Sword Games

Swords and Swashbucklers

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a swashbuckling buccaneer or a samurai legend, our online sword games are going to be perfect for you! Maybe you’ve grown up wanting to be a superhero, defending your friends and family from evil. Perhaps you watched one too many ninja movies as a child and still want to know what it’s like to move among the shadows. Or maybe you’ve grown up with tales of mighty knights and medieval magic, and you long to defend the damsel in distress. Whichever storyline it is that you’ve pictured for yourself, you can rest assured that we have a sword game for you. Here on GamePix we have a whole range of online sword games for you to play along to until you’ve mastered the moves and perfected the fancy footwork!

Everyone’s Hero

We all want to feel like a hero from time to time, which is why we love sword fighting games. For years, action films have featured brilliantly choreographed sword fights or montages of the protagonist training and honing their skills. Now it’s your turn to take up the mantle and learn how to wield your devastating weapon. Whether you picture yourself in a fantasy setting battling it out with evil elves, taking to the seas to make deals with bloodthirsty pirates, or maybe staying discreet and learning an ancient martial art in the mountains, our sword games will make you feel like everybody’s hero.

Although sword fighting is highly prevalent in role-playing games, there are a whole range of genres out there which allow you to test your bravery and skill with a blade. You don’t have to lose yourself in a fantastical storyline to play these games—great news if role-playing games aren’t quite your speed! Many of our online sword games start at an easy level so you can acquire the proper training and learn how to handle your weapon before you’re tasked with saving the world. You can prove yourself as a legend as you rise through the levels, challenging yourself as you go.

The Character

Here at GamePix our online sword games allow you to choose from a wide variety of sword-wielding personas. It's entirely your decision which character you become. You can select

  • a beloved superhero
  • a swashbuckling pirate
  • a sneaky imposter
  • an honorable knight
  • a cunning ninja

There are so many characters to choose from, so whether you pick a hero or a villain, you’ll never be bored!

Popular Sword Games

Sword games have existed for decades and have proven popular across a range of devices and audiences. In 1993, Samurai Shodown was released on the Neo Geo arcade platform by SNK. This fighting game was set in the feudal era of Japan, making it stand out from other fighting games which were mostly set in the modern era. It was also original because of its weapon-based combat, rather than standard hand-to-hand combat. Fast-paced and powerful, this game always kept players on their toes. Despite some controversy around its violent content—resulting in the game being edited for some of its more gruesome moves—Samurai Shodown proved to be a massive success and the game was eventually developed into a full-length animated television special.

While the classics from the 1990s put sword games on the map, it’s the graphics in modern sword games that help gamers feel like true swordsmen. In 2011, FromSoftware developed the action role-playing game Dark Souls. The first in a series of three, gamers and critics alike have celebrated it as one of the best games ever made, praising its design and combat. Players must take on the role of a cursed undead character journeying to understand the future of their kind. Players are encouraged to explore, take part in combat, learn magic and level up. Typical weapons are of the medieval, high fantasy style, including magical and non-magical swords, maces and spears. The series allowed players to completely immerse themselves in the complex storyline and exciting action and was incredibly popular as a result.

The Sword of all Swords

While many weapons in these games fly under the radar, some have gained their very own cult status. Despite not being introduced until the third installment of the series, the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda has gained legendary status. The sword chooses a hero who has endured great trials—both physical and emotional—to be its master. In A Link to the Past, Link seeks out the sword, going through a series of challenges and battles in order to earn the right to wield it.

After the immensely popular reaction to the Master Sword other franchises have sought to replicate its status throughout the years. Many have succeeded in releasing games with iconic swords, but it’s safe to say that the Master Sword will forever stay iconic.

GamePix Sword Games

Here on GamePix we have a whole range of free online sword games for you to play. Whether you’re wanting to put those sword skills to use in a fantasy setting or you’re just having fun chopping up fruit, we have something for everyone.

If you long to sail the high seas and become the fiercest pirate around, you’ll love Island of Pirates. Choose your fighter and run across the island, slaying your enemies as you go. The more enemies you defeat, the higher you will rise through the ranks. As the levels become more challenging, more islands open up for you to explore—and the more enemies you have to take down.

Maybe you have the slightly more admirable dream of becoming a worthy hero—in which case, Lord of The Knights is the game for you! Single-handedly defend your castle from an army of invaders and don’t let them breach the castle wall! As you level up the challenge becomes harder, and you must fight more vigorously to protect your kingdom. But it’s not just glory you’ll earn as you rise through the levels—your hero will also be rewarded with superior weaponry. So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get ready to make that invading army wish they’d picked a different castle to mess with!


Can I play sword games for free?

Here on GamePix our online sword games are totally free! Our extensive selection of sword games lets you try the classics and the best modern games out there without any cost. They run on any browser or device, so you don’t need to spend any money or waste any device storage on downloading extra software. The only coins you’ll spend on these games will be the ones you’ve earned from fighting, so don’t worry about buying extra armor or the flashiest sword—it won’t cost you a cent!

Where can I play online sword games?

As our games can be played on any device, you can play anywhere with an internet connection! If you can get online, you can play! Whether you’re on holiday or taking a well-earned study break you can have fun with our online sword games. With simple gameplay and lots to explore, you may find yourself playing for hours. Who knows, you may end up saving a princess, defeating a few pirates or battling a monster along the way! With GamePix, the possibilities are endless!

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