ConsoleNameReleaseGenreLucca's Notes
PS4Bloodborne2015ActionVictorian Gothic-flavored Dark Souls; similarly punishing ARPG gameplay with similar soul/blood collection to level stat mechanics
Xbox 360Dark Souls2011ActionSpiritual successor to Demon's Souls, where multitudes learned to die and die again
PS3Dark Souls2011ActionPrepare to die! A lot! Super-challenging ARPG combat and dungeon delving, successor to Demon's Souls
PS4Dark Souls: Remastered2018ActionSee XBO
Xbox OneDark Souls: Remastered2018ActionIncludes all DLC and some QoL improvements, but otherwise largely unchanged (besides visually)
SwitchDark Souls: Remastered2018ActionSee XBO
PS3Dark Souls II2014ActionMore Dark Souls = more death
Xbox 360Dark Souls II2014ActionSet in the same universe as the first game, with similarly punishing 3rd-person ARPG gameplay
Xbox OneDark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionSee PS3
Xbox 360Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionThe definitive edition of Dark Souls II
PS3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionEnhanced/remastered version of Dark Souls II with better AI
PS4Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionSee PS3
PS4Dark Souls III2016ActionSee XBO
Xbox OneDark Souls III2016ActionMore ways to die and keep dying; combat is overall more fluid than previous games, an MP-like system is introduced
PS5Demon's Souls2020ActionRevitalizes the original Souls game, adding some handy item management QoL features; just as difficult as the original
PS3Demon's Souls2009ActionPunishing ARPG gameplay, loads of dying, learning, and dying again - collective actions online shift the difficulty of the game as a whole
Xbox SeriesElden Ring2022ActionSee PS5
Xbox OneElden Ring2022ActionSee PS5
PS5Elden Ring2022ActionO you don't have the right to ignore the impact of this open-world Soulslike (with creative input from George R. R. Martin)
PS4Elden Ring2022ActionSee PS5
PS3Enchanted Arms2007Turn-BasedMediocre, sci-fi-themed, turn-based, adds Sixaxis controls to enhance attacks in this version
Xbox 360Enchanted Arms2006Turn-BasedFairly mediocre turn-based JRPG with some grid-based tactical elements to combat
PS2Eternal Ring2000Dungeon CrawlerAnother first-person FromSoft dungeon crawl, but this one has customizable magic rings
PS4Eternal Ring (DL only)2000ActionSee PS2
PS2Evergrace2000ActionARPG with 2 separate protagonists, character parameters are increased via equipment rather than leveling
PS2Forever Kingdom2002ActionSequel to Evergrace, similar equipment-focused character growth, ARPG where all characters share damage taken
PSXKing's Field1996Dungeon Crawler1st-person dungeon crawler, FromSoftware's second game (this is actually King's Field II)
JP PSXKing's Field1994ActionThe actual King's Field I - still in first-person
PS2King's Field: The Ancient City2002Dungeon CrawlerFromSoft coming through again with first-person dungeon action
PSXKing's Field II1996Dungeon CrawlerActually King's Field III, a good look into where Dark Souls eventually came from
GameCubeLost Kingdoms2002Card-BasedCard-based ARPG, another FromSoft jam
GameCubeLost Kingdoms II2003Card-BasedPretty much similar to the first, some tweaks to the cards were made
PSXShadow Tower1999ActionPlays similarly to King's Field, but killing particular enemies determines stat growth
PS3Shadow Tower (PSone Classics)2015ActionSee PSX
VitaShadow Tower (PSone Classics)2015ActionSee PSX
PSPShadow Tower (PSone Classics)2015ActionSee PSX
JP PS2Shadow Tower: Abyss2003ActionAnother first-person FromSoft jam and sequel to Shadow Tower, this one features soul harvesting and independent NPC schedules