JRPG Randomizer 200

A random list of JRPGs from the JRPG Index
ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
3DOGuardian WarMicro CabinSRPG combat with hilarious rudimentary 3D models
3DS7th Dragon III Code: VFDSegaThe only game in the 3rd-person dungeon crawling series to make it to the west, keeps party customization and turn-based combat intact
3DSBonds of the Skies (DL only)Hit-PointAnother Kemco RPG, albeit a really, really easy one
3DSChronus Arc (DL only)Hit-PointMore Kemco fare, this one encourages insane amouns of grinding with random difficulty spikes
3DSDefenders of Oasis (VC)SegaSee GG
3DSDragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingSquare EnixAdds new characters, story elements, and balance changes, but removes the orchestrated soundtrack and is not as visually appealing
3DSEtrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium GirlAtlusA reimagining of the first game, adds a story mode and a few other QoL changes
3DSPokemon Moon/SunGame FreakDoes away with the traditional gym battle format in favor of puzzles scattered throughout not-Hawaii, adds Ultra Beasts (which look suspiciously Digimon-like…)
3DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinitySpike ChunsoftFocuses on 5th generation Pokemon, utilizes some AR features to unlock new dungeons, changes the artstyle from sprites to 3D models, but the gameplay loop remains unchanged
3DSRune Factory 4NeverlandThe farming/dungeon exploring/marriage sim returns; crafting new equipment is essential to improving stats, your child can also join you in combat
DSFront MissionSquare EnixFirst appearance of the game on western shores, with all the walking tanks you can handle
DSHarvest Moon DS: Sunshine IslandsMarvelousResembles Island of Happiness, but reliance on the touchsreen is removed
DSInzauma Eleven 2: Blizzard/Firestorm (PAL only)Level-5Play soccer to save the world from being destroyed by aliens!
DSMega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace/Red JokerCapcomSee above, with version-specific transformations, more customizable commands, and the ability to become Mega Man at any time
DSMonster Rancher DSCingMonster raising and battling, now on two screens! Utilizes the microphone and touch screen to create monsters
DSPhantasy Star 0Sonic TeamThink Phantasy Star Online, but with crunchier graphics and a full-fledged story mode
DSPokemon Ranger: Shadows of AlmiaCreatures Inc.Still no Pokemon battling here and still touchscreen-heavy, but with more possible partner Pokemon and tools for capturing
FCDragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzou NingenD&D Corp/ToseMore card-based combat
FCFushigi no Umi no NadiaAdvance Communication CompanySRPG based on the anime of the same name, plays vastly different to the Mega Drive version
FCHoshi wo Miru HitoAnother/Hot-BKusoge of legend, incomplete translation but left up here for lulz
FCHyaku no Sekai no Monogatari: The Tales on a Watery WildernessASKA multiplayer board game JRPG? On my Famicom? Lots of randomness involved
FCKawa no Nushi TsuriYuu YuuIt's a fishing JRPG!
FCRadia Senki: ReiemeihenTecmo4 AI characters + 1 controllable = fun auto tactics
FCSweet HomeCapcomWithout this, Resident Evil doesn't exist; a horror turn-based game with character permadeath
FCTaoPax SoftonicaHeavily religious-themed, bizarre af (you ride a dinosaur to Moscow), likely kusoge
FCYs III: Wanderers From YsFalcomChanges the battles to be side-scrolling rather than top-down and allows Adol to swing his sword/jump
GameCubeLost KingdomsFromSoftwareCard-based ARPG, another FromSoft jam
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy AdventureSquareActually the first game in the Mana series, plays rather like Zelda with more RPG elements
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy Legend IISquareThe second SaGa game, solid character development
GBABoktai: The Sun Is In Your HandKCEJThat crazy Kojima made an ARPG where you have to use actual UV rays to power your weapons!
GBACar Battler JoeAncientExactly as the title implies - you level up your car in demolition derby-style matches
GBACIMA: The EnemyNeverlandARPG of sorts- can level up weapons and armor while controlling Lemmings-like civilians
GBAGolden Sun: The Lost AgeCamelotPlays similar to the first, but from the villain's perspective
GBAHarvest Moon: Friends of Mineral TownMarvelousLevel up your tools and grow your farm (and find a nice girl to settle down with)
GBAPhantasy Star CollectionDigital Eclipse/SegaPorts of the first 3 Phantasy Star games
GenesisCadashTaitoSide-scrolling ARPG with multiplayer potential
JP 3DSSlime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3: Daikaizoku to Shippo DanSquare Enix
JP Game GearMadou Monogatari A: Doki Doki VacationCompileArle stops the bad man from cutting down the forest to build an amusement park! In first-person!
JP GB+GBCKaeru no Tame ni Kane wa NaruIntelligent SystemsSort of like Link's Awakening, but with frogs and more stats!
JP PSPDigimon AdventurePropeTells the story of the first anime series through 3-on-3 Digimon battles, also features a relationship system
JP PSPValkyria Chronicles 3Sega/Media.VisionRuns parallel to the first game, dark in tone but very anime-like characters, plays like the other games in the series
JP PSXBomberman WarsMetro CorporationSRPG with Bomberman flair, different types of units have different bomb-placing abilities (which can be increased)
JP PSXFront Mission 2SquareMore mechs, more drama!
Mega DriveLangrisser IINCSSRPG that plays very similarly to its predecessor, albeit with some class rebalancing
N64Paper MarioIntelligent SystemsContinues the timing-based attacks seen in SMRPG
N64Quest 64ImagineerFinal Fantasy II-like leveling system, a very baby JRPG
NESDragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza!!D&D Corp/ToseCard-based combat
NESDragon WarriorChunsoftSolo questing to save the kingdom!
NESGrand MasterSoft MachineFeatures multiple branching paths, ARPG gameplay, and anime cutscenes between stages
NESKawa no Nushi TsuriYuu YuuIt's a fishing JRPG!
NESLegacy of the WizardFalcomAn early example of a metroidvania with a family element; different family members have different exploration skills
NESLittle Ninja BrothersCulture BrainA tad racially insensitive, first game in the Super Chinese series to have RPG elements
NESMotherApe/NintendoModern-themed turn-based game starring kids with psychic powers
NESMusashi no BōkenQuestStandard DQ clone, but corn can be an enemy so that's pretty funny
NESSweet HomeCapcomWithout this, Resident Evil doesn't exist; a horror turn-based game with character permadeath
NESTenchi o Kurau II: Shokatsu Koumei DenCapcomPlays just like the first, just never localized
NESTombs and TreasureFalcom1st-person dungeon crawl with some point-and-click elements
NESToujin Makyou Den: Heracles no EikouData EastFirst in a long Greek-themed series that Nintendo never bothered to localize (except that one time)
PC EngineThe Tower of DruagaNamcoPlays a lot like the classic arcade dungeon crawler, but stats can be increased between floors or after finding items
PS2Castlevania: Curse of DarknessKonamiHacky-slashy-spooky, uses items to increase stats
PS2Dynasty Tactics 2KoeiMore of the above
PS2Eternal Quest (PAL/JP only)TamsoftThis randomly-generated roguelike was created as a budget title… and it shows
PS2GrimGrimoireVanillawareRTSRPG, units level up based on progress in the story
PS2Growlanser GenerationsCareer SoftCollection of SRPGs Growlanser II and III, last Working Designs release, include auto-battle systems
PS2Magic Pengel: The Quest for ColorGarakuta Studio/TaitoThink Pokemon, but if you as the player drew them instead to bring them to life
PS2Mana Khemia 2: Fall of AlchemyGustDirect sequel to Mana Khemia, with a similar character growth system- lots of pre-planning in synthesis encouraged
PS2Monster Rancher EVOTecmoLeans more into traditional RPG mechanics than the rest of the series, dumbs some regular Monster Rancher ones down in the process
PS2Shining Force NeoNeverlandMore realistically proportioned models than Shining Tears, but overall plays similarly
PS2Suikoden IVKCETTakes place long before other games in the series, smaller party size, looooooooooooooooooooooooooads of slow sailing
PS33D Dot Game HeroesSilicon StudioA voxel ARPG meant to emulate titles of the 80s, with sword customization and leveling
PS3Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn StarGustPrequel to the Ar Tonelico series with similar songstress protection and mental deep-dive mechanics
PS3Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar CielGustSwitch in gameplay to real-time battles, songstresses become more powerful after removing clothes (sigh)
PS3Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk SeaGustThird in Dusk storyline, no time limit, two different protagonists, and a ton of items regardless
PS3Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)SuccessSee PSX
PS3Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)CapcomSee PSX
PS3Dynasty Warriors: GundamKoeiHacky-slashy-mechy ARPG musou fun with the ability to change the outcomes of certain pilots' predetermined fates
PS3First Queen IV (PSone Classics)Kure Software KoubouAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - a combination of real-time strategy, ARPG, and SRPG elements
PS3Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 RemixSquare EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHII and BBS with added story and gameplay changes and a series of cutscenes from Re: coded
PS3La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2 Classics)Nippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Lost DimensionLancarseRPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
PS3Parasite Eve II (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Tales of Xillia 2Namco Tales StudioDirect sequel to Tales of Xillia with a new silent protagonist, lots of debt to manage, and character affection to earn
PS3Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordAquaplus/StingSequel to a JP-only visual novel; plays more or less like a visual novel with occasional SRPG skirmishes thrown in
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost HuntersToybox/Now ProductionSRPG/visual novel hybrid of sorts with a ghost-hunting theme, combat takes place on a grid, traps are important to place, luck is a very important factor
PS3Way of the Samurai 3AcquireA Sengoku-era ARPG with 22 different endings; weapons gain XP and lead to learning skills, many butterfly effect-type decisions to make
PS3Yakuza 5 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioHas 5 controllable protagonists total and takes place over 5 different cities, uses a more enhanced graphics engine than other PS3 games in the series
PS4Asdivine HeartsExe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious JourneyGustSecond game in the Mysterious storyline; time limit exists for initial alchemy certification exam, alchemy can be done at a portable atelier
PS4Blue ReflectionGustPart slice-of-life, part magical girl game; leveling is done by allocating growth points into various stats; turn-based combat
PS4Damascus Dear: Operation Tokyo HD EditionAplusSee Vita, but prettier
PS4Exist Archive: The Other Side of the SkyTri-Ace/Spike ChunsoftSee Vita
PS4Fernz GateExe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Final Fantasy VII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
PS4Langrisser I & IIChara-ani/ExtremeRemakes of the first two Langrisser games with some notable story/translation changes from their original versions; SRPG gameplay remains intact
PS4Lapis x LabyrinthNippon IchiA breezy dungeon crawler side-scrolling ARPG with stackable heroes and loads of loot to find; gear matters for stats more than party levels do
PS4Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry GodRideonSee XBO
PS4Monochrome Order (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
PS4Odin Sphere LeifthrasirVanillawareSee PS3
PS4Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
PS4Secret of ManaQ Studios/SquareSee Vita
PS4Shining Resonance RefrainO-Two/Sega/Media.VisionEnhanced port of a previously JP-only PS3 game with added storylines; a serviceable ARPG with some dating sim elements
PS4Super Robot Wars X (Asia English)B.B. StudioCrossover chaos continues, focus is on Mashin Hero Wataru, Gurren Lagann, and Cross Ange in addition to many other cameos; nerfs some units from V
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIIFalcomTies together plot threads from the Sky trilogy and Crossbell duology as well as continuing the Cold Steel plot; naturally a long game, combat mostly unchanged from I and II
PS4The Lost ChildKadokawaSee Vita
PS4Toukiden 2Omega ForceSee Vita
PS4Yakuza 6: The Song of LifeRyu ga Gotoku StudioFinal game in Kiryu's saga, only one playable protagonist and fighting style, experience is divided into multiple types to level stats
PS4Yakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
PSPBrave Story: New TravelerGame RepublicBased on a novel/manga, standard turn-based gameplay, semi-obnoxious onomatopoeia effects during combat
PSPDissidia Final FantasySquare EnixA 3D Final Fantasy fighting game with unconventional mechanics, representatives from most main games in the series, and a story mode with character leveling
PSPFavorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelSee PS3
PSPGeneration of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (DL only)Sting/Idea FactorySmaller in battle scale than the previous games, this one is a more one-on-one RTSRPG in terms of unit battling
PSPJikandia: The Timeless LandOpus/Idea FactorySide-scrolling ARPG with a pixel art look, equipping crystals found in dungeons gives stat boots, multiple playable characters and the ability to choose dungeon time limits
PSPKingdom of ParadiseClimax EntertainmentARPG with lots of references to Chinese culture, customization of martial arts moves in combat, stat allocation when leveling up is determined by favored battle actions
PSPRengoku II: The Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N.Neverland/Hudson SoftMakes very minimal changes to the gameplay loop from the first game, culminating in another lackluster experience
PSPTales of the World: Radiant MythologyAlfa SystemA crossover Tales game with a customizable main character, the ability to recruit other major characters from the series, and a quest-based format
PSPThe Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight WitchMicrovision/FalcomFirst game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; gameplay is still very traditional, arguably bland, continues the pet system from the previous game
PSXBrave Fencer MusashiSquareARPG with day/night cycle, elemental sword attacks
PSXGuardian's CrusadeTamsoftAnother candidate for baby's first JRPG
PSXLegend of ManaSquareGorgeously 2D, beautiful soundtrack, disjointed story with an offbeat structure
PSXParasite EveSquareHorror JRPG based on a novel, positioning-based combat system
PSXSaiyuki: Journey WestKoeiSRPG based on the Journey to the West novel
PSXWild ArmsMedia.VisionAmazing theme song, standard turn-based combat, tool-focused dungeon exploration
SFCArabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-oPandora BoxApparently rushed toward the end of development
SFCDragon Ball Z: Super Saiya DensetsuD&D Corp/ToseCombo of two of the FC DBZ games, still with card-based battles
SFCDragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no DaichiHeartbeatThird game in the Zenithian trilogy, return of the class system
SFCEnergy BreakerNeverlandSRPG with town exploration and an action point-based economy for combat
SFCFire Emblem: Seisen no KeifuIntelligent SystemsIntroduced the marriage/children mechanic that would be seen in later FE entries
SFCFushigi no Dungeon 2: Fuurai no ShirenChunsoftFollow-up to Torneko no Daibouken, a roguelike before they were cool
SFCHeracles no Eikou III: Kamigami no ChinmokuData EastStandard turn-based combat like the rest of the series, but also has a day/night cycle for NPCs to follow
SFCJutei SenkiTamTamSRPG with circle-limited movement and neat cutaway battle animations, high difficulty
SFCLaplace no MaHumming Bird SoftLovecraftian spooky JRPG
SFCMystic ArkProduceA cousin to The 7th Saga, super grindy
SFCPrincess MinervaAtelier Double/RiverhillsoftGIRL POWER ANIME-BASED ROAD TRIP!
SFCSeiken Densetsu 3SquareThe character you choose at the start determines your storyline, otherwise plays like SoM
SFCTorneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no DungeonChunsoftFirst game in the Mystery Dungeon series, with a Dragon Quest coat of paint
SFCWonder Project J: Kikai no Shounen PinoAlmanicRaise your robo-boy to follow commands, improve his stats, and rescue his creator (Think Pac-Man 2)
SFCYs V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako KefinFalcomOnly game in the series to have never been localized (hopefully this will change?)
SNESSuper Ninja BoyCulture BrainCan be played multiplayer, combat is done in side-scrolling ARPG format, sequel to Little Ninja Brothers
SNESThe 7th SagaProduce7 different playable characters, way harder in the US than Japan
SwitchBreath of Fire (NSO)CapcomSee SNES
SwitchDamascus Gear: Operation Osaka HD Edition (DL only)AplusSee Vita, but prettier
SwitchDisgaea 1: CompleteNippon IchiSee PS4
SwitchLangrisser I & IIChara-ani/ExtremeSee PS4
SwitchOmega Labyrinth Life (DL only)Matrix SoftwareSee PS4, but with "touch" events, a lewd rock-paper-scissors game, destructable armor, and less censored scenes
SwitchPokemon Sword/ShieldGame FreakFirst-ever mainline console Pokemon game; not all Pokemon can be caught/are featured in the National Pokedex; regional theme is British
SwitchShiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of FateSpike ChunsoftSee Vita, but with a few extra dungeons
SwitchThe Alliance Alive HD RemasteredCattle CallSee PS4
SwitchThe Lost ChildKadokawaSee Vita
SwitchVoid tRrLM(); //Void TerrariumNippon IchiSee PS4
SwitchWizards of Brandel (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchZelda II: The Adventure of Link (NSO)NintendoSee NES
Turbografx-CDDragon Slayer: The Legend of HeroesFalcomDetailed game for the time, bridges the gap between the Dragon Slayer and LoH series
Turbografx-CDExile: Wicked PhenomenonTelenet JapanBadass cover art, less religious than others in the series, allows switching characters during side-scrolling sections
VitaAtelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (DL only)GustSee PS4
VitaBreath of Fire III (DL only)CapcomSee PSP
VitaBreath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)CapcomSee PSX
VitaDissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (DL only)Square EnixSee PSP
VitaDungeon Explorer PSP (DL only)Hudson SoftAKA Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts, see PSP
VitaDungeon Maker: Hunting Ground (DL only)Global A EntertainmentSee PSP
VitaFavorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelSee PS3
VitaFavorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelSee PS3
VitaFinal Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaFinal Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaGrandia (PSone Classics)Game ArtsSee PSX
VitaOperation Abyss: New Tokyo LegacyExperienceHeavily customizable characters in a - you guessed it - first-person dungeon crawler; this one has a dark technological feel to it
VitaOrgarhythm (DL only)AcquireRhythm game/RTS hybrid where keeping on beat gives you more XP to give you more abilities
VitaPenny-Punching PrincessNippon IchiPixel-styled beat-em-up with an emphasis on collecting money from defeated enemies to bribe them, unlock new areas, and upgrade stats
VitaRevenant DogmaExe-CreateIt's Kemco again, with a game you've likely played before (and better); characters can transform mid-combat so that's a thing
VitaSenran Kagura: Estival VersusTamsoftMassive mammary melee- a beat-em-up/ARPG where the girls you control will almost inevitably lose pieces of clothing in order to increase their power
VitaSenran Kagura: Shinovi VersusTamsoftChoose a shinobi school to represent and show superiority over other schools by using 3D beat-em-up gameplay and (for some reason) tearing your clothes off
VitaSuper Robot Wars V (Asia English)B.B. StudioSee PS4
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
VitaToukiden 2Omega ForceFeatures an open world map for story mode, adds a grappling hook-like mechanic, small helpers to gather items for you, all on the pretense of hunting demonic monsters
VitaValhalla Knights (DL only)K2See PSP
VitaWorld of Final FantasySquare EnixChibified/simplified return to turn-based FF combat, where stacking characters confers stronger attacks
VitaYs OriginFalcomAn Ys without Adol as the protagonist! Has 3 different protagonists and takes place as a strictly interior dungeon crawl, goes back to hack-and-slash spirtes
VitaYs: Memories of CelcetaFalcomConsidered by Falcom to the the real Ys IV; still an ARPG, has party members with a variety of attack types, parrying can reduce damage taken and enable counterattacks
WiiOpoonaArtePiazzaCutesy semi-sci-fi game where combat is done by throwing a sphere at enemies
WiiThe Last StoryArtoon/MistwalkerARPG with tactical and stealth elements including a cover system and issuing orders to AI party members in real-time
Wii UMedabots: Metabee/Rokusho (VC)NatsumeSee GBA
Wii UZelda II: The Adventure of Link (VC)NintendoSee NES
Xbox 360Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (DL only)KonamiMostly the same as the PSX version, but removes FMV cutscenes
Xbox 360Crystal DefendersSquare EnixA Final Fantasy-themed tower defense game where leveling units is crucial to survival
Xbox 360Dragon Ball: XenoverseDimpsA 3D fighter based in the Dragon Ball universe with RPG elements such as leveling and a story mode… starring you!
Xbox 360Dynasty Warriors: GundamKoeiEpic large-scale musou battles with a Gundam twist
Xbox 360Unholy Heights (DL only)Petit DepottoAn insane cross between a tower defense and an apartment manager sim, where you manage an abode for monsters that have their own lives
Xbox OneCastlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiSee PS3
Xbox OneMarenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (DL only)RideonSpiritual successor to the Adventure Bar games, with a similar theme of gathering materials to cook and sell (and eat to gain XP)
Xbox OnePhantasy Star Online 2 (DL only)Sega Online R&DMMOARPG with a single-player storyline and absolutely tons of cosmetics (and matching microtransactions)
Xbox OneStranger of Sword City (DL only)ExperienceSee Vita
Xbox SeriesThe Yakuza Remastered Collection (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneChroma Quaternion (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
Xbox OneDungeon and Gravestone (DL only)Wonderland Kazakiri Inc.See Switch
PS4Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX (DL only)GustSee Switch
SwitchPoison ControlNippon IchiSee PS4
SwitchMonster Hunter RiseCapcomMonster hunting, now with doggo pals and many more combat options; iterates on ideas from both World and previous games
Xbox SeriesPhantasy Star Online 2Sega Online R&DSee XBO
JP DSOre ga Omae o MamoruVingt-et-un Systems/Idea FactoryA Metroidvania made to entice women to play, but quite difficult in practice; no XP to speak of but stats can be increased through equipment and story events
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