Players wrapping up their Elden Ring playthroughs and still looking for more punishment need to check out these other FromSoftware titles.
Elden Ring is considered the greatest game ever by Open Critic. It’s been amassing immeasurable success and quickly became the best-selling FromSoftware title ever.
But this success wasn’t made overnight.
Elden Ring comes from a very successful line of souls-borne games that have all been developed by FromSoftware.
So if you’ve beaten the Elden Beast a few times and are looking for your next adventure, the following few titles might be just what you need.
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Best FromSoftware Games to Play Besides Elden Ring
If you’re looking to play some of FromSoftware’s other titles after playing Elden Ring, here’s a guide to help you get started.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
If you loved Elden Ring for its gameplay and found yourself favoring faster-paced combat with a dexterity build, then Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be your next favorite game.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice puts you in the shoes of Sekiro, a character that wields a katana with one hand and a wide array of Shinobi Tools in his other.
This allows for faster-paced combat based on withering down your enemy’s Posture to deliver a death blow. A lot of Sekiro is about precision as well. You will need to deflect enemy blades or risk being sent to the grave repeatedly.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice allows players to maneuver through battles and areas in many ways. There is a grappling hook that players can use in combat or exploration and even the ability to slide.
Players will be able to explore a late 1500s Sengoku Japan. It’s gorgeous and a nice change from the usual catacombs and Dragons that would frequent the Lands Between.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is perfect for players looking for the most control over their combat style and wanting a similar pace to Elden Ring.
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Demons Souls (PS5)
Demon Souls is the franchise that started it all. The original Souls game that FromSoftware brought out into the world.
Thankfully, for the PlayStation 5’s release, Bluepoint Games was able to release a complete remake of the original title. Demon Souls (PS5) is the most gorgeous looking game in FromSoftware’s lineup.
It’s even better looking than Elden Ring, although it will seem a little toned down in terms of content to those that just finished their quest to become Elden Lord.
There is no open-world aspect in any game besides Elden Ring. So Demon Souls is a much more linear experience, but that’s not necessarily bad.
The world is beautiful to look at, and a lot of attention and detail brought it to life.
Players will notice that combat is also a lot more straightforward. In Demon Souls, a shield is your best friend.
Being able to block attacks and parry is instrumental. But this doesn’t mean that there isn’t any form of magic.
There are plenty of Magic Spells and Miracles that players can perform to best their enemies.
Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls 3 is the latest entry in the Dark Souls series. It’s also the new only series in FromSoftware’s lineup that has produced proper sequels.
It plays similar to Elden Ring, and players will find many of the mechanics and items very similar.
It is a little more challenging to get into, especially if Elden Ring is the first FromSoftware title that you have played.
This is because it is very straightforward. Imagine if Elden Ring was similar to Stormveil Castle. You’d need to defeat a particular boss to progress to an area.
There is no map either. So you can’t go fast traveling everywhere. But even so, combat is just as fun, and there are some genuinely terrifying bosses for you to fight.
You’ve probably seen Bloodborne floating around plenty of times. And for a good reason, Bloodborne is frequently regarded as one of the best Playstation games ever.
It features the souls-borne style of gameplay in a Victorian-style setting. Players will take the mantle of Hunters and embark on a journey through Yharnam.
Bloodborne is similar in combat to Elden Ring, but like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it brings its own sort of style and setting to the mix.
Rather than shields and magical catalysts, players will be able to equip guns on their left hand. So instead of parrying enemies, you will need to time your bullets to stagger an enemy right before they attack.
It’s an interesting mechanic and a great one as well. Another aspect that Bloodborne shines in is its world-building and lore.
It’s fantastic and one of the reasons why many players have rallied for a Bloodborne 2.
Dark Souls Remastered
The original Dark Souls is iconic. Fans of Elden Ring should at least give it a shot to get a feel for the original game that launched the series into the success it has today.
It’s interesting to see how far along the series has come since, and it’s worth a playthrough to test the waters out.
A remaster was recently released, so it has some updated visuals and mechanics.
These are the FromSoftware games you should play if you’re looking for a new challenge following Elden Ring.
If you’re looking for similar ideas with a new setting and exciting mechanics, then Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Bloodborne will suit your needs.
Demon Souls and the Dark Souls will suit you better if you want a similar setting with dungeons, castles, and beasts.
And if you’ve realized that you want to restart your journey and take on the Elden Beast again, then there might be a few things you want to take care of before starting a New Game Plus.
Finally, if you’re wondering what the Elden Ring ending means for the franchise, there are some interesting fan theories that try to make sense of it all.