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This group includes all licensed games based on the Japanese anime meta-series Gundam by Sunrise Studios. The franchise started with the TV series Mobile Suit Gundam (機動戦士ガンダム), spanning 43 episodes and having aired in 1979-1980. Written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it is considered the foundation of the "real robot" current in the mecha genre, in which the technology behind the human-controlled robots is based on hard sci-fi concepts. This comes in contrast to the loosely-explained "super robots". The series persevered and hundreds of products followed, including TV anime series, movies (even live-action ones), manga, novels, toys, video games, and other merchandise.

While the franchise has explored different themes across the years, including by creating parallel universes in order to give their creative teams more freedom, the Universal Century timeline (featured in the original trilogy and the movie Char's Counterattack, among others) has remained the most popular setting. In it, the people have managed to colonize space by building huge colonies orbiting in the Earth-Moon pair's Lagrangian points. The people living in space have grown dissatisfied with being ruled by Earth, and in 2079 the Principality of Zeon has declared independence. What followed was a series of wars between the Zeon-controlled colonies and the Earth Federation, as well as minor conflicts in their aftermath. Viewers usually witness the events from the perspective of the Gundam pilot. The Gundam is initially a prototype mobile suit created by the Earth Federation, but later is transformed into a whole line of improved mobile suits based off the original idea. Because the Gundams are in a class of their own, they play an important role in all conflicts.

The Gundam meta-series has a fetish for robot-to-robot battles, but spaceships also play an important role. It tackles other themes as well, including: people born in space developing telepathic capabilities (newtypes), dirty politics detached from the needs of the common folk, pollution on Earth both as a cause for expansion into space and as proof of humans' unworthiness etc. There's a large cast of recurring characters, but it is considered tradition for every new major series to have a new Gundam, and a new pilot for it.

The Gundam games are a diverse sort. The SD Gundam World: Gachapon Senshi series for the Famicom and the games developed by Family Soft are turn-based strategies. There's an earlier Famicom title called Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Hot Scramble, which was part side-scrolling action, part first-person rail shooter in space--this was the first Gundam game on consoles. One of the earliest titles in the franchise was Last Shooting for MSX, featuring a first-person view of a Gundam's cockpit and tasking the player to shoot enemy Zakus and other mobile suits. The cockpit idea in an FPS was developed further over the years, most notably in the Arcade Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna, in which players step into a sit-down panoramic optical display cabinet. A significant importance in the late 90s and at the beginning of the new millennium had the 2D fighting games (including the Battle Master and Battle Assault series) and the Dynasty Warriors clones.

The first Gundam game to be released in the West was Gundam 0079: The War for Earth, which also has the honor of being the first to be developed outside Japan, by Presto Studios, of Journeyman Project fame.

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Another Century's Episode 2005 PlayStation 2 Action
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box cover thumbnail Another Century's Episode 2 2006 PlayStation 2 Action
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box cover thumbnail Another Century's Episode 3: The Final 2007 PlayStation 2 Action
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box cover thumbnail Another Century's Episode: R 2010 PlayStation 3 Action
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Battle Assault 3 featuring Gundam Seed 2004 PlayStation 2 Action
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box cover thumbnail Dai-2-ji Super Robot Taisen 1991 NES Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
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Dai-2-ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen 2012 PSP Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Dai-2-ji Super Robot Taisen α 2003 PlayStation 2 Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen 1993 SNES Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
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Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen Alpha Ginga no Shūen e 2005 PlayStation 2 Strategy / tactics
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Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen 2015 PS Vita, PlayStation 3 Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Dai-4-ji Super Robot Taisen 1995 SNES, PlayStation Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2007 Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 (+1 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 2008 PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 (+1 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 1 2009 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 10 2009 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 2 2009 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 3 2009 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 4 2009 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 5 2009 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 6 2009 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 7 2009 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 8 2009 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Additional Mission 9 2009 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 2011 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Action
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box cover thumbnail Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn 2014 PS Vita, PlayStation 3 Action
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Gundam 0079: The War for Earth 1996 Windows, PlayStation (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Battle Assault 2000 PlayStation Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Battle Assault 2 2002 PlayStation Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Battle Online 2001 Dreamcast Action, Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Battle Universe 2008 PSP Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare 2019 iPhone, iPad (+1 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 2013 PlayStation 3, PS Vita Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 2 2014 PlayStation 3, PS Vita Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 3 2016 PS Vita, PlayStation 4 Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 3: DLC-1 - Re:Break 2016 PlayStation 4 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 3: DLC-2 - Build Beginning 2016 PlayStation 4 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 3: DLC-3 - Build Rising 2016 PlayStation 4 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 3: DLC4 - Build Evolution 2016 PlayStation 4 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 3: DLC5 - Build Absolute 2017 PlayStation 4 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Breaker 3: DLC6 - Build Kingdom 2017 PlayStation 4 DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Evolution 2022 Windows, PlayStation 5 (+3 more) Action
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Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes 1999 Dreamcast Action, Simulation
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes... 1999 Dreamcast Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Gundam Versus 2017 PlayStation 4 Action
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box cover thumbnail Gundam: The 3D Battle 2011 Nintendo 3DS Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Gundam: The Battle Master 1997 PlayStation Action
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box cover thumbnail Kidō Butōden G Gundam 1994 SNES Action
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box cover thumbnail Kidō Gekidan Haro Ichiza: Haro no Puyo Puyo 2005 Game Boy Advance Puzzle
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box cover thumbnail Kidō Senshi Gundam F91: Senki 0122 1991 SNES Strategy / tactics
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