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Army of One

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The protagonist deals death as if they were a whole army company. Especially if the opponents treat them as such.

143
games
24
platforms

Name variations: One Man Army

The first video game about Army of One was released in 1989.

Bungie Software, LucasArts and Capcom has published most of these games

In modern games this tends to be lampshaded with the enemies (and possibly allies) expressing disbelief and even fear upon learning of a single man, woman, or whatever-you-are killing company after company of their fellow mooks.

In older games this was largely made due to technical limitations, though often enough this is simply done for sake of coolness or feeding the munchkin inside every (male?) gamer.

Shmups should NOT be tagged as this is the norm in them.
Related:
* High fantasy (a.k.a. epic fantasy)

Contrast:
* One of Many
* Group

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Windows 41
Linux 28
X360 10
MS-DOS 10
Mac OS Classic 8
Mac OS X 6
PS3 5
PS2 5
Xbox 4
Pandora 4
Wii 3
PS 3
TizenOS 3
BeOS 2
BSD 2
Pippin 1
PSP 1
Nintendo DS 1
Zeebo 1
Amiga 1
Internet Only 1
Atari ST 1
NES 1
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