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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
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver0.00
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver3.00
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
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.1.89
Mageslayer1997WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.12
Doman: Grzechy Ardana1995AmigaIQ Publishing3.54
WeaponLord1995Genesis, SNESNamco Hometek Inc.3.50
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.3.45
Deathbringer1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSEmpire Software1.88
Golden Axe II1991Genesis, iPhone, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.84
Barbarian II1991Amiga, Atari STPsygnosis Limited3.50
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe1991Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.3.21
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Selected Covers

Doman: Grzechy Ardana Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Doman: Grzechy Ardana
Golden Axe III Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Golden Axe III

Selected Screenshots

Checking our Amiga's capabilities to see how much flashy FX we can get away with
Screenshot from Doman: Grzechy Ardana
Selecting scenario for one-on-one mode
Screenshot from Golden Axe III
Screenshot from Mageslayer