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Games You Should Play If You Loved Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a revamped take on 2014's Hyrule Warriors. The latest installment to The Legend of Zelda universe, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a prequel to the fan favorite The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, players should know that the gameplay is fundamentally very different from BotW, despite the fact that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity utilizes many of the same design elements.


Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, at its core, is a hack and slash musou video game, focusing much more on action than exploration, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is which is an open-world action-adventure game. In Age of Calamity, it's not uncommon for players to take on multiple enemies at once, rather than a few scattered about a dungeon.

If you have played Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and loved it, here are some titles to check out.

Dynasty Warriors 2

Dynasty Warriors 2 can be considered the godfather of musou games. While the first Dynasty Warriors was a more traditional fighting game, Dynasty Warriors 2 was the first of the series to introduce the highly populated mob count seen in these types of games. Dynasty Warriors 2 helped redefine hack and slash games by making the title more tactical. Players could not simply hack and slash their way to victory, they needed to evaluate the battle as a whole.


The Dynasty Warrior franchise has continued this style of frenzied hack and slash gameplay. So realistically, most Dynasty Warrior games will fit the bill for fans looking for similar action of Age of Calamity, but Dynasty Warriors 2 specifically will take a player back in time and let them experience the developing origins of the musou sub-genre. Players will plunge into the fight and battle hordes of enemies on foot and horseback.

Dynasty Warriors 2 is easy enough to play without a ton of micromanaging, but fun enough to keep a player well engaged.

Fire Emblem Warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors was released for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS in 2017. The title is actually a crossover that was co-developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja. The game features many notable characters from the Fire Emblem series but combines them with the play-style of the Dynasty Warriors franchise. Fire Emblem Warriors has received mostly positive reviews and is one of the few "Warrior" crossovers that really seems to work pretty seamlessly.


Fire Emblem Warriors allows the player to play as their favorite Fire Emblem characters as they battle legions of soldiers and monsters. This game, unlike Dynasty Warriors, utilizes a fresh color palette that is noticeably brighter and more comparable to that of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The game also features some over-the-top finishing moves that are extremely reminiscent of Dynasty Warriors. Fire Emblem Warriors' tactical elements help to give all the intense hack and slashing some additional purpose.

Attack on Titan 2

Attack on Titan 2 is an action video game based on the Japanese manga and anime series of the same name. The game allows players to make their own original Attack on Titan character while still bringing in the notable names of the main cast. The graphics are relatively well done and even go as far as to mimic the stylized Japanese animation.


Attack on Titan 2, like its predecessor, utilizes the series' ODM gear. The Omni-directional Mobility gear grants the user some pretty insane ways of moving around the game. It feels somewhat comparable to the "web-slinging" mechanics in most Spider-Man games, allowing players some creative maneuverability when cutting down the numerous titans in the game. Although the game is not exactly a crowd brawler where the player faces hundreds of mobs at once, Attack on Titan 2 is definitely a refreshing take on the hack and slash genre.