50 Best JRPG (Japanese RPG) games

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The best 50 JRPG (Japanese RPG) games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, 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 Persona 4 Golden released the 13 June 2020 and ranked #5, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout released the 29 October 2019 and ranked #17, Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers released the 22 October 2019 and ranked #50.

1# The Alliance Alive HD Remastered - 2019

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To reclaim their home, an unlikely fellowship of heroes will band together to spark a fiery revolution. 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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3# 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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4# 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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5# Persona 4 Golden - 2020

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A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders.

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6# The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - 2015

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First-year Rean Schwarzer learns that hes been selected as a member of Class VII, which controversially includes both nobles and commoners. The definitive JRPG experience makes its way to PS4 for the first time, with added features not found in any previous console releases: 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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7# Echoes Of Aetheria - 2016

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Experience an epic saga of war, love and betrayal in Echoes of Aetheria! In classic RPG style follow the story of Lucian, Ingrid and Soha as their efforts to save a kidnapped bride turns into a quest to uncover a dark conspiracy. By the end, you’ll have to weigh your decisions and their consequences against the fate of entire nations.

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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# Cosmic Star Heroine - 2017

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3 exotic planets to explore. Aliens. Robots. Magic. Forbidden technology. Ruined Worlds. Ghosts. Long-lost secrets. Conspiracies. A galactic threat. And one brave heroine to make things right. Cosmic Star Heroine is an exciting new RPG from the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World.

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10# 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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11# Tales of Berseria - 2017

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Players embark on a journey of self-discovery as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once kind demeanor has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within Tales of Berseria.

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12# 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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13# 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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14# Shining Resonance Refrain - 2018

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Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away.

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16# Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy - 2017

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Welcome to the Xth Squad! Captain of the Xth Squad, Alice Mifune, will be guiding you through your initiation to the Code Physics Agency and your tasks of responding to and neutralizing Hazard Cases. Be mindful of your surroundings - the longer you stay, the more aggressive the Variants will become.

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17# 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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18# Octopath Traveler - 2018

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Step into the shoes and live the stories of each of the eight travelers and freely explore the world of Orsterra. Store Boost Points with each turn and then spend them at strategic times to strengthen abilities, chain attacks, or provide aid. Visuals inspired by retro RPGs, brought to life with modern touches and a rousing, dynamic musical score .

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19# 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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20# LEGRAND LEGACY: Tale of the Fatebounds - 2018

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'LEGRAND LEGACY: Tale of the Fatebounds is a love letter to our all time favorite JRPGs with a fresh take on classic turn-based combat and tactics. Embark on an epic adventure through this sprawling fantasy universe and fight alongside the Fatebounds as they attempt bring peace to Legrand! - Recruit craftsmen to restore the abandoned city of Dumville, play mini games, or embark on rewarding side quests.

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21# Dragon Star Varnir - 2018

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Once maxed, they can transform and harness the power of dragons, drastically increasing their armor and unlocking abilities! 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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22# Shadows of Adam - 2017

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Gorgeous pixel art. Intense, blazing fast battles. An epic adventure. This is the must-play retro indie JRPG built for the modern era.

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24# Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - 2013

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world in an attempt to save his mother. Developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by the legendary Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure like no other. All-Star Production - LEVEL-5's mastery of the RPG genre is combined with Studio Ghibli's world-class animation and music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi Another World - Stunning visuals, made possible by utilizing the full capabilities of the hardware, create the world of Ni no Kuni and immerses players into Oliver's journey within this vibrant, animated world Captivating Story - A charming and tragic tale unfolds including animation storyboarded and created by Studio Ghibli with English and Japanese voice overs Role Playing Mastery - New and traditional RPG elements expertly crafted and designed featuring dozens of locations to explore, hundreds of creatures to battle and a wealth of quests and secrets to uncover throughout the sweeping journey Dynamic Fights - Freely switch control of characters and familiars in an exciting battle system that combines real-time and turn-based tactical elements

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25# I Am Setsuna - 2016

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Inspired by the timeless classic Chrono Trigger, I am Setsuna is a great homage to the JRPG masterpieces of yesteryear. Journey with Setsuna as she prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice and save the people of her land.

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