Nier/Drakengard Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
JP PS3Nier Replicant2010ActionCaviaThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father
PS2Drakengard2004ActionCaviaMusou-like RPG with some heavy/dark themes, direct predecessor to the Nier series
PS2Drakengard 22006ActionCaviaStill guarding and using dragons to fight masses of enemies
PS3Drakengard 32014ActionAccessHack-and-slash gameplay marred heavily by technical issues, very stylish nonetheless
PS3Nier2010ActionCaviaHack-and-slash ARPG with a pervading sense of melancholy and a gorgeous soundtrack, multiple endings; takes place after one of Drakengard's endings
PS4NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...2021ActionSquare Enix/ToylogicBringing Brother Nier's story to the West for the first time, with an additional ending and updated gameplay more akin to Automata
PS4Nier: Automata2017ActionPlatinumGamesExtremely atmospheric ARPG, distant sequel to the first Nier, incredible music
SwitchNieR: Automata - the End of YoRHa Edition2022ActionPlatinumGamesSee PS4, but with all DLC included (and additional exclusive costumes)
Xbox 360Nier2010ActionCaviaAn ARPG spinoff of one of Drakengard's endings, astounding soundtrack, twisty plot, multiple endings
Xbox OneNieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...2021ActionSquare Enix/ToylogicSee PS4
Xbox OneNier: Automata (DL only)2018ActionPlatinumGamesSee PS4
Xbox SeriesNieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (DL only)2021ActionSquare Enix/ToylogicSee PS4