Other (objects, etc.) theme

The story involves people - or some remains of them - that existed long, long ago.


Alternate name: Those who came before

The first video game about Precursors was released on November 1992.

Devolver Digital, Blizzard Entertainment and Ubisoft has published most of these games

Not simply some past civilization, but some past civilization that was very advanced, usually much more than any of the currently existing ones.

Common source for alien artefacts and other OOPARTs (Out-of-place artefacts).

The widely known legend of the lost city of Atlantis is another good example, too.

Cases where these are not integral part of the story do not count.