At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,049 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 4, 2014

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Agarest: Generations of War

The base game includes the following bonus content, all for free!
The Basic Pack
The Offense/Defense Pack
The Additional-Points Pack
The first four Add-On Dungeons
The Recovery Skill Pack
The Flower Pack
The General-Purpose

Buy Agarest: Collector's Edition

Includes all of the free content from the standard edition, plus the Collector's Edition artbook, wallpapers, and soundtrack.

Buy Agarest Zero


Recommended By Curators

"Really good Japanese turn-based strategy game in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics. Highly recommended for the fans of the genre."


“Agarest Generations of War is the best JRPG on the market today! It offers a ton of adventure, intense story lines, and fighting that total up to be more than 100 hours of gameplay. And the best thing about it is that you control all parts of the characters development and even each generation of powers! What more can you ask for in a game? Nothing! Agarest has everything.”
9.5/10 – At7addak

“Strategy RPG fans will find themselves spoiled with Agarest.”
8/10 – zomgplay

“...A classic exponent of the SPRG genre”
7.5/10 – games969

About This Game

At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.

Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again…

• Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
• Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system
• Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
• Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes

Agarest: Generations of War - Exclusive game features!

Agarest: Generations of War includes many unique features that cannot be found in any other Strategy Role Playing Game. Here's a summary of some of the best:

Extended Area

Extended Area is the "Linked Area" set for both your party and your enemies. Each character in the game has a uniquely shaped extended area. When a character's turn comes around, all other characters in the Extended Area of the character in play (and characters in the extended areas of those characters!) can combine in an extended attack. This allows you to chain your party's attacks together, allowing access to more Arts and huge Combos!

Blacksmith's Guild
You can upgrade various Items and Equipment at the Blacksmith's Guild in two different ways:

By Enhancement: You can enhance equipment to a maximum of Level 5. Once an Item is enhanced to Level 5, you can convert the Item, changing it into something else. This process is irreversible and the original item is lost. Experimentation reveals some great new items!

Through Alchemy: Alchemy allows you to combine several items to create a single, more powerful piece of equipment. While you lose the items used in the alchemy, you gain a powerful new piece of equipment and permanent access to your new item in the Shop! Alchemy can create powerful new weapons and armour but occasionally a Smithing Accident will occur and the smith will create a different item than what you expected!

The "Soul Breed" system
Agarest takes place across 5 generations of heroes, starting with your first character, Leonhardt. During each generation you will build relationships with 3 different female party members, and at the end of each generation's story arc you must choose to marry one of the girls.

Your choice of marriage partner is restricted to girls who've grown fond of you over a particular generation. Your options are determined by your choices during conversations at certain points of the story.

The girl you choose as your wife - and the strength of their relationship with you - will determine the abilities of the main character in the next generation of the story. You'll have to experience multiple play throughs to see all of the character possibilities open to you! What heroes might you create?

Free DLC included

Basic Pack - A basic package. It contains 1 each of Resurrect, Capture, and Resist Direction, 2 each of Heal and Refresh, and 5 Vessels of Life.
Offense-Defense Pack- Contains 1 Adaka, 1 Shield Sword, 1 Bird Eye, 1 Magic Frame, 1 Critical Hit, and 2 Seeds of Happiness.
Additional-Points Pack 1 - Contains 10,000G, 100PP, 250TP, and 500EP.
Recovery-Skill Pack - Contains 2 Light Heals, 2 Harvest Heals, and 2 Cure Alls, as well as 1 Prayer, 1 Gospel, and 1 Counter.
Flower Pack - Contains 1 Lucky Charm, 1 HP Up, 1 Resist Ailments, 1 Restore HP 15%, and 1 Restore AP++, as well as 2 Moonlight Flowers, and 3 Tree Spirit Souls.
General-Purpose Pack - Contains 1 Magic Blade, 1 Partisan, 1 Battle Frame, 1 Bracelet of Feicui, and 1 Item Drop Rate Up, as well as 2 Shiny Fangs, and 2 Advanced Heals.
Add-on Dungeon 1 - An add-on dungeon for generation 1. An uncharted adventure awaits you on the Holy Island of Erin!
Add-on Dungeon 2 - An add-on dungeon for generation 2. A new frontier waits to be explored along the Trum Coast!
Add-on Dungeon 3 - An add-on dungeon for generation 3. It's time to reunite with old friends at Magna Val!
Add-on Dungeon 4 - An add-on dungeon for generation 4. Embark on an exciting journey to the mysterious Tresor Island!
Add-on Dungeon 5 - An add-on dungeon for generation 5. Embark on one last adventure into the Deep Forest Naruvia!
Amateur-Breeder Pack - Contains 2 Mithril Beast Claws, 2 Large Mithril Claws+, 2 Big Beast Fangs+, and 2 Stardust Fangs+. This is the week to adore your dog.
Top-Breeder Pack - Contains 2 Stardust Claws, 2 Mithril Beast Claws+, 2 Beast King Fangs+, and 2 Stardust Claws+. Your monster will look nice and pretty with this wonderful new items!
The Role-model Pack - Contains 1 Langguth Sword, 1 S.O.C., and 1 Extra Frame. "Langguth Sword. A holy sword that shines with the sacred light of god." Wow, it couldn't be more perfect!
Ceremony Pack - Contains 1 Alfa Beld Spear, 1 Gate of Hell, and 1 Chaos Frame. These seem like something you use to open a portal to the netherworld, don't they? Be careful...
Elegant-Holiday Pack - Contains 1 Washer, 1 Man's Fist, and 1 Halper Scythe. Wash your dog with the Washer, equip yourself with the Man's Fist, and throw the Halper Scythe. Go fetch! This will add a little spice to your weekend--uh, no. Scythes aren't meant for throwing. That would be really dangerous. Seriously.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.13GHz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 3GHz Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 128Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
183.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Hi everyone, here is the review for Agarest: GOW

To start with, this game is essentially a mix between a tactical role-playing game, visual novel and dating sim, all in anime style presentation.

Features of this game:

1. Deep tactical chess board type battles
2. Party movement based on a world map
3. Story told in visual novel form
4. Wooing of girls occurs in choices and cutscenes

Things that I liked about this game:

1. Battles require strategy and planning
2. The art is attractive
3. Ability to customize party member's gear and stats
4. Character personalities are interesting
5. Solid storyline spanning lots of hours
6. Multiple endings
7. Dating sim is a nice distraction
8. DLC makes things alot easier if you are playing just for the storyline
9. Polished with very few bugs
10. Total Japanese voice acting

Things that I thought could be better:

1. Learning curve is steep. Instruction manual is good to read but not included in the game
2. Lots of grinding. If you don't like grinding then this game is not for you
3. Dating aspect more a distraction in this game, could have been more fleshed out
4. Unexpected spike in end game difficulty
5. As an older game, the resolution isnt as crisp
6. Music slightly repetitive only because of the countless hours spent in game

Overall, if you are a fan of anime art, visual novel story-telling and tactical role-playing battles with a bit of dating sim, I recommend this game to you
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23

I am a hardcore Final Fantasy Tactics fan. As such, I have searched over and over for a game of the same genre and style that can live up to it's hype. Due to this bias, games like it are harder than normal for me to review. Agarest: G of W is not a game on par, but it is undoubtedly an exceptionally well done and well thought out turn based tactics game. I admit, I did feel the story is both a strong and weak point, but the first campaign alone was beautiful. Worth a grab if you can get it for 20 or under.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
209.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Very long running strategy RPG with an large roster of characters and a huge selection of monsters than can be captured and also used as party members. Lots of combined attack combinations and specials and a high level post-game can keep one playing for quite a while.

DLC is most definitely not required to play as it is mainly for making the early game significantly easier. (And in fact the vast majority of the DLC items lose their massive advantages by the end of the 4th act and are out-performed by upgraded 5th act or post-game equipment.)

It does have a few downsides I'll admit. It is very slow to start and early on characters are incredibly fragile leading to considerable frustration if you don't know what you are doing and attempting a first run hardmode playthrough to get access to all the endgame content as fast as possible. Additionally you will need some quest area grinding to unlock certain titles that give you recipes and special unlocks.

More a game for those with some patience rather than instant gratification.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Take a goodish visual novel story, add a half cooked combat mechanic blended with basic rpg elements and you end up with, a huge crowd of dissapointed wannabe fans.

I am a huge visual novel AND RPG fan. When I first heard of this game, I was like "No way, two of my favourite things in one?! Too good to be true!".....oh how right I was....

The game promises an epic story mixed with RPG gameplay. The problem here is with the RPG part. You have a tipical Japanese visual novel story, which is good for what it is also loved the family generation system. (that was one of the reason why I bought the game), but they just had to F*** it up.

Through the story progression you constantly have to battle over and over and over and while it was midly entertaining at first, quickly becomse boring, which wouldn't be a problem if the whole combat system would have been done well. Unfortunatelly this is not the case here.... Combat is repetitive waaaaaaay too repetitive, it gets really boring to see the same enemies and use the same strategie for the 15th time. Also, the combat system itself is unpolished, I would dare to say, not finished. When you try to attack an enemy with a skill, the game automatically puts the character in on of the sides of the enemy to attack, but if you have an AOE skill and say you would like to attack from another side, you CAN'T do it. This becomes really annoying when you try to come up with your own strategies, instead of trying to addept to the game, and because of this other parts of the game suffers as well. One of the driving feature are the fame you can get from the taverns various challenges. The main problem here, is that ALL OF THEM requires grinding, and I mean MASSIVE GRINDING, which is already a pain to see through with an unfinished battle system.

I completed the 1st story only, because I just couldnt bear with the constant battling any longer, they are just too boring and no fun at all. They dont even added the option of skipping all the battle parts and just at least see through the visual novel part, which I finded good, especially with the generation system.

Overall, the reason why I dont recommend the game is because the bad covers up all the good in it. Boring and reptitive battles can make even the most hardened visual novel fans scare away.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
First Review and really wanted to get people into this game so I had to do it for Record of Agarest War. This game is an amazing tactical JRPG. It has the feel of Final Fantasy Tactics with the Story of a good Persona or Bioware game. I have over 350+ Hours clocked on this game for my Xbox 360. Beating it a total of 5-6 times. Including the Hard True ending mode. The stats, end game content, and choices allow for excellent replayability. The stats you can build on each character maxes out similar to Disgaea. I bought it on steam to show support for the gaming company with JRPG's being rare over here in America, and us not getting the Agarest War 2 on the 360. I'm happy to see this game, War Zero here, and Agarest War 2 coming soon.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
To me this is the first JRPG I've played in which the story progression requires you to choose a bride at the end of each phase (generation) of the game. It's interesting though as almost at all times, through dialogues between missions, decisions you make will affect the bonding between the male protagonist (of that generation) and his three aspiring love interests. The decisions you make also affect the character's alignment (dark, neutral, light), and when choosing which of the three ladies you'll want as the mother of your successor (hero of the next generation), be sure to give her good stats, because depending on the stats of the current hero and his mate, the stats of the next hero will be a result of a combination of the two.

The combat system flows a bit slow, although I guess it's ok since it's turn based. The dialogue sequences at times tends to go on a bit too long. The entire story campaign spans five generations, so best be ready for the long haul.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
203.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Most people dont like JRPG"s , and turn based ones even less , but the game is surprisingly good . The story is great , not extremely original , but well done , and the fighting system could be a bit more entertaining , but otherwise , a great game . The character drawing style is extremely unqiue in my opinion and I would love to see more games with a simlar drawing scheme .
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Love the playstyle of it, All in all a good fun game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
536.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Believe me when I say this... At first, long ago, I thought Record of Agarest War was a waste of time, and boy was I wrong when I delved into the truly incredible story that spans beyond a single generation in the quest to defeat the source of woe in all Agarest. Sure, it seems simple at first: Defeat Summerill and all is well... ...or is it...? That, my friend, will be up to you to figure out in this unforgettable story of love, betrayal and ultimately... hope for the future of Agarest. DEFINITELY giving this a MAJOR 11/10, sorry Zero fans but i'm in love with the original RoAW more, really. :D All-in-all, truly worth your time as this is one of the few stories that is actually very well thought out and for some scenarios/paths you take can be either hilarious, happy or saddening. Again though... the forks in the road ahead are yours to choose, may the future either shine or darken your path in Agarest... >:)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
103.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Waifu Simulator 2000x Weaboo Version 1.0 with some RPG gameplay elements.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
157.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
First off: If you intend to play this game, increase the FPS to 45, at least. The game biggest downfall is that is is..slow. 30 FPS near the end may take you quite a while for every fight vs a few mins with 45-60 FPS.

Now, as for what works, the game remind me of diagaea and the idea of aging and new generations taking over is great. The game plays well, the combo and turn system is as good as any and the few bits of fan service may be appreciated or disliked depending on who's playing. The system is easy to get used to and the story, while not overly fleshed out will get a few good or even funny moments in. The out of combat moments, beside walking in the world map and towns, play like a japanese novel game. It is a decent buy for Tactical rpg fans.

P.S. disable most DLC on first play for a more balanced experience (bonus gold and ressources is fine, saves form farming).

Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I've actually played this twice already on Xbox and my feelings are mixed on it. The game can really tend to crawl and just be very monotonous, but it makes up for it by a great storyline and great characters.

The battling is what gets old fast, it just shouldn't have been intended for such a long game. But the game does include a lot of great content, such as equipment forging and monster taming.

I didn't recommend this, soley because I couldn't to just any random person. If you love anime and great RPG's then definitly give it a shot, it was good enough for me to play for a third time.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
It draws you in with promises of an RPG where you can build a legacy and fight a generations spanning war. It's unlikely you will even get that far before becoming frustrated with the game. The writing is mediocre, the pacing is tedious. The combat system seems solid enough but lacking in anything really special.

It further complicates this with the 'special content' which is largely a huge stash of overpowered items dumped on you from the word go providing both an overwhelming influx of useless information as well as cheapening the early experience. It can be turned off before the game starts but these options appear meaningless to the new player and you are unsure which is actual additional content or not.

Perhaps it picks up later on if you can stomach it, but it kicks off extremely weak and does not seem to have the basis placed for anything that will really warrant your time.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
First off I love these games all 3 of them (although my game time is low i have these on xbox and ps3) got them on here when on sale :p

There a classic style RPG back what you use to play on the SNS just with a bit better graphics which si nice :p

The game is fairly well thought out the diffrent settings are quite nice and decently balanced (longs you dont buy any of the packs that give weapons and items) or even if you do just dont equip them if you dont want to be OPed through the whole story

its a story driven game with some choices that do effect the outcome of some fights kinda a simpler version of dragon age

over all its a fun game if you like older RPGs and a fairly nice story
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Harem/wife her sim 2014 10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Bad game, ♥♥♥♥ty wallpapers 5/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 16 people (6%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Worst JRPG i ever play. No challenge, no storie, no fun...
Was this review helpful? Yes No
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I recommend this game, but just barely. I love the story, the concept. My main issue lies with combat, and the out of combat movement, that tends to be lackluster at best. I don't want to move one space at a time, and I don't want to do it every 5 minutes, personally. not to mention to get in ANOTHER FIGHT with SOME MORE ENEMIES, THE SAME WAY OVER AND OVER. It's been a bit of a letdown, at first I thought this game was excellent, still do, but its lost some of that sheen.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Insanely boring gameplay. Insanely boring story.

Difficulty when you first start off and don't know how to play, but once you learn how to play, this game turns to ♥♥♥♥.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
111.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Terrible game, with a flat storyline, horrible dialogue, poor game mechanics and extremely repetitive. Even if you are a fan of RPG's, this game will leave you disappointed. I kept playing on hoping it will get better, but it only got worse.

I want my money, and mostly my time, back.
Was this review helpful? Yes No