combat, whether they prefer to take a melee, ranged, or stealth approach.

To keep track of the ever more powerful enemies, the game’s Nemesis System highlights the more talented foes to watch out for. This game is only available in singleplayer.

  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Release Date: September 2014
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

Based on the exceptionally popular Witcher books and TV show, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is, as the title already suggests, the third installment in the Witcher game franchise.

The third-person action game was released in 2015 (and in 2022 for Xbox X/S and PlayStation 5), so it’s not new by any stretch of the imagination.

Those who still haven’t played he Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are, however, still likely to have a great time if they enjoyed Ghost of Tsushima.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a wide-open action RPG in which players, of course, assume the role of Geralt of Rivia, the Witcher himself.

Fighting against human as well as super-natural enemies, the player has to make sure to use the right weapon for the job — while simultaneously dodging attacks. Watch out, because different monsters will spawn at different times of the day and night.

The game’s story line is quite rich, and  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features AI that was advanced for its time and still isn’t too shabby in 2022.

Unless you specifically loved Ghost of Tsushima for its Japanese lore, you will have no trouble fitting into the dynamic world of the Witcher, and immersing yourself in the rich stories found in Slavic mythology.

One possible drawback is that this game is only available in singleplayer.

  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projeckt
  • Release Date: May 2015
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox X/S

8. Mark of the Ninja

Mark of the Ninja

Players who enjoyed the Samurai themes in Ghost of Tsushima and who are now on the lookout for similar games, but who are not too hung up on the immersive graphics and world-building may have fun playing Mark of the Ninja.

Mark of the Ninja is a next-level side-scroller with gorgeous graphics focused on stealth-based platforms.

Players take on the character of a modern-day Ninja who needs to stay hidden and assassinate targets without being spotted.

Uniquely, players see only what the character would also be able to spot, and enemies may not become visible until the last moment. These interesting dynamics are sure to keep gamers on their toes.

Mark of the Ninja, released in 2012, is another singleplayer game.

  • Developer: Klei Entertainment
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release Date: September 2012
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch , PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Aragami

Aragami is a fascinating action-adventure game in which, reminiscent of Ghost of Tsushima, the player controls an undead assassin.

This open-world game has 13 chapters, which players are invited to complete in order.

That’s easier said than done, because the game, which is played from a third-person perspective, requires gamers to collect key resources and remove obstacles, all while trying to avoid being murdered by the numerous patrolling guards.

The best thing? Aragami is a multiplayer game, so if you’ve had enough of playing solo, you can tackle the challenges with a group of friends, or test your skills against those of strangers on the internet.

  • Developer: Lince Works
  • Publisher: Lince Works, Merge Games, Maximum Games
  • Release Date: October 2016
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch , PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Amazon Luna

10. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2, the third installment in the famous Red Dead series, is an action-packed adventure game that allows players to explore a fictionalized version of the Wild West.

Players can switch between first-person and third-person perspectives in this vast open-world game, while fighting off enemy gangs and making critical choices that will forever change the rest of the plot.

Singleplayer gamers take on the role of Arthur Morgan, a lieutenant in a powerful Dutch gang with plenty of enemies — all while the Wild West is crumbling beneath their feet.

This game can also, meanwhile, be played in multiplayer mode. Having won a whole bunch of Game of the Year awards, Red Dead Redemption 2 is well worth checking out.

  • Developer: Rockstar Studios
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Release Date: October 2018

Nioh 2

Players who are simply not ready to leave the exciting Japanese landscape of Ghost of Tsushima behind yet can find a lot to like in Nioh 2, the sequel to Nioh, which was released in 2020.

Nioh 2 is a thrilling action RPG set in 16th century Japan. They’ll play as Hide, a so-called Shiftling, with great character customization options.

Not only do players wade through a fictional version of actual historic events, they’ll also come face to face with famous Japanese warlords, Samurai, and political figures — making  Nioh 2 a win for the history nerds out there.

While players start the game with basic weapons, they’ll gain new skills and the ability to acquire more powerful swords and other Japanese weapons as they advance.

Defeating enemy spirits gives gamers the chance to get rare and valuable drops, meanwhile.

Nioh 2 is the perfect game choice for  Ghost of Tsushima fans who prefer cooperative multiplayer games over competitive ones.

  • Developer: Team Ninja, Kou Shibusawa
  • Release Date: March 2020
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

First released in 2011, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remains a popular fantasy action RPG.

Set in a magical realm populated by humans as well as other creatures, Skyrim is a punishingly cold northern province littered with exciting content to be discovered — caves, dungeons, cities, fortresses, and towns are just the start.

Players create their very own character, which can be human, elven, orc, or something else entirely, and can choose between first- and third-person modes.

The skills they start off with depend on the choices they make at the beginning, and from there, gamers start going on NPC quests to gain new skill perks.

Watch out for the wild creatures, including dragons, because you never know which ones are scared of you and which will do their best to kill you.

The rich world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is what has allowed the RPG to remain beloved more than a decade after its release, and this is a singleplayer-only game.

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: November 2011
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

13. Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0

It might not be set in medieval Japan, but you’ll still encounter plenty of challenging Japanese enemies in this interesting action-adventure game, as well as being able to explore a massive open world.

Set in the 1980s, Yakuza 0 calls on gamers to level their skill trees up by completing quests for the Japanese mafia.

This exciting singleplayer game features multiple different combat styles, but watch out, as players also need to earn money!

  • Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: March 2015
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Amazon Luna

14. Judgment

Judgment

Gamers who are interested in a slightly newer incarnation of the Yakuza series might instead like to check out the spin-off Judgment.

This action-adventure game is set in the same universe, but has wildly updated gameplay mechanics.

Gamers play as Takayuki Yagami, a private detective attempting to solve a murder, as well as a choice of side quests.

They’ll battle the enemies they encounter along the way using a combat system similar to the one used in the Yakuza series, which allows different modes for fighting groups and single enemies.

Those who’d prefer something a little different can instead focus opt for the game’s investigation mode, where players focus entirely on solving the crime by hunting for clues — which, of course, requires plenty of sleuthing and lock-picking, turning Judgment into a puzzle game.

  • Release Date: December 2018
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Luna

15. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel's Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man, the action-adventure game originally designed for PlayStation 4, might not at first sight seem to have much in common with Ghost of Tsushima, but fans of the Samurai-themed game will have great fun swinging through New York if they loved the open-world aspects of Ghost of Tsushima.

Players (obviously) take on the role of the famous webslinger, so they’ll be swinging, shooting webs, and engaging in fights with the Spider-Man villains we’ve all come to know and love.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is Spidey on steroids, though, because gamer’s, who play from a third-person perspective, can also upgrade their suits and even set off EMPs.

  • Developer: Insomniac Games
  • Release Date: September 2018

16. Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 is an exciting action-adventure game played from a first-person perspective that relies on stealth elements to assassinate enemies, complete side missions, and use supernatural abilities to beat the game.

Players can take on the role of either Empress Emily Kaldwin or as the bodyguard Corvo Attano, both of which have unique abilities.

Explore the vast world and try to eliminate your enemies before they spot you, because this game as advanced line of sight mechanics that can throw a wrench in the works once in a while.

This creative game features non-linear play that allows gamers to decide what direction they’ll go in — those who favor violence can go all out, but stealth options that allow for non-fatal combat are also available.

  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Release Date: November 2016

17. Just Cause

Just Cause

Ghost of Tsushima fans who enjoyed the righteous indignation element of the game might enjoy playing the third person action-adventure game Just Cause, which was released in 2006 and has gained quite the following.

The aim of the game lies in overthrowing the dictator of a dictator in the fictional Caribbean nation of San Esperito, who is suspected of harboring weapons of mass destruction. Players take on the role of Rico Rodriguez, an intelligence operative who will need to engage in close-quarters combat as well as securing vehicles and performing stunts.

Part of the appeal of Just Cause lies in the vast open world.

  • Developer: Avalanche Studios
  • Publisher: Eidos Interactive
  • Release Date: September 2006
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360

18. Onimusha Warlords

Onimusha Warlords

Last but not least, Onimusha Warlords is one of the games that inspired the creators of Ghost of Tsushima — so it’s hard to skip over this one!

Onimusha Warlords is a hack and slash adventure game that was first released in 2001.

It follows the Samurai Samanosuke Akechi, who battles the evil forces of Nobunaga Oda and is successful, but still has to rescue the princess Yuki, who was abducted by monsters.

The player character, who can invoke magical abilities, has to fight off demons while progressing through the game by solving a succession of puzzles.

The protagonist starts off with a simple katana, but can upgrade to other weapons that include ranged options.

The gameplay is now already a bit outdated, but gamers who want to gain insights into  Ghost of Tsushima’s origins should definitely check out Onimusha Warlords, which remains enjoyable to play and is only available in singleplayer mode.

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: January 2001
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

A Final Word

While there’s nothing quite like Ghost of Tsushima, all of the games that made it onto this list share similarities. Whether you’re after an open-world action-adventure game set in a whole new culture, or even an entirely different era, or you’re after more epic Samurai fights, you won’t get bored by exploring these games like Ghost of Tsushima.

Which ones are the best, you ask? Our top picks would be Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but players who are itching for more Samurai games should instead go for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice or Mark of the Ninja.

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10 Action Games To Play If You Loved Ghost of Tsushima

If you thoroughly enjoyed the pulse-pounding combat and clever stealth action in Ghost of Tsushima, then you'll love these similar games.

Ghost of Tsushima is finally here, and it's been getting a ton of kudos from critics and gamers alike for its amazing visuals, interactive open world, and excellent stealth/action mechanics.

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Fans of Japanese history will enjoy what the game has to offer, but there's a ton of other games out there with a similar feel. After finishing Ghost of Tsushima, there are 10 games waiting in the wings for their own slice at the pie. Here they are, in no particular order.

10 Onimusha: Warlords

Capcom applied its survival horror fixed camera formula that was first made popular in Resident Evil to another, unrelated franchise known as Onimusha.  It was the first game in the series hit the PlayStation 2 in 2001, and it did so to much fanfare.

The story focuses on a master samurai named Samanosuke who battles the demonic forces of Nobunaga Oda during Japan's Sengoku period. It went on to become a major hit on the PS2 before it was re-released in 2019 in remastered form for the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

9 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Konami's Metal Gear games are renowned for their impressive focus on stealth tactics and gameplay, as well as killer action sequences and deep, complex storylines. Most of that would go out the window in favor of straight-up, insanely high octane action in  Metal Gear Rising.

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8 Samurai Shodown

They may be worlds apart in terms of gameplay styles, but Samurai Shodown is one Neo Geo hit that is sure to satisfy everyone's desire for more samurai action. This arcade franchise spawned a number of sequels based on SNK's excellent fighting engine.

Whilst a 2D fighter, there are enough nods to Japanese culture and style to allow gamers to make an easy transition from the immersive world of Tsushima to the far more colorful vision of Samurai Shodown.

7 Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

Ghost of Tsushima arguably steals elements from Activision's Tenchu franchise, and that's not a bad thing. Ninja-based stealth mechanics are a core foundation of both titles, with Tsushima feeling like a spiritual successor to Tenchu  in every way.

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The PS2 release of Wrath of Heaven is arguably the best entry in the Tenchu series. It refines the gameplay mechanics and stealth-action gameplay of the PS1 original, while still retaining that unbeatable feel.

6 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

If Ghost of Tsushima has any sort of immediate competition, it's coming from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Similar in appearance and tone, they are actually two very different games.

Sekiro is focused far more on fast action and white-knuckle samurai combat, whereas Tsushima wants the player to adopt a more stealthy approach. Still, it's perhaps the easiest title to transition to after beating Tsushima.

5 Shogun: Total War

The deep and immersive setting and visuals in Ghost of Tsushima are enough to get anyone in the spirit of ancient Japanese culture, making it easy to transition to games with a similar spirit, even if they're quite different in gameplay.

Shogun: Total War is a classic turn-based strategy game which is also set in the Senjoku era, and has been lauded for its attention to detail and historical accuracy. It may lack the hands-on action gameplay of Tsushima, but it's sure to keep the Japanese spirit going.

4 Nobunaga's Ambition

Another turn-based strategy title that has received many accolades is Nobunaga's Ambition , released in 1986 before being ported to almost every classic gaming platform imaginable.

Deceptively simplistic in appearance, the game would go on to inspire a ton of historical strategy titles with its immersive gameplay and story. By today's standards, it's practically stone-age, but fans of Tsushima might enjoy going back in time to experience the kinds of games that would inspire it.

3 Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Fans of the original Fallout  and Shadowrun titles will find a lot to like about Shadow Tactics, thanks to its isometric overhead gameplay and RTS game mechanics. It's a beautifully drawn game with a strong emphasis on immersion.

The inclusion of stealth mechanics effectively turns Shadow Tactics into an RTS equivalent of Tsushima, which makes it easy for players to get into. The secret agent-style mission objectives round out the package.

2 Bushido Blade

The PlayStation sported a ton of 3D fighting games which were making huge headway in the late 1990s, but Bushido Blade was a cut above the rest (no pun intended). The focus was purely on realism thanks to a body damage system which allowed players to maim or cripple their opponents, or kill them with a single strike.

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This necessitated a high degree of practice and skill with a weapon while adhering to the Bushido code of honor. Fighting dirty would cost the player, forcing them to stay honorable throughout the game's prolonged tactical fights.

1 Soul Calibur

Unrealistic as they come, Soul Calibur won't win any awards for its adherence to historical accuracy, but it is a ton of fun, nonetheless. One of the first 3D fighting games to really nail the fluidity of true motion, Soul Calibur made a huge splash, especially on the ill-fated Sega Dreamcast.

Like Onimusha, Soul Calibur is heavy on mystical elements, with a storyline revolving around a group of fighters trying to get their hands on an evil sword, for various reasons. The ultra-realistic and smooth combat is a highlight of the game, with a heavy focus on tactics, counterattacks, and parrying.

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16 Games Like 'Ghost of Tsushima'

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You gotta hand it to Sucker Punch Productions - the Sony first-party studio went in a completely different direction after wrapping up its Sly Cooper & Infamous franchises and ended up notching another win in the process. That shocking victory came in the form of Ghost of Tsushima , an amazing ode to classic samurai films and the war-torn struggles of Japan’s feudal period. The game’s open-world looks fantastic, its battle mechanics are tuned to perfection, and the tale of revenge told throughout it hits all the right notes in order to get its hooks into players.

Chances are you’re one of the millions of Ghost of Tsushima players that completed their journey and are now on the lookout for something similar. We chose 16 games that include some or even all of the elements that the PS4 gem excelled at - a fun approach to open-world exploration, an engrossing tale, action-packed battle sequences, worthwhile side content, and a strong focus on melee weapon mastery.

The strong lineup of games we’re about to recommend you are guaranteed to pull you in just like Ghost of Tsushima .

1. ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’

Ghost of Tsushima provides a worthy challenge to most gamers who are capable of handling it. In the case of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice , the difficulty attached to its shinobi-themed adventure is far more overwhelming. But if you’re up to it, you’ll get a kick out of cutting down a myriad of foes as the katana-wielding Wolf. You can go stealthy to eliminate most of the opposition and engage in close encounters in order to disrupt their posture to land the killing blow.

2.’ Horizon: Zero Dawn’

While there aren't any intense sword clashes to engage in here, Horizon: Zero Dawn still offers players a fully-realized open world with a whole lot of worthwhile content to enjoy. As Aloy, you’ll set out on a quest to discover who you truly are and where you originated from. And while you’re out exploring the wild, you’ll use a wide variety of weapons as you come to blows with mechanical beasts. Aloy’s a super agile and formidable hunter, so you’ll enjoy hunting down and taming robotic creatures in beautifully realized environments.

3. ‘Onimusha’ (series)

Capcom’s Onimusha franchise is still worth spending some time with in this current day and age of gaming. Instead of locking swords with human enemies, your main adversaries come in the form of bloodthirsty demons. Each of the games within the series tasks you with bringing an end to them and their leaders with a huge arsenal of weapons and elemental abilities. Seek out the remaster of the first game and be sure to take a look at the sequels whenever you get a chance to do so.

4. ‘Assassin’s Creed’ (series)

Ubisoft’s long-running action/adventure IP that’s all about Assassin’s vs. Templars has changed dramatically. The first few entries are mostly focused on pulling off silent kills, while the entries that arrived with the introduction of Origins have implemented more action-heavy battle sequences. The one element that connects every series entry is a deep focus on exploring different periods of history and encountering real-world figures along the way.

5. ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor/War’

Sauron’s army of orcs may appear unstoppable at first glance. But with the melee mastery and spiritual connection to a powerful wraith powering your vengeful Ranger, Sauron’s threat becomes a lot easier to handle. The two games that allow you to seek out your revenge as Talion employ a Nemesis system, which keeps track of the strongest enemies you encounter and builds natural rivals out of them should you fall in battle with them. By the time you enter the sequel, you’ll have a ton of fun building up an Uruk army of your own to take down Sauron’s forces.

6. ‘For Honor’

For Honor has grown into quite the force since launch. Over time, it’s added a wealth of new warriors to master and online multiplayer modes to hop into. If Ghost of Tsushima’s combat stylings appealed to you, then you’ll naturally gravitate towards the samurai clan. That’s not the only coalition of warriors you can utilize, however - For Honor gives you the opportunity to cut down the opposing army as knights, Vikings, and even the Chinese Wu Lin.

7. ‘Samurai Warriors’ (series)

The developers behind the ongoing Dynasty Warriors franchise also produce a line of games that follow the Sengoku period of Japanese history. You’ll be given access to a huge assortment of mighty warriors that are spread out across several melee disciplines and get to test them out on hundreds of hapless victims. The simple act of cutting down waves of foes on your own or with a friend throughout the “Warring States” era of Japan is an incredibly fun history lesson worth checking out.

8. ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’

Geralt of Rivia is quite the boss within the medieval fantasy realm he ventures through. The third game in The Witcher series is his largest one to date and offers hours of fulfilling adventures to hop into. Wild Hunt features an incredibly engrossing storyline and a ton of side content that’s just as absorbing as the mainline questlines. The mature themes that accompany everything you’ll do in this game are perfect for water cooler conversations, which should excite those who’ve also gotten caught up in deep debates over the Netflix series based on The Witcher series.

9. ‘Nioh’ (series)

Nioh mashes up the grueling gameplay attached to the “Soulsborne” subgenre with a setting that’s inspired by feudal Japan. Both games in the series pit you against human foes and supernatural beings called yokai. There’s a whole lot of fighting to embroil yourself in and you’ll definitely need to stay on your toes as even the weakest of foes can catch you off guard. Making good use of all sorts of weapons and even getting the chance to rely on yokai abilities of your own are two elements that lie at the heart of the Nioh series.

10. ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’

Here’s another “Soulsborne” inspired title that employs finely tuned melee encounters. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order puts you in the boots of a young Jedi Padawan named Cal Kestis, who ends up on the run from the Galactic Empire. During your universe-spanning adventure, you’ll swing your lightsaber around as you take on everything from Stormtroopers to native beasts. Utilizing the powers of the Force alongside your lightsaber swings is immensely enjoyable.

11. ‘Way of the Samurai’ (series)

The Way of the Samurai series offers “Choose Your Own Adventure” plotlines that allow for a ton of replayability. Each series entry places you in the role of a wandering ronin that finds himself getting caught in the middle of a struggle that can play out however you see fit. You’ll get a whole lot of playtime out of navigating every storyline possibility and putting your sword skills to the ultimate test.

12. ‘Tenchu’ (series)

Moving through the shadows and getting rid of your foes as a formidable ninja sounds like an interesting proposition, doesn’t it? Doing all that as Jin in Ghost of Tsushima is a blast and performing those same tasks in the throwback Tenchu games is just as fun. Rikimaru and Ayame still get top billing as two of gaming’s greatest ninjas as you can put their vicious skills to good use within a digital recreation of 16th-century feudal Japan.

13. ‘Aragami’

We got some more assassin-themed awesomeness for you here with this next entry. Aragami sets you up as a shadow spirit that can rely on the power of teleportation, a raven companion, and a set of bells that can lure enemies in for the kill. One hit can take you out, so you’ll need to map out every movement and pull off your kills as quietly as possible in a bid to stay alive. Aragami hits all the right notes as a modern-day nod to stealth games of the past.

14. ‘Omensight: Definitive Edition’

Omensight: Definitive Edition incorporates a murder mystery into a Groundhog Day scenario that will enrapture you from the jump. Every time you come back to life on that fateful day, you’ll need to gather your clues and keep investigating what it takes to prevent an apocalyptic event. As you map out your path towards saving your world from certain doom, you’ll employ a wealth of swordplay skills that come into play within a fluid combat system. The magic abilities that come into play and the time-manipulation powers that come your way also play a huge part in how you choose to vanquish your foes.

15. ‘God of War’ (2018)

2018’s God of War may not feature samurai wars and gorgeous Japanese landscapes, but it throws you in an open world that’s full of enemies to clear out and interesting personalities to interact with. Kratos is joined by his son Atreus, who aids him in battle with his bow & arrow skills in tow. Unlocking Kratos’ huge array of powers during his and his son’s journey through a mythical world ruled by Norse Gods will shock and amaze you from start to finish.

16. ‘Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time’

Old heads who are old enough to remember Samurai Jack’s incredible animated series should definitely give this game a look. Not only is it surprisingly better than your average officially licensed title, but it also pays homage to the series it’s based on by adopting its signature art style. Jack’s magic katana, other enemies’ weapons, and even his bare hands can be used to land sick combos on everyone that makes the mistake of trying to stop him.

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7 games like Ghost of Tsushima

Get ready to travel far and wide with these games like the samurai sandbox 

Love Sucker Punch's PS4 smash? Here are our favorite games like Ghost of Tsushima...

Sekiro: shadows die twice.

Another awesome samuari hit. While it's obviously far harder than Tsushima, both games share first class world-building. This superior Souls-like is one of the best action games in years. 

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2

Anicent Japen and the Wild West may be polar opposite settings, but both these games absolutely nail a rich sense of time and place. RDR2 is one of the greatest games ever made. 

HORIZON: ZERO DAWN

Arguably PS4's best exclusive. Horizon's setting is so effortlessly convincing, it never once feels weird that Aloy is downing robot dinos with a bow and arrow. An open-world masterpiece. 

ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

Like Tsushima, it's incredibly easy to get lost in the landscapes Odyssey serves up. Whether it's sandy beaches or statues of Greek gods perched atop a mountain, you just want to see all of it. 

MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN

Wheee! Waheeeey! These are only some of the exclamations you're likely to make once you're swinging from skyscraper to scraper in Insomniac's NYC. Spidey is a web-slinging gem. 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT

There's nothing quite like being the Bat. Just like Ghost of Tsushima, Arkham Knight revels in its central power fantasy. Few games capture the joy of movement like this superhero sandbox. 

A slightly leftfield choice, though Yakuza and Tsushima both deliver meaningful side quests. While they're obviously very different, each game also produces knockout skirmishes. 

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The 10 Best Games Like Ghost of Tsushima

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What are the best games like Ghost of Tsushima?

Ghost of Tsushima has set the bar high for samurai games, a corner of the gaming industry that has been infamously lacking.

Between its open-world design, smooth combat, and historical Japanese setting, it’s no wonder this game has enthralled so many players.

However, when you run out of things to do in this game, we’ve found some similar ones that can help fill the void.

While there, unfortunately, aren’t a lot of games revolving around samurai warriors, we’ve been able to find titles with comparable gameplay.

These games have been chosen based on how well they can complement Ghost of Tsushima, as well as their overall popularity and sales.

So, put down your katana for a moment and check out our list of the 10 best games like Ghost of Tsushima:

10.  Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Kicking off our list, we have Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is set five years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Released in 2019, this action-adventure game features all of the lightsaber-wielding fun that you’d expect from one of the best Star Wars games , along with force powers, of course.

This game follows the Jedi Padawan, Cal Kestis, who finds himself a target of the Empire, that is hunting him throughout the galaxy.

As Cal, players must travel to various planets while trying to complete his training and rebuild the Jedi Order.

The melee combat in this game is similar to that in Ghost of Tsushima, though maybe not quite as polished and smooth.

Fallen Order also lacks a fully open world map, instead being built around many large separate maps that players can explore.

However, gameplay will feel familiar enough to Tsushima fans that it will be easy to jump in without a big learning curve.

Plus, its sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor , was just recently released, making this a great time to start playing!

9.  Nioh 2

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Nioh 2

Nioh 2, released in 2020, is one of the few games about samurai that can compete with Ghost of Tsushima.

In this game, players get to create their own warriors who are half-yokai, which are supernatural spirits in Japanese folklore.

Set in Japan during the 1500s, this game serves as a prequel to Nioh, and the goal is to stop Kashin Koji, who is linked to a powerful yokai.

Throughout the game, players will meet several historical figures, such as Saito Dosan and Takenaka Hanbei, samurai warriors during the Sengoku period.

If the historical bits of Ghost of Tsushima really interest you, you will definitely love this game.

The combat system here can be tough at times, but it is incredibly rewarding as it challenges you to think strategically.

Although it has more supernatural elements than Tsushima, Nioh 2 isn’t lacking when it comes to a rich and vibrant Japanese aesthetic.

8.  Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Middle earth Shadow of Mordor

Easily one of the best open-world PS4 games , Shadow of Mordor gives players the opportunity to explore the world of Middle Earth.

In-game, players control Talion, a Gondorian Ranger whose garrison was attacked by Sauron’s Uruk forces, decimating them.

After being sacrificed, along with his wife and son, Talion is resurrected with wraith-like abilities to exact revenge.

Taking place during the 60-year gap between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, the Mordor player’s experience here isn’t the barren wasteland you might expect.

However, that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on familiar faces, such as Gollum, because every game set in this universe needs our favorite sniveling ring snatcher.

To get through the game, players can ride monsters, use parkour, or access Forge Towers that act like fast-travel locations.

Like Ghost of Tsushima, players can use melee, ranged combat, and stealth to take out enemies, with some missions providing better rewards based on which you choose.

There is also the Nemesis system, which allows players to track any Uruk which, when killed, will weaken Sauron’s army.

If you enjoyed Tsushima and love the world-building of J.R.R. Tolkien, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this game!

7.  Onimusha Series

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Onimusha

Created by Capcom, the Onimusha series has a similar vibe to Resident Evil but all of the aesthetics of Ghost of Tsushima.

Although the protagonist changes in every game, they are all skilled swordsmen living in the final years of the Sengoku period in Japan.

Every game typically involves players being sent on a mission that includes slaying demons that have begun invading the land.

Similar to Nioh 2, there are many historical figures to interact with, and its supernatural themes are much darker than anything in Tsushima.

The combat is very fast-paced, and overall gameplay is a combination of hack-and-slash fighting and puzzle-solving.

While the first game in the series, Warlords, Debuted in 2001, it has since been remastered for the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

This remaster features updated graphics, smoother gameplay, and a completely re-recorded soundtrack.

Although it isn’t as grounded in realism as Ghost of Tsushima, the Onimush Series is one to check out for sure.

6.  For Honor

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima For Honor

Published by Ubisoft in 2017, For Honor allows players to take on the role of various historical warriors, such as samurai, vikings, and knights.

Set in a medieval fantasy world, players can start as a character from one of five different factions with their own unique characters.

Each character comes with their own fighting styles, weapons, and skills, and players must use them to take out opponents.

There are also a number of classes to choose from, including vanguard, assassin, heavy, and hybrid.

In most missions in For Honor, players are accompanied by AI companions that are significantly weaker but can help out in tough situations.

For Honor also uses a tactical combat system called Art of Battle, which allows players to choose the position of their weapon and strength of attack.

Players can also take part in eight different multiplayer modes, including duel, elimination, skirmish, and dominion.

Since its release, For Honor has become one of the best Xbox One games , and we highly recommend giving it a try yourself!

5.  Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Assassins Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one of the best games like The Witcher 3 , and it follows a Spartan mercenary during the thick of the Peloponnesian War.

Tossed off a cliff as a child, the player’s character is tasked with stopping a dangerous cult and bringing their family back together.

Of course, along the way, players are free to explore the huge open world as much as they like and take on a variety of side quests.

There is a ton of content in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey outside of the main story, and you can even trigger repeated conquest battles for unique rewards.

During key moments throughout the game, players will also have to make important decisions that will impact the ending.

Like Ghost of Tsushima, players can use melee and ranged attacks against enemies, and stealth is always a viable option.

Players can also unlock a variety of special abilities as they level up, such as Spartan Kick or Poison Strike.

Additionally, there are many historical figures to interact with during the story, as well as some mythological ones.

Overall, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the perfect game for Tsushima fans to follow up with once they’ve concluded Jin’s story.

4.  Batman: Arkham Knight

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Batman Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight was released in 2015 as a direct sequel to Batman: Arkham City and the fourth installment in the series.

Set nine months after the previous game, Arkham Knight follows the Bat as he confronts Scarecrow and leans off an insidious plot to unite every criminal against him.

During combat, this game emphasizes Batman’s melee combat abilities, as well as his stealth, detective instincts, and Bat-branded gadgets.

As an open-world game, players can freely explore Gotham City and interact with people to kickstart missions and open up more areas.

This game also provides players with the Batmobile as a useable vehicle, something that was missing from previous titles.

Like Ghost of Tsushima, combat in Arkham Knight focuses heavily on chaining attacks together while avoiding damage.

The fastest-selling game of 2015, Arkham Knight brings together a lot of what makes Ghost of Tsushima great with the noir-flair of DC Comic’s Batman.

3.  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was another hit released in 2015, and it continues the story of Geralt of Rivia.

In this game, players follow Geralt as he searches for his adopted daughter, Ciri, who is on the run from the Wild Hunt.

Players have a lot of freedom in this game to explore the world, take on monsters, and interact with various NPCs.

Wild Hunt also boasts advanced AI and a dynamic environment that can impact how enemies function.

There are 36 possible endings to the game, all of which hinge on decisions that players make that influence the world state.

Thanks to the popularity of the Witcher Netflix series , Wild Hunt was also re-released in 2022 for next-gen consoles.

This re-release comes with improved graphics and new outfits, and a quest based on the Netflix show.

If you loved the sword-wielding in Ghost of Tsushima, Wild Hunt is definitely a game you won’t want to ignore!

2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Developed by FromSoftware, the creators of Elden Ring, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a 201 action-adventure game that closely resembles Ghost of Tsushima.

Set during the Sengoku period, this game follows a shinobi named Wolf who’s out for revenge after a samurai clan kidnaps his lord.

Unlike Elden Ring and Dark Souls, Sekiro has fewer RPG elements, though it does allow players to customize their abilities.

During combat, Wolf’s katana is used to damage the balance and posture of opponents, eventually causing an opening that allows for a single killing blow.

There are also stealth mechanics that can be used to eliminate enemies if players can get into range while remaining undetected.

Along with being one of the best games like Elden Ring , Shadows Die Twice is probably the closest game in theme and mechanics to Ghost of Tsushima.

If you’re looking for a great samurai game to play after Tsushima, you will certainly want to check out Sekiro.

1. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Games Like Ghost of Tsushima Horizon Zero Dawn

Taking our number one spot is Horizon: Zero Dawn, an action RPG released in 2017 as the first installment of the Horizon series.

While thematically, these games are very different, the open world and combat system will feel very familiar to Tsushima fans.

As one of the best sci-fi RPG games , Zero Dawn follows the story of Aloy, a hunter in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by mechanical beasts.

Players have to use ranged weapons, their spear, traps, or stealth in order to take out enemies, and there’s a skill tree to unlock new abilities.

What really makes this game stand out is its incredible environmental design, which makes it easy to spend hours just taking in different vistas.

In Zero Dawn, there are tons of different biomes to explore, ranging from deserts and forests to dilapidated ancient ruins.

As of 2022, this game had sold over 20 million copies, making it easily one of the best-selling games on the PS4.

We highly recommend checking this game out for yourself once you’ve finished Ghost of Tsushima, because it really is the perfect follow-up.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our recommendations for games like Ghost of Tsushima and found some new titles you haven’t played yet!

Ghost of Tsushima is a gorgeous game, and it has really set the bar high for all action adventure games coming after it.

However, once Jin’s story ends, we urge you to check out some of these other exceptional games, as they share a lot of what makes Tsushima so great!

Here’s a quick recap of the 10 best games like Ghost of Tsushima:

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Onimusha Series
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Have you played any of these games yet? Leave a comment below.

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Gaming enthusiasts love action and adventure-based video games for their gripping narrative, beautiful visuals, and exciting combat systems. The action-adventure genre of video games offers an immersive experience to the player as they can enjoy their virtual journey to other worlds.   

Games like Ghost of Tsushima have become a huge success both commercially and among critics because they are a complete mix of storytelling and thrill combined with tropes that test the player’s puzzle-solving abilities.

Why Was The Ghost Of Tsushima A Huge Hit Among Video Game Lovers?

Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most visually striking games ever made. pic.twitter.com/r4gf5VOvqV — MBG (@xMBGx) July 23, 2023

There is nothing not to love about the Ghost Of Tsushima. The game is based in ancient Japan and takes the player deep into the world of the Samurais. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game is available on PlayStation 4 and 5 from August 2021.

The main character is Jin Sakai, a samurai who strives throughout the game to protect the island of Tsushima. The game packs in a variety of tropes to amp up the adventure quotient. For one, there are multiple options for Jin Sakai or the player to fight his battles. He can choose dishonorable methods or stick to the paths of integrity and honor. No player knows what lies ahead on each of the paths, and herein lies the thrill and excitement. 

Again, there are various techniques to battle out the enemy. One can go for direct confrontation or become a ghost by using stealth tactics to combat the invaders of Tsushima Island. Since there are so many options or paths to success, a player never gets bored of playing. Every time you choose a different path of warfare, an all-new battlefield is ready to unravel itself in front of you.

12 Games That You Must Check Out If You Love Ghost Of Tsushima.As discussed above, there are several reasons why the Ghost Of Tsushima has become a huge commercial success. However, if you love Ghost Of Tsushima, there is good news as there is no dearth of similar action adventure-packed games. 

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty takes you on a journey quite similar to Ghost Of Tsushima. So you might experience some Deja Vu while playing Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.

The Key Elements Of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty- Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is an action role-playing video game. Here at the very beginning of the game, the player can create their own avatar and customize them as per their desires. So you have the ability to experiment right from the word go. 

The main narrative revolves around the protagonist, who battles historical characters and Chinese mythological creatures who are corrupted. So if the historical backdrop of the Samurais was appealing in The Ghost Of Tsushima, then the background of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, set during the fall of the Han Dynasty, is no less appealing.

What Appeals To The Players- The most appealing part of the game is the historically rich narrative, where a lot of attention has been paid to details. 

So you do not face a single dull moment as a player as you have one rebellion after the other, enemies who have powerful elixirs, the rise of rebels, rescue missions, navigating fortresses, and a lot more. To put it simply, if you like an edge-of-the-seat thriller, you will love Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.

The Key Element Of The Game -From Software Elden Ring is a beautifully immersive world that has been designed magnificently. The best part about the Elden Ring is that there is not one dull moment in the narrative. 

The game is played from a third-person perspective, and the player is free to roam about and survive in six areas like Limgrave (an area of ancient ruins) or Caelid ( an area of wasteland that is home to undead monsters).  

What Appeals To The Players- There is not a single dull moment throughout the narrative. From making choices between the travel mode to the making choice between dodging or blocking an enemy attack, there is palpable tension and thrill that looms around all through the game. There are so many attributes that the player is spoilt for choice, so much that the game becomes difficult to navigate if you are not a pro player. 

So if you really wish to challenge your video gaming skills, make it a point to try out the Elden Ring and set out on an adventure-packed game that will leave a lasting impression.

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection

Available on Nintendo, PlayStation, and Microsoft Windows, the Ninja series has three titles: the Ninja Gaiden Sigma, the Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and the Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. 

The Key Element Of The Game- The main narrative follows the journey of Ninja Ryu Hayabusa to become the ultimate Ninja and defeat enemies. In all the Ninja games, Ryu can wield several weapons to battle the enemy. In Ninja Gaiden: Sigma 2, Ryu has new weapons in the arsenal. 

The dragon’s claw and the Tiger’s fangs are the new additions. This series also provides Ryu with magical spells in the form of Nippo spells and the power of the Nippo spell can be increased by using the Sixaxis controller .

What Appeals To The Players- The Ninja Gaiden Master Collection brings the Ninja series to 3D space. The adventures of the protagonist Ryu are grueling; however, there is an arsenal of weapons that Ryu can use and master to beat his enemies (competitors). It takes a whole lot of grit to make it through the Ninja series, but the challenges of the journey are what make every adventure lover fall in love with the Ninja series.

God Of War II And III

The Key Element Of The Game- Created by David Jaffe of Sony, this game follows the journey of Kratos, a Spartan warrior who was tricked into killing his family by his master. The video game is all about the journey of Kratos in his path of revenge. Apart from Kratos and Greek mythology, you also get a taste of Norse mythology in the form of Kratos’ son Atreus who is the secondary protagonist.

What Appeals To The Players- The soundtrack of the series has received a lot of warmth and appreciation from players and critics alike. Apart from that, the great visuals, the mythology-based storyline, and the carefully designed fight sequences of Kratos keep the players hooked all the way.

Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice

The Key Element Of The Game- An excellent narrative that is based on the Samurai theme makes you nostalgic about the Ghost Of Tsushima. In this game, too, all the action centers around Shinobi, who wants to take revenge on the samurai clan that imprisoned him and kidnapped his lord. Again just like the Island of Tsushima, the action here takes place in a mythical place in Japan, and there are strong references to Buddhist philosophy.

What Appeals To The Players- After defeating the first few enemies, the world of Sekiro is just as appealing as Tsushima. The interesting and complicated narrative has a downside; it is extremely complicated. But if you are patient, Sekiro will appear exciting, and you will not lose interest easily.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Why People Love The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey- There is absolutely nothing not to love in the 2018 Assassin’s Creed role-playing video game. An inspiring and gripping tale where the protagonist must define his own path in a tumultuous world that is on the verge of tearing itself apart. 

The most exciting part of the narrative is that the player or the protagonist unfolds his destiny based on his own decisions. The best part about this series is that you get all the best elements from the previous Assassins series in this version as well. So the epic naval combat and various nuances of Greek mythology are carefully interwoven in the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of Kingdom

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of Kingdom

Why Gamers Love The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of Kingdom- Just like the Assassins series, the legend of Zelda is also a series of adventure-action-packed narratives. Published by Nintendo, the Tears Of Kingdom is a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of Wild. 

The story is set at the end of the Zelda timeline and preserves all aspects of Hyrule (the miniature garden that easily fits into a drawer so you can revisit it anytime you want).

The gripping narrative preserves all the elements of the Zelda kingdom that were set up beautifully in the previous series, like Breath Of The Wild. However, the Tears Of Kingdom is an all-new journey and has rising mummies, poisonous substances leaking out and endangering people, and a major conflict with the Demon King.

God Of War Ragnarok

God Of War Ragnarok

Why Adventure Lovers Should Not Miss God Of War, Ragnarok- The series closely follows the foundation that was built for the series in 2018. It delivers a fun-filled story that allows fine-tuning of combat scenes. 

Being the ninth installment in the God Of War series, it follows the same tradition and is loosely based on Norse mythology. The protagonist is Kratos, and the series follows his journey along with his teenage son Atreus. The main storyline was foretold in the previous game of the series when Kratos killed the Aesir God.

Several features of the Game Of War series have been retained or made better with this series. The role-play, the use of weapons, and the magical qualities that some of the weapons possess add to the gripping tale.

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War

Why Draws Action Lovers to Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War- Most people who are fascinated by Lord Of The Rings are drawn to Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War. Like The Assassins and Zelda series, this too is a continuation of the world and narrative set up by Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor. However, the sequel packs a greater punch, and an engaging nemesis system has the protagonist fighting the enemies from their past. 

Nioh 2

What Are Some of The Best Features Of Nioh 2- An action-adventure-packed series developed for PlayStation, Nioh 2 is an absolute delight for those who appreciate Japanese mythology. 

The weapons have special attributes; for instance, a sword named the Odachi is used by the samurai class in Japan. Moreover, the players learn new skills as they advance through the various stages of the game, making the gameplay all the more interesting as you play.

Bloodborne

Why Bloodborne Is A Hit In The Gaming World- A fascinating narrative that follows the player (a hunter) through the Gothic Victorian era; if you love all things Gothic, Bloodborne is the game for you. 

As the name suggests, the main challenge that the protagonist battles is a bloodborne disease that transforms the residents of a city into beasts. The protagonist (the hunter) sets out on the arduous journey of finding the source of the bloodborne disease, and in his path, he fights beasts and cosmic beings.

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning

Why Gamers Should Give Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning A Try- This series predates the Ghost Of Tsushima and is a pioneer in the field of third-person action in open-world games. The exciting arsenal of weapons and the carefully designed minute-to-minute play has fascinated players all these years, ever since it was released in 2012. The story follows the journey of a resurrected person released from the Fate Weave that binds all people of Amalur.

The Ghost Of Tsushima has now acquired a legendary status. It has inspired action-adventure-based video games and captivated the player’s imagination through the years. 

If you have already played Ghost Of Tsushima, you need not be disappointed because several games of the same genre (action-adventure steeped in history) are available on various platforms. So you can continue to enjoy these games without stopping anytime soon. With the huge popularity of this genre, new editions of popular series will keep hitting the market after every few months.

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8 Games like Ghost of Tsushima

Radu Muresan

Ghost of Tsushima is a great game with a powerful, emotional narrative. The main character has a backstory that makes you dislike him at first, but that creates the possibility for a much stronger redemption arc.

At its heart, Ghost of Tsushima is a beautiful action-adventure game that gives players not only a memorable gaming experience but also valuable insights into Japanese culture and philosophy. If you liked it, you’ll probably like the games listed in this guide as well.

Here are 8 games like Ghost of Tsushima for you to try.

1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Sekiro comes from the team at FromSoftware, the same company that created the Dark Souls series. The game came out in 2019 and is an amazing action-adventure game that’s extremely similar to Ghost of Tsushima. It’s an absolute masterpiece.

You will enjoy every detail of this game, from its music and visuals, to its story and combat. However, you will need to master boss fights if you haven’t already. The battles in this game are challenging and Soulslike, and even the lesser enemies can pose challenges.

From time to time, you’ll need to fight half a dozen adversaries at once and you can’t do that in the typical ARPG manner. Sekiro requires you to be quick on your feet. You need to know when to parry, when to attack, and when to fall back, identifying key movement patterns.

In Sekiro, the RPG elements are mostly absent. You cannot find any items and you don’t have any attributes that you can improve. Instead, the game focuses heavily on the action and every battle is dramatic. Fans of games like Ghost of Tsushima will love Sekiro.

2. Elden Ring

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Elden Ring is thought to be FromSoftware’s greatest masterpiece. It’s truly immersive and beautiful, yet incredibly difficult and challenging.

Many people didn’t like it because of its initial bugs and ridiculous difficulty, but in its current form, the game is a masterpiece. Of course, to enjoy it, you need to like Soulslike games and be a fan of open worlds. The story is also quite deep, so you cannot just skip the dialogue.

Elden Ring is not for people who want to play something in a hurry. This game is for serious gamers who enjoy challenges and have the patience to read a lot of dialogue. You’ll get to listen to a lot of fascinating characters and hear their stories. The man behind much of the dialogue is the creator of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin.

That alone should make you want to play the game and experience its rich story. But if you’re only interested in the action, there’s plenty of that as well. After all, how could the developers of the Dark Souls series fail in that department?

Some of the boss fights will require many hours to win, due to the sheer difficulty they pose. A fair few bosses feel a bit overpowered in this game and it’s worth looking up how to level up and gear up quickly if you do decide to play.

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Skyrim is one of the most legendary RPGs ever made and it still has a horde of dedicated fans to this day. If you want to find more games like Ghost of Tsushima with a rich world and an immersive atmosphere, Skyrim is a must-play.

The action starts with you being in chains in a cart, along with several other prisoners. The story is dark and intriguing, and you get to choose your class and identity in the typical Elder Scrolls manner before you start exploring the world.

There are dragons everywhere and much of the action revolves around these mythical creatures. They’re very powerful, but you happen to be the ultimate boss of the game. And that’s because you’re Dovahkiin or Dragon Born, the one man these ferocious beasts fear.

Skyrim features elements of Nordic culture, so if you’re into that sort of thing, this game will feel incredibly exciting. You get to explore vast areas and do hundreds of quests, featuring a myriad of creative characters.

One of the best things about Skyrim is its modding community. There are tens of thousands of mods that you can download which add extra replay value to the game and greatly enhance your overall experience.

This is one of the best fantasy games on Steam , hands down.

4. Throne of Darkness

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Throne of Darkness is a different style of game than Ghost of Tsushima but it’s exclusively based on Japanese culture and that makes it quite engaging. This is a rather dated RPG that came out in the year 2001. It may feel old to a lot of gamers but it’s definitely worth playing.

This game comes from the same people that worked on the creation of the first two Diablo games, and their unique style is visible throughout the game. The visuals, the sound effects, and the music create a beautiful, intriguing atmosphere.

The action itself is also quite addictive, offering lots of great bosses, rare items, and some unique elements such as character swapping. Throne of Darkness features seven character classes and you get to play with four of them at any given time while the others rest and heal.

So instead of controlling just one character, you’re controlling seven. The classes are:

  • The Berserker
  • The Swordsman

There are clear visual differences between the characters, but their skillsets are too similar. This is the game’s main weak point. Apart from that, the experience of playing Throne of Darkness is both memorable and addictive.

5. SHOGUN: Total War

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SHOGUN: Total War is another great game from the early 2000s.

You can also try its second edition, Total War: Shogun 2, which came out in 2012. But the first one has greater artistic qualities and gives a brilliant depiction of what it was like to live in Japan during the Sengoku period, also known as the Warring States period.

The time period is 1467 – 1615 and every province is fighting for total control of the country. Many powerful leaders are vying for power and you are one of them. Your goal is to become the Shogun or the leader of Japan and to do this you must be brutally smart.

In Shogun: Total War, battles are make or break. And the battles are quite realistic, with thousands of units and all sorts of terrain. If you have a Napoleonic mind that knows how to make perfect use of an army and exploit the weaknesses of the enemy’s formation, this game will be incredibly fun for you.

Prior to getting to fight, you need to raise an army, which requires the development of your provinces and their economies, the construction of certain buildings, and a lot of effective time management.

The action takes place in seasons. Each time you end your turn, a season passes. The music that accompanies the 4 seasons is majestic and creates a sublime atmosphere.

On top of all this, you can try using diplomacy, spying, and even assassination to solve problems. Used well, these techniques can turn the tide of important battles.

6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feels a lot like Ghost of Tsushima. It’s an action-packed, rich experience with a historical setting and memorable characters. It came out in 2018 and critics gave it good reviews. However, fans felt it was not faithful to the previous games and lost interest in it.

But for anyone who loves games with historical settings, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a masterpiece. The attention to detail that the creators of this game put in is phenomenal. Playing AC Odyssey makes you feel like you’re living in Ancient Greece.

The battles in this game are quite realistic and will require you to carefully calculate your movements. The system is not as unforgiving as, say, a Soulsborne game, but it’s quite brutal and can easily overwhelm you when you’re fighting multiple enemies at once.

This game is worth playing for a lot of different reasons. The music is great, the visuals are impeccable, and the historic references are on point. The only thing that’s not top-notch is the story. It can be repetitive in places and some of the writing isn’t fantastic.

Overall, this is a game created for a certain niche. If you want something that’s more in line with Assassin’s Creed’s typical style, try playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla or Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

7. God of War (2018)

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The 2018 edition of God of War revolves around Kratos, a man who is usually in a constant battle with the gods of Olympus. But in this particular game, he’s fighting the Norse gods and monsters.

One of the aspects that makes God of War such a great game is its story. Kratos must fight for his survival and teach his son to do the same. Fans of games like Ghost of Tsushima will appreciate the depth and emotional level of the story that God of War tells.

The hardships Kratos and his son go through together resonates with a lot of gamers because most of us go through struggles as well. In some cases, we’ve had more than our fair share and a game like God of War is almost a therapeutic experience. It’s well worth playing.

8. Onimusha Warlords

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Onimusha Warlords is another hack-and-slash, action-adventure set in Japan. This game excels at being both captivating and horrific. If you love Japanese mythology, the game is sure to be a hit for you, even though it can be scary at times.

Onimusha Warlords first came out in 2001 but it was remastered in 2019. The remaster makes it a lot better visually, but it doesn’t radically change its fighting system.

For people who played masterpieces like Sekiro and Elden Ring, Onimusha’s fights may feel a bit primitive. But if you’re willing to lower your expectations a little bit and just enjoy an older game in a remastered form, this title will not disappoint.

The main prerequisite to liking this game is a love for Japanese culture and action-adventure games. If you want to see the dark side of Japanese mythology with all of its demons and strange creatures, Onimusha Warlords will give you an excellent introduction.

Just don’t expect it to be on par with modern RPGs from a gameplay perspective.

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Top 10 Games Like Ghost of Tsushima

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Ollie Mattison

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Journey of a samurai to stop the Mongol invasion of Japan on its own. There are two options for him to choose from, whether to stay on the path of his ancestors and fight a battle that he can never win or astray from the samurai path. Ghost of Tsushima is one of the widely played action-adventure games. It has an open world to be explored by the players while riding the horse. They are no specific guide or maps to follow. You are to wander around this world. You can either complete the story or perform side tasks, depending upon you. During his journey of defending his country and people, he comes across many fights and battles with the Mongols with the help of his weapon, Tachi. Apart from direct combats, the player can sneak into enemy bases and attack them using several weapons such as smoke grenades and firecrackers. This game is one of the best games open-world martial arts games. If you are looking forward to games like Ghost of Tsushima, then you are at the right place. After the success of this legendary game, there are several games like Ghost of Tsushima that are developed and released by many. In this article, we will list down the 10 best games like Ghost of Tsushima to help enjoy the same thrill and fights.

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1. Horizon Zero Dawn

Platform:  PlayStation 4 ,  PC

Price:  $19.99

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Horizon Zero Dawn was released before Ghost of Tsushima. It covers the story of a post-apocalyptic. Although it doesn't contain sword to sword battles, it has something amazing to offer its players. This game includes an open world to be explored by the players. You, as a player, have to explore the truth about yourself and find the answers to the questions. This world contains forests, different creatures, and unique weapons to use to reach its destiny. You can use these weapons to kill the mechanical beasts that you encounter in your way. This game provides you with a realistic and beautiful environment.

2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Platform:   PC ,  PlayStation ,  Xbox

Price:  $31.99 - $59.99

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If you have played the Ghost of Tsushima and like it so much, you will definitely like this game. Sekiro is a bit more complex and difficult Shinobi-themed game as compare to Ghost of Tsushima. Unlike Ghost of Tsushima, this game contains many monsters to fight with and defeat using Katana. There are two ways of killing your foes, fighting them directly in combat or go stealthy to kill them without getting yourself noticed. This game requires you to use strategy and timing to kill the enemies. Without these two things, it won't be easy to eliminate them.

3. Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Price:  $59.99

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If you are looking for a game like Ghost of Tsushima, this game is a must-try game. Assassin's Creed Valhalla comes with an astounding and interesting story. Apart from its story, its combat system is way more improved and advanced than all the previous games in this series. Its environment and landscapes are so stunning that the players can never ignore them without going there. Assassin's Creed Valhalla has attracted players worldwide with its beautiful and amazing combat mechanism in its open-world games. It lets you lead your clan to raid against Saxon troops and other foes. With its various enemies, you will never get bored of using the same moves and attacking tactics. You have to develop a new strategy each time you raid a clan or fight your enemies. (PS: Some gamers even said that Ghost of Tsushima is what Valhalla should be like)

4. Yakuza 0

Platform:   PC , Xbox , PlayStation

Price:  $19.99 - $21.99

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Yakuza is an open-world Single-Player and Multi-Player action-adventure game. The story of games is based from 1988 to 1989. Two characters can be controlled by the player, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, at specific and predetermined points in time. There are so many things to do in this open-world game. Players can explore the city, start side quests, have street fights, and more. The player can earn points by completing objectives like reaching a certain score and eating food at the restaurants. All these earned points can be used to get special items and upgrades. Money can also be earned by completing tasks or killing people.

5. For Honor

Price:  $43.99 - $59.99

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Since it is released, "For Honor" has become one of the most liked games. They have included several different features and warriors to choose from and master over time. It also has a multiplayer mode that allows you to play with your friends and family. You are free to choose from a wide range of clans. If you are inspired by Ghost of Tsushima, then Samurai will naturally attract you. But there are others to choose from, such as Knights, Vikings, and Chinese Wu Lin. 

6. Judgment

Platform:   PlayStation ,  Xbox

Price:  $39.99

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Judgment is a single-player action video game. Meet Takayuki Yagami, a private detective who investigates a murder in Kamurocho. This game contains two fighting styles, which can be changed depending upon your choice, crane-style and tiger-style. Crane-style can be used to fight with groups and tiger-style can be used when fighting with individuals. The player also can run on walls and leapfrog while he is in fighting mode. Over time, Yagami unlocks new skills and fighting styles by earning more and more points. Apart from Fights and Bloodsheds, there is an investigation mode in the game, which allows the player to solve so many cases by looking at the signs and evidence. The player needs to follow the suspects without being seen by them to get to conclusions and solve the case. You are not bound to follow the storyline; you can take a side investigation case as well with the help of the notice board in his office. Will you be a successful detective and solve the cases to drive conclusions?

7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Platform:   PlayStation ,  Xbox ,   PC ,  Nintendo Switch

Price:  $39.99 - $59.99

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The Witcher is one of the best games like Ghost of Tsushima because of the amazing story and adventure to its players. As Geralt of Rivia, you have an open world and several amazing places to be explored. The Wild Hunt feature of this game lets you play an amazing storyline and kill monsters that cross your way. Apart from the main story, the players are allowed to perform side tasks. If you have watched the Netflix series, The Witcher, you can easily relate this game to it. It almost contains all the same features of that series and can provide you with the same experience.

8. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Platform:   PlayStation ,  Xbox ,   PC

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Are you ready to face and fight with the huge and powerful galactic Empire? This is a game like Ghost of Tsushima that puts you in the shoes of a Jedi Padawan, known as Cal Kestis. Just like Ghost of Tsushima, this game is also based on melee combats. On this journey of the universe, you will encounter so many monsters and foes. Protect yourself and kill all those who are against you with the help of your lightsaber. Cal is also given the power of force to use against his enemies to kill them.

9. Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Price:  $29.99 - $49.99

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This is another astounding game like Ghost of Tsushima. It is a battle-intense game that allows you to use melee combats to protect your people and kingdom. To stop the Sauron's army, you have to use the melee mastery and spiritual connection to use the power against the army. It seems impossible to stop this army at first sight, but when using your full potential and power gathered from spiritual beings, this is not a big deal to defeat them. This game contains a wide range of weapons to use and creatures to fight with. You have to use new strategies and plans to defeat them in the battle, making this game thrilling and adventurous.

10. God of War 4

Platform:   PlayStation

Price:  $19.99

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This game may not show you some of the amazing landscapes of china but it will surely provide you with amazing thrill and adventure. It doesn't contain samurai war but it puts you in an open world that is full of enemies and other characters. The main player, Krato is joined by his son Atreus and helps him defeat the enemies using bow and arrows. Players will unlock the powers of Kratos during his journey. The powers that you will explore during this journey will amaze you. These mythical powers will help you fight and defeat your most powerful enemies.

These games like Ghost of Tsushima are unique and different in their own way but all these games revolve around the same combat system. Choose any of these games depending upon your preference and choice. These games will provide you with the same experience and thrill as Ghost of Tsushima. You will not get bored while playing the above games. Choose a game and start the thrill of fighting melee combats and intense battle fights.

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[Top 10] Ghost of Tsushima Best Builds

There are different builds available for different types of gameplay in Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima, as an action/adventure game, offers players a variety of ways to kick ass. You could focus on a combat-driven playstyle and burn down every Mongol camp in your path of destruction. You can also slink through the dark and assassinate your enemies like the angel of death you are. You could even dispatch your enemies with long-ranged weapons moving faster than a speeding bullet. Regardless of which playstyle you fancy, the game provides an ample number of  Armor sets, charms, weapons, etc to make sure you get the best build that matches your playthrough. Today I’m going to be talking about the 10 best builds in Ghost of Tsushima. 

1. Offensive Build: 

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Best offensive build in the Ghost of Tsushima

If you love taking on every Mongol you encounter like a  raging bull, then this build is great for you. The offensive build focuses on combat superiority, giving you the boosts you need to mow down wave after wave of Mongolian hordes. This build is achieved by combining the Dual Destruction and the Fortune charm, along with an armor forged for combat like  Gosaku’s Armor. Utilizing the damage boosts of these charms and the staggering damage of the Gosaku armor, this build will leave you feeling like a war machine in no time.

What Offensive Build Excels in:

  • Combat focused playthroughs
  • Taking on Mongol hordes
  • Quick clearing of Mongol Camps
  • Inflicting stagger damage on enemies

Offensive Build Details:

  • Charm of Dual Destruction
  • Charm of Fortune
  • Gosaku’s Armor.

2. Armored Tank Build:

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Use the Unstoppable Tank Build to bully those pesky Mongols into submission

Next up is the Armored Tank Build and this combination of charms and armor turns you into a literal tank. With iron-clad armor and a charm to boost your defense stats, strolling into and clearing out Mongol camps will seem like a walk in the park. The Samurai Armor which you receive in Act 1 from Lady Masako is perfect for this build. Fully upgraded, it provides incredible protection through your many skirmishes. Mix that with defensive charms like the Charm of Resistance and the Charm of Vitality, then you become nearly indestructible.

What the Armored Tank Build Excels in

  • It gives you a major health boost which is great for combat.
  • The health boost it gives will help you win long, grueling fights.
  • It also provides a moderate offense/melee boost to give you a fighting chance.

Armored Tank Build Details:

  • Charm of Resistance
  • Charm of Vitality
  • Samurai Armor.

3. Ghost Weapons Build

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Become a Ghost weapon expert with the Ghost Build

Do you love taking down enemies with  Kunais, Smoke bombs, Windchimes, and other ghost weapons like a true shinobi? Then this build is perfect for you. You can easily use this build by equipping the Hidden Blades Charm, as well as the Charm of Advantage and the Charm of Inari’s Might which boosts the stats of your ghost weapons to ridiculous levels. Add the Kensei Armor to the mix, which can increase ghost weapon damage by up to thirty percent, and decrease enemy damage by up to fifty percent when struck with a ghost weapon, then you’re ready to take down enemies without even drawing your katana.

What Ghost Weapons Build Excels in: 

  • Taking down enemies using only Ghost weapons 
  • Clearing out Mongol camps in a fast and exciting manner
  • Fantastic for stealthy playthroughs

Details of Ghost Weapons Build:

  • Charm of Hidden Blades
  • Charm of Advantage
  • Charm of Inari’s Might
  • Kensei Armor
  • Upgrading all the Ghost weapons.

4.  Archery Build:

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  How to equip and use the Archery Build

Ranged Weapons, such as the half-bow and the longbow are great for taking down enemies from absurd distances. But to truly feel like an archery god in your playthrough you need to combine the following. First, find and equip the Tadayori Armor which can increase your nocking and reloading speed to 45 percent and increase your total concentration time to 3 seconds. Your headshots will also increase your concentration time by 50 percent. Then equip and upgrade ranged charms such as the Charm of Efficiency, Swift Return, Precision, and Yuriko’s keepsake, which boosts all your archery stats.

What Archery Build Excels in:

  • Taking down enemies from a ridiculously long distance
  • Infinite concentration-time through quick headshots
  • Killing archers on the towers of Mongol camps

Archery Build Details:

  • Charm of Efficiency
  • Charm of Swift return
  • Charm of Precision
  • Yuriko’s keepsake
  • Tadayori Armor

5 The Terror Build

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The Terror Build guide

During combat in Ghost of Tsushima, nothing is as sweet as striking terror into the hearts of your enemies and watching them flee from you as you move in for the kill like the vengeful spirit you are. Well, this build does just that. By combining the Ghost Armor, which gives a thirty percent chance to terrify enemies who witness you kill their comrades, the Charm of Ikazuchi-no-Kami, and the Heavenly Strike, you can break the enemy’s will to fight with each Mongol you cut down, sending them running for the hills.

What the Terror Build Excels in

  • Terrifying enemies during combat
  • Giving you the chance to easily kill your enemies without even crossing blades with them
  • Refilling your resolve slots with each terrified enemy killed
  • Taking on Mongol hordes.

The Terror Build Details:

  • Ghost Armor
  • Charm of Ikazuchi-no-Kami
  • Upgrading Samurai Techniques
  • Unlock and use the heavenly strike skill by completing the heavenly strike mythic tale.

6. Fire Lord Build

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Strike fear in the hearts of your enemies with the terrifying Fire Build

The Ghost of Tsushima offers an array of fire-themed weapons allowing you to burn down every resistance in your path as you fight to liberate Tsushima Island. The Fire lord build is  handy for terrifying the enemy by killing their comrades or setting them ablaze. This build can be achieved by equipping the Charm of Ikazuchi-no-Kami, Charms of Fire Doctrine, and Charms of Fortune I & II. Then most importantly, learning the way of the flame technique by completing the 'Undying Flame' mythic quest. This technique allows you to set your sword aflame before a fight and torch your enemies with each swing of your Katana. Finally, use flaming arrows with the half-bow to rain down fire on your enemies.

What the Fire Lord Build Excels in:

  • Dealing fire and melee damage on your opponents
  • Terrifying your enemies for an easy kill
  • Quickly clearing Mongol hordes with fiery attacks.

Details of the Fire Lord Build:

  • Charms of Fire Doctrine
  • Charms of Fortune I and II
  • Charms of Ikazuchi-no-Kami
  • Flaming arrows
  • The Way of the flame technique

7. Sakai Clan Armor Build:

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How to equip and use the Sakai Clan Armor Build

If you’re the type that loves charging into Mongol camps and taking on swarms of Mongol Warriors at a go, then you will love this build. To use this build, you have to first get the Sakai Clan Armor from Act Two and upgrade it so that your standoff streak is at its max (5 people). Then equip the Charm of Ikazuchi-no-Kami for the terror bonus, as well as Charms of Amaterasu, Well-Being, and Resolve, which gives you enough health and resolve to clear camps in a matter of seconds. 

What the Sakai Clan Armor Build Excels in:

  • Clearing out enemy camps at record speed
  • Taking down an absurd number of enemies through standoff streaks
  • Taking out a moderate number of terrified enemies who witness your kills

8. Stealth Assassin Build

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  Stealth Assassin Build guide

The Stealth Assassin is the perfect build for moving through the shadows and slicing the throat of your enemies without being detected. If you are a disciple of stealthy gameplay, then this build is a must-have for you. All you have to do is equip and upgrade the Ronin armor, which drastically reduces enemy detection speed, and then combine that with the Charm of Silence, because of its decrease to enemy detection speed. You can also add the Charm of Toxic Demise to make wind chimes release poisoned gas and the Charm of Tsukuyomi will make assassinated enemies drop more supplies.

What the Stealth Assassin Build Excels in:

  • Stealth-oriented playthroughs
  • Clearing Mongol Camps without being detected
  • Stocking supplies from assassinated enemies

Details of the Stealth Assassin Build:

  • Ronin Armor
  • Charm of Silence
  • Charm of Toxic Demise
  • Charm of Tsukuyomi

9. The Unbreakable Samurai Build:

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  How to equip and use the Unbreakable Samurai Build

Staggering is a key aspect of the Ghost of Tsushima’s combat because it opens up an erstwhile guarded enemy to fatal attacks from Jin. By combining the right charms and techniques you can boost your chances of staggering each enemy you cross blades with, making you an absolute beast on the battlefield. This build comprises of Gosaku’s Armor, which gives you a massive stagger boost and replenishes your health when you cut down staggered foes and a host of Charms such as the Charm of Amaterasu, which rewards you with loads of health for staggered kills, the Charms of  Bludgeoning, Shinatsuhiko, and Susanoo, which all boost your chances of staggering and killing your enemy.

What the Unbreakable Samurai  Build Excels in:

  • Staggering enemies and leaving them open to fatal attacks.
  • Taking on multiple Mongol Warriors at once.
  • Dealing massive amounts of damage to your enemies in combat.

Details of the Unbreakable Samurai  Build:

  • Gosaku’s Armor
  • Charm of Amaterasu
  • Charm of Bludgeoning
  • Charm of Shinatsuhiko
  • Charm of Susanoo

10. True Warrior Build :

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True Samurai Build Guide  

If your reason for playing the Ghost of Tsushima is to gain the ultimate Samurai experience as you duel and dismember innumerable sword-swinging enemies at one go, then this is the build for you. The True Warrior build mixes every boost and leverage you need to inflict massive damage on Mongols while replenishing enough health for a drawn-out fight. To use this build you have to equip the Ronin Attire which gives you an incredible 30 percent melee damage boost. Then add a number of charms that boosts Jin’s Melee damage and health points, such as the Charms of Inari's Might, Ferocity, Nigihayahi-no-Mikoto, Kagu-Tsuchi, and the Charm of Takemikazuchi, which allows the player to get increased melee damage with each kill. 

What the True Warrior Build Excels in:

  • Dealing massive melee damage on your enemies
  • Great health boosts to keep you going in a long fight
  •  It's the perfect build for camp clearing 
  • Great for amazing standoff streaks

True Warrior Build Details:

  • Charms of Inari’s Might
  • Charm of Ferocity
  • Charm of Nigihayahi-no-Mikoto
  • Charm of Kagu-Tsuchi
  • Charm of Takemikazuchi
  • Ronin Attire

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2024’s samurai games have a tough task matching ghost of tsushima.

Rise of the Ronin and Assassin’s Creed Red seem promising, but can they really top Ghost Of Tsushima?

  • Ghost of Tsushima set a high standard for open-world samurai action games with its authentic setting and satisfying combat.
  • Competing samurai games may struggle to surpass its strengths, such as organic exploration and engaging side quests.
  • The potential sequel to Ghost of Tsushima should strive to offer something truly unique and fresh, rather than simply expanding the scope of the original.

Following the success of Ghost of Tsushima almost four years ago, we could finally be entering a golden era of open-world samurai action games. Rise of the Ronin, from Nioh developer Team Ninja, is coming out in just a couple of months, while Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is expected in the next year or so. But while I’m genuinely excited about both of these, I’m skeptical that any upcoming samurai project can outshine Ghost of Tsushima.

Back in 2020, Sucker Punch’s exploration of a theme that many hoped Ubisoft would've tackle earlier within the Assassin’s Creed series turned out to be so cohesive that I wonder what any of its spiritual successors could offer to even come close. From razor-sharp swordplay executed flawlessly to very organic exploration, breathtaking visuals, and a tasteful vibe of the medieval Japanese countryside inspired by Kurosawa films, Ghost of Tsushima single-handedly delivered everything I could possibly dream of when imagining a samurai-focused adventure. Revisiting its Director’s Cut on my PS5 recently, I was once again blown away by how satisfying it feels to play.

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Every aspect contributes to the sense of adventure with a clear final purpose–the liberation of your homeland–instead of merely expanding your collector’s objectives. Every side-task makes protagonist Jin Sakai stronger, proving invaluable in his overarching quest. Whether it’s the bamboo training grounds, the serene hot springs, or the hidden fox dens guiding you to potent charms, everything is geared towards preparing you for the challenging battle that lies ahead.

Samurai Games Can Learn From Ghost of Tsushima’s Kurosawa Mode

While sticking to a very traditional, some might even say old-school, open-world formula, complete with an enormous map dotted with question marks to clear , Sucker Punch injected just enough fresh ideas of their own to make Ghost of Tsushima stand out. Take exploration, for instance, which is so organic that it hardly compels you to open your mini-map. You can just follow the wind, yellow birds, or columns of smoke on the horizon to guide you to places worth visiting.

A large chunk of the side-quests is tied to several key characters, resulting in you slowly uncovering their troubled fates, eventually forging deeper personal connections with your allies and foes. The inclusion of old legends surrounding Tsushima’s biggest heroes brings a sense of mystery and yields powerful rewards, whether in the form of a combat skill, an exquisite weapon, or a full armor set.

Lastly, there’s the almost perfect combat system that seamlessly blends all-action confrontations with clearing enemy camps quietly, relying just on stealth takedowns, tools, or archery. This is all sprinkled with spectacular one-on-one duels that feel as if they were ripped straight out of a fighting game or a samurai movie. Ghost of Tsushima’s swordplay is swift, sharp, lethal, and precise, standing unrivaled within the action genre. It’s always a pleasure cutting through heavily armored Mongols, feeling the deadly steel blade in your hands rather than something resembling a wooden stick. The game’s arrestingly beautiful presentation, coupled with authentic music, is just the cherry on top of this package.

Competitors Are In Trouble

Being constrained by a real historical period, developers of similar games have limited room for maneuvering in terms of what they can offer. So how exactly do the upcoming Rise of the Ronin and Assassin’s Creed Red plan to surpass all of that? Sure, some four years later, not bound by ancient PS4 hardware, it’s possible to deliver better visuals than Ghost of Tsushima, but other than that, it seems that the competitors have a tough task on their hands.

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Ubisoft will most likely follow its usual approach, overbloating the open-world size with dozens of hours of repetitive activities. A franchise as big as Assassin’s Creed should be expansive, as we already saw in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla , which took over 300 hours and even burnt me out on the genre for quite some time. Some may point to a much shorter Assassin's Creed Mirage as a counter-argument , but we already know that Mirage is something of an exception to the rule. It’s only natural to expect the next Assassin’s Creed entry to be really, really huge.

As for Rise of the Ronin, which is also the biggest and most ambitious project by Team Ninja to date, we could possibly expect the studio to take another route, closer to its previous endeavors, favoring traditional souls-like difficulty and an expansive combat system above all else. However, there are a few promising aces up its sleeve too, including dialogue choices, various traversal tools such as a glider, and even firearms from the Boshin War period.

No matter how things turn out, I strongly root for both of these games and hope they have everything to match Ghost of Tsushima’s unique strengths.

Beyond Tsushima...

Other studios aside though, I’m no less curious to see how Sucker Punch themselves plan to surpass their previous take and make the inevitable sequel feel fresh rather than slightly refurbished. Unpopular opinion, but for me, sequels to Sony ’s biggest hits of recent years have been rather disappointing, with everything from God of War Ragnarök and Horizon Forbidden West to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 failing to evoke the same feeling of discovery and engagement as their respective first entries.

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With that in mind, I fear that Ghost of Tsushima 2 might follow the same path—simply expanding the scope, or even reusing the same old map with extra new places and more enemies to slay—rather than offering something truly unique. Yeah, I know that is how sequels work, yet with each passing year, I grow more convinced that Sony is in desperate need of new exciting IPs to break up its ever-growing list of safe PS5 sequels.

At the very least, I’m hopeful that in the upcoming follow-up, Jin Sakai will travel to Mainland Japan, rather than players going through the second, much bigger Mongol invasion of Tsushima. This way, we wouldn’t essentially explore the same map that underwent another visual facelift. Ghost of Tsushima has already been remastered for PS5, so here’s hoping that the next chapter goes beyond just that and surprises us in the best ways possible.

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Ghost of Tsushima PC Port: Why The Highly Acclaimed Samurai Game Will Likely Come To Steam

Posted: January 16, 2024 | Last updated: January 16, 2024

Ghost of Tsushima is considered to be one of the best action adventure games on PlayStation consoles. Not only is it the Samurai game everyone always wanted – the pure beautifulness of the island of Tsushima is just staggering and makes everyone without a PlayStation jealous.

Fans have been waiting for a PC version of the hit game and yes, we can very likely expect a port. But when? And what do we know so far?

To be clear, there hasn't been any official confirmation of a PC port yet, but some leaks and rumors have fired up speculation surrounding the re-release of the PS-exclusive, including some reliable reveals. Let's check out the details.

Why A Ghost of Tsushima PC Port Is Likely To Happen

Ghost of Tsushima will most likely be making its way to PC. Why are we so confident about that, you might ask? Well, a number of Sony-exclusive games have already found their way to PC: Days Gone, Horizon: Zero Dawn and God of War chief among them, and The Last of Us for PC is the latest addition in this illustrious round. But that's not all.

Most of the mentioned franchises are bigger than the Ghost of Tsushima one (The Last of Us even got its own TV series) , and still Sony decided to give up the PlayStation exclusiveness after a certain amount of time and port them to PC. It would be surprising to give up the exclusiveness of The Last of Us that has such a high radiance and attraction by name, but denying a Ghost of Tsushima PC port to keep the franchise exclusive (you would rather expect it the other way around).

Furthermore, there have been multiple revealing hints. The major one came from the infamous Nvidia leak in 2021 , which revealed info on tons of unreleased or unannounced games. A PC port for Ghost of Tsushima was included in the leak as well. Since then, many of the reveals from that list already turned out to be true like Tekken 8, Dragon's Dogma 2, Returnal or Ratchet & Clank. This means that the mentioned PC version for Ghost of Tsushima is very likely also happening.

There was another hint for this version being in development. This detail originally helped us find out about the PC ports for Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone: The PlayStation only label was removed from the boxart on Amazon .

PlayStation Direct now features the new Ghost of Tsushima boxart without the 'Only on PlayStation' banner. Yes, it's that simple. Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone are both on PC and, really, this is no surprise as we knew from the start that a lot of PlayStation exclusives are bound to be ported to PC.

If you missed when Sony stated its intentions on bringing more PlayStation exclusives to the PC, here's what Sony had to say on this a while back:

Particularly from the latter half of the PS4 cycle our studios made some wonderful, great games. There's an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognise the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward.

Ghost of Tsushima PC Port: Release Window Expectation

A Ghost of Tsushima PC port still seems pretty likely. Unfortunately, we didn't see any leaks or rumors on a potential release date so far. Days Gone got its PC port about two years after the PlayStation debut, Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War were released on computers about three and a half years after premiering on the PS4.

Ghost of Tsushima is out for three years now, so come on Sony, the time has come! We expect a Ghost of Tsushima PC version to be announced in early 2024 and to be released in late 2024 .

You Loved The Open World Feeling of Ghost of Tsushima? Then Try Out These Games:

As great as Ghost of Tsushima is, it's not the only excellent open-world game out there. We recommend the following games to help pass the time:

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is, in our opinion, an absolute must-play. If you haven't played it yet, get it now! RDR2 is set in a fictional version of the Wild West in 1899. As Arthur Morgan, you explore a vast open world with incredibly detailed environments, challenging and creative quests, and authentic battles. Red Dead Redemption 2 offers a profound story, stunning graphics, and even a multiplayer mode.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Tears of the Kingdom

If you have a Nintendo Switch, be sure to check out the two Zelda games, Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom (in that order). You'll find a huge open game world where it's entirely normal to get distracted by numerous side quests on your way to the main goal.

Elden Ring is basically an open-world Dark Souls and it is one of the best games ever made. Yes, you will have hard fights and incredibly unforgiving bosses, but the exploration and sheer amount of possible builds with weapons, talismans, incantations and more is just amazing. Also, it probably is the best Souls-game for newcomers to the genre, since the open world allows you to go wherever you want, so if you struggle with a certain boss, just farm some levels, find and upgrade new gear and come back overpowered.

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Ghost of Tsushima's multiplayer mode Ghost of Tsushima: Legends may be over three years old, but it may still be worth playing in 2024.

  • Ghost of Tsushima: Legends still has an active player base in 2024, making it worth playing for both veterans and newcomers.
  • Quickplay is the best option to quickly find matches in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, offering cooperative and competitive modes that provide hours of entertainment.
  • While designed for multiplayer, solo players can still have a rewarding experience in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, although acquiring experience and gear may be slower.

After the massive success of Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima in July 2020, fans couldn't get enough of its brilliantly crafted world, engaging combat, and memorable characters. So, it was much to their excitement when Sucker Punch released a multiplayer cooperative mode called Ghost of Tsushima: Legends just a few months later. In Ghost of Tsushima: Legends , players participate in various activities as one of four different classes — Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, and Assassin — earning experience and gear along the way to strengthen their character and prepare them for more difficult content.

Entering 2024, players may wonder whether Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is still worth playing. After all, it has been over three years since its initial release, so one might think it was at least reaching the end of its lifespan, if not at its end already. Thankfully, the popular multiplayer mode still holds up in 2024, with plenty of reasons for veterans and newcomers alike to play one of the best multiplayer experiences in recent memory.

What to Expect From The Ghost of Tsushima Franchise in 2024

How ghost of tsushima: legends holds up in 2024, it's still possible to find ghost of tsushima legends players in 2024.

As Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is meant to be played cooperatively , whether it's still worth playing in 2024 ultimately comes down to its current number of active players. While a lower player count than it had in 2020 is to be expected, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends still has a surprising number of active players. As Legends can be rather challenging to play solo, this makes it all the more worth it to play in 2024.

Current matchmaking times are inconsistent and fully dependent upon players' chosen activity. Quickplay is probably the best choice for players who want to get in on the action quickly, as the game will match them with players queueing for one of three of the game's activities — Story, Survival, and a PvP mode called Rivals . Quickplay isn't enabled for Story mode until players have completed all nine Story missions initially, but Survival and Rivals are both exciting cooperative and competitive modes that can bring dozens of hours of entertainment.

While a lower player count than it had in 2020 is to be expected, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends still has a surprising number of active players.

Matchmaking for a specific activity generally doesn't take very long either, even if it is a bit slower than Quickplay. On average, players will likely be required to wait thirty seconds before being queued with a full team of players when selecting an individual activity, which means there are still plenty of active players in 2024. Even Legends ' Raid mode has a decent number of active players, though newcomers will need to complete every Story mission and spend some time strengthening their characters before they can access it. It's worth noting that although Legends ' Raid mode did not initially include matchmaking , it has since been added.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Is Still a Rewarding Experience for Solo Players

Despite being designed for multiplayer, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends can still be a rewarding, if difficult, experience for solo players. Matchmaking is enabled by default for each of the game's activities, but it can be turned off at any time, allowing anyone desiring to go it alone to do so. Players should be aware, however, that playing Legends strictly solo will make acquiring experience and gear a much slower process. Furthermore, some of the game's activities may require the use of certain classes, simply because playing as one Legends class or another may not be viable for what the activity demands.

Although it is now over three years old, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends still holds up as a memorable and worthwhile experience in 2024. As it can be played either cooperatively or solo, it continues to prove itself as one of the best multiplayer modes in recent memory. At the very least, players should consider jumping into Legends and using it as a placeholder until Ghost of Tsushima 2 arrives.

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