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Games You Should Play If You Loved Ghost Of Tsushima

Sucker Punch Productions is known for producing quality platformers and superhero epics in the Sly Cooper and Infamous series, respectively. But no one expected the studio to push out one of the best open world, samurai-themed games of all time in Ghost of Tsushima. The overall response to the PS4 exclusive has largely been positive. Plus, the game's financial success is already etched in stone, as it ended up selling a ton of copies in the first three days of its release.


Ghost of Tsushima is regularly celebrated for a myriad of reasons. Its striking visuals enrapture everyone maneuvering through its vast world and stopping to take a beautiful screenshot. The well-tuned combat mechanics make anyone who masters them feel like an unstoppable samurai. And the game's strong side quests are just as meaningful and interesting as the main revenge tale that Jin Sakai finds himself in.

If you've already completed Ghost of Tsushima and put in an insane amount of hours into its online co-op component, now's the time to enjoy some other samurai-inspired titles. The three games recommended below will definitely evoke memories of your journey through Ghost while thoroughly entertaining you in the process.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice comes from developer FromSoftware, which is known for crafting the Dark Souls games and the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne.

The studio's Japanese-flavored action/adventure release takes place during the Sengoku period within a fictionalized setting. You'll get to take control of a incredibly mobile and fearsome warrior named Sekiro. For those who have gotten used to the high difficulty tied to FromSoftware's "Soulsborne" games, you'll have no problem adjusting to it in this IP.


As Sekiro, you'll venture through all manner of environments inspired by feudal Japan. And when it's time to hop into combat, you'll need to master the art of dashing and countering, as the game's formidable bosses and even normal enemies present quite the challenge. Players must rely on Sekiro's trusty katana and a nice variety of sub-weapons in an effort to disrupt a foe's stance and land a crushing final blow.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is certainly not for the faint of heart. But if you can endure its intimidating difficulty, then you'll enjoy each and every moment that you get to cut down Sekiro's dangerous opposition. It's best to rely on these game-winning tips in that case.

Nioh 2

Nioh 2 comes from Team Ninja, the studio also responsible for the Dead or Alive and 3D Ninja Gaiden series. For this sequel, the developer gave players the chance to craft their own custom warrior that just so happens to be a yokai spirit. You'll need to brave the many dangers of Nioh 2's hazardous world with the assistance of legendary melee/ranged weaponry and potent special abilities. Those abilities are lifted from the game's myriad baddies — the hostile yokai drop Soul Cores, which allows players to tap into yokai powers and even transform into one themselves.


The overwhelming challenge tied to this sequel may be too much for some. But Nioh 2's excellence in terms of visuals, combat mechanics, and boss fights does an efficient job of pushing its players to overcome it. The three-player co-op multiplayer mode makes things flow a little bit easier. Plus the overall fun factor and replay value tied to the game increases tenfold.

Nioh 2 is a prime action RPG that wears its feudal Japan inspirations on its sleeve. If you end up loving this one, then you'll be excited to hear that Team Ninja has more projects in the works.

Onimusha: Warlords (Remaster)

Capcom took the survival horror elements of Resident Evil and Japanese swordplay to create something unique and enjoyable in 2001. The game that came from that unexpected merger is Onimusha: Warlords. Once 2019 rolled around, Capcom chose to revive the very first adventure of Samanosuke Akechi and release an HD remaster. For those of you who missed out on the original PS2 release, you all have the chance to play it across the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch platforms.


Onimusha: Warlords also takes places during the Sengoku period and sees players hacking and slashing as Akechi against Nobunaga Oda's demonic forces. The formidable elemental weapons that come into your grasp rely on the powers of lightning, fire, and wind. You'll need them all to bring down the hellish foes that attempt to end your existence and rule over Japan. An additional ninja warrior offers another style of play midway through the game, plus an abundance of puzzles adds even more depth to its epic undertaking. Onimusha: Warlords' HD remaster is worth a shot if you're in the mood for some demon hunting and soul collecting.