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Gameplay feature: Monster capture / training

Group Description

Games where capturing monsters (usually through combat or other violent means) is a major or minor gameplay element.

A successfully captured monster may be later viewed in the player's inventory, bestiary, or equivalent interface. These captured monsters are frequently further manipulated for other purposes, such as converting them to become minions or companions or being processed as alchemy ingredients.

Many games that have this feature belong to the role-playing genre and therefore may include monster training in various forms, allowing captured monsters grow in combat strength and abilities.
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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Arc the Lad II1996PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaMonkeyPaw Games Inc.4.93
BattlePets2000WindowsAggressive Game Designs...
DemiKids: Dark Version2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.80
DemiKids: Light Version2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.30
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Abaddon Ō Plus2008PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd....
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers1998Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnIndex Digital Media, Inc.3.98
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei1987NESNamco Limited3.39
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II1990NESNamco Limited3.58
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3NIS America, Inc.3.61
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.72
Dokapon: Monster Hunter2001Game Boy AdvanceAIA USA, Ltd.2.75
Dragon Quest Monsters 1 - 2: Hoshiori no Yūsha to Bokujō no Nakama-tachi2002PlayStationEnix Corporation...
Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart2003Game Boy AdvanceEnix Corporation...
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker2006Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.89
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 22010Nintendo DSNintendo of Europe GmbH3.67
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional2011Nintendo DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D2012Nintendo 3DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride2008Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.69
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome1992SNESEnix Corporation3.69
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome2004PlayStation 2Square Enix Co., Ltd.3.90
Dragon Warrior Monsters1998Game Boy ColorEidos Interactive, Inc.4.03
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey2001Game Boy ColorEnix America Inc.4.36
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara's Adventure 2001Game Boy ColorEnix America Corporation3.80
Dungeon Keeper1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.84
Dungeon Keeper 21999WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.84
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Selected Covers

Dungeon Keeper DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Keeper

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Dungeon Keeper