The Tales of series games have a special reference them called a characteristic genre. It is a label which applies to many role-playing games outside the series and one which also helps identify that it is an RPG and of its plot themes. Signifying on what is hinted to be in the game as the main aspect of what is expected from the story. In the Tales of series, all Mothership titles have a characteristic genre and Escort Titles frequently possess a characteristic genre.

[List game titles from Mothership to Escorts in separate tables and refer to the title in English, Japanese (Katakana) and the characteristic genre (romanized, original and translated) as well as the platform the title has been released on].