NPC friendly fire

Video game concept

NPCs - especially those opposing the protagonist - can harm their allies, accidentally or intentionally.


The first video game about NPC friendly fire was released on June 22, 1996.

Tripwire Interactive, Harebrained Schemes and Digital Tribe has published most of these games

This is to contrast cases where NPCs are immune to "friendly" grenades exploding at their feet or wild suppression fire from their allies not doing anything when it accidentally hits them.

Parent groups

NPC gameplay mechanics, Realism


Windows 21
Linux 19
Mac OS X 5
PS2 2
BeOS 2
Xbox One 1
PS4 1
Pandora 1
X360 1
PS3 1
Mac OS Classic 1

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