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43 Great Games Like Skul: The Hero Slayer

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Skul: The Hero Slayer and have found the following:

Skul: The Hero Slayer is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play a lone skeleton in a fight against the overpowered human heroes with his unique ability to swap his head, Worzel-Gummidge-style. Each of the heads grants different powers and helps you in your repeated runs at getting through the dungeons that change each time.

Unfortunately, Skul: The Hero Slayer is not available on Android, Mac or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/02/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action and Platform)

Accessibility: 0 features Documented (Tweet Developer)

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Southpaw Games (@Southpaw_Games)

Costs: Purchase cost

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