From the main story to lots of side stories. This is the most popular RPG series, with the most games in its library.
RPGs, or role-playing games, are a very popular type of video game. It gives players the chance to explore worlds from fantasy and science fiction in a way that has never been done before and to watch stories unfold that are deep and interesting. They have a lot of characters, deep messages, and a lot of stories that all connect to each other. When all of these things come together, they make a rich tapestry of stories that players can physically travel through by playing as the main character, whether they are heroes or baddies.
RPGs are also turning points for new ideas. With the same types of heroes and villains in early games, studios have to find new and interesting ways to make games in order to come up with new ideas and material. It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and the next few lines show that this is true. They’ve been around for so long that even if they haven’t changed everything with each new game, they’ve at least changed the tires and put on new shiny rims to improve on what they’ve already done.
The Legend Of Heroes
Nihon Falcom’s multi-chapter story takes place over generations, and players are encouraged to follow the story of different groups of characters as they deal with the events of the previous game in one big story that keeps getting bigger and bigger. This might be a good game for people who like games with a lot of connections and lots of Easter eggs.
From Trails of the Sky to Trails of Cold Steel to Trails from Zero, this series has 17 main games that are all connected in some way. Players take part in events happening in the same world while time passes between games. A interesting turn-based JRPG where players can feel like the world is really alive and where the story they play through has meaning with each new game.
Romance Of The Three Kingdoms
Taking it all the way back to the 1980s, before many gamers were even born, and making it one of the most popular games of the time. The game was made by Koei and is based on a historical novel with the same name. It lets players simulate the war and act out the story by taking part in large-scale tactical fights that were common in China in 200 AD, when there were many warring states.
Players take on the part of the warlord, and while things change from one mainline game to the next, the roles fans play stay pretty much the same. Even though it has been around for about 30 years, the series is still going strong. Players still have to plan and fight their way through all kinds of faction disputes and wars.
This is one of the older series on the list, and it can be proud of its large number of games. A standard JRPG with traditional animations and art from great Manga artists like Akira Toriyama, who is also known for Dragon Ball. This series follows the tried-and-true pattern of a hero who takes up arms and makes friends while going on a dangerous trip to stop a big bad evil.
There are 11 main games and 23 spin-offs, like the Monster series and the more current Treasure series. In these games, players fight monsters like Slimes, Great Sabrecats, Tunnel Rush, and Golems. This RPG has a lot in common with other games in the same genre, but what makes it stand out is its classic, charming look, which has made it a hit with players.
This series is a JRPG that takes a different approach to what a JRPG is. Instead of being a hero who saves the world from the forces of evil or a group of misfits who fight back against an oppressive government, this franchise tries something different.
The Atelier games put the player in the role of an alchemist, and between the 24 core games and their sequels, there is a lot of cooking, fighting, and making friends to do. The game keeps the cutesy, bright color scheme and adds a surprisingly fun RPG battle system for those who want to dive into the world of action apothecaries.
Tales Of Arise
The first game in this action RPG series came out in the mid-1990s. It is an anime-style journey with 17 core games, and it has become a staple of the genre. Not every game in the series is the same, but a few of them stand out both in the series’ library and in the gaming world as a whole. Since the days of the SNES, games have gotten better, as seen by the success of Arise on the PS5.
A lot of the games have been re-released over the years as remasters or ports to newer platforms, which may be a big reason why there are 46 games in total. There are also a lot of games for mobile devices. Fans keep coming back for more of this series, which has a group of interesting and likeable characters, flashy animated battles, and small details that make each game unique.
When it comes to entertainment, kids often take sides, like in the console wars or the cartoon monster fence. Digimon may not be as popular or good as Pokemon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth playing. The games in the digital monster world are as many as the monsters that live there.
This brand has a lot of RPGs with different ways to play, including Digimon World, Digimon Story, and the Dusk and Dawn games for the DS. From an action RPG to an open world to turn-based combat, the library of 31 core entries (and 59 games in total) shows how good the anime was back in the day and how strong love is in the audience.
Shin Megami Tensei
The Atlus JRPG machine is hard to fully understand because some versions of the games are locked to a certain area and remasters came out in the West under different names. The idea of catching and fusing demons has been a big part of the series, and it often leads players to find out what humans do when demons attack.
There are a total of nine core games and sixteen spin-offs in SMT. But SMT has a lot of big sister games, like Devil Summoner and the Personagames, that are big in their own right. Each of these games has its own side games, and there are well over 60 of them in this gaming franchise world alone.
He was one of the first people to make a tabletop war model that put different groups of people into a chaotic world of war, weapons, and strange, science-fictional powers. Even though their original TTRPG concept is still going strong, the franchise has expanded into video games (regularly).
This series is big, both in terms of its story and the way it handles its games. There are 29 games set in the main Warhammer universe, 47 games set in the 40K universe, and a lot of other games that may not be RPGs. Plus, with how often Warhammer games come out and how many different versions come out each time, this number will only keep going up.
The first RPG that many people play. Since its first release in 1996, the game where you catch monsters and fight them has won the hearts of many generations. GameFreak took the idea and ran with it, making 22 core games with nine generations of fantastic pocket monsters that players can fight with, take care of, and eventually grow as they travel through the many islands they find themselves on.
The Pokemon brand has 122 games, ranging from a very popular trading card game to a very popular mobile app. Some games are only available in certain parts of the world. Some fans may say that the recipe has become boring, but they are still trying new things with games like Legends: Arceus and Scarlet and Violet, which have been met with mixed reviews.
When Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series came out in 1987, it changed the way role-playing video games were made. For many young gamers, it was a turning point in what they liked about video games. This RPG was made for the NES. It was a very creative and important game that started a whole generation of gaming, leading to many sequels and influencing many game designers who came after it.
Final Fantasy 16 is coming out soon for new systems, and the number of fans has only grown over the past 36 years. The series has a total of 126 games, including spin-offs, sequels, and mobile games. This makes it one of the most successful RPG series of all time.