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RPG. This category includes games that put emphasis on progress system for a controlled character (or a group of characters) which is (are) described with many statistics. They also have a multi-plot story and quests. There are classic RPGs with turn-based combat and rules inspired by pen-and-paper RPGs (e.g. Baldur’s Gate, Fallout), action RPGs with dynamic real time combat (Dark Souls) and jRPGs – very specific titles based on Japanese style and culture, especially on manga and anime (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts). more

Final Fantasy IX (PSV)
Final Fantasy IX (PSV)

RPG 28 August 2012

The 9th main entry in a classic jRPG series, originally released in 2000 on PlayStation console, and ported to PC ten year later. After a few games featuring slightly cyberpunkish settings, Final Fantasy IX returns to the roots of the series, where we are once again met by knights, princesses, and dragons. Players take the role of a young thief, who, together with a company of other heroes, faces the evil queen Brahna, who is responsible for the outbreak of a great war. However, as it turns out, the queen has been nothing more than a pawn in the hands of a much more dangerous enemy. In terms of game mechanics, the game is a combination of proven solutions with some limited innovations, such as a redesigned profession system or ATE mode (Active Time Event), which allows us to see what other team members are doing, give access to numerous side quests and a chance to collect various useful items.

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Chrono Trigger (PSV)
Chrono Trigger (PSV)

RPG 28 August 2012

Refreshed version of the classic jRPG game, originally released on the SNES console. The conversion was prepared by Square Enix's development team. Players direct the actions of a boy named Crono, who travels through fantastic lands in search of his lost beloved.

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Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (PSV)
Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (PSV)

RPG 14 January 2016

A remastered version of the Japanese 2D action RPG - Odin Sphere - which was released in 2007 on the PlayStation 2 console. The story of the game takes place in a fantasy reality loosely based on the Richard Wagner's famous epic opera Der Ring des Nibelungen and focuses on the stories of five, seemingly unrelated characters. The player gets to know each of them better as he progress in the game and their histories intertwine with each other, creating a single, epic tale. Similarly as the original game, Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir focuses mostly on combat, and the token jRPG elements such as exploration and dialogues are kept to a minimum. In contrast to the original 2007 game, the remastered edition offers improved graphics, slightly upgraded gameplay and new enemies and bosses. Fans of the original game can play using old rules in the special Classic mode.

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Valhalla Knights 3 (PSV)
Valhalla Knights 3 (PSV)

RPG 23 May 2013

The third installment of the Japanese RPG series, which was born in 2006 on a PSP console. Players explore the three-dimensional world of fantasy, creating their own character who, together with their companions, fulfills dozens of different tasks and missions. The title also allows you to have fun in multiplayer mode.

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Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (PSV)
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (PSV)

RPG 26 May 2020

Remake of the first part of the Utawarerumono series, originally released on computers, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. Production offers a complex plot and tactical battles, realized in turn-based system. Developers from the Aquaplus studio are responsible for the creation of this title.

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Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PSV)
Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PSV)

RPG 26 March 2015

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is an action RPG, entirely set inside a fictional MMMORPG using virtual reality. Production is focused on combat and fun is enhanced by the flying system, useful during both exploration and battles.

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Monster Hunter: Frontier G (PSV)
Monster Hunter: Frontier G (PSV)

RPG 20 November 2014

Improved and extended version of the MMO based on the Monster Hunter series, focusing on co-operative fun. The title offers an arcade combat model, hundreds of dangerous monsters, 11 character classes and thousands of weapons, equipment and items useful in skirmishes.

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PSV)
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PSV)

RPG 27 October 2016

A Japanese action role-playing game by Aquria, based on the popular Sword Art Online franchise, which started with a novel series by Reki Kawahara. The game is set in the near future in Japan, where virtual reality MMORPGs are wildly popular. The story of Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization takes place inside one of such games, called Sword Art: Origin, which gained popularity after a group of players was trapped in it. You play as Kirito, the protagonist of the franchise, who finds himself inside a new version of the program, this time devoid of the code fragments that would present a threat to the users. The gameplay consists mostly of exploring, completing quests, leveling up your character and arcade-like combat. During the game you encounter many characters from the books and the anime series based on them, as well as some brand new characters.

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Final Fantasy VIII (PSV)
Final Fantasy VIII (PSV)

RPG 28 August 2012

Eighth installment of the popular series of Japanese RPG games. This time the protagonist is Squall Leonhart - a cadet of the military academy, involved in warfare with the neighbouring state of Galbadia. The fight is played in a turn-based system, and the game focuses primarily on an extensive feature layer.

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Accel World vs. Sword Art Online (PSV)
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online (PSV)

RPG 08 August 2017

A third-person perspective action jRPG developed by ARTDINK. The title is based on books and anime from the Accel World and Sword Art Online franchises. The story of the game features a unique story in which characters from both universes met. They face a phenomenon that causes unknown time travelers from future to appear in the world and seek a way back home. The action is presented from the perspective of Kirito, the protagonist of Sword Art Online, but the scenario enables the player to assume the role of other characters as well and experience the story from their point of view. The title is an action RPG in which the player travels through large locations and is able to freely fly or participate in aerial combat. The game offers many playable characters, each of which has unique skills and attacks that are upgraded during the game. In the single player campaign the player is accompanied by up to two companions controlled by AI.

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Grand Kingdom (PSV)
Grand Kingdom (PSV)

RPG 19 November 2015

A classic jRPG with turn-based combat system, developed by Spike Chunsoft in collaboration with MonochromeCorp studio, and an informal sequel to the 2011 Grand Knights History, both games developed under the lead of Tomohiko Deguchi. The game is set in a fantasy realm divided between four warring factions. We start as a leader of our own mercenary group and with the progress of the game we embrace the cause of one side of the conflict. Skirmishes have been presented in a side-scrolling perspective and take place in a turn-based system with profound tactical essence, forcing players to carefully plan their next move and use all sorts of combos and special abilities. Gameplay is supplemented by a visual novel type of narration.

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Natural Doctrine (PSV)
Natural Doctrine (PSV)

RPG 03 April 2014

Natural Doctrine is a strategic RPG by the Japanese band Kadokawa Games. The game consists mainly in battles with the use of a tactically developed combat system, in which battles are played in turn-based system.

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Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (PSV)
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (PSV)

RPG 03 December 2015

Wizardry: Labyrinth of the Lost Souls is a classic turn-based game of the genre cRPG, the latest installment of a 30-year-old series that has helped shape the face of virtual role-playing games.

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Soul Saga (PSV)
Soul Saga (PSV)

RPG 2021

A game developed by American studio Disastercake. The title was inspired by classic jRPG games released on the first generation of PlayStation consoles. Soul Saga takes place in a fantasy realm called Oterra which was devastated by a powerful cataclysm and then gradually conquered by hostile monsters known as Inkheart. Thirty years earlier the forces of evil were stopped by the grand alchemist who created a magic barrier impenetrable for the monsters. When the spell is starting to weaken, the player assumes the role of a young adventurer named Mithos who, together with a group of companions, is trying to find a way to save the civilization. Gameplay mechanics of Soul Saga are strongly inspired by such series like Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire, Suikoden and Persona. The game concentrates on exploring the world, developing characters and facing enemies in turn-based combat in which correct selection of attacks is the key to victory.

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Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness (PSV)
Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness (PSV)

RPG 15 November 2018

The Color of Madness is an expansion for a turn-based RPG Darkest Dungeon. DLC introduces a new type of adventure, in which the players face endless waves of enemies while trying to reach their objective, and a new faction. There are also more trinkets that weren’t seen before.

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Mary Skelter: Nightmares (PSV)
Mary Skelter: Nightmares (PSV)

RPG 14 July 2017

Co-developed by Compile Heart and Idea Factory, a classic dungeon crawler with a turn-based combat system. The action of Mary Skelter: Nightmares is set in a fantasy world in which most of the humans are imprisoned in a humongous prison guarded by dangerous creatures. When the main hero and his friend are set free by a mysterious organization, they find out that they received supernatural powers. Together with new allies, they set out on a perilous journey in order to find a way out and to learn how to defeat the guards. In the game, you move around tiled undergrounds, observe the action from the first-person perspective, and fight turn-based battles. Interestingly, the main hero stays out of the battlefield and only supports his allies with superpowers. There are five characters involved in fighting - each can belong to more than one character class and have unique special abilities and attacks.

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Final Fantasy VII (PSV)
Final Fantasy VII (PSV)

RPG 28 August 2012

The seventh installment of the extremely popular series of Japanese RPG games created by Square Enix. The production became famous as one of the most cult parts of the cycle, offering a heart-gripping story and many solutions adopted later permanently into the genre. The title tells the story of Cloud Strife and a group of his friends fighting against the powerful Shinra corporation.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PSV)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PSV)

RPG 26 September 2013

Another installment in the popular Japanese RPG series developed by Nihon Falcom Corp. Once again, the players get to travel to the land of Zemuria, more exactly to the territory known as Erebonia, where the Thors Military Academy is located. The school is attended by children of both gentry and common citizens – the exception being the 7th grade comprising only the main protagonists of the game. The action of the game is set during one school year, in which the students increase their skills, acquire military experience, and overcome the differences that divide them. The background of the story is filled with ever-growing tensions in the society that might result in an outbreak of a civil war. The plot of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel features a non-linear structure and is shaped by the decisions made by the players. In comparison to the previous installments in the series, this game stands out with its multiple improvements, the most prominent being the TPP perspective, which has replaced the typical for the series top down perspective. Additionally, the game features more dialogues and a modified combat system. Once again, battles are turn-based, however, they are more dynamic because of the combo system enabling players to mount spectacular and powerful attack sequences. Moreover, the choices a player makes throughout the game affect the combat efficiency of particular characters.

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Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (PSV)
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (PSV)

RPG 15 February 2012

Classic hack'n'slash with a large dose of action and RPG elements, set in a fantastic world. The game is based on the classic sow penetration of one of the three available character classes. A lot of tasks, spells and objects await us. The game is a developed port of production released on Apple devices.

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Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal (PSV)
Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal (PSV)

RPG 27 March 2013

Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal is a turn-based dungeon crawler game. The player controls a team of young girls and fights successive monsters that threaten the kingdom of Romulea. As the game progresses, he can recruit new characters, develop their skills and establish closer relations with them.

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Ar Nosurge Plus (PSV)
Ar Nosurge Plus (PSV)

RPG 02 October 2014

A traditional three-dimensional jRPG game set in the fantastic universe of science fiction, in which advanced technology and magic based on the power of music and songs coexist. The main character is a former soldier who sets off on a journey whose stake will be the fate of the world.

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Stranger of Sword City (PSV)
Stranger of Sword City (PSV)

RPG 22 January 2015

Stranger of Sword City is a dark fantasy, first-person jRPG dungeon crawler developed by Experience. The game is also known as Stranger in Alda and Stranger of the Village of the Sword. We play as the titular stranger, whose plane crashes after an encounter with a mysterious portal. Being the only survivor of the crash, we end up in the legendary sword city Escario. Our only goal is to find our way back home. The problem is that the citizens of Escario claim that our protagonist is the chosen one who will save them from the forces of darkness. In terms of mechanics, Stranger of the Sword City is a typical jRPG. We explore the world, complete various quests, and fight with various enemies and bosses in turn-based battles. The latter ones can come back to life, and the only way of defeating them is to destroy a mysterious crystal.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PSV)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PSV)

RPG 14 July 2016

Another installment in the jRPG game series developed by Nihon Falcom studio, which closes the Trails in the Sky trilogy. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd takes place half a year after the events from the previous installment. The player starts his adventure aboard an aircraft flying under the banner of the Empire of Erebor. Kevin Graham – the main protagonist of this game – is tasked with retrieving a mysterious artifact lying on the bottom of the Valeria Lake located in the realm of Liverl. The gameplay builds on exploration, searching for useful items, and completing diverse tasks including both main missions and side quests. The game also features fighting the encountered foes – battles take place on a tactical grid, and the key to success lies in the proper switching between the characters’ abilities and coming up with the optimal strategy. The third installment introduces a number of new opponents, who exhibit certain unique abilities. The game also develops the foregoing mechanics with the turn bonuses. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd features colorful visuals that resemble the style of Japanese animation.

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Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court (PSV)
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court (PSV)

RPG 23 August 2017

The first expansion for the 2016 dungeon crawler RPG Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios. The add-on utilizes the gameplay mechanics from the core game — you complete a team of heroes and set out to explore the eponymous Darkest Dungeon. Your goal is to find enormous riches, with which you can expand a shabby hamlet, also serving as your base. Like in the original Darkest Dungeon game, the characters of The Crimson Court suffer from typical human ailments — some of them may go berserk, while others may panic when surrounded by darkness. The game places a strong focus on blood, which is a theme connecting the items you find and your enemies. The expansion also marks the first appearance of vampires, creatures with a unique set of characteristics and abilities.

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Pixel Noir (PSV)
Pixel Noir (PSV)

RPG 2021

An independent retro RPG, which combines elements of a detective game and a horror. The main protagonist of Pixel Noir is trying to solve a mystery of the tragic events from a decade ago when his partner died, leading to him quitting work as a police officer, as he unjustly was sentenced to jail. After being released, he begins to work as a private detective and tries to solve minor cases, until finally, he finds a lead that might help him get the answers that have been taunting him for years. As befits a true RPG, in Pixel Noir, the players get to explore numerous locations, interact with NPCs, find clues, collect valuable items, and fight enemies. Combat is turn-based, nonetheless, it features certain arcade elements. The main protagonist is accompanied by other characters, each one exhibiting unique skills and utilized weapons. Pixel Noir delivers neutral and grim pixel-art visuals.

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The Lost Child (PSV)
The Lost Child (PSV)

RPG 19 June 2018

A dungeon crawler RPG developed by the Japanese developer Kadokawa Games, led by Takayasu Sawaki - the creator of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The main protagonist of The Lost Child is a journalist who investigates a suicide committed on the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. As it turns out, beings from another world are involved in the mystery, and the main protagonist comes into possession of a weapon called Demon Gun Gangour, which is capable of enslaving the fallen angels. Players observe from the first-person perspective how the main protagonist ventures through vast underground tunnels and fights the demons inhabiting them. Combat is turn-based and the defeated enemies can be enslaved in order to use their unique traits in the battles to come. Occasionally, the player gets to the surface where they can acquire useful information from NPCs - the interactions have been designed to resemble the form of visual novels. The game features visuals resembling the ones featured in manga.

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