Metascore
95

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    From its captivating music and memorable story to its gorgeous style, every aspect of the game seems to mesh together and work incredibly well. Each piece builds up and compliments the next, until the game is justified in standing atop the RPG genre as royalty.
  2. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal is quite frankly one of the best RPGs ever made, and now that it can be played portably you have no more excuses.
  3. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal was already the best version of one of the greatest JRPGs, and it has gotten an excellent PC conversion that is a joy to play on Steam Deck and PC. With the inclusion of all prior DLC from the start and support for higher frame rates and multiple control options, Persona 5 Royal on PC is absolutely essential. If you held off on prior console versions of Persona 5, your wait has been worth it.
  4. Oct 28, 2022
    99
    Persona 5 Royal is chock full of amazing music, beautiful set pieces, wonderful characters, and a compelling story that makes its length feel almost too short, despite the opposite being true. Royal is worthy of its shimmering title, and is sure to steal your heart!
  5. Nov 9, 2022
    98
    Persona 5 Royal builds on the beloved 2017 role-playing game, with an experience that represents a new watermark for P-Studio. It's the rare reworking that truly justifies a second (or maybe even third) purchase.
  6. Oct 17, 2022
    97
    If you love RPGs and didn't play it on PS4, don't waste a second: P5R it's an essential take on the genre. As simple as that. And it doesn't matter if you play it on PC (a great 4K@120 fps port) or on the go on Steam Deck or Nintendo Switch (with its technical differences). It's one of those games that will hook you up 'till the end.
  7. Oct 17, 2022
    95
    Persona 5 Royal is one of the greatest games of all time. With it on PC, we now have the definitive version of it ready to take our hearts all over again.
  8. Oct 17, 2022
    95
    Persona 5 Royal makes the leap to PC with aplomb. There’s a decent suite of options including rebindable controls and resolution scaling, but it’s not quite perfect. Keyboard and mouse leave a small amount to be desired and the UI looks awful at resolutions below 1080. Still, if you’re looking to play one of the most stylish and fun JRPGs around, PC is the perfect way to experience it.
  9. Oct 17, 2022
    94
    Endlessly slick, the battles and story are a joy to play through. No turn-based JRPG feels as good as this.
  10. Dec 4, 2022
    90
    An original, quality jRPG that manages to refresh the genre.
  11. Nov 3, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal is a JRPG that I can recommend with my eyes closed, open, one open and one closed, in any way you can imagine. It's a solid starting point for getting into both the genre and the Persona series. Yes, it's a relatively long experience, but it definitely worth it. The fact that it comes with such a successful PC port also makes my recommendation process much easier.
  12. Oct 31, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal makes the jump to PC, and delivers the same thrilling gameplay and touching moments as its original release, but now with a new mode, fresh characters, additional music, and all previous DLC.
  13. Oct 28, 2022
    90
    One of the best JRPGs that, despite the long play time, delights from the first to the last second and surprises again and again.
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  1. Persona 5 – Royal or otherwise – is a beautiful thing. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if running your hands along the seam of a physical copy unveiled its inner workings like a watch's back being cracked open, with all its springs and ribbons ticking in unison. All the game's components mesh with one another to create a universe that just feels like it's meant to run alongside yours.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 195 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 195
  1. Oct 22, 2022
    10
    P5R is a miracle -- rated M for masterwork. No story has ever carried my imagination farther than P5R; no other video game has ever reachedP5R is a miracle -- rated M for masterwork. No story has ever carried my imagination farther than P5R; no other video game has ever reached such high emotional peaks or such deep psychological depths. P5R makes video games feel alive again, and it makes me feel alive again. The ultimate narrative experience, P5R sustains exhilaration for over 100 hrs, asking you to simply take your time as you develop a beautiful friendship with the Phantom Thieves and learn more about yourself, in the end, wondering how a video game could take your heart. To quote my friend who bought me the game: "I have a feeling you're going to really like this game." Full Review »
  2. Oct 22, 2022
    10
    Rated M for Masterpiece....................................................
  3. Oct 23, 2022
    10
    A lot can be a matter of opinion, such as whether the story is personally engaging or not.

    However, Persona 5 Royal is Peaksona of the
    A lot can be a matter of opinion, such as whether the story is personally engaging or not.

    However, Persona 5 Royal is Peaksona of the turn-based JRPG genre. The weakness formula is perfected and enriched with game mechanics that complement the basic gameplay.

    The graphical presentation is stylish and aesthetic instead of realistic, something that will make the game age better as the technology advances.

    The soundtrack is full of personality, ranging from smooth jazz you'd want to listen while studying, to rocking guitars.

    And as I said, whether the game is too long, too short or how much better or worse is compared to the other Persona games can be up to long-winded debates. However, what is not disputable is how Persona 5 Royal is that, unlike to what Square-Enix wants us to believe, turn-based combat can still be fun and engaging!
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