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This concept occurs in many RPGs and Sci-Fi games. The Ancient Advanced Civilization Technology is often a giant weapon (Halo Rings, Giant of Babil, etc.) that becomes a major plot focus in the stories of these games.
The study of and search for remains of human culture and history (or that of other civilizations).
The Brotherhood of Assassins is a secret society that has existed for almost a thousand years, and which fights from the shadows against the Templar Order to protect mankind's free will.
A philosophical and religious system based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.
Videogames with extreme or controversial content will often be altered for release in certain countries, usually to comply with local laws or prevent cultural misunderstandings.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
One of the world's oldest board games, using eight pawns, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, a queen and king.
Christianity is a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus. It is also the largest religion in the world.
The Clockwerk Parts are the remnants of the dismantled robotic owl. They serve as the key objects of Sly 2: Band of Thieves.
The concept of establishing colonies and/or maintaining them either as resource nodes (as in civilization) or as part of the general game concept (Anno series, Colonization)
Ubisoft's proprietary engine based on a heavily modified CryEngine. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
An elephant is the largest land mammal who has big ears, a trunk for a nose, a tail, and tusks. Supposedly they have good memories, hidden graveyards, a love of peanuts, and a great fear of mice.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
The protectors of heaven and Buddha's guards from Saiyuki: Journey West. Sanzo is asked to find them all on his way to India.
A religion of the Indian subcontinent, encompassing many different traditions. It is the largest third religion in the world, and also one of the world's oldest religions still in practice.
In certain games a player will be required to fire a bow from horseback. This idea is based around the use of horse archery by nomadic tribes from Central Asia, such as the Iranians, Huns, and Mongols.
Humans are bipedal, sapient primates capable of abstract reasoning, language, and emotions.
Characters who speak with an Indian accent.
Islam is a monotheistic religion articulated by the Qur'an. A text considered by its adherents to be the word of God given to Muhammad, considered by the Muslims to be the last prophet of God.
Jainism is a religion that originated in India.
Monotheistic religion practiced by the Hebrew, or Jewish, people. Its major scripture is the Tanakh, which is referred to as the Old Testament by Christians.
A group of criminals who intend to rebuild Clockwerk and spread illegal spice. They serve as the antagonists of Sly 2: Band of Thieves.
Lions are currently the second largest felines on Earth. They are often referred to as the king of the jungle.
Armed forces. The arm of government that deals with fighting wars and protecting a nation from external or internal threats
Many games such as Shin Megami Tensei, God of War, or Too Human base their story off of or utilize elements from the order of the cosmos as perceived by humans both ancient and modern.
Parkour is a type of athleticism that involves going from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible.
By definition, a pirate is a (mostly naval) robber without commission from a sovereign nation. While maritime robbery has been around since ancient times, Piracy had its highpoint during the 17th century. They are easily identified by the "Jolly Roger", which is the traditional name of the famous skull flag.
A lack of basic needs like clothes, clean water, shelter, and food.
The concept of being reborn as someone or something else following one's own demise.
A gathering of people who believe in the same higher power(s), and follow the rules laid out by the mortals chosen to be their prophets. Video games generally try to shy away from negatively portraying real religions to avoid controversy, however they make ample use of fictional in-game religions.
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