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#1 R3DH3R0

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

I thought it would be a good idea to start a list of all the Region Free games (mostly that are good) that didn't come to America. Also those that prefer to have an import disc than a US digital copy of a game. ZxT Vendetta is going to help me out, but also anyone who posts can help out, that's the point!

If the game is from Japan or Asia, please verify in your post whether or not it is easy for an English player with little/no Japanese reading ability to play!

Where to buy?

PAL (Europe) Games:
www.thehut.com
www.hmv.com
www.amazon.co.uk
www.amazon.fr
www.amazon.de

JP/Asia games:
www.playasia.com
www.yesasia.com
www.cdjapan.co.jp/
www.solarisjapan.com
http://www.nippon-yasan.com/

Digital only in the US, Import Physical Copies:

PS3 :ps3:

Siren Blood Curse (Europe, Asia, JP)
Ape Escape On The Move (Europe, Asia, JP)
Arcana Heart 3 (Europe, Asia, JP)
Pain (Europe)
Dr. Who The Eternity Clock (Europe)
Monkey Island Special Edition (Europe)
Resident Evil Archives Collection HD (4 and CVX) (Asia, JP)
Resident Evil Chronicles HD (Asia, JP)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (EU)
Agarest: Generations of War (Europe/Asia)
Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty (Europe)
Tokyo Jungle (Asia, JP)*
Of Orcs and Men (EU)
Alien Breed Trilogy (EU)
Worms Collection (EU)

XBox 360 :360:

Monkey Island Special Edition (Europe)



Import Games Not Available in US:

PS3 :ps3:

Yakuza: Kenzan! (JP)*
Mobile Suite Gundam Extreme Vs (JP)
Mobile Suit Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081 (JP)
Okami HD (JP)
Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA F (JP)
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle (EU)
Gal*Gun (JP, on-rails shooter)
Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! (JP, SHUMP)

*The Gundam games are very, very playable without speaking Japanese. Yakuza, on the other hand, will have you chained to a guide for most of the game, so buyer beware with that one.

XBox 360 :360:

WRC 2 (EU)
WRC 3 (EU)


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Mushihimesama Futari Ver. 1.5 (JP) (Also an LE version)
Espgaluda 2 Black Label (All versions of this are region free EXCEPT the LE with the faceplate) (JP)
Muchi Muchi Pork and Pink Sweets (JP) (Also an LE version)
Bullet Soul (JP) (Also a first print with soundtrack)
Eschatos (JP) (Also a first print with soundtrack)
Dodonpachi Resurrection (EU) (I think that all of these come with the soundtrack)

Wii (Not Region Free) :wii:

Another Code R (Europe, Asia, JP)
Disaster: Day of Crisis (Europe, Asia, JP)
Project Zero 2 (Europe, Asia, JP)
Captain Rainbow (JP)*
Zero: Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse, Fatal Frame IV (JP)*

DS/3DS :ds:

Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (Europe, Asia, JP)
Sailor Moon: La Luna Splende (Italy)
Ouendan and Ouendan 2 (JP)

PSP/Vita :psp:

White Knight Chronicles Origins (EU)
Tales Of Eternia (PS1 Port) (EU)
Breath Of Fire III (PS1 Port) (EU)
Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA (JP)
Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA 2nd (JP)
Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA extend (JP)
Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA f (PS Vita)


* Indicates may need to read a walkthrough as game may be difficult for those who don't know Japanese/Chinese etc.

There are lots and lots of others, this is just a test right now. I will also include links where to buy. Also any feedback would be great, Thanks! Oh, and thanks to those who contributed so far.

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#2 Zaku77

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

PS3:
Yakuza: Kenzan! (JP)
Mobile Suite Gundam Extreme Vs (JP)
Mobile Suit Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081 (JP)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (EU) (Disc version)
Okami HD (JP) (I know that at least one of the Asian versions actually has the full English game on it. I just can't remember if it's a specific one, or if it's all of them.)

The Gundam games are very, very playable without speaking Japanese. Yakuza, on the other hand, will have you chained to a guide for most of the game, so buyer beware with that one.

PSP
White Knight Chronicles Origins
Tales Of Eternia (PS1 Port)
Breath Of Fire III (PS1 Port)

360 Shmups:
Mushihimesama Futari Ver. 1.5 (JP) (Also an LE version)
Espgaluda 2 Black Label (All versions of this are region free EXCEPT the LE with the faceplate) (JP)
Muchi Muchi Pork and Pink Sweets (JP) (Also an LE version)
Bullet Soul (JP) (Also a first print with soundtrack)
Eschatos (JP) (Also a first print with soundtrack)
Dodonpachi Resurrection (EU) (I think that all of these come with the soundtrack)

A good place to buy is solarisjapan.com. Playasia can be alright, but they always run out of stock, and if you buy any of these games it will be the platinum hits version, which some people, myself included, do not want. Ebay is actually a fairly solid bet.

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#3 Olengie

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

I'm loving this list already! :lol: Thanks!

Hmm, the only import I own is A.C.E. Another Century's Episode R (JPN) for the PS3. Haha

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#4 Vinny

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Okami HD (JP) (I know that at least one of the Asian versions actually has the full English game on it. I just can't remember if it's a specific one, or if it's all of them.)


Wait, wait, wait... what!? Which one?! I must know!

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#5 aptanor

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Nice thread. Only thing I can add off the top of my head is

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#6 Zaku77

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Wait, wait, wait... what!? Which one?! I must know!


I can't remember. Take a look at the gamefaqs board and report back, so we can all know. :P lol

#7 Olengie

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

:ps3: Agarest: Generations of War (Europe/Asia)
:ps3: Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty (Europe)

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#8 Zaku77

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Word to the wise on Agarest--and the reason I left it off--that was released before Aksys released the US PSN version. The EU disc release of Agarest: Generations Of War is translated by Ghostlight, and it is not a good translation. I have the EU CE of it for collection purposes, but to play I will still double dip on the US PSN release. Don't play that version of the game! lol

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#9 R. Kasahara

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

You might want to include Japanese games. I assume you're lumping them under "Asia", when they should be separate. It's somewhat confusing otherwise :???:

Also, surprised no one's mentioned Ouendan and Ouendan 2 (both JP, DS) yet.
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#10 R3DH3R0

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

You might want to include Japanese games. I assume you're lumping them under "Asia", when they should be separate. It's somewhat confusing otherwise :???:

Also, surprised no one's mentioned Ouendan and Ouendan 2 (both JP, DS) yet.


Yeah I did, I'm going to change it. I'm going to update the thread tonight with the games everyone has posted so far and make it color coded, etc.

#11 Vinny

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

I can't remember. Take a look at the gamefaqs board and report back, so we can all know. :P lol


Apparently, all Japanese retail copies have full English subs, as do all Asian retail releases. Gravy.

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#12 R3DH3R0

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

Ok, I updated with all the games people said so far, and made it easier to read with all the logos, colors, etc. Probably going to alphabetize next.

#13 breakingcustoms

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

tagging this thread...those 2 PS3 gundam games flew way under my radar

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#14 Zaku77

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:01 AM

tagging this thread...those 2 PS3 gundam games flew way under my radar


I can't recommend Extreme Vs enough. There is a bit of a learning curve, but there is so much to do and so many suits! Any Gundam fan will be giddy to play that game! lol :3

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#15 Olengie

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

I'll pick up Extreme Vs someday. :lol:

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#16 R3DH3R0

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

Any word of Yakuza 1/2 HD is coming to the US? If not ill add it to the list.

#17 Zonic505

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

E.X. Troopers for the PS3 has been pretty fun. Got it about a week ago since it sounded like it wasn't coming to the US. While it kind of sucks not being able to fully understand the story, the gameplay is still quite fun.

Also, if you have a translation guide for the missions, Jump Ultimate Stars for the DS is great fun.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

For PS3, not available in the U.S.:

Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle (U.K., point-and-click adventure)
Gal*Gun (Japan, bizarre hentai on-rails shooter)
Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! (Japan, shoot-em-up)

Those are the ones I've imported.

One helpful addition to the list might be an icon to indicate how English-friendly the Japanese games are. The two above have Japanese language and text, but are easy enough for non-speakers to figure out, gameplay-wise. Others like RPGs, probably not.

#19 Zonic505

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

@morrodox: Believe it or not, G. Rev has confirmed that Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! is coming to the US. http://www.siliconer...ing-to-the-west

Also, there's a demo of Gal*Gun on both the JPN PSN & Xbox Live Marketplace, both of which are free if you make a JPN account. Though as mentioned, PS3 version is region free, plus there was some additional content added.
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#20 blindinglights

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

I think a good addition to this list would be some sort of marker or notation on each game to say if it has English menus/subtitles/audio.

I only ever import games from the UK, but I'd probably try some other titles if I knew I would be able to figure out what the hell was going on in the game.
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#21 Olengie

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

For PS3, not available in the U.S.:

Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle (U.K., point-and-click adventure)
Gal*Gun (Japan, bizarre hentai on-rails shooter)
Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! (Japan, shoot-em-up)

Those are the ones I've imported.

One helpful addition to the list might be an icon to indicate how English-friendly the Japanese games are. The two above have Japanese language and text, but are easy enough for non-speakers to figure out, gameplay-wise. Others like RPGs, probably not.


Are you sure Gal*Gun is hentai and not ecchi? But by the looks of it, Gal*Gun does look interesting. :lol:

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#22 morrodox

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

@morrodox: Believe it or not, G. Rev has confirmed that Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! is coming to the US.


I'll be damned. Never would have guessed it. Although I suspect it will be download-only, rather than a physical release.

Are you sure Gal*Gun is hentai and not ecchi? But by the looks of it, Gal*Gun does look interesting. :lol:


Ecchi, you are correct, thanks.

#23 Olengie

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

I'll be damned. Never would have guessed it. Although I suspect it will be download-only, rather than a physical release.



Ecchi, you are correct, thanks.


Haha. You're welcome. If it was Hentai, it would be rated Z and I think it wouldn't be openly sold.

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#24 theclaw

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

These have a disc version outside the US.

Way of the Samurai 4
Warriors Orochi 3
Battle Fantasia
Alien Breed Trilogy

Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires, Fist of the North Star Ken's Rage 2, and One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 are upcoming.

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#25 R3DH3R0

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:00 AM

I thought a mod deleted my thread, didnt realize till now they moved it! Gonna have to update!

#26 theclaw

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:01 AM

Worms Collection apparently is a PAL disc of PSN games.

#27 R. Kasahara

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

Some more Japanese games I thought of, all rhythm games:

The Project DIVA series:
- Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA (PSP)
- Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA 2nd (PSP)
- Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA extend (PSP)
- Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA f (PS Vita)
- Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA F (PS3)

The first three also have HD upscaling programs ("Dreamy Theater") on the Japanese PSN for PS3 that require the base game.

I haven't played any of them, but I know some non-Japanese speakers who have, and I have all the soundtracks except for f/F's (it isn't out yet), since the series tends to feature the best and most popular Vocaloid songs and producers. The music at the very least is excellent, if you like J-Pop and/or Vocaloid.

Also, I played these two JP DS games last year:
- Pinky:st Kira ★ Kira Music Hour (also released in the EU as Kira Kira Pop Princess)
- Pinky:st Kira ★ Kira Music Night

There's a lot of cutscenes, but the script for the first game is available online, and the gameplay is reasonably straightforward. The rhythm game bits are mediocre, but the dress-up options are really deep.

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#28 elessar123

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Are you sure Gal*Gun is hentai and not ecchi? But by the looks of it, Gal*Gun does look interesting. :lol:


What's the difference? Ecchi is just the H in hentai.

The Inazuma 11 games are available in Europe, with the DS versions region-free, and the 3DS versions locked.

Edit: Not a fan of the thread, and there's no constraints. Should maybe be focused on playable by English speakers, and playable with US systems. Cause the way it is now, every DS, PSP, and PS3 game (save for P4 Arena and the Japanese Karaoke games) would be on the list.

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#29 uncle5555

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

Wait, wait, wait... what!? Which one?! I must know!


Ditto to that, I'd like it on disc too.

Nevermind, I found it myself. ;) And bought it of course. :lol:

http://www.play-asia...en-70-59zz.html

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Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty (Europe/Asia)

I bought a copy from HK in full English a few years ago before I had decent internet.


@morrodox: Believe it or not, G. Rev has confirmed that Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! is coming to the US. http://www.siliconer...ing-to-the-west

Also, there's a demo of Gal*Gun on both the JPN PSN & Xbox Live Marketplace, both of which are free if you make a JPN account. Though as mentioned, PS3 version is region free, plus there was some additional content added.


I'll have to see if I can find Gal*Gun on the new JPN PSN. Also Mamoru-kun, I didn't enjoy that much (when playing the demo) almost hard to believe it was a GRev game, might want to replay it, still no more than $20 from me.
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#30 uncle5555

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

Hope this thread doesn't die, it's nice resource.

Anyway, I tried to find Gal*Gun, the new PSN layout is so crappy I wouldn't even know where to start looking, at least I could stumble my way through the old store layout.

Anyone got any hints on where I might start looking for it?
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