The [[ShiningGoodness Shining]] Series is a series set in your StandardFantasySetting developed and published by {{Sega}}. The games are all set in the same universe but sequels are rarely a continuation of the preceding games; with only minor characters, locations or references linking the series together. The series is infamous for [[UnexpectedGameplayChange switching genres]] leading fans to never know quite what they're getting themselves in for.

Not to be confused with a movie called Film/TheShining.

Games in the franchise are:

* ''VideoGame/ShiningInTheDarkness'' - Released 1991 for the SegaGenesis.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' - Released 1992 for the Sega Genesis.
* ''Shining Force [[GaidenGame Gaiden]]'' - Released 1992 for the Sega GameGear.
* ''Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya'' - Released 1993 for the Sega Game Gear.
* ''Shining Force II'' - Released 1993 for the Sega Genesis.
* ''Shining Force CD'' - Released 1994 for the [[OtherSegaSystems Sega Mega-CD]].
* ''Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict'' - Released 1995 for the Sega Game Gear.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningWisdom'' - Released 1995 for the SegaSaturn.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' - Released 1996 for the Sega Saturn.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'' - Released on the Sega Saturn in three parts;
** Scenario 1: ''God Warrior of the Kingdom'' - Released 1997.
** Scenario 2: ''Target: Child of God'' - Released 1998 (Japan Only).
** Scenario 3: ''Bulzome Rising'' - Released 1998 (Japan Only).
* ''VideoGame/ShiningSoul'' - Released 2002 for the GameBoyAdvance.
* ''Shining Soul II'' - Released 2003 for the Game Boy Advance.
* ''Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon'' - Released 2004 for the Game Boy Advanced. [[note]]Remake of ''Shining Force''[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/ShiningTears'' - Released 2004 for the PS2.
* ''Shining Force Neo'' - Released 2005 for the [=PS2=].
* ''Shining Road to the Force'' - Released 2005 for [[MobilePhoneGame Japanese Mobile Phones]].
* ''Shining Force Chronicle I'' - Released 2005 for Japanese Mobile Phones. [[note]]Remake of ''Shining Force Gaiden''[[/note]]
* ''Shining Force Chronicle II'' - Released 2005 for Japanese Mobile Phones. [[note]]Remake of ''Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya''[[/note]]
* ''Shining Force Chronicle III'' - Released 2005 for Japanese Mobile Phones. [[note]]Remake of ''Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict''[[/note]]
* ''Shining Road II'' - Released 2006 for Japanese Mobile Phones.
* ''Shining Force EXA'' - Released 2007 for [=PS2=].
* ''VideoGame/ShiningWind'' - Released 2007 for [=PS2=].
* ''Shining Wind X'' - Released 2008 for Japanese Mobile Phones.
* ''Shining Force Feather'' - Released 2009 for the NintendoDS.
* ''Shining Force Cross'' - Released 2009 in [[ArcadeGame Arcades]].
* ''Shining Force Cross Raid'' - Released 2010 in Arcades.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningHearts'' - Released 2010 for the PlaystationPortable.
* ''Shining Blade'' - Released 2012 for the Playstation Portable.
* ''Shining Force Cross Illusion'' - Released 2012 in Arcades.
* ''Shining Ark'' - Released 2013 for the Playstation Portable.
* ''Shining Force Cross Exlesia'' - Released 2013 in Arcades.
* ''BLADE ARCUS from Shining'' - In development, scheduled for a 2014 release in Arcades.
* ''Shining Resonance'' - In development, for the PlayStation3.

It also has two Animes;
* ''Anime/ShiningTearsXWind'' - Based on ''Shining Wind'', originally broadcast in Japan 2007.
* ''Anime/ShiningHeartsShiawaseNoPan'' - based on ''Shining Hearts'', broadcast in [[Spring2012Anime Spring 2012]].