List of role-playing video games: 2008 to 2009


List of role-playing video games: 2008 to 2009

List of role-playing video games: 2008 to 2009

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This is a comprehensive index of commercial role-playing video games, sorted chronologically by year. Information regarding date of release, developer, publisher, operating system, sub-genre and notability is provided where available. The table can be sorted by clicking on the small boxes next to the column headings. This list does not include roguelikes, MUDs or MMORPGs. It does include action RPGs and tactical RPGs.


Contents

1974 1975 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Unreleased

Legend

Video game platforms
APPII Apple II
Arcade Arcade game
CROSS Cross-platform
DC Dreamcast
DOS DOS / MS-DOS
DS Nintendo DS
FLA Adobe Flash
FDS Famicom Disk System
FM7 FM-7
FMT FM Towns
GB Game Boy
GBA Game Boy Advance
GBC Game Boy Color
GCN Nintendo GameCube
GEN Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
INT Intellivision
LIN Linux
MAIN Mainframe computer
MOBI Mobile phone
MSX MSX
MSX2 MSX2
N64 Nintendo 64
NES Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom
PC60 NEC PC-6001
PC88 NEC PC-8801
PC98 NEC PC-9801
PCD TurboGrafx-CD / PC Engine CD
PCE TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSN PlayStation Network
PSP PlayStation Portable
OSX Mac OS X
SAT Sega Saturn
SCD Sega Mega-CD
SG1K Sega SG-1000
SMS Sega Master System
SNES Super NES / Super Famicom
X1 Sharp X1
X68K Sharp X68000
VC Virtual Console (Wii)
Wii Wii
WIN Microsoft Windows
WIN9X Windows 9x
WINNT Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
XBOX Xbox
X360 Xbox 360
Types of releases
Rerel The game was re-released on the same platform with no or only minor changes.
Port The game first appeared on a different platform and a port was made. The game is like the original, with few or no differences.
Remake The game is an enhanced remake of an original, released on the same or different platform, with changes to graphics, sound and/or gameplay.
Compl A compilation, anthology or collection of several titles, usually (but not always) belonging to the same series.
Limit A special release (often called "Limited" or "Collector's Edition") with bonus collector's material. Often provided to people who pre-order a game.
Genre notes
Action RPG Action role-playing game.
Tactical RPG Tactical role-playing game.
Roguelike Roguelike.
MMORPG Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
MUD MUD.
FPS/RPG First-person shooter / RPG hybrid (role-playing shooter).
RTS/RPG Real-time strategy / RPG hybrid (real-time strategy RPG).
Adventure RPG Adventure role-playing game.
JRPG Japanese-style role-playing game.
Eroge Japanese game featuring erotic content.


List

Year Title Developer Publisher Setting Platform Sub-genre Series Country of origin
  • 2008 (??)
Arc the Lad III ARC Fantasy PSN (Port) Tactical RPG.[1]
Port of Arc the Lad III.
  • 2008 (JP)
Battle of Sunrise
バトル オブ サンライズ
Sunrise Sunrise Sc-Fi PS2 Tactical RPG.
Limited edition version of Battle of Sunrise for PS2.
  • 2008 (JP)
Battle of Sunrise: Limited Edition
バトル オブ サンライズ ~リミテッド エディション~
Sunrise Sunrise Sc-Fi PS2 (Limit) Tactical RPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
Blue Dragon Plus Feel Plus Fantasy DS (Port) Tactical RPG.[2]
  • 2008 (JP)
Brave Fencer Musashi Square Square Enix Fantasy PSN (Port) Action RPG.
Port of Brave Fencer Musashi for PS1.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2009 (PAL)
Chrono Trigger Square Enix Square Enix Fantasy DS (Port) Port of Chrono Trigger for SNES.
Series debuts.
  • 2008 (JP)
Crystal Guardians Fantasy MOBI Sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics A2.
Released in chapters.
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (PAL)
  • 2008 (JP)
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements Arkane
Ubisoft
Ubisoft Fantasy X360 (Remake) Action RPG.
Remake of Dark Messiah of Might and Magic for WIN.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2009 (NA)
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō Tai Abaddon Ō Atlus Fantasy PS2 ActionRPG.
Sequel to Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army.
  • 2008 (JP)
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō Tai Abaddon Ō Plus Atlus Fantasy PS2 (Compl) ActionRPG.
Compilation of Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō Tai Abaddon Ō and Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
魔界戦記ディスガイア3
Nippon Ichi Fantasy PS3 Tactical RPG.[3][1]
Sequel to Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
  • 2008 (??)
Disgaea DS Nippon Ichi Atlus Fantasy DS (Port) Tactical RPG.
Port of Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness for PSP.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • TBA (NA)
  • TBA (EU)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride ArtePiazza Square Enix Fantasy DS (Remake) JRPG.[4]
Remake of Dragon Quest V: Tenku no Hanayome for SNES.
Sequel to Dragon Quest IV.
  • 2008 (??)
Drone Tactics Success Atlus Fantasy
Modern
DS Tactical RPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
Dungeon Explorer: Warrior of the Ancient Arts Hudson Soft Hudson Soft Fantasy DS
PSP
Action RPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
Eternal Poison Flight-Plan Banpresto
Atlus
Fantasy PS2 Tactical RPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2009 (EU)
Eternal Sonata tri-Crescendo Namco Bandai Fantasy PS3 (Port) Port of Eternal Sonata for X360.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard Atlus Atlus Fantasy DS Sequel to Etrian Odyssey for DS.
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
  • 2008 (AU)
Fable 2 Lionhead Microsoft Fantasy X360 Action RPG.
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
  • 2008 (AU)
Fallout 3 Bethesda Bethesda
ZeniMax
Post-apocalyptic PS3
X360
FPS/RPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (PAL)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King Square Enix Square Enix Fantasy Wii
  • 2008 (JP)
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Intelligent Nintendo Fantasy VC (Port) Tactical RPG.
Port of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 for SNES.
Midquel to Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu.
  • 2008 (JP)
Hercules no Eikō: Tamashii no Shōmei Paon Nintendo Fantasy DS Sequel to Hercules no Eikō IV: Kamigami kara no Okurimono
  • 2008 (JP)
Hercules no Eikō III: Kamigami no Chinmoku Data East Fantasy MOBI (Port) Port of Hercules no Eikō III: Kamigami no Chinmoku for SNES.
Sequel to Hercules no Eikō II: Titan no Metsubō.
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
  • 2008 (JP)
Infinite Undiscovery
インフィニット アンディスカバリー
tri-Ace Square Enix Fantasy X360 Action RPG.
  • 2008 (NA)
Kingdom of Paradise
Key of Heaven
Climax SCE Fantasy PSN (Port) Action RPG.
Port of Kingdom of Paradise for PSP.
  • 2008 (JP)
Knights in the Nightmare Sting Fantasy DS Sequel to Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone for GBA.
  • 2008 (JP)
Legend of Heroes VI, The: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd
英雄伝説「空の軌跡 the 3rd」
Nihon Falcom Nihon Falcom Fantasy PSP (Port) Port of Legend of Heroes VI, The: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd for WIN.
Sequel to Legend of Heroes VI, The: Sora no Kiseki SC.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
Luminous Arc 2 Will
ルミナスアーク2 ウィル
Image Epoch Marvelous Fantasy DS Tactical RPG.
Sequel to Luminous Arc.
  • 2008 (JP)
Maid of Orleans: The Story of Joan of Arc
オルレアンの乙女 〜ジャンヌ・ダルクの物語〜
Kemco Fantasy
Historical
MOBI
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2009 (NA)
Mana-Khemia Gakuen no Renkinjutsushi-tachi Plus Gust Gust
Nippon Ichi
Fantasy PSP (Port) Port of Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis for PS2.
  • 2008 (JP)
Mana Khemia 2 Gust Gust
Nippon Ichi
Fantasy PS2 Sequel to Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis.
  • 2008 (JP)
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G Capcom Capcom Fantasy PSP (Remake) Action RPG.
Remake for Monster Hunter Portable 2nd for PSP.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2009 (NA)
Nostalgia Matrix
Red Ent.
Tecmo Fantasy DS JRPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
Phantasy Star Zero Sonic Team Sega Sci-Fi DS
  • 2008 (??)
Phantasy Star II Sega-AM7 Sega Sci-Fi VC (Port) JRPG.
Port of Phantasy Star II for SMS.
  • 2008 (JP)
Phantasy Star Complete Collection Sci-Fi GBA (Port) Port of Phantasy Star Collection for SAT.
  • 2008 (JP)
Poison Pink Flight-Plan Fantasy PS2 Tactical RPG.[5]
  • 2008 (JP)
Pokémon Platinum Game Freak Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Modern
Fantasy
DS (Remake) Remake to Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.
  • 2008 (JP)
Prism Ark: Prism Heart II
プリズム・アーク 〜プリズム・ハート エピソード2〜
Pajama Soft 5pb.Games Fantasy PS2 (Port) Tactical RPG.
Eroge.
Port of Prism Ark: Prism Heart II for WIN.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure Nippon Ichi Atlus Fantasy DS (Remake) JRPG.
Remake of Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure for DC.
  • 2008 (JP)
RIZ-ZOAWD Media.Vision d3 Publisher Fantasy DS JRPG.
Based on The Wizard of Oz.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2010 (NA)
Sands of Destruction imageepoch Sega Sci-Fi DS JRPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax Chronicle Edition Atlus Fantasy JRPG.[6]
Remake and compilation of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne and Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō Tai Abaddon Ō.
  • 2008 (NA)
Silverfall Fantasy PSP (Port) Action RPG.
Port of Silverfall for Windows.
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes Square Enix Square Enix Fantasy iPod Tactical RPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2009 (NA)
  • 2009 (PAL)
Suikoden Tierkreis
Genso Suikoden Tierkreis
Konami Konami Fantasy DS JRPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (EU)
  • 2008 (NA)
Super Mario RPG Square Nintendo Fantasy VC (Port) JRPG.
Port of Super Mario RPG for SNES.
  • 2008 (JP)
Super Robot Wars A Portable Banpresto Banpresto Sci-Fi PSP (Remake) Tactical RPG.
Remake of Super Robot Wars A for GBA.
  • 2008 (JP)
Tales of Destiny: Directors Cut Wolf Team Namco Fantasy PS2 (Remake) Action RPG.
Remake of Tales of Destiny for PS1.
  • 2008 (JP)
Tales of Hearts Namco Tales Namco Bandai Fantasy DS JRPG.
Spin-off of the Tales series.
  • 2008 (JP)
Tales of Rebirth Namco Namco Fantasy PSP (Port) Action RPG.
Port of Tales of Rebirth for PS2.
Sequel to Tales of Symphonia.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk Namco Tales Namco Bandai Fantasy Wii Action RPG.
Sequel to Tales of Symphonia.
  • 2008 (JP)
Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi Aquaplus Aquaplus Fantasy PS3 (Port) Tactical RPG.
Port of Tears to Tiara for Windows.
  • 2008 (JP)
Tir-nan-og V Alfa System Fantasy PS2 (Port)
PSP (Port)
Tactical RPG.
Port of Tir-nan-og V for WIN.
Sequel to Tir-nan-og IV: King of the Valiant.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
Valkyria Chronicles
Battlefield Valkyria: Gallian Chronicles
戦場のヴァルキュリア
Sega Sega Fantasy PS3 Tactical RPG.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2009 (NA)
  • 2009 (PAL)
Valkyrie Profile: Toga wo Seou Mono
ヴァルキリープロファイル 咎を背負う者
tri-Ace Square Enix Fantasy DS JRPG.
  • 2008 (??)
Vantage Master Portable
VM Portable
ヴァンテージマスターポータブル
Nihon Falcom Nihon Falcom Fantasy PSP (Port) Tactical RPG.[7][8]
Port of Vantage Master.
  • 2008 (INT)
Vay Somoga Fantasy
Sci-Fi
MOBI (Remake) JRPG
Remake of Vay for SCD.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2010 (NA)
  • 2010 (EU)
White Knight Chronicles Level-5 SCE Fantasy PS3 JRPG.
  • 2008 (INT)
Witcher, The: Versus one2tribe Fantasy BROW Spin-off of The Witcher for Windows.
  • 2008 (JP)
Xenogears Square Square Enix Sci-Fi PSN (Port) JRPG.
Port of Xenogears for PS1.
  • 2008 (JP)
  • 2008 (NA)
Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone
ユグドラ・ユニオン
Sting Sting
Atlus
Fantasy PSP (Port) Tactical RPG.
Port of Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone for GBA.
Sequel to Riviera: The Promised Land for WSC.
  • 2008 (??)
Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished Nihon Falcom Fantasy DS (Port) Action RPG.
Port of Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished for PC88.
  • 2008 (??)
Zoids Assault Atlus Sci-Fi X360 Tactical RPG.[8]
  • 2009 (JP)
Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus ASCII Media Works ASCII Media Works Fantasy DS Action RPG.
  • 2009 (PAL)
  • 2010 (NA)
Divinity 2 – Ego Draconis Larian dtp Fantasy X360 Action RPG.
Sequel to Divine Divinity for Windows.
  • 2009 (JP)
Dragon Quest IX Hoshizora no Mamoribito Level-5 Square Enix Fantasy DS JRPG.
Sequel to Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for PS2.
  • 2009 (JP)
  • 2009 (NA)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Square Enix Square Enix Fantasy Wii Action RPG.
  • 2009 (JP)
  • 2010 (NA)
  • 2010 (PAL)
Final Fantasy XIII Square Enix Square Enix Fantasy PS3
X360(U.S./U.K.)
  • 2009 (NA)
  • 2009 (PAL)
Jagged Alliance DS Strategy First
Cypron
Empire Fantasy DS (Port) Tactical RPG.
Port of Jagged Alliance for DOS.
  • 2009 (NA)
  • 2009 (PAL)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion Vicarious Visions
Savage
n-Space
Activision Sci-Fi
Fantasy
DS
PS2
PS3
PSP
Wii
X360
Action RPG.
Sequel to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance for various platforms.
  • 2009 (JP)
Monster Hunter 3 (tri-) Wii Action RPG
  • 2009 (JP)
Sacred Blaze
セイクリッドブレイズ
Flight-Plan Banpresto Fantasy PS2 Tactical RPG.
  • 2009 (JP)
Tales of Graces Namco Namco Fantasy Wii }
  • 2009 (JP)
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 Alfa System Namco Fantasy PSP Action RPG.
  • 2009 (JP)
  • 2009 (NA)
Witch's Tale, A Hitmaker Nippon Ichi Fantasy DS Action RPG.
  • 2008 (NA)
Avernum 5 Spiderweb Spiderweb Fantasy MAC
WIN
Sequel to Avernum 4.
  • 2008 (NA)
Aveyond Amaranth Amaranth Fantasy WIN (Rerel) Rerelease on GameTap.
  • 2008 (JP)
Battle Goddess Epside 0
戦女神ZERO
Eushully Fantasy WIN Eroge.
  • 2008 (INT)
Depths of Peril Soldak Soldak Fantasy OSX (Port) Action RPG.
Port of Depths of Peril for WIN.
  • 2008 (DE)
  • 2009 (NA)
  • 2009 (EU)
Drakensang: The Dark Eye
Das Schwarze Auge: Drakensang
Radon dtp (DE)
THQ (NA)
Eidos (EU)
Fantasy WIN Sequel to Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
Fable: The Lost Chapters Lionhead Microsoft Fantasy OSX (Port) Port of Fable: The Lost Chapters for Xbox.
  • 2008 (NA)
Fallout Interplay Interplay Post-apocalyptic WIN (Rerel) Rerelease on GameTap.
  • 2008 (NA)
Fallout 2 Interplay Interplay Post-apocalyptic WIN (Rerel) Rerelease on GameTap.
  • 2008 (NA)
Fate: Undiscovered Realms WildTangent WildTangent
Encore
Fantasy WIN Action RPG.
Sequel to Fate.
  • 2008 (??)
King's Bounty: The Legend Katauri 1C Company Fantasy WIN Tactical RPG.[3][9]
Spiritual successor to King's Bounty.
  • 2008 (NA)
Jade Empire: Special Edition BioWare BioWare Fantasy OSX (Port) Action RPG.
Port of Jade Empire for Xbox.
  • 2008 (NA)
Jagged Alliance 2: Gold Pack Sir-Tech Strategy First Modern WIN (Rerel) Tactical RPG.
Rerelease on GamersGate.
  • 2008 (NA)
Mass Effect BioWare
Demiurge
EA Sci-Fi WIN (Port) Port of Mass Effect for X360.
  • 2008 (NA)
Neverwinter Nights 2 Obsidian Aspyr Fantasy OSX (Port) Port of Neverwinter Nights 2 for WIN.
Sequel to Neverwinter Nights.
  • 2008 (NA)
Neverwinter Nights 2: Gold Obsidian Aspyr Fantasy WIN (Rerel) Rerelease of Neverwinter Nights 2 for WIN.
Sequel to Neverwinter Nights.
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Ascaron Fantasy WIN Action RPG.
Sequel to Sacred.
  • 2008 (??)
Silverfall: Earth Awakening Kyiv's Games Monte Cristo Fantasy WIN Action RPG.
Expansion to Silverfall.
  • 2008 (??)
Silverfall: Gold Edition Kyiv's Games Monte Cristo Fantasy WIN (Compl) Action RPG.
Compilation of Silverfall and its expansion.
  • 2008 (INT)
Space Rangers 2: Reboot Elemental Cinemaware Sci-Fi WIN Expansion to Space Rangers 2: Dominators.
  • 2008 (NA)
  • 2008 (EU)
  • 2008 (AU)
  • 2008 (UK)
Fallout 3 Bethesda Bethesda
ZeniMax Media
Post-apocalyptic WIN Sequel to Fallout 2.
Action RPG.
  • 2009 (INT)
Dragon Age: Origins BioWare EA Fantasy WIN Action RPG.
  • 2009 (INT)
Last Remnant, The Square Enix PDD2 Square Enix Fantasy WIN JRPG. [10]
  • 2009 (EU)
Risen Piranha Bytes Deep Silver Fantasy WIN Action RPG. [11]
  • 2009 (INT)
Sacred Ascaron Linux Game Publishing Fantasy LIN Action RPG.
Port of Sacred.

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