FromSoftware, Inc. is a Japanese video game development company founded in November 1986 and a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation. The company is best known for its AAA games such as Armored Core and Souls series. Their game are known challenging and famous for its high difficulty. So in this list are the top 7 FromSoftware RPG you should try if you are a challenge seeker, along with their Metascore.
7. Otogi: Myth of Demons (Score: 80)
Otogi: Myth of Demons or also known as Otogi in Japan, is an hack and slash action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Sega for the Xbox. The game boasted a number of notable features including destructible environments and a usually high level count for a 3D action game, which is 29 stages.
The game’s protagonist, Raikoh Minamoto was born into a clan of executioners under the emperor’s command. He was given the order to kill his father but unable to do it and end up stealing Soul Shrine, his clan’s ancestral sword and fled the capital city of Kyoto. Upon his departure, the seal separating the demon and human worlds was broken and Raikoh must restore the seal with his new body.
6. Dark Souls (Score: 89)
Dark Souls is a 2011 action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. The game is a spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls and act as the second installment in the Souls series. A port for Microsoft Windows was released in 2012, which featured additional content not seen in the original PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.
Dark Souls takes place in the fictional kingdom of Lordran, where players assume the role of a cursed undead character who begins a pilgrimage to discover the fate of their kind. Historical events in its world and their significance are often implicit or left to player interpretation rather than being fully shown or explained.
5. Demon’s Souls (Score: 89)
Demon’s Souls is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation 3 under the supervision of Japan Studio. The game was published in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment in February 2009, in North America by Atlus USA in October 2009, and in PAL territories by Namco Bandai Games in June 2010. The game is referred to as a spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s King’s Field series.
Demon’s Souls is set in Boletaria, a kingdom consumed by the dark being called the Old One following its release through the use of forbidden Soul Arts. Players will take on a role of a hero brought to Boletaria to kill its fallen king Allant and pacify the Old One. Players can navigate five different worlds from a hub called the Nexus, with a heavy emphasis on challenging combat.
4. Dark Souls III (Score: 89)
Dark Souls III is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was released in March 2016 for Japan and worldwide a month later. It was the fastest-selling game in Bandai Namco’s history, shipping over three million copies worldwide within the first two months after release.
The story takes place in the Kingdom of Lothric, and we will control The Ashen One as the main character to relink the flames of Age of Fire. In order to save the world from destruction, The Ashen One tries to relink the flames by returning Prince Lothric and the defiant Lords of Cinder to their thrones in Firelink Shrine. Four endings are made possible based on the player’s action during the game.
3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Score: 90)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in March 2019 and for Stadia in October 2020. Sekiro was praised by critics, complimenting its gameplay and setting and compared it and compared it to the Souls games.
Tha game takes place in fictionalized Japan set during the Sengoku period, and makes strong references to Buddhist mythology and philosophy. The game follows shinobi known as Wolf as he attempts to take revenge on a samurai clan who attacked him and kidnapped his lord. The gameplay focused on stealth, exploration, and combat, with a particular emphasis on boss battles.
2. Dark Souls II (Score: 91)
Dark Souls II is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game is the third game in the Souls series, and although both are set in the same universe, there is no overt story connection between the first Dark Souls and the sequel.
The story of Dark Souls II begins with a human who has become Undead, cursed to never die and doomed to eventually become a Hollow, a zombie-like being with no memories or purpose. To break the curse, the undead travels to the fallen kingdom of Drangleic and is tasked by the Emerald Herald with obtaining four Great Souls from powerful Old Ones whose names are long forgotten and forbidden.
1. Bloodborne (Score: 92)
Bloodborne is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. The game was released worldwide in 2015. Bloodborne is played from a third-person perspective and the gameplay is focused on the strategic weapons-based combat and exploration.
Bloodborne follows the player’s character, a Hunter, through the decrepit Gothic, Victorian era-inspired city of Yharnam, whose inhabitants are afflicted with a blood-borne disease. Attempting to find the source of the plague, the player’s character unravels the city’s mysteries while fighting beasts and cosmic beings.
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So after reading the list above, we know that FromSoftware is another expert in game development, especially with its Souls series and the other wonderful games. Since the company established, it has created a lot of nice action RPG, and with the list above, now it is easier for you to find a suitable one. My favorite goes to Demon’s Souls since I heard that it is somehow better than the rest in the series.
Which one is your favorite FromSoftware RPG? Are you familiar with those games from this developer? Please leave your comment below.