Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

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.
Sub-Groups Related Game Groups
Viewing Page 1 of 3 (items 1-25 of 51) Next
Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Collectors Edition)2008WindowsEidos, Inc.0.00
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver0.00
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Pre-Order Version)2008WindowsEidos Interactive Ltd.0.00
Sláine, the Celtic Barbarian1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMartech...
Xonox Double-Ender: Tomarc the Barbarian and Motocross Racer1984Atari 2600, Commodore 64, VIC-20Xonox1.00
Tomarc the Barbarian1983Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, VIC-20Xonox1.25
Wolfan1987ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd.1.57
Deathbringer1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSEmpire Software1.88
Asghan: The Dragon Slayer1998WindowsGrolier Interactive Inc.1.89
Sword of Sodan1989Amiga, Genesis, MacintoshBethesda Softworks LLC2.35
Myth: History in the Making1989Amiga, Amiga CD32, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.3.21
Axe of Rage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, MSX, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.15
Conan2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox1C Company2.88
Kaan: Barbarian's Blade 2002PlayStation 2, WindowsOntario Europe SA2.98
Vixen1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMartech2.99
Barbarian1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House3.02
Savage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.87
Mageslayer1997WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.12
Black Tiger1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Wii, ZX SpectrumCapcom Co., Ltd.3.13
Stormlord1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, Symbian, ZX SpectrumHewson Consultants Ltd.3.17
Rastan Saga II1989Arcade, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, WiiTaito Corporation3.18
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe1991Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.3.21
Krakrox the Barbarian2001BrowserAsymmetric Publications3.22
Deliverance: Stormlord II1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumInline Software, Inc.4.02
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
Goto Page: 1 | 2 | 3

Selected Covers

Mageslayer Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mageslayer
Kaan: Barbarian's Blade  Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Kaan: Barbarian's Blade
Black Tiger Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Black Tiger
Conan PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Conan

Selected Screenshots

Intro
Screenshot from Mageslayer
Title screen
Screenshot from Kaan: Barbarian's Blade
Title screen
Screenshot from Black Tiger
Title screen
Screenshot from Sword of Sodan