UGSF/Ace Combat - Timeline

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Explanation: In 2011 Namco released a timeline (it is down bellow) that revealed that lots of its past arcade games were set in the same universe. Not only that but the game Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere is the first in the timeline. Its unknown what that means, since Ace Combat 3 is the last game chronologically in the Ace Combat Timeline, so, either Ace Combat 3 is just part of 2 different universes, the rest of the Ace Combat games are omitted because they are not part of the "Space Era" that is unleashed because of the events from Ace Combat 3 (although the events of Ace Combat 3 doesn't really have too much to do with with space, in any case Ace Combat 7 or other game would be more appropriate) or they are omitting the other games because they don't want to directly imply that Ace Combat is a distant prequel to Galaga, Galaxian, Dig Dug, etc because some people might find it silly. On the other hand the Ace Combat games have a timeline that takes place across multiple wars between fictitious countries and continents. I think the first games actually implied that they take place in real world Earth, but starting with the fourth game they are clearly set in a parallel Earth. The Ace Combat Timeline is usually called Strangereal Timeline because an old trailer said something like "set in a strange, real universe" and the fans and later the producers decided to adopt it. Notice that the continuity/universe is called Strangereal but the planet itself is called Earth. This timeline is made by me assuming that the UGSF and Strangereal timelines are indeed the same. If someone is trying to play them in chronological order, keep in mind that most of them except the Ace Combat games and the most recent releases have no real plot or ending or have the typical 80s arcade ending of 3 slides after finishing the game. By the way the Ace Combat timeline is super-detailed , so, I would try to add more dates when I have played more of them. I have only played 7, without the DLCs, so, I would update soon. Some of the UGSF games are unreleased games and others are mobile gatcha games that are no longer available. Also New Space Order (Unreleased game) seems to be about 4 galactic powers battling each other are the United Galaxy, the Military Empire, the Sacred Religious State and the State of Feudal Dynasty, in which the first one is the UGSF Earth but the other 3 are implied to be the planet Xevious, the planet from the Tales of... series and the planet from Mirai Ninja. However, other sources claim the Xevious series to be part of an alternate universe from the main UGSF...

Ace Combat = FBA026
UGSF = F7DA64

Video Games
Other Things

Timeline
1991 A.D.

September 4

FOLLOW - New Submarine

1995 A.D.
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Air Combat

April 2
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 1: Glacial Skies

April 13
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 01

April 15
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 2: Annex
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 02


April 20
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 3: The Round Table

April 24
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 4: Juggernaut

April 27
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 03

May 12
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 5: Ficker of Hope

May 13
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 6: Diapason

May 14
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 04

May 17
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 7: Bastion

May 18
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 05

May 19
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 8: Merlon

May 22
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 06

May 23
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 9: Sword of Annihilation

May 28
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 10: Mayhem

May 30
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 07

June 1
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 11: The Inferno

June 6
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 12: The Stage of Apocalypse

June 13
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 13: Lying in Deceit

June 19
Confesions of a Soldier - Entry 08

June 20
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Mission 14: The Final Overture

December 25
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Mission 15: The Talon of Ruin

December 31
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Mission 16: The Demon of the Round Table
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Mission 17: The Valley of Kings

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Mission 18: Zero

1996 A.D.
April 21
Usea Today - Asteroid On Collision Course With Earth

1998 A.D.
March 20
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 1: Gambit

March 31
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 2: Easy Money

April 5
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 3: City On Fire

April 14
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 4: Tin Castle
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Mission 5: Opera House

April 29
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 6: Hunting Season

May 10
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 7: Midnight Assassin

May 22
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 8: Rising High
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Mission 9: Acid Rain

June 1
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 10: Cuckoo's Nest

June 22
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 11: Groupies

July 7
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 12: Seagull

July 18
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 13: One Night Stand

July 21
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 14: Green Bird

August 3
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 15: St. Elmo's Fire

August 4
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 18: Calvary

August 13
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 19: El Dorado

August 16
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 16: Visiting Hours

August 30
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 17: Toy Box
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Mission 20: Final Countdown

September 7
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 21: Kingpin
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Mission 22: Last Resort

September 18
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Mission 23: Fighter's Honor

September 20
Osea Today - Titan Guns

1999 A.D.
January 1
GAZE - Last Christmas

2001 A.D.
September 1
FRONT LINES - Special Weapons Issue

2003 A.D.
April 10
Color of the World - Craters

August 22
GAZE - War?

2004 A.D.
April
FRONT LINE - The Federal Warbirds

August
Our Science - Gigantic Age

September
FRONT LINE - Commander, Third Fleet

September 19
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 1: Sitting Duck

October 5
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 2: Imminent Threat

October 10
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 3: The Northern Eye

November 7
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 4: Blockade

November 19
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 5: Lifeline

November 23
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 6: Invincible Fleet

December 16
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 7: Deep Strike

December 31
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 8: Shattered Skies

2005 A.D.
January 24
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 9: Operation Bunker Shot

February 28
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 10: Tango Line

March 14
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 11: Escort

April 2
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 12: Stonehenge Offensive

May 7
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 13: Safe Return

June 18
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Mission 14: Breaking Arrows

July 3
Belkan Air Power - First Edition

July 10
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 15: Emancipation

July 18
Belkan Air Power - Second Edition

August 15
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 16: Whiskey Corridor

September 19
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 17: Siege of Farbanti

September 26
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Mission 18: Megalith

December 24
Usean Today - THE DAYS OF THE SHATTERED SKIES

2006 A.D.
June 10
Color of the World - Continent USEA
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Arcade Mode

September
ISAF Bulletin

2007 A.D.
September 20
FRONT LINE - Air Power Directory

2008 A.D.
August 21
GAZE - Arkbird Declaration: Summit 2008

2009 A.D.
October
From Above: October 2009

Spring
From Above: Spring 2009

2010 A.D.
September 24
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Mission 1: Shorebirds

September 27
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Mission 2: Open War
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 3: Narrow Margin
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 4: First Flight

September 29
The Four Wings of Sand Island

September 30
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 5: Rendezvous

October 3
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 6: White Bird (Part I)

October 4
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 7: Front Line

October 22
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 8: Handful of Hope

October 31
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 9: Lit Fuse

November 2
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 10: Blind Spot

November 4
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 11A: Chain Reaction/Mission B: Reprisal

November 7
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission A: Powder Keg/Mission B: Four Horsemen

November 14
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 13: Demons of Razgriz

November 17
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 14: Ice Cage

November 18
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 15: White Noise

November 25
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 16A: Desert Arrow/Mission 16B: Desert Lightning

November 29
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 17: Journey Home

December 6
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 18: Fortress
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 18+: 8492


December 7
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 19: Final Option

December 9
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 20: Acient Walls

December 10
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 21: Solitaire

December 12
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 22: Closure

December 16
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 23: Ghosts of Razgriz

December 19
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 24: White Bird (Part II)

December 22
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 25: Heartbreak One

December 29
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Mission 26: Sea of Chaos

December 30
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Truth of New Year's Eve 2010
05:55 p.m.
Untitled #118 17:22 Dec 30 2010
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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Mission 27: ACES

December 31
??:?? a.m.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Mission 27+: The Unsung War
04:08 a.m.
Untitled #152 04:08 Dec 31 2010
04:15 a.m.
Untitled #183 04:15 Dec 31 2010
05:15 a.m.
Untitled #211 05:15 Dec 31 2010
05:25 a.m.
Untitled #242 05:25 Dec 31 2010
06:02 a.m.
Untitled #286 06:02 Dec 31 2010
06:06 a.m.
Untitled #337 06:06 Dec 31 2010
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Untitled #340 --:-- - - -
06:08 a.m.
Untitled #345 06:02 Dec 31 2010
06:09 a.m.
Untitled #347 06:02 Dec 31 2010
05:15 a.m.
Untitled #211 05:15 Dec 31 2010

2012 A.D.
April 4
FRONT LINE - Unneeded Submarine To Be Scrapped

2014 A.D.
February 5
The Emmerian Chronicle - Estovakian Civil War Recurrence?

May 28
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
VR Mode Mission 01

June 16
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
VR Mode Mission 02

July 11
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
VR Mode Mission 03

2015 A.D.
August 30
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 1: Invasion of Gracemeria

November 24
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 2: Vitoze Aerial Defense

November 27
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 3: Sipli Field

December 27
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 4: Bartolomeo Fortress

2016 A.D.
January 26
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 5: Anea Landing

February 7
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 6: Siege on Silvat

February 12
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 7: Selumna Peak

February 15
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 8: San Loma Assault

February 20
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 9: Heavy Command Cruiser

March 6
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 10: Ragno Fortress

March 25
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 11: The Moloch Desert

March 26
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 12: Weapons of Mass Destruction

March 31
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 13: The Liberation of Gracemeria
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Mission 14: Gracemeria Patrol

April 1
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Mission 15: Chandelier

2016 A.D.
February 26
FRONT LINE - Special Issue: The Aerial Fleet

2018 A.D.
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Our Science - Usea Reconstruction: Space Elevator Nearing Completion

2019 A.D.
May 15
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 1: Charge Assault

May 17
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 2: Charge the Enemy

May 30
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 3: Two-pronged Strategy

June 6
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 4: Rescue

July 1
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 5: 444

July 4
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 6: Long Day

July 12
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 7: First Contact

July 22
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 8: Pipeline Destruction

July 27
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 9: Faceless Soldier

August 5
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 10: Transfer Orders

August 10
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 11: Fleet Destruction

August 19
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 12: Stonehenge Defensive

September 2
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 13: Bunker Buster

September 4
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Season Pass Mission 1: Unexpected Visitor

September 10
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Season Pass Mission 2: Anchorhead Raid

September 14
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Season Pass Mission 3: Ten Million Relief Plan

September 16
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 14: Cape Rainy Assault

September 19
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 15: Battle for Farbanti

October 1
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 16: Last Hope

October 10
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 17: Homeward

October 24
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Mission 18: Lost Kingdom

October 31
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 19: Lighthouse

November 1
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Mission 20: Dark Blue

2020 A.D.
July 10
GAZE - ACES at WARS: The classified document about Circum-Pacific War was revealed

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 1: Skies of Deception
Eugene Solano's Memoirs - Skies of Deception


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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 2: Out of the Fire

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 3A: Prelude

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 4A: Last Line of Defense

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 5A: Rolling Thunder

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 6B: Ice Bound

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 7B: Standoff in the Skies II
Standoff in the Skies II: Leasath Side
Eugene Solano's Memoirs - Standof in the Skies II


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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 8A: Striking Point

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 10A: Joint Operation

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 9B: A Diversion

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception Mission 11A: In Pursuit I

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 12C: Wild Card
Aurelian Liberation Corps Leader: Wild Card


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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 14A: Fire Storm

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Mission 13B: Armada

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception Mission 15B: End of Deception II

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 1: Skies of Incursion

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 2: Fort

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 3: Thread in Back

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 4: Pressure

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 5: Survive

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 6: Interception

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 7: Resistance

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Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion Mission 8: Flames of AX

2032 A.D.
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Ace Combat Advance Mission 1: Checkpoint

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 2: Containers

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 3: Defend The Island

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 4: Oil Rigs

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 5: Patrol

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 6: Bridge Convoy

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 7: Airport Attack

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 8: The Bombers

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 9: Yamato

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 10: Spy Game

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 11: The Oil Refinery

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Ace Combat Advance Mission 12: Finale

2040 A.D. (To be expanded)
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Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere


2067 A.D.
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Cyber Sled


2098 A.D.
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Cyber Commando

2189 A.D./89 A.G.
Burning Force

2243 A.D./143 A.G.
Galaxian³: Project Dragoon

2245 A.D./145 A.G.
Galaxian³: The Rising of Gourb

2279 A.D./179 A.G.
Galaxian

2281 A.D./181 A.G.
Galaga
Bosconian


2283 A.D./183 A.G.
Gaplus

2288 A.D./188 A.G.
Galaga '88

2289 A.D./189 A.G.
Blast Off

2290 A.D./190 A.G.
Final Blaster

2298 A.D./198 A.G.
Bounty Hounds

2311 A.D./211 A.G.
Galaxian³: Attack of the Zolgear

2335 A.D./235 A.G.
StarBlade

2382 A.D./282 A.G.
Dig Dug

2383 A.D./283 A.G.
Dig Dug II

2385 A.D./285 A.G.
Baraduke

2388 A.D./288 A.G.
Baraduke II

2399 A.D./299 A.G.
Mr. Driller

2400 A.D./300 A.G.
Star Trigon

2407 A.D./307 A.G.
Star Luster

2459 A.D./359 A.G.
Star Ixiom

2618 A.D./518 A.G.
Mizuiro Blood

2623 A.D./523 A.G.

Mizuiro Blood

2659 A.D./559 A.G.
StarBlade: Operation Blue Planet

2810 A.D./710 A.G.
Shin-Gun Destroy! Girl's Tank Battalion

2845 A.D./745 A.G.
New Space Order

7650 A.D./5550 A.G.
Thunder Ceptor

Playing Order

Air Combat
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Arcade Mode
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown VR Mode
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Missions 1-13
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Season Pass
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Missions 14-20
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

Cyber Sled
Cyber Commando
Burning Force
Galaxian³: Project Dragoon
Galaxian³: The Rising of Gourb
Galaxian
Galaga
Bosconian
Gaplus
Galaga '88
Blast Off
Final Blaster
Bounty Hounds
Galaxian³: Attack of the Zolgear
StarBlade
Dig Dug
Dig Dug II
Baraduke
Bakutotsu Kijutei - Baraduke II
Mr. Driller
Star Trigon
Star Luster
Star Ixiom
Mizuiro Blood

Mizuiro Blood
StarBlade: Operation Blue Planet
Shin-Gun Destroy! Girl's Tank Battalion
New Space Order

Thunder Ceptor


Name Clarifications
There was a game called Air Combat in Japan for arcades, then that game got a sequel called Air Combat 22 also for arcades. Then a reboot/spiritual successor or whatever you call to call it was released for the PlayStation that was called Ace Combat in Japan but was called Air Combat for some reason in international regions. And then every game after that one got called Ace Combat following the numeration of the first one even if that one was not called Ace Combat in that region. Also for some reason the European releases seem to try to hide that they are sequels and don't feature a number at least until 6. The 3 in Galaxian3 is not a note, it is the title of the game :p

Air Combat (Know as Ace Combat in Japan)
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (Known as Ace Combat: The Belkan War in PAL regions)
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (Remake of Ace Combat 2)
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (Known as Ace Combat: Distant Thunder in PAL regions)
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (Known as Ace Combat: Squadron Leader in PAL regions)
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (Ace Combat: Squadron Leader)
 
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Ace Combat (Air Combat): The first one, released in PS1. Called Ace Combat in Japan and Air Combat in the rest of the world. Set in its release date.
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War: Despite what its name implies seems to be set between 1 and 2. The European release (and I guess the Australian one) drop the number of the title as all PS2 Ace Combat games.
Ace Combat 2/Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy: The second one released in PS1. Assault Horizon Legacy is a remake for the 3DS. Strangely, there is a game called Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Without the Legacy) that has nothing to do and is one of the few Ace Combat games outside of the main continuity. I am not sure about this but maybe the original 2 has references to being set in the real world and they were removed from the 3DS game to make it tie in to the Strangereal continuity.
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies: The first game released for the PS2. Called Ace Combat: Distant Thunder in PAL regions.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War [Arcade Mode]: Apparently arcade mode is located here.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War: The second game released in the PS2. Called Ace Combat: Squadron Leader in PAL regions. A digital PS4 version was included in the Deluxe Edition of Ace Combat 7, but it is sadly no longer available.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown [VR Mode]: I have not played yet but seems to be here.
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation: This one was an exclusive for the Xbox 360, but is now retrocompatible with Xbox One. A digital copy for Xbox One was available with the Deluxe Edition of Ace Combat 7, but it is sadly no longer available.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown: The latest entry released for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. I guess is also available in the next gen counterparts of the consoles.
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception: More info would be added later.
Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion: More info would be added later.

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere: This is remembered as the best one, funnily is also the weirdest one. It is the only main game (not counting Zero, X and Xi and extra modes) that is set in a different date to its release date. Set in 2040. It has multiple paths that branch of and lead to 5 different endings. But all of that is in the Japanese version and in the international version the story is shorter and non-branching. There is a fan made patch that converts the game in a translated version of the original Japanese release. There isn't any Ace Combat game set after this, so, this is for now the ending of the timeline if you don't count UGSF. General Resource Limited and Neucom Incorporated make their first appearance. The United Government and United Galaxy, which were formed years later, were under their silent control for more than a 1,000 years.

2090
-Governments from each nation come together to find a solution to the population boom on Earth. This leads to establishment of the United Government.
-Within the same year, an order was placed to G.A.L.O.F. Corporation to build the Type-3 space island colony, "Uranus." Meanwhile, in an attempt to establish order under the United Government, the allied nation's military forces were dismantled and reorganized to create 4 prominent military forces under the United Government – the UGA (United Government Army), UGAF (United Government Air Force), UGN (United Government Navy), and UGSF (United Government Space Force). From its establishment, the UGSF becomes the primary receptacle of technology, which leads to the creation of the UGSF Special Attack Team, Cyber Commando.
-The University of GAIA is established 10 years later in 2100.


Cyber Sled: The first non-Ace-Combat game in the timeline. Battle events showcasing multi-legged tanks, also known as "VEHICLE ," appears.
Cyber Commando: G.A.L.O.F Corporation completes construction of humankind's first Colony (Island Three), "Uranus." Within the same year, rebels take arm to occupy "Uranus." With the looming threat of the colony being directed for impact, the UGSF deploys the UGSF Special Attack Team, Cyber Commando, to stop the rebel revolt. Within a year, "Uranus" was liberated from the rebels, and later abandoned.

2100-2200
-The Photon Drive, a propulsion engine in development since 2050, enters its release stage. It brought about a new age, the First Space Pioneer Era, where many interstellar spaceships were deployed to conduct research on star systems as far as 10 lightyears away. Spaceships traveled to the Alpha Centauri system (Toliman and Proxima), Epsilon Eridani system (Ozma), and the 61 Cygni system (Exia), where they discover planets capable of sustaining life (such as Corneus) or with terraforming attributes (such as Exia 2).
-In commemoration of these discoveries, the A.G. (After Galactic) epoch is born. This designation becomes common in use from 2100, next to the pre-existing A.D. epoch.


Burning Force: Hiromi Tengenji enters takes on the final exam to graduate from the University of GAIA's cosmonautics, "Top of the Space" course. After her graduation, she joins the UGSF.

2200
-The first space-time jump drive, "Warp Drive," is developed and enters its release stage. With it, humankind expanded their frontiers to the far reaches of the galaxy, paving way to the Second Space Pioneer Era. The term "Earthian" and "Galaxian" is born.
-Within the same year, the United Government is dissolved and reorganized to form the United Galaxy. As with the United Government, the United Galaxy based its operations on Earth.


Galaxian³: Project Dragoon: The very first contact with an extraterrestrial being was made in the Epsilon Eridani system. This "being" is later referred to as a "Live-Weapon," or more commonly known as the "UIMS" (Unknown Intellectual Mechanized Species). Within the year, the Cannon Seed on the planet Dogmas was destroyed, along with the Dogmas, leading to the retreat of the UIMS.

Galaxian³: The Rising of Gourb: A new type of UIMS, the UIMSΔ, invades the planet Corneus. Within the year, the UIMSΔ space fortress, "GOURB," and Corneus is destroyed, with the UIMSΔ taking flight in defeat.

2253
In order to face the extraterrestrial threat, the UGSF initiates "Project D." Various technologies obtained from the UIMS and UIMSΔ are evaluated and adopted into the UGSF. This made it possible for the UGSF to reduce the size, and increase the performance and firepower of the UGSF spacefighters. The technological application adopted became a long running standard used among future spacefighters.

Around 2260
The technology acquired from the UIMS made it possible for the United Galaxy to conduct large scale immigration across the galaxy, bringing about planetary modifications. As a result, 60 star systems came under United Galaxy order, with a total of over 40 billion in population residing within those star systems.

Galaxian: The United Galaxy comes in contact with aliens (the ETI or Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) triggering the Galaxian-Galaga War of 2279. The small size and sheer number of the aliens made it impossible for the UGSF to employ their larger vessels of war. So instead, the UGSF deploys their proto-type spacefighter, "Galaxip." This move led to the defeat of the aliens, and since then, this approach becomes a standard measure employed by the UGSF for their operations.

Galaga: In just 3 years from the Galaxian-Galaga War of 2279, the Galaxian-Galaga War of 2281 begins. To face the aliens (codenamed "Galaga"), the UGSF prepares a defensive line to protect the solar system. Early preparations against alien attacks made it possible for the UGSF to finish development of a new spacefighter, "Fighter." The Fighter is equipped with Dual Fighter Mode technology to face the impending threat in place of the now defunct, Galaxip.

Bosconian:
Following Galaga, a new extraterrestrial lifeform, the ETI-2 (Next Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), is discovered. These lifeforms created bases within the United Galaxy star systems, and quickly began occupation of their surrounding territories. In accordance to negotiation protocols, the United Galaxy tried to initiate friendly contact with these lifeforms, followed by a warning, and finally intimidation, to all being replied with force. The UGSF completes their analysis of the enemy force, and codenames them "Bosconian." With the analysis complete, the UGSF moves to deploy their means in facing the Bosconians, the "Blaster" spacefighter. Within the same year, the Bosconians abandons and retreats from their bases within the UGSF star systems. These abandoned bases are claimed by the UGSF, and through research of these facilities, the UGSF gains further information regarding the Bosconians. Not making waste of these bases, the UGSF incorporates them for their use.

Gaplus:
After experiencing the Galaxian-Galaga War of 2279 and the Galaxian-Galaga War of 2281, the Galaga forces quickly evolve into a higher intelligent form - a third generation of aliens called the "Gaplus." The Gaplus proceeds to create a new empire under their rule. The UGSF, fearing the rise of the alien force, develops a new spacefighter, the "Ogre Header," which is designed to utilize powerful weapons collectively called "Blaster Heads." Recognizing this threat, the Gaplus steals the Blaster Heads, which marked the beginning of the Galaxian-Galaga War of 2283.

Galaga '88:
The UGSF thwarts the threat of the Galaxian-Galaga War of 2283, but the aliens have evolved to a point where they can use "Hyper Drive," a dimension jumper. After building their base of operations, the aliens begin their assault on Earth using Hyper Drive. In response, the UGSF takes defensive action to protect Earth from the spawning aliens. After successfully defending Earth from the aliens, the UGSF discovers that the surviving aliens have retreated through a dimensional hole. With this discovery, the UGSF creates a plan to defeat the aliens and to destroy the alien's base of operations, "Planet Galaga." Assigned to the mission was the spacefighter, "Blast Fighter," equipped with Triple Fighter Mode technology. Within the same year, Planet Galaga falls to the UGSF, and from its remains, the UGSF discovers the technology behind Hyper Drive.

Blast Off:
The second wave of Bosconian attacks commence. This time, the Bosconians weren't the only threat. Looming behind the Bosconian attacks were the "Battura," who would appear hundreds of years later to lay siege against humankind. Sensing that there is something peculiar with the Bosconians, the UGSF deploys their latest spacefighter, the "Blaster FR." With its deployment, "Operation: Blast Off" commenced.

Final Blaster:
The Galaxian-Bosconian War of 2290 begins, and spreads its threat to Earth. Noting the gravity of the threat, the UGSF activates "Operation: Final Blaster." They deploy their newest spacefighter, the "Blaster Mk2 Phoenix," that was developed to face the Bosconians.
- Within the same year, the enemy's planetary frontline, "Planet Bosconian," falls under the UGSF's attack, leading to the retreat of the Bosconians. During the alien and Bosconian wars, the United Galaxy begins restoration of their battle-ridden planets. General Resource Limited establishes an intergalactic band of mercenaries called the "Bounty Hounds" to rid of any remaining alien threats. 8 planets under the United Galaxy's star system are set with an interstellar computer cluster system called the "FEDCOM," which were put to use.



Bounty Hounds:
During the Second Space Pioneer Era, continued attacks by extraterrestrial lifeforms left many planets in ruin. A mercenary assigned to the Bounty Hounds is dragged into the conspiracies between two mega-corporations, "General Resource Limited" and "Neucom Incorporated," who have been in conflict before the age of space pioneering.

Galaxian³: Attack of the Zolgear:
A space lifeform known as "Zolgear" arrives on the planet Exia, which was going through terraforming since the beginning of the First Space Pioneer Era. Unlike the initial discovery of Zolgear in 2298 (Bounty Hounds), this Zolgear was much larger, and it lands near the environmental control center where it begins its assault. To face this threat, the UGSF Special Attack Team is deployed on board the tactical spacefighter, "Dragoon J2."
Within the same year, they defeat and liberate Exia from the Zolgears.
5 years later, the Bussard-Ramjet Drive Dragoons were retired from action.


StarBlade:
The third wave of alien attacks are led by humankind's nemesis, the UIMS. The UGSF takes defensive action, activating "Operation: Starblade." With the retirement of the Dragoon J2, the UGSF loses their means to operate long distance strikes. Instead, they form a new fleet, "Team Starblade," comprised of their latest spacefighters, the "FX-01." Within the same year, Team Starblade's right wing force, the "GeoSword Flight," defeats "Red Eye," "Iceberg," and "Commander." The UGSF discovers the technology to control Quasar from the remains of "Commander."

2340-2400
Attacks from extraterrestrial lifeforms cease, and an era of stability is ushered in to the United Galaxy. Incidents of note only occur within the United Galaxy's star systems.

Dig Dug:
Among the star systems under the United Galaxy's rule, a planet is invaded by monsters appearing from underground. To help defend the planet, Taizo Hori comes to the rescue.

Dig Dug II:
Among the star systems under the United Galaxy's rule, an island on a planet is invaded by monsters. Taizo Hori, the hero who saved the day in the previous Dig Dug incident, comes to the rescue again.

Baraduke:
A distress call is received from the outskirts of the United Galaxy's star system. The call for help is sent from a group of peaceful extraterrestrial lifeforms called the "Paccetian." The vicious "Octians" built an underground fortress, the "Baraduke," where the Paccetians are held captive. To answer the call of distress, the UGSF sends in Masuyo Tobi from the UGSF Space Cavalry to save the Paccetians, and to defeat the Octians and Baraduke.

Bakutotsu Kijutei - Baraduke II: 3 years have passed since the Baraduke incident, but peace did not last long as the Octians has risen once again. With their second coming, the UGSF officially deems the Octians from being "mere savages" to "threats" to other lifeforms. Masuyo Tobi is ordered to face the Octians again, this time to finish them for good.

Mr. Driller: Mr. Driller main character is the son of Dig Dug and Baraduke main characters. Susumu Hori, son of Taizo Hori and Masuyo Tobi, who holds the title of "Mr. Driller," moves to action to solve the "Block Overflow Incident of 2399."

Star Trigon: Wataru Hoshi of the UGSF Astro-Rescue Team and Chuta Bigbang tries to solve the spaceship crashes that were occurring on a planet in the United Galaxy's star system.

Star Luster:
The UGSF identifies a third new threat - the Battura. The relative peace the United Galaxy was enjoying delayed updates to their spacefighters. Using this to their advantage, the Battura takes control over many of the star systems under the United Galaxy. The UGSF tries to buy time to rush development of a new spacefighter equipped with the latest in technology. This brings about the spacefighter, "G.A.I.A.," that is equipped with the latest in transport drive technology, the "Quasar Drive (black hole drive)," and a long distance jumping drive, the "Hyper Drive (quantum teleportation drive)." Upon its completion, "Operation: Star Luster" commenced. Within the year, the Batturas are defeated, and their mobile vanguard fortress, "Dark Planet," is destroyed. After their retreat, the UGSF discovers from the Battura's remains a technology that the UGSF could not achieve – the Diastasion reactor technology.

Star Ixiom:
With the United Galaxy weakened from Operation: Star Luster, a full scale attack is orchestrated by the extraterrestrial lifeforms. The UIMSΩ, Galaga, Battura, Bosconian, and a new extraterrestrial lifeform, "Sadeen," begins their invasion. With this unprecedented crisis falling upon humankind, the UGSF initiates "Operation: Star Ixiom," where spacefighters from the past and present are brought together to face impending threat.
With the success of "Operation: Star Ixiom," the mobile planet controlled by each extraterrestrial threat were destroyed, but the threats themselves dispersed from the frontlines of battle and began their infiltration into the many star systems under the United Galaxy. Furthermore, a third of the United Galaxy's star systems were either lost or destroyed from the attacks. Worse still, Earth is infiltrated and soon falls to the UIMS. With the loss of Earth, the United Galaxy moves to a new planet to call their home. This planet is called "Gaia," and is the fourth planet within the Cosmo-Lagoon system.


2489
A clan of Bosconians weakened by Operation: Star Ixiom raises a nation called "Bosconia." Soon after, the nation surrenders to the United Galaxy and becomes a part of the United Galaxy.

2500-2600
"Project D 2nd," a program to strengthen the United Galaxy through the course of a 100 years, is put to operation. The United Galaxy establishes a new star system with Gaia as their capital planet. During this time, advancements were made in the field of Diastasion science.

Mizuiro Blood:
Mizuiro Blood is staged on Earth under UIMS control. The UGSF sends in a fleet to conduct research on the status of the UIMS. Through this, the UGSF makes a shocking discovery. They come to a conclusion that, if the United Galaxy's powers are a "1" then the UIMS on Earth would be "less than 0.1"... After deliberations by the United Galaxy, "Operation: Dreadnought" is put into effect to remove the UIMS from the galaxy.

Mizuiro Blood (The Blog):
An official blog by Mizuiro Blood is released which gives insight on how "Operation: Dreadnought" was seen by the UIMS. Within the same year, over 1.04 million space vessels are sent to Earth to regain control. The operation succeeds, and Earth returns to the United Galaxy's control. Immediately after, an all-out attack is orchestrated against the UIMS, Galaga, Battura, Bosconian, and Sadeen forces within the United Galaxy's star systems.

StarBlade: Operation Blue Planet:
The final era in warfare begins. The remnants of the UIMS converge to invade Earth. To counter their invasion, "Operation: Blue Plant" is initiated. Within the year, codename "Mega-Mouth" and the flagship "Commander" are destroyed, thus ending the operation. The enemies were eradicated, but in exchange, the UGSF loses 97% of their fleet which were constructed during "Project D 2nd."

2660
An era of peace begins for the United Galaxy as they restart their plans to expand their influence across the star systems. During this time, the "S.T.A.R. Line," an energy tube used for interstellar transfer of inorganic materials, enters its release stage. The S.T.A.R. Line connects the star systems under the United Galaxy's control, and brings about a revolution in transit technology and economy.

2700
With the installation of the S.T.A.R. Line technology, the United Galaxy's star systems show explosive growth. By the end of 2700, territorial control expanded across 5,000 lightyears from the capital planet, Gaia.

Shin-Gun Destroy! Girl's Tank Battalion:
Neucom Incorporated schemes behind the United Galaxy to conduct unofficial experimentation of the Dimension Warp Drive through the 5th generation interstellar computer cluster system, FEDCOM5's control processing unit, "Root Unit 'Type Yellow' (R.U.T.Y.)." Within the same year, the experiments fail, leading to the loss of "Type Yellow." With the loss of Type Yellow, weapon manufacturing and development control is transferred to General Resource Limited and to each of the corporations who were represented by Neucom Incorporated, thus promoting corporatocracy across the nations. With the loss of Type Yellow, the only remaining processing units are "Type Red," "Type Orange," "Type Green," "Type Blue," "Type Indigo," and "Type Violet."

New Space Order:
Within the United Galaxy's star systems lies a nation of threat, codenamed "Military Empire." The UGSF's contact with the threat triggers the Avonford Conflict of 2845. With the conflict in motion, those involved are dragged deep into the mires of battle, leading to the war known as The New Space Order War, which continues on until 3210. This game is an unreleased game but for some reason is included on the timeline, even if there are no plans for an uncancellation in the horizon. More weird is that this game seems to hint at other games being in the same universe but they have no been included here.

Thunder Ceptor:
The S.T.A.R. Line was only capable of transporting inorganic matter, but in 7650, advancements in technology brings about the "Hyper-Way," an evolution to the S.T.A.R. Line which enables transport of organic matter. Meanwhile, battle ensued between the UGSF and aliens. With the aliens at an advantage, the UGSF develops the ultimate weapon, "V-28," but the energy necessary to run the weapon, "Geltorium," was under enemy control. It was then the UGSF pilot by the name of "Jimlitter" gained access to Geltorium. With fate on his hands, he navigates his Hyper-Way spacecraft, "Thunder Ceptor," through enemy fields to deliver the precious resource to the UGSF headquarters.
 
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