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Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest

RPG 27 September 2019

Dragon Quest is a refreshed version of the 1986 jRPG game. During the adventure, the player takes on the role of a young hero with a mission to save the kingdom of Alefgard. Square-Enix is responsible for the game.

Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest Builders 2

RPG 12 July 2019

A continuation to the well-received spin-off of the Dragon Quest series. The player again assumes the role of a hero gifted with the power of creation - their task will be to face the forces of darkness. Compared to its predecessor, the game introduces a series of changes, improvements and completely new concepts - above all, one can swim or glide in mid-air, fill cavities or player-made pools with water, and place three times more blocks on top of one another while constructing. What is also worth noticing, is the multiplayer mode, which allows up to three other players to join one's game.

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Dragon Quest Rivals
Dragon Quest Rivals

Logic 02 November 2017

A card game developed by Square-Enix, set in a fantasy world of the Dragon Quest series. We participate in turn-based one-on-one fights, during which we use our own card decks with pictures of characters and enemies known from other entries in this series (such as Huser from Dragon Quest X or Camus and Martin from Dragon Quest XI) – each of the characters has their unique abilities and using them is the key to success. Our goal is to reduce our enemy's health bar to zero, which allows us to win a fight. Getting new cards increases our battle potential. The graphics in Dragon Quest Rivals are pleasant, made in manga style with vivid colors.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

RPG 29 July 2017

The eleventh major installment of the popular jRPG series by Square Enix. The action of Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time takes place in a fantastical land of Lotozetasia, while the player assumes the role of a inhabitant of the Ishi village. On his 16th birthday, he discovers that he is an incarnation of a hero who saved the world from annihilation many years ago. Since then, the youngster’s life takes a radical turn, and his further fate is uncertain. Accompanied by loyal friends, the protagonist embarks on a journey which will seal his destiny. The production is very sandbox — at its core are exploration of the environment, conversing with non-player characters, and performing quests given by them. Turn-based combat is an integral part of the gameplay. To win a battle, we have to adequately develop our character and adjust our equipment accordingly.

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Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
Dragon Quest Heroes I & II

Action 03 March 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch is a collection of two third-person hack-and-slash games and Dragon Quest series spin-offs developed by Omega Force. Both games are 3D hack-and-slash titles, very similar to the Dynasty Warriors series in terms of gameplay. As we play, we will explore enormous open locations and fight with hordes of enemies. The available heroes have different attacks and special abilities. They can block and evade attacks, which comes in handy when facing the gigantic bosses that require from the players a bit more tactical approach. The Nintendo Switch versions of the games previously released on PlayStation include all DLCs and exclusive content, and brand new characters and scenarios.

Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Heroes II

Action 27 May 2016

An action game with numerous RPG elements. Similar to its predecessor, it is a spin-off title in the Dragon Quest franchise by Square Enix, and although it retains a similar atmosphere, it offers several new solutions. The plot of Dragon Quest Heroes II references the events of its predecessor. Despite the lack of any direct links to the core Dragon Quest productions, there are a few familiar faces to see here. As befits a hack and slash game, Dragon Quest Heroes II focuses on quick and spectacular combat. The player fights hordes of enemies who would pose no threat in a one-on-one fight but can be dangerous in larger numbers. Moreover, from time to time, the protagonist faces powerful bosses; to defeat them, it is necessary to use more advanced tactic. Although the game focuses on arcade hand-to-hand combat, it does not lack a complex plot and script. Dragon Quest Heroes II offers three-dimensional graphics which resemble Japanese manga and anime stylistics.

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Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders

RPG 28 January 2016

A spin-off game from the popular Dragon Quest series, developed by a subsidiary studio of the Square Enix company as fantasy jRPG with sandbox features. It takes place in the land of Alefgard, which has been the arena of a great conflict between humans and monsters. Eventually, humans suffer defeat, after their legendary hero falls into enemy trap, and their only hope for rebuilding the civilization is a young hero with astounding skills of creation, controlled by the player. Our task is to gather resources and use the hero’s powers to create items, castles, or even entire towns strengthening humanity, and occasionally face monsters in arcade battles. As befits an RPG game, character progression plays a crucial role in Dragon Quest Builders, as does creating weapons and armors for our hero.

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Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VII

RPG 17 September 2015

A remake of the classic Japanese RPG from PlayStation, which was released at the beginning of the 21st century. The version for the Nintendo portable console received a new audiovisual setting and a number of additions.

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Dragon Quest: Monster Parade
Dragon Quest: Monster Parade

RPG 25 June 2015

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade is a browser RPG based on the world of one of the most popular Japanese game series. The game tells the story of an expedition to a distant land, organized by the King to find the current avatar of a legendary priestess. We play as a young adventurer who was given the task of forming a caravan and carrying out that mission. Our convoy is made of friendly creatures that help us fight the enemies we encounter on the road. Those friendly creatures automatically move in a straight line, we have to manipulate their order and type according to the encountered threats. Each creature has its own stats and special abilities that can be leveled with the experience we gather during our adventures. After finishing each segment of our journey we can scout ahead and catch new creatures. Every once in a while we will find a village where we can resupply. We have to, however, remember that our caravan has a limit to how much it can carry.

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Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

Action 26 February 2015

A three-dimensional action game with RPG elements, based on the well-known jRPG series, Dragon Quest. Contrary to other productions that employ the Dynasty Warriors formula, Dragon Quest: Heroes has its own story which is not directly tied to any installment of the core Dragon Quest series. Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below allows the player to traverse vast locations and fight hordes of enemies whose strength lies in their numbers. Bosses present an even bigger challenge — to defeat them, one must adopt an adequate tactic. The player's character possesses several regular attacks and special abilities that we unlock having acquired a certain amount of experience. The game offers cartoonish 3D graphics, with characters designed by a famous mangaka, Akira Toriyama. Thanks to the 8th-generation consoles' capabilities, the developers introduced previously unavailable visual effects and increased the number of opponents visible on the screen simultaneously.

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Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line
Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line

RPG 08 October 2014

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line is a mobile conversion of a classic 8-bit RPG by Japanese company Square Enix. While playing, players explore the vast world, develop characters and fight turn-based battles with a variety of opponents. Compared to the original, the interface and graphics have been improved.

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Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest X

RPG 02 August 2012

Dragon Quest X is the next installment of the popular jRPG series set in the climates of fairytale fantasy.

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Dragon Quest Wii Collection
Dragon Quest Wii Collection

RPG 30 September 2011

A set of classic RPG games from the Dragon Quest series in original audiovisual setting. The first three parts of the game from the NES console, as well as two conversions from Super Nintendo are at our disposal. Travelling around the world of fantastic creatures, we face different enemies and perform many different tasks with a complex storyline background.

Wii

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation
Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

RPG 15 September 2011

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation is a remake of the popular 1988 jRPG game. Production offers a powerful world, mostly open-structure, turn-based combat system and an extensive system of classes. Compared to the 8-bit prototype, graphics have been improved and the gameplay has been enriched with several new elements.

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

RPG 31 March 2010

The next installment of the classic turn-based RPG game, allowing you to catch and control creatures known from the Dragon Quest series. In the game we can collect and modify the skills of hundreds of small creatures, and the game is very similar to the Pokemon series. Compared to the previous part, the graphics have been significantly improved.

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Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie

RPG 28 January 2010

Remake of the sixth part of the Dragon Quest series, originally released at the end of 1995 in Japan for the SNES console. It is also the last part of the Zenithia trilogy, which includes all versions of this RPG from the fourth to the sixth part.

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Dragon Quest: Wars
Dragon Quest: Wars

Strategy 28 September 2009

Strategy embedded in the universe of the "Dragon Quest" series, in which we move our units on the board, striving to eliminate the forces of competition.

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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

RPG 11 July 2009

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is a studio-produced 5 Level jRPG game, the ninth installment of the series created by Yuji Horia. The hero, whose actions are controlled by the player, is transformed into a human angel. In order to regain its old form, he must find a magical divine fruit. The game has been prepared primarily with a view to having fun in the mode of 4-person cooperation.

NDS

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

RPG 12 September 2008

Remake of classic RPG. The game is divided into five chapters, and in each of them we get to know the new main character. We travel through a fairy-tale land, solving quests, killing monsters and finding treasures.

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Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest V

RPG 17 July 2008

Dragon Quest V: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride to remake the 2004 release of Dragon Quest V, which in turn was a remake of a classic of the same title, debuting on the market in 1992 in the version for the SNES console.

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

RPG 06 November 2007

The next installment of the popular series, focusing the player's attention on the need to catch the monsters encountered during the game. These creatures can then be put up for duels with opponents or other players.

NDS

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

RPG 12 July 2007

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is another position in the cult series of Japanese cRPG games, launched in 1986 and also known as Dragon Warrior. This production is only addressed to Wii console owners.

Wii

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Adventure 26 September 2006

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a combination of cRPG, adventure and platforming. The title gives us the opportunity to lead one of the most popular creatures from the world of Dragon Quest - Blue Slime.

NDS

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

RPG 01 November 2005

Another installment in the bestselling jRPG series which has been in development since the mid-80s. It is the first game in the franchise to be available for PlayStation 2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is set in a well-known fantasy universe. The player controls a party of adventurers who have to stop the evil Dhoulmagus and remove the curse he placed on the king and his daughter. As we progress, the protagonists gain new abilities and items and become stronger. In combat, played in a turn-based system, they use not only typical medieval weaponry but also magic. They also encounter friendly NPCs with whom they can trade and talk. Visually, Dragon Quest VIII resembles Dark Cloud 2: it has three-dimensional graphics combined with cel shading rendering which gives them cartoonish looks. The characters' were designed by a famous mangaka, Akira Toriyama, known primarily for his work on the Dragon Ball franchise.

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