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Pole weapons

Tools entity

Includes melee weapons with a long pole as a central feature.

282
games
53
platforms

Alternate names: Polearms
Name variations: Halberds, Spears

The first video game about Pole weapons was released in 1985.

Paradox Interactive, Origin and Ubisoft has published most of these games

Examples:
* Quarterstaff
* Spear
* Halberd
* Naginata
* Poleaxe

There's essentially only ~3 variations of generalized fighting styles for pole arms: spear-like stabbing, quarterstaffing and general staff fighting (e.g. bo). Most pole arms use either of the two first, with majority employing quarterstaffing. In fiction quarterstaffing tends to be the least common with the third being the most numerous, naginata being most commonly used in the quarterstaffing fashion though it often mixes all three.

Parent groups

Archaic weapons, Mêlée weapons, UVL: Tags that may need renaming

Child groups

Fighting Staves, Spears, Swordstaffs

Related group

Tools
Two-handed mêlée weapons

Platforms

Windows 88
Linux 57
Mac OS X 14
MS-DOS 11
PS3 8
PS4 7
Mac OS Classic 7
X360 7
Amiga 5
PS2 5
PS 4
NES 4
PSP 4
C64 4
Internet Only 4
BeOS 3
Atari ST 3
Xbox 3
OS/2 2
NEC PC9801 2
Xbox One 2
SNES 2
Amstrad CPC 2
BSD 2
NeXT 2
Apple IIGS 2
Unix 2
Wii 1
Tandy Coco 1
ZX Spectrum 1

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