Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal Reviews Summary

Summary: Persona 5 Royal brilliantly tweaks the original game by building on fan feedback, adding new characters and content that manages to set the bar even higher for what a JRPG can be in the modern age.

A JRPG Masterclass

The additional content Royal brings to the game is just the icing on the cake of one of the best JRPGs ever made.

Tweaks and Balancing

A number of tweaks based on fan feedback of the original release have made Persona 5 the best it's ever been.

Additional Content

New characters, new confidants, a new third semester and the addition of a new game plus mode provides returning players with plenty of reason to come back.

Rating Summary

Based on 105 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

95

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 105 critic reviews
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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

Persona 5 Royal takes an all-time great JRPG and makes it even greater. Going above and beyond a re-release or a remaster, almost everything has been expanded and improved with an entire game's worth of new content and improvements.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 31, 2020

Great new gameplay features can't help the fact that Persona 5 Royal drags on even more than its predecessor

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9 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

The definitive version of one of the best Japanese role-playing games ever made, even if it's easy to see the joins with some of the story additions.

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9.3 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

While new characters and a new post-game palace are the biggest selling points, the tweaks and improvements make this the best way to experience one of the best RPGs in recent memory

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10 / 10
Apr 4, 2020

By refining what was already great and building on its best qualities with a brilliant new story arc, Persona 5 Royal asserts itself as an unforgettable and empowering RPG.

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Unscored
Mar 30, 2020

If you’ve never played Persona 5, and the idea of a lengthy JRPG about making friends, making evil adults admit their crimes, and fighting monsters sounds cool, this is the definitive way to experience the game.

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10 / 10
Mar 17, 2020

Persona 5 Royal is a stunning game that takes something which has already captured millions of hearts, and makes it even better. This is the quintessential Persona experience. If you're new to the franchise, this game is for you. If you're a seasoned veteran, there is enough new and improved content that this game is still for you.

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97 / 100
Mar 17, 2020

If Persona 5 was a diamond, the Royal version, with a gigantic amount of changes and improvements, is the treasure of the palace. The spanish localization is the gold that covers it all, and the final detail that makes it a truly invaluable gem for any thief, new or veteran.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2020

Hugely enriching its original formula, Persona 5 Royal is a must-have JRPG, but also a great game for anyone wanting to discover a new genre.

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10 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2020

For those that have already enjoyed the original game, this is a fan's dream, with everything you could wish for and more, with nearly every aspect improved upon. A spellbinding videogame, and one that deserves to be spoken about in reverential terms for many years to come.

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