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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice vs Mortal Shell – The Definitive Comparison

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice vs Mortal Shell - The Definitive Comparison

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Mortal Shell. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.


When it comes to the story, Sekiro wins without question. Sekiro has the best story out of all the other FromSoftware games and the best story out of all soulslike games in general.

Mortal Shell has a forgettable and pretty mediocre story. The game doesn’t have a protagonist for the player to care about and it also doesn’t have any character that you want to root for.

Mortal Shell’s story is there just to give an explanation of why you are fighting.


Sekiro approaches combat differently from Mortal Shell. In Sekiro, in order to be effective, you have to stay on the attack and deflect the enemy’s attacks, while on Mortal Shell you have to use the hardening mechanic in order to negate the enemy’s damage.

Mortal Shell’s mechanic is easy to learn and master while Sekiro’s system is easy to learn but hard to master.

Personally, I love Sekiro’s combat system and I think it’s the best combat system I have seen in a game. Mortal Shell’s combat system while it is something new, it makes the game too easy once you master it.

Mortal Shell’s a few weapons and shells to choose from while in Sekiro you can only use your katana and shinobi tools(which have limited uses). If you are the type of player that wants to try different weapons and doesn’t like playing with the same weapon for the entire game then maybe Mortal Shell is a better choice for you.

When it comes to mobs that you will face while traversing the areas, both games have a lot of variety though Sekiro’s mobs are more challenging due to the combat system that the game has.

In the bosses department, Sekiro wins easily since it has more bosses for you to fight and they are more interesting and challenging than the bosses in Mortal Shell.

As for the replayability, both games don’t have a lot of replayability but I played Sekiro up to NG+12(because I wanted to see the different endings and try to beat the game at the hardest possible difficulty) and I didn’t even attempt a second playthrough of Mortal Shell cause I didn’t really see the point to it.


The visuals of both games are great, I don’t think that one surpasses the other when it comes to graphics but the scenery is another story. Sekiro has amazing scenery with beautiful locations and one boss fight, in particular, is absolutely breathtaking.

As for the customization, neither game has customization at the moment, but Sekiro will get a DLC on October 29th and that DLC will include 3 outfits that you can use to change Sekiro’s appearance.

Final Thoughts

Let me summatize what you should remember from this article.

First, Sekiro has the best story by far and there isn’t even a comparison when it comes to story.

As for the gameplay, Sekiro’s combat system is easy to learn but hard to master while Mortal Shell is easy to learn and to master. Sekiro’s combat is more rewarding and challenging and it has more bosses and content. Mortal Shell has different weapons for you to choose while in Sekiro you can only use the katana.

Sekiro has more interesting bosses and more challenging enemies.

Finally, the graphics in both games are at the same level but Sekiro has better scenery and will have more customization(when the DLC is released).

I recommend waiting for a sale to buy both games but personally, I believe that Sekiro is worth it even without a sale.

This is it, guys. I hope you found the article informative and that I helped you decide which is the best game for you.

Write in the comments below if you agree or disagree with what I said and if you think I forgot something. See ya in the next article.

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