Front Mission series

Group Description

Front Mission series revolves around warfare in a near to distant future. The setting is a fictionalized Earth, typically divided into several supranational unions that wage war on each other. Political conflicts intertwined with the characters' personal ambitions constitute the main plot-related content in these games.

All main (numbered) Front Mission titles are tactical role-playing games. They share many common elements, such as the usage of AP (action points) during player's and enemy turns, "links" (units aiding each other in battle), arena competitions, battle simulators, etc. The non-numbered games in the series usually belong to other genres: for example, Front Mission: Gun Hazard (1996) is an action RPG with platforming elements. Despite having self-contained stories, the games share many stylistic and even gameplay-related elements, despite the genre differences.

Armed conflicts depicted in the series are fought with a new type of weapon, the so-called Wanzers. Originally developed by German arms manufacturers in the mid 21st century, Wanzers are widely used as walking tanks in the Front Mission universe. The name is derived from the German name "Wanderung-Panzer", or short Wanzer. Most of the games in the series allow the player to build up a squad of Wanzer pilots and their vehicles, and customize the Wanzers using a variety of parts and weapons.
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Front Mission 21997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment Inc....
Front Mission1995SNES, WonderSwan ColorSquare Co., Ltd.3.89
Front Mission: Alternative1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSquare Co., Ltd....
Front Mission 3 (Square Millennium Collection)2000PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd....
Front Mission 5: Scars of the War2005PlayStation 2Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Online2005PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Evolved: Wanzer Pack 12010PlayStation 3Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Evolved: Weapon Pack 12010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Evolved: Last Stand2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Evolved: Map Pack2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Evolved: Wanzer Pack 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Evolved: Weapon Pack 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission Evolved: Wanzer Pack 32010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission: Gun Hazard1996SNES, WiiSquare Co., Ltd.3.77
Front Mission 1st2003PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Front Mission2007Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc....
Front Mission 42003PlayStation 2Square Enix U.S.A., Inc.3.89
Front Mission Evolved2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.61
Front Mission 31999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.63

Selected Covers

Front Mission 3 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Front Mission 3
Front Mission 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Front Mission 4
Front Mission 2 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Front Mission 2

Selected Screenshots

world in the year 2112 ad
Screenshot from Front Mission 3
Opening Cinematic
Screenshot from Front Mission 2
Centipede tank
Screenshot from Front Mission Evolved
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (181570), additional games added to group by MtFR (2181), Corn Popper (69396), WildKard (12984), firefang9212 (41345), Sciere (505776) and Parf (7791)