Groups

 

High fantasy

Fiction genre theme

The most widely used fantasy sub-genre. Generally involves grand battles or other conflicts that endanger the whole world or large portion of it, magic is prominent as are fantastic creatures.

178
games
39
platforms

Alternate name: Epic fantasy

The first video game about High fantasy was released in 1981.

Electronic Arts, Blizzard and Melbourne House has published most of these games

High fantasy's position as the most widely used fantasy genre has had the unfortunate effect that many equate the whole fantasy genre with what high fantasy is.

These are unlikely to be situated on Earth as we know it.

These should not be automatically marked as "epic" despite the alternate name of "epic fantasy".
Common:
* Hero protagonist
* Magic

Similar:
* Sword and sorcery (the less epic variation)

Related:
* Epic

Parent group

Fantasy

Related site

Platforms

Windows 40
Linux 20
Mac OS Classic 10
PS2 9
MS-DOS 9
Xbox 8
X360 8
Mac OS X 8
NES 5
PS3 5
Amstrad CPC 5
Pandora 4
GBA 4
GameCube 4
Amiga 4
Atari ST 4
C64 3
NEC PC9801 2
PS 2
ZX Spectrum 128 2
ZX Spectrum 2
Wii 2
iOS 2
Apple IIGS 1
BBC 1
FM Towns 1
SNES 1
Atari 2600 1
PS4 1
PS Vita 1

By year

Popular tags

arcanepunk arg citybuilding clockpunk colonysim displacementfiction dungeoncrawler godgame gunpowderfantasy hackandslash historicalfantasy hybridgame interactivefiction lowfantasy match3 meleesim metroidvania mmog mythicfiction openworldsurvivalcrafting roguelike shariki-like softscifi survivalsimulation tactical wargame