From the void, the gods of darkness and light created Agarest, a most perfect and divine world. As the generations passed, paradise sadly fell to the ravages of time. War darkened the skies and Agarest soon became a torturous hell as the gods divided and immense armies clashed, desecrating the once beautiful...
User reviews: Very Positive (147 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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"Same as Generations of War. Very well done Japanese turn-based strategy game. Play Generations of War first."

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May 30

3rd Agarest Zero DLC Bundle out now

The third Agarest Zero DLC bundle is out now.

The bundle contains:

Tomorrow's Hero Pack
Leonhardt's sword
Tenma Sword
Alfa Beld Spear
Issei Fubi
Parochial Megasuit

Schie's Bargain Pack
Wiether wurst
Ice cream
Brother Stave

Extra TP Pack
Contains 2500PP and 20000TP

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May 21

Important Agarest news - An announcement & Sale

Taken from the latest Ghostlight blog

Hi everyone. We’ve got lots of Agarest news for you all today. First of all I’m pleased to inform you that both Agarest: Generations of War and Agarest: Generations of War Zero are now on sale on Steam. Agarest Zero is receiving a mighty 33% discount ($13.99 / £10.04 / 13,39€) and can be picked up from here while Agarest: Generations of War is receiving an incredible 66% discount ($5.09 / £3.73 / 5,09€) and is available from here.

It might come as little surprise to you , but while I’m on the subject of Agarest I’m very pleased to confirm that we will be releasing Agarest: Generations of War 2 on Steam later this year. This sequel to the bestselling original game introduces a whole new battle system as well as a raft of other features.

Once again we will be using the team over at Laughing Jackal to port this popular console JRPG to PC.

Now, as some of you may have noticed, Agarest 2 is not a dungeon crawler and has been released in the West :). So, those of you looking forward to finding out which dungeon crawler we’re bringing to Steam (as discussed in my previous blog) will be pleased to know that this announcement is still due to come on Thursday. So do keep your eye on the blog.

More on Agarest: Generations of War 2


One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light causing terrible destruction. The central continent, from where the light is believed to have originated, fell silent whilst demons began to spread throughout the world like a plague.

Sometime afterwards, a young man by the name of Weiss, suffering from amnesia, encounters the enigmatic Eva, from whom Weiss learns that he has committed the grievous sin of deicide. In order to atone for his crime, he must become the "Vessel" in which the power of the divinity he slaughtered will be stored. For it will be that power which will be used to resurrect the one whose life he stole.

For those who betray the divine will pay for their sins in the space which separates salvation and damnation, as will their progeny...

Revamped Battle System: Unlike the first two games of the series, Agarest 2 battles are fought with an engaging active grid-based battle system.

HD graphics: Enjoy your favourite characters, environments and CGs in high-definition!

Mini-games: Engage in Bathtub, Shiatsu and Massage mini-games.

New Agarest Universe: Roam freely in the newly designed Agarest Universe

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“All around, Agarest Zero is a great Strategy RPG that PC gamers should be delighted to have.”

“The story, the characters, the art style, and the addicting combat all tie in together to make a beautiful package.”
8.5/10 – Chalgyr's Game Room

About This Game


Following hot on the heels of the number 1 top selling epic SRPG “Agarest: Generations Of War”, Ghostlight are proud to announce its prequel “Agarest: Generations Of War ZERO” bringing an enticing blend of in-depth strategy and epic multi-generational storytelling to Steam!

...From the void, the gods of darkness and light created Agarest, a most perfect and divine world. As the generations passed, paradise sadly fell to the ravages of time. War darkened the skies and Agarest soon became a torturous hell as the gods divided and immense armies clashed, desecrating the once beautiful land…
After many years with the war in deadlock, Sieghart, a young officer loyal to the armies of light, passes through the scarred mountains on a perilous mission. There, he meets a strange girl and unknowingly changes the fate of the world forever.

  • Watch the story unfold as you battle the enemy hordes in over 80hrs in a compelling and innovative turn based-based combat system
  • Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
  • Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
  • Use the all new Card Skill System to create your hero’s unique persona.
  • Featuring stunning new and beautifully animated character portraits.
  • The Soul Breed System returns! Unite with your chosen bride to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes

Agarest: Generations of War ZERO exclusive game features!

Agarest: Generations of War ZERO contains many of the unique features found in the first release of the series such as Extended Areas allowing you to chain attacks together in huge combos, the Blacksmith’s Guild for experimentation in crafting of items and weapons and of course, the Soul Breed System where you must carefully choose your bride as this decision will directly affect following generations.

In addition to these existing game features, the following new features have been added:
The new Vacation Days allow you to get to know your party members better and unlock bonus items and locations by visiting various places in the towns. Also, as you build your relationship with the rest of your party you will unlock new costumes for them to wear.

Character portraits displayed during conversations have been vastly improved with the implementation of Motion Portrait. This brings characters to life with subtle animations really helping to enhance the stunning artwork.

With various other changes such as improved graphics and a brand new Card Skill System to allow you to customise your starting character, this is a prequel you won’t want to miss.

Exclusive to the PC version, this new and improved version of Agarest: Generations Of War ZERO now features Cloud Saving (which has also been added to Agarest: Generations Of War very recently). We’ve also added the ability to decide which direction you wish the controls to be offset along with a revamp of the DLC menu giving you control to pick and choose how DLC is added to your existing saves. As expected there is full mouse and keyboard support, full gamepad support, Steam achievements, higher resolution art and a number of other user interface changes to ensure that PC gamers receive the best gaming experience possible. We are pleased to announce that a selection of collectible Steam Trading Cards are featured, whilst DLC is included in the game completely free of charge with other bundle packs of DLC available to purchase separately after release.

Included free DLC

  • A Deputy's Gift Pack: Contains 4 Flame elements, 4 Ice elements, 4 Thunder elements, 4 Wind elements, 4 Earth elements, 4 Darkness elements and 4 Light elements
  • Upgrade Pack 1: Contains 2 STR UP, 2 VIT Up, 2 Agi Up, 2 Int Up. 2 LUK Up and 2 Max HP Up
  • Healing Hand Pack: Contains Healing Hand Pack
  • Upgrade Pack 2: Contains 2 STR UP+, 2 VIT Up+, 2 Agi Up+, 2 Int Up+. 2 LUK Up+ and 2 Max HP Up+
  • Health and Guard Pack: Contains 2 Marfile Seed, 2 Vessels of life, 1 Revive, 1 Dryad's Soul and 1 Requiem Bracelet
  • Legendary Items Pack: Contains 2 Divine Branch, 2 Unicorn Horn, 2 Moon Fragment, Magic Crystal Chip, 1 seed of Happiness and 1 Bracelet of Feicui
  • Dream Prophecy Pack: Contains 2 Damascus, 2 meteoric iron, 2 generation crystal, 2 lapis noster, 1 shiny fang and 1 whispered dream
  • Logistic Support 1: Contains railgun, divine guard, crystal bracelet, dark bracelet and bracelet of light
  • Fall from Grace Pack: Contains Big Black, Black bustier, Angel Halo and Angel Wing
  • Stout Defense Pack 1: Contains extra frame, chaos frame, Heaven's End and E.O.M
  • Squalid Chicken Pack: Contains rusty sword, rusty bracelet. rusty ring, funky chicken and chicken ring
  • Nobility Pack: Contains Princess Bustier, Princess's Tiara, Imperial Guar and levitation stone
  • Loral Beast Pack: Contains Seiryu's sword, Genbu's gauntlet, Byakko's Bracelet and Suzaku's Ring
  • Stout Defense Pack 2: Contains Dragon frame, Demon frame, Mighty ring, Dismal Sylph and Prometheus Bound
  • Extra Points Pack 1: Contains 5000 gold, 50PP 150TP and 250EP
  • Extra Points Pack 2: Contains 50000 gold, 150PP, 350TP and 5000EP
  • Add-on Dungeon 1: An Add-on Dungeon for Generation 1 - A new adventure awaits in the Fohites Ruins
  • Add-on Dungeon 2: An Add-on Dungeon for Generation 2 - Explore the Neige Snow Field

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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Short summary: This is an amazing turn based strategy game with unique weapons, and a huge variety of characters and unlockable skills. This game is similair to fire emblem combat system, and has a cliche but an entertaining story. There are several events, and incorporates the oh so common dating sims the japanese love as well. One of the best part of the game is without a doubt, the creation of your character, where it is a tarot card system, which randomizes your character in the vague direction you build him to be.

Synopsis: Record of Agarest War Zero is the prequel to Record of Agarest War. The tale follows Sieghart, an army commander who gains magical powers from a strange woman named Mimel. Blossoming from this setup, Record of Agarest War Zero is a slow-paced tale treading on familiar territory: the world is in danger and it's up to a small band of warriors to set things right.

Combat: Record of Agarest War Zero's shining light is combat. Moving characters into position like a chess board is a challenging undertaking, but a rewarding one. Depending on which square characters occupy, they can link to other characters to unleash joint attacks with powerful results. But it's the calculated movement of sprites into position that makes exciting battles. While the terrain is flat and backgrounds repetitive, the environment is still a non-factor like the original Agarest War. The strategic requirements of success are fulfilling for all strategy fans. (Battles dish out experience like candy, yet money feels constantly tight.)

Gameplay: The Agarest War series is different from other strategy games is that the story is split over multiple generations. When the curtain finally closes on Sieghart's side of the story, it's his offspring with the maiden-of-highest-regard that carries on the tale into future years. You are also forced to progress along a fixed path, forced to stop at each dot along the way for a battle. These often have no bearing on the plot and are simply there to make the journey from one chapter to the next take as long as possible.(although if the battle does indeed get too tedious, pressing q will turn on auto battle. A word of advice is use it on enemies you will dominate, due to the fact that the auto A.I is not the best.)

Overall, i love this game, while it may say i only have 10 hours or so, i have the rest of the series on my ps3, with a total over 200 hours, a great game focusing on turn based strategy, and dating sim like playthrough.
Posted: October 4
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101.2 hrs on record
As with the Origional, Zero is a true work of art. The Generation system is vastly improved from the original, and the affection system adds its own level of stratagy. The gameplay, while at first glance appears simple, is, in a word, "Multi-Layered". Mastering Esoterica and Combination arts is key to not only surviving some of the most difficult battles, but also recieving some of the best items in the game. With that in mind, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Agarest Wiki that contains truely invaluable information on the game itself.
While i love the game, I have to mention two dissapointments I have in concern to the actual game itself. First, the monster capture and combination system can be a boon to any player. If only for the Title System and the High End items you can get by using it. However, capturing monsters can be a chore sometimes, and often feels like a waste of time due to the grind required to max it out.
Second, the blacksmithing system has one infuriating element that i wish they had eliminated from the origional. That is the Random Item system that occures while smithing. On occasion, while crafting items, instead of the desired item you recieve a random craftable item instead. This still uses the materials, and after 3000 craft attempts, I only recived one item I cared about, or was useful. Instead you generally recive items that are either utterly useless, or are low level and already abundant.
As to the Steam download, it has one major glitch i was unable to remedy. Unfortunatly, there is a glich where on many characters in both conversation scenes and in the gallery, the characters images are obsucered by all the other alternate appearances being layered over eachother at the same time. This takes away from the character and story driven expreance that is essential to any JRPG.
On a possitive note, the Steam DLC is absolutly fantastic. Without it, many cassual gamers may find the baseline grind to level up and aquire both Gold and EP to be a daunting task. After purchasing the DLC it was almost like starting a new game + without ever having to have played the game.
I would recomend this series to anyone who enjoys JRPG's or RPG's in general. For a more epic experience I suggest playing the original and then loading over the completed game data to Zero.
All in all, I'd give this game a solid 9 out of 10.
As a simple footnote I would suggest that due to suggestive sexual content in this game, parental supervison is advised.
Posted: October 17
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3.5 hrs on record
soo many kawaii waifus! where to start!
Posted: October 6
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32 of 47 people (68%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
LIke Fire Emblem but with more waifu.
The game could also have used a difficulty setting,
I've only played one or two simmilar games and this is just too easy.
Posted: June 20
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
liek Japanese anime ?

want a kawaii waifu ?

go take the Agarest franchise available now for PC

the game might be a little repetitive in battle, but hell you can get to choose a waifu, get laid, make babies, and continue your legacy
Posted: June 22
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
118.3 hrs on record
exactly like Fire Emblem Awakening with tougher boss and waifu picture

Posted: June 19
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
48.6 hrs on record
Saving the world.
Sword in one hand, waifu in the other.
Random monster can pull off 5k damage aoe combo.
DLC weapon only help you until 1/5 story mode.
Capturing monster is like praying to RNGesus.
9/10 would do another walkthrough again.

Posted: May 4
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Not one for JRPG's or turn based in general. But this game is a lot of fun. A lot of the wandering around has been cut out and the game is basically streamlined from one combat point to the other that takes you to all your quest objectives as well. The real meat of the game is inside the combat where you are encouraged to use more force then needed to achieve "overkills" in which additional items are dropped. The story seems very typical of what I know of the genre. Gods and Demons, end of the world, everyone fighting everything...over and over again....forever. But I am having fun fighting these things. On a side note I find myself smiling a lot of the mixture of 2d sprites laid ontop on hi res enviroments, even the larger "boss" monsters have been rendered in hd. Its pretty neat and for 6$ on the steam summer its worth every penny.
Posted: June 21
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Anime-style characters with fully Japanese voice-acting
Great Combat and excellent Story-line

What are u waiting for ? Get all those kawaii waifus !
Posted: July 21
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
So... I actually buy this just to support Idea Factory xD It is one of the few companies who make my kind of simulation games after all xD I have only played this for a while and I have never played the first game either... so this is just a quick note for everyone!

- Japanese voice acting (I'm a sucker for it xD)
- Cool tactical combo chaining. If you'd like to chain a lot, you'll need to learn how to use this properly! I find it interesting because of the different layout of Extended Areas for each player and that where they are facing affects it. For those who love to challenge themselves and see how far they can go... this is for you!
- Different areas that you can choose where to fight? Not bad!
- The animated sprite (Motion Portrait) makes it a tad bit life-like as they talk.
- Anime-style handsome guys and pretty girls =P
- Free DLCs! Yay!

- The tutorial is soooo long TT Well it is good for those who are not used to tactical games... but for me who have played quite a few (e.g. FFTactics, Tactic Ogres, FE), it is one chunk of boring part right at the start. Be patient!
- DLCs right from the start! You become too OPed right from battle number 1 that the last thing to do is saying good-bye to that fun ~ So I would suggest turning off the DLCs or just don't use it!

Who is this game for?
- Those who love Love SImulation games, Tactic battles, Combo chainers, Anime-lovers, or those who, like me, loves Idea Factory!
Posted: July 15
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
112.1 hrs on record
Cute and fun. I bought the downloadable content first thing though, so I accidently over-powered my weapons and armor to a rediculous level.
Posted: June 28
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
56.9 hrs on record
It's a good game with some improvements over the first game and a decent prequel.
Posted: June 22
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
I love RPG games and it's hard to find a good RPG game. This game has all aspects of a good and maybe even great RPG in my opinion. The graphics are great even from the screenshots. Storyline is very well made. I love the creative idea of chain attacks. Reminds me so much of a lot of good turn based with movement in them. If you people out there love Fire Emblem, I really do suggest you try this game out. Affections and custom character creation was a neat idea and this whole game just has so much to explore.
Posted: July 13
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
195.0 hrs on record
jRPG by very respectable studios: Compile Heart, Aksys Games, Red Company.
I would've expected something much more grand from such a fusion, SPECIALLY since this is the second installment of the Agarest universe, and as these companies' individual titles are quite popular on both Eastern and Western markets.

However, it is not completely terrible. While it is true some mechanics are quite bad (getting counter hit for 4mil on endgame dungeons and 1-shotting the poor victim), these mechanics are easily circumvented if you know what you're doing.
There are quite a few things to keep track of and you can get creative with some mechanics, weapons and skills, which is mostly why I like this game. It has variance and great replayability.
If you want a lenghty, challenging jRPG then look no further.
Posted: May 5
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
After several hours int the game, I think I have a basic understanding of the game.

Gameplay - Very basic and combo driven. I like my JRPG's to have combo systems, it adds a little bit of flavor to the game. The tiled fields are not by any means extremely large, so positioning is rather important when trying to corner enemies or create an eleborate combo that will excessively damage the enemy. I would like to say that the gameplay very much reminds me of Disgaea. For those familiar with Disgaea, you may recall positioning characters in certain directions to obtain minimal damage and best damage output, same features here. The actual playing field is not as elaborate by any means though (no elevation). You do gain "field" options though which can influence the party and the enemies on the field.
Difficulty wise, this game does encourage leveling and item grinding. Without properly leveling characters, you will meet a swift defeat. The amount of damage the monsters give and take is comparable to your own MC. It's quite a bit. Grinding monsters also generates technical points and money, which can be used to buy weapons, new smithing techniques, alchemy items, and the like.
An actual downside to the combat system is the camera system. It is extremely rigid, offering only about 4 angles of the field. While you eventually learn that you can click whichever tile you desire despite the UI and direction of the camera, I find it bothersome that the camera system is not more flexible. The combat system does not also offer many options aside from using skills, standby (thus generating action points for skills), no defense option, items, and reminding yourself which combo-able skills are available. Depending on how 'intricate' you enjoy combat games, this could be somewhat off-putting.
Lastly, the DLC which I tested on my characters absolutely break the game. I can absolutely disregard how much damage I am taking or giving, because it simply does not matter. It's a bit of a snooze fest when it comes to beating up monsters, even bosses. Even so, it is important to level the characters so that they may obtain new traits and skills. An overly equipped lvl5 offensive mage will still fall prey to a group of lvl6-7 monsters if not careful. Of course, I've managed to negate that. I can simply focus on grinding levels, items, and the story at this point.

Story and Characters: Not incredibly difficult to follow. Nothing really wow'd me in regards to plot. Your a relatively distinguished soldier, who dies, is revived by a mage, and proceeds to take a journey to save the world. As you proceed through the world, you do come across a variety of members who join the party. Most of them female. The female characters have an affection system which is affected at various "events" and your decision during them. Furthermore, the Oracle can "predict" your offspring and their stats based on your current relationship and stats. The male characters don't impress me anymore than the females, but the chemistry between the cast as a whole flows rather well. As of my progress in the game, there is no character development.
I would say the most interesting aspect of the MC's stats are reflective of the choices you make at the very beginning of the game. You choose particular class which is followed by several "sub" stat categories. These influence a particular stat that will be easier or harder to increase as you level up the MC.

All in all, the game is decent and worth killing time over if you're willing to sit down and take a journey. The flaws are there, but nothing to fret over. I'd give it a 7/10.
Posted: April 26
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
good storyline , good UI , recommended game for JRPG lover !
Posted: May 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
LOVE IT i mean yes it has its problems but so does every game. ive played hours of this game (but steam says other wise so dont look at the hours it says i have played) i would play this game again and again.
Posted: August 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.9 hrs on record
One of the few JRPG in the PC platform.
Hundreds of hours of gametime awaits.
Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Agarest Zero is more entertaining on the PC than it was on PS3. I highly recommend this for any fan of the JRPG genre.
Posted: June 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Agarest Zero reminds me a lot of FF Tactics and Fire Emblem Awakening, if not slightly slower paced. I can see how the game might drag at certain points, and some of the 'crafting' systems appear a bit opaque. All that said, there really aren't very many options for PC in this genre, so you need to take what you can get! If you like turn-based tactical JRPGs, then this is a reasonably good game to get (especially if you can grab it on sale).
Posted: June 22
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