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->''"And after that, it gets even better! Festering, stinking marshlands, far as the eye can see!"''
-->-- '''Gimli''', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''

A distant cousin of JungleJapes and TheLostWoods, but somewhat more waterlogged.

Swamp levels in games tend to be filled with mosquitoes, gators, and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou other hostile wildlife]]. Sticky mud, which makes movement difficult, is also a common feature, as is [[QuicksandSucks quicksand]].

The amount of water in the area may necessitate platforming if the hero [[SuperDrowningSkills can't swim]], and may even turn the area into a [[DownTheDrain water level]] at times if there's enough of it. Alternatively, it may contain GrimyWater, which is either polluted or full of piranhas. Color schemes will invariably be dull yellows, [[RealIsBrown browns, or greens]] in particularly depressing shades.

A RaginCajun can live here.

See also SwampsAreEvil and MuckingInTheMud.

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!!'''Examples:'''

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[[folder: Action]]
* The Bog of the Forgotten in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' on the Island of Creation, home of Euryale's temple.
* The first act of Marahna in ''ActRaiser'' is a [[HailfirePeaks combination]] of this, JungleJapes, and TempleOfDoom. Also, the swamps and [[GrimyWater poisoned lake]] in Bloodpool.
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[[folder: Adventure]]
* The Frog's marsh in ''VideoGame/LegendOfKay''.
* ''Lost in Blue 2'' and ''Lost in Blue 3'' featured a bit of this...
* The third level of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity'', called just "The swamp".
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[[folder: Action/Adventure]]
* Most of the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games have at least one level of this type. The second level of ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'', for example, consisted mostly of a swampy forest filled with mudmen. The second half was a massive pool of quicksand.
* One such level in ''Franchise/StarWars [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight II]]: Jedi Outcast'', where the "jungle" was a huge lake/marsh. Similarly, any Dagobah level in videogame adapations of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' qualifies. The planet also makes an appearance in ''RogueSquadron 3'', as well as ''Star Wars: Demolition'' and ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront II'' .
* Southern Swamp (which surrounds the Deku Palace) from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', as well as Misery Mire in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', Goponga Swamp in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', and the Castor Wilds in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' that [[WalkOnWater required the Pegasus Boots to avoid sinking]].
* Gooey Swamp and a bit of Steamy Marsh in ''FreshlyPickedTinglesRosyRupeeland''.
* Torvus Bog in ''MetroidPrime 2''
* ''Dunmore'' and The ''Misty Swamp'' in ''Zanzarah'' as mentioned in SwampsAreEvil...
* Bogshot in ''Neopets: The Darkest Faerie'' which is mentioned in SwampsAreEvil
* ''Drakan: The Ancients' Gate'' had "Shadowmire"
* A Certain part of Boggy Isle in ''Manga/OnePiece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2''
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[[folder: MMORPG]]
* There are four prominent swamps in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': The Wetlands (which, for a long time, was the scourge of low-level Alliance players travelling between the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor), Dustwallow Marsh (which inexplicably has several towns, most notably Theramore and its leader, Lady Jaina Proudmoore), Swamp of Sorrows and in Outland you have Zangarmarsh, which overlaps with FungusHumongous.
* The planet Huta in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' is a SingleBiomePlanet of polluted swampland.
* Innothule Swamp in ''Videogame/{{EverQuest}}'' and ''Videogame/{{EverQuest II}}'', homeland of the trolls and un-lifted frogloks, as well as lizardmen, skeletons and zombies, and the usual swamp predators.
* [=EverQuest=] also has the Blightfire Moors, which have several swampy sections.
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[[folder: Platformer]]
* Bubblegloop Swamp, the TropeNamer, in ''BanjoKazooie''. Its entrance lobby can be seen in the lower left corner of this page's image. ''Tooie'' features Quagmire and the area outside of Grunty Industries, both industrialized areas full of noxious purple gook inhabited by hungry mutants. Additionally, a stock obstacle in many levels was a swampy area which you couldn't enter, lest you be literally chewed up and spat out by a mutant venus flytrap. What made the obstacle worse was that by all appearances, he enjoyed your taste-he was just spitting you out so he could bite you again later.
* The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games had a few examples, like Krem Quay in Donkey Kong Country 2.
* Being a long-running video game franchise, Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} naturally has examples of this.
** The past version of Quartz Quadrant from VideoGame/SonicCD.
** Also, ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' has Lost Jungle, which picks up where [[JungleJapes Frog Forest]] left off. While Frog Forest took place high in the branches and on the tops of mushrooms that go a mile into the sky, Lost Jungle takes place at the forest floor, where it's a lot wetter. BottomlessPits are [[SuperDrowningSkills directly under the surface of the water]]. It's [[NintendoHard not]] [[ThatOneLevel easy]], unless you're playing with [[TastesLikeDiabetes Team Rose]]. It even has [[FurryConfusion giant frogs]] that summon rain (rain from the green frogs makes the plants grow, creating new paths, but rain from the black ones kills plants), and a [[EverythingTryingToKillYou giant alligator]] that chases you to the end.
* Slightly offbeat platformer ''{{Vexx}}'' had the Neverglades, which combined aspects of a swampy level with a TempleOfDoom.
* Mz. Ruby's voodoo-themed Haiti level in ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus''.
* Boggy Swamp in the [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy first]] ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' game.
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''
** Planet Oozla from ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]''.
** Planet Cobalia from ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools Of Destruction]]''.
** Planet Sarathos from ''[[VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked Deadlocked]]''.
** Planet Morklon from ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]''. [[spoiler: Before Ratchet and Clank travel back in time and set things right, at least.]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has this in the Bubble Breeze Galaxy, where just touching the grimy water causes Mario's gruesome instant death, as well as various other hostile stuff.
** Parts of the [[BubblyClouds Cloudy Court]] and [[BigBoosHaunt Boo Moon Galaxies]] from [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 the sequel]] also take place in a poison swamp.
** World 4 in ''NewSuperMarioBros1'', which has bright purple water that kills Mario on contact, various enemies like spiders that often get in the way, and sections where you have to ride a sea creature called Dorrie (the "swimming beast" from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'''s Hazy Maze Cave) to cross said purple water. World 5 as a forest/swamp with deadly purple water returns in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''. This trope continues with the second half of World 3 in ''NewSuperMarioBros2'' and Soda Jungle (World 5) in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'', which doubles as TheLostWoods.
* The marsh in ''SpyroTheDragon: A Hero's Tail.'' It's also the first world.
** There's also Spooky Swamp in ''Spyro: Year of the Dragon'' and Beast Makers, a whole homeworld of swamp, in the first game.
* Several have appeared throughout the ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' series, considering that the unique mosquitoes are a fairly iconic part of the Rayman universe... These include "The Dream Forest" in 1, "The Marshes of Awakening", "The Bayou", and the "Sanctuary of Rock and Lava" in 2, and the Bog of Murk in 3.
* Planet Bogad from the ''{{Futurama}}'' video game. Bonus points for being based off of [[Franchise/StarWars Dagobah]].
* Pretty much the entirety of ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}'' could be considered this.
* The later levels of the first world in the Wii ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'' are this, after the first few levels are the GreenHillZone.
* The Jungle levels in ''JettRocket,'' which are both jungle-y ''and'' swamp-y. Add in a bit of [[RuinsForRuinsSake ruins-y]] and you're good to go.
* ''{{VideoGame/Bug}}!'' had Splot. Filled with dangerous enemies (especially the [[MoreDakka machine-gun]] snails that were MadeOfIron), DeathCourse sections, [[SuperDrowningSkills insta-kill water]], and the [[ThatOneBoss swamp worm boss]].
* ''VideoGame/AlisiaDragoon'''s Stage 2, complete with a froglike abomination for a boss.
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[[folder: Racing Games]]
* Grabvine Gateway in ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Star Wars Episode I: Racer]]'', which is also JungleJapes.
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[[folder: Roleplaying Games]]
* Deep Darkness in ''Videogame/{{EarthBound}}''.
* The Great Marsh in Pastoria and the route west of it in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Good luck catching Croagunk and Carnivine. A bit of a ThatOneLevel because of your character's tendency to get stuck in deep mud and waste time trying to wiggle out of it.
** Several areas outside Icirrus City in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', including the aptly-named Moor of Icirrus, which [[SlippySlideyIceWorld freezes over]] in the winter.
* Ozette Wetlands in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero'' is this. The actual wetlands are either muddy or rigged with boardwalks to keep your feet (reasonably) dry. It's riddled with electric seals, frogs, giant birds which likely prey on the frogs (and all of them love human flesh equally), and a loli-lovin' octopus.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the Korcari Wilds, the sections of which the player visits consist of swamps dotted with occasional ruins.
* A large amount of the landscape in the Point Lookout expansion for VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} is swamp and full of swamp creatures like the swampfolk and swamplurks. Swampy.
* Taopo Swamp in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age''.
** And Phantasmal Bog in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn''.
* The Swamp of No Hope, Nightshadow Bog and especially The Peat Bog in ''{{Everquest}} II''
* Some areas in ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' are swamps. You can find them in Greece, on the banks of the Nile and in China.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} VI'' has an unnamed swamp region, and ''8'' simply labels its "The Swamp."
* Tramdine Fens in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''
* In {{Inuyasha}}: Secret of the Cursed Mask There was a swamp to trek through in order to find the wolf demon named Koga...
* The Satorl Marsh in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' plays with this trope. During the day, it's this. At night, the trees light up, [[SceneryPorn and you get to see why it's called "the shimmering marsh."]]
* DarkSouls has the [[ScrappyLevel infamous]] Blighttown, which starts with a maze of precarious walkways and works its way down to a floor of thick poisonous muck, populated by persistent flies and goblins with toxic blowdarts, to say a few.
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[[folder: Shoot Em Up]]
* One of the more interesting level designs of ''{{R-Type}} Final'' was Stage 2, which started out as a standard BubblegloopSwamp. However, if you perform certain actions while fighting the boss, the next playthrough changes the climate of the stage. The stage can dry out, eventually becoming a harsh desert, or flood, eventually becoming a frozen sea. Each version (five in all) has an altered variety or layout of enemies. This is explained in the game's database by the boss' ability to alter the climate and temperature.
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[[folder: Shooter]]
* Swamp Fever from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
* The Death Marshes in ''Turok 2: Seeds of Evil'', which has both the River of Souls' GrimyWater, and [[QuicksandSucks Killer Quicksand]] pits.
* The "Fetid Waters" chapter from ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead: OVERKILL''. Complete with raft segments and a swamp-monster like final boss.
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[[folder: Wide Open Sandbox]]
* One of the ten biomes created by {{Minecraft}}'s [[ProceduralGeneration world generator]] is this. It has flat terrain and shallow pools of water containing lily pads able to support your weight. Edible mushrooms are more common here, and trees are overgrown with vines hanging to the ground.
** As of version 1.4, slimes and witches can spawn in swamps.
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[[folder: Non-Video Game]]
* Bograth in the ''MagiNation'' series.
* RealLife version: The Blue Bayou segments of several DisneyThemeParks.
** And the Cartoon Wasteland in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', which is based on Disneyland, has Bog Easy.
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