50 Games Like Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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This suggestion collection includes turn-based JRPG (Japanese RPG) games for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Earthlock released the 7 March 2018 and ranked #43, Final Fantasy Dimensions II released the 31 October 2017 and ranked #29, Lost Sphear released the 11 October 2017 and ranked #37.

A vast and vibrant world is yours to explore in the latest installment of this legendary role-playing series.A mysterious jester. A forbidden scepter. A fiendish curse. A once idyllic kingdom lies entangled in a web of enchanted vines, its king and princess hideously transformed, its castle and subjects frozen in time. Only one person has survived this horror unscathed: you!Only you can save your king and country by lifting the shadow of the evil jester's curse... But it won't be easy. An epic tale of friendship, bravery, and adventure awaits you on the grassy fields, snow-capped mountains, and restless seas of Dragon Quest VIII!

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1# Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - 2016

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Restore forgotten lands and battle an unknown evil in this classic DRAGON QUEST adventure, completely rebuilt from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS system. In DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, you'll explore an ever-changing world filled with mystery, intrigue and danger, featuring character and monster designs from acclaimed artist Akira Toriyama. Expand and share your adventure even more with the StreetPass™ feature—send and receive traveller's tablets to explore new dungeons that contain rare monsters and unique equipment.

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2# Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 2017

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.

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3# Persona 5 - 2016

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Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students - the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game's story - who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves.

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4# RPG Justice Chronicles - 2015

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Darkness that lurks in history In Illumica, an invasion of the enemy lands of Laft is being planned. Blood-soaked battles between enemy tribes, darkness energy widely misused, huge monsters called Vasists... And a young girl whose life is in danger in the midst of the fighting. The characters fight against their destinies, and in the course of time, they will face a desperate battle against the split of history and the evil that lurks there.

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6# Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - 2013

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world in an attempt to save his mother. Developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by the legendary Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure like no other. All-Star Production - LEVEL-5's mastery of the RPG genre is combined with Studio Ghibli's world-class animation and music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi Another World - Stunning visuals, made possible by utilizing the full capabilities of the hardware, create the world of Ni no Kuni and immerses players into Oliver's journey within this vibrant, animated world Captivating Story - A charming and tragic tale unfolds including animation storyboarded and created by Studio Ghibli with English and Japanese voice overs Role Playing Mastery - New and traditional RPG elements expertly crafted and designed featuring dozens of locations to explore, hundreds of creatures to battle and a wealth of quests and secrets to uncover throughout the sweeping journey Dynamic Fights - Freely switch control of characters and familiars in an exciting battle system that combines real-time and turn-based tactical elements

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7# Megadimension Neptunia VII - 2015

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New challengers are taking control of Gamindustri, and Neptune's nowhere in sight. Now she’s gotta help a mysterious stranger fight a colossal new evil, reclaim her Goddess title, and find some time for pudding! Go next gen with Giant Battles and multi-worlds in this JRPG!

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9# FINAL FANTASY XX-2 HD Remaster - 2013

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The HD remaster covers both Final Fantasy X and its sequel Final Fantasy X-2. The first game follows the journey of the teenager Tidus who is transported to the world of Spira after an encounter with a creature known as Sin. He becomes one of the guardians of the summoner Yuna, protecting her on a pilgrimage to defeat Sin and finding out how the creature is linked to Tidus' and Yuna's late fathers.[7][8] Gameplay relies on the Conditional Turn-Based Battle system that allows for swapping party members in mid-combat. Characters are leveled up by means of the Sphere Grid on which the player may choose a specific skill to learn or attribute to improve.[9] The second game is set two years after the events of X and features Yuna as a treasure hunter in search of spheres leading her to Tidus.[10] It reintroduces the series' classic job system in the form of the Garment Grid: jobs can be acquired as dresspheres, costumes that give the player characters different abilities, throughout the game and may be changed in battle.[11] X-2 includes multiple minigames such as Sphere Break and blitzball, the latter of which also featured prominently in X.[12] While the majority of the gameplay for X and X-2 remains unchanged, the games have undergone an extensive graphical update and a large amount of the music for X has been rearranged. All regional releases contain content from the International versions: X has the expert Sphere Grid and several optional bosses, while X-2 comes with extra dresspheres and new minigames. The Creature Creator system was added, whereby players can capture enemy monsters and certain non-player characters (NPCs) to train them and to have them fight alongside the party in battle, similar to the Pokémon series: these captured allies can also be fought and strengthened in a coliseum. Lastly, X-2 includes the "Last Mission" extra dungeon that plays in the style of a roguelike 3D game, having a grid-based layout across which the characters move and take on enemies. Layouts are generated randomly and each opponent is allowed as many turns as the player has taken. As in the main game, the player characters can equip jobs in the form of dresspheres. Dialogue between the protagonists changes depending on which ending the player achieved in X-2. The Eternal Calm movie that bridges the gap between X and X-2 is included in the collection as well.[4][13][14][15][16][17] The collection allows for cross-platform saving between the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation Vita versions and both games have full trophy support.[14][18] Final Fantasy X: Will is an original audio drama included in the release, playing during the ending credits.[19] It features multiple characters from the games, alongside two new characters: the narrator Chuami and her companion Kurgum.[20] In the story, the two are sent to summon Yuna to investigate a mysterious phenomenon known as "Beckoning", where the dead are being called back into existence. On their journey, they encounter a reborn Sin, who has apparently been beckoned.[21][22] Over the course of the story, it is revealed that Tidus is suffering from some kind of weakness,[23] and that Yuna and he appear to have broken up and Yuna is seeing someone else.[24] The drama ends with Yuna preparing to face Sin again and Tidus, despite his weakness, deciding to follow her.

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10# Bravely Second: End Layer - 2015

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Bravely Second™ : End Layer A pre-launch prelude to the main adventure focusing on the Three Cavaliers – Yew Geneolgia, Janne Angard, and Nikolai Nikolanikov . Team up with heroes and returning characters to rescue Agnès Oblige from Kaiser Oblivion's Skyhold .

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13# Avernum 2: Crystal Souls - 2015

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Huge indie fantasy role-playing adventure in a massive, underground land. Packed with over 100 towns and dungeons and an epic story. Fight to complete up to three distinct game-winning quests. Master over 60 spells and abilities. Hunt for hundreds of magical artifacts. Over 50 hours of gameplay.

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14# Cosmic Star Heroine - 2017

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3 exotic planets to explore. Aliens. Robots. Magic. Forbidden technology. Ruined Worlds. Ghosts. Long-lost secrets. Conspiracies. A galactic threat. And one brave heroine to make things right. Cosmic Star Heroine is an exciting new RPG from the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World.

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15# Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - 2015

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Xenoblade Chronicles plays as a role-playing video game (RPG), where the player controls one character out of a party of three using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk or the Classic Controller. While exploring, the player may choose to take on side quests from various non-player characters that inhabit the game's world, as they commonly involve locating certain items or killing a certain number of enemy characters. Xenoblade Chronicles has a real-time action-based battle system, where the player manually moves the current lead character in real-time, and party members will "auto-attack" when enemies enter their attack radius. Health may be restored by the player by using healing Arts in battle, or the player may let characters' HP regenerate automatically outside of battle.

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16# Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls VS VS SEGA - 2016

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A collaboration project between ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko and SEGA, the Sega Hard Girls are made up of various Sega consoles, including the Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive! These anthropomorphized consoles are girls with an array of personalities and spunk, and this time they are teaming up with Neptune and IF for an...

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17# The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - 2015

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At Thors Military Academy, Erebonia’s best learn everything from the art of war to liberal arts. First year Rean Schwarzer learns he’s been selected to join the controversial Class VII, and they’ll need to deal with more than just class warfare--they’ll need to safeguard their country from chaos.

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18# Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice - 2015

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Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria and defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy.

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19# Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book - 2015

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17th in the Atelier series. The budding alchemist Sophie of Kirchen Bell meets the Mysterious Book, Plachta, and embarks on a wonderful adventure of fulfilling dreams.

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20# DRAGON QUEST VI - 2015

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From wandering warriors to amnesiac teens, a rich cast of characters will join you in your adventures, and help you to unlock the mysteries of your clouded world! While away the hours trying your hand at the poker tables or testing your luck at the slot machines, and exchange the tokens you earn for all kinds of exciting items! Once youve recruited a slimy friend or two, head to the Slimopolis to test their mettle in a series of arena battles, with fabulous prizes on offer for any slime tough enough to emerge victorious!

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21# Romancing SaGa 2 - 2016

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In this popular entry, released in Japanese only in 1993 and boasting sales in excess of one million copies, the player's struggle spans multiple generations as he assumes the role of a series of rulers of the Varennes Empire in a valiant struggle against the Seven Heroes. A free scenario systema hallmark of the SaGa seriesenables the player to take command of a variety of protagonists along the line of imperial succession and experience the history of a nation as it grows and changes. This freedom of choice provides a compelling narrative that served as the cornerstone of the title's success on its initial release.

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22# LiEat - 2016

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A world where dragons, born from the wishes of man, each have a unique power to match their human's desires. One mysterious stranger travels with a young dragon graced with the talent of seeing and eating lies. Together, they seek information for profit and knowledge.

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23# Undefeated - 2015

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16-bit RPG magic is back! Can you stop the Wastelands from spreading and overtaking the world? Play as Marcus, Bastien and Fela, 3 army conscripts with little liking for their new life, yet who find themselves engulfed in a mystery that could very well cause the demise of their nation.

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24# Echoes Of Aetheria - 2016

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Experience an epic saga of war, love and betrayal in Echoes of Aetheria! In classic RPG style follow the story of Lucian, Ingrid and Soha as their efforts to save a kidnapped bride turns into a quest to uncover a dark conspiracy. By the end, you’ll have to weigh your decisions and their consequences against the fate of entire nations.

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