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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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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Savage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.87
Rocko's Quest2000WindowsBig City Games4.46
Krakrox the Barbarian2001BrowserAsymmetric Publications3.22
Skrull1988Amiga, Atari ST16/32 (Infomedia Diffusion) - 00394...
Mageslayer1997WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.12
Black Tiger1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Wii, ZX SpectrumCapcom Co., Ltd.3.13
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.68
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.4.13
Torvak the Warrior1990Amiga, Atari STCore Design Ltd....
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver3.00
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver0.00
Targhan1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSilmarils3.31
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures2008WindowsEidos, Inc.3.60
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Pre-Order Version)2008WindowsEidos Interactive Ltd.0.00
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Collectors Edition)2008WindowsEidos, Inc.0.00
Sword of Sodan1989Amiga, Genesis, MacintoshBethesda Softworks LLC2.35
Blades of Vengeance1993GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.45
Barbarian1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House3.02
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.62
Deathbringer1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSEmpire Software1.88
Axe of Rage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, MSX, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.15
Stormlord1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, Symbian, ZX SpectrumHewson Consultants Ltd.3.17
Deliverance: Stormlord II1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumInline Software, Inc.4.02
Vixen1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMartech2.99
Sláine, the Celtic Barbarian1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMartech...
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Selected Covers

Savage DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Savage
Death Sword DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Death Sword

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Torvak the Warrior
Main Menu
Screenshot from Savage
Title and high scores (US release)
Screenshot from Death Sword