Best Hack and Slash Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,320 Hack and Slash games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Hack and Slash game rankings were last updated on 5/20/2024.

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1. Hades

Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

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Hades holds the #1 spot for "best Hack and Slash game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 256,534 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 252,391 positive reviews and 4,143 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/17/2020
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 1145360

2. Mount & Blade: Warband

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!

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Mount & Blade: Warband has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 160,210 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 156,588 positive reviews and 3,622 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Mount & Blade: Warband on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/31/2010
Developer TaleWorlds Entertainment
Publisher TaleWorlds Entertainment
Steam App Id 48700

3. Katana ZERO

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.

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Katana ZERO has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 64,879 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,622 positive reviews and 1,257 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $8.99
Release Date 4/18/2019
Developer Askiisoft
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 460950

4. Dead Cells

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat. Regular free content updates!

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Dead Cells has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 151,445 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 147,180 positive reviews and 4,265 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 8/6/2018
Developer Motion Twin
Publisher Motion Twin
Steam App Id 588650

5. Brotato

Brotato is a top-down arena shooter roguelite where you play a potato wielding up to 6 weapons at a time to fight off hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to create unique builds and survive until help arrives.

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Brotato has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,103 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,053 positive reviews and 2,050 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.74 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $3.74
Release Date 6/23/2023
Franchise Blobfish Games
Developer Blobfish
Publisher Blobfish
Steam App Id 1942280

6. Hi-Fi RUSH

Test your abilities in two new game modes, uncover new rewards and even a few secrets in the Arcade Challenge! Update! Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp in a world that syncs to the music.

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Hi-Fi RUSH has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,685 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 27,979 positive reviews and 706 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/25/2023
Franchise Bethesda
Developer Tango Gameworks
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 1817230

7. God of War

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same.

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God of War has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 129,694 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 125,278 positive reviews and 4,416 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $49.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $49.99
Release Date 1/14/2022
Franchise PlayStation Studios™
Developer Santa Monica Studio
Publisher PlayStation PC LLC
Steam App Id 1593500

8. LIZARDS MUST DIE

The great exploits of the Ancient Rus in the war with the lizards. Immerse yourself in the world of Hyperborea and defeat hordes of Lizards and other unholy who encroached on holy places Ancestors. Choose a blessed hero and go save the world from the green plague.

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LIZARDS MUST DIE has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,129 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,434 positive reviews and 695 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play LIZARDS MUST DIE on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 9/27/2023
Franchise Agafonoff Official Group
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Steam App Id 2532550

9. Juice Galaxy

Juice Galaxy is a happy place to fly around and smack things and drink juice. And explore things. And just, flip around doing stuff.

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Juice Galaxy has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,064 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,006 positive reviews and 58 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Juice Galaxy on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/22/2023
Developer Fishlicka
Publisher J4D3D LLC
Steam App Id 1708150

10. MADNESS: Project Nexus

MADNESS: Project Nexus is a third-person Run n' Gun / Beat'Em Up filled with arcade-style action and button-mashing brutality. Gun your way through droves of bad guys in the Story Campaign, or build your perfect killing machine in the neverending onslaught of Arena Mode.

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MADNESS: Project Nexus has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Hack and Slash games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,883 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,488 positive reviews and 395 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play MADNESS: Project Nexus on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/29/2021
Developer GIBBING TREE, LLC
Publisher GIBBING TREE, LLC
Steam App Id 488860

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