''Dragon Quest X: Waking of the Five Tribes'' (approximate translation), is the tenth installment of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series, released on multiple platforms over the course of its existance. The game takes place in the world of Astordia, which is the home of five different races of people.

The game is an {{MMORPG}} that features CharacterCustomization and [[AnAdventurerIsYou Vocations]], similar to ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX''. Once you've created your character, you can send them to meet the characters of other players. You can form a party of up to four characters, who can then go together on adventures. One major thing about this game that makes it unique from the others in the series is that the multiplayer is handled online.

This game was released on August 2, 2012 in Japan for the Wii and for the Wii U on March 30, 2013 by Creator/SquareEnix, with a PC version later released. The game has also received a port in Japan to the [[AndroidGames Android devices]] and for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS both using streaming technology to enable the games to function and interact with those using the PC, Wii or Wii U versions. It later gained yet another port for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch. It is the only mainline ''Dragon Quest'' title to [[NoExportForYou not be released outside of Japan.]]

The Japanese website for the game can be found [[http://www.dqx.jp/ here.]]
!!This game contains examples of:
* AnAdventurerIsYou: All of the player characters can choose a job class, which can be changed at a later time.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: In a sense. You start as one of a pair of human siblings; after plot happens and the main 'online' game opens up, you get to select/design a new character from one of the five races. There's also an 'offline' plot revolving around your sibling.
* ArbitraryHeadCountLimit: Most MMO's can have raiding parties in the tens to hundreds. DQ[==]10 maxes out at four. That's ''four people total''.
* BigEater: The sage who helps you penetrate Nelgel's barrier.
* BookEnds: In the opening video, an ogre warrior bails out the human hero, then gives him a thumbs-up before leaving. After gathering a party and becoming an experienced warrior himself, the hero and his new friends return the favor, backing her up during a boss fight. As the ogre recognizes him, he flashes her a quick smile and a thumbs-up.
** Notably, the intro cutscenes of each version show the steady improvement of the equipment of his allies as their adventure progresses in said cutscenes, with most of the screenshots being of his party.
* CharacterCustomization: Allowing you to tweak your height, hairstyle/color, eye shapes/colors, skin tone, and other basics. Notably, you're also given the chance to design your sibling.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Though you lost your parents while young, you still have your sibling.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: The hero in the opening cutscenes? Has, as of Version 3, over half a dozen allies. As mentioned above, there's no way to have more than FOUR people in a party period in-game.
* DeflectorShields: One can be seen covering Rendashia, or at least what's left of it.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: DEMON Zongaron. HADES Nelgel. ARCHFIEND Madesagorla. The list goes on and on.
* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler:Etene, unsurprisingly.]]
* {{Elfeminate}}: Elf player characters are almost universally androgynous (as in it is next to impossible to tell the males from the females), though older NPC's will occasionally grow mustaches.
* EndangeredSpecies: According to a [[http://the-magicbox.com/1109/game110910a.shtml magazine scan]], Humans.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Elves have a very Medieval Japanese architecture, Wedi buildings seem to be influenced by Polynesians, and the Dwarven cities all have a {{Mayincatec}} style.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection: The connection between the prologue and the main online game.
* FiveRaces: After the Prologue, you get to choose one of the titular Five Tribes, who fall into these catagories.
** Stout: [[{{Youkai}} Ogres]]
** High Men: Wedi, the tall, androgynous [[LittleBitBeastly fish]] [[ApparentlyHumanMerfolk people]].
** Mundane: Dwarves, it seems. They have a combination of several archetypes and it evens out to Mundane.
** Fairy: [[TheFairFolk Elves]]
** Cute: Puklipo, bunny-cat creatures who somewhat resemble [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Moogles]].
* HairDecorations: One of the 'younger girl' hairstyles includes a ribbon in her ponytail.
* AHomeownerIsYou: Complete with AnInteriorDesignerIsYou (and Exterior Designer).
* ItemCrafting: Which takes the form of {{MiniGame}}s. There's even a "Renown System" where your status rises up according to how many people use the equipment you've made.
* KidHero: Among your design choices at the start of the game is whether your character appears to be in their upper teens/early adulthood or is noticably younger. Same goes for your sibling.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted big-time. These dwarves are nothing like the normal bearded Scottish type, instead looking like green-skinned, beardless toddlers using {{Magitek}} technology with a distinct {{Mayincatec}} design. They're still short and technologically advanced, though.
* TheRival: Hyuza serves as one for the Wedi hero/heroine.
* SiblingTeam: You and your sibling start out as this.
* WhatTheHellHero: At the start of the Wedi storyline, a villager calls out your rival Hyuza for [[spoiler:taking advantage of your hero's guard being dropped during a sparring session]], which resulted in [[spoiler:their death]].
* {{Youkai}}: The Ogre race hits pretty much all the hallmarks of traditional Japanese ''oni'': giant bodies, red skin, horns, mountain-dwelling, clad in animal-skins, etc.