Strategy

Strategy Japanese Role-Playing Games
ConsoleNameReleaseDeveloperLucca's Notes
Switch13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim2022VanillawareSee PS4, but removes some visual effects and adds new weapons
PS413 Sentinels: Aegis Rim2020VanillawareA mix of visual novel, RTS, and tower defense gameplay with a Pacific Rim-like flavor; both characters and their mechs can be leveled/upgraded
SwitchActraiser Renaissance (DL only)2021Quintet/Square EnixAdds onto the original city sim/2D platformer in practically every way, with a new tower defense/RTS mode, a new realm to save, and new buildings to construct
DSAdvance Wars: Days of Ruin2008Intelligent SystemsA more post-apocalyptic setting than pervious entries, individual units can level up in combat (though the effect only lasts for one map)
DSAdvance Wars: Dual Strike2005Intelligent SystemsIncorporates leveling of commanding officers to the army tactics game
PS4Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent (DL only)2022AcquireA Class of Heroes spinoff that tries to marry RTS and turn-based strategy gameplay and succeeds at neither
SwitchAdventure Academia: The Fractured Continent (DL only)2022AcquireSee PS4
3DSAdventure Bar Story (DL only)2015RideonRaise your levels as an adventurer (by eating) and as a barkeep (by bartending and gathering materials)! Localization is lacking in the charm depatment
PSPAedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos2007Idea FactorySequel to Generation of Chaos, similar SRPG-adjacent gameplay; movement is done in a board game-like fashion and combat plays out automatically
VitaAedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos (DL only)2011Idea FactorySee PSP
PS4Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault2016AcquireSee PS3
VitaAegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault2016AcquireSee PS3
PS3Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault2016AcquireReal-time tactical defense, where leveling weaponry and commander units is crucial
3DSAmbition of the Slimes (DL only)2016Altair Works/Flyhigh WorksAn SRPG where you play as slimes and use them to control the good guys
SwitchAmbition of the Slimes (DL only)2018Altair Works/Flyhigh WorksSee 3DS
JP GB+GBCAnother Bible1995DiceCute little SRPG, spinoff of the Last Bible series
PSPArc the Lad (PSone Classics)2010G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaArc the Lad (PSone Classics)2012G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)2010G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS2Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits2003Cattle CallStill tactical, but circular-based movement rather than grids
PS4Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (DL only)2016Cattle CallSee PS2
PSXArc the Lad Collection2002G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentCollected SRPG series, contains Arc the Lad I, II, III, and Arc Arena
PSPArc the Lad II (PSone Classics)2010G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad II (PSone Classics)2010G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaArc the Lad II (PSone Classics)2012G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PSPArc the Lad III (PSone Classics)2010G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaArc the Lad III (PSone Classics)2012G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)2011G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
JP PSXAsuncia: Matsue no Jubaku1997E.O. ImaginationRandomly generated maps with a score-based objective, sort of an SRPG?
DSAtelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island2009GustThe first traditional Atelier game to come to the States - lots of crafting and time management as expected
JP SFCBahamut Lagoon1996SquareSquare's oft-forgotten SRPG child, divine spritework
PSXBattle Hunter2001SuccessSRPG of sorts with card-based movement and attack
PSPBattle Hunter (PSone Classics)2015SuccessSee PSX
PS3Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)2015SuccessSee PSX
VitaBattle Hunter (PSone Classics)2015SuccessSee PSX
PS3Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War2007Omega ForceA RTS/musou with a rock-paper-scissors-like element to squad types (which can each be leveled), takes place in an alt-historical version of France/England
Xbox 360Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War2007Omega ForceSee PS3
VitaBlazing Souls (DL only)2013Idea FactoryAKA Blazing Souls: Accelate, see PSP
PSPBlazing Souls: Accelate2010Idea FactorySPRG; a port of a JP-only PS2 game set after the true ending of Spectral Souls II, a non-linear storyline
DSBleach: The 3rd Phantom2009Tom CreateAn SRPG with relationship-building elements, spinoff story written by Tite Kubo himself
DSBlue Dragon Plus2009Brownie Brown/feelplusRTSRPG sequel to Blue Dragon, adorable spritework
JP PSXBomberman Wars1998Metro CorporationSRPG with Bomberman flair, different types of units have different bomb-placing abilities (which can be increased)
JP PSXBrigandine: Grand Edition2000Hearty RobinAn enhanced, expanded version of Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena
PSXBrigandine: The Legend of Forsena1998Hearty RobinSRPG with upkeep and semi-RTS elements
PS4Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia2020Matrix SoftwareSee Switch
SwitchBrigandine: The Legend of Runersia2020Matrix SoftwareSRPG with multiple warring factions to choose from, combat is done in hex grids; managing the overall battle map is important
PS2Chaos Wars2008Idea FactorySRPG with the best English voice acting known to man
JP FCChaos World1991NatsumeNeat auto-battle system
3DSCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.2015Intelligent SystemsA steampunky, comic book-styled game with gameplay similar to Valkyria Chronicles (SRPG with third-person shooting perspective/attacking), lots of public domain characters
PS3Cross Edge2009Compile HeartCrossover RPG with characters from Darkstalkers and Disgaea among others, combo-based gameplay, loads of technical issues
Xbox 360Crystal Defenders2009Square EnixA Final Fantasy-themed tower defense game where leveling units is crucial to survival
PS3Crystal Defenders2009Square EnixFinal Fantasy-themed tower defense, cute spritework, unit management and leveling is important
PSPCrystal Defenders (DL only)2010Square EnixFinal Fantasy tower defense game set in Ivalice using classes from FFTA2. strategy involves leveling units
Game GearCrystal Warriors1992SegaPretty standard SRPG for the time
3DSCrystal Warriors (VC)2013SegaSee GG
JP SFCCyber Knight1992Advance Communication CompanySRPG/turn-based hybrid combat, also: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE exploration
JP SFCCyber Knight II: Chikyuu Teikoku no Yabou1994Atelier Double/Group SNESimilar gameplay but massive graphical leap over the first
JP SFCDai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen1993WinkysoftFirst in the series to have a branching storyline
Sega CDDark Wizard1994H.I.C.SRPG with night/day, alignment systems
PSXDeception III: Dark Delusion2000TecmoDark story with trap creation
VitaDeception IV: Blood Ties2014Koei TecmoSee PS3
PS3Deception IV: Blood Ties2014Koei TecmoMore traps to be set in increasingly complex manners
PS4Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess2015Koei TecmoSee PS3
PS3Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)2015Koei TecmoEnhanced version of the original game with an additional playable character and storyline
VitaDeception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)2015Koei TecmoSee PS3
JP SFCDer Langrisser1995NCSRemake of Langrisser II, with branching storylines
SwitchDigimon Survive2022HydeSee XBO
Xbox OneDigimon Survive2022HydeActually exists after much delay! Heavier on visual-novel like gameplay, with darker themes and multiple endings as a result of player choice
PS4Digimon Survive2022HydeSee XBO
SwitchDisgaea 1: Complete2018Nippon IchiSee PS4
PS4Disgaea 1: Complete2018Nippon IchiSpiffs up the graphics and brings over features from previous iterations; adjusts some classes to be more in line with their counterparts from later games
PS2Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories2006Nippon IchiMore SRPG demon shenanigans!
PS3Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic)2013Nippon IchiSee PS2
PSPDisgaea 2: Dark Hero Days2009Nippon IchiAdds characters from Disgaea 3, a story mode focusing on Axel, and other QoL changes brought over from Disgaea 3
VitaDisgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (DL only)2012Nippon IchiSee PSP
VitaDisgaea 3: Absence of Detention2012Nippon IchiAdds all DLC, new scenarios/characters, makes tweaks to skills/classes, adds new types of magic
PS3Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice2008Nippon IchiSRPG shenanigans in the netherworld, with weapon proficiencies, monsters changing into weapons, and stacks of Geo blocks
PS4Disgaea 4 Complete+2019Nippon IchiMakes the sprites prettier and adds some QoL changes including adjusting the speed of skills
SwitchDisgaea 4 Complete +2019Nippon IchiSee PS4
VitaDisgaea 4: A Promise Revisited2014Nippon IchiAdds all DLC, a new level of spells to cast, brings over some QoL features from Disgaea D2, adds new characters and a new scenario
PS3Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten2011Nippon IchiStacks on stacks on stacks of characters, a customizable hub town, and more leveling madness
SwitchDisgaea 5 Complete2017Nippon IchiContains the base game and all DLC
PS4Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance2015Nippon IchiNew protagonist, more Netherworld SRPG adventures; characters can now equip subclasses and form squads to augment their stats
PS5Disgaea 6 Complete2022Nippon IchiSee Switch, but with a much better framerate and all DLC included
PS4Disgaea 6 Complete2022Nippon IchiSee PS5
SwitchDisgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny2021Nippon IchiThe numbers for leveling and damage get even more ridiculous (if that can be believed), change from sprites to 3D models, same approach to humor
PSPDisgaea: Afternoon of Darkness2007Nippon IchiCuts out a few songs from the original, but adds a mode focusing on Etna, some bosses from Disgaea 2, and dual language support
VitaDisgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (DL only)2012Nippon IchiSee PSP
PS2Disgaea: Hour of Darkness2003Nippon IchiSRPG with ridiculous party stats, party lifting, and Prinnies!
PS3Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)2013Nippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness2013Nippon IchiActual sequel to Hour of Darkness, adds rideable monsters and an affinity system
DSDisgaea DS2008Nippon IchiPort of the PSP version of the classic SRPG with a few additional characters
SaturnDragon Force1996J-Force/SegaAn RTS JRPG with 8 different factions to play as
JP SaturnDragon Force II: Kamisarishi Daichi Ni1998SegaPretty similar to the first
DSDrone Tactics2008SuccessA robo-bug-based SRPG, skews in a simplistic/childlike direction, especially story-wise
PS2Dynasty Tactics2002KoeiRomance of the Three Kingdoms-themed SRPG
PS2Dynasty Tactics 22003KoeiMore of the above
VitaDynasty Warriors: Godseekers (DL only)2017Omega ForceSRPG Three Kingdoms-style, with characters based on their appearance in Dynasty Warriors 8
PS3Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest (DL only)2015Tenco/5pb.An SRPG with an alternative historical slant - major world leaders are all portrayed as women; stats are built by completing sidequests and upgrading troops
JP SFCEnergy Breaker1996NeverlandSRPG with town exploration and an action point-based economy for combat
JP PSXEscaform1999Emotion/Bandai VisualPuts a spin on SRPG combat by giving the option to convert unspent action points (used to move/attack) into a sort of health shield, features a wide variety of toilets in a post-apocalyptic setting
PSXEternal Eyes2000TamTamSRPG with a monster-collecting theme
PS2Eternal Poison2008Flight-PlanGothic-themed SRPG with demon capturing mechanics
PS4Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord2023Compile Heart/Idea Factory/StingSee PS5
PS5Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord2023Compile Heart/Idea Factory/StingRequires familiarity with Advent Dark Force and manages to adapt the quirks of gameplay of the original (Fairizing, utilizing sub-fairies) well to its new format
SwitchFairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord2023Compile Heart/Idea Factory/StingSee PS5
Neo Geo PocketFaselei! (PAL/JP only)2000SacnothTactical mecha combat, where even turning costs a predetermined amount of command points
JP SFCFEDA: The Emblem of Justice1994Max EntertainmentSRPG developed by some of the Shining Force team, features a morality-based system
WiiFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (WiiWare)2009Square EnixA cute tower defense/light RPG, clearing stages gives you experience used to power up minions
PSXFinal Fantasy Tactics1998SquareOften imitated, never duplicated
VitaFinal Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)2009SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)2009SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)2009SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions2007Tose/Square EnixEnhanced port of the original, changes some character/spell names, a LOT of Shakespearean-type English, MAJOR slowdown with spells, lots of QoL changes
VitaFinal Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (DL only)2007Tose/Square EnixSee PSP
DSFinal Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift2008Square EnixClass- and clan-based SRPG, similar to its predecessor in lighthearted tone, but far less strict laws in play
GBAFinal Fantasy Tactics Advance2003Square EnixFar lighter tone than the original FFT, many battles have tricky restrictions due to judges
Wii UFinal Fantasy Tactics Advance (VC)2016Square EnixSee GBA
DSFinal Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings2007Think & Feel/Square EnixSequel to FFXII, in RTSRPG form! Strong focus on Esper summoning, US version is more difficult than JP
GBAFire Emblem2003Intelligent SystemsTechnically Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the 7th game in the series (but first brought to the west)
Wii UFire Emblem (VC)2014Intelligent SystemsSee GBA
JP FCFire Emblem: Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi1990Intelligent Systems/NintendoOrigins of boy-king Marth, an SRPG featuring permadeath of units
JP SFCFire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo1994Intelligent SystemsDivided into 2 "books": Book 1 is an abridged remake of FE1, Book 2 is a direct sequel to FE1
WiiFire Emblem: Radiant Dawn2007Intelligent SystemsDirect sequel to Path of Radiance, multiple factions to control over the course of the game, also hard
JP SFCFire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu1996Intelligent SystemsIntroduced the marriage/children mechanic that would be seen in later FE entries
DSFire Emblem: Shadow Dragon2009Intelligent SystemsRemake of the first Fire Emblem game (and the first time Marth's story was told in the west) adding a lot of QoL features
Wii UFire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (VC)2016Intelligent SystemsSee DS
SwitchFire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (DL only, delisted)2020Intelligent Systems/NintendoFirst localized appearance of the original version of the first Fire Emblem with some modern UI improvements
JP DSFire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo - Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu2010Intelligent SystemsUnlocalized updated version of book 2 of Mystery of the Emblem, adds an avatar character, hard as ever
JP GBAFire Emblem: The Binding Blade2002Intelligent SystemsAKA FE6 - Roy's our boy, and here's where you play as him!
GBAFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones2005Intelligent SystemsActually FE8, set in a separate continuity to the previous games
Wii UFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (VC)2015Intelligent SystemsSee GBA
JP SFCFire Emblem: Thracia 7761999Intelligent SystemsTakes place during the middle of FE4, initially distributed as a Nintendo Power ROM cartridge
SwitchFire Emblem: Three Houses2019Intelligent Systems/Koei TecmoIf Fire Emblem took place at Hogwarts, this would be it; multiple story branches to take depending on which house you side with, very fleshed-out characters
3DSFire Emblem Awakening2013Intelligent SystemsBrought the series back from the abyss of death, features a casual mode with no permadeath, support conversations can lead to having children who you can recruit
3DSFire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia2017Intelligent SystemsA remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, brings back odd mechanics like a fatigue meter that can severely hamper stats if a unit is used too much
SwitchFire Emblem Engage2023Intelligent SystemsA sort of delayed 30th anniversary title featuring major characters throughout the series, garish character design, and heavy Saturday morning anime vibes
3DSFire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest/Revelation2016Intelligent SystemsMaligned for its approach, as the story is split into 3 full games each requiring a separate purchase; brings back the child-producing mechanic, very tropey
JP FCFire Emblem Gaiden1992Intelligent SystemsIntroduced elements like a navigable overworld that were then unused for a long time
SwitchFirstQueen1 NEXT2023Kure Software KoubouA remake of the previously JP-only 1st First Queen game, with RTS-like gameplay, new unit types, and the ability to control multiple batallions in combat
VitaFirst Queen IV (PSone Classics)2013Kure Software KoubouSee PS3
PS3First Queen IV (PSone Classics)2013Kure Software KoubouAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - a combination of real-time strategy, ARPG, and SRPG elements
PSPFirst Queen IV (PSone Classics)2013Kure Software KoubouSee PS3
JP SFCFront Mission1995G-CraftMech-focused SRPG with a ton of units and customizability
DSFront Mission2007Square EnixFirst appearance of the game on western shores, with all the walking tanks you can handle
SwitchFront Mission 1st: Remake2022Square Enix/Forever EntertainmentCalled a remake, but more of a remaster of the JP PSX/DS versions
PS5Front Mission 1st: Remake (DL only)2023Square Enix/Forever EntertainmentSee Switch
PS4Front Mission 1st: Remake (DL only)2023Square Enix/Forever EntertainmentSee Switch
Xbox SeriesFront Mission 1st: Remake (DL only)2023Square Enix/Forever EntertainmentSee Switch
Xbox OneFront Mission 1st: Remake (DL only)2023Square Enix/Forever EntertainmentSee Switch
JP PSXFront Mission 21997SquareMore mechs, more drama!
PSXFront Mission 32000SquareFirst localized title in the series, greater focus on learning abilities from mech parts
PS3Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)2010SquareSee PSX
PSPFront Mission 3 (PSone Classics)2010SquareSee PSX
VitaFront Mission 3 (PSone Classics)2012SquareSee PSX
PS2Front Mission 42004Square EnixMecha SRPG with more complex mechanics such as a day/night system
JP PS2Front Mission 5: Scars of the War2005Square EnixMore tactical Wanzer combat, largely similar to Front Mission 2, with the addition of friendly fire
JP FCFushigi no Umi no Nadia1991Advance Communication CompanySRPG based on the anime of the same name, plays vastly different to the Mega Drive version
JP PC EngineGai Flame1990MasayaSci-fi turn-based strategy said to be an inspiration for the Langrisser series with giant robots!
JP SFCGalaxy Robo1994Copya SystemsSRPG with mechs
PSPGeneration of Chaos2006Idea FactoryKingdom sim of sorts, with battles decided in army clashes with many soldiers/one commander
VitaGeneration of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (DL only)2012Sting/Idea FactorySee PSP
PSPGeneration of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (DL only)2013Sting/Idea FactorySmaller in battle scale than the previous games, this one is a more one-on-one RTSRPG in terms of unit battling
JP PSXGinga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Final Edition1998Will/Red CompanyAn enhanced port of the third Yuna game, features magical girls in tacitcal combat, with visual novel segments in-between (not unlike Sakura Wars)
VitaGod Wars: Future Past2017KadokawaSRPG with a heavily mythical Japanese coat of paint, lots of character classes available; characters have jobs as well as sub-jobs
PS4God Wars: Future Past2017KadokawaSee Vita
VitaGrand Kingdom2016MonochromeSuccessor to Grand Knights History with some similar mechanics, gameplay is tactical- arranging formations of troops to attack by expending AP is essential
PS4Grand Kingdom2016MonochromeSee Vita
PS2GrimGrimoire2007VanillawareRTSRPG, units level up based on progress in the story
PS2Growlanser: Heritage of War2007Career SoftActually Growlanser V, more of an RTS than previous entries in the series
PS3Growlanser: Heritage of War (PS2 Classics)2014Career SoftSee PS2
PSPGrowlanser: Wayfarer of Time2012Career SoftActually Growlanser IV, an SRPG with important life-or-death choices, some dating sim elements, and free-range movement in addition to limit break-type attacks
VitaGrowlanser: Wayfarer of Time (DL only)2012Career SoftSee PSP
PS2Growlanser Generations2004Career SoftCollection of SRPGs Growlanser II and III, last Working Designs release, include auto-battle systems
3DOGuardian War1994Micro CabinSRPG combat with hilarious rudimentary 3D models
PSPGungnir2012StingEpisode IX of the Dept. Heaven series, multiple endings, SRPG combat with a time system where points build up that can be used for attack strengthening or turn manipulation
VitaGungnir (DL only)2012StingSee PSP
DSHero's Saga Laevatein Tactics2009GungHoSRPG; combat between individual map units takes place over 3 rounds with a full squad of troops
DSHeroes of Mana2007Brownie BrownRTS where better equipment is the key to raising stats; pretty but lacking in substance
JP SFCHiouden: Mamonotachi to no Chikai1994Wolf TeamPoint-and-click style SRPG, made by Team Wolf of Tales of Phantasia fame
JP PC EngineHisou Kaihei X-SERD1990MasayaA mech-based SRPG with separate XP bars for attack and evasion
PSXHoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth2001Max FiveSRPG with interesting battle mechanics but unforgiving difficulty
DSHoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Remix2007Barnhouse EffectRemake of the PSX SRPG with a new localization and endings
VitaHyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart2015Compile Heart/Idea Factory/StingSRPG Neptunia spinoff with a bunch of fun status effects, units can pair up to confer special abilities
DSInfinite Space2010PlatinumGames/Nude MakerSpace opera with customizable ships and a branching narrative
SNESInindo: Way of the Ninja1993KoeiPart of the Nobunaga's Ambition series; recruiting party members is crucial
PSPJeanne d'Arc2007Level-5An SRPG loosely based on the story of the famed French heroine; unit facing is important, as is a rock-paper-scissors-type affinity system
JP FCJust Breed1992Random HouseA very detailed SRPG for the time
JP SFCJutei Senki1993TamTamSRPG with circle-limited movement and neat cutaway battle animations, high difficulty
PSXKagero: Deception II1998TecmoString together traps to make your own Rube Goldberg of death!
PSXKartia: The Word of Fate1998AtlusSRPG initially localized as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, uses cards to manipulate battle
JP SFCKidou Senshi Gundam: Cross Dimension 00791995BandaiSRPG based on OG Mobile Suit Gundam, utilizes button combos to use attacks
DSKnights in the Nightmare2009StingFourth episode of the Dept. Heaven game series; SRPG/bullet hell hybrid that should be played to be believed
SwitchLangrisser I & II2020Chara-ani/ExtremeSee PS4
PS4Langrisser I & II2020Chara-ani/ExtremeRemakes of the first two Langrisser games with some notable story/translation changes from their original versions; SRPG gameplay remains intact
JP Mega DriveLangrisser II1994NCSSRPG that plays very similarly to its predecessor, albeit with some class rebalancing
JP PSXLangrisser IV1999NCSMostly similar to the others, features an uneven turn system; remake of the Saturn version
3DSLangrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei2016extreme Co.A very sluggish SRPG with three branching storylines to switch from that lacks a lot of the charm its predecessors had, with a lot of unpolished features in its wake
PS2La Pucelle: Tactics2004Nippon IchiSRPG that has some crossover with Disgaea; can purify enemies on maps to recruit them
PS3La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2 Classics)2012Nippon IchiSee PS2
JP PSPLa Pucelle Ragnarok2009Nippon IchiAdds characters from the Disgaea series, QoL improvements, and extra bonus episodes
PS5Legend of Ixtona (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
SwitchLegend of Ixtona (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareIt's a Kemco SRPG, with nicely detailed sprites and gameplay that will by no means astound you
Xbox SeriesLegend of Ixtona (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
PS4Legend of Ixtona (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
Xbox OneLegend of Ixtona (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
3DSLegna Tactica (DL only)2017Hit-PointIt's Kemco, so it won't rewrite the book on SRPGs, but it's there
JP SFCLight Fantasy1992Advance Communication CompanyCute spritework but a godawfully slow battle system; you can recruit random townspeople and enemy exclamations pop up during combat that are hilarious... kind of a kusoge though
JP GB+GBCLittle Master: Raikuban no Densetsu1991Zener WorksSRPG with some elements of unit fusion
JP SFCLodoss Tou Senki1995Thinking RabbitPlot-wise is more of a side story to the main novels, tactical combat engine
3DSLord of Magna: Maiden Heaven2015MarvelousA tad unfinished, due to the developer going bankrupt midway through production, but a solid overhead free-roaming position-based SRPG nonetheless
PS3Lost Dimension2015LancarseRPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
VitaLost Dimension2015LancarseSee PS3
DSLostMagic2006TaitoRTSRPG that revolves around drawing various runes to use powerful magic and monster capturing
DSLuminous Arc2007ImageepochSRPG; relationship-building between characters takes place between battles
DSLuminous Arc 22008ImageepochNot terribly different from the first, can be quite difficult, endings are determined by pre-battle dialouge choices
JP DSLuminous Arc 3: Eyes2009ImageepochShenanigans at a magic school with both SRPG gameplay and dating sim elements
SwitchMagic Scroll Tactics (DL only)2019Otori DenshiAn SRPG that utilizes a side-scrolling-horizontal field of battle rather than an isometric grid
JP SFCMajin Tensei1994AtlusSRPG SMT spinoff with (naturally) demon recruitment and fusion
JP SFCMajin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis1995AtlusMore or less the same as the first, but with an isometric battle view as opposed to top-down
PS2Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome2005Nippon IchiDisgaea-adjacent SRPG with vehicular combat and an assortment of weapon types for each class
GenesisMaster of Monsters1991SystemSoftSRPG with different monster types and hex-based grid movement
PSXMaster Of Monsters: Disciples of Gaia1998SystemSoftSlow-paced SRPG, remake of Master of Monsters (GEN), critically panned
GBAMega Man Battle Network2001CapcomTactical real-time combat, learning skills from enemies, and memeable spritework
Wii UMega Man Battle Network (VC)2014CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 22002CapcomMore or less the same as the first, but a bit more customizable, and no auto-healing after every battle
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 2 (VC)2015CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 3: Blue/White2003CapcomMore customizable than its predecessors, each version has different chips available
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 3: Blue/White (VC)2015CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/Red Sun2004CapcomNow emotions must be controlled during battle, and fusion (like traditional MM) is available
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/Red Sun (VC)2015CapcomSee GBA
DSMega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS2005CapcomHas content from both versions of MMBN 5 as well as additional content
GBAMega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel/Team Protoman2005CapcomYou've seen it before, but now there are powerful Dark Chips!
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel/Team Protoman (VC)2015CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar/Cybeast Gregar2006CapcomFinal game in the series, a bit more limitations on chip arrangement, stronger fusions
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar/Cybeast Gregar (VC)2016CapcomSee GBA
PS4Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection2023CapcomSee Switch
SwitchMega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection2023CapcomA collection of all 10 MMBN games (including each version of 3-6) enhanced with QoL features and online play
DSMega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Ninja/Zerker X Saurian2008CapcomSee above, but with a few more transformations
DSMega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace/Red Joker2009CapcomSee above, with version-specific transformations, more customizable commands, and the ability to become Mega Man at any time
DSMega Man Star Force: Dragon/Leo/Pegasus2007CapcomSeparate from but plays in a similar manner to the MMBN series, except with a vertical grid and more limited dodging
PS4Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons2021RideonSee Switch
SwitchMercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons (DL only)2020RideonStandard SRPG gameplay; takes a bit of a ham-handed approach to modern sensitive topics plotwise
SwitchMercenaries Lament: Requiem of the Silver Wolf (DL only)2023RideonNot far removed gameplay-wise from its predecessors, with a story definitely influenced by real-world pandemics
SwitchMercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx (DL only)2021RideonA better translation than previous entries, aggro factors into enemy attack choice, but generally more of the same
PS4Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx (DL only)2022RideonSee Switch
3DSMercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle (DL only)2015RideonSequel to a JP mobile-only SRPG, follows a band of mercenaries (duh) through their trevails in a standard SRPG format
3DSMercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War (DL only)2016RideonQuite similar to the game that came before it- a straightforward SRPG
SwitchMercenaries Saga: Chronicles2018RideonA collection of the first 3 Mercenaries Saga games; all are SRPGs where MP is low and is slowly gained per turn; directional facing makes a difference
PS4Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix2018RideonA jump in quality from the previous titles; still an SRPG focusing on a band of mercenaries with a class system; story can take one of two major branches early on
SwitchMercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix2018RideonSee PS4
PSPMetal Gear Acid2005KCEJAn SRPG using cards (that can be leveled) to determine actions taken by an alt-canon Solid Snake
PSPMetal Gear Acid 22006Kojima ProductionsMuch like the first, with a massive change in graphical style and some improvements to card management and acquisition
JP FCMirai Senshi: Lios1989Pack-In-VideoA mech-based SRPG, equipment upgrades improve units and are earned in battles
PS4Monark2022FuRyuSee PS5
PS5Monark2022FuRyuCreated by some of the original SMT staff with a heavy emphasis on psychology, featuring turn-based gridless tactical combat
JP SFCMonstania1996Amccus/Bits LaboratorySRPG featuring puzzles, a party size of two, and a progress-based leveling system
3DSMonster Combine TD (DL only)2015CollavierEssentially a Plants vs. Zombies clone, but the monsters you can use for defense are randomly selected from a deck; XP can be earned to hold more monsters in said deck
PSXMonster Seed1999NK SystemMonster-raising and battling SRPG, where the monsters have a limited lifespan
SaturnMystaria: The Realms of Lore1995Micro CabinSRPG rereleased as Blazing Heroes in NA for the same console, non-linear party recruitment
JP PS2Namco x Capcom2005Monolith SoftPredecessor to Project X Zone, SRPG with combo-based gameplay
JP GBANapoleon2001GenkiRTSRPG starring Napoleon Bonaparte doing some very not-historically-accurate things
PS3Natural Doctrine2014KadokawaSRPG with elements of cover/positioning, lots of unfortunate corridor/funnel-type maps, overall too complex for many players
PS4Natural Doctrine2014KadokawaAdds a bonus extra hard mission, otherwise see PS3
VitaNatural Doctrine2014KadokawaSee PS3
PS2Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle2009Koei TecmoBattles happen on a far grander scale than in the previous series entries- individual officers gain experience and tactics by being utilized
PS3Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle (DL only)2013Koei TecmoSee PS2
PS4Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence2015Koei TecmoSee PS3
PS3Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (DL only)2015Koei TecmoGrand strategy in the Sengoku era, with menuing galore and officers that can gain XP, levels, and abilities by participating in various politicking/warmongering activities
PS4Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi2017Koei TecmoGenerally similar to Sphere of Influence, but with a revamped menu system and far more accessible with tutorials, along with a "Resolve" mechanic to see what makes each daimyo tick
PSPNo Heroes Allowed! (DL only)2010AcquireThird game in the Badman series, adds aquatic creatures to the array of upgradable defenses against unwanted heroes
N64Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber2000QuestPlays like Ogre Battle, RTS elements and political story
Wii UOgre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (VC)2017QuestSee N64
PSXOgre Battle: Limited Edition1997QuestEnhanced port of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES)
JP SaturnOgre Battle: The March of the Black Queen1996Riverhillsoft/QuestSee PSX, but with five additional scenarios unique to this version
SNESOgre Battle: The March of the Black Queen1995QuestEpic overarching story with RTS elements
GBAOnimusha Tactics2003CapcomTechnically an SRPG side story to the main series, but has a similar plot
Xbox 360Operation Darkness2008SuccessAn SRPG featuring permadeath and a heavily alternate history WWII - think Nazi zombies and dragons
PS2Phantom Brave2004Nippon IchiAnother Disgaea-adjacent SRPG; gridless system and borderless maps (characters and objects can fall off)
WiiPhantom Brave: We Meet Again2009Nippon IchiAdds a new campaign and characters to the PS2 version of the SRPG
JP PSPPhantom Kingdom Portable2011Nippon IchiAdds new scenarios and battles with characters from later Disgaea games
DSPokemon Conquest2012KoeiPokemon meets Nobunaga's Ambition - a fun SRPG with levels gained through bonding with your trainer
JP SFCPower of the Hired1994MasayaSRPG where the party can summon monsters to help in battle; monster selection determines the party's available spells
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 12021Nippon IchiContains Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters in remastered fashion
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 22022Nippon IchiContains ports of Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman and Makai Kingdom (the latter with previously JP-only content)
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 32022Nippon IchiContains La Pucelle: Ragnarok (available for the first time in the west) and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (PSX) with QoL features
3DSProject X Zone2013Monolith SoftSequel to Namco x Capcom, this time additionally incorporating Sega characters; SRPG maps with combo- and assist-based attacks
3DSProject X Zone 22016Monolith SoftPlays the same as its predecessor, but Segata Sanshiro is an available character; thereby making this game the best ever- I don't make the rules
PSPR-Type Command2008IremAn SRPG spinoff of the space shmup; two separate campaigns available; pilots can gain experience during missions, making their ships better in combat
JP PSPR-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate2009IremContinues the same style of gameplay as the first game; three campaigns to choose from; stats can be improved with leveling
PSPRagnarok Tactics2012ApollosoftSRPG with a lot of customizability in characters, two separate scenarios and multiple endings
VitaRagnarok Tactics (DL only)2012ApollosoftSee PSP
Xbox 360Record of Agarest War2008Compile HeartAn extremely long SRPG that encourages careful marriage selection via dating sim elements and takes place over 5 generations
SwitchRecord of Agarest War2023Compile HeartSee 360, but with some desperately needed better loading times
PS3Record of Agarest War (DL only)2010Compile HeartMulti-generational game with dating sim elements and tactical combat
PS3Record of Agarest War 22012Compile Heart/Idea FactoryChange in gameplay to be more combo-based rather than tactical, loveless marriages are possible (but not recommended)
Xbox 360Record of Agarest War Zero2011Compile Heart/Idea FactoryPrequel to the first game, with enhanced dating sim elements and the ability to carry over save data from the first game to unlock characters
PS3Record of Agarest War Zero2011Compile Heart/Idea FactoryPlays like the first game, can connect using save data to unlock characters from the first game, heroines' costumes depend on their feelings towards you
PS5Redemption Reapers2023AdglobeSee Switch
PS4Redemption Reapers2023AdglobeSee Switch
SwitchRedemption Reapers2023AdglobeGrim in tone and grim in resource management/combat odds to begin the game- positioning and follow-up attacks are important to turning the tide
PS4Relayer2022KadokawaSee PS5
PS5Relayer2022KadokawaA slow start, but otherwise engaging mecha SRPG gameplay featuring aggro management and complicated character customization
Xbox OneRevErsi Quest (DL only)2016YokogosystemsSRPG-ified version of Othello/Reversi with varying board shapes and a variety of unit types
DSRhapsody: A Musical Adventure2008Nippon IchiChanges the SRPG combat to 2D turn-based fighting, no English song vocals
PSXRhapsody: A Musical Adventure2000Nippon IchiSRPG with painfully easy battles and a musical theme
PS2Ring of Red2001KonamiAlternate-history military turn-based strategy game with cool mechs
JP GBARockman EXE 4.5: Real Operation2004CapcomNot part of the MMBN story, gives you the ability to control multiple Navis
DSRondo of Swords2008SuccessAn SRPG where you have to run a route through enemies to engage them in combat
JP Game GearRoyal Stone1995SegaSequel to Crystal Warriors - this is a standard but pretty SRPG all about revenge
JP DreamcastRUN=DIM as Black Soul2001Yuki EnterpriseHexagonal turn-based strategy with giant robots fighting
PSXSaiyuki: Journey West2001KoeiSRPG based on the Journey to the West novel
PSPSaiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)2011KoeiSee PSX
PS3Saiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)2011KoeiSee PSX
VitaSaiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)2012KoeiSee PSX
JP SaturnSakura Taisen1996OverworksFirst in the long-running SPRG series, where managing your troupe of girls gives them better stats!
WiiSakura Wars: So Long, My Love2010Sega/RED Entertainment/Idea FactoryNo major changes from the PS2 version save for a lack of JP voices
PS2Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love2010Sega/RED EntertainmentMech SRPG/dating sim goodness in 1920s New York, the first of the series to be localized
3DSSamurai Defender (DL only)2015Link KitA by-the-books tower defense game with a Warring States skin
SwitchSD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Asia English)2019Tom CreateSee PS4
PS4SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (Asia English)2019Tom CreateVery similar to Genesis in combat (albeit with QoL changes), focuses on 13 different Gundam series (including Wing and SEED) and gives them more time to tell their stories
VitaSD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Asia English)2016Tom CreateSee PS4
PS4SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Asia English)2016Tom CreateA Super Robot Wars-like game that spans the Universal Century timeline in a highly abridged form; lots of stats for both pilots and mobile suits to manage
JP PSPSD Gundam G Generation Overworld2012Bandai NamcoSRPG that contains Gundam designs from 35 different iterations of the series, plays like Super Robot Wars
PS2Shaman King: Power of Spirit2004WinkySoftSRPG of sorts, but individual fights between units are settled in a 3D fighting game format
GenesisShining Force1993Climax/Sonic Software PlanningEpic SRPG with unit promotion
GBAShining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon2004Amusement VisionRemake of the first Shining Force with new plot and characters
Game GearShining Force: The Sword of Hajya1994Sonic Software PlanningTechnically Shining Force Gaiden II- just play Shining Force CD instead
3DSShining Force: The Sword of Hajya (VC)2013Sonic Software PlanningSee GG
Sega CDShining Force CD1995Sonic Software PlanningRemake of Shining Force Gaiden I/II for the JP Game Gear, requires a backup RAM cart to play all scenarios
GenesisShining Force II1994Sonic Software PlanningSimilar to the first, with hidden characters and potentially branching promotion
SaturnShining Force III1998CamelotTechnically only Scenario 1 of the full Shining Force III story
DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor2009AtlusSRPG with branching narrative choices and squads of units rather than individuals, plus demons of course
DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 22012AtlusPlays largely the same as the first, but adds a social system to influence the ending
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker2015AtlusAdds a post-ending scenario, voice acting, an easier difficulty mode, a new character, and QoL changes
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked2011AtlusAdds an additional day of plot, more demons, QoL improvements, voice acting, difficulty selection, and a graphical retouch
GenesisSorcerer's Kingdom1993NCSSRPG where each character's individual move phase leads to the entire enemy's movephase, stat leveling is FFII-like
PS2Soul Nomad & The World Eaters2007Nippon IchiYet another Disgaea-adjacent SRPG, this one has more NPC interaction and a branching storyline
Xbox 360Spectral Force 32008Idea Factory/XPEC EntertainmentSRPG with a large amount of recruitable characters, faction-based story
DSSpectral Force Genesis2007Idea FactoryAn extremely detailed war sim RTSRPG, with multiple nations to play as and features like taxation and diplomacy
PSPSpectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires2006Idea FactoryAn enhanced port of the previously Japan-only Spectral Souls II, an SRPG with multiple storylines to choose, an AP-based combat system
PS2Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity2005Pinegrow/AtlusSRPG with a similar position-heavy system to Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth
PS3Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PS2 Classics)2013Pinegrow/AtlusSee PS2
3DSStella Glow2015ImageepochSRPG gameplay, learning character abilities is somewhat dependent upon building a relationship with the main character
PS2Suikoden Tactics2005KonamiAn SRPG with a heavy focus on elements and support characters; takes place both before and after Suikoden IV
PSPSummon Night 52015FelistellaFirst game in the main series to be localized, an SRPG with morale elements (having a lot after battle can help increase character skills)
VitaSummon Night 5 (DL only)2012FelistellaSee PSP
VitaSummon Night 6: Lost Borders2017Media.VisionSRPG that basically acts as general fanservice for the series, featuring characters from all previously numbered entries
JP SFCSuper Famicom Wars1998Intelligent SystemsTechnically a digital-only title (released via Satellaview), units can gather XP in combat that does not carry between maps
JP GB+GBCSuper Robot Taisen1991WinkysoftOrigin of the long-running SRPG series
GBASuper Robot Taisen: Original Generation2006BanprestoContains only original characters (no licensed mechs), gameplay is otherwise SRPG as always
GBASuper Robot Taisen: Original Generation 22006BanprestoDiffers from the first game by featuring a branching storyline
JP PSPSuper Robot Taisen A Portable2008BanprestoIt's more SRW, with branching storylines and super evasive enemies! Remake of the GBA game Super Robot Wars A
JP SFCSuper Robot Taisen EX1994WinkysoftSRPG, branching storyline, uses the SRW3 engine
JP SFCSuper Robot Taisen Gaiden: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental1996WinkysoftSRPG, focuses on one of the original characters in the series, directional damage
JP GBASuper Robot Taisen J2005BanprestoContains licensed mechs, which is why localization didn't otherwise occur
JP PS2Super Robot Taisen OG: Original Generations2007BanprestoCombined retcon/remake of the two GBA SRT games; additionally incorporates battle systems/bots from other games in the series
PS4Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (Asia English)2016B.B. StudioServes as a new entry point to the OG series (which has no cameos as opposed to the main series), SRPG combat with assists based on positioning, multiple protagonists
SwitchSuper Robot Wars T (Asia English)2019B.B. StudioSee PS4
PS4Super Robot Wars T (Asia English)2019B.B. StudioBalances out the intertwining series focuses more smoothly than V or X, iterates on X's gameplay by adding supporter units
SwitchSuper Robot Wars V (Asia English)2019B.B. StudioSee PS4
PS4Super Robot Wars V (Asia English)2017B.B. StudioMulti mech-franchise SRPG mashup, this one with a particularly heavy focus on Yamato 2199; has multiple endings and protagonists
VitaSuper Robot Wars V (Asia English)2017B.B. StudioSee PS4
SwitchSuper Robot Wars X (Asia English)2020B.B. StudioSee PS4
PS4Super Robot Wars X (Asia English)2018B.B. StudioCrossover chaos continues, focus is on Mashin Hero Wataru, Gurren Lagann, and Cross Ange in addition to many other cameos; nerfs some units from V
VitaSuper Robot Wars X (Asia English)2018B.B. StudioSee PS4
PSXTactics Ogre1998QuestSRPG with an alignment system and turn-based gameplay (in contrast to Ogre Battle)
JP SFCTactics Ogre1995QuestEpic storyline, lots of important choices to make - even at the very beginning of the game!
PSPTactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together2011Square Enix/QuestAllows for revisiting of plot points to see how alternate major decisions would have changed the story
JP SaturnTactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together1996QuestSee PSX, with improved music, more visible combat area, and some voice acting
VitaTactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (DL only)2012Square Enix/QuestSee PSP
PS4Tactics Ogre: Reborn2022Square EnixSee PS5
PS5Tactics Ogre: Reborn2022Square EnixRevises the combat from the PSP version (Let Us Cling Together) and remasters the sound (but not the sprites)
SwitchTactics Ogre: Reborn2022Square EnixSee PS5
GBATactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis2002QuestPlays like Tactics Ogre- SRPG format, set before both Ogre Battle games
JP WiiTakt of Magic2009TaitoSuccessor to LostMagic (DS); a ARPGRTS focused on using motion controls to cast spells
JP PSXTear Ring Saga: Yutona Eiyuu Senki2001ASCII EntertainmentIt's pretty much Fire Emblem, down to the creator of the series
JP PS2Tear Ring Saga Series: Berwick Saga - Lazberia Chronicle Chapter 1742005EnterbrainSRPG with a heavy Fire Emblem influence (made by the same creator) with a hexagonal-based battle grid
PSXTecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness1996TecmoMake deals with the devil and use traps to kill your enemies!
PS3Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness (PSone Classics)2015TecmoSee PSX
3DSThe Battle Cats POP! (DL only)2016PonosMore of a tower defense game, but you do use accumulated XP to level up and change the apeparance of your extremely weird cat crew
Xbox SeriesThe DioField Chronicle2022Lancarse/Square EnixSee PS5
SwitchThe DioField Chronicle2022Lancarse/Square EnixSee PS5
PS5The DioField Chronicle2022Lancarse/Square EnixReal-time (ish) strategy and political intrigue abound, battles move more quickly than expected, decent unit variety
PS4The DioField Chronicle2022Lancarse/Square EnixSee PS5
Xbox OneThe DioField Chronicle2022Lancarse/Square EnixSee PS5
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters2015Toybox/Now ProductionSRPG/visual novel hybrid of sorts with a ghost-hunting theme, combat takes place on a grid, traps are important to place, luck is a very important factor
VitaTokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters2015Toybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
PS4Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs2016Toybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
VitaTokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)2016Toybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)2016Toybox/Now ProductionEnhanced remake of the original that makes some slight QoL improvements to battle, adds extra story scenes, and bonus harder battles
SwitchTraditional Braves (DL only)2022DaidaiAn SRPG with sparse map and unit design, but interesting card mechanics in combat
PS4Traditional Braves (DL only)2022DaidaiSee Switch
PS2Trapt2005Paon CorporationUnofficially part of the Deception series, with all the trap-placing gameplay intact
GenesisTraysia1992TelenetFairly standard, grid-based combat
JP SFCTreasure Hunter G1996StingAnother forgotten Square-published game, action point-based SRPG
SwitchTriangle Strategy2022Square Enix/ArtdinkAn SRPG core with a heavy emphasis on narrative decision-making and trying to sway party members to agree with your decisions
SwitchTwin Blades of the Three Kingdoms (DL only)2022UnicoTactical gameplay on a much smaller scale telling the oft-spun yarn of the Three Kingdoms with anime character portraits galore
VitaUtawarerumono: Mask of Deception2017AquaplusFirst localized title in the series, an SRPG/visual novel mix that requires no knowledge of the game that came before it; adding combos to an attack can change its properties
PS4Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception2015AquaplusSee Vita
PS4Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth2016AquaplusSee Vita
VitaUtawarerumono: Mask of Truth2017AquaplusDirect sequel to Mask of Deception, plays very similar to it; adds co-op attacks, continues the strong localization of its sister title
PS4Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen2018Aquaplus/StingSee Vita
VitaUtawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (DL only)2020Aquaplus/StingA remake of the previously JP-only first game in the series; an SRPG/visual novel hybrid with an emphasis on chaining together attacks with proper timing
JP SaturnValhollian1998Datt JapanSRPG with 3D scenes to show attacking, combination attacks are possible and can lead to bonding conversations
PS3Valkyria Chronicles2008SegaSquad-focused SRPG with real-time troop movement limited by AP, tanks are also controllable (and destructable)
PSPValkyria Chronicles 22010SegaPlays a lot like the first, but with a more school-like setting compared to the first game
VitaValkyria Chronicles 2 (DL only)2012SegaSee PSP
JP PSPValkyria Chronicles 32011Sega/Media.VisionRuns parallel to the first game, dark in tone but very anime-like characters, plays like the other games in the series
Xbox OneValkyria Chronicles 42018Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
PS4Valkyria Chronicles 42018Sega/Media.VisionPlays much like the other numbered entries with the grit of the first game; adds a new class and assist options in the thick of battle
SwitchValkyria Chronicles 42018Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
PS4Valkyria Chronicles Remastered2016SegaImproves the already gorgeous look of the first game and includes all DLC, otherwise is the same as the original
SwitchValkyria Chronicles Remastered (DL only)2018SegaSee PS4
PS4Valkyria Revolution2017Media.VisionSee Vita
Xbox OneValkyria Revolution2017Media.VisionSee Vita
DSValkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume2009Tri-AcePrequel to the first Valkyrie Profile; an SRPG where permakilling party members voluntarily can greatly aid in battle
PSXVandal Hearts1997KCETStandard SRPG gameplay with non-set classes
JP SaturnVandal Hearts1997KCETA spiffed up version of the PSX game, with new maps/spells/music/items
PSXVandal Hearts II1999KCETSRPG with non-set classes and turns in which the player and enemy move simultaneously
PSXVanguard Bandits2000Human EntertainmentFantasy/mech hybrid SRPG with a system balancing actions and resting
PS3Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)2011Human EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaVanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)2012Human EntertainmentSee PSX
PSPVanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)2011Human EntertainmentSee PSX
JP Mega DriveVixen 3571992NCSMechy SRPG with permadeath, an official localization was planned in 2019 but abandoned
GenesisWarsong1991NCSAKA Langrisser I
PSPWild Arms XF2008Media.VisionTakes the hex grid system seen in later series entries and makes an SRPG out of them, a vitality points system adds an additional time limit to regular battles
VitaWild Arms XF (DL only)2012Media.VisionSee PSP
SwitchYggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone2023StingA remastering of the PSP version with some more added QoL features
GBAYggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone2006StingSecond Dept. Heaven game, an SRPG with card-based movement and skills as well as some real-time elements
PSPYggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone2008StingAdds new characters, redrawn sprites, increased unit capacity, more story sequences, and tweaks skills found in the original
PS2Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monster Coliseum2004WinkySoft/KCEJSRPG featuring the Capsule Monsters before they got their own spinoff anime
JP GB+GBCYu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB2000KonamiUses 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!
Xbox 360Zoids Assault2008SE Mobile & OnlineSRPG featuring the long-running Zoids franchise and a lot of washed-out color palettes
GBAZone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars2002WinkysoftMecha SRPG with some first-person elements in targeting enemies and attack dodging