What do you even call this kind of setting?

So there’s this kind of setting I like but I don’t think I’ve seen a name for it.

They start off looking like your typical swords and sorcery setting like Lord of the Rings or old school Legend of Zelda but sooner or later they pull the curtain revealing the magic beings, deities, and such are “just” super science.

It sounds like sci-fi fantasy from what you’re describing. But I could be wrong.


Science Fantasy seems ro be a fairly broad sub-genre it’s in, but it seems to be less a genre and more a case of the trope “Doing In the Wizard”.

For further explanation: Look at this


And probably take a look at this too.