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* ''Franchise/{{Doom}}'' - The TropeCodifier of the FirstPersonShooter genre, to the point before "FPS games" even had their name, they were called "''Doom'' clones". Starting with 1993's ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the series has almost a dozen {{sequel}}s, {{Continuity Reboot}}s and {{Expansion Pack}}s, a film, a comic, multiple novels, and hundreds of {{Game Mod}}s that continue to this day.

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* ''Franchise/{{Doom}}'' - The the TropeCodifier of the FirstPersonShooter genre, to the point before "FPS games" even had their name, they were called "''Doom'' clones". Starting with 1993's ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the series has almost a dozen {{sequel}}s, {{sequel}}s (''Doom II'', ''Doom 64'', ''Doom 3''), {{Continuity Reboot}}s (''Doom 2016'', ''Doom Eterna''), and {{Expansion Pack}}s, plus a film, a comic, multiple novels, and hundreds of {{Game Mod}}s that continue to this day.



* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series qualified with the release of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. Since the release of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' in 2001, the series consists of five main games (Halos 1-5), six gaiden games (''Wars'', ''Reach'', ''ODST'', ''Wars 2'', ''Spartan Assault'', and ''Spartan Strike'') and {{Video Game Remake}}s of the first two games. Its ExpandedUniverse also includes ''dozens'' of pieces of media, including 4 straight-to-web/home video films (''Nightfall'', ''The Fall of Reach'', ''Forward Unto Dawn'', and ''Legends''), no less than 23 novels (some of which have multiple editions and re-releases), an intricate pen-and-paper canon tabletop game (''Fleet Battles''), an additional DLC campaign for the fourth game in the form of ''Spartan Ops'', seven comic miniseries (two of which are adaptations of the first game and the prequel novel respectively), and multiple other bits such as in-universe encyclopedias, cinematic trailers, and short films.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series qualified with the release of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. Since the release of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' in 2001, the series consists of five main games (Halos 1-5), six gaiden games (''Wars'', ''Reach'', ''ODST'', ''Wars 2'', ''Spartan Assault'', and ''Spartan Strike'') and {{Video Game Remake}}s of the first two games. Its ExpandedUniverse also includes ''dozens'' of pieces of media, including 4 straight-to-web/home video films (''Nightfall'', ''The Fall of Reach'', ''Forward Unto Dawn'', and ''Legends''), no less than 23 29 novels (some of which have multiple editions and re-releases), an intricate pen-and-paper canon tabletop game (''Fleet Battles''), an additional DLC campaign for the fourth game ''Halo 4'' in the form of ''Spartan Ops'', seven comic miniseries (two of which are adaptations of the first game and the prequel novel respectively), and multiple other bits such as in-universe encyclopedias, cinematic trailers, and short films.



* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'': beginning in 1998, there have been five main games (''Half-Life'', ''Half-Life 2'', ''[[GaidenGame Portal, Portal 2]]'', and ''Half-Life: Alyx'') and five expansion packs (''Opposing Force'', ''Blue Shift'', ''Decay'', ''Episode One'', and ''Episode Two''), six if you count ''Half-Life: Counter-Strike'' (which [[AdaptationDisplacement actually was called that]] and sold with ''Half-Life'' bundles; another expansion pack, ''Counter-Strike: Condition Zero'', also acknowledges the SharedUniverse in passing and uses ''Half-Life'' assets despite not carrying the branding, so seven expansion packs if you choose to count that one). There's also a remake or two (''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' and ''Counter-Strike: Source''), with at least one more main game set for release some undisclosed time in the future.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series: As of 2017, it spans ten releases over 36 years, from ''VideoGame/CastleWolfenstein'' (1981) to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'' (2017).

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series: As as of 2017, it spans ten releases over 36 years, from ''VideoGame/CastleWolfenstein'' (1981) to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'' (2017).


* UsefulNotes/NintendoDS - 2004-2015. Games stopped being released in 2014 or early 2015 depending on the region. The last official physical game released was a ''Disney/BigHero6'' tie-in game, while the last [=DSiWare=] game released was ''Around the World in 80 Days'', both released early 2015 in Europe. The [=DSiWare=] store ran until the end of March 2017.

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* UsefulNotes/NintendoDS - 2004-2015. Games stopped being released in 2014 or early 2015 depending on the region. The last official physical game released was a ''Disney/BigHero6'' ''WesternAnimation/BigHero6'' tie-in game, while the last [=DSiWare=] game released was ''Around the World in 80 Days'', both released early 2015 in Europe. The [=DSiWare=] store ran until the end of March 2017.


* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and by extension, the whole ''Warriors''/''Musou'' franchise either started in 1997 with ''Dynasty Warriors''[[note]]''Sangoku Musou''[[/note]], a fighting game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, or in 2000 with ''Dynasty Warriors 2''[[note]]''Shin Sangoku Musou''[[/note]], a very early UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 hack and slash game which is the codifier of all other games in the franchise which spans over a dozen games. Creator/{{Koei}} officially uses the latter game for counting {{Milestone Celebration}}s in Japan.

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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and by extension, the whole ''Warriors''/''Musou'' franchise either started in 1997 with ''Dynasty Warriors''[[note]]''Sangoku Musou''[[/note]], a fighting game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, or in 2000 with ''Dynasty Warriors 2''[[note]]''Shin Sangoku Musou''[[/note]], a very early UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 hack and slash game which is the codifier of all other games in the franchise which spans over a dozen games. Creator/{{Koei}} Creator/{{Koei|Tecmo}} officially uses the latter game for counting {{Milestone Celebration}}s in Japan.


* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' - The ''[[Franchise/MegaMan other]]'' famous little blue guy. Has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_featuring_Sonic_the_Hedgehog lots of titles]].

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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' - The ''[[Franchise/MegaMan other]]'' famous little blue guy. Has guy, who pioneered the MascotWithAttitude. Mario's [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars former metafictional rival]], has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_featuring_Sonic_the_Hedgehog lots of titles]].titles]], and is still going after more than twenty-eight years, since the first game's release in 1991.


* ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' has been around since 1987, with the most recent game (''VideoGame/YsVIIILacrimosaOfDana'') having been released in 2016 and '17 in Japan and America respectively. Eleven games total, nine of which are part of official continuity.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' has been around since 1987, with the most recent game (''VideoGame/YsVIIILacrimosaOfDana'') having been released in 2016 and '17 in Japan and America respectively. Eleven games total, nine of which are part of official continuity.


* UsefulNotes/Playstation3 - 2006-present, has hit the long-runner mark in November 2016. Sony would discontinue the console the following year, and the final game for the system ended up being (what else) ''FIFA 19'' in the fall of 2018.

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* UsefulNotes/Playstation3 - 2006-present, has 2006-2017, hit the long-runner mark in November 2016. Sony would discontinue the console the following year, and the final game for the system ended up being (what else) ''FIFA 19'' in the fall of 2018.


* ''Falcom'''s ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'', an [[DoorStopper intricately fleshed out]] EasternRPG franchise that began in 2004 with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' and is still ongoing. Currently there are 8 main titles in the series divided into 3 story arcs, with a canon mobile spinoff, several manga, light novels, and Drama CD adaptations including supplemental material.


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* ''Falcom'''s ''VideoGame/TrailsSeries'', an [[DoorStopper intricately fleshed out]] EasternRPG franchise that began in 2004 with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' and is still ongoing. Currently there are 8 main titles in the series divided into 3 story arcs, with a canon mobile spinoff, several manga, light novels, and Drama CD adaptations including supplemental material.


* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' originally began as [[VideoGame/SakuraWars1996 a video game released in 1996]]. It has since had nearly 20 games (four of which are sequels to the original game), several OVA adaptations, an [[Anime/SakuraWarsTV anime TV series]], an [[Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie anime film]], as well as several stage musicals. A new sequel, titled ''VideoGame/ShinSakuraWars'', will be released in 2019.

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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' originally began as [[VideoGame/SakuraWars1996 a video game released in 1996]]. It has since had nearly 20 games (four of which are sequels to the original game), several OVA adaptations, an [[Anime/SakuraWarsTV anime TV series]], an [[Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie anime film]], as well as several stage musicals. A new sequel, titled ''VideoGame/ShinSakuraWars'', will be ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'', was released in December 2019.


* ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' started in either November 2007 with the release of the first game, or May 2007 with the release of the first novel and online lore guide, and it was still receiving new content (in the form of multiplayer DLC) by at least December of 2017, with [[https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/gaming/639235/Mass-Effect-Andromeda-DLC-BioWare-release-date-Dragon-Age-Anthem plans]] for at least one more main game. Since May 2007 the series has had four main games (''1'', ''2'', ''3'', and ''Andromeda''), two more-or-less independent multiplayer modes with their own mechanics and extensive unique content (for ''3'' and ''Andromeda''), and roughly 25 hours of single-player DownloadableContent missions with their own stories.[[note]]the most extensive being the SP DLC for ''3'', which consisted of four single-player stories released after the game launched (''From Ashes'', ''Leviathan'', ''Omega'', and ''Citadel'', plus the ''Firepower'' and ''Extended Cut'' packs). These included 13 hours of gameplay, dozens of new weapons and powers, a new full party member, multiple GuestStarPartyMember slots, and two whole new sets of enemies and bosses (nine in total, plus 'possessed' variants for the Collectors). In other words, enough content for another, smaller game (or at least MissionPackSequel) in its own right.[[/note]] Other content includes 7 novels, 2 GaidenGame IOS titles (''Infiltrator'' and ''Galaxy''), 8 comic book miniseries (rather short ones though), and a straight-to-DVD animated film (''Paragon Lost'').

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' started in either November 2007 with the release of the first game, or May 2007 with the release of the first novel and online lore guide, and it was still receiving new guide. It received its most recent content (in in the form of a downloadable multiplayer DLC) by at least December expansion for ''Andromeda'' that added ten new classes and many new weapons, missions, items, powers, and maps in a series of 2017, with updates concluding in [[https://masseffect.fandom.com/wiki/Patches_and_Updates_(Mass_Effect:_Andromeda)#November_7.2C_2017 November 2017]]. [[https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/gaming/639235/Mass-Effect-Andromeda-DLC-BioWare-release-date-Dragon-Age-Anthem There are plans]] for at least one more main game. Since May November 2007 the series has had four main games (''1'', ''2'', ''3'', and ''Andromeda''), two more-or-less independent multiplayer modes with their own mechanics and extensive unique content (for ''3'' and ''Andromeda''), and roughly 25 hours of single-player DownloadableContent missions with their own stories.[[note]]the most extensive being the SP DLC for ''3'', which consisted of four single-player stories released after the game launched (''From Ashes'', ''Leviathan'', ''Omega'', and ''Citadel'', plus the ''Firepower'' and ''Extended Cut'' packs). These included 13 hours of gameplay, dozens of new weapons and powers, a new full party member, multiple GuestStarPartyMember slots, and two whole new sets of enemies and bosses (nine in total, plus 'possessed' variants for the Collectors). In other words, enough content for another, smaller game (or at least MissionPackSequel) in its own right.[[/note]] Other content includes 7 novels, 2 GaidenGame IOS titles (''Infiltrator'' and ''Galaxy''), 8 comic book miniseries (rather short ones though), and a straight-to-DVD animated film (''Paragon Lost'').


* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' - Chugging along since July 10, 1997 (16 years) with its 15th game in the "main" series currently in development, along with a few spinoffs like Formula Front, some mobile phone and [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] ports.

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* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' - ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'': Chugging along since July 10, 1997 (16 years) with its 15th game in the "main" series currently in development, along with a few spinoffs like Formula Front, some mobile phone and [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] ports.ports.
* ''VideoGame/{{Asphalt}}'': First released in 2004 with ''Asphalt Urban GT'' for the UsefulNotes/NGage and mobile phones and as a launch title for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, the series has had nine main entries, plus ports for portable consoles and personal computers, along with spinoff games and a [[ProductPlacement promotional tie-in]] with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY4MQ_os4dc Audi]] where a limited version of ''Asphalt 6: Adrenaline'' was made as part of a contest, the main prize being an Audi [=RS3=].


** ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'': Launched in 1999 as a SpinOff of the original ''beatmania'' (which started in 1997). The current version is ''beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage''[[note]]However, ''beatmania IIDX substream'' falls outside of the usual numbering conventions, so this is actually the ''27th'' arcade game in the series.[[/note]].

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** ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'': Launched in 1999 as a SpinOff of the original ''beatmania'' (which started in 1997). The current version is ''beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage''[[note]]However, 27 Heroic Verse''[[note]]However, ''beatmania IIDX substream'' falls outside of the usual numbering conventions, so this is actually the ''27th'' ''28th'' arcade game in the series.[[/note]].


* UsefulNotes/Xbox360 - 2005-2016. The console's discontinuation was announced on April 20, 2016, but online services will still be supported for the foreseeable future.

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* UsefulNotes/Xbox360 - 2005-2016. The console's discontinuation was announced on April 20, 2016, but online services will still be supported for the foreseeable future.future thanks to its successor the UsefulNotes/XboxOne featuring backwards compatibility with many 360 games.


* ''Franchise/{{Touhou}} Project'' - One of the most well-known BulletHell titles, made all the more amazing in that these games are made by a single amateur game designer. Touhou began in 1996 on the PC-98, then moved to Windows after five games. The main series currently boasts 15 games, with 9 official spin-offs and countless fan-made games.

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* ''Franchise/{{Touhou}} Project'' - One of the most well-known BulletHell titles, made all the more amazing in that these games are made by a single amateur game designer. Touhou ''Touhou'' began in 1996 on the PC-98, UsefulNotes/PC98, then moved to Windows after five games. The main series currently boasts 15 17 games, with 9 11 official spin-offs and countless fan-made games.{{Fan Game}}s.


* ''Franchise/{{Doom}}'' - The TropeCodifier of the FirstPersonShooter genre, to the point before "FPS games" even had their name, they were called "''Doom'' clones". Starting with 1993's ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the series has almost a dozen {{sequel}}s, {{reboot}}s and {{Expansion Pack}}s, a film, a comic, multiple novels, and hundreds of {{Game Mod}}s that continue to this day.

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* ''Franchise/{{Doom}}'' - The TropeCodifier of the FirstPersonShooter genre, to the point before "FPS games" even had their name, they were called "''Doom'' clones". Starting with 1993's ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the series has almost a dozen {{sequel}}s, {{reboot}}s {{Continuity Reboot}}s and {{Expansion Pack}}s, a film, a comic, multiple novels, and hundreds of {{Game Mod}}s that continue to this day.

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