The following is a list of the best JRPGs PS4 has to offer. Rest assured that Persona 5, Nier, and many Final Fantasys are all on here. Read on for our best JRPGs on PS4.
Best PS4 JRPGs
- I Am Setsuna
- Dark Souls 3
- Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir
- NieR: Automata
- Disgaea 5
- Persona 5
- Ys Origins
- Final Fantasy 15
- Tales of Berseria
- FFX/X-2 HD Remaster
- Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth
- Valkyrie Chronicles
- FFXIV Online
- Dragon’s Dogma
- Yakuza 0
- Kingdom Hearts
- World of Final Fantasy
I Am Setsuna
Tokyo RPG Factory’s debut game nails everything a good JRPG should have. A likeable cast of characters, effective story pacing, and gorgeous visuals make up the complex tragedy that is I Am Setsuna, and we’re very grateful for that.
Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls 3 may very well be considered the Dark Souls series at its finest. Providing closure for all the questions raised in prior entries while delivering on a formula that challenges you but never makes things feel unfair, the game is a true embodiment of an excellent action JRPG.
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir
The Shakespearean-tongued Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is much more charming than its vibrant visuals suggest. Chaining combos in the air makes for a compelling gameplay experience not typically found in other JRPGs, and unique skill trees for each character add a level of complexity that you wouldn’t have otherwise thought could be in such a pretty game.
NioH is a JRPG made in the vein of the Dark Souls series that possesses enough style of its own to set itself apart. The super smooth and varied gameplay keeps the player constantly on their toes, plus there’s so much content here to keep one playing for days on end.
Bloodborne is not only one of the best JRPGs on PS4, but also one of the best games on the system in general. The Lovecraft-inspired city of Yharnam will enthrall you with its dark and brooding atmosphere while introducing challenging gameplay mechanics that very much live up to the game’s Souls heritage.
The resplendent symphony that is NieR: Automata will resonate with you well after the credits roll after one of the game’s many endings. An emotional and well-written tale accompanies innovative gameplay mechanics that will make you wonder why more people haven’t played this JRPG achievement.
Disgaea 5 hearkens back to the early days of JRPGs where intricate yet fundamental gameplay mechanics like character stats, equipment attributes, and class abilities weren’t eschewed for the sake of accessibility. Don’t let Disgaea 5’s cute anime aesthetic fool you into thinking it’ll go easy on you. Hard to deny that it’s among the best JRPGs on PS4.
Persona 5 allows you to live out the perfect high school fantasy you always dreamed about – so long as that fantasy involved talking cats and highly fashionable attire. This JRPG nails the concept of immersing the player into the lives of the characters onscreen, reveling in all the excitement and boredom of teenage life.
If you’re a fan of lore, Ys Origins has you covered. Featuring dozens of world-building events that set the stage for the entire series afterword, this action JRPG is steeped with plenty of puzzles, dungeons, and boss fights to lose yourself in, all of which are rendered in real-time.
Final Fantasy 15
Final Fantasy is a fantastic JRPG and a quality bro-trip all in one. A huge, sprawling world is home to fast-paced and challenging combat, indicating that behind all that glitz and glam lies a deep layer of strategy. The FF series returns to form in its fifteenth main iteration, and we’re glad it’s made a comeback.
Tales of Berseria
Tales of Berseria introduces a dark, somber tale to the long-standing Tales series. Despite its edgy look, the game features a personable cast of characters that you’ll grow with as the lengthy JRPG unfolds. A deep and rewarding combat system and fun minigames accompany the story, making for quite a memorable and fleshed out experience.
FFX/X-2 HD Remaster
FFX/X-2 HD Remaster is the best way to experience each PS2 era JRPG. Enhanced art and music, tons of extra in-game content, and a very convenient price tag make this one great bargain, especially if you’ve never had the chance to play either game before. You really need to fix that, by the way, as there’s a reason why so many fans argue that FFX is the best entry in the series to date.
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth
Digimon Story offers a surprising amount of depth for a JRPG revolving around the premise of digital monsters. Tons of Digimon to collect and an engrossing story will keep you occupied for days on end, especially if you’ve got a Vita. This is without a doubt one of the best JRPGs on PS4.
FFXII: The Zodiac Age improves upon the foundation laid down by the original FFXII and listens to long-time fans to deliver on what they wanted to see after playing the JRPG the first time. The result is a title with impressive visual and audio upgrades and a Fast Forward button, just in case you don’t want to read absolutely everything.
Valkyrie Chronicles Remastered
Valkyrie Chronicles Remastered succeeds in introducing a profoundly rich tactical gameplay formula that rewards careful planning and forethought. Seeing as how it includes all of the DLC content released post original launch, you’ll be exercising your brain quite a lot with this one.
FFXIV Online: A Realm Reborn
If there were ever an example of a MMO JRPG being brought back from the dead, FFXIV would be it. At first unsuccessful, the game has since blossomed into a community of millions. With Stormblood out now, there’s perhaps been no better time to check out FFXIV Online than right now.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dragon’s Dogma is a title that isn’t afraid to push the envelope when it comes to introducing new challenges. That isn’t to say that the combat doesn’t feel fresh and rewarding, as this JRPG’s mechanics become something akin to an instinct the more you play the game.
Yakuza 0 immerses you in its story while unabashedly throwing fairly challenging combat and strange humor your way. Each playable character feels unique in his own way and mini-games are fun and memorable. If there were any formal introduction to the Yakuza series, this would be it.
KH HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX bundles together the Final Mix versions of KH 1, 2, and Birth By Sleep and includes the likes of Re: Chain of Memories and the HD cinematic versions of 358/2 Days and Re: Coded all in one convenient package. If there were any place to discover what exactly all the KH hype is about, look no further than here.
World of Final Fantasy
World of FF serves as a gateway for newcomers to the franchise to learn about what exactly FF is. Featuring cameos from series darlings like Cloud and Lightning, this JRPG includes a surprisingly complex stacking system that’s nothing short of innovative for the series.