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Ah, video games. No other media allows Refuge in Audacity so often. And most of the time it works.

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  • D: A woman has two hours to kill her father before her pocketwatch eats her.
  • Dance Dance Revolution: You stomp in time to music and receive very corny compliments if you do well.
  • Danganronpa:
  • Dangun Feveron: A disco-themed Shoot 'em Up with a secret playable cat. Also the bullets are fast this time around.
  • Dante's Inferno: The Love Interest has been kidnapped by Satan! Are you a bad enough Renaissance poet to rescue the Love Interest?
    • Or: After cheating on your girlfriend she tells you to go to Hell. So you do.
  • Darius: Mechanical marine life is attacking a planet.
  • Dark Castle: A man prone to tripping over ledges confronts an Evil Overlord, who hurls mugs of substandard beer in his general direction.
  • Dark Cloud: An ancient evil is let out of its jar and is ending the world, and the only people who can stop it are a race of bunnies who live on the moon. A boy and his cat set out to find them, rearranging cities into more convenient configurations for the residents as they go.
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    • Dark Cloud 2: Another ancient evil in the form of a cute fluffy bunny is tampering with the past to destroy the future, so a mama's boy whose never left his home town before and a princess from the future who both possess magic stones have to stop him.
  • Darkest Dungeon: An heir to a family estate has to deal with the fallout of the previous tenant's very bad behavior. His specter, however, hangs around to constantly chastise or praise your performance.
    • Alternatively: A greedy and hedonistic old man accidentally a portal of otherwordly horrors. Now it's your problem to deal with.
  • Dark Forces: Some guy is responsible for letting Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star. This guy also did a lot of other stuff you've never even heard of, most of which involved shooting tons of stupid people.
    • Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II: The guy in question, surprise surprise, turns out to be a Jedi, and has to kill the seven Dark Jedi that killed his father. Stop me if this sounds familiar.
      • Jedi Knight: Mysteries Of The Sith The guy gets himself in serious trouble, and Luke Skywalker's future wife has to bail him out. She brings her friend back from The Dark Side by not fighting him. How original.
    • Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast: The guy decides he wants to be a Jedi again, because hey, what better way to get revenge for a loved one's death than The Force? I wonder how that works out for him.
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    • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy: The guy's apprentices squabble and go hunting for people worshipping a dead guy. In months they become more badass than he ever was.
  • Darklands: Four random people group together to wander aimlessly around 15th-century Europe, and they may or may not end up defeating the devil.
  • darkSector: You throw a lethal piece of your body at your enemies. Like a boomerang.
  • Dark Seed: A man has to deal with a headache which comes as a result from him realising how horrible his new house (which he apparently never even looked at before buying) truly is.
  • Darksiders: A swordsman, framed for a crime he didn't commit, must battle waves of enemies and solve environmental puzzles to clear his name.
    • Or: Said swordsman has to clear his name beacause the Apocalypse didn't file the right paperwork.
    • Darksiders II: The swordsman's brother must battle waves of enemies and solve environmental puzzles to find out what really happened to the swordsman... and to clear the swordsman's name.
  • Dark Souls: Most of the people in this game are undead. Even you. And this game is absurdly difficult.
    • Alternatively: A man murders the esteemed rulers of a nation to start a fire.
  • Darkstalkers: Public domain monster movie characters battle each other, a perpetually-burning alien, and a demon who attacks by cutting himself.
  • Darwinia: A computer scientist's games console is a huge flop, so he networks them all together to make a virtual world. When it gets a virus, you lead the inhabitants in war. They die in droves, but you collect their souls to resurrect them.
  • de Blob: A ball of paint must recolour an entire city in order to save it from a dictatorship and their army of ink blots and giant pens.
    • Better yet: The object of the game is pretty much just to touch everything.
  • Dead by Daylight: Work together to avoid being sacrificed to a giant space spider. Or try to sacrifice your friends to the giant space spider.
  • Dead or Alive: Bouncy females (and some guys, too) fight to stop a corporation from creating a Super Soldier.
    • Dead or Alive Xtreme: The girls go to an island, play games and give each other gifts.
  • Dead Rising: Journalist who likes to boast that he's covered wars gets locked in a shopping mall for 72 hours, and passes the time by killing angry people with nearly anything he can pick up and thwarting a government conspiracy.
    • Alternatively, wasps sting people and make them very hungry.
    • Or: A journalist spends 72 hours killing zombies with various items while wearing a dress. Rumor has it the game actually has a plot.
  • Dead Rising 2: A gameshow contestant takes the fall for a criminal, and works out his frustration by killing everyone around him and gambling to buy shots for his underage daughter.
  • Dead Rising 3: A mechanic, frustrated with his living situation, takes it out on the local populace with extreme violence. It turns out he was instrumental to a terrorist plot the entire time.
  • Dead Space: A repairman is attacked when he comes to fix the interstellar phone.
    • Dead Space 2: A schizophrenic space janitor tries to cleanse himself and others around him of the next evolutionary step of thetans, using improvised means.
    • Dead Space 3: Said engineer is recruited to go on a sightseeing tour of the planet where the whole catastrophe started, only to discover that the grand tour has been shut down for two-hundred years.
  • Dead to Rights: In one of the greatest Sin City stories Frank Miller never wrote, a loose cannon ex-cop and his dog look for the murderer of the ex-cop's father. Brings down international crime ring.
  • Deadly Creatures: Two brothers bicker over a hidden treasure. Instead of playing as either of them, you follow the everyday lives of a tarantula and a scorpion living in an American desert.
  • Deadly Premonition: Man who talks to coffee embarks on a quest to stop trees from growing in a country town. Along the way he eats a cornflake, jam and turkey sandwich on the FBI's dollar and shoots some locals.
  • Deadly Rooms of Death: A game where nothing moves unless you do, and everything has a predictable behavior with no randomness. Most of the game involves stabbing giant bugs.
    • King Dugans Dungeon: King hires exterminator to go into the dungeon and stab giant bugs.
    • Journey To Rooted Hold: Exterminator and his nephew return to dungeon to figure out why the giant bugs came back. Exterminator stabs giant bugs.
    • The City Beneath: Exterminator infiltrates the Evil Empire in order to Get back his nephew who joined them. Exterminator has to stab giant bugs just to get around.
    • Gunthro And The Epic Blunder: Exterminator's grandfather starts a war and fights in it by stabbing giant bugs, despite the war not being against the giant bugs.
    • The Second Sky: Exterminator gets mixed up in Time Travel while stabbing giant bugs in an attempt to stop a baby from rolling over in her sleep. After returning to his own time by stabbing giant bugs, he stabs more giant bugs in order to stop an Obstructive Bureaucrat from saving the world.
    • DROD RPG Tendry's Tale: The lone survivor of a war returns home, only to find that the enemy is kidnapping everyone in his hometown. Despite this game being a completely different genre from the rest, it still mostly involves stabbing giant bugs.
  • Deadly Towers: A prince decides to save the world without actually doing anything worthwhile to prepare himself for it. Most of his enemies are bouncing balls and amorphous blobs.
  • Dear Esther: A man walks across an island. There are no puzzles, enemies, or other characters.
  • Death Smiles: Teenagers use artillery to stop the wrongdoings of a friend's abusive father. The Hero is the weakest character in the game.
  • DeathSpank : Lantern-jawed Idiot Hero fights evil in his underwear.
  • Deception: You're told to bring Satan to this realm by killing people, but you can only be bothered to do so by being passive-aggressive.
  • Deemo: Help a girl leave a castle through the ceiling with the power of piano playing.
  • Deep Sleep Trilogy: Featureless Protagonist is chased by dark figures with two white pixels.
  • Def Jam Vendetta: A wrestling game. With rappers.
  • DEFCON: You play your part in conducting an unhurried nuclear holocaust depicted in simple wireframe graphics. Try to lose least. Would you like to play a game?
  • Defender of the Crown: In an effort to recover a stolen artifact, you conquer England. And then it's revealed that a thief took it.
  • Déjà Vu: You wake up in a bathroom and can't remember what happened last night.
  • Delve Deeper: Colorfully-dressed dwarves who can only dig in six directions go treasure-hunting, beating the crap out of anyone who gets in the way (including each other).
  • Dementium: The Ward: A man who's just had a successful session of psychotherapy has to find his own way out of a hospital because the staff are busy dealing with some newfangled-type disease.
  • Demon's Souls: You die, and then the game becomes harder.
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: The human form of a Dreamcast summons among others Rie Kugimiya on fire, a Happily Married MMORPG couple, a cosplay fanatic, an electric tsundere, Rie Kugimiya beating a non-delinquent, the strongest man in Ikebukuro, a gamer girl with a butterfly motif, a vampire hunter in love with a vampire and a gun wielding defender to fight an evil entity on several Sega games until he takes the form of either Sega's answer to Street Fighter's Ryu or a big-breasted human atom bomb.
  • Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus: You and your BFS join forces with Rie Kugimiya on fire, an emotionless girl, a travelling girl, a nun girl, an otaku girl, a psychotic angel girl, Rie Kugimiya beating up a non-delinquent, and a ghost girl to save Japanese literature.
  • Derrick the Deathfin: A shark made of paper goes on a rampage and tries to eat everything in sight.
  • Desert Moon: Engineers stranded on a desert planet wait for rescue. Some aliens and zombies are involved.
  • Destiny of the Doctors: It's up to a kludged robot who Casts From Hit Points to save the Oncoming Storm.
  • Destroy All Humans!: A little gray man and Invader Zim steal people's brains and generally cause trouble in The '50s. The government tries to hush it up in increasingly desperate ways.
  • Deus Ex: A man wears sunglasses at night, so he can fight crime. Then the government. Then conspiracy nuts.
    • Deus Ex: Invisible War: A man/woman who doesn't know his/her last name gets his/her classes cancelled, and ends up dealing with how his/her dad kinda broke the world.
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Before the other two games, a disabled man wearing sunglasses never asked for this game.
      • Alt: Guy shoots you in your face. Find out who shot you in your face.
  • Devil May Cry: Son of a demon kicks Satan's ass with style and confesses a desire to fill a soul WITH LIGHT.
    • Devil May Cry 2: Son of a demon kicks more ass. Strange girl shows up. A Corrupt Corporate Executive is involved. None of it makes any sense.
    • Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening: Guy who eats pizza in slo-mo gets his shop ruined and goes after his Evil Twin who did it, climbing a "thick shaft that causes women to shudder" in the process. They are forced to team up against a bald guy with heterochromia who turns into a blob through their father's power. The Evil Twin falls off a cliff.
    • Devil May Cry 4: Pope-lookalike gets headshot and his underlings must find the murderer. Only it turns out that the murderer might have had good reason for doing so... oh, and the new character you play may be said murderer's nephew.
    • DmC: Devil May Cry: Because the above game totally needed to be re-imagined in the Modern Day Occult genre.
    • Devil May Cry 5: A man gains power by stabbing himself with his own sword and tries to prevent a demon from conquering the world by eating a fruit. This leads to an amputee reconnecting with his long-lost father.
      • Or: A punk, a goth and a metalhead go on a roadtrip to fight a giant demon tree.
  • Diablo: Defeat the Sealed Evil in a Can so you can jam a sharp glass shard into your face.
    • Diablo II: Defeat the hero from the last game, who became the Sealed Evil in a Can by jamming the sharp glass shard into his face. This involves travelling all around the world and killing loads of stuff.
      • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction: Defeat the Sealed Evil in a Can's brother who you totally forgot about at the end of the last game.
    • Diablo III: A man resigns from his job to help a collection of wandering badasses use a chunk of rock to fight The Legions of Hell. Along the way they rob body parts from graves, beat up a mouthy child, and set a whole bunch of things on fire.
  • Dicey Dungeons: A roguelike with RNG so absurdly blatant that you have to manipulate it if you want to get anywhere.
  • Diddy Kong Racing: A tall punk, a peanut-lover, some guy in overalls, a goggle-lovin' Texan, a bird-lovin' Redneck, a drunken king, some guy with a shell, a Sailor Moon fanatic, a kid who inherited Hawaii, an over-sized Indian, and a sentient clock defend the world from a 50-foot tall alien and his brainwashed slaves...by RACING THEM! Lots and lots of balloons are required too.
    • Diddy Kong Racing DS: 14 years later, Hawaii is still being hollowed-out, the bird-lovin' Redneck and drunken king now work at Microsoft, the peanut-lover's fanservice-sisters take their places, said peanut-lover's island also becomes a racetrack, and all get to play with clouds and toys. Otherwise, it's still all about RACING and balloons.
  • Die Anstalt: Serve as a psychotherapist to stuffed toys.
    • Alternatively: A paranoid wanderer, a mute autistic, a hot-tempered schizophrenic, an easily-distracted Manchild, a schedule-oriented pseudo-athlete and a psychologist are all in one room. You have to take each one and alternate between going into their dreams and watching them interact with objects for ten minutes.
  • Dig Dug: A fragile guy with an air pump digs tunnels and blows up local wildlife.
    • Dig-Dug II: The guy can also destroy islands.
  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: After being attacked by a digital Eldritch Abomination, a boy or a girl must solve a lot of cybercrime and find a way to restore their body. Then the game goes into Shin Megami Tensei territory.
  • Digimon World: A boy is sent into the digital world and must find a way to save it with his partner. 90% of the game is focused on raising stats.
  • Digimon World 3: Not being able to log out from an MMORPG turns people into pigs.
  • Digimon World -next 0rder-: A boy or a girl find themselves into the digital world and must find a way to restore the digital world with their partners. 90% of the game is focused on raising stats.
  • Dino Crisis: A girl who believes dyeing her hair bright red to be proper spy attire acts incredibly bored around living proof of Time Travel, when she's not killing it.
    • Dino Crisis 2: The girl gets into a bunch of arguments with an unrelated man until he learns that he's fathered a child.
    • Dino Crisis 3: Forget what you read about the first two; also, Freddy Krueger has successfully cross-bred with dinosaurs.
  • Dino Run (Flash Game): Run away from impending doom, all while consuming smaller creatures on the food chain, stealing eggs and being a dick to everything you come across.
  • Disgaea: Hell-as-designed-by-Tim-Burton isn't so bad, but "quirky" does not even begin to describe the folks who live there. A series wherein the cast of characters tends to be as Genre Savvy and medium aware as the player.
    • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness: Demon prince oversleeps, must reclaim kingdom with dead criminals.
      • Or: Angelic assassin teaches her target's son how to love. Violence ensues.
      • Disgaea Dimension 2 A Brighter Darkness: A few years later, said prince inducts a PR campaign and rids the countryside of flowers while spending time with his little sister.
    • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories: Level 1 protagonist tries to fight final boss. He fails.
      • Alternatively, A human trying to summon a demonic overlord summons his daughter instead; Hilarity Ensues and at least two plot twists happen as they try to find the overlord himself.
    • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice: Nerdy but dangerous White Hair, Black Heart wishes to become the protagonist in order to win the game. Alternatively, demon wishes to open his heart so he can turn to evil; chainsaws are considered but ultimately rejected as impractical.
    • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten: A Friendly Neighborhood Vampire who is obsessed with fish would rather kill the ruler of the humans than drink one drop of human blood.
      • The Fuka and Desco Show: Dead criminal tries to get pardoned by holding up a bank.
    • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance: A bunch of misfits want revenge against a tyrant for various reasons. The main character is the only one who isn't quirky, stupid, or an ass.
      • Alternatively, a tyrant owns most of the worlds. The only thing between him and galactic domination is a bunch of rebels lead by a wanderer, a princess, a dumbass, a war strategist, a curry addict, and a midget
    • Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?: Dead criminals search for food with the help of a scarf.
      • In an alternate story, the main character of a cancelled game seeks advice from dead criminals.
    • Prinny 2: Dawn Of Operation Panties, Dood: Dead criminals search for underwear with the help of a scarf.
      • Asagi Wars: The main character of a cancelled game is now a dead criminal.
    • Disgaea Infinite: A dead criminal travels through time and tries to prevent an assassination attempt against his overlord. Pudding is involved.
  • Dishonored: Go from being an esteemed public figure to skulking around in the shadows, robbing or murdering people who are just trying to get by in the middle of a crisis, sending several people to fates worse than death, and willingly becoming the plaything of a dark god.
  • Dizzy: A sentient egg saves his friends from the big bad by carrying random objects from one side of the land to another.
  • DoDonPachi: A nameless pilot with a Big F'ing Laser slaughters his own troops. Then he fights a bee.
    • Alternately: Kill thousands of innocent soldiers in a "training exercise". Then do it again, only harder.
    • DoDonPachi dai-ou-jou: A lunar doll fight.
      • Death Label: Fight every boss in a row. And two bees. Then do it again.
    • DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu: Doll fighting in 2008.
      • KetsuiPachi: The above game with different music, mechanics, and a butterfly.
    • DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou: A sentient doll wants to produce more dolls.
  • Dogyuun: An airplane pilots a mecha.
  • Dokapon Kingdom: Miserly king offers his daughter's hand in marriage to backstabbers, looters and kill-stealers.
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!: A side character gains Medium Awareness and edits the game she's in. Badly.
    • Alternatively, a dating sim supporting character decides that she's fed up with not being a love interest and takes matters into her own hands.
  • Doki Doki Majo Shinpan: You must save the world from witches by feeling up underage girls.
    • Or: God tells you to touch teenage girls.
  • Don't Escape: Your job is to make it physically impossible for you to break curfew.
    • Don't Escape 2: Wander around town doing time-consuming chores. Butchering your best friend with an axe is generally a good idea.
    • Don't Escape 3: You're going to die no matter what.
  • Don't Shit Your Pants: Potty Failure: The Game
  • Don't Shoot the Puppy: It gets harder and harder not to kill a dog.
  • Don't Starve: An evil stage magician takes a mad scientist camping and leaves him stranded in the wilderness. He passes the time with cookery, scientific research, and making dummies of himself out of meat and his own facial hair. Later, you get the ability to play as an adorable pyromaniac, a haunted girl, a hulk speaking strong-man, a psychopathic robot, an insomniac librarian, a lumberjack who talks to his axe, a wimpy mime, or the exact same evil stage magician who stranded you there in the first place.
    • Don't Starve: Reign of Giants adds a Lost in Character actress playing a Valkyrie and a child who has merged with the spider that once attempted to eat him. Chief among the new features are the seasonal selection of oversized hybrid animals that show up to wreck your campsite, the addition of deserts and a new type of forest, and the ability to get heatstroke and die.
  • Donkey Kong: A carpenter climbs an unfinished tower in pursuit of a giant beast who has kidnapped his lover. Background music loops once to four times per second.
    • Donkey Kong Junior: A young lad must rescue his father from a carpenter.
    • Donkey Kong 3: A man must stop a giant animal from destroying his greenhouse, armed with nothing but a can of bug spray. He is never seen again.
    • Donkey Kong Country: Apes go jump on banana-stealing crocodiles.
    • Donkey Konga: Big monkeys play little drums along to popular music.
    • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat: You control a gorilla using bongos.
  • Doom: A military-industrial conglomerate's experiments with teleportation go wrong and pave the way for an invasion by The Legions of Hell. They are soundly defeated by a lowly grunt.
    • Doom II: Hell on Earth: The Legions of Hell invade Earth. They are soundly defeated by a lowly grunt. And then he destroys Hell. Purely out of revenge for the death of his pet rabbit.
      • Doom 64: The Legions of Hell refuse to learn their lesson. The lowly grunt kills their leader, again, and then moves in to Hell.
    • Doom III: In an Alternate Continuity, a Satanist takes advantage of said teleportation experiments to create a demonic navy for the purposes of world conquest. The same lowly grunt stops it.
    • Doom, the Roguelike: A military-industrial conglomerate's experiments with teleportation go wrong and pave the way for an invasion by The Legions of Hell. They are soundly defeated by a lowly grunt. Only this time, there's less graphics.
    • DOOM (2016): A multinational energy corporation wants to use Hell to help humanity. Then they decide to change their minds. A certain lowly grunt is not a fan of either option.
  • Dota 2: Fantasy heroes and villains all based of WarCraft III characters fight each other to destroy sentient rocks. Also features angry Russians.
  • .hack: Hacking in an MMORPG is Serious Business.
  • Double Dragon: Two brothers must rescue a damsel from the bad guys so that they can properly kung-fu fight each other for the right to date her.
  • Double Dungeons: Knights quest to defeat a lot of random baddies to collect alphabet tiles, presumably to play Scrabble with the biggest baddie. Also they zip around and make car noises and explode just as spectacularly specifically, the knights in the game would be clocked at over 230MPH based upon how fast they move through the dungeons' tiles and you gain about 2 HP each level but a LOT of attack.
  • Dragon Age: Origins: A hero's attempts to slay a dragon are delayed when everyone makes him/her solve their problems first.
    • Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening: A hero's attempts to govern his/her lands are impeded by a surprisingly civilized Mad Scientist and a madwoman with way too many nipples.
    • Dragon Age: Origins - Darkspawn Chronicles DLC: After the hero bites the big one his/her friend/boyfriend (respectively) has to be the new hero. He fails... HARD.
    • Dragon Age: Origins - Golems of Amgarrak DLC: The hero works with two brothers to find out how to make magical piles of rocks and scrap metal.
    • Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt DLC: Two years after your girlfriend/ friend runs off with your/your friend/lover's future child she returns. Decide if you want to stab her or not.
    • Dragon Age: Origins - Leiliana's Song DLC: A young French thief's idol doesn't turn out to be everything she is cracked up to be.
    • Dragon Age II: An Unreliable Narrator pisses off an inquisitor during his interrogation.
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition: An Innocent Bystander became the most important person in the world after gaining a Right Hand of Doom.
      • Alternatively: Big Bad loses keys to protagonist, tries to get them back, looks for alternate ways to open door.
  • Dragon Project: A brilliant kingdom's peace was shattered when a massive demonic dragon from Mesopotamian Mythology releases a horrible curse that turns every animal into hulking beasts, until a brave spear-wielding hunter steps forward to battle the dragon, hailing as a hero who inspire other hunters to follow his footsteps. After the battle, the famous hunter mysteriously disappeared without a trace, and monsters are still on the rise, so the kingdom hires more hunters to battle said monsters, along with one of the hunters exposing a Conspiracy that seeks to overthrow the kingdom.
  • Dragon Quest I: A random soldier searches for Ancestral Weaponry in order to fight a wizard who ran off with the king's daughter. Against his will.
    • Alternatively: Random guy has to go fight a dragon on the other side of a river. But he can't swim and boats don't exist.
  • Dragon's Crown: Physically disproportionate D&D characters goes on a quest to save a kingdom from orcs.
  • Dragon's Dogma: A heartless hero must go on a quest to slay a dragon. It is accomplished by climbing and killing monsters. They are also helped by online avatars of sidekicks by other heartless heroes.
  • Dragon's Lair: You follow flashes of light in order to watch an animated fantasy movie. Press the button at exactly the right moment or you can't watch the next bit.
  • Dragonstomper: A small white dot needs to slay a dragon in order to retrieve a necklace. Most common objects feel weird.
  • Dragonvale: Dragons have lots of G-Rated Sex and give you money so you can set up a zoo in the sky.
  • Drakengard: A mute soldier and his dragon go on a nightmarish quest to exact revenge upon a vicious Empire with the "aid" of several cursed people.
  • DRAMAtical Murder: A guy with nerves in his hair and a Compelling Voice, a guy who wears a gas mask and a lab coat and insists on calling the protagonist 'Master', a Lady Killer In Love with a sword, a stoic hacker with No Social Skills and a mysterious Badass Biker band together to save an island from Mass Hypnosis.
    • Or: Poorly dressed boy with strange hair has to choose one of four other poorly dressed boys with slightly less strange hair to save the world and have sex with.
  • Drawn to Life: Save the world from encroaching darkness by making it your personal sketchbook.
    • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii): Fetch quests, and the villain can't remember what her husband looked like.
    • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (DS): God hides his true motive from himself, and fans wish they'd never asked about the Ensemble Darkhorses' origins.
      • Alternately, The villain darns color just for there to be a world for him to rule. The ending proves a lot of people do not understand magic dreams.
      • Or, a being of shadow steals his world's color to prevent a comatose Christian boy from regaining consciousness and killing everyone.
    • Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition: A cheap tie-in involving a SpongeBob doodle.
  • Dream Daddy: A single father gets back into the dating game. Dad jokes ensue.
  • Drill Dozer: A little girl in a tank spends her time stealing rocks.
  • Driver: San Francisco: A cop goes into a coma, thinks he can possess people, and hunts down an escaped crime lord in his dreams. This is more effective than the entire real-world police force.
  • Dr. Mario: A blue-collar repairman can cure any disease, but only if he administers the medications in exactly the right order.
    • Dr. Mario 64: Fat guy steals his pills.
    • Dr. Luigi: The same, except the pills are L-shaped.
  • Dubloon: A crew of pirates search for a specific treasure chest.
  • Duck Hunt: You are a weekend warrior. Your dog indulges in schadenfreude.
    • VS Duck Hunt: Alternate between blasting waterfowl and blasting discus pairs. Even after paying the price for its schadenfreude, the dog still clings to the Jerkass Ball.
  • Duck Season: Take the classic hunting game with an annoying dog, and now play it for horror.
  • DuckTales: Money-grubbing duck travels the four corners of the world for more money. People just remember the Moon.
    • DuckTales 2 The money-grabbing duck expands his horizon. One of the level names is also humorously an animal sound.
    • DuckTales Remastered: Same game as the first, now everyone talks. They still remember the Moon. Also more emphasis on story.
  • Duke Nukem I: Man in a pink vest goes after aspiring world conqueror for interrupting his favorite talk show.
  • Dungeon Keeper: Being evil means maintaining an underground dungeon and defending it from daring heroes or other evil people with their own dungeon.
  • Dungeon Maker: To bring prosperity back to a dying town, an intrepid warrior must provide shelter for new inhabitants...and kill them in droves.
  • Dungeons: A lover's quarrel leads a man to take his frustration out on random warriors totally unrelated to the conflict.
  • Dungeons Of Dredmor: Some shmuck with Big Ol' Eyebrows tries to keep an old man from escaping from prison. He (or she) gets repeatedly killed by burrowing penguins in the process.
  • Dungeon of the Endless: An Escape Pod crashes into a planet. Now get the survivors out of there.
    • Endless Legend: The climate is changing, the world is dying, and in a few short years all life as we know it will be extinct. Perfect time to start a new empire!
  • Dustforce, You have tools for sweeping dust. You need to clean the floors, walls, ceilings and other objects.
  • Dwarf Fortress: A game with way outdated graphics for its time, yet with absurdly high system requirements. It has been released way before it's fully developed and can crash without warning. Gameplay has absurd physics, AI is stupid, and the game's actually unwinnable.
    • Micromanage a collection of absent-minded, depressed, alcoholic midgets with beards into building an underground house in the middle of a hostile wilderness. The official motto of the game is "Losing is fun!"
      • A fantasy world generator/simulator pairing worryingly accurate down-to-the-atom realistic game mechanics with outdated, 3-decades-ago, unrealistic ASCII graphics.
    • Fortress Mode: A bunch of midgets that often refuse to listen to you build a fortress. The fortress will crumble. Then, build some more fortress. Repeat.
    • Adventure Mode: You're a person in a giant world. There's no story, no direction whatsoever and you get brutally murdered by everything.
  • Dynamite Headdy: A puppet saves the world by headbutting everyone and everything he comes across.
  • Dynasty Warriors: The same story retold in slightly different ways nine times.
  • EarthBound: Four kids face such horrific monsters as moving traffic signs, violent hippies, animate cups of coffee, and living fire hydrants in order to stop a time-traveling facelike entity.
    • EarthBound Beginnings: Three kids defeat the aforementioned time-traveling facelike entity ten years earlier (when he still had a body and wasn't a facelike entity) — by singing to him.
    • MOTHER 3: An emotionally broken boy and his dog try to stop a fat old man who uses television and lightning to control an island, with the help of weird people (and their pets).
      • Or, as put on the series's fansite's forums: Transvestites defend the world by giving a giant dragon acupuncture.
  • Earth Defense Force 2017: Every '50s monster movie happens at once. Only you can save mankind.
  • Earthworm Jim: A space suit falls onto an ordinary earthworm, who then saves a space princess from a giant queen termite...then a cow falls on the princess.
  • Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard: The greatest video game hero you've never heard of tries to make his big comeback.
  • Ecco the Dolphin: Magic dolphin travels through time to heal an ancient being by going to the past and smacking it in the balls. eh also fights aliens and doesnt afraid of anything.
    • Tides of Time: Magic dolphin follows flying magic dolphin to a time that doesn't exist yet to get orders from slain ancient being to reconstruct it in the present from body parts that have been scattered to a different time that doesn't exist yet. Then a dolphin army fights aliens. And you vanish. Maybe.
    • Ecco Jr.: Magic dolphin takes time off from time travel and xenocide to play educational games with small children.
    • Defender of the Future: Aliens break time, magic dolphin makes it worse a few times before getting it right.
  • Eco Fighters: Save the world from pollution...by blowing stuff up, with help from Dr. Wily.
  • Eco Quest: A 10-year-old boy dives after a talking dolphin to discover ancient and heavily-littered Greek ruins at the bottom of the ocean, populated by talking fish who live in tenements. Everything is blamed on nuclear waste.
    • Eco Quest 2: Same boy is kidnapped by talking river otters in the deep (and heavily-littered) rainforest. He visits an English-speaking native village and (when it burns down) thwarts a single-minded poacher by planting a tree.
  • Einhänder: The Moon hates the Earth, so a plane from the moon is sent down to wreak havoc on Earth. The plane fights a griffin, a dragon, a shrimp, a spider, a wall lizard, an amphibian, an albatross, a mad monkey, a vulture, a black ghost, and a couple of Humongous Mecha.
  • The Elder Scrolls: The monarchy solves problems cheaply and effectively by sending amnesiac convicts to tackle them.
    • The Elder Scrolls: Arena: A convict must reconstruct a dismantled stick that the Emperor's advisor spitefully broke.
    • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall: The monarchy sends an agent—who may or may not be another convict—to perform an exorcism and inspect the mail system.
    • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: Another convict fights a clingy former drinking buddy with a serious sleep disorder over who gets to keep a dead guy's heart.
      • The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal: That same convict reunites with his former girlfriend, and they have a disagreement.
      • The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon: The convict is then invited to a hunting trip, and ends up getting into fights with all the other hunters.
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Another convict delivers a necklace, then travels around the world closing doors whenever he/she finds them.
      • The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine: That same convict takes a job guarding a church and beats up a very old man recently returned from retirement.
      • The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles: That same convict gets into politics and eventually goes crazy.
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: A convict on death row learns to read and speak a new language, one word at a time, and then solves the world's problems by shouting at them.
      • Alternatively: A convict gets caught in a conflict between Romans, Vikings and Proto-Nazis. Giant lizards, cat-people and mummies are involved.
      • The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard: That same convict gets a job looking for inordinately heavy pieces of paper that apparently have the location of a mid-tier weapon written on them.
      • The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire: That same convict builds a house and adopts a kid.
      • The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn: That same convict enters a giant library and gets into a fight with some other guy who also solves his problems by shouting at them.
    • The Elder Scrolls Legends: Battlespire: A school student uses his skills to clear unwanted critters from his training grounds.
    • The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard: A pirate looks for a lost sibling, damaging the growing hegemony in the process.
    • The Elder Scrolls Online: A literal army of undead convicts scheme to return to life, remove some anchors lying around the land, and fight each other in border disputes that will be rendered meaningless in a few centuries.
  • Elebits: A bitter young child neglected by his parents releases his anger by shooting ridiculously cute Pokemon-like creatures. This is rated E.
  • Electroplankton: Microscopic underwater creatures...make music.
  • Eliminate Down: Shoot aliens. Save Earth. One of those games that almost nobody knows.
  • Elite Beat Agents: Men in Black solve everyone's problems through spontaneous song and dance numbers.
    • Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan: The people are not motivated. A squad of manly cheerleaders tries to alleviate this.
    • Moero Nekketsu Rhythm Tamashii! Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2: Six years later, the people are still not motivated. The cheerleaders from across the river are not as manly.
    • osu! A Fan Sequel of the series, with loads and loads of custom maps, along with a mode where you play the drums, catch fruit on a plate, and play the piano.
  • Elvira II: Jaws of Cerberus: Your girlfriend gets kidnapped by a dog. On your way to save her, you are assisted by a janitor, a priest and Dr. Frankenstein.
  • EndWar: Terrorists cause World War III. You can optionally use your voice to win it.
  • Endless Ocean: Your employer doesn't care how much time you waste; just so long as you eventually touch as many fish as possible, you're on their payroll.
    • Endless Ocean: Blue World: Your employer's son died. This leads to incredible archaeological discovery.
  • English Country Tune: A floppy rectangle pushes around balls and cubes in a type of Block Puzzle. Nonetheless, you are informed that it's actually about a spaceship rescuing alien larva and freeing aquatic creatures.
  • Enter the Gungeon: A group of people with dark pasts are going to a dungeon filled with guns and guns related thing to find an artifact to kill their said pasts.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy: Author Avatar and Ms. Fanservice kill a bunch of slimes before the game gets interesting. Features blatant copyright violations, and is an RPG that solely consists of battles.
    • Epic Battle Fantasy 2: After retconning the bad ending from the first game, the same two warriors go across a damaged planet and eventually defeat a Nazi, who joins the party for the third game.
    • Epic Battle Fantasy 3: First game in the series to introduce an overworld, the group of three from before try to kill a monster that they woke up by poking it.
    • Epic Battle Fantasy 3.3: Bullet Heaven: The same three people, their Team Pet, and a girl who hasn't appeared in the main series yet shoot at stuff. All of the bosses involve cats.
    • Epic Battle Fantasy 4: A forest ranger gets pissed off at the heroes of the first overworld game for stealing everything that's not nailed down, while doing the same thing herself, and seeks them to chew them out, ending up redeeming catkind.
  • Epic Mickey: Two cartoon animals settle an 82-year-old grudge.
  • Eryi's Action: A fairy tries to track down a petty thief and dies repeatedly, in many unfair ways.
  • Escape Goat: A purple goat tries to escape from the dungeon with an orange rat while rescuing sheep.
  • Eschatos: A Bullet Hell where you need to save The Moon from Grey Goo. Plays like a Wonderswan game, looks like a Naomi game, and sounds like a Genesis game. Playing for score means either not dying at all, or not using your bombs.
  • Espgaluda: 2 siblings with Psychic Powers go out and destroy a Tyke-Bomb Super Soldier project created by their father. And use Super Gender-Bender magic for Bullet Time. Yes. Bullet Time in a Bullet Hell.
  • Eternal Champions: People from various parts of time are wrongfully murdered and must fight in a tournament held by a fluorescent purple deity for one of them to regain their lives.
    • Eternal Champions: Challenge From The Dark Side: An evil fluorescent blue deity interferes and adds more competitors including wrongfully murdered animals and The Grim Reaper.
  • Eternal Darkness: Girl discovers a scary book in a big creepy mansion. Insanity ensues.
    • Alternatively: Girl goes to her grandpa's house and reads a depressing book for a few hours.
  • Eternal Fighter Zero: The result of dumping characters from Key/Visual Arts works into massive (fan-made) Character Derailment.
  • Eternal Sonata: Fredric Chopin's life flashes before his eyes as an anime-styled JRPG right before he dies.
  • Etrian Odyssey: Professional explorers team up to draw some maps. When cartography fails to kill them their boss tries to off them himself.
    • Alternately, five hand-crafted adventurers are repeatedly murdered by the local wildlife for daring to draw maps.
    • Etrian Odyssey 2: Meanwhile, somewhere else, some more explorers draw different maps, except this time they climb up instead of down. Nefarious!
    • Etrian Odyssey 3: Sibling rivalry and ancient evil interferes with the important business of drawing maps. Fortunately, the heroes own a boat.
    • Etrian Odyssey 4: Some explorers use an airship to draw maps, but this turns out to be part of a little kid's evil plan to kill a bunch of people, so they chop down a tree and leave.
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold: An amnesiac girl and a mute Highlander team up with a crazy doctor, an immature alchemist, and a Canadian, in order to draw some more maps.
    • Etrian Mystery Dungeon: You know what? Let's just not bother with the maps this time. Instead let's just build forts.
    • Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: Two old friends team up with a sheltered princess, a cynical knight, and a magician girl in order to obtain ULTIMATE DEMONIC POWER...which they will use to aid them in their noble quest to draw yet more maps.
  • Europa Universalis Try to keep inflation down for 400 years.
  • EVE Online: The fanciest frontend to Microsoft Excel you'll ever see.
    • Alternately: Play as one of elite space ship captains, most of which spend maybe a couple hours in space every day.
      • Alternately: Hardcore Economics: The MMORPG.
  • Ever17: Bored sleep-deprived people contemplate time travel, parallel dimensions and love. To understand what's really going on you have to beat the game at least five times.
  • Eversion: A cute, primitive Mario clone that requires you to change the look of the environment to progress. To hell and beyond.
  • Every Extend: You have no weapon, so you explode yourself. Over and over again.
  • Everybody Edits: Jumping heads with single expressions fill empty areas with objects.
  • E.V.O.: Search for Eden: In his quest to meet a hot girl, a small fish learns to be a real boy, killing everybody and everything along the way, from sharks to bees to dinosaurs to yetis to giant cells. Only the aliens survive.
  • Evil Genius: Build your own underground lair, populate it with booby traps, and interrogate enemy agents by sticking them in a mixing bowl.
    • Or, alternately, a James Bond villain's revenge fantasy.
  • Evil Zone: Anime stereotypes fight and battle against each other for the right to see on whose anime TV series will be created and made in the near future.
  • Evolve: Four people hunt a monster. Or are hunted by it.
  • Exist Archive: A goddess realizes she messed up killing an evil god, nukes the twelve people he ended up in, and wants to call it a day. The people she nuked are having none of this shit.
  • Extermination: Everything is mutated and trying to kill you, even the water.
  • Eye of the Beholder: A band of adventurers venture into the city sewers to fight an unknown evil. They forget to bring a map with them, and get lost.
    • Eye Of The Beholder II: The same band of adventurers visit the temple. They forget to bring a map with them, and get lost.
    • Dungeon Hack: A lone adventurer ventures into a castle to find a magic artifact. Unlike a certain band of adventurers, he brings a map with him, and doesn't get lost.
  • Fable (general): Watch as your virtual paper doll changes appearance based on whether you smash dudes, shoot dudes, blow up dudes with your mind, or some combination thereof.
    • Fable: A boy grows up in a colourful fantasy world, and embarks on a quest for revenge against a man in a party mask.
    • Fable II: A boy (or girl) and his/her dog grow up in a colourful fantasy world, and embark on a quest for revenge against a rich nobleman. He/She has the help of an inscrutable blind woman, a fat chick with a sledgehammer, a heavily-tattooed black guy, and a smug bisexual pirate.
    • Fable III: A boy (or girl) decides he/she can do a better job than his/her brother at politics, so he/she and his/her dog embark on a quest to start a revolution.
  • Façade: Amazing new text recognition technology allows you to communicate seamlessly with a couple of stuttering, maladjusted, insufferable idiots.
  • Fairy Fencer F: Mildly retarded hero removes a sword who contains a fairy. They travel the world to find swords to ressurect a goddess, or a dark god or an evil goddess.
  • The Fall: A robot is bad at chores.
    • The Fall 2: Unbound: The same robot distracts other robots from their chores.
  • Fallen London, née Echo Bazaar: Some time ago, a major European city was stolen by bats. Well, maybe not stolen. Now, Cthulhu's human (ish) cousins rub shoulders with devils, golems, and foreigners while the player character decides what to do with himself/herself/none-of-the-above.
    • Seeking Mr Eaten's Name: One possible path to follow in the above game. It involves giving up all of your items, achievements, many hours of grinding, and eventually your account itself, in exchange for a few bits of cryptic text. A large subset of players think this is the epitome of fun.
  • Fallout (series): An individual walks through hostile, often lonesome wasteland in the aftermath of a worldwide thermonuclear war. Also, everyone's still culturally in The '50s.
    • Fallout: A youth is sent off to find replacement parts for the community's water purifier. The game starts with you walking out of a rat-infested cave with little idea of where to go or what to do.
    • Fallout 2: A youth goes looking for something to help the family farm. The game starts with you running through a cave for flimsy reasons.
    • Fallout 3: A youth goes looking for a missing parental unit. The game starts with you shooting out of your mom's vagina into the waiting arms of Liam Neeson.
      • The Pitt: Youth liberates a town's populace by becoming a baby-snatcher.
      • Operation: Anchorage: Youth plays The Most Dangerous Video Game so a bunch of jerks can open a door.
      • Mothership Zeta: Youth is abducted by aliens who want to weaponize a children's toy.
      • Broken Steel: Youth is railroaded into blowing up a Base on Wheels.
      • Point Lookout: Youth is attacked by rednecks, drugged and lobotomized.
    • Fallout: New Vegas: A postal worker goes postal while looking for a missing package. The game starts with you getting shot in the face.
      • Dead Money: The postal worker teams up with a schizophrenic, a mute, and a lounge singer to get into a basement.
      • Honest Hearts: The postal worker goes hiking with the natives, dodging giant bugs and learning to appreciate the works of John M. Browning and John T. Thompson.
      • Old World Blues: The postal worker does science while two light switches, a robotic planter, and a scientist make sexual advances toward said worker.
      • Lonesome Road: The postal worker has a homecoming party with another coworker.
    • Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel: A youth joins a techno-religious organization and looks for an ancient bomb shelter. The game starts with you immediately shoved into a mission with two useless teammates who keep shooting you in the back.
    • Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel: A youth joins a techno-religious organization and is sent to Texas to find some lost soldiers. After fighting a Stripperiffic woman and a 10-foot-tall ghoul priest, you confront a super mutant who turns into a giant biomass, who you proceed to nuke.
    • Fallout 4: Boston family takes a trip after local newscaster predicts bad weather to come. Things get worse from there.
  • Fancy Pants Adventures: A man embarks on elaborate quests to wake up a penguin, get revenge on a rabbit for stealing his ice-cream, and save his sister from a band of pirates who want her as captain instead of their current wussy one. All of the above (except the sister) are better drawn than him.
    • Or: A half-naked fusion of Sonic and Mario runs around killing spiders and gun-toting mice with a pencil.
  • Fantasy Life: Your quest to destroy mysterious evil meteorite fragments takes a backseat to Item Crafting.
  • Fantavision: Blow up fireworks. That's it.
  • Far Cry: Ex-Special Forces fellow needs to save reporter from mercenaries and mutants on a tropical island.
    • Far Cry: Instincts: A mad scientist and his trigger-happy mercenaries blow up a man's boat. The man gets a mean right hook.
    • Far Cry 2: Some other guy attempts to kick African warlord ass despite a malaria infection.
    • Far Cry 3: A douchebag twenty-something tries to save his douchebag twenty-something friends from a Ruthless Modern Pirate on a tropical island with a magic tattoo.
    • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon: 80's action movie: The game.
    • Far Cry 4: A native returns to the Himalayas to scatter mother's ashes, Civil War and selfies ensue.
    • Far Cry Primal: A caveman returns to his tribe after his hunt group was killed by a sabertooth tiger. There, he must regroup his clan by taming beasts and throwing spears at enemies.
    • Far Cry 5: Fundamentalists do their thing in Montana. A lone deputy reacts by going on a one-man Waco siege.
  • Farm Simulator:: You own a run down farm in Europe on some unnamed island and you need to modernize it, make it produce money, and work hard for it to work for you.
  • Fat Princess: Two teams of Super-Deformed fantasy heroes test the old adage "fat people are harder to kidnap".
  • Fatal Frame: A teenaged girl screams at rope and takes pictures of dead people.
    • Fatal Frame 2: Twin lolis take pictures of dead people who make grabby hands at them.
    • Fatal Frame 3: A depressed photographer, alongside the depressed protagonist of the first game and a not-quite-as-depressed-as-everyone-else nonfiction writer wander around a dream manor and take pictures of dead people.
    • Fatal Frame 4: A teenaged girl goes to an abandoned sanatorium to try and remember things, and ends up taking pictures of dead people. Two other teenaged girls go there too, and one of them takes pictures of dead people like the other girl. There is also a detective, and he shines a flashlight at dead people.
  • Fatal Fury: Three men enter a city-wide fighting tournament. The last opponent is the sponsor. He can whup their asses.
    • Fatal Fury 2: The sponsor's half-brother foots the bill for the next tournament. Everyone plays the Updated Re-release instead.
    • Fatal Fury 3: The sponsor of the first tournament steals a book from twins who have a psychopath on their payroll. Bad move.
    • Real Bout Fatal Fury: Several martial artists band together to break into corporate property and kill the CEO.
    • Garou: Mark of the Wolves: A young man has issues with his maternal uncle.
  • Fatal Hearts: A teenage girl has a nightmare and tries to get herself killed by acting too dumb to live. Also, there are vampires and werewolves involved. Wait, that sounds kind of familiar.
  • Fate/stay night: A bunch of dead guys fight over a cup.
    • Fate: An Ordinary High-School Student falls in love with King Arthur and learns about mythology.
    • Unlimited Blade Works: Superhero from the future attempts to kill self, thwarted by self. Ancient king learns the value of fake weaponry.
    • Heaven's Feel: Nice girl goes insane and eats a town despite Medusa's best efforts. Ordinary High-School Student decides that ethics suck and beats up a priest.
  • Fate/EXTRA: A young boy (or young girl) works together with a Moe-fied Emperor Nero (or Future Badass from the original series or Foxy Tamamo no Mae) to fight other dead historical figures for dominion over the moon, which is The Matrix.
    • Fate/EXTRA CCC: The Heaven's Feel route on the moon. And the original story now with the king of assholes added for fanservice.
    • Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star: Emperor Nero and Tamamo no Mae fight each other for complete rule over the moon (and find out who is the better waifu) while Attila the Hun prepares an alien invasion. No, you're not high.
  • Fate/Grand Order: A young boy (or young girl) and the best kohai a senpai could have are travelling around time to prevent the future ending, which they accomplish by killing evil dead historical figures (and demons) with the help of other dead historical figures, including a female Leonardo da Vinci.
    • Observer on Timeless Temple: Man with ten rings and seventy-two problems drops seven cups in time to burninate everything simultaneously.
    • Epic of Remnant: Four of the problems escaped from the man with ten rings; hunt them down. The kohai has to stay home.
    • Cosmos in the Lostbelt: Seven people, annoyed for unknown reasons (but probably related to the year-long coma), go off and play a game of "whose For Want of a Nail is best". The boy/girl and kohai are now homeless, along with female da Vinci (now a Token Mini-Moe), Sherlock Holmes, and a Sheltered Aristocrat.
  • F.E.A.R.: Mom tells her son to go eat people she doesn't like. Her other son gets in the way, and she tries to make them get along.
    • Alternatively: A battalion of soldiers made up entirely of clones of their commander go rogue because the commander's dead mother told him to. His mute, time-freezing twin brother murders them all while hallucinating a lot.
      • F.E.A.R. expansions: A dead psychic comes back as a poltergeist and decides he hates all his brother's new friends. A bald-yet-otherwise-identical man looks for mercenaries in the sewers on Steve Blum's orders.
    • Project Origin: A Delta Force operative becomes the object of affection for a ghost. She does not take 'no' for an answer.
      • F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn: A clone soldier goes on a bad acid trip and murders his entire platoon.
    • F.3.A.R: The bickering sons, one of whom is dead, work together to kill their mother and kidnap their sister. The fate of the world is at stake.
  • Feeding Frenzy: Fish (and eventually, a mammal) eat their way to the top of the food chain.
    • Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown: Fish save the sea from a strange fish, by eating each other.
  • Feel the Magic: XY/XX: Engage in bizarre, death-defying, or just plain stupid activities to try to impress a girl, with the help of performance artists in silly costumes. Also, there are villains, though their motives are unknown.
    • The Rub Rabbits!: Prequel to the above game, with similar storyline, though there are now other guys who are also in love with the girl that you're in love with, and the villain is female. At the end, you become the leader and founder of the eponymous troupe, and the other guys make up the rest of the troupe.
  • Fighters Megamix: A game with no story features characters from many different games including a giant fighting bean, a bomb-throwing duck named Bean, and a standing, fighting car.
  • Final Fantasy: Series of stories whose only common factors are a species of overgrown yellow birds, white teddy bears with wings, flying boats, and a bunch of guys with the same name...oh, and crystals. Lots of crystals.
  • Final Fight: City mayor and his buddies beat up mobsters.
  • Fire Emblem: Stories of incest and power plays where everyone only has one life.
    • The world's first war-themed dating sim.
    • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light: A blue-haired pants-less prince sets off to save the world from a evil priest who wants to resurrect a great dragon. Along the way, he'll meet a handful of princesses (only one of which he actually pursues), a shapeshifting dragon girl, and others who join up and kill the dragon.
      • Alternately: Pantsless man reclaims kingdom from angry mud lizard.
    • Fire Emblem Gaiden: Bickering couple learn self-reliance. Nearly thwarted by boats, deserts and swamps.
      • Or: Romeo and Juliet with dragons, wizards and a happy ending earned through lots of hardships.
    • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem: The same blue-haired pants-less prince loses his kingdom again when an ally performs a Face–Heel Turn. He joins up with old friends to get back his kingdom. Also, the dragon from before is involved and the blue-haired wonder becomes king of the world.
      • Alternately: Spurned husband decides to conquer half a continent.
    • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War: A hero goes to rescue a captured princess and gets caught up in a plot that has his wife brainwashed and made to breed with her half brother to resurrect a dark god. Oh, and he gets killed as soon as he learns of this.
      • Alternately: A persecuted religious group helps a lonely bachelor find love, simultaneously solving the succession crisis of the most powerful country on the continent and helping said bachelor create a world without discrimination. They're the bad guys.
      • Alternately: A tragedy in two acts. Love, loss, and many dead horses.
      • Alternately: One man's marriage with a woman he barely met ends up creating a huge mess which results in his army either constantly on the run or dead. His son has to clean up his mess.
    • Fire Emblem: Thracia 776: Two girls are kidnapped by a traitorous Duke. This all leads to a 15 year old boy and a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits killing a religious leader.
      • Alternately: Rebel prince embarks on a game long sidequest.
    • Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade: Red haired child Casanova needs to go stop a militant country from crushing the world, as well as its ruler, who made a soulless dragon girl his bitch.
      • Alternately: Dude with daddy issues thinks everybody sucks and becomes friends with a lizard. His sister then steals his favorite toy and gives it to a redheaded dude who dates five girls at once.
      • Alternately: Boy ferried across an entire continent to stab a dragon and sit on some chairs.
    • Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade: The father of the hero of the prequel which is actually the sequel goes off on a journey to find his dad with the help of two musical dragons. Then he has to go stop a Gonk from destroying the world and sucking out everyone's soul in the universe.
      • Alternately: Trio of lords can't escape the fate of being in a prequel.
    • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones: A guy's dad dies. This results in global war and nearly ends the world. Comes with the usual side order of dragons.
      • Alternately: Two twins wage a war to stop their friend from breaking some rocks.
      • Alternately: Wonder twins kill a Demon King for ruining a perfectly good friendship.
    • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance: A mercenary leads a war against the kingdom whose top general killed his father and whose king seeks to awaken a dark goddess. He has the help of a race of people who can change into animals.
      • Alternately: Guy tries to reform society using a piece of burning jewelry. A teenaged boy stops him.
      • Alternately: Mercenaries retake a country while learning that racism is kinda bad.
    • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn: A holy goddess decides to punish her creations for going to war too much by killing them all. Turns out that the dark goddess isn't really evil, so the mercenary, along with a side character from the previous game, and said character's girlfriend team up with her to kill the holy goddess first.
      • Alternately: Young woman puts the wrong guy on the throne, fights the good guys of the previous game and releases a dark goddess by singing.
      • Alternately: A depressed bird wants to destroy the world.
      • Alternately: Furries goes to war against The Empire. This causes the gods to end the world.
      • Alternately: A buff dude, some children, and a horde of cats kill God.
      • Alternately: Girl with special powers looks important, seems important, acts important, feels important, but is not important until she gets possesed by her bird.
    • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon: It's the first one again, but with pants and giant chins.
    • Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: It's the third one again, but with a self-insert. A remake of a remake.
    • Fire Emblem Awakening: A thousand or so years after the first game, another blue haired prince learns that love can bloom on the battlefield and meets his Kid from the Future. He can also summon heroes from other worlds... for a price.
      • Alternately: Eugenics: The Video Game.
      • Alternately: Vagrant tactician and Future Trunks fight to rewrite history.
    • Fire Emblem Fates: A young noble has to decide which of two families he/she will fight alongside with. Seeing what would happen if he/she picked the other family (or neither of them) requires some extra cash.
      • Alternately: Carve your path and choose your story. Thrice the game, half the plot.
      • Birthright: Young noble sides with not-Japan to overthrow a villain that looks like Santa. There's a lot of routing.
      • Conquest: Young noble sides with not-Europe to try to talk the villain into being a good guy. Battles are fought without killing anyone.
      • Revelation: Young noble tells their family to jump off a cliff to get the Golden Ending of the game.
      • Hidden Truths DLC: Characters from the previous game finds out important plot points. For a price.
      • Heirs of Fate DLC: The kids from the main game tries to stop the villain from beating the other games. For a price.
    • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia: Bickering couple kill God and classism. It doesn't last.
    • Fire Emblem Heroes: Play the slots, win a Bartre, and try not to fall prey to Gacha Games.
      • Book 1: Royal Siblings and their commander summons you to help them form an army to fight and defeat their rival kingdoms.
      • Book 2: Having see a vision of someone needing your help, you and the royal siblings are going to an Ice World to fight the Fire Nation.
      • Book 3: The daughter of the queen of the dead joins you to prevent your imminent demise.
  • Fire Pro Wrestling: Create everything from your favorite wrestlers to what you imagination demands and make your own league.
    • Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special: You are a young wrestler who has to go to the top and fight a murderous Ric Flair.
    • Fire Pro Wrestling World: Fighting Road: You are a young wrestler who joins the hottest wrestling promotion not named WWE and fight alongside the John Cena of this promotion, a group of heel lead by the Randy Orton of the promotion, a group of Foreign Wrestling Heel, japanese luchadores heels or a group of evil old men.
  • Fire Shark: A biplane burns everything to the ground.
  • The Firemen: A Dynamic Duo of everyday heroes fight flamigerous demons in a world where thermodynamics have gone completely haywire and do as they please.
  • Fish Fillets: Two fish push objects. In one year after the game was published, only six people finished it.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's: An underpaid night watchman at a run-down family pizza joint has to keep an eye on malfunctioning animatronics.
  • FlatOut: You race. Almost everything breaks when you crash into them.
  • Flower: You mainly just open flowers. You can't lose. The environment is your only enemy but cannot beat you anyway.
  • Flying Warriors: Five proto-Power Rangers travel around the world beating up demons in elephant tusk masks. The one in red does all the dirty work.
  • Folklore: Amnesiac Irish girl and occult magazine reporter attempt to solve a murder mystery connected to her past.
  • Food Fight: Eat ice cream before it melts. If you fail, tons of food throws itself at you.
  • The Force Unleashed: Guy founds his master's future undoing. He performs many awesome feats on the way.
    • The Force Unleashed II: The guy from the first game dies. His masters clone him back and try to make him evil. It doesn't work and he kills himself multiple times to attempt to get revenge on them.
  • Forgotten Worlds: Two flying, shirtless guys armed with guns go on a quest to kill a deity.
  • Forum Warz: Lay waste to a copy of the Internet.
  • Forza Motorsport: Microsoft's answer to a certain Sony racing sim. Download all sorts of ridiculous decals for your car!
  • Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon: A boy tries to find a girlfriend After the End.
  • Fran Bow: A little girl is looking for her cat while tripping on pills.
  • Freedom Planet: An alien attempts to leave Space China because he can't stand the place. Only a teenage dragon, her cat companion that rides a motorcycle, and a stray dog can stop him from escaping.
  • Freedom Wars: Criminals condemned to life in prison just for existing are forced to fight skeletal robots in order to get their sentences commuted.
  • Freelancer: Space Is an Ocean that appears to be approximately the size of Rhode Island. You fight evil blue aliens determined to wipe out humanity, and a bunch of German stereotypes.
  • FreeSpace: The Great War: Quasi-fascist human military state teams up with philosophy-spouting desert-dwelling aliens to drive off evil space bugs intent on killing anyone who is not an evil space bug and a doomsday cult with spaceships. Featureless Protagonist pilot single-handedly leads the quasi-fascists to victory in his Space Fighter.
    • FreeSpace 2: The humans and aliens have merged into the United Nations IN SPACE! They fight evil space racists and then the evil space bugs show up and start killing people again. Featureless Protagonist pilot amasses an enormous body count and the space bugs blow up a star and leave for no apparent reason.
  • Friday the 13th: The Game: Camp consellors are forced to play a lethal game of Hide and Seek against an iconic hockey mask-wearing serial killer/zombie.
  • Frogger: An amphibian tries to return to his home in the river. He can't swim.
    • Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge: A platform from the original game really hates the frog, so he steals the frog's kids.
    • Frogger Beyond: As part of a birthday celebration, a young frog is required to go through various death courses.
    • Frogger: Helmet Chaos: The newest fashion trend turns out to be part of an evil plot.
  • FTL: Faster Than Light: Spaceship crew attempts to outrun an ever-expanding rebel pursuit force in order to scuttle their forces, steal their parts, and eventually destroy their mothership.
    • Play out the entirety of A New Hope except this time the Empire are the good guys and the Rebels are the evil guys with the Death Star. Now featuring 100% less space wizards.
  • Full Throttle: A Genius Bruiser Badass Biker wanders the desert and makes a Wrench Wench the president of a car company.
  • Fuzion Frenzy: Four people compete with each other in minigame competitions to dominate the universe. All to the tune of an ingratiating narrator.
  • F-Zero: Aliens and monsters race in cars that have no wheels. These cars will explode if they hit the sides of the tracks. And you listen to butt-rock.


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