ConsoleNameReleaseGenreLucca's Notes
PS2Drakengard2004ActionMusou-like RPG with some heavy/dark themes, direct predecessor to the Nier series
PS2Drakengard 22006ActionStill guarding and using dragons to fight masses of enemies
PS3Nier2010ActionHack-and-slash ARPG with a pervading sense of melancholy and a gorgeous soundtrack, multiple endings; takes place after one of Drakengard's endings
Xbox 360Nier2010ActionAn ARPG spinoff of one of Drakengard's endings, astounding soundtrack, twisty plot, multiple endings
JP PS3Nier Replicant2010ActionThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father