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JRPG: Japanese role-playing games sorted by release date

JRPGs, or Japanese Role-Playing Games, are a subgenre of role-playing video games that originated in Japan. They are characterized by a distinct style of storytelling, gameplay mechanics, and visual aesthetics.
JRPGs often place a heavy emphasis on narrative and character development. They frequently feature intricate plots, richly developed characters, and immersive worlds that players can explore. Traditional JRPGs typically use turn-based combat systems where players and enemies take turns executing actions such as attacking, using magic, or defending. These systems often involve strategic decision-making and resource management.

Players usually control a party of characters, each with their own unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. JRPGs commonly incorporate character progression systems where players earn experience points through battles and quests, allowing their characters to level up and become stronger. This progression may involve gaining new abilities, improving stats, or obtaining equipment upgrades.

JRPGs are known for their distinct artistic styles, which can range from colorful and cartoonish to more realistic or anime-inspired. Character designs, environments, and animations often contribute to the game's overall aesthetic.

Most popular JRPG games

Princess Maker 2
Cobra Mission

Cosmic Soldier: Psychic War

DOS19893.9/5 Kogado Software Products

Ys: The Vanished Omens

DOS19894.1/5 Nihon Falcom
Ys: The Vanished Omens (also known as The Ancient Land of Ys) is an abandoned top-down open-world action RPG designed by Masaya Hashimoto, developed by Nihon Falcom and released by Kyodai Software Marketing for DOS in 1989. Ys: The Vanished Omens was published (earlier) for quite a few other home computers and console.


DOS19904/5 Nihon Falcom


DOS19904/5 Game Arts
Zeliard is a fantasy platformer - JRPG hybrid with metroidvania gameplay elements developed by Game Arts and released for DOS in 1990. Zeliard is a single-player game.

Cobra Mission

DOS1992NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software

God of Thunder

DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware4/5 Adept Software
God of Thunder is a classic computer game developed by Adept Software and released in 1993. It's a puzzle platformer with a fantasy theme. In the game, you control Thor, the Norse god of thunder, on a quest to save Midgard (Earth) from the evil god Loki and his minions.The gameplay involves navigating through various levels filled with obstacles, e...

Princess Maker 2

DOS19934.1/5 Gainax
Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depe...

Spiritual Warfare

DOS1993protected3.6/5 Wisdom Tree

Knights of Xentar

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software

Mad Paradox

DOS1994NSFW3.9/5 Queen Soft




DOS1998freeware3.8/5 MiG Outpost

Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5

Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware3.9/5


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