One of the very best things about being a gamer is the wide variety of choice available to you. Games companies produce games in a variety of niches: shoot ‘em ups, battle royales, strategy, horror and more, so there’s no such thing as a dull moment when it comes to choosing a game. One popular niche is the world of fantasy and games that feature mythical creatures. Below are five games in which you’ll come across mythical beings when playing them.
A Total War Saga: Troy
“A Total War Saga: Troy” is the player’s chance to save the kingdom of Troy, as one of eight heroes from Greek mythology, and become a legend. You can play as wayward Paris (who kicked off all the Trojan War), the noble protector Hector, the warrior Achilles or king Menelaus or other characters. In this historical strategy came, you’ll encounter mythical creatures, such as the half man half beast Minotaur, and Elysian warriors.
Despite being based on Greek mythology and approaching the Trojan War, this game digs deeper into the mythology and is grounded more in reality. It strips the storied event of its more romanticised aspects. It’s a unique vision of the past and keeps the battle in the game more realistic and engaging.
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
“Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” borrows freely from Greek mythology and rewards you with a world of Aegean islands, mountains and mythological characters. In this action-adventure game, you’ll explore Ancient Greece as either Alexios or Kassandra as you embark upon a quest for vengeance. In this open-world environment, you’ll encounter human adversaries and infiltrate enemy bases and strongholds.
“Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” has made lots of compromises between quantity and quality and is possibly the best in the whole of the Assassin’s Creed series. The game offers visuals of the most stunning order and the protagonists, the decisions possible and dialogue all provide you with the freedom to be who you want to be in the game. Meanwhile, the weapons all behave differently enough to make choosing between them significant.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
The spinoffs of Lara Croft titles are so underappreciated it’s almost criminal. When developers try something new, “Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris” is the result and will have you teaming up with the likes of Horus and Isis to defeat Set. The game is the sequel to “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light” and is part fantasy, part shooter. It’s a real treat for any Tomb Raider fans.
The visuals in this game are impressive as you explore different locations. The game is less heavy on story, which allows the exploration and puzzle-solving aspect of the game to shine through, similar to Hello Wordle, although in this game there’s plenty of combat between the puzzles! The level designs are creative, and you never quite know what hazards are awaiting Lara.
Raji: An Ancient Epic
On the day of a Hindu festival, three demons attack the orphan Raji and her younger brother Golu where they work. The demons manage Golu, so Raji then embarks upon a quest to rescue him and others who have been abducted by the demons, and to put an end to the havoc the demons have been wreaking.
This action-adventure game is based heavily on Indian mythology. While on this journey, Raji will encounter memories from her childhood and beings from traditional folklore. The combat is vivid and there’s a small group of weapons you can unlock throughout the game. The movement is interesting, with Raji being able to work the scenery into the action by rebounding of walls, spring from a pillar or perform other actions to finish off enemies.
It’s a magical game, rich with elements, and in terms of exploration and action can rival any of the Tomb Raider series. The game is thought to be an effort by developers to introduce the world to elements of India other than the Taj Mahal. They’ve certainly achieved this with “Raji: An Ancient Epic”.
The world of gaming truly allows developers to let their imaginations run riot, which has provided gamers with a variety of niches from which they can choose games. This wide variety means games rarely get bored, if at all. There’s always something new to try.