best action adventure hack n slash game last gen on order

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Poll: best action adventure hack n slash game last gen on order (31 votes)

GOW 3 39%
GOW ascension 0%
ninja gaiden 2 16%
devil may cry 4 10%
bayonetta 16%
darksiders 0%
darksiders 2 3%
castlevania LOS 3%
castlevania LOS2 0%
DMC 13%
other 0%

for me 1 ninja gaiden 2 2 GOW 3 3 castlevania LOS2 4 castlevania LOS 5 darksiders 6 bayonetta 7 darksiders 2 8 GOW ascension 9 DMC4 10 DMC

#1 Posted by MonsieurX (29553 posts) -

Path Of Exile

#2 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8373 posts) -

Do Batman games count?

#3 Edited by Joedgabe (5110 posts) -

To me it was Castlevania LOS the first one. While DarkSiders 1 was excellent in my opinion the hack n slash elements were actually poor, it felt more like a pure Action adventure game with minimal hack n slash.

#4 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8774 posts) -

Devil May Cry 4 was the best hack n slash I've played out of those (I played the PS3 version of Bayonetta, so my opinion of that game doesn't count yet)

The best action adventure on that list was easily Darksiders. That game is so underrated and outdoes God of War in so many areas it hurts.

#5 Edited by Vatusus (4438 posts) -

As an overall game (i.e. not based on combat alone) I would put:

1. GoW 3

2. GoW: Ascension

3. MGR: Revengeance

4. Bayonetta

5. DmC

6. DMC4

7. Ninja Gaiden Sigma

8. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

9. Darksiders II

10. Darksiders

11. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

12. Castlevania: LoS

And yes, I've played and beat all of these

#6 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

1. Bayonetta

2. Devil May Cry 4

3. Ninja Gaiden 2

4. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

5. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

6. God of War 3

7. darksiders = enslaved

obviously you can tell that I love steep learning curves/deep combat and despise handholding.

#7 Edited by jg4xchamp (47393 posts) -
  1. Bayonetta
  2. Ninja Gaiden 2

The End

#8 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

Have to say it's a tie between Bayonetta and DMC (reboot)

#9 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6989 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 2, easily

#10 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17058 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 2

#11 Posted by Chozofication (2764 posts) -

Bayonetta easily, hope it gets a Wii U port before Bayo 2.

#12 Posted by charizard1605 (56065 posts) -

In terms of just the actual action and combat?

  1. Ninja Gaiden II
  2. Bayonetta
  3. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Assessed overall as games?

  1. God of War III
  2. Ninja Gaiden II
  3. Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

I also really did like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

#13 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3483 posts) -

Lollipop Chainsaw the best, while DMC4 was the worst I played. That game was just tedious.

#14 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16678 posts) -

I personally loved the two darksiders games.

#15 Edited by lamprey263 (23194 posts) -

Bayonetta. A very solid combat system. And the varying levels of difficulty add a lot of replay value, because instead of having everything in the game the same with changes to damage dealt/receives, they change up the enemy line-up to make the fighting areas more difficult. And the fighting scoring system also leaves a lot of replay value, constantly trying to get a better and better score.

My second favorite would be Dante's Inferno. I felt a lot of people were disappointed expecting more from Visceral after the awesomeness that was Dead Space. It didn't match in quality but it was still a lot of fun, I don't see what people had against this game. It was a better God of War clone that Jaffe'less God of War 3 was to its predecessor.

God of War 3 was a huge disappointment for me, guess I flew to close to the sun there with God of War 2. Sure, it looked better, but the game had the worst boss battles, and there filler combat also left a lot to be desired. If anything it was just impressive in that it showed off the PS3's graphic capabilities but as a game itself it was shit.

#16 Posted by Sushiglutton (5226 posts) -

Thought God Of War 3 had most enjoyable package by far. Damn I feel like replaying it a fourth time now :)! Such a fantastic spectacle and some of the moves feel so great in the hand.

#17 Posted by cainetao11 (16900 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 2. GoW3 was excellent, MGR, DMC.

#18 Posted by GotNugz (656 posts) -

The better question is who is the strongest out of them all. I tip my hat to bayonetta especially with her climax bracelet she basically becomes a god, even stronger than Dante at his max.

#19 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34144 posts) -

Bayonetta was excellent.

LoS was an average game. not bad, but meh. yet to play LoS2.

I started Darksiders a while ago. Only made it past the first dungeon and then never went back, mostly thanks to college stress. Still haven't really felt like returning but maybe I will at some point.

Out of what I have played Bayonetta easily wins.

#20 Posted by AdobeArtist (22822 posts) -

Path Of Exile

If you're playing a mage or a ranger, then it's not so much a "hack n' slash"

#21 Posted by ni6htmare01 (917 posts) -

GOW 3 was epic! Bayonetta comes second!

#22 Edited by MonsieurX (29553 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Path Of Exile

If you're playing a mage or a ranger, then it's not so much a "hack n' slash"

So D1 wasn't really "hack n' slash" as there was only the warrior...?

#23 Edited by AdobeArtist (22822 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

@MonsieurX said:

Path Of Exile

If you're playing a mage or a ranger, then it's not so much a "hack n' slash"

So D1 wasn't really "hack n' slash" as there was only the warrior...?

Maybe it's just me. I just don't see Dungeon Crawlers as Hack n' Slash in the same sense as games like DMC, Ninja Gaiden, GOW, Bayonetta and the like. Those games combat mechanics are centrally designed around melee (especially with bladed weapons, hence the "hacking and slashing" ). But most isometric DCs allow for broader and diverse combat styles, from archery to the multitude of magic, both as projectiles and AOE attacks.

#24 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4320 posts) -

God of War 3 :)

I didn't play any of the others besides Darksiders.

I tried DMC4, DMC, and Bayonetta. I didn't really like those though.

#25 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1337 posts) -

God of War 3, not a big fan of hack n slash games but I liked the graphics and story of this one. I still want to play Darksiders 2 though.

#26 Edited by AdobeArtist (22822 posts) -

Speaking of Darksiders, I heard how the second game is overall better than the first. But for the story, how necessary is it to play DS1 before DS2?

#27 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

God of War 3 is the only answer.

#28 Edited by getyeryayasout (7179 posts) -

For me it's NG2. Despite some known frame rate issues, nothing could touch the sheer elation of NG2's combat once things get rolling. Also rocket spamming enemies super-suck.