The Picts are an enemy faction from Ryse: Son of Rome, although they are based upon a real group of people the game obviously takes creative liberties and as such the Picts are a feared, warrior race who take to dressing in animal skins and are described by the Britons as "horned men" who rule over a harsh land were "few enter and even fewer return".

The Picts are depicted as savage berserkers who also utilize fear, mistaken as minotaurs by superstitious Romans they were terrible enemies who attacked with axes and swords - unlike other barbarians they were also an opponent that gave Romans a fate worse then death if they captured them, burning them alive in the mythical Wicker Man as a sacrifice to their "pagan gods".