Conan, formerly Conan: The Dark Axe, is a 2004 action-adventure computer role playing game based on the literary character Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. It was developed by Slovakian developer Cauldron HQ and released for the Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2, and PC only in Europe.
Conan is a third-person action-adventure game with the majority of the action being real time hack and slash combat, though you also have to solve puzzles in the game. The player can acquire up to 14 different weapons and learn new fighting techniques similar to other RPGs. There are over 70 levels, spanning from volcanos to jungles, in which Conan faces 12 bosses and collects pieces of a legendary Atlantean sword.
There is a multiplayer mode, via Xbox Live, where players can compete in 3 modes of play,over 16 different maps. There are 16 different characters to play as, in multiplayer mode.
The events take place in the mythical era from the original books and comics known as the "Hyborian Age". When Conan sees his home village of Grannach burnt to the ground by the mysterious Vulture cult, he begins his quest for revenge against them.