Game Groups > Gameplay feature: Aging

Games where the player controlled avatar/unit has an identifiable age or time signifier which will gradually increase while playing (or in some instances, decrease). Aging will result in changes to the player controlled avatar/unit such as physical changes (e.g. gray hair), attribute changes (e.g. lower or higher attributes), or other specified age-related changes (e.g. constantly whining). In some cases, aging may result in permanent death due to natural causes.

For games to qualify in this game group, a related consequence must be explicitly expressed by the game, such as positive or negative effects or new abilities/activities/features that may be attained only after reaching a certain age, or at the very least a graphical alteration of the character growing old.

For role-playing games (RPGs) or games of other genres that may have character development features, this is usually identified in the character or unit sheet/information display.

Limitations

  • Only applies to games where the player has control over an avatar or unit(s). Games where an age is identifiable, however they are controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) without any form of direct player control should be excluded from this game group.

Note: Ordering a character to act without actually controlling it directly is considered eligible for this game group. Units or characters such as monsters or pets, may also be eligible for this game group. Non-player characters (NPCs) or any unit not subject to the player's control as stated above however, should not be included.

  • Games where the age of a player controlled avatar/unit is identifiable, however no immediate consequence of an age increase/decrease is noticeable (e.g. age increase/decrease not followed by a graphical change or other changes of note), should be excluded from this game group.

  • Games where aging is only temporary through unnatural means of magic or potions (e.g. wither strike or potion of aging) should be excluded from this game group. This is a common feature in Dungeons & Dragons games or similar role-playing games and should be excluded from this game group.

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat 2013 Windows, Macintosh Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed II 2009 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (+1 more) Action
8.6
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed II 2009 Windows, Macintosh Compilation
8.3
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed III 2012 PlayStation 3 Compilation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed III 2012 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Chronos: Before the Ashes 2020 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+4 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.0
box cover thumbnail Darklands 1992 DOS, Windows (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Diggles: The Myth of Fenris 2001 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.4
box cover thumbnail Eco 1987 Atari ST, Amiga Action, Simulation, Strategy
6.3
box cover thumbnail Fable 2004 Xbox, Xbox 360 Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Fable: Anniversary 2014 Xbox 360, Windows (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Fable: The Lost Chapters 2005 Windows, Xbox (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life 2004 GameCube Simulation
7.6
box cover thumbnail Life is a Race 2008 Windows Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991 DOS, SNES (+6 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer 2000 Windows, PlayStation 2 Role-playing (RPG)
6.7
box cover thumbnail Mortal Kombat: Deception 2004 PlayStation 2, Xbox (+1 more) Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Mount & Blade 2008 Windows Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord 2020 Windows, PlayStation 5 (+4 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Mount & Blade: Warband 2010 Windows, Linux (+6 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars 2012 Windows, Macintosh (+2 more) Add-on
n/a
box cover thumbnail Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest... 2014 Macintosh, Windows (+2 more) Add-on
n/a
box cover thumbnail Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword 2009 Windows Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
6.8
box cover thumbnail Murder 2014 Browser Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Overlord II 2009 Windows, Xbox 360 (+1 more) Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Passage 2007 Windows, Linux (+3 more) Adventure
7.6
box cover thumbnail Prison Architect: Free for Life 2022 Xbox One, Xbox Series (+5 more) DLC / Add-on
n/a
box cover thumbnail RimWorld 2016 Linux, Windows (+3 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics
8.3
box cover thumbnail Sifu 2022 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+5 more) Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail The Iron Oath 2022 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
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 3D 2011 Nintendo 3DS Action
9.1
box cover thumbnail The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D... 2011 Nintendo 3DS Special edition
n/a
box cover thumbnail The Sims 2 2004 Windows, Macintosh Simulation
8.1
box cover thumbnail The Sims 3 2009 Windows, Xbox 360 (+2 more) Simulation
8.2
box cover thumbnail The Sims 4 2014 Windows, Macintosh (+3 more) Simulation
7.1
box cover thumbnail Tokyo Jungle 2012 PlayStation 3 Action
7.1