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Top 15 JRPG PS4 Games of 2016, 2017 & 2018

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Ranking the best Japanese RPGs on the Sony PlayStation 4 video gaming consoles. These are highly-rated JRPGs to play on your PS4. Support our channel by buying these games using the Amazon affiliate links below: Dragon Quest Heroes II https://goo.gl/X1wMMF Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age https://goo.gl/7k79jx GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst https://goo.gl/6TaH2s NieR: Automata https://goo.gl/vqktqw Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom https://goo.gl/BiCic8 Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir https://goo.gl/NNhWiA Persona 5 https://goo.gl/qy4zaD Tales of Berseria https://goo.gl/mRz1xt Valkyria Chronicles Remastered https://goo.gl/fXW3Jn World of Final Fantasy https://goo.gl/LL9irz Ys Origin https://goo.gl/47etU6 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA https://goo.gl/4TR1it whatoplay updates you with the latest, the most anticipated and the best PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, iOS and Android video games today. Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/user/whatoplaychannel Discover all the best, new & upcoming PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS video games at https://whatoplay.com. Connect with other whatoplay followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ - https://www.facebook.com/whatoplay - https://www.twitter.com/whatoplay - https://instagram.com/whatoplay - https://plus.google.com/100536220375867144593/.
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Text Comments (302)
JBKB (14 hours ago)
Played almost all of em xd
Flame Haze (2 days ago)
this list is really bad because it has a lot of old games in it
Artur Keen (10 days ago)
Nicer automata is JRPG? Rly? *facepalm*... You put DQ Heroes in this list instead DQ XI. Omg...
Old school 1980 (12 days ago)
Why include remastered games?
Rhys Rolf (13 days ago)
The list is pathetic. This gen is the worst gen for JRPG. Persona5 is the worst jrpg i ever played. PS3 has tons more better JRPG
M Huh (18 days ago)
Last Hope is way better than End of Time.
w elmer (20 days ago)
so many remastered
Peok Jin (22 days ago)
GE2 will always be my favourite ❤ and still waiting for GE3 🔥
~A(o)S~ (23 days ago)
Why people think Nier Automata is a jrpg? Its not, its a Hack & Slash game, there's a lot of misinformation.
美咲ハナ (25 days ago)
dont forgot to put valkyrua chronicles 4....
Foxyman (25 days ago)
What this listed needed to be was Top JRPG exclusives for PS4.
Ong Narukami (1 month ago)
Other games look shit compared to Persona 5
Sasuke Hiro (1 month ago)
Final Fantasy 15 has its faults, like the story, but after watching the Brotherhood and Kingsglave tie in movies it helps a lot, and the 4 main characters are great. The gameplay is amazing! The side quests suck yes, but I never got too bored with it due to the engaging gameplay. The score is great as well. It’s was more interesting than Tales of Berseria and Ni No Kuni 2 IMO
whatoplay (1 month ago)
WATCH: Top 10 BEST PS4 Games of 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsx3kWhgWuA
Terron29 (1 month ago)
ugh with nier listed here it just confirms we need more clarity on what qualifies as rpg. I mean its a good game but role playing elements have made there way into everything now I mean smash ultimate could be considered an rpg today because you level up and equip things in the singleplayer. we need more definitive categories like. rpg. jrpg. trpg (traditional) arpg (action rpg) adventure rpg etc. its getting crazy now. all of these I see as rpg except nier. I do not consider nier an rpg.
Gabriel Espiritu (12 days ago)
Action JRPG
~A(o)S~ (23 days ago)
And you are right, Nier Automata isn't a jrpg, its a hack & slash with RPG elements.
Sky (1 month ago)
Half of these aren't even JRPG... Smfh. Clearly you have NO idea what an actually JRPG is. Persona is a JRPG, most FF games are JRPG, things like DQ Heros is a hack n slash, Nier Automata is an ARPG not a JRPG.
Jeffry De Leon (1 month ago)
Most of these are remasters/remakes. Kinda sad.
SH18 (1 month ago)
Most of all these not good and not what im looking for, once u got to the top 5 the suggestions were way better, however the last turn based RPG I played was Final Fantasy X back on the PS2. So since then there has not been a top quality RPG for the best consoles Sony PlayStation/Xbox. All these latest Final Fantasy HD Remasters don't count as "new games", so what I want is a 1440p or 4k res game built with Unreal Engine 4 or have graphic visuals at or better than Final Fantasy XV quality but with the old school turn base systems from Final Fantasy 7/8/9/10. All of these newer non final fantasy RPG titles are lacking in the graphic quality department as I'm use to playing the best looking PS4 titles atm, yet in all this time of the PS4 being out we don't have a turn based JRPG that can live up to the quality of the old final fantasy games???? What is going on in the world of game making the past 18 years???? Seriously the last decent JRPG I played for console was Final Fantasy X, it's been to long, and i'm tired of waiting, and I don't care to play HD Remasters for PS4 atm I've played those games already, I want something new that does not have to relate to Final Fantasy, I'm waiting for FF7 Remake and I've waited long enough, but some other game company other than square enix needs to step up and start producing the highest quality next gen turn based JRPGs, a new fresh JRPG. Dragon Quest XI falls extremely short of the RPG I want to play and the quality that these companies can put out if they're willing to spend the time and money on developing a 9/10 or 10/10 game. Hironobu Sakaguchi needs to come back to the world of RPGs and make his own game for PS5/Next Gen Xbox.
JDEADPOOL23 (1 month ago)
Just bought persona 5 cuz it was on sale for $20 cuz of black Friday. Its phenomenal
Tales Of Berseria should really be Number 1 if you ask me. Whatever I guess.
Sasuke Hiro (1 month ago)
Lord Artorius Collbrande nahhhhh. Persona 5 and Nier and wayyy better. I even enjoyed the gameplay of Final Fantasy 15 more
peterkead (2 months ago)
FF12 & FF9 aren't games for PS4... they's remastered and porting... and WHERE IS DRAGON QUEST XI???????
jim hemp (2 months ago)
Man I like persona and all but I took a year break from my ps4... it broke lol, and I dont remember what's going on... it sucks I'm probably going to have to start over... I think I just beat the guy with the giant piggy bank but I. Not totally sure
Mitchell R (2 months ago)
Disagreed on everything.... Here's what you're forgetting.... FFX remastered is one of best and another thing... Digimon story cyber sleuth/hacker's memories both games are one of the best too AND Dragon quest XI should be #1 PERIOD
Tis I (2 months ago)
Persona 5 was a good game
Artist Villanueva (2 months ago)
the hell is a playscore
whatoplay (2 months ago)
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James TwentySeven (2 months ago)
Sorry, but FF XV is better than half of these games. Dark Souls 3 is also a JRPG... believe it or not.
wron 1 (7 days ago)
Honestly, if Nier can make it on this JRPG list Dark Souls/bloodborne needs to be here
Jaya Deska (2 months ago)
This suck ,where FF15?
DangerCrow (3 months ago)
These aren’t even all JRPGs
Christopher Pineda (3 months ago)
I have to tell many of them are my favs, but when u put Persona 5 first my dream come true. Is my fav fav fav, I got it recently and it's so addictive. Thanks a lot
Dan Coulson (3 months ago)
Persona 5 was brilliant. Haven't played many jrpg's, but I'm glad I decided on P5. 101 hours of engaging, gripping story line, with beautifully designed visuals. I got so attached to the characters that I never wanted the game to end.
Nick de Kort (2 months ago)
Dan Coulson only 100 hours? im currently sitting at 102 hours and i just beat the 5th palace going for the 6th
Jose Antonio (3 months ago)
Does Rage Burst include the base game?
muhammad apriady (3 months ago)
put Dragon Quest XI amazing graphic
Adnan Syahputra (3 months ago)
trails of cold steel did not make in the list? make me sad
Ed Simmons (3 months ago)
Where Xenoblade chronicles 2? Xenoblade chronicles 2 best jrpg the last 5 years. boring top.
Ed Simmons (3 months ago)
JRPG PS4 f@ck xD sorry)
Ed Simmons (3 months ago)
Sparks Supreme,Maybe.)
Sparks Supreme (3 months ago)
Oh really, why there's no Xenoblade Chronicles 2? Maybe because IT IS NOT ON PS4, DINGUS!
Aceox (4 months ago)
God Eater looks interesting. Might give it a try. Reminds me kinda of TERA in a way.
SiMsTR eXe (4 months ago)
A shin megami tensei would be cool and digimon story cyber slueth hackers memory is cool
HARBRINGERZERO (4 months ago)
I’m only missing a few off this list.
Michael Coffey (4 months ago)
Again for any and all Persona 5 lovers and players. Can you enjoy the game and by pass all the back to high school mini games my 46 year old self has no interest? Or is that part of the joy of the title and will semi ruin it if i do not embrace that part too?
SG Panda (4 months ago)
+Michael Coffey yeah the most involved you'll be at school would be occasionally answering random trivia which you can literally get the answers to at the tap of the touch button
Michael Coffey (4 months ago)
@ Ty Thank you Ty for the knowledge and that is TERRIFIC news to read :). As it was the ONLY reason I have no bought it yet
SG Panda (4 months ago)
School honestly isnt a big part of the game. P5 is fantastic, you should totally play it
tしろ (4 months ago)
do i need to play previous series to understand valkyria chronicles ?? i'm so glad ffix got on the list, it's my fav ff series. and i'd personally put nier automata over persona 5. it's kind of a dilemma because both of them are great games and automatically on topnof my top list.
Michael Coffey (4 months ago)
Fun list thank you for all the time this took and to spot light each title.
whatoplay (4 months ago)
Thank you for watching, Michael!
DEJAVU (4 months ago)
60% of comments why ffxv not in the list. guys. ffxv is overrated. It has great visuals, i give you that but story and character development. I say mehhh. Most of its gameplay is side quests. like 20%main story then 80% side quests. Not as good as the previous ffgames.
Tom Schreier (6 days ago)
+The Exiled I completely disagree, it's not my favorite FF game but I would say it's in my top 5.
The Exiled (8 days ago)
I agree. Its a drive while you look around anf wait simulator
sword of war (22 days ago)
FF15 >>>>>>>>>>>>> FF12
Tom Schreier (1 month ago)
Nahh it's wayyy better than 13, and personally I thought it was a breath of fresh air for the series.
Kyo78245 (4 months ago)
hm I dont get why FFXV wasn't on there, I'm pretty sure it had higher rating then several of those other JRPGs
ToweringFlesh (4 months ago)
Kyo78245 because it’s by far the worst final fantasy game ever made (main titled, discounting any spinoffs like Tactics, which i haven’t played unfortunately). i’ve been playing the FF series since 1990 on nintendo 8 bit, and while there have been some missteps over the years (for example: ff5 has an amazing customization system for jobs, one that hasn’t really been seen or utilized in the same way before or since that game, but the story and characters are about as cookie cutter and generic as a game can be), for the most part all of the main numbered games are highly enjoyable - the best ones being among the best games in history (ff4, ff6, ff7, ff8, ff9 for old school; ffx and ffxii for “newer” styles). final fantasy 15 definitely has a lot of fan service type moments - it was nice to see chocobos you could ride again (as opposed to the mere “appearance” of one in ff13, if you could even call that little thing a chocobo) - and from chapters 1-7 the game has a pretty decent story, even if the all-male “guy trip” cast is a retarded idea imo (i know some people like the cast, and i am not meaning to disregard their opinions; to each their own), but from chapter 8 onward it turns into a total obscene shitshow, and serves as a fine example of effortless, awful, asinine, and incomplete story telling. the fact that the only way to possibly understand wtf is going on and what the characters are referring to when speaking about the events that took place prior to the start of the game is to watch the Kingslaive movie just goes to show how rushed and incomplete the game was upon release. the first nine games in the series really didn’t differ much from one another insofar as gameplay, yet the storytelling and narrative is what made final fantasy a perennial powerhouse in the realm of jrpgs. characters you could love and empathize with, whom you could relate to and/or become emotionally invested. the turn based gameplay was secondary to that. it was all about great storytelling (again, not EVERY one of those nine games had the best story ever, but even the ones like ff3 and ff5 - which had the weakest casts and plots - still managed to provide a complete narrative and tale). the same cannot be said of ff15. the devs either rushed the release to meet the “final” deadline date and offered an incomplete game storywise, or they intentionally released it that way knowing they could offer a “season pass” for more money, thus offering “new” content to provide a more comprehensive and acceptable story. whether it was a matter of incompetence due to rushing for a deadline, or a money grab in season pass, the game is a massive pile of garbage and completely unacceptable from a company that was always known for their groundbreaking graphics and unmatched story telling. i finished the game, the “original” incarnation of it, and it left a foul taste in my mouth. from the incomprehensible narrative (ch 8 onward), to the ease of battle against the “final” boss (seriously, has ff ever had an easier final boss than that? NO, and perhaps some enjoy easy games, but i for one would like to be challenged to beat the final enemy, not spend 4 minutes spamming the button commands that appear on screen to hold your hand through a final battle, only to then watch the clusterfuck of an ending that made ZERO sense), this was manure-grade story telling at it’s worst. sure, the gameplay was fun .....for the first 15ish hours, until one realizes the manner in which you battle the first enemy of the game is identical to how battles go for the remainder of it. no variance whatsoever. no magic (anyone who claims mixing those stupid stones to create “magic you can throw” is ignorant to how final fantasy has always worked). WHERE IS THE MAGE who can cast actual spells??? oh, right, we don’t need one since we can just buy 99x high potions and spam those to heal. WHERE IS THE BLACK MAGIC CASTER?? oh right, we don’t need one because magic isn’t needed when you can just teleport around with Noctis as your other part members moronically die (thanks awesome AI), and kill everything in sight with button mashing. suffice it to say, these are just a few of the reasons why this horrible game didn’t make the list.
Garbage Peasant (4 months ago)
FFXV should have been top 5.
-RockBandRocker- (2 months ago)
Tidus: HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH!
Valiant Lee (5 months ago)
Why does your English sounds like Arnold's tone and ascent????
whatoplay (5 months ago)
Valiant Lee who is Arnold?
Xemnas Superior (5 months ago)
Oh yeah I LOVE Zodiac Age
Xemnas Superior (5 months ago)
Well my favorite FF is Zodiac Age.
Xemnas Superior (5 months ago)
Well my favorite FF is Zodiac Age.
Xemnas Superior (5 months ago)
I love Ys Lacrimosa of Dana and Memories of Celceta. But Origin is very nice too.
Jinhunter Slay (5 months ago)
Sorry, but I don’t like Berseria. It’s gameplay and story is so convoluted that I never even finished it. The weapon system, for example, is unnecessarily complicated even by JRPG standards with so many stats, so many different status effects, and having different effects on different enemies! Why couldn’t it be more like Persona 5 which kept things simple with only 2 stats: “accuracy” and “damage”. Easy to understand, nice and simple.... ....and don’t get me started on how the game forced you to grind each and every weapon in the game to “level up” your character
09 RetsamEdalb (20 days ago)
+no more visuals first off IQ isnt real. Intelligence cant be restricted to a number. Second, eat shit.
no more visuals (20 days ago)
Its not that complicated of a game unless you have the iq of below 90
09 RetsamEdalb (3 months ago)
Jinhunter Slay gameplay I understand but the story is killer
Jinhunter Slay (4 months ago)
If you like Berseria over P5, that's cool. After all, everyone said that it's clearly not for newcomers or people not familiar with Tales (more specifically, Zestiria) lore. The story and lore is super confusing to me though. Here's where it gets ridiculous: I play P5 in Japanese (my third language) but Berseria in Chinese (my mother tongue)....yet, I have a easier time understanding Persona's lore than ToB, and it's in my MOTHER TONGUE!!!! In just the first couple minutes, you're greeted with a bunch of lore like Malaks...energy flow.....diseases, or curse....bla bla bla.....it's overwhelming. Then there's this shirtless dude who keeps butting into my story and I don't even know WHY, mainly just because he's some guy from the prequel which I never played! That guy interrupted *THREE* BOSS FIGHTS! xD
Yuri Ikutsuki (4 months ago)
lol it's not meant to be easy the battle system not much of an upgrade to the previous best battle sys ( but it's still playable and 'simple' enough for a newcomer to play it I'd say it keeps the battle interesting If you just play as Velvet for the whole story then I don't think it should be a problem because her burst lliterally changes her mode to every enemy's weakness she's hella OP if you want to finish the game easier also storywise and characters Berseria>>>>>>>>>P5 P5 concept is good but I feel that it lacks the good storytelling charm
Luca D?Innocenzio (5 months ago)
I was thinking to try Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. Do I need to play all the older titles before it or is it enjoyable by itself?
ToweringFlesh (4 months ago)
Luca D?Innocenzio absolutely not! even as an avid jrpg fan of 25+ years, i had somehow never heard of (or possibly overlooked) the Ys series. picked this game up on a whim after reading a few reviews and trying the free demo (which is still available on the ps store btw), and i can honestly say it is one of the best jrpgs i’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. the main protagonist - Adol - has apparently been the main character in all of the games (excluding Ys Origins, which is set a few hundred or thousand years before Adol’s first journey, thus he is not featured in it), and while he’s been in 7 games prior to this, you need not have played any of the others to become fully engaged and engrossed in Ys VIII. i’m sure that for longtime fans of the series who have played one or more of the prior games, VIII likely has a good bit of fanfare/fan service insofar as recurring characters and references to things that have happened before the events of VIII. however, none of the games are direct sequels or continuances from one to the next beyond the fan service/references i mentioned. VIII can be played as a standalone title, and it should be played by someone like you (and myself!) - any jrpg fan will adore this game as much as i have.
Josh Adams (5 months ago)
Dragon quest hereos 2 is boring asf aye
Nasser Almulaifi (5 months ago)
How a childish game like persona 5 beats the life of ffxv and ffxiii and ffxii and ffix, final fantasy games are the behemoth of an rpg how is persona 5 beats them the game looks so childish I should let my 9 years old kid play it, it doesn't deserve that score, that score deserve for final fantasy games
Boss Baby Fuyuhiko (1 month ago)
+Nasser Almulaifi p5 is about 100 hours of contents. The only dlcs are costumes and bgms. It doesnt need dlcs because it has much replay value. Each play through is different.
Boss Baby Fuyuhiko (1 month ago)
Childish? Hahaha hehehe. Childish? You obviously have never played a persona game.
Nasser Almulaifi (5 months ago)
Sofaris woow dude relex I love p5 so much and I didn't find what u say was true that comment was a just test of how many people replies since everytime on youtube I say something no body replies, but now I said fuck it let me say something bad about my favourite game of all time, and I have few people got the trick and noticed me 😂😂😂 p5 has a very heavy theme and a well written characters I actually related a lot to them especially the protagonist and mishima, they both have the same dark past as me I was a weak person who everyone put the blame on and make fun off but when I played this game it gave me courge and now i'm a changed person this game changed my life completely and that's why it was always going to be my favourite game of all time no game did that to me and I'm just playing ffxii now for the first time and the game is amazing with loveable characters my favourite is balthier 😍😂😂 I love him, but as much as I love ffxii it never going to beat persona 5 to me
Sofaris (5 months ago)
I dont know about this. I personally love P5 way more than Final Fantasy. I did not played to many FFs but FFX and FFXII are in my opinion not half as amazing as P5. But it does has a ähm how do I put this? It has a lot of Kids Anime vibes. It explores dark stuff like blackmale, abuse, sexual harassment, corruption, suicide and stuff like that but its not like that a Kids Anime can not be dark ore have deep themes ore well written Characters. I honestly wonder if Persona 5 ore Digimon Tamers is darker. I would say from the fell and style of it P5 is like playing a Kids Anime. I mean its not aimed fore kids. Its rated M after all but it gives this feel Animes like Digimon ore Detektive Conan/Case Closed gave me when I was a Kid. It has this whimsicalness. I personally dont found thats a bad thing. Its actually pretty awesome. I mean look at Avatar Last Airbender. Its a Kids Show and it has been prized to high haven. Most people Adults and Kids love that show to death. Now I personally love P5. Its the best game I have played to this day. And I am not the only one who loves it. But it could be that its not your cup of tea. Maybe this Video can help you finding that out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xShDf09KHJc&t=946s
Nasser Almulaifi (5 months ago)
Prince Mwamba what??!! Am I hearing that correct no dlc!! For a new game jeez woow well I guess I need to try it and see if I like it or not thanks for telling me that
Jason dp (5 months ago)
Lost sphere any good
Keith A (5 months ago)
great list bro. I'm a hardcore fan of JRPGs. I'm gonna head to gamestop now to get any 2 of those on your list. probably tales of berseria and nier automata
Papa & Lía (5 months ago)
No he entendido una mierda pero me ha gustado ver el video..
chelsea6671 (5 months ago)
I would love to play Nier so much but there are no retailers in my area that sell it.
Then you but a copy off ebay or amazon
Sayd Monirul Islam (5 months ago)
chelsea6671 ONLINE
David C (5 months ago)
There are many games that I want to get!! But There are many games that I need to finish. It's keep stacking up!
GoatGod AJ (5 months ago)
Wait, does anyone know of a game called Akiba's beat
jeff jackson (4 months ago)
It's terrible. I bought it and returned it a week later. DON'T waste your money on it.
Kar8eem (4 months ago)
I know that game. But i didnt like it
Ghost Detective (5 months ago)
GoatGod AJ i got that game
Let Tice (5 months ago)
I'd put nier above persona 5 in all honesty, as much as i enjoyed persona 5 at points it felt bland ranking up some of the confidents. Nier, I didn't stop playing for a month, never bored, even with the grinding.
Geoff TuckFrump (5 months ago)
Is it just me, or does NIER have a real shitty map system? However, everything else is great.
Geoff TuckFrump (4 months ago)
Kar8eem I ADORE the fighting and its mechanics. The dodges are awesome, as they remind me of The Matrix a little.
Kar8eem (4 months ago)
I agree with that hhhh xD. The map system is stupied in Nier but the game is pretty awesome lol
Rolias .Duck (5 months ago)
Ni No Kuni II is the best
Türkbalasi (5 months ago)
Ys viii lacrimosa of Dana fucked up ending
DankGamer _aob (5 months ago)
*Don't press read more* Read more
-RockBandRocker- (2 months ago)
Good try ;) not gonna get meh tho
sentient oven (6 months ago)
it's surprising that prices for Ys 8 don't appear to have fallen since its release like, what, almost TWO YEARS ago.
Voeris (6 months ago)
Number 2 is Ner: Automata
Borko Borko (6 months ago)
I just don't like turn based games. Persona is not for me i guess
Jaden Quest (10 days ago)
+ErrorPlayerIsAFK This answer right here. I wasn't into turn based systems, hated turn based system, my friend had to pester me for months to try out Persona 5 which I refused flat out without trying it because it is turn based. Boy did Persona 5 made me see the light. I have been hooked ever since. The story is magnificent, the characters very likeable, you should definitely try it.
sword of war (22 days ago)
I hate it when people refuse to leave their comfort zone I vastly prefer turn based jrpgs but still played and loved ff15, a few tales games, kh and more
ErrorPlayerIsAFK (4 months ago)
Honestly, I don't like turn-based games either but I fell in love with P5. It's really good and I recommend you still try it if you haven't. There is a lot of reading to do though.
Blazikentube (4 months ago)
Well if you don't like turn based games try the Ys series ,it has amazing combat and music
Borko Borko (5 months ago)
cramitycramcram jrpg or rpg does not need to be turn based per se, no. It's just that you are used to them being turn based, like final fantasy for example.
Reversed Kawaii (6 months ago)
Bro this is a good list
CorranHorn84 (6 months ago)
Star Ocean 3: Til the End if Time... "beautiful story?" This game and its plot twist ruined the franchise going forward. I'd rather have Star Ocean 2: The Second Story/ Evolution, which has a PS4 digital release in Japan only.
john askins (6 months ago)
I know these were based on on ratings the games all got, but I couldn't see how Persona 5 is the top JRPG on the system. Some of the games on this list were not only better, but a lot better than it in my opinion. It also pales in comparison to Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ which released near the end of last year as well, but didn't have the popularity of Persona 5. These ratings are more of what is the most popular, instead of what is actually the best of the games.
john askins (3 days ago)
+Nerd Father I played it but never finished the first dungeon, though I love turn based games, I found the game to annoying at the first dungeon. So I played it but not much at all of it.
Nerd Father (3 days ago)
+john askins I hate to be one of those guys, but it sounds like you haven't played P5. If you have, then perhaps you don't understand what makes it special.
john askins (5 months ago)
cramitycramcram yes I have played Persona 5 and after playing Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ I felt that a game like Persona 5 would have been about a million times better if set up like Tokyo Xanadu Ex+. Persona 5 felt like a chore to play through, being a fun game sure didn't seem like it was the point of the game at all. Personally I would rate Persona 5 maybe on a scale of 1 to 10 around the 4-6 range myself. Combat wasn't bad but the dungeons were a chore to play through and personally watching paint dry is about the level of fun I would say the game was, which is sad because I love turn based rpg's.
cramitycramcram (5 months ago)
Cough cough have u even tried persona 5
Donald William Jack (6 months ago)
Persona 5 is my first persona and so far I am in love with this game.
+Sayd Monirul Islam why did you feel the need to say this?
Sayd Monirul Islam (5 months ago)
Donald William Jack SPOILERS ahead Shido is the guy that sued you and he is gonna be the 2nd last boss of this game
Wakane (6 months ago)
FF15 isn't there? Is it bad? (I haven't played it)
Kristin Churchill (4 days ago)
Obviously play Royal edition. It's not 7 by a long shot. Good and cheap enough for a play through
inocks de guanatos (7 days ago)
Its like monster hunter gta fantasy.
Felipe (3 months ago)
it's an action jrpg like Nier Automata, it has great characters and a kinda cool story, if you only like turn-based jrpg you will dislike it, if you like action jrpg, go for it, its a great game
jeff jackson (4 months ago)
The battle system (esp. with the bosses) is what killed it for me. It's just broken, and the camera spins around so fast and at all the wrong angles, who just end up mashing buttons not knowing what the hell is going on half the time. It does have beutiful graphics, and the open world is awesome (esp. a s bad as they screwed it up on FF13 and made it too linear). The characters as OK, but you don't really end up feeling attached to any of them and their background.
YUNSHYNE (4 months ago)
If I get the royal edition I still have 2 pay for future dlc!?!?!?!
Hamza Khairi (6 months ago)
Persona 5 is ass for one reason only it has that shitty cat morgana. I wish I could turn it off. The music art style and battles are on point tho
2nd2 (7 months ago)
No Digimon ? No Sword Art Online ?
♠ orpheus ♠ (2 months ago)
Jason dp sword art online is shit (anime) and SAO game is mmorpg
Ed Simmons (3 months ago)
JRPG PS4 f@ck xD sorry)
Sudaca Gamer (3 months ago)
@Ed here`s an idea, why don`t you read the title of the video
Ed Simmons (3 months ago)
No Xenoblade chronicles 2?
Mr.J (4 months ago)
No disgaea?
bubbaXzone (7 months ago)
if i gonna get a JRPG for my bday i thinking between these games YS origin YS VIII: I am setsuna tales of beseria otherers i either have (like nier) or not intrested in them. i not interested in persona 5....looks complicated and i dont get it. with the talking to people and somone at gym said it changed him. What makes this game so great? somone please explain!
Luca D?Innocenzio (5 months ago)
Trust me, I am kind of a casual gamer and P5 was my first of the series...it is not complicated at all, I mean if you want to 100% complete it yes, it may be a bit, but you can really enjoy the game without getting crazy. Just pay attention to time management. If you still don't have it I highly recommend it., I spent around 250 hours on it before getting bored (finished it 3 times, still miss 8 trophies).
Lewd Lolis (6 months ago)
JUST GET PERSONA 5. I thought it was super weird too. But it’s seriously my favorite game of all time now
Jac Ho (7 months ago)
bubbaXzone Yeah, best JRPG, if not understand the story, you can go watch the Persona5 animation, coming in this season. Just that, if u watched, u knew the all story of the games. Last week I just bought this games, none stop to play, addicted!
bubbaXzone (7 months ago)
Wilfredo Quiles i guess ill have to pick it u
Wilfredo Quiles (7 months ago)
bubbaXzone bro I know it sounds off because I even thought the same but please... please trust when we say it is the best. Amazing game hands down..
Dávid (7 months ago)
what about bloodborne and nioh
AirStyles VN (2 months ago)
That game really made me feel really nihilistic... Gosh I hated that so much. After I'm use to the atmosphere though, it's back to fun times.
SpikeLawliet (4 months ago)
Marc Lenray Magdaraog I remember having a lot of pain with Automata, but of the psychological one.
Marc Lenray Magdaraog (7 months ago)
darksouls series games shouldn't be in this list... they're of a different world my dear... those games are world of pain..
belfosama (7 months ago)
Final Fantasy XII. One of the most overrated games of all times.
-RockBandRocker- (2 months ago)
XII is really underrated, what u mean?
Druido Bianco (6 months ago)
Sayd Monirul Islam it all depends from poins of view. I didn’t like ffXII at all, and i played every final fantasy from 1 to 10: 12 in my opinion is the first really shitty one. I liked the witcher 3 a lot
Sayd Monirul Islam (6 months ago)
belfosama nah, witcher 3 is the most overrated game of all time
Akiin Moonlight (7 months ago)
belfosama stfu what a pointless comment
Ragnar (8 months ago)
Where's Digimon Cyber Sleuth? C'mon...
whatoplay (8 months ago)
Hello Ragnar! Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth didn't make it on this list with a Playscore of 8.21. See the full breakdown on our website: https://whatoplay.com/ps4/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth/
Adriana Vieira (8 months ago)
Do you know the best part of this list? Only Persona 5 is the a true exclusive. All the others games you can play on PC.
美咲ハナ (25 days ago)
no. im playing most on my older brothers ps4. please stop saying which is better because in the end, its all the same games on different consoles with different graphics. graphics dont cinsern me, only story and gameplay. i do not mean any harm... i err... oh nevermind... please skip this loney comment......
Maopeng Chen (5 months ago)
odin sphere is also an exclusive... but I barely admit it's jrpg.
Aman Kumar (5 months ago)
Adriana Vieira with emulator you can even play p5 on pc.
Aman Kumar (5 months ago)
Jacob Maxwell on ps4 as well.
Jacob Maxwell (5 months ago)
persona 5 is on ps3 my dude
dana lucis (8 months ago)
thanks very much... 😉
Naygen (8 months ago)
Almost half of these games aren't even from the years mentioned.
suiken (8 months ago)
IKR. Mostly remastered and PSN re-release
The Killer (8 months ago)
Persona 5 takes the W
Tamikuz (8 months ago)
wow first time i agree with a list >.> beside one is missing here and thats Trails of Cold Steel 1-2 came out january 2016 >.>
Jason dp (5 months ago)
That on console
Yas, (8 months ago)
Yes, Nier and Persona at the top is how it should be.
HappyPorts (8 months ago)
I knew I t.. I played nier and persona 5 and until now there my mst favorite jrpg f all time
Luna Alphinaud (8 months ago)
FFXV > FF1-14 The other FFs are boring, repetitive and the story is super predictable :P fight me
Edgar Quintero (24 days ago)
Hey Troll, I'll fight you since I'm bored. Sounds like you never experienced the magic the originals made at the time of their release. Also, if you promote FFXV you are promoting unfinished games hitting the market and forcing you to spend twice as much to get the complete experience. You like to be fooled? Show some respect for the classics.
Kar8eem (4 months ago)
Well, i am with you. I played all final fantasy games except 1,2, and 11. And i say i liked all of them. I bought 15 day 1 and finished the story in 2 days. Well the game is pretty good but the story is not complete. I still play 15 from time to time. I am glad that they are completing the game and still releasing dlc till now. I hope season pass 2 would be the last thing they release for the game. Plus FFXIII trilogy are great games especially FFXIII-2. That game is underrated!
Luna Alphinaud (6 months ago)
Little Anime Monster Eh, that’s your opinion ;3 I enjoyed travelling through the world and the character interactions, I enjoyed doing the secret dungeons and the different activities around the world. We both have different opinions, you might think the game is a mess but I don’t....
Little Anime Monster (6 months ago)
King Sora How can you say that any of the older games had "limitations" and then go on to say that XV's combat was any better? Like, you can use three moves and beat the entire game; heck, you can use one (circle) and call it a day. Magic is pretty much non-existent and you can't even summon at will... You can't use other characters outside of battle, even after all those updates... the game is a mess.
Luna Alphinaud (6 months ago)
eric lin I played Day One as well, I admit the game was released unfinished but if you were to replay it now you’d have way more fun. Also the FFVII remake is using the same combat system and graphics as FFXV.
blackstarGOaT (8 months ago)
World of final fantasy is SOOO underrated. Easily the best final fantasy game since FF12 back in 2006.
jeff jackson (4 months ago)
I loved the gameplay, but hated the cheesy dialogue with the characters. I was though really impressed by the very dark ending, that really threw me off, but it made for a really good story in the end.
Josh Adams (5 months ago)
Ff15 is better imo
Mystery (8 months ago)
LOL FFXV didn’t make the list but two FF remasters did. Square Enix really needs to make some changes :/
Xemnas Superior (5 months ago)
Yes XV is no JRPG. Neither Type Zero or Xiii trilogy
azoth775 (6 months ago)
Pyra That's because FFXV isn't a JRPG. It's more like a WRPG(although it being developed by Square)which makes sense why a WRPG wouldn't make it on a JRPG list.
Pyra Wait.... Why is a Switch character here😂😂Does Rex know you're here😂😂
Zach (8 months ago)
I personally wasn't a fan of XV but it's a way better game than World of Final Fantasy
Tamikuz (8 months ago)
well they making changes >.> and are fucking up the game and story more more >.> they should let the game die already
Hottacos29 (8 months ago)
Oh yeah, p5 for the win
Ghost in The shell (8 months ago)
persona 5 is the best hands down easy.
Sayd Monirul Islam (5 months ago)
Ghost in The shell yup
Sir Galahad (8 months ago)
*#whatoplay** how about a list of under the radar upcoming games?*
Taylor Cox (8 months ago)
I don't agree with all these of course but glad to hear of a few that I missed like Tales of Berseria and I am setsune. Persona 5 is easily my favorite jrpg of all time next to Final Fantasy VII
Jaden Quest (10 days ago)
+Ghost in The shell Jade empire had a beautiful story
Luna Alphinaud (8 months ago)
Superman Fan It’s overrated....end of.
Ghost in The shell (8 months ago)
Jungkookie Oppa it's really not. any bioware rpg after jade empire is overrated
Luna Alphinaud (8 months ago)
Taylor Cox Final Fantasy VII is overrated
Ghost in The shell (8 months ago)
Taylor Cox it's amazing
Anthony Cirami (8 months ago)
I love NieR Automata
グエンクアン (1 month ago)
+09 RetsamEdalb if you make some researches about the previous nier game(Nier Replicant) and some more research on tower system(N2) your mind will explode because of findind out how deep can the story of nier reach.
09 RetsamEdalb (3 months ago)
Davicito same. Well, I liked literally everything but the plot. The characters are all nice and so is the dialogue, but the ending was weird. You just learn that 2b was made to kill 9s, and they reveal this out of nowhere. Though the final fight was cool, letting you choose who to fight.
Davicito (8 months ago)
I found it kinda boring, any tips?
Anthony Cirami (8 months ago)
Kingdom Hearts ??
Sofaris (5 months ago)
I dont know about this. Kh 1 and 2 are pretty awesome but they are pretty old. I mean they got releases but the originally they are around fore a while. This Video is more about recent RPGs
Mystery (8 months ago)
I agree. 1.5+2.5 Remix should’ve def been on this list.
Anthony Cirami (8 months ago)
How did Final Fantasy XV not make the list ?
i would say combat system is the best thing of FFXV. overall is a mediocre FF (story, characters, world design).+Trips 487
sword of war (22 days ago)
+Gustra88 correction ff9>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ff15>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ff12
alip yande (4 months ago)
Trips 487 dude chill just look at tales of berseria its not turn based combat but people love it and ni no kuni 2 and nier also not turn based combat. its not the battle system dude
Blazikentube (4 months ago)
Dude with games like Ys lacrimosa and Ys origin and persona 5 ffxv stands no chance of being on this list
Jaison McQuade (6 months ago)
Trips, I hate ff 15 and it has nothing to do with the combat, the combat is it's only saving grace, and even that is only ok. The story is lame, the characters are even worse. It is a representation of the worst way to do open world. Get a quest to go check the onions on a guys farm, drive there for literally 5 minutes, fight one monster, drive back for another 5 minutes, get a follow up quest to go check carrots at the same farm...
Tuấn Trần Anh (8 months ago)
this top 15 have many game that are remaster so sad to see my favorite genre dying (remember the ps1 and ps2 era )
Amir Naqiuddin (3 months ago)
aaaahh suikoden 2
jeff jackson (4 months ago)
It's not dying, just the FF series (which has gone downhill after FF X IMO). The Tales series, Persona series, and now the Dragon Quest series have made some of, if not the best of, their franchise on the current consoles. Square just has to get their head out of their asses, they are going down the same road Capcom did with the Resident Evil series, which is not listening to their fanbase.
Sir Galahad (6 months ago)
*#studster87** 10 - 4*
studster87 (6 months ago)
Sir Galahad they're offline games/ all of em/ sword art online online is kinda like the . hack series, being an offline game telling a story of a fictional online game/ if u have any internet connection on your PS4 than u don't need ps plus to download any title off the ps store/ even the f2p doesn't require a membership- jus sux that basic full price games do 4 multiplayer/ anyway, if u wanna check em out I'd suggest getting em used online through GameStop, or gamefly/ maybe Amazon with it's next day shipping/
Sir Galahad (6 months ago)
*#studster87** / I'll check out the Tales games sooner or later since they always catch my attention but I never find them in stores anymore, I only have a PS4 & I do not play online at all*
Aphiet Aprianto (8 months ago)
the first entry of best JRPG is.......an action game? do you know what is an RPG. Yes Dragon Quest 2 has some RPG element but it is no means considered as JRPG
john askins (4 days ago)
+Kristin Churchill looking at it now I was confused. I was actually thinking Dragon Quest Heroes 2, never played the originals so cant really comment. I only commented because i was thinking of Dragon Quest Heroes 2. Thanks for pointing out my confusion on this, for some reason i thought i read Heroes when i read it originally, wasnt thinking about part 2 of the mainline series.
Kristin Churchill (4 days ago)
+john askins dragon quest 2......known as dragon warrior 2 on the nes is infact a jrpg. Since your trying to be specific..... And having an epic fail.... I thought I'd help you out bud. Excuse me while I get back to dragonquest 10 online. Bye bye
jeff jackson (4 months ago)
JRPG, just means RPG games developed in Japan with anime style characters in them. They aren't all turned based, in fact most of the newer ones are action based.
john askins (6 months ago)
Aphiet Aprianto sorry but Dragon Quest 2 is considered a JRPG. It is an action JRPG, not all JRPG's are turn based. The action, turn-based, and strategy are all sub categories to JRPG. Can't think of any turn-based WRPG's though offhand, but there are WRPG's that are strategy and action based both. WRPG and JRPG are main categories where as action rpg's, strategy rpg's, and turn-based rpg's are all sub-categories.
foras592 (8 months ago)
I never said they were
Marvin Gomez (8 months ago)
No bloodborne?
Felix S. (3 months ago)
Ghost in The shell it is an rpg, simpleton. Learn your facts and learn how to define genres.
Sayd Monirul Islam (5 months ago)
Marvin Gomez nope, not a jrpg
Ondor's Lies (5 months ago)
Jacoby Nero this.
Jacoby Nero (6 months ago)
Marvin Gomez bloodborne isn't an rpg. It's an action game.
neme6ben (6 months ago)
Free Markets hes right though, bloodborne and dark souls arent jrpg...
Esfar (8 months ago)
Pereona 5 all the way.
♠ orpheus ♠ (2 months ago)
Persona best game series
AMV for the players (4 months ago)
I was about 2 look for that comment 😂
Sayd Monirul Islam (5 months ago)
Esfar P5 is the best jrpg
Geoff TuckFrump (5 months ago)
Remember peeps, you can always delete/correct your comments.
I-CON ELITE (5 months ago)
Never heard of it.
Adam Ez Aldeen (8 months ago)
First

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