Protagonist: Elf

Group Description

This game group identifies games where the player-controlled main character or protagonist is an elf, usually by definition identified explicitly within the game or may have reasonable similarities to assert that the character is an elf.

Traditionally, elves (plural) refer to a fantasy or supernatural being originating from European, specifically Germanic and Nordic mythology and folklore, with later adaptations from (but not limited to) the British Isles. The fantasy and high fantasy genre which for the most part influenced the identity of elves in games, were popularized by J. R. R. Tolkien's books which in turn influenced many other fantasy gaming systems, such as Dungeons & Dragons, usually as an optional race from a selection of various races.

Elves today however, usually refer to pop culture references derivative of the aforementioned mythology, folklore, and predominately fantasy fiction. These elves may include some of the following characteristics (specifications may vary):
  • Physical characteristics may include:
    • Pointed ears, a characteristic usually found in fairy folk or other supernatural/magical creatures similar to humanoids. In Japanese popular culture, the size of the ears may be exceedingly grown or noticeably large.
    • A tall and often lean posture, sometimes taller than 190 cm in height. Sometimes also identified to be less muscular than the average humanoid (an elf bouncer is not a common occupation).
    • A fairly pale or sometimes greenish complexion, depending on the race of the elf in mention.
    • Long hair, supported by the noticeably lack of salons and barbershops in their villages. Curly or bald elves are also usually a rare occurrence.

  • Primarily live in forests (sub-race depending), whilst being a secretive and closed society to outsiders. Their primary economy usually involves nature-based products or metal products unique to the elven race.

  • Longevity or even immortality, a natural consequence of being a supernatural or magical creature. Their average lifespan usually far exceeds the normal life expectancy of humans, usually by hundreds if not thousands of years.

  • Possess natural acuteness with magic, which usually identifies them as mages or similar classes involved with magic. In addition to magic, they are also identified as having higher than average agility and dexterity (read=fast and accurate) as well as having weapons skills mastery, particularly in archery.
Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Dark Elf2017WindowsSakuraGame...
LCD Games: Elf Panic2015iPhone, watchOSLight Pillar Software Ltd....
Ruberth's Kick n' Fly2006Android, Browser, iPad, iPhoneDonut Games...
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures2004GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.92
Adventure Elf2003Browser, Macintosh, WindowsKewlbox2.96
Northpole Showdown2003WindowsStardock Entertainment, Inc....
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker2002GameCube, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.11
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages2001Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DSNintendo Co., Ltd.3.88
Elfenwelt2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc....
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons2001Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.86
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask2000Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.99
The Legend of the Elves1999AmigaFuture Publishing Limited...
Heretic II1998Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.74
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time1998Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.13
Popful Mail1994SEGA CD, SNESWorking Designs3.58
Elfmania1994AmigaRenegade Software3.68
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening1993Game BoyNintendo of America Inc.4.11
ElfLand1992DOS, WindowsBog Turtle Games LLC3.20
Elf1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, WindowsOcean Software Ltd.3.52
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past1991New Nintendo 3DS, SNES, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.08
Arkista's Ring1990NESAmerican Sammy Corporation3.55
Gauntlet1987Arcade, NESNintendo of America Inc.3.50
The Legend of Zelda1986Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.91
The Wizard's Castle1979Commodore PET/CBM, DOS, Exidy Sorcerer, TRS-80, WindowsInternational PC Owners2.52

Selected Covers

Arkista's Ring NES Front Cover
Front cover for Arkista's Ring
Elfenwelt Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Elfenwelt
Heretic II Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Heretic II
The Legend of Zelda NES Front Cover
Front cover for The Legend of Zelda

Selected Screenshots

Game title screen
Screenshot from Arkista's Ring
Main Menu
Screenshot from Elfenwelt
Main menu
Screenshot from Northpole Showdown
Entering Silverspring
Screenshot from Heretic II
Game group created by Sciere (506649), additional games added to group by Duncan Cross (2024), Dugongue (219), JudgeDeadd (21962) and leilei (329)