Soul jar

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Phylacteries or similar supernatural objects that preserve a part of a being (such as their heart or even their actual soul) that makes them effectively immortal, requiring the destruction of the phylactery before the being itself can be truly killed.

31
games
11
platforms

Alternate name: Phylactery

The first video game about Soul jar was released on August 31, 1996.

Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzard and Night Dive Studios has published most of these games

Not for instances where something nearby the enemy keeps healing them which is a fairly common mechanic for boss battles, unless it literally is a type of phylactery.

Platforms

Windows 8
Mac OS X 4
Linux 3
Xbox One 3
PS4 3
PS3 2
Pandora 2
Mac OS Classic 2
X360 2
MS-DOS 1
PS2 1

By year

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