• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2020
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  • Summary: Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt andPrepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal is packed with new characters, confidants, story depth, new locations to explore, and a new grappling hook mechanic for stealthy access to new areas. With a new semester at Shujin Academy, get ready to strengthen your abilities in the metaverse and in your daily life. Persona 5 Royal presents a unique visual style and award nominated composer Shoji Meguro returns with an all-new soundtrack. Explore Tokyo, unlock new Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, discover a never-before-seen story arc, cutscenes, alternate endings, and more! Even for the most seasoned Phantom Thieves among us, Persona 5 Royal is a new challenge to defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice. Wear the mask. Reveal your truth. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. Mar 17, 2020
    100
    Is Persona 5 Royal enough to justify purchasing a game fans have already played? Yes. The amount of change brought to the title is significant, and it all feels like a marked improvement. For a game that was already one of the best JRPGs in recent years, Persona 5 Royal is a follow-up that cements itself as an experience well-worth repeating in lieu of a proper Persona sequel.
  2. Mar 31, 2020
    100
    Persona 5 was already a strong front-runner for being the best JRPG ever made, and Royal really gets me wondering what else could even compete. The excellent story and its lovable, multidimensional characters along with the challenging, tactical combat are all refined and back for another round with new surprises and new friends in tow. There are new areas to explore and new twists to leave your jaw on the floor. Very little has been left untouched, and just about everything that has been touched is better off for it. The Phantom Thieves have stolen my heart all over again, and I don’t really want it back.
  3. Jun 10, 2020
    100
    Persona 5 Royal allows players to experience the story they already love in a new way without losing any of the beauty from the original game. New and old characters get their chance to shine through and steal your heart, even the ones you never expected to. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and maybe you’ll even feel a sense of justice for the infamous Phantom Thieves in the end. But one thing you won’t feel is regret in picking up Persona 5 Royal, as it’s truly the best Persona title, if not one of the best video games, I’ve ever experienced to date.
  4. Mar 17, 2020
    96
    The best version of a masterpiece is... a masterpiece once again. It is also a joy to play in 4K.
  5. Mar 30, 2020
    92
    Beautifully enhanced and at its core still tremendously fascinating mixture of daily high school routine and bizarre mystery thriller.
  6. Mar 19, 2020
    90
    The stellar pace and production of Persona 5 did not require adjustments and additions to its one hundred hour run time. And yet here is Persona 5 Royal, presenting that package with integral new characters as it remodels the structure, combat, and whimsical ephemera that binds them all together. Persona 5 Royal is the most articulate and realized expression of Persona’s ethos, provided one has the time (and patience) to see it through.
  7. Mar 23, 2020
    70
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 78 out of 874
  1. Jul 20, 2020
    10
    TL;DR
    For those who have NEVER PLAYED Persona or P5 - Buy.
    For those who have PLAYED Base P5 - Wait For Sale. Persona 5 Royal
    TL;DR
    For those who have NEVER PLAYED Persona or P5 - Buy.
    For those who have PLAYED Base P5 - Wait For Sale.

    Persona 5 Royal significantly improves the instant classic that is Persona 5. If you have NEVER played Persona 5 or any other Persona game, I highly suggest purchasing P5R. There is no point in buying base P5 because P5R offers more content.

    However, if you have PLAYED the original, I suggest waiting for sale. The overall experience is similar to the original with a few story additions and changes. There is no point in buying P5R full price. The quality of life in the game's biggest improvement.

    If P5 experience is a 10, the P5R experience is 10.5

    10 does not mean a perfect game (nothing is perfect). My definition of 10 means the game deserves to be praised and respected.
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  2. Mar 31, 2020
    10
    Persona 5 on its on was a masterpiece 10/10 game and was the best game of 2017 alonside botw. We already knew that persona 5 royal was goingPersona 5 on its on was a masterpiece 10/10 game and was the best game of 2017 alonside botw. We already knew that persona 5 royal was going to be a much better experience but Atlus literally blew it away by improving on a masterpiece game and turning it into perfection! They literally took and redesigned everything and added much much more. If persona 5 royal itself was released in 2017 it would have easily won GOTY. It is such a perfect game made with love and care and is right now the highest rated ps4 exclusive of all time. Sega and atlus has given us a game that will go down in history as one of the greatest and best crafted pieces in the medium I can't recommend playing this game enough! Another HUGE masterpiece added to the list of Sony exclusives. I wish we get the original persona 5 on steam though that would be really cool having persona on pc and ps the best platforms out there! Expand
  3. Jan 7, 2021
    10
    Eu tenho os dois jogos Persona 5. E a versão Royal balanciou tudo par melhor todo o jogo.
  4. Mar 31, 2020
    10
    Amazing game with incredibly likable characters, great soundtrack, awesome style and beautiful, thought-provoking storyline that will mostAmazing game with incredibly likable characters, great soundtrack, awesome style and beautiful, thought-provoking storyline that will most likely move you to tears when you reach the endgame. A truly unique experience, if you by chance haven't played Persona 5 then I can not stress enough how much I recommend this game. Expand
  5. May 15, 2020
    10
    Do not trust the user score. Persona 5 royal is one the best if not the best rpg's ever made.
  6. Sep 9, 2021
    9
    P5 Royale is great, better then P4 in my opinion. The story is more engaging and interesting. Even the socializing feels better and moreP5 Royale is great, better then P4 in my opinion. The story is more engaging and interesting. Even the socializing feels better and more diverse. Of course, if you don't like the japanese myths, you might not really enjoy this game. I think there is more humour in this one. The combat is largely an overhaul of P4. It feels like a very natural upgrade to the past system. I am not convinced that all those extras options are all useful, but some of them really does the trick. The music is good too. Voice overs are perfect. They put more work on the environments and you feel really in a city this time around. I give it 92%. Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2020
    0
    While the work done in the original resulted in a good game, Atlus have been extremely predatory with how they are handling the game. RoyalWhile the work done in the original resulted in a good game, Atlus have been extremely predatory with how they are handling the game. Royal should have been an expansion but they are forcing players to buy the thing at full proce again just for some extra content and QoLs. Feels like the early adopters, the people who support the franchise the most have been betrayed, and it is something Atlus should never do again. Expand

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