Groups

 

Suicide attackers

Creatures theme

Includes creatures, people, robots, or whatever else who attack you only to die themselves as a result of their attack. Usually blowing up some large explosive they're carrying in an attempt to take you and others with them.

218
games
28
platforms

Alternate names: Suicide bombers, Kamikaze bombers

The first video game about Suicide attackers was released in 1984.

Devolver Digital, Electronic Arts and THQ has published most of these games

Related:
* Suicide - if killing of others is not part of it.
* Karmic creatures - for instances that have some mechanism that tries to take out anyone near them in case they're defeated.
* Chargers - the initial impression may be similar
Note: Kamikaze attackers weren't merely suicidal pilots who decided to ram their aeroplanes at random targets in middle of a battle, but pilots who had agreed to have their planes rigged with extra explosives so they could do this much more efficiently, turning your regular planes into massive human-guided "missiles" where the pilot's life was expected to be lost (and they obviously knew this). However, any potential reasons for doing this is beside the point of this tag.

This does NOT imply suicide tag as that's more for the dramatic/tragedic effect.

Characters that simply explode upon death for some reason (e.g. as some final retaliation) do not count. Nor does this imply characters that are so weak that defeating them is like stepping on a pile of grubs.

This also can include creatures and characters that otherwise die as a result of their attack immediately or soon afterwards, such as some bees.

Related sites

Platforms

Windows 93
Linux 41
Mac OS X 19
X360 16
PS3 12
MS-DOS 7
PS2 4
Xbox 2
Pandora 2
PS 2
Zeebo 2
BeOS 2
3DO 1
GP2X 1
Amstrad CPC 1
Memotech MTX 1
Xbox One 1
PS4 1
GameCube 1
Amiga 1
Switch 1
Internet Only 1
Android 1
NES 1
Wii U 1
C64 1
iOS 1
Atari ST 1

By year

Popular tags

actionadventure aliens amoeboids chargers cyborgs dragons elves giantmonsters giants giantspiders humanoids insectoids maleprotagonist militantprotagonist monsters mutants mycoids mystics neutralnpcs orcs plantcreatures robots sauroids silentprotagonist skeletons soldiers spectres starfishaliens swarmers turrets undead warriorprotagonist zombies