Xeno Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
3DSXenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS only)2015ActionMonolith Soft/Monster GamesMore or less the same as the original, but changes the HUD a little bit and adds a few bonus modes like a model viewer and jukebox
PS2Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht2003Turn-BasedMonolith SoftSpiritual successor to Xenogears, with similar AP-based combat; has a ton of cutscenes
PS2Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose2005Turn-BasedMonolith 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 Zarathustra2006Turn-BasedMonolith SoftXenosaga was intended to be a 6-part series- this entry makes it extremely evident
PS3Xenogears (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
PSPXenogears (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
PSXXenogears1998Turn-BasedSquareAlmost unlocalized due to heavy religious/philosophical themes, action point-based combat
SwitchXenoblade Chronicles 22017ActionMonolith SoftA vast, open world with character designs that lean far closer to anime than its predecesor; some gacha mechanics for unlocking new summonable spirits
SwitchXenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country2018ActionMonolith SoftServes as both a DLC to XC2 as well as a standalone game; set long before the main game; combat is more dynamic than the main game
SwitchXenoblade Chronicles 32022ActionMonolith SoftAdds a class system to the series' lauded exploration, 6 active party members in combat at once; heavy emphasis on character interaction that works in its favor
SwitchXenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition2020ActionMonolith Soft/Monster GamesAdds an entire epilogue section, cleans up the graphics significantly, and has a lot of QoL improvements
VitaXenogears (PSone Classics)2012Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
WiiXenoblade Chronicles2012ActionMonolith SoftI'm really feeling loads of sidequests and ARPG combat!
Wii UXenoblade Chronicles (DL only)2016ActionMonolith SoftSee Wii
Wii UXenoblade Chronicles X2015ActionMonolith SoftOpen-world ARPG with a customizable avatar, mechs are available, combat is somewhat complex, story not linked to other Xeno games