Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal is as close to the perfect RPG as I have played in a long time. Not since the heady days of Final Fantasy VII will a game grip you so fiercely, refusing to let go. It is deep, it is beautiful and it demands to be played.
  2. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    Persona 5 Royal finally debuts on Xbox to prove the masterpiece that it is. This 100+ hour adventure game features a story, gameplay, art and music that are at the pinnacle of video games.
  3. Oct 17, 2022
    100
    One of the best games of the last generation of consoles, and in with a very strong shout as the greatest JRPG of all time, Persona 5 Royal makes for a fantastic new addition to Xbox Game Pass. Atlus has gone to town on reworking and revamping its 2016 classic in this Royal upgrade and it pays off here with the ultimate version of a true all-timer. This next-gen version runs at a velvety smooth 4K/60FPS too, making for a truly unmissable experience that we highly recommend you dive right into. Games don't get much better than this.
  4. Oct 21, 2022
    96
    Persona 5 Royal is easily one of the best JRPGs on Xbox, which isn’t bad for a game that originally came out in 2019! A perfect blend of real-world shenanigans, mixed with some intense dungeon-crawling sections, and put together in one of the most perfectly presented packages in video games - what’s not to love? Buy it, play it on Game Pass... just make sure you experience it.
  5. Oct 17, 2022
    94
    Persona 5 Royal is an intense RPG experience with turn-based combat and a wealth of personality that has stolen our hearts.
  6. Nov 4, 2022
    90
    The improved storytelling and the additions Royal has, compared to the original game, is a true gift to all owners of modern platforms. Possibly due to the Phantom Thieves stealing the hearts of Atlus executives, a big audience can now dive into one of the best JRPGs out there, with hours of an immersive story and a refined gameplay that has built onto its past foundations and brings with it the promise of an exciting future.
  7. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Oct 17, 2022
    90
    Persona 5 Royal is one of the finest JRPGS Atlus has ever produced, and thanks to the visual and performance boost of the Xbox Series X|S, it is better than ever. While I do have minor misgivings about the game's pacing during the opening act and its difficulty quirks, it is nonetheless a must-play for any JRPG fan on Xbox.
  9. Oct 17, 2022
    88
    Excellent turn-based combat is carried further by gorgeous visuals, an incredible soundtrack, and a story filled with brilliant twists and turns. It’s available day one on Xbox Game Pass and if you’re looking for a game to put over 100 hours into (conservatively) then do yourself a favor and give this one a go.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. Oct 23, 2022
    10
    Game is awesome on xbox and is on gamepass. Anyone who has gamepass should give this masterpiece a go.
  2. Oct 23, 2022
    0
    If you enjoy a 5-10 hr tutorial before actually getting to play a game. This is for you
  3. Oct 22, 2022
    10
    So glad Xbox got this beloved jrpg franchise. Its just the beginning. Xbox needs more of these facinating japanese games and more. Xbox for Japan!