Rance (ランス Ransu ) is a series of Japan-exclusive eroge computer role-playing games by Alice Soft featuring the title character, Rance. Starting in 1989, the series has lasted for 20 years, making it one of the longest running adult themed games ever.
Rance: Hikari o Motomete (Rance -光をもとめて-, "Rance: Seek the Light") was Alice Soft's debut title and was first released on July, 1989 for the MSX. It was also later released in 1990 for Windows 3.x.
Rance II: Hangyaku no Shōjotachi (Rance II -反逆の少女たち-, "Rance II: Rebel Girls") A complete remake is included in Alice2010, the Alice Soft 20th Anniversary Project
Rance III: Leazas Kanraku (Rance III -リーザス陥落- Ransu III -Rīzasu Kanraku- , "Rance III: The Fall of Leazas")
Rance IV: Kyōdan no Isan (Rance IV -教団の遺産-, "Rance IV: Religious Heritage")
Rance 4.1: Okusuri Kōjyō wo Sukue! (ランス4.1 ~お薬工場を救え!~, "Rance 4.1: Save the Medicine Plant!")
Rance 4.2: Angel Gumi (ランス4.2 ~エンジェル組~ "Rance 4.2: Angel Group" )
Kichikuō Rance (鬼畜王ランス Kichikuō Ransu , "Brute King Rance") - an "IF" story not part of the official timeline.
Rance 5D: Hitori Botchi no Onna no Ko (Rance5D -ひとりぼっちの女の子-, "Rance 5D: Lonely Girl")
Rance VI: Zesu Hōkai (Rance VI -ゼス崩壊-, "Rance VI: Collapse of Zeth") was released on August 27, 2004. It features new (relative to the Alice Soft's games) 3D graphics for exploring dungeons.
Sengoku Rance (戦国ランス Sengoku Ransu , lit. Warring States Rance) is the latest game in the series and was released on December 15, 2006. It is the first game not to have a number in the title, even though in-game the name "Rance VII" is displayed on the background of the title screen as well in the main map. This game takes place in a land known as "Template:Nihongo2" (spelled that way in Japanese using fullwidth English letters), which is partially modeled on Sengoku period Japan. An English unofficial translation patch for Sengoku Rance was released on October 10, 2009.