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 Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom released the 6 January 2021 and ranked #30, Death end reQuest 2 released the 25 August 2020 and ranked #1, Guardian Tales released the 28 July 2020 and ranked #44.

1# Death end reQuest 2 - 2020

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In collaboration with Corpse Party scenario writer Makoto Kedouin, this horror RPG follows Mai Toyama’s search for her sister in a quiet lakeside town. She’ll unravel clues to the town’s past by day, and battle Shadow Matter by night. Can you uncover the truth before reality is consumed by darkness?

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2# 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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3# 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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4# 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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5# 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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7# 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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9# 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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10# 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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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# 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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13# 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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14# 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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16# 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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18# 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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19# STAR OCEAN - THE LAST HOPE - 4K & Full HD Remaster - 2017

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"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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21# 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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22# 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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23# Sdorica -sunset- - 2018

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"Sdorica -sunset- took Rayark 4 years to develop and is Rayark's first Role-playing game. A turn-based strategy game that combines story and character collection and accompanied by masterfully crafted visuals and music, we expect players to have the utmost satisfying gameplay experience."

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24# 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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25# Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth1 - 2015

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Packed with fast-paced, turn-based RPG action, fourth-wall-breaking, trope-demolishing dialogue, and more item, weapon, and costume customization than you can shake a Lvl. 1 Stick at, Gamindustri is a world set on turning the concept of the JRPG on its head!

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