Death is a recurring character in the Castlevania video games. He is usually described as Dracula’s servant, and is therefore evil. He is almost always a boss, and appears usually near the end of the game. He uses the scythe, and often transforms into more hideous forms. Plus, he has one trademark attack: Often during the whole battle, he will constantly summon small sickles/scythes out of thin air to attack the player.
In the PC game The Sims, Death will come to collect the souls of dead Sims; the player may have the option of challenging Death to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors in exchange for the life of the dead. In The Sims 2: University expansion pack the player can bring the dead back to life with a special phone; however, they will need to pay a certain price or the chosen sim will come back as a zombie.
In Grabbed By The Ghoulies for the XBox, if certain conditions for leaving a room are not met, the Grim Reaper appears-Occasionally, the condition itself is that you evade the Reaper for a certain time. Whatever background music was playing is replaced by deadly silence, broken only by the occasional toll of a bell, and the sounds of the Reaper himself. He extends one hand as he chases you, and will kill you if he touches you with it, but is indifferent as to the souls he takes-he will happily destroy any Ghoulies in the room who would love nothing more than to speed you on your way to joining him. Whenever he takes a soul, be it yours or that of a Ghoulie, he flips his scythe around and plays a guitar riff on the blade.
In Theme Hospital, when a ‘bad’ patient dies, the Grim Reaper appears from a hole in the ground, takes the person to Hell, then closes up again.
In Final Fantasy VI, the final boss Kefka appears as a destructive angel.
Manny Calavera, from Grim Fandango, is a travel agent to the afterlife.
Death also makes an appearance in the games based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. The second Discworld adventure game directly centers around Death’s dissatisfaction with the manner in which he is usually received compared to the service he renders-no longer satisfied to be seen as an evil being bent upon stealing every living soul, he refuses to return to his duties until Rincewind can find a way to give him a more positive image.
In HeXen II, Death appears as the ‘end boss’ for Mazaera, the game’s second continent (or segment). The other three horseman of the Apocalypse, appear as ‘end bosses’ for the game’s other continents.
In the NetHack computer game, Death is one of the Four horsemen of the Apocalypse, which the player meets at the very end of the game.
The Grim Reaper appeared in the Nintendo 64 game Conker’s Bad Fur Day (Greg the Grim Reaper) who is very short and comical and hates cats.
Death has appeared in the MediEvil series of video games. In the very first game of the series, you must collect lost souls for him, and he will get your character, Sir Daniel Fortesque, across the water in the Pools of the Ancient Dead. In the remake, MediEvil Resurrection, Dan visits him in the level “Return to the Graveyard” and implores his help against the evil wizard, Zarok.
In the PlayStation Portable game Death, Jr. you play as the son of Death. While you don’t get to see Death himself, his son is essentially him only shorter.
In the Super Famicon/PlayStation 2 game Romancing SaGa, Death appears as one of the three gods of evil. He lives in the netherworld and acts as the guardian of souls. He also makes deals with anyone that reaches him.
In Mega Man X4, when going through the third stage (“special weapon”) after defeating all the 8 Mavericks/Irregulars once again, either X or Zero (depending on which character the player chose at the start) will face off against their nemesis Sigma. Sigma will take on 3 forms, the first picturing him hovering cloaked in a black cape and wielding a beam scythe.
In “Yakusoku no Chi: Riviera” (“Riviera the Promised Land”) for the Wonderswan Color and Gameboy Advance, Death is the final Accursed. He resides within Mireno Cemetary which is tied close to his character.
In Gauntlet Legends and its sequel Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, Death appears as an enemy that drains your character’s health or experience accompanied by the narrarator’s memorable saying “Use magic to kill Death!”. He can only be destroyed with magic and appears various times in the game.
In the game Feel the Magic: XY/XX, Death appears as an obstacle in the “Magic touch” level. When he appears, the CPR you are performing is halted, and the girl’s health lowers slowly. Death must be poked several times with the stylus to be
In the online Browser RPG Adventure Quest, whenever you die, The Grim Reaper appears and ressurects you, saying that his “Quota of souls has been filled”. He also appears when you actvate the Blade Of Awe’s PowerWord Die. He is also in the Void, and seen in some quests.
In Kingdom Hearts II, a Heartless named Grim Reaper is fought in Port Royal.
Conker’s Bad Fur Day video game (as Gregg, he hates cats, a clear parody of Pratchett’s Cat loving death of the discworld); also seen in the remake, Conker:
Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame features the C’tan Stargod “Nightbringer”, depicted as an immense cloak-wearing entity wielding a scythe, said to be the one who instilled the fear of death in the races of our galaxy
SoulCalibur III video game (not officially in the game, but can be made in the character creation mode of the game)