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Protagonist: Treasure hunter

Group Description

This group includes games that feature protagonists who spend a significant portion of their lives treasure hunting, to the point that it can be considered a full-time occupation. Treasure hunters seek valuable historical or prehistorical artifacts without undertaking any kind of scientific research at the place of discovery, as practiced in modern archaeology. Some such characters can have an archaeological background, like Indiana Jones, since that is certified by an academic degree, but no modern self-respecting archaeologist would actually stoop to treasure hunting. Many early archaeologists, such as Heinrich Schliemann, are considered ordinary treasure hunters. Modern treasure hunters may employ costly state-of-the-art equipment, and use science to search for artifacts, but they have little interest in researching their historical meaning in the context of the site, culture or entire civilization.

  • Games where seeking treasure is a secondary occupation for the protagonist, for example as a part of a quest or wilderness exploration in medieval fantasy RPGs, should not be included in this group.
  • Pirate protagonists should be included in their own separate group and are not part of this one, since their primary occupation is piracy.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End2016PlayStation 4Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC4.81
Rise of the Tomb Raider2015Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox 360, Xbox OneDigital Domain Inc.4.48
Tomb Raider2013Android, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.4.13
Deadfall Adventures2013Linux, Windows, Xbox 360Intergrow Inc.3.17
Blades of Time2012Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Blades of Time: Dismal Swamp2012Macintosh, WindowsGaijin Entertainment Corporation...
Hamilton's Great Adventure2011PlayStation 3, WindowsFatshark AB...
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception2011PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.28
Uncharted: Golden Abyss2011PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.37
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings2009PlayStation 2, WiiLucasArts3.37
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings2009Nintendo DSLucasArts...
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings2009PSPLucasArts...
X-Blades2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3601C Company3.15
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves2009PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.35
Melbourne Tatty2007Atari 2600AtariAge...
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune2007PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.10
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.71
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb2003Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.34
The Maze of the Kings2002ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine2001Game Boy ColorTHQ Inc....
Tomb Raider Starring Lara Croft2000Game Boy ColorEidos Interactive Limited3.94
Tomb Raider: Chronicles2000Dreamcast, Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.50
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation1999Dreamcast, Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.74
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine1999Nintendo 64, WindowsLucasArts3.56
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft1998Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.69
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Selected Covers

Uncharted: Golden Abyss PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for Uncharted: Golden Abyss
X-Blades Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for X-Blades
Deadfall Adventures Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Deadfall Adventures
Tomb Raider: Chronicles PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Tomb Raider: Chronicles

Selected Screenshots

Startup screen.
Screenshot from Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Main menu
Screenshot from X-Blades
"Deadfall Adventures" features beautiful scenarios.
Screenshot from Deadfall Adventures
Intro: Lara's memorial statue
Screenshot from Tomb Raider: Chronicles
Game group created by CalaisianMindthief (8238), additional games added to group by Sid Hannah (2), Rwolf (15703), Flapco (15801), firefang9212 (55755), Sciere (539239), Alaka (58696), Kabushi (220214), Terok Nor (27274) and JudgeDeadd (25013)