Hack and Slash

Game genre theme

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A sub-genre of beat 'em ups that originated from P&P RPGs where it's seen as derogatory. Differentiated from most beat 'em up by the fact that you primarily use melee weapons instead of bare hands.

434
games
47
platforms

Alternate names: Hack and Slay, Hack & Slash

The first video game about Hack and Slash was released in 1984.

Koei, Capcom and Sega has published most of these games

Although sub-genre of beat 'em ups and RPGs, this doesn't really require either,
but appears most often with the following genres:
* action-adventure
* action-RPG
* beat 'em up

Parent groups

Action-Adventure, Action-RPG, Beat 'em up

Related groups

Tools
Mêlée weapons, Mêlée weapons

compare with these groups

Platforms

Windows 78
PS2 53
X360 41
Linux 36
PS3 35
Xbox 17
PS4 17
Xbox One 14
Arcade 13
PSP 12
Mac OS X 9
GameCube 7
Mac OS Classic 7
Mega Drive 6
PS 6
Switch 6
Wii U 5
Amiga 5
Atari ST 5
Wii 5
Android 4
ZX Spectrum 4
C64 4
MS-DOS 4
Amstrad CPC 4
SNES 3
3DS 3
PS Vita 3
Nintendo DS 3
Pandora 3

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