The best replacement for bayonetta is dante.

The best alternatives to bayonetta are rated as following:
★★★★★  dante
★★★★  devil may cry
★★  god of war 3
★★  dmc
★★  darksiders
★★  god of war
★★  vanquish
★  asura
★  jeanne
★  kid icarus
★  dante's inferno
★  bayonetta 2
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