50 Best Japanese games

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The best 50 Japanese games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), PS5 (Playstation 5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are 1 Hop released the 13 April 2021 and ranked #12, Fantasian released the 2 April 2021 and ranked #10, Ritual released the 25 March 2021 and ranked #22.

2# Yakuza: Like a Dragon - 2020

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Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.

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3# Haven - 2020

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Two lovers gave up everything and escaped to a lost planet to be together. Glide through a mysterious landscape, explore a fragmented world and fight against what’s trying to tear them apart in this RPG adventure about love, rebellion, and freedom.

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4# Persona 5 Strikers - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Persona 5 Strikers
Screenshot of the video game Persona 5 Strikers

Join the Phantom Thieves and strike back against the corruption overtaking cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges; reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis!

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5# Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy - 2021

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This story takes place three years after the events of the previous game “Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout,” and depicts the reunion of Ryza and her friends, who go through new encounters and goodbyes to discover a true priceless treasure.

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6# Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - 2016

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Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island.

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8# RAD - 2019

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Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. Remote Play requires PS Vita system and sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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9# Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk - 2018

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Beneath a small town lies an endless maze known as the Labyrinth of Refrain. Dusk Witch Dronya arrives, and with her puppet soldiers, endeavors to find something buried deep within. Embark on an adventure as you discover the secrets underground.

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10# Fantasian - 2021

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From the creator of Final Fantasy, comes the next breathtaking adventure from industry legend Hironobu Sakaguchi. Fantasian is an exciting, new RPG set against a spectacular backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends physical environments and 3D characters.

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11# OCTOPATH TRAVELERa - 2019

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Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers.

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12# 1 Hop - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game 1 Hop
Screenshot of the video game 1 Hop

Play as a rabbit and go looking for carrots and food bags avoiding the dog. Try to get the mountain first to become the ultimate rabbit, play split screen with your friend and race to the end to see who can become the King Rabbit.

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13# Zodiac - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Zodiac
Screenshot of the video game Zodiac
Screenshot of the video game Zodiac

Mystictronaut is traveling alone in search all lost constellations. His costume, boots, gun and grenade give him special abilities so he is up to the task. Hunting aliens and robots, searching for the path through this universe of planets and stars.

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14# Persona 5 - 2016

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Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students - the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game's story - who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves.

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16# Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 2017

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Help young Gully on her quest to find her lost father Aramus a famous hero, who ventured into the dangerous grounds and mysteriously disappeared. Build your adventuring party by choosing three of six available heroes from the classic Battle Chasers comic series, each with unique abilities, perks, items, and dungeon skills.

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17# Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - 2018

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Join the young king Evan as he sets out on an epic quest to found a new kingdom and, with the help of some new friends, unite his world, saving its people from a terrible evil.

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18# Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country - 2018

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Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles™ 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers. Expansion Pass only playable with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game (sold separately).

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19# Atelier Lulua ~The Scion of Arland - 2019

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Once again, the hands of the clock have begun to move... And the future of 'this world' rests on the shoulders of a single girl. In this new story, players will revisit the nostalgic world of Arland and embark on exciting journey of alchemy together with Rorona's daughter, Lulua. The dream of this young girl living in the small town on the border of the Arland Republic is to overcome her legendary mother in the mastery of alchemy.

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20# Fernz Gate - 2018

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Take advantage of the Secret House and dispatch buddies to collect items or place them on stands to gain special-effects. Grow parameter-increasing fruit, upgrade and customize weapons, take on variety of sub quests and enjoy plenty of content! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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21# Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - 2018

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Dragon Quest XI continues the gameplay of previous games in the series, in which players explore worlds and fight against various monsters, including the ability to explore high areas. The Nintendo 3DS version features a different style than the PlayStation 4 version, showcasing 3D graphics on the top screen and 16-bit styled sprites on the bottom screen. Before entering battle, players can also toggle between the 3D and 2D graphical styles. The game features the series' traditional turn-based battle system.

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22# Ritual - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Ritual
Screenshot of the video game Ritual
Screenshot of the video game Ritual

学园祭的前夜,据说时不时会出现名为【爱丽丝幻境】的怪异现象,过去的死者在虚假的幻境中, 向生者叙述怨念,企图寻求解脱,亦或者是报复。

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23# CHRONO TRIGGERA - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game CHRONO TRIGGERA
Screenshot of the video game CHRONO TRIGGERA
Screenshot of the video game CHRONO TRIGGERA

The timeless RPG classic returns loaded with upgrades! Journey to the forgotten past, to the far future, and to the end of time.

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24# Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout - 2019

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One day, the determined Ryza and company decide to head for the forbidden 'island across the shore' as their first exploration trip. Remote Play requires PS Vita system and sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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