ConsoleNameReleaseGenreLucca's Notes
PSXAzure Dreams1998Dungeon CrawlerRoguelike with town building, romancing, and familiar collecting
PS2Castlevania: Curse of Darkness2005ActionHacky-slashy-spooky, uses items to increase stats
XboxCastlevania: Curse of Darkness2005Action3D ARPG - level Hector's stats with items and his familiars with good ol' XP
DSCastlevania: Dawn of Sorrow2005Action-PlatformMetroidvania direct sequel to Aria of Sorrow with a more anime design aesthetic, requires the stylus to draw symbols
Xbox 360Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)2010Action-PlatformLarge-scale Metroidvania crossover with an emphasis on online co-op, stats based on gear and skill grinding
PS3Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)2011Action-PlatformMassive crossover metroidvania with local multiplayer and character growth based on equipment
Xbox OneCastlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)2019Action-PlatformSee PS3
DSCastlevania: Order of Ecclesia2008Action-PlatformLast of the DS Metroidvanias, featuring a glyph combination system to customize movement and combat abilities
DSCastlevania: Portrait of Ruin2006Action-PlatformMetroidvania with highly varied level design and two switchable playable protagonists - CHARLOTTEJONATHANCHARLOTTE
PSXCastlevania: Symphony of the Night1997Action-PlatformTHE Metroidvania
Xbox 360Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (DL only)2007Action-PlatformMostly the same as the PSX version, but removes FMV cutscenes
PS3Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSone Classics)2007Action-PlatformSee PSX
PSPCastlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles2007Action-PlatformContains a remade version of Rondo of Blood and an unlockable version of Symphony of the Night with dialogue translation closer to the original Japanese
VitaCastlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (DL only)2012Action-PlatformSee PSP
Xbox OneCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)2021Action-PlatformSee XS
Xbox SeriesCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)2021Action-PlatformContains Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow, and Dracula X all with modern QoL features
SwitchCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)2021Action-PlatformSee XS
PS4Castlevania Advance Collection (DL only)2021Action-PlatformSee XS
NESCastlevania II: Simon's Quest1988Action-PlatformSurprise! Contains a day/night system and XP/leveling
Wii UCastlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)2014Action-PlatformSee NES
3DSCastlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)2014Action-PlatformSee NES
PS4Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (DL only)2018Action-PlatformAn upscaled version of The Dracula X Chronicles, including all improvements present
JP GB+GBCCave Noire1991Dungeon CrawlerRoguelike - higher level quests start you off with better stats
JP FCDragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi Maryuu1987Action*Epilepsy Warning* Otherwise a solid ARPG
JP FCEsper Dream 2: Aratanaru Tatakai1992ActionCute pastel sprite work and ARPG gameplay
JP PSXGanbare Goemon: Uchuu Kaizoku Akogingu1996ActionMore Goemon ARPG action, XP serves to level weapons
JP FCGanbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihou1992Turn-BasedChanges the battle perspective to show party members on-screen, has lots of side activities
JP FCGanbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru1990Turn-BasedHumorous turn-based game set in medieval Japan
JP PSPGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki2012Turn-BasedA Suikoden side story outside of regular series continuity, with some time travel plot elemnets and a class system
SwitchGetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon (DL only)2022ActionA 2D roguelite with a heavy uikyo-e aesthetic and slow character progression through material gathering
N64Hybrid Heaven1999ActionBattles are reminiscent of Parasite Eve
JP FCLagrange Point1991Turn-BasedBanger soundtrack, sci-fi themed
DSLost in Blue2005SurvivalSuccessor to the Survival Kids series with more RPG elements; tools can be upgraded to make your experience easier
JP FCMajou Densetsu II: Dimashikyou Gailous1987ActionA sidescrolling ARPG with 2 playable characters, XP gain refills life; life bar can be extended via items
JP FCMouryou Senki Madara1990Turn-BasedDark and challenging! Autonomous combat! Anime-based!
VitaNew Little King's Story (delisted)2012ActionChanges the watercolor aesthetic to a more anime-styled one, poor English translation, needs quite a bit of visual polish
PS2Ring of Red2001StrategyAlternate-history military turn-based strategy game with cool mechs
PSXSuikoden1996Turn-BasedAmazing NTSC cover art, loads of different playable characters, and a highly political story
PS3Suikoden (PSone Classics)2008Turn-BasedSee PSX
VitaSuikoden (PSone Classics)2012Turn-BasedSee PSX
PSPSuikoden (PSone Classics)2008Turn-BasedSee PSX
PSXSuikoden II1999Turn-BasedSweeping political epic-
PSPSuikoden II (Psone Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PSX
VitaSuikoden II (PSone Classics)2012Turn-BasedSee PSX
PS3Suikoden II (PSone Classics)2014Turn-BasedSee PSX
PS2Suikoden Tactics2005StrategyAn SRPG with a heavy focus on elements and support characters; takes place both before and after Suikoden IV
DSSuikoden Tierkreis2009Turn-BasedNot part of the main series storyline (no returning characters), but similar 108-star recuitment and turn-based gameplay
PS2Suikoden V2006Turn-BasedLast game in the series before being abandoned by Konami, a return to 6-person parties, lots of story connections to I-III
DSTao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal2006Turn-BasedSequel to Azure Dreams (PSX/GBC), with similar tower climbing/dungeon crawling mchanics, with the addition of touchscreen runes
WiiYu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Dual Transer2010Card-BasedThere's Norse mythology, there's XP to gain by winning card games, there's mysterious duelists, there's a lot of cards- par for the course
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 42009Card-BasedSee above, with some different characters/follows a different series, still with UMD recognition from previous games
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 52010Card-BasedAs before, lots of anime-only cards, winning duels levels you up, lots of unlocks using the UMDs from the games preceding, adds new summoning/attack sequences
JP PSPYu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 62011Card-BasedLast of the 5D's entries in the series, also includes Xyz monsters from the successor anime, otherwise mostly the same as before
GBAYu-Gi-Oh!: Reshef of Destruction2004Card-BasedYou will be judged by many for playing this game and even more for enjoying it- be warned
GameCubeYu-Gi-Oh!: The Falsebound Kingdom2003Card-BasedIt's an RTS/turn-based RPG hybrid with Yu-Gi-Oh characters. I don't make the rules here.
GBAYu-Gi-Oh!: The Sacred Cards2003Card-BasedSurprisingly, there's a story surrounding the gameplay of a children's card game. You level by dueling. Shrug.
JP PSPYu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Tag Force Special2015Card-BasedAlmost like a YGO All-Stars, featuring characters from throughout the various series, but takes away 3D animations- UMD unlocks are limited to Tag Force 6 only
GB+GBCYu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories2002Card-BasedThird game in the Duel Monsters series, but first to come to the West; many card effects only work the first turn or just plain don't work at all- duelist level determines total deck cost capacity
JP 3DSYu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Saikyo Card Battle (DL only)2016Card-BasedSpeed duels only here, where you wander the streets and take on fellow unknown and famous duelists alike to increase your rank and earn cards to level your preconstructed decks up
GBAYu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy2006Card-BasedWant to be the King of Games? Then you better study up on your dueling skills and card knowledge! Both successful duels and passing exams help to increase your duelist rank
DSYu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller2007Card-BasedMostly follows season 1 of the anime from Jaden's perspective, leveling as a duelist is a requirement for story progression
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force2006Card-BasedSomething something tag team children's card game, beating rivals levels you up and makes you eligible to buy better booster packs
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 22007Card-BasedIf you played the first one, you've played this one; playing the previous game can unlock extra cards
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3 (PAL/JP only)2008Card-BasedPartner characters have more storylines to make up for a smaller number of events per storyline, UMD recognition of previous games gives a bonus partner, same leveling as the prequels
JP GB+GBCYu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB2000StrategyUses monsters based on Duel Monsters characters for SRPG combat and characters from the main series; you too can become a third-rate battler with fourth-rate monsters to save your friends!
DSYu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour2005Card-BasedIt's the Battle City Tournament and the Virtual World arc, but with spiffy 3D monster summoning animations for particular cards and a distinct lack of Tristan