Health drops

Video game concept

Opponents drop things that heal the player partially or completely. Can be dropped upon defeat and/or from being hurt.


The first video game about Health drops was released on December 20, 1991.

2K Games, EA Games and Chucklefish has published most of these games

This is usually in form of health pickups that are spawned from defeating or hurting enemies. Health pickups tag shouldn't be used if this is the only way to acquire them.

This also includes if eating the corpse of the opponent functions as healing (e.g. if you play as a wolf and just keeled a deer, eating the deer heals you).

Parent group

Health restoration


Windows 41
Linux 10
Mac OS X 6
PS3 6
PS4 6
X360 4
PS2 3
Xbox One 3
PS 1
Dreamcast 1
Mac OS Classic 1
Wii 1
PS Vita 1
Switch 1
Mega Drive 1

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