Nier/Drakengard Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
JP PS3Nier ReplicantCaviaThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father
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
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 360NierCaviaAn ARPG spinoff of one of Drakengard's endings, astounding soundtrack, twisty plot, multiple endings
Xbox OneNier: Automata (DL only)PlatinumGamesSee PS4
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