Game Groups > Protagonist: Elf

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.

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Adventure Elf 2003 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Arkista's Ring 1990 NES Action
6.6
box cover thumbnail Dark Elf 2016 Windows Adventure, Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Dark Elf's Adventure 2019 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Double Elf Fantasy 2019 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Elf 1991 DOS, Windows (+3 more) Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Elf 1988 Amiga, Atari ST Action
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box cover thumbnail Elfenwelt: Abenteuer im Elfenland 2001 Windows Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail ElfLand 1992 DOS, Windows Action
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box cover thumbnail Elfmania 1994 Amiga Action, Strategy / tactics
7.2
box cover thumbnail Elven Assassin 2016 Windows, Quest Action, Simulation
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box cover thumbnail Elven Warrior 1989 Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum (+1 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Gauntlet 1988 Arcade, NES Action
6.8
box cover thumbnail Heretic 1994 DOS Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Heretic II 1998 Windows, Linux (+2 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders 1996 DOS, Windows (+1 more) Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Hunted: The Demon's Forge 2011 Windows, Xbox 360 (+1 more) Action
6.4
box cover thumbnail Hyrule Warriors 2014 Wii U Action
7.5
box cover thumbnail Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 2020 Nintendo Switch Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Hyrule Warriors: Legends 2016 Nintendo 3DS Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail LCD Games: Elf Panic 2015 watchOS, iPhone Action
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box cover thumbnail Northpole Showdown 2003 Windows Action
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box cover thumbnail Popful Mail 1994 SNES Action
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box cover thumbnail Popful Mail 1994 SEGA CD Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth 2020 Windows, Windows Apps (+4 more) Action
7.2
box cover thumbnail Revengers of Vengeance 1994 SEGA CD Action, Role-playing (RPG)
5.8
box cover thumbnail Ruberth's Kick n' Fly 2006 Browser, iPhone (+2 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail The Legend of the Elves 1999 Amiga Adventure
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box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda 1986 NES, Game Boy Advance (+4 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda and the Lampshade of No... 2005 Browser Adventure
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box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 2013 Nintendo 3DS Action
8.8
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1991 SNES, Wii (+3 more) Action
8.5
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords 2002 Game Boy Advance Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 Wii U, Nintendo Switch Action
9.3
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition 2003 GameCube Action, Compilation
8.1
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures 2004 GameCube Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 2019 Nintendo Switch Action
8.4
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 1993 Game Boy Action
8.5
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX 1998 Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS (+1 more) Action
8.6
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 2000 Nintendo 64, Wii (+2 more) Action
8.6
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 2015 Nintendo 3DS Action
8.6
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 Nintendo 64, Wii (+2 more) Action
8.7
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest 2002 GameCube Action, Compilation
7.8
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011 Nintendo 3DS Action
9.1
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages 2001 Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS Action
8.5
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 2001 Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS Action
8.3
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 2007 Nintendo DS, Wii U Action
8.5
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2011 Wii, Wii U (+1 more) Action
8.7
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 2009 Nintendo DS, Wii U Action
8.3
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 2023 Nintendo Switch Action
9.3

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