The term "Eastern RPG" can be used in two different ways:

A RolePlayingGame developed in East Asia, especially Japan.

Or a "Light RPG", a Role Playing Game following certain styles popularized by Japanese console developers

In either case, differentiated from {{Western RPG}}s by having some or all of the following features:

* Created in Japan (or in China, Taiwan, or South Korea, though each can have differing styles).
* Generally found on consoles (and more recently, handhelds) rather than a PC, though in the past many Japanese [=RPGs=] were also released for Japanese PC platforms before the country's PC game industry declined in the mid-90s.
* The art styles can often resemble those of {{Anime}} or {{Manga}}.
* Many can tend to follow linear plots, with less of a WideOpenSandbox setting, and many may not feature discrete "quests". However, there are many Eastern [=RPGs=] that do offer non-linear narratives.
* The player usually controls a party of pre-designed characters. The player is sometimes offered a choice of what characters to use, but not the option of [[CharacterCustomization designing his own protagonists]], which allows a more cinematic and tightly-scripted story. But again, there are many Eastern [=RPGs=] that deviate from this.
* The party members are usually written into the plot, rather than [[FeaturelessProtagonist blank slates]].
* Later games tend to have one or more elaborate, minigame-like "systems" (such as the License Grid in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'') that allow skill and ability customization.
* RandomEncounters are a common gameplay element, especially in older games.
* TurnBasedCombat and the various {{Combatant Cooldown System}}s are prevalent, although action-based combat has also been popular at different times.
* A degree of LevelGrinding is strongly encouraged, if not outright required, to proceed through many of the games.
* Most encounters are resolved through combat or cutscenes. [[RPGsEqualCombat Most quests and abilities are combat-oriented.]]
* Dice rolls are always hidden and stats are given as arbitrary numbers.
* Often contain a few {{Mini Game}}s.
* Often targeted towards a broader audience, including female audiences (hence the {{Bishonen}} characters often found in this genre).

Console [=RPGs=] can encompass several different diverse sub-genres:

The style that was arguably the most popular from the {{SNES}} to {{PS2}} eras is the turn-based RPG, which has been building on the classic ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' formulae for a long time. With later generations, the gameplay has been mixing up with other genres (including {{Action Game}}s, {{Adventure Game}}s, {{Simulation Game}}s, and {{Strategy Game}}s) though the general "explore / get into battles / some variation on turn-based combat" is still going strong for many games within this sub-genre. Ironically enough, despite being characterised by their Asian heritage, this Eastern RPG style has partial roots in the West. ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', which in many ways was the TropeCodifier, if not TropeMaker, was directly inspired by ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'', some of the earliest WesternRPG series and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff hits in Japan]] (where the NES ports of ''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' and ''[[VideoGame/UltimaIV IV]]'' were remade in a more ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' style). If it wasn't for Richard Garriot (who based his operations out of ''Texas'') and especially the creators of ''Wizardry'', Japan might never have developed this unique style of role-playing game. Another major influence on this style were {{Visual Novel}}s, Japanese {{Adventure Game}}s that emphasized storytelling (though ironically, most Visual Novels revolve around non-linear narratives rather than linear ones).

Another popular subset of console [=RPGs=] is the ActionRPG, which mixes this type of gameplay with the ActionAdventure, so that while it keeps the strongly plotted story, occasionally anime-influenced characters, experience and statistics, the turn-based battle system is done away with in favor of a more real-time method of attack resembling {{Action Game}}s. The Action RPG sub-genre has its origins in early 80s Japanese [=RPGs=] like ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' and ''Hydlide'', which combined traditional Western RPG elements with Japanese {{Arcade}} action elements. Up until the early 2000s, the majority of {{action RPG}}s were from Japan, but in recent years, it is arguably more common to see {{action RPG}}s from the West.

Also, many TurnBasedStrategy games are done in "Console RPG style" and are often referred to as "Strategy [=RPGs=]" or "{{Tactical RPG}}s", though more recent examples of the sub-genre have also incorporated RealTimeStrategy elements. In contrast to the traditional turn-based format above (represented by Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy), tactical [=RPG=] allow more freedom of movement in battle, while the narratives are also more likely to be non-linear, with strategic decisions often having an impact on the way the story unfolds. This tactical RPG style has traditionally been dominated by Japan, though there have been some Western [=RPGs=] also attempting it.

Another subset is the DungeonCrawler, a subgenre that can include both Eastern and Western games. This subgenre was more common among Western [=RPGs=] up until the 1990s, but has today become more popular in the East than it is in the West.

In the past, the Eastern Console format was arguably more prolific and hence more popular than the Western Computer format, with even some Computer games mimicking Console ones. Lately, however, the Computer format is becoming more popular in the West, rivaling (and sometimes even trumping) the Console format in popularity, partly due to progresses in technology making arguably more immersive games, which in turn has led to rising budgets. As a result, many Console development teams nowadays focus more on handhelds due to lower budgets.

See also HowToPlayAConsoleRPG.
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!!Games in this genre:

[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/ThreeDDotGameHeroes'' (an Eastern RPG made as both a throwback and a parody of 80's and 90's [=RPGs=])
* ''[[Videogame/SeventhDragon 7th Dragon]]''
* ''VideoGame/The7thSaga''
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventureOfHouraiHighSchool''
* ''VideoGame/AdventuresToGo''
* ''VideoGame/{{Aetherion}}'' (freeware)
* ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki 2''
* ''VideoGame/AHomeFarAway'' (freeware)
* ''VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}'' (An American game)
* ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' is German, but mostly fits.
* ''VideoGame/AlterAILA''(freeware)
* ''VideoGame/AncientMagic''
* ''VideoGame/{{Arcana}}''
* ''VideoGame/ArcRiseFantasia''
* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad''
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia''
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica''
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoQogaKnellOfArCiel''
* ''VisualNovel/AstralTransparencyColesGate''
* ''VideoGame/AstonishiaStory''
* ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}''
** ''VideoGame/AtelierIrisEternalMana''
** ''VideoGame/AtelierIris2TheAzothOfDestiny''
** ''VideoGame/AtelierIris3GrandPhantasm''
** ''VideoGame/AtelierAnnieAlchemistsOfSeraIsland''
** ''VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland''
** ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland''
** ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland''
** ''/VideoGame/AtelierEschaAndLogyAlchemistsOfTheDuskSky''
* ''[[VideoGame/AthenaAwakeningFromTheOrdinaryLife Athena: Awakening From The Ordinary Life]]''
* ''VideoGame/AvalonCode''
* ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' (Made in RPGMaker)
* ''VideoGame/BahamutLagoon'' (mixed with TurnBasedStrategy)
* [[VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden]] (freeware)
* VideoGame/BatenKaitos
* VideoGame/BattleGoddess
* VideoGame/BeyondTheBeyond
* VideoGame/BlackMatrix
* VideoGame/BlackRockShooter
* VideoGame/BlackSigil (a Canadian-developed game)
* VideoGame/BlueDragon
* VideoGame/ABlurredLine (Made in RPGMaker)
* VideoGame/{{Boktai}}
* [[VideoGame/BravelyDefault Bravely Default: Flying Fairy]]
* VideoGame/BraveFrontier
* VideoGame/BraveSoul
* BraveStory: New Traveller [[note]]The prequel to it was a novel, but it contained a lot of RPGElements.[[/note]]
* VideoGame/BreathOfDeathVII
* Franchise/BreathOfFire
** VideoGame/{{Breath of Fire|I}}
** VideoGame/BreathOfFireII
** VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII
** VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV
** VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter
* VideoGame/CaptainTsubasa
* VideoGame/CastleFantasia2Renewal
* VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest
** [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Chantelise}} Chantelise ~A Tale of Two Sisters~]]
* Franchise/ChaosRings
** ''VideoGame/ChaosRingsI''
** ''VideoGame/ChaosRingsOmega''
** ''VideoGame/ChaosRingsII''
* VideoGame/CherryTreeHighComedyClub
* VideoGame/CrimsonGemSaga
* ChroniclesOfInotiaChildrenOfCarnia
* VideoGame/ChronoTrigger
** VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers
** VideoGame/ChronoCross
* ''VideoGame/CIMATheEnemy''
* ''VideoGame/CobraMission''
* ''VideoGame/Conception2ChildrenOfTheSevenStars''
* VideoGame/{{Contact}}
* VideoGame/CosmicFantasy
* VideoGame/CostumeQuest
* ''VideoGame/CrimsonShroud''
* VideoGame/CrossEdge
* VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}
* VideoGame/CthulhuSavesTheWorld
* VideoGame/DarkCloud
** VideoGame/DarkChronicle
* VideoGame/TheDarkSpire
* ''VideoGame/{{Deception}}''
* VideoGame/TheDemonRush (a Canadian-made game)
* [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls Demon's Souls]]
** VideoGame/DarkSouls
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' (in development)
* VideoGame/TheDenpaMen
* [[VideoGame/DhuxsScar Dhux's Scar]] (freeware)
* VideoGame/DigimonWorld
** VideoGame/DigimonWorld2
** VideoGame/DigimonWorld3 (aka Digimon World 2003)
** VideoGame/DigimonWorldDS
*** [[VideoGame/DigimonWorldDawnDusk Digimon World Dawn/Dusk]]
* DiverDown (freeware)
* VideoGame/DragonForce
* VideoGame/DragonQuest (aka ''Dragon Warrior''), the TropeMaker and granddaddy of all Console [=RPGs=], including ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.
** VideoGame/DragonQuestI
** VideoGame/DragonQuestII
** VideoGame/DragonQuestIII
** VideoGame/DragonQuestIV
** VideoGame/DragonQuestV
** VideoGame/DragonQuestVI
** VideoGame/DragonQuestVII
** VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII
** VideoGame/DragonQuestIX
** VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters
** VideoGame/DragonQuestMonstersJoker2
** VideoGame/DragonQuestSwords
* VideoGame/DragonSlayer
** [[VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu Dragon Slayer II: Xanadu]]
*** VideoGame/{{Faxanadu}}
** [[LegacyOfTheWizard Dragon Slayer IV: Legacy Of The Wizard]]
** VideoGame/GagharvTrilogy
** VideoGame/LegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky
* VideoGame/DualHearts
* VideoGame/{{Dubloon}} (freeware)
* ''VideoGame/DungeonMakerIITheHiddenWar''
* ''[[VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail Dust: An Elysian Tail]]''
* LightNovel/EienNoFilena
* ''VideoGame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle'' (freeware)
* VideoGame/EnchantedArms
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier: SRW OG Saga''
* VideoGame/EphemeralFantasia
* VideoGame/EternalLegacy
* VideoGame/EternalSonata
* VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey
* {{Everlong}}
* VideoGame/EvolutionTheWorldOfSacredDevice
* VideoGame/EvolutionWorlds
* {{Evony}}
* VideoGame/ExitFate (freeware)
* VideoGame/FairyFencerF
* Roleplay/FateDistortedMemoria
* VideoGame/FateExtra (A spinoff of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'')
* Franchise/FinalFantasy: Brace yourself.
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyI
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyII
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyV
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII
*** [[VideoGame/BeforeCrisis Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII]]
*** [[VideoGame/CrisisCore Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]]
*** [[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus Dirge Of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII]]
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyX
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2
** Franchise/IvaliceAlliance
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2
*** VideoGame/VagrantStory
** Franchise/FabulaNovaCrystallisFinalFantasy
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2
*** VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV
*** Final Fantasy Agito
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest
*** VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuestRemastered
** FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyDimensions
** VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight
** VideoGame/ChocobosDungeon
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyBrigade
* Franchise/FireEmblem (Also counts as Turn-Based-Strategy/Tactics):
** VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia
** VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral
** VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe
** VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones
** VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius
** VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening
* VideoGame/{{Folklore}}
* ''VideoGame/FortuneSummoners''
* ''VideoGame/FossilFighters''
* VideoGame/ForeversEnd (freeware)
* ''VideoGame/GoblisAdventure''
* VideoGame/GloryOfHeracles
* VideoGame/GoldenAxe Warrior
* VideoGame/GoldenSun
** VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn
* Franchise/{{Grandia}}
** VideoGame/{{Grandia}}
** VideoGame/GrandiaII
** VideoGame/GrandiaIII
** VideoGame/GrandiaXtreme
* VideoGame/GrandKnightsHistory
* VideoGame/GuardianHeroes
* VideoGame/GuardiansCrusade
* GunparadeMarch
* ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero''
* VideoGame/HerosRealm
* HeroesPhantasia
* VideoGame/HexyzForce
* VideoGame/HoshiWoMiruHito
* VideoGame/HybridHeaven
* ''VideoGame/IllWill'' (freeware; contains elements of {{Western RPG}}s)
* InazumaEleven
* Videogame/InfiniteSpace
* ''VideoGame/TheInfynPrism''
* IronGaia (freeware)
* IvaliceAlliance
* VideoGame/JaysJourney (freeware)
* VideoGame/KartiaTheWordOfFate
* VideoGame/{{Kinder}}
* Franchise/KingdomHearts
** VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI
** VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories
** VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII
** VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded
** VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2
** VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep
** VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance
* VideoGame/KnightsOfXentar
* VideoGame/{{Lagoon}}
* VideoGame/TheLastRemnant
* {{Langrisser}}
* VideoGame/LastScenario (freeware)
* VideoGame/TheLastStory
* [[VideoGame/LaxiusForce Laxius Power/Laxius Force]] (produced in Europe, but follow a ''Dragon Quest''-like template)
* VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon
* [[VideoGame/KisekiSeries The Legend of Heroes: Kiseki Series]]
** [[LegendOfHeroesVI Sora no Kiseki]] (Released in English as Trails in the Sky)
** VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki
** VideoGame/SenNoKiseki
** VideoGame/NayutaNoKiseki (Spinoff)
* VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia
* VideoGame/LennusII
* LeoAndLeah (freeware)
* VideoGame/{{Legionwood}} (freeware)
* VideoGame/LilMonster
* LinearRPG (a parody; also freeware)
* VideoGame/LiveALive
* LostKingdoms (contains elements of ActionGame and CollectibleCardGame)
* VideoGame/LostOdyssey
* Franchise/{{Lufia}}
** VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom
** VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals
*** VideoGame/LufiaCurseOfTheSinistrals
** VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns
* VideoGame/{{Lunar}} series:
** VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar and its three other remakes
** VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue and its remake
** VideoGame/LunarDragonSong
* ''VideoGame/MachineKnight''
* ''VideoGame/MagicalVacation'' (and ''MagicalStarsign'')
* MagicKnightRayearth (the SNES game)
** and the TV show actually follows a similar style of plot, giving rise to Umi and Fuu lampshading this aspect. (Poor Hikaru, who isn't a gamer, doesn't know what they're talking about.)
* TabletopGame/MagiNation
* VideoGame/MagnaCarta: ''The Phantom of Avalanche'' (Korean)
** VideoGame/MagnaCarta: ''Crimson Stigmata/Tears of Blood''
** VideoGame/MagnaCarta2
* ''VideoGame/MakaMaka''
* [[VideoGame/WorldOfMana Mana series]] (Seiken Densetsu)
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure (Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden)
*** VideoGame/SwordOfMana (Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu)
** VideoGame/SecretOfMana (Seiken Densetsu 2)
** VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3
** VideoGame/DawnOfMana (Seiken Densetsu 4)
** VideoGame/LegendOfMana
** VideoGame/ChildrenOfMana
** VideoGame/HeroesOfMana
* VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis
** VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy
* VideoGame/{{MARDEK}} (freeware)
* VideoGame/MasterOfTheMonsterLair
* Videogame/MasterOfTheWind
* ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission''
* VideoGame/{{Melolune}} (made by an indie Western developer)
* MetalSaga
* MimanaIyarChronicle
* [[VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen]]
* VideoGame/MonsterHunter
* MonsterLab
* VideoGame/MonsterRancher
* VideoGame/MOTHER1
** VideoGame/EarthBound (aka ''MOTHER 2'')
*** ''VideoGame/CognitiveDissonance''
*** ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack''
** VideoGame/MOTHER3
** VideoGame/{{Mother 4}}
* ''VideoGame/MugenSouls''
* ''VideoGame/MrRobot'' (the hacking sequences therein, anyway)
* VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn
* ''VideoGame/MysticArk''
* ''VideoGame/MyWorldMyWay''
* ''VideoGame/NayutaNoKiseki''
* VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}
** VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia
** [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2]]
** VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory
* ''VideoGame/NieR''
* ''NiNoKuni''
* ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}''
* ''VideoGame/OgreBattle''
* ''{{Okage}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Opoona}}''
* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao''
* ''[[{{Orphen}} Orphen: Scion of Sorcery]]''
* ''VideoGame/PaladinsQuest''
* ''VideoGame/PandorasTowerUntilIReturnToYourSide''
* ''[[VideoGame/PanzerDragoon Panzer Dragoon Saga]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Parameters}}'' (DeconstructionGame with no graphics or plot)
* ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' (also a SurvivalHorror game)
* VideoGame/PhantasyStar
** VideoGame/PhantasyStarI
** VideoGame/PhantasyStarII
** VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII
** VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV
** VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline
** VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse
** VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero
* ''VideoGame/PierSolarAndTheGreatArchitects''
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue, and the remakes Pokémon [=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=].
** VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver, and the remakes Pokémon Crystal, [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=].
** VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire, and the remake Pokémon Emerald.
** VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl, and the remake Pokémon Platinum.
** VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite
*** VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2
** VideoGame/PokemonXAndY
** VideoGame/PokemonColosseum
** VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness
** VideoGame/PokemonRanger
** VideoGame/PokemonQuartz (a fan-made hack; hey, where else would it be indexed?)
** PokemonBrownAndPrism (another fan-made hack)
** VideoGame/PokemonFloraSky (also a fan-made hack)
* VideoGame/PoPoLoCrois
* ''VideoGame/ProjectPhoenix''
* VideoGame/RadiantHistoria
* VideoGame/RadiataStories
* [[VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale Recettear ~An Item Shop's Tale~]]
* VideoGame/TheReconstruction (freeware)
** VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise (freeware; blended with WesternRPG)
** VideoGame/TheDrop (freeware; also a {{Roguelike}})
* VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate
* VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure
* VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand
* VideoGame/RogueGalaxy
* VideoGame/RomancingWalker (freeware; made with RPG Maker 2000, and translated into English by a fan)
* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory''
** ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryFrontier''
** ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2''
** ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3''
** ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4''
** ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans''
* VideoGame/SaGa
** VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa/Final Fantasy Legend
** VideoGame/SaGa2/Final Fantasy Legend 2
** VideoGame/SaGa3/Final Fantasy Legend 3
** VideoGame/RomancingSaGa
** VideoGame/RomancingSaGa2
** VideoGame/RomancingSaGa3
** VideoGame/SaGaFrontier
** VideoGame/SaGaFrontier2
** VideoGame/UnlimitedSaGa
* VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction
* VideoGame/ScienceGirls
* VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration
* VideoGame/SDSnatcher
* VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore - an American made game for Squaresoft
* VideoGame/SecretOfTheStars
* VideoGame/SepterraCore
* VideoGame/SeriousSamTheRandomEncounter
* VideoGame/ShadowHearts
** {{Koudelka}}
* Franchise/ShiningSeries
** VideoGame/ShiningInTheDarkness
** VideoGame/ShiningWisdom
** VideoGame/ShiningTheHolyArk
** VideoGame/ShiningSoul
** VideoGame/ShiningWind
* Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei
** VideoGame/MegamiTenseiII
** VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI
*** VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII
*** VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf
*** VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne
*** VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney
*** VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV
** VideoGame/LastBible [[note]]The first one was released as ''Revelations: The Demon Slayer'' in North America.[[/note]]
** VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga
** ''VideoGame/{{Devil Summoner}}
*** VideoGame/SoulHackers
*** VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy
*** VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon
** VideoGame/DevilSurvivor
*** VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2
** VideoGame/DevilChildren
** ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series
*** VideoGame/{{Persona}}
*** VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}
*** VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}
*** VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}
*** VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}
** [[MajinTenseiIISpiralNemesis Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis]]
* VideoGame/ShirenTheWanderer
* VideoGame/SigmaHarmonics
* VideoGame/SigmaStarSaga
* VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia
* VideoGame/{{Skyborn}}
* VideoGame/{{Skylight}} (Canadian-made)
* VideoGame/SolTrigger
* SongSummoner
* VideoGame/SomaBringer
* SonicChronicles
* VideoGame/SoulBlazer
** VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia
** VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}
* VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth
* VideoGame/TheSpiritEngine2 (freeware)
* Franchise/StarOcean
** VideoGame/StarOcean1
** VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory
** VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime
** VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope
* VideoGame/StarStealingPrince (freeware)
* VideoGame/SteambotChronicles
* VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}
** VideoGame/SuikodenI
** VideoGame/SuikodenII
** VideoGame/SuikodenIII
** VideoGame/SuikodenIV
** VideoGame/SuikodenTactics (Rhapsodia)
** VideoGame/SuikodenV
** VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis
** VideoGame/SuikodenTheWovenWebofACentury
* VideoGame/SummonNight
* VideoGame/SuperChinese
* VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG
** VideoGame/PaperMario
*** VideoGame/{{Paper Mario|64}} (original)
*** VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor
*** VideoGame/SuperPaperMario
*** VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar
** VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi
*** VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga
*** VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime
*** VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory
*** VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam
* SuperPressSpaceToWinActionRPG2009
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars
* VideoGame/{{Surprisia}}
* VideoGame/SweetHome
* TheSwordAndTheFish
* VideoGame/TheSwordOfHope
* VideoGame/SwordOfVermilion
* VideoGame/SyukushoGakuen
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheDrunkenPaladin'' (Made in RPGMaker and freeware.)
* Franchise/TalesSeries
** VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia
** VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny
** VideoGame/TalesOfEternia
** VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2
** VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World]]
** VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth
** VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia
** VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss
** VideoGame/TalesOfTheTempest
** VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence
** VideoGame/TalesOfTheWorld
** VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia
** VideoGame/TalesOfHearts
** VideoGame/TalesOfGraces
** VideoGame/TalesOfXillia
*** VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2
* TalesOfItzkeria
* VideoGame/{{Telefang}}
* VideoGame/TengaiMakyou
* VideoGame/ThousandArms
* TheTiamatSacrament (freeware)
* VideoGame/TimeStalkers
* VideoGame/TimeAndEternity
* VideoGame/ToTheMoon
* VideoGame/TouhouLabyrinth
* VideoGame/TouhouMother
* VideoGame/TouhouPocketWarsEvolution
* VideoGame/TreasureHunterG
* VideoGame/TreasureOfTheRudra
* VideoGame/TrinityUniverse
* VideoGame/{{Tsukumogami}} (Known as '99 Spirits' in the west)
* [[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Twinbee RPG]]
* VideoGame/UnchainedBlades
* VideoGame/{{Undertale}}
* UnterwegsInDuesterburg
* VideoGame/VagrantStory
* VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles
** VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII
** VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII
* VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile
** VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria
* VideoGame/VampiresDawn
* VideoGame/{{Vay}}
* ''VideoGame/{{Wadanohara}}''
* VideoGame/WanderingHamster (freeware)
* VideoGame/TheWay (freeware)
* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles''
* Franchise/WildArms
** ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs 1]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/WildArms2 Wild ARMs 2]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/WildArms3 Wild ARMs 3]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/WildArms4 Wild ARMs 4]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/WildArms5 Wild ARMs 5]]''
* ''Videogame/WineAndRoses'' (freeware; also a {{Metroidvania}})
* ''VideoGame/AWitchsTale''
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''
** ''Videogame/{{Xenoblade}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xuanyuan Jian}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Xuanyuan Jian 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} series (Ryu Ga Gotoku)''
* ''Franchise/{{Ys}}''
** ''Ys I & II''
** ''Ys III: Wanderers from Ys/Ys: Oath in Felghana''
** ''Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys/Ys IV: Mask of the Sun/Memories of Celceta''
** ''Ys V: Kefin, The Lost City of Sand''
** ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''
** ''VideoGame/YsSEVEN''
** ''Ys Origin''
* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''
* ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''
* ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroKaizouKeikaku''
[[/index]]
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