List of longest-running video game franchises

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This is a list of notable longest-running video game franchises. To qualify for this list, a franchise must have seen regular releases for at least twenty five years, from a franchise's first release to its most recent. Only franchises that started out as a video game are listed; therefore, video games based upon other media are not listed. Ports, translations, downloadable content, re-releases, and compilations are not considered new entries. Remakes (i.e., games with significant differences in graphics or gameplay) and expansion sets which received retail releases are considered new entries in a series. A yellow background indicates that an upcoming game has been officially announced for the franchise.

Franchise Initial release Latest release Franchise owner Length
The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail
Dec 3, 1971
The Oregon Trail: American Settler
Nov 17, 2011
MECC 39 years, 11 months
Space Invaders Space Invaders
June 1978
Space Invaders Frenzy
January 2017
Taito 38 years, 7 months
Mario Donkey Kong
July 9, 1981
Mario Tennis Aces
June 22, 2018
Nintendo 36 years, 11 months
Pac-Man Pac-Man
May 1980
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
September 15, 2016
Bandai Namco 36 years, 4 months
Wolfenstein Castle Wolfenstein
September 1981
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
October 27, 2017
id Software 36 years, 1 month
Ultima Akalabeth: World of Doom
summer 1979
Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar
August 7, 2013
Origin Systems 34 years, 1 month
Bomberman Bakudan Otoko Bomber Man
July 1983
Super Bomberman R
March 3, 2017
Hudson Soft 33 years, 8 months
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong
July 9, 1981
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
March 20, 2015
Nintendo 33 years, 8 months
King's Quest King's Quest I
July 1983
King's Quest: Epilogue
December 20, 2016
Sierra Entertainment 33 years, 5 months
Wizardry Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
September 1981
Wizrogue: Labyrinth of Wizardry
December 22, 2014
Gamepot 33 years, 3 months
Blaster Learning System Math Blaster!
1983
Math Blaster Premium
May 15, 2015
Knowledge Adventure 31 years, 10 months
Dragon Quest Dragon Warrior
May 27, 1986
Dragon Quest XI
July 29, 2017
Square Enix 31 years, 2 months
Metroid Metroid
August 6, 1986
Metroid: Samus Returns
September 15, 2017
Nintendo 31 years, 1 month
Dragon Slayer Dragon Slayer
September 10, 1984
Tokyo Xanadu eX+
September 8, 2016
Nihon Falcom 31 years
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda
February 21, 1986
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
March 3, 2017
Nintendo 31 years
Nobunaga's Ambition Nobunaga no Yabō
March 1983
Nobunaga no Yabō: Sōzō
December 12, 2013
Koei Tecmo 30 years, 9 months
Metal Gear Metal Gear
July 7, 1987
Metal Gear Survive
February 20, 2018
Konami 30 years, 7 months
Castlevania Castlevania
September 26, 1986
Pachislot Akumajō Dracula: Lords of Shadow
April 6, 2017
Konami 30 years, 6 months
Megami Tensei Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
September 11, 1987
D×2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation
January 22, 2018
Atlus 30 years, 4 months
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Romance of the Three Kingdoms
December 1985
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII
January 28, 2016
Koei Tecmo 30 years, 1 month
Reader Rabbit Reader Rabbit
1983
Reader Rabbit Kart Racing
July 3, 2013
The Learning Company 30 years
Carmen Sandiego Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
1985
Carmen Sandiego Returns
May 14, 2015
The Learning Company 29 years, 10 months
Tetris Tetris
June 6, 1984
Puyo Puyo Tetris
February 6, 2014
The Tetris Company 29 years, 8 months
Madden NFL John Madden Football
June 1, 1988
Madden NFL 18
August 25, 2017
Electronic Arts 29 years, 2 months
Ys Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished
June 21, 1987
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
July 21, 2016
Nihon Falcom 29 years, 1 month
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy
December 18, 1987
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
January 11, 2018
Square Enix 28 years, 11 months
Darius Darius
February 1987
Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours
November 30, 2015
Taito 28 years, 9 months
Family Stadium Pro Yakyū Family Stadium
December 10, 1986
Pro Yakyū Famista Returns
October 8, 2015
Bandai Namco 28 years, 9 months
Might and Magic Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum
1986
Might & Magic Heroes VII
September 29, 2015
Ubisoft 28 years, 8 months
R.B.I. Baseball R.B.I. Baseball
1988
R.B.I. Baseball 17
March 28, 2017
MLB Advanced Media 28 years, 8 months
Rance Rance – Hikari Quest –
July 15, 1989
Rance Ⅹ – Decisive Battle –
February 23, 2018
Alicesoft 28 years, 7 months
Street Fighter Street Fighter
August 30, 1987
Street Fighter V
February 16, 2016
Capcom 28 years, 5 months
Zork Zork I

November, 1980

Legends of Zork

April 1, 2009

Activision 28 years, 5 months
Dizzy Dizzy – The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure
June 1987
Wonderland Dizzy
October 2015
Codemasters 28 years, 4 months
Twinbee TwinBee
March 5, 1985
Line GoGo! TwinBee
May 20, 2013
Konami 28 years, 2 months
The Legend of Heroes Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
December 10, 1989
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
September 28, 2017
Nihon Falcom 27 years, 9 months
Mega Man Mega Man
December 17, 1987
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
August 8, 2017
Capcom 27 years, 4 months
Fire Emblem Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
April 20, 1990
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
April 20, 2017
Nintendo 27 years
Xuan-Yuan Sword Xuan-Yuan Sword
Oct 13, 1990
Vochord: Xuan-Yuan Sword Rhythm Game
2017
Softstar Entertainment Inc. 27 years
Star Soldier Star Soldier
June 13, 1986
Star Soldier for GREE
June 20, 2013
Hudson Soft 27 years
SaGa The Final Fantasy Legend
Dec 15, 1989
SaGa: Scarlet Grace
Dec 15, 2016
Square Enix 27 years
Phantasy Star Phantasy Star
December 20, 1987
Phantasy Star Nova
November 27, 2014
Sega 26 years, 11 months
Metal Max Metal Max
May 24, 1991
Metal Max Xeno
April 19, 2018
Enterbrain 26 years, 10 months
Mana Final Fantasy Adventure
June 28, 1991
Secret of Mana
February 15, 2018
Square Enix 26 years, 7 months
Fortune Street Itadaki Street: Watashi no Omise no Yottette
March 21, 1991
Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
October 19, 2017
Square Enix and Nintendo 26 years, 6 months
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog
June 23, 1991
Sonic Forces
November 7, 2017
Sega 26 years, 4 months
Contra Contra
February 21, 1987
Contra: Evolution
May 31, 2013
Konami 26 years, 3 months
Gradius Gradius
May 29, 1985
Gradius the Slot
July 2011
Konami 26 years, 1 month
Leisure Suit Larry Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
July 5, 1987
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded
June 27, 2013
Codemasters 25 years, 11 months
Kirby Kirby's Dream Land
April 27, 1992
Kirby: Star Allies
March 16, 2018
Nintendo 25 years, 10 months
Punch-Out!! Punch-Out!!
1983
Punch-Out!!
May 18, 2009
Nintendo 25 years, 10 months
Super Robot Wars Super Robot Taisen
April 20, 1991
Super Robot Wars V
February 23, 2017
Bandai Namco 25 years, 10 months
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden
October 1988
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
March 27, 2014
Koei Tecmo 25 years, 5 months
Goemon Mr. Goemon
May 1986
Ganbare Goemon Pachisuro 2
September 2011
Konami 25 years, 4 months
Shining Shining in the Darkness
March 28, 1991
Blade Arcus from Shining
July 28, 2016
Sega 25 years, 4 months
Tex Murphy Mean Streets
January 1, 1989
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
May 7, 2014
Konami 25 years, 4 months
Jake Hunter Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Shinjuku Chūō Kōen Satsujin Jiken
April 27, 1987
Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Fukushū no Rondo
June 28, 2012
Arc System Works 25 years, 2 months
SimCity SimCity
October 3, 1989
SimCity BuildIt
December 15, 2014
Electronic Arts 25 years, 2 months
Civilization Civilization
September 1991
Civilization VI
October 21, 2016
Take-Two Interactive 25 years, 1 month
Puyo Puyo Puyo Puyo
October 25, 1991
Puyo Puyo Chronicles
December 8, 2016
Sega 25 years, 1 month
Test Drive Test Drive
1987
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends
July 3, 2012
Atari 25 years

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