Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force is a series of video games based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series.
3 games for Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and 3 games for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's have been released, whereas Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Tag Force Special is based on all five anime series. The main Tag Force games are all for PlayStation Portable, whereas Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Evolution is for the PlayStation 2 and Tag Force Special is compatible with both PSP and PlayStation Vita.
A Tag Force game was released annually in Q3/Q4 of the year from 2006 to 2011. While no games in the series were released for several years, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Tag Force Special, the seventh game of the Tag Force series, was released in early 2015.
Like the Nintendo DS and GBA games, the Tag Force games involve free-roaming open worlds based on the settings they take place in (Duel Academy/New Domino City) and "Free Duel" mode. Duels can be played in tag-team or single mode. Characters from the series the game is set in can be opponent's and stories. Also unlike the DS 5D's games, the Tag Force games do not have Turbo Duels.
In all Tag Force games, there are some anime-exclusive cards unique to each individual Tag Force game, although it is possible for GX anime cards from previous games to appear in the later 5D's Tag Force games by UMD recognition or importing Decks from previous games. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Tag Force Special contains all anime-exclusive cards from previous Tag Force games and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival, but no new exclusive cards of its own.
Field Spell animation
In all Tag Force games, when activated Field Spell Cards are rendered in animated 3D based on their own artwork, unlike other Yu-Gi-Oh! games. The latest game, Tag Force Special, does not include this feature.
In the Japanese versions of the Tag Force games, all characters except cosplaying characters have voice performances while dueling.
List of games
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force (GX02), 2006
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 (GX04), 2007
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Evolution (GX05) (known as Yu-Gi-Oh! GX The Beginning of Destiny in North America), 2007/2008
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3 (GX06), 2008 (Europe/Japan only)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 (TF04), 2009
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (TF05), 2010
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6 (TF06), 2011 (Japan only)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Tag Force Special (TFSP), 2015 (Japan only)