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91

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Nov 21, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal takes the formula established by the previous games and refines it to almost perfection. The intricacies of every system in the game, be it social- or combat-related, might be hard to understand at first, but Persona 5 Royal is pretty generous with objective deadlines, as well as tips and hints. However, if you want to get all that the game has to offer in terms of story, that’s a completely different tune. The outstanding soundtrack and visuals, as well as the top-notch combat system, social interactions, great characters and voice acting make Persona 5 Royal a JRPG masterpiece. This is a game that has little to no flaws, so everyone who loves the genre should make the time to play it.
  2. Oct 21, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal is definitely an amazing role-playing game experience. The story is engaging and most of the characters are fun with colorful personalities to match. The battle system can be deeply engaging and almost a puzzle to figure out how to navigate. Collecting the Personas can be quite addictive as is playing with merging the Personas. This game is a must buy for any JRPG fan.
  3. Nov 2, 2022
    98
    Persona 5 Royal on PS5 manages to be better than the previous version just for its graphics, performance and additional content, but in the end, it's the same title from 2020. With that in mind, the game becomes a must-buy only for those who still did not have the opportunity to test the PS4 version. If this is not your case, don't invest your money here.
  4. Nov 4, 2022
    95
    Atlus has undoubtedly created a definitive experience that takes the crown jewel JRPG of the generation. Persona 5 Royal improves on everything the vanilla version was lacking, with new content, gameplay adjustments, and quality of life improvements, whilst telling a compelling narrative with colorful characters. This PlayStation 5 native port may be off-putting to previous owners on PlayStation 4 with no upgrade paths, but the faster load times, silky smooth 60 frames per second, 4K native resolution, and all included DLC make this title a must-play for any JRPG fan.
  5. Oct 24, 2022
    95
    Persona 5 Royal is without a doubt one of the best JRPGs of the past generation that makes the leap to the current gen without losing anything. Being able to play in the best resolutions and running smoothly is more than enough to give it a try if you haven't already. It is one of those games that will leave us delighted with what it offers without expecting it.
  6. 90
    Certainly it's difficult to make a strong argument for exactly whom should be buying Persona 5 Royal on PS5. If you've absolutely never played Persona 5 before than that person would be you, although you there is a compelling argument for just buying the PS4 version at a cheaper price anyway. For everyone else that has already sampled the delights of the game on PS4 and PS4 Pro, Persona 5 Royal not only doesn't offer enough to make the leap worthwhile but the lack of charitable continuity when it comes to save files and cross-gen upgrades makes it that much more challenging to provide a reason for its existence in the first place. This should have been a free PS5 patch upgrade, it's that simple.
  7. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    If you already own Persona 5 Royal on PS4, then, there might not be enough here to convince you to buy it again. It’s a more pleasant, nicer-looking experience, sure, but beyond that it’s exactly the same game. For newcomers though, it should be a no-brainer. One of the best RPGs of the last decade, perhaps of all-time, now looks and plays better than ever before. And while it hardly transforms the experience, the inclusion of a substantial amount of DLC sweetens the deal.
  8. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    With its melding of excellent gameplay systems, married to a truly unmatched sense of style and an iconic soundtrack, Persona 5 Royal is a true work of art — and that makes its publisher's greed all the more shameful.
  9. Oct 31, 2022
    60
    The PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal is the best edition of one of the greatest games of the previous generation. However, is a set of DLCs and an upgrade to 60 frames per second worth paying the price the publisher is asking? I don’t think it is. Someone should break into Atlus’s Palace and change the hearts of the management, because this rip-off is distasteful.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 91
  2. Negative: 20 out of 91
  1. Oct 24, 2022
    2
    Atlus must think its fans are morons. Twice the price of the PS4 version, and for what? 60 FPS and some very slight graphical upgrades you'llAtlus must think its fans are morons. Twice the price of the PS4 version, and for what? 60 FPS and some very slight graphical upgrades you'll never notice. Oh, and you also get all the old DLC, most of which is just BGMs and some costumes. It would be cheaper to buy the PS4 version and the specific DLC you want than it would be to buy the ps5 version.

    There's also no free upgrade for owners of the PS4 version, saves don't transfer if you own the PS4 version and neither do trophies.

    Just get the Ps4 version. It's 20-30 bucks on Amazon. Save yourself the money.
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  2. Oct 25, 2022
    1
    Same game, double the price. Its very greedy from Atlus that they don't offer any upgrade path to players that already bought this game andSame game, double the price. Its very greedy from Atlus that they don't offer any upgrade path to players that already bought this game and DLC like 2 times already. 60 fps don't make much difference in this slow paced turned based RPG. Other than that its the same game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 23, 2022
    10
    For those that didn't get to experience this masterpiece on the PS4 - do it.
    It will suck out your real life like a succubus but boy oh boy
    For those that didn't get to experience this masterpiece on the PS4 - do it.
    It will suck out your real life like a succubus but boy oh boy is it gonna be worth it.

    This game has it all from talking cats (but don't ever call Morgana that) to teachers with questionable side jobs all the way to a goth mommy doctor that calls you her "pet". If that didn't convince you, I don't know what will.

    11/10 game, amongst the top 3 RPGs of all time.
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