Persona 5 for PlayStation 4
PS4

Persona 5

Apr 4, 2017
9.44
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Excellent
3rd of 6761

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Atlus
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

You will 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.

Gamer Reviews

25854 Reviews
9.62
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May 12, 2021

This game, whew, where to start? Amazing art, graphics, the whole look and feel of the game were mind blowing. Characters were great. The game definitely was long enough to get your moneys worth! amazing storyline. I was so immersed in it that I didn't realize that 80 HOURS of playing the game had gone by! definitely has replay value as you can continue on in a sense.

Mar 12, 2021

Not my thing. Played several days, don’t know how many hours, and it was boring. I will still give it a second chance in the future though.

Aug 7, 2020


Critic Reviews

59 Reviews
9.26
Susan ArendtMar 29, 2017
You've been waiting for this one a very long time, and you'll find your patience has more than paid off. The Phantom Thieves are coming to steal your heart, but you'll give it to them gladly.
Christopher CokeApr 14, 2017
Persona 5 easily captured me more than Persona 4, a game that is likewise revered and whose story I adored. Like P4G, however, P5’s is a story that lives on its characters. In the beginning, they seemed like stereotypes, but soon layers began to unfold, and now, they feel like real people. Persona 5 allows characters and relationships to unfold naturally; it doesn’t rush anything, and the game is better for it.
Adam BeckMar 29, 2017
Persona 5 is a once in a generation game. It contains a highly-addicting gameplay formula mixed together with a compelling storyline that even after 100 hours will leave you wanting more. The decision to move away from the randomly-generated labyrinths was also one of the smartest moves Atlus could have made, creating elegantly designed dungeons that aren’t just a palette swap. They were even able to make stealth captivating, as even though the button commands can be a bit sensitive at times, jumping in and out of combat is a seamlessly stylish process. This mixed together with gradually more challenging puzzle mechanics creates one of the most engrossing JRPGs in a long time. More than anything, though, Persona 5 is more about the story than it is about the gameplay. While it has the Pokémon “Gotta catch ‘em all” appeal, the individual stories and relationships are the highlights of the experience. Not everything is perfect; many of the characters and their roles too closely parallel Persona 4 and managing so many relationships at once can occasionally feel like busy work. Regardless, these are minor hindrances in the grand scheme of things as this is an enthralling experience from start to finish. When traditional JRPG franchises are losing steam, Persona 5 is able to not only overtake its predecessor, but also become the pinnacle of the genre.

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