When we think of barbarians, our minds fill with images of big muthas named Conan and Lothar bashing each other's skulls in with massive battle axes. That's why Barbarian, a four-player fighting game from Titus and Saffire, had us re-evaluating what it really means to be barbaric. Not only does the game let you play as that surly homo erectus with a battle axe, but the 10-character roster also lets you live out those melee fantasies as a wizard, a druid or an assassin.
Similar to brawlers like Power Stone (DC) or Ehrgeiz (PS1), each fighter will have his or her own arena with plenty of background interaction. And although Barbarian is a four-player game, it also has a ton of single-player quests--Titus is claiming over 300 of them--for you to embark upon.