JRPG Index


A comprehensive list of console JRPGs available in English

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
PS4.hack//G.U. Last RecodeCyberConnect2Combined HD version of the GU trilogy; adds methods to make combat move faster, as well as an additional fourth chapter to conclude the story
Switch.hack//G.U. Last RecodeCyberConnect2See PS4
PS2.hack//G.U. Vol. 1//RebirthCyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
PS2.hack//G.U. Vol. 2//ReminisceCyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
PS2.hack//G.U. Vol. 3//RedemptionCyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
JP PSP.hack//LINKCyberConnect2ARPG, last game chronologically in the series, lots of characters from past series media, often regarded as the worst game
PS2.hack Part 1: InfectionCyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
PS2.hack Part 2: MutationCyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
PS2.hack Part 3: OutbreakCyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
PS2.hack part 4: QuarantineCyberConnect2ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
PS33D Dot Game HeroesSilicon StudioA voxel ARPG meant to emulate titles of the 80s, with sword customization and leveling
JP DS7th DragonImageepochSlay some dragons in a traditional turn-based style!
JP PSP7th Dragon 2020ImageepochSequel to 7th Dragon, a 3D dungeon crawler set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, Hatsune Miku herself makes an appearance
JP PSP7th Dragon 2020-IIImageepochAdds a few classes and links to the first game, but otherwise uses a lot of assets and is very similar to its predecessor
3DS7th Dragon III Code: VFDSegaThe only game in the 3rd-person dungeon crawling series to make it to the west, keeps party customization and turn-based combat intact
PS413 Sentinels: Aegis RimVanillawareA mix of visual novel, RTS, and tower defense gameplay with a Pacific Rim-like flavor; both characters and their mechs can be leveled/upgraded
Switch13 Sentinels: Aegis RimVanillawareSee PS4, but removes some visual effects and adds new weapons
VitaA.W.: Phoenix Festa (delisted)Aplus/Bandai NamcoBased on the anime adaptation of the Asterisk War light novel series, is more of a 3D anime arena fighter/visual novel hybrid
VitaAccel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (DL only)KadokawaEssentially a sequel to Lost Song but with some crossover characters, time travel shenanigans, and the same boring ARPG gameplay
PS4Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (DL only)KadokawaSee Vita
PS4ActionSquare EnixSee XBO
SNESActRaiserQuintetA strange mashup of city-building simulator and 2D platformer, where population functions as XP and you must protect your people
PS4Actraiser Renaissance (DL only)Quintet/Square EnixSee Switch
SwitchActraiser Renaissance (DL only)Quintet/Square EnixAdds onto the original city sim/2D platformer in practically every way, with a new tower defense/RTS mode, a new realm to save, and new buildings to construct
GBAAdvance Guardian HeroesTreasureSequel to Guardian Heroes, with similar beat-em-up gameplay but more platforming and characters
DSAdvance Wars: Days of RuinIntelligent SystemsA more post-apocalyptic setting than pervious entries, individual units can level up in combat (though the effect only lasts for one map)
DSAdvance Wars: Dual StrikeIntelligent SystemsIncorporates leveling of commanding officers to the army tactics game
3DSAdventure Bar Story (DL only)RideonRaise your levels as an adventurer (by eating) and as a barkeep (by bartending and gathering materials)! Localization is lacking in the charm depatment
3DSAdventure Labyrinth Story (DL only)RideonNot the most impressive roguelike dungeon-crawl, but solid enough
VitaAdventures of Mana (DL only)MCF3D remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, the first Mana game; only has a male playable character but allows for easy equipment switching
PSPAdventures to Go!Global A EntertainmentIsometric turn-based dungeon crawler of sorts where you set the parameters for the adventures you go on; gameplay is not very inventive
VitaAdventures to Go! (DL only)Global A EntertainmentSee PSP
PSPAedis Eclipse: Generation of ChaosIdea FactorySequel to Generation of Chaos, similar SRPG-adjacent gameplay; movement is done in a board game-like fashion and combat plays out automatically
VitaAedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos (DL only)Idea FactorySee PSP
VitaAegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultAcquireSee PS3
PS3Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultAcquireReal-time tactical defense, where leveling weaponry and commander units is crucial
PS4Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultAcquireSee PS3
PS4A Healer Only Lives Twice (DL only)Pon Pon GamesA small dungeon crawler where you play as the healer for your AI knight companion, keeping him alive by any means necessary
VitaAkiba's BeatAcquireSuccessor to Akiba's Trip, follows a more traditional ARPG separate-battle-area style of gameplay, way less ecchi than the game that came before it
PS4Akiba's BeatAcquireSee Vita
PS4Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedAcquireSee PS3
PS3Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedAcquireFanservice-heavy ARPG where removing the clothes of vampires is the only way to defeat them
VitaAkiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedAcquireSee PS3
SaturnAlbert Odyssey: Legend of EldeanSunSoftCute sprites, plays differently than the SFC versions- this one is more of a gaiden
JP SFCAlcahestHAL LaboratoryARPG featuring item-based stat growth and a password system rather than traditional saves
3DSAlphadia (DL only)Exe-CreateTries to do some neat things with magic element types and combinations, but ultimately is just another Kemco game
Xbox OneAlphadia Genesis (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Wii UAlphadia Genesis (DL only)Exe-CreateAnother Kemco stinker, but at least this one has 3D battle graphics?
SwitchAlphadia Genesis (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Alphadia Genesis (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Xbox SeriesAlphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)Exe-CreateKemco is at it again, cribbing a battle style somewhat akin to Bravely Default; sprites while exploring and PS2-level graphics during fights
PS5Alphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchAlphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneAlphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Alphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
PSXAlundraMatrix SoftwareSpiritual successor to Landstalker (GEN), ARPG featuring dreamwalking and platforming
PS3Alundra (PSone Classics)Matrix SoftwareSee PSX
PSPAlundra (PSone Classics)Matrix SoftwareSee PSX
VitaAlundra (PSone Classics)Matrix SoftwareSee PSX
PSXAlundra 2: A New Legend BeginsMatrix SoftwareStandalone sequel, more lighthearted than the first, but similar gameplay
PS4Alvastia ChroniclesExe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAlvastia Chronicles (DL only)Exe-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
SwitchAlvastia Chronicles (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneAlvastia Chronicles (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchA Magical High School GirlIlluCalabA roguelike with magic crafting and casting, but lots of repetition in dungeon and enemy design
SwitchAmbition of the Slimes (DL only)Altair Works/Flyhigh WorksSee 3DS
3DSAmbition of the Slimes (DL only)Altair Works/Flyhigh WorksAn SRPG where you play as slimes and use them to control the good guys
PS4Ambition Record (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesAmbition Record (DL only)Exe-CreateFeatures some equipment-combining systems, but otherwise it's 3D Kemco through and through
PS5Ambition Record (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneAmbition Record (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchAmbition Record (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
JP SFCAncient Magic: Bazoo! Mahou SekaiHot-BGeneric turn-based affair with male/female protagonists with an emphasis on magic
JP GB+GBCAnother BibleDiceCute little SRPG, spinoff of the Last Bible series
PS4Antiquia LostExe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAntiquia LostExe-CreateA Kemco game starring a princess made of slime (who increases her stats depending on the monsters she fights) and her humdrum companions
Xbox OneAntiquia Lost (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchAntiquia Lost (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
PSPApe QuestShiftIt's a JRPG with the monkeys from Ape Escape- enough said
JP SFCArabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-oPandora BoxApparently rushed toward the end of development
SwitchArcade Archives: Valkyrie no DensetsuNamcoTechnically an arcade game, a top-down hack-and-slash with a time limit to each stage and gold to earn to upgrade spells/weapons
SNESArcanaHAL LaboratoryCard-focused 1st-person dungeon crawl
SwitchArchlion Saga (DL only)Hit-PointSame plot you've heard a million times over; in combat all characters have a shared health pool and all attack at once
SwitchArc of AlchemistCompile HeartSee PS4
PS4Arc of Alchemist (DL only)Compile HeartA humdrum ARPG with character progression partially tied to a base-building system
WiiArc Rise FantasiaImageepochLazy English voice acting, but a decent turn-based RPG otherwise
PS3Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PSPArc the Lad (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaArc the Lad (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS2Arc the Lad: End of DarknessCattle CallRadical shift in gameplay to an ARPG, had online multiplayer, widely panned
PS2Arc the Lad: Twilight of the SpiritsCattle CallStill tactical, but circular-based movement rather than grids
PS4Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (DL only)Cattle CallSee PS2
PSXArc the Lad CollectionG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentCollected SRPG series, contains Arc the Lad I, II, III, and Arc Arena
PS3Arc the Lad II (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PSPArc the Lad II (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaArc the Lad II (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PSPArc the Lad III (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaArc the Lad III (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
JP SFCArethaJapan Art MediaA sequel to the Game Boy trilogy of the same name, neat multidirectional turn-based combat
JP SFCAretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na TabiJapan Art MediaPretty similar to the first
JP GB+GBCArle no Bouken: Mahou no JewelCompileA monster-training game; monster-summoning cards can be enhanced
SwitchArmed Emeth (DL only)Hit-PointSee XS
Xbox SeriesArmed Emeth (DL only)Hit-PointKemco takes a swing at Metal Max; hunting bounties with your mechanical golem partner is the main gameplay loop
PS4Armed Emeth (DL only)Hit-PointSee XS
Xbox OneArmed Emeth (DL only)Hit-PointSee XS
PS3Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn StarGustPrequel to the Ar Tonelico series with similar songstress protection and mental deep-dive mechanics
VitaAr nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn StarGustContains all DLC, adds 3 more characters to purify, a tutorial, and more costumes
Xbox OneArslan: The Warriors of LegendOmega ForceSee PS4
PS4Arslan: The Warriors of LegendOmega ForceA musou based on the Arslan anime with rapid weapon switching, a variety of playable characters, and equippable skills to break up monotony
SwitchArtifact Adventure Gaiden DXBluffman GamesGame Boy-like aesthetic with a generally non-linear world; player choices affect game progession in significant fashion
PS2Ar tonelico: Melody of ElemiaGustTurn-based battles, platforming dungeons, some VN elements- protect the singers!
PS2Ar tonelico II: Melody of MetafalicaGustBattle system different from the first, but the premise remains the same
PS3Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar CielGustSwitch in gameplay to real-time battles, songstresses become more powerful after removing clothes (sigh)
3DSAsdivine Cross (DL only)Exe-CreateIf you've played a Kemco RPG before, you've played this one
SwitchAsdivine Cross (DL only)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
PS4Asdivine Cross (DL only)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Xbox OneAsdivine Cross (DL only)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Xbox SeriesAsdivine Cross (DL only)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
PS4Asdivine DiosExe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchAsdivine Dios (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAsdivine Dios (DL only)Exe-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
Xbox OneAsdivine Dios (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAsdivine HeartsExe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Asdivine HeartsExe-CreateSee Wii U
PS3Asdivine Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateIt's Kemco, so don't expect too much out of it, but it does have a neat character enhancement system
Wii UAsdivine Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateIt's Kemco, keep those expectations low
Xbox OneAsdivine Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
SwitchAsdivine Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Asdivine Hearts IIExe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAsdivine Hearts II (DL only)Exe-CreateDirect sequel to Asdivine Hearts featuring the same cast and same tired gameplay constraints
SwitchAsdivine Hearts II (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneAsdivine Hearts II (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneAsdivine KamuraExe-CreateMore Kemco playing with the Asdivine series; has some summonable creatures, but you've seen it all before
PS4Asdivine KamuraExe-CreateSee XBO
SwitchAsdivine Kamura (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
SwitchAsdivine Menace (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneAsdivine Menace (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Asdivine Menace (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaAsdivine Menace (DL only)Exe-CreateDirect sequel to Asdivine Dios; if you played it you've played this one
PS4Asdivine Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchAsdivine Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
PS5Asdivine Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesAsdivine Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateAnother day, another Kemco game- you can give gifts to your female party members to influence your ending- otherwise same ol', same ol'
Xbox OneAsdivine Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchAstral ChainPlatinumGamesHacky/slashy/cyberpunky stand-wieldy combat with some bonus detective work
JP PSXAsuncia: Matsue no JubakuE.O. ImaginationRandomly generated maps with a score-based objective, sort of an SRPG?
DSAtelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera IslandGustThe first traditional Atelier game to come to the States - lots of crafting and time management as expected
PS3Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of DuskGustFirst in the Dusk storyline, lots of endings, lots of alchemy
PS4Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX (DL only)GustAdds fast travel and sped-up combat to the Plus version of the game
SwitchAtelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX (DL only)GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (DL only)GustAdds 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 SkyGustSecond in Dusk storyline, each of the two different protagonists has a different playstyle
PS4Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)GustAdds fast travel/combat and formerly preorder-only costumes
SwitchAtelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk SkyGustAdds all DLC, superbosses, characters, and expands on the romantic/platonic relationship between the protagonists
PS4Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious JourneyGustSecond 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)GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX (DL only)GustSee Switch
SwitchAtelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX (DL only)GustAdds new exploration tools, quests, fast forward, and all previous DLC
PS2Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of DestinyGustMore item synthesis, two switchable protagonists
PS2Atelier iris 3: Grand PhantasmGustFewer party members, but more customizable as a result
PS2Atelier Iris: Eternal ManaGustFirst localized Atelier game- you know the drill- turn-based combat and loads of item synthesis
PS4Atelier Lulua: The Scion of ArlandGustSequel to the Arland games; callbacks are present throughout; no time limit; using particular items in alchemy will make the resultant item stronger
SwitchAtelier Lulua: The Scion of ArlandGustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsGustThird game in the Mysterious trilogy; combat is turn-based and revolves around pairs of characters cooperating
SwitchAtelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsGustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX (DL only)GustSee Switch
SwitchAtelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX (DL only)GustAdds a new painting to explore, fast forward, and all previous DLC
PS3Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of ArlandGustThird game in Arland storyline, adds complexity to the battle system with turn manipulation
PS4Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (DL only)GustAdds fast travel/combat as well as story sequences to the Plus version
SwitchAtelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (DL only)GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (DL only)GustAdds all DLC, a new ending, and a new dressing room feature to change costumes in
PS3Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of ArlandGustFirst in Arland storyline, time and item management important as always, first 3D Atelier game
SwitchAtelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (DL only)GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (DL only)GustAdds fast travel/combat and a formerly preorder-only costume
PS3Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of ArlandGustEnhanced version of the original with reworked 3D models, new dungeons, and more time to craft
VitaAtelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (DL only)GustSee PS3
PS4Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret FairyGustSee PS5
SwitchAtelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret FairyGustSee PS5
PS5Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (DL only)GustA 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
SwitchAtelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret HideoutGustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret HideoutGustNo time limit, drastically changes combat to a more real-time format (with AI party members), heavy character focus
PS3Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk SeaGustThird in Dusk storyline, no time limit, two different protagonists, and a ton of items regardless
PS4Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX (DL only)GustAdds fast travel/combat and formerly preorder-only costumes
SwitchAtelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX (DL only)GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk SeaGustAdds 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 DreamGustLarge 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 DreamGustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious BookGustFirst 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)GustSee PS4
PS4Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX (DL only)GustSee Switch
SwitchAtelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX (DL only)GustAdds new cauldrons, fast forward, and all previous DLC
PS3Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of ArlandGustSecond in Arland storyline, same as ever otherwise
PS4Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (DL only)GustAdds fast travel/combat and a formerly preorder-only costume
SwitchAtelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (DL only)GustSee PS4
VitaAtelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of ArlandGustAdds all DLC, new recipes, costumes, and dungeons
DSAvalon CodeMatrix SoftwareOffbeat ARPG focusing on changing the properties of items to solve puzzles
DSAway: Shuffle DungeonArtoon/MistwalkerUnique spin on the mystery dungeon rogue-like format: each of the two screens is randomized and will shuffle after a time
DSA Witch's TaleHit Maker/Nippon IchiBland gameplay with a twisted Halloween aesthetic and public domain characters
Game GearAx Battler: A Legend of Golden AxeAspect/SegaSide-scrolling ARPG; no leveling but magic pots can be used to upgrade skills
JP GB+GBCAyakashi no ShiroSetaFirst-person dungeon crawler, nothing to write home about
PSXAzure DreamsKonamiRoguelike with town building, romancing, and familiar collecting
GB+GBCAzure DreamsKCENMore dungeons, less town-building and dating than the PSX version
PS4Azur Lane: CrosswaveFelistella/Idea FactoryThird person 3D combat featuring personifications of battleships that you can marry because of course you can; mission-based structure and individual leveling systems abound
SwitchAzur Lane: CrosswaveFelistella/Idea FactorySee PS4
PS4Babylon's FallPlatinumGamesSee PS5
PS5Babylon's FallPlatinumGamesNot even Platinum's oft-lauded combat gameplay can save this drab dumpster fire of a games-as-a-live-service model... attempt
JP SFCBahamut LagoonSquareSquare's oft-forgotten SRPG child, divine spritework
JP Mega DriveBahamut SenkiSegaA fantasy war simulator with 8 different armies to choose from; units can rank up and become stronger, combat is both turn-based and real-time
PS2BaroqueStingMorbid, dark rogue-like
WiiBaroqueStingThird-person randomized dungeon crawler, eating flesh and hearts restores health and vitality!
GameCubeBaten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost OceanTri-CrescendoA curious take on card-based combat, poor quality voice acting
GameCubeBaten Kaitos OriginsTri-Crescendo/Monolith SoftSimilar card combat, but now all characters draw from the same deck
JP Mega DriveBattle Golfer YuiSantosTee off against other battle golfers, raise your level to make more trick shots, and stop a mad scientist from destroying the world! With golf!
PSXBattle HunterSuccessSRPG of sorts with card-based movement and attack
PSPBattle Hunter (PSone Classics)SuccessSee PSX
VitaBattle Hunter (PSone Classics)SuccessSee PSX
PS3Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)SuccessSee PSX
PS3Battle Princess of Arcadias (DL only)ApollosoftSide-scrolling beat-em up with a cutesy art style; both army conflicts and siege battles appear in addition
SwitchBeastie Bay DX (DL only)KairosoftAn island conquering/development sim with beastly allies to recruit and train
PS4Berserk and the Band of the HawkOmega ForceA Berserk musou; story mode is almost entirely limited to Guts as a playable character, follows the manga from the Golden Age to the Hawk of the Millennium Empire arcs
PS2Beta Bloc (PAL/JP only)TamsoftArkanoid/RPG hybrid, if that can be believed
PSPBeta Bloc (PAL/JP only)TamsoftSee PS2
GenesisBeyond OasisAncientTop-down ARPG, level/rank is based on the number of hearts you collect
PSXBeyond the BeyondCamelot1st turn-based JRPG to be localized, also the lamest
SwitchBiomotor Unitron (DL only)AicomA mech-building JRPG initially released for the Neo Geo Pocket Color with an unfortunate lack of depth
JP SFCBishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another StoryAngelAdorable digitized voices, Senshi combo attacks, what's not to love?
VitaBlack Rock Shooter: The Game (DL only)ImageepochSee PSP
PSPBlack Rock Shooter: The Game (DL only)ImageepochARPG with a ton of shooting (duh) and a mission-based structure
Xbox OneBlacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)RideonSee Switch
SwitchBlacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)RideonA 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
Xbox SeriesBlacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)RideonSee Switch
PS5Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)RideonSee Switch
PS4Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)RideonSee Switch
PSPBlade Dancer: Lineage of LightHit 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
VitaBlade Dancer: Lineage of Light (DL only)Hit MakerSee PSP
PS4Bladestorm: NightmareOmega ForceSee XBO
Xbox OneBladestorm: NightmareOmega ForceAdds a new story mode with heavy fantasy elements (goblins, dragons, etc); also adds support skills for generic troops
PS3Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' WarOmega ForceA RTS/musou with a rock-paper-scissors-like element to squad types (which can each be leveled), takes place in an alt-historical version of France/England
Xbox 360Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' WarOmega ForceSee PS3
PSXBlaze and Blade: Eternal Quest (PAL/JP only)T&E SoftMultiplayer ARPG- better to find IRL friends than to let the horrible AI act as party members
VitaBlazing Souls (DL only)Idea FactoryAKA Blazing Souls: Accelate, see PSP
PSPBlazing Souls: AccelateIdea FactorySPRG; a port of a JP-only PS2 game set after the true ending of Spectral Souls II, a non-linear storyline
PS4Bleach: Brave SoulsKLabBleach goes gacha, with both solo-and co-op play in a 3D ARPG format
DSBleach: The 3rd PhantomTom CreateAn SRPG with relationship-building elements, spinoff story written by Tite Kubo himself
PS4BloodborneFromSoftwareVictorian Gothic-flavored Dark Souls; similarly punishing ARPG gameplay with similar soul/blood collection to level stat mechanics
JP DSBlood of BahamutThink & FeelGiant monster-slaying ARPG with mission-based structure
PS4Bloodstained: Ritual of the NightArtPlaySee XBO
SwitchBloodstained: Ritual of the NightArtPlaySee XBO
Xbox OneBloodstained: Ritual of the NightArtPlayIga doing what Iga does (arguably) best: Metroidvanias; it's not Castlevania, but it's about as close as you'll get these days
JP FCBloody Warriors: Shan-Go no GyakushuuMicronics/Toei AnimationEven translated, the health counter for enemies makes no sense. Pretty short too.
Xbox 360Blue DragonMistwalker/ArtoonElementary JRPG with a killer boss theme and a job system
DSBlue Dragon: Awakened ShadowTri-CrescendoARPG with a customizable protagonist, Shu and the gang are AI-controlled party members
DSBlue Dragon PlusBrownie Brown/feelplusRTSRPG sequel to Blue Dragon, adorable spritework
PS4Blue ReflectionGustPart slice-of-life, part magical girl game; leveling is done by allocating growth points into various stats; turn-based combat
SwitchBlue Reflection: Second LightGustSee PS4
PS4Blue Reflection: Second LightGustA combo-heavy real-time battle system, cooking, crafting, and building bonds with an all-magical girl party
GBABoktai 2: Solar Boy DjangoKCEJThey done did it again, but now the sunlight also works as a form of currency!
GBABoktai: The Sun Is In Your HandKCEJThat crazy Kojima made an ARPG where you have to use actual UV rays to power your weapons!
GBABomberman TournamentAmbleA Bomberman ARPG where you level Pokemon-like creatures that give you abilities
JP PSXBomberman WarsMetro CorporationSRPG with Bomberman flair, different types of units have different bomb-placing abilities (which can be increased)
PS4Bonds of the SkiesHit-PointSee 3DS
SwitchBonds of the SkiesHit-PointSee 3DS
Xbox OneBonds of the Skies (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
3DSBonds of the Skies (DL only)Hit-PointAnother Kemco RPG, albeit a really, really easy one
VitaBonds of the Skies (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
SNESBrain LordProduceARPG featuring dungeon puzzles and little monsters that follow you
SNESBrandishFalcom/KoeiTop-down dungeon crawl, the only entry in the series to be localized
JP SFCBrandish 2: The Planet BusterFalcomSimilar top-down dungeon crawling as the first
VitaBrandish: The Dark Revenant (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
PSPBrandish: The Dark Revenant (DL only)Falcom3D remake of the original Brandish with an extra storyline from the villain's perspective, punishing but fair gameplay
3DSBrave Dungeon (DL only)Inside SystemTop-down dungeon crawler, featuring a class system and item crafting, along with turn-based battles; very sparse story
SwitchBrave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story: COMBATInside SystemA remastered version of the 3DS dungeon crawler and a card battling game with lots of auto battle (cards can have their stats increased)
PSXBrave Fencer MusashiSquareARPG with day/night cycle, elemental sword attacks
3DSBravely DefaultSilicon 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 IIClaytechworksNot 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 LayerSilicon 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
JP PSXBrave ProveData WestGeneric ARPG, but anything translated is a plus
PSPBrave Story: New TravelerGame RepublicBased on a novel/manga, standard turn-based gameplay, semi-obnoxious onomatopoeia effects during combat
SNESBreath of FireCapcomCapcom's take on the traditional JRPG with a lot of dragons
GBABreath of FireCapcomIt's Ryu, but on a tinier screen!
SwitchBreath of Fire (NSO)CapcomSee SNES
Wii UBreath of Fire (VC)CapcomSee SNES
PS2Breath of Fire: Dragon QuarterCapcomHeavily criticized for requiring multiple playthroughs
GBABreath of Fire IICapcomMore polished than the SNES version, but gives up graphically in the process
SNESBreath of Fire IICapcomDirect sequel to BoF I
SwitchBreath of Fire II (NSO)CapcomSee SNES
Wii UBreath of Fire II (VC)CapcomSee SNES
PSXBreath of Fire IIICapcomMore Ryu, but with more dragon forms! Intoduces the Master System and Faerie Town features
VitaBreath of Fire III (DL only)CapcomSee PSP
PSPBreath of Fire III (DL only)CapcomSlightly enhanced port of the original, with improved music and some minor tweaks to graphics and gameplay
PSXBreath of Fire IVCapcomEven more Ryu, pretty sprites, and a new combo system
VitaBreath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)CapcomSee PSX
PS3Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)CapcomSee PSX
PSPBreath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)CapcomSee PSX
JP PSXBrigandine: Grand EditionHearty RobinAn enhanced, expanded version of Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena
PSXBrigandine: The Legend of ForsenaHearty RobinSRPG with upkeep and semi-RTS elements
PS4Brigandine: The Legend of RunersiaMatrix SoftwareSee Switch
SwitchBrigandine: The Legend of RunersiaMatrix SoftwareSRPG with multiple warring factions to choose from, combat is done in hex grids; managing the overall battle map is important
SwitchBurger Bistro Story (DL only)KairosoftAnother management sim with staff that can level up, but this one has burgies
JP SFCBushi Seiryuuden: Futari no YuushaGame FreakZelda-like exploration; combat is 2D platformer-like, but still turn-based (enemies only act when you do); pretty spritework
GenesisCadashTaitoSide-scrolling ARPG with multiplayer potential
TurboGrafx-16CadashTaitoMore playable characters than the GEN version, multiplayer available
PS4Caravan Stories (DL only)Aiming Inc.Formerly a JP-only mobile MMORPG with gacha hero recruitment mechanics and heavy emphasis on auto-combat
GBACar Battler JoeAncientExactly as the title implies - you level up your car in demolition derby-style matches
GBACastlevania: Aria of SorrowKCETMetroidvania with the addition of collecting enemy souls to augment abilities
Wii UCastlevania: Aria of Sorrow (VC)KCETSee GBA
GBACastlevania: Circle of the MoonKCEKMetroidvania with a dual card system to customize abilities
XboxCastlevania: Curse of DarknessKonami3D ARPG - level Hector's stats with items and his familiars with good ol' XP
PS2Castlevania: Curse of DarknessKonamiHacky-slashy-spooky, uses items to increase stats
DSCastlevania: Dawn of SorrowKonamiMetroidvania direct sequel to Aria of Sorrow with a more anime design aesthetic, requires the stylus to draw symbols
Xbox 360Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiLarge-scale Metroidvania crossover with an emphasis on online co-op, stats based on gear and skill grinding
PS3Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiMassive crossover metroidvania with local multiplayer and character growth based on equipment
Xbox OneCastlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiSee PS3
GBACastlevania: Harmony of DissonanceKCETMetroidvania with room decorating and traveling between dimensions to progress
DSCastlevania: Order of EcclesiaKonamiLast of the DS Metroidvanias, featuring a glyph combination system to customize movement and combat abilities
DSCastlevania: Portrait of RuinKonamiMetroidvania with highly varied level design and two switchable playable protagonists - CHARLOTTEJONATHANCHARLOTTE
PSXCastlevania: Symphony of the NightKonamiTHE Metroidvania
Xbox 360Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (DL only)KonamiMostly the same as the PSX version, but removes FMV cutscenes
PS3Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PSPCastlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesKonamiContains a remade version of Rondo of Blood and an unlockable version of Symphony of the Night with dialogue translation closer to the original Japanese
VitaCastlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (DL only)KonamiSee PSP
PS4Castlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiSee XS
Xbox OneCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiSee XS
Xbox SeriesCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiContains Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow, and Dracula X all with modern QoL features
SwitchCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiSee XS
NESCastlevania II: Simon's QuestKonamiSurprise! Contains a day/night system and XP/leveling
Wii UCastlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)KonamiSee NES
3DSCastlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)KonamiSee NES
PS4Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (DL only)KonamiAn upscaled version of The Dracula X Chronicles, including all improvements present
JP GB+GBCCave NoireKonamiRoguelike - higher level quests start you off with better stats
3DSCave Story (DL only)Studio Pixel/NicalisSee DS
DSCave Story (DSiWare)Studio Pixel/NicalisA platforming-heavy metroidvania created by a one-man development team; taking damage loses XP for weapons
3DSCave Story 3DStudio Pixel/NicalisRenders the original game with 3D graphics, throws in crossover content/references, adds a dynamic camera and additional level
VitaChaos Rings (delisted, DL only)Media.VisionTurn-based combat is done in two-person parties where they can attack separately or together (and take potential damage likewise)
JP SFCChaos Seed: Fuusui KairoukiNeverlandLots of resource management! Multiple endings!
PS2Chaos WarsIdea FactorySRPG with the best English voice acting known to man
JP FCChaos WorldNatsumeNeat auto-battle system
JP FCChester Field: Ankoku Shin e no ChousenVic TokaiLight on text, hilarious walking animation, very platformy
DSChildren of ManaNex EntertainmentBeautiful graphics, but otherwise a repetitive randomized dungeon-crawling ARPG
PSXChocobo's Dungeon 2SquareMystery Dungeon, but with 100% more Kweh
SwitchChocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! (DL only)Rocket Studio Inc./Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! (DL only)Rocket Studio Inc./Square EnixEnhanced version of FF Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, adds recruitable buddies, new jobs for the titular chocobo, and some features from the JP-only DS port of the game
JP PSXChocobo no Fushigi na DungeonSquareChocobo's first roguelike experience with some town-building elements; spells are leveled with repeated use
JP WonderswanChocobo no Fushigi na DungeonSquareSee JP PSX, but without color
JP SFCChou-Mahou Tairiku WozzRed Company Corporation8 playable characters, branching storylines, invention systems- this game truly tries to do it all!
Xbox OneChroma Quaternion (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
Xbox SeriesChroma Quaternion (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
SwitchChroma Quaternion (DL only)Exe-CreateKemco approaches decent quality; regular turn-based gameplay, kingdoms themed after the four seasons... and surfing gorillas as an enemy encounter?!?
PS5Chroma Quaternion (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
PS4Chroma Quaternion (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
PSXChrono CrossSquareMasterful soundtrack, confusingly related to Chrono Trigger
PSPChrono Cross (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaChrono Cross (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Chrono Cross (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
SwitchChrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers EditionD4 Enterprise/Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition (DL only)D4 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)D4 Enterprise/Square EnixSee PS4
SNESChrono TriggerSquareA shining example of the genre as a whole, a time-travel story done right
DSChrono TriggerSquare Enix/ToseIf you must play a version of this game (and you must), this one is a good choice- it has extra cut content!
VitaChrono Trigger (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PSPChrono Trigger (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
SwitchChronus ArcHit-PointSee 3DS
PS4Chronus ArcHit-PointSee 3DS
VitaChronus ArcHit-PointSee 3DS
3DSChronus Arc (DL only)Hit-PointMore Kemco fare, this one encourages insane amouns of grinding with random difficulty spikes
Xbox OneChronus Arc (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
GBACIMA: The EnemyNeverlandARPG of sorts- can level up weapons and armor while controlling Lemmings-like civilians
PSPCladun: This is an RPG (DL only)System Prisma/Nippon IchiA top-down randomized dungeon crawler that also acts as a desconstruction of sorts by allowing the player to make their character and the boss
VitaCladun: This is an RPG (DL only)System Prisma/Nippon IchiSee PSP
PS4ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku!Nippon IchiSee Vita
VitaClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! (DL only)Nippon IchiRetro-styled dungeon crawling like its predecessors, with lots of classes to choose from and many randomized elements
VitaCladun x2 (DL only)System Prisma/Nippon IchiSee PSP
PSPClaDun x2 (DL only)System Prisma/Nippon IchiMore dungeon-crawling/RPG Maker hybrid goodness!
PSPClass of HeroesZerodivFirst-person dungeon-crawler with highly customizable party members, and balancing compatibility between members is important
PSPClass of Heroes 2ZerodivPlays similarly to the first, but adds more character classes
VitaClass of Heroes 2 (DL only)ZerodivSee PSP
PS3Class of Heroes 2GZerodivEnhanced version of the PSP first-person dungeon crawler with more skills/party members/dungeons
3DSCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Intelligent SystemsA steampunky, comic book-styled game with gameplay similar to Valkyria Chronicles (SRPG with third-person shooting perspective/attacking), lots of public domain characters
3DSCode of PrincessStudio SaizensenSide-scrolling beat-em-up with XP and leveling, fairly similar to Guardian Heroes, has a story mode as well as additional bonus scenarios
SwitchCode of Princess EXStudio SaisenzenOverall improvement from the original; adds more playable characters, story co-op mode, a streamlined skill system, and other QoL changes
PS4Code VeinBandai NamcoThink Dark Souls, but more anime and with post-apocalyptic vampires
Xbox OneCode VeinBandai NamcoSee PS4
SwitchCollection of ManaM2/SquareBrings together the original versions of the first three Mana games along with UI QoL additions; first appearance of a localized Trials of Mana
SwitchCollection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend (DL only)M2/SquareA collection of the original versions of the first three SaGa games along with UI/QoL additions/improvements
PS2Colosseum: Road to FreedomGoshowA gladiator simulator is a bit of a strange choice to make an ARPG about, but here we are-
JP FCColumbus: Ougon no YoakeTomyNaval combat and quasi-historical themes! Sketch af!
JP PSXCommunity PomFill in CafeThe cutest Zelda clone ever, with XP and little fuzzy buddies to raise to help you
3DSConception II: Children of the Seven StarsSpike ChunsoftThird-person dungeon crawling and some heavy dating sim elements, including "classmating" with fellow students to have "children" with strong powers
VitaConception II: Children of the Seven StarsSpike ChunsoftSee 3DS
PS4Conception Plus: Maidens of the Twelve StarsSpike ChunsoftA remake of the first Conception game; increasing your bond with different women to produce "children" who will become your allies in battle
DSContactGrasshopper ManufactureA fourth-wall breaking ARPG with a costume-based skill system and stats gained in real-time by taking specific actions
Turbografx-CDCosmic Fantasy 2Laser SoftStandard JRPG, major selling point for the TGCD, enemies only use basic attacks
JP FCCosmo Police GalivanNihon BussanPlatformer ARPG - Metroidvania before metroidvanias were a thing
SwitchCresteaju (DL only)Shou/PLiCyA remastered JP-only indie PC game that shows its age
VitaCriminal Girls 2: Party FavorsNippon IchiSame skeezy gameplay loop with new characters
VitaCriminal Girls: Invite OnlyImageepochTurn-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
XboxCrimson SeaKoeiMusou-like with a sci-fi theme, some shooting elements, party members, weapon XP
PS2Crimson Sea 2KoeiSci-fi musou-like with weapon/magic XP, multiplayer, and a non-linear mission structure
PS3Crimson Sea 2 (PS2 Classics)KoeiSee PS2
3DSCrimson Shroud (DL only)Nex EntertainmentHeavily D&D-inspired, down to the dice rolling! Characters do not level, but can upgrade skills and equipment
PS2Crimson TearsDream Factory3D beat-em-up/randomized dungeon crawler hybrid
PSPCrisis Core: Final Fantasy VIISquare EnixARPG featuring not-Cloud in a prequel to FFVII, slot machines can affect the tide of battle, mission-based structure
SwitchCroixleur SigmaSouvenir CircSee PS4
PS4Croixleur SigmaSouvenir CircArcadey, hacky-slashy ARPG where you descend dungeon floors, have a limited amount of time to kill all the enemies, and level up in-between
PS3Cross EdgeCompile HeartCrossover RPG with characters from Darkstalkers and Disgaea among others, combo-based gameplay, loads of technical issues
JP SFCCrystal Beans: From Dungeon ExplorerBirthday/Hudson SoftStraightforward ARPG gameplay, hidden playable characters, leveling stats through gems
Xbox 360Crystal DefendersSquare EnixA Final Fantasy-themed tower defense game where leveling units is crucial to survival
PS3Crystal DefendersSquare EnixFinal Fantasy-themed tower defense, cute spritework, unit management and leveling is important
PSPCrystal Defenders (DL only)Square EnixFinal Fantasy tower defense game set in Ivalice using classes from FFTA2. strategy involves leveling units
GB+GBCCrystalisNintendoA remake of the original, with greater difficulty and story changes
NESCrystalisSNKTop-down ARPG, fairly grindy for the time
SwitchCrystalis (NSO)SNKSee NES
SwitchCrystal Ortha (DL only)Hit-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)Hit-PointSee Switch
Xbox OneCrystal Ortha (DL only)Hit-PointSee Switch
Game GearCrystal WarriorsSegaPretty standard SRPG for the time
3DSCrystal Warriors (VC)SegaSee GG
SwitchCrystarGemdropsSee PS4, but with all DLC included
PS4CrystarGemdropsAn ARPG about escaping from purgatory using the power of crying to purify souls and obtain equipment
3DSCrystareino (DL only)Hit-PointA bit better than your average Kemco game- lots of recruitable characters and a job sytem in this one
GameCubeCubivore: Survival of the FittestSaru Brunei/Intelligent SystemsA game about raising cubes like animals and making them fight and mutate
3DSCuldcept RevoltOmiya SoftIt's like Monopoly, if instead of houses you could leave behind monsters that you level up; also has player ranks/levels
JP N64Custom RoboNoise Inc.First game in the robot customizing (hah) and fighting series; upgrades to robots are bought rather than earned
DSCustom Robo ArenaNoise Inc.Go to school, build your robot, and battle using it in arena-styled ARPG combat!
PS4Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses OnlineCompile Heart/Idea Factory/TamsoftAnother ARPG starring the Neptune crew, made to mimic an MMO; same problems of reused assets apply; humor is still as tongue-in-cheek as ever
JP SFCCyber KnightAdvance Communication CompanySRPG/turn-based hybrid combat, also: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE exploration
JP SFCCyber Knight II: Chikyuu Teikoku no YabouAtelier Double/Group SNESimilar gameplay but massive graphical leap over the first
JP FCDai-2-Ji Super Robot TaisenWinkysoftFeatures original design robots that would become the cornerstone of the Original Generation series
JP SFCDai-3-Ji Super Robot TaisenWinkysoftFirst in the series to have a branching storyline
JP SFCDaikaijuu MonogatariBirthday/Hudson SoftHidden characters and adorable sprites!
PS4Damascus Dear: Operation Tokyo HD EditionAplusSee Vita, but prettier
VitaDamascus Gear: Operation OsakaAplusDoesn't change much from the first game, but does add pilot skill points which can further enhance statistics
PS4Damascus Gear: Operation Osaka HD EditionAplusSee Vita, but prettier
SwitchDamascus Gear: Operation Osaka HD Edition (DL only)AplusSee Vita, but prettier
VitaDamascus Gear: Operation TokyoAplusAn isometric dungeon crawler of sorts where you pilot a mech to complete missions, which give you parts to upgrade your stats with
SwitchDamascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition (DL only)AplusSee Vita, but prettier
SwitchDandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada (DL only)Onion GamesVery fourth wall-breaking; completing roguelike dungeons via pathing elements not only improves that character, but the person that made him
PS4Danganronpa 1.2 ReloadSpike ChunsoftContains both Danganronpa 1 and 2 with improved graphics
VitaDanganronpa 2: Goodbye DespairSpike ChunsoftMostly a visual novel/murder mystery/courtroom sim, but also features XP to give you levels and skill points to equip abilities to use in trials
SwitchDanganronpa DecadenceSpike 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
VitaDanganronpa V3: Killing HarmonySpike ChunsoftNew school, new classmates to watch murder each other, easy XP to gain to increase equippable trial skills, and a bonus dungeon-crawler mingame
PS4Danganronpa V3: Killing HarmonySpike ChunsoftSee Vita
Neo Geo PocketDark Arms: Beast BusterNoise Factory/SNKAn ARPG sequel to an arcade game where the character doesn't gain levels, but weapons do by collecting monster souls; the weapons can evolve as well
PS2Dark CloudLevel-5ARPG with roguelike elements and town building; no traditional XP (though weapons do level)
PS4Dark Cloud (DL only)Level-5See PS2
PS2Dark Cloud 2Level-5Similar to the first but with less playable characters, more involved town-building
PS4Dark Cloud 2 (DL only)Level-5See PS2
JP SFCDark HalfWest OneItem-based leveling system; also, spoiler alert (not really): You play the antagonist!
JP SFCDark Law: Meaning of DeathSakata SASSuper duper hard! Also featuring rudimentary 3D!
JP FCDark LordData EastMix of overhead and turn-based combat
PS4Dark Rose ValkyrieCompile HeartTurn-based combat with turn manipulation features; some visual novel elements including sniffing out a traitor amongst your ranks
SaturnDark SaviorClimaxSequel to Landstalker (GEN), an ARPG with fighting game-like combat and isometric platforming
Xbox 360Dark SoulsFromSoftwareSpiritual successor to Demon's Souls, where multitudes learned to die and die again
PS3Dark SoulsFromSoftwarePrepare to die! A lot! Super-challenging ARPG combat and dungeon delving, successor to Demon's Souls
SwitchDark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftwareSee XBO
PS4Dark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftware/QLOCSee XBO
Xbox OneDark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftware/QLOCIncludes all DLC and some QoL improvements, but otherwise largely unchanged (besides visually)
PS3Dark Souls IIFromSoftwareMore Dark Souls = more death
Xbox 360Dark Souls IIFromSoftwareSet in the same universe as the first game, with similarly punishing 3rd-person ARPG gameplay
PS4Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareSee PS3
Xbox OneDark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareSee PS3
Xbox 360Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareThe definitive edition of Dark Souls II
PS3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareEnhanced/remastered version of Dark Souls II with better AI
PS4Dark Souls IIIFromSoftwareSee XBO
Xbox OneDark Souls IIIFromSoftwareMore ways to die and keep dying; combat is overall more fluid than previous games, an MP-like system is introduced
Sega CDDark WizardH.I.C.SRPG with night/day, alignment systems
PS2Dawn of ManaSquare EnixDoes away with many conventions of the series, large focus on item throwing, level gains are reset between areas
SwitchDead or School (DL only)Studio NanafushiSee PS4
PS4Dead or School (DL only)Studio NanafushiSidescrolling horror ARPG/Metroidvania; lots of jank in the programming; a bit fanservicey in design
Xbox 360Dead RisingCapcomSmashing hordes of zombies in a chaotic mall with a leveling system, unforgiving game timer, survivors to rescue, and pictures to take
PS4Dead Rising (DL only)CapcomSee 360, but with more save slots and graphical upgrades
Xbox SeriesDead Rising (DL only)CapcomSee PS4
Xbox OneDead Rising (DL only)CapcomSee PS4
WiiDead Rising: Chop Till You DropTose/CapcomReplaces the game-spanning countdown clock with timed missions, no free-roaming the mall between missions, and over-the-shoulder gunplay
PS4Death end re;QuestCompile HeartMany VN elements; a semi-horror JRPG about getting trapped in a VRMMO; some genre-switching elements while exploring, positioning is crucial to combat
SwitchDeath end re;QuestCompile HeartSee PS4
PS4Death end re;Quest 2Compile Heart/Idea FactoryKnocking enemies around in battle returns; VN elements and dark themes are still present, less "virtual" features than the first game
SwitchDeath end re;Quest 2Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
PS4Death StrandingKojima ProductionsThe Adventures of Norman Reedus and the Funky Fetus, with "likes" serving as XP to increase your Porter Grade/stats
PS5Death Stranding Director's CutKojima ProductionsAdds some Metal Gear Solid-esque story missions, as well as features like buildable racetracks and a buddy bot to help you carry things
PSXDeception III: Dark DelusionTecmoDark story with trap creation
PS3Deception IV: Blood TiesKoei TecmoMore traps to be set in increasingly complex manners
VitaDeception IV: Blood TiesKoei TecmoSee PS3
PS4Deception IV: The Nightmare PrincessKoei TecmoSee PS3
VitaDeception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)Koei TecmoSee PS3
PS3Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)Koei TecmoEnhanced version of the original game with an additional playable character and storyline
JP FCDeep Dungeon III: Yuushi e no TabiHumming Bird Soft1st-person dunegon crawl
JP FCDeep Dungeon IV: Kuro no YoujutsushiHumming Bird Soft1st-person dunegon crawl
DSDeep LabyrinthInteractive BrainsA first-person dungeon crawler ARPG with heavy use of the stylus for attacking and drawing runes for spellcasting
Game GearDefenders of OasisSegaTurn-based JRPG with a Thousand and One Nights theme
3DSDefenders of Oasis (VC)SegaSee GG
GBADemiKids: Light/DarkMultimedia Intelligence TransferPokemon-like demon collecting and fusion, but each version has a separate plot/protagonist!
PS5Demon's SoulsFromSoftware/BluepointRevitalizes the original Souls game, adding some handy item management QoL features; just as difficult as the original
PS3Demon's SoulsFromSoftwarePunishing ARPG gameplay, loads of dying, learning, and dying again - collective actions online shift the difficulty of the game as a whole
VitaDemon GazeKadokawa/ExperienceA first-person dungeon crawler with a fairly large amount of fan service and the ability to recruit demons in order to grind enough money to pay your innkeeper the rent due
SwitchDemon Gaze Extra (DL only)Kadokawa/ExperienceSee PS4
PS4Demon Gaze Extra (DL only)Kadokawa/ExperienceA coat of visual polish, adds story content and significant ease-of-use QoLs, including autopilot when traversing dungeons
PS4Demon Gaze IIKadokawa/ExperienceSee Vita
VitaDemon Gaze IIKadokawa/ExperienceStill first-person dungeoneering, but takes away the ability to create party members; still a bit fanservicey
PS5Demoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)AKI/EastasiasoftSee XS
PS4Demoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)AKI/EastasiasoftSee XS
SwitchDemoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)AKI/EastasiasoftSee XS
Xbox SeriesDemoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)AKI/EastasiasoftA metroidvania that wears its mature themes on its sleeves (to an occasionally lewd degree)
Xbox OneDemoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)AKI/EastasiasoftSee XS
JP SFCDer LangrisserNCSRemake of Langrisser II, with branching storylines
PS4Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock TravelersNippon IchiShort turn-based affair focused on time travel; difficulty level is overall low
SwitchDestiny Connect: Tick-Tock TravelersNippon IchiSee PS4
NESDestiny of an EmperorCapcomRomance of the Three Kingdoms-themed, auto-battle system
JP WonderswanDicing Knight.Platine DispositifA roguelike with hectic gameplay, dice literally fly out of enemies when you attack them to determine damage done
JP PSPDigimon AdventurePropeTells the story of the first anime series through 3-on-3 Digimon battles, also features a relationship system
JP WonderswanDigimon Adventure 02: D1 TamersSIMS/BandaiDirect sequel to Tag Tamers, mostly the same, but utilizes the Wonderswan Color's palette
JP WonderswanDigimon Adventure 02: Tag TamersSIMS/BandaiTurn-based digital monster collecting, fighting, and fusing gameplay, elaborates on a very important plot point in the anime
PS4Digimon Story: Cyber SleuthMedia.VisionSee Vita
VitaDigimon Story: Cyber SleuthMedia.VisionTurn-based Digimon collectathon with a story somewhat reminisent of .hack
PS4Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's MemoryMedia.VisionSee Vita
VitaDigimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's MemoryMedia.VisionContinues the story from the first game with more Digimon to collect (with similar gameplay)
SwitchDigimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete EditionMedia.VisionCombined versions of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Hacker's Memory; gives extra Digimon, balancing, and evolution trees to the first game
PSXDigimon WorldFlying Tiger DevelopmentMonster-collecting and raising game
PSXDigimon World 2BECMore emphasis on dungeon crawling and monster battling than the first
PSXDigimon World 3BEC/Boom CorpMore of the same
GameCubeDigimon World 4BECMuch maligned for adopting an ARPG format - why would you give Agumon a sword?
PS2Digimon World 4BECDigimon-themed ARPG with a clunky camera and a lack of balance
XboxDigimon World 4BECAn unexpected departure from the series format
PS4Digimon World: Next OrderB.B. StudioMore straightforward monster-raising (on a time limit) than the Cyber Sleuth games, combat is largely controlled by AI
DSDigimon World ChampionshipEpicsAll the perils of raising monsters without any of the storyline or ability to control them in combat (which happens via AI)!
PS2Digimon World Data SquadBECTurn-based battles and an emphasis on raising your Digimon appropriately
DSDigimon World Dawn/DuskBECSequels to Digimon World DS, play similarly, exclusive Digimon to each version (as is tradition)
DSDigimon World DSBECTechnically the first game in the Digimon Story series rather than a Digimon World game, very Pokemon-esque in gameplay
JP PSPDigimon World Re: DigitizeTri-CrescendoPlays like the first Digimon World game, but also has an overarching storyline to follow
JP FCDigital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei IIAtlusConsidered to be the origin of the series' heavy-handed order vs chaos theme, good old-fashioned demon negotiation and recruitment
JP FCDigital Devil Story: Megami TenseiAtlusThe series had to start somewhere…
DSDinosaur KingClimax EntertainmentIt's Pokemon, but with dinosaurs instead! Combat is literally in a rock-paper-scissors format
PS2Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VIISquare EnixAn ARPG starring Midgar's favorite brooding gun-toting mutant
SwitchDisgaea 1: CompleteNippon IchiSee PS4
PS4Disgaea 1: CompleteNippon IchiSpiffs up the graphics and brings over features from previous iterations; adjusts some classes to be more in line with their counterparts from later games
PS2Disgaea 2: Cursed MemoriesNippon IchiMore SRPG demon shenanigans!
PS3Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic)Nippon IchiSee PS2
PSPDisgaea 2: Dark Hero DaysNippon IchiAdds characters from Disgaea 3, a story mode focusing on Axel, and other QoL changes brought over from Disgaea 3
VitaDisgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (DL only)Nippon IchiSee PSP
VitaDisgaea 3: Absence of DetentionNippon IchiAdds all DLC, new scenarios/characters, makes tweaks to skills/classes, adds new types of magic
PS3Disgaea 3: Absence of JusticeNippon IchiSRPG shenanigans in the netherworld, with weapon proficiencies, monsters changing into weapons, and stacks of Geo blocks
PS4Disgaea 4 Complete+Nippon IchiMakes the sprites prettier and adds some QoL changes including adjusting the speed of skills
SwitchDisgaea 4 Complete +Nippon IchiSee PS4
VitaDisgaea 4: A Promise RevisitedNippon IchiAdds all DLC, a new level of spells to cast, brings over some QoL features from Disgaea D2, adds new characters and a new scenario
PS3Disgaea 4: A Promise UnforgottenNippon IchiStacks on stacks on stacks of characters, a customizable hub town, and more leveling madness
SwitchDisgaea 5 CompleteNippon IchiContains the base game and all DLC
PS4Disgaea 5: Alliance of VengeanceNippon IchiNew protagonist, more Netherworld SRPG adventures; characters can now equip subclasses and form squads to augment their stats
PS4Disgaea 6 CompleteNippon IchiSee PS5
PS5Disgaea 6 CompleteNippon IchiSee Switch, but with a much better framerate and all DLC included
SwitchDisgaea 6: Defiance of DestinyNippon IchiThe numbers for leveling and damage get even more ridiculous (if that can be believed), change from sprites to 3D models, same approach to humor
PSPDisgaea: Afternoon of DarknessNippon IchiCuts out a few songs from the original, but adds a mode focusing on Etna, some bosses from Disgaea 2, and dual language support
VitaDisgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (DL only)Nippon IchiSee PSP
PS2Disgaea: Hour of DarknessNippon IchiSRPG with ridiculous party stats, party lifting, and Prinnies!
PS3Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)Nippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Disgaea D2: A Brighter DarknessNippon IchiActual sequel to Hour of Darkness, adds rideable monsters and an affinity system
DSDisgaea DSNippon IchiPort of the PSP version of the classic SRPG with a few additional characters
PSPDissidia 012 [duodecim] Final FantasySquare EnixAdds more characters and expands the story mode to be party-based, also retells the story from the first game within
VitaDissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (DL only)Square EnixSee PSP
PS4Dissidia: Final Fantasy NTTeam NinjaChanges the battle format to 3v3; leveling up characters is possible but only does things like improve the AI control and unlock HP-based attacks
PSPDissidia Final FantasySquare EnixA 3D Final Fantasy fighting game with unconventional mechanics, representatives from most main games in the series, and a story mode with character leveling
VitaDissidia Final Fantasy (DL only)Square EnixSee PSP
GBADokapon: Monster HunterTycoon/Asmik Ace EntertainmentBattle system is literally rock-paper-scissors, also contains monster collecting elements
DSDokapon JourneySuzakHybrid JRPG/board game, super duper cute!
WiiDokapon KingdomStingNo gameplay changes as compared to PS2, but better graphics and easier multiplayer
PS2Dokapon KingdomStingBoard game/JRPG hybrid, extremely cute
JP FCDoraemon: Giga Zombie no GyakushuuEpochFeaturing playable Doraemon!
PS4Doraemon: Story of Seasons (DL only)Brownies/MarvelousAs the title states, a Story of Seasons game with appearances by Doraemon and his friends where upgrading tools is crucial to farm life
SwitchDoraemon: Story of Seasons (DL only)Brownies/MarvelousSee PS4
SwitchDouble Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler BundleTechnos Japan/Million/Arc System WorksA compilation with many previously unlocalized titles of the latter series
PS4Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle (DL only)Technos Japan/Million/Arc System WorksSee Switch
TurboGrafx-16Double DungeonsNCSCo-op first-person dungeon crawl
Wii UDouble Dungeons (VC)NCSSee TG16
JP FCDouble Moon DensetsuAmusement/Dennou Kenkyusho/ORGMultiple endings, multiple classes to choose from, pulls some nasty punches on the player
JP FCDowntown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zen'in Shuugou!Technos JapanKunio and the bois act out a period play the only way they know how, stats now increase upon defeating certain amounts of enemies
PS3Dragon's CrownVanillawareHighly overexaggerated character design and a solid side-scrolling beat-em-up with character leveling and progression
VitaDragon's CrownVanillawareSee PS3
PS4Dragon's Crown ProVanillawareAdds an orchestral soundtrack and narrator content that was previously DLC, otherwise see PS3
PS3Dragon's DogmaCapcomOpen-world ARPG with some grappling elements and lots of customizability
Xbox 360Dragon's DogmaCapcomWestern-styled ARPG with monster grappling, a customizable avatar, and additional customizable helper
PS4Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenCapcomSee 360
Xbox OneDragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenCapcomSee PS3
PS3Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenCapcomSpoiler alert: All roads lead to Gran Soren! Enhanced/remastered version of the original with additional content
SwitchDragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenCapcomSee 360
Xbox 360Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenCapcomAn enhanced and expanded version of the original, with a new dungeon and lots of player feedback incorporated
JP FCDragon Ball: Dai Maou FukkatsuD&D Corp/TosePlays kinda like a card-based board game
3DSDragon Ball: FusionsGanbarionCreate 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)
Xbox OneDragon Ball: XenoverseDimpsSee PS3
PS4Dragon Ball: XenoverseDimpsSee PS3
Xbox 360Dragon Ball: XenoverseDimpsA 3D fighter based in the Dragon Ball universe with RPG elements such as leveling and a story mode… starring you!
PS3Dragon Ball: XenoverseDimpsMake your own DB character and fight using them in story mode (because what else do you do in that universe?)
Xbox OneDragon Ball: Xenoverse 2DimpsLots of time-travel tomfoolery with your own custom Dragon Ball character; plays otherwise like a 3D arena fighter
PS4Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2DimpsSee XBO
SwitchDragon Ball: Xenoverse 2DimpsSee XBO
DSDragon Ball Z: Attack of the SaiyansMonolith SoftAn actual traditional turn-based Dragon Ball Z JRPG? I never thought I would see the day!
PS2Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3DimpsMore of a 3D fighter with the Z crew, but there is also a story mode where the main characters can train and level
PS3Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD CollectionDimpsHD remasters of both Budokai (itself more of a fighting game alone) and Budokai 3 (fighter with mild/moderate RPG elements)
Xbox 360Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD CollectionDimpsSee PS3
WiiDragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2SpikeSee PS2, but with motion controls optional
PS2Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2SpikeUses a different game engine and camera style than the Budokai series, but has a similar story mode with additional "what-if" scenarios
WiiDragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3SpikeSee PS2, but with motion controls optional
PS2Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3SpikeAn absolute ton of playable characters, but a bit of meat taken out of the story mode, as well as diminishing the RPG elements
DSDragon Ball Z: Harukanaru DensetsuBECTaking it all the way back to card-based combat, encounters take a long time but you gain experience between them
PS4Dragon Ball Z: KakarotCyberConnect2See XBO
Xbox OneDragon Ball Z: KakarotCyberConnect2An ARPG retelling of (yet again) the major DBZ sagas with later ones available as DLC, contains fishing
SwitchDragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens SetCyberConnect2See XBO, with an additional DLC-only storyline revolving around DB Super content
JP FCDragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiya JinD&D Corp/ToseCARDS
GB+GBCDragon Ball Z: Legendary Super WarriorsFlight-PlanSaiyan-Buu sagas featured, card-based combat, blah blah blah
JP SFCDragon Ball Z: Super Saiya DensetsuD&D Corp/ToseCombo of two of the FC DBZ games, still with card-based battles
JP FCDragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza!!D&D Corp/ToseCard-based combat
JP FCDragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzou NingenD&D Corp/ToseMore card-based combat
Game GearDragon CrystalSegaKinda like a demake of Fatal Labyrinth
Master SystemDragon Crystal (PAL/JP only)SegaSimilar to Fatal Labyrinth, gain levels by fighting monsters (but no XP)
3DSDragon Crystal (VC)SegaSee GG
PSPDragoneer's AriaHit 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)Hit MakerSee PSP
Xbox OneDragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of TimeToydeaA poorly-translated roguelike that encourages less careful behavior in dungeons
SwitchDragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time (DL only)ToydeaSee XBO
PS4DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time (DL only)ToydeaSee XBO
SaturnDragon ForceJ-Force/SegaAn RTS JRPG with 8 different factions to play as
JP SaturnDragon Force II: Kamisarishi Daichi NiSegaPretty similar to the first
PS4Dragon LapisExe-CreateSee 3DS
SwitchDragon Lapis (DL only)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
3DSDragon Lapis (DL only)Exe-CreateSame Kemco gameplay and tropes, with an intentionally downgraded art style (for some reason)
Xbox OneDragon Lapis (DL only)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
SwitchDragon Marked For DeathInti CreatesSee PS4
PS4Dragon Marked For Death (DL only)Inti CreatesA sidescrolling ARPG with a quest-based structure and an emphasis on (non-local) co-op play
SwitchDragon Quest (DL only)Armor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
PS4Dragon Quest BuildersSquare EnixSee Vita
SwitchDragon Quest BuildersSquare EnixSee Vita
VitaDragon Quest Builders (DL only)Square EnixA sort-of mashup between Minecraft and Dragon Quest, where you have to increase each town's base level to rebuild the destroyed world by crafting the necessary items
PS4Dragon Quest Builders 2Omega Force/Square EnixRestore the world of Dragon Quest 2 by completing requests for villagers and questing for materials, leveling both your character and village along the way
SwitchDragon Quest Builders 2Omega Force/Square EnixSee PS4
Xbox SeriesDragon Quest Builders 2Omega Force/Square EnixSee PS4
Xbox OneDragon Quest Builders 2Omega Force/Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight BelowOmega ForceA Dragon Quest-themed musou, with many playable characters from throughout the series' history
PS4Dragon Quest Heroes IIOmega ForceAdds more traditional JRPG elements such as overworld traversal and questing to break up the gameplay, but is otherwise similar to the first
JP SFCDragon Quest I + IIChunsoftCombined, debatably definitive version of DQ I and II
SwitchDragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (DL only)Armor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
JP SFCDragon Quest IIIHeartbeatArguably the definitive version of the game
SwitchDragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (DL only)Armor Project/Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the relocalized mobile version, with redrawn character/monster sprites
DSDragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenArtePiazzaClassic JRPG gameplay broken up into chapters following specific protagonists, has one more chapter than the NES version
DSDragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesLevel-5Intended to be a multiplayer JRPG, all party members are customizable
JP GBADragon Quest Monsters: Caravan HeartToseStars a young Prince Keifer from DQVII, where you recruit humans and monsters for your growing caravan
DSDragon Quest Monsters: JokerToseMore Dragon Quest-themed monster collection and synthesis! Also features a DQ VIII- like skill system
DSDragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2ToseNot a direct sequel to Joker, adds monsters of varying sizes but otherwise plays the same
JP 3DSDragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3Square EnixMore monsters to scout, synthesize, and ride around the various worlds; turn-based combat with in-depth skill trees.
JP 3DSDragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3DSquare EnixA remake of Dragon Warrior Monsters, with more monsters to train/breed, a larger party size, and a 3D world to explore
WiiDragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of MirrorsGenius Sonority/EightingAn on-rails hack-and-slash RPG utilizing the Wii's motion controls
DSDragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideArtePiazzaFirst release of DQV in North America, featuring monster taming and a multi-generational story
JP SFCDragon Quest V: Tenkuu no HanayomeChunsoftMonster capture and marriage/children ahoy!
JP PS2Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no HanayomeArtePiazza/Matrix SoftwareA 3D remake of the Super Famicom classic with an increased party size
JP SFCDragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no DaichiHeartbeatThird game in the Zenithian trilogy, return of the class system
DSDragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationArtePiazzaFirst appearance of DQVI in the west, same turn-based gameplay, plot revolving around two separate worlds
3DSDragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastArtePiazzaA whole new translation (for better or worse), changed encounter types from random to field enemies, and tweaked the class progression slightly
3DSDragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingSquare EnixAdds new characters, story elements, and balance changes, but removes the orchestrated soundtrack and is not as visually appealing
PS2Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingLevel-5Can you really say no to more slimes? In a fully 3D environment?
PS4Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeArmor 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
SwitchDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionArmor 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
PS4Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionArmor Project/Square EnixSee Switch
Xbox OneDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionArmor Project/Square EnixSee Switch
JP FCDragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi MaryuuKonami*Epilepsy Warning* Otherwise a solid ARPG
PSXDragonseedsJalecoWho needs plot when you're combining dragon DNA?
PS4Dragon SinkerExe-CreateSee 3DS
VitaDragon SinkerExe-CreateSee 3DS
Xbox OneDragon Sinker (DL only)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
3DSDragon Sinker (DL only)Exe-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)Exe-CreateSee 3DS
Turbografx-CDDragon Slayer: The Legend of HeroesFalcomDetailed game for the time, bridges the gap between the Dragon Slayer and LoH series
SwitchDragon Star VarnirCompile HeartSee PS4
PS4Dragon Star VarnirCompile 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)
PSXDragon ValorNamcoRemake and sequel to Dragon Buster (FC), arcade-like 2.5D ARPG
SNESDragon ViewKemcoSequel to Drakkhen, interesting pseudo-3D overworld system
NESDragon WarriorChunsoftSolo questing to save the kingdom!
GB+GBCDragon Warrior I & IIToseKeeps the same QoL changes brought by the SFC version, albeit with some naturally downgraded graphics
NESDragon Warrior IIChunsoftRescuing the kingdom, now with a party!
GB+GBCDragon Warrior IIIToseMaintains the QoL changes of the SFC version, adds an extra bonus dungeon, downgrades graphics a bit
NESDragon Warrior IIIChunsoftIntroduces a class system to the series, far less linear than its predecessors
NESDragon Warrior IVChunsoftBreaks up the story into chapters with different protagonists that come together in the end
GB+GBCDragon Warrior MonstersToseSort of Dragon Quest's answer to Pokemon, but with fusion as well
GB+GBCDragon Warrior Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey/Tara's AdventureToseLeans harder into the Pokemon slant with 2 different versions
PSXDragon Warrior VIIHeart BeatLooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong Dragon Quest game
PS2DrakengardCaviaMusou-like RPG with some heavy/dark themes, direct predecessor to the Nier series
PS2Drakengard 2CaviaStill guarding and using dragons to fight masses of enemies
PS3Drakengard 3AccessHack-and-slash gameplay marred heavily by technical issues, very stylish nonetheless
SNESDrakkhenKemco/InfogramesSparsely populated, customizable characters that attack using AI, and lots of water to hilariously drown in
3DSDrancia Saga (DL only)Urara-Works/SkipmoreAn auto-side-scrolling game where your character can't stop moving but must nonetheless level up and save the day!
SwitchDream House Days DX (DL only)KairosoftAn apartment manager sim where you level up your furniture, tenants, and their potential careers; capitalism at its most end-stage form
PS4Dream House Days DX (DL only)KairosoftSee Switch
JP FCDream MasterBirthdayNot Little Nemo! More puzzle-based than most games of the era, cool concept
DSDrone TacticsSuccessA robo-bug-based SRPG, skews in a simplistic/childlike direction, especially story-wise
PS2Dual HeartsMatrix SoftwarePlatforming-heavy ARPG - XP goes towards weapons instead of stats
JP SFCDual Orb III'MaxUltra-high encounter rate, a difficult game without grind dedication
Xbox SeriesDungeon and Gravestone (DL only)Wonderland Kazakiri Inc.See Switch
SwitchDungeon and Gravestone (DL only)Wonderland Kazakiri Inc.Voxel-styled roguelike, experience is lost upon death but stat upgrades are permanent, lacks tutorials
PS4Dungeon and Gravestone (DL only)Wonderland Kazakiri Inc.See Switch
Xbox OneDungeon and Gravestone (DL only)Wonderland Kazakiri Inc.See Switch
PS4Dungeon Encounters (DL only)Square EnixStrips down dungeon delving to its most barebones- mapping out a 99 floor complex tile by tile, streamlines the ATB system
SwitchDungeon Encounters (DL only)Square EnixSee PS4
TurboGrafx-16Dungeon ExplorerAtlusCo-op top-down dungeon crawl, think Gauntlet
Sega CDDungeon ExplorerHudson Soft/WestoneTop-down ARPG with mediocre level design and multiplayer, very similar to Gauntlet
VitaDungeon Explorer (DL only)AtlusSee TG16
PSPDungeon Explorer (DL only)AtlusSee TG16
PS3Dungeon Explorer (DL only)AtlusSee TG16
Wii UDungeon Explorer (VC)AtlusSee TG16
PSPDungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient ArtsHudson SoftIsometric ARPG dungeon-crawler with a job system, some levels of the dungeons have strict requirements on the party
DSDungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient ArtsHudson SoftIsometric ARPG dungeon crawler, has a materia-like system of weapon/armor augmentation
Turbografx-CDDungeon Explorer IIHudson SoftTop-down ARPG with multiplayer and a wide variety of classes
VitaDungeon Explorer PSP (DL only)Hudson SoftAKA Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts, see PSP
NESDungeon Magic: Sword of the ElementsNatsume1st-person dunegon crawl, very sparse on story
PSPDungeon Maker: Hunting GroundGlobal A EntertainmentSpend the days digging a dungeon to protect your town, then eliminating the monsters you trapped! Stat growth comes in the form of meals made from defeated foes
VitaDungeon Maker: Hunting Ground (DL only)Global A EntertainmentSee PSP
PSPDungeon Maker II: The Hidden WarGlobal A EntertainmentPlays similarly to the first, with an additional monster-raising system and more fine-tuning of dungeon-building elements
VitaDungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster SealAquaplusFirst-person dungeon crawler with many classes and subclasses to choose from; playing this game probably puts you on an FBI watch list, because it is lewd
SwitchDungeon Village (DL only)KairosoftA simple village management sim where you send out townspeople to obtain money and items as well as defend the town (and hopefully level up doing so)
SwitchDungeon Village 2 (DL only)KairosoftVery similar to the first game, but adds some layes of complexity to the town management-sim
PS2Dynasty TacticsKoeiRomance of the Three Kingdoms-themed SRPG
PS2Dynasty Tactics 2KoeiMore of the above
PS3Dynasty Tactics 2 (PS2 Classic)KoeiSee PS2
VitaDynasty Warriors: Godseekers (DL only)Omega ForceSRPG Three Kingdoms-style, with characters based on their appearance in Dynasty Warriors 8
PS4Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (DL only)Omega ForceSee Vita
Xbox 360Dynasty Warriors: GundamKoeiEpic large-scale musou battles with a Gundam twist
PS3Dynasty Warriors: GundamKoeiHacky-slashy-mechy ARPG musou fun with the ability to change the outcomes of certain pilots' predetermined fates
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2KoeiRemoves Japanese voices but adds some aerial combat, combos, and quick time events
Xbox 360Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2KoeiMore gigantic mobile suits to face off against in ARPG combat
PS2Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2Omega ForceMobile suit musou madness
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3KoeiAdds a larger amount of mission variety to the previous games in addition to a more cel-shaded art style
Xbox 360Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3KoeiMore mechs, more features, more pilots, more musou!
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (DL only)Omega ForceReverts back to the artstyle of previous games, brings back space battles, includes more Gundam series than any previous game
SNESE.V.O.: Search For EdenAlmanicEvolution: the game!
SNESEarthboundApe/HAL LaboratoryAKA Mother 2, a more modern-themed game with some surprisingly heavy themes
Wii UEarthbound (VC)Ape/HAL LaboratorySee SNES
Wii UEarthbound Beginnings (VC)Ape/NintendoSee FC
JP WiiEarth SeekerCrafts & Meister/KadokawaPost-apocalyptic ARPG with a mission-based structure and small minions that follow you around
SwitchEgglia Rebirth (DL only)Brownies Inc.A formerly mobile game (minus microtransactions) that wears its Legend of Mana influence on its sleeve, with board-game like gameplay
PSXEhrgeiz: God Bless the RingDreamFactoryIt's mostly a fighting game with some FFVII characters, but it also has an ARPG quest mode!
Xbox OneEiyuden Chronicle: Rising (DL only)Rabbit & Bear Studios/NatsumeAtariSee PS5
SwitchEiyuden Chronicle: Rising (DL only)Rabbit & Bear Studios/NatsumeAtariSee PS5
Xbox SeriesEiyuden Chronicle: Rising (DL only)Rabbit & Bear Studios/NatsumeAtariSee PS5
PS5Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (DL only)Rabbit & Bear Studios/NatsumeAtariA side story side-scrolling Metroidvania-lite with additional town-upgrading elements and fun characters
PS4Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (DL only)Rabbit & Bear Studios/NatsumeAtariSee PS5
JP PSPEiyuu Densetsu: Ao no KisekiFalcomSecond half of the "Crossbell arc," leads into Trails of Cold Steel II, turn-based combat like other Trails games
PS3Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest (DL only)Tenco/5pb.An SRPG with an alternative historical slant - major world leaders are all portrayed as women; stats are built by completing sidequests and upgrading troops
Xbox OneElden RingFromSoftwareSee PS5
Xbox SeriesElden RingFromSoftwareSee PS5
PS5Elden RingFromSoftwareO you don't have the right to ignore the impact of this open-world Soulslike (with creative input from George R. R. Martin)
PS4Elden RingFromSoftwareSee PS5
PSXElemental GearboltAlfa SystemThe only light-gun shooter/RPG hybrid you'll find!
DreamcastElemental Gimmick GearBirthdayARPG with pretty visuals and some mech combat
SwitchElemental Knights R (DL only)WinlightA port of a mobile MMORPG with stiff character animations and an absolutely horrendous localization- and it's not even free-to-play!
PS4Elemental Knights R (DL only)WinlightSee Switch
VitaElminage: Original (DL only)Starfish SDSee PSP
PSPElminage: Original (DL only)Starfish SDBasically the Japanese answer to Wizardry - first-person dungeon delving and party customization
3DSElminage Original (DL only)Starfish-SDHas some balance changes from the PSP version but is otherwise the same
JP FCElysionNEC InterchannelA bit bland of an ARPG, but it has multiple playable characters, so that's neat
JP SFCEmerald DragonAlfa SystemBreath of Fire's cousin with a unique battle system
VitaEmil's Task (delisted)Inukage GamesA sluggish, poorly translated ARPG with some roguelike elements and a main character that can only attack by spellcasting
PS3Enchanted ArmsFromSoftwareMediocre, sci-fi-themed, turn-based, adds Sixaxis controls to enhance attacks in this version
Xbox 360Enchanted ArmsFromSoftwareFairly mediocre turn-based JRPG with some grid-based tactical elements to combat
Xbox SeriesEnder Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (DL only)Live Wire/AdglobeSee Switch
Xbox OneEnder Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (DL only)Live Wire/AdglobeSee Switch
SwitchEnder Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (DL only)Live Wire/AdglobeA heavily atmospheric Metroidvania utilizing spirits to aid in attack and traversal
PS4Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (DL only)Live Wire/AdglobeSee Switch
PSPEnd of Serenity (DL only)KemcoIt's Kemco. That's all that needs to be said.
VitaEnd of Serenity (DL only)KemcoSee PSP
JP SFCEnergy BreakerNeverlandSRPG with town exploration and an action point-based economy for combat
PS2Ephemeral FantasiaKCEJRhythm mini-games are not enough to save this garbage time-looping game
JP FCEsper Dream 2: Aratanaru TatakaiKonamiCute pastel sprite work and ARPG gameplay
PSXEternal EyesTamTamSRPG with a monster-collecting theme
JP Game GearEternal LegendJapan Art MediaOne of the first Game Gear JRPGs, plays very standard
PS2Eternal PoisonFlight-PlanGothic-themed SRPG with demon capturing mechanics
PS2Eternal Quest (PAL/JP only)TamsoftThis randomly-generated roguelike was created as a budget title… and it shows
PS2Eternal RingFromSoftwareAnother first-person FromSoft dungeon crawl, but this one has customizable magic rings
PS4Eternal Ring (DL only)FromSoftwareSee PS2
Xbox 360Eternal SonataTri-CrescendoVisually charming, a story loosely based on music/the composer Chopin, and combat limited by time
PS3Eternal SonataTri-CrescendoAdds a lot to the 360 version - more story, more playable characters, more dungeons; combat is fun but tactical
3DSEtrian Mystery DungeonSpike ChunsoftThe customization and classes of Etrian Odyssey fused with the roguelike mechanics of Mystery Dungeon! You can take a whole party into the labyrinths with you
DSEtrian OdysseyAtlus/LancarseClassic-styled first-person dungeon crawler with punishing difficulty, requires dungeon mapping via the stylus
3DSEtrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir KnightAtlusA reimagining of the second game, adds more classes and a story mode along with balance and QoL changes
DSEtrian Odyssey II: Heroes of LagaardAtlus/LancarseVery similar to the first game, just as blisteringly hard, more mapping symbols available for use
DSEtrian Odyssey III: The Drowned CityAtlusPlays like the two before it; adds 12 new classes, subclassing, weapon forging, and seafaring
3DSEtrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the TitanAtlusMore of the dungeon delving you'd expect, now with an additional overworld in the sky (and more dangerous enemies there to boot)
3DSEtrian Odyssey NexusAtlusA love letter to the series, taking elements from EOI-IV; goes back to the subclassing system, a very very large number of maps to traverse
3DSEtrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium GirlAtlusA reimagining of the first game, adds a story mode and a few other QoL changes
3DSEtrian Odyssey V: Beyond the MythAtlusAdds a variety of races to character creation, and features a branching skill tree for character progression/class mastery, removes overworld exploration
SwitchEverdark Tower (DL only)Hit-PointIn the same series as Archlion Saga, with the same combat system to boot; characters are more cookie-cutter than its predecessor
PS2EvergraceFromSoftwareARPG with 2 separate protagonists, character parameters are increased via equipment rather than leveling
3DSEver OasisGrezzoAn ARPG with lots of town-building elements; you gather items to help build up the oasis and make it better while you level up in the meantime
DreamcastEvolution 2: Far Off PromiseStingMore of the same, but some random maps
Neo Geo PocketEvolution: Eternal Dungeons (PAL/JP only)StingA port of Evolution with a major natural graphical change, an altered translation, and more limited exploration
DreamcastEvolution: The World of Sacred DeviceStingStandard JRPG with dunegon-crawling
GameCubeEvolution WorldsStingPorts of Evolution 1 and 2, but the former is heavily trimmed down
3DSExcave (DL only)Mechanic ArmsA top-down dungeon crawler with stats determined by equipment; inventory is extremely limited and the interface is clunky; bland overall
3DSExcave II: Wizard of the Underworld (DL only)Mechanic ArmsDoes nothing to make itself stand out from the first game other than an interface change
3DSExcave III: Tower of Destiny (DL only)Mechanic ArmsExtremely similar to its predecessors
GenesisExileTelenetTop-down when exploring, sidescrolling ARPG in dungeons - featuring real-world locations and censored themes!
Turbografx-CDExileTelenet JapanDifferent publisher than the Genesis version, leaves some more sensitive topics intact
Turbografx-CDExile: Wicked PhenomenonTelenet JapanBadass cover art, less religious than others in the series, allows switching characters during side-scrolling sections
VitaExist Archive: The Other Side of the SkyTri-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 SkyTri-Ace/Spike ChunsoftSee Vita
VitaFairune (DL only)Flyhigh WorksSee 3DS
3DSFairune (DL only)Urara-Works/SkipmoreA simplistic top-down puzzle-solving dungeon crawler like Zelda; character gains XP by slaying enemies of similar level
3DSFairune 2 (DL only)SkipmorePlays like the first, but is about 4 times as big
SwitchFairune CollectionUrara-Works/Skipmore/EsquadraContains Fairune and Fairune 2 (with QoL improvements) as well as Fairune Origin (a very short early version of the first game) and Fairune Blast (a shmup)
PS3Fairy Fencer FCompile HeartNot the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
SwitchFairy Fencer F: Advent Dark ForceCompile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
PS4Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark ForceCompile Heart/Idea FactoryAdds two branching story paths, allows for a larger party size in combat, and gives more difficulty options to choose from
PS4Fairy TailGustA standard turn-based quest-heavy affair based off of the anime
SwitchFairy TailGustSee PS4
VitaFantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (DL only)Arc System WorksA tropey ARPG with 4 separate protagonists and a mission-based structure, stat points are allocated after completing missions
SwitchFantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (DL only)Arc System WorksSee Vita
3DSFantasy LifeBrownie Brown/Level-5Pick a profession in a fantasy world and increase your ranks in order to help save the world!
NESFaria: A World of Mystery and Danger!Game ArtsA top-down dungeon crawler with some cruel elements like invisible monsters
Neo Geo PocketFaselei! (PAL/JP only)SacnothTactical mecha combat, where even turning costs a predetermined amount of command points
GenesisFatal LabyrinthSegaSemi-roguelike ARPG, levels are shown as "ranks," items found can either greatly help or hinder you
VitaFate/Extella: The Umbral StarMarvelousA Fate-skinned musou; serves as a sort of sequel to Fate/Extra
PS4Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarMarvelousSee Vita
PS4Fate/Extella LinkMarvelousSee Vita
VitaFate/Extella Link (DL only)MarvelousDirect sequel to Fate/Extella; plays mostly the same but does streamline features to make grinding smoother and characters more customizable
PSPFate/ExtraType-Moon/ImageepochThird-person dungeon crawl, a parallel universe story to Fate/stay night, combat consists of rock-paper-scissors-type commands paired off
VitaFate/Extra (DL only)Type-Moon/ImageepochSee PSP
VitaFavorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelSee PS3
PSPFavorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelSee PS3
PS3Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - a dating sim/JRPG hybrid with lots of angels
PSPFavorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelSee PS3
VitaFavorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelSee PS3
PS3Favorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - more dating sim/JRPG gameplay where you send out other heroes to do the work for you
NESFaxanaduHudson SoftPlays more like a standard Castlevania
JP SFCFEDA: The Emblem of JusticeMax EntertainmentSRPG developed by some of the Shining Force team, features a morality-based system
VitaFernz GateExe-CreateTries to employ some neat party assist strategies in battle, but otherwise is Kemco through and through
PS4Fernz GateExe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneFernz Gate (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchFernz Gate (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
NESFinal FantasySquareWhat 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
PSPFinal FantasyTose/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
DSFinal Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightMatrix Software/Square EnixA return to classic form for the series with a job-like system; the predecessor to Bravely Default
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy AdventureSquareActually the first game in the Mana series, plays rather like Zelda with more RPG elements
PSXFinal Fantasy AnthologyTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy V (first localized appearance) and Final Fantasy VI
PSXFinal Fantasy ChroniclesTose/SquareContains inferior versions of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger
GameCubeFinal Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesSquare EnixMultiplayer ARPG- no traditional leveling, using items instead
DSFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeSquare EnixIsometric ARPG dungeon crawl with character creation, can link to other DS or Wii copies of the game for multiplayer
WiiFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeSquare EnixARPG with a customizable avatar character and the ability to cross-play with the DS version
WiiFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (WiiWare)Square EnixA cute tower defense/light RPG, clearing stages gives you experience used to power up minions
WiiFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (WiiWare)Square EnixA cute town-building simulator/RPG with the Final Fantasy trappings
DSFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesSquare EnixThe multiplayer ARPG returns with changes to the playable classes and visible equipment
WiiFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersSquare EnixARPG; there is no party system, equipment and thorough exploration are the only ways to upgrade stats
SwitchFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (DL only)Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (DL only)Square EnixAdds new dungeons, equipment, skins, and online cross-platform play (but strangely no local or cross-region)
3DSFinal Fantasy ExplorersRacjinIt's Monster Hunter, but with a Final Fantasy skin (down to Explorer Level replacing Hunter Rank); choosing correct equipment and skill leveling are key to staying strong
WiiFinal Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeonh.a.n.d. Inc.Another Mystery Dungeon game starring Chocobo, this time with the addition of jobs (and subsequently adorable outfits)
GBAFinal Fantasy I & II: Dawn of SoulsSquare Enix/ToseAdds dungeons and tweaks the translation of the originals
SNESFinal Fantasy IISquareActually Final Fantasy IV, Introduced the Active Time Battle system and removed the ability to customize party members
JP FCFinal Fantasy IISquareLeveling is done via utilizing skills rather than experience- a drastic and much-maligned design choice
PSPFinal Fantasy IITose/Square EnixSee above
JP FCFinal Fantasy IIISquareFirst Final Fantasy to feature the job-change system
DSFinal Fantasy IIIMatrix Software/Square EnixFirst appearance of the job-heavy game in the west
VitaFinal Fantasy III (DL only)Matrix Software/Square EnixSee PSP
PSPFinal Fantasy III (DL only)Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the DS version of the game
DSFinal Fantasy IVMatrix SoftwareA drastic change in graphics from 2D to 3D, added FMV cutscenes, significantly expanded plot from previous versions
WiiFinal Fantasy IV: The After Years (WiiWare)Matrix SoftwareAn episodic sequel to Final Fantasy IV that many felt was unnecessary, adds new gameplay systems
PSPFinal Fantasy IV: The Complete CollectionBullets/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)Bullets/Square EnixSee PSP
GBAFinal Fantasy IV AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseRevised translation and plot polish of the original, as well as graphical improvements
PSXFinal Fantasy IXSquareTakes the series back to its fantasy roots, lots of callbacks to older entries
PS4Final Fantasy IX (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
SwitchFinal Fantasy IX (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy IX (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
VitaFinal Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy Legend IISquareThe second SaGa game, solid character development
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy Legend IIISquareThird SaGa game, time travel shenanigans
SNESFinal Fantasy Mystic QuestSquareBaby Final Fantasy!
PSXFinal Fantasy OriginsTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II (first localized appearance)
PSPFinal Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PSXFinal Fantasy TacticsSquareOften imitated, never duplicated
PS3Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy Tactics: The War of the LionsTose/Square EnixEnhanced port of the original, changes some character/spell names, a LOT of Shakespearean-type English, MAJOR slowdown with spells, lots of QoL changes
VitaFinal Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (DL only)Tose/Square EnixSee PSP
DSFinal Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftSquare EnixClass- and clan-based SRPG, similar to its predecessor in lighthearted tone, but far less strict laws in play
GBAFinal Fantasy Tactics AdvanceSquare EnixFar lighter tone than the original FFT, many battles have tricky restrictions due to judges
Wii UFinal Fantasy Tactics Advance (VC)Square EnixSee GBA
JP PSPFinal Fantasy Type-0Square EnixARPG with mission structure like Crisis Core, some RTS battles on overworld map, a large variety of playable characters
PS4Final Fantasy Type-0 HDHexaDrive/Square EnixEnhanced port of the previously JP-only Type-0; very few changes made other than getting rid of multiplayer and adding multiple difficulty levels
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy Type-0 HDHexaDrive/Square EnixSee PS4
JP SFCFinal Fantasy VSquareSo many jobs-
VitaFinal Fantasy V (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy V (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy V (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
GBAFinal Fantasy V AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseUpdated graphics, new jobs, and a new boss battle compared to the original
SNESFinal Fantasy VI (on cart as III)SquareFeatures a more tech-based story than previous entries and a train to suplex
VitaFinal Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
GBAFinal Fantasy VI AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseAdded bonus dungeons, Espers, and some graphical polish
PSXFinal Fantasy VIISquareTook the FF series into 3D and made a huge mark on the genre as a whole
SwitchFinal Fantasy VII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy VII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PS4Final Fantasy VII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PS3Final Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSXFinal Fantasy VIIISquareBest card game, not-best stat/leveling system
PS4Final Fantasy VIII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy VIII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PS3Final Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
SwitchFinal Fantasy VIII Remastered (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PS4Final Fantasy VII RemakeSquare EnixTechnically only the first part of FFVII remade as an ARPG, widely expands (and deviates from) the story as originally told
PS5Final Fantasy VII Remake IntergradeSquare EnixA graphically spiffed-up version of the first part of the remake with additional story content
PS2Final Fantasy XSquareFirst Final Fantasy game to feature voice acting, battle system employs manipulation of turn order
PS2Final Fantasy X-2SquareFast-paced Charlie's Angels with banger vocal songs
VitaFinal Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
SwitchFinal Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
PS4Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
PS3Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterVirtuos/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
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy X/X-2: HD RemasterVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
PS2Final Fantasy XIISquare EnixHeavy utilization of programming AI tactics in battle, takes place in the same Ivalice as FFT and Vagrant Story
DSFinal Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsThink & Feel/Square EnixSequel to FFXII, in RTSRPG form! Strong focus on Esper summoning, US version is more difficult than JP
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeSquare 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 AgeSquare EnixSee XBO
PS4Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeSquare EnixSee XBO
PS3Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixStory too complex for its own good and divisively linear, but fun real-time/turn-based hybrid combat
Xbox 360Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixLinear gameplay with a fast-paced turn-based battle system; the worldbuilding seems to do more harm than good
PS3Final Fantasy XIII-2Square EnixTries to correct linearity issues by getting wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, with mixed results
Xbox 360Final Fantasy XIII-2Square EnixAdds monster capturing and time travel to an already complicated story, gameplay is still just as fun
PS4Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare EnixA massively overhauled MMORPG with heaps of story content through expansions and references spanning the whole series (and beyond)
PS5Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (DL only)Square EnixBrings the Hydaelyn/Zodiark story to a conclusion... ON THE MOON
PS4Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (DL only)Square EnixSee PS5
PS4Final Fantasy XVSquare EnixJust a road trip with you and the boys; ARPG combat and a story that spans multiple types of media, famously left somewhat unfinished
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy XVSquare EnixSee PS4
SwitchFinal Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (DL only)SummerTimeStudio/Square EnixSee XBO
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (DL only)SummerTimeStudio/Square EnixA condensed version of FFXV's story, with a drastically different artstyle and a shift to a more overhead/isometric perspective
PS4Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (DL only)SummerTimeStudio/Square EnixSee XBO
GBAFire EmblemIntelligent SystemsTechnically Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the 7th game in the series (but first brought to the west)
Wii UFire Emblem (VC)Intelligent SystemsSee GBA
JP FCFire Emblem: Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no TsurugiIntelligent Systems/NintendoOrigins of boy-king Marth, an SRPG featuring permadeath of units
JP SFCFire Emblem: Monshou no NazoIntelligent SystemsDivided into 2 "books": Book 1 is an abridged remake of FE1, Book 2 is a direct sequel to FE1
GameCubeFire Emblem: Path of RadianceIntelligent SystemsThe SRPG you know and love, with racial tensions! And Ike!
WiiFire Emblem: Radiant DawnIntelligent SystemsDirect sequel to Path of Radiance, multiple factions to control over the course of the game, also hard
JP SFCFire Emblem: Seisen no KeifuIntelligent SystemsIntroduced the marriage/children mechanic that would be seen in later FE entries
DSFire Emblem: Shadow DragonIntelligent SystemsRemake of the first Fire Emblem game (and the first time Marth's story was told in the west) adding a lot of QoL features
Wii UFire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (VC)Intelligent SystemsSee DS
SwitchFire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (DL only, delisted)Intelligent Systems/NintendoFirst localized appearance of the original version of the first Fire Emblem with some modern UI improvements
JP DSFire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo - Hikari to Kage no EiyuuIntelligent SystemsUnlocalized updated version of book 2 of Mystery of the Emblem, adds an avatar character, hard as ever
JP GBAFire Emblem: The Binding BladeIntelligent SystemsAKA FE6 - Roy's our boy, and here's where you play as him!
GBAFire Emblem: The Sacred StonesIntelligent SystemsActually FE8, set in a separate continuity to the previous games
Wii UFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (VC)Intelligent SystemsSee GBA
JP SFCFire Emblem: Thracia 776Intelligent SystemsTakes place during the middle of FE4, initially distributed as a Nintendo Power ROM cartridge
SwitchFire Emblem: Three HousesIntelligent Systems/Koei TecmoIf Fire Emblem took place at Hogwarts, this would be it; multiple story branches to take depending on which house you side with, very fleshed-out characters
3DSFire Emblem AwakeningIntelligent SystemsBrought the series back from the abyss of death, features a casual mode with no permadeath, support conversations can lead to having children who you can recruit
3DSFire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaIntelligent SystemsA remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, brings back odd mechanics like a fatigue meter that can severely hamper stats if a unit is used too much
3DSFire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest/RevelationIntelligent SystemsMaligned for its approach, as the story is split into 3 full games each requiring a separate purchase; brings back the child-producing mechanic, very tropey
JP FCFire Emblem GaidenIntelligent SystemsIntroduced elements like a navigable overworld that were then unused for a long time
SwitchFire Emblem WarriorsOmega Force/Team NinjaSee 3DS, but runs smoother/can handle more enemies on screen at once
3DSFire Emblem Warriors (New 3DS only)Omega Force/Team NinjaApplies a Fire Emblem coat of paint to the Dynasty Warriors format, still contains support conversations
SwitchFire Emblem Warriors: Three HopesOmega Force/Intelligent SystemsWhat if Three Houses, but as more of a musou, with not as much of a time skip, and a different plot/protagonist? Don't forget the tea!
VitaFirst Queen IV (PSone Classics)Kure Software KoubouSee PS3
PS3First Queen IV (PSone Classics)Kure Software KoubouAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - a combination of real-time strategy, ARPG, and SRPG elements
PSPFirst Queen IV (PSone Classics)Kure Software KoubouSee PS3
PS2Fishing Fantasy: Buzzrod (PAL only)StarfishWho would have guessed that fishing would be the key to discovering an ancient civilization?
Xbox 360Fist of the North Star: Ken's RageKoeiThousands upon thousands of enemies are already dead - musou/ARPG gameplay
PS3Fist of the North Star: Ken's RageKoeiThe legendary storyline in musou form - where evern destroying fences will give you karma to level up
Xbox 360Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2KoeiMore karma to farm and more generic enemies to slay with fearsome fists
Wii UFist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (DL only)KoeiSee PS3
PS3Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (DL only)KoeiLargely retreads the same story ground as the first, but does add more content overall; gameplay is more akin to Dynasty Warriors than the first
PS4Fist of the North Star: Lost ParadiseRyu ga Gotoku StudioAn alternate-canon Fist of the North Star that plays an awful lot like Yakuza (developed by the same studio)
PS3FolkloreGame RepublicCapture and control fantasy creatures with ARPG gameplay that also utilizes the Sixaxis motion controller (for good or ill)
PS2Forever KingdomFromSoftwareSequel to Evergrace, similar equipment-focused character growth, ARPG where all characters share damage taken
DSFossil FightersRED Entertainment/M2/Artdink/NintendoDig up fossils, combine them, revive them, and pit them against each other in Pokemon-like combat!
3DSFossil Fighters: FrontierSpike ChunsoftAdds a buggy for transportation in the open world, changes battles to make them 3 person teams, allows for regional variants in Vivosaurs, other battle tweaks
DSFossil Fighters ChampionsRED Entertainment/M2/Artdink/NintendoMore dinosaur-like creatures to unearth, train, and fight!
DSFossil League: Dino Tournament ChampionshipMTOAnother dinosaur-themed Pokemon clone, but uses actual dinosaurs rather than made-up creatures
DSFoto Showdown (DSi and up only)Alpha-UnitAnother monster collector/battler where you gain creatures to fight by taking pictures with your DSi/3DS camera
WiiFragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the MoonTri-Crescendo/Namco BandaiA lonely post-apocalyptic ARPG/slight horror hybrid where you fight off ghosts and discover remnants of civilization
SwitchFrane: Dragon's Odyssey (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneFrane: Dragon's Odyssey (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Frane: Dragons' OdysseyExe-CreateSee Vita
VitaFrane: Dragons' Odyssey (DL only)Exe-CreateKemco's stab at an ARPG, which lacks necessary tutorials; typically a second character assists in combat though this is not the case during boss battles
VitaFreedom WarsDimps/SCEJARPG set in a dystopian far future earth, with the customizable protagonist out to reduce their prison sentence by completing missions; upgrading weapons upgrades stats
DSFrom the AbyssSonic PoweredRandomized dungeon crawler ARPG
DSFront MissionSquare EnixFirst appearance of the game on western shores, with all the walking tanks you can handle
JP SFCFront MissionG-CraftMech-focused SRPG with a ton of units and customizability
JP PSXFront Mission 2SquareMore mechs, more drama!
PSXFront Mission 3SquareFirst localized title in the series, greater focus on learning abilities from mech parts
PS3Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPFront Mission 3 (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaFront Mission 3 (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS2Front Mission 4Square EnixMecha SRPG with more complex mechanics such as a day/night system
JP PS2Front Mission 5: Scars of the WarSquare EnixMore tactical Wanzer combat, largely similar to Front Mission 2, with the addition of friendly fire
JP SFCFront Mission: Gun HazardOmiya SoftSide-scrolling ARPG with incredible graphics, separate universe from mainline series
Xbox OneFuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)CyberConnect2See PS5
PS4Fuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)CyberConnect2See PS5
Xbox SeriesFuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)CyberConnect2See PS5
SwitchFuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)CyberConnect2See PS5
PS5Fuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)CyberConnect2Part 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
PS2Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson ElixirRacjinPrequel to its predecessor with greatly improved visuals
PS2Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken AngelRacjinARPG based on the manga with an original plot
JP SFCFushigi no Dungeon 2: Fuurai no ShirenChunsoftFollow-up to Torneko no Daibouken, a roguelike before they were cool
JP N64Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 2 - Oni Shuurai! Shiren Jou!ChunsoftShiren's second roguelike dungeon-delving adventure, with monster collecting and castle building as major gameplay mechanics
JP PSPFushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 3 PortableChunsoftMostly the same as the Wii version but with some balance adjustments
JP FCFushigi no Umi no NadiaAdvance Communication CompanySRPG based on the anime of the same name, plays vastly different to the Mega Drive version
DSG.G Series: The Last Knight (DSiWare)Genterprise/SuzakBland budget top-down dungeon crawler with repetitive environments and music
JP SFCG.O.D.: Mezameyo to Yobu Koe ga KikoeInfinityIf Earthbound had a child with Phantasy Star IV's battle system, this would be it
JP SFCGalaxy RoboCopya SystemsSRPG with mechs
JP PSXGanbare Goemon: Uchuu Kaizoku AkoginguKonamiMore Goemon ARPG action, XP serves to level weapons
JP FCGanbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no ZaihouKonamiChanges the battle perspective to show party members on-screen, has lots of side activities
JP FCGanbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon KiseruKonamiHumorous turn-based game set in medieval Japan
JP FCGeGeGe no Kitarou 2: Youkai Gundan no ChousenToseBased off the spooky anime of the same name
PSPGeneration of ChaosIdea FactoryKingdom sim of sorts, with battles decided in army clashes with many soldiers/one commander
PSPGeneration of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (DL only)Sting/Idea FactorySmaller in battle scale than the previous games, this one is a more one-on-one RTSRPG in terms of unit battling
VitaGeneration of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (DL only)Sting/Idea FactorySee PSP
PS2Genji: Dawn of the SamuraiGame RepublicMusou-like ARPG loosely based on a Japanese epic tale
PS3Genji: Days of the BladeGame RepublicOrigin of the "giant enemy crab" meme, stat progress depnds on weapon leveling
JP PSPGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no TokiKonamiA Suikoden side story outside of regular series continuity, with some time travel plot elemnets and a class system
SwitchGetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon (DL only)KonamiA 2D roguelite with a heavy uikyo-e aesthetic and slow character progression through material gathering
NESGhost LionKemcoAmazing cover art, unique summon-based battle system
SwitchGhost Sync (DL only)Exe-CreateSee PS5
Xbox SeriesGhost Sync (DL only)Exe-CreateSee PS5
PS4Ghost Sync (DL only)Exe-CreateSee PS5
Xbox OneGhost Sync (DL only)Exe-CreateSee PS5
PS5Ghost Sync (DL only)Exe-CreateA rare lady-led Kemco game with neat battle mechanics like possessing enemies and a decent skill tree system
PS5Ghostwire: TokyoTango GameworksFirst-person ARPG gameplay (complete with XP and leveling) that is both stylish and supernatural
PSPGladiator BeginsGoshowPrequel to Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PS2), where you similarly make a come-up as a gladiator in combat and tweak your stats to become even more deadly
VitaGladiator Begins (DL only)GoshowSee PSP
DSGlory of HeraclesPaon/Studio SaizensenThe first Glory of Heracles game to reach the west (and sixth overall), semi-sluggish turn-based combat and overall average
SwitchGnosiaPetit DepottoMore of a visual novel/single-player deduction game; leveling stats and learning skills unlocks new story in the short gameplay loop
PS4God Eater 2: Rage BurstShiftSee Vita
VitaGod Eater 2: Rage Burst (DL only)ShiftDirect sequel to Gods Eater Burst with more Aragami to hunt, new weapon styles, and new characters to follow through the apocalypse; equipment skills are still tied to stats
SwitchGod Eater 3MarvelousSee PS4
PS4God Eater 3MarvelousDoesn't change the core gameplay from the previous games, but adds speedier map traversal and new weapon types; stat progression still tied to crafting better gear
PS4God Eater Resurrection (DL only)ShiftSee Vita
VitaGod Eater Resurrection (DL only)ShiftEnhanced port of Gods Eater Burst, adds new storyline content, combat QoL improvements
JP GB+GBCGod Medicine: Fantasy Sekai no TanjouKCENIt's a standard JRPG that makes fun of standard JRPGs!
PSPGods Eater BurstShiftA post-apocalyptic monster-hunting ARPG; stat upgrades come through equipment; multiplayer supported
VitaGod Wars: Future PastKadokawaSRPG with a heavily mythical Japanese coat of paint, lots of character classes available; characters have jobs as well as sub-jobs
PS4God Wars: Future PastKadokawaSee Vita
SwitchGod Wars: The Complete LegendKadokawaContains all content from the original game, including DLC; adds a new character, storylines, endings, and dungeons as well as other QoL changes
SwitchGokenGiantyA simple ARPG with a lush art style, particularly in backgrounds; character growth is customizable
GBAGolden SunCamelotLots of exploration puzzles, character/class customization using creature allocation
Wii UGolden Sun (VC)CamelotSee GBA
DSGolden Sun: Dark DawnCamelotSet 30 years after the initial duology, plays similarly, updates the graphics to 3D, battles are almost too easy
GBAGolden Sun: The Lost AgeCamelotPlays similar to the first, but from the villain's perspective
Wii UGolden Sun: The Lost Age (VC)CamelotSee GBA
Master SystemGolvellius: Valley of DoomCompileBlends both Zelda I and II gameplay (both overhead and side-view), with items to obtain to increase parameters
DSGO Series: Picdun (DSiWare, delisted)IntenseA first-person dungeon crawl where your path through each floor makes a picture on the map, timing-based combat
PS2Graffiti KingdomTaitoDraw-your-own-monster ARPG, sequel to Magic Pengel
PS4Granblue Fantasy: VersusArc System WorksContains an RPG mode that plays like a 2D brawler using the control scheme of the base fighting game; lots of equipment to manage
PSXGrandiaGame ArtsTraditional JRPG with an emphasis on attack interruption in combat
JP SaturnGrandiaGame ArtsSee PSX
PS3Grandia (PSone Classics)Game ArtsSee PSX
PSPGrandia (PSone Classics)Game ArtsSee PSX
VitaGrandia (PSone Classics)Game ArtsSee PSX
JP GB+GBCGrandia: Parallel TrippersGame ArtsSpinoff of Grandia featuring its characters and an attempt at using the same battle system
SwitchGrandia HD CollectionGame ArtsTakes Grandia I and II and upgrades visuals; includes Japanese audio for both games; combines Saturn and PSX story elements of the first game
DreamcastGrandia IIGame ArtsIt may not wow you, but it's damn good anyway
PS2Grandia IIGame ArtsAvoid this version- it has bad framerate issues- but the game itself is amazing
PS2Grandia IIIGame ArtsSame time and distance-based combat as the first two, disproportionate story pacing but solid nonetheless
PS3Grandia III (PS2 Classics)Game ArtsSee PS2
PS2Grandia XtremeGame ArtsThe combat you know and love with an increase in dungeon delving, English voice cast is oddly celeb-filled
PS4Grand KingdomMonochromeSee Vita
VitaGrand KingdomMonochromeSuccessor to Grand Knights History with some similar mechanics, gameplay is tactical- arranging formations of troops to attack by expending AP is essential
JP PSPGrand Knights HistoryVanillawareAbsolutely gorgeous Vanillaware-developed turn-based game with multiple factions to represent and customizable characters
JP FCGrand MasterSoft MachineFeatures multiple branching paths, ARPG gameplay, and anime cutscenes between stages
VitaGravity RushSCEJARPG with a focus on manipulating gravity to traverse the open world using the gyroscope; gems are collected to level up character attributes and abilities
PS4Gravity Rush 2SIE JapanMore gravity-shifting action-adventure-type excitement; collecting gems levels abilities and raising reuptation by doing quests raises stats
PS4Gravity Rush RemasteredSIE Japan/BluepointIncludes all DLC as well as increases the framerate/appearance from the Vita version
GB+GBCGreat GreedNamcoEverything is named after food, otherwise a slightly weird environmentally-themed JRPG
SwitchGreedroid (DL only)Yuto AoyamaA voxel-based roguelike where the environment can be manipulated to make dungeon delving easier
PS2GrimGrimoireVanillawareRTSRPG, units level up based on progress in the story
PS3GrimGrimoire (PS2 Classics)VanillawareSee PS2
3DSGrinsia (DL only)MagitecIt's samey, it's repetitive, it's Kemco
PS2Growlanser: Heritage of WarCareer SoftActually Growlanser V, more of an RTS than previous entries in the series
PS3Growlanser: Heritage of War (PS2 Classics)Career SoftSee PS2
PSPGrowlanser: Wayfarer of TimeCareer SoftActually Growlanser IV, an SRPG with important life-or-death choices, some dating sim elements, and free-range movement in addition to limit break-type attacks
VitaGrowlanser: Wayfarer of Time (DL only)Career SoftSee PSP
PS2Growlanser GenerationsCareer SoftCollection of SRPGs Growlanser II and III, last Working Designs release, include auto-battle systems
PSXGuardian's CrusadeTamsoftAnother candidate for baby's first JRPG
SaturnGuardian HeroesTreasureSide-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay, stats distribute at the end of each stage
Xbox 360Guardian Heroes (DL only)TreasureSimilar to the original Saturn version, but adds a Remix mode with additional combo options
3DOGuardian WarMicro CabinSRPG combat with hilarious rudimentary 3D models
PSPGungnirStingEpisode IX of the Dept. Heaven series, multiple endings, SRPG combat with a time system where points build up that can be used for attack strengthening or turn manipulation
VitaGungnir (DL only)StingSee PSP
3DSGurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (DL only)FalcomAlmost identical to the original, save for the application of 3D effects and some technical issues like pop-in
PSPGurumin: A Monstrous AdventureFalcomA cutesy ARPG, fun hats confer stat upgrades and can be leveled in and of themselves
JP GBAHagane no Renkinjutsushi: Meisou no RinbukyokuTom CreateBased on the anime, no real levels to gain, but turn-based combat utilizing alchemy combinations
JP GBAHagane no Renkinjutsushi: Omoide no SonataTom CreateOriginal story, sequel to Stray Rondo, adds a leveling system but otherwise similar mechanics
SwitchHakoniwa Explorer Plus (DL only)SuxamethoniumAn isometric pixel-art ARPG with skeezy humor and enemy design strewn throughout
PSPHalf-Minute HeroOpusYou have 30 seconds to save the world! What are you waiting for? A variety of fast-paced and humorous game modes and stories to complete
Xbox 360Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo ClimaxOpusTakes away some gameplay variety from the original PSP game, but adds an option to use an anime artstyle
N64Harvest Moon 64Victor Interactive SoftwareInherit a farm, level up your tools, and manage time wisely!
Wii UHarvest Moon 64 (VC)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee N64
WiiHarvest Moon: Animal ParadeMarvelous EntertainmentAll the farming you'd expect, but with a bigger variety of animals (many of them rideable)!
PSXHarvest Moon: Back to NatureVictor Interactive SoftwareDo ALL the farming!
VitaHarvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
PSPHarvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
PS3Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
PSPHarvest Moon: Boy & GirlMarvelous EntertainmentCombines the original version of Back to Nature with the previously JP-only female protagonist version
GBAHarvest Moon: Friends of Mineral TownMarvelousLevel up your tools and grow your farm (and find a nice girl to settle down with)
PS4Harvest Moon: Light of HopeTabotMore farm raising, developed by a different studio than Story of Seasons- and it shows; gameplay loop is the same (tool leveling, crop growing) with little innovation
SwitchHarvest Moon: Light of HopeTabotSee PS4
GBAHarvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral TownMarvelousFemale protagonist version of Friends of Mineral town with a few added QoL changes
PS4Harvest Moon: One WorldNatsumeAdds a new portable farm mechanic, but removes the soul of the series
SwitchHarvest Moon: One WorldNatsumeSee PS4
DSHarvest Moon: The Tale of Two TownsMarvelousYou're now both a farmer and ambassador!
WiiHarvest Moon: Tree of TranquilityMarvelous EntertainmentLevel your tools, grow your crops, and restore a nature deity- all in a day's work!
DSHarvest Moon DSToseClassic farming gameplay, lots of harvest spirtes to rescue- and crops themselves level up!
DSHarvest Moon DS: CuteMarvelousAn alternative version of Harvest Moon DS that makes some QoL changes and allows you to play as a female protagonist
DSHarvest Moon DS: Grand BazaarMarvelousStill farming, but done under the pretense of pure capitalism by selling your goods at a weekly marketplace
DSHarvest Moon DS: Island of HappinessToseSame farming, but now on a deserted island! Limited to touchscreen controls
DSHarvest Moon DS: Sunshine IslandsMarvelousResembles Island of Happiness, but reliance on the touchsreen is removed
PS4Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle (DL only)Asakusa StudiosFirst-person dungeon crawling with a yokai theme and an emphasis on splitting the party in order to solve puzzles/flank enemies; combat is more real-time
SwitchHaunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle (DL only, delisted)Asakusa StudiosSee PS4
JP GB+GBCHeracles no Eikou: Ugokidashita Kamigami - The Snap-StorySAS Sakata/Data EastSeries spinoff, can be assisted in combat by borrowing gods from Olympus
JP FCHeracles no Eikou II: Titan no MetsuboData EastDragon Warrior-styled gameplay with Greek mythological flair
JP SFCHeracles no Eikou III: Kamigami no ChinmokuData 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 OkurimonoData EastA multitude of different avatars to play as, each with its own attributes and perspectives on storyline events
DSHero's Saga Laevatein TacticsGungHoSRPG; combat between individual map units takes place over 3 rounds with a full squad of troops
DSHeroes of ManaBrownie BrownRTS where better equipment is the key to raising stats; pretty but lacking in substance
PS4HerolandFuRyuAs a tour guide in an RPG theme park, help level yourself and your guests up by making suggestions for the AI guests to take
SwitchHerolandFuRyuSee PS4
SwitchHero Must Die. Again (DL only)G-ModeSee PS4
PS4Hero must die. Again (DL only)G-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 OlympusWinkysoftA bit of Gundam, a bit of Kamen Rider, a bit of Ultraman, a bit of traditional JRPG!
PSPHexyz ForceStingTurn-based battle system, multiple protagonists/storylines, items and equipment cannot be bought; rather, they must be created using points earned in combat
JP SFCHiouden: Mamonotachi to no ChikaiWolf TeamPoint-and-click style SRPG, made by Team Wolf of Tales of Phantasia fame
JP PC EngineHisou Kaihei X-SERDMasayaA mech-based SRPG with separate XP bars for attack and evasion
JP SFCHoly Umbrella: Dondera no Mubou!!Earthly SoftMore of a sidescrolling platformer, but does have some stat increases via items, very cheeky tone
PSXHoshigami: Ruining Blue EarthMax FiveSRPG with interesting battle mechanics but unforgiving difficulty
DSHoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth RemixBarnhouse EffectRemake of the PSX SRPG with a new localization and endings
JP FCHoshi wo Miru HitoAnother/Hot-BKusoge of legend, incomplete translation but left up here for lulz
SwitchHoshi wo Miru Hito (DL only, delisted)Another/Hot-BSee FC
JP SFCHourai Gakuen no Bouken!: Tenkousei ScrambleDynamiteHigh school: the JRPG! Join clubs to gain abilities!
JP FCHyaku no Sekai no Monogatari: The Tales on a Watery WildernessASKA multiplayer board game JRPG? On my Famicom? Lots of randomness involved
N64Hybrid HeavenKonamiBattles are reminiscent of Parasite Eve
NESHydlideT&E SoftVery grindy, very bad
JP FCHydlide 3: Yami Kara no HoumonshaT&E SoftThere is no such thing as a good Hydlide game.
VitaHyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black HeartCompile Heart/Idea Factory/StingSRPG Neptunia spinoff with a bunch of fun status effects, units can pair up to confer special abilities
PS3Hyperdimension NeptuniaCompile 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 mk2Compile Heart/Idea FactoryLargely the same as the first, has an affection point system as well as item synthesis
VitaHyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1Compile 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 GenerationCompile 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 GenerationCompile Heart/Idea Factory/FelistellaImproves the visuals and voice acting, smooths out the combat system, and boasts a quite large cast
VitaHyperdimension Neptunia U: Action UnleashedCompile Heart/Idea Factory/TamsoftHacky-slashy ARPG with the Nepgirls, has a few clothes-tearing elements
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryCompile Heart/Idea FactorySee above, but with more customizable combos in combat
Wii UHyrule WarriorsOmega Force/Team NinjaDynasty Warriors, but make it Zelda! Features weapon and character leveling
SwitchHyrule Warriors: Age of CalamityOmega ForceAnother Zelda musou with a large roster to level up; serves as a prequel to Breath of the Wild with lots of references to the series as a whole
SwitchHyrule Warriors: Definitive EditionOmega Force/Team NinjaTakes everything from the Wii U and 3DS versions and streamlines it, with some additional costumes to boot
3DSHyrule Warriors Legends (New 3DS only)Omega Force/Team NinjaIncludes all DLC from the original game as well as adding two new story chapters; also LINKLE
SwitchI Am Setsuna (DL only)Tokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
PS4I Am Setsuna (DL only)Tokyo RPG FactoryPlays a lot like Chrono Trigger in combat with some additional enhancements, story is linear with some minimal sidequesting post-game
3DSIkachan (DL only)Studio Pixel/NicalisA cute indie ARPG where you play as a squid helping out other sea creatures
SNESIllusion of GaiaQuintetPart of the Quintet trilogy, ARPG with non-traditional stat increases
PS4Illusion of L'PhalciaExe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneIllusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchIllusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
VitaIllusion of L'Phalcia (DL only)Exe-CreateUses more 3D battle graphics than your standard Kemco game, pretty standard except for a rune outfitting system to affect spellcasting
3DSInazuma Eleven (DL only)Level-5See DS
DSInazuma Eleven (PAL only)Level-5It's a soccer RPG- with hundreds of players to potentially scout and dramatic duels on the field!
DSInazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard/Firestorm (PAL only)Level-5Play soccer to save the world from being destroyed by aliens!
3DSInazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast/Lightning Bolt/Team Ogre Attacks! (PAL only)Level-5More soccer RPG goodness! Each version focuses on a different protagonist with different opponents, and the game now allows for chaining special moves
3DSInazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones - Thunderflash/Wildfire (PAL only)Level-5Now you must set out to save the game of soccer itself, now able to use your summon spirits as armor
JP 3DSInazuma Eleven GO: GalaxyLevel-5
3DSInazuma Eleven GO: Light/Shadow (PAL only)Level-5Set 10 years after IE3, there are now evil soccer overlords and spirits you can summon during matches to enhance special moves
JP FCIndra no HikariKemcoEnemies are visible on the overworld, but otherwise appears to be yet another Dragon Warrior clone
PS4Inferno Climber: Reborn (DL only)Arc System WorksAn ARPG/survival sim hybrid of dubious quality with 8 different playable characters
SwitchInferno Climber: Reborn (DL only)Arc System WorksSee PS4
3DSInfinite Dunamis (DL only)Exe-CreateBetter writing than your average Kemco game, has a sci-fi setting, tries to spice up the turn-based format with turn manipulation
Xbox SeriesInfinite Links (DL only)Exe-CreateGeneric protagonists and a skill grid-type upgrade system that ultimately is limited in execution? It's Kemco, alright
PS5Infinite Links (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
PS4Infinite Links (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchInfinite Links (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneInfinite Links (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
DSInfinite SpacePlatinumGames/Nude MakerSpace opera with customizable ships and a branching narrative
Xbox 360Infinite UndiscoveryTri-AceARPG combat with combo attacks; opening menus doesn't pause the game, too many characters drag the otherwise compelling story down
SNESInindo: Way of the NinjaKoeiPart of the Nobunaga's Ambition series; recruiting party members is crucial
PSPInnocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest MoonArtePiazzaHas more of a centralized storyline than other Harvest Moons, no marriage system, more adventuring elements (though farming is still a thing to do)
PS2Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special EditionArtePiazzaHarvest Moon gameplay with more of a focused quest
PS3Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition (PS2 Classics)ArtePiazzaSee PS2
DSInuyasha: Secret of the Divine JewelArt 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 MaskKamuiBased on the anime, laughable graphics, minor dating sim elements - only play if you're a shojo-loving masochist
SwitchIs It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Infinite Combate5pb./MAGESSee PS4
PS4Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Infinite Combate5pb./MAGESA short dungeon crawler/VN mix based on the anime; story progression dictates leveling, but skill points can be acquired to augment stats
DSIzuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja ReturnsNinja StudioPlays like the first with similar tone, but adds a tag system for exploring dungeons; lots of grinding is necessary to complete
DSIzuna: Legend of the Unemployed NinjaNinja StudioRoguelike dungeon crawler with a quirky protagonist, decent difficulty curve
PS2Jade Cocoon 2GenkiMore bug-minion raising and fusion, combat is highly dependent on minion placement
PSXJade Cocoon: Story of the TamamayuGenkiIt's like Persona, but all the demons are bugs!
JP FCJajamaru Ninpou ChouNMKAlmost came out in the States, but alas… Another DW clone where you can only fight one enemy at a time
PSPJeanne d'ArcLevel-5An SRPG loosely based on the story of the famed French heroine; unit facing is important, as is a rock-paper-scissors-type affinity system
PSPJikandia: The Timeless LandOpus/Idea FactorySide-scrolling ARPG with a pixel art look, equipping crystals found in dungeons gives stat boots, multiple playable characters and the ability to choose dungeon time limits
JP SFCJojo no Kimyou na BoukenWinkysoftRPG adaptation of Part 3, quite abridged; a very short game overall, point-and-click elements
3DSJourney to Kreisia (DL only)Exe-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
PS5JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4, but with a smoother framerate and gradient changes that may not be preferable to the original
Xbox SeriesJudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS5
PS4JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioA Yakuza spinoff from a detective's point of view, skill points can be used to increase stats
JP FCJust BreedRandom HouseA very detailed SRPG for the time
PS5Justice Chronicles (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
3DSJustice Chronicles (DL only)Hit-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
SwitchJustice Chronicles (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
PS4Justice Chronicles (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
Xbox OneJustice Chronicles (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
Xbox SeriesJustice Chronicles (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
JP SFCJutei SenkiTamTamSRPG with circle-limited movement and neat cutaway battle animations, high difficulty
JP FCJuvei QuestBirthdayPlot divided into chapters, protagonist can recruit helpers to make adventuring easier
JP GB+GBCKaeru no Tame ni Kane wa NaruIntelligent SystemsSort of like Link's Awakening, but with frogs and more stats!
PSXKagero: Deception IITecmoString together traps to make your own Rube Goldberg of death!
JP FCKaijuu MonogatariBirthdayPretty standard, but also super-hard at the beginning
PS4Kairobotica (DL only)KairosoftCultivate your planet and send your bot buddies out on missions (and upgrade them after) in this sim/RPG combo
SwitchKairobotica (DL only)KairosoftSee PS4
JP FCKarakuri Kengou Den Musashi Lord: Karakuri Jin Hashiru!KoseARPG based on the robot anime
PSXKartia: The Word of FateAtlusSRPG initially localized as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, uses cards to manipulate battle
SwitchKatana Kami: A Way of the Samurai StoryAcquireSee PS4
PS4Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story (DL only)AcquireBasically samurai Diablo, with more roguelike elements like levels resetting each time the main dungeon is entered; 3 different factions to juggle and contend with
JP FCKawa no Nushi TsuriYuu YuuIt's a fishing JRPG!
3DSKemonomix+ (DL only, delisted)Rocket StudioA simplistic monster-raiser where you find, train, and mix creatures in order to help you escape from the planet you're stranded on
JP SFCKidou Senshi Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079BandaiSRPG based on OG Mobile Suit Gundam, utilizes button combos to use attacks
PSXKing's FieldFromSoftware1st-person dungeon crawler, FromSoftware's second game (this is actually King's Field II)
JP PSXKing's FieldFromSoftwareThe actual King's Field I - still in first-person
PS2King's Field: The Ancient CityFromSoftwareFromSoft coming through again with first-person dungeon action
PSXKing's Field IIFromSoftwareActually King's Field III, a good look into where Dark Souls eventually came from
PS2Kingdom HeartsSquareThe OG FF/Disney mashup, before the story started to overcomplicate itself
3DSKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceSquare EnixMore ARPG action, more plot confusion; this one brings back the Command Deck from Birth By Sleep and introduces capturable spirits that can influence gameplay
DSKingdom Hearts 358/2 Daysh.a.n.d. Inc./Square EnixStars Organization XIII, takes place parallel to Chain of Memories; mission-like structure with the same ARPG gameplay
PSPKingdom Hearts: Birth By SleepSquare EnixPrequel to the main series, with three playable characters and generally similar ARPG gameplay, albeit with the ability to customize commands available in battle
JP PSPKingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final MixSquare EnixAdds new playable episodes and way more story content to the original
GBAKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesJupiterThe first of many, many side stories- takes place between KH I and II, uses a card battling system
PS4Kingdom Hearts: Melody of MemorySquare Enix/IndieszeroSee Switch
SwitchKingdom Hearts: Melody of MemorySquare Enix/IndieszeroThe inevitable Kingdom Hearts rhythm game; characters level their health and attack as they keep the beat to songs throughout the series
Xbox OneKingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (DL only)Square Enix/IndieszeroSee Switch
PS4Kingdom Hearts: The Story So FarSquare EnixA collection of all collections of Kingdom Hearts games before KHIII
PS4Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 RemixSquare EnixSee XBO
Xbox OneKingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (DL only)Square EnixSimply put: a combined version of the 1.5 and 2.5 Remix packages (KHI, Re;CoM, 358/2 days movie + KHII, BBS, Coded movie)
SwitchKingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Cloud Version (DL only)Square EnixSee XBO
PS3Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 RemixSquare EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHI with added story and gameplay changes, Re: Chain of Memories, and a series of cutscenes from 358/2 Days
PS3Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 RemixSquare EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHII and BBS with added story and gameplay changes and a series of cutscenes from Re: coded
PS4Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter PrologueSquare EnixSee XBO
Xbox OneKingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (DL only)Square EnixContains a remastered Dream Drop Distance, as well as a short interlude game starring Aqua and a cutscene movie referencing the mobile game
SwitchKingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version (DL only)Square EnixSee XBO
PS2Kingdom Hearts IISquare EnixDo you like pressing the triangle button?
PS4Kingdom Hearts IIISquare EnixA conclusion that leaves more questions than satisfying answers, ARPG gameplay is quite flashy, worlds are bigger but arguably blander
Xbox OneKingdom Hearts IIISquare EnixSee PS4
SwitchKingdom Hearts III + Re Mind Cloud Version (DL only)Square EnixSee PS4, but with added story DLC included
PS2Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of MemoriesSquare EnixStill card-based, but with voice acting, new cutscenes, and 3D combat
DSKingdom Hearts Re:codedh.a.n.d. Inc./Square EnixRemake of a mobile-only game, has more puzzles involved than a standard KH game
PSPKingdom of ParadiseClimax EntertainmentARPG with lots of references to Chinese culture, customization of martial arts moves in combat, stat allocation when leveling up is determined by favored battle actions
JP GB+GBCKininkou Maroku OniWinkysoftFirst game in a long untranslated series, very grindy
JP GBAKlonoa Heroes: Densetsu no Star MedalNamcoTop-down ARPG gameplay, and cute to boot!
GB+GBCKnight QuestLenarIt's not gonna wow you, that's for sure
PSPKnights in the NightmareStingVery similar to DS version save for resolution and a smoother control scheme
DSKnights in the NightmareStingFourth episode of the Dept. Heaven game series; SRPG/bullet hell hybrid that should be played to be believed
PSXKoudelkaSacnothHorror-themed JRPG, the precursor to the Shadow hearts series
JP SFCKouryuu Densetsu Villgust: Kieta ShoujoWinkysoftBased on an anime of the same name, ridiculous stat levels before Disgaea made it cool
JP FCKouryuu Densetsu Villgust GaidenPlexIt's got a catgirl. Strange battle system! Side-story to the SNES game
SwitchKowloon High-School Chronicle (DL only)Toybox/Shout! Design WorksA remaster of a formerly JP-only PS2 title, with visual novel-styled relationship balancing and first-person puzzle solving/dungeon crawling
PS4Kowloon High-School Chronicle (DL only)Toybox/Shout! Design WorksSee Switch
JP SFCKuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver BoyAmbleVery short ARPG with ungodly levels of hair spikiness on the protagonist
JP SFCKyuuyaku Megami TenseiAtlus/Opera HouseEnhanced remake of Megami Tensei 1 and 2
SwitchLabyrinth Legend (DL only)Shinobi GamesA third-person dungeon crawl with a sparse narrative but breezy, pick-up-and-play bite sized dungeons
PS4Labyrinth Life (DL only)Matrix SoftwareA roguelike dungeon crawler that wears its extremely perverted heart on its sleeve- increasing bust size increases strength
SwitchLabyrinth of Refrain: Coven of DuskNippon IchiSee PS4
PS4Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of DuskNippon IchiA first-person dungeon crawler with extremely deep levels of party customization; each dungeon has a unique gimmick; dark tones pervade throughout
SwitchLabyrinth of the Witch (DL only)Orange CubeA Mystery Dungeon-like game that does little to distinguish itself from other games like it; penalties for dying are much softer than tradition dictates
JP PC EngineLady Sword: Ryakudatsu Sareta 10 Nin no OtomeHacker InternationalFirst-person dungeon crawler with no visible XP and monsters that attack in your sleep
SNESLagoonKemcoDollar-store Ys
JP FCLagrange PointKonamiBanger soundtrack, sci-fi themed
GenesisLandstalker: The Treasures of King NoleClimax EntertainmentIsometric and very Zelda-like, gathering items increases both life and strength
PS4Langrisser I & IIChara-ani/ExtremeRemakes of the first two Langrisser games with some notable story/translation changes from their original versions; SRPG gameplay remains intact
SwitchLangrisser I & IIChara-ani/ExtremeSee PS4
JP Mega DriveLangrisser IINCSSRPG that plays very similarly to its predecessor, albeit with some class rebalancing
JP PSXLangrisser IVNCSMostly similar to the others, features an uneven turn system; remake of the Saturn version
3DSLangrisser Re:Incarnation Tenseiextreme Co.A very sluggish SRPG with three branching storylines to switch from that lacks a lot of the charm its predecessors had, with a lot of unpolished features in its wake
SwitchLapis x LabyrinthNippon IchiSee PS4
PS4Lapis x LabyrinthNippon IchiA breezy dungeon crawler side-scrolling ARPG with stackable heroes and loads of loot to find; gear matters for stats more than party levels do
JP SFCLaplace no MaHumming Bird SoftLovecraftian spooky JRPG
PS2La Pucelle: TacticsNippon IchiSRPG that has some crossover with Disgaea; can purify enemies on maps to recruit them
PS3La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2 Classics)Nippon IchiSee PS2
JP PSPLa Pucelle RagnarokNippon IchiAdds characters from the Disgaea series, QoL improvements, and extra bonus episodes
JP FCLaSalle Ishii's Childs QuestNamcoIDOL MANAGER JRPG. ENOUGH SAID.
JP SFCLast Bible IIIMultimedia Intelligence TransferSequel to the Game Boy games, featuring monster recruitment and customization
PS3Last RebellionHit MakerNot the best of games - turn-based gameplay with an emphasis on targeting specific body parts of enemies
3DSLBX: Little Battlers eXperienceLevel-5An ARPG with arena-styled combat where you fight your teensy robots and level them up to make them better
NESLegacy of the WizardFalcomAn early example of a metroidvania with a family element; different family members have different exploration skills
DSLegacy of Ys: Books I & IIDreams/FalcomCombined enhanced remake of Ys I and II with 3D and potential multiplayer
PS2Legaia 2: Duel SagaProkionTurn-based button combo combat system like its predecessor, adds item combination to the mix
PS3Legasista (DL only)System PrismaTop-down ARPG dungeon crawler with a job system, positioning is key in battle, gameplay a bit repetitive
PS5Legend of Ixtona (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
PS4Legend of Ixtona (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
SwitchLegend of Ixtona (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareIt's a Kemco SRPG, with nicely detailed sprites and gameplay that will by no means astound you
Xbox OneLegend of Ixtona (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
Xbox SeriesLegend of Ixtona (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
PSXLegend of LegaiaProkion/ContrailTurn-based JRPG with a battle system focusing on combos and directional striking
PSXLegend of ManaSquareGorgeously 2D, beautiful soundtrack, disjointed story with an offbeat structure
SwitchLegend of Mana (DL only)M2/Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Legend of Mana (DL only)M2/Square EnixCleans up the graphics, adds rearranged music, otherwise still the same gorgeous journey
VitaLegend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPLegend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Legend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
GB+GBCLegend of the River KingVictor Interactive SoftwareMade for Game Boy, then remade for GBC- actually the third in the River King series
3DSLegend of the River King (VC)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee GBC
GB+GBCLegend of the River King 2Victor Interactive SoftwareActually River King 4 - more fishies = more funsies
3DSLegend of the River King 2 (VC)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee GBC
PS4Legend of the TetrarchsHit-PointSee XBO
SwitchLegend of the Tetrarchs (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
Xbox OneLegend of the Tetrarchs (DL only)Hit-PointConvoluted Kemco mumbo-jumbo where your health is restored after each battle
3DSLegna Tactica (DL only)Hit-PointIt's Kemco, so it won't rewrite the book on SRPGs, but it's there
JP SFCLennus II: Fuuin no ShitoFill-In Cafe/Copya SystemsSuperior sequel to Paladin's Quest, more risque themes, loads of recruitable characters
PS4Let It Die (DL only)Grasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper Manufacture's attempt at a Souls-like roguelike, with free-to-play elements and a cumbersome item management system
SwitchLiEat (DL only)MiwashibaBite-sized affair where you trade secrets and eat lies after defeating them in turn-based combat
SwitchLiege Dragon (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
PS4Liege Dragon (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneLiege Dragon (DL only)Exe-CreateAnother drop in the Kemco bucket
GenesisLight CrusaderTreasureYet another isometric Zelda-like with understandably bad jumping, items that upgrade stats, and elemental combos to customize magic
PS3Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixTrims down the party to be only Lightning, time management becomes ultra-important to prevent the apocalypse; completing quests leads to stat growth
Xbox 360Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixFinal Fantasy XIII meets Majora's Mask - time management is crucial and stat enhancement is tied to quest completion
GB+GBCLil' MonsterKid CorpAnother of the many Poke-clones
JP SaturnLinkle Liver StoryNexTechCute ARPG, combine elemental seeds to strengthen your weapon
WiiLittle King's StoryCing/TownfactoryCombination RTSRPG/town builder/management sim; explore and expand your rapidly growing reign as king
JP GB+GBCLittle Master: Raikuban no DensetsuZener WorksSRPG with some elements of unit fusion
NESLittle Ninja BrothersCulture BrainA tad racially insensitive, first game in the Super Chinese series to have RPG elements
Wii ULittle Ninja Brothers (VC)Culture BrainSee NES
PS4Little Noah: Scion of Paradise (DL only)CygamesSee Switch
SwitchLittle Noah: Scion of Paradise (DL only)CygamesA cute roguelite with even cuter companions to recruit and customize (and level)!
PS4Little Town HeroGame FreakSee XBO
SwitchLittle Town HeroGame FreakSee XBO
Xbox OneLittle Town Hero (DL only)Game FreakPlays more like a deckbuilder, the only main RPG element is the skill tree, filled out by points earned in battles that take way too long
PS4Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (DL only)AplusBeautiful art style akin to the anime, combat is in a 2.5D brawler format; lots and lots of backtracking and tedium for padding game length
JP SFCLive A LiveSquare7 different scenarios in different time periods, shared action bar amongst party in combat
JP SFCLodoss Tou SenkiThinking RabbitPlot-wise is more of a side story to the main novels, tactical combat engine
PSPLord of ArcanaAccess GamesA Monster Hunter clone featuring monsters designed by famous illustrators and some Square Enix cameos
3DSLord of Magna: Maiden HeavenMarvelousA tad unfinished, due to the developer going bankrupt midway through production, but a solid overhead free-roaming position-based SRPG nonetheless
VitaLost DimensionLancarseSee PS3
PS3Lost DimensionLancarseRPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
DSLost in BlueKonamiSuccessor to the Survival Kids series with more RPG elements; tools can be upgraded to make your experience easier
DSLost in Blue 2Matrix SoftwareSurvive on a deserted island with your partner (and be sure to improve your living conditions as well)!
DSLost in Blue 3Matrix SoftwareMore castaways to assist with touchscreen mechanics
WiiLost in Blue: ShipwreckedHudson SoftWhoops, you're trapped on an island and have to do minigames in order to craft tools/hunt to survive
Xbox SeriesLost JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS5
PS5Lost JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioA dark detective story follow-up to Judgment, continues the beat-em-up gameplay from its sister Yakuza series, pettable cats, a dog can join you in your crime-solving
PS4Lost JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS5
Xbox OneLost Judgment (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS5
GameCubeLost KingdomsFromSoftwareCard-based ARPG, another FromSoft jam
GameCubeLost Kingdoms IIFromSoftwarePretty much similar to the first, some tweaks to the cards were made
DSLostMagicTaitoRTSRPG that revolves around drawing various runes to use powerful magic and monster capturing
Xbox 360Lost OdysseyMistwalker/FeelplusA traditional JRPG with incredible writing in side dream sequences; lots of rumination on immortality
SwitchLost SphearTokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
PS4Lost SphearTokyo RPG FactoryUses a combat system like I Am Setsuna; harkens back to the storytelling style of early-mid 90's JRPGs
3DOLucienne's QuestMicro CabinA short, lighthearted play- it's not like the 3DO had much else going for it…
SNESLufia & the Fortress of DoomNeverlandStandard turn-based combat, but targeting dead enemies will lead to a wasted turn
DSLufia: Curse of the SinistralsNeverlandRemake of Lufia II, with 3D graphics and ARPG gameplay instead of the series' traditional turn-based style
GB+GBCLufia: The Legend ReturnsNeverlandThird game in the Lufia series, was almost a PSX game before the original dev went bankrupt
3DSLufia: The Legend Returns (VC)NeverlandSee GBC
GBALufia: The Ruins of LoreAtelier Double/TaitoSide story to the main series, has a basic job system, characters can fuse with monsters in battle
SNESLufia II: Rise of the SinistralsNeverlandPrequel to and much more Zelda-like than the first
DSLuminous ArcImageepochSRPG; relationship-building between characters takes place between battles
DSLuminous Arc 2ImageepochNot terribly different from the first, can be quite difficult, endings are determined by pre-battle dialouge choices
JP DSLuminous Arc 3: EyesImageepochShenanigans at a magic school with both SRPG gameplay and dating sim elements
PSXLunar 2: Eternal Blue CompleteGame ArtsIf you loved the first one, you'll love this- and how could you not?
DSLunar: Dragon SongJapan 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 BlueGame 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 GakuenGame Arts/Studio AlexThe actual prequel to The Silver Star, sadly never localized - very girl-power friendly
PSPLunar: Silver Star HarmonyJapan 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)Japan Art Media/Game ArtsSee PSP
PSXLunar: Silver Star Story CompleteGame ArtsArguably the most charming cast of characters you'll ever meet, good OST, standard combat
Sega CDLunar: The Silver StarGame Arts/Studio AlexAnime cutscenes, charming characters, and a high encounter rate
DSLunar KnightsKojima ProductionsARPG; part of the Boktai series, and can even use the previous game's cartriges as solar sensors to confer extra bonuses
GBALunar LegendJapan Art MediaTranslation closer to the intended Japanese than the previous versions, but lacks cinematic feel
3DSMachine Knight (DL only)Hit-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 EnjiCompileExtremely unconventional attack and leveling system, but cookies are currency and it's cute!
JP Game GearMadou Monogatari A: Doki Doki VacationCompileArle stops the bad man from cutting down the forest to build an amusement park! In first-person!
JP Mega DriveMadou Monogatari ICompileADORABLE AF, monster capturing mechanic, non-traditional stats/xp gain
JP PC EngineMadou Monogatari I: Honoo no SotsuenjiCompileCute af first-person dungeon crawl; unconventional experience counter, adds voice acting, new monsters and cutscenes/events to the original
JP Game GearMadou Monogatari I: Mitsu no MadouryokuCompileArle doing Arle stuff - just first-person dungeon crawling with the same unorthodox display of stats
JP Game GearMadou Monogatari II: Arle 16-SaiCompileMore Arle doing Arle stuff, but she's 16 now!
JP Game GearMadou Monogatari III: Kyuukyoku Joou-samaCompileDid you know that these games have Puyos in them? And that Arle features in the Puyo Puyo series?
DSMagical StarsignBrownie BrownCute turn-based JRPG with food-named characters and a focus on elemental and planetary alignment in combat
JP GBAMagical VacationBrownie BrownTurn-based combat, gorgeous sprites; love/heart isn't just an element in Captain Planet anymore!
DSMagician's Quest: Mysterious TimesAquriaIf Animal Crossing went to Hogwarts, this would be the adorable result
SaturnMagic Knight RayearthSegaARPG based on the anime, plays differently than the SFC version, very low print run in the US
PS2Magic Pengel: The Quest for ColorGarakuta Studio/TaitoThink Pokemon, but if you as the player drew them instead to bring them to life
SwitchMagic Scroll Tactics (DL only)Otori DenshiAn SRPG that utilizes a side-scrolling-horizontal field of battle rather than an isometric grid
SwitchMaglam LordFelistellaA visual novel-ARPG mix, with dating sim elements for the former and a simplified combat system akin to old Tales games for the latter
PS4Maglam Lord (DL only)FelistellaSee Switch
JP SFCMagna Braban: Henreki no YuushaLenarGambits and auto-combat long before FFXII was even a thing
PS3MagusBlack Tower StudiosYou play as John Wizardington and learn spells/level up in a bland, bad ARPG
JP Game GearMahou Kishi RayearthCKYDT/SegaA different game than the Saturn and SFC ones - but also turn-based
JP SFCMahou Kishi RayearthPandora BoxPlays vastly differently than the Saturn version! Beginner-level JRPG, follows the OG story closely
JP SFCMajin TenseiAtlusSRPG SMT spinoff with (naturally) demon recruitment and fusion
JP SFCMajin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisAtlusMore or less the same as the first, but with an isometric battle view as opposed to top-down
JP FCMajou Densetsu II: Dimashikyou GailousKonamiA sidescrolling ARPG with 2 playable characters, XP gain refills life; life bar can be extended via items
JP PC EngineMakai Hakkenden: ShadaData EastRun-of-the-mill Ys clone
PS2Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred TomeNippon IchiDisgaea-adjacent SRPG with vehicular combat and an assortment of weapon types for each class
JP WonderswanMakai Toushi SaGaSquareA 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 AlchemyGustDirect sequel to Mana Khemia, with a similar character growth system- lots of pre-planning in synthesis encouraged
PS2Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-RevisGustGo to school, learn some alchemy, and use action points instead of XP to grow your characters!
PSPMana Khemia: Student AllianceGustMostly the same as the PS2 version, but with added multiplayer battles and more items to synthesize in exchange for longer load times
PS4Marchen Forest (DL only)PrimaryOrbitSee Switch
SwitchMarchen Forest (DL only)PrimaryOrbitBegins as a cute alchemy adventure; ends up as a third-person, darker-themed (but still cute) dungeon crawler
PS4Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry GodRideonSee XBO
SwitchMarenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (DL only)RideonSee XBO
Xbox OneMarenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (DL only)RideonSpiritual successor to the Adventure Bar games, with a similar theme of gathering materials to cook and sell (and eat to gain XP)
JP PS2Marie to Elie no Atelier: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 1-2GustRemakes of the first games in the Atelier series, with all the expected alchemy present
DSMario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryAlphaDreamMore fun with the Mario Bros., as well as exploration of Bowser's innards!
3DSMario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s JourneyAlphaDreamReworks special moves, upgrades aesthetics, and adds a new side story based on Bowser Jr.'s doings during the game
3DSMario & Luigi: Dream TeamAlphaDreamOverworld platforming and timing-affected turn-based combat with a heavy emphasis on Green Mario and the crazy things his dreams can do
3DSMario & Luigi: Paper JamAlphaDreamCrossover between Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario, thankfully taking game features more from the former than the latter
DSMario & Luigi: Partners in TimeAlphaDreamRelated to Superstar Saga by time travel, still turn-based with timing elements; introduces baby Mario and Luigi as playable
Wii UMario & Luigi: Partners in Time (VC)AlphaDreamSee DS
GBAMario & Luigi: Superstar SagaAlphaDreamComedic RPG with exploration puzzles and a timing-based combat system
Wii UMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (VC)AlphaDreamSee GBA
3DSMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's MinionsAlphaDreamImproves aesthetics, adds an RTS mode featuring Bowser's minions, features QoL improvements from the original
GB+GBCMario GolfCamelotConquer the golf circuit and level up your attributes as or against Mario
3DSMario Golf (VC)CamelotSee GBC
GBAMario Golf: Advance TourCamelotStory mode and leveling, now with even more strange human characters to beat Mario's crew in golf!
GB+GBCMario TennisCamelotGrab your racket, go to tennis school, and level up your skills with Mario and company
3DSMario Tennis (VC)CamelotSee GBC
GBAMario Tennis: Power TourCamelotAnother jaunt through tennis school with Mario and friends, with EXP to gain and stats to improve!
SwitchMarvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black OrderKoei Tecmo/Team NinjaIsometric co-op ARPG featuring the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe beating each other up ad nauseum; lots of differenct characters to choose from
SwitchMary Skelter 2Compile Heart/Idea Factory/ZerodivA first-person dungeon crawler much like the first; juggling corruption in battle and avoiding regenrating boss enemies is important; also contains the first game
VitaMary Skelter: NightmaresCompile HeartFirst-person dungeon crawler that features classic literary characters in very heavy ecchi ways, affection-raising mechanics, and powerful enemies that can ambush you in combat
SwitchMary Skelter FinaleCompile HeartA multi-party fitrst-person dungeon crawler with dense labyrinths and a bonus mode to let you read through the plot of previous entries
PS4Mary Skelter FinaleCompile HeartSee Switch
JP FCMashin Eiyuuden Wataru GaidenWestoneVery Zelda II vibes, based off the anime of the same name
GenesisMaster of MonstersSystemSoftSRPG with different monster types and hex-based grid movement
PSXMaster Of Monsters: Disciples of GaiaSystemSoftSlow-paced SRPG, remake of Master of Monsters (GEN), critically panned
DSMaster of the Monster LairGlobal A EntertainmentWant to slay monsters? Just dig a whole dungeon for them so you have them all corralled in one place!
Wii UMedabots: Metabee/Rokusho (VC)NatsumeSee GBA
GBAMedabots AX: Metabee/RokushoNatsumeMuch more of a fighting game, but you do level your robots to fight them in real-time
GameCubeMedabots InfinityNatsume3D robutt arena battles!
JP GB+GBCMedarot Kabuto/Kuwagata VersionNatsumeFirst games in the Medarot/bot series, with the standard building and fighting robots
JP PSXMedarot RNatsumeIt's a Medabots game! Destroy the enemy's parts to make them useless!
PS4Megadimension Neptunia VIICompile Heart/Idea FactoryBattle system emphasizes character positioning, goddesses have additional transformations in combat, otherwise same fanservicey Neptune shenanigans
SwitchMegadimension Neptunia VIICompile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
PS4Megadimension Neptunia VIIRCompile Heart/Idea FactoryRetells the story from VII, but adds VR compatibility and interludes, changes the battle system, and removes alternate endings
GBAMega Man Battle NetworkCapcomTactical real-time combat, learning skills from enemies, and memeable spritework
Wii UMega Man Battle Network (VC)CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 2CapcomMore or less the same as the first, but a bit more customizable, and no auto-healing after every battle
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 2 (VC)CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 3: Blue/WhiteCapcomMore customizable than its predecessors, each version has different chips available
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 3: Blue/White (VC)CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/Red SunCapcomNow emotions must be controlled during battle, and fusion (like traditional MM) is available
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/Red Sun (VC)CapcomSee GBA
DSMega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DSCapcomHas content from both versions of MMBN 5 as well as additional content
GBAMega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel/Team ProtomanCapcomYou've seen it before, but now there are powerful Dark Chips!
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel/Team Protoman (VC)CapcomSee GBA
GBAMega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar/Cybeast GregarCapcomFinal game in the series, a bit more limitations on chip arrangement, stronger fusions
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar/Cybeast Gregar (VC)CapcomSee GBA
DSMega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Ninja/Zerker X SaurianCapcomSee above, but with a few more transformations
DSMega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace/Red JokerCapcomSee above, with version-specific transformations, more customizable commands, and the ability to become Mega Man at any time
DSMega Man Star Force: Dragon/Leo/PegasusCapcomSeparate from but plays in a similar manner to the MMBN series, except with a vertical grid and more limited dodging
PS2Mega Man X: Command MissionCapcomIt's Mega Man X, but it's also turn-based? Now I've seen everything!
GameCubeMega Man X Command MissionCapcomDungeon Crawler
JP Game GearMegami Tensei Gaiden: Last BibleMultimedia Intelligence TransferMonster collecting with a bit of kiddie MegaTen flair
JP GB+GBCMegami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible IIMultimedia Intelligence TransferPretty much just like the first, but now you can give your monsters accessories
JP Game GearMegami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible SpecialSIMS/AtlusBiblical-themed first-person dungeon crawl, with gameplay otherwise similar to the other Last Bibles
VitaMegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs. ZombiesCompile Heart/Idea Factory/TamsoftARPG Neptunia zombie-themed spinoff with combat similar to Neptunia U (but with the clothes-removing thankfully gone), has a multiplayer component
VitaMeiQ: Labyrinth of DeathCompile HeartAnother day, another Vita first-person dungeon crawl; this one has mages and robots fighting in pairs and encourages decision making on who will be doing the attacking
PS4Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin DragonsRideonSee Switch
SwitchMercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons (DL only)RideonStandard SRPG gameplay; takes a bit of a ham-handed approach to modern sensitive topics plotwise
SwitchMercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx (DL only)RideonA better translation than previous entries, aggro factors into enemy attack choice, but generally more of the same
PS4Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx (DL only)RideonSee Switch
3DSMercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle (DL only)RideonSequel to a JP mobile-only SRPG, follows a band of mercenaries (duh) through their trevails in a standard SRPG format
3DSMercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War (DL only)RideonQuite similar to the game that came before it- a straightforward SRPG
SwitchMercenaries Saga: ChroniclesRideonA collection of the first 3 Mercenaries Saga games; all are SRPGs where MP is low and is slowly gained per turn; directional facing makes a difference
PS4Mercenaries Wings: The False PhoenixRideonA jump in quality from the previous titles; still an SRPG focusing on a band of mercenaries with a class system; story can take one of two major branches early on
SwitchMercenaries Wings: The False PhoenixRideonSee PS4
XboxMetal DungeonPanther SoftwareCustomizable characters and a futuristic third-person dungeon crawl, turn-based combat
PSPMetal Gear AcidKCEJAn SRPG using cards (that can be leveled) to determine actions taken by an alt-canon Solid Snake
PSPMetal Gear Acid 2Kojima ProductionsMuch like the first, with a massive change in graphical style and some improvements to card management and acquisition
SwitchMetallic ChildStudio HGA semi-roguelike with lots of fast-paced robot action and ability customization; mini-games can help unlock items that further augment stats
JP FCMetal MaxCrea-Tech/Data EastMad Max: the JRPG! Featuring vehicle combat!
JP DSMetal Max 2: ReloadedCrea-TechTakes gameplay improvements from later entries and applies them to the second game- with an optional female protagonist and free-roaming
JP DSMetal Max 3Cattle CallReturn to the wasteland with tanks in tow; non-linear story progression
JP SFCMetal Max ReturnsCrea-TechRemake of Metal Max, naturally much prettier but more difficult
PS4Metal Max XenoKadokawa/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 RebornKadokawaSee PS4
PS4Metal Max Xeno RebornKadokawaAdds enough features to consider it a separate game from the original - changes to plot/mechanics/progression/character art, and more
PS2Metal SagaSuccessFirst Metal Max series game to be localized, post-apocalyptic setting with some vehicle combat
GB+GBCMetal WalkerCapcomPokemon + robots + billiards = Metal Walker
SwitchMiden Tower (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneMiden Tower (DL only)Exe-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
PS4Miden Tower (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
3DSMiitopiaNintendoMiis take center stage in this simplistically-styled turn-based game, with a class system and Mii personalities determining combat prowess
SwitchMiitopiaNintendoMostly similar to the 3DS version, but with greatly expanded Mii customizability!
PSPMimana: Iyar ChronicleKogado/Premium AgencyARPG with poor hit detection, a generally unlikeable cast, and a weak story overall
VitaMind ZeroAcquire/ZerodivFirst-person dungeon crawler with some Persona-like atmosphere; losing all MP in combat will make characters vulnerable
JP FCMinelvaton Saga: Ragon no FukkatsuRandom HouseFirst of the Silva Saga series, featuring overhead ARPG combat
Master SystemMiracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark LordKogadoExtremely sparse story, strange overworld movement
JP FCMirai Senshi: LiosPack-In-VideoA mech-based SRPG, equipment upgrades improve units and are earned in battles
JP FCMirai Shinwa JarvasTaitoIf it looks like a kusoge, and plays like a kusoge…
3DSMoco Moco FriendsRacjinA saccharine-sweet creature-collecting/raising game with a bunch of magical girls raising and evolving plushies
SwitchMoero Chronicle HyperCompile Heart/Idea FactoryFirst-person dungeon crawl where everything is steeped in sexual innuendo
SwitchMoero Crystal H (DL only)Compile Heart/Idea FactoryMore first-person dungeon crawling, just as skeezy as Moero Chronicle Hyper (if not more)
JP Game GearMoldorian: Hikari to Yami no SisterSegaReally good artwork, a turn-based battle system that gives you only seconds to input commands
JP FCMomotarou DensetsuHudson SoftStandard gameplay, but cute all the same!
SwitchMonarkFuRyuSee PS5
PS5MonarkFuRyuCreated by some of the original SMT staff with a heavy emphasis on psychology, featuring turn-based gridless tactical combat
PS4MonarkFuRyuSee PS5
Xbox OneMonochrome Order (DL only)Hit-PointKemco's at it again with a game that has lot of moral dilemmas and player choices that surprisingly matter, if a bit ham-fistedly
PS4Monochrome Order (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
SwitchMonochrome Order (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
JP SFCMonstaniaAmccus/Bits LaboratorySRPG featuring puzzles, a party size of two, and a progress-based leveling system
PS5Monster CollectingSquare EnixSee PS4
3DSMonster Combine TD (DL only)CollavierEssentially a Plants vs. Zombies clone, but the monsters you can use for defense are randomly selected from a deck; XP can be earned to hold more monsters in said deck
PS2Monster HunterCapcomThese monsters aren't gonna hunt themselves! Origin of the popular series
Wii UMonster Hunter 3 UltimateCapcom/EightingSimilar to Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, but adds in underwater combat and has local multiplayer
3DSMonster Hunter 3 UltimateCapcom/EightingAn expanded version of Monster Hunter Tri (Wii), improving weapons and armor; was the first game to incorporate the Circle Pad Pro accessory
3DSMonster Hunter 4 UltimateCapcom/EightingGets rid of underwater combat, adds the ability to scale both walls and monsters, adds Exploration Missions and new weapon types
PSPMonster Hunter: FreedomCapcomAn enhanced/expanded handheld port of the first Monster Hunter game
PSPMonster Hunter: Freedom 2CapcomAn enhanced/expanded handheld port of the second Monster Hunter game (which was previously Japan-only)
PS4Monster Hunter: WorldCapcomSee XBO
Xbox OneMonster Hunter: WorldCapcomDoes away with the zones of previous entries in favor of a connecting, evolving, and reactive ecosystem with more monsters to slay and scavenge!
PSPMonster Hunter Freedom UniteCapcomA further enhanced verion of Freedom 2, with more monsters, missions, pieces of equipment, and the addition of Felyne fighters to provide assistance
3DSMonster Hunter GenerationsCapcomNew features include upgrading armor using scavenged materials, mutated monster forms, different attack stypes for each weapon, and special moves to charge during hunting
SwitchMonster Hunter Generations UltimateCapcomAdds new monsters, new hunting styles, changes the control scheme (for obvious reasons), and spiffs up the graphics from the original
JP PSPMonster Hunter Portable 3rdCapcomTakes elements from Freedom Unite and Tri but is its own game, now multiple Felynes can assist in combat
SwitchMonster Hunter RiseCapcomMonster hunting, now with doggo pals and many more combat options; iterates on ideas from both World and previous games
3DSMonster Hunter StoriesCapcom/MarvelousA far more traditional turn-based RPG than other entries, with strong monster collecting and raising elements
SwitchMonster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of RuinCapcomSame fun monster hatching and turn-based training gameplay loop as its predecessor, improved battle mechanics and lots of open areas to explore
WiiMonster Hunter TriCapcomAdds an underwater ecosystem to the tried-and-true monster-slaying formula
PSPMonster Kingdom: Jewel SummonerGaiaA monster collector/battler game made by the co-creator of the SMT series, item fusion can influence the monsters' stats
DSMonster RacersKoeiA peculiar monster-collecting game where you battle via racing
PSXMonster RancherTecmoUse CDs to unlock monsters that you train and fight!
SwitchMonster Rancher 1 & 2 DX (DL only)Koei TecmoBundled QoL-polished versions of the monster breeder, with turbo functions, added monsters to the second game, and an in-game CD database
PSXMonster Rancher 2TecmoUse CDs to unlock more monsters that you train and fight!
PS2Monster Rancher 3TecmoMore monster raising, but now you can trade monsters with friends/can use past data rather than disc-digging for old monsters!
PS2Monster Rancher 4TecmoAllows for more customization of your training facilities and adds a major exploration/adventure mode
GBAMonster Rancher AdvanceTecmoSimilar to the PSX games, but using words to summon monsters rather than CDs
GBAMonster Rancher Advance 2Tecmo/Graphic ResearchSee above!
DSMonster Rancher DSCingMonster raising and battling, now on two screens! Utilizes the microphone and touch screen to create monsters
PS2Monster Rancher EVOTecmoLeans more into traditional RPG mechanics than the rest of the series, dumbs some regular Monster Rancher ones down in the process
PSXMonster SeedNK SystemMonster-raising and battling SRPG, where the monsters have a limited lifespan
SwitchMonster Viator (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
Xbox OneMonster Viator (DL only)Hit-PointKemco comes through with a monster collector with a lot of exposition and a high encounter rate
PS4Monster Viator (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
PS4Moon: Remix RPG AdventureOnion GamesSee Switch
SwitchMoon: Remix RPG Adventure (DL only)Onion GamesA formerly JP PSX-only game that parodies JRPG tropes; the character must level up and solve puzzles in order to clean up after a "hero"
JP FCMotherApe/NintendoModern-themed turn-based game starring kids with psychic powers
JP GBAMother 1 + 2Ape/HAL Laboratory/NintendoPorts of Mother 1 and 2, with an extended ending for the former
JP GBAMother 3Brownie Brown/HAL Laboratory(LOCALIZE IT NINTENDO) Musical combo system in combat, still as offbeat as ever
JP FCMouryou Senki MadaraKonamiDark and challenging! Autonomous combat! Anime-based!
PS2MS Saga: A New DawnBECGundam-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 SagaMonolith SoftSequel to SRTOGS: Endless Frontier, plays in the same way, with crossover elements
PS3Mugen SoulsCompile Heart/GCRESTOpen-field turn-based RPG where being moe is important to getting stronger… somehow
PS3Mugen Souls ZCompile Heart/GCREST/Idea FactoryVery much like the first, still just as uncomfortable
WiiMuramasa: The Demon BladeVanillawareGorgeous side-scrolling ARPG with a Japanese folklore twist
VitaMuramasa RebirthVanillawareAdds additional side stories for new characters (as DLC), rewrites the translation and reworks the controls
PS2Musashi: Samurai LegendSquare EnixSequel of sorts to Brave Fencer Musashi with similar ARPG gameplay
JP FCMusashi no BōkenQuestStandard DQ clone, but corn can be an enemy so that's pretty funny
SaturnMystaria: The Realms of LoreMicro CabinSRPG rereleased as Blazing Heroes in NA for the same console, non-linear party recruitment
PS4Mystery Chronicle: One Way HeroicsSpike ChunsoftSee Vita
VitaMystery Chronicle: One Way HeroicsSpike ChunsoftHas some mystery dungeon elements, but you are forced to keep moving in order to avoid the ray of light that will destroy you (and it will)
DSMystery Dungeon: Shiren the WandererChunsoftRoguelike dungeon crawl where food management is critical and death is expected
JP SFCMystic ArkProduceA cousin to The 7th Saga, super grindy
VitaMystic ChroniclesHit-PointSee PSP
PSPMystic Chronicles (DL only)Hit-PointAnother good ol' Kemco jam, this one won't blow anyone out of the water with its cliches
GameCubeMystic HeroesKoeiA more mystical, chibi-styled Dynasty Warriors
PS2Mystic HeroesKoeiCutesy Dynasty Warriors-like with magic, more characters than the GameCube version
PS3Mystic Heroes (PS2 Classics)KoeiSee PS2
DSMy World, My WayGlobal 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 IsshoYutakaPrecious simplistic RPG ft. Kodansha characters (inc. Sailor Moon!) that may give you diabetes
JP PS2Namco x CapcomMonolith SoftPredecessor to Project X Zone, SRPG with combo-based gameplay
JP GBANapoleonGenkiRTSRPG starring Napoleon Bonaparte doing some very not-historically-accurate things
DSNaruto: Path of the NinjaToseFollows the manga/anime through the Chunin Exams arc, with some touch controls integrated
DSNaruto: Path of the Ninja 2TosePlays like the first game, but is more of an original filler story than directly following the source material
PS4Natural DoctrineKadokawaAdds a bonus extra hard mission, otherwise see PS3
VitaNatural DoctrineKadokawaSee PS3
PS3Natural DoctrineKadokawaSRPG with elements of cover/positioning, lots of unfortunate corridor/funnel-type maps, overall too complex for many players
JP PSPNayuta no KisekiFalcomARPG with platforming elements
Wii UNecromancer (VC)Hudson SoftAn untranslated horror-themed JRPG originally made for the PC Engine
JP SFCNekketsu Tairiku Burning HeroesJ-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 WorldGustA 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 WorldGustSee PS4
PS4NEO: The World Ends With YouSquare Enix/h.a.n.d.See Switch
SwitchNEO: The World Ends With YouSquare Enix/h.a.n.d.Gone is the partner-based system of the first game, replaced by frenetic yet trendy 4-party-member action; as fashionable as ever
PS5Neptunia ReVerseCompile Heart/FelistellaA definitive version of Hyperdimension Neptunia featuring a new mode with many gameplay quality and balance changes
PS4Neptunia Virtual StarsCompile Heart/Idea FactoryThe Nepgirls interact with V-tubers in an ARPG featuring both gun-based and hack-and-slash gameplay styles; run-of-the-mill feeling despite the concept
PS4Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja WarsIdea Factory/Compile Heart/TamsoftThe crossover ARPG that hopefully nobody was asking for
SwitchNeptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja WarsIdea Factory/Compile Heart/TamsoftSee PS4
JP SFCNeugier: Umi to Kaze no KoudouWolf TeamAn almost-localized ARPG with attacks that can level up, a rather short game overall
GenesisNew HorizonsKoeiAKA Uncharted Waters: New Horizons; hope you like boats! Better sound on SNES than this version
VitaNew Little King's Story (delisted)KonamiChanges the watercolor aesthetic to a more anime-styled one, poor English translation, needs quite a bit of visual polish
SwitchNew Pokemon SnapBandai NamcoIt's a stretch, but there are courses to level up which unlock new routes and Pokemon to candidly capture on camera
Xbox 360NierCaviaAn ARPG spinoff of one of Drakengard's endings, astounding soundtrack, twisty plot, multiple endings
PS3NierCaviaHack-and-slash ARPG with a pervading sense of melancholy and a gorgeous soundtrack, multiple endings; takes place after one of Drakengard's endings
PS4Nier: AutomataPlatinumGamesExtremely atmospheric ARPG, distant sequel to the first Nier, incredible music
Xbox OneNier: Automata (DL only)PlatinumGamesSee PS4
JP PS3Nier ReplicantCaviaThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father
PS4NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Square Enix/ToylogicBringing Brother Nier's story to the West for the first time, with an additional ending and updated gameplay more akin to Automata
Xbox OneNieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Square Enix/ToylogicSee PS4
Xbox SeriesNieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (DL only)Square Enix/ToylogicSee PS4
Neo Geo PocketNige-ron-pa (JP only)Dennou 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
PS4Nights of AzureGustAn ARPG with sapphic undertones that leans into fanservice territory; dark in tone with a focus on collecting demon blood to level yourself and the familiars you collect
PS4Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New MoonGustSimilar premise as the first game, but now with a time limit on both excursions and the game as a whole; instead of 4 creatures, you now have 2 and an AI partner
SwitchNights of Azure 2: Bride of the New MoonGustSee PS4
JP FCNiji no SilkroadAdvance Communication CompanyIncrease your rank as a trader by going out and procuring goods (which you can also buy to raise your stats)
Xbox 360Ninety-Nine NightsQ Entertainment/PhantagramA musou-type game with RPG elements and a fantasy theme, increasing character levels makes better combos available
Xbox 360Ninety-Nine Nights IIQ Entertainment/FeelplusDarker in tone than the first game, but with worse reviews; plays like its predecessor
GB+GBCNinja Boy IICulture BrainRPG with beat-em-up elements similar to Super Ninja Boy
JP FCNinja Ra Hoi!ASCIIA parody game of sorts that takes place in feudal Japan
GB+GBCNinja TaroNMKCollect items to raise your stats in an ARPG with painfully slow walking speed
JP DSNi no Kuni: Shikkoku no MadoushiLevel-5Same general story as Wrath of the White Witch, but vastly different gameplay - a literal spellbook is a necessity to draw the required runes
PS3Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchLevel-5Incredible Ghibli-styled visuals, monster-collecting elements, and unfortunate AI
SwitchNi no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchLevel-5See PS3
PS4Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch RemasteredLevel-5Contains all DLC and improves the graphics; is otherwise the same game
PS4Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomLevel-5Overhauls gameplay drastically- combat is now ARPG-styled (though there are still some spirits to provide assistance); the focus turns to kingdom-building
SwitchNi no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's EditionLevel-5See PS4, but with all DLC included
PS4NiohTeam NinjaDemon-filled ARPG set in the late Sengoku period with a robust Souls-like combat system
PS4Nioh 2Team NinjaExchanges the main character of the first with a character-created avatar, adds features like enemy souls to capture to use their abilities, combat is even deeper than before
PS5Nioh 2 Remastered - The Complete Edition (DL only)Team NinjaContains all available DLC and graphical/framerate upgrades, as well as speedier load times
PS5Nioh Remastered - The Complete Edition (DL only)Team NinjaContains all available DLC and graphical/framerate upgrades
PSPNo Heroes Allowed! (DL only)AcquireThird game in the Badman series, adds aquatic creatures to the array of upgradable defenses against unwanted heroes
JP DSNora to Toki no Koubou: Kiri no Mori no MajoAtlusAtlus' attempt at an Atelier-styled game, with anticipatedly adorable results
DSNostalgiaMatrix Software/RED EntertainmentTurn-based combat, airship battles, real-world locations, and a magical steampunk aesthetic
JP GB+GBCNushi Tsuri Adventure: Kite no BoukenMarvelous/Victor Interactive SoftwareCatch fishies and fight thingies!
SwitchOctopath TravelerAcquire/Square EnixA gorgeous 2D/3D mesh with 8 different protagonists whose stories overlap (albeit very little); fairly robust turn-based combat system
Xbox SeriesOctopath TravelerAcquire/Square EnixSee Switch
Xbox OneOctopath TravelerAcquire/Square EnixSee Switch
PS2Odin SphereVanillawareSide-scrolling beat-em-up ARPG with a gorgeous art style
PS3Odin Sphere (PS2 Classics)VanillawareSee PS2
VitaOdin Sphere: LeifthrasirVanillawareSee PS3
PS3Odin Sphere: LeifthrasirVanillawareEnhanced remake of Odin Sphere with much less slowdown, difficulty changes, more stages, and new enemies
PS4Odin Sphere LeifthrasirVanillawareSee PS3
N64Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly CaliberQuestPlays like Ogre Battle, RTS elements and political story
Wii UOgre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (VC)QuestSee N64
PSXOgre Battle: Limited EditionQuestEnhanced port of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES)
SNESOgre Battle: The March of the Black QueenQuestEpic overarching story with RTS elements
JP SaturnOgre Battle: The March of the Black QueenRiverhillsoft/QuestSee PSX, but with five additional scenarios unique to this version
PS2Okage: Shadow KingZener Works/SCECute spooky-themed JRPG
PS4Okage: Shadow King (DL only)Zener Works/SCESee PS2
SwitchOmega Labyrinth Life (DL only)Matrix SoftwareSee PS4, but with "touch" events, a lewd rock-paper-scissors game, destructable armor, and less censored scenes
PS4Omega QuintetCompile 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 DawnThree 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
WiiOne Piece: Unlimited AdventureGanbarionARPG in which the Straw Hat Pirates are stuck on an island and need to forage for survival; crafted food increases statistics
Xbox OneOne Piece: World SeekerGanbarionSee PS4
PS4One Piece: World SeekerGanbarionThink the Batman Arkham or Spider-Man games, but with a One Piece coat of paint; equipment raises stats while skill points are used to unlock and improve moves
SwitchOne Way Heroics Plus (DL only)Smoking WolfA complete version of the PC original game; a roguelike where every few steps in-game causes an instant death shadow to scroll more across the screen
PS4Onigiri (DL only)CyberstepSee PS4
SwitchOnigiri (DL only)CyberstepA free-to-play MMORPG with an extensive character development system, dated graphics, and lots of mythological Japanese fanservice
GBAOnimusha TacticsCapcomTechnically an SRPG side story to the main series, but has a similar plot
SwitchOninaki (DL only)Tokyo RPG FactorySee PS4
PS4Oninaki (DL only)Tokyo RPG FactoryAn ARPG that relies on crossing the line between the land of the living and the spiritual plane, where demons of different classes are used to help attack
VitaOperation Abyss: New Tokyo LegacyExperienceHeavily customizable characters in a - you guessed it - first-person dungeon crawler; this one has a dark technological feel to it
VitaOperation Babel: New Tokyo LegacyExperienceDirect sequel to Operation Abyss with the same gameplay; leveling up can only be done at the party's home base, characters are still highly customizable
Xbox 360Operation DarknessSuccessAn SRPG featuring permadeath and a heavily alternate history WWII - think Nazi zombies and dragons
WiiOpoonaArtePiazzaCutesy semi-sci-fi game where combat is done by throwing a sphere at enemies
PS4Orangeblood (DL only)Grayfax SoftwarePixel art, girls with guns, and more attitude than you thought possible
Xbox OneOrangeblood (DL only)Grayfax SoftwareSee PS4
SwitchOrangeblood (DL only)Grayfax SoftwareSee PS4
JP DSOre ga Omae o MamoruVingt-et-un Systems/Idea FactoryA Metroidvania made to entice women to play, but quite difficult in practice; no XP to speak of but stats can be increased through equipment and story events
VitaOreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (DL only)Alfa SystemUnique art style; half turn-based, half family manager with lots of customizability
VitaOrgarhythm (DL only)AcquireRhythm game/RTS hybrid where keeping on beat gives you more XP to give you more abilities
JP GBAOriental Blue: Ao no TengaiHudson Soft/RED EntertainmentA gaiden of the Tengai Makyo series, has a free scenario system influenced by real-time passage
PS2Orphen: Scion of SorceryShadeARPG with a strange turn-based/real-time combat hybrid, limited amount of battles overall prevent grinding
JP FCOtaku no Seiza: Adventure in the Otaku GalaxyAdvance Communication CompanyUnbalanced and cheeky
JP FCOutlandersMicronicsKooky sci-fi with wonky ARPG combat
JP PC EngineOut LiveSunsoftFirst-person dungeon crawler, but in a mech!
SNESPaladin's QuestCopya SystemUtopian-themed turn-based game where casting magic costs HP instead of MP
WiiPandora's TowerGanbarionARPG with a focus on environmental puzzle-solving and a time-based curse mechanic
Wii UPandora's Tower (DL only)GanbarionSee Wii
SaturnPanzer Dragoon SagaTeam AndromedaTurn-based combat focused on circling enemies and exposing weakpoints, short in length
N64Paper MarioIntelligent SystemsContinues the timing-based attacks seen in SMRPG
Wii UPaper Mario (VC)Intelligent SystemsSee N64
Wii UPaper Mario: Color SplashIntelligent SystemsSystem based on paint and color, attacks are chosen by cards, story progress and some items confer stat increases
3DSPaper Mario: Sticker StarIntelligent 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
SwitchPaper Mario: The Origami KingIntelligent SystemsNot much in the RPG department yet again (HP is upgraded by collecting hearts), but the turn- and timing-based combat returns with extra complexity
GameCubePaper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorIntelligent SystemsEverything that made the first game so great, but more of it!
PSXParasite EveSquareHorror JRPG based on a novel, positioning-based combat system
PSPParasite Eve (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Parasite Eve (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaParasite Eve (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSXParasite Eve IISquareMore of a survival-horror slant than the first game, including tank controls!
PS3Parasite Eve II (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaParasite Eve II (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPParasite Eve II (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
SwitchPenny-Punching PrincessNippon IchiSee Vita
VitaPenny-Punching PrincessNippon IchiPixel-styled beat-em-up with an emphasis on collecting money from defeated enemies to bribe them, unlock new areas, and upgrade stats
PSXPersona 2: Eternal PunishmentAtlusHalf of the Persona 2 story- the other half wasn't officially localized until years later
PS3Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)AtlusSee PSX
VitaPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)AtlusSee PSX
PSPPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)AtlusSee PSX
JP PSXPersona 2: Innocent SinAtlusThe missing half of Persona 2 in the Americas
VitaPersona 4: GoldenAtlusAdds new social links, a new character, more story elements, costumes, and Personas in addition to QoL changes
PS3Persona 5AtlusDemon negotiation, collection, and fusion, all with a bunch of stylish teens!
PS4Persona 5AtlusSee PS3
PS4Persona 5 RoyalAtlusAdds a new party member, new Social Links, a new section of the story, and loads of tweaks and additions to gameplay
SwitchPersona 5 StrikersOmega Force/AtlusA sequel to Persona 5 (if you pretend Royal never happened) with ARPG gameplay; much more in-depth strategy required than your typical musou-like game
PS4Persona 5 StrikersOmega Force/AtlusSee Switch
3DSPersona Q2: New Cinema LabyrinthAtlusA P3/P4/P5 crossover this time focusing on the P5 cast; similar gameplay to Persona Q but with the difficulty rebalanced
3DSPersona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthAtlusA P3/P4 crossover with Etrian Odyssey-styled gameplay; characters equip Personas to change affinities/attacks/weaknesses as well as sub-Personas that confer extra abilities
Master SystemPhantasy StarSegaSci-fi JRPG great-grandpappy
DSPhantasy Star 0Sonic TeamThink Phantasy Star Online, but with crunchier graphics and a full-fledged story mode
GBAPhantasy Star CollectionDigital Eclipse/SegaPorts of the first 3 Phantasy Star games
JP Game GearPhantasy Star GaidenJapan System SupplySpinoff story set between Phantasy Star I and II, similar gameplay
GenesisPhantasy Star IISegaThe Sci-fi JRPG, text-based adventures featuring characters from the game also exist
Xbox 360Phantasy Star II (DL only)SegaSee GEN
GenesisPhantasy Star III: Generations of DoomSegaWent 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 MillenniumSegaIf you liked the other games in the series, you'll love this one!
DreamcastPhantasy Star OnlineSonic TeamARPG, first online console game
Xbox SeriesPhantasy Star Online 2Sega Online R&DSee XBO
Xbox OnePhantasy Star Online 2 (DL only)Sega Online R&DMMOARPG with a single-player storyline and absolutely tons of cosmetics (and matching microtransactions)
Xbox OnePhantasy Star Online 2: New GenesisSega Online R&DSee XS
Xbox SeriesPhantasy Star Online 2: New GenesisSega Online R&DAn expansion/replacement of sorts of the original MMO that takes place 1000 years in the future
GameCubePhantasy Star Online: Episode I & IISonic TeamAdds entirely new content for Episode II, AKA Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst
GameCubePhantasy Star Online: Episode I & II PlusSonic TeamPSO with additional formerly online-only quests and items
XboxPhantasy Star Online Episode I & IISonic TeamEveryone likes playing MMORPGs with clunky controllers!
GameCubePhantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. RevolutionSonic TeamGrid-and-turn-based card battling system, because that was the style at the time
DreamcastPhantasy Star Online Ver. 2.0Sonic TeamAn expanded version of the original
PSPPhantasy Star PortableAlfa System/Sonic TeamSequel to Phantasy Star Universe, plays in a similar ARPG style, customizable player character, mission-based structure
PSPPhantasy Star Portable 2Alfa SystemDirect sequel to the first game, can import character from first game, some fairly minor differences but otherwise plays the same as the first
JP PSPPhantasy Star Portable 2 InfinityAlfa SystemAn upgrade to PSP2; adds new story content, races, bosses, skills, and QoL changes/balancing
Xbox 360Phantasy Star UniverseSonic TeamMostly the same as PS2, but Ambition of the Illuminus is a free DLC instead
PS2Phantasy Star UniverseSonic TeamARPG with a PSO-like combat style, had both online and offline modes (only offline persists to this day)
PS2Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the IlluminusSonic TeamStandalone expansion to Phantasy Star Universe
PS2Phantom BraveNippon IchiAnother Disgaea-adjacent SRPG; gridless system and borderless maps (characters and objects can fall off)
PSPPhantom Brave: The Hermuda TriangleNippon IchiAdds even more characters to the improved Wii version of the game
WiiPhantom Brave: We Meet AgainNippon IchiAdds a new campaign and characters to the PS2 version of the SRPG
JP PSPPhantom Kingdom PortableNippon IchiAdds new scenarios and battles with characters from later Disgaea games
3DSPicdun 2: Witch's Curse (DL only)IntenseFirst-person dungeon crawler where the maps make an image to be discovered; combat is timing-based with few options but moves quickly
3DSPocket Card Jockey (DL only)Game FreakA game about horse raising and racing via solitare. As in the card game.
N-GagePocket Kingdom: Own the WorldSegaA spiritual sequel to Dragon Force, but with insane amounts of groan-inducing leet-speak and lots of tongue-in-cheek self-awareness
JP GB+GBCPocket Monsters: Green VersionGame FreakIf you've played Red/Blue, do you really need this one?
SwitchPoison ControlNippon IchiSee PS4
PS4Poison ControlNippon IchiHybrid of a third-person shooter and Qix (of all things), with a leveling mechanic and emotional toxicity to cleanse (literally)
3DSPokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega RubyGame FreakRemakes of the Gen III Pokemon games incorporating creatures and mechanics from later generations
DSPokemon Black/WhiteGame FreakIncredible animated spritework and perhaps the best storyline in the franchise
DSPokemon Black 2/White 2Game FreakRegarded by many as the peak of the franchise; a continuation of Gen 5's story
SwitchPokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining PearlILCARemakes of the Gen 4 Pokemon games, with a cute but divisive art style and adding QoLs from later games
GameCubePokemon ColosseumGenius SonorityYou're a trainer, go purify some Shadow Pokemon!
DSPokemon ConquestKoeiPokemon meets Nobunaga's Ambition - a fun SRPG with levels gained through bonding with your trainer
GB+GBCPokemon CrystalGame FreakAn attempt to add story to Gold/Silver, but does add a female protagonist!
DSPokemon Diamond/PearlGame FreakLess water than Gen 3 Pokemon games, but with an obnoxious mountain to frequently travel through
GBAPokemon EmeraldGame FreakSuperior third version of Pokemon Gen 3
GBAPokemon FireRed/LeafGreenGame FreakRemakes of Red/Green versions
JP WiiPokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Ikuzo! Arashi no BoukendanChunsoftStack water Pokemon in a WiiWare-exclusive Mystery Dungeon adventure!
JP WiiPokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Mezase! Hikari no BoukendanChunsoftSee above, but electric Pokemon
JP WiiPokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Susume! Honou no BoukendanChunsoftSee above, but fire Pokemon
GB+GBCPokemon Gold/SilverGame FreakMore mons, a day/night system, and the ability to revisit the entire previous region
3DSPokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (VC)Game FreakSee GBC
DSPokemon HeartGold/SoulSilverGame FreakRemakes of the Gen 2 Pokemon games, with the storyline from Crystal attached, can also make use of the Pokewalker accessory
SwitchPokemon Legends: ArceusGame FreakA more dynamic Pokemon-catching experience than anything previously, open-world exploration against a feudal backdrop
SwitchPokemon Let's Go Eevee/PikachuGame FreakFull 3D remakes of Red/Blue versions but with Pokemon Go-like mechanics of catching new mons
3DSPokemon Moon/SunGame FreakDoes away with the traditional gym battle format in favor of puzzles scattered throughout not-Hawaii, adds Ultra Beasts (which look suspiciously Digimon-like…)
DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue TeamChunsoftCompanion to the GBA's Red Rescue Team, with Pokemon exploring randomized labyrinths in classic Mystery Dungeon style
Wii UPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (VC)ChunsoftSee DS
DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness/TimeChunsoftMore mystery dungeon delving with the famous pocket monsters, with the addition of Gen 4 Pokemon
DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of SkyChunsoftThe "third version" of Explorers of Darkness/Time, adds more storyline elements
Wii UPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (VC)ChunsoftSee DS
3DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinitySpike ChunsoftFocuses on 5th generation Pokemon, utilizes some AR features to unlock new dungeons, changes the artstyle from sprites to 3D models, but the gameplay loop remains unchanged
GBAPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue TeamChunsoftThird-person randomized dungeon crawler with Pokemon, sister Blue version was a DS game
Wii UPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (VC)ChunsoftSee GBA
SwitchPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXSpike ChunsoftCombined remake of Red/Blue Rescue Team with similar gameplay: exploring dungeons and making use of type advantages to help delve further
DSPokemon PlatinumGame FreakLast of the "combined third versions" of Pokemon games, this one the arguably ultimate version of Gen 4
SwitchPokemon Quest (DL only)Game FreakSend voxel-styled Pokemon out to explore an island for you, then take the stones they find to level them up further; relies on free-to-play mechanics
DSPokemon RangerHAL LaboratoryMore of an ARPG than regular Pokemon games that uses the stylus to help temporarily capture Pokemon, who assist in completing missions
Wii UPokemon Ranger (VC)HAL LaboratorySee DS
DSPokemon Ranger: Guardian SignsCreatures Inc.Very like the first two, but now you can also draw symbols to summon legendary 'mons to help you out
Wii UPokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (VC)Creatures Inc.See DS
DSPokemon Ranger: Shadows of AlmiaCreatures Inc.Still no Pokemon battling here and still touchscreen-heavy, but with more possible partner Pokemon and tools for capturing
Wii UPokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (VC)Creatures Inc.See DS
GB+GBCPokemon Red/BlueGame FreakCalled Red/Green versions in Japan, definitely the origin of the popularity of monster-collecting video games
3DSPokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (VC)Game FreakSee GB
GBAPokemon Ruby/SapphireGame Freak7/10, too much water; not possible to collect all Pokemon in these versions
3DSPokemon Rumble WorldAmbrellaA stylized 3D Pokemon beat-em-up where capturing many types of mons increases Adventurer Rank, which gives access to new areas and increases the strength of wild Pokemon
3DSPokemon Super Mystery DungeonSpike ChunsoftExpands the available roster to include gen 6 Pokemon, gameplay is still as simple and grindy as ever
SwitchPokemon Sword/ShieldGame FreakFirst-ever mainline console Pokemon game; not all Pokemon can be caught/are featured in the National Pokedex; regional theme is British
3DSPokemon Ultra Sun/MoonGame FreakAlternate universe story in the same region as Sun/Moon; adds more Ultra Beasts, activities, and ways to catch Pokemon from older games
3DSPokemon X/YGame FreakPokemon brought into the 3D realm of not-France, statistics of 'mons can be further raised and refined via minigames
GameCubePokemon XD: Gale of DarknessGenius SonorityYou're a trainer, go purify more Shadow Pokemon!
GB+GBCPokemon YellowGame FreakMore of the same, with bonus Pikachu following you
PSPPoPoLoCroisG-ArtistsAdorable characters, wholesome setting, turn-based combat with some grid elements, a combined enhanecd version of two previously Japan-only PSX games
SwitchPotato Flowers in Full Bloom (DL only)Pon Pon GamesSimplistic, straightforward first-person dungeon crawling with a cozy aesthetic and stamina management in combat
JP SFCPower of the HiredMasayaSRPG where the party can summon monsters to help in battle; monster selection determines the party's available spells
JP SFCPrincess MinervaAtelier Double/RiverhillsoftGIRL POWER ANIME-BASED ROAD TRIP!
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1Nippon IchiContains Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters in remastered fashion
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2Nippon IchiContains ports of Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman and Makai Kingdom (the latter with previously JP-only content)
3DSProfessor Layton and the Last SpecterLevel-5/Brownie BrownIncluded due to Professor Layton's London Life, a cute life sim with minimal stats, many (re)quests, and jobs to rank up in
3DSProject X ZoneMonolith SoftSequel to Namco x Capcom, this time additionally incorporating Sega characters; SRPG maps with combo- and assist-based attacks
3DSProject X Zone 2Monolith SoftPlays the same as its predecessor, but Segata Sanshiro is an available character; thereby making this game the best ever- I don't make the rules
JP 3DSPuyo Puyo ChronicleSonic TeamArle (from Madou Monogatari- a deep cut) has to find a way home in an RPG mode complete with leveling, where combat is conducted via Puyo
Xbox SeriesPuyo Puyo Tetris 2Sega/Sonic TeamSee PS5
PS4Puyo Puyo Tetris 2Sega/Sonic TeamSee PS5
Xbox OnePuyo Puyo Tetris 2Sega/Sonic TeamSee PS5
PS5Puyo Puyo Tetris 2Sega/Sonic TeamFeatures Skill Battles wherein you must reduce your opponent's HP to 0 with the help of selected skills (and level up in other modes)!
SwitchPuyo Puyo Tetris 2Sega/Sonic TeamSee PS5
SwitchPuzzle & Dragons Gold (DL only)GungHo OnlineA barebones story, dumbed-down mechanics from the regular game, and gacha mechanics galore; seen as a low point in the series
3DSPuzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. EditionGungHo OnlineA collection of two puzzle/RPG hybrid games where you level up your monsters and unleash their skills using time-limited match-3 gameplay
N64Quest 64ImagineerFinal Fantasy II-like leveling system, a very baby JRPG
GB+GBCQuest: Brian's JourneyAtelier DoubleA demake of the N64 game… if you considered Quest 64 a game to begin with. Taking actions builds stats
PSPR-Type CommandIremAn SRPG spinoff of the space shmup; two separate campaigns available; pilots can gain experience during missions, making their ships better in combat
JP PSPR-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter ChocolateIremContinues the same style of gameplay as the first game; three campaigns to choose from; stats can be improved with leveling
JP PSXRacing LagoonSquaresoftTHE street racing/JRPG hybrid, stylish and jazzy
DSRadiant HistoriaAtlus/HeadlockTurn-based grid combat, lots of time travel and utilizing branching timelines to affect the future
3DSRadiant Historia: Perfect ChronologyAtlusAdds additional scenario content, reworks the visuals, and gives characters the ability to make follow-up attacks in combat
JP FCRadia Senki: ReiemeihenTecmo4 AI characters + 1 controllable = fun auto tactics
PS2Radiata StoriesTri-AceARPG with a majorly branching storyline, tons of recruitable characters (all with their own schedules), and lots to kick!
DSRagnarok DSGungHoAs the title implies, it's Ragnarok Online, except on the DS; only a max of 3 can play together, but there is a storyline to follow
VitaRagnarok OdysseyGame ArtsBasically a Monster Hunter clone with some Norse elements; levels do not increase traditionally but improving equipment via cards improves your stats
VitaRagnarok Odyssey ACEGame ArtsEasier to import RO save data from, otherwise see PS3
PS3Ragnarok Odyssey AceGame ArtsEnhanced version of Ragnarok Odyssey with all DLC included, new dungeons/enemies/skills, and readjusted gameplay balance; stat enhancements done via cards
PSPRagnarok TacticsApollosoftSRPG with a lot of customizability in characters, two separate scenarios and multiple endings
VitaRagnarok Tactics (DL only)ApollosoftSee PSP
SwitchRainbow Yggdrasil (DL only)OtorakoboA roguelike with a heavy emphasis on color, which can even upgrade equipment
JP SFCRanma 1/2: Akanekodan Teki HihouAtelier DoubleBased on the anime/manga, otherwise pretty standard
VitaRay GigantExperience/Bandai NamcoAnother first-person dungeon crawl; this one has 3 separate protagonists (and parties), stat increases use materials gathered from the field rather than XP
Xbox 360Record of Agarest WarCompile HeartAn extremely long SRPG that encourages careful marriage selection via dating sim elements and takes place over 5 generations
PS3Record of Agarest War (DL only)Compile HeartMulti-generational game with dating sim elements and tactical combat
PS3Record of Agarest War 2Compile Heart/Idea FactoryChange in gameplay to be more combo-based rather than tactical, loveless marriages are possible (but not recommended)
Xbox 360Record of Agarest War ZeroCompile Heart/Idea FactoryPrequel to the first game, with enhanced dating sim elements and the ability to carry over save data from the first game to unlock characters
PS3Record of Agarest War ZeroCompile Heart/Idea FactoryPlays like the first game, can connect using save data to unlock characters from the first game, heroines' costumes depend on their feelings towards you
SwitchRecord of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-Team LadybugSee PS5
PS4Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-Team LadybugSee PS5
Xbox OneRecord of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (DL only)Team LadybugSee PS5
PS5Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (DL only)Team LadybugA Metroidvania on the shorter side with shallower systems, but nonetheless satisfying elemental attacks
Xbox SeriesRecord of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (DL only)Team LadybugSee PS5
DreamcastRecord of Lodoss War: Advent of CardiceNeverlandBased on the anime, plays kinda like Diablo
PS5RelayerKadokawaA slow start, but otherwise engaging mecha SRPG gameplay featuring aggro management and complicated character customization
PS4RelayerKadokawaSee PS5
PSPRengoku: The Tower of PurgatoryNeverlandA sci-fi ARPG with cumbersome gameplay mechanics and an almost nonexistent story, encourages weapon scavenging from enemies
PSPRengoku II: The Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N.Neverland/Hudson SoftMakes very minimal changes to the gameplay loop from the first game, culminating in another lackluster experience
JP Mega DriveRent-A-HeroSegaDo errands for the local populace to upgrade your super suit! Fighting game-like battles, very tongue-in-cheek
Xbox 360Resonance of FateTri-AceA post-apocalyptic game with a battle system that combines real-time and turn-based elements, lots of gunplay
PS3Resonance of FateTri-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)Tri-AceRemoves some clothing options, otherwise see 360
3DSReturn to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons FairytaleMarvelous/EpicsCombines the light turn-based combat of PoPoLoCrois with the farming of Story of Seasons, resulting in a shallow, modest (but adorable) mix of both
PSXRevelations: PersonaAtlusA questionably localized game/spinoff of the SMT series; Mark danced crazy!
GB+GBCRevelations: The Demon Slayer/Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last BibleMultimedia Intelligence TransferMegami Tensei for kids, more medieval-themed than its mother series
VitaRevenant DogmaExe-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 DogmaExe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchRevenant Dogma (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneRevenant Dogma (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Revenant SagaExe-CreateSee Wii U
VitaRevenant SagaExe-CreateSee Wii U
PS3Revenant Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateAnother Kemco jam, as by-the-numbers bland as it gets
Xbox OneRevenant Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Wii URevenant Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateShrug, another Kemco game
SwitchRevenant Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Xbox OneRevErsi Quest (DL only)YokogosystemsSRPG-ified version of Othello/Reversi with varying board shapes and a variety of unit types
DSRhapsody: A Musical AdventureNippon IchiChanges the SRPG combat to 2D turn-based fighting, no English song vocals
PSXRhapsody: A Musical AdventureNippon IchiSRPG with painfully easy battles and a musical theme
SwitchRing Fit AdventureNintendoConjure a literal sweat and work (out) to save the world with the help of a magical pilates ring! Character progression is measured though XP
PS2Ring of RedKonamiAlternate-history military turn-based strategy game with cool mechs
3DSRiver City: Knights of Justice (DL only)Avit-NiigataGives a tongue-in-cheek RPG makeover to the Kunio-kun series; there is no leveling but stats increase with equipment and gem slotting
NESRiver City RansomTechnos JapanBARF! Beating up rival street gangs to rescue a girl and using dropped cash to buy stat upgrades
GBARiver City Ransom EXMillionRemoves co-op and replaces it with an AI partner and more game customizability
PS2River King: A Wonderful JourneyMarvelousThe truest form of JRPG- loads of fishing
PS3River King: A Wonderful Journey (PS2 Classics)MarvelousSee PS2
DSRiver King: Mystic ValleyMarvelousIt's a River King game, yes, but the fishing lacks the charm it once had in earlier games
GBARiviera: The Promised LandStingFirst in the Dept. Heaven series, with nonconventional dungeon exploration and item-based battles
PSPRiviera: The Promised LandStingAdds full voice acting, more CG images, and more events to the GBA version of the game
GBARobopon 2: Cross/Ring VersionRED EntertainmentIntroduces 4-on-4 battles, but otherwise is more of the same robot collecting and customizing
GB+GBCRobopon: Sun VersionHudson Soft/Red Company CorporationA robot-making and collecting Poke-clone, only one of the three versions was released in the Americas
SNESRobotrekQuintet/AncientCustomize your robo-buddy party!
JP DSRockman.EXE: Operate Shooting StarCapcomA port of Mega Man Battle Network with some additional Star Force content thrown in
JP GBARockman EXE 4.5: Real OperationCapcomNot part of the MMBN story, gives you the ability to control multiple Navis
PS2Rogue GalaxyLevel-5Space pirate ARPG with AI party members and a nontradional stat increasing system
PS4Rogue Galaxy (DL only)Level-5See PS2
JP PS2Rogue Hearts DungeonCompile HeartRoguelike dungeon crawl with randomized dungeons, not part of the Mystery Dungeon series though
PS2Romancing SaGaSquare EnixRemake of the sandboxy JRPG with gameplay elements taken from other games in the series
JP SFCRomancing SagaSquareA very sandboxy JRPG; multiple playable characters, non-linear in fashion
JP SFCRomancing Saga 2SquareNo complete English translation on this console, sandobxy multi-generation spanning story
Xbox OneRomancing SaGa 2 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
PS4Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
VitaRomancing SaGa 2 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareAdds a new dungeon, new character classes, and overhauls the graphics and audio; these features can also be turned off if desired
SwitchRomancing SaGa 2 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
JP SFCRomancing Saga 3SquareNo complete English translation on this console, sandboxy, gorgeous spritework, but difficult
PS4Romancing SaGa 3 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Xbox OneRomancing SaGa 3 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
VitaRomancing SaGa 3 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareAdds new storylines, a new dungeon, a NG+ mode, updated graphics, and the ability to play the game as originally made
SwitchRomancing SaGa 3 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
DSRondo of SwordsSuccessAn SRPG where you have to run a route through enemies to engage them in combat
JP Game GearRoyal StoneSegaSequel to Crystal Warriors - this is a standard but pretty SRPG all about revenge
JP FCRPG Jinsei GameTakaraMake the correct life choices to increase your stats and achieve your career dreams!
SwitchRPGolf Legends (Asia English/DL)ArticNetThere's exploring, fishing, whacking monsters with clubs, XP of sorts to unlock holes... Kemco has made up for its sins
PS5RPGolf Legends (Asia English/DL)ArticNetSee Switch
Xbox OneRPGolf Legends (DL only)ArticNetSee Switch
Xbox SeriesRPGolf Legends (DL only)ArticNetSee Switch
PS4RPGolf Legends (DL only)ArticNetSee Switch
Xbox OneRPG Time: The Legend of Wright (DL only)DeskWorksSee XS
Xbox SeriesRPG Time: The Legend of Wright (DL only)DeskWorksA literal pen-and-paper JRPG with fun gameplay gimmicks of a variety of genres
JP SFCRudra no HihouSquareCreate your own spells! Ultra-pretty sprites!
SwitchRuinverse (DL only)Exe-CreateThe same Kemco turn-based fare as usual, the main character has two different forms that provide different strengths in battle
Xbox SeriesRuinverse (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
PS5Ruinverse (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
Xbox OneRuinverse (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
PS4Ruinverse (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
DSRune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest MoonNeverlandGrow your farm and level up, and befriend monsters to hire them as farmhands!
DSRune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest MoonNeverlandLike the others, but villagers now have a dynamic AI schedule and the ability to delve into dungeons with the player
3DSRune Factory 4NeverlandThe farming/dungeon exploring/marriage sim returns; crafting new equipment is essential to improving stats, your child can also join you in combat
SwitchRune Factory 4 SpecialHakama/NeverlandAdds a new difficulty mode and event scenes for your marriage partner of choice post-matrimony; QoL changes present
Xbox OneRune Factory 4 Special (DL only)MarvelousSee Switch
Xbox SeriesRune Factory 4 Special (DL only)MarvelousSee Switch
PS4Rune Factory 4 Special (DL only)MarvelousSee Switch
SwitchRune Factory 5MarvelousInteresting characters and fun farming/adventuring/courting/crafting gameplay hooks, but poor performance
DSRune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest MoonNeverlandNow you get to raise crops and slay monsters!
WiiRune Factory: FrontierNeverlandHarvest and dungeon delve, all while trying to prevent a whale island from crashing to the ground!
PS3Rune Factory: Tides of DestinyNeverlandHarvesting, adventuring, and seafaring in order to raise islands from the bottom of the ocean, with bonus Move controls
WiiRune Factory: Tides of DestinyNeverlandMore farming and fighting, with some seafaring sprinkled in!
NESRygarTecmoDifficult Metroid-like sidescrolling ARPG with lots of enemy killing via yo-yo-like shield and experience to gain
WiiRygar: The Battle of ArgusTeam TachyonSee PS2, but with motion controls for the diskarmor and a massive change in Rygar's appearance
PS2Rygar: The Legendary AdventureTecmoDiskarmor shenanigans galore, but now in 3D; gorgeous soundtrack; points enhance player characteristics and strengthen weapons
JP SFCRyuuki Heidan: DanzarbPandora BoxEpic sci-fi story marred by lackluster graphical presentation
3DSSadame (DL only)MebiusAn ARPG with 4 separate classes to hack and slash through an alternate history Sengoku period, includes a sphere grid-like customization system
JP DSSaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of DestinyRacjin/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 LightRacjin/Square EnixGiven the same treatment as its predecessor from Final Fantasy Legend III
PSXSaGa FrontierSquare7 scenarios with complicated leveling mechanics, woefully left unfinished
PSXSaGa Frontier 2SquareWatercolored, hand-drawn backgrounds and complex leveling with only 2 scenarios
PS4SaGa Frontier Remastered (DL only)Square Enix/BulletsSee Switch
SwitchSaGa Frontier Remastered (DL only)Square Enix/BulletsAdds new cutscenes and the long-awaited 8th playable character, as well as spiffs up the graphics
PS4SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions (DL only)Studio 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)Studio Reel/Square EnixSee PS4
PSXSaiyuki: Journey WestKoeiSRPG based on the Journey to the West novel
VitaSaiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)KoeiSee PSX
PS3Saiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)KoeiSee PSX
PSPSaiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)KoeiSee PSX
SwitchSakuna: Of Rice and RuinEdelweissSee PS4
PS4Sakuna: Of Rice and RuinEdelweissPart rice-farming simulator, part side-scrolling ARPG, all charm and pretty visuals
JP SaturnSakura TaisenOverworksFirst in the long-running SPRG series, where managing your troupe of girls gives them better stats!
PS2Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveSega/RED EntertainmentMech SRPG/dating sim goodness in 1920s New York, the first of the series to be localized
WiiSakura Wars: So Long, My LoveSega/RED Entertainment/Idea FactoryNo major changes from the PS2 version save for a lack of JP voices
3DSSamurai Defender (DL only)Link KitA by-the-books tower defense game with a Warring States skin
DSSands of DestructionImageepochTiming/combo based combat system that the enemies have no trouble abusing you with
VitaSarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Kinotrope/SiestaSee PS3
PSPSarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Kinotrope/SiestaSee PS3
PS3Sarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Kinotrope/SiestaAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - combines shop management and dungeoneering elements akin to Recettear
SwitchSaviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City RevisitedExperience/CodeglueTwo first-person dungeon crawlers, one brought to the West for the first time with an emphasis on character social interaction to enhance stat bonuses (see XBO/Vita for the other)
Xbox SeriesScarlet NexusTose/Bandai NamcoSee PS5
PS4Scarlet NexusTose/Bandai NamcoSee PS5
PS5Scarlet NexusTose/Bandai NamcoA flashy ARPG with two different storylines to choose from and a bevy of psychic powers to play with
Xbox OneScarlet Nexus (DL only)Tose/Bandai NamcoSee PS5
JP Game GearSD Gundam: Winner's HistoryITLTurn-based SRPG in unit placement, but real-time battles between individual units- with Gundams!
SwitchSD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Asia English)Tom CreateSee PS4
PS4SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (Asia English)Tom CreateVery similar to Genesis in combat (albeit with QoL changes), focuses on 13 different Gundam series (including Wing and SEED) and gives them more time to tell their stories
VitaSD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Asia English)Tom CreateSee PS4
PS4SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Asia English)Tom CreateA Super Robot Wars-like game that spans the Universal Century timeline in a highly abridged form; lots of stats for both pilots and mobile suits to manage
JP PSPSD Gundam G Generation OverworldBandai NamcoSRPG that contains Gundam designs from 35 different iterations of the series, plays like Super Robot Wars
JP FCSD Keiji BladerNMKDQ clone set in the far distant future
SNESSecret of EvermoreSquare SoftAn ARPG featuring a boy and his dog traveling through different eras; never released in Japan
PS4Secret of ManaQ Studios/SquareSee Vita
SNESSecret of ManaSquareActually the second Mana game, up to 3-player co-op
VitaSecret of Mana (DL only)Q Studios/SquareRemade in 3D with a lot of the original visual charm missing, a new translation, adds voiced dialogue and makes QoL changes
SNESSecret of the StarsTecmoSuper slow and super mundane
SwitchSeek Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
PS4Seek Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
Xbox OneSeek Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateKemco gonna Kemco, at least this one lets you adjust the encounter rate and consume old equipment to agument the protagonist's stats
SwitchSega Ages: Phantasy StarSegaMostly the same as the original release, but with QoL features like auto-mapping of dungeons and adjusting the rate of XP gain (if desired)
JP SFCSeiken Densetsu 3SquareThe character you choose at the start determines your storyline, otherwise plays like SoM
3DSSenran Kagura 2: Deep CrimsonTamsoftPlays like the first game and somehow manages to be even more risque in presentation
PS4Senran Kagura: Estival VersusTamsoftSee Vita
VitaSenran Kagura: Estival VersusTamsoftMassive mammary melee- a beat-em-up/ARPG where the girls you control will almost inevitably lose pieces of clothing in order to increase their power
VitaSenran Kagura: Shinovi VersusTamsoftChoose a shinobi school to represent and show superiority over other schools by using 3D beat-em-up gameplay and (for some reason) tearing your clothes off
3DSSenran Kagura Burst (DL only)TamsoftOne of the most fanservicey beat-em-ups you'll ever see, has two different story modes to follow
PS4Senran Kagura Burst Re:NewalHoney Parade/TamsoftChanges gameplay perspective to 3D (as opposed to the 2.5D of the original), adds more characters via DLC
Xbox OneSephirothic StoriesExe-CreateAll the visual charm of a PS2 game on more modern systems; enemies are visible as opposed to random encounters, otherwise same old Kemco
PS4Sephirothic StoriesExe-CreateSee XBO
SwitchSephirothic Stories (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XBO
SwitchSeven Pirates HIdea 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.
DreamcastSeventh Cross EvolutionAtypical Alchemists AssociateSpore before Spore - gain evolution points and make your creature!
JP FCShadow BrainScitron & ArtFuturistic 1st-person dungeon crawler
PS2Shadow HeartsSacnothTakes place after Koudelka's bad ending, incorporates cosmic horror, alternate history, and a timing-based disc that affects success
PS2Shadow Hearts: CovenantNautilusMore of the above, but it has a vampire wrestler, so it's immediately 5203487203 times better
PS2Shadow Hearts: From the New WorldNautilusSimliar gameplay to the previous entries, but more of a comedic tone and weaker dungeon design
PSXShadow TowerFromSoftwarePlays similarly to King's Field, but killing particular enemies determines stat growth
VitaShadow Tower (PSone Classics)FromSoftwareSee PSX
PSPShadow Tower (PSone Classics)FromSoftwareSee PSX
PS3Shadow Tower (PSone Classics)FromSoftwareSee PSX
JP PS2Shadow Tower: AbyssFromSoftwareAnother first-person FromSoft jam and sequel to Shadow Tower, this one features soul harvesting and independent NPC schedules
SwitchShadowverse: Champion's BattleCygamesAn anime-based card battle game where each deck theme has its own level to increase, conferring better cards
GBAShaman King: Legacy of the Spirits Soaring Hawk/Sprinting WolfKCEJBased on the manga, basically Pokemon-type battles with spirits
GBAShaman King: Master of SpiritsKCEJMetroidvania based on the anime
GBAShaman King: Master of Spirits IIKCEJAnother Metroidvania based on the anime but with more attacks and abilities
PS2Shaman King: Power of SpiritWinkySoftSRPG of sorts, but individual fights between units are settled in a 3D fighting game format
PS2Shepherd's CrossingSuccessA game much like Harvest Moon in terms of farming, RPG elements are present in the raising and skill-learning of hunting dogs
PSPShepherd's CrossingSuccessAdds a few QoL changes but otherwise spiffs up the visuals of the original
JP SFCShiki EiyuudenOutrigger Koubou/Be-On WorksA brutally hard turn-based historical JRPG set in the Warring States period of China; puzzles and quizzes found throughout
GenesisShining ForceClimax/Sonic Software PlanningEpic SRPG with unit promotion
GBAShining Force: Resurrection of the Dark DragonAmusement VisionRemake of the first Shining Force with new plot and characters
Game GearShining Force: The Sword of HajyaSonic Software PlanningTechnically Shining Force Gaiden II- just play Shining Force CD instead
3DSShining Force: The Sword of Hajya (VC)Sonic Software PlanningSee GG
Sega CDShining Force CDSonic Software PlanningRemake of Shining Force Gaiden I/II for the JP Game Gear, requires a backup RAM cart to play all scenarios
PS2Shining Force EXANeverlandIsometric ARPG with two protagonists and some town-building, recycles many assets from Shining Force Neo
JP Game GearShining Force Gaiden: Final ConflictSonic Software PlanningTypical Shining Force gameplay, takes place after SFCD but before SFII, links SFI and II together
GenesisShining Force IISonic Software PlanningSimilar to the first, with hidden characters and potentially branching promotion
SaturnShining Force IIICamelotTechnically only Scenario 1 of the full Shining Force III story
PS2Shining Force NeoNeverlandMore realistically proportioned models than Shining Tears, but overall plays similarly
GenesisShining in the DarknessClimax/Sonic Software PlanningFirst-person dungeon crawl, first game released in the Shining series (but not first chronologically in story)
Xbox OneShining Resonance RefrainO-Two/Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
PS4Shining Resonance RefrainO-Two/Sega/Media.VisionEnhanced port of a previously JP-only PS3 game with added storylines; a serviceable ARPG with some dating sim elements
SwitchShining Resonance RefrainO-Two/Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
GBAShining SoulNextech/Grasshopper ManufactureIsometric ARPG that serves as a reboot of sorts to the Shining series
GBAShining Soul IINextech/Grasshopper ManufactureSimilar to the first, with more classes to choose from
PS2Shining TearsNexTech/Amusement VisionPlays vastly different to the rest of the Shining Force games- is an isometric ARPG rather than turn-based
SaturnShining the Holy ArkCamelot1st-person dungeon crawl, not unlike its predecessor Shining in the Darkness
JP SFCShin Megami TenseiAtlus1st-person dungeon crawl with demon recruitment/fusion, only localized on mobile
JP GBAShin Megami TenseiAtlusKeeps the visuals from the Playstion version, makes a few balance changes and adds some unlockable story scenes
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonAtlusVery similar to its predecessor, but uses demon negotiation rather than capture elements
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless ArmyAtlusDeviates from series norms by being more of an ARPG and taking place in the past, demon assistance is always present
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul HackersAtlusRemake 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
DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil SurvivorAtlusSRPG with branching narrative choices and squads of units rather than individuals, plus demons of course
DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2AtlusPlays largely the same as the first, but adds a social system to influence the ending
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record BreakerAtlusAdds a post-ending scenario, voice acting, an easier difficulty mode, a new character, and QoL changes
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor OverclockedAtlusAdds an additional day of plot, more demons, QoL improvements, voice acting, difficulty selection, and a graphical retouch
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil SagaAtlusStraightforward turn-based JRPG, characters transform into demons in battle, lots of turn manipulation in combat
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2AtlusSee above - direct sequel to Digital Devil Saga
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: NocturneAtlusAKA Shin Megami Tensei 3 - has all the expected demon recruitment, does not feature a Law/Chaos branching system
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PSPShin Megami Tensei: PersonaAtlusAdds 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)AtlusSee PSP
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent SinAtlusPreviously 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)AtlusSee PSP
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3AtlusWhere the Persona series really began to pick up steam; introduced the Social Link element used by future entries
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FESAtlusAdds an additional epilogue scenario to the original game, debatably the definitive edition
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PSPShin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 PortableAtlusAdds 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)AtlusSee PSP
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4AtlusThe RPG/life sim (of sorts) series continues, this time with a murder mystery theme and an obsession with the color yellow
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
DSShin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyAtlus/LancarseFirst-person dungeon crawler with demon battling, negotiation, and fusion - all in Antarctica!
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey ReduxAtlusNewly added routes, endings, demons, and voice acting along with graphical and QoL upgrades
JP GB+GBCShin Megami Tensei Devil Children: Kuro no ShoMultimedia Intelligence TransferFirst game in the Devil Children series (the accompanying other version is untranslated), a monster-collector where demon partners can be used to help traverse the overworld
JP SFCShin Megami Tensei if…AtlusLike regular SMT, but in a centralized high school setting. This is Persona's daddy!
JP SFCShin Megami Tensei IIAtlusSimilar to but easier than the first game
SwitchShin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD RemasterAtlusSee PS4
PS4Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD RemasterAtlusSee PS2, but also cleans up the graphics, gives you the option to not have Dante, and expands difficulty options
3DSShin Megami Tensei IVAtlusTakes 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: ApocalypseAtlusA 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 VAtlusProbably the most beginner-friendly of the mainline series, but still punishing if you aren't paying attention
JP SFCShin Seikoku: La WaresJ-ForceBased off a Japanese TTRPG, featuring mech combat
JP FCShinsendenTamtexAnother day, another eastern-themed DQ clone
WiiShiren the WandererChunsoftActually the third game in the Shiren the Wanderer sub-series of Mystery Dungeon roguelike games
VitaShiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of FateSpike ChunsoftFifth Shiren game, day/night system is important for visibility, some puzzle-solving involved in dungeon crawling
SwitchShiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of FateSpike ChunsoftSee Vita, but with a few extra dungeons
JP PC EngineShiryou Sensen: War of the DeadFun ProjectBadass cover art, plays a lot like Zelda II
JP SFCShodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kunTechnos JapanMore or less River City Ransom 2, but you gain actual XP instead of using cash to buy stat upgrades (for better or worse)
JP FCSilva SagaSetaNice graphics for the time
JP SFCSilva Saga II: The Legend of Light and DarknessSetaHire mercenaries to help in combat!
DreamcastSkies of ArcadiaOverworksStandard combat and ship battles!
GameCubeSkies of Arcadia LegendsOverworksThe skyfaring adventure with a bit more spit-shine!
JP SFCSlayersBECBased on the anime of the same name, plays typically for the era
JP 3DSSlime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3: Daikaizoku to Shippo DanSquare Enix
SwitchSnack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Goldh.a.n.d./Level-5A third-person dungeon crawler (as the name implies) with lots of food-based puns and humor as well as surprising difficulty
DSSolatorobo: Red the HunterCyberConnect2Spiritual sequel to Tail Concerto (PSX), with steampunk robot combat and tons of anthropomorphic creatures
JP DSSoma BringerMonolith SoftTop-down ARPG, widely acclaimed; lots of text to read and lots of character customization to do
GenesisSorcerer's KingdomNCSSRPG where each character's individual move phase leads to the entire enemy's movephase, stat leveling is FFII-like
VitaSorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry GodCompile Heart/ZerodivRoguelike with a simple premise; levels reset at the start of each dungeon but equipment levels persist, giving unwanted items to your companion teaches it skills
SNESSoul BlazerQuintetPart of the legendary Quintet trilogy, an ARPG with some town-reconstruction elements
PS2Soul Nomad & The World EatersNippon IchiYet another Disgaea-adjacent SRPG, this one has more NPC interaction and a branching storyline
VitaSoul SacrificeMarvelous/SCEJ/ComceptA heavily dark fantasy-styled Monster Hunter clone of sorts with the choice of sparing or sacrificing your enemies, allies, and own body parts as a crucial element to progression
VitaSoul Sacrifice Delta (DL only)Marvelous/SCEJ/ComceptAdditions include new weapons, abilities, factions, monsters, areas, and a streamlining of combat to increase fluidity
Xbox 360Spectral Force 3Idea Factory/XPEC EntertainmentSRPG with a large amount of recruitable characters, faction-based story
DSSpectral Force GenesisIdea FactoryAn extremely detailed war sim RTSRPG, with multiple nations to play as and features like taxation and diplomacy
PSPSpectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal EmpiresIdea FactoryAn enhanced port of the previously Japan-only Spectral Souls II, an SRPG with multiple storylines to choose, an AP-based combat system
DSSpectrobesJupiterAn original Disney Interactive Studios IP with slippery-looking controls; a Pokemon clone with ARPG combat
DSSpectrobes: Beyond the PortalsJupiterMany more Spectrobes to collect and a general improvement overall from the first game
WiiSpectrobes: OriginsGenkiARPG/monster collector with utilization of motion controls to switch between Spectrobes in combat
Master SystemSpellCasterSegaARPG in combat (plays much like Shinobi), point-and-click-like in towns, story progression increases stats
JP SFCStar OceanTri-AceLook at that spritework!
PSPStar Ocean: First DepartureTose/Tri-AceAdds new playable characters and animated cutscenes, gives the game a different engine, expands on some NPCs storyline-wise, first western localization of the game
PS4Star Ocean: First Departure R (DL only)Tose/Square Enix/Tri-AceAdds new character illustrations and makes QoL changes to the PSP version
SwitchStar Ocean: First Departure R (DL only)Tose/Square Enix/Tri-AceSee PS4
PS4Star Ocean: Integrity and FaithlessnessTri-AceArguably the weakest entry in the series; combat occurs with all party members (up to 7!) present in real-time, with a rock-paper-scissors-like system
PSPStar Ocean: Second EvolutionTose/Tri-AceAdds new playable characters, reworked skills, new cutscenes, and even more endings to The Second Story
Xbox 360Star Ocean: The Last HopeTri-AceChronologically the first game in the series, fun action-based gameplay and a heavier sci-fi emphasis than all other titles
PS4Star Ocean: The Last Hope - 4K/Full HD Edition (DL only)Tri-Ace/Square EnixSee PS3, but with prettier graphics
PS3Star Ocean: The Last Hope InternationalTri-AceAdds anime-styled character portraits, dual audio, and new music to the original 360 release; considered to be the definitive version of the game
PSXStar Ocean: The Second StoryTri-AceFirst localized Star Ocean game with two different scenarios
PS2Star Ocean: Till the End of TimeTri-AceAKA Star Ocean 3 - losing all HP or MP will knock a character out in battle, very complicated Private Action scoring system to determine ending
PS4Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (DL only)Tri-AceSee PS2
GenesisStar OdysseyHot-BLocalized 20 years after initial release in Japan (as Blue Almanac), enemy level scales to player
PS2Steambot ChroniclesIremMech-based ARPG, characters are named after food, eschews leveling system for highly customizable mech parts
JP FCSTED: Iseki Wakusei no YabouADKVery Phantasy Star-like
PS2Stella Deus: The Gate of EternityPinegrow/AtlusSRPG with a similar position-heavy system to Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth
PS3Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PS2 Classics)Pinegrow/AtlusSee PS2
3DSStella GlowImageepochSRPG gameplay, learning character abilities is somewhat dependent upon building a relationship with the main character
Xbox OneStory of Seasons: Friends of Mineral TownBullets/MarvelousSee Switch
SwitchStory of Seasons: Friends of Mineral TownBullets/MarvelousA remake of Harvest Moon: (More) Friends of Mineral Town with different choices for both male/female protagonists; farming/courtship as usual otherwise
PS4Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral TownBullets/MarvelousSee Switch
SwitchStory of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive TownMarvelousThe true heir to the Harvest Moon name; this time you help develop a whole town and learn new recipes by increasing your gathering skills
PS5Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy OriginTeam NinjaCampy Chaos killing! An ARPG take of sorts on the first Final Fantasy game, with Nioh-like combat and many creative liberties
Xbox SeriesStranger of Paradise Final Fantasy OriginTeam NinjaSee PS5
Xbox OneStranger of Paradise Final Fantasy OriginTeam NinjaSee PS5
PS4Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy OriginTeam NinjaSee PS5
VitaStranger of Sword CityExperienceMore first-person dungeon crawling, highly customizable party, permadeath of party members is something to manage, lots of challenge
Xbox OneStranger of Sword City (DL only)ExperienceSee Vita
VitaStranger of Sword City Revisited (DL only)ExperienceAdds new (potentially game-breaking) classes, new dungeons, new monsters (and tactics for existing ones), and tons of QoL adjustments
PSXSuikodenKonamiAmazing NTSC cover art, loads of different playable characters, and a highly political story
PSPSuikoden (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PS3Suikoden (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
VitaSuikoden (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PSXSuikoden IIKonamiSweeping political epic-
VitaSuikoden II (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PSPSuikoden II (Psone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PS3Suikoden II (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PS2Suikoden IIIKCETThe turn-based epic saga continues, a variety of protagonists, can import data from the PSX games for bonuses
PS3Suikoden III (PS2 Classics)KCETSee PS2
PS2Suikoden IVKCETTakes place long before other games in the series, smaller party size, looooooooooooooooooooooooooads of slow sailing
PS3Suikoden IV (PS2 Classics)KCETSee PS2
PS2Suikoden TacticsKonamiAn SRPG with a heavy focus on elements and support characters; takes place both before and after Suikoden IV
DSSuikoden TierkreisKonamiNot part of the main series storyline (no returning characters), but similar 108-star recuitment and turn-based gameplay
PS2Suikoden VKonami/Hudson SoftLast game in the series before being abandoned by Konami, a return to 6-person parties, lots of story connections to I-III
JP FCSukeban Deka IIIShoueiManga-based ARPG
PSPSummon Night 5FelistellaFirst game in the main series to be localized, an SRPG with morale elements (having a lot after battle can help increase character skills)
VitaSummon Night 5 (DL only)FelistellaSee PSP
VitaSummon Night 6: Lost BordersMedia.VisionSRPG that basically acts as general fanservice for the series, featuring characters from all previously numbered entries
PS4Summon Night 6: Lost BordersMedia.VisionSee Vita
GBASummon Night: Swordcraft StoryFlight-PlanCombat reminiscent of earlier Tales games, but with weapon swapping available
GBASummon Night: Swordcraft Story 2Flight-PlanLike the first, but with more crafting
DSSummon Night: Twin AgeFlight-PlanTouch control-only ARPG with 2 AI party members and the ability to summon monsters
JP SFCSuper Chinese World 2Culture BrainSuper Ninja Boy sequel, has ARPG battles instead of its predecessor's turn-based combat
JP SFCSuper Chinese World 3 - Chou Jigen DaisakusenCulture BrainTwo different battle modes to choose from: ARPG or turn-based, each with their own storylines
VitaSuperdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard GirlsCompile HeartSpinoff of the main Neptunia series with similar gameplay; features time traveling across the different Sega console eras
JP SFCSuper Famicom WarsIntelligent SystemsTechnically a digital-only title (released via Satellaview), units can gather XP in combat that does not carry between maps
GenesisSuper HydlideT&E SoftRemake of Hydlide 3, with a morality, encumbrance, hunger, and day/night system. IT'S NOT ALL THAT GOOD.
SNESSuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsSquareFun little turn-based game with a cute artstyle and rhythmic button pressing to maximize damage
Wii USuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (VC)SquareSee SNES
SwitchSuper Neptunia RPGArtisan Studios/Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
PS4Super Neptunia RPGArtisan Studios/Compile Heart/Idea FactoryTake the Neptunia crew and put them in a Valkyrie Profile-like game and this is the result
SNESSuper Ninja BoyCulture BrainCan be played multiplayer, combat is done in side-scrolling ARPG format, sequel to Little Ninja Brothers
WiiSuper Paper MarioIntelligent SystemsMultiple playable characters and the ability to switch between 2D/3D for platforming; the last decent Paper Mario game, according to many
JP GB+GBCSuper Robot TaisenWinkysoftOrigin of the long-running SRPG series
GBASuper Robot Taisen: Original GenerationBanprestoContains only original characters (no licensed mechs), gameplay is otherwise SRPG as always
GBASuper Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2BanprestoDiffers from the first game by featuring a branching storyline
JP PSPSuper Robot Taisen A PortableBanprestoIt's more SRW, with branching storylines and super evasive enemies! Remake of the GBA game Super Robot Wars A
JP SFCSuper Robot Taisen EXWinkysoftSRPG, branching storyline, uses the SRW3 engine
JP SFCSuper Robot Taisen Gaiden: Masou Kishin - The Lord of ElementalWinkysoftSRPG, focuses on one of the original characters in the series, directional damage
JP GBASuper Robot Taisen JBanprestoContains licensed mechs, which is why localization didn't otherwise occur
JP PS2Super Robot Taisen OG: Original GenerationsBanprestoCombined retcon/remake of the two GBA SRT games; additionally incorporates battle systems/bots from other games in the series
DSSuper Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless FrontierMonolith SoftSpinoff of the Original Generation series of Super Robot Wars, with turn-based combo combat rather than the regular SRPG format
PS4Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (Asia English)B.B. StudioServes as a new entry point to the OG series (which has no cameos as opposed to the main series), SRPG combat with assists based on positioning, multiple protagonists
PS4Super Robot Wars T (Asia English)B.B. StudioBalances out the intertwining series focuses more smoothly than V or X, iterates on X's gameplay by adding supporter units
SwitchSuper Robot Wars T (Asia English)B.B. StudioSee PS4
VitaSuper Robot Wars V (Asia English)B.B. StudioSee PS4
PS4Super Robot Wars V (Asia English)B.B. StudioMulti mech-franchise SRPG mashup, this one with a particularly heavy focus on Yamato 2199; has multiple endings and protagonists
SwitchSuper Robot Wars V (Asia English)B.B. StudioSee PS4
JP DSSuper Robot Wars WBanprestoGenerally speaking same gameplay as always, splits the story into 2 timelines (not all storylines are present in both)
SwitchSuper Robot Wars X (Asia English)B.B. StudioSee PS4
VitaSuper Robot Wars X (Asia English)B.B. StudioSee PS4
PS4Super Robot Wars X (Asia English)B.B. StudioCrossover chaos continues, focus is on Mashin Hero Wataru, Gurren Lagann, and Cross Ange in addition to many other cameos; nerfs some units from V
JP Mega DriveSurging AuraJapan Media ProgrammingEach action in combat takes time to do - and can be interrupted! It's also really pretty too
SwitchSushi Striker: The Way of SushidoIndieszero/NintendoA puzzle game with equippable/trainable sprites that help you serve sushi spectacularly!
3DSSushi Striker: The Way of SushidoIndieszero/NintendoSee Switch
JP FCSweet HomeCapcomWithout this, Resident Evil doesn't exist; a horror turn-based game with character permadeath
Xbox OneSword Art Online: Alicization LycorisAquriaFollows the third anime season, gameplay is still ARPG-styled but frequently interrupted by long bursts of visual novel-like dialogue
PS4Sword Art Online: Alicization LycorisAquriaSee XBO
Xbox OneSword Art Online: Fatal BulletDimpsTakes place in the gun-heavy game world from the second season of the anime, ARPG/third-person shooter combat with a customizable avatar
PS4Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletDimpsSee XBO
SwitchSword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Complete Edition (DL only)DimpsIncludes all expansions and DLC from the original release
VitaSword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (DL only)AquriaTakes place during the anime's first arc but is a spinoff, has content from a JP-only prequel game included, with ARPG MMO-styled combat and dating sim elements
PS4Sword Art Online: Hollow RealizationAquriaSee Vita
VitaSword Art Online: Hollow Realization (DL only)AquriaDirect sequel to Lost Song, has a 4-person party with more streamlined MMO-type combat than previous games in the series; lots of NPCs to befriend, goes back to the first arc style
SwitchSword Art Online: Hollow Realization - Deluxe Edition (DL only)AquriaIncludes all DLC from the original
VitaSword Art Online: Lost SongArtdinkSequel to Hollow Fragment, has more actual ARPG-type combat, takes place in the area of the second half of the anime's first arc, 3-person parties
PS4Sword Art Online: Lost SongArtdinkSee Vita
PS4Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment (DL only)AquriaVastly improves the translation of the original, changes the way skills work in combat, and adds new bosses amongst other QoL changes
PS4Sword of Elpisia (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
SwitchSword of Elpisia (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox OneSword of Elpisia (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
Xbox SeriesSword of Elpisia (DL only)Exe-CreateIt's... got pets? And they're cute? It's Kemco, there's not much else to be said
PS5Sword of Elpisia (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
3DSSword of Hope II (VC)KemcoSee GB
GBASword of ManaBrownie BrownIncorporates elements from later games and 2 story paths
GenesisSword of VermilionSegaOverworld traversal in first and third-person, combat is done ARPG-style
3DSSwords & Darkness (DL only)Aplus/Arc System WorksA side-scrolling beat-em-up with no special features of note
JP GB+GBCSylvania Families: Otogi no Kuni no PendantEpochMore of a life-sim featuring overly cutesy characters based on a series of animal figurines
3DSSymphony of Eternity (DL only)World 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
PSXTactics OgreQuestSRPG with an alignment system and turn-based gameplay (in contrast to Ogre Battle)
JP SFCTactics OgreQuestEpic storyline, lots of important choices to make - even at the very beginning of the game!
PSPTactics Ogre: Let Us Cling TogetherSquare Enix/QuestAllows for revisiting of plot points to see how alternate major decisions would have changed the story
VitaTactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (DL only)Square Enix/QuestSee PSP
GBATactics Ogre: The Knight of LodisQuestPlays like Tactics Ogre- SRPG format, set before both Ogre Battle games
SwitchTaiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure PackBandai NamcoFormerly JP 3DS-only games; all the rhythmic action of Taiko Drum Master with 2 different story modes wherein you assemble a party and level up
PSXTail of the SunArtdinkBe caveman. Go hunting. Build tower of mammoth bone. More of a life-sim really
JP WiiTakt of MagicTaitoSuccessor to LostMagic (DS); a ARPGRTS focused on using motion controls to cast spells
PS4Tales of AriseBandai NamcoSee PS5
PS5Tales of AriseBandai NamcoMakes changes both welcome and unwelcome to the series, including a shared pool of points used for healing/buffs, comic book-style skits, removal of post-battle banter, and the cutest Tales mascot EVER
Xbox OneTales of AriseBandai NamcoSee PS5
Xbox SeriesTales of Arise (DL only)Bandai NamcoSee PS5
JP PS3Tales of BerseriaBandai NamcoSee PS4 - last Tales game developed for PS3
PS4Tales of BerseriaBandai NamcoStory is linked to Zestiria, highly eclectic cast, fulfilling certain conditions in battle (ARPG as always) leads to unleashing better abilities (or bolstering your enemies)
PSXTales of DestinyWolf TeamFirst localized Tales title with a similar 2D real-time combat system to its predecessor
PSXTales of Destiny IIWolf Team/NamcoActually Tales of Eternia - the real Tales of Destiny 2 is a Japanese exclusive
PSPTales of Eternia (PAL/AU/JP only)Namco Tales StudioA port of what NA territories knew as Tales of Destiny II, with vastly improved load times
PS3Tales of Graces fNamco Tales StudioEnhanced localization of a JP-only Wii Tales title, very technical combat system, takes place at multiple times through the party's lives
VitaTales of Hearts R7thChord/Namco BandaiRemake of a previously JP-only DS title; leveling is done by improving a character's signature weapon, emphasizes air combos and union special attacks in combat
JP DSTales of InnocenceAlfa SystemYou know what to expect here at this point - in addition, doing sidequests for guilds levels them up
PS2Tales of LegendiaNamcoReverts back to the linear combat of earlier entries, about half of the game takes place after the final boss is defeated
JP SFCTales of PhantasiaWolf TeamMind-bogglingly pretty, a technological marvel for the time
GBATales of PhantasiaNamco Tales StudioFirst time released in English, with lots of slowdown and heavily compressed voice clips
JP PSXTales of PhantasiaNamcoArguably the best way to play the game, despite lack of official translation
GameCubeTales of SymphoniaNamco Tales StudioBrought the Tales series into the 3D realm
WiiTales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New WorldNamco Tales StudioLots of elemental affinity manipulation and some monster recruitment mechanics in addition to normal Tales gameplay
PS3Tales of Symphonia ChroniclesBandai NamcoCombined release of the previously JP-only PS2 version of Tales of Symphonia (with additional content) and Dawn of the New World (with a new control scheme)
3DSTales of the AbyssNamco Tales StudioVery similar to the original; load times are shorter, some minor changes to quests were made, and shortcuts for battle abilities requires use of the touchscreen
PS2Tales of the AbyssNamco Tales StudioBack to the 3D combat that Symphonia popularized, a shining example of protagonist character development
JP DSTales of the TempestDimps/Namco Tales StudioA short spinoff title from the mainline series, but plays as you've come to expect; a very polarizing game
PSPTales of the World: Radiant MythologyAlfa SystemA crossover Tales game with a customizable main character, the ability to recruit other major characters from the series, and a quest-based format
Xbox 360Tales of VesperiaNamco Tales StudioIt's more Tales, featuring a badass doggo! Lots of missables and a strong overall cast
Xbox OneTales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionQLOC/Bandai NamcoIncludes all the content from the previously JP-only PS3 version (new characters and more voice acting, amongst others)
PS4Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionQLOC/Bandai NamcoSee XBO
SwitchTales of Vesperia Definitive EditionQLOC/Bandai NamcoSee XBO
PS3Tales of XilliaNamco Tales StudioTwo separate protagonists with different combat styles (in similar ARPG format to others in the series) gives additional replayability
PS3Tales of Xillia 2Namco Tales StudioDirect sequel to Tales of Xillia with a new silent protagonist, lots of debt to manage, and character affection to earn
PS4Tales of ZestiriaBandai NamcoSee PS3
PS3Tales of ZestiriaBandai NamcoOften maligned amongst series fans for being misleading in terms of character marketing, has a battle system that revolves around partnering up
JP FCTaoPax SoftonicaHeavily religious-themed, bizarre af (you ride a dinosaur to Moscow), likely kusoge
DSTao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon SealKonamiSequel to Azure Dreams (PSX/GBC), with similar tower climbing/dungeon crawling mchanics, with the addition of touchscreen runes
JP PSXTear Ring Saga: Yutona Eiyuu SenkiASCII EntertainmentIt's pretty much Fire Emblem, down to the creator of the series
JP PS2Tear Ring Saga Series: Berwick Saga - Lazberia Chronicle Chapter 174EnterbrainSRPG with a heavy Fire Emblem influence (made by the same creator) with a hexagonal-based battle grid
PS3Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordAquaplus/StingSequel to a JP-only visual novel; plays more or less like a visual novel with occasional SRPG skirmishes thrown in
PSXTecmo's Deception: Invitation to DarknessTecmoMake deals with the devil and use traps to kill your enemies!
PS3Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness (PSone Classics)TecmoSee PSX
JP SFCTenchi Muyo!: Game HenTamTamIsometric turn and grid-based combat, based off the anime!
JP FCTenchi o Kurau II: Shokatsu Koumei DenCapcomPlays just like the first, just never localized
JP SFCTengai Makyou ZeroRed Company CorporationUtilized special technology to allow for a real-time clock, more dialogue
JP SFCTenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no InoriTelenet JapanNot only can you negotiate with monsters, you get special experience points for doing so!
SNESTerranigma (PAL/JP only)QuintetStrangely never localized, last in the Quintet ARPG trilogy; spells can only be cast via one-time use items
PSPThe 3rd BirthdayHexaDriveThird game in the Parasite Eve series, more like a third-person shooter than previous games, mission-based gameplay and lots of NPC possession!
VitaThe 3rd Birthday (DL only)HexaDriveSee PSP
SNESThe 7th SagaProduce7 different playable characters, way harder in the US than Japan
3DSThe Alliance AliveCattle 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 RemasteredCattle CallNo major differences outside of graphical enhancement and some UI adjustments due to the lack of two screens
SwitchThe Alliance Alive HD RemasteredCattle CallSee PS4
PS3The Awakened Fate UltimatumNippon IchiTop-down roguelike with a focus on choosing between good and evil (with matching transformations)
3DSThe Battle Cats POP! (DL only)PonosMore of a tower defense game, but you do use accumulated XP to level up and change the apeparance of your extremely weird cat crew
PS2The BouncerDream FactoryCult-classic 3D beat-em-up with RPG elements
VitaThe Caligula Effect (DL only)AquriaWritten 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
PS4The Caligula Effect 2FuRyu/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 2FuRyu/HistoriaSee PS4
PS4The Caligula Effect: OverdoseAquriaAdds a selectable female protagonist, further stylizes the UI, provides QoL improvements, and features an alternate story route/ending, amongst other things
SwitchThe Caligula Effect: OverdoseAquriaSee PS4
PS4The Cruel King and the Great HeroNippon IchiSee Switch
SwitchThe Cruel King and the Great HeroNippon IchiChildren's storybook visuals abound, with an uncomplicated turn-based combat system to match and a strangely high encounter rate
DSThe Dark SpireSuccessA heavily stylized first-person dungeon crawler with an emphasis on an alignment system
3DSThe Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (DL only)Genius 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)Genius 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)Genius 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 LegendSquareActually the first game in the SaGa series, has many different playable races and monsters
Xbox OneThe Good Life (DL only)White Owls Inc.See XS
Xbox SeriesThe Good Life (DL only)White Owls Inc.A Swery jam with murder mysteries, animal transformation, debt to juggle, and personal stats to monitor
SwitchThe Good Life (DL only)White Owls Inc.See XS
PS4The Good Life (DL only)White Owls Inc.See XS
PSXThe Granstream SagaShadeARPG, Successor to the Quintet trilogy, unsettling faceless 3D models
PS3The Guided Fate ParadoxNippon IchiIsometric roguelike in the Disgaea universe, with angel companions and the ability to grant wishes and levels resetting upon leaving the dungeon
PS4The Knight of Queen (DL only)VR RPG Inc.See Switch
SwitchThe Knight of Queen (DL only)VR RPG Inc.An extremely simplistic-looking turn-based RPG meant to be played in VR
Xbox 360The Last RemnantSquare 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)Square EnixSee PS4
PS4The Last Remnant Remastered (DL only)Square 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
WiiThe Last StoryArtoon/MistwalkerARPG with tactical and stealth elements including a cover system and issuing orders to AI party members in real-time
PSXThe Legend of DragoonSony Computer Entertainment JapanTiming-based combat, some funny voice acting, neat concept
PS3The Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)Sony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
VitaThe Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)Sony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
PSPThe Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)Sony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: A Tear of VermillionMicrovision/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 - EvolutionFalcomFinal game in the Liberl arc albeit with a different protagonist; plays like the previous games; Evolution version adds new artwork/scenarios
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyFalcomThe 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)FalcomSee PSP
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)FalcomImmediate 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)FalcomSee PSP
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelFalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelFalcomSee PS3
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelFalcomBeginning of another major arc in the Trails series, adds co-op link attacks to combat, structure is based in a school-type environment
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIFalcomTakes place soon after the first game - basically required playing if you liked the first one
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIFalcomSee PS3
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIFalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIIFalcomTies 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 IIIFalcomSee PS4
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IVFalcomAbsolutely 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 IVFalcomSee PS4
PSPThe Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight WitchMicrovision/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 OceanMicrovision/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 LegacyCattle 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
SaturnThe Legend of OasisAncientSequel to Beyond Oasis (GEN), similar top-down ARPG gameplay
SwitchThe Longest Five MinutesNippon IchiSee Vita
VitaThe Longest Five MinutesNippon IchiPlays with the idea of extreme flashbacks where abilities are remembered rather than learned
SwitchThe Lost ChildKadokawaSee Vita
PS4The Lost ChildKadokawaSee Vita
VitaThe Lost ChildKadokawaFirst-person dungeon-crawling follow up to El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron; creatures in dungeons can be recruited into your party and used in battle
NESThe Magic of ScheherazadeCulture BrainCould get pretty oof in cultural stereotypes, a mix of turn-based and ARPG gameplay
PS2The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino DungeonArika/Matrix Software/ChunsoftActually a title in the Mystery Dungeon series, sequel to The Tower of Druaga
PS5The Nioh CollectionTeam NinjaThe remastered Nioh and Nioh 2 put together in one package
PS4The Princess GuideNippon IchiAn ARPG with obtuse mechanics like praising and scolding the princess you are controlling as well as a steep difficulty curve
SwitchThe Princess GuideNippon IchiSee PS4
PS4The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of BritanniaNatsumeAtariMore of a 3D arena fighter, but does have an Adventure Mode with quests in both musou and duel format to obtain items that enhance character stats
PS2The Sword of Etheria (PAL/JP only)KCET3D beat-em-up with a Wizard of Oz theme, heavy emphasis on combo/team-up attacks
GB+GBCThe Sword of HopeKemcoFirst-person RPG, good luck seeing it on the tiny screen!
GB+GBCThe Sword of Hope IIKemcoIt's slow and repetitive, much like the first. Then again, it is Kemco…
JP PC EngineThe Tower of DruagaNamcoPlays a lot like the classic arcade dungeon crawler, but stats can be increased between floors or after finding items
SNESThe Twisted Tales of Spike McFangRed Company CorporationSuper cutesy ARPG
Xbox 360The Undead Syndrome (DL only)Mukago Software DevelopmentA very strange, very budget indie horror game with ARPG elements and leveling
PS3The Witch and the Hundred KnightNippon IchiIsometric ARPG with food management, a wonky camera, and a game-breaking bug, but a delightfully dark cast
PS4The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2Nippon IchiPlays a lot like the first, albeit with a new cast of whimsical characters
PS4The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival EditionNippon IchiAdds a new multi-floor dungeon, more weapons/armor, and Metallia as a playable character
DSThe Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick RoadMedia VisionDorothy and friends go out to hunt some witches, with a cumbersome trackball guiding movement and a slot-based combat system
DSThe World Ends With YouJupiter/Square EnixA fashionable, frantic ARPG that utilizes badges of sorts to determine attack abilities
SwitchThe World Ends With You Final RemixJupiter/Square EnixAdds an extra scenario, but incorporates awkward motion/touch controls
PS4The Yakuza Remastered CollectionRyu ga Gotoku StudioA bundle containing the remastered versions of Yakuza 3/4/5 (first instance of a physical Yakuza 5 in the West)
Xbox OneThe Yakuza Remastered Collection (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesThe Yakuza Remastered Collection (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PSXThousand ArmsRED Entertainment/AtlusJRPG with heavy dating sim elements
PSXThreads of FateSquareTwo-scenario ARPG with unconventional stat-increasing mechanics
PSPThreads of Fate (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaThreads of Fate (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Time and EternityImageepochStrange, oft-criticized game with an offbeat anime-hybrid art style, dating-sim elements, and a single party member; repetitive gameplay
DreamcastTime StalkersClimaxYour level goes back down to 1 after beating a boss. Enough said.
PSXTobal No. 1DreamFactoryA fighting game with an additional quest mode with roguelike dungeon crawling
Wii UTokyo Mirage Sessions #FEAtlusModern-themed crossover between the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, turn-based gameplay and combo attacks
SwitchTokyo Mirage Sessions #FE EncoreAtlusAdds new side stories and all previous DLC; allows a secondary party member to be called into combat; other QoL changes
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost HuntersToybox/Now ProductionSRPG/visual novel hybrid of sorts with a ghost-hunting theme, combat takes place on a grid, traps are important to place, luck is a very important factor
VitaTokyo Twilight Ghost HuntersToybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
PS4Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special GigsToybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)Toybox/Now ProductionEnhanced remake of the original that makes some slight QoL improvements to battle, adds extra story scenes, and bonus harder battles
VitaTokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)Toybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
VitaTokyo XanaduFalcomARPG with a modern setting; rock-paper-scissors-like enemy weaknesses require quick party member swapping, linear dungeons
PS4Tokyo Xanadu eX+FalcomContains new post-game content and side stories
JP GBATomato AdventureAlphaDreamYou say "tomato," I say "a silly RPG with toy-based gimmicks in combat, humor throughout, and lots of lycopene!"
NESTombs and TreasureFalcom1st-person dungeon crawl with some point-and-click elements
PSXTorneko: The Last HopeChunsoft/Matrix SoftwareRoguelike sequel to Torneko no Daibouken (SFC), second localized Mystery Dungeon game
JP SFCTorneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no DungeonChunsoftFirst game in the Mystery Dungeon series, with a Dragon Quest coat of paint
JP Mega DriveTougi-Ou: King ColossusSegaAnother Ys wannabe
PS4Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity (DL only)Ankake SpaA bland dungeon-crawling ARPG/bullet hell hybrid where jumping is the most broken-tier skill of all
PS4Touhou Genso WandererAqua StyleSee Vita
VitaTouhou Genso Wanderer (DL only)Aqua StyleRoguelike featuring the Touhou girls and bland dungeons
SwitchTouhou Genso Wanderer -Lotus Labyrinth R- (DL only)Aqua StyleSee PS4
PS4Touhou Genso Wanderer -Lotus Labyrinth R- (DL only)Aqua StyleGives the game a large party size to split off and make teams with, skills to further customize said teams, and loads of loadouts to streamline the experience
SwitchTouhou Genso Wanderer ReloadedAqua StyleSee PS4
PS4Touhou Genso Wanderer ReloadedAqua StyleAdds all DLC from the original, new story content, and characters; tweaks some gameplay mechanics
JP FCToujin Makyou Den: Heracles no EikouData EastFirst in a long Greek-themed series that Nintendo never bothered to localize (except that one time)
PS4Toukiden 2Omega ForceSee Vita
VitaToukiden 2Omega ForceFeatures an open world map for story mode, adds a grappling hook-like mechanic, small helpers to gather items for you, all on the pretense of hunting demonic monsters
VitaToukiden: KiwamiOmega ForceContains the entirety of the original game and adds more weapons, monsters, and story content
VitaToukiden: The Age of DemonsOmega ForceKoei Tecmo's Monster Hunter clone; targeting specific body parts of demons to collect particular spoils is crucial to attribute improvement
PS4Toukiden KiwamiOmega ForceSee Vita
PS4Traditional Braves (DL only)DaidaiSee Switch
SwitchTraditional Braves (DL only)DaidaiAn SRPG with sparse map and unit design, but interesting card mechanics in combat
PS2TraptPaon CorporationUnofficially part of the Deception series, with all the trap-placing gameplay intact
GenesisTraysiaTelenetFairly standard, grid-based combat
JP SFCTreasure Hunter GStingAnother forgotten Square-published game, action point-based SRPG
SwitchTrials of ManaXeen/Square EnixSee PS4
PS4Trials of ManaXeen/Square EnixBrings the game into 3D, adds new difficulty levels, gives characters abilities for buffs, adds an extra class tier, among many other QoL changes
SwitchTriangle StrategySquare Enix/ArtdinkAn SRPG core with a heavy emphasis on narrative decision-making and trying to sway party members to agree with your decisions
VitaTrillion: God of DestructionCompile 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: Souls of Zill O'llOmega ForceARPG with 3 different playable characters that can be switched between on the fly, first of its series to be localized
PS3Trinity UniverseIdea Factory/Gust/Nippon IchiTurn-based, has two different protagonists (each with different guest characters from Atelier and Disgaea) and an AP-based combo system
PS2Tsugunai: AtonementCattle CallBroken up into various quests rather than one fully linear experience- not all quests revolve around combat
SwitchTwin Blades of the Three Kingdoms (DL only)UnicoTactical gameplay on a much smaller scale telling the oft-spun yarn of the Three Kingdoms with anime character portraits galore
PSPUnchained Blades (DL only)FuRyuFirst-person dungeon crawler with monster recruitment, customizable party members; made by a large number of industry veterans
3DSUnchained Blades (DL only)FuRyuIdentical to the PSP version except for the placement of dungeon maps on the bottom screen
NESUncharted WatersKoeiDo you like micromanagement? Capitalism? Minimal fantasy? This may be for you!
GenesisUncharted WatersKoeiHistorical JRPG
SNESUncharted Waters: New HorizonsKoei6 different protagonists with different careers to balance the books with in a mercantile JRPG
SwitchUndernauts: Labyrinth of YomiExperienceSee XBO
Xbox OneUndernauts: Labyrinth of YomiExperienceA first-person dungeon crawler taking place in an alternate 1970's Japan with dark themes and high-risk, high-reward strategizing
PS4Undernauts: Labyrinth of YomiExperienceSee XBO
PS4Unholy Heights (DL only)Petit DepottoSee 360
3DSUnholy Heights (DL only)Petit DepottoSee 360
Xbox 360Unholy Heights (DL only)Petit DepottoAn insane cross between a tower defense and an apartment manager sim, where you manage an abode for monsters that have their own lives
PS2Unlimited SagaSquareMuch-maligned game with 7 different protagonists, a board-game style of exploration, and an obtuse combat system
3DSUnlucky Mage (DL only)Exe-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 DaiyouTom 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
VitaUtawarerumono: Mask of DeceptionAquaplusFirst localized title in the series, an SRPG/visual novel mix that requires no knowledge of the game that came before it; adding combos to an attack can change its properties
PS4Utawarerumono: Mask of DeceptionAquaplusSee Vita
VitaUtawarerumono: Mask of TruthAquaplusDirect sequel to Mask of Deception, plays very similar to it; adds co-op attacks, continues the strong localization of its sister title
PS4Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthAquaplusSee Vita
PS4Utawarerumono: Prelude to the FallenAquaplus/StingSee Vita
VitaUtawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (DL only)Aquaplus/StingA remake of the previously JP-only first game in the series; an SRPG/visual novel hybrid with an emphasis on chaining together attacks with proper timing
PS4Utawarerumono: ZANAquaplusA musou-like adaptation of Mask of Deception, stripping away a lot of the story in the process
PSXVagrant StorySquareDarker-themed ARPG with the same setting as Final Fantasy XII and Tactics, heavy crafting focus
PSPVagrant Story (Psone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaVagrant Story (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Vagrant Story (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPValhalla KnightsK2Combat takes place in real-time with instant character switching but is a tad clunky, job system/subclassing confers abilities onto party members
VitaValhalla Knights (DL only)K2See PSP
PSPValhalla Knights 2K2Not much different from the first at all, cumbersome spell systems and mission structure with bland environments
PSPValhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance (DL only)K2Adds handy warp points, more customization options, more quests, more monsters, and cuts the maximum party size down from 6 to 4
VitaValhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance (DL only)K2See PSP
VitaValhalla Knights 3K2Similar sort of ARPG as its predecessors, only with a party of 7 and a very antiquated view on the objectification of women
WiiValhalla Knights: Eldar SagaK2ARPG with a lot of similarities to Monster Hunter and a job system
JP SaturnValhollianDatt JapanSRPG with 3D scenes to show attacking, combination attacks are possible and can lead to bonding conversations
PS3Valkyria ChroniclesSegaSquad-focused SRPG with real-time troop movement limited by AP, tanks are also controllable (and destructable)
PSPValkyria Chronicles 2SegaPlays a lot like the first, but with a more school-like setting compared to the first game
VitaValkyria Chronicles 2 (DL only)SegaSee PSP
JP PSPValkyria Chronicles 3Sega/Media.VisionRuns parallel to the first game, dark in tone but very anime-like characters, plays like the other games in the series
PS4Valkyria Chronicles 4Sega/Media.VisionPlays much like the other numbered entries with the grit of the first game; adds a new class and assist options in the thick of battle
SwitchValkyria Chronicles 4Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
Xbox OneValkyria Chronicles 4Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
PS4Valkyria Chronicles RemasteredSegaImproves the already gorgeous look of the first game and includes all DLC, otherwise is the same as the original
SwitchValkyria Chronicles Remastered (DL only)SegaSee PS4
PS4Valkyria RevolutionMedia.VisionSee Vita
Xbox OneValkyria RevolutionMedia.VisionSee Vita
VitaValkyria Revolution (DL only)Media.VisionAbandons the previously established canon of the series and tries to adopt a more action-based format with some tactical elements still in play
VitaValkyrie Drive: BhikkhuniMeteoriseLess apologetic and even more lewd, another beat-em-up by the Senran Kagura creator with questionable transformations
JP FCValkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi DensetsuNamcoMinimal text, starring Namco's famous valkyrie
PSXValkyrie ProfileTri-Ace2D dungeon exploration, grim themes, and a combo-based battle system
PS2Valkyrie Profile 2: SilmeriaTri-AceSimilar combat and dungeon exploration as the first game, but with no time limits or pressure to release Einherjar
DSValkyrie Profile: Covenant of the PlumeTri-AcePrequel to the first Valkyrie Profile; an SRPG where permakilling party members voluntarily can greatly aid in battle
PSPValkyrie Profile: LennethTose/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
PSXVandal HeartsKCETStandard SRPG gameplay with non-set classes
JP SaturnVandal HeartsKCETA spiffed up version of the PSX game, with new maps/spells/music/items
PSXVandal Hearts IIKCETSRPG with non-set classes and turns in which the player and enemy move simultaneously
PSXVanguard BanditsHuman EntertainmentFantasy/mech hybrid SRPG with a system balancing actions and resting
PSPVanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)Human EntertainmentSee PSX
VitaVanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)Human EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)Human EntertainmentSee PSX
Sega CDVayHertz/SIMSStandard Working Designs localization, turn-based gameplay, and difficulty spikes galore
SaturnVirtual HydlideT&E SoftRemake of the first Hydlide, with the best framerate known to man
GameCubeVirtua QuestSega-AM2/ToseAn ARPG starring a lame kid who has to enslave the souls of Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
PS2Virtua QuestSega-AM2/ToseARPG with a main character so lame, he has to capture the souls of the Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
SwitchVivid Knight (DL only)AsobismA roguelike with an auto-battle system, heavy reliance on RNG, and many crystals that combine to increase party stats
JP Mega DriveVixen 357NCSMechy SRPG with permadeath, an official localization was planned in 2019 but abandoned
PS4Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden (DL only)Alim/Square EnixAn experience largely the same as the first game, but with a new, arguably more relaxing story and atmosphere
SwitchVoice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden (DL only)Alim/Square EnixSee PS4
SwitchVoice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars (DL only)Alim/Square EnixYoko Taro makes a card game with a heavy tabletop aesthetic
PS4Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars (DL only)Alim/Square EnixSee Switch
PS5Void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++Nippon IchiSee PS4, but with extra areas to explore and some cosmetic additions
SwitchVoid tRrLM(); //Void TerrariumNippon IchiSee PS4
PS4Void tRrLm(); //Void TerrariumNippon IchiPlays like a mystery dungeon title with a Tamagotchi-like twist; keeping your human alive and happy can give you bonuses in dungeons
PSPWarriors of the Lost EmpirePlatinum EggA fairly mindless hack-and-slash ARPG with some very questionable enemy AI
VitaWarriors of the Lost Empire (DL only)Platinum EggSee PSP
GenesisWarsongNCSAKA Langrisser I
Xbox 360Way of the Samurai 3AcquireSee PS3
PS3Way of the Samurai 3AcquireA Sengoku-era ARPG with 22 different endings; weapons gain XP and lead to learning skills, many butterfly effect-type decisions to make
PS3Way of the Samurai 4 (DL only)AcquireAnother iteration of the samurai sim taking place during the last days of the shogunate; skills can gain XP in order to become stronger and unlock higher tiers
3DSWeapon Shop de Omasse (DL only)Nex 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
VitaWhat Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? (DL only)Acquire/RideonSee PSP
PSPWhat Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? (DL only)Acquire/RideonYou're the bad guy who has to build the dungeons and buff up your monsters to kill off the good guys!
PSPWhat Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2AcquireMake more dungeons, be more dastardly, and use your newfound ability to mutate monsters as you increase their stats!
VitaWhat Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (DL only)AcquireSee PSP
PS3White Knight Chronicles: International EditionLevel-5/SCEJAttempts to be a MMO/JRPG hybrid with customizable avatar; doesn't really succeed at it, repetitive combo-based combat system
PS3White Knight Chronicles IILevel-5/SCEJPuts a coat of polish over the first game's systems, but does little to improve them; the disc also includes a copy of the first game with the reworked battle system
PSXWild ArmsMedia.VisionAmazing theme song, standard turn-based combat, tool-focused dungeon exploration
PS4Wild Arms (DL only)Media.VisionSee PSX
PS5Wild Arms (DL only)Media.VisionSee PSX
PS3Wild Arms (PSone Classics)Media VisionSee PSX
PSPWild Arms (PSone Classics)Media.VisionSee PSX
VitaWild Arms (PSone Classics)Media.VisionSee PSX
PSXWild Arms 2Media.VisionOld Western setting, plays similarly to the first
VitaWild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Media.VisionSee PSX
PSPWild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Media.VisionSee PSX
PS3Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Media VisionSee PSX
PS2Wild Arms 3Media.VisionWild West-themed, turn-based, town discovery requires utilizing a GPS-like system, frequent encounters
PS4Wild Arms 3 (DL only)Media.VisionSee PS2
PS2Wild Arms 4Media.VisionAbandons the Wild West theme of the previous games; actions in combat affect targeted areas rather than allies/enemies
PS2Wild Arms 5Media.VisionBack to Filgaia's Wild West theme, but maintains the hex system from WA4
PS2Wild Arms Alter Code: FMedia.Vision3D remake of Wild Arms, adding 5 playable characters and some QoL improvements
PSPWild Arms XFMedia.VisionTakes the hex grid system seen in later series entries and makes an SRPG out of them, a vitality points system adds an additional time limit to regular battles
VitaWild Arms XF (DL only)Media.VisionSee PSP
NESWillowCapcomYes, based off the 80's movie with Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer. Solid ARPG gameplay!
SwitchWitch & Hero (DL only)FK Digital/Flyhigh WorksSee 3DS
3DSWitch & Hero (DL only)FK Digital/Flyhigh WorksAn overly simplistic game where you as the hero defend the the titular witch by repeatedly bumping into waves of enemies to kill them, level up, rinse, and repeat
3DSWitch & Hero II (DL only)Flyhigh WorksA new hero and witch to control, both at the same time; gameplay is otherwise unchanged
SwitchWitch & Hero II (DL only)Flyhigh WorksSee 3DS
3DSWitch & Hero III (DL only)Flyhigh WorksThe witch goes back to being stationary, but now you control a second little hero to endlessly ram enemies with
PS3Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (DL only)AcquireSame ol' Wizardry - another difficult first-person dungeon crawler
PS2Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken LandRacjinSurprise! This is actually a JRPG! First-person dungeon-crawler like its parent WRPG series
VitaWizards of Brandel (DL only)Exe-CreateTries to have a sense of humor about its story, but is otherwise just another Kemco game
SwitchWizards of Brandel (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Wizards of Brandel (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneWizards of Brandel (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
JP SFCWonder Project J: Kikai no Shounen PinoAlmanicRaise your robo-boy to follow commands, improve his stats, and rescue his creator (Think Pac-Man 2)
SwitchWorldNeverland: Elnea Kingdom (DL only)AlthiA slice-of-kingdom-life sim with dungeons to explore and very large amounts of townspeople to talk to/marry; skills can be leveled to make kingdom life easier
VitaWorld of Final FantasySquare EnixChibified/simplified return to turn-based FF combat, where stacking characters confers stronger attacks
PS4World of Final FantasySquare EnixSee Vita
Xbox OneWorld of Final Fantasy MaximaSquare EnixAdds QoL changes, superbosses, New Game+, and the ability to change your characters into classic FF characters in battle
SwitchWorld of Final Fantasy MaximaSquare EnixSee XBO
JP SFCXak: The Art of Visual StageMicro Cabin/Tokai EngineeringYs' cousin, but the story only covers the first half of the first game on MSX
N-GageXanadu NextFalcom/ScriptArtsIsometric ARPG gameplay with a clunky class-switching system of sorts and a different story than the PC version
WiiXenoblade ChroniclesMonolith SoftI'm really feeling loads of sidequests and ARPG combat!
Wii UXenoblade Chronicles (DL only)Monolith SoftSee Wii
SwitchXenoblade Chronicles 2Monolith 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 CountryMonolith 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
3DSXenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS only)Monolith 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
SwitchXenoblade Chronicles Definitive EditionMonolith Soft/Monster GamesAdds an entire epilogue section, cleans up the graphics significantly, and has a lot of QoL improvements
Wii UXenoblade Chronicles XMonolith SoftOpen-world ARPG with a customizable avatar, mechs are available, combat is somewhat complex, story not linked to other Xeno games
PSXXenogearsSquareAlmost unlocalized due to heavy religious/philosophical themes, action point-based combat
PSPXenogears (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaXenogears (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Xenogears (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS2Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur MachtMonolith SoftSpiritual successor to Xenogears, with similar AP-based combat; has a ton of cutscenes
PS2Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und BoseMonolith 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 ZarathustraMonolith SoftXenosaga was intended to be a 6-part series- this entry makes it extremely evident
PS2YakuzaAmusement VisionTons of minigames, ARPG combat, and a badass protagonist; lots of major Hollywood actors in the English voice cast
PS4Yakuza 0Ryu ga Gotoku StudioMoney serves as a sort of XP in this prequel to the main series, starring 80's Kiryu and Majima
Xbox OneYakuza 0 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PS2Yakuza 2Amusement VisionKazuma Kiryu's Kamurocho shenanigans continue with a JP-only voice cast
PS3Yakuza 3Amusement Vision/SegaContinues Kiryu's story but takes out a fair amount of content due to rushed localization (hostess clubs, for example)
PS4Yakuza 3 RemasteredRyu ga Gotoku StudioBrings back a lot of content (substories/cabaret) originally cut from the western version and streamlines the localization
Xbox OneYakuza 3 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 3 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PS3Yakuza 4Amusement Vision/SegaAdds additional protagonists in addition to furthering Kiryu's saga (with tons to do in Kamurocho as always)
PS4Yakuza 4 RemasteredRyu ga Gotoku StudioCleans up the localization and has a major character recast from the original due to real-world legal proceedings, otherwise is very similar
Xbox OneYakuza 4 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 4 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PS3Yakuza 5 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioHas 5 controllable protagonists total and takes place over 5 different cities, uses a more enhanced graphics engine than other PS3 games in the series
PS4Yakuza 5 RemasteredRyu ga Gotoku StudioMinimal changes from the original overall, most notably a reworked localization
Xbox OneYakuza 5 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 5 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PS4Yakuza 6: The Song of LifeRyu ga Gotoku StudioFinal game in Kiryu's saga, only one playable protagonist and fighting style, experience is divided into multiple types to level stats
Xbox OneYakuza 6: The Song of LifeRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 6: The Song of LifeRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PS3Yakuza: Dead SoulsSegaNon-canonical spinoff taking place after Yakuza 4; 4 playable protagonists and reduced exploration ability (on account of there being zombies everywhere)
PS5Yakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
Xbox OneYakuza: Like a DragonRyu 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
PS4Yakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
Xbox SeriesYakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
PS4Yakuza KiwamiRyu ga Gotoku StudioA retelling of the story of the first Yakuza in the Yakuza 0 engine, using Japanese dialogue rather than a dub and adding a system where Majima can ambush you anywhere
Xbox OneYakuza Kiwami (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PS4Yakuza Kiwami 2Ryu ga Gotoku StudioA retelling of Yakuza 2, adding minigames seen in other series entries as well as prequel chapters (and more Majima)
Xbox OneYakuza Kiwami 2 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PSPYggdra Union: We'll Never Fight AloneStingAdds new characters, redrawn sprites, increased unit capacity, more story sequences, and tweaks skills found in the original
GBAYggdra Union: We'll Never Fight AloneStingSecond Dept. Heaven game, an SRPG with card-based movement and skills as well as some real-time elements
3DSYo-kai WatchLevel-5Level-5's charming Pokemon-like franchise; demons are discovered in the "real" world, befriended, collected, and used in battle, combat occasionally involves minigames
3DSYo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls/Bony SpiritsLevel-5Frequently retreads the same ground as the first game, with Pokemon-styled version splitting to collect all the Yo-kai
3DSYo-kai Watch 2: Psychic SpectersLevel-5The all-encompassing third version of Yo-kai Watch 2, adds an additional questing area and a whole new tribe of demons to befriend
3DSYo-kai Watch 3Level-5Changes setting to a more Western-themed one, combat is affected by team positioning on a grid, the two protagonists can be switched between at almost any time
3DSYo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps/White Dog SquadLevel-5An ARPG that acts as a bit of a Ghostbusters parody and a sequel to Yo-kai Watch 2; orbs are collected during missions to level up the team of Yo-kai and buy items
SwitchYodanji (DL only)KemcoYokai-themed roguelike with many unlockable/playable demons, minimalistic graphics, and limited inventory space
JP FCYsFalcomAdol bumps into the enemies to slay them
VitaYs: Memories of CelcetaFalcomConsidered by Falcom to the the real Ys IV; still an ARPG, has party members with a variety of attack types, parrying can reduce damage taken and enable counterattacks
PS4Ys: Memories of CelcetaFalcomAdds a Japanese voice option, otherwise see Vita
PS2Ys: The Ark of NapishtimFalcomTechnically Ys VI; Adol can jump now, so that's cool
PSPYs: The Ark of NapishtimFalcomCloser to the original PC Japanese version than the PS2 version was; also adds some extra quests; very long and frequent loading
PSPYs: The Oath in FelghanaFalcomRemastered version of Ys III, taking gameplay elements from Ys VI and expanding the storyline with extra scenes
VitaYs: The Oath in Felghana (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
Master SystemYs: The Vanished OmensFalcom/SegaSome dungeon areas are horizontally flipped, but is otherwise generally similar to the original release
Turbografx-CDYs Book I & IIFalcomAnother way to experience the glory of Adol? Ys, please!
PSPYs I & II ChroniclesFalcomMostly the same as previous versions, but with a new soundtrack option as well as newly done character portraits
VitaYs I & II Chronicles (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
JP FCYs IIFalcomAdds magic to Adol's repertoire
GenesisYs IIITelenet/FalcomPlays like the other releases, but with arguably better music and game balance
SNESYs III: Wanderers From YsFalcom/Advance CommunicationSimilar to the FC version, but with cleaner graphics and arguably worse hit detection
JP FCYs III: Wanderers From YsFalcomChanges the battles to be side-scrolling rather than top-down and allows Adol to swing his sword/jump
Turbografx-CDYs III: Wanderers From YsFalcom/Alfa SystemIt's sidescrolling Ys- that's all there is to it
JP SFCYs IV: Mask of the SunTonkin HouseNon-canonical to the Ys series after the release of Memories of Celceta
JP PC EngineYs IV: The Dawn of Ys (CD)Hudson SoftTechnically different from the Ys IV on SFC/other consoles
SwitchYs IX: Monstrum NoxFalcomSee PS4
PS4Ys IX: Monstrum NoxFalcomCarries over a lot of gameplay elements from Ys VIII; Adol's most story/character-heavy tale yet; features new movement mechanics for world traversal
VitaYs OriginFalcomAn Ys without Adol as the protagonist! Has 3 different protagonists and takes place as a strictly interior dungeon crawl, goes back to hack-and-slash spirtes
PS4Ys OriginFalcomSee Vita
SwitchYs OriginFalcomSee Vita
Xbox OneYs Origin (DL only)FalcomSee Vita
PSPYs SevenFalcomAdds party members to the regular Ys formula, in addition to making weapon types (slashing, blunt) determine an enemy's susceptibility to them
VitaYs Seven (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
JP SFCYs V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako KefinFalcomOnly game in the series to have never been localized (hopefully this will change?)
SwitchYs VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaFalcomSee PS4
PS4Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaFalcomHas more dungeons and forms for Dana than the Vita version, at the expense of some costumes
VitaYs VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaFalcomAdol in ARPG action again, with a settlement-building mechanic and up to 3 party members in combat
JP PSPYs vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative SagaFalcomA 3D arena fighting game- very Power Stone-like, where characters from Ys and Trails collide (and level while doing so)
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4KonamiSee above, with some differenct characters
PS2Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monster ColiseumWinkySoft/KCEJSRPG featuring the Capsule Monsters before they got their own spinoff anime
GBAYu-Gi-Oh!: Reshef of DestructionKonamiYou will be judged by many for playing this game and even more for enjoying it- be warned
PS2Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Duelists of the RosesKCEJSomething something loose adaptation of War of the Roses in a children's card game with grids to place monsters (that can rank up) on
GameCubeYu-Gi-Oh!: The Falsebound KingdomKonamiIt's an RTS/turn-based RPG hybrid with Yu-Gi-Oh characters. I don't make the rules here.
GBAYu-Gi-Oh!: The Sacred CardsKonamiSurprisingly, there's a story surrounding the gameplay of a children's card game. You level by dueling. Shrug.
PS2Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of DestinyKCEJAdds more duels to the the PSP Tag Force game, also allows for connectivity with Tag Force 2 to obtain more cards
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag ForceKonamiSomething something children's card game, beating rivals levels you up and makes you eligible to buy better booster packs
PSPYu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2KonamiIf you played the first one, you've played this one; playing the previous game can unlock extra cards
SwitchYumeiri (DL only)AffilitySimple visuals but challenging text-heavy gameplay with heavy real-life subject matter
JP SFCYume Meikyuu: Kigurumi DaiboukenAxes Art AmuseFirst-person dungeon crawl; kill the enemies and take their costumes!
JP PSPYuusha 30 SecondMarvelousAll episodes play like Hero 30 of the original game, but adds more QoL features like leveling outside missions
PSPZ.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath EvilmanNippon IchiMostly a roguelike, completing dungeons adds to your stats; mandatory boss battles take place in a more traditional turn-based format, highly customizable main character
JP WiiZangeki no ReginleivSandlotMission-based structure; free-running in stages and lots of emphasis on motion controls to attack, enemies drop mana that can be used to level up various weapons
PS4Zanki Zero: Last BeginningSpike ChunsoftA visual novel/survival RPG hybrid with levels awarding skill points, exploration is like a first-person dungeon crawler and combat is real-time; lots of managing deaths
NESZelda II: The Adventure of LinkNintendoA side-scrolling Zelda game with XP and leveling? Surely this must be (an) Error!
GBAZelda II: The Adventure of LinkNintendoSee NES
SwitchZelda II: The Adventure of Link (NSO)NintendoSee NES
Wii UZelda II: The Adventure of Link (VC)NintendoSee NES
GBAZoids: LegacyAmedioIn Japan, known as Zoids Saga II; standard turn-based combat, based on the anime
Xbox 360Zoids AssaultSE Mobile & OnlineSRPG featuring the long-running Zoids franchise and a lot of washed-out color palettes
JP FCZombie HunterHi-Score Media WorkNot the greatest side-scrolling ARPG, but it does have synthesized voices
SwitchZombieVital DG (DL only)StudioGIWA dungeon maker game where you level up your monsters and create the catacombs you've always wanted; rather graphically sparse
GBAZone of the Enders: The Fist of MarsWinkysoftMecha SRPG with some first-person elements in targeting enemies and attack dodging

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