10 Best Games To Play For Fans Of Slavic Mythology

The story of this game isn’t just in The Witcher, you know.

One of the most complete sets of myths in the world is made up of stories from Slavic countries. Compared to other types of folklore, Slavic countries don’t have many written records of the original stories. Instead, they were mostly passed down orally, often through stories. But games now make it possible to keep these old stories alive and learn more about them so that many people in the future can enjoy them.

Through the moral decisions they make, many video games have done a great job of capturing the essence of Slavic mythology. The best thing about them is that each one has a different story set in a fantasy world full of animals from Slavic history. These are some of the best.


Baba Yaga Chasing Ivan in Yaga Video Game

Yaga is a small independent game about a guy named Ivan who is kind of like the Bad Luck Brian joke, but with a Slavic twist. See, this poor cobbler who only has one hand is cursed with terrible luck. To make things even worse, the Tzar gives him a list of impossible jobs to do in the hopes that Ivan will die while doing them.

This is the start of your six-hour adventure, which was predicted by Baba Yaga. It comes from old Eastern European tales, but you can change what happens to Ivan, so things aren’t as bad as they seem.

Black Book

Vasilisa fighting a demon in Black Book

Black Book takes place in the countryside of Russia in the 1800s. It’s like being trapped in an old Slavic fairy tale that teaches you about the country’s scary mythology as it goes. You take on the role of Vasilisa, a young witch who wants to bring her dead lover back to life.

If you really love someone, nothing seems impossible, right? No matter what it takes, Vasilisa will find a demonic artifact that will hopefully give her one wish. This includes facing demons and performing exorcisms. To do that, you’ll need to figure out a lot of problems and use a deck-building system to fight bad guys. You can also make choices that change the story, so don’t feel pressured.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

A screencap of Witcher 3 showing Geralt of Rivia slaying a beast

This one doesn’t need a lot of background. As with its predecessors, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s fantasy open world is full of Slavic culture. More so than any other game on this list. But we didn’t expect anything less from the game that made Slavic folklore so popular in the first place.

As Geralt of Rivia, you take on the role of a legendary Witcher who kills monsters for a job. An unknown group called the Wild Hunt, on the other hand, is after his adopted daughter. Along the way, you’ll get caught up in a complicated web of monster hunts, political drama, and romantic relationships that will change how the game’s amazing story ends.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Villagers and soldiers fighting

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales might be fun for you if you like Gwent a lot. The story is about Queen Meve and takes place in the world of The Witcher video games. Lyria and Rivia are two kingdoms in the north that are always under threat by Nilfgaard.

Making deals with other players and going to war are important parts of the game. This is where Gwent comes in. Since each Gwent deck can be customized to look like the Queen’s troops, winning games is the same as winning battles.


Villagers in their gord doing everyday tasks

As you might have guessed, the name of the game comes from a Slavic word for a fortified town, so you know what it’s about. To begin, you build a gord in a dark place close to a scary forest. This part is simple. Then you find out how upsetting it is for your people to live in the gord, which is always in danger from Slavic folklore monsters.

Without a doubt, this game makes it hard to keep your town from falling, even if you don’t think about the monsters. The villagers could die in fight, but they could also go crazy if they give their kids to things called Horror. The good news is that you can always make them feel better by adding real-life Slavic holidays to the game.

Thea: The Awakening

Card game in Thea showing featuring some Slavic gods

You are a Slavic god (of your choice) in the virtual world of Thea, and you are in charge of protecting and leading a small group of survivors through the strange end of the world called Darkness. You can make them stay in their village and make it stronger. They could also go outside and explore the world, which is full of scary monsters from Slavic mythology.

No matter what you choose, remember that this game’s multi-genre design means that there are many ways to solve problems and keep your desperate flock living. Combat can be had in card-based mini-games, or you can try nonviolent games with RPG and turn-based strategy features.


A screenshot depicting a scene in Smite of characters attacking near screen

Over 100 gods from stories all over the world can be played as in this free-to-play MOBA. You can play as Greek, Egyptian, or Norse gods and goddesses in Smite. Each one has their own skills and roles.

If you want to know about a Slavic god, you can choose between Chernobog and the popular Baba Yaga. The Lord of Darkness is a Hunter, which means that he uses crystals to stab enemies throughout 8 Ball Pool. On the other hand, Baba Yaga is a high-damage Mage who is paired with a chicken-leg wooden hut.


House of Baba Yaga at night

In Slavic legend, Baba Yaga is both a wise old woman and a cruel hag who eats people. But in Blacktail‘s beautiful dark fantasy world, Yaga is a young orphan girl who is accused of witchcraft. Her main goal is to find her missing twin sister Zora, who went missing with other kids from their town.

The difference between how Yaga is portrayed in Slavic folklore is cleverly built into Blacktail’s morality-based gameplay. Now that you know choices are important, you can decide whether Yaga’s coming-of-age trip is good or bad.

Yes, Your Grace

Archers launching arrows behind castle walls

Do you think it’s easy to be king? If you said “yes,” download this choice-based adventure, play it, and then think again because it will show you all the good, bad, and ugly sides of running a kingdom.

In short, Yes, Your Grace puts you on the throne of Eryk. As a smart king, Eryk must keep his people safe from barbarians and hunger. As if that wasn’t enough, you’re also a devoted husband and a great mom. If that wasn’t hard enough already, add some scary Slavic monsters and tales to the mix, and you get the idea. You can at least listen to Slavic folk music while you make these tough decisions.

Eventide: Slavic Fable

Cabin in the woods in a fantasy setting

Eventide has three hidden object games, and Slavic Fable is the first one. The plot is about a gardener who is trying to keep her grandmother safe from Boruta, a Slavic demon. She is lucky that some friendly animals from Slavic mythology can help her with her quest.

Give this one a try if you want to find a fun game to play that will help you relax after a long day. For your information, the game’s cute story and well-thought-out puzzles go well with snacks and your favorite hot drink.