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Generally favorable reviews- based on 4702 Ratings

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  • Summary: Beneath the veneer of typical urban high school life, a group of teenagers mask their mysterious alter egos, their "phantom thief" side. Who are they? Why are they dressed as such? What are their motives? And... why are they being pursued? A picaresque coming-of-age story, Persona 5 brings aBeneath the veneer of typical urban high school life, a group of teenagers mask their mysterious alter egos, their "phantom thief" side. Who are they? Why are they dressed as such? What are their motives? And... why are they being pursued? A picaresque coming-of-age story, Persona 5 brings a new twist to the RPG genre. Assume the role of a second-year high school student who becomes a Persona-user through an unexpected incident. Having moved to Tokyo just before the start of the school year, he finds residence at a cafe run by his parents' friend, and is about to get his first taste of school life in the big city. The protagonist seems quiet and well-mannered at first glance, but gives a completely different impression once he has donned his "phantom thief" guise. What is the motivation of his alter ego...? Arsene is the protagonist's initial Persona, characterized by a mask-like face and a pair of huge, black wings. Some suspect an association between its name and the famous gentleman-thief, Arsene Lupin. What is the origin of this Persona, and what power does it hold? This is an account of the wild adventures experienced by a team of young misfits, who grow dramatically along the way. While attending Shujin High School, the protagonist will encounter a number of individuals, each with his or her own distinctive personality and charm. School life in the city is full of surprises and interesting events! It will most definitely be a fun year for the protagonist, living as an ordinary student. However, he and his friends become involved in an incident which leads to the awakening of their Personas. No one would ever suspect that these adolescents will eventually shake the world... Welcome to the next iteration of the Persona series, boasting a brand new metropolitan setting, all-new cast, and fresh, original story. [Atlus]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 15, 2017
    100
    The brilliant Japanese RPG, which nails you to your chair for a hundred hours, and you still feel it's not enough. Finally, the whole world will learn about the exceptionality of this series. [Issue#274]
  2. Mar 29, 2017
    100
    Girls and boys, Persona 5 is simply the new king of Japanese role playing games, and it may even be 2016's game of the year. The story is so deep, the battle system is so well-executed, the art direction is so amazing and the music is so groovy! I instantly felt in love with this game and I am pretty sure you will too.
  3. Mar 29, 2017
    97
    Persona 5 is full of style and confidence. Persona 5 knows that it's special, and you'll soon know it, too.
  4. Mar 29, 2017
    92
    The last chapter of one of our favourite series improved over the previous chapters in every, possible way. The storyline is unique and much more consistent, and the production values (art direction, soundtrack, dubbing, graphics) are simply top-notch. The fact that the dungeons aren't randomly generated anymore is just the cherry on top.
  5. May 2, 2017
    90
    Its Atlus's watershed moment—which is to say, the moment they allowed the Persona series to truly grow up and earn that “M for Mature” rating.
  6. 90
    It’s a spectacular RPG experience that is truly in a league of its own, and fans of the series and the genre in general owe it to themselves to check it out.
  7. Jun 12, 2017
    65
    Persona 5 is periodically fascinating, but it’s unable to maintain the required level of interest and energy over such an extended running time. If it were half as long and cut out most of the repetition, it’d be a much tighter, more enjoyable experience. As it stands, adventuring with the Phantom Thieves sags way too often to be a heartfelt recommendation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 928
  1. Aug 5, 2019
    10
    It's not only a mere game, it's the student life i wish.
    And the graphic and art style was too cool.
  2. Apr 4, 2017
    10
    Nowhere near done but truly one of the best jrpg's ive ever played. Perfectly executed. The art style the combat everything is so engrossing.Nowhere near done but truly one of the best jrpg's ive ever played. Perfectly executed. The art style the combat everything is so engrossing. Top of the list for 2017 for sure. Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2020
    10
    bought PS4 for this game(and for Horizon) and love it, persona serises is so great that later I bought Vita,PS3,3ds just to play others Persona game.
  4. Jun 5, 2017
    10
    Truly my favourite game of all time. I'm a huge fan of RPG games and I'd never expect that I'd find something better than FFVII or The WitcherTruly my favourite game of all time. I'm a huge fan of RPG games and I'd never expect that I'd find something better than FFVII or The Witcher 3. And there it is. Persona 5!! I actually cried when game finished, I cried that an awesome adventure came to on end. Beautiful game. I could point out all the good things about P5 but really... Just try it yourself. Dive into an unforgettable experience. Expand
  5. May 7, 2017
    10
    Game of the Year if you have a ps4 or ps3 this is the game you need to get. The characters are 10/10 the graphics are not that amazing but theGame of the Year if you have a ps4 or ps3 this is the game you need to get. The characters are 10/10 the graphics are not that amazing but the stylish look of it make it a 10/10. The action is 10/10. The soundtrack is 10/10. Everything about this game is 10/10. I hope this game wins game of the year, it deserves it, best persona. Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2017
    9
    Fun game that took over 100 hours for me to finish. so be ready for loooong game, game play is interesting mix of going through school lifeFun game that took over 100 hours for me to finish. so be ready for loooong game, game play is interesting mix of going through school life with kinda dating simish style as it has this social link system which really can help you in the battle also so you should take this very seriously! + jrpg where you go through dungeons with turn based battle system where you fight with "personas" which are monsters you fight against but who you can also turn to your allies, hence they help you in the battle, they also affect to your character abilities so they can potentially also play even bigger role than it might first seem when it comes your success if they have useful abilities to help you with such as resistance for something etc. Overall I'd say tactical side is quite simple though when you get it but surely there is at least some depth on your choices when it comes on item you hold and personas you use as they can make huge difference or very little difference if you do not properly use them xD.

    As for minus side game can get bit repetitive sometimes, it has kinda similar formula through its whole run anyway. Also for me at least game was bit too easy on normal difficulty, I am someone already familiar with persona games so for someone new to games normal might be actually quite ideal difficulty, as hard difficulty on the other hand can be really punishing if you do not know what you are doing so this can be bit of an issue for some people looking for more challenge but not really understanding everything and having social links low level etc. xd as I could see someone getting too many game overs in such case. For me personally hard difficulty did offer really nice challenge though which will affect positively my score as I had much fun beating the game due to this.
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  7. Sep 16, 2020
    0
    The worst Megaten game ever lmao I felt so disgusted with the pedo **** in this game Ugghh

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