The Steam Bash Bash Sale is finally here, and with it, an assortment of discounted games for you to check out. Whether it be sprawling open-world RPGs or anime-style fantasy adventures, one thing is for certain…
A lot of enemies are about to die!
There are lots of upcoming games on the horizon, so hopefully, these titles will be enough to tide you over until 2023.
So, let's take a look at some of the best games you can pick up during the Steam Bash Bash Sale this year.
What Games Are Discounted - Steam Bash Bash Sale?
There are more games than we can count in this year's Steam Bash Bash Sale. That being said, the main focus this time around is Hack-And-Slash games (or Hack-And-Slash adjacent games).
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Most traditional Hack-And-Slash games are on sale from September 19th-26th, with other sales falling between this timeframe as well. While Hack-And-Slash games take front and center this time around, plenty of secondary genres such as Fantasy or Roguelike can also be picked up.
So, without further ado, let's look at what games are on sale.
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 is pretty much what it says on the tin. The game is a crossover between the One Piece Universe and the popular Dynasty Warriors franchise.
Fans of One Piece will already know how much care and passion are put into these games, and One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 is no exception. Players will be able to control each member of the Straw Hat crew and play through the story up to the most recent Wano Arc.
Definitely be sure to check out One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 for an anime Hack-And-Slash like no other.
Unlike other Hack-And-Slash games, which usually indulge in crazy bombastic spectacles, Nier as a series is a lot more subdued.
Yes, there are certainly sections where you can let loose and show off your true power, but there is definitely a lot of downtime as well.
These moments give way to Nier's incredible visuals and a breathtaking soundtrack, which all come together to create a perfect cocktail to excite the senses.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
It's funny to think Metal Gear would make the jump from plot-driven stealth game to Hack-And-Slash chaotic bloodbath so easily.
Gone are the days of creeping around narrow corridors in cardboard boxes. Praise be to the slaughtering of omniscient robots with katanas.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance expertly blends pure, unfiltered action with a thoroughly engaging story.
When it comes to big-budget, AAA, Michael Bay-inspired games, you won't get much better than Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 was a breath of fresh air for the franchise. The once-turned convoluted story was brought back to basics.
Seeing each protagonist come together for this final send-off of a beloved gaming franchise is an experience that can't be described with words.
If that wasn't enough, Devil May Cry 5 has some of the longest combo strings of any game in the series.
By returning to form narratively and perfecting the already incredible Hack-And-Slash combat, Devil May Cry 5 stands as not only one of the best Devil May Cry games but one of the best Hack-And-Slash games of all time.
Nioh 2: The Complete Edition
Nioh is a franchise steeped in traditional Japanese mythology. Most enemies in these titles take the form of "Yokai" - Japanese monsters from ancient folklore.
Enemies, such as the Jorogumo or the Yuki-Onna, have been reimagined in the guise of terrifying video game enemies.
This isn't to say that dedication to its source material is the only thing going for Nioh by any means.
Nioh's gameplay is lightning fast, requiring players to dodge out of the way of enemy attacks while simultaneously trying to land their own.
For a fantastical Hack-And-Slash set in ancient Japan, Nioh 2: The Complete Edition is definitely worth your consideration.
Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5 Strikers takes the world of Persona you know and love and reimagines it in the style of a traditional Dynasty Warriors title.
The original Persona 5 title is broken up into visual novel-style day sections and turn-based night sections.
Depending on who you ask, both of these gameplay styles can feel slow at times (especially if you prefer more reaction-based gameplay).
Persona 5 Strikers throws any kind of monotony out the window with its vibrant and fast-paced Hack-And-Slash style.
If you loved the world of Persona 5 and aren't quite ready to say goodbye to it, Persona 5 Strikers provides more of what you need in spades.
Monster Hunter Rise
While a lot of other elements populate the world of Monster Hunter Rise, be it foraging for supplies or crafting new weapons, you better believe that when you do encounter a monster, you'll be hacking and slashing away at it for some time!
Monster Hunter Rise is great because it never limits players to one particular play style. The various weapons all come with unique abilities and skill ceilings.
Furthermore, every boss you encounter will have different attacks that need to be studied in order to take them down.
Yes, Monster Hunter Rise does not allow you to mow through waves of enemies. However, the satisfaction from toppling a titanic dinosaur is just as fulfilling an experience.
When it comes to Hack-And-Slash games, none have seen more popularity in recent memory than Hades.
Hades is a top-down isometric Hack-And-Slash Roguelike title where you, the son of Hades, attempt to escape from the Underworld.
Like most Roguelikes, the aim of the game here is to construct a powerful arsenal of weapons and powerups in order to slice your way through waves of incoming enemies.
As you succeed or die in battle, you will have to restart from the very beginning. However, what's great about Hades is the rich cast of characters that actively remember your triumphs and failures between runs (and will often comment on them).
For a high-octane, reflex-focused, and, at times, hilarious adventure through the land of the dead, you can't get much better than a game like Hades.
And, there you have it. These are just some of the best Hack-And-Slash games discounted in this year's Steam Bash Bash sale. There are plenty more bargains out there to grab, so make sure you check them out before it's too late!
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