Turn-Based

Turn-Based Japanese Role-Playing Games
ConsoleNameReleaseDeveloperLucca's Notes
JP DS7th Dragon2009ImageepochSlay some dragons in a traditional turn-based style!
3DSAdventure Labyrinth Story (DL only)2016RideonNot the most impressive roguelike dungeon-crawl, but solid enough
SaturnAlbert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean1997SunSoftCute sprites, plays differently than the SFC versions- this one is more of a gaiden
3DSAlphadia (DL only)2016Exe-CreateTries to do some neat things with magic element types and combinations, but ultimately is just another Kemco game
Wii UAlphadia Genesis (DL only)2014Exe-CreateAnother Kemco stinker, but at least this one has 3D battle graphics?
SwitchAlphadia Genesis (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Alphadia Genesis (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Xbox OneAlphadia Genesis (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Xbox OneAlphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
PS5Alphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Alphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesAlphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)2021Exe-CreateKemco is at it again, cribbing a battle style somewhat akin to Bravely Default; sprites while exploring and PS2-level graphics during fights
SwitchAlphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
PS5Alphadia Neo (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneAlphadia Neo (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesAlphadia Neo (DL only)2022Exe-CreateKemco pushing out another Alphadia game with an effort of sorts at HD2D and uninteresting/easy gameplay, but at least there's fishing?
PS4Alphadia Neo (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchAlphadia Neo (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Alvastia Chronicles2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchAlvastia Chronicles (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAlvastia Chronicles (DL only)2019Exe-CreateKemco's sort-of answer to Suikoden, with a large cast of recruitable characters, a lot of which can fight on screen; otherwise predictably bland
Xbox OneAlvastia Chronicles (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Ambition Record (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneAmbition Record (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesAmbition Record (DL only)2022Exe-CreateFeatures some equipment-combining systems, but otherwise it's 3D Kemco through and through
PS5Ambition Record (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchAmbition Record (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
JP SFCAncient Magic: Bazoo! Mahou Sekai1993Hot-BGeneric turn-based affair with male/female protagonists with an emphasis on magic
PS4Antiquia Lost2017Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAntiquia Lost2017Exe-CreateA Kemco game starring a princess made of slime (who increases her stats depending on the monsters she fights) and her humdrum companions
SwitchAntiquia Lost (DL only)2017Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneAntiquia Lost (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
PSPApe Quest2008ShiftIt's a JRPG with the monkeys from Ape Escape- enough said
JP SFCArabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-o1996Pandora BoxApparently rushed toward the end of development
SwitchArchlion Saga (DL only)2019Hit-PointSame plot you've heard a million times over; in combat all characters have a shared health pool and all attack at once
PS4Arc of Alchemist (DL only)2020Compile HeartA humdrum ARPG with character progression partially tied to a base-building system
WiiArc Rise Fantasia2010ImageepochLazy English voice acting, but a decent turn-based RPG otherwise
JP SFCAretha1993Japan Art MediaA sequel to the Game Boy trilogy of the same name, neat multidirectional turn-based combat
JP SFCAretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi1994Japan Art MediaPretty similar to the first
Xbox OneArmed Emeth (DL only)2021Hit-PointSee XS
PS4Armed Emeth (DL only)2021Hit-PointSee XS
SwitchArmed Emeth (DL only)2021Hit-PointSee XS
Xbox SeriesArmed Emeth (DL only)2021Hit-PointKemco takes a swing at Metal Max; hunting bounties with your mechanical golem partner is the main gameplay loop
PS3Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star2014GustPrequel to the Ar Tonelico series with similar songstress protection and mental deep-dive mechanics
VitaAr nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star2015GustContains all DLC, adds 3 more characters to purify, a tutorial, and more costumes
PS2Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia2007GustTurn-based battles, platforming dungeons, some VN elements- protect the singers!
SwitchAsdivine Cross (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Xbox SeriesAsdivine Cross (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Xbox OneAsdivine Cross (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee 3DS
PS4Asdivine Cross (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee 3DS
3DSAsdivine Cross (DL only)2017Exe-CreateIf you've played a Kemco RPG before, you've played this one
PS4Asdivine Dios2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchAsdivine Dios (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneAsdivine Dios (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAsdivine Dios (DL only)2019Exe-CreateRelated to Asdivine Hearts, but abandons the gem-based character customization in favor of weapon fusion; the main character is the world's creator deity
VitaAsdivine Hearts2017Exe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Asdivine Hearts2017Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Xbox OneAsdivine Hearts (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee Wii U
SwitchAsdivine Hearts (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Wii UAsdivine Hearts (DL only)2016Exe-CreateIt's Kemco, keep those expectations low
PS3Asdivine Hearts (DL only)2017Exe-CreateIt's Kemco, so don't expect too much out of it, but it does have a neat character enhancement system
PS4Asdivine Hearts II2017Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAsdivine Hearts II (DL only)2019Exe-CreateDirect sequel to Asdivine Hearts featuring the same cast and same tired gameplay constraints
SwitchAsdivine Hearts II (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneAsdivine Hearts II (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Asdivine Kamura2019Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneAsdivine Kamura2019Exe-CreateMore Kemco playing with the Asdivine series; has some summonable creatures, but you've seen it all before
SwitchAsdivine Kamura (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneAsdivine Menace (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAsdivine Menace (DL only)2019Exe-CreateDirect sequel to Asdivine Dios; if you played it you've played this one
SwitchAsdivine Menace (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Asdivine Menace (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS5Asdivine Saga (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneAsdivine Saga (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesAsdivine Saga (DL only)2021Exe-CreateAnother day, another Kemco game- you can give gifts to your female party members to influence your ending- otherwise same ol', same ol'
SwitchAsdivine Saga (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Asdivine Saga (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee XS
PS3Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk2013GustFirst in the Dusk storyline, lots of endings, lots of alchemy
PS4Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX (DL only)2020GustAdds fast travel and sped-up combat to the Plus version of the game
SwitchAtelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX (DL only)2020GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (DL only)2015GustAdds all DLC, the ability to swap characters at any time, more costumes, enemies, and a new difficulty mode
PS3Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky2014GustSecond in Dusk storyline, each of the two different protagonists has a different playstyle
PS4Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)2020GustAdds fast travel/combat and formerly preorder-only costumes
SwitchAtelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)2020GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky2016GustAdds all DLC, superbosses, characters, and expands on the romantic/platonic relationship between the protagonists
PS4Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey2017GustSecond game in the Mysterious storyline; time limit exists for initial alchemy certification exam, alchemy can be done at a portable atelier
VitaAtelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (DL only)2017GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX (DL only)2021GustSee Switch
SwitchAtelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX (DL only)2021GustAdds new exploration tools, quests, fast forward, and all previous DLC
PS2Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny2006GustMore item synthesis, two switchable protagonists
PS2Atelier iris 3: Grand Phantasm2007GustFewer party members, but more customizable as a result
PS2Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana2005GustFirst localized Atelier game- you know the drill- turn-based combat and loads of item synthesis
SwitchAtelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland2019GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland2019GustSequel to the Arland games; callbacks are present throughout; no time limit; using particular items in alchemy will make the resultant item stronger
SwitchAtelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings2018GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings2018GustThird game in the Mysterious trilogy; combat is turn-based and revolves around pairs of characters cooperating
PS4Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX (DL only)2021GustSee Switch
SwitchAtelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX (DL only)2021GustAdds a new painting to explore, fast forward, and all previous DLC
PS3Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland2012GustThird game in Arland storyline, adds complexity to the battle system with turn manipulation
SwitchAtelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (DL only)2018GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (DL only)2018GustAdds fast travel/combat as well as story sequences to the Plus version
VitaAtelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (DL only)2013GustAdds all DLC, a new ending, and a new dressing room feature to change costumes in
PS3Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland2010GustFirst in Arland storyline, time and item management important as always, first 3D Atelier game
SwitchAtelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (DL only)2018GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (DL only)2018GustAdds fast travel/combat and a formerly preorder-only costume
PS3Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland2014GustEnhanced version of the original with reworked 3D models, new dungeons, and more time to craft
VitaAtelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (DL only)2014GustSee PS3
SwitchAtelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy2021GustSee PS5
PS4Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy2021GustSee PS5
PS5Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (DL only)2021GustA rare direct sequel in the series; refines the gameplay found in its predecessor; lots of research and exploration to do to better your alchemical skills
PS4Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key2023GustSee PS5
PS5Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key2023GustFlashier combat, massive maps, expanded synthesis possibilities; an undeniable step forward for the series as a whole
SwitchAtelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key2023GustSee PS5
PS4Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout2019GustNo time limit, drastically changes combat to a more real-time format (with AI party members), heavy character focus
SwitchAtelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout2019GustSee PS4
PS3Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea2015GustThird in Dusk storyline, no time limit, two different protagonists, and a ton of items regardless
SwitchAtelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX (DL only)2020GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX (DL only)2015GustAdds fast travel/combat and formerly preorder-only costumes
VitaAtelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea2017GustAdds all DLC, new costumes, superbosses, and brings over characters from other Atelier games to flesh out the story
PS4Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream2022GustLarge maps, the ability to control weather to affect gathering capability, and wholesome crafting abound, with isekai trappings
SwitchAtelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream2022GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book2015GustFirst game in the Mysterious storyline; reworks the process of alchemy to be somewhat puzzle-based, adds a weather system that can affect combat and item gathering
VitaAtelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (DL only)2016GustSee PS4
SwitchAtelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX (DL only)2021GustAdds new cauldrons, fast forward, and all previous DLC
PS4Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX (DL only)2021GustSee Switch
PS3Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland2011GustSecond in Arland storyline, same as ever otherwise
PS4Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (DL only)2018GustAdds fast travel/combat and a formerly preorder-only costume
SwitchAtelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (DL only)2018GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland2013GustAdds all DLC, new recipes, costumes, and dungeons
DSA Witch's Tale2009Hit Maker/Nippon IchiBland gameplay with a twisted Halloween aesthetic and public domain characters
PSXBeyond the Beyond1996Camelot1st turn-based JRPG to be localized, also the lamest
SwitchBiomotor Unitron (DL only)2022AicomA mech-building JRPG initially released for the Neo Geo Pocket Color with an unfortunate lack of depth
JP SFCBishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story1995AngelAdorable digitized voices, Senshi combo attacks, what's not to love?
Xbox SeriesBlacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)2021RideonSee Switch
Xbox OneBlacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)2021RideonSee Switch
PS4Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)2021RideonSee Switch
SwitchBlacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)2021RideonA departure from Kemco's norm, where you run your blacksmithy half the time (including crafting equipment for your party) and fight monsters in a grid-like turn-based format the other half
PS5Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)2021RideonSee Switch
PSPBlade Dancer: Lineage of Light2006Hit MakerRun-of-the-mill turn-based JRPG, equipment management is important, you use the moon's energy to allow you to use powerful combat abilities
PS4Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light (DL only)2023Hit MakerSee PS5
VitaBlade Dancer: Lineage of Light (DL only)2012Hit MakerSee PSP
PS5Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light (DL only)2023Hit MakerSee PSP, but with QoL features
JP FCBloody Warriors: Shan-Go no Gyakushuu1990Micronics/Toei AnimationEven translated, the health counter for enemies makes no sense. Pretty short too.
Xbox 360Blue Dragon2007Mistwalker/ArtoonElementary JRPG with a killer boss theme and a job system
PS4Blue Reflection2017GustPart slice-of-life, part magical girl game; leveling is done by allocating growth points into various stats; turn-based combat
SwitchBlue Reflection: Second Light2021GustSee PS4
PS4Blue Reflection: Second Light2021GustA combo-heavy real-time battle system, cooking, crafting, and building bonds with an all-magical girl party
PS4Bonds of the Skies2019Hit-PointSee 3DS
SwitchBonds of the Skies2019Hit-PointSee 3DS
VitaBonds of the Skies (DL only)2019Hit-PointSee 3DS
Xbox OneBonds of the Skies (DL only)2019Hit-PointSee 3DS
3DSBonds of the Skies (DL only)2017Hit-PointAnother Kemco RPG, albeit a really, really easy one
3DSBravely Default2014Silicon StudioVery old-school Final Fantasy-flavored; a job system and turn-based combat that utilizes an action point-like system to take multiple actions in a turn or build up future actions
SwitchBravely Default II2021ClaytechworksNot a sequel to either of the previous Bravely games; robust and fashionable job system, turn-manipulating combat, and lots of grass to cut!
3DSBravely Second: End Layer2016Silicon StudioDespite the name confusion, this game is a direct sequel to Bravely Default; combat is largely similar but adds chaining battles to gain more XP
PSPBrave Story: New Traveler2007Game RepublicBased on a novel/manga, standard turn-based gameplay, semi-obnoxious onomatopoeia effects during combat
SNESBreath of Fire1994CapcomCapcom's take on the traditional JRPG with a lot of dragons
GBABreath of Fire2001CapcomIt's Ryu, but on a tinier screen!
SwitchBreath of Fire (NSO)2019CapcomSee SNES
Wii UBreath of Fire (VC)2015CapcomSee SNES
PS2Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter2003CapcomHeavily criticized for requiring multiple playthroughs
GBABreath of Fire II2002CapcomMore polished than the SNES version, but gives up graphically in the process
SNESBreath of Fire II1995CapcomDirect sequel to BoF I
SwitchBreath of Fire II (NSO)2019CapcomSee SNES
Wii UBreath of Fire II (VC)2013CapcomSee SNES
PSXBreath of Fire III1998CapcomMore Ryu, but with more dragon forms! Intoduces the Master System and Faerie Town features
PSPBreath of Fire III (DL only)2016CapcomSlightly enhanced port of the original, with improved music and some minor tweaks to graphics and gameplay
VitaBreath of Fire III (DL only)2016CapcomSee PSP
PSXBreath of Fire IV2000CapcomEven more Ryu, pretty sprites, and a new combo system
VitaBreath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)2012CapcomSee PSX
PS3Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)2011CapcomSee PSX
PSPBreath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)2011CapcomSee PSX
JP SFCBushi Seiryuuden: Futari no Yuusha1997Game FreakZelda-like exploration; combat is 2D platformer-like, but still turn-based (enemies only act when you do); pretty spritework
VitaChaos Rings (delisted, DL only)2013Media.VisionTurn-based combat is done in two-person parties where they can attack separately or together (and take potential damage likewise)
JP SFCChou-Mahou Tairiku Wozz1995Red Company Corporation8 playable characters, branching storylines, invention systems- this game truly tries to do it all!
Xbox SeriesChroma Quaternion (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Switch
Xbox OneChroma Quaternion (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Switch
PS5Chroma Quaternion (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Switch
PS4Chroma Quaternion (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Switch
SwitchChroma Quaternion (DL only)2021Exe-CreateKemco approaches decent quality; regular turn-based gameplay, kingdoms themed after the four seasons... and surfing gorillas as an enemy encounter?!?
PSXChrono Cross2000SquareMasterful soundtrack, confusingly related to Chrono Trigger
VitaChrono Cross (PSone Classics)2012SquareSee PSX
PSPChrono Cross (PSone Classics)2011SquareSee PSX
PS3Chrono Cross (PSone Classics)2011SquareSee PSX
SwitchChrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition2022D4 Enterprise/Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition (DL only)2022D4 Enterprise/Square EnixA remaster of the dimension-hopper with QoL features, also contains the first localized appearance of Radical Dreamers
Xbox OneChrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition (DL only)2022D4 Enterprise/Square EnixSee PS4
DSChrono Trigger2008Square Enix/ToseIf you must play a version of this game (and you must), this one is a good choice- it has extra cut content!
SNESChrono Trigger1995SquareA shining example of the genre as a whole, a time-travel story done right
PSPChrono Trigger (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
VitaChrono Trigger (PSone Classics)2012Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS4Chronus Arc2018Hit-PointSee 3DS
SwitchChronus Arc2018Hit-PointSee 3DS
VitaChronus Arc2019Hit-PointSee 3DS
3DSChronus Arc (DL only)2015Hit-PointMore Kemco fare, this one encourages insane amouns of grinding with random difficulty spikes
Xbox OneChronus Arc (DL only)2018Hit-PointSee 3DS
SwitchCollection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend (DL only)2020M2/SquareA collection of the original versions of the first three SaGa games along with UI/QoL additions/improvements
JP FCColumbus: Ougon no Yoake1992TomyNaval combat and quasi-historical themes! Sketch af!
PS4Conception Plus: Maidens of the Twelve Stars2019Spike ChunsoftA remake of the first Conception game; increasing your bond with different women to produce "children" who will become your allies in battle
Turbografx-CDCosmic Fantasy 21992Laser SoftStandard JRPG, major selling point for the TGCD, enemies only use basic attacks
VitaCriminal Girls 2: Party Favors2016Nippon IchiSame skeezy gameplay loop with new characters
VitaCriminal Girls: Invite Only2015ImageepochTurn-based combat where each girl will only accept commands if she is "motivated" enough through minigames, which is exactly as thinly-veiled perverse as it sounds
3DSCrimson Shroud (DL only)2012Nex EntertainmentHeavily D&D-inspired, down to the dice rolling! Characters do not level, but can upgrade skills and equipment
Xbox OneCrystal Ortha (DL only)2020Hit-PointSee Switch
SwitchCrystal Ortha (DL only)2020Hit-PointKemco returns yet again; there are no items in-game and only 5 skills can be equipped per character; perks help in balancing the very frequent combat
PS4Crystal Ortha (DL only)2020Hit-PointSee Switch
3DSCrystareino (DL only)2017Hit-PointA bit better than your average Kemco game- lots of recruitable characters and a job sytem in this one
JP FCDai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen1991WinkysoftFeatures original design robots that would become the cornerstone of the Original Generation series
JP SFCDaikaijuu Monogatari1994Birthday/Hudson SoftHidden characters and adorable sprites!
SwitchDanganronpa Decadence2021Spike ChunsoftFeatues Danganronpa 1/2/v3 as well as Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp - a board game/turn-based RPG hybrid with characters from all 3 main games
JP SFCDark Half1996West OneItem-based leveling system; also, spoiler alert (not really): You play the antagonist!
JP SFCDark Law: Meaning of Death1997Sakata SASSuper duper hard! Also featuring rudimentary 3D!
JP FCDark Lord1991Data EastMix of overhead and turn-based combat
PS4Dark Rose Valkyrie2017Compile HeartTurn-based combat with turn manipulation features; some visual novel elements including sniffing out a traitor amongst your ranks
Game GearDefenders of Oasis1992SegaTurn-based JRPG with a Thousand and One Nights theme
3DSDefenders of Oasis (VC)2013SegaSee GG
PS4Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers2019Nippon IchiShort turn-based affair focused on time travel; difficulty level is overall low
SwitchDestiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers2019Nippon IchiSee PS4
NESDestiny of an Emperor1990CapcomRomance of the Three Kingdoms-themed, auto-battle system
JP PSPDigimon Adventure2013PropeTells the story of the first anime series through 3-on-3 Digimon battles, also features a relationship system
PS4Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth2016Media.VisionSee Vita
VitaDigimon Story: Cyber Sleuth2016Media.VisionTurn-based Digimon collectathon with a story somewhat reminisent of .hack
PS4Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory2018Media.VisionSee Vita
VitaDigimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory2018Media.VisionContinues the story from the first game with more Digimon to collect (with similar gameplay)
JP DSDigimon Story: Lost Evolution2010BECThird game in the Digimon Story sub-series, where you can choose your character's gender for the first time, and work to restore Digivolution via archaeology
SwitchDigimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition2019Media.VisionCombined versions of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Hacker's Memory; gives extra Digimon, balancing, and evolution trees to the first game
PS2Digimon World Data Squad2007BECTurn-based battles and an emphasis on raising your Digimon appropriately
DSDigimon World Dawn/Dusk2007BECSequels to Digimon World DS, play similarly, exclusive Digimon to each version (as is tradition)
JP FCDoraemon: Giga Zombie no Gyakushuu1990EpochFeaturing playable Doraemon!
JP FCDouble Moon Densetsu1992Amusement/Dennou Kenkyusho/ORGMultiple endings, multiple classes to choose from, pulls some nasty punches on the player
3DSDragon Ball: Fusions2016GanbarionCreate an avatar and engage in turn-based combat that does a decent job at mimicking the actual action of the series, as well as fuse characters (as the title implies)
DSDragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans2009Monolith SoftAn actual traditional turn-based Dragon Ball Z JRPG? I never thought I would see the day!
3DSDragon Crystal (VC)2012SegaSee GG
PSPDragoneer's Aria2007Hit MakerTurn-based battle system, magic is improved through repeated use, each party member has a unique field skill, elemental combos are encouraged in combat
VitaDragoneer's Aria (DL only)2012Hit MakerSee PSP
PS4Dragon Lapis2020Exe-CreateSee 3DS
SwitchDragon Lapis (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Xbox OneDragon Lapis (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee 3DS
3DSDragon Lapis (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSame Kemco gameplay and tropes, with an intentionally downgraded art style (for some reason)
SwitchDragon Prana (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneDragon Prana (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesDragon Prana (DL only)2022Exe-CreateWhat is there to say about a Kemco game that hasn't already been said? Combat involves grids and graphics skew closer to 8-bit style
PS5Dragon Prana (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Dragon Prana (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchDragon Quest (DL only)2019Armor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
JP SFCDragon Quest I + II1993ChunsoftCombined, debatably definitive version of DQ I and II
SwitchDragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (DL only)2019Armor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
JP SFCDragon Quest III1996HeartbeatArguably the definitive version of the game
SwitchDragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (DL only)2019Armor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
DSDragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen2008ArtePiazzaClassic JRPG gameplay broken up into chapters following specific protagonists, has one more chapter than the NES version
DSDragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies2010Level-5Intended to be a multiplayer JRPG, all party members are customizable
DSDragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride2009ArtePiazzaFirst release of DQV in North America, featuring monster taming and a multi-generational story
JP SFCDragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome1992ChunsoftMonster capture and marriage/children ahoy!
JP PS2Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome2004ArtePiazza/Matrix SoftwareA 3D remake of the Super Famicom classic with an increased party size
JP SFCDragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi1995HeartbeatThird game in the Zenithian trilogy, return of the class system
DSDragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation2011ArtePiazzaFirst appearance of DQVI in the west, same turn-based gameplay, plot revolving around two separate worlds
3DSDragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past2016ArtePiazzaA whole new translation (for better or worse), changed encounter types from random to field enemies, and tweaked the class progression slightly
PS2Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King2005Level-5Can you really say no to more slimes? In a fully 3D environment?
3DSDragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King2017Square EnixAdds new characters, story elements, and balance changes, but removes the orchestrated soundtrack and is not as visually appealing
PS4Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age2018Armor Project/Square EnixNo random encounters, a free-form camera in combat, and tons of traditional but loveable style; considered by some to be the best in the series
PS4Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition2020Armor Project/Square EnixSee Switch
Xbox OneDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition2020Armor Project/Square EnixSee Switch
SwitchDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition2019Armor Project/Square EnixLots of QoL changes including adding the symphonic score, extra quests/party chat, and more; can be played in either 2D or 3D modes
VitaDragon Sinker2018Exe-CreateSee 3DS
PS4Dragon Sinker2018Exe-CreateSee 3DS
3DSDragon Sinker (DL only)2017Exe-CreateAnother 8-bit Kemco jam, this one tries to do interesting things with forming squads of party members but is otherwise cookie-cutter
SwitchDragon Sinker (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Xbox OneDragon Sinker (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Turbografx-CDDragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes1992FalcomDetailed game for the time, bridges the gap between the Dragon Slayer and LoH series
SwitchDragon Star Varnir2021Compile HeartSee PS4
PS4Dragon Star Varnir2019Compile HeartTurn-based combat that takes vertical positioning into consideration as well as the standard two-dimensional grid, some dark themes, some fanservice (typical IF/Compile)
NESDragon Warrior1989ChunsoftSolo questing to save the kingdom!
GB+GBCDragon Warrior I & II2000ToseKeeps the same QoL changes brought by the SFC version, albeit with some naturally downgraded graphics
NESDragon Warrior II1990ChunsoftRescuing the kingdom, now with a party!
GB+GBCDragon Warrior III2001ToseMaintains the QoL changes of the SFC version, adds an extra bonus dungeon, downgrades graphics a bit
NESDragon Warrior III1992ChunsoftIntroduces a class system to the series, far less linear than its predecessors
NESDragon Warrior IV1992ChunsoftBreaks up the story into chapters with different protagonists that come together in the end
PSXDragon Warrior VII2001Heart BeatLooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong Dragon Quest game
JP FCDream Master1992BirthdayNot Little Nemo! More puzzle-based than most games of the era, cool concept
JP SFCDual Orb II1994I'MaxUltra-high encounter rate, a difficult game without grind dedication
SNESEarthbound1995Ape/HAL LaboratoryAKA Mother 2, a more modern-themed game with some surprisingly heavy themes
Wii UEarthbound (VC)2013Ape/HAL LaboratorySee SNES
Wii UEarthbound Beginnings (VC)2015Ape/NintendoSee FC
JP PSPEiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki2011FalcomSecond half of the "Crossbell arc," leads into Trails of Cold Steel II, turn-based combat like other Trails games
JP SFCEmerald Dragon1995Alfa SystemBreath of Fire's cousin with a unique battle system
PS3Enchanted Arms2007FromSoftwareMediocre, sci-fi-themed, turn-based, adds Sixaxis controls to enhance attacks in this version
Xbox 360Enchanted Arms2006FromSoftwareFairly mediocre turn-based JRPG with some grid-based tactical elements to combat
PSPEnd of Serenity (DL only)2014KemcoIt's Kemco. That's all that needs to be said.
VitaEnd of Serenity (DL only)2014KemcoSee PSP
PS2Ephemeral Fantasia2001KCEJRhythm mini-games are not enough to save this garbage time-looping game
JP Game GearEternal Legend1991Japan Art MediaOne of the first Game Gear JRPGs, plays very standard
DSEtrian Odyssey2007Atlus/LancarseClassic-styled first-person dungeon crawler with punishing difficulty, requires dungeon mapping via the stylus
DSEtrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Atlus/LancarseVery similar to the first game, just as blisteringly hard, more mapping symbols available for use
DSEtrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010AtlusPlays like the two before it; adds 12 new classes, subclassing, weapon forging, and seafaring
SwitchEverdark Tower (DL only)2019Hit-PointIn the same series as Archlion Saga, with the same combat system to boot; characters are more cookie-cutter than its predecessor
VitaExist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky2016Tri-Ace/Spike ChunsoftPlays a lot like Valkyrie Profile (comes from the same studio), has multiple endings depending on in-game choices
PS4Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky2016Tri-Ace/Spike ChunsoftSee Vita
PS5Fairy Elements (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesFairy Elements (DL only)2022Exe-CreateKemco plays with visible aggro radii to trigger combat and plentiful (albeit restrictive) character customization, doesn't reinvent any wheels
SwitchFairy Elements (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneFairy Elements (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Fairy Elements (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
PS3Fairy Fencer F2014Compile HeartNot the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
SwitchFairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force2019Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
PS4Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force2016Compile Heart/Idea FactoryAdds two branching story paths, allows for a larger party size in combat, and gives more difficulty options to choose from
PS4Fairy Tail2020GustA standard turn-based quest-heavy affair based off of the anime
SwitchFairy Tail2020GustSee PS4
VitaFernz Gate2018Exe-CreateTries to employ some neat party assist strategies in battle, but otherwise is Kemco through and through
PS4Fernz Gate2018Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchFernz Gate (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneFernz Gate (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee Vita
PSPFinal Fantasy2007Tose/Square EnixUses bonus dungeon and translation from Dawn of Souls (GBA), has updated 2D graphics, FMVs and soundtrack, arguably the definitive version of the game
NESFinal Fantasy1990SquareWhat hasn't been said about this game? It's not the final game in the series, nor is it the final iteration of this game
SwitchFinal Fantasy (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Final Fantasy (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixA polishing of the NES version with the ability to switch between original/rearranged soundtracks and adjustable XP gains/encounter rates with other QoL included
DSFinal Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light2010Matrix Software/Square EnixA return to classic form for the series with a job-like system; the predecessor to Bravely Default
PSXFinal Fantasy Anthology1999Tose/SquareContains Final Fantasy V (first localized appearance) and Final Fantasy VI
PSXFinal Fantasy Chronicles2001Tose/SquareContains inferior versions of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger
GBAFinal Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls2004Square Enix/ToseAdds dungeons and tweaks the translation of the originals
SwitchFinal Fantasy I-VI Collection2023Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Final Fantasy I-VI Collection2023Square EnixAs the title implies, a bundled version of all 6 Pixel Remasters
SNESFinal Fantasy II1991SquareActually Final Fantasy IV, Introduced the Active Time Battle system and removed the ability to customize party members
PSPFinal Fantasy II2007Tose/Square EnixSee above
JP FCFinal Fantasy II1988SquareLeveling is done via utilizing skills rather than experience- a drastic and much-maligned design choice
SwitchFinal Fantasy II (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Final Fantasy II (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixA polishing of the FC version with the ability to switch between original/rearranged soundtracks and adjustable XP gains/encounters, other QoL also included
DSFinal Fantasy III2006Matrix Software/Square EnixFirst appearance of the job-heavy game in the west
JP FCFinal Fantasy III1990SquareFirst Final Fantasy to feature the job-change system
PSPFinal Fantasy III (DL only)2012Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the DS version of the game
VitaFinal Fantasy III (DL only)2012Matrix Software/Square EnixSee PSP
SwitchFinal Fantasy III (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Final Fantasy III (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixA polishing of the FC version with the ability to switch between original/rearranged soundtracks and adjustable XP gains/encounters along with other QoL
DSFinal Fantasy IV2008Matrix SoftwareA drastic change in graphics from 2D to 3D, added FMV cutscenes, significantly expanded plot from previous versions
PS4Final Fantasy IV (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixA polishing of the SNES version (for better or worse) with the ability to switch between original/rearranged soundtracks and adjustable XP gains/encounters as well as other QoL features
SwitchFinal Fantasy IV (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixSee PS4
WiiFinal Fantasy IV: The After Years (WiiWare)2009Matrix SoftwareAn episodic sequel to Final Fantasy IV that many felt was unnecessary, adds new gameplay systems
PSPFinal Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection2011Bullets/Square EnixContains both FFIV (which skews closer to the original than the DS version) and The After Years (with updated polish), and a bonus interlude game that takes place in-between
VitaFinal Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (DL only)2011Bullets/Square EnixSee PSP
GBAFinal Fantasy IV Advance2005Square Enix/ToseRevised translation and plot polish of the original, as well as graphical improvements
PSXFinal Fantasy IX2000SquareTakes the series back to its fantasy roots, lots of callbacks to older entries
PS4Final Fantasy IX (DL only)2000SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy IX (DL only)2019SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
SwitchFinal Fantasy IX (DL only)2019SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
VitaFinal Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)2010SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)2010SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)2010SquareSee PSX
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy Legend II1991SquareThe second SaGa game, solid character development
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy Legend III1993SquareThird SaGa game, time travel shenanigans
SNESFinal Fantasy Mystic Quest1992SquareBaby Final Fantasy!
PSXFinal Fantasy Origins2003Tose/SquareContains Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II (first localized appearance)
PS3Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)2012Tose/SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)2012Tose/SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)2012Tose/SquareSee PSX
JP SFCFinal Fantasy V1992SquareSo many jobs-
SwitchFinal Fantasy V (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Final Fantasy V (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixA polishing of the SFC version (for better or worse) with the ability to switch between original/rearranged soundtracks and adjustable XP gains/encounters as well as other QoL features
PS3Final Fantasy V (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy V (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy V (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
GBAFinal Fantasy V Advance2006Square Enix/ToseUpdated graphics, new jobs, and a new boss battle compared to the original
SNESFinal Fantasy VI (on cart as III)1994SquareFeatures a more tech-based story than previous entries and a train to suplex
PS4Final Fantasy VI (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixA polishing of the SNES version (for better or worse) with the ability to switch between original/rearranged soundtracks and adjustable XP gains/encounter rates as well as other QoL features
SwitchFinal Fantasy VI (Pixel Remaster) (DL only)2023Square EnixSee PS4
PS3Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)2011Tose/SquareSee PSX
GBAFinal Fantasy VI Advance2007Square Enix/ToseAdded bonus dungeons, Espers, and some graphical polish
PSXFinal Fantasy VII1997SquareTook the FF series into 3D and made a huge mark on the genre as a whole
SwitchFinal Fantasy VII (DL only)2019SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PS4Final Fantasy VII (DL only)1997SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy VII (DL only)2019SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PSPFinal Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)2011SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)2009SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)2011SquareSee PSX
PSXFinal Fantasy VIII1999SquareBest card game, not-best stat/leveling system
PSPFinal Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)2009SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)2009SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)2009SquareSee PSX
PS4Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (DL only)1999SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
SwitchFinal Fantasy VIII Remastered (DL only)2019SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy VIII Remastered (DL only)2019SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PS2Final Fantasy X2001SquareFirst Final Fantasy game to feature voice acting, battle system employs manipulation of turn order
PS2Final Fantasy X-22003SquareFast-paced Charlie's Angels with banger vocal songs
PS4Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster2014Virtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
VitaFinal Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster2014Virtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
PS3Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster2014Virtuos/Square EnixBased on the International versions of both games with extra bosses (X) and monster capture mechanics (X-2), as well as an audio drama
SwitchFinal Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster2019Virtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy X/X-2: HD Remaster2019Virtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
PS2Final Fantasy XII2006Square EnixHeavy utilization of programming AI tactics in battle, takes place in the same Ivalice as FFT and Vagrant Story
PS4Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age2017Square EnixSee XBO
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age2019Square EnixIncorporates the elements from the previously JP-only International Zodiac Job system, which features multiple license boards and QoL changes
SwitchFinal Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age2019Square EnixSee XBO
PS3Final Fantasy XIII2010Square EnixStory too complex for its own good and divisively linear, but fun real-time/turn-based hybrid combat
Xbox 360Final Fantasy XIII2010Square EnixLinear gameplay with a fast-paced turn-based battle system; the worldbuilding seems to do more harm than good
PS3Final Fantasy XIII-22012Square EnixTries to correct linearity issues by getting wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, with mixed results
Xbox 360Final Fantasy XIII-22012Square EnixAdds monster capturing and time travel to an already complicated story, gameplay is still just as fun
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy XV2016Square EnixSee PS4
SwitchFuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)2021CyberConnect2See PS5
PS5Fuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)2021CyberConnect2Part of the Little Tail Bronx series (Solatorobo); a turn-based RPG centering around tank combat (one tank with various controllable/upgradable turrets) and the impact of war
Xbox OneFuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)2021CyberConnect2See PS5
Xbox SeriesFuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)2021CyberConnect2See PS5
PS4Fuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)2021CyberConnect2See PS5
Xbox OneFuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (DL only)2023CyberConnect2See XS
SwitchFuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (DL only)2023CyberConnect2See XS
PS4Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (DL only)2023CyberConnect2See XS
Xbox SeriesFuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (DL only)2023CyberConnect2Direct sequel to the first (and 5th in the Little Tail Bronx series) with intense turn-based combat that can lead to permadeath and small intermissions to break the tension
PS5Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (DL only)2023CyberConnect2See XS
JP SFCG.O.D.: Mezameyo to Yobu Koe ga Kikoe1996InfinityIf Earthbound had a child with Phantasy Star IV's battle system, this would be it
SwitchGale of Windoria (DL only)2022Hit-PointSee XS
Xbox SeriesGale of Windoria (DL only)2022Hit-PointKemco brings Golden Sun-esque elemental powers to dungeon navigate, but you can't use items in combat... like at all
PS4Gale of Windoria (DL only)2022Hit-PointSee XS
Xbox OneGale of Windoria (DL only)2022Hit-PointSee XS
PS5Gale of Windoria (DL only)2022Hit-PointSee XS
JP FCGanbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihou1992KonamiChanges the battle perspective to show party members on-screen, has lots of side activities
JP FCGanbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru1990KonamiHumorous turn-based game set in medieval Japan
JP FCGeGeGe no Kitarou 2: Youkai Gundan no Chousen1987ToseBased off the spooky anime of the same name
JP PSPGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki2012KonamiA Suikoden side story outside of regular series continuity, with some time travel plot elemnets and a class system
NESGhost Lion1992KemcoAmazing cover art, unique summon-based battle system
PS5Ghost Sync2021Exe-CreateA rare lady-led Kemco game with neat battle mechanics like possessing enemies and a decent skill tree system
PS4Ghost Sync2021Exe-CreateSee PS5
Xbox SeriesGhost Sync (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee PS5
SwitchGhost Sync (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee PS5
Xbox OneGhost Sync (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee PS5
DSGlory of Heracles2010Paon/Studio SaizensenThe first Glory of Heracles game to reach the west (and sixth overall), semi-sluggish turn-based combat and overall average
JP GB+GBCGod Medicine: Fantasy Sekai no Tanjou1993KCENIt's a standard JRPG that makes fun of standard JRPGs!
GBAGolden Sun2001CamelotLots of exploration puzzles, character/class customization using creature allocation
Wii UGolden Sun (VC)2014CamelotSee GBA
DSGolden Sun: Dark Dawn2010CamelotSet 30 years after the initial duology, plays similarly, updates the graphics to 3D, battles are almost too easy
GBAGolden Sun: The Lost Age2003CamelotPlays similar to the first, but from the villain's perspective
Wii UGolden Sun: The Lost Age (VC)2015CamelotSee GBA
PSXGrandia1999Game ArtsTraditional JRPG with an emphasis on attack interruption in combat
JP SaturnGrandia1997Game ArtsSee PSX
PSPGrandia (PSone Classics)2010Game ArtsSee PSX
VitaGrandia (PSone Classics)2012Game ArtsSee PSX
PS3Grandia (PSone Classics)2010Game ArtsSee PSX
JP GB+GBCGrandia: Parallel Trippers2000Game ArtsSpinoff of Grandia featuring its characters and an attempt at using the same battle system
SwitchGrandia HD Collection2019Game ArtsTakes Grandia I and II and upgrades visuals; includes Japanese audio for both games; combines Saturn and PSX story elements of the first game
PS2Grandia II2002Game ArtsAvoid this version- it has bad framerate issues- but the game itself is amazing
DreamcastGrandia II2000Game ArtsExcellent music and solid voice acting- a game with a lot of character in its characters and a superb battle system
PS2Grandia III2006Game ArtsSame time and distance-based combat as the first two, disproportionate story pacing but solid nonetheless
PS3Grandia III (PS2 Classics)2016Game ArtsSee PS2
PS2Grandia Xtreme2002Game ArtsThe combat you know and love with an increase in dungeon delving, English voice cast is oddly celeb-filled
JP PSPGrand Knights History2011VanillawareAbsolutely gorgeous Vanillaware-developed turn-based game with multiple factions to represent and customizable characters
GB+GBCGreat Greed1993NamcoEverything is named after food, otherwise a slightly weird environmentally-themed JRPG
PS3GrimGrimoire (PS2 Classics)2011VanillawareSee PS2
3DSGrinsia (DL only)2014MagitecIt's samey, it's repetitive, it's Kemco
PSXGuardian's Crusade1999TamsoftAnother candidate for baby's first JRPG
JP GBAHagane no Renkinjutsushi: Meisou no Rinbukyoku2004Tom CreateBased on the anime, no real levels to gain, but turn-based combat utilizing alchemy combinations
JP GBAHagane no Renkinjutsushi: Omoide no Sonata2004Tom CreateOriginal story, sequel to Stray Rondo, adds a leveling system but otherwise similar mechanics
PS4Heirs of the Kings (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneHeirs of the Kings (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
PS5Heirs of the Kings (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchHeirs of the Kings (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesHeirs of the Kings (DL only)2023Exe-CreateKemco offers a super-diet Grandia-looking combat system- painfully straightforward in execution otherwise
JP GB+GBCHeracles no Eikou: Ugokidashita Kamigami - The Snap-Story1992SAS Sakata/Data EastSeries spinoff, can be assisted in combat by borrowing gods from Olympus
JP FCHeracles no Eikou II: Titan no Metsubo1989Data EastDragon Warrior-styled gameplay with Greek mythological flair
JP SFCHeracles no Eikou III: Kamigami no Chinmoku1992Data EastStandard turn-based combat like the rest of the series, but also has a day/night cycle for NPCs to follow
JP SFCHeracles no Eikou IV: Kamigami Kara no Okurimono1994Data EastA multitude of different avatars to play as, each with its own attributes and perspectives on storyline events
PS4Hero must die. Again (DL only)2020G-ModeA short turn-based game intended for many playthroughs where you start at max power and must deal with your stats decreasing as you inch ever closer to destined death
JP SFCHero Senki: Project Olympus1992WinkysoftA bit of Gundam, a bit of Kamen Rider, a bit of Ultraman, a bit of traditional JRPG!
PSPHexyz Force2010StingTurn-based battle system, multiple protagonists/storylines, items and equipment cannot be bought; rather, they must be created using points earned in combat
JP FCHokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Souzou Seiken Retsuden1989Shouei SystemAdapts the manga storyline through the Kingdom of Shura arc, but does take some liberties with characters
JP FCHoshi wo Miru Hito1987Another/Hot-BKusoge of legend, must be played to be believed (assuming you can even make it to the first town)
SwitchHoshi wo Miru Hito (DL only, delisted)2020Another/Hot-BSee FC
JP SFCHourai Gakuen no Bouken!: Tenkousei Scramble1996DynamiteHigh school: the JRPG! Join clubs to gain abilities!
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia2011Compile HeartFirst in a long series of tongue-in-cheek games about the game industry itself; combat is based upon an AP spending system
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia mk22012Compile Heart/Idea FactoryLargely the same as the first, has an affection point system as well as item synthesis
VitaHyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 12014Compile Heart/Idea Factory/FelistellaReworks the script and expands the storyline, removes some characters while adding others, borrows elements from later entries to improve QoL
VitaHyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation2015Compile Heart/Idea Factory/FelistellaReworks script, removes some characters and adds others, now uses 2D images in dialogue scenes, borrows elements from later entries to improve QoL
VitaHyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation2015Compile Heart/Idea Factory/FelistellaImproves the visuals and voice acting, smooths out the combat system, and boasts a quite large cast
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory2013Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee above, but with more customizable combos in combat
PS4I Am Setsuna (DL only)2016Tokyo RPG FactoryPlays a lot like Chrono Trigger in combat with some additional enhancements, story is linear with some minimal sidequesting post-game
SwitchI Am Setsuna (DL only)2017Tokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
PS4Illusion of L'Phalcia2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchIllusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneIllusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaIllusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)2019Exe-CreateUses more 3D battle graphics than your standard Kemco game, pretty standard except for a rune outfitting system to affect spellcasting
JP FCIndra no Hikari1987KemcoEnemies are visible on the overworld, but otherwise appears to be yet another Dragon Warrior clone
3DSInfinite Dunamis (DL only)2016Exe-CreateBetter writing than your average Kemco game, has a sci-fi setting, tries to spice up the turn-based format with turn manipulation
SwitchInfinite Links (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneInfinite Links (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Infinite Links (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
PS5Infinite Links (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesInfinite Links (DL only)2022Exe-CreateGeneric protagonists and a skill grid-type upgrade system that ultimately is limited in execution? It's Kemco, alright
DSInuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel2007Art Co./Frontier GrooveRun-of-the-mill turn-based JRPG with an original story featuring the characters and setting of the anime/manga
PS2Inuyasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask2004KamuiBased on the anime, laughable graphics, minor dating sim elements - only play if you're a shojo-loving masochist
PS2Jade Cocoon 22001GenkiMore bug-minion raising and fusion, combat is highly dependent on minion placement
PSXJade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu1999GenkiIt's like Persona, but all the demons are bugs!
JP FCJajamaru Ninpou Chou1989JalecoAlmost came out in the States, but alas… Another DW clone where you can only fight one enemy at a time
JP SFCJojo no Kimyou na Bouken1993WinkysoftRPG adaptation of Part 3, quite abridged; a very short game overall, point-and-click elements
3DSJourney to Kreisia (DL only)2016Exe-CreateYet another Kemco game, this one with a modern-day-hero-in-fantasy-times premise; tries to lampshade the genre a bit, weapon skills work similarly to FFIX
PS5Justice Chronicles (DL only)2022Hit-PointSee 3DS
SwitchJustice Chronicles (DL only)2022Hit-PointSee 3DS
Xbox OneJustice Chronicles (DL only)2021Hit-PointSee 3DS
PS4Justice Chronicles (DL only)2022Hit-PointSee 3DS
3DSJustice Chronicles (DL only)2016Hit-PointSequel to Mystic Chronicles (PSP/Vita), and actually makes some decent improvements for a Kemco game; summonable monsters and jewels that confer skills are included
Xbox SeriesJustice Chronicles (DL only)2021Hit-PointSee 3DS
JP FCJuvei Quest1991BirthdayPlot divided into chapters, protagonist can recruit helpers to make adventuring easier
JP FCKaijuu Monogatari1988BirthdayPretty standard, but also super-hard at the beginning
JP GB+GBCKininkou Maroku Oni1990WinkysoftFirst game in a long untranslated series, very grindy
GB+GBCKnight Quest1992LenarIt's not gonna wow you, that's for sure
PSPKnights in the Nightmare2010StingVery similar to DS version save for resolution and a smoother control scheme
JP SFCKouryuu Densetsu Villgust: Kieta Shoujo1992WinkysoftBased on an anime of the same name, ridiculous stat levels before Disgaea made it cool
JP SFCKyuuyaku Megami Tensei1995Atlus/Opera HouseEnhanced remake of Megami Tensei 1 and 2
JP FCLagrange Point1991KonamiBanger soundtrack, sci-fi themed
JP FCLaSalle Ishii's Childs Quest1989NamcoIDOL MANAGER JRPG. ENOUGH SAID.
JP FCLast Armageddon1990Brain Grey/Advance Communications CompanyA post-apocalyptic attempt at subverting the traditional fantasy themes of the time- playing as a cast of highly detailed monsters
JP SFCLast Bible III1995Multimedia Intelligence TransferSequel to the Game Boy games, featuring monster recruitment and customization
PS3Last Rebellion2010Hit MakerNot the best of games - turn-based gameplay with an emphasis on targeting specific body parts of enemies
PS2Legaia 2: Duel Saga2002ProkionTurn-based button combo combat system like its predecessor, adds item combination to the mix
PSXLegend of Legaia1999Prokion/ContrailTurn-based JRPG with a battle system focusing on combos and directional striking
PS4Legend of the Tetrarchs2019Hit-PointSee XBO
SwitchLegend of the Tetrarchs (DL only)2019Hit-PointSee XBO
Xbox OneLegend of the Tetrarchs (DL only)2019Hit-PointConvoluted Kemco mumbo-jumbo where your health is restored after each battle
JP SFCLennus II: Fuuin no Shito1996Fill-In Cafe/Copya SystemsSuperior sequel to Paladin's Quest, more risque themes, loads of recruitable characters
SwitchLiEat (DL only)2021MiwashibaBite-sized affair where you trade secrets and eat lies after defeating them in turn-based combat
SwitchLiege Dragon (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee XBO
PS4Liege Dragon (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneLiege Dragon (DL only)2020Exe-CreateAnother drop in the Kemco bucket
JP PSXLinda Cube Again1997Alfa System/MARS CorporationTake Noah's Ark, make it a JRPG, but also add violence, a time limit, multiple scenarios/timelines, and a fascinating (for better or worse) woman named Linda
SwitchLive A Live2022Square Enix/HistoriaLocalized for the first time with a new HD2D aesthetic, voice acting, and artwork- the game is otherwise the same
JP SFCLive A Live1994Square7 different scenarios in different time periods, shared action bar amongst party in combat
PS5Live A Live (DL only)2023Square Enix/HistoriaSee Switch
PS4Live A Live (DL only)2023Square Enix/HistoriaSee Switch
Xbox 360Lost Odyssey2008Mistwalker/FeelplusA traditional JRPG with incredible writing in side dream sequences; lots of rumination on immortality
SwitchLost Sphear2017Tokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
PS4Lost Sphear2017Tokyo RPG FactoryUses a combat system like I Am Setsuna; harkens back to the storytelling style of early-mid 90's JRPGs
3DOLucienne's Quest1996Micro CabinA short, lighthearted play- it's not like the 3DO had much else going for it…
SNESLufia & the Fortress of Doom1993NeverlandStandard turn-based combat, but targeting dead enemies will lead to a wasted turn
GB+GBCLufia: The Legend Returns2001NeverlandThird game in the Lufia series, was almost a PSX game before the original dev went bankrupt
3DSLufia: The Legend Returns (VC)2015NeverlandSee GBC
GBALufia: The Ruins of Lore2003Atelier Double/TaitoSide story to the main series, has a basic job system, characters can fuse with monsters in battle
SNESLufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals1996NeverlandPrequel to and much more Zelda-like than the first
PSXLunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete2000Game ArtsIf you loved the first one, you'll love this- and how could you not?
DSLunar: Dragon Song2005Japan Art MediaNice sprite work and music is the only thing this game has going for it. Garbage story, garbage characters, garbage game design.
Sega CDLunar: Eternal Blue1995Game Arts/Studio AlexJust as charming as the first game, but with a baffling save system (utilizing magic XP as a requirement)
JP Game GearLunar: Sanposuru Gakuen1996Game Arts/Studio AlexThe actual prequel to The Silver Star, sadly never localized - very girl-power friendly
PSPLunar: Silver Star Harmony2010Japan Art Media/Game ArtsArguably the closest in tone to the intended translation, but with less charm; adds a playable prologue, battles are extremely easy in comparison to other versions
VitaLunar: Silver Star Harmony (DL only)2012Japan Art Media/Game ArtsSee PSP
PSXLunar: Silver Star Story Complete1999Game ArtsArguably the most charming cast of characters you'll ever meet, good OST, standard combat
Sega CDLunar: The Silver Star1993Game Arts/Studio AlexAnime cutscenes, charming characters, and a high encounter rate
GBALunar Legend2002Japan Art MediaTranslation closer to the intended Japanese than the previous versions, but lacks cinematic feel
3DSMachine Knight (DL only)2018Hit-PointEven more Kemco, this one features a scientist trying to prevent the apocalypse in cliché fashion; just as traditional turn-based as ever
JP SFCMadou Monogatari: Hanamaru Daiyouchi Enji1996CompileExtremely unconventional attack and leveling system, but cookies are currency and it's cute!
DSMagical Starsign2006Brownie BrownCute turn-based JRPG with food-named characters and a focus on elemental and planetary alignment in combat
JP GBAMagical Vacation2001Brownie BrownTurn-based combat, gorgeous sprites; love/heart isn't just an element in Captain Planet anymore!
JP SFCMagna Braban: Henreki no Yuusha1994LenarGambits and auto-combat long before FFXII was even a thing
JP Game GearMahou Kishi Rayearth1994CKYDT/SegaA different game than the Saturn and SFC ones - but also turn-based
JP SFCMahou Kishi Rayearth1995Pandora BoxPlays vastly differently than the Saturn version! Beginner-level JRPG, follows the OG story closely
JP GB+GBCMahou Kishi Rayearth1995Pandora BoxAnother Magic Knight Rayearth-themed Dragon Quest clone, but this one features separate scenarios for each heroine
JP WonderswanMakai Toushi SaGa2002SquareA remake of the first SaGa game (Final Fantasy Legend), upped the graphics and added features like a bestiary and the ability to re-target enemies to not waste attacks once defeated
PS2Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy2009GustDirect sequel to Mana Khemia, with a similar character growth system- lots of pre-planning in synthesis encouraged
PS2Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis2008GustGo to school, learn some alchemy, and use action points instead of XP to grow your characters!
PSPMana Khemia: Student Alliance2009GustMostly the same as the PS2 version, but with added multiplayer battles and more items to synthesize in exchange for longer load times
PS4Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God2018RideonSee XBO
Xbox OneMarenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (DL only)2019RideonSpiritual successor to the Adventure Bar games, with a similar theme of gathering materials to cook and sell (and eat to gain XP)
SwitchMarenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (DL only)2018RideonSee XBO
JP PS2Marie to Elie no Atelier: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 1-22005GustRemakes of the first games in the Atelier series, with all the expected alchemy present
PS4Megadimension Neptunia VII2016Compile Heart/Idea FactoryBattle system emphasizes character positioning, goddesses have additional transformations in combat, otherwise same fanservicey Neptune shenanigans
SwitchMegadimension Neptunia VII2020Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
PS4Megadimension Neptunia VIIR2017Compile Heart/Idea FactoryRetells the story from VII, but adds VR compatibility and interludes, changes the battle system, and removes alternate endings
PS2Mega Man X: Command Mission2004CapcomIt's Mega Man X, but it's also turn-based? Now I've seen everything!
GameCubeMega Man X Command Mission2004CapcomDungeon Crawler
JP GB+GBCMegami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible II1993Multimedia Intelligence TransferPretty much just like the first, but now you can give your monsters accessories
JP Game GearMegami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special1995SIMS/AtlusBiblical-themed first-person dungeon crawl, with gameplay otherwise similar to the other Last Bibles
XboxMetal Dungeon2002Panther SoftwareCustomizable characters and a futuristic third-person dungeon crawl, turn-based combat
JP FCMetal Max1991Crea-Tech/Data EastMad Max: the JRPG! Featuring vehicle combat!
JP DSMetal Max 2: Reloaded2011Crea-TechTakes gameplay improvements from later entries and applies them to the second game- with an optional female protagonist and free-roaming
JP DSMetal Max 32010Cattle CallReturn to the wasteland with tanks in tow; non-linear story progression
JP SFCMetal Max Returns1995Crea-TechRemake of Metal Max, naturally much prettier but more difficult
PS4Metal Max Xeno2018Kadokawa/Cattle Call/24FrameOne of only two Metal Max games to be localized; has a similar post-apocalyptic premise and lots of exploring the wastes in linear fashion with tanks
SwitchMetal Max Xeno Reborn2022KadokawaSee PS4
PS4Metal Max Xeno Reborn2022KadokawaAdds enough features to consider it a separate game from the original - changes to plot/mechanics/progression/character art, and more
PS2Metal Saga2006SuccessFirst Metal Max series game to be localized, post-apocalyptic setting with some vehicle combat
Xbox OneMiden Tower (DL only)2020Exe-CreateKemco tries to have serious, mature themes… in a game where there is literally a wall that turns into a girl as a main character
SwitchMiden Tower (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee XBO
PS4Miden Tower (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee XBO
3DSMiitopia2017NintendoMiis take center stage in this simplistically-styled turn-based game, with a class system and Mii personalities determining combat prowess
SwitchMiitopia2021NintendoMostly similar to the 3DS version, but with greatly expanded Mii customizability!
JP Game GearMoldorian: Hikari to Yami no Sister1994SegaReally good artwork, a turn-based battle system that gives you only seconds to input commands
JP FCMomotarou Densetsu1987Hudson SoftStandard gameplay, but cute all the same!
3DSMonster Hunter Stories2017Capcom/MarvelousA far more traditional turn-based RPG than other entries, with strong monster collecting and raising elements
JP FCMother1989Ape/NintendoModern-themed turn-based game starring kids with psychic powers
JP GBAMother 1 + 22003Ape/HAL Laboratory/NintendoPorts of Mother 1 and 2, with an extended ending for the former
JP GBAMother 32006Brownie Brown/HAL Laboratory(LOCALIZE IT NINTENDO) Musical combo system in combat, still as offbeat as ever
JP FCMouryou Senki Madara1990KonamiDark and challenging! Autonomous combat! Anime-based!
PS2MS Saga: A New Dawn2006BECGundam-themed, but accessible to those unfamiliar with the universe, includes mobile suit part mixing and matching
JP DSMugen no Frontier EXCEED: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga2010Monolith SoftSequel to SRTOGS: Endless Frontier, plays in the same way, with crossover elements
PS3Mugen Souls2012Compile HeartOpen-field turn-based RPG where being moe is important to getting stronger… somehow
SwitchMugen Souls2023Compile HeartSee PS3, but with uncensored content
PS3Mugen Souls Z2014Compile Heart/GCREST/Idea FactoryVery much like the first, still just as uncomfortable
JP FCMusashi no Bōken1990QuestStandard DQ clone, but corn can be an enemy so that's pretty funny
JP SFCMystic Ark1995ProduceA cousin to The 7th Saga, super grindy
VitaMystic Chronicles2012Hit-PointSee PSP
PSPMystic Chronicles (DL only)2013Hit-PointAnother good ol' Kemco jam, this one won't blow anyone out of the water with its cliches
DSMy World, My Way2009Global A EntertainmentThe main character is a spoiled princess who can literally pout her way into changing the difficulty of battles and the terrain itself
JP FCNakayoshi to Issho1993YutakaPrecious simplistic RPG ft. Kodansha characters (inc. Sailor Moon!) that may give you diabetes
DSNaruto: Path of the Ninja2007ToseFollows the manga/anime through the Chunin Exams arc, with some touch controls integrated
DSNaruto: Path of the Ninja 22008TosePlays like the first game, but is more of an original filler story than directly following the source material
JP SFCNekketsu Tairiku Burning Heroes1995J-Force8 scenarios to beat for the true ending, characters other than the protagonist are AI in battle
PS4Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World2019GustA fanservice title for the series, gathering alchemists from all entries into an RPG/town-builder hybrid where managing time is as usual a difficult task
SwitchNelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World2019GustSee PS4
PS5Neptunia ReVerse2021Compile Heart/FelistellaA definitive version of Hyperdimension Neptunia featuring a new mode with many gameplay quality and balance changes
Neo Geo PocketNige-ron-pa (JP only)2000Dennou ClubA turn-based game all about working various small jobs, party members have a friendship score that can cause them to abandon you if too low
JP FCNiji no Silkroad1991Advance Communication CompanyIncrease your rank as a trader by going out and procuring goods (which you can also buy to raise your stats)
JP FCNinja Ra Hoi!1990ASCIIA parody game of sorts that takes place in feudal Japan
JP DSNi no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi2010Level-5Same general story as Wrath of the White Witch, but vastly different gameplay - a literal spellbook is a necessity to draw the required runes
JP DSNora to Toki no Koubou: Kiri no Mori no Majo2011AtlusAtlus' attempt at an Atelier-styled game, with anticipatedly adorable results
DSNostalgia2009Matrix Software/RED EntertainmentTurn-based combat, airship battles, real-world locations, and a magical steampunk aesthetic
Xbox SeriesOctopath Traveler2021Acquire/Square EnixSee Switch
Xbox OneOctopath Traveler2021Acquire/Square EnixSee Switch
SwitchOctopath Traveler2018Acquire/Square EnixA gorgeous 2D/3D mesh with 8 different protagonists whose stories overlap (albeit very little); fairly robust turn-based combat system
PS5Octopath Traveler II2023Acquire/Square EnixA true iterative improvement over the first game; more detailed character interactions between a new eightfold-cast with HD-2D visuals
SwitchOctopath Traveler II2023Acquire/Square EnixSee PS5
PS4Octopath Traveler II2023Acquire/Square EnixSee PS5
PS2Okage: Shadow King2001Zener Works/SCECute spooky-themed JRPG
PS4Okage: Shadow King (DL only)2016Zener Works/SCESee PS2
PS4Omega Quintet2015Compile Heart/Galapagos RPGA game starring pop idols with turn-based combat that relies on turn order manipulation; more costume destruction mechanics are unfortunately present
3DSOne Piece: Romance Dawn2014Three RingsTells the story of the first half of the series; battles are done in a turn-based combo-heavy style; story cutscenes are presented in a dull, lazy fashion
PS4One Piece Odyssey2023ILCASee XS
PS5One Piece Odyssey2023ILCASee XS
Xbox SeriesOne Piece Odyssey2023ILCABasically a greatest hits of the overall One Piece storyline with character-unique map traversal, but perhaps too big a game for its own good
SwitchOnigo Hunter (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
PS5Onigo Hunter (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneOnigo Hunter (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Onigo Hunter (DL only)2023Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesOnigo Hunter (DL only)2023Exe-CreateThis time Kemco tries its hand at some form of monster collection; while the monsters aren't the star of the show they can be used for item crafting and elemental manipulation
PS4Orangeblood (DL only)2020Grayfax SoftwarePixel art, girls with guns, and more attitude than you thought possible
Xbox OneOrangeblood (DL only)2020Grayfax SoftwareSee PS4
SwitchOrangeblood (DL only)2020Grayfax SoftwareSee PS4
VitaOreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (DL only)2015Alfa SystemUnique art style; half turn-based, half family manager with lots of customizability
JP GBAOriental Blue: Ao no Tengai2003Hudson Soft/RED EntertainmentA gaiden of the Tengai Makyo series, has a free scenario system influenced by real-time passage
JP FCOtaku no Seiza: Adventure in the Otaku Galaxy1991Advance Communication CompanyUnbalanced and cheeky
SNESPaladin's Quest1993Copya SystemUtopian-themed turn-based game where casting magic costs HP instead of MP
SaturnPanzer Dragoon Saga1998Team AndromedaTurn-based combat focused on circling enemies and exposing weakpoints, short in length
Wii UPaper Mario (VC)2015Intelligent SystemsSee N64
3DSPaper Mario: Sticker Star2012Intelligent SystemsEschews the traditional XP-based format in favor of finding items that increase base first attack power and increase HP; attacks can only be made via expendable stickers
GameCubePaper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door2004Intelligent SystemsEverything that made the first game so great, but more of it!
PSXPersona 2: Eternal Punishment2000AtlusHalf of the Persona 2 story- the other half wasn't officially localized until years later
VitaPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013AtlusSee PSX
PS3Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013AtlusSee PSX
PSPPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013AtlusSee PSX
JP PSXPersona 2: Innocent Sin1999AtlusThe missing half of Persona 2 in the Americas
Xbox OnePersona 3 Portable (DL only)2023AtlusSee PS4
SwitchPersona 3 Portable (DL only)2023AtlusSee PS4
Xbox SeriesPersona 3 Portable (DL only)2023AtlusSee PS4
PS4Persona 3 Portable (DL only)2023AtlusSee PSP, but with improved/remastered graphics
Xbox SeriesPersona 4 Golden (DL only)2023AtlusSee PS4
PS4Persona 4 Golden (DL only)2023AtlusSee Vita, but with improved graphics and some QoL features like saving anywhere and looking back on previous social conversations
SwitchPersona 4 Golden (DL only)2023AtlusSee PS4
Xbox OnePersona 4 Golden (DL only)2023AtlusSee PS4
VitaPersona 4: Golden2012AtlusAdds new social links, a new character, more story elements, costumes, and Personas in addition to QoL changes
PS4Persona 52017AtlusSee PS3
PS3Persona 52017AtlusDemon negotiation, collection, and fusion, all with a bunch of stylish teens!
PS4Persona 5 Royal2020AtlusAdds a new party member, new Social Links, a new section of the story, and loads of tweaks and additions to gameplay
SwitchPersona 5 Royal2022AtlusSee PS5
Xbox OnePersona 5 Royal2022AtlusSee PS5
PS5Persona 5 Royal2022AtlusSee PS4, but with spiffed-up graphics and framerate
Xbox SeriesPersona 5 Royal2022AtlusSee PS5
Master SystemPhantasy Star1988SegaSci-fi JRPG great-grandpappy
GBAPhantasy Star Collection2002Digital Eclipse/SegaPorts of the first 3 Phantasy Star games
JP Game GearPhantasy Star Gaiden1992Japan System SupplySpinoff story set between Phantasy Star I and II, similar gameplay
GenesisPhantasy Star II1990SegaThe Sci-fi JRPG, text-based adventures featuring characters from the game also exist
Xbox 360Phantasy Star II (DL only)2009SegaSee GEN
GenesisPhantasy Star III: Generations of Doom1991SegaWent 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 Millennium1995SegaIf you liked the other games in the series, you'll love this one!
GameCubePhantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution2004Sonic TeamGrid-and-turn-based card battling system, because that was the style at the time
PSPPhantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle2011Nippon IchiAdds even more characters to the improved Wii version of the game
GameCubePokemon Colosseum2004Genius SonorityYou're a trainer, go purify some Shadow Pokemon!
PSPPoPoLoCrois2005G-ArtistsAdorable characters, wholesome setting, turn-based combat with some grid elements, a combined enhanced version of two previously Japan-only PSX games
JP PSXPoPoLoCrois Monogatari1996Sugar & RocketsBased off an anime adaptation of a manga with super cute characters and semi-SRPG grid based combat
SwitchPotato Flowers in Full Bloom (DL only)2022Pon Pon GamesSimplistic, straightforward first-person dungeon crawling with a cozy aesthetic and stamina management in combat
JP SFCPrincess Minerva1995Atelier Double/RiverhillsoftGIRL POWER ANIME-BASED ROAD TRIP!
DSRadiant Historia2011Atlus/HeadlockTurn-based grid combat, lots of time travel and utilizing branching timelines to affect the future
3DSRadiant Historia: Perfect Chronology2018AtlusAdds additional scenario content, reworks the visuals, and gives characters the ability to make follow-up attacks in combat
PS4Raging Bytes (DL only)2023Hit-PointSee XS
PS5Raging Bytes (DL only)2023Hit-PointSee XS
SwitchRaging Bytes (DL only)2023Hit-PointSee XS
Xbox OneRaging Bytes (DL only)2023Hit-PointSee XS
JP SFCRanma 1/2: Akanekodan Teki Hihou1993Atelier DoubleBased on the anime/manga, otherwise pretty standard
Xbox 360Resonance of Fate2010Tri-AceA post-apocalyptic game with a battle system that combines real-time and turn-based elements, lots of gunplay
PS3Resonance of Fate2010Tri-AceFree-roaming gun-heavy "cinematic" battle system, only 3 party members, a lot of moral gray areas
PS4Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition (DL only)2018Tri-AceRemoves some clothing options, otherwise see 360
PSXRevelations: Persona1996AtlusA questionably localized game/spinoff of the SMT series; Mark danced crazy!
VitaRevenant Dogma2018Exe-CreateIt's Kemco again, with a game you've likely played before (and better); characters can transform mid-combat so that's a thing
PS4Revenant Dogma2018Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchRevenant Dogma (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneRevenant Dogma (DL only)2018Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaRevenant Saga2017Exe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Revenant Saga2017Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Xbox OneRevenant Saga (DL only)2017Exe-CreateSee Wii U
PS3Revenant Saga (DL only)2017Exe-CreateAnother Kemco jam, as by-the-numbers bland as it gets
Wii URevenant Saga (DL only)2017Exe-CreateShrug, another Kemco game
SwitchRevenant Saga (DL only)2017Exe-CreateSee Wii U
PSPRiviera: The Promised Land2007StingAdds full voice acting, more CG images, and more events to the GBA version of the game
GBARiviera: The Promised Land2005StingFirst in the Dept. Heaven series, with nonconventional dungeon exploration and item-based battles
SNESRobotrek1994Quintet/AncientCustomize your robo-buddy party!
JP SFCRomancing Saga1992SquareA very sandboxy JRPG; multiple playable characters, non-linear in fashion
PS2Romancing SaGa2005Square EnixRemake of the sandboxy JRPG with gameplay elements taken from other games in the series
SwitchRomancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered (DL/Asia English)2022Square Enix/BulletsA remaster of the PS2 version with additional playable characters and events
PS5Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered (DL only)2022Square Enix/BulletsSee Switch
PS4Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered (DL only)2022Square Enix/BulletsSee Switch
JP SFCRomancing Saga 21993SquareNo complete English translation on this console, sandobxy multi-generation spanning story
SwitchRomancing SaGa 2 (DL only)2017ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
PS4Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)2017ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Xbox OneRomancing SaGa 2 (DL only)2017ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
VitaRomancing SaGa 2 (DL only)2017ArtePiazza/SquareAdds a new dungeon, new character classes, and overhauls the graphics and audio; these features can also be turned off if desired
JP SFCRomancing Saga 31995SquareNo complete English translation on this console, sandboxy, gorgeous spritework, but difficult
VitaRomancing SaGa 3 (DL only)2019ArtePiazza/SquareAdds new storylines, a new dungeon, a NG+ mode, updated graphics, and the ability to play the game as originally made
Xbox OneRomancing SaGa 3 (DL only)2019ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
PS4Romancing SaGa 3 (DL only)2019ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
SwitchRomancing SaGa 3 (DL only)2019ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
PSXRPG Maker2000Kuusou KagakuIncluded due to presence of sample RPG Gobli's Quest, a short romp with notable difficulty spikes
JP SFCRudra no Hihou1996SquareCreate your own spells! Ultra-pretty sprites!
Xbox SeriesRuinverse (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee Switch
PS5Ruinverse (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Switch
PS4Ruinverse (DL only)2021Exe-CreateSee Switch
SwitchRuinverse (DL only)2021Exe-CreateThe same Kemco turn-based fare as usual, the main character has two different forms that provide different strengths in battle
Xbox OneRuinverse (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee Switch
JP SFCRyuuki Heidan: Danzarb1993Pandora BoxEpic sci-fi story marred by lackluster graphical presentation
JP DSSaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of Destiny2009Racjin/Square EnixA ground-up remake of Final Fantasy Legend II, with more sidequests and the removal of random battles
JP DSSaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light2011Racjin/Square EnixGiven the same treatment as its predecessor from Final Fantasy Legend III
PSXSaGa Frontier1998Square7 scenarios with complicated leveling mechanics, woefully left unfinished
PSXSaGa Frontier 22000SquareWatercolored, hand-drawn backgrounds and complex leveling with only 2 scenarios
SwitchSaGa Frontier Remastered (DL only)2021Square Enix/BulletsAdds new cutscenes and the long-awaited 8th playable character, as well as spiffs up the graphics
PS4SaGa Frontier Remastered (DL only)2021Square Enix/BulletsSee Switch
PS4SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions (DL only)2018Studio Reel/Square EnixUses the traditional SaGa format of taking actions to increase parameters rather than leveling, 4 different protagonists to choose from, very nonlinear as usual
SwitchSaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions (DL only)2019Studio Reel/Square EnixSee PS4
DSSands of Destruction2010ImageepochTiming/combo based combat system that the enemies have no trouble abusing you with
JP Game GearSD Gundam: Winner's History1995ITLTurn-based SRPG in unit placement, but real-time battles between individual units- with Gundams!
JP FCSD Keiji Blader1991NMKDQ clone set in the far distant future
SNESSecret of the Stars1995TecmoSuper slow and super mundane
SwitchSeek Hearts (DL only)2020Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneSeek Hearts (DL only)2019Exe-CreateKemco gonna Kemco, at least this one lets you adjust the encounter rate and consume old equipment to agument the protagonist's stats
PS4Seek Hearts (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee XBO
SwitchSega Ages: Phantasy Star2018SegaMostly the same as the original release, but with QoL features like auto-mapping of dungeons and adjusting the rate of XP gain (if desired)
PS4Sephirothic Stories2019Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneSephirothic Stories2019Exe-CreateAll the visual charm of a PS2 game on more modern systems; enemies are visible as opposed to random encounters, otherwise same old Kemco
SwitchSephirothic Stories (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee XBO
SwitchSeven Pirates H2022Idea Factory/Compile Heart/FelistellaIt's Genkai Tokki. You command monster girls in combat with a pirate theme. And you deserve to be judged for playing it.
JP SFCShiki Eiyuuden1995Outrigger Koubou/Be-On WorksA brutally hard turn-based historical JRPG set in the Warring States period of China; puzzles and quizzes found throughout
JP Game GearShining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict1995Sonic Software PlanningTypical Shining Force gameplay, takes place after SFCD but before SFII, links SFI and II together
JP PSXShin Megami Tensei2001AtlusVisually overhauls the SFC version, but is otherwise no different than the original
JP GBAShin Megami Tensei2003AtlusKeeps the visuals from the Playstation version, makes a few balance changes and adds some unlockable story scenes
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS2 Classics)2014AtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (PS2 Classics)2014AtlusSee PS2
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers2013AtlusRemake of a JP-only Saturn game; demon alignment makes a large difference in battle, dictating what types of attacks they prefer; demon pairs can also be incompatible
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2005AtlusStraightforward turn-based JRPG, characters transform into demons in battle, lots of turn manipulation in combat
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classics)2014AtlusSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 22005AtlusSee above - direct sequel to Digital Devil Saga
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2 Classics)2014AtlusSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne2004AtlusAKA Shin Megami Tensei 3 - has all the expected demon recruitment, does not feature a Law/Chaos branching system
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2 Classics)2014AtlusSee PS2
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona2009AtlusAdds the previously excluded Snow Queen Quest, readjusts difficulty levels and encounter rates, and reworks the dialogue to be more modern
VitaShin Megami Tensei: Persona (DL only)2012AtlusSee PSP
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin2011AtlusPreviously never localized in North America, the direct predecessor to Eternal Punishment; contains demon recruitment and rumor-spreading
VitaShin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin (DL only)2012AtlusSee PSP
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 32007AtlusWhere the Persona series really began to pick up steam in mainstream consciousness; introduced the Social Link element used by future entries
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES2008AtlusAdds an additional epilogue scenario to the original game, debatably the definitive edition
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2 Classics)2012AtlusSee PS2
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable2010AtlusAdds a female main character to Persona 3, alters Social Links accordingly, does not contain "The Answer" scenario, gives control over other party members in combat
VitaShin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (DL only)2012AtlusSee PSP
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 Classics)2014AtlusSee PS2
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux2018AtlusNewly added routes, endings, demons, and voice acting along with graphical and QoL upgrades
JP SFCShin Megami Tensei if…1994AtlusLike regular SMT, but in a centralized high school setting. This is Persona's daddy!
PS4Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster2021AtlusSee PS2, but also cleans up the graphics, gives you the option to not have Dante, and expands difficulty options
SwitchShin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster2021AtlusSee PS4
3DSShin Megami Tensei IV2013AtlusTakes place in a separate world from the other SMT games, gameplay elements like demon recruitment/fusion, the 3-pronged alignment choice, and the Press Turn system return
3DSShin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse2016AtlusA follow-up to/alternate timeline story in the same world as SMT IV, makes some QoL changes to the gameplay loop from its predecessor
SwitchShin Megami Tensei V2021AtlusProbably the most beginner-friendly of the mainline series, but still punishing if you aren't paying attention
JP SFCShin Seikoku: La Wares1995J-ForceBased off a Japanese TTRPG, featuring mech combat
JP FCShinsenden1989TamtexAnother day, another eastern-themed DQ clone
JP FCSilva Saga1992SetaNice graphics for the time
JP SFCSilva Saga II: The Legend of Light and Darkness1993SetaHire mercenaries to help in combat!
SwitchSilver Nornir (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee XS
PS5Silver Nornir (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee XS
Xbox OneSilver Nornir (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee XS
Xbox SeriesSilver Nornir (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareBy-the-books Kemco fare that moves too fast for its own good, both in plot and gameplay
PS4Silver Nornir (DL only)2022WorldWideSoftwareSee XS
DreamcastSkies of Arcadia2000OverworksStandard combat and ship battles!
GameCubeSkies of Arcadia Legends2003OverworksThe skyfaring adventure with a bit more spit-shine!
JP SFCSlayers1994BECBased on the anime of the same name, plays typically for the era
Xbox OneSoul Hackers 22022AtlusSee PS5
PS5Soul Hackers 22022AtlusA modern-day interpretation of cyberpunk themes with character bonding moments and the usual demon fusion
PS4Soul Hackers 22022AtlusSee PS5
Xbox SeriesSoul Hackers 22022AtlusSee PS5
GenesisStar Odyssey2011Hot-BLocalized 20 years after initial release in Japan (as Blue Almanac), enemy level scales to player
JP FCSTED: Iseki Wakusei no Yabou1990ADKVery Phantasy Star-like
PSXSuikoden1996KonamiAmazing NTSC cover art, loads of different playable characters, and a highly political story
PS3Suikoden (PSone Classics)2008KonamiSee PSX
PSPSuikoden (PSone Classics)2008KonamiSee PSX
VitaSuikoden (PSone Classics)2012KonamiSee PSX
PSXSuikoden II1999KonamiSweeping political epic-
PS3Suikoden II (PSone Classics)2014KonamiSee PSX
PSPSuikoden II (Psone Classics)2014KonamiSee PSX
VitaSuikoden II (PSone Classics)2012KonamiSee PSX
PS2Suikoden III2002KCETThe turn-based epic saga continues, a variety of protagonists, can import data from the PSX games for bonuses
PS3Suikoden III (PS2 Classics)2015KCETSee PS2
PS2Suikoden IV2005KCETTakes place long before other games in the series, smaller party size, looooooooooooooooooooooooooads of slow sailing
PS3Suikoden IV (PS2 Classics)2017KCETSee PS2
DSSuikoden Tierkreis2009KonamiNot part of the main series storyline (no returning characters), but similar 108-star recuitment and turn-based gameplay
PS2Suikoden V2006Konami/Hudson SoftLast game in the series before being abandoned by Konami, a return to 6-person parties, lots of story connections to I-III
PS4Summon Night 6: Lost Borders2016Media.VisionSee Vita
VitaSuperdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls2016Compile HeartSpinoff of the main Neptunia series with similar gameplay; features time traveling across the different Sega console eras
Wii USuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (VC)2016SquareSee SNES
PS4Super Neptunia RPG2018Artisan Studios/Compile Heart/Idea FactoryTake the Neptunia crew and put them in a Valkyrie Profile-like game and this is the result
SwitchSuper Neptunia RPG2019Artisan Studios/Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
DSSuper Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier2009Monolith SoftSpinoff of the Original Generation series of Super Robot Wars, with turn-based combo combat rather than the regular SRPG format
JP DSSuper Robot Wars W2007BanprestoGenerally speaking same gameplay as always, splits the story into 2 timelines (not all storylines are present in both)
JP Mega DriveSurging Aura1995Japan Media ProgrammingEach action in combat takes time to do - and can be interrupted! It's also really pretty too
PS4Sword of Elpisia (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneSword of Elpisia (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchSword of Elpisia (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesSword of Elpisia (DL only)2022Exe-CreateIt's... got pets? And they're cute? It's Kemco, there's not much else to be said
PS5Sword of Elpisia (DL only)2022Exe-CreateSee XS
3DSSword of Hope II (VC)2012KemcoSee GB
3DSSymphony of Eternity (DL only)2017World Wide Software/KemcoA boy, girl, and golem walk into a Kemco game and end up surprisingly in-depth with individual customization of skills and spells through reading books
JP FCTao1989Pax SoftonicaHeavily religious-themed, bizarre af (you ride a dinosaur to Moscow), likely kusoge
DSTao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal2006KonamiSequel to Azure Dreams (PSX/GBC), with similar tower climbing/dungeon crawling mchanics, with the addition of touchscreen runes
JP SFCTenchi Muyo!: Game Hen1995TamTamIsometric turn and grid-based combat, based off the anime!
JP FCTenchi o Kurau II: Shokatsu Koumei Den1991CapcomPlays just like the first, just never localized
JP PC EngineTengai Makyou: Ziria (CD)1989Hudson Soft, Red CompanyFirst in the FEoE series, revolutionary for being one of the first CD-based RPGs, almost officially brought to the West but alas~
JP SFCTengai Makyou Zero1995Red Company CorporationUtilized special technology to allow for a real-time clock, more dialogue
JP SFCTenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no Inori1994Telenet JapanNot only can you negotiate with monsters, you get special experience points for doing so!
SNESThe 7th Saga1993Produce7 different playable characters, way harder in the US than Japan
3DSThe Alliance Alive2018Cattle Call/Grezzo/FuRyuWritten by the creator of Suikoden; a turn-based game where skills are increased via use and "talent points" are accumulated to improve stats individually
PS4The Alliance Alive HD Remastered2019Cattle CallNo major differences outside of graphical enhancement and some UI adjustments due to the lack of two screens
SwitchThe Alliance Alive HD Remastered2019Cattle CallSee PS4
VitaThe Caligula Effect (DL only)2017AquriaWritten by the writer of Persona 1/2; any NPC can be recruited into the party after raising affinity enough, combat is tactical and based on heavy comboing
SwitchThe Caligula Effect 22021FuRyu/HistoriaSee PS4
PS4The Caligula Effect 22021FuRyu/HistoriaA heavy focus on character identity, the return of massive amounts of social links of sorts, and a combat system marrying Grandia's with ATB
SwitchThe Caligula Effect: Overdose2019Aquria/HistoriaSee PS4
PS5The Caligula Effect: Overdose2023Aquria/HistoriaSee PS4
PS4The Caligula Effect: Overdose2018Aquria/HistoriaAdds a selectable female protagonist, further stylizes the UI, provides QoL improvements, and features an alternate story route/ending, amongst other things
SwitchThe Cruel King and the Great Hero2022Nippon IchiChildren's storybook visuals abound, with an uncomplicated turn-based combat system to match and a strangely high encounter rate
PS4The Cruel King and the Great Hero2022Nippon IchiSee Switch
3DSThe Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (DL only)2013Genius SonorityPlays the same, but adds more elements, status ailments, new dungeons, and the ability to dress up your Denpa Men
3DSThe Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll (DL only)2014Genius SonorityDual-type Denpa Men now exist, as do more antenna shapes, monsters, and sidequest-type activities!
3DSThe Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (DL only)2012Genius SonorityA quirky little game where you use AR to gather up little men to use as party members, naturally there is also a rock-paper-scissors feel to it
GB+GBCThe Final Fantasy Legend1990SquareActually the first game in the SaGa series, has many different playable races and monsters
SwitchThe Knight of Queen (DL only)2020VR RPG Inc.An extremely simplistic-looking turn-based RPG meant to be played in VR
PS4The Knight of Queen (DL only)2021VR RPG Inc.See Switch
Xbox 360The Last Remnant2009Square EnixBattles are done in large-scale- each character leads a squad of units, too much grinding can notoriously make the game too difficult
SwitchThe Last Remnant Remastered (DL only)2019Square EnixSee PS4
PS4The Last Remnant Remastered (DL only)2018Square EnixAdds a ton of QoL improvements originally from the PC version (removal of leader limits, a turbo mode for battles, etc) as well as spiffing up the visuals
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion2005Microvision/FalcomSecond game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; run-of-the-mill turn-based gameplay and an arbitrary pet system
JP VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd - Evolution2016FalcomFinal game in the Liberl arc albeit with a different protagonist; plays like the previous games; Evolution version adds new artwork/scenarios
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero2022FalcomA port of a port of the first game in the Crossbell Arc of the series, long thought to forever remain unlocalized (until now)
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero2022FalcomSee PS4
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky2011FalcomThe 6th Legend of Heroes game/first Trails game, starts an interweaving storyline, combat is turn-based but offers lots of attack options, NPCs react to the story dynamically
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (DL only)2012FalcomSee PSP
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)2015FalcomImmediate sequel to the first game, plot-heavy with compelling characters, gameplay similar to the first but adds combination attacks
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)2012FalcomSee PSP
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel2015FalcomSee PS3
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel2019FalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel2015FalcomBeginning of another major arc in the Trails series, adds co-op link attacks to combat, structure is based in a school-type environment
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II2016FalcomSee PS3
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II2019FalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II2016FalcomTakes place soon after the first game - basically required playing if you liked the first one
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III2017FalcomTies together plot threads from the Sky trilogy and Crossbell duology as well as continuing the Cold Steel plot; naturally a long game, combat mostly unchanged from I and II
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III2020FalcomSee PS4
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV2018FalcomAbsolutely requires playing all other Trails games prior to this one; has a very large (and arguably unwieldy) cast of characters, plays like its predecessor
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV2021FalcomSee PS4
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure2023FalcomSee PS4
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure2023FalcomSecond game in the Crossbell duology- if you liked Trails From Zero this is a no-brainer, but don't play this one first- also has fishing
PSPThe Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch2006Microvision/FalcomFirst game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; gameplay is still very traditional, arguably bland, continues the pet system from the previous game
PSPThe Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean2007Microvision/FalcomLast in the Gagharv trilogy, but chronologically between the other two; still linear but allows for importing of data from the previous two games
3DSThe Legend of Legacy2015Cattle Call/FuRyuDeveloped by an all-star team of developer heavy-hitters; turn-based combat that requires formation selection, elemental manipulation, and gives stat gains as battle spoils
SwitchThe Longest Five Minutes2018Nippon IchiSee Vita
VitaThe Longest Five Minutes2016Nippon IchiPlays with the idea of extreme flashbacks where abilities are remembered rather than learned
GB+GBCThe Sword of Hope1991KemcoFirst-person RPG, good luck seeing it on the tiny screen!
GB+GBCThe Sword of Hope II1996KemcoIt's slow and repetitive, much like the first. Then again, it is Kemco…
DSThe Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road2009Media VisionDorothy and friends go out to hunt some witches, with a cumbersome trackball guiding movement and a slot-based combat system
PSXThousand Arms1999RED Entertainment/AtlusJRPG with heavy dating sim elements
Wii UTokyo Mirage Sessions #FE2016AtlusModern-themed crossover between the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, turn-based gameplay and combo attacks
SwitchTokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore2020AtlusAdds new side stories and all previous DLC; allows a secondary party member to be called into combat; other QoL changes
JP GBATomato Adventure2002AlphaDreamYou say "tomato," I say "a silly RPG with toy-based gimmicks in combat, humor throughout, and lots of lycopene!"
JP FCToujin Makyou Den: Heracles no Eikou1987Data EastFirst in a long Greek-themed series that Nintendo never bothered to localize (except that one time)
VitaTrillion: God of Destruction2016Compile Heart/Idea FactoryLots of complex stat management in this semi-turn-based, semi-roguelike where the characters you raise will inevitably die only to pass their stats along
PS3Trinity Universe2010Idea Factory/Gust/Nippon IchiTurn-based, has two different protagonists (each with different guest characters from Atelier and Disgaea) and an AP-based combo system
3DSUnchained Blades (DL only)2013FuRyuIdentical to the PSP version except for the placement of dungeon maps on the bottom screen
PS2Unlimited Saga2003SquareMuch-maligned game with 7 different protagonists, a board-game style of exploration, and an obtuse combat system
3DSUnlucky Mage (DL only)2016Exe-CreateKemco game with a bit of humor to it, particularly when it comes to spell names and snappy writing; gameplay is otherwise as cookie-cutter as always
JP FCUshio to Tora: Shin'en no Daiyou1993Tom Create/PixelBased on a manga of a similar name, turn-based combat with super-dramatic cutaways; top-down in exploration, first-person in houses and dungeons
PSXValkyrie Profile2000Tri-Ace2D dungeon exploration, grim themes, and a combo-based battle system
PSPValkyrie Profile: Lenneth2006Tose/Tri-AceAn English port of the Japanese PSX version, not too different overall but does spiff up the localization a bit and adds a few cutscenes
PS4Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (DL only)2022Square EnixSee PSP
PS5Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (DL only)2022Square EnixSee PSP
PS4Various Daylife (DL only)2022Dokidoki Groove Works/Square EnixSee Switch
SwitchVarious Daylife (DL only)2022Dokidoki Groove Works/Square EnixDo jobs, juggle gaining (and losing!) XP as a result of said jobs, maybe do some quests, repeat (with some element of social links)
Sega CDVay1994Hertz/SIMSStandard Working Designs localization, turn-based gameplay, and difficulty spikes galore
3DSWeapon Shop de Omasse (DL only)2014Nex EntertainmentA parody of traditional JRPGs, where you play as a weaponsmith renting out your crafted (via rhythm minigame) wares to adventurers in order to level them
PSXWild Arms1997Media.VisionAmazing theme song, standard turn-based combat, tool-focused dungeon exploration
PS4Wild Arms (DL only)2022Media.VisionSee PSX
PS5Wild Arms (DL only)2022Media.VisionSee PSX
PSPWild Arms (PSone Classics)2007Media.VisionSee PSX
PS3Wild Arms (PSone Classics)2007Media VisionSee PSX
VitaWild Arms (PSone Classics)2012Media.VisionSee PSX
PSXWild Arms 22000Media.VisionOld Western setting, plays similarly to the first
PS5Wild Arms 2 (DL only)2023Media.VisionSee PSX, but with modern QoL features like rewind and quick save
PS4Wild Arms 2 (DL only)2023Media.VisionSee PS5
VitaWild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)2012Media.VisionSee PSX
PS3Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)2009Media VisionSee PSX
PSPWild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)2009Media.VisionSee PSX
PS2Wild Arms 32002Media.VisionWild West-themed, turn-based, town discovery requires utilizing a GPS-like system, frequent encounters
PS4Wild Arms 3 (DL only)2016Media.VisionSee PS2
PS2Wild Arms 42006Media.VisionAbandons the Wild West theme of the previous games; actions in combat affect targeted areas rather than allies/enemies
PS2Wild Arms 52007Media.VisionBack to Filgaia's Wild West theme, but maintains the hex system from WA4
PS2Wild Arms Alter Code: F2005Media.Vision3D remake of Wild Arms, adding 5 playable characters and some QoL improvements
SwitchWizards of Brandel (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaWizards of Brandel (DL only)2019Exe-CreateTries to have a sense of humor about its story, but is otherwise just another Kemco game
PS4Wizards of Brandel (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneWizards of Brandel (DL only)2019Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneWorld of Final Fantasy Maxima2018Square EnixAdds QoL changes, superbosses, New Game+, and the ability to change your characters into classic FF characters in battle
PSXXenogears1998SquareAlmost unlocalized due to heavy religious/philosophical themes, action point-based combat
PSPXenogears (PSone Classics)2011SquareSee PSX
PS3Xenogears (PSone Classics)2011SquareSee PSX
VitaXenogears (PSone Classics)2012SquareSee PSX
PS2Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht2003Monolith SoftSpiritual successor to Xenogears, with similar AP-based combat; has a ton of cutscenes
PS2Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose2005Monolith SoftMade some changes to the combat system that were largely panned at the time, but otherwise more of the same
PS2Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra2006Monolith SoftXenosaga was intended to be a 6-part series- this entry makes it extremely evident
Xbox SeriesYakuza: Like a Dragon2020Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
PS5Yakuza: Like a Dragon2021Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
PS4Yakuza: Like a Dragon2020Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
Xbox OneYakuza: Like a Dragon2020Ryu ga Gotoku StudioPlays way more like a traditional turn-based JRPG, Kiryu is for once not the main character in the story, classic Yakuza shenanigans
JP SFCYume Meikyuu: Kigurumi Daibouken1994Axes Art AmuseFirst-person dungeon crawl; kill the enemies and take their costumes!
JP PS2Zill O'll Infinite2005KoeiA remake of the JP PSX-only Zill O'll, featuring character creation, major plot-altering decisions (that can even result in NPS permadeath), and 48 endings
GBAZoids: Legacy2004AmedioIn Japan, known as Zoids Saga II; standard turn-based combat, based on the anime
JP DSZoids Saga DS: Legend of Arcadia2005TomyRetells the story of the first Zoids Saga game, with updates to gameplay from throughout the series and incorporation of the 2nd/3rd games' protagonists