There’s no shortage of great Souls-likes to play right now, but few games combine the deadly challenge of that genre with all-out action like the Nioh games do. Right now, you can grab the definitive Nioh experience for just $30 on PS5 at Amazon and Best Buy. The Nioh Collection deal is being offered as part of PlayStation’s Back to School sale, which features the PS5 for $450 and DualSense controllers for $49 each.
Developed by Team Ninja, The Nioh Collection includes remasters of the two games, all of their respective DLC, options for 4K and up to 120fps gameplay on supported displays. That’s a lot of content, which fleshes out the stories of these games with new fantastical elements, brutal bosses, and killer special abilities. These are tough but invigorating games, and while Nioh 2 is undeniably the most intimidating entry here, it also has some of the best DLC and most satisfying combat when you survive a dangerous encounter.
In case you missed them when they first came out, the original Nioh released in 2017 is a brutal odyssey through a dark fantasy version of Japan during its warring states period and it doesn’t pull any punches. Difficult but never disheartening, the first game has a lethal grace to its design that makes you feel like a samurai warrior when you master it.
Nioh 2, which released in 2020, improved on the original with even more challenging samurai action combat. “The sequel hones the original’s distinctive take on the Souls-like without completely reinventing itself,” Mike Epstein wrote in GameSpot’s Nioh 2 review. “The result is a long, tough slog that will push even the most challenge-hungry players to their breaking points as they fight for every inch of ground and become master samurai.”
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