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Orcs

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Features Orcs or Orc-like creatures.

297
games
52
platforms

The first video game about Orcs was released in 1975.

SSI, Blizzard and THQ has published most of these games

Tolkien orcs vary is size from Hobbit sized to giant. With most being slightly shorter than humans. They come in shades of Sallow, Green, Brown, Grey, Olive, Blue, and Yellow. They are very likely bred from Elves by Melcor into their perverse form. What little art, religion, craft, and culture they have is based on cruelty and perversion of the crafts of there races. They marched into battle for Melcor as a powerful army but lived in fear of Sauron whom they hated. Yet have invented gods of war to worship (these may in fact be based on notable Orcs that lived and died in the past). They hate everything, including themselves. After being left to their own devices by Sauron in the first age, two independent settlements were founded by Orcs. Other settlements arose by invading and taking over the settlements of other races (but these were eventually retaken or taken by another race). After being draw into war for Sauron in the second age, they became much more independant and were never as useful to Sauron as they had once been. In the third age, many Orcs chose loyalties to the Witch-king of Angmar, Sauromon, Sauron, or (a minority) remained independent.

Parent groups

Fictional creatures, Goblinoids, Humanoids

Child group

Uruk-hai

Platforms

Windows 79
Linux 59
MS-DOS 28
Mac OS X 14
Mac OS Classic 11
X360 9
Atari ST 8
PS3 7
Amiga 6
Apple II E 6
NES 6
BSD 5
C64 4
Unix 3
Android 3
NEC PC9801 3
ZX Spectrum 128 2
PS2 2
PS4 2
Xbox One 2
PSP 2
OS/2 2
SNES 2
Amstrad CPC 2
FM Towns 2
Internet Only 2
Saturn 1
Apple IIGS 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
Odyssey2 1

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