Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 31, 2023
    100
    All in all, Persona 4 Golden is an absolute triumph; very much golden. It isn’t quite as good as Persona 5 Royal, but the difference is like a hair's breadth. There’s a great story, tons of content to get involved in and some superb combat and exploration opportunities.
  2. Jan 17, 2023
    91
    Comparing Persona 4 Golden to its brothers is cruel, because once you put aside the differences you find yourself with a wonderful experience in which you will make friends, live adventures and investigate the strange events taking place in a quiet rural town in Japan while fighting fearsome Shadows in a maze-like dungeons.
  3. Jan 18, 2023
    90
    By defending its rurality, Persona 4 Golden teaches us that acceptance does not imply liking, but experiencing the reality of ourselves without any kind of denial or rejection.
  4. Jan 17, 2023
    90
    For twenty whole dollars this game is simply a fantastic deal, and one I can easily recommend to any Xbox player, JRPG fan or not. It’s launching on Game Pass too, so there’s no excuse. After all these years, this game still holds up. Hold the lattes for a few days and pick up Persona 4 Golden—you won’t regret it.
  5. Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Persona 4 Golden has absolutely withstood the test of time, delivering a fantastic story with a truly likeable cast of characters. Could more have been done with the visuals? Perhaps, but it’s still a brilliant game nonetheless. A true classic, now available on your console of choice. Sweet.
  6. Jan 17, 2023
    90
    It's the best version of an already fantastic game, a game that's aged superbly well for the most part, and one that arrives on Xbox Game Pass with high resolution visuals, a quick save function, gallery mode and the ability to select your difficulty from the get-go. If you've yet to sample the deep delights of Persona 4, we really can't recommend it enough - it's perhaps our favourite entry in the franchise, doing so much that Persona 5 does but without that game's sometimes unnecessary bloat. This is a richly crafted and utterly absorbing RPG, and a game that cemented this series as one of the truly great JRPG franchises.
  7. 90
    Persona 4 Golden is an essential experience not only for JRPG fans, but people who appreciate a strong narrative with an endearing supporting cast of characters, along with a tight battle system that feels as modern as its iconic sequel. The poignancy of your interactions with the characters will resonate on a deep level with you, and will more than likely warm or break your heart on more than one occasion. It's exciting that modern players get to enjoy this, and if you're a Game Pass subscriber, this is a must-play.
  8. Jan 18, 2023
    80
    There are few games as colourful, vibrant, or touching as Persona 4. Thanks to an endearing cast, near-unrivaled soundtrack and captivating plot, expect to leave a piece of your heart in Inaba when you finally reach the credits of this gem.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Jan 24, 2023
    9
    WelfarePass is an idiot who only tries to rate games poorly on XBOX, when he gets a life, they believe what he writes, the game is very wellWelfarePass is an idiot who only tries to rate games poorly on XBOX, when he gets a life, they believe what he writes, the game is very well optimized for Xbox (I play it on my Series X) and it is cult, in addition to times almost non-existent loading, image washing is really good and fluid, what a pity for those who cannot have this definitive version. Full Review »
  2. Jan 23, 2023
    10
    A great port of one of the best JRPG of the SMT series.
    Strongly recommended to all fans of JRPGs and Shin Megami Tensei series, it's amazing!.
  3. Feb 3, 2023
    10
    Un JRPG perfecto en todos los sentidos. Empieza algo lento pero después ya no puedes parar de jugarlo.