Persona 5

Atlus

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
94
Top Critic Average
99%
Critics Recommend
Based on 126 critic reviews
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Persona 5

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Based on 126 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

94

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 126 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 4, 2017

Publisher: Atlus

Genre: RPG

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. 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. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler: attending class, after-school activities, and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the "self"; the game's heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and using it to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern society wears.

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Beautiful, badass and audacious, Persona 5 is going to steal your heart.

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Persona 5 is a massive, gorgeous JRPG with well over 100 hours of gameplay for completionists. With more to do than ever and the series' strongest story to date, it stands out as an extraordinary, memorable experience and easily one of the deepest JRPGs of the last decade. Its sprawling dungeon design and stylish, fully realized world are an absolute joy to explore, and even after three playthroughs and the Platinum trophy, I find myself itching to go back to try different dialogue options with Confidants or revisit particularly fun puzzles. This is a new gold standard for Japanese RPGs and by far the best entry in the series yet.

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You've been waiting for this one a very long time, and you'll find your patience has more than paid off. The Phantom Thieves are coming to steal your heart, but you'll give it to them gladly.

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One of the best role-playing games ever made, Japanese or otherwise, and beyond that simply one of the most stylishly told interactive stories you’ll ever experience.

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Recent News

Correction: Persona 5 Royal Is Not On Switch

Correction: Persona 5 Royal Is Not On Switch

We apologize for the error that made its way into our latest print issue.

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Persona 5 sales pass 3.2 million

Persona 5 sales pass 3.2 million

Atlus has released new sales numbers for Persona 5, revealing that the Japanese role-playing game has sold over 3.2 million copies.

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Persona 5 Royal comes to the U.S. on March 31

Persona 5 Royal comes to the U.S. on March 31

Atlus announced today that Persona 5 Royal, the expanded version of the JRPG, will be coming to PlayStation 4 in the U.S. on March 31.

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Persona 5 Royal North America Release Date Set for March - IGN

Persona 5 Royal North America Release Date Set for March - IGN

Persona 5 Royal's western release date is finally set for a March debut next year.

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Heads Up: Persona 5 Royal: Phantom Thieves Edition Is Now Up for Preorder - IGN

Heads Up: Persona 5 Royal: Phantom Thieves Edition Is Now Up for Preorder - IGN

Available March 31, 2020, it includes and official Joker's mask and tons more.

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Persona 5 Royal comes stateside March 2020

Persona 5 Royal comes stateside March 2020

Atlus brings its P5 re-release to the U.S. on March 31

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Persona 5 Royal Finally Gets A Release Date

Persona 5 Royal Finally Gets A Release Date

At the end of March, you can rejoin the Phantom Thieves and experience a brand-new semester.

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Persona 5 Royal Launches in March in the West

Persona 5 Royal Launches in March in the West

Atlus was planning on revealing the western release date of the upcoming Persona 5 Royal later today, but it looks like the Phantom Thieves have sent

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PlayStation Now Library Gets Persona 5, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and Hollow Knight - IGN

PlayStation Now Library Gets Persona 5, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and Hollow Knight - IGN

Sony announces the new PS Now games for November.

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Persona 5 Scramble Promises a Happy Reunion for the Phantom Thieves

Persona 5 Scramble Promises a Happy Reunion for the Phantom Thieves

Here's our first look at Joker-specific gameplay for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers.

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