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Megami Tensei
Developer(s) Atlus
Publisher(s)
Year introduced 1987
Genre(s) RPG

Megami Tensei (女神転生 ,Goddess Metempsychosis), commonly abbreviated as MegaTen, is a Japanese console role-playing game series which was originally based on the novel series Digital Devil Story by Aya Nishitani (taking its name from the title of the first of those novels) and has become one of the major franchises of the genre in its native country (behind Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest). The games are published by Atlus with the exception of the Famicom games, which were published by Namco.

The Megami Tensei series is unusual among Japanese role-playing games because it generally eschews the pseudo-Medieval settings and sword and sorcery trappings of most games in the genre. MegaTen games typically take place in modern or near-future Japan and mix occult and cyberpunk elements.

The enemies they involve tend to be referred to as akuma (悪魔, "devil" or "demon") rather than the "monster" used in many other RPGs. The player can recruit akuma to their side so that they become nakama (仲魔) – "friendly demon", a homophone for "comrade" (仲間). It is also possible to fuse multiple nakama to create another, more powerful nakama and, similarly, to upgrade weapons by fusing them with akuma.

The player is often asked to make moral or philosophical choices that affect the game's storyline and ending.

MegaTen games are full of mythological references; deities and creatures from Norse, Celtic, Judeo-Christian, Egyptian, Chinese, Hindu and Japanese mythologies are featured, to be battled or recruited by the player.

Sub-series[edit]

The Megami Tensei series spawned an incredibly large amount of sub-series and spin-offs.

Original series Sub-series Sub-sub-series






Megami Tensei (3 games)
Jack Bros. (1 game)


Shin Megami Tensei
(6 games +5 side stories)
Devil Summoner (4 games)
Persona
(6 games +4 side stories)
Devil Survivor (2 games x2)
Devil Children (5 games)
Digital Devil Saga (3 games)
Majin Tensei (5 games)
Last Bible (5 games)

Digital Devil Saga[edit]

Digital Devil Saga
Developer(s) Atlus
Publisher(s)
Year introduced 2004
Genre(s) RPG

A spin-off of the Megami Tensei series, two games have been released so far in the Digital Devil Saga series (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga and Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2). The games encompass a complete story, and it may be that there will be no further titles in the series.

Game list[edit]

Where the genre of a game is not specified, it's a role-playing game.

Megami Tensei[edit]

Title Year Genre Systems
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei 1987 Flag of Japan.svg MSX, NES
Flag of Japan.svg Remake: SNES ("Kyuuyaku"; fan-transl.)
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei (Telenet Japan) 1987 Dungeon crawl Flag of Japan.svg MSX, PC8801, X1, FM7
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II 1990 Flag of Japan.svg NES
Flag of Japan.svg Remake: SNES ("Kyuuyaku"; fan-transl.)
Spin-off
Jack Brothers Hee-Ho at the Labyrinth
Jack Bros.
1995 Action Globe.svg VB
Avatar Tuner
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
2004 Globe.svg PS2
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
2005 Globe.svg PS2
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner: A's TEST Server 2006 Flag of Japan.svg Mobile phones

Shin Megami Tensei[edit]

For information about the largest sub-series of the Megami Tensei franchise and its spin-offs, see Category:Shin Megami Tensei.

Majin Tensei[edit]

"Majin Tensei" can be translated as Demon God Reincarnation.

Title Year Genre Systems
Majin Tensei 1994 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg SNES
Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis 1995 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg SNES, MS-Win
Ronde 1997 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg Saturn
Majin Tensei: Blind Thinker 2007 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg Mobile phones
Majin Tensei: Blind Thinker II 2008 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg Mobile phones

Last Bible[edit]

Spin-off series developed for younger players.

Title Year Genre Systems
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
Revelations: The Demon Slayer
1992 Flag of Japan.svg GB, GG
Globe.svg GBC
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible II 1993 Flag of Japan.svg GB, GBC
Last Bible III 1995 Flag of Japan.svg SNES
Another Bible 1995 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg GB (fan-transl.), mobile phones
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special 1995 Flag of Japan.svg GG

editMegami Tensei series

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei · 2 · Telenet

Spin-off: Jack Bros.

Avatar Tuner: Digital Devil Saga · 2 · A's TEST Server

Sub-series: Shin Megami Tensei · Majin Tensei · Last Bible

Subcategories

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Pages in category "Megami Tensei"

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