11 Video Games Where You Play As A Dragon

Spyro The Dragon

Spyro The Dragon is a platform video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment with the game being released for the original PlayStation in 1998. In the game, you play as a purple dragon called Spyro who along with his firefly companion Sparx are travelling along various worlds to rescue your fellow dragons, find and recover treasures as well as defeat the evil boss Gnasty Gnorc.

Panzer Drag0on

Panzer Dragoon is a rail shooter game released in 1995 for the Sega Saturn and is the first game in the Panzer Dragoon series. The game consists of levels where you fly as a dragon and have to shoot down obstacles and enemies in your path while also avoiding their fire directed at you and you also have to face bosses at the end of many of the levels. The game also has a unique mechanic where you can’t pause mid-level only before a boss battle, meaning you always have to be on your toes and the game is very demanding.

Wonder Boy 3: The Dragons Trap

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Wonder Boy 3: The Dragons Trap is a platforming action video game released in 1989, at the start of the game protagonist Wonder Boy walks into a dungeon and is cursed turning him into a ‘lizard man’ aka a fire-breathing dragon. Throughout the game, you traverse avoiding the typical platformer obstacles and enemies and also have to defeat other dragon bosses.

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Thanatos is an action video game developed and published by Durell Software and released in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64 and the Amstrad CPC. The game is arguably one of the first real video games where you can play as a dragon and it was quite impressive at the time due its awesome graphics and gameplay which consoles at the time could just about handle. In the game, you play as dragon Thanatos the Destroyer who is on a quest to rescue sorceress Eros and you fly around the underworld destroying and killing as much as you can.

Freedom Planet

Freedom Planet is a two-dimensional video game developed and published by GalaxyTrail studios, in the game you can control one of thee characters; a dragon called Lilac, a wildcat called Carol and a hound called Milla. Despite the game being released in 2015 the game goes for a retro 2D style copying the style of games seen on the SEGA Genesis. In the game you play through tons of levels where you find collectibles, avoid obstacles and kill enemies with every single character having their own unique moves and powers.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Fire Emblem Awakening is a tactical action-adventure game developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD and published by Nintendo in 2012 in Japan and 2013 in the rest of the world. The game is set around a character called Avatar who joins a group of shepherds and helps to defend their villages from monsters, in the game you can befriend a set of characters which depending if you play Casual or Classic mode once a character dies you can’t play with them again for the rest of the game. There are dragon hybrids in the game, aka half dragons half humans which are all part of the in-game Manakete class.

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Breath Of Fire 3

Breath of Fire 3 is a role-playing video game developed and published by Capcom for the original PlayStation in 1997. The game takes place in a fantasy world where humans live in peace alongside other animals and creatures including dragons, in the game you will see yourself following a story-based storyline with a couple fo side quests while battling a variety of enemy creatures. The game overall requires you to do a lot of exploring, roleplaying and also leveling up.


Epyllion is a tabletop roleplaying video game where you control dragons in a fantasy apocalyptic set medieval system that has a lot of classic tabletop mechanics with a dice roll used to decide how many spaces you can move but it has awesome roleplaying features where you can see your dragon grow and flourish, let him join a dragon house (essentially a guild) and select their class with some of the classes being The Warrior class, The Crafter class, and The Daredevil class.

Divinity: Ego Draconosis

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Divinity: Ego Draconosis otherwise known as Divinity 2 is an action-adventure video game developed by Larian Studios and published by dtp entertainment, in the game you switch between fighting as a human warrior and also controlling a dragon that burns down defences and can kill hordes of troops with playing a dragon being important in exploring the massive game world.

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Dragon: The Game

Dragon the game is an open world action role-playing video game where you play can choose whether to be a good honorable dragon or as a terrifying menace. The aim of the game is to gain enough power to be able to influence the ever-changing history in your game world where you can threaten city states and also reshape entire kingdoms. It is full of various enemies from trolls, orcs, giants and of course other dragons.


Hoard is a 2D dragon game that is simple but still very fun to play, its a real-time strategy video game released in 2011 where you play as a dragon that has his own layer and goes out to raid cities and still gold which is used for upgrading. The game also has a fun multiplayer mode which sees you in a way be in a team with other player-controlled dragons but also in competition to be the biggest and most powerful dragon.

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