8 Non-Souls Games to Play Before Elden Ring

Honorable Mention(s): Any of the Pixel Souls-likes

  • Developer: Many (Example: Motion Twin, The Game Kitchen, Live Wire)
  • Platform: Many (Example: PS4, PS5, PC, Switch) 

Ok, so we're going to cheat a little here and include some Souls-likes you may not have heard of to try as well. Here's a quick list of pixel art games that draw at least some (usually a lot) of their inspiration from the Souls games:

  1. Dead Cells (pictured)
  2. Skul: The Hero Slayer
  3. Ender Lillies
  4. Salt and Sanctuary
  5. Blasphemous
  6. Curse of the Dead Gods
  7. Titan Souls
  8. Eldest Souls

The list goes on. Many such titles do have their own charms and twists on the genre but pare them down to their core, and the Souls influence is almost palpable.

Published Jul. 6th 2021

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