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12 Great Games Like Heavenly Sword

These are hand-picked games similar to Heavenly Sword. Our experts have spent time searching for great games like Heavenly Sword. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we identify games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Heavenly Sword, or as younger rated alternatives for players not ready for PEGI 16+ or ESRB TEEN games. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Heavenly Sword, similar to Enslaved, offers a heady mix of heroic storytelling and narrative. The fighting is styled on martial arts and the main character, Nariko, uses a weapon called the Heavenly Sword which changes into one of three forms depending on what attack stance the player uses as part of a unique fighting style.

Unfortunately, Heavenly Sword is not available on Android, Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

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Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Narrative

Accessibilty Features: 1

Developer: @NinjaTheory

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Free

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 14/08/2014, updated in 2020

Price: 24% off

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action and Fighting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @KoeiTecmoUS

Players: This is a single player game

The Hyrule Warriors series of games are hack and slash action games, set in the Legend of Zelda Universe and focussed primarily on close combat against large groups of enemies. The latest in the series Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, merges the...

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 15/02/2012

Platforms: PlayStation Vita

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 24

Developer: @Naughty_Dog

Players: This is a single player game

Uncharted: Golden Abyss is an action-adventure game. It's a spin-off of the Uncharted series, although also a substantial experience in its own right that features the series protagonist, Nate. As with the other games you explore, run, jump and shoot...

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 19/11/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 26

Developer: @Naughty_Dog

Players: You can play this with 10 players online

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an action-adventure game set several years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. You play Nathan Drake, a happily married former treasure hunter coaxed out of retirement by his brother. This leads into...

Horizon Zero Dawn

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 01/03/2017

Price: Free

Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 30

Developer: @Guerrilla

Players: This is a single player game

Horizon Zero Dawn, and the follow-up game Horizon Forbidden West, has a post-apocalyptic feel familiar from movies like Planet of the Apes. It plunges you into an overgrown landscape with now-crumbling remnants of modern life where animalistic machines...

Raji: An Ancient Epic

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/10/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @RajiTheGame

Players: This is a single player game

Raji: An Ancient Epic is a running and jumping puzzle game drawing on Hindu and Balinese history. Taking inspiration from tales like Mahabharata and Ramayana you play a young girl named Raji how is chosen by the gods to defend the human race.

God of War

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 20/04/2018

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Playing and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 24

Developer: @SonySantaMonica

Players: This is a single player game

You play super-strong Norse fantasy hero Kratos as he takes his son Atreus on a brutal quest in the wake of his mother’s death. The exploration, puzzle solving, climbing and fighting gameplay intertwines with a mythological family drama played out in...

Tomb Raider (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 09/11/2015, updated in 2019

Price: 85% off

Platforms: GameCube, Mac, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 1

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: This is a single player game

Tomb Raider is a longstanding series that has been rebooted in recent years. This means it not only gets a fresh coat of paint like a re-release but is built from the ground up. All the games feature Lara Croft as the titular hero. She shoots, runs,...

Nier: Automata

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 23/02/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 27

Developer: @NieRGame

Players: This is a single player game

Nier: Automata is a role-playing game, that span off from the Drakengard series. It's set in an alternate future where there is a war between alien machines and human androids. But this isn't a game about winning the war. It's more focused on the plight...

Prince of Persia (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 03/10/1989

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Platform

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Jmechner

Players: This is a single player game

Prince of Persia is a long-standing game series dating back to the early 90's. The games all feature the titular prince who must escape a maze of platform-based levels. The game first impressed with its unusually fluid movement and life-like animation....

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 23/11/2010

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @NinjaTheory

Players: This is a single player game

Enslaved, similar to Heavenly Sword offers a heady mix of heroic storytelling and narrative. You control a character called Monkey (played by Andy Serkis) in a third-person perspective and use power-staff combat moves, running...

Horizon Forbidden West

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PlayStation 5

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Guerrilla

Players: This is a single player game

Horizon Forbidden West is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure where you explore an overgrown landscape with now-crumbling remnants of modern life. The story of Aloy continues as she sets out to investigate a plague terminating from an arcane frontier...

Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 07/11/2017

Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 21

Developer: @Guerrilla

Players: This is a single player game

Horizon Frozen Wilds extends the Horizon Zero Dawn post-apocalyptic action-adventure where you explore an overgrown landscape with now-crumbling remnants of modern life. The story of Aloy continues as she sets out to investigate a plague terminating...

Heavenly Sword is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Heavenly Sword in the following lists:

Matinee Fisticuffs and Shootouts

Sometimes you just want to play the hero. These games are violent and include shooting but, as with B-movies and 1980s TV series, it’s as much about the quips, characters and fantasy settings as it is about killing. The drama may be peppered with cinematic gunfire but, like those TV series, the real draw is spending time with the heroes every week.
 

DualShock PlayStation 4 Games

After the Wii's success, PlayStation added motion controls to its PlayStation 3 controller. Although a novelty at first, this continued to mature in PlayStation 4 games and its Dual Shock 4 controller that included motion detection as well as a Touch Pad and speaker.

The games in this list make intelligent use of the motion controls and other interactive features of the Dual Shock PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 controller.

This ranges from games like Journey that lets you control the direction you are looking with controller motion, to Tearaway Unfolded that uses the gyroscope and touch pad to launch objects from the controller to the screen. Then there are games like Gravity Rush that use motion to direct movement.

Some of these games use motion controls to complement traditional use of sticks for aiming and movement. You can use the Motion Aiming accessibility search to find more of these games on the database.
 


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