Groups

 

Strange bedfellows

Culture concept

Plays with the proverb "enemy of my enemy is my friend" to a degree or has some other similarly strange alliance, such as two enemies allying to defeat a common but greater enemy.

32
games
11
platforms

Alternate names: Enemy of my enemy, Allied with the enemy

The first video game about Strange bedfellows was released on November 30, 1998.

Activision, Electronic Arts and Eidos has published most of these games

Commonly this is temporary within a game, though it may cover the entire story arc of a game if background material exists to establish the unusual nature of the alliance (e.g. X-Men and Brotherhood are enemies, but occasionally band together to fight greater threats).