5 Popular Games That Perfectly Use Indian Mythology

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5 Popular Games That Perfectly Use Indian Mythology

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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Whether it's battling ancient monsters, or navigating through divine intrigue, Mythology games immerse you in an incredible world.
Are you wondering which popular games incorporate elements of Indian Mythology? Here's everything you know.

It's a known fact that the realms of gods, goddesses, and everything in between have been a direct source of inspiration for the video gaming industry since the dawn of the arcade age. We've seen dozens of popular titles that cast players as ancient heroes, demigods, and even champions of various divine entities. However, in recent years, we've also seen some titles that draw upon the rich tapestry of Indian mythology. These games offer a unique experience that bends India's cultural heritage with engaging gameplay. Are you wondering which games are these? We've got you covered. Let's take a look at the top 5 five titles that use Indian Mythology in unique and interesting ways. 

5 Popular Games Based on Indian Mythology 

1. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Developed by Naughty Dog, Uncharted: Lost Legacy is a game that directly takes in Indian Mythology. The game's characters, Chole Frazer and Nadine Ross, embark on a mission to recover an Indian artifact called 'Tusk of Ganesha.' The artifact directly references Indian Mythology's popular deity, Ganesha. He is a God often depicted with an elephant head and a human body and worshiped as a remover of all obstacles. Throughout the game, players come across various references to Indian mythology, often including depictions of the goddess Kali and the great city of Halebidu, featuring Hindu history.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted

2. Skyblazer

Skyblazer, a 2D title developed by Ukiyotei for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1994, features Sky, a character who can control magic and fight enemies. The game incorporates elements of Indian mythology in its story and gameplay but doesn't directly adapt any myth or legend. It takes inspiration from various Hindu concepts and develops its own unique world.

3. Smite

Developed by Hi-Rez Studios, Smite is one of the most popular MOBA games out there. The title features characters called "gods," which often include some from Indian Mythology. Although the inclusion of Indian gods has put the developers in hot waters, they've made efforts to address concerns by working directly with Hindu scholars and religious leaders. The developers want to ensure that depictions of Indian Gods are respectful and accurate. When we talk about gameplay, the Hindu Gods such as Kali and Ganesha offer unique abilities and playstyles often inspired by their mythological characteristics.

Smite

Smite

4. Raji: An Ancient Epic

Nodding Heads Games, an indie studio based in India perfectly uses Indian mythology in its game Raji: An Ancient Epic. The game features an art style inspired by ancient Indian architecture techniques and Hindu gods. It's a captivating experience that can be enjoyed on various platforms such as PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

5. Asura's Wrath

Developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Capcom, Asura's Wrath is a game that features a wide range of Indian mythology characters, including Asura himself. That's not all; we see Vlitra, based on the demon Vritra from Hindu Mythology. The game features a number of references to Indian mythology, including the Sanskrit language used in certain aspects of the title and depiction of Hindu symbols and deities. 

Asura's Wrath

Asura's Wrath


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