JRPG Index

A comprehensive list of console JRPGs available in English
NameConsoleDeveloperLucca's Observations
.hack Part 1: InfectionSony PlayStation 2CyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
.hack Part 2: MutationSony PlayStation 2CyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
.hack Part 3: OutbreakSony PlayStation 2CyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
.hack part 4: QuarantineSony PlayStation 2CyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
.hack//G.U. Last RecodeSony PlayStation 4CyberConnect2Combined HD version of the GU trilogy; adds methods to make combat move faster, as well as an additional fourth chapter to conclude the story
.hack//G.U. Vol. 1//RebirthSony PlayStation 2CyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
.hack//G.U. Vol. 2//ReminisceSony PlayStation 2CyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3//RedemptionSony PlayStation 2CyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
.hack//LINKJP Sony PlayStation PortableCyberConnect2ARPG, last game chronologically in the series, lots of characters from past series media, often regarded as the worst game
13 Sentinels: Aegis RimSony PlayStation 4VanillawareA mix of visual novel, RTS, and tower defense gameplay with a Pacific Rim-like flavor; both characters and their mechs can be leveled/upgraded
3D Dot Game HeroesSony PlayStation 3Silicon StudioA voxel ARPG meant to emulate titles of the 80s, with sword customization and leveling
7th DragonNintendo DS JPImageepochSlay some dragons in a traditional turn-based style!
7th Dragon 2020JP Sony PlayStation PortableImageepochSequel to 7th Dragon, a 3D dungeon crawler set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, Hatsune Miku herself makes an appearance
7th Dragon 2020-IIJP Sony PlayStation PortableImageepochAdds a few classes and links to the first game, but otherwise uses a lot of assets and is very similar to its predecessor
7th Dragon III Code: VFDNintendo 3DSSegaThe only game in the 3rd-person dungeon crawling series to make it to the west, keeps party customization and turn-based combat intact
A Healer Only Lives Twice (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Pon Pon GamesA small dungeon crawler where you play as the healer for your AI knight companion, keeping him alive by any means necessary
A Magical High School GirlNintendo SwitchIlluCalabA roguelike with magic crafting and casting, but lots of repetition in dungeon and enemy design
A Witch's TaleNintendo DSHit Maker/Nippon IchiBland gameplay with a twisted Halloween aesthetic and public domain characters
A.W.: Phoenix Festa (delisted)Sony PlayStation VitaAplus/Bandai NamcoBased on the anime adaptation of the Asterisk War light novel series, is more of a 3D anime arena fighter/visual novel hybrid
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4KadokawaSee Vita
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaKadokawaEssentially a sequel to Lost Song but with some crossover characters, time travel shenanigans, and the same boring ARPG gameplay
Advance Guardian HeroesNintendo Gameboy AdvanceTreasureSequel to Guardian Heroes, with similar beat-em-up gameplay but more platforming and characters
Advance Wars: Days of RuinNintendo DSIntelligent SystemsA more post-apocalyptic setting than pervious entries, individual units can level up in combat (though the effect only lasts for one map)
Advance Wars: Dual StrikeNintendo DSIntelligent SystemsIncorporates leveling of commanding officers to the army tactics game
Adventure Bar Story (DL only)Nintendo 3DSRideonRaise your levels as an adventurer (by eating) and as a barkeep (by bartending and gathering materials)! Localization is lacking in the charm depatment
Adventure Labyrinth Story (DL only)Nintendo 3DSRideonNot the most impressive roguelike dungeon-crawl, but solid enough
Adventures of Mana (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaMCF3D remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, the first Mana game; only has a male playable character but allows for easy equipment switching
Adventures to Go!Sony PlayStation PortableGlobal A EntertainmentIsometric turn-based dungeon crawler of sorts where you set the parameters for the adventures you go on; gameplay is not very inventive
Adventures to Go! (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGlobal A EntertainmentSee PSP
Aedis Eclipse: Generation of ChaosSony PlayStation PortableIdea FactorySequel to Generation of Chaos, similar SRPG-adjacent gameplay; movement is done in a board game-like fashion and combat plays out automatically
Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaIdea FactorySee PSP
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultSony PlayStation 3AcquireReal-time tactical defense, where leveling weaponry and commander units is crucial
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultSony PlayStation 4AcquireSee PS3
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultSony PlayStation VitaAcquireSee PS3
Akiba's BeatSony PlayStation 4AcquireSee Vita
Akiba's BeatSony PlayStation VitaAcquireSuccessor to Akiba's Trip, follows a more traditional ARPG separate-battle-area style of gameplay, way less ecchi than the game that came before it
Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedSony PlayStation 3AcquireFanservice-heavy ARPG where removing the clothes of vampires is the only way to defeat them
Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedSony PlayStation 4AcquireSee PS3
Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedSony PlayStation VitaAcquireSee PS3
Albert Odyssey: Legend of EldeanSega SaturnSunSoftCute sprites, plays differently than the SFC versions- this one is more of a gaiden
AlcahestJP Super FamicomHAL LaboratoryARPG featuring item-based stat growth and a password system rather than traditional saves
Alphadia (DL only)Nintendo 3DSExe-CreateTries to do some neat things with magic element types and combinations, but ultimately is just another Kemco game
Alphadia Genesis (DL only)Nintendo Wii UExe-CreateAnother Kemco stinker, but at least this one has 3D battle graphics?
Alphadia Genesis (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Wii U
Alphadia Genesis (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Alphadia Genesis (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Wii U
AlundraSony PlayStationMatrix SoftwareSpiritual successor to Landstalker (GEN), ARPG featuring dreamwalking and platforming
Alundra (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Matrix SoftwareSee PSX
Alundra (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableMatrix SoftwareSee PSX
Alundra (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaMatrix SoftwareSee PSX
Alundra 2: A New Legend BeginsSony PlayStationMatrix SoftwareStandalone sequel, more lighthearted than the first, but similar gameplay
Alvastia ChroniclesSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Alvastia Chronicles (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Alvastia Chronicles (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateKemco's sort-of answer to Suikoden, with a large cast of recruitable characters, a lot of which can fight on screen; otherwise predictably bland
Alvastia Chronicles (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Ambition of the Slimes (DL only)Nintendo SwitchAltair Works/Flyhigh WorksSee 3DS
Ambition of the Slimes (DL only)Nintendo 3DSAltair Works/Flyhigh WorksAn SRPG where you play as slimes and use them to control the good guys
Ancient Magic: Bazoo! Mahou SekaiJP Super FamicomHot-BGeneric turn-based affair with male/female protagonists with an emphasis on magic
Another BibleJP Nintendo GameboyDiceCute little SRPG, spinoff of the Last Bible series
Antiquia LostSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Antiquia LostSony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateA Kemco game starring a princess made of slime (who increases her stats depending on the monsters she fights) and her humdrum companions
Antiquia Lost (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Antiquia Lost (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Ape QuestSony PlayStation PortableShiftIt's a JRPG with the monkeys from Ape Escape- enough said
Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn StarSony PlayStation VitaGustContains all DLC, adds 3 more characters to purify, a tutorial, and more costumes
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn StarSony PlayStation 3GustPrequel to the Ar Tonelico series with similar songstress protection and mental deep-dive mechanics
Ar tonelico II: Melody of MetafalicaSony PlayStation 2GustBattle system different from the first, but the premise remains the same
Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar CielSony PlayStation 3GustSwitch in gameplay to real-time battles, songstresses become more powerful after removing clothes (sigh)
Ar tonelico: Melody of ElemiaSony PlayStation 2GustTurn-based battles, platforming dungeons, some VN elements- protect the singers!
Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-oJP Super FamicomPandora BoxApparently rushed toward the end of development
Arc of AlchemistNintendo SwitchCompile HeartSee PS4
Arc of Alchemist (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Compile HeartA humdrum ARPG with character progression partially tied to a base-building system
Arc Rise FantasiaNintendo WiiImageepochLazy English voice acting, but a decent turn-based RPG otherwise
Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad CollectionSony PlayStationG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentCollected SRPG series, contains Arc the Lad I, II, III, and Arc Arena
Arc the Lad II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
Arc the Lad: End of DarknessSony PlayStation 2Cattle CallRadical shift in gameplay to an ARPG, had online multiplayer, widely panned
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the SpiritsSony PlayStation 2Cattle CallStill tactical, but circular-based movement rather than grids
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Cattle CallSee PS2
ArcanaSuper NintendoHAL LaboratoryCard-focused 1st-person dungeon crawl
Archlion Saga (DL only)Nintendo SwitchHit-PointSame plot you've heard a million times over; in combat all characters have a shared health pool and all attack at once
ArethaJP Super FamicomJapan Art MediaA sequel to the Game Boy trilogy of the same name, neat multidirectional turn-based combat
Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na TabiJP Super FamicomJapan Art MediaPretty similar to the first
Arle no Bouken: Mahou no JewelJP Nintendo GameboyCompileA monster-training game; monster-summoning cards can be enhanced
Arslan: The Warriors of LegendSony PlayStation 4Omega ForceA musou based on the Arslan anime with rapid weapon switching, a variety of playable characters, and equippable skills to break up monotony
Arslan: The Warriors of LegendXBOX OneOmega ForceSee PS4
Artifact Adventure Gaiden DXNintendo SwitchBluffman GamesGame Boy-like aesthetic with a generally non-linear world; player choices affect game progession in significant fashion
Asdivine Cross (DL only)Nintendo 3DSExe-CreateIf you've played a Kemco RPG before, you've played this one
Asdivine DiosSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine Dios (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine Dios (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateRelated to Asdivine Hearts, but abandons the gem-based character customization in favor of weapon fusion; the main character is the world's creator deity
Asdivine Dios (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine HeartsSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Asdivine HeartsSony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateSee Wii U
Asdivine Hearts (DL only)Nintendo Wii UExe-CreateIt's Kemco, keep those expectations low
Asdivine Hearts (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Wii U
Asdivine Hearts (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Exe-CreateIt's Kemco, so don't expect too much out of it, but it does have a neat character enhancement system
Asdivine Hearts (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Wii U
Asdivine Hearts IISony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine Hearts II (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine Hearts II (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateDirect sequel to Asdivine Hearts featuring the same cast and same tired gameplay constraints
Asdivine Hearts II (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine KamuraSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee XBO
Asdivine KamuraXBOX OneExe-CreateMore Kemco playing with the Asdivine series; has some summonable creatures, but you've seen it all before
Asdivine Kamura (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee XBO
Asdivine Menace (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine Menace (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Asdivine Menace (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateDirect sequel to Asdivine Dios; if you played it you've played this one
Asdivine Menace (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Asuncia: Matsue no JubakuJP Sony PlayStationE.O. ImaginationRandomly generated maps with a score-based objective, sort of an SRPG?
Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera IslandNintendo DSGustThe first traditional Atelier game to come to the States - lots of crafting and time management as expected
Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGustAdds all DLC, the ability to swap characters at any time, more costumes, enemies, and a new difficulty mode
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of DuskSony PlayStation 3GustFirst in the Dusk storyline, lots of endings, lots of alchemy
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4GustAdds fast travel and sped-up combat to the Plus version of the game
Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk SkySony PlayStation VitaGustAdds all DLC, superbosses, characters, and expands on the romantic/platonic relationship between the protagonists
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk SkySony PlayStation 3GustSecond in Dusk storyline, each of the two different protagonists has a different playstyle
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4GustAdds fast travel/combat and formerly preorder-only costumes
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious JourneySony PlayStation 4GustSecond game in the Mysterious storyline; time limit exists for initial alchemy certification exam, alchemy can be done at a portable atelier
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGustSee PS4
Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of DestinySony PlayStation 2GustMore item synthesis, two switchable protagonists
Atelier iris 3: Grand PhantasmSony PlayStation 2GustFewer party members, but more customizable as a result
Atelier Iris: Eternal ManaSony PlayStation 2GustFirst localized Atelier game- you know the drill- turn-based combat and loads of item synthesis
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of ArlandNintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of ArlandSony PlayStation 4GustSequel to the Arland games; callbacks are present throughout; no time limit; using particular items in alchemy will make the resultant item stronger
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsNintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsSony PlayStation 4GustThird game in the Mysterious trilogy; combat is turn-based and revolves around pairs of characters cooperating
Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGustAdds all DLC, a new ending, and a new dressing room feature to change costumes in
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of ArlandSony PlayStation 3GustThird game in Arland storyline, adds complexity to the battle system with turn manipulation
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4GustAdds fast travel/combat as well as story sequences to the Plus version
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of ArlandSony PlayStation 3GustEnhanced version of the original with reworked 3D models, new dungeons, and more time to craft
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGustSee PS3
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of ArlandSony PlayStation 3GustFirst in Arland storyline, time and item management important as always, first 3D Atelier game
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4GustAdds fast travel/combat and a formerly preorder-only costume
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret HideoutNintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret HideoutSony PlayStation 4GustNo time limit, drastically changes combat to a more real-time format (with AI party members), heavy character focus
Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk SeaSony PlayStation VitaGustAdds all DLC, new costumes, superbosses, and brings over characters from other Atelier games to flesh out the story
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk SeaSony PlayStation 3GustThird in Dusk storyline, no time limit, two different protagonists, and a ton of items regardless
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4GustAdds fast travel/combat and formerly preorder-only costumes
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious BookSony PlayStation 4GustFirst game in the Mysterious storyline; reworks the process of alchemy to be somewhat puzzle-based, adds a weather system that can affect combat and item gathering
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGustSee PS4
Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of ArlandSony PlayStation VitaGustAdds all DLC, new recipes, costumes, and dungeons
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of ArlandSony PlayStation 3GustSecond in Arland storyline, same as ever otherwise
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4GustAdds fast travel/combat and a formerly preorder-only costume
Avalon CodeNintendo DSMatrix SoftwareOffbeat ARPG focusing on changing the properties of items to solve puzzles
Away: Shuffle DungeonNintendo DSArtoon/MistwalkerUnique spin on the mystery dungeon rogue-like format: each of the two screens is randomized and will shuffle after a time
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden AxeSega Game GearAspect/SegaSide-scrolling ARPG; no leveling but magic pots can be used to upgrade skills
Ayakashi no ShiroJP Nintendo GameboySetaFirst-person dungeon crawler, nothing to write home about
Azure DreamsNintendo GameboyKCENMore dungeons, less town-building and dating than the PSX version
Azure DreamsSony PlayStationKonamiRoguelike with town building, romancing, and familiar collecting
Bahamut LagoonJP Super FamicomSquareSquare's oft-forgotten SRPG child, divine spritework
Bahamut SenkiJP Sega MegaDriveSegaA fantasy war simulator with 8 different armies to choose from; units can rank up and become stronger, combat is both turn-based and real-time
BaroqueNintendo WiiStingThird-person randomized dungeon crawler, eating flesh and hearts restores health and vitality!
BaroqueSony PlayStation 2StingMorbid, dark rogue-like
Baten Kaitos OriginsNintendo GameCubeTri-Crescendo/Monolith SoftSimilar card combat, but now all characters draw from the same deck
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost OceanNintendo GameCubeTri-CrescendoA curious take on card-based combat, poor quality voice acting
Battle HunterSony PlayStationSuccessSRPG of sorts with card-based movement and attack
Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SuccessSee PSX
Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSuccessSee PSX
Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSuccessSee PSX
Battle Princess of Arcadias (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3ApollosoftSide-scrolling beat-em up with a cutesy art style; both army conflicts and siege battles appear in addition
Berserk and the Band of the HawkSony PlayStation 4Omega ForceA Berserk musou; story mode is almost entirely limited to Guts as a playable character, follows the manga from the Golden Age to the Hawk of the Millennium Empire arcs
Beta Bloc (PAL/JP only)Sony PlayStation 2TamsoftArkanoid/RPG hybrid, if that can be believed
Beta Bloc (PAL/JP only)Sony PlayStation PortableTamsoftSee PS2
Beyond OasisSega GenesisAncientTop-down ARPG, level/rank is based on the number of hearts you collect
Beyond the BeyondSony PlayStationCamelot1st turn-based JRPG to be localized, also the lamest
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another StoryJP Super FamicomAngelAdorable digitized voices, Senshi combo attacks, what's not to love?
Black Rock Shooter: The Game (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableImageepochARPG with a ton of shooting (duh) and a mission-based structure
Black Rock Shooter: The Game (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaImageepochSee PSP
Blade Dancer: Lineage of LightSony PlayStation PortableHit MakerRun-of-the-mill turn-based JRPG, equipment management is important, you use the moon's energy to allow you to use powerful combat abilities
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaHit MakerSee PSP
Bladestorm: NightmareSony PlayStation 4Omega ForceSee XBO
Bladestorm: NightmareXBOX OneOmega ForceAdds a new story mode with heavy fantasy elements (goblins, dragons, etc); also adds support skills for generic troops
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' WarSony PlayStation 3Omega ForceA RTS/musou with a rock-paper-scissors-like element to squad types (which can each be leveled), takes place in an alt-historical version of France/England
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' WarXBOX 360Omega ForceSee PS3
Blazing Souls (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaIdea FactoryAKA Blazing Souls: Accelate, see PSP
Blazing Souls: AccelateSony PlayStation PortableIdea FactorySPRG; a port of a JP-only PS2 game set after the true ending of Spectral Souls II, a non-linear storyline
Bleach: The 3rd PhantomNintendo DSTom CreateAn SRPG with relationship-building elements, spinoff story written by Tite Kubo himself
Blood of BahamutNintendo DS JPThink & FeelGiant monster-slaying ARPG with mission-based structure
BloodborneSony PlayStation 4FromSoftwareVictorian Gothic-flavored Dark Souls; similarly punishing ARPG gameplay with similar soul/blood collection to level stat mechanics
Bloodstained: Ritual of the NightNintendo SwitchArtPlaySee XBO
Bloodstained: Ritual of the NightSony PlayStation 4ArtPlaySee XBO
Bloodstained: Ritual of the NightXBOX OneArtPlayIga doing what Iga does (arguably) best: Metroidvanias; it's not Castlevania, but it's about as close as you'll get these days
Bloody Warriors: Shango no GyakushuuJP Nintendo FamicomMicronics/Toei AnimationEven translated, the health counter for enemies makes no sense. Pretty short too.
Blue DragonXBOX 360Mistwalker/ArtoonElementary JRPG with a killer boss theme and a job system
Blue Dragon PlusNintendo DSBrownie Brown/feelplusRTSRPG sequel to Blue Dragon, adorable spritework
Blue Dragon: Awakened ShadowNintendo DSTri-CrescendoARPG with a customizable protagonist, Shu and the gang are AI-controlled party members
Blue ReflectionSony PlayStation 4GustPart slice-of-life, part magical girl game; leveling is done by allocating growth points into various stats; turn-based combat
Boktai 2: Solar Boy DjangoNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCEJThey done did it again, but now the sunlight also works as a form of currency!
Boktai: The Sun Is In Your HandNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCEJThat crazy Kojima made an ARPG where you have to use actual UV rays to power your weapons!
Bomberman TournamentNintendo Gameboy AdvanceAmbleA Bomberman ARPG where you level Pokemon-like creatures that give you abilities
Bomberman WarsJP Sony PlayStationMetro CorporationSRPG with Bomberman flair, different types of units have different bomb-placing abilities (which can be increased)
Bonds of the SkiesNintendo SwitchHit-PointSee 3DS
Bonds of the SkiesSony PlayStation 4Hit-PointSee 3DS
Bonds of the Skies (DL only)Nintendo 3DSHit-PointAnother Kemco RPG, albeit a really, really easy one
Bonds of the Skies (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaHit-PointSee 3DS
Bonds of the Skies (DL only)XBOX OneHit-PointSee 3DS
Brain LordSuper NintendoProduceARPG featuring dungeon puzzles and little monsters that follow you
BrandishSuper NintendoFalcom/KoeiTop-down dungeon crawl, the only entry in the series to be localized
Brandish 2: The Planet BusterJP Super FamicomFalcomSimilar top-down dungeon crawling as the first
Brandish: The Dark Revenant (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableFalcom3D remake of the original Brandish with an extra storyline from the villain's perspective, punishing but fair gameplay
Brandish: The Dark Revenant (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PSP
Brave Dungeon (DL only)Nintendo 3DSInside SystemTop-down dungeon crawler, featuring a class system and item crafting, along with turn-based battles; very sparse story
Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story: Combat?Nintendo SwitchInside SystemA remastered version of the 3DS dungeon crawler and a card battling game with lots of auto battle (cards can have their stats increased)
Brave Fencer MusashiSony PlayStationSquareARPG with day/night cycle, elemental sword attacks
Brave ProveJP Sony PlayStationData WestGeneric ARPG, but anything translated is a plus
Brave Story: New TravelerSony PlayStation PortableGame RepublicBased on a novel/manga, standard turn-based gameplay, semi-obnoxious onomatopoeia effects during combat
Bravely DefaultNintendo 3DSSilicon StudioVery old-school Final Fantasy-flavored; a job system and turn-based combat that utilizes an action point-like system to take multiple actions in a turn or build up future actions
Bravely Second: End LayerNintendo 3DSSilicon StudioDespite the name confusion, this game is a direct sequel to Bravely Default; combat is largely similar but adds chaining battles to gain more XP
Breath of FireSuper NintendoCapcomCapcom's take on the traditional JRPG with a lot of dragons
Breath of FireNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomIt's Ryu, but on a tinier screen!
Breath of Fire (NSO)Nintendo SwitchCapcomSee SNES
Breath of Fire (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee SNES
Breath of Fire IISuper NintendoCapcomDirect sequel to BoF I
Breath of Fire IINintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomMore polished than the SNES version, but gives up graphically in the process
Breath of Fire II (NSO)Nintendo SwitchCapcomSee SNES
Breath of Fire II (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee SNES
Breath of Fire IIISony PlayStationCapcomMore Ryu, but with more dragon forms! Intoduces the Master System and Faerie Town features
Breath of Fire III (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableCapcomSlightly enhanced port of the original, with improved music and some minor tweaks to graphics and gameplay
Breath of Fire III (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaCapcomSee PSP
Breath of Fire IVSony PlayStationCapcomEven more Ryu, pretty sprites, and a new combo system
Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3CapcomSee PSX
Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableCapcomSee PSX
Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaCapcomSee PSX
Breath of Fire: Dragon QuarterSony PlayStation 2CapcomHeavily criticized for requiring multiple playthroughs
Brigandine: Grand EditionJP Sony PlayStationHearty RobinAn enhanced, expanded version of Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena
Brigandine: The Legend of ForsenaSony PlayStationHearty RobinSRPG with upkeep and semi-RTS elements
Brigandine: The Legend of RunersiaNintendo SwitchMatrix SoftwareSRPG with multiple warring factions to choose from, combat is done in hex grids; managing the overall battle map is important
Brigandine: The Legend of RunersiaSony PlayStation 4Matrix SoftwareSee Switch
CadashSega GenesisTaitoSide-scrolling ARPG with multiplayer potential
CadashTurboGrafx-16TaitoMore playable characters than the GEN version, multiplayer available
Car Battler JoeNintendo Gameboy AdvanceAncientExactly as the title implies - you level up your car in demolition derby-style matches
Caravan Stories (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Aiming Inc.Formerly a JP-only mobile MMORPG with gacha hero recruitment mechanics and heavy emphasis on auto-combat
Castlevania II: Simon's QuestNintendo NESKonamiSurprise! Contains a day/night system and XP/leveling
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)Nintendo Wii UKonamiSee NES
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)Nintendo 3DSKonamiSee NES
Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4KonamiAn upscaled version of The Dracula X Chronicles, including all improvements present
Castlevania: Aria of SorrowNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCETMetroidvania with the addition of collecting enemy souls to augment abilities
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (VC)Nintendo Wii UKCETSee GBA
Castlevania: Circle of the MoonNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCEKMetroidvania with a dual card system to customize abilities
Castlevania: Curse of DarknessSony PlayStation 2KonamiHacky-slashy-spooky, uses items to increase stats
Castlevania: Curse of DarknessXBOXKonami3D ARPG - level Hector's stats with items and his familiars with good ol' XP
Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowNintendo DSKonamiMetroidvania direct sequel to Aria of Sorrow with a more anime design aesthetic, requires the stylus to draw symbols
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3KonamiMassive crossover metroidvania with local multiplayer and character growth based on equipment
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)XBOX 360KonamiLarge-scale Metroidvania crossover with an emphasis on online co-op, stats based on gear and skill grinding
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)XBOX OneKonamiSee PS3
Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCETMetroidvania with room decorating and traveling between dimensions to progress
Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaNintendo DSKonamiLast of the DS Metroidvanias, featuring a glyph combination system to customize movement and combat abilities
Castlevania: Portrait of RuinNintendo DSKonamiMetroidvania with highly varied level design and two switchable playable protagonists - CHARLOTTEJONATHANCHARLOTTE
Castlevania: Symphony of the NightSony PlayStationKonamiTHE Metroidvania
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (DL only)XBOX 360KonamiMostly the same as the PSX version, but removes FMV cutscenes
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KonamiSee PSX
Castlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesSony PlayStation PortableKonamiContains a remade version of Rondo of Blood and an unlockable version of Symphony of the Night with dialogue translation closer to the original Japanese
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaKonamiSee PSP
Cave NoireJP Nintendo GameboyKonamiRoguelike - higher level quests start you off with better stats
Cave Story (DL only)Nintendo 3DSStudio Pixel/NicalisSee DS
Cave Story (DSiWare)Nintendo DSStudio Pixel/NicalisA platforming-heavy metroidvania created by a one-man development team; taking damage loses XP for weapons
Cave Story 3DNintendo 3DSStudio Pixel/NicalisRenders the original game with 3D graphics, throws in crossover content/references, adds a dynamic camera and additional level
Chaos Rings (delisted, DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionTurn-based combat is done in two-person parties where they can attack separately or together (and take potential damage likewise)
Chaos Seed: Fuusui KairoukiJP Super FamicomNeverlandLots of resource management! Multiple endings!
Chaos WarsSony PlayStation 2Idea FactorySRPG with the best English voice acting known to man
Chaos WorldJP Nintendo FamicomNatsumeNeat auto-battle system
Chester Field: Ankoku Shin e no ChousenJP Nintendo FamicomVic TokaiLight on text, hilarious walking animation, very platformy
Children of ManaNintendo DSNex EntertainmentBeautiful graphics, but otherwise a repetitive randomized dungeon-crawling ARPG
Chocobo no Fushigi na DungeonJP Sony PlayStationSquareChocobo's first roguelike experience with some town-building elements; spells are leveled with repeated use
Chocobo's Dungeon 2Sony PlayStationSquareMystery Dungeon, but with 100% more Kweh
Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! (DL only)Nintendo SwitchRocket Studio Inc./Square EnixSee PS4
Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Rocket Studio Inc./Square EnixEnhanced version of FF Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, adds recruitable buddies, new jobs for the titular chocobo, and some features from the JP-only DS port of the game
Chou-Mahou Tairiku WozzJP Super FamicomRed Company Corporation8 playable characters, branching storylines, invention systems- this game truly tries to do it all!
Chrono CrossSony PlayStationSquareMasterful soundtrack, confusingly related to Chrono Trigger
Chrono Cross (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Chrono Cross (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Chrono Cross (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Chrono TriggerSuper NintendoSquareA shining example of the genre as a whole, a time-travel story done right
Chrono TriggerNintendo DSSquare Enix/ToseIf you must play a version of this game (and you must), this one is a good choice- it has extra cut content!
Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Tose/SquareSee PSX
Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableTose/SquareSee PSX
Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaTose/SquareSee PSX
Chronus ArcNintendo SwitchHit-PointSee 3DS
Chronus ArcSony PlayStation 4Hit-PointSee 3DS
Chronus ArcSony PlayStation VitaHit-PointSee 3DS
Chronus Arc (DL only)Nintendo 3DSHit-PointMore Kemco fare, this one encourages insane amouns of grinding with random difficulty spikes
Chronus Arc (DL only)XBOX OneHit-PointSee 3DS
CIMA: The EnemyNintendo Gameboy AdvanceNeverlandARPG of sorts- can level up weapons and armor while controlling Lemmings-like civilians
ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku!Sony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiSee Vita
ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiRetro-styled dungeon crawling like its predecessors, with lots of classes to choose from and many randomized elements
ClaDun x2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableSystem Prisma/Nippon IchiMore dungeon-crawling/RPG Maker hybrid goodness!
Cladun x2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSystem Prisma/Nippon IchiSee PSP
Cladun: This is an RPG (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableSystem Prisma/Nippon IchiA top-down randomized dungeon crawler that also acts as a desconstruction of sorts by allowing the player to make their character and the boss
Cladun: This is an RPG (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSystem Prisma/Nippon IchiSee PSP
Class of HeroesSony PlayStation PortableZerodivFirst-person dungeon-crawler with highly customizable party members, and balancing compatibility between members is important
Class of Heroes 2Sony PlayStation PortableZerodivPlays similarly to the first, but adds more character classes
Class of Heroes 2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaZerodivSee PSP
Class of Heroes 2GSony PlayStation 3ZerodivEnhanced version of the PSP first-person dungeon crawler with more skills/party members/dungeons
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.Nintendo 3DSIntelligent SystemsA steampunky, comic book-styled game with gameplay similar to Valkyria Chronicles (SRPG with third-person shooting perspective/attacking), lots of public domain characters
Code of PrincessNintendo 3DSStudio SaizensenSide-scrolling beat-em-up with XP and leveling, fairly similar to Guardian Heroes, has a story mode as well as additional bonus scenarios
Code of Princess EXNintendo SwitchStudio SaisenzenOverall improvement from the original; adds more playable characters, story co-op mode, a streamlined skill system, and other QoL changes
Code VeinSony PlayStation 4Bandai NamcoThink Dark Souls, but more anime and with post-apocalyptic vampires
Code VeinXBOX OneBandai NamcoSee PS4
Collection of ManaNintendo SwitchM2/SquareBrings together the original versions of the first three Mana games along with UI QoL additions; first appearance of a localized Trials of Mana
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend (DL only)Nintendo SwitchM2/SquareA collection of the original versions of the first three SaGa games along with UI/QoL additions/improvements
Colosseum: Road to FreedomSony PlayStation 2GoshowA gladiator simulator is a bit of a strange choice to make an ARPG about, but here we are-
Columbus: Ougon no YoakeJP Nintendo FamicomTomyNaval combat and quasi-historical themes! Sketch af!
Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsNintendo 3DSSpike ChunsoftThird-person dungeon crawling and some heavy dating sim elements, including "classmating" with fellow students to have "children" with strong powers
Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsSony PlayStation VitaSpike ChunsoftSee 3DS
Conception Plus: Maidens of the Twelve StarsSony PlayStation 4Spike ChunsoftA remake of the first Conception game; increasing your bond with different women to produce "children" who will become your allies in battle
ContactNintendo DSGrasshopper ManufactureA fourth-wall breaking ARPG with a costume-based skill system and stats gained in real-time by taking specific actions
Cosmic Fantasy 2TurboGrafx-CDLaser SoftStandard JRPG, major selling point for the TGCD, enemies only use basic attacks
Cosmo Police GalivanJP Nintendo FamicomNihon BussanPlatformer ARPG - Metroidvania before metroidvanias were a thing
Criminal Girls 2: Party FavorsSony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiSame skeezy gameplay loop with new characters
Criminal Girls: Invite OnlySony PlayStation VitaImageepochTurn-based combat where each girl will only accept commands if she is "motivated" enough through minigames, which is exactly as thinly-veiled perverse as it sounds
Crimson SeaXBOXKoeiMusou-like with a sci-fi theme, some shooting elements, party members, weapon XP
Crimson Sea 2Sony PlayStation 2KoeiSci-fi musou-like with weapon/magic XP, multiplayer, and a non-linear mission structure
Crimson Sea 2 (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KoeiSee PS2
Crimson Shroud (DL only)Nintendo 3DSNex EntertainmentHeavily D&D-inspired, down to the dice rolling! Characters do not level, but can upgrade skills and equipment
Crimson TearsSony PlayStation 2Dream Factory3D beat-em-up/randomized dungeon crawler hybrid
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VIISony PlayStation PortableSquare EnixARPG featuring not-Cloud in a prequel to FFVII, slot machines can affect the tide of battle, mission-based structure
Cross EdgeSony PlayStation 3Compile HeartCrossover RPG with characters from Darkstalkers and Disgaea among others, combo-based gameplay, loads of technical issues
Crystal Beans: From Dungeon ExplorerJP Super FamicomBirthday/Hudson SoftStraightforward ARPG gameplay, hidden playable characters, leveling stats through gems
Crystal DefendersSony PlayStation 3Square EnixFinal Fantasy-themed tower defense, cute spritework, unit management and leveling is important
Crystal DefendersXBOX 360Square EnixA Final Fantasy-themed tower defense game where leveling units is crucial to survival
Crystal Defenders (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableSquare EnixFinal Fantasy tower defense game set in Ivalice using classes from FFTA2. strategy involves leveling units
Crystal Ortha (DL only)Nintendo SwitchHit-PointKemco returns yet again; there are no items in-game and only 5 skills can be equipped per character; perks help in balancing the very frequent combat
Crystal Ortha (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Hit-PointSee Switch
Crystal Ortha (DL only)XBOX OneHit-PointSee Switch
Crystal WarriorsSega Game GearSegaPretty standard SRPG for the time
Crystal Warriors (VC)Nintendo 3DSSegaSee GG
CrystalisNintendo NESSNKTop-down ARPG, fairly grindy for the time
CrystalisNintendo GameboyNintendoA remake of the original, with greater difficulty and story changes
Crystalis (NSO)Nintendo SwitchSNKSee NES
Crystar (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4GemdropsAn ARPG about escaping from purgatory using the power of crying to purify souls and obtain equipment
Crystareino (DL only)Nintendo 3DSHit-PointA bit better than your average Kemco game- lots of recruitable characters and a job sytem in this one
Cubivore: Survival of the FittestNintendo GameCubeSaru Brunei/Intelligent SystemsA game about raising cubes like animals and making them fight and mutate
Culdcept RevoltNintendo 3DSOmiya SoftIt's like Monopoly, if instead of houses you could leave behind monsters that you level up; also has player ranks/levels
Custom RoboJP N64Noise Inc.First game in the robot customizing (hah) and fighting series; upgrades to robots are bought rather than earned
Custom Robo ArenaNintendo DSNoise Inc.Go to school, build your robot, and battle using it in arena-styled ARPG combat!
Cyber KnightJP Super FamicomAdvance Communication CompanySRPG/turn-based hybrid combat, also: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE exploration
Cyber Knight II: Chikyuu Teikoku no YabouJP Super FamicomAtelier Double/Group SNESimilar gameplay but massive graphical leap over the first
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses OnlineSony PlayStation 4Compile Heart/Idea Factory/TamsoftAnother ARPG starring the Neptune crew, made to mimic an MMO; same problems of reused assets apply; humor is still as tongue-in-cheek as ever
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot TaisenJP Nintendo FamicomWinkysoftFeatures original design robots that would become the cornerstone of the Original Generation series
Dai-3-Ji Super Robot TaisenJP Super FamicomWinkysoftFirst in the series to have a branching storyline
Daikaijuu MonogatariJP Super FamicomBirthday/Hudson SoftHidden characters and adorable sprites!
Damascus Dear: Operation Tokyo HD EditionSony PlayStation 4AplusSee Vita, but prettier
Damascus Gear: Operation OsakaSony PlayStation VitaAplusDoesn't change much from the first game, but does add pilot skill points which can further enhance statistics
Damascus Gear: Operation Osaka HD EditionSony PlayStation 4AplusSee Vita, but prettier
Damascus Gear: Operation Osaka HD Edition (DL only)Nintendo SwitchAplusSee Vita, but prettier
Damascus Gear: Operation TokyoSony PlayStation VitaAplusAn isometric dungeon crawler of sorts where you pilot a mech to complete missions, which give you parts to upgrade your stats with
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition (DL only)Nintendo SwitchAplusSee Vita, but prettier
Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada (DL only)Nintendo SwitchOnion GamesVery fourth wall-breaking; completing roguelike dungeons via pathing elements not only improves that character, but the person that made him
Dark CloudSony PlayStation 2Level-5ARPG with roguelike elements and town building; no traditional XP (though weapons do level)
Dark Cloud (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Level-5See PS2
Dark Cloud 2Sony PlayStation 2Level-5Similar to the first but with less playable characters, more involved town-building
Dark Cloud 2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Level-5See PS2
Dark HalfJP Super FamicomWest OneItem-based leveling system; also, spoiler alert (not really): You play the antagonist!
Dark Law: Meaning of DeathJP Super FamicomSakata SASSuper duper hard! Also featuring rudimentary 3D!
Dark LordJP Nintendo FamicomData EastMix of overhead and turn-based combat
Dark Rose ValkyrieSony PlayStation 4Compile HeartTurn-based combat with turn manipulation features; some visual novel elements including sniffing out a traitor amongst your ranks
Dark SaviorSega SaturnClimaxSequel to Landstalker (GEN), an ARPG with fighting game-like combat and isometric platforming
Dark SoulsSony PlayStation 3FromSoftwarePrepare to die! A lot! Super-challenging ARPG combat and dungeon delving, successor to Demon's Souls
Dark SoulsXBOX 360FromSoftwareSpiritual successor to Demon's Souls, where multitudes learned to die and die again
Dark Souls IISony PlayStation 3FromSoftwareMore Dark Souls = more death
Dark Souls IIXBOX 360FromSoftwareSet in the same universe as the first game, with similarly punishing 3rd-person ARPG gameplay
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinSony PlayStation 3FromSoftwareEnhanced/remastered version of Dark Souls II with better AI
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinSony PlayStation 4FromSoftwareSee PS3
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinXBOX 360FromSoftwareThe definitive edition of Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinXBOX OneFromSoftwareSee PS3
Dark Souls IIISony PlayStation 4FromSoftwareSee XBO
Dark Souls IIIXBOX OneFromSoftwareMore ways to die and keep dying; combat is overall more fluid than previous games, an MP-like system is introduced
Dark Souls: RemasteredNintendo SwitchFromSoftwareSee XBO
Dark Souls: RemasteredSony PlayStation 4FromSoftware/QLOCSee XBO
Dark Souls: RemasteredXBOX OneFromSoftware/QLOCIncludes all DLC and some QoL improvements, but otherwise largely unchanged (besides visually)
Dark WizardSega CDH.I.C.SRPG with night/day, alignment systems
Dawn of ManaSony PlayStation 2Square EnixDoes away with many conventions of the series, large focus on item throwing, level gains are reset between areas
Dead or School (DL only)Nintendo SwitchStudio NanafushiSee PS4
Dead or School (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Studio NanafushiSidescrolling horror ARPG/Metroidvania; lots of jank in the programming; a bit fanservicey in design
Death end re;QuestSony PlayStation 4Compile HeartMany VN elements; a semi-horror JRPG about getting trapped in a VRMMO; some genre-switching elements while exploring, positioning is crucial to combat
Death end re;Quest 2Sony PlayStation 4Compile Heart/Idea FactoryKnocking enemies around in battle returns; VN elements and dark themes are still present, less "virtual" features than the first game
Deception III: Dark DelusionSony PlayStationTecmoDark story with trap creation
Deception IV: Blood TiesSony PlayStation 3Koei TecmoMore traps to be set in increasingly complex manners
Deception IV: Blood TiesSony PlayStation VitaKoei TecmoSee PS3
Deception IV: The Nightmare PrincessSony PlayStation 4Koei TecmoSee PS3
Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Koei TecmoEnhanced version of the original game with an additional playable character and storyline
Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaKoei TecmoSee PS3
Deep Dungeon III: Yuushi e no TabiJP Nintendo FamicomHumming Bird Soft1st-person dunegon crawl
Deep Dungeon IV: Kuro no YoujutsushiJP Nintendo FamicomHumming Bird Soft1st-person dunegon crawl
Deep LabyrinthNintendo DSInteractive BrainsA first-person dungeon crawler ARPG with heavy use of the stylus for attacking and drawing runes for spellcasting
Defenders of OasisSega Game GearSegaTurn-based JRPG with a Thousand and One Nights theme
Defenders of Oasis (VC)Nintendo 3DSSegaSee GG
DemiKids: Light/DarkNintendo Gameboy AdvanceMultimedia Intelligence TransferPokemon-like demon collecting and fusion, but each version has a separate plot/protagonist!
Demon GazeSony PlayStation VitaKadokawa/ExperienceA first-person dungeon crawler with a fairly large amount of fan service and the ability to recruit demons in order to grind enough money to pay your innkeeper the rent due
Demon Gaze IISony PlayStation 4Kadokawa/ExperienceSee Vita
Demon Gaze II (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaKadokawa/ExperienceStill first-person dungeoneering, but takes away the ability to create party members; still a bit fanservicey
Demon's SoulsSony PlayStation 3FromSoftwarePunishing ARPG gameplay, loads of dying, learning, and dying again - collective actions online shift the difficulty of the game as a whole
Demon's SoulsSony PlayStation 5FromSoftware/BluepointRevitalizes the original Souls game, adding some handy item management QoL features; just as difficult as the original
Der LangrisserJP Super FamicomNCSRemake of Langrisser II, with branching storylines
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock TravelersNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee PS4
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock TravelersSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiShort turn-based affair focused on time travel; difficulty level is overall low
Destiny of an EmperorNintendo NESCapcomRomance of the Three Kingdoms-themed, auto-battle system
Digimon AdventureJP Sony PlayStation PortablePropeTells the story of the first anime series through 3-on-3 Digimon battles, also features a relationship system
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete EditionNintendo SwitchMedia.VisionCombined versions of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Hacker's Memory; gives extra Digimon, balancing, and evolution trees to the first game
Digimon Story: Cyber SleuthSony PlayStation 4Media.VisionSee Vita
Digimon Story: Cyber SleuthSony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionTurn-based Digimon collectathon with a story somewhat reminisent of .hack
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's MemorySony PlayStation 4Media.VisionSee Vita
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's MemorySony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionContinues the story from the first game with more Digimon to collect (with similar gameplay)
Digimon WorldSony PlayStationFlying Tiger DevelopmentMonster-collecting and raising game
Digimon World 2Sony PlayStationBECMore emphasis on dungeon crawling and monster battling than the first
Digimon World 3Sony PlayStationBEC/Boom CorpMore of the same
Digimon World 4Nintendo GameCubeBECMuch maligned for adopting an ARPG format - why would you give Agumon a sword?
Digimon World 4Sony PlayStation 2BECDigimon-themed ARPG with a clunky camera and a lack of balance
Digimon World 4XBOXBECAn unexpected departure from the series format
Digimon World ChampionshipNintendo DSEpicsAll the perils of raising monsters without any of the storyline or ability to control them in combat (which happens via AI)!
Digimon World Data SquadSony PlayStation 2BECTurn-based battles and an emphasis on raising your Digimon appropriately
Digimon World Dawn/DuskNintendo DSBECSequels to Digimon World DS, play similarly, exclusive Digimon to each version (as is tradition)
Digimon World DSNintendo DSBECTechnically the first game in the Digimon Story series rather than a Digimon World game, very Pokemon-esque in gameplay
Digimon World Re: DigitizeJP Sony PlayStation PortableTri-CrescendoPlays like the first Digimon World game, but also has an overarching storyline to follow
Digimon World: Next OrderSony PlayStation 4B.B. StudioMore straightforward monster-raising (on a time limit) than the Cyber Sleuth games, combat is largely controlled by AI
Digital Devil Story: Megami TenseiJP Nintendo FamicomAtlusThe series had to start somewhere…
Dinosaur KingNintendo DSClimax EntertainmentIt's Pokemon, but with dinosaurs instead! Combat is literally in a rock-paper-scissors format
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VIISony PlayStation 2Square EnixAn ARPG starring Midgar's favorite brooding gun-toting mutant
Disgaea 1: CompleteNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee PS4
Disgaea 1: CompleteSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiSpiffs up the graphics and brings over features from previous iterations; adjusts some classes to be more in line with their counterparts from later games
Disgaea 2: Cursed MemoriesSony PlayStation 2Nippon IchiMore SRPG demon shenanigans!
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic)Sony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiSee PS2
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero DaysSony PlayStation PortableNippon IchiAdds characters from Disgaea 3, a story mode focusing on Axel, and other QoL changes brought over from Disgaea 3
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiSee PSP
Disgaea 3: Absence of DetentionSony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiAdds all DLC, new scenarios/characters, makes tweaks to skills/classes, adds new types of magic
Disgaea 3: Absence of JusticeSony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiSRPG shenanigans in the netherworld, with weapon proficiencies, monsters changing into weapons, and stacks of Geo blocks
Disgaea 4 Complete +Nintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee PS4
Disgaea 4 Complete+Sony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiMakes the sprites prettier and adds some QoL changes including adjusting the speed of skills
Disgaea 4: A Promise RevisitedSony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiAdds all DLC, a new level of spells to cast, brings over some QoL features from Disgaea D2, adds new characters and a new scenario
Disgaea 4: A Promise UnforgottenSony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiStacks on stacks on stacks of characters, a customizable hub town, and more leveling madness
Disgaea 5 CompleteNintendo SwitchNippon IchiContains the base game and all DLC
Disgaea 5: Alliance of VengeanceSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiNew protagonist, more Netherworld SRPG adventures; characters can now equip subclasses and form squads to augment their stats
Disgaea D2: A Brighter DarknessSony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiActual sequel to Hour of Darkness, adds rideable monsters and an affinity system
Disgaea DSNintendo DSNippon IchiPort of the PSP version of the classic SRPG with a few additional characters
Disgaea: Afternoon of DarknessSony PlayStation PortableNippon IchiCuts out a few songs from the original, but adds a mode focusing on Etna, some bosses from Disgaea 2, and dual language support
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiSee PSP
Disgaea: Hour of DarknessSony PlayStation 2Nippon IchiSRPG with ridiculous party stats, party lifting, and Prinnies!
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)Sony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiSee PS2
Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final FantasySony PlayStation PortableSquare EnixAdds more characters and expands the story mode to be party-based, also retells the story from the first game within
Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSquare EnixSee PSP
Dissidia Final FantasySony PlayStation PortableSquare EnixA 3D Final Fantasy fighting game with unconventional mechanics, representatives from most main games in the series, and a story mode with character leveling
Dissidia Final Fantasy (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSquare EnixSee PSP
Dissidia: Final Fantasy NTSony PlayStation 4Team NinjaChanges the battle format to 3v3; leveling up characters is possible but only does things like improve the AI control and unlock HP-based attacks
Dokapon JourneyNintendo DSSuzakHybrid JRPG/board game, super duper cute!
Dokapon KingdomNintendo WiiStingNo gameplay changes as compared to PS2, but better graphics and easier multiplayer
Dokapon KingdomSony PlayStation 2StingBoard game/JRPG hybrid, extremely cute
Dokapon: Monster HunterNintendo Gameboy AdvanceTycoon/Asmik Ace EntertainmentBattle system is literally rock-paper-scissors, also contains monster collecting elements
Doraemon: Giga Zombie no GyakushuuJP Nintendo FamicomEpochFeaturing playable Doraemon!
Doraemon: Story of Seasons (DL only)Nintendo SwitchBrownies/MarvelousSee PS4
Doraemon: Story of Seasons (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Brownies/MarvelousAs the title states, a Story of Seasons game with appearances by Doraemon and his friends where upgrading tools is crucial to farm life
Double DungeonsTurboGrafx-16NCSCo-op first-person dungeon crawl
Double Dungeons (VC)Nintendo Wii UNCSSee TG16
Double Moon DensetsuJP Nintendo FamicomAmusement/Dennou Kenkyusho/ORGMultiple endings, multiple classes to choose from, pulls some nasty punches on the player
Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza!!JP Nintendo FamicomD&D Corp/ToseCard-based combat
Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzou NingenJP Nintendo FamicomD&D Corp/ToseMore card-based combat
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the SaiyansNintendo DSMonolith SoftAn actual traditional turn-based Dragon Ball Z JRPG? I never thought I would see the day!
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3Sony PlayStation 2DimpsMore of a 3D fighter with the Z crew, but there is also a story mode where the main characters can train and level
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD CollectionSony PlayStation 3DimpsHD remasters of both Budokai (itself more of a fighting game alone) and Budokai 3 (fighter with mild/moderate RPG elements)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD CollectionXBOX 360DimpsSee PS3
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2Nintendo WiiSpikeSee PS2, but with motion controls optional
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2Sony PlayStation 2SpikeUses a different game engine and camera style than the Budokai series, but has a similar story mode with additional "what-if" scenarios
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3Nintendo WiiSpikeSee PS2, but with motion controls optional
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3Sony PlayStation 2SpikeAn absolute ton of playable characters, but a bit of meat taken out of the story mode, as well as diminishing the RPG elements
Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru DensetsuNintendo DSBECTaking it all the way back to card-based combat, encounters take a long time but you gain experience between them
Dragon Ball Z: KakarotSony PlayStation 4CyberConnect2See XBO
Dragon Ball Z: KakarotXBOX OneCyberConnect2An ARPG retelling of (yet again) the major DBZ sagas with later ones available as DLC, contains fishing
Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiya JinJP Nintendo FamicomD&D Corp/ToseCARDS
Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super WarriorsNintendo GameboyFlight-PlanSaiyan-Buu sagas featured, card-based combat, blah blah blah
Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya DensetsuJP Super FamicomD&D Corp/ToseCombo of two of the FC DBZ games, still with card-based battles
Dragon Ball: Dai Maou FukkatsuJP Nintendo FamicomD&D Corp/TosePlays kinda like a card-based board game
Dragon Ball: FusionsNintendo 3DSGanbarionCreate an avatar and engage in turn-based combat that does a decent job at mimicking the actual action of the series, as well as fuse characters (as the title implies)
Dragon Ball: XenoverseSony PlayStation 3DimpsMake your own DB character and fight using them in story mode (because what else do you do in that universe?)
Dragon Ball: XenoverseSony PlayStation 4DimpsSee PS3
Dragon Ball: XenoverseXBOX 360DimpsA 3D fighter based in the Dragon Ball universe with RPG elements such as leveling and a story mode… starring you!
Dragon Ball: XenoverseXBOX OneDimpsSee PS3
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2Nintendo SwitchDimpsSee XBO
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2Sony PlayStation 4DimpsSee XBO
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2XBOX OneDimpsLots of time-travel tomfoolery with your own custom Dragon Ball character; plays otherwise like a 3D arena fighter
Dragon CrystalSega Game GearSegaKinda like a demake of Fatal Labyrinth
Dragon Crystal (EU only)Sega Master SystemSegaSimilar to Fatal Labyrinth, gain levels by fighting monsters (but no XP)
Dragon Crystal (VC)Nintendo 3DSSegaSee GG
Dragon ForceSega SaturnJ-Force/SegaAn RTS JRPG with 8 different factions to play as
Dragon Force II: Kamisarishi Daichi NiJP Sega SaturnSegaPretty similar to the first
Dragon Lapis (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee 3DS
Dragon Lapis (DL only)Nintendo 3DSExe-CreateSame Kemco gameplay and tropes, with an intentionally downgraded art style (for some reason)
Dragon Lapis (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Dragon Lapis (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee 3DS
Dragon Marked For DeathNintendo SwitchInti CreatesSee PS4
Dragon Marked For Death (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Inti CreatesA sidescrolling ARPG with a quest-based structure and an emphasis on (non-local) co-op play
Dragon Quest (DL only)Nintendo SwitchArmor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
Dragon Quest BuildersNintendo SwitchSquare EnixSee Vita
Dragon Quest BuildersSony PlayStation 4Square EnixSee Vita
Dragon Quest Builders (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSquare EnixA sort-of mashup between Minecraft and Dragon Quest, where you have to increase each town's base level to rebuild the destroyed world by crafting the necessary items
Dragon Quest Builders 2Nintendo SwitchOmega Force/Square EnixSee PS4
Dragon Quest Builders 2Sony PlayStation 4Omega Force/Square EnixRestore the world of Dragon Quest 2 by completing requests for villagers and questing for materials, leveling both your character and village along the way
Dragon Quest Heroes IISony PlayStation 4Omega ForceAdds more traditional JRPG elements such as overworld traversal and questing to break up the gameplay, but is otherwise similar to the first
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight BelowSony PlayStation 4Omega ForceA Dragon Quest-themed musou, with many playable characters from throughout the series' history
Dragon Quest I + IIJP Super FamicomChunsoftCombined, debatably definitive version of DQ I and II
Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (DL only)Nintendo SwitchArmor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
Dragon Quest IIIJP Super FamicomHeartbeatArguably the definitive version of the game
Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (DL only)Nintendo SwitchArmor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenNintendo DSArtePiazzaClassic JRPG gameplay broken up into chapters following specific protagonists, has one more chapter than the NES version
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesNintendo DSLevel-5Intended to be a multiplayer JRPG, all party members are customizable
Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan HeartJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceToseStars a young Prince Keifer from DQVII, where you recruit humans and monsters for your growing caravan
Dragon Quest Monsters: JokerNintendo DSToseMore Dragon Quest-themed monster collection and synthesis! Also features a DQ VIII- like skill system
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2Nintendo DSToseNot a direct sequel to Joker, adds monsters of varying sizes but otherwise plays the same
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3JP Nintendo 3DSSquare EnixMore monsters to scout, synthesize, and ride around the various worlds; turn-based combat with in-depth skill trees
Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3DJP Nintendo 3DSSquare EnixA remake of Dragon Warrior Monsters, with more monsters to train/breed, a larger party size, and a 3D world to explore
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of MirrorsNintendo WiiGenius Sonority/EightingAn on-rails hack-and-slash RPG utilizing the Wii's motion controls
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideNintendo DSArtePiazzaFirst release of DQV in North America, featuring monster taming and a multi-generational story
Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no HanayomeJP Super FamicomChunsoftMonster capture ahoy!
Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no HanayomeJP Sony PlayStation 2ArtePiazza/Matrix SoftwareA 3D remake of the Super Famicom classic with an increased party size
Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no DaichiJP Super FamicomHeartbeatThird game in the Zenithian trilogy
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationNintendo DSArtePiazzaFirst appearance of DQVI in the west, same turn-based gameplay, plot revolving around two separate worlds
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastNintendo 3DSArtePiazzaA whole new translation (for better or worse), changed encounter types from random to field enemies, and tweaked the class progression slightly
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingNintendo 3DSSquare EnixAdds new characters, story elements, and balance changes, but removes the orchestrated soundtrack and is not as visually appealing
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingSony PlayStation 2Level-5Can you really say no to more slimes? In a fully 3D environment?
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionNintendo SwitchArmor Project/Square EnixLots of QoL changes including adding the symphonic score, extra quests/party chat, and more; can be played in either 2D or 3D modes
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionSony PlayStation 4Armor Project/Square EnixSee Switch
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionXBOX OneArmor Project/Square EnixSee Switch
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeSony PlayStation 4Armor Project/Square EnixNo random encounters, a free-form camera in combat, and tons of traditional but loveable style; considered by some to be the best in the series
Dragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi MaryuuJP Nintendo FamicomKonami*Epilepsy Warning* Otherwise a solid ARPG
Dragon SinkerSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Dragon SinkerSony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateSee 3DS
Dragon Sinker (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee 3DS
Dragon Sinker (DL only)Nintendo 3DSExe-CreateAnother 8-bit Kemco jam, this one tries to do interesting things with forming squads of party members but is otherwise cookie-cutter
Dragon Sinker (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee 3DS
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of HeroesTurboGrafx-CDFalcomDetailed game for the time, bridges the gap between the Dragon Slayer and LoH series
Dragon Star VarnirSony PlayStation 4Compile HeartTurn-based combat that takes vertical positioning into consideration as well as the standard two-dimensional grid, some dark themes, some fanservice (typical IF/Compile)
Dragon ValorSony PlayStationNamcoRemake and sequel to Dragon Buster (FC), arcade-like 2.5D ARPG
Dragon ViewSuper NintendoKemcoSequel to Drakkhen, interesting pseudo-3D overworld system
Dragon WarriorNintendo NESChunsoftSolo questing to save the kingdom!
Dragon Warrior I & IINintendo GameboyToseKeeps the same QoL changes brought by the SFC version, albeit with some naturally downgraded graphics
Dragon Warrior IINintendo NESChunsoftRescuing the kingdom, now with a party!
Dragon Warrior IIINintendo NESChunsoftIntroduces a class system to the series, far less linear than its predecessors
Dragon Warrior IIINintendo GameboyToseMaintains the QoL changes of the SFC version, adds an extra bonus dungeon, downgrades graphics a bit
Dragon Warrior IVNintendo NESChunsoftBreaks up the story into chapters with different protagonists that come together in the end
Dragon Warrior MonstersNintendo GameboyToseSort of Dragon Quest's answer to Pokemon, but with fusion as well
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey/Tara's AdventureNintendo GameboyToseLeans harder into the Pokemon slant with 2 different versions
Dragon Warrior VIISony PlayStationHeart BeatLooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong Dragon Quest game
Dragon's CrownSony PlayStation 3VanillawareHighly overexaggerated character design and a solid side-scrolling beat-em-up with character leveling and progression
Dragon's CrownSony PlayStation VitaVanillawareSee PS3
Dragon's Crown ProSony PlayStation 4VanillawareAdds an orchestral soundtrack and narrator content that was previously DLC, otherwise see PS3
Dragon's DogmaSony PlayStation 3CapcomOpen-world ARPG with some grappling elements and lots of customizability
Dragon's DogmaXBOX 360CapcomWestern-styled ARPG with monster grappling, a customizable avatar, and additional customizable helper
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenNintendo SwitchCapcomSee 360
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenSony PlayStation 3CapcomSpoiler alert: All roads lead to Gran Soren! Enhanced/remastered version of the original with additional content
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenSony PlayStation 4CapcomSee 360
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenXBOX 360CapcomAn enhanced and expanded version of the original, with a new dungeon and lots of player feedback incorporated
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenXBOX OneCapcomSee PS3
Dragoneer's AriaSony PlayStation PortableHit MakerTurn-based battle system, magic is improved through repeated use, each party member has a unique field skill, elemental combos are encouraged in combat
Dragoneer's Aria (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaHit MakerSee PSP
DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of TimeXBOX OneToydeaA poorly-translated roguelike that encourages less careful behavior in dungeons
DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time (DL only)Nintendo SwitchToydeaSee XBO
DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4ToydeaSee XBO
DragonseedsSony PlayStationJalecoWho needs plot when you're combining dragon DNA?
DrakengardSony PlayStation 2CaviaMusou-like RPG with some heavy/dark themes, direct predecessor to the Nier series
Drakengard 2Sony PlayStation 2CaviaStill guarding and using dragons to fight masses of enemies
Drakengard 3Sony PlayStation 3AccessHack-and-slash gameplay marred heavily by technical issues, very stylish nonetheless
DrakkhenSuper NintendoKemco/InfogramesSparsely populated, customizable characters that attack using AI, and lots of water to hilariously drown in
Drancia Saga (DL only)Nintendo 3DSUrara-Works/SkipmoreAn auto-side-scrolling game where your character can't stop moving but must nonetheless level up and save the day!
Dream MasterJP Nintendo FamicomBirthdayNot Little Nemo! More puzzle-based than most games of the era, cool concept
Drone TacticsNintendo DSSuccessA robo-bug-based SRPG, skews in a simplistic/childlike direction, especially story-wise
Dual HeartsSony PlayStation 2Matrix SoftwarePlatforming-heavy ARPG - XP goes towards weapons instead of stats
Dual Orb IIJP Super FamicomI'MaxUltra-high encounter rate, a difficult game without grind dedication
Dungeon ExplorerSega CDHudson Soft/WestoneTop-down ARPG with mediocre level design and multiplayer, very similar to Gauntlet
Dungeon ExplorerTurboGrafx-16AtlusCo-op top-down dungeon crawl, think Gauntlet
Dungeon Explorer (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee TG16
Dungeon Explorer (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableAtlusSee TG16
Dungeon Explorer (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAtlusSee TG16
Dungeon Explorer (VC)Nintendo Wii UAtlusSee TG16
Dungeon Explorer IITurboGrafx-CDHudson SoftTop-down ARPG with multiplayer and a wide variety of classes
Dungeon Explorer PSP (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaHudson SoftAKA Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts, see PSP
Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient ArtsNintendo DSHudson SoftIsometric ARPG dungeon crawler, has a materia-like system of weapon/armor augmentation
Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient ArtsSony PlayStation PortableHudson SoftIsometric ARPG dungeon-crawler with a job system, some levels of the dungeons have strict requirements on the party
Dungeon Magic: Sword of the ElementsNintendo NESNatsume1st-person dunegon crawl, very sparse on story
Dungeon Maker II: The Hidden WarSony PlayStation PortableGlobal A EntertainmentPlays similarly to the first, with an additional monster-raising system and more fine-tuning of dungeon-building elements
Dungeon Maker: Hunting GroundSony PlayStation PortableGlobal A EntertainmentSpend the days digging a dungeon to protect your town, then eliminating the monsters you trapped! Stat growth comes in the form of meals made from defeated foes
Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGlobal A EntertainmentSee PSP
Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster SealSony PlayStation VitaAquaplusFirst-person dungeon crawler with many classes and subclasses to choose from; playing this game probably puts you on an FBI watch list, because it is lewd
Dungeon Village (DL only)Nintendo SwitchKairosoftA simple village management sim where you send out townspeople to obtain money and items as well as defend the town (and hopefully level up doing so)
Dynasty TacticsSony PlayStation 2KoeiRomance of the Three Kingdoms-themed SRPG
Dynasty Tactics 2Sony PlayStation 2KoeiMore of the above
Dynasty Tactics 2 (PS2 Classic)Sony PlayStation 3KoeiSee PS2
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Omega ForceSee Vita
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaOmega ForceSRPG Three Kingdoms-style, with characters based on their appearance in Dynasty Warriors 8
Dynasty Warriors: GundamSony PlayStation 3KoeiHacky-slashy-mechy ARPG musou fun with the ability to change the outcomes of certain pilots' predetermined fates
Dynasty Warriors: GundamXBOX 360KoeiEpic large-scale musou battles with a Gundam twist
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2Sony PlayStation 2Omega ForceMobile suit musou madness
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2Sony PlayStation 3KoeiRemoves Japanese voices but adds some aerial combat, combos, and quick time events
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2XBOX 360KoeiMore gigantic mobile suits to face off against in ARPG combat
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3Sony PlayStation 3KoeiAdds a larger amount of mission variety to the previous games in addition to a more cel-shaded art style
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3XBOX 360KoeiMore mechs, more features, more pilots, more musou!
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Omega ForceReverts back to the artstyle of previous games, brings back space battles, includes more Gundam series than any previous game
E.V.O.: Search For EdenSuper NintendoAlmanicEvolution: the game!
Earth SeekerJP Nintendo WiiCrafts & Meister/KadokawaPost-apocalyptic ARPG with a mission-based structure and small minions that follow you around
EarthboundSuper NintendoApe/HAL LaboratoryAKA Mother 2, a more modern-themed game with some surprisingly heavy themes
Earthbound (VC)Nintendo Wii UApe/HAL LaboratorySee SNES
Earthbound Beginnings (VC)Nintendo Wii UApe/NintendoSee FC
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the RingSony PlayStationDreamFactoryIt's mostly a fighting game with some FFVII characters, but it also has an ARPG quest mode!
Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no KisekiJP Sony PlayStation PortableFalcomSecond half of the "Crossbell arc," leads into Trails of Cold Steel II, turn-based combat like other Trails games
Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Tenco/5pb.An SRPG with an alternative historical slant - major world leaders are all portrayed as women; stats are built by completing sidequests and upgrading troops
Elemental GearboltSony PlayStationAlfa SystemThe only light-gun shooter/RPG hybrid you'll find!
Elemental Gimmick GearSega DreamcastBirthdayARPG with pretty visuals and some mech combat
Elemental Knights R (DL only)Nintendo SwitchWinlightA port of a mobile MMORPG with stiff character animations and an absolutely horrendous localization- and it's not even free-to-play!
Elminage Original (DL only)Nintendo 3DSStarfish-SDHas some balance changes from the PSP version but is otherwise the same
Elminage: Original (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableStarfish SDBasically the Japanese answer to Wizardry - first-person dungeon delving and party customization
Elminage: Original (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaStarfish SDSee PSP
ElysionJP Nintendo FamicomNEC InterchannelA bit bland of an ARPG, but it has multiple playable characters, so that's neat
Emerald DragonJP Super FamicomAlfa SystemBreath of Fire's cousin with a unique battle system
Emil's Task (delisted)Sony PlayStation VitaInukage GamesA sluggish, poorly translated ARPG with some roguelike elements and a main character that can only attack by spellcasting
Enchanted ArmsSony PlayStation 3FromSoftwareMediocre, sci-fi-themed, turn-based, adds Sixaxis controls to enhance attacks in this version
Enchanted ArmsXBOX 360FromSoftwareFairly mediocre turn-based JRPG with some grid-based tactical elements to combat
End of Serenity (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableKemcoIt's Kemco. That's all that needs to be said.
End of Serenity (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaKemcoSee PSP
Energy BreakerJP Super FamicomNeverlandSRPG with town exploration and an action point-based economy for combat
Ephemeral FantasiaSony PlayStation 2KCEJRhythm mini-games are not enough to save this garbage time-looping game
Esper Dream 2: Aratanaru TatakaiJP Nintendo FamicomKonamiCute pastel sprite work and ARPG gameplay
Eternal EyesSony PlayStationTamTamSRPG with a monster-collecting theme
Eternal LegendJP Sega Game GearJapan Art MediaOne of the first Game Gear JRPGs, plays very standard
Eternal PoisonSony PlayStation 2Flight-PlanGothic-themed SRPG with demon capturing mechanics
Eternal Quest (PAL/JP only)Sony PlayStation 2TamsoftThis randomly-generated roguelike was created as a budget title… and it shows
Eternal RingSony PlayStation 2FromSoftwareAnother first-person FromSoft dungeon crawl, but this one has customizable magic rings
Eternal Ring (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4FromSoftwareSee PS2
Eternal SonataSony PlayStation 3Tri-CrescendoAdds a lot to the 360 version - more story, more playable characters, more dungeons; combat is fun but tactical
Eternal SonataXBOX 360Tri-CrescendoVisually charming, a story loosely based on music/the composer Chopin, and combat limited by time
Etrian Mystery DungeonNintendo 3DSSpike ChunsoftThe customization and classes of Etrian Odyssey fused with the roguelike mechanics of Mystery Dungeon! You can take a whole party into the labyrinths with you
Etrian OdysseyNintendo DSAtlus/LancarseClassic-styled first-person dungeon crawler with punishing difficulty, requires dungeon mapping via the stylus
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir KnightNintendo 3DSAtlusA reimagining of the second game, adds more classes and a story mode along with balance and QoL changes
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of LagaardNintendo DSAtlus/LancarseVery similar to the first game, just as blisteringly hard, more mapping symbols available for use
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned CityNintendo DSAtlusPlays like the two before it; adds 12 new classes, subclassing, weapon forging, and seafaring
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the TitanNintendo 3DSAtlusMore of the dungeon delving you'd expect, now with an additional overworld in the sky (and more dangerous enemies there to boot)
Etrian Odyssey NexusNintendo 3DSAtlusA love letter to the series, taking elements from EOI-IV; goes back to the subclassing system, a very very large number of maps to traverse
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the MythNintendo 3DSAtlusAdds a variety of races to character creation, and features a branching skill tree for character progression/class mastery, removes overworld exploration
Etrian Osyssey Untold: The Millennium GirlNintendo 3DSAtlusA reimagining of the first game, adds a story mode and a few other QoL changes
Ever OasisNintendo 3DSGrezzoAn ARPG with lots of town-building elements; you gather items to help build up the oasis and make it better while you level up in the meantime
Everdark Tower (DL only)Nintendo SwitchHit-PointIn the same series as Archlion Saga, with the same combat system to boot; characters are more cookie-cutter than its predecessor
EvergraceSony PlayStation 2FromSoftwareARPG with 2 separate protagonists, character parameters are increased via equipment rather than leveling
Evolution 2: Far Off PromiseSega DreamcastStingMore of the same, but some random maps
Evolution WorldsNintendo GameCubeStingPorts of Evolution 1 and 2, but the former is heavily trimmed down
Evolution: The World of Sacred DeviceSega DreamcastStingStandard JRPG with dunegon-crawling
Excave (DL only)Nintendo 3DSMechanic ArmsA top-down dungeon crawler with stats determined by equipment; inventory is extremely limited and the interface is clunky; bland overall
Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld (DL only)Nintendo 3DSMechanic ArmsDoes nothing to make itself stand out from the first game other than an interface change
Excave III: Tower of Destiny (DL only)Nintendo 3DSMechanic ArmsExtremely similar to its predecessors
ExileSega GenesisTelenetTop-down when exploring, sidescrolling ARPG in dungeons - featuring real-world locations and censored themes!
ExileTurboGrafx-CDTelenet JapanDifferent publisher than the Genesis version, leaves some more sensitive topics intact
Exile: Wicked PhenomenonTurboGrafx-CDTelenet JapanBadass cover art, less religious than others in the series, allows switching characters during side-scrolling sections
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the SkySony PlayStation 4Tri-Ace/Spike ChunsoftSee Vita
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the SkySony PlayStation VitaTri-Ace/Spike ChunsoftPlays a lot like Valkyrie Profile (comes from the same studio), has multiple endings depending on in-game choices
Fairune (DL only)Nintendo 3DSUrara-Works/SkipmoreA simplistic top-down puzzle-solving dungeon crawler like Zelda; character gains XP by slaying enemies of similar level
Fairune (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFlyhigh WorksSee 3DS
Fairune 2 (DL only)Nintendo 3DSSkipmorePlays like the first, but is about 4 times as big
Fairune CollectionNintendo SwitchUrara-Works/Skipmore/EsquadraContains Fairune and Fairune 2 (with QoL improvements) as well as Fairune Origin (a very short early version of the first game) and Fairune Blast (a shmup)
Fairy Fencer FSony PlayStation 3Compile HeartNot the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark ForceNintendo SwitchCompile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark ForceSony PlayStation 4Compile Heart/Idea FactoryAdds two branching story paths, allows for a larger party size in combat, and gives more difficulty options to choose from
Fairy TailNintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Fairy TailSony PlayStation 4GustA standard turn-based quest-heavy affair based off of the anime
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (DL only)Nintendo SwitchArc System WorksSee Vita
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaArc System WorksA tropey ARPG with 4 separate protagonists and a mission-based structure, stat points are allocated after completing missions
Fantasy LifeNintendo 3DSBrownie Brown/Level-5Pick a profession in a fantasy world and increase your ranks in order to help save the world!
Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!Nintendo NESGame ArtsA top-down dungeon crawler with some cruel elements like invisible monsters
Fatal LabyrinthSega GenesisSegaSemi-roguelike ARPG, levels are shown as "ranks," items found can either greatly help or hinder you
Fate/Extella LinkSony PlayStation 4MarvelousSee Vita
Fate/Extella Link (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaMarvelousDirect sequel to Fate/Extella; plays mostly the same but does streamline features to make grinding smoother and characters more customizable
Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarSony PlayStation 4MarvelousSee Vita
Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarSony PlayStation VitaMarvelousA Fate-skinned musou; serves as a sort of sequel to Fate/Extra
Fate/ExtraSony PlayStation PortableType-Moon/ImageepochThird-person dungeon crawl, a parallel universe story to Fate/stay night, combat consists of rock-paper-scissors-type commands paired off
Fate/Extra (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaType-Moon/ImageepochSee PSP
Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3NEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - a dating sim/JRPG hybrid with lots of angels
Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableNEC InterchannelSee PS3
Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaNEC InterchannelSee PS3
Favorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3NEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - more dating sim/JRPG gameplay where you send out other heroes to do the work for you
Favorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableNEC InterchannelSee PS3
Favorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaNEC InterchannelSee PS3
FaxanaduNintendo NESHudson SoftPlays more like a standard Castlevania
FEDA: The Emblem of JusticeJP Super FamicomMax EntertainmentSRPG developed by some of the Shining Force team, features a morality-based system
Fernz GateNintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Fernz GateSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Fernz GateSony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateTries to employ some neat party assist strategies in battle, but otherwise is Kemco through and through
Fernz Gate (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Final FantasyNintendo NESSquareWhat hasn't been said about this game? It's not the final game in the series, nor is it the final iteration of this game
Final FantasySony PlayStation PortableTose/Square EnixUses bonus dungeon and translation from Dawn of Souls (GBA), has updated 2D graphics, FMVs and soundtrack, arguably the definitive version of the game
Final Fantasy AdventureNintendo GameboySquareActually the first game in the Mana series, plays rather like Zelda with more RPG elements
Final Fantasy AnthologySony PlayStationTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy V (first localized appearance) and Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy ChroniclesSony PlayStationTose/SquareContains inferior versions of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesNintendo GameCubeSquare EnixMultiplayer ARPG- no traditional leveling, using items instead
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSquare EnixSee PS4
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Square EnixAdds new dungeons, equipment, skins, and online cross-platform play (but strangely no local or cross-region)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeNintendo WiiSquare EnixARPG with a customizable avatar character and the ability to cross-play with the DS version
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeNintendo DSSquare EnixIsometric ARPG dungeon crawl with character creation, can link to other DS or Wii copies of the game for multiplayer
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (WiiWare)Nintendo WiiSquare EnixA cute tower defense/light RPG, clearing stages gives you experience used to power up minions
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (WiiWare)Nintendo WiiSquare EnixA cute town-building simulator/RPG with the Final Fantasy trappings
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesNintendo DSSquare EnixThe multiplayer ARPG returns with changes to the playable classes and visible equipment
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersNintendo WiiSquare EnixARPG; there is no party system, equipment and thorough exploration are the only ways to upgrade stats
Final Fantasy ExplorersNintendo 3DSRacjinIt's Monster Hunter, but with a Final Fantasy skin (down to Explorer Level replacing Hunter Rank); choosing correct equipment and skill leveling are key to staying strong
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonNintendo Wiih.a.n.d. Inc.Another Mystery Dungeon game starring Chocobo, this time with the addition of jobs (and subsequently adorable outfits)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of SoulsNintendo Gameboy AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseAdds dungeons and tweaks the translation of the originals
Final Fantasy IIJP Nintendo FamicomSquareLeveling is done via utilizing skills rather than experience- a drastic and much-maligned design choice
Final Fantasy IISony PlayStation PortableTose/Square EnixSee above
Final Fantasy IIIJP Nintendo FamicomSquareFirst Final Fantasy to feature the job-change system
Final Fantasy IIINintendo DSMatrix Software/Square EnixFirst appearance of the job-heavy game in the west
Final Fantasy III (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableMatrix Software/Square EnixPort of the DS version of the game
Final Fantasy III (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaMatrix Software/Square EnixSee PSP
Final Fantasy IVNintendo DSMatrix SoftwareA drastic change in graphics from 2D to 3D, added FMV cutscenes, significantly expanded plot from previous versions
Final Fantasy IV (on cart as II)Super NintendoSquareIntroduced the Active Time Battle system and removed the ability to customize party members
Final Fantasy IV AdvanceNintendo Gameboy AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseRevised translation and plot polish of the original, as well as graphical improvements
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (WiiWare)Nintendo WiiMatrix SoftwareAn episodic sequel to Final Fantasy IV that many felt was unnecessary, adds new gameplay systems
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete CollectionSony PlayStation PortableBullets/Square EnixContains both FFIV (which skews closer to the original than the DS version) and The After Years (with updated polish), and a bonus interlude game that takes place in-between
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaBullets/Square EnixSee PSP
Final Fantasy IXSony PlayStationSquareTakes the series back to its fantasy roots, lots of callbacks to older entries
Final Fantasy IX (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy IX (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy IX (DL only)XBOX OneSquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy Legend IINintendo GameboySquareThe second SaGa game, solid character development
Final Fantasy Legend IIINintendo GameboySquareThird SaGa game, time travel shenanigans
Final Fantasy Mystic QuestSuper NintendoSquareBaby Final Fantasy!
Final Fantasy OriginsSony PlayStationTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II (first localized appearance)
Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Tose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableTose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaTose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy TacticsSony PlayStationSquareOften imitated, never duplicated
Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftNintendo DSSquare EnixClass- and clan-based SRPG, similar to its predecessor in lighthearted tone, but far less strict laws in play
Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceNintendo Gameboy AdvanceSquare EnixFar lighter tone than the original FFT, many battles have tricky restrictions due to judges
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (VC)Nintendo Wii USquare EnixSee GBA
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the LionsSony PlayStation PortableTose/Square EnixEnhanced port of the original, changes some character/spell names, a LOT of Shakespearean-type English, MAJOR slowdown with spells, lots of QoL changes
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaTose/Square EnixSee PSP
Final Fantasy Type-0JP Sony PlayStation PortableSquare EnixARPG with mission structure like Crisis Core, some RTS battles on overworld map, a large variety of playable characters
Final Fantasy Type-0 HDSony PlayStation 4HexaDrive/Square EnixEnhanced port of the previously JP-only Type-0; very few changes made other than getting rid of multiplayer and adding multiple difficulty levels
Final Fantasy Type-0 HDXBOX OneHexaDrive/Square EnixSee PS4
Final Fantasy VJP Super FamicomSquareSo many jobs-
Final Fantasy V (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaTose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy V (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Tose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy V (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableTose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy V AdvanceNintendo Gameboy AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseUpdated graphics, new jobs, and a new boss battle compared to the original
Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaTose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VI (on cart as III)Super NintendoSquareFeatures a more tech-based story than previous entries and a train to suplex
Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Tose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableTose/SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VI AdvanceNintendo Gameboy AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseAdded bonus dungeons, Espers, and some graphical polish
Final Fantasy VIISony PlayStationSquareTook the FF series into 3D and made a huge mark on the genre as a whole
Final Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VII (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy VII (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy VII (DL only)XBOX OneSquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VII RemakeSony PlayStation 4Square EnixTechnically only the first part of FFVII remade as an ARPG, widely expands (and deviates from) the story as originally told
Final Fantasy VIIISony PlayStationSquareBest card game, not-best stat/leveling system
Final Fantasy VIII (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy VIII (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy VIII (DL only)XBOX OneSquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Final Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Final Fantasy XSony PlayStation 2SquareFirst Final Fantasy game to feature voice acting, battle system employs manipulation of turn order
Final Fantasy X-2Sony PlayStation 2SquareFast-paced Charlie's Angels with banger vocal songs
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterNintendo SwitchVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterSony PlayStation 3Virtuos/Square EnixBased on the International versions of both games with extra bosses (X) and monster capture mechanics (X-2), as well as an audio drama
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterSony PlayStation 4Virtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterSony PlayStation VitaVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
Final Fantasy X/X-2: HD RemasterXBOX OneVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
Final Fantasy XIISony PlayStation 2Square EnixHeavy utilization of programming AI tactics in battle, takes place in the same Ivalice as FFT and Vagrant Story
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsNintendo DSThink & Feel/Square EnixSequel to FFXII, in RTSRPG form! Strong focus on Esper summoning, US version is more difficult than JP
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeNintendo SwitchSquare EnixSee XBO
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeSony PlayStation 4Square EnixSee XBO
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeXBOX OneSquare EnixIncorporates the elements from the previously JP-only International Zodiac Job system, which features multiple license boards and QoL changes
Final Fantasy XIIISony PlayStation 3Square EnixStory too complex for its own good and divisively linear, but fun real-time/turn-based hybrid combat
Final Fantasy XIIIXBOX 360Square EnixLinear gameplay with a fast-paced turn-based battle system; the worldbuilding seems to do more harm than good
Final Fantasy XIII-2Sony PlayStation 3Square EnixTries to correct linearity issues by getting wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, with mixed results
Final Fantasy XIII-2XBOX 360Square EnixAdds monster capturing and time travel to an already complicated story, gameplay is still just as fun
Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm RebornSony PlayStation 4Square EnixA massively overhauled MMORPG with heaps of story content through expansions and references spanning the whole series (and beyond)
Final Fantasy XVSony PlayStation 4Square EnixJust a road trip with you and the boys; ARPG combat and a story that spans multiple types of media, famously left somewhat unfinished
Final Fantasy XVXBOX OneSquare EnixSee PS4
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSummerTimeStudio/Square EnixSee XBO
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4SummerTimeStudio/Square EnixSee XBO
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (DL only)XBOX OneSummerTimeStudio/Square EnixA condensed version of FFXV's story, with a drastically different artstyle and a shift to a more overhead/isometric perspective
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightNintendo DSMatrix Software/Square EnixA return to classic form for the series with a job-like system; the predecessor to Bravely Default
Fire EmblemNintendo Gameboy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsTechnically Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the 7th game in the series (but first brought to the west)
Fire Emblem (VC)Nintendo Wii UIntelligent SystemsSee GBA
Fire Emblem AwakeningNintendo 3DSIntelligent SystemsBrought the series back from the abyss of death, features a casual mode with no permadeath, support conversations can lead to having children who you can recruit
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaNintendo 3DSIntelligent SystemsA remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, brings back odd mechanics like a fatigue meter that can severely hamper stats if a unit is used too much
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest/RevelationNintendo 3DSIntelligent SystemsMaligned for its approach, as the story is split into 3 full games each requiring a separate purchase; brings back the child-producing mechanic, very tropey
Fire Emblem GaidenJP Nintendo FamicomIntelligent SystemsIntroduced elements like a navigable overworld that were then unused for a long time
Fire Emblem Warriors (New 3DS only)Nintendo 3DSOmega Force/Team NinjaApplies a Fire Emblem coat of paint to the Dynasty Warriors format, still contains support conversations
Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no TsurugiJP Nintendo FamicomIntelligent Systems/NintendoOrigins of boy-king Marth, an SRPG featuring permadeath of units
Fire Emblem: Monshou no NazoJP Super FamicomIntelligent SystemsDivided into 2 "books": Book 1 is an abridged remake of FE1, Book 2 is a direct sequel to FE1
Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceNintendo GameCubeIntelligent SystemsThe SRPG you know and love, with racial tensions! And Ike!
Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnNintendo WiiIntelligent SystemsDirect sequel to Path of Radiance, multiple factions to control over the course of the game, also hard
Fire Emblem: Seisen no KeifuJP Super FamicomIntelligent SystemsIntroduced the marriage/children mechanic that would be seen in later FE entries
Fire Emblem: Shadow DragonNintendo DSIntelligent SystemsRemake of the first Fire Emblem game (and the first time Marth's story was told in the west) adding a lot of QoL features
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (VC)Nintendo Wii UIntelligent SystemsSee DS
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (DL only)Nintendo SwitchIntelligent Systems/NintendoFirst localized appearance of the original version of the first Fire Emblem with some modern UI improvements
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo - Hikari to Kage no EiyuuNintendo DS JPIntelligent SystemsUnlocalized updated version of book 2 of Mystery of the Emblem, adds an avatar character, hard as ever
Fire Emblem: The Binding BladeJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsAKA FE6 - Roy's our boy, and here's where you play as him!
Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesNintendo Gameboy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsActually FE8, set in a separate continuity to the previous games
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (VC)Nintendo Wii UIntelligent SystemsSee GBA
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776JP Super FamicomIntelligent SystemsTakes place during the middle of FE4, initially distributed as a Nintendo Power ROM cartridge
Fire Emblem: Three HousesNintendo SwitchIntelligent Systems/Koei TecmoIf Fire Emblem took place at Hogwarts, this would be it; multiple story branches to take depending on which house you side with, very fleshed-out characters
First Queen IV (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Kure Software KoubouAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - a combination of real-time strategy, ARPG, and SRPG elements
First Queen IV (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableKure Software KoubouSee PS3
First Queen IV (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaKure Software KoubouSee PS3
Fishing Fantasy: Buzzrod (PAL only)Sony PlayStation 2StarfishWho would have guessed that fishing would be the key to discovering an ancient civilization?
Fist of the North Star: Ken's RageSony PlayStation 3KoeiThe legendary storyline in musou form - where evern destroying fences will give you karma to level up
Fist of the North Star: Ken's RageXBOX 360KoeiThousands upon thousands of enemies are already dead - musou/ARPG gameplay
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2XBOX 360KoeiMore karma to farm and more generic enemies to slay with fearsome fists
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (DL only)Nintendo Wii UKoeiSee PS3
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3KoeiLargely retreads the same story ground as the first, but does add more content overall; gameplay is more akin to Dynasty Warriors than the first
Fist of the North Star: Lost ParadiseSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioAn alternate-canon Fist of the North Star that plays an awful lot like Yakuza (developed by the same studio)
FolkloreSony PlayStation 3Game RepublicCapture and control fantasy creatures with ARPG gameplay that also utilizes the Sixaxis motion controller (for good or ill)
Forever KingdomSony PlayStation 2FromSoftwareSequel to Evergrace, similar equipment-focused character growth, ARPG where all characters share damage taken
Fossil FightersNintendo DSRED Entertainment/M2/Artdink/NintendoDig up fossils, combine them, revive them, and pit them against each other in Pokemon-like combat!
Fossil Fighters ChampionsNintendo DSRED Entertainment/M2/Artdink/NintendoMore dinosaur-like creatures to unearth, train, and fight!
Fossil Fighters: FrontierNintendo 3DSSpike ChunsoftAdds a buggy for transportation in the open world, changes battles to make them 3 person teams, allows for regional variants in Vivosaurs, other battle tweaks
Fossil League: Dino Tournament ChampionshipNintendo DSMTOAnother dinosaur-themed Pokemon clone, but uses actual dinosaurs rather than made-up creatures
Foto Showdown (DSi and up only)Nintendo DSAlpha-UnitAnother monster collector/battler where you gain creatures to fight by taking pictures with your DSi/3DS camera
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the MoonNintendo WiiTri-Crescendo/Namco BandaiA lonely post-apocalyptic ARPG/slight horror hybrid where you fight off ghosts and discover remnants of civilization
Frane: Dragon's Odyssey (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Frane: Dragon's Odyssey (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Frane: Dragons' OdysseySony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Frane: Dragons' Odyssey (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateKemco's stab at an ARPG, which lacks necessary tutorials; typically a second character assists in combat though this is not the case during boss battles
Freedom WarsSony PlayStation VitaDimps/SCEJARPG set in a dystopian far future earth, with the customizable protagonist out to reduce their prison sentence by completing missions; upgrading weapons upgrades stats
From the AbyssNintendo DSSonic PoweredRandomized dungeon crawler ARPG
Front MissionJP Super FamicomG-CraftMech-focused SRPG with a ton of units and customizability
Front MissionNintendo DSSquare EnixFirst appearance of the game on western shores, with all the walking tanks you can handle
Front Mission 2JP Sony PlayStationSquareMore mechs, more drama!
Front Mission 3Sony PlayStationSquareFirst localized title in the series, greater focus on learning abilities from mech parts
Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Front Mission 4Sony PlayStation 2Square EnixMecha SRPG with more complex mechanics such as a day/night system
Front Mission 5: Scars of the WarJP Sony PlayStation 2Square EnixMore tactical Wanzer combat, largely similar to Front Mission 2, with the addition of friendly fire
Front Mission: Gun HazardJP Super FamicomOmiya SoftSide-scrolling ARPG with incredible graphics, separate universe from mainline series
Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson ElixirSony PlayStation 2RacjinPrequel to its predecessor with greatly improved visuals
Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken AngelSony PlayStation 2RacjinARPG based on the manga with an original plot
Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Fuurai no ShirenJP Super FamicomChunsoftFollow-up to Torneko no Daibouken, a roguelike before they were cool
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 3 PortableJP Sony PlayStation PortableChunsoftMostly the same as the Wii version but with some balance adjustments
Fushigi no Umi no NadiaJP Nintendo FamicomAdvance Communication CompanySRPG based on the anime of the same name, plays vastly different to the Mega Drive version
G.G Series: The Last Knight (DSiWare)Nintendo DSGenterprise/SuzakBland budget top-down dungeon crawler with repetitive environments and music
G.O.D.: Mezameyo to Yobu Koe ga KikoeJP Super FamicomInfinityIf Earthbound had a child with Phantasy Star IV's battle system, this would be it
Galaxy RoboJP Super FamicomCopya SystemsSRPG with mechs
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no ZaihouJP Nintendo FamicomKonamiChanges the battle perspective to show party members on-screen, has lots of side activities
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon KiseruJP Nintendo FamicomKonamiHumorous turn-based game set in medieval Japan
Ganbare Goemon: Uchuu Kaizoku AkoginguJP Sony PlayStationKonamiMore Goemon ARPG action, XP serves to level weapons
GeGeGe no Kitarou 2: Youkai Gundan no ChousenJP Nintendo FamicomToseBased off the spooky anime of the same name
Generation of ChaosSony PlayStation PortableIdea FactoryKingdom sim of sorts, with battles decided in army clashes with many soldiers/one commander
Generation of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableSting/Idea FactorySmaller in battle scale than the previous games, this one is a more one-on-one RTSRPG in terms of unit battling
Generation of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSting/Idea FactorySee PSP
Genji: Dawn of the SamuraiSony PlayStation 2Game RepublicMusou-like ARPG loosely based on a Japanese epic tale
Genji: Days of the BladeSony PlayStation 3Game RepublicOrigin of the "giant enemy crab" meme, stat progress depnds on weapon leveling
Ghost LionNintendo NESKemcoAmazing cover art, unique summon-based battle system
Gladiator BeginsSony PlayStation PortableGoshowPrequel to Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PS2), where you similarly make a come-up as a gladiator in combat and tweak your stats to become even more deadly
Gladiator Begins (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaGoshowSee PSP
Glory of HeraclesNintendo DSPaon/Studio SaizensenThe first Glory of Heracles game to reach the west (and sixth overall), semi-sluggish turn-based combat and overall average
GO Series: Picdun (DSiWare, delisted)Nintendo DSIntenseA first-person dungeon crawl where your path through each floor makes a picture on the map, timing-based combat
God Eater 2: Rage BurstSony PlayStation 4ShiftSee Vita
God Eater 2: Rage Burst (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaShiftDirect sequel to Gods Eater Burst with more Aragami to hunt, new weapon styles, and new characters to follow through the apocalypse; equipment skills are still tied to stats
God Eater 3Nintendo SwitchMarvelousSee PS4
God Eater 3Sony PlayStation 4MarvelousDoesn't change the core gameplay from the previous games, but adds speedier map traversal and new weapon types; stat progression still tied to crafting better gear
God Eater Resurrection (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4ShiftSee Vita
God Eater Resurrection (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaShiftEnhanced port of Gods Eater Burst, adds new storyline content, combat QoL improvements
God Medicine: Fantasy Sekai no TanjouJP Nintendo GameboyKCENIt's a standard JRPG that makes fun of standard JRPGs!
God Wars: Future PastSony PlayStation 4KadokawaSee Vita
God Wars: Future PastSony PlayStation VitaKadokawaSRPG with a heavily mythical Japanese coat of paint, lots of character classes available; characters have jobs as well as sub-jobs
God Wars: The Complete LegendNintendo SwitchKadokawaContains all content from the original game, including DLC; adds a new character, storylines, endings, and dungeons as well as other QoL changes
Gods Eater BurstSony PlayStation PortableShiftA post-apocalyptic monster-hunting ARPG; stat upgrades come through equipment; multiplayer supported
GokenNintendo SwitchGiantyA simple ARPG with a lush art style, particularly in backgrounds; character growth is customizable
Golden SunNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCamelotLots of exploration puzzles, character/class customization using creature allocation
Golden Sun (VC)Nintendo Wii UCamelotSee GBA
Golden Sun: Dark DawnNintendo DSCamelotSet 30 years after the initial duology, plays similarly, updates the graphics to 3D, battles are almost too easy
Golden Sun: The Lost AgeNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCamelotPlays similar to the first, but from the villain's perspective
Golden Sun: The Lost Age (VC)Nintendo Wii UCamelotSee GBA
Graffiti KingdomSony PlayStation 2TaitoDraw-your-own-monster ARPG, sequel to Magic Pengel
Granblue Fantasy: VersusSony PlayStation 4Arc System WorksContains an RPG mode that plays like a 2D brawler using the control scheme of the base fighting game; lots of equipment to manage
Grand KingdomSony PlayStation 4MonochromeSee Vita
Grand KingdomSony PlayStation VitaMonochromeSuccessor to Grand Knights History with some similar mechanics, gameplay is tactical- arranging formations of troops to attack by expending AP is essential
Grand Knights HistoryJP Sony PlayStation PortableVanillawareAbsolutely gorgeous Vanillaware-developed turn-based game with multiple factions to represent and customizable characters
Grand MasterJP Nintendo FamicomSoft MachineFeatures multiple branching paths, ARPG gameplay, and anime cutscenes between stages
GrandiaSony PlayStationGame ArtsTraditional JRPG with an emphasis on attack interruption in combat
Grandia (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Game ArtsSee PSX
Grandia (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableGame ArtsSee PSX
Grandia (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaGame ArtsSee PSX
Grandia HD CollectionNintendo SwitchGame ArtsTakes Grandia I and II and upgrades visuals; includes Japanese audio for both games; combines Saturn and PSX story elements of the first game
Grandia IISega DreamcastGame ArtsIt may not wow you, but it's damn good anyway
Grandia IISony PlayStation 2Game ArtsAvoid this version- it has bad framerate issues- but the game itself is amazing
Grandia IIISony PlayStation 2Game ArtsSame time and distance-based combat as the first two, disproportionate story pacing but solid nonetheless
Grandia III (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Game ArtsSee PS2
Grandia XtremeSony PlayStation 2Game ArtsThe combat you know and love with an increase in dungeon delving, English voice cast is oddly celeb-filled
Grandia: Parallel TrippersJP Nintendo GameboyGame ArtsSpinoff of Grandia featuring its characters and an attempt at using the same battle system
Gravity RushSony PlayStation VitaSCEJARPG with a focus on manipulating gravity to traverse the open world using the gyroscope; gems are collected to level up character attributes and abilities
Gravity Rush 2Sony PlayStation 4SIE JapanMore gravity-shifting action-adventure-type excitement; collecting gems levels abilities and raising reuptation by doing quests raises stats
Gravity Rush RemasteredSony PlayStation 4SIE Japan/BluepointIncludes all DLC as well as increases the framerate/appearance from the Vita version
Great GreedNintendo GameboyNamcoEverything is named after food, otherwise a slightly weird environmentally-themed JRPG
Greedroid (DL only)Nintendo SwitchYuto AoyamaA voxel-based roguelike where the environment can be manipulated to make dungeon delving easier
GrimGrimoireSony PlayStation 2VanillawareRTSRPG, units level up based on progress in the story
GrimGrimoire (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3VanillawareSee PS2
Grinsia (DL only)Nintendo 3DSMagitecIt's samey, it's repetitive, it's Kemco
Growlanser GenerationsSony PlayStation 2Career SoftCollection of SRPGs Growlanser II and III, last Working Designs release, include auto-battle systems
Growlanser: Heritage of WarSony PlayStation 2Career SoftActually Growlanser V, more of an RTS than previous entries in the series
Growlanser: Heritage of War (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Career SoftSee PS2
Growlanser: Wayfarer of TimeSony PlayStation PortableCareer SoftActually Growlanser IV, an SRPG with important life-or-death choices, some dating sim elements, and free-range movement in addition to limit break-type attacks
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaCareer SoftSee PSP
Guardian HeroesSega SaturnTreasureSide-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay, stats distribute at the end of each stage
Guardian Heroes (DL only)XBOX 360TreasureSimilar to the original Saturn version, but adds a Remix mode with additional combo options
Guardian War3DOMicro CabinSRPG combat with hilarious rudimentary 3D models
Guardian's CrusadeSony PlayStationTamsoftAnother candidate for baby's first JRPG
GungnirSony PlayStation PortableStingEpisode IX of the Dept. Heaven series, multiple endings, SRPG combat with a time system where points build up that can be used for attack strengthening or turn manipulation
Gungnir (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaStingSee PSP
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (DL only)Nintendo 3DSFalcomAlmost identical to the original, save for the application of 3D effects and some technical issues like pop-in
Gurumin: A Monstrous AdventureSony PlayStation PortableFalcomA cutesy ARPG, fun hats confer stat upgrades and can be leveled in and of themselves
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Meisou no RinbukyokuJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceTom CreateBased on the anime, no real levels to gain, but turn-based combat utilizing alchemy combinations
Hakoniwa Explorer Plus (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSuxamethoniumAn isometric pixel-art ARPG with skeezy humor and enemy design strewn throughout
Half-Minute HeroSony PlayStation PortableOpusYou have 30 seconds to save the world! What are you waiting for? A variety of fast-paced and humorous game modes and stories to complete
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo ClimaxXBOX 360OpusTakes away some gameplay variety from the original PSP game, but adds an option to use an anime artstyle
Harvest Moon DSNintendo DSToseClassic farming gameplay, lots of harvest spirtes to rescue- and crops themselves level up!
Harvest Moon DS: CuteNintendo DSMarvelousAn alternative version of Harvest Moon DS that makes some QoL changes and allows you to play as a female protagonist
Harvest Moon DS: Grand BazaarNintendo DSMarvelousStill farming, but done under the pretense of pure capitalism by selling your goods at a weekly marketplace
Harvest Moon DS: Island of HappinessNintendo DSToseSame farming, but now on a deserted island! Limited to touchscreen controls
Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine IslandsNintendo DSMarvelousResembles Island of Happiness, but reliance on the touchsreen is removed
Harvest Moon: Animal ParadeNintendo WiiMarvelous EntertainmentAll the farming you'd expect, but with a bigger variety of animals (many of them rideable)!
Harvest Moon: Back to NatureSony PlayStationVictor Interactive SoftwareDo ALL the farming!
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Victor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableVictor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaVictor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
Harvest Moon: Boy & GirlSony PlayStation PortableMarvelous EntertainmentCombines the original version of Back to Nature with the previously JP-only female protagonist version
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral TownNintendo Gameboy AdvanceMarvelousLevel up your tools and grow your farm (and find a nice girl to settle down with)
Harvest Moon: Light of HopeNintendo SwitchTabotSee PS4
Harvest Moon: Light of HopeSony PlayStation 4TabotMore farm raising, developed by a different studio than Story of Seasons- and it shows; gameplay loop is the same (tool leveling, crop growing) with little innovation
Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral TownNintendo Gameboy AdvanceMarvelousFemale protagonist version of Friends of Mineral town with a few added QoL changes
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two TownsNintendo DSMarvelousYou're now both a farmer and ambassador!
Harvest Moon: Tree of TranquilityNintendo WiiMarvelous EntertainmentLevel your tools, grow your crops, and restore a nature deity- all in a day's work!
Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle (DL only)Nintendo SwitchAsakusa StudiosSee PS4
Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Asakusa StudiosFirst-person dungeon crawling with a yokai theme and an emphasis on splitting the party in order to solve puzzles/flank enemies; combat is more real-time
Heracles no Eikou II: Titan no MetsuboJP Nintendo FamicomData EastDragon Warrior-styled gameplay with Greek mythological flair
Heracles no Eikou III: Kamigami no ChinmokuJP Super FamicomData EastStandard turn-based combat like the rest of the series, but also has a day/night cycle for NPCs to follow
Heracles no Eikou IV: Kamigami Kara no OkurimonoJP Super FamicomData EastA multitude of different avatars to play as, each with its own attributes and perspectives on storyline events
Heracles no Eikou: Ugokidashita Kamigami - The Snap-StoryJP Nintendo GameboySAS Sakata/Data EastSeries spinoff, can be assisted in combat by borrowing gods from Olympus
Hero Must Die. Again (DL only)Nintendo SwitchG-ModeSee PS4
Hero must die. Again (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4G-ModeA short turn-based game intended for many playthroughs where you start at max power and must deal with your stats decreasing as you inch ever closer to destined death
Hero Senki: Project OlympusJP Super FamicomWinkysoftA bit of Gundam, a bit of Kamen Rider, a bit of Ultraman, a bit of traditional JRPG!
Hero's Saga Laevatein TacticsNintendo DSGungHoSRPG; combat between individual map units takes place over 3 rounds with a full squad of troops
Heroes of ManaNintendo DSBrownie BrownRTS where better equipment is the key to raising stats; pretty but lacking in substance
HerolandNintendo SwitchFuRyuSee PS4
HerolandSony PlayStation 4FuRyuAs a tour guide in an RPG theme park, help level yourself and your guests up by making suggestions for the AI guests to take
Hexyz ForceSony PlayStation PortableStingTurn-based battle system, multiple protagonists/storylines, items and equipment cannot be bought; rather, they must be created using points earned in combat
Hiouden: Mamonotachi to no ChikaiJP Super FamicomWolf TeamPoint-and-click style SRPG, made by Team Wolf of Tales of Phantasia fame
Hisou Kaihei X-SERDJP PC EngineMasayaA mech-based SRPG with separate XP bars for attack and evasion
Holy Umbrella: Dondera no Mubou!!JP Super FamicomEarthly SoftMore of a sidescrolling platformer, but does have some stat increases via items, very cheeky tone
Hoshi wo Miru HitoJP Nintendo FamicomAnother/Hot-BKusoge of legend, incomplete translation but left up here for lulz
Hoshi wo Miru Hito (DL only)Nintendo SwitchAnother/Hot-BSee FC
Hoshigami: Ruining Blue EarthSony PlayStationMax FiveSRPG with interesting battle mechanics but unforgiving difficulty
Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth RemixNintendo DSBarnhouse EffectRemake of the PSX SRPG with a new localization and endings
Hourai Gakuen no Bouken!: Tenkousei ScrambleJP Super FamicomDynamiteHigh school: the JRPG! Join clubs to gain abilities!
Hyaku no Sekai no Monogatari: The Tales on a Watery WildernessJP Nintendo FamicomASKA multiplayer board game JRPG? On my Famicom? Lots of randomness involved
Hybrid HeavenN64KonamiBattles are reminiscent of Parasite Eve
HydlideNintendo NEST&E SoftVery grindy, very bad
Hydlide 3: Yami Kara no HoumonshaJP Nintendo FamicomT&E SoftThere is no such thing as a good Hydlide game.
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black HeartSony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/Idea Factory/StingSRPG Neptunia spinoff with a bunch of fun status effects, units can pair up to confer special abilities
Hyperdimension NeptuniaSony PlayStation 3Compile HeartFirst in a long series of tongue-in-cheek games about the game industry itself; combat is based upon an AP spending system
Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2Sony PlayStation 3Compile Heart/Idea FactoryLargely the same as the first, has an affection point system as well as item synthesis
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1Sony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/Idea Factory/FelistellaReworks the script and expands the storyline, removes some characters while adding others, borrows elements from later entries to improve QoL
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters GenerationSony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/Idea Factory/FelistellaReworks script, removes some characters and adds others, now uses 2D images in dialogue scenes, borrows elements from later entries to improve QoL
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V GenerationSony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/Idea Factory/FelistellaImproves the visuals and voice acting, smooths out the combat system, and boasts a quite large cast
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action UnleashedSony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/Idea Factory/TamsoftHacky-slashy ARPG with the Nepgirls, has a few clothes-tearing elements
Hyperdimension Neptunia VictorySony PlayStation 3Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee above, but with more customizable combos in combat
Hyrule WarriorsNintendo Wii UOmega Force/Team NinjaDynasty Warriors, but make it Zelda! Features weapon and character leveling
Hyrule Warriors: Age of CalamityNintendo SwitchOmega ForceAnother Zelda musou with a large roster to level up; serves as a prequel to Breath of the Wild with lots of references to the series as a whole
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive EditionNintendo SwitchOmega Force/Team NinjaTakes everything from the Wii U and 3DS versions and streamlines it, with some additional costumes to boot
Hyrule Warriors: Legends (New 3DS only)Nintendo 3DSOmega Force/Team NinjaIncludes all DLC from the original game as well as adding two new story chapters; also LINKLE
I Am Setsuna (DL only)Nintendo SwitchTokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
I Am Setsuna (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Tokyo RPG FactoryPlays a lot like Chrono Trigger in combat with some additional enhancements, story is linear with some minimal sidequesting post-game
Ikachan (DL only)Nintendo 3DSStudio Pixel/NicalisA cute indie ARPG where you play as a squid helping out other sea creatures
Illusion of GaiaSuper NintendoQuintetPart of the Quintet trilogy, ARPG with non-traditional stat increases
Illusion of L'PhalciaSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Illusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Illusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateUses more 3D battle graphics than your standard Kemco game, pretty standard except for a rune outfitting system to affect spellcasting
Illusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Inazuma Eleven (DL only)Nintendo 3DSLevel-5See DS
Inazuma Eleven (PAL only)Nintendo DSLevel-5It's a soccer RPG- with hundreds of players to potentially scout and dramatic duels on the field!
Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast/Lightning Bolt/Team Ogre Attacks! (PAL only)Nintendo 3DSLevel-5More soccer RPG goodness! Each version focuses on a different protagonist with different opponents, and the game now allows for chaining special moves
Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones - Thunderflash/Wildfire (PAL only)Nintendo 3DSLevel-5Now you must set out to save the game of soccer itself, now able to use your summon spirits as armor
Inazuma Eleven GO: GalaxyJP Nintendo 3DSLevel-5
Inazuma Eleven GO: Light/Shadow (PAL only)Nintendo 3DSLevel-5Set 10 years after IE3, there are now evil soccer overlords and spirits you can summon during matches to enhance special moves
Indra no HikariJP Nintendo FamicomKemcoEnemies are visible on the overworld, but otherwise appears to be yet another Dragon Warrior clone
Inferno Climber: Reborn (DL only)Nintendo SwitchArc System WorksSee PS4
Inferno Climber: Reborn (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Arc System WorksAn ARPG/survival sim hybrid of dubious quality with 8 different playable characters
Infinite Dunamis (DL only)Nintendo 3DSExe-CreateBetter writing than your average Kemco game, has a sci-fi setting, tries to spice up the turn-based format with turn manipulation
Infinite SpaceNintendo DSPlatinumGames/Nude MakerSpace opera with customizable ships and a branching narrative
Infinite UndiscoveryXBOX 360Tri-AceARPG combat with combo attacks; opening menus doesn't pause the game, too many characters drag the otherwise compelling story down
Inindo: Way of the NinjaSuper NintendoKoeiPart of the Nobunaga's Ambition series; recruiting party members is crucial
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest MoonSony PlayStation PortableArtePiazzaHas more of a centralized storyline than other Harvest Moons, no marriage system, more adventuring elements (though farming is still a thing to do)
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special EditionSony PlayStation 2ArtePiazzaHarvest Moon gameplay with more of a focused quest
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3ArtePiazzaSee PS2
Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine JewelNintendo DSArt Co./Frontier GrooveRun-of-the-mill turn-based JRPG with an original story featuring the characters and setting of the anime/manga
Inuyasha: The Secret of the Cursed MaskSony PlayStation 2KamuiBased on the anime, laughable graphics, minor dating sim elements - only play if you're a shojo-loving masochist
Inzauma Eleven 2: Blizzard/Firestorm (PAL only)Nintendo DSLevel-5Play soccer to save the world from being destroyed by aliens!
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Infinite CombateNintendo Switch5pb./MAGESSee PS4
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Infinite CombateSony PlayStation 45pb./MAGESA short dungeon crawler/VN mix based on the anime; story progression dictates leveling, but skill points can be acquired to augment stats
Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja ReturnsNintendo DSNinja StudioPlays like the first with similar tone, but adds a tag system for exploring dungeons; lots of grinding is necessary to complete
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed NinjaNintendo DSNinja StudioRoguelike dungeon crawler with a quirky protagonist, decent difficulty curve
Jade Cocoon 2Sony PlayStation 2GenkiMore bug-minion raising and fusion, combat is highly dependent on minion placement
Jade Cocoon: Story of the TamamayuSony PlayStationGenkiIt's like Persona, but all the demons are bugs!
Jajamaru Ninpou ChouJP Nintendo FamicomNMKAlmost came out in the States, but alas… Another DW clone where you can only fight one enemy at a time
Jeanne d'ArcSony PlayStation PortableLevel-5An SRPG loosely based on the story of the famed French heroine; unit facing is important, as is a rock-paper-scissors-type affinity system
Jikandia: The Timeless LandSony PlayStation PortableOpus/Idea FactorySide-scrolling ARPG with a pixel art look, equipping crystals found in dungeons gives stat boots, multiple playable characters and the ability to choose dungeon time limits
Jojo no Kimyou na BoukenJP Super FamicomWinkysoftRPG adaptation of Part 3, quite abridged; a very short game overall, point-and-click elements
Journey to Kreisia (DL only)Nintendo 3DSExe-CreateYet another Kemco game, this one with a modern-day-hero-in-fantasy-times premise; tries to lampshade the genre a bit, weapon skills work similarly to FFIX
JudgmentSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioA Yakuza spinoff from a detective's point of view, skill points can be used to increase stats
Just BreedJP Nintendo FamicomRandom HouseA very detailed SRPG for the time
Justice Chronicles (DL only)Nintendo 3DSHit-PointSequel to Mystic Chronicles (PSP/Vita), and actually makes some decent improvements for a Kemco game; summonable monsters and jewels that confer skills are included
Jutei SenkiJP Super FamicomTamTamSRPG with circle-limited movement and neat cutaway battle animations, high difficulty
Juvei QuestJP Nintendo FamicomBirthdayPlot divided into chapters, protagonist can recruit helpers to make adventuring easier
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa NaruJP Nintendo GameboyIntelligent SystemsSort of like Link's Awakening, but with frogs and more stats!
Kagero: Deception IISony PlayStationTecmoString together traps to make your own Rube Goldberg of death!
Kaijuu MonogatariJP Nintendo FamicomBirthdayPretty standard, but also super-hard at the beginning
Karakuri Kengou Den Musashi Lord: Karakuri Jin Hashiru!JP Nintendo FamicomKoseARPG based on the robot anime
Kartia: The Word of FateSony PlayStationAtlusSRPG initially localized as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, uses cards to manipulate battle
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai StoryNintendo SwitchAcquireSee PS4
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4AcquireBasically samurai Diablo, with more roguelike elements like levels resetting each time the main dungeon is entered; 3 different factions to juggle and contend with
Kawa no Nushi TsuriJP Nintendo FamicomYuu YuuIt's a fishing JRPG!
Kemonomix+ (DL only)Nintendo 3DSRocket StudioA simplistic monster-raiser where you find, train, and mix creatures in order to help you escape from the planet you're stranded on
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079JP Super FamicomBandaiSRPG based on OG Mobile Suit Gundam, utilizes button combos to use attacks
King's FieldSony PlayStationFromSoftware1st-person dungeon crawler, FromSoftware's second game (this is actually King's Field II)
King's FieldJP Sony PlayStationFromSoftwareThe actual King's Field I - still in first-person
King's Field IISony PlayStationFromSoftwareActually King's Field III, a good look into where Dark Souls eventually came from
King's Field: The Ancient CitySony PlayStation 2FromSoftwareFromSoft coming through again with first-person dungeon action
Kingdom HeartsSony PlayStation 2SquareThe OG FF/Disney mashup, before the story started to overcomplicate itself
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue (DL only)XBOX OneSquare EnixContains a remastered Dream Drop Distance, as well as a short interlude game starring Aqua and a cutscene movie referencing the mobile game
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysNintendo DSh.a.n.d. Inc./Square EnixStars Organization XIII, takes place parallel to Chain of Memories; mission-like structure with the same ARPG gameplay
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceNintendo 3DSSquare EnixMore ARPG action, more plot confusion; this one brings back the Command Deck from Birth By Sleep and introduces capturable spirits that can influence gameplay
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 RemixSony PlayStation 4Square EnixSee XBO
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (DL only)XBOX OneSquare EnixSimply put: a combined version of the 1.5 and 2.5 Remix packages (KHI, Re;CoM, 358/2 days movie + KHII, BBS, Coded movie)
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 RemixSony PlayStation 3Square EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHI with added story and gameplay changes, Re: Chain of Memories, and a series of cutscenes from 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 RemixSony PlayStation 3Square EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHII and BBS with added story and gameplay changes and a series of cutscenes from Re: coded
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter PrologueSony PlayStation 4Square EnixSee XBO
Kingdom Hearts IISony PlayStation 2Square EnixDo you like pressing the triangle button?
Kingdom Hearts IIISony PlayStation 4Square EnixA conclusion that leaves more questions than satisfying answers, ARPG gameplay is quite flashy, worlds are bigger but arguably blander
Kingdom Hearts IIIXBOX OneSquare EnixSee PS4
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of MemoriesSony PlayStation 2Square EnixStill card-based, but with voice acting, new cutscenes, and 3D combat
Kingdom Hearts Re:codedNintendo DSh.a.n.d. Inc./Square EnixRemake of a mobile-only game, has more puzzles involved than a standard KH game
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By SleepSony PlayStation PortableSquare EnixPrequel to the main series, with three playable characters and generally similar ARPG gameplay, albeit with the ability to customize commands available in battle
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final MixJP Sony PlayStation PortableSquare EnixAdds new playable episodes and way more story content to the original
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesNintendo Gameboy AdvanceJupiterThe first of many, many side stories- takes place between KH I and II, uses a card battling system
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of MemorySony PlayStation 4Square Enix/IndieszeroSee Switch
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of MemoryXBOX OneSquare Enix/IndieszeroSee Switch
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSquare Enix/IndieszeroThe inevitable Kingdom Hearts rhythm game; characters level their health and attack as they keep the beat to songs throughout the series
Kingdom Hearts: The Story So FarSony PlayStation 4Square EnixA collection of all collections of Kingdom Hearts games before KHIII
Kingdom of ParadiseSony PlayStation PortableClimax EntertainmentARPG with lots of references to Chinese culture, customization of martial arts moves in combat, stat allocation when leveling up is determined by favored battle actions
Kininkou Maroku OniJP Nintendo GameboyWinkysoftFirst game in a long untranslated series, very grindy
Knight QuestNintendo GameboyLenarIt's not gonna wow you, that's for sure
Knights in the NightmareNintendo DSStingFourth episode of the Dept. Heaven game series; SRPG/bullet hell hybrid that should be played to be believed
Knights in the NightmareSony PlayStation PortableStingVery similar to DS version save for resolution and a smoother control scheme
KoudelkaSony PlayStationSacnothHorror-themed JRPG, the precursor to the Shadow hears series
Kouryuu Densetsu Villgust GaidenJP Nintendo FamicomPlexIt's got a catgirl. Strange battle system! Side-story to the SNES game
Kouryuu Densetsu Villgust: Kieta ShoujoJP Super FamicomWinkysoftBased on an anime of the same name, ridiculous stat levels before Disgaea made it cool
Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver BoyJP Super FamicomAmbleVery short ARPG with ungodly levels of hair spikiness on the protagonist
Kyuuyaku Megami TenseiJP Super FamicomAtlus/Opera HouseEnhanced remake of Megami Tensei 1 and 2
La Pucelle RagnarokJP Sony PlayStation PortableNippon IchiAdds characters from the Disgaea series, QoL improvements, and extra bonus episodes
La Pucelle: TacticsSony PlayStation 2Nippon IchiSRPG that has some crossover with Disgaea; can purify enemies on maps to recruit them
La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiSee PS2
Labyrinth Life (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Matrix SoftwareA roguelike dungeon crawler that wears its extremely perverted heart on its sleeve- increasing bust size increases strength
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of DuskNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee PS4
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of DuskSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiA first-person dungeon crawler with extremely deep levels of party customization; each dungeon has a unique gimmick; dark tones pervade throughout
Labyrinth of the Witch (DL only)Nintendo SwitchOrange CubeA Mystery Dungeon-like game that does little to distinguish itself from other games like it; penalties for dying are much softer than tradition dictates
Lady Sword: Ryakudatsu Sareta 10 Nin no OtomeJP PC EngineHacker InternationalFirst-person dungeon crawler with no visible XP and monsters that attack in your sleep
LagoonSuper NintendoKemcoDollar-store Ys
Lagrange PointJP Nintendo FamicomKonamiBanger soundtrack, sci-fi themed
Langrisser I & IINintendo SwitchChara-ani/ExtremeSee PS4
Langrisser I & IISony PlayStation 4Chara-ani/ExtremeRemakes of the first two Langrisser games with some notable story/translation changes from their original versions; SRPG gameplay remains intact
Langrisser IIJP Sega MegaDriveNCSSRPG that plays very similarly to its predecessor, albeit with some class rebalancing
Langrisser IVJP Sony PlayStationNCSMostly similar to the others, features an uneven turn system; remake of the Saturn version
Langrisser Re:Incarnation TenseiNintendo 3DSextreme Co.A very sluggish SRPG with three branching storylines to switch from that lacks a lot of the charm its predecessors had, with a lot of unpolished features in its wake
Lapis x LabyrinthNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee PS4
Lapis x LabyrinthSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiA breezy dungeon crawler side-scrolling ARPG with stackable heroes and loads of loot to find; gear matters for stats more than party levels do
Laplace no MaJP Super FamicomHumming Bird SoftLovecraftian spooky JRPG
LaSalle Ishii's Childs QuestJP Nintendo FamicomNamcoIDOL MANAGER JRPG. ENOUGH SAID.
Last Bible IIIJP Super FamicomMultimedia Intelligence TransferSequel to the Game Boy games, featuring monster recruitment and customization
Last RebellionSony PlayStation 3Hit MakerNot the best of games - turn-based gameplay with an emphasis on targeting specific body parts of enemies
LBX: Little Battlers eXperienceNintendo 3DSLevel-5An ARPG with arena-styled combat where you fight your teensy robots and level them up to make them better
Legacy of the WizardNintendo NESFalcomAn early example of a metroidvania with a family element; different family members have different exploration skills
Legacy of Ys: Books I & IINintendo DSDreams/FalcomCombined enhanced remake of Ys I and II with 3D and potential multiplayer
Legaia 2: Duel SagaSony PlayStation 2ProkionTurn-based button combo combat system like its predecessor, adds item combination to the mix
Legasista (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3System PrismaTop-down ARPG dungeon crawler with a job system, positioning is key in battle, gameplay a bit repetitive
Legend of LegaiaSony PlayStationProkion/ContrailTurn-based JRPG with a battle system focusing on combos and directional striking
Legend of ManaSony PlayStationSquareGorgeously 2D, beautiful soundtrack, disjointed story with an offbeat structure
Legend of Mana (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Legend of Mana (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Legend of Mana (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Legend of the River KingNintendo GameboyVictor Interactive SoftwareMade for Game Boy, then remade for GBC- actually the third in the River King series
Legend of the River King (VC)Nintendo 3DSVictor Interactive SoftwareSee GBC
Legend of the River King 2Nintendo GameboyVictor Interactive SoftwareActually River King 4 - more fishies = more funsies
Legend of the River King 2 (VC)Nintendo 3DSVictor Interactive SoftwareSee GBC
Legend of the TetrarchsSony PlayStation 4Hit-PointSee XBO
Legend of the Tetrarchs (DL only)Nintendo SwitchHit-PointSee XBO
Legend of the Tetrarchs (DL only)XBOX OneHit-PointConvoluted Kemco mumbo-jumbo where your health is restored after each battle
Legna Tactica (DL only)Nintendo 3DSHit-PointIt's Kemco, so it won't rewrite the book on SRPGs, but it's there
Lennus II: Fuuin no ShitoJP Super FamicomFill-In Cafe/Copya SystemsSuperior sequel to Paladin's Quest, more risque themes, loads of recruitable characters
Let It Die (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Grasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper Manufacture's attempt at a Souls-like roguelike, with free-to-play elements and a cumbersome item management system
Liege Dragon (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee XBO
Liege Dragon (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee XBO
Liege Dragon (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateAnother drop in the Kemco bucket
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIISony PlayStation 3Square EnixTrims down the party to be only Lightning, time management becomes ultra-important to prevent the apocalypse; completing quests leads to stat growth
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIXBOX 360Square EnixFinal Fantasy XIII meets Majora's Mask - time management is crucial and stat enhancement is tied to quest completion
Lil' MonsterNintendo GameboyKid CorpAnother of the many Poke-clones
Linkle Liver StoryJP Sega SaturnNexTechCute ARPG, combine elemental seeds to strengthen your weapon
Little King's StoryNintendo WiiCing/TownfactoryCombination RTSRPG/town builder/management sim; explore and expand your rapidly growing reign as king
Little Master: Raikuban no DensetsuJP Nintendo GameboyZener WorksSRPG with some elements of unit fusion
Little Ninja BrothersNintendo NESCulture BrainA tad racially insensitive, first game in the Super Chinese series to have RPG elements
Little Ninja Brothers (VC)Nintendo Wii UCulture BrainSee NES
Little Town HeroNintendo SwitchGame FreakSee XBO
Little Town HeroSony PlayStation 4Game FreakSee XBO
Little Town Hero (DL only)XBOX OneGame FreakPlays more like a deckbuilder, the only main RPG element is the skill tree, filled out by points earned in battles that take way too long
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4AplusBeautiful art style akin to the anime, combat is in a 2.5D brawler format; lots and lots of backtracking and tedium for padding game length
Live A LiveJP Super FamicomSquare7 different scenarios in different time periods, shared action bar amongst party in combat
Lodoss Tou SenkiJP Super FamicomThinking RabbitPlot-wise is more of a side story to the main novels, tactical combat engine
Lord of ArcanaSony PlayStation PortableAccess GamesA Monster Hunter clone featuring monsters designed by famous illustrators and some Square Enix cameos
Lord of Magna: Maiden HeavenNintendo 3DSMarvelousA tad unfinished, due to the developer going bankrupt midway through production, but a solid overhead free-roaming position-based SRPG nonetheless
Lost DimensionSony PlayStation 3LancarseRPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
Lost DimensionSony PlayStation VitaLancarseSee PS3
Lost in BlueNintendo DSKonamiSuccessor to the Survival Kids series with more RPG elements; tools can be upgraded to make your experience easier
Lost in Blue 2Nintendo DSMatrix SoftwareSurvive on a deserted island with your partner (and be sure to improve your living conditions as well)!
Lost in Blue 3Nintendo DSMatrix SoftwareMore castaways to assist with touchscreen mechanics
Lost in Blue: ShipwreckedNintendo WiiHudson SoftWhoops, you're trapped on an island and have to do minigames in order to craft tools/hunt to survive
Lost KingdomsNintendo GameCubeFromSoftwareCard-based ARPG, another FromSoft jam
Lost Kingdoms IINintendo GameCubeFromSoftwarePretty much similar to the first, some tweaks to the cards were made
Lost OdysseyXBOX 360Mistwalker/FeelplusA traditional JRPG with incredible writing in side dream sequences; lots of rumination on immortality
Lost SphearNintendo SwitchTokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
Lost SphearSony PlayStation 4Tokyo RPG FactoryUses a combat system like I Am Setsuna; harkens back to the storytelling style of early-mid 90's JRPGs
LostMagicNintendo DSTaitoRTSRPG that revolves around drawing various runes to use powerful magic and monster capturing
Lucienne's Quest3DOMicro CabinA short, lighthearted play- it's not like the 3DO had much else going for it…
Lufia & the Fortress of DoomSuper NintendoNeverlandStandard turn-based combat, but targeting dead enemies will lead to a wasted turn
Lufia II: Rise of the SinistralsSuper NintendoNeverlandPrequel to and much more Zelda-like than the first
Lufia: Curse of the SinistralsNintendo DSNeverlandRemake of Lufia II, with 3D graphics and ARPG gameplay instead of the series' traditional turn-based style
Lufia: The Legend ReturnsNintendo GameboyNeverlandThird game in the Lufia series, was almost a PSX game before the original dev went bankrupt
Lufia: The Legend Returns (VC)Nintendo 3DSNeverlandSee GBC
Lufia: The Ruins of LoreNintendo Gameboy AdvanceAtelier Double/TaitoSide story to the main series, has a basic job system, characters can fuse with monsters in battle
Luminous ArcNintendo DSImageepochSRPG; relationship-building between characters takes place between battles
Luminous Arc 2Nintendo DSImageepochNot terribly different from the first, can be quite difficult, endings are determined by pre-battle dialouge choices
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue CompleteSony PlayStationGame ArtsIf you loved the first one, you'll love this- and how could you not?
Lunar KnightsNintendo DSKojima ProductionsARPG; part of the Boktai series, and can even use the previous game's cartriges as solar sensors to confer extra bonuses
Lunar LegendNintendo Gameboy AdvanceJapan Art MediaTranslation closer to the intended Japanese than the previous versions, but lacks cinematic feel
Lunar: Dragon SongNintendo DSJapan Art MediaNice sprite work and music is the only thing this game has going for it. Garbage story, garbage characters, garbage game design.
Lunar: Eternal BlueSega CDGame Arts/Studio AlexJust as charming as the first game, but with a baffling save system (utilizing magic XP as a requirement)
Lunar: Sanposuru GakuenJP Sega Game GearGame Arts/Studio AlexThe actual prequel to The Silver Star, sadly never localized - very girl-power friendly
Lunar: Silver Star HarmonySony PlayStation PortableJapan Art Media/Game ArtsArguably the closest in tone to the intended translation, but with less charm; adds a playable prologue, battles are extremely easy in comparison to other versions
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaJapan Art Media/Game ArtsSee PSP
Lunar: Silver Star Story CompleteSony PlayStationGame ArtsArguably the most charming cast of characters you'll ever meet, good OST, standard combat
Lunar: The Silver StarSega CDGame Arts/Studio AlexAnime cutscenes, charming characters, and a high encounter rate
Machine Knight (DL only)Nintendo 3DSHit-PointEven more Kemco, this one features a scientist trying to prevent the apocalypse in cliché fashion; just as traditional turn-based as ever
Madou Monogatari A: Doki Doki VacationJP Sega Game GearCompileArle stops the bad man from cutting down the forest to build an amusement park! In first-person!
Madou Monogatari IJP Sega MegaDriveCompileADORABLE AF, monster capturing mechanic, non-traditional stats/xp gain
Madou Monogatari I: Honoo no SotsuenjiJP PC EngineCompileCute af first-person dungeon crawl; unconventional experience counter, adds voice acting, new monsters and cutscenes/events to the original
Madou Monogatari I: Mitsu no MadouryokuJP Sega Game GearCompileArle doing Arle stuff - just first-person dungeon crawling with the same unorthodox display of stats
Madou Monogatari II: Arle 16-SaiJP Sega Game GearCompileMore Arle doing Arle stuff, but she's 16 now!
Madou Monogatari III: Kyuukyoku Joou-samaJP Sega Game GearCompileDid you know that these games have Puyos in them? And that Arle features in the Puyo Puyo series?
Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Daiyouchi EnjiJP Super FamicomCompileExtremely unconventional attack and leveling system, but cookies are currency and it's cute!
Magic Knight RayearthSega SaturnSegaARPG based on the anime, plays differently than the SFC version, very low print run in the US
Magic Pengel: The Quest for ColorSony PlayStation 2Garakuta Studio/TaitoThink Pokemon, but if you as the player drew them instead to bring them to life
Magic Scroll Tactics (DL only)Nintendo SwitchOtori DenshiAn SRPG that utilizes a side-scrolling-horizontal field of battle rather than an isometric grid
Magical StarsignNintendo DSBrownie BrownCute turn-based JRPG with food-named characters and a focus on elemental and planetary alignment in combat
Magical VacationJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceBrownie BrownTurn-based combat, gorgeous sprites; love/heart isn't just an element in Captain Planet anymore!
Magician's Quest: Mysterious TimesNintendo DSAquriaIf Animal Crossing went to Hogwarts, this would be the adorable result
Magna Braban: Henreki no YuushaJP Super FamicomLenarGambits and auto-combat long before FFXII was even a thing
MagusSony PlayStation 3Black Tower StudiosYou play as John Wizardington and learn spells/level up in a bland, bad ARPG
Mahou Kishi RayearthJP Super FamicomPandora BoxPlays vastly differently than the Saturn version! Beginner-level JRPG, follows the OG story closely
Mahou Kishi RayearthJP Sega Game GearCKYDT/SegaA different game than the Saturn and SFC ones - but also turn-based
Majin TenseiJP Super FamicomAtlusSRPG SMT spinoff with (naturally) demon recruitment and fusion
Majin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisJP Super FamicomAtlusMore or less the same as the first, but with an isometric battle view as opposed to top-down
Makai Hakkenden: ShadaJP PC EngineData EastRun-of-the-mill Ys clone
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred TomeSony PlayStation 2Nippon IchiDisgaea-adjacent SRPG with vehicular combat and an assortment of weapon types for each class
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of AlchemySony PlayStation 2GustDirect sequel to Mana Khemia, with a similar character growth system- lots of pre-planning in synthesis encouraged
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-RevisSony PlayStation 2GustGo to school, learn some alchemy, and use action points instead of XP to grow your characters!
Mana Khemia: Student AllianceSony PlayStation PortableGustMostly the same as the PS2 version, but with added multiplayer battles and more items to synthesize in exchange for longer load times
Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry GodSony PlayStation 4RideonSee XBO
Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (DL only)Nintendo SwitchRideonSee XBO
Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (DL only)XBOX OneRideonSpiritual successor to the Adventure Bar games, with a similar theme of gathering materials to cook and sell (and eat to gain XP)
Marie to Elie no Atelier: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 1-2JP Sony PlayStation 2GustRemakes of the first games in the Atelier series, with all the expected alchemy present
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryNintendo DSAlphaDreamMore fun with the Mario Bros., as well as exploration of Bowser's innards!
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s JourneyNintendo 3DSAlphaDreamReworks special moves, upgrades aesthetics, and adds a new side story based on Bowser Jr.'s doings during the game
Mario & Luigi: Dream TeamNintendo 3DSAlphaDreamOverworld platforming and timing-affected turn-based combat with a heavy emphasis on Green Mario and the crazy things his dreams can do
Mario & Luigi: Paper JamNintendo 3DSAlphaDreamCrossover between Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario, thankfully taking game features more from the former than the latter
Mario & Luigi: Partners in TimeNintendo DSAlphaDreamRelated to Superstar Saga by time travel, still turn-based with timing elements; introduces baby Mario and Luigi as playable
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (VC)Nintendo Wii UAlphaDreamSee DS
Mario & Luigi: Superstar SagaNintendo Gameboy AdvanceAlphaDreamComedic RPG with exploration puzzles and a timing-based combat system
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (VC)Nintendo Wii UAlphaDreamSee GBA
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's MinionsNintendo 3DSAlphaDreamImproves aesthetics, adds an RTS mode featuring Bowser's minions, features QoL improvements from the original
Mario GolfNintendo GameboyCamelotConquer the golf circuit and level up your attributes as or against Mario
Mario Golf (VC)Nintendo 3DSCamelotSee GBC
Mario Golf: Advance TourNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCamelotStory mode and leveling, now with even more strange human characters to beat Mario's crew in golf!
Mario TennisNintendo GameboyCamelotGrab your racket, go to tennis school, and level up your skills with Mario and company
Mario Tennis (VC)Nintendo 3DSCamelotSee GBC
Mario Tennis: Power TourNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCamelotAnother jaunt through tennis school with Mario and friends, with EXP to gain and stats to improve!
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black OrderNintendo SwitchKoei Tecmo/Team NinjaIsometric co-op ARPG featuring the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe beating each other up ad nauseum; lots of differenct characters to choose from
Mary Skelter 2Nintendo SwitchCompile Heart/Idea Factory/ZerodivA first-person dungeon crawler much like the first; juggling corruption in battle and avoiding regenrating boss enemies is important; also contains the first game
Mary Skelter: NightmaresSony PlayStation VitaCompile HeartFirst-person dungeon crawler that features classic literary characters in very heavy ecchi ways, affection-raising mechanics, and powerful enemies that can ambush you in combat
Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru GaidenJP Nintendo FamicomWestoneVery Zelda II vibes, based off the anime of the same name
Master of MonstersSega GenesisSystemSoftSRPG with different monster types and hex-based grid movement
Master Of Monsters: Disciples of GaiaSony PlayStationSystemSoftSlow-paced SRPG, remake of Master of Monsters (GEN), critically panned
Master of the Monster LairNintendo DSGlobal A EntertainmentWant to slay monsters? Just dig a whole dungeon for them so you have them all corralled in one place!
Medabots AX: Metabee/RokushoNintendo Gameboy AdvanceNatsumeMuch more of a fighting game, but you do level your robots to fight them in real-time
Medabots InfinityNintendo GameCubeNatsume3D robutt arena battles!
Medabots: Metabee/Rokusho (VC)Nintendo Wii UNatsumeSee GBA
Medarot Kabuto/Kuwagata VersionJP Nintendo GameboyNatsumeFirst games in the Medarot/bot series, with the standard building and fighting robots
Medarot RJP Sony PlayStationNatsumeIt's a Medabots game! Destroy the enemy's parts to make them useless!
Mega Man Battle NetworkNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomTactical real-time combat, learning skills from enemies, and memeable spritework
Mega Man Battle Network (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee GBA
Mega Man Battle Network 2Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomMore or less the same as the first, but a bit more customizable, and no auto-healing after every battle
Mega Man Battle Network 2 (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee GBA
Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue/WhiteNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomMore customizable than its predecessors, each version has different chips available
Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue/White (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee GBA
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/Red SunNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomNow emotions must be controlled during battle, and fusion (like traditional MM) is available
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/Red Sun (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee GBA
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DSNintendo DSCapcomHas content from both versions of MMBN 5 as well as additional content
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel/Team ProtomanNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomYou've seen it before, but now there are powerful Dark Chips!
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel/Team Protoman (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee GBA
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar/Cybeast GregarNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomFinal game in the series, a bit more limitations on chip arrangement, stronger fusions
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar/Cybeast Gregar (VC)Nintendo Wii UCapcomSee GBA
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Ninja/Zerker X SaurianNintendo DSCapcomSee above, but with a few more transformations
Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace/Red JokerNintendo DSCapcomSee above, with version-specific transformations, more customizable commands, and the ability to become Mega Man at any time
Mega Man Star Force: Dragon/Leo/PegasusNintendo DSCapcomSeparate from but plays in a similar manner to the MMBN series, except with a vertical grid and more limited dodging
Mega Man X Command MissionNintendo GameCubeCapcomAn unexpectedly turn-based RPG developed by a lot of the Breath of Fire team
Mega Man X: Command MissionSony PlayStation 2CapcomIt's Mega Man X, but it's also turn-based? Now I've seen everything!
Megadimension Neptunia VIINintendo SwitchCompile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
Megadimension Neptunia VIISony PlayStation 4Compile Heart/Idea FactoryBattle system emphasizes character positioning, goddesses have additional transformations in combat, otherwise same fanservicey Neptune shenanigans
Megadimension Neptunia VIIRSony PlayStation 4Compile Heart/Idea FactoryRetells the story from VII, but adds VR compatibility and interludes, changes the battle system, and removes alternate endings
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last BibleJP Sega Game GearMultimedia Intelligence TransferMonster collecting with a bit of kiddie MegaTen flair
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible IIJP Nintendo GameboyMultimedia Intelligence TransferPretty much just like the first, but now you can give your monsters accessories
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible SpecialJP Sega Game GearSIMS/AtlusBiblical-themed first-person dungeon crawl, with gameplay otherwise similar to the other Last Bibles
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs. ZombiesSony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/Idea Factory/TamsoftARPG Neptunia zombie-themed spinoff with combat similar to Neptunia U (but with the clothes-removing thankfully gone), has a multiplayer component
MeiQ: Labyrinth of DeathSony PlayStation VitaCompile HeartAnother day, another Vita first-person dungeon crawl; this one has mages and robots fighting in pairs and encourages decision making on who will be doing the attacking
Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle (DL only)Nintendo 3DSRideonSequel to a JP mobile-only SRPG, follows a band of mercenaries (duh) through their trevails in a standard SRPG format
Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War (DL only)Nintendo 3DSRideonQuite similar to the game that came before it- a straightforward SRPG
Mercenaries Saga: ChroniclesNintendo SwitchRideonA collection of the first 3 Mercenaries Saga games; all are SRPGs where MP is low and is slowly gained per turn; directional facing makes a difference
Mercenaries Wings: The False PhoenixNintendo SwitchRideonSee PS4
Mercenaries Wings: The False PhoenixSony PlayStation 4RideonA jump in quality from the previous titles; still an SRPG focusing on a band of mercenaries with a class system; story can take one of two major branches early on
Metal DungeonXBOXPanther SoftwareCustomizable characters and a futuristic third-person dungeon crawl, turn-based combat
Metal Gear AcidSony PlayStation PortableKCEJAn SRPG using cards (that can be leveled) to determine actions taken by an alt-canon Solid Snake
Metal Gear Acid 2Sony PlayStation PortableKojima ProductionsMuch like the first, with a massive change in graphical style and some improvements to card management and acquisition
Metal MaxJP Nintendo FamicomCrea-Tech/Data EastMad Max: the JRPG! Featuring vehicle combat!
Metal Max 3Nintendo DS JPCattle CallReturn to the wasteland with tanks in tow; non-linear story progression
Metal Max ReturnsJP Super FamicomCrea-TechRemake of Metal Max, naturally much prettier but more difficult
Metal Max XenoSony PlayStation 4Kadokawa/Cattle Call/24FrameOne of only two Metal Max games to be localized; has a similar post-apocalyptic premise and lots of exploring the wastes in linear fashion with tanks
Metal SagaSony PlayStation 2SuccessFirst Metal Max series game to be localized, post-apocalyptic setting with some vehicle combat
Metal WalkerNintendo GameboyCapcomPokemon + robots + billiards = Metal Walker
Miden Tower (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee XBO
Miden Tower (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee XBO
Miden Tower (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateKemco tries to have serious, mature themes… in a game where there is literally a wall that turns into a girl as a main character
MiitopiaNintendo 3DSNintendoMiis take center stage in this simplistically-styled turn-based game, with a class system and Mii personalities determining combat prowess
Mimana: Iyar ChronicleSony PlayStation PortableKogado/Premium AgencyARPG with poor hit detection, a generally unlikeable cast, and a weak story overall
Mind ZeroSony PlayStation VitaAcquire/ZerodivFirst-person dungeon crawler with some Persona-like atmosphere; losing all MP in combat will make characters vulnerable
Minelvaton Saga: Ragon no FukkatsuJP Nintendo FamicomRandom HouseFirst of the Silva Saga series, featuring overhead ARPG combat
Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark LordSega Master SystemKogadoExtremely sparse story, strange overworld movement
Mirai Senshi: LiosJP Nintendo FamicomPack-In-VideoA mech-based SRPG, equipment upgrades improve units and are earned in battles
Mirai Shinwa JarvasJP Nintendo FamicomTaitoIf it looks like a kusoge, and plays like a kusoge…
Moco Moco FriendsNintendo 3DSRacjinA saccharine-sweet creature-collecting/raising game with a bunch of magical girls raising and evolving plushies
Moero Chronicle HyperNintendo SwitchCompile Heart/Idea FactoryFirst-person dungeon crawl where everything is steeped in sexual innuendo
Moero Crystal H (DL only)Nintendo SwitchCompile Heart/Idea FactoryMore first-person dungeon crawling, just as skeezy as Moero Chronicle Hyper (if not more)
Moldorian: Hikari to Yami no SisterJP Sega Game GearSegaReally good artwork, a turn-based battle system that gives you only seconds to input commands
Momotarou DensetsuJP Nintendo FamicomHudson SoftStandard gameplay, but cute all the same!
Monochrome Order (DL only)Nintendo SwitchHit-PointSee XBO
Monochrome Order (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Hit-PointSee XBO
Monochrome Order (DL only)XBOX OneHit-PointKemco's at it again with a game that has lot of moral dilemmas and player choices that surprisingly matter, if a bit ham-fistedly
MonstaniaJP Super FamicomAmccus/Bits LaboratorySRPG featuring puzzles, a party size of two, and a progress-based leveling system
Monster Combine TD (DL only)Nintendo 3DSCollavierEssentially a Plants vs. Zombies clone, but the monsters you can use for defense are randomly selected from a deck; XP can be earned to hold more monsters in said deck
Monster HunterSony PlayStation 2CapcomThese monsters aren't gonna hunt themselves! Origin of the popular series
Monster Hunter 3 UltimateNintendo Wii UCapcom/EightingSimilar to Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, but adds in underwater combat and has local multiplayer
Monster Hunter 3 UltimateNintendo 3DSCapcom/EightingAn expanded version of Monster Hunter Tri (Wii), improving weapons and armor; was the first game to incorporate the Circle Pad Pro accessory
Monster Hunter 4 UltimateNintendo 3DSCapcom/EightingGets rid of underwater combat, adds the ability to scale both walls and monsters, adds Exploration Missions and new weapon types
Monster Hunter Freedom UniteSony PlayStation PortableCapcomA further enhanced verion of Freedom 2, with more monsters, missions, pieces of equipment, and the addition of Felyne fighters to provide assistance
Monster Hunter GenerationsNintendo 3DSCapcomNew features include upgrading armor using scavenged materials, mutated monster forms, different attack stypes for each weapon, and special moves to charge during hunting
Monster Hunter Generations UltimateNintendo SwitchCapcomAdds new monsters, new hunting styles, changes the control scheme (for obvious reasons), and spiffs up the graphics from the original
Monster Hunter Portable 3rdJP Sony PlayStation PortableCapcomTakes elements from Freedom Unite and Tri but is its own game, now multiple Felynes can assist in combat
Monster Hunter StoriesNintendo 3DSCapcom/MarvelousA far more traditional turn-based RPG than other entries, with strong monster collecting and raising elements
Monster Hunter TriNintendo WiiCapcomAdds an underwater ecosystem to the tried-and-true monster-slaying formula
Monster Hunter: FreedomSony PlayStation PortableCapcomAn enhanced/expanded handheld port of the first Monster Hunter game
Monster Hunter: Freedom 2Sony PlayStation PortableCapcomAn enhanced/expanded handheld port of the second Monster Hunter game (which was previously Japan-only)
Monster Hunter: WorldSony PlayStation 4CapcomSee XBO
Monster Hunter: WorldXBOX OneCapcomDoes away with the zones of previous entries in favor of a connecting, evolving, and reactive ecosystem with more monsters to slay and scavenge!
Monster Kingdom: Jewel SummonerSony PlayStation PortableGaiaA monster collector/battler game made by the co-creator of the SMT series, item fusion can influence the monsters' stats
Monster RacersNintendo DSKoeiA peculiar monster-collecting game where you battle via racing
Monster RancherSony PlayStationTecmoUse CDs to unlock monsters that you train and fight!
Monster Rancher 2Sony PlayStationTecmoUse CDs to unlock more monsters that you train and fight!
Monster Rancher AdvanceNintendo Gameboy AdvanceTecmoSimilar to the PSX games, but using words to summon monsters rather than CDs
Monster Rancher Advance 2Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceTecmo/Graphic ResearchSee above!
Monster Rancher DSNintendo DSCingMonster raising and battling, now on two screens! Utilizes the microphone and touch screen to create monsters
Monster SeedSony PlayStationNK SystemMonster-raising and battling SRPG, where the monsters have a limited lifespan
Monster Viator (DL only)Nintendo SwitchHit-PointSee XBO
Monster Viator (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Hit-PointSee XBO
Monster Viator (DL only)XBOX OneHit-PointKemco comes through with a monster collector with a lot of exposition and a high encounter rate
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure (DL only)Nintendo SwitchOnion GamesA formerly JP PSX-only game that parodies JRPG tropes; the character must level up and solve puzzles in order to clean up after a "hero"
MotherJP Nintendo FamicomApe/NintendoModern-themed turn-based game starring kids with psychic powers
Mother 1 + 2JP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceApe/HAL Laboratory/NintendoPorts of Mother 1 and 2, with an extended ending for the former
Mother 3JP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceBrownie Brown/HAL Laboratory(LOCALIZE IT NINTENDO) Musical combo system in combat, still as offbeat as ever
Mouryou Senki MadaraJP Nintendo FamicomKonamiDark and challenging! Autonomous combat! Anime-based!
MS Saga: A New DawnSony PlayStation 2BECGundam-themed, but accessible to those unfamiliar with the universe, includes mobile suit part mixing and matching
Mugen no Frontier EXCEED: Super Robot Taisen OG SagaNintendo DS JPMonolith SoftSequel to SRTOGS: Endless Frontier, plays in the same way, with crossover elements
Mugen SoulsSony PlayStation 3Compile Heart/GCRESTOpen-field turn-based RPG where being moe is important to getting stronger… somehow
Mugen Souls ZSony PlayStation 3Compile Heart/GCREST/Idea FactoryVery much like the first, still just as uncomfortable
Muramasa RebirthSony PlayStation VitaVanillawareAdds additional side stories for new characters (as DLC), rewrites the translation and reworks the controls
Muramasa: The Demon BladeNintendo WiiVanillawareGorgeous side-scrolling ARPG with a Japanese folklore twist
Musashi no BoukenJP Nintendo FamicomQuestStandard DQ clone, but corn can be an enemy so that's pretty funny
Musashi: Samurai LegendSony PlayStation 2Square EnixSequel of sorts to Brave Fencer Musashi with similar ARPG gameplay
My World, My WayNintendo DSGlobal A EntertainmentThe main character is a spoiled princess who can literally pout her way into changing the difficulty of battles and the terrain itself
Mystaria: The Realms of LoreSega SaturnMicro CabinSRPG rereleased as Blazing Heroes in NA for the same console, non-linear party recruitment
Mystery Chronicle: One Way HeroicsSony PlayStation 4Spike ChunsoftSee Vita
Mystery Chronicle: One Way HeroicsSony PlayStation VitaSpike ChunsoftHas some mystery dungeon elements, but you are forced to keep moving in order to avoid the ray of light that will destroy you (and it will)
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the WandererNintendo DSChunsoftRoguelike dungeon crawl where food management is critical and death is expected
Mystic ArkJP Super FamicomProduceA cousin to The 7th Saga, super grindy
Mystic ChroniclesSony PlayStation VitaHit-PointSee PSP
Mystic Chronicles (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableHit-PointAnother good ol' Kemco jam, this one won't blow anyone out of the water with its cliches
Mystic HeroesNintendo GameCubeKoeiA more mystical, chibi-styled Dynasty Warriors
Mystic HeroesSony PlayStation 2KoeiCutesy Dynasty Warriors-like with magic, more characters than the GameCube version
Mystic Heroes (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KoeiSee PS2
Nakayoshi to IsshoJP Nintendo FamicomYutakaPrecious simplistic RPG ft. Kodansha characters (inc. Sailor Moon!) that may give you diabetes
Namco x CapcomJP Sony PlayStation 2Monolith SoftPredecessor to Project X Zone, SRPG with combo-based gameplay
NapoleonJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceGenkiRTSRPG starring Napoleon Bonaparte doing some very not-historically-accurate things
Naruto: Path of the NinjaNintendo DSToseFollows the manga/anime through the Chunin Exams arc, with some touch controls integrated
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2Nintendo DSTosePlays like the first game, but is more of an original filler story than directly following the source material
Natural DoctrineSony PlayStation 3KadokawaSRPG with elements of cover/positioning, lots of unfortunate corridor/funnel-type maps, overall too complex for many players
Natural DoctrineSony PlayStation 4KadokawaAdds a bonus extra hard mission, otherwise see PS3
Natural DoctrineSony PlayStation VitaKadokawaSee PS3
Nayuta no KisekiJP Sony PlayStation PortableFalcomARPG with platforming elements
Necromancer (VC)Nintendo Wii UHudson SoftAn untranslated horror-themed JRPG originally made for the PC Engine
Nekketsu Tairiku Burning HeroesJP Super FamicomJ-Force8 scenarios to beat for the true ending, characters other than the protagonist are AI in battle
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New WorldNintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New WorldSony PlayStation 4GustA fanservice title for the series, gathering alchemists from all entries into an RPG/town-builder hybrid where managing time is as usual a difficult task
Neugier: Umi to Kaze no KoudouJP Super FamicomWolf TeamAn almost-localized ARPG with attacks that can level up, a rather short game overall
New HorizonsSega GenesisKoeiAKA Uncharted Waters: New Horizons; hope you like boats! Better sound on SNES than this version
New Little King's Story (delisted)Sony PlayStation VitaKonamiChanges the watercolor aesthetic to a more anime-styled one, poor English translation, needs quite a bit of visual polish
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomSony PlayStation 4Level-5Overhauls gameplay drastically- combat is now ARPG-styled (though there are still some spirits to provide assistance); the focus turns to kingdom-building
Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no MadoushiNintendo DS JPLevel-5Same general story as Wrath of the White Witch, but vastly different gameplay - a literal spellbook is a necessity to draw the required runes
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchNintendo SwitchLevel-5See PS3
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchSony PlayStation 3Level-5Incredible Ghibli-styled visuals, monster-collecting elements, and unfortunate AI
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch RemasteredSony PlayStation 4Level-5Contains all DLC and improves the graphics; is otherwise the same game
NierSony PlayStation 3CaviaHack-and-slash ARPG with a pervading sense of melancholy and a gorgeous soundtrack, multiple endings; takes place after one of Drakengard's endings
NierXBOX 360CaviaAn ARPG spinoff of one of Drakengard's endings, astounding soundtrack, twisty plot, multiple endings
Nier: AutomataSony PlayStation 4PlatinumGamesExtremely atmospheric ARPG, distant sequel to the first Nier, incredible music
Nier: Automata (DL only)XBOX OnePlatinumGamesSee PS4
Nights of AzureSony PlayStation 4GustAn ARPG with sapphic undertones that leans into fanservice territory; dark in tone with a focus on collecting demon blood to level yourself and the familiars you collect
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New MoonNintendo SwitchGustSee PS4
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New MoonSony PlayStation 4GustSimilar premise as the first game, but now with a time limit on both excursions and the game as a whole; instead of 4 creatures, you now have 2 and an AI partner
Niji no Silk RoadJP Nintendo FamicomAdvance Communication CompanyIncrease your rank as a trader by going out and procuring goods (which you can also buy to raise your stats)
Ninety-Nine NightsXBOX 360Q Entertainment/PhantagramA musou-type game with RPG elements and a fantasy theme, increasing character levels makes better combos available
Ninety-Nine Nights IIXBOX 360Q Entertainment/FeelplusDarker in tone than the first game, but with worse reviews; plays like its predecessor
Ninja Boy IINintendo GameboyCulture BrainRPG with beat-em-up elements similar to Super Ninja Boy
Ninja TaroNintendo GameboyNMKCollect items to raise your stats in an ARPG with painfully slow walking speed
Ninjara Hoi!JP Nintendo FamicomASCIIA parody game of sorts that takes place in feudal Japan
NiohSony PlayStation 4Team NinjaDemon-filled ARPG set in the late Sengoku period with a robust Souls-like combat system
Nioh 2Sony PlayStation 4Team NinjaExchanges the main character of the first with a character-created avatar, adds features like enemy souls to capture to use their abilities, combat is even deeper than before
No Heroes Allowed! (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableAcquireThird game in the Badman series, adds aquatic creatures to the array of upgradable defenses against unwanted heroes
NostalgiaNintendo DSMatrix Software/RED EntertainmentTurn-based combat, airship battles, real-world locations, and a magical steampunk aesthetic
Nushi Tsuri Adventure: Kite no BoukenJP Nintendo GameboyMarvelous/Victor Interactive SoftwareCatch fishies and fight thingies!
Octopath TravelerNintendo SwitchAcquire/Square EnixA gorgeous 2D/3D mesh with 8 different protagonists whose stories overlap (albeit very little); fairly robust turn-based combat system
Odin SphereSony PlayStation 2VanillawareSide-scrolling beat-em-up ARPG with a gorgeous art style
Odin Sphere (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3VanillawareSee PS2
Odin Sphere LeifthrasirSony PlayStation 4VanillawareSee PS3
Odin Sphere: LeifthrasirSony PlayStation 3VanillawareEnhanced remake of Odin Sphere with much less slowdown, difficulty changes, more stages, and new enemies
Odin Sphere: LeifthrasirSony PlayStation VitaVanillawareSee PS3
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly CaliberN64QuestPlays like Ogre Battle, RTS elements and political story
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (VC)Nintendo Wii UQuestSee N64
Ogre Battle: Limited EditionSony PlayStationQuestEnhanced port of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES)
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black QueenSuper NintendoQuestEpic overarching story with RTS elements
Okage: Shadow KingSony PlayStation 2Zener Works/SCECute spooky-themed JRPG
Okage: Shadow King (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Zener Works/SCESee PS2
Omega Labyrinth Life (DL only)Nintendo SwitchMatrix SoftwareSee PS4, but with "touch" events, a lewd rock-paper-scissors game, destructable armor, and less censored scenes
Omega QuintetSony PlayStation 4Compile Heart/Galapagos RPGA game starring pop idols with turn-based combat that relies on turn order manipulation; more costume destruction mechanics are unfortunately present
One Piece: Romance DawnNintendo 3DSThree RingsTells the story of the first half of the series; battles are done in a turn-based combo-heavy style; story cutscenes are presented in a dull, lazy fashion
One Piece: Unlimited AdventureNintendo WiiGanbarionARPG in which the Straw Hat Pirates are stuck on an island and need to forage for survival; crafted food increases statistics
One Piece: World SeekerSony PlayStation 4GanbarionThink the Batman Arkham or Spider-Man games, but with a One Piece coat of paint; equipment raises stats while skill points are used to unlock and improve moves
One Piece: World SeekerXBOX OneGanbarionSee PS4
One Way Heroics Plus (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSmoking WolfA complete version of the PC original game; a roguelike where every few steps in-game causes an instant death shadow to scroll more across the screen
Onigiri (DL only)Nintendo SwitchCyberstepA free-to-play MMORPG with an extensive character development system, dated graphics, and lots of mythological Japanese fanservice
Onigiri (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4CyberstepSee PS4
Onimusha TacticsNintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomTechnically an SRPG side story to the main series, but has a similar plot
Oninaki (DL only)Nintendo SwitchTokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
Oninaki (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Tokyo RPG FactoryAn ARPG that relies on crossing the line between the land of the living and the spiritual plane, where demons of different classes are used to help attack
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo LegacySony PlayStation VitaExperienceHeavily customizable characters in a - you guessed it - first-person dungeon crawler; this one has a dark technological feel to it
Operation Babel: New Tokyo LegacySony PlayStation VitaExperienceDirect sequel to Operation Abyss with the same gameplay; leveling up can only be done at the party's home base, characters are still highly customizable
Operation DarknessXBOX 360SuccessAn SRPG featuring permadeath and a heavily alternate history WWII - think Nazi zombies and dragons
OpoonaNintendo WiiArtePiazzaCutesy semi-sci-fi game where combat is done by throwing a sphere at enemies
Orangeblood (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGrayfax SoftwareSee PS4
Orangeblood (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Grayfax SoftwarePixel art, girls with guns, and more attitude than you thought possible
Orangeblood (DL only)XBOX OneGrayfax SoftwareSee PS4
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAlfa SystemUnique art style; half turn-based, half family manager with lots of customizability
Orgarhythm (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAcquireRhythm game/RTS hybrid where keeping on beat gives you more XP to give you more abilities
Oriental Blue: Ao no TengaiJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceHudson Soft/RED EntertainmentA gaiden of the Tengai Makyo series, has a free scenario system influenced by real-time passage
Orphen: Scion of SorcerySony PlayStation 2ShadeARPG with a strange turn-based/real-time combat hybrid, limited amount of battles overall prevent grinding
Otaku no Seiza: Adventure in the Otaku GalaxyJP Nintendo FamicomAdvance Communication CompanyUnbalanced and cheeky
Out LiveJP PC EngineSunsoftFirst-person dungeon crawler, but in a mech!
OutlandersJP Nintendo FamicomMicronicsKooky sci-fi with wonky ARPG combat
Paladin's QuestSuper NintendoCopya SystemUtopian-themed turn-based game where casting magic costs HP instead of MP
Pandora's TowerNintendo WiiGanbarionARPG with a focus on environmental puzzle-solving and a time-based curse mechanic
Pandora's Tower (DL only)Nintendo Wii UGanbarionSee Wii
Panzer Dragoon SagaSega SaturnTeam AndromedaTurn-based combat focused on circling enemies and exposing weakpoints, short in length
Paper MarioN64Intelligent SystemsContinues the timing-based attacks seen in SMRPG
Paper Mario (VC)Nintendo Wii UIntelligent SystemsSee N64
Paper Mario: Color SplashNintendo Wii UIntelligent SystemsSystem based on paint and color, attacks are chosen by cards, story progress and some items confer stat increases
Paper Mario: Sticker StarNintendo 3DSIntelligent SystemsEschews the traditional XP-based format in favor of finding items that increase base first attack power and increase HP; attacks can only be made via expendable stickers
Paper Mario: The Origami KingNintendo SwitchIntelligent SystemsNot much in the RPG department yet again (HP is upgraded by collecting hearts), but the turn- and timing-based combat returns with extra complexity
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorNintendo GameCubeIntelligent SystemsEverything that made the first game so great, but more of it!
Parasite EveSony PlayStationSquareHorror JRPG based on a novel, positioning-based combat system
Parasite Eve (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Parasite Eve (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Parasite Eve (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Parasite Eve IISony PlayStationSquareMore of a survival-horror slant than the first game, including tank controls!
Parasite Eve II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Parasite Eve II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Parasite Eve II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Penny-Punching PrincessNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee Vita
Penny-Punching PrincessSony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiPixel-styled beat-em-up with an emphasis on collecting money from defeated enemies to bribe them, unlock new areas, and upgrade stats
PersonaSony PlayStationAtlus(A questionably localized) Mark danced crazy!
Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentSony PlayStationAtlusHalf of the Persona 2 story- the other half wasn't officially localized until years later
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PSX
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableAtlusSee PSX
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaAtlusSee PSX
Persona 2: Innocent SinJP Sony PlayStationAtlusThe missing half of Persona 2 in the Americas
Persona 4: GoldenSony PlayStation VitaAtlusAdds new social links, a new character, more story elements, costumes, and Personas in addition to QoL changes
Persona 5Sony PlayStation 3AtlusDemon negotiation, collection, and fusion, all with a bunch of stylish teens!
Persona 5Sony PlayStation 4AtlusSee PS3
Persona 5 RoyalSony PlayStation 4AtlusAdds a new party member, new Social Links, a new section of the story, and loads of tweaks and additions to gameplay
Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthNintendo 3DSAtlusA P3/P4 crossover with Etrian Odyssey-styled gameplay; characters equip Personas to change affinities/attacks/weaknesses as well as sub-Personas that confer extra abilities
Persona Q2: New Cinema LabyrinthNintendo 3DSAtlusA P3/P4/P5 crossover this time focusing on the P5 cast; similar gameplay to Persona Q but with the difficulty rebalanced
Phantasy StarSega Master SystemSegaSci-fi JRPG great-grandpappy
Phantasy Star 0Nintendo DSSonic TeamThink Phantasy Star Online, but with crunchier graphics and a full-fledged story mode
Phantasy Star CollectionNintendo Gameboy AdvanceDigital Eclipse/SegaPorts of the first 3 Phantasy Star games
Phantasy Star GaidenJP Sega Game GearJapan System SupplySpinoff story set between Phantasy Star I and II, similar gameplay
Phantasy Star IISega GenesisSegaThe Sci-fi JRPG, text-based adventures featuring characters from the game also exist
Phantasy Star II (DL only)XBOX 360SegaSee GEN
Phantasy Star III: Generations of DoomSega GenesisSegaWent for a more traditional fantasy slant as opposed to the sci-fi seen in the rest of the series
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the MillenniumSega GenesisSegaIf you liked the other games in the series, you'll love this one!
Phantasy Star OnlineSega DreamcastSonic TeamARPG, first online console game
Phantasy Star Online 2 (DL only)XBOX OneSega Online R&DMMOARPG with a single-player storyline and absolutely tons of cosmetics (and matching microtransactions)
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & IIXBOXSonic TeamEveryone likes playing MMORPGs with clunky controllers!
Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. RevolutionNintendo GameCubeSonic TeamGrid-and-turn-based card battling system, because that was the style at the time
Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2.0Sega DreamcastSonic TeamAn expanded version of the original
Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & IINintendo GameCubeSonic TeamAdds entirely new content for Episode II, AKA Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst
Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II PlusNintendo GameCubeSonic TeamPSO with additional formerly online-only quests and items
Phantasy Star PortableSony PlayStation PortableAlfa System/Sonic TeamSequel to Phantasy Star Universe, plays in a similar ARPG style, customizable player character, mission-based structure
Phantasy Star Portable 2Sony PlayStation PortableAlfa SystemDirect sequel to the first game, can import character from first game, some fairly minor differences but otherwise plays the same as the first
Phantasy Star Portable 2 InfinityJP Sony PlayStation PortableAlfa SystemAn upgrade to PSP2; adds new story content, races, bosses, skills, and QoL changes/balancing
Phantasy Star UniverseSony PlayStation 2Sonic TeamARPG with a PSO-like combat style, had both online and offline modes (only offline persists to this day)
Phantasy Star UniverseXBOX 360Sonic TeamMostly the same as PS2, but Ambition of the Illuminus is a free DLC instead
Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the IlluminusSony PlayStation 2Sonic TeamStandalone expansion to Phantasy Star Universe
Phantom BraveSony PlayStation 2Nippon IchiAnother Disgaea-adjacent SRPG; gridless system and borderless maps (characters and objects can fall off)
Phantom Brave: The Hermuda TriangleSony PlayStation PortableNippon IchiAdds even more characters to the improved Wii version of the game
Phantom Brave: We Meet AgainNintendo WiiNippon IchiAdds a new campaign and characters to the PS2 version of the SRPG
Phantom Kingdom PortableJP Sony PlayStation PortableNippon IchiAdds new scenarios and battles with characters from later Disgaea games
Picdun 2: Witch's Curse (DL only)Nintendo 3DSIntenseFirst-person dungeon crawler where the maps make an image to be discovered; combat is timing-based with few options but moves quickly
Pocket Card Jockey (DL only)Nintendo 3DSGame FreakA game about horse raising and racing via solitare. As in the card game.
Pocket Monsters: Green VersionJP Nintendo GameboyGame FreakIf you've played Red/Blue, do you really need this one?
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega RubyNintendo 3DSGame FreakRemakes of the Gen III Pokemon games incorporating creatures and mechanics from later generations
Pokemon Black 2/White 2Nintendo DSGame FreakRegarded by many as the peak of the franchise; a continuation of Gen 5's story
Pokemon Black/WhiteNintendo DSGame FreakIncredible animated spritework and perhaps the best storyline in the franchise
Pokemon ColosseumNintendo GameCubeGenius SonorityYou're a trainer, go purify some Shadow Pokemon!
Pokemon ConquestNintendo DSKoeiPokemon meets Nobunaga's Ambition - a fun SRPG with levels gained through bonding with your trainer
Pokemon CrystalNintendo GameboyGame FreakAn attempt to add story to Gold/Silver, but does add a female protagonist!
Pokemon Diamond/PearlNintendo DSGame FreakLess water than Gen 3 Pokemon games, but with an obnoxious mountain to frequently travel through
Pokemon EmeraldNintendo Gameboy AdvanceGame FreakSuperior third version of Pokemon Gen 3
Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreenNintendo Gameboy AdvanceGame FreakRemakes of Red/Green versions
Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Ikuzo! Arashi no BoukendanJP Nintendo WiiChunsoftStack water Pokemon in a WiiWare-exclusive Mystery Dungeon adventure!
Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Mezase! Hikari no BoukendanJP Nintendo WiiChunsoftSee above, but electric Pokemon
Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Susume! Honou no BoukendanJP Nintendo WiiChunsoftSee above, but fire Pokemon
Pokemon Gold/SilverNintendo GameboyGame FreakMore mons, a day/night system, and the ability to revisit the entire previous region
Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (VC)Nintendo 3DSGame FreakSee GBC
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilverNintendo DSGame FreakRemakes of the Gen 2 Pokemon games, with the storyline from Crystal attached, can also make use of the Pokewalker accessory
Pokemon Let's Go Eevee/PikachuNintendo SwitchGame FreakFull 3D remakes of Red/Blue versions but with Pokemon Go-like mechanics of catching new mons
Pokemon Moon/SunNintendo 3DSGame FreakDoes away with the traditional gym battle format in favor of puzzles scattered throughout not-Hawaii, adds Ultra Beasts (which look suspiciously Digimon-like…)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue TeamNintendo DSChunsoftCompanion to the GBA's Red Rescue Team, with Pokemon exploring randomized labyrinths in classic Mystery Dungeon style
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (VC)Nintendo Wii UChunsoftSee DS
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness/TimeNintendo DSChunsoftMore mystery dungeon delving with the famous pocket monsters, with the addition of Gen 4 Pokemon
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of SkyNintendo DSChunsoftThe "third version" of Explorers of Darkness/Time, adds more storyline elements
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (VC)Nintendo Wii UChunsoftSee DS
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinityNintendo 3DSSpike ChunsoftFocuses on 5th generation Pokemon, utilizes some AR features to unlock new dungeons, changes the artstyle from sprites to 3D models, but the gameplay loop remains unchanged
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue TeamNintendo Gameboy AdvanceChunsoftThird-person randomized dungeon crawler with Pokemon, sister Blue version was a DS game
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (VC)Nintendo Wii UChunsoftSee GBA
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXNintendo SwitchSpike ChunsoftCombined remake of Red/Blue Rescue Team with similar gameplay: exploring dungeons and making use of type advantages to help delve further
Pokemon PlatinumNintendo DSGame FreakLast of the "combined third versions" of Pokemon games, this one the arguably ultimate version of Gen 4
Pokemon Quest (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGame FreakSend voxel-styled Pokemon out to explore an island for you, then take the stones they find to level them up further; relies on free-to-play mechanics
Pokemon RangerNintendo DSHAL LaboratoryMore of an ARPG than regular Pokemon games that uses the stylus to help temporarily capture Pokemon, who assist in completing missions
Pokemon Ranger (VC)Nintendo Wii UHAL LaboratorySee DS
Pokemon Ranger: Guardian SignsNintendo DSCreatures Inc.Very like the first two, but now you can also draw symbols to summon legendary 'mons to help you out
Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (VC)Nintendo Wii UCreatures Inc.See DS
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of AlmiaNintendo DSCreatures Inc.Still no Pokemon battling here and still touchscreen-heavy, but with more possible partner Pokemon and tools for capturing
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (VC)Nintendo Wii UCreatures Inc.See DS
Pokemon Red/BlueNintendo GameboyGame FreakCalled Red/Green versions in Japan, definitely the origin of the popularity of monster-collecting video games
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (VC)Nintendo 3DSGame FreakSee GB
Pokemon Ruby/SapphireNintendo Gameboy AdvanceGame Freak7/10, too much water; not possible to collect all Pokemon in these versions
Pokemon Rumble WorldNintendo 3DSAmbrellaA stylized 3D Pokemon beat-em-up where capturing many types of mons increases Adventurer Rank, which gives access to new areas and increases the strength of wild Pokemon
Pokemon Super Mystery DungeonNintendo 3DSSpike ChunsoftExpands the available roster to include gen 6 Pokemon, gameplay is still as simple and grindy as ever
Pokemon Sword/ShieldNintendo SwitchGame FreakFirst-ever mainline console Pokemon game; not all Pokemon can be caught/are featured in the National Pokedex; regional theme is British
Pokemon Ultra Sun/MoonNintendo 3DSGame FreakAlternate universe story in the same region as Sun/Moon; adds more Ultra Beasts, activities, and ways to catch Pokemon from older games
Pokemon X/YNintendo 3DSGame FreakPokemon brought into the 3D realm of not-France, statistics of 'mons can be further raised and refined via minigames
Pokemon XD: Gale of DarknessNintendo GameCubeGenius SonorityYou're a trainer, go purify more Shadow Pokemon!
Pokemon YellowNintendo GameboyGame FreakMore of the same, with bonus Pikachu following you
PoPoLoCroisSony PlayStation PortableG-ArtistsAdorable characters, wholesome setting, turn-based combat with some grid elements, a combined enhanecd version of two previously Japan-only PSX games
Princess MinervaJP Super FamicomAtelier Double/RiverhillsoftGIRL POWER ANIME-BASED ROAD TRIP!
Project X ZoneNintendo 3DSMonolith SoftSequel to Namco x Capcom, this time additionally incorporating Sega characters; SRPG maps with combo- and assist-based attacks
Project X Zone 2Nintendo 3DSMonolith SoftPlays the same as its predecessor, but Segata Sanshiro is an available character; thereby making this game the best ever- I don't make the rules
Puzzle & Dragons Gold (DL only)Nintendo SwitchGungHo OnlineA barebones story, dumbed-down mechanics from the regular game, and gacha mechanics galore; seen as a low point in the series
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. EditionNintendo 3DSGungHo OnlineA collection of two puzzle/RPG hybrid games where you level up your monsters and unleash their skills using time-limited match-3 gameplay
Quest 64N64ImagineerFinal Fantasy II-like leveling system, a very baby JRPG
Quest: Brian's JourneyNintendo GameboyAtelier DoubleA demake of the N64 game… if you considered Quest 64 a game to begin with. Taking actions builds stats
R-Type CommandSony PlayStation PortableIremAn SRPG spinoff of the space shmup; two separate campaigns available; pilots can gain experience during missions, making their ships better in combat
R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter ChocolateJP Sony PlayStation PortableIremContinues the same style of gameplay as the first game; three campaigns to choose from; stats can be improved with leveling
Radia Senki: Reimei HenJP Nintendo FamicomTecmo4 AI characters + 1 controllable = fun auto tactics
Radiant HistoriaNintendo DSAtlus/HeadlockTurn-based grid combat, lots of time travel and utilizing branching timelines to affect the future
Radiant Historia: Perfect ChronologyNintendo 3DSAtlusAdds additional scenario content, reworks the visuals, and gives characters the ability to make follow-up attacks in combat
Radiata StoriesSony PlayStation 2Tri-AceARPG with a majorly branching storyline, tons of recruitable characters (all with their own schedules), and lots to kick!
Ragnarok DSNintendo DSGungHoAs the title implies, it's Ragnarok Online, except on the DS; only a max of 3 can play together, but there is a storyline to follow
Ragnarok OdysseySony PlayStation VitaGame ArtsBasically a Monster Hunter clone with some Norse elements; levels do not increase traditionally but improving equipment via cards improves your stats
Ragnarok Odyssey AceSony PlayStation 3Game ArtsEnhanced version of Ragnarok Odyssey with all DLC included, new dungeons/enemies/skills, and readjusted gameplay balance; stat enhancements done via cards
Ragnarok Odyssey ACESony PlayStation VitaGame ArtsEasier to import RO save data from, otherwise see PS3
Ragnarok TacticsSony PlayStation PortableApollosoftSRPG with a lot of customizability in characters, two separate scenarios and multiple endings
Ragnarok Tactics (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaApollosoftSee PSP
Ranma 1/2: Akanekodan Teki HihouJP Super FamicomAtelier DoubleBased on the anime/manga, otherwise pretty standard
Ray GigantSony PlayStation VitaExperience/Bandai NamcoAnother first-person dungeon crawl; this one has 3 separate protagonists (and parties), stat increases use materials gathered from the field rather than XP
Record of Agarest WarXBOX 360Compile HeartAn extremely long SRPG that encourages careful marriage selection via dating sim elements and takes place over 5 generations
Record of Agarest War (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Compile HeartMulti-generational game with dating sim elements and tactical combat
Record of Agarest War 2Sony PlayStation 3Compile Heart/Idea FactoryChange in gameplay to be more combo-based rather than tactical, loveless marriages are possible (but not recommended)
Record of Agarest War ZeroSony PlayStation 3Compile Heart/Idea FactoryPlays like the first game, can connect using save data to unlock characters from the first game, heroines' costumes depend on their feelings towards you
Record of Agarest War ZeroXBOX 360Compile Heart/Idea FactoryPrequel to the first game, with enhanced dating sim elements and the ability to carry over save data from the first game to unlock characters
Record of Lodoss War: Advent of CardiceSega DreamcastNeverlandBased on the anime, plays kinda like Diablo
Rengoku II: The Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N.Sony PlayStation PortableNeverland/Hudson SoftMakes very minimal changes to the gameplay loop from the first game, culminating in another lackluster experience
Rengoku: The Tower of PurgatorySony PlayStation PortableNeverlandA sci-fi ARPG with cumbersome gameplay mechanics and an almost nonexistent story, encourages weapon scavenging from enemies
Rent-A-HeroJP Sega MegaDriveSegaDo errands for the local populace to upgrade your super suit! Fighting game-like battles, very tongue-in-cheek
Resonance of FateSony PlayStation 3Tri-AceFree-roaming gun-heavy "cinematic" battle system, only 3 party members, a lot of moral gray areas
Resonance of FateXBOX 360Tri-AceA post-apocalyptic game with a battle system that combines real-time and turn-based elements, lots of gunplay
Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Tri-AceRemoves some clothing options, otherwise see 360
Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons FairytaleNintendo 3DSMarvelous/EpicsCombines the light turn-based combat of PoPoLoCrois with the farming of Story of Seasons, resulting in a shallow, modest (but adorable) mix of both
Revelations: The Demon Slayer/Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last BibleNintendo GameboyMultimedia Intelligence TransferMegami Tensei for kids, more medieval-themed than its mother series
Revenant DogmaSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Revenant DogmaSony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateIt's Kemco again, with a game you've likely played before (and better); characters can transform mid-combat so that's a thing
Revenant Dogma (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Revenant Dogma (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Revenant SagaSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Revenant SagaSony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateSee Wii U
Revenant Saga (DL only)Nintendo Wii UExe-CreateShrug, another Kemco game
Revenant Saga (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Wii U
Revenant Saga (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Exe-CreateAnother Kemco jam, as by-the-numbers bland as it gets
Revenant Saga (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Wii U
RevErsi Quest (DL only)XBOX OneYokogosystemsSRPG-ified version of Othello/Reversi with varying board shapes and a variety of unit types
Rhapsody: A Musical AdventureNintendo DSNippon IchiChanges the SRPG combat to 2D turn-based fighting, no English song vocals
Rhapsody: A Musical AdventureSony PlayStationNippon IchiSRPG with painfully easy battles and a musical theme
Ring of RedSony PlayStation 2KonamiAlternate-history military turn-based strategy game with cool mechs
River City: Knights of Justice (DL only)Nintendo 3DSAvit-NiigataGives a tongue-in-cheek RPG makeover to the Kunio-kun series; there is no leveling but stats increase with equipment and gem slotting
River King: A Wonderful JourneySony PlayStation 2MarvelousThe truest form of JRPG- loads of fishing
River King: A Wonderful Journey (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3MarvelousSee PS2
River King: Mystic ValleyNintendo DSMarvelousIt's a River King game, yes, but the fishing lacks the charm it once had in earlier games
Riviera: The Promised LandNintendo Gameboy AdvanceStingFirst in the Dept. Heaven series, with nonconventional dungeon exploration and item-based battles
Riviera: The Promised LandSony PlayStation PortableStingAdds full voice acting, more CG images, and more events to the GBA version of the game
Robopon 2: Cross/Ring VersionNintendo Gameboy AdvanceRED EntertainmentIntroduces 4-on-4 battles, but otherwise is more of the same robot collecting and customizing
Robopon: Sun VersionNintendo GameboyHudson Soft/Red Company CorporationA robot-making and collecting Poke-clone, only one of the three versions was released in the Americas
RobotrekSuper NintendoQuintet/AncientCustomize your robo-buddy party!
Rockman EXE 4.5: Real OperationJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceCapcomNot part of the MMBN story, gives you the ability to control multiple Navis
Rockman.EXE: Operate Shooting StarNintendo DS JPCapcomA port of Mega Man Battle Network with some additional Star Force content thrown in
Rogue GalaxySony PlayStation 2Level-5Space pirate ARPG with AI party members and a nontradional stat increasing system
Rogue Galaxy (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Level-5See PS2
Rogue Hearts DungeonJP Sony PlayStation 2Compile HeartRoguelike dungeon crawl with randomized dungeons, not part of the Mystery Dungeon series though
Romancing SagaJP Super FamicomSquareA very sandboxy JRPG; multiple playable characters, non-linear in fashion
Romancing SaGaSony PlayStation 2Square EnixRemake of the sandboxy JRPG with gameplay elements taken from other games in the series
Romancing Saga 2JP Super FamicomSquareNo complete English translation on this console, sandobxy multi-generation spanning story
Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)Nintendo SwitchArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaArtePiazza/SquareAdds a new dungeon, new character classes, and overhauls the graphics and audio; these features can also be turned off if desired
Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)XBOX OneArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Romancing Saga 3JP Super FamicomSquareNo complete English translation on this console, sandboxy, gorgeous spritework, but difficult
Romancing SaGa 3 (DL only)Nintendo SwitchArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Romancing SaGa 3 (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Romancing SaGa 3 (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaArtePiazza/SquareAdds new storylines, a new dungeon, a NG+ mode, updated graphics, and the ability to play the game as originally made
Romancing SaGa 3 (DL only)XBOX OneArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Rondo of SwordsNintendo DSSuccessAn SRPG where you have to run a route through enemies to engage them in combat
Royal StoneJP Sega Game GearSegaSequel to Crystal Warriors - this is a standard but pretty SRPG all about revenge
RPG Jinsei GameJP Nintendo FamicomTakaraMake the correct life choices to increase your stats and achieve your career dreams!
Rudra no HihouJP Super FamicomSquareCreate your own spells! Ultra-pretty sprites!
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest MoonNintendo DSNeverlandGrow your farm and level up, and befriend monsters to hire them as farmhands!
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest MoonNintendo DSNeverlandLike the others, but villagers now have a dynamic AI schedule and the ability to delve into dungeons with the player
Rune Factory 4Nintendo 3DSNeverlandThe farming/dungeon exploring/marriage sim returns; crafting new equipment is essential to improving stats, your child can also join you in combat
Rune Factory 4 SpecialNintendo SwitchHakama/NeverlandAdds a new difficulty mode and event scenes for your marriage partner of choice post-matrimony; QoL changes present
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest MoonNintendo DSNeverlandNow you get to raise crops and slay monsters!
Rune Factory: FrontierNintendo WiiNeverlandHarvest and dungeon delve, all while trying to prevent a whale island from crashing to the ground!
Rune Factory: Tides of DestinyNintendo WiiNeverlandMore farming and fighting, with some seafaring sprinkled in!
Rune Factory: Tides of DestinySony PlayStation 3NeverlandHarvesting, adventuring, and seafaring in order to raise islands from the bottom of the ocean, with bonus Move controls
Ryuuki Heidan: DanzarbJP Super FamicomPandora BoxEpic sci-fi story marred by lackluster graphical presentation
Sadame (DL only)Nintendo 3DSMebiusAn ARPG with 4 separate classes to hack and slash through an alternate history Sengoku period, includes a sphere grid-like customization system
SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of DestinyNintendo DS JPRacjin/Square EnixA ground-up remake of Final Fantasy Legend II, with more sidequests and the removal of random battles
SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or LightNintendo DS JPRacjin/Square EnixGiven the same treatment as its predecessor from Final Fantasy Legend III
SaGa FrontierSony PlayStationSquare7 scenarios with complicated leveling mechanics, woefully left unfinished
SaGa Frontier 2Sony PlayStationSquareWatercolored, hand-drawn backgrounds and complex leveling with only 2 scenarios
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions (DL only)Nintendo SwitchStudio Reel/Square EnixSee PS4
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Studio Reel/Square EnixUses the traditional SaGa format of taking actions to increase parameters rather than leveling, 4 different protagonists to choose from, very nonlinear as usual
Saiyuki: Journey WestSony PlayStationKoeiSRPG based on the Journey to the West novel
Saiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KoeiSee PSX
Saiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableKoeiSee PSX
Saiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaKoeiSee PSX
Sakuna: Of Rice and RuinNintendo SwitchEdelweissSee PS4
Sakuna: Of Rice and RuinSony PlayStation 4EdelweissPart rice-farming simulator, part side-scrolling ARPG, all charm and pretty visuals
Sakura TaisenJP Sega SaturnOverworksFirst in the long-running SPRG series, where managing your troupe of girls gives them better stats!
Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveNintendo WiiSega/RED Entertainment/Idea FactoryNo major changes from the PS2 version save for a lack of JP voices
Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveSony PlayStation 2Sega/RED EntertainmentMech SRPG/dating sim goodness in 1920s New York, the first of the series to be localized
Samurai Defender (DL only)Nintendo 3DSLink KitA by-the-books tower defense game with a Warring States skin
Sands of DestructionNintendo DSImageepochTiming/combo based combat system that the enemies have no trouble abusing you with
Sarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Kinotrope/SiestaAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - combines shop management and dungeoneering elements akin to Recettear
Sarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableKinotrope/SiestaSee PS3
Sarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaKinotrope/SiestaSee PS3
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (Asia English)Sony PlayStation 4Tom CreateVery similar to Genesis in combat (albeit with QoL changes), focuses on 13 different Gundam series (including Wing and SEED) and gives them more time to tell their stories
SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Asia English)Sony PlayStation 4Tom CreateA Super Robot Wars-like game that spans the Universal Century timeline in a highly abridged form; lots of stats for both pilots and mobile suits to manage
SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Asia English)Sony PlayStation VitaTom CreateSee PS4
SD Gundam G Generation OverworldJP Sony PlayStation PortableBandai NamcoSRPG that contains Gundam designs from 35 different iterations of the series, plays like Super Robot Wars
SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Asia English)Nintendo SwitchTom CreateSee PS4
SD Gundam: Winner's HistoryJP Sega Game GearITLTurn-based SRPG in unit placement, but real-time battles between individual units- with Gundams!
SD Keiji BladerJP Nintendo FamicomNMKDQ clone set in the far distant future
Secret of EvermoreSuper NintendoSquare SoftAn ARPG featuring a boy and his dog traveling through different eras; never released in Japan
Secret of ManaSuper NintendoSquareActually the second Mana game, up to 3-player co-op
Secret of ManaSony PlayStation 4Q Studios/SquareSee Vita
Secret of Mana (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaQ Studios/SquareRemade in 3D with a lot of the original visual charm missing, a new translation, adds voiced dialogue and makes QoL changes
Secret of the StarsSuper NintendoTecmoSuper slow and super mundane
Seek Hearts (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee XBO
Seek Hearts (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee XBO
Seek Hearts (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateKemco gonna Kemco, at least this one lets you adjust the encounter rate and consume old equipment to agument the protagonist's stats
Sega Ages: Phantasy StarNintendo SwitchSegaMostly the same as the original release, but with QoL features like auto-mapping of dungeons and adjusting the rate of XP gain (if desired)
Seiken Densetsu 3JP Super FamicomSquareThe character you choose at the start determines your storyline, otherwise plays like SoM
Senran Kagura 2: Deep CrimsonNintendo 3DSTamsoftPlays like the first game and somehow manages to be even more risque in presentation
Senran Kagura Burst (DL only)Nintendo 3DSTamsoftOne of the most fanservicey beat-em-ups you'll ever see, has two different story modes to follow
Senran Kagura Burst Re:NewalSony PlayStation 4Honey Parade/TamsoftChanges gameplay perspective to 3D (as opposed to the 2.5D of the original), adds more characters via DLC
Senran Kagura: Estival VersusSony PlayStation 4TamsoftSee Vita
Senran Kagura: Estival VersusSony PlayStation VitaTamsoftMassive mammary melee- a beat-em-up/ARPG where the girls you control will almost inevitably lose pieces of clothing in order to increase their power
Senran Kagura: Shinovi VersusSony PlayStation VitaTamsoftChoose a shinobi school to represent and show superiority over other schools by using 3D beat-em-up gameplay and (for some reason) tearing your clothes off
Sephirothic StoriesSony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee XBO
Sephirothic StoriesXBOX OneExe-CreateAll the visual charm of a PS2 game on more modern systems; enemies are visible as opposed to random encounters, otherwise same old Kemco
Sephirothic Stories (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee XBO
Seventh Cross EvolutionSega DreamcastAtypical Alchemists AssociateSpore before Spore - gain evolution points and make your creature!
Shadow BrainJP Nintendo FamicomScitron & ArtFuturistic 1st-person dungeon crawler
Shadow HeartsSony PlayStation 2SacnothTakes place after Koudelka's bad ending, incorporates cosmic horror, alternate history, and a timing-based disc that affects success
Shadow Hearts: CovenantSony PlayStation 2NautilusMore of the above, but it has a vampire wrestler, so it's immediately 5203487203 times better
Shadow Hearts: From the New WorldSony PlayStation 2NautilusSimliar gameplay to the previous entries, but more of a comedic tone and weaker dungeon design
Shadow TowerSony PlayStationFromSoftwarePlays similarly to King's Field, but killing particular enemies determines stat growth
Shadow Tower (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3FromSoftwareSee PSX
Shadow Tower (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableFromSoftwareSee PSX
Shadow Tower (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaFromSoftwareSee PSX
Shadow Tower: AbyssJP Sony PlayStation 2FromSoftwareAnother first-person FromSoft jam and sequel to Shadow Tower, this one features soul harvesting and independent NPC schedules
Shaman King: Legacy of the Spirits Soaring Hawk/Sprinting WolfNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCEJBased on the manga, basically Pokemon-type battles with spirits
Shaman King: Master of SpiritsNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCEJMetroidvania based on the anime
Shaman King: Master of Spirits IINintendo Gameboy AdvanceKCEJAnother Metroidvania based on the anime but with more attacks and abilities
Shaman King: Power of SpiritSony PlayStation 2WinkySoftSRPG of sorts, but individual fights between units are settled in a 3D fighting game format
Shepherd's CrossingSony PlayStation 2SuccessA game much like Harvest Moon in terms of farming, RPG elements are present in the raising and skill-learning of hunting dogs
Shepherd's CrossingSony PlayStation PortableSuccessAdds a few QoL changes but otherwise spiffs up the visuals of the original
Shin Megami TenseiJP Super FamicomAtlus1st-person dungeon crawl with demon recruitment/fusion, only localized on mobile
Shin Megami Tensei if…JP Super FamicomAtlusLike regular SMT, but in a centralized high school setting. This is Persona's daddy!
Shin Megami Tensei IIJP Super FamicomAtlusSimilar to but easier than the first game
Shin Megami Tensei IVNintendo 3DSAtlusTakes place in a separate world from the other SMT games, gameplay elements like demon recruitment/fusion, the 3-pronged alignment choice, and the Press Turn system return
Shin Megami Tensei IV: ApocalypseNintendo 3DSAtlusA follow-up to/alternate timeline story in the same world as SMT IV, makes some QoL changes to the gameplay loop from its predecessor
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonSony PlayStation 2AtlusVery similar to its predecessor, but uses demon negotiation rather than capture elements
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless ArmySony PlayStation 2AtlusDeviates from series norms by being more of an ARPG and taking place in the past, demon assistance is always present
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul HackersNintendo 3DSAtlusRemake of a JP-only Saturn game; demon alignment makes a large difference in battle, dictating what types of attacks they prefer; demon pairs can also be incompatible
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SurvivorNintendo DSAtlusSRPG with branching narrative choices and squads of units rather than individuals, plus demons of course
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2Nintendo DSAtlusPlays largely the same as the first, but adds a social system to influence the ending
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record BreakerNintendo 3DSAtlusAdds a post-ending scenario, voice acting, an easier difficulty mode, a new character, and QoL changes
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor OverclockedNintendo 3DSAtlusAdds an additional day of plot, more demons, QoL improvements, voice acting, difficulty selection, and a graphical retouch
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil SagaSony PlayStation 2AtlusStraightforward turn-based JRPG, characters transform into demons in battle, lots of turn manipulation in combat
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2Sony PlayStation 2AtlusSee above - direct sequel to Digital Devil Saga
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: NocturneSony PlayStation 2AtlusAKA Shin Megami Tensei 3 - has all the expected demon recruitment, does not feature a Law/Chaos branching system
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: PersonaSony PlayStation PortableAtlusAdds the previously excluded Snow Queen Quest, readjusts difficulty levels and encounter rates, and reworks the dialogue to be more modern
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAtlusSee PSP
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent SinSony PlayStation PortableAtlusPreviously never localized in North America, the direct predecessor to Eternal Punishment; contains demon recruitment and rumor-spreading
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAtlusSee PSP
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3Sony PlayStation 2AtlusWhere the Persona series really began to pick up steam; introduced the Social Link element used by future entries
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FESSony PlayStation 2AtlusAdds an additional epilogue scenario to the original game, debatably the definitive edition
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 PortableSony PlayStation PortableAtlusAdds a female main character to Persona 3, alters Social Links accordingly, does not contain "The Answer" scenario, gives control over other party members in combat
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAtlusSee PSP
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4Sony PlayStation 2AtlusThe RPG/life sim (of sorts) series continues, this time with a murder mystery theme and an obsession with the color yellow
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3AtlusSee PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyNintendo DSAtlus/LancarseFirst-person dungeon crawler with demon battling, negotiation, and fusion - all in Antarctica!
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey ReduxNintendo 3DSAtlusNewly added routes, endings, demons, and voice acting along with graphical and QoL upgrades
Shin Seikoku: La WaresJP Super FamicomJ-ForceBased off a Japanese TTRPG, featuring mech combat
Shining ForceSega GenesisClimax/Sonic Software PlanningEpic SRPG with unit promotion
Shining Force CDSega CDSonic Software PlanningRemake of Shining Force Gaiden I/II for the JP Game Gear, requires a backup RAM cart to play all scenarios
Shining Force EXASony PlayStation 2NeverlandIsometric ARPG with two protagonists and some town-building, recycles many assets from Shining Force Neo
Shining Force Gaiden: Final ConflictJP Sega Game GearSonic Software PlanningTypical Shining Force gameplay, takes place after SFCD but before SFII, links SFI and II together
Shining Force IISega GenesisSonic Software PlanningSimilar to the first, with hidden characters and potentially branching promotion
Shining Force IIISega SaturnCamelotTechnically only Scenario 1 of the full Shining Force III story
Shining Force NeoSony PlayStation 2NeverlandMore realistically proportioned models than Shining Tears, but overall plays similarly
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark DragonNintendo Gameboy AdvanceAmusement VisionRemake of the first Shining Force with new plot and characters
Shining Force: The Sword of HajyaSega Game GearSonic Software PlanningTechnically Shining Force Gaiden II- just play Shining Force CD instead
Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya (VC)Nintendo 3DSSonic Software PlanningSee GG
Shining in the DarknessSega GenesisClimax/Sonic Software PlanningFirst-person dungeon crawl, first game released in the Shining series (but not first chronologically in story)
Shining Resonance RefrainNintendo SwitchO-Two/Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
Shining Resonance RefrainSony PlayStation 4O-Two/Sega/Media.VisionEnhanced port of a previously JP-only PS3 game with added storylines; a serviceable ARPG with some dating sim elements
Shining Resonance RefrainXBOX OneO-Two/Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
Shining SoulNintendo Gameboy AdvanceNextech/Grasshopper ManufactureIsometric ARPG that serves as a reboot of sorts to the Shining series
Shining Soul IINintendo Gameboy AdvanceNextech/Grasshopper ManufactureSimilar to the first, with more classes to choose from
Shining TearsSony PlayStation 2NexTech/Amusement VisionPlays vastly different to the rest of the Shining Force games- is an isometric ARPG rather than turn-based
Shining the Holy ArkSega SaturnCamelot1st-person dungeon crawl, not unlike Shining in the Darkness
ShinsendenJP Nintendo FamicomTamtexAnother day, another eastern-themed DQ clone
Shiren the WandererNintendo WiiChunsoftActually the third game in the Shiren the Wanderer sub-series of Mystery Dungeon roguelike games
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of FateNintendo SwitchSpike ChunsoftSee Vita, but with a few extra dungeons
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of FateSony PlayStation VitaSpike ChunsoftFifth Shiren game, day/night system is important for visibility, some puzzle-solving involved in dungeon crawling
Shiryou Sensen: War of the DeadJP PC EngineFun ProjectBadass cover art, plays a lot like Zelda II
Silva SagaJP Nintendo FamicomSetaNice graphics for the time
Silva Saga II: The Legend of Light and DarknessJP Super FamicomSetaHire mercenaries to help in combat!
Skies of ArcadiaSega DreamcastOverworksStandard combat and ship battles!
Skies of Arcadia LegendsNintendo GameCubeOverworksThe skyfaring adventure with a bit more spit-shine!
SlayersJP Super FamicomBECBased on the anime of the same name, plays typically for the era
Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3: Daikaizoku to Shippo DanJP Nintendo 3DSSquare Enix
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - GoldNintendo Switchh.a.n.d./Level-5A third-person dungeon crawler (as the name implies) with lots of food-based puns and humor as well as surprising difficulty
Solatorobo: Red the HunterNintendo DSCyberConnect2Spiritual sequel to Tail Concerto (PSX), with steampunk robot combat and tons of furries
Soma BringerNintendo DS JPMonolith SoftTop-down ARPG, widely acclaimed; lots of text to read and lots of character customization to do
Sorcerer's KingdomSega GenesisNCSSRPG where each character's individual move phase leads to the entire enemy's movephase, stat leveling is FFII-like
Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry GodSony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/ZerodivRoguelike with a simple premise; levels reset at the start of each dungeon but equipment levels persist, giving unwanted items to your companion teaches it skills
Soul BlazerSuper NintendoQuintetPart of the legendary Quintet trilogy, an ARPG with some town-reconstruction elements
Soul Nomad & The World EatersSony PlayStation 2Nippon IchiYet another Disgaea-adjacent SRPG, this one has more NPC interaction and a branching storyline
Soul SacrificeSony PlayStation VitaMarvelous/SCEJ/ComceptA heavily dark fantasy-styled Monster Hunter clone of sorts with the choice of sparing or sacrificing your enemies, allies, and own body parts as a crucial element to progression
Soul Sacrifice Delta (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaMarvelous/SCEJ/ComceptAdditions include new weapons, abilities, factions, monsters, areas, and a streamlining of combat to increase fluidity
Spectral Force 3XBOX 360Idea Factory/XPEC EntertainmentSRPG with a large amount of recruitable characters, faction-based story
Spectral Force GenesisNintendo DSIdea FactoryAn extremely detailed war sim RTSRPG, with multiple nations to play as and features like taxation and diplomacy
Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal EmpiresSony PlayStation PortableIdea FactoryAn enhanced port of the previously Japan-only Spectral Souls II, an SRPG with multiple storylines to choose, an AP-based combat system
SpectrobesNintendo DSJupiterAn original Disney Interactive Studios IP with slippery-looking controls; a Pokemon clone with ARPG combat
Spectrobes: Beyond the PortalsNintendo DSJupiterMany more Spectrobes to collect and a general improvement overall from the first game
Spectrobes: OriginsNintendo WiiGenkiARPG/monster collector with utilization of motion controls to switch between Spectrobes in combat
SpellCasterSega Master SystemSegaARPG in combat (plays much like Shinobi), point-and-click-like in towns, story progression increases stats
Star OceanJP Super FamicomTri-AceLook at that spritework!
Star Ocean: First DepartureSony PlayStation PortableTose/Tri-AceAdds new playable characters and animated cutscenes, gives the game a different engine, expands on some NPCs storyline-wise, first western localization of the game
Star Ocean: First Departure R (DL only)Nintendo SwitchTose/Square Enix/Tri-AceSee PS4
Star Ocean: First Departure R (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Tose/Square Enix/Tri-AceAdds new character illustrations and makes QoL changes to the PSP version
Star Ocean: Integrity and FaithlessnessSony PlayStation 4Tri-AceArguably the weakest entry in the series; combat occurs with all party members (up to 7!) present in real-time, with a rock-paper-scissors-like system
Star Ocean: Second EvolutionSony PlayStation PortableTose/Tri-AceAdds new playable characters, reworked skills, new cutscenes, and even more endings to The Second Story
Star Ocean: The Last HopeXBOX 360Tri-AceChronologically the first game in the series, fun action-based gameplay and a heavier sci-fi emphasis than all other titles
Star Ocean: The Last Hope - 4K/Full HD Edition (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Tri-Ace/Square EnixSee PS3, but with prettier graphics
Star Ocean: The Last Hope InternationalSony PlayStation 3Tri-AceAdds anime-styled character portraits, dual audio, and new music to the original 360 release; considered to be the definitive version of the game
Star Ocean: The Second StorySony PlayStationTri-AceFirst localized Star Ocean game with two different scenarios
Star Ocean: Till the End of TimeSony PlayStation 2Tri-AceAKA Star Ocean 3 - losing all HP or MP will knock a character out in battle, very complicated Private Action scoring system to determine ending
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Tri-AceSee PS2
Star OdysseySega GenesisHot-BLocalized 20 years after initial release in Japan (as Blue Almanac), enemy level scales to player
Steambot ChroniclesSony PlayStation 2IremMech-based ARPG, characters are named after food, eschews leveling system for highly customizable mech parts
STED: Iseki Wakusei no YabouJP Nintendo FamicomADKVery Phantasy Star-like
Stella Deus: The Gate of EternitySony PlayStation 2Pinegrow/AtlusSRPG with a similar position-heavy system to Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Pinegrow/AtlusSee PS2
Stella GlowNintendo 3DSImageepochSRPG gameplay, learning character abilities is somewhat dependent upon building a relationship with the main character
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral TownNintendo SwitchBullets/MarvelousA remake of Harvest Moon: (More) Friends of Mineral Town with different choices for both male/female protagonists; farming/courtship as usual otherwise
Stranger of Sword CitySony PlayStation VitaExperienceMore first-person dungeon crawling, highly customizable party, permadeath of party members is something to manage, lots of challenge
Stranger of Sword City (DL only)XBOX OneExperienceSee Vita
Stranger of Sword City Revisited (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExperienceAdds new (potentially game-breaking) classes, new dungeons, new monsters (and tactics for existing ones), and tons of QoL adjustments
SuikodenSony PlayStationKonamiAmazing NTSC cover art, loads of different playable characters, and a highly political story
Suikoden (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KonamiSee PSX
Suikoden (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableKonamiSee PSX
Suikoden (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaKonamiSee PSX
Suikoden IISony PlayStationKonamiSweeping political epic-
Suikoden II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KonamiSee PSX
Suikoden II (Psone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableKonamiSee PSX
Suikoden II (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaKonamiSee PSX
Suikoden IIISony PlayStation 2KCETThe turn-based epic saga continues, a variety of protagonists, can import data from the PSX games for bonuses
Suikoden III (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KCETSee PS2
Suikoden IVSony PlayStation 2KCETTakes place long before other games in the series, smaller party size, looooooooooooooooooooooooooads of slow sailing
Suikoden IV (PS2 Classics)Sony PlayStation 3KCETSee PS2
Suikoden TacticsSony PlayStation 2KonamiAn SRPG with a heavy focus on elements and support characters; takes place both before and after Suikoden IV
Suikoden TierkreisNintendo DSKonamiNot part of the main series storyline (no returning characters), but similar 108-star recuitment and turn-based gameplay
Suikoden VSony PlayStation 2Konami/Hudson SoftLast game in the series before being abandoned by Konami, a return to 6-person parties, lots of story connections to I-III
Sukeban Deka IIIJP Nintendo FamicomShoueiManga-based ARPG
Summon Night 5Sony PlayStation PortableFelistellaFirst game in the main series to be localized, an SRPG with morale elements (having a lot after battle can help increase character skills)
Summon Night 5 (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFelistellaSee PSP
Summon Night 6: Lost BordersSony PlayStation 4Media.VisionSee Vita
Summon Night 6: Lost BordersSony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionSRPG that basically acts as general fanservice for the series, featuring characters from all previously numbered entries
Summon Night: Swordcraft StoryNintendo Gameboy AdvanceFlight-PlanCombat reminiscent of earlier Tales games, but with weapon swapping available
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceFlight-PlanLike the first, but with more crafting
Summon Night: Twin AgeNintendo DSFlight-PlanTouch control-only ARPG with 2 AI party members and the ability to summon monsters
Super Chinese World 2JP Super FamicomCulture BrainSuper Ninja Boy sequel, has ARPG battles instead of its predecessor's turn-based combat
Super Famicom WarsJP Super FamicomIntelligent SystemsTechnically a digital-only title (released via Satellaview), units can gather XP in combat that does not carry between maps
Super HydlideSega GenesisT&E SoftRemake of Hydlide 3, with a morality, encumbrance, hunger, and day/night system. IT'S NOT ALL THAT GOOD.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsSuper NintendoSquareFun little turn-based game with a cute artstyle and rhythmic button pressing to maximize damage
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (VC)Nintendo Wii USquareSee SNES
Super Neptunia RPGNintendo SwitchArtisan Studios/Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
Super Neptunia RPGSony PlayStation 4Artisan Studios/Compile Heart/Idea FactoryTake the Neptunia crew and put them in a Valkyrie Profile-like game and this is the result
Super Ninja BoySuper NintendoCulture BrainCan be played multiplayer, combat is done in side-scrolling ARPG format, sequel to Little Ninja Brothers
Super Paper MarioNintendo WiiIntelligent SystemsMultiple playable characters and the ability to switch between 2D/3D for platforming; the last decent Paper Mario game, according to many
Super Robot TaisenJP Nintendo GameboyWinkysoftOrigin of the long-running SRPG series
Super Robot Taisen A PortableJP Sony PlayStation PortableBanprestoIt's more SRW, with branching storylines and super evasive enemies! Remake of the GBA game Super Robot Wars A
Super Robot Taisen EXJP Super FamicomWinkysoftSRPG, branching storyline, uses the SRW3 engine
Super Robot Taisen Gaiden: Masou Kishin - The Lord of ElementalJP Super FamicomWinkysoftSRPG, focuses on one of the original characters in the series, directional damage
Super Robot Taisen JJP Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceBanprestoContains licensed mechs, which is why localization didn't otherwise occur
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless FrontierNintendo DSMonolith SoftSpinoff of the Original Generation series of Super Robot Wars, with turn-based combo combat rather than the regular SRPG format
Super Robot Taisen OG: Original GenerationsJP Sony PlayStation 2BanprestoCombined retcon/remake of the two GBA SRT games; additionally incorporates battle systems/bots from other games in the series
Super Robot Taisen: Original GenerationNintendo Gameboy AdvanceBanprestoContains only original characters (no licensed mechs), gameplay is otherwise SRPG as always
Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2Nintendo Gameboy AdvanceBanprestoDiffers from the first game by featuring a branching storyline
Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (Asia English)Sony PlayStation 4B.B. StudioServes as a new entry point to the OG series (which has no cameos as opposed to the main series), SRPG combat with assists based on positioning, multiple protagonists
Super Robot Wars T (Asia English)Nintendo SwitchB.B. StudioSee PS4
Super Robot Wars T (Asia English)Sony PlayStation 4B.B. StudioBalances out the intertwining series focuses more smoothly than V or X, iterates on X's gameplay by adding supporter units
Super Robot Wars V (Asia English)Nintendo SwitchB.B. StudioSee PS4
Super Robot Wars V (Asia English)Sony PlayStation 4B.B. StudioMulti mech-franchise SRPG mashup, this one with a particularly heavy focus on Yamato 2199; has multiple endings and protagonists
Super Robot Wars V (Asia English)Sony PlayStation VitaB.B. StudioSee PS4
Super Robot Wars X (Asia English)Nintendo SwitchB.B. StudioSee PS4
Super Robot Wars X (Asia English)Sony PlayStation 4B.B. StudioCrossover chaos continues, focus is on Mashin Hero Wataru, Gurren Lagann, and Cross Ange in addition to many other cameos; nerfs some units from V
Super Robot Wars X (Asia English)Sony PlayStation VitaB.B. StudioSee PS4
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard GirlsSony PlayStation VitaCompile HeartSpinoff of the main Neptunia series with similar gameplay; features time traveling across the different Sega console eras
Surging AuraJP Sega MegaDriveJapan Media ProgrammingEach action in combat takes time to do - and can be interrupted! It's also really pretty too
Sweet HomeJP Nintendo FamicomCapcomWithout this, Resident Evil doesn't exist; a horror turn-based game with character permadeath
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4AquriaVastly improves the translation of the original, changes the way skills work in combat, and adds new bosses amongst other QoL changes
Sword Art Online: Alicization LycorisSony PlayStation 4AquriaSee XBO
Sword Art Online: Alicization LycorisXBOX OneAquriaFollows the third anime season, gameplay is still ARPG-styled but frequently interrupted by long bursts of visual novel-like dialogue
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletSony PlayStation 4DimpsSee XBO
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletXBOX OneDimpsTakes place in the gun-heavy game world from the second season of the anime, ARPG/third-person shooter combat with a customizable avatar
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Complete Edition (DL only)Nintendo SwitchDimpsIncludes all expansions and DLC from the original release
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAquriaTakes place during the anime's first arc but is a spinoff, has content from a JP-only prequel game included, with ARPG MMO-styled combat and dating sim elements
Sword Art Online: Hollow RealizationSony PlayStation 4AquriaSee Vita
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization - Deluxe Edition (DL only)Nintendo SwitchAquriaIncludes all DLC from the original
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAquriaDirect sequel to Lost Song, has a 4-person party with more streamlined MMO-type combat than previous games in the series; lots of NPCs to befriend, goes back to the first arc style
Sword Art Online: Lost SongSony PlayStation 4ArtdinkSee Vita
Sword Art Online: Lost SongSony PlayStation VitaArtdinkSequel to Hollow Fragment, has more actual ARPG-type combat, takes place in the area of the second half of the anime's first arc, 3-person parties
Sword of Hope II (VC)Nintendo 3DSKemcoSee GB
Sword of ManaNintendo Gameboy AdvanceBrownie BrownIncorporates elements from later games and 2 story paths
Sword of VermilionSega GenesisSegaOverworld traversal in first and third-person, combat is done ARPG-style
Swords & Darkness (DL only)Nintendo 3DSAplus/Arc System WorksA side-scrolling beat-em-up with no special features of note
Sylvania Families: Otogi no Kuni no PendantJP Nintendo GameboyEpochMore of a life-sim featuring overly cutesy characters based on a series of animal figurines
Symphony of Eternity (DL only)Nintendo 3DSWorld Wide Software/KemcoA boy, girl, and golem walk into a Kemco game and end up surprisingly in-depth with individual customization of skills and spells through reading books
Tactics OgreJP Super FamicomQuestEpic storyline, lots of important choices to make - even at the very beginning of the game!
Tactics OgreSony PlayStationQuestSRPG with an alignment system and turn-based gameplay (in contrast to Ogre Battle)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling TogetherSony PlayStation PortableSquare Enix/QuestAllows for revisiting of plot points to see how alternate major decisions would have changed the story
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSquare Enix/QuestSee PSP
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of LodisNintendo Gameboy AdvanceQuestPlays like Tactics Ogre- SRPG format, set before both Ogre Battle games
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure PackNintendo SwitchBandai NamcoFormerly JP 3DS-only games; all the rhythmic action of Taiko Drum Master with 2 different story modes wherein you assemble a party and level up
Tail of the SunSony PlayStationArtdinkBe caveman. Go hunting. Build tower of mammoth bone. More of a life-sim really
Takt of MagicJP Nintendo WiiTaitoSuccessor to LostMagic (DS); a ARPGRTS focused on using motion controls to cast spells
Tales of BerseriaJP Sony PlayStation 3Bandai NamcoSee PS4 - last Tales game developed for PS3
Tales of BerseriaSony PlayStation 4Bandai NamcoStory is linked to Zestiria, highly eclectic cast, fulfilling certain conditions in battle (ARPG as always) leads to unleashing better abilities (or bolstering your enemies)
Tales of DestinySony PlayStationWolf TeamFirst localized Tales title with a similar 2D real-time combat system to its predecessor
Tales of Destiny IISony PlayStationWolf Team/NamcoActually Tales of Eternia - the real Tales of Destiny 2 is a Japanese exclusive
Tales of Graces fSony PlayStation 3Namco Tales StudioEnhanced localization of a JP-only Wii Tales title, very technical combat system, takes place at multiple times through the party's lives
Tales of Hearts RSony PlayStation Vita7thChord/Namco BandaiRemake of a previously JP-only DS title; leveling is done by improving a character's signature weapon, emphasizes air combos and union special attacks in combat
Tales of InnocenceNintendo DS JPAlfa SystemYou know what to expect here at this point - in addition, doing sidequests for guilds levels them up
Tales of LegendiaSony PlayStation 2NamcoReverts back to the linear combat of earlier entries, about half of the game takes place after the final boss is defeated
Tales of PhantasiaJP Super FamicomWolf TeamMind-bogglingly pretty, a technological marvel for the time
Tales of PhantasiaNintendo Gameboy AdvanceNamco Tales StudioFirst time released in English, with lots of slowdown and heavily compressed voice clips
Tales of PhantasiaJP Sony PlayStationNamcoArguably the best way to play the game, despite lack of official translation
Tales of SymphoniaNintendo GameCubeNamco Tales StudioBrought the Tales series into the 3D realm
Tales of Symphonia ChroniclesSony PlayStation 3Bandai NamcoCombined release of the previously JP-only PS2 version of Tales of Symphonia (with additional content) and Dawn of the New World (with a new control scheme)
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New WorldNintendo WiiNamco Tales StudioLots of elemental affinity manipulation and some monster recruitment mechanics in addition to normal Tales gameplay
Tales of the AbyssNintendo 3DSNamco Tales StudioVery similar to the original; load times are shorter, some minor changes to quests were made, and shortcuts for battle abilities requires use of the touchscreen
Tales of the AbyssSony PlayStation 2Namco Tales StudioBack to the 3D combat that Symphonia popularized, a shining example of protagonist character development
Tales of the TempestNintendo DS JPDimps/Namco Tales StudioA short spinoff title from the mainline series, but plays as you've come to expect; a very polarizing game
Tales of the World: Radiant MythologySony PlayStation PortableAlfa SystemA crossover Tales game with a customizable main character, the ability to recruit other major characters from the series, and a quest-based format
Tales of VesperiaXBOX 360Namco Tales StudioIt's more Tales, featuring a badass doggo! Lots of missables and a strong overall cast
Tales of Vesperia Definitive EditionNintendo SwitchQLOC/Bandai NamcoSee XBO
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionSony PlayStation 4QLOC/Bandai NamcoSee XBO
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionXBOX OneQLOC/Bandai NamcoIncludes all the content from the previously JP-only PS3 version (new characters and more voice acting, amongst others)
Tales of XilliaSony PlayStation 3Namco Tales StudioTwo separate protagonists with different combat styles (in similar ARPG format to others in the series) gives additional replayability
Tales of Xillia 2Sony PlayStation 3Namco Tales StudioDirect sequel to Tales of Xillia with a new silent protagonist, lots of debt to manage, and character affection to earn
Tales of ZestiriaSony PlayStation 3Bandai NamcoOften maligned amongst series fans for being misleading in terms of character marketing, has a battle system that revolves around partnering up
Tales of ZestiriaSony PlayStation 4Bandai NamcoSee PS3
TaoJP Nintendo FamicomPax SoftonicaHeavily religious-themed, bizarre af (you ride a dinosaur to Moscow), likely kusoge
Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon SealNintendo DSKonamiSequel to Azure Dreams (PSX/GBC), with similar tower climbing/dungeon crawling mchanics, with the addition of touchscreen runes
Tear Ring Saga Series: Berwick Saga - Lazberia Chronicle Chapter 174JP Sony PlayStation 2EnterbrainSRPG with a heavy Fire Emblem influence (made by the same creator) with a hexagonal-based battle grid
Tear Ring Saga: Yutona Eiyuu SenkiJP Sony PlayStationASCII EntertainmentIt's pretty much Fire Emblem, down to the creator of the series
Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordSony PlayStation 3Aquaplus/StingSequel to a JP-only visual novel; plays more or less like a visual novel with occasional SRPG skirmishes thrown in
Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to DarknessSony PlayStationTecmoMake deals with the devil and use traps to kill your enemies!
Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3TecmoSee PSX
Tenchi Muyo!: Game HenJP Super FamicomTamTamIsometric turn and grid-based combat, based off the anime!
Tenchi o Kurau II: Shokatsu Koumei DenJP Nintendo FamicomCapcomPlays just like the first, just never localized
Tengai Makyou ZeroJP Super FamicomRed Company CorporationUtilized special technology to allow for a real-time clock, more dialogue
Tenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no InoriJP Super FamicomTelenet JapanNot only can you negotiate with monsters, you get special experience points for doing so!
Terranigma (PAL/JP only)Super NintendoQuintetStrangely never localized, last in the Quintet ARPG trilogy; spells can only be cast via one-time use items
The 3rd BirthdaySony PlayStation PortableHexaDriveThird game in the Parasite Eve series, more like a third-person shooter than previous games, mission-based gameplay and lots of NPC possession!
The 3rd Birthday (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaHexaDriveSee PSP
The 7th SagaSuper NintendoProduce7 different playable characters, way harder in the US than Japan
The Alliance AliveNintendo 3DSCattle Call/Grezzo/FuRyuWritten by the creator of Suikoden; a turn-based game where skills are increased via use and "talent points" are accumulated to improve stats individually
The Alliance Alive HD RemasteredNintendo SwitchCattle CallSee PS4
The Alliance Alive HD RemasteredSony PlayStation 4Cattle CallNo major differences outside of graphical enhancement and some UI adjustments due to the lack of two screens
The Awakened Fate UltimatumSony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiTop-down roguelike with a focus on choosing between good and evil (with matching transformations)
The Battle Cats POP! (DL only)Nintendo 3DSPonosMore of a tower defense game, but you do use accumulated XP to level up and change the apeparance of your extremely weird cat crew
The BouncerSony PlayStation 2Dream FactoryCult-classic 3D beat-em-up with RPG elements
The Caligula Effect (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAquriaWritten by the writer of Persona 1/2; any NPC can be recruited into the party after raising affinity enough, combat is tactical and based on heavy comboing
The Caligula Effect: OverdoseNintendo SwitchAquriaSee PS4
The Caligula Effect: OverdoseSony PlayStation 4AquriaAdds a selectable female protagonist, further stylizes the UI, provides QoL improvements, and features an alternate story route/ending, amongst other things
The Dark SpireNintendo DSSuccessA heavily stylized first-person dungeon crawler with an emphasis on an alignment system
The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (DL only)Nintendo 3DSGenius SonorityPlays the same, but adds more elements, status ailments, new dungeons, and the ability to dress up your Denpa Men
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll (DL only)Nintendo 3DSGenius SonorityDual-type Denpa Men now exist, as do more antenna shapes, monsters, and sidequest-type activities!
The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (DL only)Nintendo 3DSGenius SonorityA quirky little game where you use AR to gather up little men to use as party members, naturally there is also a rock-paper-scissors feel to it
The Final Fantasy LegendNintendo GameboySquareActually the first game in the SaGa series, has many different playable races and monsters
The Granstream SagaSony PlayStationShadeARPG, Successor to the Quintet trilogy, unsettling faceless 3D models
The Guided Fate ParadoxSony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiIsometric roguelike in the Disgaea universe, with angel companions and the ability to grant wishes and levels resetting upon leaving the dungeon
The Last RemnantXBOX 360Square EnixBattles are done in large-scale- each character leads a squad of units, too much grinding can notoriously make the game too difficult
The Last Remnant Remastered (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSquare EnixSee PS4
The Last Remnant Remastered (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Square EnixAdds a ton of QoL improvements originally from the PC version (removal of leader limits, a turbo mode for battles, etc) as well as spiffing up the visuals
The Last StoryNintendo WiiArtoon/MistwalkerARPG with tactical and stealth elements including a cover system and issuing orders to AI party members in real-time
The Legend of DragoonSony PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment JapanTiming-based combat, some funny voice acting, neat concept
The Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
The Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
The Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight WitchSony PlayStation PortableMicrovision/FalcomFirst game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; gameplay is still very traditional, arguably bland, continues the pet system from the previous game
The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the OceanSony PlayStation PortableMicrovision/FalcomLast in the Gagharv trilogy, but chronologically between the other two; still linear but allows for importing of data from the previous two games
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of VermillionSony PlayStation PortableMicrovision/FalcomSecond game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; run-of-the-mill turn-based gameplay and an arbitrary pet system
The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd - EvolutionJP Sony PlayStation VitaFalcomFinal game in the Liberl arc albeit with a different protagonist; plays like the previous games; Evolution version adds new artwork/scenarios
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkySony PlayStation PortableFalcomThe 6th Legend of Heroes game/first Trails game, starts an interweaving storyline, combat is turn-based but offers lots of attack options, NPCs react to the story dynamically
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PSP
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableFalcomImmediate sequel to the first game, plot-heavy with compelling characters, gameplay similar to the first but adds combination attacks
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PSP
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelSony PlayStation 3FalcomBeginning of another major arc in the Trails series, adds co-op link attacks to combat, structure is based in a school-type environment
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelSony PlayStation 4FalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelSony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PS3
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IISony PlayStation 3FalcomTakes place soon after the first game - basically required playing if you liked the first one
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IISony PlayStation 4FalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IISony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PS3
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIINintendo SwitchFalcomSee PS4
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIISony PlayStation 4FalcomTies together plot threads from the Sky trilogy and Crossbell duology as well as continuing the Cold Steel plot; naturally a long game, combat mostly unchanged from I and II
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IVSony PlayStation 4FalcomAbsolutely requires playing all other Trails games prior to this one; has a very large (and arguably unwieldy) cast of characters, plays like its predecessor
The Legend of LegacyNintendo 3DSCattle Call/FuRyuDeveloped by an all-star team of developer heavy-hitters; turn-based combat that requires formation selection, elemental manipulation, and gives stat gains as battle spoils
The Legend of OasisSega SaturnAncientSequel to Beyond Oasis (GEN), similar top-down ARPG gameplay
The Longest Five MinutesNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee Vita
The Longest Five MinutesSony PlayStation VitaNippon IchiPlays with the idea of extreme flashbacks where abilities are remembered rather than learned
The Lost ChildNintendo SwitchKadokawaSee Vita
The Lost ChildSony PlayStation 4KadokawaSee Vita
The Lost ChildSony PlayStation VitaKadokawaFirst-person dungeon-crawling follow up to El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron; creatures in dungeons can be recruited into your party and used in battle
The Magic of ScheherazadeNintendo NESCulture BrainCould get pretty oof in cultural stereotypes, a mix of turn-based and ARPG gameplay
The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino DungeonSony PlayStation 2Arika/Matrix Software/ChunsoftActually a title in the Mystery Dungeon series, sequel to The Tower of Druaga
The Princess GuideNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee PS4
The Princess GuideSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiAn ARPG with obtuse mechanics like praising and scolding the princess you are controlling as well as a steep difficulty curve
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of BritanniaSony PlayStation 4NatsumeAtariMore of a 3D arena fighter, but does have an Adventure Mode with quests in both musou and duel format to obtain items that enhance character stats
The Sword of Etheria (PAL/JP only)Sony PlayStation 2KCET3D beat-em-up with a Wizard of Oz theme, heavy emphasis on combo/team-up attacks
The Sword of HopeNintendo GameboyKemcoFirst-person RPG, good luck seeing it on the tiny screen!
The Sword of Hope IINintendo GameboyKemcoIt's slow and repetitive, much like the first. Then again, it is Kemco…
The Tower of DruagaJP PC EngineNamcoPlays a lot like the classic arcade dungeon crawler, but stats can be increased between floors or after finding items
The Twisted Tales of Spike McFangSuper NintendoRed Company CorporationSuper cutesy ARPG
The Undead Syndrome (DL only)XBOX 360Mukago Software DevelopmentA very strange, very budget indie horror game with ARPG elements and leveling
The Witch and the Hundred KnightSony PlayStation 3Nippon IchiIsometric ARPG with food management, a wonky camera, and a game-breaking bug, but a delightfully dark cast
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2Sony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiPlays a lot like the first, albeit with a new cast of whimsical characters
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival EditionSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiAdds a new multi-floor dungeon, more weapons/armor, and Metallia as a playable character
The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick RoadNintendo DSMedia VisionDorothy and friends go out to hunt some witches, with a cumbersome trackball guiding movement and a slot-based combat system
The World Ends With YouNintendo DSJupiter/Square EnixA fashionable, frantic ARPG that utilizes badges of sorts to determine attack abilities
The World Ends With You Final RemixNintendo SwitchJupiter/Square EnixAdds an extra scenario, but incorporates awkward motion/touch controls
The Yakuza Remastered CollectionSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioA bundle containing the remastered versions of Yakuza 3/4/5 (first instance of a physical Yakuza 5 in the West)
Thousand ArmsSony PlayStationRED Entertainment/AtlusJRPG with heavy dating sim elements
Threads of FateSony PlayStationSquareTwo-scenario ARPG with unconventional stat-increasing mechanics
Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Time and EternitySony PlayStation 3ImageepochStrange, oft-criticized game with an offbeat anime-hybrid art style, dating-sim elements, and a single party member; repetitive gameplay
Time StalkersSega DreamcastClimaxYour level goes back down to 1 after beating a boss. Enough said.
Tobal No. 1Sony PlayStationDreamFactoryA fighting game with an additional quest mode with roguelike dungeon crawling
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FENintendo Wii UAtlusModern-themed crossover between the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, turn-based gameplay and combo attacks
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE EncoreNintendo SwitchAtlusAdds new side stories and all previous DLC; allows a secondary party member to be called into combat; other QoL changes
Tokyo Twilight Ghost HuntersSony PlayStation 3Toybox/Now ProductionSRPG/visual novel hybrid of sorts with a ghost-hunting theme, combat takes place on a grid, traps are important to place, luck is a very important factor
Tokyo Twilight Ghost HuntersSony PlayStation VitaToybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special GigsSony PlayStation 4Toybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Toybox/Now ProductionEnhanced remake of the original that makes some slight QoL improvements to battle, adds extra story scenes, and bonus harder battles
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaToybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
Tokyo XanaduSony PlayStation VitaFalcomARPG with a modern setting; rock-paper-scissors-like enemy weaknesses require quick party member swapping, linear dungeons
Tokyo Xanadu eX+Sony PlayStation 4FalcomContains new post-game content and side stories
Tombs and TreasureNintendo NESFalcom1st-person dungeon crawl with some point-and-click elements
Torneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no DungeonJP Super FamicomChunsoftFirst game in the Mystery Dungeon series
Torneko: The Last HopeSony PlayStationChunsoft/Matrix SoftwareRoguelike sequel to Torneko no Daibouken (SFC), second localized Mystery Dungeon game
Tougi-Ou: King ColossusJP Sega MegaDriveSegaAnother Ys wannabe
Touhou Genso WandererSony PlayStation 4Aqua StyleSee Vita
Touhou Genso Wanderer (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAqua StyleRoguelike featuring the Touhou girls and bland dungeons
Touhou Genso Wanderer ReloadedNintendo SwitchAqua StyleSee PS4
Touhou Genso Wanderer ReloadedSony PlayStation 4Aqua StyleAdds all DLC from the original, new story content, and characters; tweaks some gameplay mechanics
Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Ankake SpaA bland dungeon-crawling ARPG/bullet hell hybrid where jumping is the most broken-tier skill of all
Toujin Makyou Den: Heracles no EikouJP Nintendo FamicomData EastFirst in a long Greek-themed series that Nintendo never bothered to localize (except that one time)
Toukiden 2Sony PlayStation 4Omega ForceSee Vita
Toukiden 2Sony PlayStation VitaOmega ForceFeatures an open world map for story mode, adds a grappling hook-like mechanic, small helpers to gather items for you, all on the pretense of hunting demonic monsters
Toukiden KiwamiSony PlayStation 4Omega ForceSee Vita
Toukiden: KiwamiSony PlayStation VitaOmega ForceContains the entirety of the original game and adds more weapons, monsters, and story content
Toukiden: The Age of DemonsSony PlayStation VitaOmega ForceKoei Tecmo's Monster Hunter clone; targeting specific body parts of demons to collect particular spoils is crucial to attribute improvement
TraptSony PlayStation 2Paon CorporationUnofficially part of the Deception series, with all the trap-placing gameplay intact
TraysiaSega GenesisTelenetFairly standard, grid-based combat
Treasure Hunter GJP Super FamicomStingAnother forgotten Square-published game, action point-based SRPG
Trials of ManaNintendo SwitchXeen/Square EnixSee PS4
Trials of ManaSony PlayStation 4Xeen/Square EnixBrings the game into 3D, adds new difficulty levels, gives characters abilities for buffs, adds an extra class tier, among many other QoL changes
Trillion: God of DestructionSony PlayStation VitaCompile Heart/Idea FactoryLots of complex stat management in this semi-turn-based, semi-roguelike where the characters you raise will inevitably die only to pass their stats along
Trinity UniverseSony PlayStation 3Idea Factory/Gust/Nippon IchiTurn-based, has two different protagonists (each with different guest characters from Atelier and Disgaea) and an AP-based combo system
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'llSony PlayStation 3Omega ForceARPG with 3 different playable characters that can be switched between on the fly, first of its series to be localized
Tsugunai: AtonementSony PlayStation 2Cattle CallBroken up into various quests rather than one fully linear experience- not all quests revolve around combat
Unchained Blades (DL only)Nintendo 3DSFuRyuIdentical to the PSP version except for the placement of dungeon maps on the bottom screen
Unchained Blades (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableFuRyuFirst-person dungeon crawler with monster recruitment, customizable party members; made by a large number of industry veterans
Uncharted WatersNintendo NESKoeiDo you like micromanagement? Capitalism? Minimal fantasy? This may be for you!
Uncharted WatersSega GenesisKoeiHistorical JRPG
Uncharted Waters: New HorizonsSuper NintendoKoei6 different protagonists with different careers to balance the books with in a mercantile JRPG
Unholy Heights (DL only)Nintendo 3DSPetit DepottoSee 360
Unholy Heights (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Petit DepottoSee 360
Unholy Heights (DL only)XBOX 360Petit DepottoAn insane cross between a tower defense and an apartment manager sim, where you manage an abode for monsters that have their own lives
Unlimited SagaSony PlayStation 2SquareMuch-maligned game with 7 different protagonists, a board-game style of exploration, and an obtuse combat system
Unlucky Mage (DL only)Nintendo 3DSExe-CreateKemco game with a bit of humor to it, particularly when it comes to spell names and snappy writing; gameplay is otherwise as cookie-cutter as always
Utawarerumono: Mask of DeceptionSony PlayStation 4AquaplusSee Vita
Utawarerumono: Mask of DeceptionSony PlayStation VitaAquaplusFirst localized title in the series, an SRPG/visual novel mix that requires no knowledge of the game that came before it; adding combos to an attack can change its properties
Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthSony PlayStation 4AquaplusSee Vita
Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthSony PlayStation VitaAquaplusDirect sequel to Mask of Deception, plays very similar to it; adds co-op attacks, continues the strong localization of its sister title
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the FallenSony PlayStation 4Aquaplus/StingSee Vita
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAquaplus/StingA remake of the previously JP-only first game in the series; an SRPG/visual novel hybrid with an emphasis on chaining together attacks with proper timing
Utawarerumono: ZANSony PlayStation 4AquaplusA musou-like adaptation of Mask of Deception, stripping away a lot of the story in the process
Vagrant StorySony PlayStationSquareDarker-themed ARPG with the same setting as Final Fantasy XII and Tactics, heavy crafting focus
Vagrant Story (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Vagrant Story (Psone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Vagrant Story (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Valhalla KnightsSony PlayStation PortableK2Combat takes place in real-time with instant character switching but is a tad clunky, job system/subclassing confers abilities onto party members
Valhalla Knights (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaK2See PSP
Valhalla Knights 2Sony PlayStation PortableK2Not much different from the first at all, cumbersome spell systems and mission structure with bland environments
Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableK2Adds handy warp points, more customization options, more quests, more monsters, and cuts the maximum party size down from 6 to 4
Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaK2See PSP
Valhalla Knights 3Sony PlayStation VitaK2Similar sort of ARPG as its predecessors, only with a party of 7 and a very antiquated view on the objectification of women
Valhalla Knights: Eldar SagaNintendo WiiK2ARPG with a lot of similarities to Monster Hunter and a job system
ValhollianJP Sega SaturnDatt JapanSRPG with 3D scenes to show attacking, combination attacks are possible and can lead to bonding conversations
Valkyria ChroniclesSony PlayStation 3SegaSquad-focused SRPG with real-time troop movement limited by AP, tanks are also controllable (and destructable)
Valkyria Chronicles 2Sony PlayStation PortableSegaPlays a lot like the first, but with a more school-like setting compared to the first game
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaSegaSee PSP
Valkyria Chronicles 3JP Sony PlayStation PortableSega/Media.VisionRuns parallel to the first game, dark in tone but very anime-like characters, plays like the other games in the series
Valkyria Chronicles 4Nintendo SwitchSega/Media.VisionSee PS4
Valkyria Chronicles 4Sony PlayStation 4Sega/Media.VisionPlays much like the other numbered entries with the grit of the first game; adds a new class and assist options in the thick of battle
Valkyria Chronicles 4XBOX OneSega/Media.VisionSee PS4
Valkyria Chronicles RemasteredSony PlayStation 4SegaImproves the already gorgeous look of the first game and includes all DLC, otherwise is the same as the original
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (DL only)Nintendo SwitchSegaSee PS4
Valkyria RevolutionSony PlayStation 4Media.VisionSee Vita
Valkyria RevolutionXBOX OneMedia.VisionSee Vita
Valkyria Revolution (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionAbandons the previously established canon of the series and tries to adopt a more action-based format with some tactical elements still in play
Valkyrie Drive: BhikkhuniSony PlayStation VitaMeteoriseLess apologetic and even more lewd, another beat-em-up by the Senran Kagura creator with questionable transformations
Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi DensetsuJP Nintendo FamicomNamcoMinimal text, starring Namco's famous valkyrie
Valkyrie ProfileSony PlayStationTri-Ace2D dungeon exploration, grim themes, and a combo-based battle system
Valkyrie Profile 2: SilmeriaSony PlayStation 2Tri-AceSimilar combat and dungeon exploration as the first game, but with no time limits or pressure to release Einherjar
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the PlumeNintendo DSTri-AcePrequel to the first Valkyrie Profile; an SRPG where permakilling party members voluntarily can greatly aid in battle
Valkyrie Profile: LennethSony PlayStation PortableTose/Tri-AceAn English port of the Japanese PSX version, not too different overall but does spiff up the localization a bit and adds a few cutscenes
Vandal HeartsJP Sega SaturnKCETA spiffed up version of the PSX game, with new maps/spells/music/items
Vandal HeartsSony PlayStationKCETStandard SRPG gameplay with non-set classes
Vandal Hearts IISony PlayStationKCETSRPG with non-set classes and turns in which the player and enemy move simultaneously
Vanguard BanditsSony PlayStationHuman EntertainmentFantasy/mech hybrid SRPG with a system balancing actions and resting
Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Human EntertainmentSee PSX
Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableHuman EntertainmentSee PSX
Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaHuman EntertainmentSee PSX
VaySega CDHertz/SIMSStandard Working Designs localization, turn-based gameplay, and difficulty spikes galore
Virtua QuestNintendo GameCubeSega-AM2/ToseAn ARPG starring a lame kid who has to enslave the souls of Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
Virtua QuestSony PlayStation 2Sega-AM2/ToseARPG with a main character so lame, he has to capture the souls of the Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
Virtual HydlideSega SaturnT&E SoftRemake of the first Hydlide, with the best framerate known to man
Vixen 357JP Sega MegaDriveNCSMechy SRPG with permadeath, an official localization was planned in 2019 but abandoned
Void tRrLM(); //Void TerrariumNintendo SwitchNippon IchiSee PS4
void tRrLm(); //Void TerrariumSony PlayStation 4Nippon IchiPlays like a mystery dungeon title with a Tamagotchi-like twist; keeping your human alive and happy can give you bonuses in dungeons
Warriors of the Lost EmpireSony PlayStation PortablePlatinum EggA fairly mindless hack-and-slash ARPG with some very questionable enemy AI
Warriors of the Lost Empire (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaPlatinum EggSee PSP
WarsongSega GenesisNCSAKA Langrisser I
Way of the Samurai 3Sony PlayStation 3AcquireA Sengoku-era ARPG with 22 different endings; weapons gain XP and lead to learning skills, many butterfly effect-type decisions to make
Way of the Samurai 3XBOX 360AcquireSee PS3
Way of the Samurai 4 (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3AcquireAnother iteration of the samurai sim taking place during the last days of the shogunate; skills can gain XP in order to become stronger and unlock higher tiers
Weapon Shop de Omasse (DL only)Nintendo 3DSNex EntertainmentA parody of traditional JRPGs, where you play as a weaponsmith renting out your crafted (via rhythm minigame) wares to adventurers in order to level them
What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? (DL only)Sony PlayStation PortableAcquire/RideonYou're the bad guy who has to build the dungeons and buff up your monsters to kill off the good guys!
What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAcquire/RideonSee PSP
What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2Sony PlayStation PortableAcquireMake more dungeons, be more dastardly, and use your newfound ability to mutate monsters as you increase their stats!
What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaAcquireSee PSP
White Knight Chronicles IISony PlayStation 3Level-5/SCEJPuts a coat of polish over the first game's systems, but does little to improve them; the disc also includes a copy of the first game with the reworked battle system
White Knight Chronicles: International EditionSony PlayStation 3Level-5/SCEJAttempts to be a MMO/JRPG hybrid with customizable avatar; doesn't really succeed at it, repetitive combo-based combat system
Wild ArmsSony PlayStationMedia.VisionAmazing theme song, standard turn-based combat, tool-focused dungeon exploration
Wild Arms (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Media VisionSee PSX
Wild Arms (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableMedia.VisionSee PSX
Wild Arms (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionSee PSX
Wild Arms 2Sony PlayStationMedia.VisionOld Western setting, plays similarly to the first
Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3Media VisionSee PSX
Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableMedia.VisionSee PSX
Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionSee PSX
Wild Arms 3Sony PlayStation 2Media.VisionWild West-themed, turn-based, town discovery requires utilizing a GPS-like system, frequent encounters
Wild Arms 3 (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Media.VisionSee PS2
Wild Arms 4Sony PlayStation 2Media.VisionAbandons the Wild West theme of the previous games; actions in combat affect targeted areas rather than allies/enemies
Wild Arms 5Sony PlayStation 2Media.VisionBack to Filgaia's Wild West theme, but maintains the hex system from WA4
Wild Arms Alter Code: FSony PlayStation 2Media.Vision3D remake of Wild Arms, adding 5 playable characters and some QoL improvements
Wild Arms XFSony PlayStation PortableMedia.VisionTakes the hex grid system seen in later series entries and makes an SRPG out of them, a vitality points system adds an additional time limit to regular battles
Wild Arms XF (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaMedia.VisionSee PSP
WillowNintendo NESCapcomYes, based off the 80's movie with Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer. Solid ARPG gameplay!
Witch & Hero (DL only)Nintendo SwitchFK Digital/Flyhigh WorksSee 3DS
Witch & Hero (DL only)Nintendo 3DSFK Digital/Flyhigh WorksAn overly simplistic game where you as the hero defend the the titular witch by repeatedly bumping into waves of enemies to kill them, level up, rinse, and repeat
Witch & Hero II (DL only)Nintendo SwitchFlyhigh WorksSee 3DS
Witch & Hero II (DL only)Nintendo 3DSFlyhigh WorksA new hero and witch to control, both at the same time; gameplay is otherwise unchanged
Witch & Hero III (DL only)Nintendo 3DSFlyhigh WorksThe witch goes back to being stationary, but now you control a second little hero to endlessly ram enemies with
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3AcquireSame ol' Wizardry - another difficult first-person dungeon crawler
Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken LandSony PlayStation 2RacjinSurprise! This is actually a JRPG! First-person dungeon-crawler like its parent WRPG series
Wizards of Brandel (DL only)Nintendo SwitchExe-CreateSee Vita
Wizards of Brandel (DL only)Sony PlayStation 4Exe-CreateSee Vita
Wizards of Brandel (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaExe-CreateTries to have a sense of humor about its story, but is otherwise just another Kemco game
Wizards of Brandel (DL only)XBOX OneExe-CreateSee Vita
Wonder Project J: Kikai no Shounen PinoJP Super FamicomAlmanicRaise your robo-boy to follow commands, improve his stats, and rescue his creator (Think Pac-Man 2)
World of Final FantasySony PlayStation 4Square EnixSee Vita
World of Final FantasySony PlayStation VitaSquare EnixChibified/simplified return to turn-based FF combat, where stacking characters confers stronger attacks
World of Final Fantasy MaximaNintendo SwitchSquare EnixSee XBO
World of Final Fantasy MaximaXBOX OneSquare EnixAdds QoL changes, superbosses, New Game+, and the ability to change your characters into classic FF characters in battle
World of Final Fantasy Maxima (DL only- as DLC upgrade to WoFF)Sony PlayStation 4Square EnixSee XBO
WorldNeverland: Elnea Kingdom (DL only)Nintendo SwitchAlthiA slice-of-kingdom-life sim with dungeons to explore and very large amounts of townspeople to talk to/marry; skills can be leveled to make kingdom life easier
Xak: The Art of Visual StageJP Super FamicomMicro Cabin/Tokai EngineeringYs' cousin, but the story only covers the first half of the first game on MSX
Xenoblade ChroniclesNintendo WiiMonolith SoftI'm really feeling loads of sidequests and ARPG combat!
Xenoblade Chronicles (DL only)Nintendo Wii UMonolith SoftSee Wii
Xenoblade Chronicles 2Nintendo SwitchMonolith SoftA vast, open world with character designs that lean far closer to anime than its predecesor; some gacha mechanics for unlocking new summonable spirits
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden CountryNintendo SwitchMonolith SoftServes as both a DLC to XC2 as well as a standalone game; set long before the main game; combat is more dynamic than the main game
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS only)Nintendo 3DSMonolith Soft/Monster GamesMore or less the same as the original, but changes the HUD a little bit and adds a few bonus modes like a model viewer and jukebox
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive EditionNintendo SwitchMonolith Soft/Monster GamesAdds an entire epilogue section, cleans up the graphics significantly, and has a lot of QoL improvements
Xenoblade Chronicles XNintendo Wii UMonolith SoftOpen-world ARPG with a customizable avatar, mechs are available, combat is somewhat complex, story not linked to other Xeno games
XenogearsSony PlayStationSquareAlmost unlocalized due to heavy religious/philosophical themes, action point-based combat
Xenogears (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation 3SquareSee PSX
Xenogears (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation PortableSquareSee PSX
Xenogears (PSone Classics)Sony PlayStation VitaSquareSee PSX
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur MachtSony PlayStation 2Monolith SoftSpiritual successor to Xenogears, with similar AP-based combat; has a ton of cutscenes
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und BoseSony PlayStation 2Monolith SoftMade some changes to the combat system that were largely panned at the time, but otherwise more of the same
Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach ZarathustraSony PlayStation 2Monolith SoftXenosaga was intended to be a 6-part series- this entry makes it extremely evident
YakuzaSony PlayStation 2Amusement VisionTons of minigames, ARPG combat, and a badass protagonist; lots of major Hollywood actors in the English voice cast
Yakuza 0Sony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioMoney serves as a sort of XP in this prequel to the main series, starring 80's Kiryu and Majima
Yakuza 0 (DL only)XBOX OneRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Yakuza 2Sony PlayStation 2Amusement VisionKazuma Kiryu's Kamurocho shenanigans continue with a JP-only voice cast
Yakuza 3Sony PlayStation 3Amusement Vision/SegaContinues Kiryu's story but takes out a fair amount of content due to rushed localization (hostess clubs, for example)
Yakuza 3 RemasteredSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioBrings back a lot of content (substories/cabaret) originally cut from the western version and streamlines the localization
Yakuza 4Sony PlayStation 3Amusement Vision/SegaAdds additional protagonists in addition to furthering Kiryu's saga (with tons to do in Kamurocho as always)
Yakuza 4 RemasteredSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioCleans up the localization and has a major character recast from the original due to real-world legal proceedings, otherwise is very similar
Yakuza 5 (DL only)Sony PlayStation 3Ryu ga Gotoku StudioHas 5 controllable protagonists total and takes place over 5 different cities, uses a more enhanced graphics engine than other PS3 games in the series
Yakuza 5 RemasteredSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioMinimal changes from the original overall, most notably a reworked localization
Yakuza 6: The Song of LifeSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioFinal game in Kiryu's saga, only one playable protagonist and fighting style, experience is divided into multiple types to level stats
Yakuza KiwamiSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioA retelling of the story of the first Yakuza in the Yakuza 0 engine, using Japanese dialogue rather than a dub and adding a system where Majima can ambush you anywhere
Yakuza Kiwami (DL only)XBOX OneRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Yakuza Kiwami 2Sony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioA retelling of Yakuza 2, adding minigames seen in other series entries as well as prequel chapters (and more Majima)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 (DL only)XBOX OneRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Yakuza: Dead SoulsSony PlayStation 3SegaNon-canonical spinoff taking place after Yakuza 4; 4 playable protagonists and reduced exploration ability (on account of there being zombies everywhere)
Yakuza: Like a DragonSony PlayStation 4Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
Yakuza: Like a DragonXBOX OneRyu ga Gotoku StudioPlays way more like a traditional turn-based JRPG, Kiryu is for once not the main character in the story, classic Yakuza shenanigans
Yakuza: Like a DragonXBOX SeriesRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight AloneNintendo Gameboy AdvanceStingSecond Dept. Heaven game, an SRPG with card-based movement and skills as well as some real-time elements
Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight AloneSony PlayStation PortableStingAdds new characters, redrawn sprites, increased unit capacity, more story sequences, and tweaks skills found in the original
Yo-kai WatchNintendo 3DSLevel-5Level-5's charming Pokemon-like franchise; demons are discovered in the "real" world, befriended, collected, and used in battle, combat occasionally involves minigames
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls/Bony SpiritsNintendo 3DSLevel-5Frequently retreads the same ground as the first game, with Pokemon-styled version splitting to collect all the Yo-kai
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic SpectersNintendo 3DSLevel-5The all-encompassing third version of Yo-kai Watch 2, adds an additional questing area and a whole new tribe of demons to befriend
Yo-kai Watch 3Nintendo 3DSLevel-5Changes setting to a more Western-themed one, combat is affected by team positioning on a grid, the two protagonists can be switched between at almost any time
Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps/White Dog SquadNintendo 3DSLevel-5An ARPG that acts as a bit of a Ghostbusters parody and a sequel to Yo-kai Watch 2; orbs are collected during missions to level up the team of Yo-kai and buy items
Yodanji (DL only)Nintendo SwitchKemcoYokai-themed roguelike with many unlockable/playable demons, minimalistic graphics, and limited inventory space
YsJP Nintendo FamicomFalcomAdol bumps into the enemies to slay them
Ys Book I & IITurboGrafx-CDFalcomAnother way to experience the glory of Adol? Ys, please!
Ys I & II ChroniclesSony PlayStation PortableFalcomMostly the same as previous versions, but with a new soundtrack option as well as newly done character portraits
Ys I & II Chronicles (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PSP
Ys IIJP Nintendo FamicomFalcomAdds magic to Adol's repertoire
Ys IIISega GenesisTelenet/FalcomPlays like the other releases, but with arguably better music and game balance
Ys III: Wanderers From YsJP Nintendo FamicomFalcomChanges the battles to be side-scrolling rather than top-down and allows Adol to swing his sword/jump
Ys III: Wanderers From YsSuper NintendoFalcom/Advance CommunicationSimilar to the FC version, but with cleaner graphics and arguably worse hit detection
Ys III: Wanderers From YsTurboGrafx-CDFalcom/Alfa SystemIt's sidescrolling Ys- that's all there is to it
Ys IV: Mask of the SunJP Super FamicomTonkin HouseNon-canonical to the Ys series after the release of Memories of Celceta
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (CD)JP PC EngineHudson SoftTechnically different from the Ys IV on SFC/other consoles
Ys OriginNintendo SwitchFalcomSee Vita
Ys OriginSony PlayStation 4FalcomSee Vita
Ys OriginSony PlayStation VitaFalcomAn Ys without Adol as the protagonist! Has 3 different protagonists and takes place as a strictly interior dungeon crawl, goes back to hack-and-slash spirtes
Ys Origin (DL only)XBOX OneFalcomSee Vita
Ys SevenSony PlayStation PortableFalcomAdds party members to the regular Ys formula, in addition to making weapon types (slashing, blunt) determine an enemy's susceptibility to them
Ys Seven (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PSP
Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako KefinJP Super FamicomFalcomOnly game in the series to have never been localized (hopefully this will change?)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaNintendo SwitchFalcomSee PS4
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaSony PlayStation 4FalcomHas more dungeons and forms for Dana than the Vita version, at the expense of some costumes
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaSony PlayStation VitaFalcomAdol in ARPG action again, with a settlement-building mechanic and up to 3 party members in combat
Ys: Memories of CelcetaSony PlayStation 4FalcomAdds a Japanese voice option, otherwise see Vita
Ys: Memories of CelcetaSony PlayStation VitaFalcomConsidered by Falcom to the the real Ys IV; still an ARPG, has party members with a variety of attack types, parrying can reduce damage taken and enable counterattacks
Ys: The Ark of NapishtimSony PlayStation 2FalcomTechnically Ys VI; Adol can jump now, so that's cool
Ys: The Ark of NapishtimSony PlayStation PortableFalcomCloser to the original PC Japanese version than the PS2 version was; also adds some extra quests; very long and frequent loading
Ys: The Oath in FelghanaSony PlayStation PortableFalcomRemastered version of Ys III, taking gameplay elements from Ys VI and expanding the storyline with extra scenes
Ys: The Oath in Felghana (DL only)Sony PlayStation VitaFalcomSee PSP
Ys: The Vanished OmensSega Master SystemFalcom/SegaSome dungeon areas are horizontally flipped, but is otherwise generally similar to the original release
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4Sony PlayStation PortableKonamiSee above, with some differenct characters
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag ForceSony PlayStation PortableKonamiSomething something children's card game, beating rivals levels you up and makes you eligible to buy better booster packs
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2Sony PlayStation PortableKonamiIf you played the first one, you've played this one; playing the previous game can unlock extra cards
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of DestinySony PlayStation 2KCEJAdds more duels to the the PSP Tag Force game, also allows for connectivity with Tag Force 2 to obtain more cards
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monster ColiseumSony PlayStation 2WinkySoft/KCEJSRPG featuring the Capsule Monsters before they got their own spinoff anime
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Reshef of DestructionNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKonamiYou will be judged by many for playing this game and even more for enjoying it- be warned
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Duelists of the RosesSony PlayStation 2KCEJSomething something loose adaptation of War of the Roses in a children's card game with grids to place monsters (that can rank up) on
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Falsebound KingdomNintendo GameCubeKonamiIt's an RTS/turn-based RPG hybrid with Yu-Gi-Oh characters. I don't make the rules here.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Sacred CardsNintendo Gameboy AdvanceKonamiSurprisingly, there's a story surrounding the gameplay of a children's card game. You level by dueling. Shrug.
Yume Meikyuu: Kigurumi DaiboukenJP Super FamicomAxes Art AmuseFirst-person dungeon crawl; kill the enemies and take their costumes!
Yuusha 30 SecondJP Sony PlayStation PortableMarvelousAll episodes play like Hero 30 of the original game, but adds more QoL features like leveling outside missions
Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath EvilmanSony PlayStation PortableNippon IchiMostly a roguelike, completing dungeons adds to your stats; mandatory boss battles take place in a more traditional turn-based format, highly customizable main character
Zanki Zero: Last BeginningSony PlayStation 4Spike ChunsoftA visual novel/survival RPG hybrid with levels awarding skill points, exploration is like a first-person dungeon crawler and combat is real-time; lots of managing deaths
Zelda II: The Adventure of LinkNintendo NESNintendoA side-scrolling Zelda game with XP and leveling? Surely this must be (an) Error!
Zelda II: The Adventure of LinkNintendo Gameboy AdvanceNintendoSee NES
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NSO)Nintendo SwitchNintendoSee NES
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (VC)Nintendo Wii UNintendoSee NES
Zoids AssaultXBOX 360SE Mobile & OnlineSRPG featuring the long-running Zoids franchise and a lot of washed-out color palettes
Zoids: LegacyNintendo Gameboy AdvanceAmedioIn Japan, known as Zoids Saga II; standard turn-based combat, based on the anime
Zombie HunterJP Nintendo FamicomHi-Score Media WorkNot the greatest side-scrolling ARPG, but it does have synthesized voices
Zone of the Enders: The Fist of MarsNintendo Gameboy AdvanceWinkysoftMecha SRPG with some first-person elements in targeting enemies and attack dodging

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