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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.

Limitations
  • 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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures2008WindowsEidos, Inc.3.60
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: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver3.00
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver0.00
Ardok the Barbarian1986Commodore 64Spinnaker Software Corporation...
Asghan: The Dragon Slayer1998WindowsGrolier Interactive Inc.1.89
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe1991Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.3.21
Axe of Rage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, MSX, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.15
Barbarian1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House3.02
Barbarian II1991Amiga, Atari STPsygnosis Limited3.50
Barbarian Roller Rally2005Windows3.50
Bert the Barbarian2005WindowsSquashy Software3.67
Black Tiger1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Wii, ZX SpectrumCapcom Co., Ltd.3.14
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.68
Blades of Vengeance1993GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.45
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
Conan2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox1C Company2.88
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.4.13
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.66
Deathbringer1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSEmpire Software1.88
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.58
Deliverance: Stormlord II1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumInline Software, Inc.4.02
Doman: Grzechy Ardana1995AmigaIQ Publishing3.54
Golden Axe1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, iPhone, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Windows, WonderSwan Color, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumSEGA Corporation3.56
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Selected Covers

Barbarian Roller Rally Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Barbarian Roller Rally
Death Sword DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Death Sword
Blade of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Blade of Darkness
Conan Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Conan

Selected Screenshots

Loading up the game
Screenshot from Barbarian Roller Rally
Title and high scores (US release)
Screenshot from Death Sword
In a dwarven mine, you encounter some horrors. Notice the excellent light/shadow engine.
Screenshot from Blade of Darkness
Intro.
Screenshot from Conan