Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest: Builders PlayStation 4 Review: Fables of the Reconstruction

A brilliant marriage in which two very different types of game — Minecraft and the classical console RPG — come together to find their common ground.

Latest Dragon Quest Guides

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Mini Medals Guide: Where to Find the Mini Medals

Got gold fever? Here's where to find the mini medals in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Hero Guide: How to Become a Hero, Abilities, Stats, and More

How to get the Hero vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS, plus spells, stats, abilities, and everything else you need to know.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Pirate Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Pirate vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

"Surprise" Dragon Quest Announcement Coming in June Reignites Smash Bros. Character Rumor

Dragon Quest is going to have a Smashing time this E3. Probably.

How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

What's the Most Painful Game Save You've Ever Lost? Players Share Their Stories

A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next DLC Character Could be From Yet Another Classic RPG

Will Dragon Quest be the latest series confirmed for Smash?

How Dragon Quest Inspired the First Big Console RPG Boom in Japan, Both For Better and For Worse

HISTORY OF RPGS | A survey of the innovative RPGs to emerge in Loto's wake.

Dragon Quest XI Has a Marvelous Feature That Should Be in All Long Games

Thank you Dragon Quest, for reminding me of things I often forget.

Yuji Horii Remembers the Difficult Road to Liberating RPGs from Costly Computers With Dragon Quest

HISTORY OF RPGS | The great migration away from just PCs started with Dragon Quest in 1986.

Out of the Wild West: Inside the Evolution of Games Writing

INSIDE THE WRITING IN GAMES | From League of Legends to Tomb Raider, we dive into how games writing has evolved in the modern age and the people behind it.

The Top 5 Legendary Weapons in RPG History

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia pick the best legendary weapons from Final Fantasy, World of WarCraft, and more.

The Day I Finally Met Dragon Quest's Creator

Getting to meet one of my fonts of inspiration was pretty cool. Also: How an Unreal Engine demo of Dragon Quest III helped make Dragon Quest XI.

Dragon Quest XI's 3DS/PS4 Split Release Takes The Series To Uncharted Sales Territory

Dragon Quest XI is selling well, but it's hard to tell how well.

Square-Enix Reports "Record-High" Earnings

Square-Enix will focus on recurring payments and arcades in the following fiscal year.

Hey, Video Games: Tell Stories. Tell All Your Stories. Don't Ever Stop

OPINION: Do video games tell their tales flawlessly? No. Should narrative therefore be removed from games? Heck no.

Should You Buy Dragon Quest VIII for the Nintendo 3DS?

Nintendo 3DS, mobile, or PlayStation 2: Which version of Dragon Quest VIII is the right one for you?

Square Enix Has Theories on Why Dragon Quest Isn't Popular in the West

Dragon Quest isn't as popular as Final Fantasy in the west, but hey -- we might be getting Dragon Quest XI anyway.

Dragon Quest VIII 3DS Preview: New Characters, New Dungeons, New Challenges, Black Sabrecats

Though Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the Nintendo 3DS isn't a ground-up overhaul the way Dragon Quest VII 3DS is, there's still tons of new stuff to get excited about.

Square Enix "Committed To Bringing More Dragon Quest Titles" West

Dragon Quest may have gotten the short end before now, but Square Enix isn't leaving the West behind anymore.

Dragon Quest: Builders PlayStation 4 Review: Fables of the Reconstruction

A brilliant marriage in which two very different types of game — Minecraft and the classical console RPG — come together to find their common ground.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Nintendo 3DS Review - A Long Journey, but Not a Draggin' Quest

If you crave a meaty JRPG you can gnaw on for hours, make Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS your new jam.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Mini Medals Guide: Where to Find the Mini Medals

Got gold fever? Here's where to find the mini medals in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Retronauts Explores the Slow-Burn Strength of Dragon Quest VII

Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Hero Guide: How to Become a Hero, Abilities, Stats, and More

How to get the Hero vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS, plus spells, stats, abilities, and everything else you need to know.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Pirate Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Pirate vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Druid Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Druid vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Reviews Dragon Quest VII

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Nadia tackle an RPG that's been a long time coming while also delving into Halcyon 6 and Trails of Cold Steel 2 feedback.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Luminary Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Luminary vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Champion Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Champion vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Paladin Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Paladin vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Armamentalist Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Armamentalist vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Monster Masher Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Monster Masher vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Sage Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Sage vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Gladiator Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Gladiator vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

How the Dragon Quest Builders Team is Crafting a New Kind Of RPG

A conversation with the creators of Square Enix's upcoming do-it-yourself take on the role-playing genre.

I Watched Portable Gaming Evolve Through a Decade of Anime Conventions, and That's Awesome

A convention crowd's portable preferences can tell you a lot about the state of handheld gaming.

This Week's USgamer Stream Schedule: Racing Down Old-School Lane

It's a smorgasbord of classics this week! And we're not even really sure what "smorgasbord" actually means.

Containing the Sprawl: An Interview with the Dragon Quest VII Remake Team

Dragon Quest VII is one of the most massive solo role-playing games ever created. Producers Yuu Miyake and Noriyoshi Fujimoto explain the challenge of squeezing it into a portable remake.

"Dragon Quest Builders is Minecraft Meets Dragon Quest!" OK, but What Does That Actually Mean?

Looking beyond the slimy blue skin of Square Enix's construction sandbox adventure.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Looks at this Fall's Upcoming Releases

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: On this week's Kat-less episode, we dive into the many RPG releases of the next few months while lamenting our lack of free time.

The History of RPGs: How Dragon Quest Redefined a Genre

COVER STORY: 30 years ago, a small team of Japanese game designers changed the way the world looked at role-playing games.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Celebrates Dragon Quest's 30th Anniversary

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat, Nadia, and Bob share the love for Dragon Quest. Plus, Mike drops by to discuss the new Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 DLC.

USgamer Community Question: What's Your Favorite Dragon Quest Memory?

Close your eyes and think back to your favorite moment from the Dragon Quest series.

The Gateway Guide to Dragon Quest: Where Should I Start?

Don't know where start with Square-Enix's long-running RPG series? Let us break you into the whimsical world of Dragon Quest.

The Long Journey West: 8 Japanese Games that Took Their Time Making it to America

Final Fantasy Type-0 isn't the only game to linger for years in a state of uncertainty. Now with video!

The 3DS Ascends to JRPG Godhood

2015 IN REVIEW: As the 3DS enters its twilight years, Bob looks at the portable's legacy concerning one of his favorite genres.

Dragon Quest Builders Offers the Series Its Best Hopes of Western Integration (or is That "Indoctrination"?)

Square Enix may finally have found the perfect tool to convince kids abroad to love the classic RPG franchise.

A Retronauts Episode About Dragon Quest Draws Near!

This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores Japan's biggest RPG sensation.

Dragon Quest Builders Could be the Minecraft Gateway for Old People

A mix of old and new could be just what the reluctant need to get into the world of blocky building.

5 JRPGs that Deserve a Second Life on Steam

The PC has recently become a wonderland for overlooked or MIA RPGs from Japanese developers. Here are a few that haven't made it yet, but definitely should.

Dragon Quest XI Is an Early Vote of Confidence for Nintendo's NX

Square Enix's other flagship might be coming to PS4 and 3DS first, but an NX version could be on the horizon.

Can Dragon Quest XI* Turn Around the Franchise's Ailing Fortunes in the West?

*(Or whatever Square Enix announces tomorrow.)

The E3 We Want to See: A Show Dominated by RPGs

This show holds a lot of promise for RPGs, like a possible Dragon Quest VII release. Will our hopes be realized, or dashed?

What's in a Name? For Dragon Quest Heroes, the Answer is "Everything"

It may be a hectic button-masher, but Heroes still takes the Dragon Quest part of its name seriously.

Nintendo's All-Time Greats: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Best NES Games

A comprehensive video guide to the best games of the NES, from 1985 to 1994, with helpful advice on where to find these classic masterpieces legally!

Can Japan's Games Industry Overcome Last Gen's Slump?

This year's Tokyo Game Show was the strongest in years. Is it a sign of better things to come? Anecdotally speaking, yes.

Three Ways Square-Enix Can Fix Classic Dragon Quest on iOS

This legendary RPG series can now be found on the iDevice of your choice, but the experience could be much better—here's how.