Underrated Dragons In Games

Underrated Dragons In Games

Dragons have been part of high fantasy since time immemorial. These fire-breathing monsters are both impressive and terrifying to behold, and the vast majority of them are valuable creatures that players need to protect. In contrast, others end up being vile antagonists who end up doing this villain role justice. There’s a reason why so many people find dragons an instant draw wherever they’re included.


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That said, not all dragons get the popularity they deserve in games, which is a shame. While it can be challenging to portray dragons in a way that suits their powerful stature, the following creatures definitely did a good job of elevating the titles they were included in, even if they aren’t as popular as some other dragons in the video game realm.

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8/8 Saesenthessis – The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings

Saskia in her dragon form in The Witcher 2

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a great title that many have yet to check out. The remaster of the first game combined with a next-gen update for The Witcher 3 definitely brings more eyes towards this fantastic fantasy trilogy and Geralt’s story is as engrossing as ever.

One of the more interesting characters that Geralt interacts with in this game is Saskia the Dragonslayer, whose true identity turns out to be something else entirely. She turns out to be a dragon herself, culminating in a rather memorable boss fight that takes advantage The Witcher 2its combat mechanics.

7/8 Void Dragon – Divinity: Original Sin

The Void Dragon in Divinity Original Synd

Given how many people love Divinity: Original Sin 2, it’s a shame the first game doesn’t get as much credit. Although the features and mechanics may be improved in the sequel, the first game still has a lot of great things that players can enjoy regardless.

The final battle in this game is quite memorable, with players facing off against a terrifying Void Dragon in an encounter that was built up from the very start of the game. It’s a tough and engaging battle where a single misstep can lead to a crushing defeat, making it a fitting final battle for a great CRPG.

6/8 Gregori – Dogma of the Dragon

Gregori (Dragon's Dogma)

The Dragon’s Dogma is a title that more people need to check out. The battle system and open-world exploration is a ton of fun, even if the world itself can be a bit dreary and boring at times.

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The crowning glory of The Dragon’s Dogma are the battles against the many massive monstrosities in this title, with the final battle being a perfect example of this. The fight against Gregori was building from the very first moments of the game, and hacking this massive boss after hours of play time makes for a perfect ending to a great underrated action RPG.

5/8 The Draic Kin – The Longest Journey

The Draic Kin (The Longest Journey)

The longest journey is a great point-and-click game filled to the brim with this genre’s quirks and strengths. Players control April Ryan in a title that spawned a trilogy that many are unaware of.

The game deals with several high fantasy concepts, including that of shape-shifting dragons called Draic Kin. They play a critical role in the story, with Cortez being a memorable character who turns out to be a Draic Kin in the final moments of the game as well.

4/8 Lord Of Lightning – Super Mario Odyssey

The Ruined Dragon roars in Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is a game that is praised by many, so some may be confused to hear that people didn’t like the mix of realistic and cartoonish character designs in the game. Such is the case during the memorable boss fight against the broken dragon, also known as the Lord of Lightning.

This realistic dragon looks pretty impressive compared to Mario, but the plumber wastes no time in showing this beast who’s boss. It’s easily one of the best boss fights in the game, so it’s a shame most people don’t even know the name of this impressive dragon.

3/8 Tiamat – Final Fantasy

final fantasy origin tiamat

When people talk about dragons in Final Fantasy, the first name that comes to mind is Bahamut. While this is understandable, there are certain other dragons in the game that don’t get the credit they deserve since Bahamut pretty much steals all their thunder.

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Another iconic dragon in the series that many have forgotten is Tiamat. Initially, Tiamat appeared as one of the four devils, and has appeared in most of them Final Fantasy game and always leaves a lasting impression by showcasing its immense strength.

2/8 Sinh, The Slumbering Dragon – Dark Souls 2

Sinh the slumbering dragon boss from Dark Souls 2

The Dark souls trilogy is one of the best action RPGs of all time, but much praise is given to the first and third games in the series. This is not to say that the second game is bad by any means – in fact, there are several boss fights in this game that are worth experiencing.

The final boss of the The Crown of the Sunken King The DLC is Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon, which is quite a challenging and fun fight. His attacks inflict Toxic and can be annoying to deal with, so players should either get stacked with the right resistances or just avoid most of his attacks and take a breather if the buildup becomes too much to handle.

1/8 Flemeth – Dragon Age

Flemeth in his dragon form in Dragon Age

It is only given for a game that dragon age to be completely loaded with these mythical creatures. But while many people love the High Dragons in the third game for their impressive scale and design, many people don’t recognize one of the more interesting dragons that appear in both the first and second games.

The Witch of the Wilds is also Morrigan’s mother, which makes her quite an engaging character. Her transformation into a towering dragon is a great moment and serves as one of the more memorable boss fights in the game.

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