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 OCTOPATH TRAVELERa released the 7 June 2019 and ranked #3, RAD released the 26 February 2019 and ranked #4, Dragon Star Varnir released the 10 October 2018 and ranked #6.

1# 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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Price: Free

2# 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-$15

3# 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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Price > $40

4# 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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Price: Free

5# 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

6# 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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7# 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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Price: Free

8# 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

9# Bravely Second: End Layer - 2015

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) is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Silicon Studio and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo 3DS, and is the sequel to Bravely Default. The game, like its predecessor, is a role-playing video game, and reuses the battle system implemented in Bravely Default. New to the game is a chain-battle feature where a player who defeats a random encounter may continue to battle enemies in succession for greater risk and reward. The original game's sidequests have been revamped; players encounter two Eternian asterisk holders in an argument about an ethical dilemma, and the player must resolve the conflict with the reward being the loser's asterisk.

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11# Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - 2015

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12# 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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Price: $15-$25

13# 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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Price: $15-$25

15# 7th Dragon III Code: VFD - 2016

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7th Dragon (, Sebunsu Doragon) is a role-playing video game for Nintendo DS developed by imageepoch and published by Sega in Japan on March 5, 2009. The game has not been published in other territories. When players start their journey, they can create their own characters from the following classes: Mage, Princess, Rogue, Knight, Samurai, Fighter, or Healer. Outside of battle the characters will be viewed traveling the overworld from an overhead perspective, while the battles are viewed from a side perspective showing each character as they attack their foes.

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16# 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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Price: Free

17# 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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18# 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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19# 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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20# Stella Glow - 2015

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Gameplay is divided into different areas, free time and battle time. During either players have the ability to purchase items and fight random monsters, however there are certain things that can only be accomplished via free time and battle time. Doing any of these things will cause time to pass and the extent to which a player develops a relationship can impact the game's ending. Engaging in battle time will progress the game's story.

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21# 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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23# Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth - 2016

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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Japanese: , Hepburn: Dejimon Sutr Saib Surwsu?) is a role-playing video game developed by Media.Vision and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, based on the Digimon franchise. It is the fifth game in the Digimon Story series, following 2011's Super Xros Wars, and the first to be released on home consoles. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth features a New Game Plus mode where players retain all of their Digimon, non-key items, money, memory, sleuth rank, scan percentages, and Digifarm progress.

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Price: Free

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