Souls like: Games that can compete with the Elden Ring in 2023!

Game News Souls like: Games that can compete with the Elden Ring in 2023!

Although Elden Ring is a kind of culmination of the FromSoftware formula, with its impeccable open world and straightforward gameplay, “Souls-like” still have a good year among them. In 2023 alone, there are some games in the genre that really deserve your attention. So here is the list.

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty

From next March, the Souls-like genre will welcome a new serious representative: Wo Long Fallen Dynasty. This is the new project of Team Ninja (Nioh, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin) – so let’s just say that the team knows its subject… Here we go to China and the Three Kingdoms with gameplay close to Hitman! Basically, of course, you can attack fast or heavy, launch powers, but above all deflect punches opponents to increase the “Spirit Bar”. The higher it is, the more you will be able to use special techniques, which are very effective against the enemy. Team Ninja also offers more open levels than in the past and a small “entry” aspect. To know more, you can read our preview.

  • Release Date : March 3, 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series (via GamePass)

Flintlock The Siege of Dawn

In a completely different visual universe (where the world of the living faces the world of the dead), here comes Flintlock The Siege of Dawn. Here again, we are faced with a studio that knows what it is talking about, because it is A44 Games, to whom we owe the great Soul Ashen! For now: this project still looks new more ambitious. On the Steam page, we specifically talk about the “open world” where it will be necessary to use gameplay “combining axes, guns, magic”. In the first gameplay video, we see a rather agile heroine, who can jump and rely on the help of a small magical creature – “Enki” – in battles | stages of exploration. All in all, even in its universe, inspired by Egypt, in its battles, we can have a wonderful surprise.

  • Release Date : Early 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, One, Xbox Series

P’s lies

If you follow video game news and are interested in Souls-like, you’ve probably heard of Lies of P, the surprise action-RPG (developed in South Korea) that is making everyone happy. according to his every presentation. This is for two reasons! On the one hand, the project very quickly recalls Bloodborne, which occupies a very special place in the hearts of gamers, and on the other hand, it is inspired by an account that is difficult to imagine in a demanding action game, Pinocchio. Yes, in this game, sometimes it’s a question of telling the truth or lying to progress the scenario. But of course, most of the experience remains the gameplay, which promises to be successful with a system of whips and special strategies, and the universe, a kind of modern dark fantasy.

  • Release Date : 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, One, Xbox Series

Black Myth Wukong

Another Soul-like that looks solid and is helped by its choice of setting: Black Myth Wukong. The action-RPG, developed by Game Science, is an adaptation of the Chinese novel Journey to the West, in which a Buddhist monk receives help from a immortal monkey – during an expedition. Obviously, this animal is what the player represents… And it’s a monster. As you can imagine, in addition to its trusty staff, the beast can call upon a whole host of magical powers: transform into an insect to move faster; part in a fight; but also create a temporary protective barrier; transform into a body-built creature; freeze an opponent in place. All are served by high-flying visuals. In other words, it will be heavy.

  • Release Date : 2023-2024
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series

The Lords of the Fallen

After the first part (2014) didn’t convince the audiences, the Souls-like Lords of the Fallen is back with a reboot of sorts that promises to be darker, more controlled, and more ambitious too! Yes, on the project’s Steam page, there is talk of an interconnected world that is “five times” the size of the original game. There, in the skin of a Black Crusader, it will be needed kill many demons and especially to prevent the resurrection of the evil god Adyr, dead in the past… In other words, it won’t be a piece of cake. On your side, you will be able to choose one of nine classes, master the battles described as “tactical” and with “depth”, not forgetting “the hundreds of unique, brutal weapons”. Of course, there is also magic and multiplayer in the program. We look forward to hearing more.

  • Release Date : 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series

Another Crab’s Treasure

Sometimes unconventional in the Souls-like genre, we end on a lighter note: you know Another Crab’s Treasure, a demanding action game where you play as… a hermit crab? A crazy idea by the developers of Going Under, a rogue-lite that has a lot going for it. Here, we leave the business environment to leave “under the ocean”: “Slip on Kril’s skin (…) and use as a shell the garbage covering the seabed” we read on Steam. Therefore, it will be necessary to use odds and ends to progress, and your hero will even learn new attacks. Importantly, the developers made a point of making the experience affordable for new Soul-like fans. So, do you like it?

  • Release Date : 2023
  • Platforms: PC, Switch

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