• 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: 52 out of 504
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    Persona 5 Royal achieves everything it sets out to do. If you own the original Persona 5, the new Royal upgrade is still worth buying at fullPersona 5 Royal achieves everything it sets out to do. If you own the original Persona 5, the new Royal upgrade is still worth buying at full price as it improves on everything from the original both big and small. The changes are so drastic it's basically a new game, and it finally feels definitive. It's a very text and story heavy RPG with a plot that is only ok on paper but is elevated to something near perfection thanks to the the characters and how you come to know them. The story's biggest strength is how the characters are written and how they interact with one another. it feels like hanging out with your own friends and it becomes very addicting getting to know them. The gameplay loop of hanging out with your confidants, maxing out your attributes, and using it all in dungeon runs is incredibly addicting. This game is for people looking for a character driven story role playing game, and is a perfect introduction Japanese role playing games in general, as it features many classic tropes (mainly in its combat) while doing many things unique to the series (the highschool simulation). It's such a good introduction to JRPGs that it may be hard to play others without holding them to the same high standards set here. Persona 5 Royal is easily one of the best games of all time and should not be missed. Expand
  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. Apr 23, 2020
    10
    I obtained the platinum trophy of this game yesterday. And I can only say that was "AWESOOOOME!!!".
    This game has huge differences between
    I obtained the platinum trophy of this game yesterday. And I can only say that was "AWESOOOOME!!!".
    This game has huge differences between the original, especially to the end. I cried again with the end of my favourite game, hahaha
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  4. Apr 1, 2020
    10
    An overall flawless game. I really didn’t think they could make it better than P5.
  5. May 3, 2020
    10
    It is one of my favorite games ever,200 hours and I can’t stop playing it.Added a lot of awesome things compared to the vanillaIt is one of my favorite games ever,200 hours and I can’t stop playing it.Added a lot of awesome things compared to the vanilla version,gameplay improvements,everything is so great,I love this game. I recommend this game to everyone, one of my favorite games ever. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you were a fan of the original Persona 5, then this game is definitely for you! The plot doesn’t change much up until the new 3rd semester, but there are a lot of new minor additions and expansions that make this game experience much better. The only reason I didn’t rate this a perfect 10 out of 10 is because of the “animated” ending. I don’t understand why the final boss is a taxi driver in the end and also if you were like me and romanced the new character, she isn’t there on the last day and acts like she doesn’t know you in the ending which was a little weird considering how much screen time she got with extra scenes throughout the game. Other than the questionable animated ending, this game was perfect. Expand
  7. Jul 7, 2020
    0
    Imagine buying a game a few years ago and then buying it again for an extra month of gameplay that can be missed altogether if you don’tImagine buying a game a few years ago and then buying it again for an extra month of gameplay that can be missed altogether if you don’t follow a guide, a new girl who rarely shows up and is only important in that month you might miss, and little changes like graphics tweaks that would have been added for free by modders if this had been a steam release. Shame on people bragging that this game so much new content and how ‘totally worth it’ it is! If you want to play persona 5, the original title is this game but with less bloating and better pacing. Expand

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