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, 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 The Drained Goddess released the 9 June 2021 and ranked #19, Fantasian released the 2 April 2021 and ranked #11, Alive Cursor released the 1 April 2021 and ranked #36.

2# RAD - 2019

Review85Score

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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Price: Free

3# Fernz Gate - 2018

Review81Score

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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Price: Free

4# Shining Resonance Refrain - 2018

Review71Score

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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Price > $40

5# STAR OCEAN - THE LAST HOPE - 4K & Full HD Remaster - 2017

Review72Score

"From the creative minds of Square Enix and tri-Ace, STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE takes place at the very beginning of the STAR OCEAN series. This action-packed RPG takes players on the epic journey of mankind’s last stand,with exploration and battle across some of the most mysterious, dangerous, and fantastical worlds of the universe. Earth has been decimated by World War III, and now, humanity must turn to the stars in search of a new home. Explore the galaxy on your quest, make allies and enemies among the alien races you encounter, and uncover a danger so great that it threatens all of creation."

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Price: Free

7# 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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Price < $5

8# EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic - 2016

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Earthlock is an indie developed, adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression.

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Price: $25-$40

9# 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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Price: $5-$15

11# 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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Price: Free

12# OCTOPATH TRAVELERa - 2019

Review84Score

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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Price > $40

15# 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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Price > $40

16# 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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Price > $40

17# Death end reQuest - 2018

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When video game programmer Arata Mizunashi receives an email from his missing colleague Shina Ninomiya, he soon discovers she is trapped as the only player in the virtual video game world they created - World's Odyssey (W.O.D. Beat the game you've created and unlock its perfect ending, but beware - 99% of players have failed. 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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Price: Free

18# 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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Price > $40

19# The Drained Goddess - 2021

Review71Score
Screenshot of the video game The Drained Goddess
Screenshot of the video game The Drained Goddess
Screenshot of the video game The Drained Goddess

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The Drained Goddess is a first-person 3D action horror game. You will have to investigate what happened long ago. But those evil entities have been watching you and waiting for your return for decades. Will you try to defeat and expel them? Or just get what you need and sneak away?

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Price: $5-$15

20# Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 2017

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As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex—and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends. Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife, and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths, and creatures to battle and index. During these escapades you'll get to know a large cast of eclectic characters, including the weaponized life forms known as Blades. Gather these allies, bond with them to increase their power, and utilize their special ARTS to devastate enemies. But to save the world of Alrest, you must first demystify its cloudy past. A new story in the Xenoblade Chronicles series The next adventure is on the Nintendo Switch console—set on the backs of colossal, living Titans. Discover each Titan’s diverse regions, culture, wildlife, equipment, and hidden secrets. Find, bond with, and command weaponized life forms known as Blades to earn abilities and enhance them. Uncover the history of Alrest and the mystery of its endless ocean of clouds.

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Price: Free

21# ONINAKI - 2019

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But the souls of those who held back their tears in life still need salvation in death. Their task is to guide the wandering souls known as the Lost, and serve as keepers of the Living World and the Beyond. 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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Price: Free

22# Dragon Star Varnir - 2018

Review80Score

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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Price: Free

23# aLIVE IN DUNGEON - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game aLIVE IN DUNGEON
Screenshot of the video game aLIVE IN DUNGEON
Screenshot of the video game aLIVE IN DUNGEON

*English version is coming on summer 2021!* LIVE IN DUNGEON is a RPG which get into a steamer-adventurer in isekai. Let’s stream dungeon crawl with the cat, and get many “Like”s!

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Price: Free

25# 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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Price > $40

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