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 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), 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.

This is not a "all time best JRPG (Japanese RPG) games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Battle Chasers: Nightwar released the 3 October 2017

1# Persona 5 - 2017

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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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2# LiEat - 2016

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A world where dragons, born from the wishes of man, each have a unique power to match their human's desires. One mysterious stranger travels with a young dragon graced with the talent of seeing and eating lies. Together, they seek information for profit and knowledge.

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3# Tales of Berseria - 2016

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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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4# Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - 2016

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Restore forgotten lands and battle an unknown evil in this classic DRAGON QUEST adventure, completely rebuilt from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS system. In DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, you'll explore an ever-changing world filled with mystery, intrigue and danger, featuring character and monster designs from acclaimed artist Akira Toriyama. Expand and share your adventure even more with the StreetPass™ feature—send and receive traveller's tablets to explore new dungeons that contain rare monsters and unique equipment.

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5# Bravely Second: End Layer - 2015

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Bravely Second™ : End Layer A pre-launch prelude to the main adventure focusing on the Three Cavaliers – Yew Geneolgia, Janne Angard, and Nikolai Nikolanikov . Team up with heroes and returning characters to rescue Agnès Oblige from Kaiser Oblivion's Skyhold .

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8# Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey - 2016

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The second entry in the 'Mysterious' saga follows the adventures of the enthusiastic Firis Mistlud and her loving older sister Liane Mistlud. The sisters have lived their entire lives in the isolated town of Ertona, where Firis uses her unique ability to see where crystals of materials are buried.

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9# 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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10# The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - 2015

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At Thors Military Academy, Erebonia’s best learn everything from the art of war to liberal arts. First year Rean Schwarzer learns he’s been selected to join the controversial Class VII, and they’ll need to deal with more than just class warfare--they’ll need to safeguard their country from chaos.

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12# Pale Echoes - 2015

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An RPG of exploration, collection, and critical thinking. The end of the world has come and gone, leaving only phantoms where once there was life. Now Schorl, the last surviving human, and Spinel, the last of the magical saerii, search through the memories of a bygone era, hoping to find a future.

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13# 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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14# Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth - 2016

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Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would lead to a digi-monumental adventure.

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15# Fairy Fencer F Advent Dark Force ADVENT DARK FORCE F ADVENT DARK FORCE - 2017

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Long ago, a war raged between two powerful deities. Each was sealed away, their weapons scattered throughout the world. Our hero in this RPG, Fang, happens upon one such weapon and now he alone must choose which deity will awaken again!

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16# World of Final Fantasy - 2016

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The WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY DAY ONE EDITION includes the following bonus content: Sephiroth Summon Red Bonnetberry White Chocobo Glow Moogle Japanese VO 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). CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA / YASUHISA IZUMISAWA

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17# Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - 2015

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Xenoblade Chronicles plays as a role-playing video game (RPG), where the player controls one character out of a party of three using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk or the Classic Controller. While exploring, the player may choose to take on side quests from various non-player characters that inhabit the game's world, as they commonly involve locating certain items or killing a certain number of enemy characters. Xenoblade Chronicles has a real-time action-based battle system, where the player manually moves the current lead character in real-time, and party members will "auto-attack" when enemies enter their attack radius. Health may be restored by the player by using healing Arts in battle, or the player may let characters' HP regenerate automatically outside of battle.

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18# Megadimension Neptunia VII - 2015

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New challengers are taking control of Gamindustri, and Neptune's nowhere in sight. Now she’s gotta help a mysterious stranger fight a colossal new evil, reclaim her Goddess title, and find some time for pudding! Go next gen with Giant Battles and multi-worlds in this JRPG!

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19# The World Ends with You: Solo Remix - 2012

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Square Enix's fresh-faced hit The New York Times called one of the best role playing games ever designed for anything has busted onto iOS in a big way, with a slick and addictive new combat system, eye-popping HD art, and (of course) plenty of zetta awesome reasons for longtime fans to double dip. - Redrawn art and Retina display support Enjoy the game in full HD on your Retina-enabled iPhone 4 or later device.

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20# 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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21# 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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22# Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky - 2014

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Under the Twilight skies, the dreams of 2 alchemists cross. This latest in the Atelier series is now available for download from the PlayStation®Store. This 2nd release in the Dusk Series offers 2 main characters, an evolved alchemy system, and battles with up to 6 characters for a new Atelier experience.

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23# Xenoblade Chronicles X - 2015

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The next massive sci-fi role-playing game from Monolith Soft, the creators of Baten Kaitos and Xenoblade Chronicles, comes exclusively to Wii U. Riding and controlling a weaponized mech, players can explore every inch of the massive open world displayed in gorgeous high-definition graphics. Players can customize everything about the main character's appearance, including gender, shapes, height, skin color, voice and tattoos.

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24# Fairy Fencer F - 2015

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Long ago, the Vile God and the Goddess waged war with each other. Equally matched, they were sealed away in another world… Now a lazy young man named Fang somehow finds himself a key part of this war he’d really rather not deal with, but fate beckons in this uncommon RPG!

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25# 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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