Let’s look at the best JRPGs on Xbox One. The JRPG genre on the Xbox One isn’t exactly flourishing, but it isn’t non-existent, either.
Best Xbox One JRPGs
- Final Fantasy XV
- I Am Setsuna
- Dark Souls II
- Dark Souls III
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
- Valkyria Revolution
- Romancing SaGa 2
Final Fantasy XV
After years of waiting, and assuming that this game would never see the light of day, Square Enix finally got it together and released FFXV. To the delight of many, especially action-RPG fans, FFXV is actually a solid game as long as you won’t miss the slower, more tactical nature of the earlier games.
I Am Setsuna
I Am Setsuna is a modern throwback game to the JRPGs of the SNES/Playstation 1 era. Inspired by classic games like the Chrono games, I Am Setsuna is fast-paced JRPG that won’t wear out its welcome or force you to trudge through 60+ hours of random encounters.
Dark Souls II
On the flip side, if you want to play a punishing RPG that will push your action-RPG skill to the absolute limits, give the first of the DS games on Xbox One a try, DSII. If nothing else, it will adequately prepare you for the next game on our list…
Dark Souls III
DSIII is a fitting end to what was an epic trilogy of games across two generation of consoles. Souls games kicked off a whole genre of its own, and would become an inspiration to many developers in the years after. If you want to see what all the fuss about, you can’t go wrong with the most recent entry from From Software. There’s no denying that this is one of the best JRPGs on Xbox One.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
Another action-RPG from SE, fans of SE’s earlier ARPG work should feel right at home with FF0 HD. You’ll need to balance a roster of classmates each with different strengths and weaknesses to complete dangerous missions in a plot centered around war.
Although not everyone’s cup of tea, the JRPG genre is not exactly flourishing on the Xbox One, so if you’re dying to play whatever you can get your hands on, Valkyria Revolution could be worth giving a shot. The game takes the series to a full-fledged action-RPG. If you’re not a fan of tactical role-playing games like the original trilogy games were, and prefer action games anyway, it may not upset you as much as it did fans of the older games.
Romancing SaGa 2
Originally exclusive to the Super Famicom (SNES) in Japan, SE decided to release RS2 in late 2017 to modern home consoles. RS2 is pretty unique for its time, allowing players to play across different generations/heir to expand an empire while balancing a budget.
That does it for our best JRPGs on Xbox One list! Hopefully it helped you out.
Final Fantasy XV
Ed has been a proud member of the Twinfinite staff since 2014. He plays everything on everything but is particularly fond of JRPGs, MMOs, and sports. He holds a B.A. in history and political science and a M.S. in education all from the University at Albany.