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Megami Tensei / Megaten universe

Group Description

Megaten (abbreviation of Megami Tensei, 女神転生, meaning "Goddess Reincarnation") encompasses all games that feature themes, characters, and gameplay elements first introduced in Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei. With a few exceptions, these games belong to the role-playing genre. This includes games under the Shin Megami Tensei label, sub-series such as Persona, and others. It is commonly considered the third major Japanese role-playing series (together with Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy).

Atlus' flagship series, Megaten includes games and sub-series that were created by many different designers; the most notable of them are perhaps Kouji "Cozy" Okada and Kazuma Kaneko. Though the first Megaten game was based on a series of horror novels by Aya Nishitani, subsequent installments developed fully independent storylines, usually not connected to each other and even set in different time periods. The dominant setting of the series, however, remains Japan in present day or near future, often with post-apocalyptic elements.

Themes

Games that belong to Megaten universe are distinguished by their preference for dark, "gothic" themes, almost total absence of characteristic Japanese "cute" elements, and the abundance of supernatural characters taken from various mythological systems of the world, collectively referred to as "demons". Beside the purely mythological creatures, these games often feature prominent figures from widespread religious systems as characters, including for example Vishnu, Vairocana, Lucifer, and even God of Judaism and Christianity. The protagonists of Megaten are usually young people (often high-school students), who acquire particular skills that allow them to communicate with demons and defeat the antagonists with their help.

Gameplay

Traditionally, Megaten games are heavy on "dungeon crawling". Much of the gameplay in these games is dedicated to exploring complex, maze-like environments, fighting randomly appearing enemies in turn-based combat. One of the series' trademark gameplay elements (not present in all the games) is the ability to contact regular enemies (through direct talking or other means) - and either recruit them as playable party members, or make them serve the player-controlled party in other ways.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE: Encore2020Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Persona 5: Royal2019PlayStation 4SEGA of America, Inc....
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight2018PlayStation 4, PS VitaAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx22018Android, iPad, iPhoneSEGA Games Co., Ltd....
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight2018PlayStation 4, PS VitaAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Messiah & Messiah Picaro Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4SEGA of America, Inc....
Persona 5: Maid and Butler Costume Set 2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4SEGA of America, Inc....
Persona 5: Christmas Costume Set 2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4SEGA of America, Inc....
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux2017Nintendo 3DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Ultimate Edition2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5 (“Take Your Heart” Premium Edition)2017PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5 (Steelbook Launch Edition)2017PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Shin Megami Tensei IV Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Ariadne & Ariadne Picaro Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Tsukiyomi & Tsukiyomi Picaro Set2017PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Asterius & Asterius Picaro Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Persona 4 - Dancing All Night Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Swimsuit Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Shin Megami Tensei if... Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Persona 3 Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Persona 4 Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Shin Megami Tensei - Persona Costume & BGM Special Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Persona 5: Magatsu Izanagi & Magatsu Izanagi Picaro Set2017PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
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Selected Covers

Persona 5: Swimsuit Set PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Persona 5: Swimsuit Set
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