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Persona 5 Royal

Mar 31, 2020 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
94 / 100
10 / 10
Game Rant
5 / 5
No Recommendation
5 / 5
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9.3 / 10

Persona 5 Royal Review Summary

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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.

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.

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Critic Reviews for Persona 5 Royal

Endlessly slick, the battles and story are a joy to play through. No turn-based JRPG feels as good as this.

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10 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

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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Persona 5 Royal is ready to steal the hearts of PC, Switch, and Xbox users by improving almost every aspect of the original 2017 version.

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No Recommendation / Blank

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

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Ultimately, Persona 5 Royal brought me back to the Phantom Thieves, and made me realize how much I missed them and their antics, and the beautiful world where their story occurs. Being able to play this journey on the go only sweetens the deal, and the experience is as immaculate as it was years ago—a masterful port of a masterpiece.

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In the end, I guess, it was just another quintessential Persona experience: a wildly, wonderfully fun story-driven game with a story that fails to live up to its own potential and fundamentally misunderstands the core of their own characters. Atlus both made the most of and absolutely squandered the chance to improve upon Persona 5—and honestly? I don’t know what I was expecting.

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Metro GameCentral

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9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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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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