Groups

 

Crossbows

Tools entity

292
games
45
platforms

Alternate names: X-bows, Arbalests

The first video game about Crossbows was released in 1983.

Bethesda Softworks, SSI and Ubisoft has published most of these games

Note, this is NOT for the siege weapons that share the same shape (ballistae).

Crossbows were infamous when they were invented since they made full plate armor absolutely useless, the bolt could easily penetrate the protective metal and fatally wound the person supposedly protected from all harm. This allowed a completely untrained peasant to trivially kill a knight who had years of experience behind them despite their heavy armor. However, modern body armor can block crossbow bolts due to their need to block bullets (though conversely modern armor tends to be quite useless against blunt weapons like hammers).
Related: (weapons)
* Bows

Related:
* Projectile physics
* Projectile recovery
* Archery (as the sport)

Similar:
* Speargun

Related: (pre-modern projectile weapons)
* Thrown weapons
* Slings

Parent groups

Archaic weapons, Ranged weapons

Platforms

Windows 97
Linux 64
Mac OS X 14
X360 13
PS3 12
MS-DOS 11
NES 7
PS2 6
C64 5
Apple II E 5
Mac OS Classic 5
NEC PC9801 3
Xbox 3
Amiga 3
Atari 400/800 3
Atari ST 3
Amstrad CPC 3
Wii 3
OS/2 2
NEC PC8801 2
MICRO 7 - FM7 2
PSP 2
Internet Only 2
SNES 1
FM Towns 1
Nintendo DS 1
N64 1
Mega Drive 1
Atari 7800 1
ZX Spectrum 1

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