Video Game / Rock of Ages
As crazy as it sounds. Possibly crazier.
Rock beats everything.
— The tagline

Sisyphus... the king who was cursed to spend the rest of his days pushing a giant boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back to the bottom, forcing him to start over again. After many hours of frustration, he gets fed up and decides to rebel against Cronus by rolling his boulder into Cronus' castle in order to escape from Hades and to freedom. From there, Sisyphus and the angry boulder go on a journey throughout the ages of art (from Ancient Greece to Medieval times, all the way up to the Romantic era), meeting powerful historical figures and smashing their defenses to pieces.

This is the story behind Rock of Ages, a game developed by Ace Team (the minds behind the also-very-bizarre Zeno Clash). The objective is to roll your boulder into your opponent's castle gate, while preventing him from destroying your gate by setting up towers, catapults, elephants and other traps to slow him down.

This game has nothing to do with the Def Leppard song or the musical.

This game is getting a sequel in the Fall of 2016, titled Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder.

Tropes used in Rock of Ages:

Tropes used in Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder:

  • 20% More Awesome: The announcement trailer for the game boasts that it is "Now 40% less historically accurate!"