The bane of arachnophobic gamers everywhere. You go through missions fighting varied hordes of enemies, until you're told a cave needs to be cleared, or a facility has been overrun by some Australia-grade wildlife. You're about to experience a Spider Cave.
Despite the name it doesn't have to involve spiders, merely any sort of abnormally sized bug or insect. Spiders are just the most commonly used type
. The common traits are:
Spider Caves usually have no other type of enemy or very little of them. Aside from the obvious reasons
, they tend to be disliked due to repetitiveness, lack of variety and enemies being Goddamn Bats
- Lair Of The Blind Ones in Turok 2.
- In Diablo 2 there are some with actual spiders in Act 3. Act 2 has numerous ones featuring desert wildlife. Including one with Scarab Demons, who fit the trope name for a different reason.
- The locations "Ant Mound", "Scorpion Burrow (and Scorpion Canyon)" and "Cazador Nest" on Fallout: New Vegas. And the quest "They!" on Fallout3.
- Gaia Online zOMG's Hive World qualifies. It's an instance where a portal drops the players in a cave and wave after wave of enormous alien bugs attack and it only ends when everyone in the party dies.