Phantasy Star Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
DreamcastPhantasy Star Online2001ActionSonic TeamARPG, first online console game
DreamcastPhantasy Star Online Ver. 2.02001ActionSonic TeamAn expanded version of the original
DSPhantasy Star 02009ActionSonic TeamThink Phantasy Star Online, but with crunchier graphics and a full-fledged story mode
GameCubePhantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution2004Turn-BasedSonic TeamGrid-and-turn-based card battling system, because that was the style at the time
GameCubePhantasy Star Online: Episode I & II2002ActionSonic TeamAdds entirely new content for Episode II, AKA Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst
GameCubePhantasy Star Online: Episode I & II Plus2003ActionSonic TeamPSO with additional formerly online-only quests and items
GBAPhantasy Star Collection2002Turn-BasedDigital Eclipse/SegaPorts of the first 3 Phantasy Star games
GenesisPhantasy Star II1990Turn-BasedSegaThe Sci-fi JRPG, text-based adventures featuring characters from the game also exist
GenesisPhantasy Star III: Generations of Doom1991Turn-BasedSegaWent for a more traditional fantasy slant as opposed to the sci-fi seen in the rest of the series
GenesisPhantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium1995Turn-BasedSegaIf you liked the other games in the series, you'll love this one!
JP Game GearPhantasy Star Gaiden1992Turn-BasedJapan System SupplySpinoff story set between Phantasy Star I and II, similar gameplay
JP PSPPhantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity2011ActionAlfa SystemAn upgrade to PSP2; adds new story content, races, bosses, skills, and QoL changes/balancing
Master SystemPhantasy Star1988Turn-BasedSegaSci-fi JRPG great-grandpappy
PS2Phantasy Star Universe2006ActionSonic TeamARPG with a PSO-like combat style, had both online and offline modes (only offline persists to this day)
PS2Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus2007ActionSonic TeamStandalone expansion to Phantasy Star Universe
PS4Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis2022MMORPGSega Online R&DSee XS
PSPPhantasy Star Portable2009ActionAlfa System/Sonic TeamSequel to Phantasy Star Universe, plays in a similar ARPG style, customizable player character, mission-based structure
PSPPhantasy Star Portable 22010ActionAlfa SystemDirect sequel to the first game, can import character from first game, some fairly minor differences but otherwise plays the same as the first
SwitchSega Ages: Phantasy Star2018Turn-BasedSegaMostly the same as the original release, but with QoL features like auto-mapping of dungeons and adjusting the rate of XP gain (if desired)
XboxPhantasy Star Online Episode I & II2003MMORPGSonic TeamEveryone likes playing MMORPGs with clunky controllers!
Xbox 360Phantasy Star II (DL only)2009Turn-BasedSegaSee GEN
Xbox 360Phantasy Star Universe2006ActionSonic TeamMostly the same as PS2, but Ambition of the Illuminus is a free DLC instead
Xbox OnePhantasy Star Online 2 (DL only)2020MMORPGSega Online R&DMMOARPG with a single-player storyline and absolutely tons of cosmetics (and matching microtransactions)
Xbox OnePhantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis2021MMORPGSega Online R&DSee XS
Xbox SeriesPhantasy Star Online 22020MMORPGSega Online R&DSee XBO
Xbox SeriesPhantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis2021MMORPGSega Online R&DAn expansion/replacement of sorts of the original MMO that takes place 1000 years in the future