Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching.

Hordes of iconic monsters from Dungeons & Dragons have appeared in video games — Beholders, Mind Flayers, and even Tiamat, the five-headed queen of evil dragons, show up at one time or another. It’s time for some of the lesser-known beasts to shine — and learn more about the famous monsters as well.

D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast released Volo’s Guide to Monsters, its latest guidebook for the renown role-playing game, earlier this month. The tome collects a batch of monsters that reach back to D&D‘s earliest editions, including the long-missing fan favorite Froghemoth.

As I flipped through Volo’s pages, I started to realize how cool it would be to encounter a Froghemoth in a video game. Or a Morkoth — but those creatures have never made the leap from the page and into a PC or console game. So here’s a small collection of cool monsters from the book that have never graced D&D‘s digital counterparts but definitely should.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.