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Protagonist: Barbarian

Group Description

Games in which a barbarian is the main protagonist. Historically, the term barbarian was used to identify uncivilized cultures in the classical world, other than the Romans or the Greeks, usually referring to the Persians, Germanic and Celtic nations, as well as tribes occupying today's Eastern Europe.

Although the term barbarian itself in many languages is used to refer to what is perceived as a nation with a low cultural level, this game group is limited to the original Greco-Roman use, referring to protagonists with long (and obviously un-shampooed) hair, leather/animal skin type clothing, usually wielding an over-sized sword, club, or very mean looking axe, possibly capable or speaking German or French, with a slight Russian accent. Conan the Barbarian would be a fitting example in this regard.

Not to be confused with Protagonist: Caveman.

  • Some games may allow the player to choose a protagonist belonging to the barbarian class. These games should not be included unless a barbarian is the only selectable protagonist.

  • Vikings are usually not classified as barbarians. Thus, they should be excluded from this game group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Bardbarian2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBulkypix...
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver0.00
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver3.00
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Collectors Edition)2008WindowsEidos, Inc.0.00
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Pre-Order Version)2008WindowsEidos Interactive Ltd.0.00
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures2008WindowsEidos, Inc.3.60
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
Barbarian Roller Rally2005Windows3.50
Bert the Barbarian2005WindowsSquashy Software3.67
Conan2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox1C Company2.88
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.5: Golden Axe2003PlayStation 23D Ages4.00
Kaan: Barbarian's Blade 2002PlayStation 2, WindowsOntario Europe SA2.98
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.68
Krakrox the Barbarian2001BrowserAsymmetric Publications3.22
Rocko's Quest2000WindowsBig City Games4.46
Asghan: The Dragon Slayer1998WindowsGrolier Interactive Inc.2.17
Mageslayer1997WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.12
WeaponLord1995Genesis, SNESNamco Hometek Inc.3.52
Doman: Grzechy Ardana1995AmigaIQ Publishing3.54
Golden Axe: The Duel1994Arcade, SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.33
Golden Axe III1993Genesis, iPhone, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.72
Blades of Vengeance1993GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.39
Golden Axe II1991Arcade, Genesis, iPhone, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.83
Barbarian II1991Amiga, Atari STPsygnosis Limited3.50
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe1991Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.3.03
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Selected Covers

Bardbarian Android Front Cover
Front cover for Bardbarian
Blade of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Blade of Darkness

Selected Screenshots

Main menu - Brad's eyes will follow the cursor.
Screenshot from Bardbarian
In a dwarven mine, you encounter some horrors. Notice the excellent light/shadow engine.
Screenshot from Blade of Darkness