TOP 100 JAPAN (ANCIENT/CLASSICAL/MEDIEVAL) GAMES

There's something about samurais, ninjas, and geishas that draws people in like moths to a flame. Perhaps it's the allure of ancient Japanese culture, or maybe it's the thrill of slicing through enemies with a super-sharp katana. Either way, the Japan (ancient/classical/medieval) game genre has a special place in many gamers' hearts. And we get it, there's just something inherently cool about donning a kimono and taking out a horde of demons with a bamboo sword. That's why we've put together a handpicked list of the top Japan-inspired games on this site. Whether you're a fan of RPGs that transport you to feudal Japan or action-packed adventures filled with supernatural creatures, we've got you covered. So put on your best tabi socks, grab a bowl of ramen, and get ready to dive into a world of mythical beasts, honor-bound warriors, and clandestine assassins. These games are sure to transport you to a time and place you'll never forget.

#01
Games like Shigatari

Shigatari

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#02
Games like Katana Soul

Katana Soul

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Android
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#03
Games like Tayutama 2-you're the only one-

Tayutama 2-you're the only one-

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, PS Vita
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#04
Games like The Wind and Wilting Blossom

The Wind and Wilting Blossom

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#05
Games like Ninja Legends

Ninja Legends

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.4/10

#06
Games like Ne no Kami - The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto Part 2

Ne no Kami - The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto Part 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.1/10

#07
Games like Yoshiwara Higanbana

Yoshiwara Higanbana

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 8.9/10

#08
Games like Samurai of Hyuga Book 2

Samurai of Hyuga Book 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Mac, PC, Android
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 8.8/10

#09
Games like Super Samurai Rampage

Super Samurai Rampage

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC, Android
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 8.8/10

#10
Games like Master Magistrate

Master Magistrate

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 8.8/10

#11
Games like Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 8.7/10

#12
Games like Lost in Secular Love

Lost in Secular Love

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 8.7/10

#13
Games like TOKYO CHRONOS

TOKYO CHRONOS

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 8.6/10

#14
Games like Shadow Corridor

Shadow Corridor

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PS4
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 8.6/10

#15
Games like Samurai of Hyuga

Samurai of Hyuga

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#16
Games like 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, Switch
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#17
Games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#18
Games like Ken ga Kimi

Ken ga Kimi

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PS Vita
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#19
Games like Kyurinaga's Revenge

Kyurinaga's Revenge

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 8.3/10

#20
Games like Disgraced

Disgraced

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#21
Games like Nioh

Nioh

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, PS5
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 8.1/10

#22
Games like Nioh 2

Nioh 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, PS5
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 8/10

#23
Games like Ghost Of Tsushima

Ghost Of Tsushima

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 8/10

#24
Games like Samurai Gunn

Samurai Gunn

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS Vita, Mac
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 8/10

#25
Games like Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 8/10

#26
Games like Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, Switch, PC, XSX, iPhone / iPad, Android, Xbox One, Wii, PS3
  • Release: 1993
  • Rating: 8/10

#27
Games like Samurai of Hyuga Book 4

Samurai of Hyuga Book 4

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Android
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 8/10

#28
Games like Bushido Blade

Bushido Blade

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS3
  • Release: 1997
  • Rating: 8/10

#29
Games like Sumoman

Sumoman

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 7.8/10

#30
Games like Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Mac, Xbox One
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 7.8/10

#31
Games like Onimusha: Warlords

Onimusha: Warlords

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PS4, PS2, Xbox One
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 7.7/10

#32
Games like Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 1998
  • Rating: 7.7/10

#33
Games like Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada

Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, Switch, PS3, PS Vita
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 7.7/10

#34
Games like Bleach: The Blade of Fate

Bleach: The Blade of Fate

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: DS
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 7.6/10

#35
Games like A Butterfly in the District of Dreams

A Butterfly in the District of Dreams

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Android
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#36
Games like Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#37
Games like Samurai Shodown II

Samurai Shodown II

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console, iPhone / iPad, Android, PS4, Switch, Mac, Xbox One, Wii, Xbox 360
  • Release: 1994
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#38
Games like SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball

SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#39
Games like Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 7.4/10

#40
Games like Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams

Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#41
Games like Clan N

Clan N

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#42
Games like Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS Vita, PS3
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#43
Games like Aragami 2

Aragami 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS5, XSX, PS4, PC, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#44
Games like Kessen III

Kessen III

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, PS3
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#45
Games like Warriors All-Stars

Warriors All-Stars

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, PS Vita
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 7.2/10

#46
Games like Samurai Warriors

Samurai Warriors

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 7.1/10

#47
Games like Akihabara - Feel the Rhythm

Akihabara - Feel the Rhythm

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android, Switch
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 7.1/10

#48
Games like Siege Hero

Siege Hero

  • License: Free
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 7/10

#49
Games like Samurai II: Vengeance

Samurai II: Vengeance

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android, Mac
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: 7/10

#50
Games like Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: 7/10

#51
Games like Mahōkenshi

Mahōkenshi

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 7/10

#52
Games like Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 7/10

#53
Games like Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 7/10

#54
Games like Samurai Warriors 5

Samurai Warriors 5

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PC, PS4, XSX, Xbox One
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 7/10

#55
Games like Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 7/10

#56
Games like Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 7/10

#57
Games like Tanuki Justice

Tanuki Justice

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 7/10

#58
Games like Aragami

Aragami

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Mac, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 7/10

#59
Games like Samurai Warriors 4

Samurai Warriors 4

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, Switch, PS3, PS Vita
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 7/10

#60
Games like Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, PS3, PS Vita
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 7/10

#61
Games like The Ninja

The Ninja

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 7/10

#62
Games like NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION

NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC, Wii, PS3, Android, Wii U
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 7/10

#63
Games like Air

Air

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Switch, PS2, Android, PS Vita
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 7/10

#64
Games like Warbands: Bushido

Warbands: Bushido

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 6.9/10

#65
Games like GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 6.9/10

#66
Games like Senran Kagura Reflexions

Senran Kagura Reflexions

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 6.8/10

#67
Games like Tenchu: Return From Darkness

Tenchu: Return From Darkness

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 6.7/10

#68
Games like Dragon Essence - Color My World -

Dragon Essence - Color My World -

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 6.6/10

#69
Games like Katana Kata

Katana Kata

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 6.6/10

#70
Games like Ikai

Ikai

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, XSX, Xbox One
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 6.5/10

#71
Games like Samurai Warriors: State of War

Samurai Warriors: State of War

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 6.3/10

#72
Games like Odama

Odama

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 6.2/10

#73
Games like Worms Forts: Under Siege

Worms Forts: Under Siege

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 6.2/10

#74
Games like Tenchu: Fatal Shadows

Tenchu: Fatal Shadows

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 6.2/10

#75
Games like Kuon

Kuon

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 6.2/10

#76
Games like Tale of Ninja: Fall of the Miyoshi

Tale of Ninja: Fall of the Miyoshi

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 6.1/10

#77
Games like Shiren the Wanderer

Shiren the Wanderer

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Wii
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 6/10

#78
Games like Samurai Warriors 2

Samurai Warriors 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 6/10

#79
Games like KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story

KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, Switch, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 6/10

#80
Games like The Amazing Shinsengumi: Heroes in Love

The Amazing Shinsengumi: Heroes in Love

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 5.8/10

#81
Games like Samurai Warriors 2 Empires

Samurai Warriors 2 Empires

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 5.8/10

#82
Games like Tenchu: Shadow Assassins

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Wii
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 5.6/10

#83
Games like Trek To Yomi

Trek To Yomi

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS5, XSX, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 5.5/10

#84
Games like Sumioni: Demon Arts

Sumioni: Demon Arts

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS Vita
  • Release: 2012
  • Rating: 5.5/10

#85
Games like Samurai Warriors 3

Samurai Warriors 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Wii
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 5.4/10

#86
Games like Samurai Sword VR

Samurai Sword VR

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 5.3/10

#87
Games like Red Ninja: End of Honor

Red Ninja: End of Honor

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 5.1/10

#88
Games like Tenchu Z

Tenchu Z

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Xbox 360
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 5/10

#89
Games like NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Taishi

NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Taishi

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 4.9/10

#90
Games like Samurai Warriors: Katana

Samurai Warriors: Katana

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Wii
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 4.8/10

#91
Games like Tenchu: Dark Secret

Tenchu: Dark Secret

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: DS
  • Release: 2006
  • Rating: 4.1/10

#92
Games like The Legend of Kage

The Legend of Kage

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U
  • Release: 1985
  • Rating: 4/10

#93
Games like Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires

Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: DS
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 3.3/10

#94
Games like Idle magic herb

Idle magic herb

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 3/10

#95
Games like Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends

Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: n/a

#96
Games like I Walk Among Zombies Vol. 2 (Adult Version)

I Walk Among Zombies Vol. 2 (Adult Version)

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: n/a

#97
Games like Upside-Down Dimensions

Upside-Down Dimensions

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: n/a

#98
Games like VR SUSHI BAR

VR SUSHI BAR

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: n/a

#99
Games like Akihabara - Feel the Rhythm Remixed

Akihabara - Feel the Rhythm Remixed

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: n/a

#100
Games like Super Ninja Hero VR

Super Ninja Hero VR

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: n/a