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  • Summary: Strange rumors of the Midnight Channel slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist's new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.
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    Strange rumors of the Midnight Channel slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist's new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.
    Inaba, a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden.

    A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one's self.
    With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay.

    Key Features include:

    * Enjoy gameplay with variable framerates
    * Experience the world of Persona on Xbox in Full HD
    * Achievements
    * Choose between Japanese and English VO
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 4, 2023
    90
    This remaster of Persona 4 Golden is an excellent JRPG, which should not be missed by anyone who loves the genre.
  2. Jan 23, 2023
    90
    Truly a standout JRPG experience, Persona 4 Golden is easily a must-play for any self-respecting RPG fan. Great visuals, excellent music and sound production, and one of best narratives in any RPG cement Persona 4 among the greatest experiences on PS2, PS Vita, and now the modern suite of consoles. Recycled elements from previous entries in the series may annoy some players especially when played in sequence, but while it is showing its age in some other respects, this hardly detracts from the impeccable gold standard it sets for its peers.
  3. Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Persona 4 Golden is a masterpiece and one of the best JRPGs ever. If you've waited for a competent version of Persona 4 Golden on PS4, your wait has been worth it, but Atlus should've done more for those playing on PS5 and PS4 Pro.
  4. Feb 1, 2023
    90
    If you’re worried about Persona 4 Golden showing its old age, don’t, because it maintains its allure and sparkle even after being buried away on the PlayStation Vita for over a decade. Atlus has managed to make the re-release of a re-release of a game that came out in 2008 feel like a fresh new experience. Persona 4 Golden is an absolute must play for any Persona fan, with its immaculate soundtrack, colorful cast of characters, and addictive gameplay loop.
  5. Jan 17, 2023
    85
    Persona 4 Golden is just as good as the fifth game despite the years it takes. It is a dark world in which we will spend hundreds of hours fighting enemy forces on the one hand, and dealing with our daily lives on the other.
  6. 80
    A compelling murder mystery plot, a cast of likeable characters, and key refinements to the original game make sure that your stay in the rural town of Inaba is a comfortable one in this 2023 version of Persona 4 Golden.
  7. Apr 10, 2023
    80
    Despite being essentially the same game that was first released over a decade ago, Persona 4 Golden manages to avoid feeling dated to this day. A great cast of characters, an intriguing murder mystery story, and satisfying storytelling that moves at an unhurried pace are all completed by fun combat mechanics to preserve the game’s high standard. Even as the Golden iteration added some new content to it, these core sentiments remain largely unchanged. With a handful of exceptions, the majority of Social Links and sidequests underwhelm, while dungeons can be lengthy chores and the day-by-day calendar system makes completing all the behind-the-scenes checklists unnecessarily stressful, but though these annoyances require some getting used to, the game ultimately remains as much worth playing today as ever. The PlayStation 4 release may not bring anything new to the table, but those who’ve never experienced the game before will find a filling and satisfying meal awaits.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 12, 2023
    10
    If you never played a JRPG or any turn-based game at all, this is the one to start with. A masterpiece in every sense, maybe even better thanIf you never played a JRPG or any turn-based game at all, this is the one to start with. A masterpiece in every sense, maybe even better than Persona 5 Royal (which was my favorite game for a long time). Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2023
    10
    I'll keep this short: Play this game. It's a solid 10/10 masterpiece.

    First things first I just want to say that the game's composer, Shoji
    I'll keep this short: Play this game. It's a solid 10/10 masterpiece.

    First things first I just want to say that the game's composer, Shoji Meguro, is a f'n god. Just listen to the Persona 5 or 4 OST, it's amazing. There is no other composer whose music upgrades and fits a game so much as his to the Persona series. Meguro-san, thank you!.

    The game itself has it all. A peaceful rural town that's suddenly hunted by a mysterious serial killer and a protagonist who discovers that there is an alternate world inside the TV's. An amazing cast of characters that genuinely feel like your real friends and about whom you'll shed a couple of tears when this game ends.

    Now concerning the length: it's long. Like really long but it never feels like it artificially stretches things out. The 80 - 100 hrs are a mix of going to school, developing your relationships with people (Social Links as they are called in-game), spending time with friends, working part-time jobs and clearing the dungeons.
    The dungeons itself have a specific theme to the characters they belong to, since the dungeons design is a product of the characters subconsciousness.

    The graphics: I mean sure they're outdated in 2023 and in 2008 there were games out there that looked better (FF 12 for example), but the game still looks good and seriously this game is too f'n good to be reduced to it's graphics and thus be missed out on.

    Let me emphasize this one more time: It's one of the best games ever made. It's shorter than Persona 5 (which itself is a content-colossus) but with approx 80 - 100 hrs it's still filled with content and an amazing plot with some of the most intriguing characters with whom you'll share fun and wholesome moments.

    I seriously can't stress it enough: buy this game, play it and experience greatness.
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  3. Apr 10, 2023
    10
    One of the best JRPG's of all time. Atlus finally decided to put this masterpiece on new consoles.
  4. Jan 24, 2023
    10
    One of the best JRPG's of all time! It's wonderful be able to play it again after all these years.
  5. Feb 1, 2023
    10
    O jogo roda perfeitamente no Switch, parece até que foi feito para essa plataforma. Apesar do meu preferido ser o 2 Eternal Punshiment, esseO jogo roda perfeitamente no Switch, parece até que foi feito para essa plataforma. Apesar do meu preferido ser o 2 Eternal Punshiment, esse tbm é um dos Persona que mais gosto. Expand
  6. Feb 4, 2023
    10
    People giving p4g 0's because it runs at 1080p instead of 4k on ps4 or ps5 shows you just how these so Called gamers today have forgotten whatPeople giving p4g 0's because it runs at 1080p instead of 4k on ps4 or ps5 shows you just how these so Called gamers today have forgotten what being a gamer is really about!!! Anyways p4g is a masterpiece for $20 on all consoles. I'm playing on a ps5 and I'm impressed how great p4g still plays and looks. Don't miss this treasure of a game. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2023
    8
    Better than 3, better than 5, play shin megami tensei IV as well. But this game is very cool, makes me feel I have friends