A soulslike (or souls-like) is a subgenre of action role-playing games inspired by the dark fantasy genre. The gameplay tends to have high levels of difficulty and an emphasis on environmental storytelling. It was inspired by the Souls video game series, which was created by FromSoftware and designed by Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Most games allow players to gradually uncover new details on the game's lore through environmental storytelling. Even the item descriptions and cryptic dialogue play important roles in the story. All of this allows players to piece everything together on their own, adding to the game's sense of mystery.
Because the gameplays are notoriously difficult, multiple playthroughs are required. Combat in soulslike games can also be methodical, requiring the player to keep an eye on stamina to avoid overexertion of their character.
Here’s some Soulslike Games listed below:
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Nioh 2
- Dark Souls
- Hollow Knight
- Elden Ring
- The Surge