Indirect King Arthur Games

Some video games feature King Arthur as the central character. However, his legend is so well known, that it often weaves its way into the background of other stories. In these types of games, King Arthur plays an indirect role in the overall theme and narrative.

Tomb Raider: Legend

The Tomb Raider series has become one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. It follows an adventurer called Lara Croft who explores hidden and ancient tombs. Despite being set during the modern era, these games often feature characters from the past. Due to the mystical nature of King Arthur, he makes a perfect addition to the Tomb Raider saga.

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara uncovers a plot to reforge the sword used by Arthur. Her search for the truth takes her around the world. She eventually discovers that the Soviets had at one time tried to weaponise the magical powers found within the sword. One level is set inside a King Arthur themed museum. It is here that Lara realises that the sword is, in fact, the legendary Excalibur. In Cornwall, she walks through a tomb belonging to Arthurian knights. After nearly being eaten by a sea serpent she manages to narrowly escape.

Sonic and the Black Knight

Sonic the Hedgehog seems like an unlikely ally for King Arthur. However, in this game, the blue hero meets the legendary monarch thanks to the magic of Merlin. After Arthur is corrupted by his own immortality, Sonic is forced to bring peace back to the kingdom.

Time Paradox

In this point and click adventure game, a young woman travels through time. She does this thanks to powers given to her by the wizard Merlin. This character was an important part of the King Arthur legend. He served as a wise elder and mentor to the king.