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Encyclopedia > List of computer and video game franchises

This is a list of video game franchises organised alphabetically by name. This consists of long running series as well as characters that have been portrayed in many games. This list does not include non-gaming intellectual properties that have been adapted for use in games (such as James Bond or sports leagues). See list of computer and video games for related lists. Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952. ... This is a list of computer games and video games. ...


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Air Combat Ace Combat 2 Ace Combat 3 Ace Combat 04 Ace Combat 5 Ace Combat Zero The Ace Combat series are arcade games made by Namco. ... The Advance Wars series is a series of three turn-based strategy games. ... Alex Kidd. ... Alone in the Dark is a series of survival horror computer games from Infogrames (now Atari). ... on the SNES Alien vs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ape Escape is a platform game for the PlayStation, which launched a video game series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Art of Fighting ), in Japan and in video game music archives), or AOF (or RnK in video game music archives) for short, is a fighting game series created by SNK. It is one of the many SNK series that ties into The King of Fighters. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Box art for ATV Offroad Fury 2. ... Adventure Island may refer to: Adventure Island (video game), a video game. ... This article is about the first game in a series. ...

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Banjo-Kazooie is a 3-D platform/adventure video game for the Nintendo 64. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Boktai is a video game series created by Konami for the Game Boy Advance handheld console. ... Bomberman is a strategic, maze-based computer and video game franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft. ... Logo from the original Breath of Fire video game. ... Burnout is the name of a punk rock band currently based in Arkansas. ... Bust-a-Move redirects here. ...

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Call of Duty (released on October 19, 2003) is a first-person shooter video game based on the Quake III engine. ... Castlevania ) is a video game series, created and developed by Konami. ... Championship Manager is a series of English computer games, the first of which was released in 1992. ... Chrono Trigger ) is a console role-playing game created by Square Co. ... Civilization, or Sid Meiers Civilization (which is the games official name) is a computer game created by Sid Meier for Microprose in 1991. ... Colony Wars is a trilogy of video games developed and produced for the Sony PlayStation by Psygnosis. ... This article is about the specific game. ... Contra ) is an arcade game released in 1987 by the Konami corporation. ... // 7up Mascot In the first half of the 1990s, the red spot in the 7Up logo was given arms, legs a mouth, and sunglasses and served as the mascot of the popular soft drink in the United States. ... // Crash Bandicoot is a popular series of video games. ... Crazy Taxi was first released in arcades in 1999 and was ported to the Dreamcast in 2000. ...

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The main gameplay screen of Dance Dance Revolution. ... Darkstalkers (Japanese: ヴァンパイア, Vampire) is a fighting game series created by Capcom, where various mythical and fantastic monsters (as well as from horror fiction) fight each other. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Dead or Alive (DOA) is a video game series produced by Tecmo that is comprised primarily of fighting games. ... Destroy All Humans! is a video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. It was released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems on June 21, 2005. ... Devil May Cry ) is a PlayStation 2 video game created by Capcom. ... Diablo is a best-selling hack and slash action role-playing game developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment on January 2, 1997. ... Dino Crisis is a series of video games by Capcom. ... A poster of Dizzy. ... Donkey Kong ) is a character from Nintendo that has appeared in many video games since 1981. ... Doom (or DOOM)[1] is a 1993 computer game by id Software that is among the landmark titles in the first-person shooter genre. ... Billy and Jimmy Lee, the protagonists of the Double Dragon series. ... Box art of Dr. Mario for the NES. The Dr. Mario series (Dr. マリオ Dokutaa Mario) is a series of puzzle video games made by Nintendo, beginning with Dr. Mario. ... Dragon Slayer is a computer role-playing game published in 1984 by Falcom on the NEC PC8801 computer system, giving rise to a series of sequels, all created by Falcom. ... Dragon Quest ), known as Dragon Warrior in North America until the 2005 release of Dragon Quest VIII, is a series of role playing games created by Enix (now known as Square Enix). ... Drakan is an action-adventure video game series developed by Surreal Software. ... Driver is a series of mission-based driving video games for PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Developed by Reflections Interactive, it was originally published by GT Interactive, and is now published by Atari. ... Duke Nukem in the title screen of Duke Nukem 3D Duke Nukem is an action hero created by computer game developer 3D Realms/Apogee Software. ... The Logo of Shin Sangoku Musou 4 (Dynasty Warriors 5) Dynasty Warriors ( 真・三國無双:Shin Sangokumusou in Japan and 真•三国无双: Zhen Sanguo Wushuang in China; literally meaning True Three Kingdoms Unrivaled) is a series of video games created by Koei based loosely around the Romance of the Three Kingdoms epic, and is a...

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Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Earthworm Jim Earthworm Jim is a run and gun platform video game starring an earthworm in a robotic suit who battles evil. ... Box art from Ecco the Dolphin; art by Boris Vallejo. ... Bethesda Softworks Elder Scrolls 10th anniversary logo from 2004. ... EverQuest (EQ) is a 3D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on March 16, 1999. ...

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Fatal Fury (餓狼伝説 or Garou Densetsu in Japan) is a fighting game series developed by SNK for the Neo-Geo system. ... See Fallout series for the series as a whole. ... Final Fantasy ) is a series of computer and console role-playing games produced by Square Enix (originally Square Co. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Eliwood, Hector and Lyn from Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance), the first Fire Emblem to be released internationally. ... Fire Pro Wrestling (ファイヤープロレスリング) is a long running professional wrestling video game series originated from Japan, started in 1989 by Human Amusement, recently continued by Spike. ... Football Manager 2006 boxart This article is about a computer game. ... Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. ... Front Mission (Japanese: フロントミッション) is a series of turn-based tactical strategy video games produced by Squaresoft, now Square Enix. ... Box art of the first F-Zero game F-Zero is a futuristic racing game series from Nintendo. ...

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Gauntlet is a 1985 arcade game by Atari Games. ... 1. ... Ghouls n Ghosts (大魔界村 Dai Makaimura, or Great Demon World Village in Japan) is a platform game/run and gun developed by Capcom and released as an arcade game in 1988, and subsequently ported to a number of other platforms. ... Golden Axe is a side-scrolling arcade fighting game released in 1989 by Sega. ... Gradius ) is a horizontally-scrolling shoot em up released by Konami in 1985 for video arcades. ... Gran Turismo (GT) is a series of racing video games produced for the Sony PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable gaming systems. ... The current design of the Grand Theft Auto logo. ... Grandia is a role-playing game series created by Game Arts. ... The Guilty Gear series is known for its unique graphics. ... Guitar Hero is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems and published by RedOctane for the PlayStation 2 video game console. ...

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For the PlayStation 2 video game series by the same name, see . ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... Master Chief emerges from smoke and rubble that litters an African plain in Halo 3. ... The Harvest Moon is the full moon that appears nearest to the autumnal equinox, which occurs on or about 23 September. ... Top: Sukezaemon, Oh-Chan. ... Hitman promotional art from Hitman: Blood Money Hitman is a very famous video game franchise available on most modern formats. ... It has been suggested that Thomas Rogan be merged into this article or section. ...

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Jak and Daxter is a video game franchise originally developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 2 that is named after its own protagonists. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Katamari Damacy ) is a Japanese video game designed by Keita Takahashi and published by Namco. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The King of Fighters ), or KOF for short, is a fighting game series by SNK that debuted in 1994. ... Kings Quest IV screenshot Kings Quest is an adventure game series made by the American computer game company Sierra On-Line (currently known as Sierra Entertainment). ... Kirby ) is a fictional character in a series of video games published by Nintendo. ...

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The Last Blade (月華の剣士: Gekka no Kenshi), or LB for short, is a fighting game series created by SNK for the Neo-Geo arcade and home system. ... Legacy of Kain is a series of video games developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Legend of Legaia, commonly abberviated as LoL is a Sony PlayStation role-played RPG created by Contrail. ... The Legend of Zelda series (often shortened to just Zelda, TLoZ, or LoZ), first published on February 21, 1986 by Nintendo, is a series of video games created by the celebrated game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail! Leisure Suit Larry is the title character of a series of adult adventure games written by Al Lowe and published by Sierra On-Line from the 1980s to the present. ... Lemmings, a Commodore Amiga computer game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1990, was one of the most popular computer games of its time. ... Lufia (Estpolis Denki in Japan) is a series of computer role-playing games made for the Super NES and Game Boy Color/Advance by Neverland. ... The Lunar games, made by Game Arts and published in the United States by Working Designs, and later, Ubisoft, are a series of computer RPGs. ...

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Mario ) is a video game character created by Shigeru Miyamoto for Nintendo. ... Mario Golf is a sports video game that was developed by Camelot Software Planning (known for the successful PlayStation title Hot Shots Golf) and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color and released in 1999. ... A screenshot from Mario Kart DS Mario Kart is a series of Nintendo racing games that feature characters from the Mario Bros. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Max Payne is a third-person shooter computer game developed by Finnish company Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001. ... MechWarrior is the title of a number of games set in the fictional BattleTech universe, which started as a tabletop wargame. ... Medal of Honor (MOH) is the name of a series of first-person shooter games set in World War II. The first game was developed by DreamWorks Interactive (currently known as EA Los Angeles) and published by Electronic Arts in 1999 for the PlayStation game console. ... An illustration featuring several Mega Man characters from the various incarnations of the series. ... One of many logos; used in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and the sequel to it. ... Metal Slug ) is a run and gun video game for the Neo-Geo console/arcade platform created by SNK. It was released in 1996 for the MVS arcade platform. ... Box art of the first Metroid game The Metroid ) games are a series of video games produced by Nintendo. ... Might and Magic (MM) is a series of computer role-playing games from New World Computing, a subsidiary of The 3DO Company. ... Miner Willy is the hero of a series of platform games for the ZX Spectrum home computer written by Matthew Smith in the 1980s. ... The Secret of Monkey Island, CD version. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mortal Kombat has multiple meanings. ... ... Myst franchise Games and their Ages Novels Book of Atrus Book of Tiana Book of Dni Book of Marrim Comic Books #0   #1 Miscellaneous Dni   Dni Ages   The Art   Timeline   Items   Kings   Language   Numerals   People   Wildlife   Organizations Brøderbund   Cyan   Presto   Ubisoft   DRC // Games Currently released... Ganbare Goemon (known as Legend of the Mystical Ninja in North America), is a prolific video game series produced by Konami. ... Ganbare Goemon (known as Legend of the Mystical Ninja in North America and Europe), is a prolific video game series produced by Konami. ...

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Need for Speed (NFS) is a series of racing computer and video games by Electronic Arts released on platforms including personal computers, Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, N-Gage, and various others consoles. ... Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-Kun (Japanese: 熱血硬派くにおくん) is the video game franchise started by Technos Japan Corporation, the defunct company that made the Double Dragon franchise. ... Ninja Gaiden (忍者外伝) is a series of video games by Tecmo featuring the dragon ninja, Ryu Hayabusa. ... Nintendo Wars (Japanese: ファミコンウォーズ Famicom Wars) is a series of military turn-based strategy video games (See wargame), developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. ...

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Onimusha (Japanese: 鬼武者, literally Oni Warrior) is a PlayStation 2 action-adventure game series by Capcom. ...

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Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway Games in 1979. ... Paper Mario , Mario Story) is a role-playing video game for the Nintendo 64. ... Perfect Dark is a first-person shooter video game for the Nintendo 64 game console. ... Phantasy Star (Japanese: ファンタシースター) is the most famous RPG series by Sega. ... Pikmin 2 introduced multiplayer to the series. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Police Quest is a series of computer games produced and published by Sierra On-Line between 1987 and 1993. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Puyo Puyo (ぷよぷよ, called Puyo Pop in the US) is a computer puzzle game made in 1991 by Compile. ...

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Q*bert is a 1982 arcade game from Gottlieb, created by Warren Davis. ... The Quake series is a line of first person shooter computer and video games produced by id Software. ... Quest for Glory is a series of hybrid role-playing/adventure computer games designed by Corey and Lori Ann Cole. ...

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R-Type is a horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game produced by Irem in 1987. ... Rainbow Six is a successful computer and video game series created by author Tom Clancy, based on his novel of the same name. ... Ratchet & Clank is a video game series for the PlayStation 2. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard ), is a highly successful survival-horror franchise that started life as video games developed by Capcom and created by Shinji Mikami. ... Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Ridge Racer is a series of arcade racing games developed and published by Namco for both the arcade and various consoles. ... Screenshot of Road Rash for the Sega Genesis For the common abrasion injury caused by high-speed contact with rough pavement, see road rash. ... RollerCoaster Tycoon or RCT is a series of computer games which simulate amusement park management. ... Romance of the Three Kingdoms for the Nintendo Entertainment System Sangokushi, the Japanese transliteration of Sanguo Zhi (Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms) is a computer and video game that originated from Japan, a series of turn-based computerized wargames by Koei. ...

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Look up saga in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sakura Wars, also known as Sakura Taisen (サクラ大戦), is a popular series of video games, manga, and anime created by Sega. ... Note: This article is specifically about the original Samurai Shodown game. ... Sega Rally Championship is a 1995 arcade racing game developed by Sega AM3 (later renamed Hitmaker). ... Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説; literally Holy Sword Legend) is a computer role-playing game series from Square Enix (formerly known as Square Co. ... Shining Force is a series of fantasy console games developed by Sega. ... Shinobi is an arcade game by SEGA that was released in 1987. ... Silent Hill is the title of a very successful survival horror video game franchise, produced by Konami and developed mostly by Team Silent. ... SimCity is a simulation and city-building computer and video game first released in 1989 and designed by Will Wright. ... The Sims is a strategic life simulation computer game created by game designer Will Wright, published by Maxis, and distributed by Electronic Arts. ... Sly Cooper, the charismatic main character of the series. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Soul Calibur is the second game in the Soul series of fighting games developed and produced by Namco, consisting of Soul Edge (Soul Blade in the US), Soul Calibur, Soul Calibur II, and Soul Calibur III. Originally an arcade game, Soul Calibur was ported and released for the Sega Dreamcast... Space Quest is a series of six science-fiction computer games that follow the adventures of a hapless janitor named Roger Wilco, as he campaigns through the galaxy for truth, justice and really clean floors. Initially created for Sierra On-Line by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy (who called themselves... The latest game in the series, Chaos Theory was released in 2005 Splinter Cell is a series of video games and novels endorsed by American author Tom Clancy. ... For the 2001/2002 version of Spy Hunter, see Spy Hunter (2001 game) For the planned 2006 movie of Spy Hunter, see Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run Spy Hunter is a 1983 arcade game developed and released by Bally Midway. ... Spyro the Dragon (1) PlayStation cover Spyro the Dragon is a platform game series starring the video game character Spyro, which was originally released for the PlayStation. ... The Star Fox series ) is one of Nintendos many famous video game franchises. ... Star Ocean is a franchise of role-playing video games developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix (originally Enix). ... Screenshot of Street Fighter (arcade version). ... Streets of Rage (known in Japan as Bare Knuckle) was a popular beat em up series developed by Sega. ... Strike is the common name of a series of video games created by Mike Posehn, John Manley and Tony Barnes released originally between 1991 and 1997 by Electronic Arts for a number of systems, but most notably for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis where the first three titles were released... Super Smash Bros. ...

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The Tales RPG series is a popular RPG series in Japan made by Namco with a few games being localized for North America or Europe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tetris is widely known as the most popular computer puzzle game of all time. ... Tenchu (天誅) is a Japanese term literally meaning heavens judgment. ... Thief is a series of mainly first-person computer games where the player takes the role of Garrett, a thief in a steampunk world resembling a cross between the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian era, with some primitive technology thrown in. ... Thunder Force (also spelled Thunderforce, Japanese: サンダーフォース) is a series of scrolling shooter type video games developed by the Japanese software company Technosoft (a. ... Time Crisis is a video game initially available in arcades and later released for the PlayStation and cell phones. ... It has been suggested that Duckman Drake be merged into this article or section. ... Box art for Tokimeki Memorial 3 Tokimeki Memorial is a popular renai game series by Konami. ... ToHeart (トゥハート) is a visual novel by Leaf/Aquaplus released in 1997 for the PC. It was later ported to the PlayStation and given voice acting. ... ToHeart2 is a PlayStation 2 love adventure visual novel by Aquaplus. ... Tomb Raider is a video game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater (1999) is a skateboarding video game for PlayStation, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and N-Gage featuring professional skater Tony Hawk in the first in a series of such games. ... Tony Hawks Underground, also called THUG and released in 2003, is a skateboarding video game available for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, GBA and Xbox platforms. ... Tony La Russa Baseball is a baseball computer and video game console simulation game (1991-1997), designed by Don Daglow, Mark Buchignani, David Bunnett, Clay Dreslough and Hudson Piehl and developed by Stormfront Studios. ... Trauma Center Logo Derek Stiles and Angie Thompson in Trauma Center: Under the Knife The Trauma Center Series (超執刀) is a series of video games developed by Atlus for the Nintendo DS and Wii video game consoles. ... For the biological concept, see tribe (biology). ... Turok is the name of a fictional comic book character. ...

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Ultima is a series of fantasy computer role-playing games from Origin Systems, Inc. ... Uncharted Waters (Japanese: 大航海時代, Daikoukai Jidai, literally Great Navigation Era) is a popular Japanese video game series produced by Koei as part of its rekoeition games. ... The Unreal series is a computer game franchise that began with the original Unreal, a single-player first-person shooter computer game which was published on May 30th 1998 by Epic Megagames, now known as Epic Games. ... Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a launch title for the Sony PSP handheld video game system. ...

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Viewtiful Joe is a video game developed by Capcoms Capcom Production Studio 4 design team Team Viewtiful. The other games in the series, including the PS2 port of the first game, have been made by Clover Studio. ... Virtua Fighter is a 1993 fighting game developed by the Sega studio AM2, headed by Yu Suzuki. ... Virtual Woman is a software program that combines elements of a chatterbot, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, a video game, and a virtual human. ...

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Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy computer game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 1994. ... Wario Ware, Inc. ... The introduction to this article is too long. ... Wizardry is a series of computer role-playing games, developed by Sir-Tech, that were popular in the 1980s. ... Wolfenstein 3D (commonly abbreviated to Wolf 3D) is the computer game that started the first person shooter genre on the PC. It was created by id Software and published by Apogee Software on May 5, 1992. ... Worms is a series of turn-based computer games with the common theme of players each controlling a small platoon of cartoon-style worms across a two-dimensional, deformable landscape. ... WWE SmackDown! (formerly WWF SmackDown!) is a series of professional wrestling video games released by THQ. The franchise takes its name from World Wrestling Entertainments weekly Friday night (previously Thursday night) TV show of the same name. ...

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X-COM is a series of computer games, started by MicroProse in 1994. ... Xenosaga ) is primarily a series of video games developed by Monolith Soft and published by Namco. ...

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Ys , IPA: ) is a Japanese-origin computer role-playing game series, and Nihon Falcoms flagship franchise. ... Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island, most commonly referred to as Yoshis Island, is a Super Famicom/Super Nintendo game released in Japan on September 4, 1995. ...

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