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Six of the Best Games That Feature Dragons

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Best mythical creature? Dragons by far.

You can argue with us about this, but dragons are way too cool for school. They can fly, they’ve got different elemental abilities and they can live to be really really old. Plus, they eat people. These are all great qualities for mythical creatures. And when it comes to dragons in video games, we absolutely love to see them. Whether we’re riding them, fighting them or playing as them, dragons are the hottest creatures around.

There are many video games featuring dragons in one form or another. Some are cute, cartoony dragons. Others are badass dragons we really don’t want to mess with. We love ’em all equally, though.

We’ve picked out some of the best dragons in video games. Click on through to see our picks. If you love dragons as much as we do, you know what to play next. One of these games, of course.

Spyro the Dragon

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Everyone’s favourite purple dragon is none other than Spyro. Spyro is the protagonist of the 3D platforming game series titled, appropriately, Spyro the Dragon. And, unlike other games on this list, you actually get to control Spyro. He’s perhaps the least threatening-looking dragon you’ll come across, but that doesn’t mean you’ll love him any less.

In the Spyro series, our little purple hero attempts to save his friends from the evil Gnasty Gnorc. Players are able to use his dash, fire breath and gliding abilities to take out enemies and traverse the world, collecting treasure and freeing his imprisoned friends. If you’ve always wanted to embody a dragon, Spyro is adventurous, courageous and just about the cutest little dragon around.

Read our review of Spyro Reignited Trilogy

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is known for its vast lore. It contains thousands of characters, hundreds of fantastical locations and tonnes of different types of flora and fauna. Plus, of course, loads of dragons.

In fact, you can probably drop into any location in World of Warcraft and see a dragon in some shape or form. There are dragons you can fight, dragons you can ride and dragons you can speak with.

Some well-known World of Warcraft dragons are: Alexstrasza, who is the protector of all life in Azeroth; Deathwing the Destroyer, one of the greatest terrors in the entire world; and Ysera, who was the former Dragon Aspect of the green dragonflight. And that’s just naming a few!

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

You could say dragons have a big part in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Seeing as the protagonist is called the “Dragonborn” and you collect dragon souls to power up your ability, we’d say they’re actually a really big deal.

From the very first moment a dragon attacks you, to every time you scream “fus ro dah!” at an enemy dragon, Skyrim is the game to play if you want to hang out with dragons. They can be really tough to fight and they sometimes show up out of nowhere just to say hello, and to beat the crap out of you. What’s not to love about that?

Read our review of Skyrim Special Edition

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Monster Hunter World

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As you can imagine, Monster Hunter World is all about hunting monsters. Players use their powerful weapons and skills they’ve learned to take down all kinds of unique monsters.

We’re not interested in all the random monsters, though. Oh no. We only care about the dragon ones. And Monster Hunter World is full of them. From the fearsome dragon-like Rathalos to the deadly Elder Dragons, you’ll find yourself facing against dragons time and again. And if you’re not prepared, they’ll kick your Monster Hunting butt. Whether you’re trying to take on Nergigante, Teostra or Behemoth, you’ve got your work cut out for you. But these Elder Dragons are a sight to behold; even if they’re not technically dragons we don’t care.

Read our review of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Dragon Age series has every bit of dragony excitement you could ever want. I mean, the clue’s right there in the name.

In Dragon Age: Inquisition, the last game to be released in the series, there are 10 high dragons that players will have to face against if they want to be classed as a true Dragon Hunter. As you’d expect, they’re all equally fearsome – and awesome. Even if we get burnt to a crisp the first time around, we’ll keep going back ’til we’ve bested these fiery, scaly foes. Each fight is epic, but none will be quite as memorable as the first; the Fereldan Frostback.

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Pokémon

Charizard, Dragonite, Flygon, Kingdra – need we say more?

Not only do dragons just hang around being cool in the Pokémon games, but you can actually catch them and use them in battles. Everyone knows about Charizard, but have you heard of Latios, Palkia or Zekrom? There’s regular dragons and legendary dragons to collect and interact with. We love dragons, we love Pokémon, what more is there to say?

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