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Guardian Codex

Guardian Codex was a free-to-play mobile RPG where players are thrown into a war between the Empire and the Resistance. Discover and recruit ancient Guardians to fight in turn-based combat, complete quests to advance the story, and tackle bosses either solo or with other players.

Publisher: Square Enix
Type: Mobile RPG
Release Date: November 3, 2016
Shut Down: July 30, 2017
Pros: +Turn-based RPG combat with up to four attack options per Guardian. +Over 100 Guardians to capture. +Extensive enhancement methods for Guardians.
Cons: -Latency issues. -Combat damage needs re-balancing. -Features must be unlocked by spending skill points.

Guardian Codex Shut Down on July 30, 2017


Guardian Codex Overview

The year is 2030, and the world is torn by a war between the Empire and the Resistance in Guardian Codex, a free-to-play mobile RPG. As part of the Resistance, players must dive into the Codex matrix to retrieve ancient Guardians to use in combat. Collect over one hundred different Guardians ranging in rarity, elemental affinities, and abilities through a summoning system called Guardian Grab. Take three Guardians plus an ally Guardian into battle and master turn-based combat where each Guardian has up to four attack options. Play through PvE Quests to advance the game's story. Choose to tackle bosses alone or with other players online. Enhance Guardians through a variety of methods, such as Rebirth, Evolution, equipping gear, and simply raising their level. Participate in different events and acquire Skill Points to unlock features and player skills.

Guardian Codex Key Features:

  • 100+ Guardians – gather over one hundred unique Guardians to fuel the fight against the Empire.
  • Turn-Based Combat – battle in turns and choose one of up to four attacks for a Guardian to use.
  • Story Progression – advance the game's immersive story through the PvE Quests.
  • Multiplayer Fights – take on bosses with other players, recruiting up to three others.
  • Enhance Guardians – make Guardians stronger by enhancing in a number of ways, such as Evolution, equipping gear, and Rebirth.

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System Requirements

Guardian Codex System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Android 4.3 and up / iOS 8.0 or later.


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Additional Info

Guardian Codex Additional Information

Japanese Title: ガーディアン コーデックス
Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix

Platform: iOS, Android

Languages: English, Japanese

Global Release Date: November 3, 2016

Shut Down: July 30, 2017

Development History / Background:

Guardian Codex is a free-to-play mobile RPG developed and published by Square Enix, a giant Japanese gaming company that has been at the forefront of RPG gaming for decades. The same development team behind popular mobile games Guardian Cross and Deadman's Cross came together once more to develop Guardian Codex. The game was globally released for iOS and Android platforms in November 2016. The game was shut down on July 30, 2017.