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author: Paul Musiolik

Souls-like Games Rated Easiest to Hardest

The Dark Souls series is famous for its hellishly high difficulty, which requires, above all, patience. Games inspired by Dark Souls are trying to emulate that, with various results. Here's our list rating souls-like games from easiest to hardest.

1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Release Date: March 22, 2019

Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One

Developer: FromSoftware

Publisher: Activision Blizzard

I suspect many will have a hard time agreeing with the nomination for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. In my opinion, however, this is by far the most difficult game offered by the genre. The focus of the entire combat system is on pairing, which I've always had trouble with, and that makes the game much more difficult at its core for me than other players.

Even the increased dynamics of battles reminiscent of regular slashers isn't as much of a problem for me (especially after playing NiOh) as this darn pairing. Additionally, I have a feeling that FromSoftware strongly increased the difficulty of the bosses. So, Sekiro definitely claims the title of most difficult souls-like game in my books. We'll see what the Elden Ring brings.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I'm a fan of soul-slike games. My adventure began years ago with Demon's Souls on the PlayStation 3, which I loved after a brief period of hatred directed towards Something Unknown. Further down the road I was directed towards the Dark Souls series, then I started checking out other series in the genre, looking for something that would draw me in as much as the From Software series. I settled on NiOh, which I love just as much.

Paul Musiolik | Gamepressure.com

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