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Top 15 JRPG PS4 Games of 2016, 2017 & 2018

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Ranking the best Japanese RPGs on the Sony PlayStation 4 video gaming consoles. These are highly-rated JRPGs to play on your PS4. Support our channel by buying these games using the Amazon affiliate links below: Dragon Quest Heroes II https://goo.gl/X1wMMF Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age https://goo.gl/7k79jx GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst https://goo.gl/6TaH2s NieR: Automata https://goo.gl/vqktqw Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom https://goo.gl/BiCic8 Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir https://goo.gl/NNhWiA Persona 5 https://goo.gl/qy4zaD Tales of Berseria https://goo.gl/mRz1xt Valkyria Chronicles Remastered https://goo.gl/fXW3Jn World of Final Fantasy https://goo.gl/LL9irz Ys Origin https://goo.gl/47etU6 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA https://goo.gl/4TR1it whatoplay updates you with the latest, the most anticipated and the best PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, iOS and Android video games today. Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/user/whatoplaychannel Discover all the best, new & upcoming PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS video games at https://whatoplay.com. Connect with other whatoplay followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ - https://www.facebook.com/whatoplay - https://www.twitter.com/whatoplay - https://instagram.com/whatoplay - https://plus.google.com/100536220375867144593/.
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Voeris (1 day ago)
Number 2 is Ner: Automata
Borko Borko (5 days ago)
I just don't like turn based games. Persona is not for me i guess
Reversed Kawaii (5 days ago)
Bro this is a good list
CorranHorn84 (6 days ago)
Star Ocean 3: Til the End if Time... "beautiful story?" This game and its plot twist ruined the franchise going forward. I'd rather have Star Ocean 2: The Second Story/ Evolution, which has a PS4 digital release in Japan only.
john askins (6 days ago)
I know these were based on on ratings the games all got, but I couldn't see how Persona 5 is the top JRPG on the system. Some of the games on this list were not only better, but a lot better than it in my opinion. It also pales in comparison to Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ which released near the end of last year as well, but didn't have the popularity of Persona 5. These ratings are more of what is the most popular, instead of what is actually the best of the games.
Donald William Jack (8 days ago)
Persona 5 is my first persona and so far I am in love with this game.
Wakane (17 days ago)
FF15 isn't there? Is it bad? (I haven't played it)
bee pot (5 days ago)
Wakane it's not bad. It's actually a pretty decent final fantasy title. I just got bored and really realllly disappointed in the later chapters. If you grind even a little bit, you are probably going to be op for the end of the game. Not a bad thing but I would've liked more of a challenging end of game. Some of the areas, like costlemark tower are just fucking frustratingly bad level design. Tight hallways where your group is constantly in your way and a shit ton of the same enemies in an area you can easily spend 2+ hours on if you want to find everything or if you, like I did, get lost constantly lol. The most fun part about the game is the visuals and wandering around on chocobos. I fucking loved riding the chocobos probably more than the average person lol. The story is meh. Feels rushed and kind of barren. Which sucks because I really love the characters. All and all, good game but disappointing. It's worth playing.
Jaison McQuade (7 days ago)
It's the first FF game I truly hated. It is best used as an example as to how not to do open world games. Story is meh, characters annoying, and combat is so-so.
Douby Jocelyn (14 days ago)
Wakane🙄the game is Amazing bro. Get it. I think the people that hates it are long time final fantasy and this one supposedly is really different but it's a really cool game especially the fighting once you get the hang of dashing with the sword
eric lin (15 days ago)
if you like visual games , ffxv has amazing beautiful world , and fantastic mosnter design . Thats it , i played on day one, was one of the worst gameplay ever but best looking game ever. If you are okay with bad character design ( too kpop oriented , at least for me )Funny that i think side character and antagonist design was really good . Playing only with 1 character and button smashing counter attack , unfinished and unexplained story ... with fking 231312 dlcs...( they announced that will be more , even if you buy royals edition). Only thing that i can say for this game is wasted potential.. 9/10 graphics 9/10 soundtrack 3/10 protagonist design 4/10 history 3/10 battle
Hamza Khairi (20 days ago)
Persona 5 is ass for one reason only it has that shitty cat morgana. I wish I could turn it off. The music art style and battles are on point tho
2nd2 (1 month ago)
No Digimon ? No Sword Art Online ?
2nd2 (16 days ago)
Jason dp Ds cyber sleuth and Dw next order.. both of them are great.. Cyber sleuth for story 'like persona ..and DW Next order is like tamagochi thing with training and digivolving..
Jason dp (16 days ago)
2nd2 whats the best digimon game for pd4
bubbaXzone (1 month ago)
if i gonna get a JRPG for my bday i thinking between these games YS origin YS VIII: I am setsuna tales of beseria otherers i either have (like nier) or not intrested in them. i not interested in persona 5....looks complicated and i dont get it. with the talking to people and somone at gym said it changed him. What makes this game so great? somone please explain!
Mr Linguini (14 days ago)
JUST GET PERSONA 5. I thought it was super weird too. But it’s seriously my favorite game of all time now
Jac Ho (26 days ago)
bubbaXzone Yeah, best JRPG, if not understand the story, you can go watch the Persona5 animation, coming in this season. Just that, if u watched, u knew the all story of the games. Last week I just bought this games, none stop to play, addicted!
bubbaXzone (1 month ago)
Wilfredo Quiles i guess ill have to pick it u
Wilfredo Quiles (1 month ago)
bubbaXzone bro I know it sounds off because I even thought the same but please... please trust when we say it is the best. Amazing game hands down..
Dávid (1 month ago)
what about bloodborne and nioh
Marc Lenray Magdaraog (1 month ago)
darksouls series games shouldn't be in this list... they're of a different world my dear... those games are world of pain..
belfosama (1 month ago)
Final Fantasy XII. One of the most overrated games of all times.
Sayd Monirul Islam (10 days ago)
belfosama nah, witcher 3 is the most overrated game of all time
Akiin Moonlight (1 month ago)
belfosama stfu what a pointless comment
Ragnar (2 months ago)
Where's Digimon Cyber Sleuth? C'mon...
whatoplay (2 months ago)
Hello Ragnar! Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth didn't make it on this list with a Playscore of 8.21. See the full breakdown on our website: https://whatoplay.com/ps4/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth/
Adriana Vieira (2 months ago)
Do you know the best part of this list? Only Persona 5 is the a true exclusive. All the others games you can play on PC.
Big Red (3 days ago)
Adriana Vieira agreed!
Adriana Vieira (3 days ago)
Big Red True but it's amazing that we can choose which platform we will play them. 😉
Big Red (4 days ago)
Adriana Vieira yeah but the list isn’t talking about exclusivity?. It’s just presenting the highest rated games that you can play on the console
dana lucis (2 months ago)
thanks very much... 😉
Naygen (2 months ago)
Almost half of these games aren't even from the years mentioned.
suiken (2 months ago)
IKR. Mostly remastered and PSN re-release
The Killer (2 months ago)
Persona 5 takes the W
Tamikuz (2 months ago)
wow first time i agree with a list >.> beside one is missing here and thats Trails of Cold Steel 1-2 came out january 2016 >.>
Yas, (2 months ago)
Yes, Nier and Persona at the top is how it should be.
HappyPorts (2 months ago)
I knew I t.. I played nier and persona 5 and until now there my mst favorite jrpg f all time
King Sora (2 months ago)
FFXV > FF1-14 The other FFs are boring, repetitive and the story is super predictable :P fight me
King Sora (11 days ago)
Little Anime Monster Eh, that’s your opinion ;3 I enjoyed travelling through the world and the character interactions, I enjoyed doing the secret dungeons and the different activities around the world. We both have different opinions, you might think the game is a mess but I don’t....
Little Anime Monster (11 days ago)
King Sora How can you say that any of the older games had "limitations" and then go on to say that XV's combat was any better? Like, you can use three moves and beat the entire game; heck, you can use one (circle) and call it a day. Magic is pretty much non-existent and you can't even summon at will... You can't use other characters outside of battle, even after all those updates... the game is a mess.
King Sora (11 days ago)
eric lin I played Day One as well, I admit the game was released unfinished but if you were to replay it now you’d have way more fun. Also the FFVII remake is using the same combat system and graphics as FFXV.
eric lin (11 days ago)
i played day one , dont know if u can play others character now , but they should let u play since day one and no on updates... dont get me wrong , i supported the game too FFseries , wishing they doing more games ... like ffVII remake. I tried to like it , but just feels off for me.
King Sora (11 days ago)
eric lin You can play as the other party members.
blackstarGOaT (2 months ago)
World of final fantasy is SOOO underrated. Easily the best final fantasy game since FF12 back in 2006.
Pyra (2 months ago)
LOL FFXV didn’t make the list but two FF remasters did. Square Enix really needs to make some changes :/
Pyra Wait.... Why is a Switch character here😂😂Does Rex know you're here😂😂
Son Goku (2 months ago)
I personally wasn't a fan of XV but it's a way better game than World of Final Fantasy
Tamikuz (2 months ago)
well they making changes >.> and are fucking up the game and story more more >.> they should let the game die already
Hottacos29 (2 months ago)
Oh yeah, p5 for the win
Superman Fan (2 months ago)
persona 5 is the best hands down easy.
Sir Galahad (2 months ago)
*#whatoplay** how about a list of under the radar upcoming games?*
Taylor Cox (2 months ago)
I don't agree with all these of course but glad to hear of a few that I missed like Tales of Berseria and I am setsune. Persona 5 is easily my favorite jrpg of all time next to Final Fantasy VII
King Sora (2 months ago)
Superman Fan It’s overrated....end of.
Superman Fan (2 months ago)
Jungkookie Oppa it's really not. any bioware rpg after jade empire is overrated
King Sora (2 months ago)
Taylor Cox Final Fantasy VII is overrated
Superman Fan (2 months ago)
Taylor Cox it's amazing
Anthony Cirami (2 months ago)
I love NieR Automata
Davicito (2 months ago)
I found it kinda boring, any tips?
Anthony Cirami (2 months ago)
Kingdom Hearts ??
Pyra (2 months ago)
I agree. 1.5+2.5 Remix should’ve def been on this list.
Anthony Cirami (2 months ago)
How did Final Fantasy XV not make the list ?
Jaison McQuade (7 days ago)
Trips, I hate ff 15 and it has nothing to do with the combat, the combat is it's only saving grace, and even that is only ok. The story is lame, the characters are even worse. It is a representation of the worst way to do open world. Get a quest to go check the onions on a guys farm, drive there for literally 5 minutes, fight one monster, drive back for another 5 minutes, get a follow up quest to go check carrots at the same farm...
Trips 487 (8 days ago)
same goes to you. Just bc you don't like FFXV bc it's not turn based crap doesn't mean it's a shit game.
Trips 487 (8 days ago)
why bc it's not turn based out dated garbage? Can't stand nostalgia freaks like you. Turn base isn't bad but get over it the times have changed and just bc a game isn't turn based doesn't mean it's garbage.
DREAMBOY 69 (22 days ago)
U need to play older final fantasy games to understand how ff15 is not on this list
Gustra88 (2 months ago)
FF12 and FF9 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> FFXV
Tuấn Trần Anh (2 months ago)
this top 15 have many game that are remaster so sad to see my favorite genre dying (remember the ps1 and ps2 era )
Sir Galahad (11 days ago)
*#studster87** 10 - 4*
studster87 (11 days ago)
Sir Galahad they're offline games/ all of em/ sword art online online is kinda like the . hack series, being an offline game telling a story of a fictional online game/ if u have any internet connection on your PS4 than u don't need ps plus to download any title off the ps store/ even the f2p doesn't require a membership- jus sux that basic full price games do 4 multiplayer/ anyway, if u wanna check em out I'd suggest getting em used online through GameStop, or gamefly/ maybe Amazon with it's next day shipping/
Sir Galahad (11 days ago)
*#studster87** / I'll check out the Tales games sooner or later since they always catch my attention but I never find them in stores anymore, I only have a PS4 & I do not play online at all*
studster87 (11 days ago)
Sir Galahad let's not forget pillars of eternity 2 n divinity original sin 2 coming out/ idk abt the 1st choice, but divinity keeps getting near- perfect scores so I'm definitely checking that out
studster87 (11 days ago)
Sir Galahad k koo/ do yourself a favor tho n check out the tales games/ I passed em by myself,thinking it was too cartoony, ( the cover is) so I understand why ppl would think it's too cutesy/ also, recently played sword art online:hallow realization/ u can create your own character in an open world fantasy world/ same thing with s.a.o : fatal bullet, but it's too futuristic 4 me/ a GameStop employee told me that the anime is making a movie involving the fantasy setting so we'll most likely see another sword art online with castles. PLUS,if shining resonance sells well, we might get another one/ hopefully, Dragon age comes out if anthem doesn't flop/ I understand your skepticism of that series
Aphiet Aprianto (2 months ago)
the first entry of best JRPG is.......an action game? do you know what is an RPG. Yes Dragon Quest 2 has some RPG element but it is no means considered as JRPG
john askins (6 days ago)
Aphiet Aprianto sorry but Dragon Quest 2 is considered a JRPG. It is an action JRPG, not all JRPG's are turn based. The action, turn-based, and strategy are all sub categories to JRPG. Can't think of any turn-based WRPG's though offhand, but there are WRPG's that are strategy and action based both. WRPG and JRPG are main categories where as action rpg's, strategy rpg's, and turn-based rpg's are all sub-categories.
foras592 (2 months ago)
I never said they were
Superman Fan (2 months ago)
foras592 star Ocean and tales are not dynasty warriors clones
foras592 (2 months ago)
Aphiet Aprianto so star ocean and tales of aren't jrpg because they are action games?
Superman Fan (2 months ago)
Dysth Ymia but Ys isn't a dynasty warriors clone
Marvin Gomez (2 months ago)
No bloodborne?
neme6ben (1 hour ago)
Free Markets hes right though, bloodborne and dark souls arent jrpg...
Jonathan BarSela (16 days ago)
Add Dragon's Dogma to the list of Japan made WRPGs, except it feels even more western.
Superman Fan (2 months ago)
Free Markets no cryptic storytelling is a western RPG thing were you always have to rethink their notes and texts Japan after the Super Nintendo era has been the Forefront of showing cutscenes for stories
Free Markets (2 months ago)
Superman Fan That's a dumb thing to say. There's nothing "Western" about Bloodborne except for the design. The cryptic storytelling has always been in Japanese Games and more recently in Dark Souls. The gameplay (action RPG) was invented by the Japanese since Tower of Druaga for the arcade. Just because the game has a Western setting and aesthetic doesn't make it a Western game. Likewise, if an American studio made a ninja or samurai game, those games wouldn't be Japanese action games. I always laugh when I see people claim that the SoulsBorne franchise is Western. What about them is Western except for the aesthetic?
Dysth Ymia (2 months ago)
Superman Fan - i fully agree with you, same goes for the dark souls franchise. both IPs have an extreme western RPG design to them
Esfar (2 months ago)
Pereona 5 all the way.
Shin Megami Tensei (2 months ago)
Please correct your error
Sir Galahad (2 months ago)
*I think you mean Persona 5*
Adam Ez Aldeen (2 months ago)

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