Glossary

Death Jr.

Death Jr.

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Konami

Death Jr. is a video game for the PlayStation Portable. The PSP iteration was the first PSP game shown publicly and advertised as a killer-app. It was released to a mixed reception and noted for numerous problems about the camera, gameplay and uninspiring graphics, but was praised for its Tim Burton-esque themes and quirky characters. Slightly better received was the comic book adaptation by Gary Whitta and Ted Naifeh, which includes two three-issue miniseries. Death Jr. was conceived during exp…

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy

Release date: 2005

Genres: Side-scroller

Publishers: THQ

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy is a video game for the Game Boy Advance console. It is based on the episode "The Ultimate Enemy" from the television series Danny Phantom and is the first video game for the series. Players play the role of Danny Phantom in his adventure to save Amity Park from a grim future where he fights himself.

Devilish: Ball Bounder

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: GameSpot

Devilish: Ball Bounder (デビリッシュ~ボールバウンダー~, Debirisshu: Bōru Baunda) (also known as Classic Action: Devilish) is a breakout clone action video game developed by Starfish for the Nintendo DS. It is the third entry in the Devilish series, released 13 years after its predecessor, Devilish: The Next Possession for the Sega Genesis. Like its predecessor, it is a game in the same genre of Breakout and Arkanoid, with elaborate fantasy visuals.

Dig Dug: Digging Strike

Dig Dug: Digging Strike

Release date: 2005

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers:

Dig Dug: Digging Strike is a 2005 maze video game published by Namco for the Nintendo DS. In Europe, it was jointly published by Namco Bandai Games and Atari. It is the fifth entry in the Dig Dug video game series, and the second to be made for a home platform. The game follows series protagonist Taizo Hori, bitter about his son Susumu getting the attention more than him — after a chain of tropical islands is threatened by monsters, Taizo sets out to defeat them and reclaim his fame. Gameplay co…

Dynasty Warriors 5

Dynasty Warriors 5

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Hack'n'slash, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, XBox

Publishers: Koei

Dynasty Warriors 5 (真・三國無双4, Shin Sangokumusō 4, Shin Sangoku Musou 4 in Japan) is a hack and slash video game set in China and the fifth installment in the Dynasty Warriors series, developed by Omega Force and published by Koei. The game was released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is based on the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong.

Day of Defeat: Source

Day of Defeat: Source

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Valve

Day of Defeat: Source is a team-based online first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve. Set in World War II, the game is a remake of Day of Defeat. It was updated from the GoldSrc engine used by its predecessor to the Source engine, and a remake of the game models. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on September 26, 2005, distributed through Valve's online content delivery service Steam. Retail distribution of the game was handled by Electronic Arts. The game was an…

DECO Online

Release date: 2005

Genres: Fantasy, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Shadow Entertainment

DECO Online to Play/Free to Download MMORPG developed by Shadow Entertainment and published in English by Shadow Entertainment, DECO has no monthly subscription fees and instead the game features a Cash Item Shop. Cash Items aren't required to play DECO Online. However, they do offer an improved gaming experience. DECO Online has two nations, Millena and Rain. The Millena utilize weapons while the Rain prefers using magic. Deco Online contains a combo system, utilizing the c, x, and z buttons (…

Driver: Vegas

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure

Publishers: Glu Mobile

Driver: Vegas is a mobile phone game developed by Gameloft and GLU Mobile that occurs after the events of Driver 3. The game is non-canon and not a part of the main series.

Drill Dozer

Drill Dozer

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Platform

Publishers: Nintendo

Drill Dozer is an action platformer video game for the Game Boy Advance system, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. The game was released in 2005 in Japan, and in 2006 in North America, before receiving a release in all regions on the Wii U Virtual Console service in 2015 and 2016. It is one of only two Game Boy Advance games to include force feedback, the other being WarioWare: Twisted!.

DT Racer

DT Racer

Release date: 2005

Genres: Racing

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PSP

Publishers: XS Games

DT Racer is a racing game developed by South Korean studio Axis Entertainment released exclusively on PlayStation platforms by XS Games in 2005. This game was based heavily on the game "Axel Impact" released by Axis Entertainment in 2003, exclusively in South Korea. Notable changes between "Axel Impact" and "DT Racer" include menu design, some sound effects, and the soundtrack.

Dead to Rights II

Dead to Rights II

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox

Publishers: NamcoElectronic Arts

Dead to Rights II is a neo-noir third-person action video game, developed by Widescreen Games, published by Namco, and released in 2005. Serving as a prequel to Dead to Rights, it tells the story of Jack Slate and Shadow before the events of the original game. A PSP prequel, Dead to Rights: Reckoning, was released on June 28, 2005.

Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet

Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 2, GameCube

Publishers: Global Star Software, Nick Games

Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet is a 2005 action-adventure video game based on the television series Dora the Explorer, developed by Monkey Bar Games, published by Global Star Software and powered by Vicious Engine. The game was released for GameCube in North America on October 13, 2005, and later in PAL regions on December 16, 2005. The PlayStation 2 version was released on PAL regions on December 2, 2005, and later in North America on February 9, 2006. Based on the show, the ga…

Daemonica

Daemonica

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: CinemaxMeridian4

Daemonica is a 3D action-adventure game with RPG elements that was developed by Czech companies RA Images and Cinemax. The game is divided into 5 acts. Cinemax and RA Images planned a sequel to the game but it was cancelled.

Dinosaur King

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, XBox One, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Dinosaur King (古代王者恐竜キング, Kodai Ōja Kyōryū Kingu, literally "Ancient Ruler Dinosaur King") is a Japanese-Canadian card-based arcade game from Sega that uses similar gameplay mechanics to Mushiking. The game was revealed in JAMMA 2005. A Nintendo DS version was also later released.In the fall of 2008, Upper Deck Company released a Dinosaur King Trading Card Game. This card game is not to be confused with the cards used for the arcade machines.The series has been adapted into an anime television …

Darkwatch

Darkwatch

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 2, XBox

Publishers:

Darkwatch: Curse of the West is a 2005 first-person shooter video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It was developed by High Moon Studios (formerly Sammy Studios) and published by Capcom in the United States and by Ubisoft in Europe and Australia. The game mixes western, horror and steampunk genres, telling the story of Jericho Cross, an outlaw gunfighter in the late 19th-century American Frontier who has been turned into a vampire and forcibly recruited by the titular monster-hunting secret …

Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix

Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix

Release date: 2005

Genres: Music

Platforms: GameCube

Publishers: Nintendo

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, known in Europe as Dancing Stage Mario Mix, is a 2005 music video game developed by Konami and Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo for the GameCube. It is the first Dance Dance Revolution game to be released on a Nintendo video game console outside Japan. Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix predominantly features characters, music, and locations from the Mario franchise. The game was bundled with the dance pad controller.

Death by Degrees

Death by Degrees

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure, Beat'em-up

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Namco

Tekken's Nina Williams in: Death by Degrees, known in Japan as Death by Degrees Tekken: Nina Williams (デス バイ ディグリーズ 鉄拳:ニーナ ウィリアムズ, Desu bai Digurīzu Tekken: Nīna Wiriamuzu), is an action-adventure game by Namco. It is initially a spin-off from the Tekken series of fighting games. Originally announced with the title Nina, the game was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. It is the first Tekken game to be Rated M (Mature) by ESRB.

Darwinia

Darwinia

Release date: 2005

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, XBox 360

Publishers: Introversion Software, Ambrosia Software, Cinemaware Marquee, eGames, Stomp

Darwinia is a 2005 real-time tactics and real-time strategy video game for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is the second game developed by Introversion Software, and is set within a computer environment that simulates artificial intelligence. It received favorable reviews and won three awards at the 2006 Independent Games Festival. A multiplayer sequel, Multiwinia, was released for Windows in 2008. Darwinia and Multiwinia were released together as Darwinia+ for the Xbox 360 in 2010.

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Square Enix

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is an action-adventure game developed by Tose and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console. It is the sequel to Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest: Shōgeki no Shippo Dan for the Game Boy Advance. It was first released in Japan, and later in North America. It is a spin-off of the Dragon Quest series. Rocket Slime stars the common enemy and mascot of the series, a Slime, this one in particular being named Rocket (Surarin in the Japanese ve…

Dofus

Dofus

Release date: 2005

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Dofus is a tactical turn-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Ankama Games, a French computer game manufacturer. Originally released solely in French, it has since been translated into many other languages. The game includes both pay-to-play accounts offering the full experience and free-to-play accounts offering a more limited amount of content. Its success has led to the marketing of spin-off products, such as books, art, comics and a movi…