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94

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. Oct 25, 2022
    100
    Should you play Persona 5 Royal? Yes, of course you should. Should you play it on Switch? If you’re looking for the handheld experience or only have a Switch, absolutely. It’s a stellar port. If you’re playing on your TV there are probably better options in terms of visual fidelity, but this is a great way to enjoy one of the shining stars of the JRPG genre regardless of how you go about it.
  2. Oct 18, 2022
    100
    Ultimately, Persona 5 Royal brought me back to the Phantom Thieves, and made me realize how much I missed them and their antics, and the beautiful world where their story occurs. Being able to play this journey on the go only sweetens the deal, and the experience is as immaculate as it was years ago—a masterful port of a masterpiece.
  3. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal was a masterpiece when it launched, and two years later, it is more resonant than ever. No matter what system you play it on, you are in for a treat, and one of the greatest games ever made.
  4. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    From its captivating music and memorable story to its gorgeous style, every aspect of the game seems to mesh together and work incredibly well. Each piece builds up and compliments the next, until the game is justified in standing atop the RPG genre as royalty. With its release onto PC, Switch, and Xbox X|S, Persona 5 Royal will finally conquer the last locations it had been absent from, and a whole new set of gamers will get the chance to undoubtedly fall in love with this masterpiece.
  5. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    An unforgettable adventure that’s as unmissable now as it was at launch.
  6. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal is the very definition of ‘required reading' for JRPG fans. A deep and moving story, stylish presentation, amazing soundtrack, and decision-driven gameplay all combine to make for an unforgettable and exceptional experience that proves itself to be every bit deserving of the hype and praise it’s already received. While those who have played this elsewhere may want to consider whether Switch's portability is enough of a selling point to justify paying full price to double dip, but it suits it perfectly. Persona 5 Royal remains a game that we absolutely recommend you pick up as soon as you can. This easily stands as one of the very best RPGs of the last decade and you’d be doing yourself a disservice to miss out.
  7. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal is simply a must-play for any JRPG fan, and couldn’t be a better place to start for those who have yet to delve into the genre...If you're a fan of lengthy RPGs full of interlinking systems and somehow haven't played yet, we implore you to join the Phantom Thieves -- they’re bound to steal your heart.
  8. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal remains the classic we all love, and its Nintendo Switch version is outstanding. If you want to enjoy anywhere a long-lasting JRPG with high production values that has defined an entire generation, the best option is on Nintendo's console. A game with such a wonderful story, a spectacular soundtrack and stunning visuals is an almost impossible thing to create. But Persona 5 Royal is proof that anything is possible. It is simply spectacular.
  9. Oct 17, 2022
    97
    My experience with Persona 5 Royal on the Switch is exactly what I wanted. The game is of exceedingly high quality, and we’ve known that for years. We’ve wanted a portable version for a long time, especially considering Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden both came relatively quickly after their respective progenitors. It’s finally here though, and it’s an appealing release for both first-timers and returning players.
  10. Oct 17, 2022
    96
    Atlus has ported Persona 5 Royal almost flawlessly to Nintendo Switch and we still can recommend it to JRPG lovers.
  11. Nov 14, 2022
    95
    Persona 5 Royal is a title for every video game lover. The style and art direction have characterized it and finished establishing the franchise. Its arrival on new consoles will only allow more people to enjoy one of the best games that Atlus has made with this team. The only problem is its enormous duration that, for some, could seem unnecessary amid excellent character development that immerses the player in their world.
  12. Oct 31, 2022
    95
    The Switch has had a good run of major ports lately, and Persona 5 Royal is no exception. It may have taken a while to get here, but the journey is more than worthwhile for new and returning Thieves. And now, Smash fans will finally know who Joker really is.
  13. Oct 24, 2022
    95
    With a just few concessions regarding the graphics of the game, ATLUS has effectively created a port of the game that's basically the spiritual successor to P4G on the PS Vita. An amazing, fun and now also portable RPG that in my opinion is only rivaled by the Steam Deck PC version.
  14. Oct 17, 2022
    95
    Persona 5 Royal on Nintendo Switch is the true successor to Persona 4 Golden on PS Vita. Despite the visual cutbacks compared to the PS4 version, it is an essential for Nintendo Switch owners. With the inclusion of all prior paid and free DLC, this is a fantastic value proposition and well worth your time even in this busy month.
  15. 90
    If you're looking for something to play at the coffee shop or on the train, then I'd recommend picking up Persona 5 Royal on Nintendo Switch. It might be best experienced on other consoles, but playing one of the greatest games of this decade on the go sounds pretty nice to me.
  16. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal is a wonderfully immersive and iconic JRPG, featuring striking, stylised visuals, fast-paced, turn-based combat, and a unique world full of captivating characters and stunning stories. Though the Switch somewhat stumbles with downscaled visual performance, it provides an otherwise smooth experience, and the novelty of being able to take the Phantom Thieves on the go is certainly a plus. Long live the phantom thieves!
  17. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal was already a remarkable victory lap for Atlus, but the remaster helps the RPG shine brighter. It’s well worth revisiting the 100-150-hour adventure, and being this is now made accessible to a lot more players, this is a fantastic jumping in point for those new to the game or the franchise.
  18. 90
    And after several months of student life and stylish fighting, Persona 5 Royal holds up perfectly in its portable form.
  19. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Finally, being able to play Persona 5 Royal on the go is truly a dream come true. There are some downgrades due to the limitations of the Nintendo Switch, but the balance between downgrades and retaining enjoyability has been perfected. It is, at last, time to steal some hearts while out and about.
  20. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    The full £55 price tag is hefty, but if you’re new to the franchise, it is a worthwhile investment for just how much this game gives, and that it runs very well on the Nintendo Switch. Now, wake up, get up, and get out there and change some hearts.
  21. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    For those who have somehow missed Persona 5 Royal and are still interested in trying the game, it's debatable whether the title's Switch debut is the right platform - there are better options depending on which qualities a player desires. For anyone who wants to be able to return to the beautiful, compelling, and introspective world of Persona 5 Royal at their leisure, however, there's no doubt that P5R on Switch is the best way to do so. Ease of access thanks to the Switch's handheld mode and a lovely port that leaves very little wanting make Persona 5 Royal on Switch an easy recommendation.
  22. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal may be one of the best Switch-ports to date, and should absolutely be played by fans and newcomers alike.
  23. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal is without any doubt one of the best and most complete JRPGs on Nintendo Switch, with a correct optimization and performance. It would be good to improve the image resolution sometimes, but this detail does not diminish the quality of this masterful adventure.
  24. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal is, as Persona 5 always has been, an incredibly solid experience on Switch. Royal is the very best version of the game, with tweaks and additions that make it a big step up from the original. It’s still far too long, and the added content certainly doesn’t ease that pain, but if you can push through it, you’ll find a game that stands at the top of its genre.
  25. Oct 17, 2022
    85
    The real question here isn’t ‘is Persona 5 Royal’s switch version worth playing?’ It’s ‘is this a good place to pick up Persona 5 for the first time?’ The answer is a solid ‘yes.’ If you’ve never had a chance to play Persona 5 before, this is a great place to start.
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  1. Nov 5, 2022
    A great port to Nintendo Switch of one of the best JRPG ever. If you haven't played Persona 5 Royal on PS4 or PS5, this is a perfect moment! [Recommended]
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 142 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 142
  1. Oct 22, 2022
    10
    I can’t believe this game is on Switch. And how well this game runs. Its a miracle!
  2. Oct 23, 2022
    10
    this game is so GOOD. the SOUNDTRACK IS AMAZING. i love everything here, AWESOME
  3. Oct 23, 2022
    10
    A perfect port of a great game. I really appreciate the fact that the UI is in native resolution even if the world around it isn’t, it makesA perfect port of a great game. I really appreciate the fact that the UI is in native resolution even if the world around it isn’t, it makes for a great experience on the go with consistent frame rate and cool visuals. Full Review »