Video Game / Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force Series

Created as part of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh!' franchise by Konami, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force series consists of seven games made for the PlayStation Portable (with the exception of Evolution, which was made for the PlayStation 2 instead). The games released were as follows:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force (2006)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 (2007)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Evolution / Yu-Gi-Oh! GX The Beginning of Destiny (North America) (2007/2008)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3 (Europe/Japan only) (2008)invoked
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 (2009)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (2010)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6 (Japan only) (2011)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Tag Force Special (Japan only) (2015)

The first four games were based on the storyline of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, while the last three were based off Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. In all games, you as the Faceless Protagonist roamed the game's world, which consisted of locales from the anime in which they're based from (Duel Academy from GX; Neo Domino City from 5D's) and dueled various characters, both canon characters from the two anime series as well as characters made especially for the game. Also, true to their title, you can partner up with these characters (one at a time) in order to engage in 2-on-2 Tag Duels.

Character sheet for game-original characters also coming up.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force series provides an example of:

  • Comeback Mechanic: Destiny Draw, which allows the disadvantaged player to turn the tide of the battle.
  • Continuation Fic: Somewhat seems to be the case for Tag Force 3. Because Season 4 was rushed and not to mention Americans not even getting a dub for it; the game takes the task of elaborating certain character's motivations such as Zane's introspection and Syrus's further character development.
  • Dating Sim: Much more obvious in the Japanese version. Can be seen as odd when you take into consideration that your player character is Always Male (there is no gender-change option), and many of the characters you can be partnered with are male characters.
  • Decomposite Character: Due to a programming oversight in the 1st game, Noghtshroud and Amnael are treated as separate characters from Atticus and Banner. Corrected in the sequels.
  • Downer Ending: Romanís And Mistyís storylines in Tag Force 4 both end with the Signer demoralised by your betrayal and Misty suffering Loss of Identity respectively.
  • Faceless Protagonist
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Your player character.
  • Level-Up At 2nd Heart: Once you finish a partner's 2nd heart storyline, you can start editing their Deck to tailor their strategy to your Deck's.
  • Lost Forever: As of March 31, 2017, Konami ended support for the Tag Force PSP games, meaning any bonus information you could get from the other games is now lost forever.
  • Nice Hat: The player character's iconic red hat. Gets a lot of Lampshade Hanging in game.
  • Running Gag: There are times in class during the first game where Syrus won't notice Bastion until he speaks, and Bastion will reply with "I'm always here!"
  • Scenery Porn: Field Spell Cards, when activated, get rendered in (often 3D) animation, which is gorgeous.
  • Screw Destiny: In a way, by virtue of the Destiny Draw mechanic.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Some storylines can end this way. One particular story in Tag Force 3 is siding with Chazz in his old obelisk blue uniform (before his Character Development). Needless to say, the other characters really let you have it.