ConsoleNameReleaseGenreLucca's Notes
JP FCDigital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei II1990Dungeon CrawlerConsidered to be the origin of the series' heavy-handed order vs chaos theme, good old-fashioned demon negotiation and recruitment
JP FCDigital Devil Story: Megami Tensei1987Dungeon CrawlerThe series had to start somewhere…
TurboGrafx-16Dungeon Explorer1989Dungeon CrawlerCo-op top-down dungeon crawl, think Gauntlet
VitaDungeon Explorer (DL only)2012Dungeon CrawlerSee TG16
PSPDungeon Explorer (DL only)2007Dungeon CrawlerSee TG16
PS3Dungeon Explorer (DL only)2011Dungeon CrawlerSee TG16
Wii UDungeon Explorer (VC)2017Dungeon CrawlerSee TG16
DSEtrian Odyssey2007Turn-BasedClassic-styled first-person dungeon crawler with punishing difficulty, requires dungeon mapping via the stylus
3DSEtrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight2015Dungeon CrawlerA reimagining of the second game, adds more classes and a story mode along with balance and QoL changes
SwitchEtrian Odyssey HD2023Dungeon CrawlerBased on the original (non-Untold) version of the game, adds QoL like difficulty selection and remasters the soundtrack, along with changing the mapping system
DSEtrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Turn-BasedVery similar to the first game, just as blisteringly hard, more mapping symbols available for use
SwitchEtrian Odyssey II HD2023Dungeon CrawlerBased on the original (non-Untold) version of the game, adds QoL like updating skill tree displays and remasters the soundtrack, along with changing the mapping system
DSEtrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Turn-BasedPlays like the two before it; adds 12 new classes, subclassing, weapon forging, and seafaring
SwitchEtrian Odyssey III HD2023Dungeon CrawlerAdds QoL like being able to view enemy info in combat and remasters the soundtrack, along with changing the mapping system
3DSEtrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan2013Dungeon CrawlerMore of the dungeon delving you'd expect, now with an additional overworld in the sky (and more dangerous enemies there to boot)
3DSEtrian Odyssey Nexus2019Dungeon CrawlerA 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
SwitchEtrian Odyssey Origins Collection2023Dungeon CrawlerBundles the streamlined HD versions of the first three Etrian Odyssey games
3DSEtrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl2013Dungeon CrawlerA reimagining of the first game, adds a story mode and a few other QoL changes
3DSEtrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth2017Dungeon CrawlerAdds a variety of races to character creation, and features a branching skill tree for character progression/class mastery, removes overworld exploration
PSXKartia: The Word of Fate1998StrategySRPG initially localized as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, uses cards to manipulate battle
JP SFCKyuuyaku Megami Tensei1995Turn-BasedEnhanced remake of Megami Tensei 1 and 2
JP SFCMajin Tensei1994StrategySRPG SMT spinoff with (naturally) demon recruitment and fusion
JP SFCMajin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis1995StrategyMore or less the same as the first, but with an isometric battle view as opposed to top-down
JP Game GearMegami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special1995Turn-BasedBiblical-themed first-person dungeon crawl, with gameplay otherwise similar to the other Last Bibles
JP DSNora to Toki no Koubou: Kiri no Mori no Majo2011Turn-BasedAtlus' attempt at an Atelier-styled game, with anticipatedly adorable results
PSXPersona 2: Eternal Punishment2000Turn-BasedHalf of the Persona 2 story- the other half wasn't officially localized until years later
PS3Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013Turn-BasedSee PSX
PSPPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013Turn-BasedSee PSX
VitaPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013Turn-BasedSee PSX
JP PSXPersona 2: Innocent Sin1999Turn-BasedThe missing half of Persona 2 in the Americas
PS4Persona 3 Portable (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee PSP, but with improved/remastered graphics
Xbox OnePersona 3 Portable (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee PS4
Xbox SeriesPersona 3 Portable (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee PS4
SwitchPersona 3 Portable (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee PS4
Xbox OnePersona 4 Golden (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee PS4
Xbox SeriesPersona 4 Golden (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee PS4
PS4Persona 4 Golden (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee Vita, but with improved graphics and some QoL features like saving anywhere and looking back on previous social conversations
SwitchPersona 4 Golden (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSee PS4
VitaPersona 4: Golden2012Turn-BasedAdds new social links, a new character, more story elements, costumes, and Personas in addition to QoL changes
PS3Persona 52017Turn-BasedDemon negotiation, collection, and fusion, all with a bunch of stylish teens!
PS4Persona 52017Turn-BasedSee PS3
SwitchPersona 5 Royal2022Turn-BasedSee PS5
PS5Persona 5 Royal2022Turn-BasedSee PS4, but with spiffed-up graphics and framerate
PS4Persona 5 Royal2020Turn-BasedAdds a new party member, new Social Links, a new section of the story, and loads of tweaks and additions to gameplay
Xbox SeriesPersona 5 Royal2022Turn-BasedSee PS5
Xbox OnePersona 5 Royal2022Turn-BasedSee PS5
PS4Persona 5 Strikers2021ActionSee Switch
SwitchPersona 5 Strikers2021ActionA sequel to Persona 5 (if you pretend Royal never happened) with ARPG gameplay; much more in-depth strategy required than your typical musou-like game
3DSPersona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth2019Dungeon CrawlerA P3/P4/P5 crossover this time focusing on the P5 cast; similar gameplay to Persona Q but with the difficulty rebalanced
3DSPersona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth2014Dungeon CrawlerA 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
DSRadiant Historia2011Turn-BasedTurn-based grid combat, lots of time travel and utilizing branching timelines to affect the future
3DSRadiant Historia: Perfect Chronology2018Turn-BasedAdds additional scenario content, reworks the visuals, and gives characters the ability to make follow-up attacks in combat
PSXRevelations: Persona1996Turn-BasedA questionably localized game/spinoff of the SMT series; Mark danced crazy!
JP PSXShin Megami Tensei2001Turn-BasedVisually overhauls the SFC version, but is otherwise no different than the original
JP SFCShin Megami Tensei1992Dungeon Crawler1st-person dungeon crawl with demon recruitment/fusion, only localized on mobile
JP GBAShin Megami Tensei2003Turn-BasedKeeps the visuals from the Playstation version, makes a few balance changes and adds some unlockable story scenes
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon2009ActionVery similar to its predecessor, but uses demon negotiation rather than capture elements
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army2006ActionDeviates from series norms by being more of an ARPG and taking place in the past, demon assistance is always present
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PS2
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers2013Turn-BasedRemake 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
DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor2009StrategySRPG with branching narrative choices and squads of units rather than individuals, plus demons of course
DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 22012StrategyPlays largely the same as the first, but adds a social system to influence the ending
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker2015StrategyAdds a post-ending scenario, voice acting, an easier difficulty mode, a new character, and QoL changes
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked2011StrategyAdds an additional day of plot, more demons, QoL improvements, voice acting, difficulty selection, and a graphical retouch
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2005Turn-BasedStraightforward turn-based JRPG, characters transform into demons in battle, lots of turn manipulation in combat
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 22005Turn-BasedSee above - direct sequel to Digital Devil Saga
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne2004Turn-BasedAKA Shin Megami Tensei 3 - has all the expected demon recruitment, does not feature a Law/Chaos branching system
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PS2
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona2009Turn-BasedAdds the previously excluded Snow Queen Quest, readjusts difficulty levels and encounter rates, and reworks the dialogue to be more modern
VitaShin Megami Tensei: Persona (DL only)2012Turn-BasedSee PSP
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin2011Turn-BasedPreviously never localized in North America, the direct predecessor to Eternal Punishment; contains demon recruitment and rumor-spreading
VitaShin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin (DL only)2012Turn-BasedSee PSP
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 32007Turn-BasedWhere the Persona series really began to pick up steam in mainstream consciousness; introduced the Social Link element used by future entries
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES2008Turn-BasedAdds an additional epilogue scenario to the original game, debatably the definitive edition
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2 Classics)2012Turn-BasedSee PS2
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable2010Turn-BasedAdds 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
VitaShin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (DL only)2012Turn-BasedSee PSP
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 42008SimulationThe RPG/life sim (of sorts) series continues, this time with a murder mystery theme and an obsession with the color yellow
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PS2
DSShin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey2010Dungeon CrawlerFirst-person dungeon crawler with demon battling, negotiation, and fusion - all in Antarctica!
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux2018Turn-BasedNewly added routes, endings, demons, and voice acting along with graphical and QoL upgrades
JP SFCShin Megami Tensei if…1994Turn-BasedLike regular SMT, but in a centralized high school setting. This is Persona's daddy!
JP SFCShin Megami Tensei II1994Dungeon CrawlerSimilar to but easier than the first game
SwitchShin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster2021Turn-BasedSee PS4
PS4Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster2021Turn-BasedSee PS2, but also cleans up the graphics, gives you the option to not have Dante, and expands difficulty options
3DSShin Megami Tensei IV2013Turn-BasedTakes 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
3DSShin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse2016Turn-BasedA follow-up to/alternate timeline story in the same world as SMT IV, makes some QoL changes to the gameplay loop from its predecessor
SwitchShin Megami Tensei V2021Turn-BasedProbably the most beginner-friendly of the mainline series, but still punishing if you aren't paying attention
Xbox OneSoul Hackers 22022Turn-BasedSee PS5
Xbox SeriesSoul Hackers 22022Turn-BasedSee PS5
PS4Soul Hackers 22022Turn-BasedSee PS5
PS5Soul Hackers 22022Turn-BasedA modern-day interpretation of cyberpunk themes with character bonding moments and the usual demon fusion
PS2Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity2005StrategySRPG with a similar position-heavy system to Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth
PS3Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PS2 Classics)2013StrategySee PS2
PSXThousand Arms1999Turn-BasedJRPG with heavy dating sim elements
Wii UTokyo Mirage Sessions #FE2016Turn-BasedModern-themed crossover between the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, turn-based gameplay and combo attacks
SwitchTokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore2020Turn-BasedAdds new side stories and all previous DLC; allows a secondary party member to be called into combat; other QoL changes