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Star Ocean is a series of predominantly sci-fi-themed (with medieval fantasy elements) Japanese role-playing games developed by tri-Ace. The games are set in the same universe but are usually not directly related to each other story-wise and feature different casts of playable characters.

Although structurally they are traditional Japanese-style RPGs with largely linear progression and simple character-building mechanics, Star Ocean games feature action-based combat similar to that of Tales games. Some of the designers of Tales of Phantasia also worked on the first Star Ocean (1996), which was considered its spiritual follower.

Besides the action-oriented battles, Star Ocean games are distinguished by their item creation system (through alchemy, metalworking, cooking, and other means); the most powerful items in the games are usually those created by the player. Another notable recurrent gameplay element are the so-called "private actions". By choosing different dialogue responses, the player makes the protagonist interact with his or her companions, influencing their relationships (as friends or romantically) and ultimately branching the storyline and affecting the ending.

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean 1996 SNES Action, Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: Anamnesis 2018 Android, iPad (+1 more) Action, Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: Blue Sphere 2001 Game Boy Color Action, Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: First Departure 2008 PSP Action, Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: First Departure R 2019 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch Action, Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness 2016 PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 Role-playing (RPG)
6.6
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness... 2016 PlayStation 4 Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: Second Evolution 2008 PSP, PS Vita (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Divine Force 2022 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.1
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Last Hope 2009 Xbox 360 Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Last Hope 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 Role-playing (RPG)
7.2
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Limited Collector's Edition) 2009 Xbox 360 Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Limited Digital Edition) 2017 PlayStation 4 Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International 2010 PlayStation 3 Role-playing (RPG)
7.5
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Second Story 1998 PlayStation Action, Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Second Story R 2023 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.5
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: Till the End of Time 2004 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4 Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: Till the End of Time 2003 PlayStation 2 Action, Role-playing (RPG)
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