The Best JRPG Games for Linux

Update, : Chained Echoes added at rank #1.
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Chained Echoes (2022)

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Playstation 4 Linux Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Chained Echoes is an indie JRPG that surprises players with engaging combat, compelling characters, and stellar worldbuilding. It pays homage to classic RPGs and adds clever twists. The turn-based combat system is excellent, requiring strategy and skill upgrades. Well-written characters and a thought-provoking story make the game enjoyable throughout its 30-40 hour runtime. The music perfectly complements the high fantasy setting. Chained Echoes is a fresh and smart adventure that celebrates classic JRPGs while incorporating modern improvements.


Pro:
  • Engaging combat
  • Compelling characters
  • Stellar worldbuilding
  • Thought-provoking story
  • Excellent music
Cons:
  • Grindy levelling system

  • japanese
  • rpg
  • jrpg
  • turn-based
  • mech

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Rise of the Third Power (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Mac OS Linux

Experience the fusion of East and West, old and new in Rise of the Third Power. Join a party of eight on a suicide mission to topple the Arkadyan emperor in a world of political intrigue. With a custom battle system, persistent equipment, and a captivating story, this RPG is meant to surpass the developer's previous work and leave you wanting more. Will you be able to prevent the reprise of the Great War?


Pro:
  • Top tier character writing
  • Strong balance of serious story with comic relief
  • Story mode for easy battles
  • Humorous dialogue between characters
  • Unique combat mechanics
  • Enjoyable music
  • Well-written story
  • Engaging combat
  • Interesting sidequests
Cons:
  • Lack of local map
  • Pacing issues towards the end
  • Some characters feel underdeveloped
  • Smaller party size and limited strategic options
  • Crafting system feels less impactful
  • Challenging and unfair boss fight

  • japanese
  • rpg
  • jrpg
  • war
  • party
  • retro-jrpg

3

Crystal Project (2022)

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83
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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Crystal Project is a non-linear JRPG where you are the maker of your own adventure. Explore the world while you find Crystals, unlock classes, learn abilities, and create a strategy capable of taking down the world's toughest bosses. Or just stick to exploring; it's up to you.

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  • japanese
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • jrpg
  • voxel
  • metroidvania
  • collectathon
  • nonlinear
  • class
  • party

4

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (2017)

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Playstation 4 Android IOS iPhone Linux Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Xbox One

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.


  • rpg
  • dungeon
  • japanese
  • turn-based
  • jrpg
  • battle
  • crafting
  • combat

5

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs (2017)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs is a tactical RPG set in a cheerful fantasy world full of weirdness and wonder. Assemble your party, go adventuring, manage your kingdom, make new friends, and defeat your opponents in challenging turn-based combat.


  • japanese
  • rpg
  • jrpg
  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • dungeon

6

Light Fairytale Episode 2 (2021)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS PC Windows

A turn-based JRPG series featuring a modern presentation with a classic core. Episode 2 resumes the adventure with Haru right after last episode's cliffhanger!

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  • japanese
  • rpg
  • jrpg
  • episodic

7

Shadows of Adam (2017)

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82
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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

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


  • japanese
  • jrpg
  • rpg

8

Gael's Quest (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Gael's Quest is a retro JRPG in a medieval setting. Fight monsters, do quests, explore, buy equipment and potions, level up and go on an adventure in order to discover what happened to your grandfather!

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  • japanese
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • jrpg
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • medieval

9

Echoes Of Aetheria (2016)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Two nations finally achieve peace, marked by a momentous royal wedding. But just as they seal it with a kiss, a group of soldiers sabotage the wedding and kidnap the bride! Follow the story of Lucian, Ingrid, and Soha, as they uncover the secrets of the conspiracy and expose the true villains!


  • rpg
  • japanese
  • jrpg
  • crafting
  • grid
  • dungeon
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • classic
  • combat
  • rpgmaker
  • war
  • fight
  • exploration
  • political

10

Sin Slayers: The First Sin (2019)

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osx Linux PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Sin Slayers is an RPG with roguelike elements set in a dark fantasy world, where your choices determine how challenging the fights and enemies will be. You have arrived in an unfamiliar place, where demons are kings. Find a way to get out of here or wander these lands endlessly.

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  • jrpg
  • japanese
  • crafting
  • combat
  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • classic
  • tactical
  • isometric
  • rogue-like
  • fight
  • skill
  • strategy
  • difficult
  • battle

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