Ancient enemy

Other (objects, etc.) theme

Deals with the return of some ancient evil or other terrible foe from long "forgotten" past.

113
games
28
platforms

Alternate name: Ancient evil

The first video game about Ancient enemy was released on July 1987.

Zelda s9larus, Nintendo and Eidos Interactive has published most of these games

This is not for cases where an active conflict has lasted for eons, but for some long forgotten enemy rearing its ugly head again. Usually a prophecy is involved and poorly remembered legends.

The enemy is likely but not necessarily an evil or dark god or other near immortal entity.

Including things that were supposedly defeated years ago.

Parent group

Antagonists

Platforms

Linux 27
Windows 27
PS3 9
X360 7
MS-DOS 4
PS2 4
Pandora 4
SNES 4
Wii 3
Mac OS X 3
BSD 2
Switch 2
GBA 2
GBC 1
Amiga AGA 1
NEC PC8801 1
3DS 1
Dreamcast 1
Sharp X1 1
GameCube 1
Xbox 1
NES 1
Mega Drive 1
Flash 1
Amiga 1
BeOS 1
PS 1
Android 1

By year

87899193959799010305070911131517 123690

Popular tags

actionadventure automap autosavepoints ballistics bodyarmor chosenone containers currency doors energyitems energyregen genderchoice healingitems healingstations healthregen illequipped interactivetriggers inventory keys ladders lethalobjects limitedcapacity magic objectiveindicator optionaltasks potions stamina steampowered titlementioned titularcharacter trees xp-deeds xp-kills