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 106 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

95

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 106 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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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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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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Mar 17, 2020

Persona 5 Royal is proof that even the best games can be made better by acknowledging shortcomings and addressing them, however small they are.

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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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100 / 100
Mar 17, 2020

Persona 5 Royal is the crown jewel of the series. It expands and improves upon everything that made the original a powerhouse title in the first place. The new activities and confidants staggeringly stand out, and the numerous minor improvements subtly propel the game into a masterful league of its own. Roll out a scarlet carpet and hail the king of JRPGs.

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Push Square

Top Critic

10 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

Persona 5 Royal improves upon what was already one of the greatest RPGs of this generation. The entirely new semester -- Royal's headline act -- is a fantastic addition, but really, it's the countless smaller improvements to gameplay and structure that sell this enhanced re-release, especially if you've already played through Persona 5. Our only criticism is aimed at the price tag -- full retail at launch -- but ultimately, it's difficult to deny the quality on offer here. The Phantom Thieves are back, and their tale of rebellion rings truer than ever.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

10 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

Persona 5 Royal is like a favorite dish prepared according to a new recipe. All the ingredients are recognizable and great, but a different level of roasting and unexpected spices allow you to discover it in a new way. The additional characters and chapter fit perfectly into the overall plot, which touches on interesting and adult themes. Even those who have finished the original will be able to find a lot of new things. Persona 5 deservedly holds the title of the best Japanese RPG of this generation, but it gets even better with Royal.

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Mar 17, 2020

The game speaks in specific and effective ways to the sheer exhaustion of living in perpetual strife.

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10 / 10
Mar 17, 2020

Whether you played Persona 5 or not, Persona 5 Royal is simply a must play for everyone. There is more content with updated gameplay mechanics that make the game even more enjoyable than before. The new confidants add a new layer to Joker, deepening our understanding of its psyche and our immersion in the process. Persona 5 Royal is just better than a Persona 5 overhaul.

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