Power armor

Other (objects, etc.) theme

Player character wears or can wear a power armor or powered exoskeleton short of piloted robots.

200
games
43
platforms

Name variations: exoskeleton

The first video game about Power armor was released in 1984.

Nintendo, Interplay and Rainbow Arts has published most of these games

Related:
* Body armor
This is for armor, not piloted robots such as mechas, despite the fact that powered exoskeleton does cover them. Easy to distinguish if you consider mechas have cockpits (where the pilot usually sits) and power armor require the user to move with the armor (because of the size; excludes control mechanisms tied to mimicking user movements). Anything significantly larger than their users are bound to be mechas and anything close to human size is bound to be power armor.

The idea for power armor seems to originate from Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers (1959) novel.

Possibly most notable games for popularizing power armor were Metroid (1986), Turrican (1990), Half-Life (1998) and Halo (2001). Other potential contenders are MDK2 (2000) and Tribes 2 (2001).

Parent groups

Exoskeleton, Non-science fiction, Personal protection, SciFi elements

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Platforms

Windows 58
Linux 22
X360 15
PS3 10
MS-DOS 8
Mac OS X 7
PS2 6
Xbox 5
SNES 4
Amiga 4
C64 4
NES 3
GB 3
GameCube 3
Mega Drive 3
GBA 3
Mac OS Classic 3
ZX Spectrum 3
Wii 3
Atari ST 3
Amstrad CPC 3
3DS 2
PS4 2
PS 2
Memotech MTX 2
Arcade 2
iOS 1
BeOS 1
NEC PC9801 1
Master System 1

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