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Discover the best games in the Dragon Quest universe.
Share your knowledge now. This list of the best Dragon Quest games is based on word of mouth: it’s compiled from the entries of people on the site and the order of the answers given by each participant is also taken into account. If you are logged in to the site, you can also see your friends’ answers. The results are updated daily.

Dragon Quest VIII: Cursed King’s Odyssey (2004)

Video game from Level-5 and Square Enix for PlayStation 2

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Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome

Video game by ArtePiazza and Square Enix for Nintendo DS

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3Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Firmament
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Firmament (2010)
Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito

Video game by Level-5, Nintendo and Square Enix for Nintendo DS

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4Dragon Quest IV: Epic of the Chosen
Dragon Quest IV: Epic of the Chosen (2008)
Doragon Kuesuto Fō Michibikareshi Monotachi

Video game by ArtePiazza and Square Enix for Nintendo DS

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5Dragon Quest VI: Realm of Dreams
Dragon Quest VI: Realm of Dreams (2011)
Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi

Video game by ArtePiazza, Nintendo and Square Enix for Nintendo DS

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6Dragon Quest VII: Quest for the Remains of the World Artwork
Dragon Quest VII: Quest for the Remains of the World (2013)
Doragon Kuesuto Sebun Eden no Senshi-tachi

Video game by ArtePiazza and Square Enix for Nintendo 3DS

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7Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker cover
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (2008)
Video game by Tose Software and Square Enix for Nintendo DS

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8Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation Artwork
Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (1996)
Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu and…

Video game by Enix for Super Nintendo

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9Dragon Quest XI: Fighters of Destiny Artwork
Dragon Quest XI: Fighters of Destiny (2017)
Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o motomete

Video game by Square Enix, Orca Inc. and Toylogic Inc. for PlayStation 4 and PC

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10Dragon Quest Heroes: Twilight of the World Tree
Dragon Quest Heroes: Twilight of the World Tree (2015)


Video game by Omega Force and Square Enix for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC

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11Dragon Quest VIII: Odyssey of the Cursed King cover
Dragon Quest VIII: Cursed King’s Odyssey (2015)
Doragon Kuesuto Eito Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

Video game by Square Enix for Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS

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12Dragon Quest XI S: Fighters of Destiny – Ultimate Edition
Dragon Quest XI S: Fighters of Destiny – Ultimate Edition (2019)
Dragon Quest XI: Sugi Sarishi Toki o Motomete S

Video game by Square Enix and Nintendo for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia

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13Dragon Quest Builders model
Dragon Quest Builders (2016)
Doragon kuesuto birudāzu

Video game by Square Enix for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

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14Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 cover art
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (2011)
Video game by Tose Software and Square Enix for Nintendo DS

Quest for the Dragon (my first adventure)

Ah, damn, Theo, you missed your dodge throw! Raaah, that’s too bad. Well, then the abominable bloodthirsty monster throws itself on you, rips out your entrails in fetid spurts of crimson blood. As you gurgle your last breaths, the monster turns to the princess and tears her in two, before greedily feasting on her dying breath. The world is lost: a thousand years of darkness will fall on the kingdom. One by one, death will take all your companions, your parents and your blanket. The black veil that fills your eyes will leave you for a few seconds with the weight of this stinging and lamentable failure. The end. There you go, buddy! So did you like it ? Theo ? Houhou, Theo, did you like it ? Uh Theo ? Theo ? Why do you rock back and forth on the bed, Theo? Theo ?”

Ouch! Is it the meatball ? The XL size cata ? Did your last role-playing campaign plunge your 4 year olds into the abyss of the Great Old Ones? Your jokes about mom’s eviscerations don’t make your little one laugh at all? I understand, it’s hard to admit. Not everyone is a natural born gamer, like you.

But don’t put away your sword, adventurer! Game Flow Editions has put together a series of adventure comics specifically designed to be played by little kids. The first volume has just been released and is entitled “In Search of the Dragon”. What a program!

En quête du Dragon, Ma première aventure, a book-game by Roméo Hennion and Arnaud Boutle for kids aged 4 and up, published by Game Flow.

A story, many stories


We’ll forgive the somewhat elliptical character of this test (I hope so!). As En quête du Dragon is a narrative game, it would be a shame to spoil the plot. Because even if it’s your kids who are going on the adventure, we know that you’ll jump at the chance to go with them.

In Search of the Dragon is presented in the form of a comic book in which you are the hero. The laminated pages and spiral binding, however, are bound to catch the attention of the discerning gamer. Yes, this book will not be handled like ordinary books, or even like the “paragraph” game books you may have become accustomed to since the release of the Wizard of the Mountain of Fire when you were still quite young.

Most of the pages in Quest for the Dragon are in fact cut into three. When choosing, it will be possible to turn only the relevant part of the page. If the places are mostly represented on whole pages, the actions to be carried out there will then be divided into three choices, each one having different consequences depending on the character you play and the equipment you carry.

Characters and equipment


At the beginning of each game/play, the player must choose which character he/she wants to play as. There are three characters available that allow you to see the adventure in a (slightly different) light each time you try. Each of them, of course, has assets that allow them to access areas that are more complicated for others to access.

For this first adventure, players can play as a warrior, a mage or a thief. The thief, for example, will be the ideal player to go snooping around other people’s houses, but beware of his number if he goes into a house where he has already been! It’s up to you to use your wits and learn from your previous attempts.

As for the equipment, there’s no need to write down what you find on a piece of paper, because the book has four small dials integrated into the cover. They will help you remember the character you are playing, the equipment you are carrying and the injuries you have suffered. Yes, because the adventurer’s life is sometimes dangerous, and you can get hurt (a little) on the way. Nothing serious, of course, but it is these injuries that, in the end, determine the success or failure of the adventure. So be careful.

An adventure and go to sleep!


The tone of the adventure, let’s be clear, is clearly intended for children from 3 to 7 years old. The first ones will be delighted to have the story read to them for bedtime, and the older ones will be very happy to read it on their own.

To help kids find their way around, the story is very linear, and the only possible forks in the road will determine not the stages of the journey, but the equipment gained and the injuries suffered. From one reading to the next, travelers will visit essentially the same main places, but they will be free to explore in three different ways, with open or closed possibilities depending on the character they are playing. In the starting village, for example, it is possible to go either to the mill, the barn or the cartographer’s house, but whatever the result of the exploration, the adventurer will inevitably end up going to the second place.

It is not an adventure in which one risks getting lost, and the reassuring repetition of the background scenario allows to live this Dragon Quest as a poetic and benevolent tale. If mom and dad agree to tell the story, they will be free to provide the soundtrack, with sounds and dialogue, of course.

Heroic fantasy zen


Let me reassure you from the start: your kids will not have goblins to kill or dragons to slay: the adventure will be free of fighting or barbaric violence. And even if the dragon were to get hit in the nose with a hammer at some point, it would only be a friendly demonstration of our desire to get his attention. The goal of the story, in fact, is to travel to the dragon’s lair to try to… adopt him.

The latter is represented in a very sympathetic way, closer to Elliott than to Smaug, in terms of pedigree. No threatening look nor sharp claws, we want to make a giant cuddly toy out of him rather than turn him into a pouch. No post-reading nightmares to deal with, phew!

In short, between its childish graphics and its pastel colors, there is no doubt that En quête du dragon will lose some big kids on the way, probably disappointed by its lack of deviations or summary decapitations.

No matter: they are clearly not the target of this charming first trek into fantasy land.

Open door to the imagination
The little ones will be thrilled to wander around in an unfamiliar world and explore the various possibilities offered by the characters. It’s up to you to guide them through the visit, revisit, re-visit, and remind them of their previous misadventures when they inexorably head towards the same boo-boo (and then they’ll tell me that kids have a good memory, pfff!).

You’ll have to let them think for a few minutes, if only so that they can find the use of the objects they’ve just gleaned along the way. A rope would be useful if we found something to climb, wouldn’t it?

On our side, we really appreciated Arnaud Boutle’s style, with a drawing both light and evocative. It’s readable, detailed, and as we reread it, we find ourselves discovering little details that were overlooked in the heat of the adventure. It’s really nice, and the atmosphere is great.

A little adventure?


So let’s be clear: you won’t embark on a twelve-hour epic by turning the first page of the book. You’ll only need to make six choices to reach the end of the story. If your little one is lucky, he or she may get it right the first time, after 10 minutes of play. It’s unlikely, but it can happen. That’s why we really focus on the kids involved in this game. They are between 3 and 5 years old and are not capable of much more attention/focus than the length of a story. And at that age, they need to be told the same story over and over again. So the relative shortness of the adventure will be compensated by the fact that you will be going through it for a long time.

The book will come out a little later, when your 6 year old starts to learn how to read. It will then be a perfect companion to encourage him or her to give it their all and read it alone. But it’s equally obvious that older kids (those old enough to read Baïam, for example) will probably feel little interest in this gentle dragon hunt, with no combat or challenge. It’s a bit normal: they now have their own challenges to face.

The opinion of Plateau Marmots


Very successful in both form and content, My First Adventure: Quest for the Dragon seduces with its mastery and ingenuity. If the tests to be crossed are expected, they remain pleasant, even hectic for a 3 or 4 years old kid more used to Little Brown Bear and Peppa Pig. If this discovery of fantasy may seem a little too well-defined for 8-year-old backpackers, younger children will gladly jump at the chance to meet their first dwarf in the mountain forge and to use the anti-noise shoes to try an infiltration. We also appreciate the tone used (accessible, but never namby-pamby) and the distribution of roles, with ONE warrior and ONE mage, which can only delight us. En quête du Dragon should be taken for what it is: a very successful transition between the storybook and the paragraphed adventure. It will be taken out again and again with great ease as the demand for adventure is so strong. I can’t wait for the release of the other announced volumes. A breath of fresh air in the reading of little kids and a call to role-playing: the cocktail was daring, but it is a total success. Well done.

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