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SRPG (Turn-based)

Definition: Subgenre of the turn-based tactics genre in which the player controls, among perhaps other units, several unique characters who persist and level throughout the game.

Note that, as explained in detail here and here, the term SRPG is NOT an acronym -- it is a random collection of letters that doesn't mean anything. These games have absolutely nothing to do with role-playing games; we only retain the genre's historical designation for reasons of convenience and consistency.


Ranking

*****

****
[DS] Itsuwari no Rondo / Rondo of Swords [ > ]

***

**
[DS] ASH -Archaic Sealed Heat- [ > ]
[PSP] Twelve ~Sengoku Fuushinden~ [ > ]

*


Chronology

This chronology is not comprehensive. If you are aware of games that we have missed, or would like to point out corrections, please let us know by posting here. Note that data marked in red font is highly suspect.


Original Titles

Upcoming
09/16 2010 [PSP] Blue Roses ~Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi~ [ > ]

2010
05/27 [PSP] Blaze Union [ > ]
01/20 [360] [PS3] Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

2009
12/17 [PSP] Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos [ > ]
12/10 [DS] Luminous Arc 3 -Eyes- [ > ]
05/28 [DS] Tactics Layer ~Ritina Guard Senki~ [ > ]
02/19 [PS2] Sacred Blaze
02/19 [DS] Shining Force Feather [ > ]
01/19 [MOB] Luminous Arc: Dreamcure
01/15 [DS] Megami Ibunroku Devil Survivor / Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

2008
12/04 [DS] Eiyuu Senki Laevatein / Hero's Saga Laevatein Tactics [ > ]
08/28 [DS] Tactical Guild
05/15 [DS] Luminous Arc 2 ~Will~ / Luminous Arc 2 [ > ]
02/14 [PS2] Poison Pink / Eternal Poison [ > ]
01/31 [PS3] Makai Senki Disgaea 3 / Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice [ > ]

2007
12/13 [PS2] Spectral Gene
10/25 [DS] Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no Grimoire / Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift [ > ]
10/11 [360] Operation Darkness [ > ]
10/04 [DS] ASH -Archaic Sealed Heat- [ > ]
09/27 [PS3] Agarest Senki / Agarest: Generations of War [ > ]
08/09 [DS] Itsuwari no Rondo / Rondo of Swords [ > ]
08/09 [PSP] Wild Arms XF (Crossfire) [ > ]
03/22 [PS3] Mist of Chaos [ > ]
02/22 [WII] Fire Emblem: Akatsuki no Megami / Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn [ > ]
02/22 [PS2] Kikou Souhei Armodyne
02/15 [PS2] Soul Cradle: Sekai wo Kurau Mono / Soul Nomad & the World Eaters
02/08 [DS] Luminous Arc
01/18 [PS2] Dragon Shadow Spell

2006
11/30 [PS2] Summon Night 4
11/22 [PSP] Jeanne d'Arc
09/21 [PS2] Chaos Wars
09/15 [MOB] Front Mission 2089-II
06/29 [360] Spectral Force 3 ~Innocent Rage~ / Spectral Force 3
03/23 [GBA] Yggdra Union / Yggdra Union ~We'll Never Fight Alone~
02/23 [PS2] Makai Senki Disgaea 2 / Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
01/19 [PS2] Blazing Souls

2005
12/29 [PS2] Front Mission 5 ~Scars of the War~ (Fifth)
11/24 [PS2] Rebirth Moon
08/25 [PSP] Twelve ~Sengoku Fuushinden~ [ > ]
05/26 [PS2] Berwick Saga
05/26 [PS2] Namco x Capcom (Cross)
04/20 [GC] Fire Emblem: Souen no Kiseki / Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
03/17 [PS2] Phantom Kingdom / Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
03/07 [MOB] Front Mission 2089 [ > ]

2004
10/28 [PS2] Stella Deus / Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
10/07 [GBA] Fire Emblem: Seima no Kouseki / Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
01/22 [PS2] Phantom Brave

2003
12/18 [PS2] Front Mission 4 (Fourth)
10/30 [PS2] Shinki Gensou Spectral Souls
08/07 [PS2] Summon Night 3
07/25 [GBA] Onimusha Tactics
04/25 [GBA] Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken / Fire Emblem [ > ]
02/14 [GBA] Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
02/13 [PS2] Venus & Braves ~Majo to Megami to Horobiru no Yogen~
01/30 [PS2] Makai Senki Disgaea / Disgaea: Hour of Darkness [ > ]

2002
08/30 [GBA] Black/Matrix Zero
04/26 [PC] Utawareru Mono [ > ]
03/29 [GBA] Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi
03/28 [PS2] Black/Matrix 2
01/31 [PS2] La Pucelle: Hikari no Seijo Densetsu / La Pucelle: Tactics

2001
08/02 [PS] Summon Night 2
05/24 [PS] Tear Ring Saga: Yutona Eiyuu Senki [ > ]

2000
12/21 [PS2] 7 ~Moorumoosu no Kiheitai~
01/06 [PS] Summon Night

1999
09/02 [PS] Front Mission 3 (Third)
08/28 [SFC] Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
07/08 [PS] Vandal Hearts II ~Tenjou no Mon~ / Vandal Hearts II

1998
09/23 [SAT] Shining Force III Scenario 3: Hyouheki no Jashin Kyuu
08/27 [SAT] Black/Matrix
06/18 [SAT] Langrisser V ~The End of Legend~
04/29 [SAT] Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko
04/04 [SAT] Sakura Taisen 2 ~Kimi, Shini Tamou Kotonakare~

1997
12/11 [SAT] Shining Force III Scenario 1: XX no XX / Shining Force III
09/29 - 10/20 [BS-X] BS Fire Emblem: Akaneia Senki
09/25 [PS] Front Mission 2 (Second)
08/01 [SAT] Langrisser IV
06/20 [PS] Final Fantasy Tactics

1996
10/25 [PS] [SAT] Vandal Hearts ~Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei~ / Vandal Hearts
10/18 [SAT] Langrisser III
05/14 [SFC] Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu
09/27 [SAT] Sakura Taisen
02/09 [SFC] Bahamut Lagoon

1995
06/30 [GG] Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
02/24 [SFC] Front Mission

1994
08/26 [MD] Langrisser II
01/21 [SFC] Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo

1993
10/01 [MD] Shining Force II ~Inishie no Fuuin~ / Shining Force II: The Ancient Seal
06/25 [GG] Shining Force Gaiden II ~Jashin no Kakusei~ / Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya

1992
12/25 [GG] Shining Force Gaiden ~Ensai Jashin no Kuni he~
03/20 [MD] Shining Force ~Kamigami no Isan~ / Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention
03/14 [FC] Fire Emblem Gaiden

1991
04/26 [MD] Langrisser / Warsong

1990
04/20 [FC] Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi [ > ]


Ports & Remakes

2009
07/23 [PSP] Blazing Souls Accelate
05/28 [PSP] Utawareru Mono Portable [ > ]
03/26 [PSP] Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Portable / Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
03/12 [WII] Phantom Brave Wii

2008
11/27 [360] Agarest Senki Re-appearance [ > ]
08/07 [DS] Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken / Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon [ > ]
08/07 [DS] Summon Night 2
06/26 [DS] Makai Senki Disgaea: Makai no Ouji to Akai Tsuki / Disgaea DS [ > ]
05/29 [DS] Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness [ > ]
04/24 [DS] Summon Night
01/24 [PSP] Yggdra Union / Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone

2007
11/29 [360] Apocalypse ~Desire Next~ [ > ]
05/10 [PSP] Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou / Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
03/29 [360] Absolute: Blazing Infinity
03/22 [DS] Front Mission 1st (The First) / Front Mission
02/08 [360] Diario: Rebirth Moon Legend

2006
11/30 [PSP] Makai Senki Disgaea Portable / Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness [ > ]
10/26 [PS2] Utawareru Mono: Chiriyuku Mono he no Komoriuta [ > ]
03/09 [PSP] Sakura Taisen 1&2

2004
08/05 [GBA] Shining Force: Kuroki Ryuu no Fukkatsu / Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
05/13 [PS] Black/Matrix OO (Double O)

2003
10/23 [PS] Front Mission 1st (The First)
02/27 [PS2] Sakura Taisen ~Atsuki Chishio ni~

2002
07/12 [WSC] Front Mission

2000
09/21 [DC] Sakura Taisen 2 ~Kimi, Shini Tamou Kotonakare~
05/25 [DC] Sakura Taisen
02/14 [PS] Black/Matrix+ (Cross)

1999
09/30 [DC] Black/Matrix AD (Advanced)

1994
07/22 [MCD] Shining Force CD