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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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Tomarc the Barbarian1983Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, VIC-20Xonox1.21
Xonox Double-Ender: Tomarc the Barbarian and Motocross Racer1984Atari 2600, Commodore 64, VIC-20Xonox1.50
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.4.13
Ardok the Barbarian1986Commodore 64Spinnaker Software Corporation...
Storm1986Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, MSX, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumMastertronic, Inc.3.72
Barbarian1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House3.21
Sláine, the Celtic Barbarian1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMartech Games Ltd....
Black Tiger1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Wii, ZX SpectrumCapcom Co., Ltd.3.25
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.60
Rastan1987Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Gear, MSX, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.55
Wolfan1987ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd.1.57
Vixen1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMartech Games Ltd.2.95
Axe of Rage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, MSX, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.15
Savage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.87
Skrull1988Amiga, Atari ST16/32 (Infomedia Diffusion) - 003942.17
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 Corporation3.59
Stormlord1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, Symbian, ZX SpectrumHewson Consultants Ltd.3.18
Targhan1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSilmarils3.31
Myth: History in the Making1989Amiga, Amiga CD32, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.2.73
Rastan Saga II1989Arcade, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, WiiTaito Corporation3.12
Sword of Sodan1989Amiga, Genesis, MacintoshBethesda Softworks LLC2.23
Unreal1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.53
Torvak the Warrior1990Amiga, Atari STCore Design Ltd....
Deliverance: Stormlord II1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumInline Software, Inc.4.02
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe1991Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.3.03
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Selected Covers

Axe of Rage Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Axe of Rage
Barbarian DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Barbarian
Stormlord Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Stormlord
Targhan DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Targhan

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (US release)
Screenshot from Axe of Rage
Title screen
Screenshot from Barbarian
Title screen
Screenshot from Tomarc the Barbarian
Title Screen
Screenshot from Stormlord