JRPG Randomizer 200

A random list of JRPGs from the JRPG Index
ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
3DSCave Story 3DStudio Pixel/NicalisRenders the original game with 3D graphics, throws in crossover content/references, adds a dynamic camera and additional level
3DSInfinite Dunamis (DL only)Exe-CreateBetter writing than your average Kemco game, has a sci-fi setting, tries to spice up the turn-based format with turn manipulation
3DSLord of Magna: Maiden HeavenMarvelousA tad unfinished, due to the developer going bankrupt midway through production, but a solid overhead free-roaming position-based SRPG nonetheless
3DSMonster Hunter StoriesCapcom/MarvelousA far more traditional turn-based RPG than other entries, with strong monster collecting and raising elements
3DSPersona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthAtlusA P3/P4 crossover with Etrian Odyssey-styled gameplay; characters equip Personas to change affinities/attacks/weaknesses as well as sub-Personas that confer extra abilities
3DSPicdun 2: Witch's Curse (DL only)IntenseFirst-person dungeon crawler where the maps make an image to be discovered; combat is timing-based with few options but moves quickly
3DSPuzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. EditionGungHo OnlineA collection of two puzzle/RPG hybrid games where you level up your monsters and unleash their skills using time-limited match-3 gameplay
3DSSword of Hope II (VC)KemcoSee GB
3DSThe Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll (DL only)Genius SonorityDual-type Denpa Men now exist, as do more antenna shapes, monsters, and sidequest-type activities!
3DSUnlucky Mage (DL only)Exe-CreateKemco game with a bit of humor to it, particularly when it comes to spell names and snappy writing; gameplay is otherwise as cookie-cutter as always
DreamcastPhantasy Star OnlineSonic TeamARPG, first online console game
DSChildren of ManaNex EntertainmentBeautiful graphics, but otherwise a repetitive randomized dungeon-crawling ARPG
DSDeep LabyrinthInteractive BrainsA first-person dungeon crawler ARPG with heavy use of the stylus for attacking and drawing runes for spellcasting
DSMario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryAlphaDreamMore fun with the Mario Bros., as well as exploration of Bowser's innards!
DSPokemon ConquestKoeiPokemon meets Nobunaga's Ambition - a fun SRPG with levels gained through bonding with your trainer
DSPokemon RangerHAL LaboratoryMore of an ARPG than regular Pokemon games that uses the stylus to help temporarily capture Pokemon, who assist in completing missions
DSThe Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick RoadMedia VisionDorothy and friends go out to hunt some witches, with a cumbersome trackball guiding movement and a slot-based combat system
GameCubeFire Emblem: Path of RadianceIntelligent SystemsThe SRPG you know and love, with racial tensions! And Ike!
GameCubeLost Kingdoms IIFromSoftwarePretty much similar to the first, some tweaks to the cards were made
GB+GBCFinal Fantasy AdventureSquareActually the first game in the Mana series, plays rather like Zelda with more RPG elements
GB+GBCMario GolfCamelotConquer the golf circuit and level up your attributes as or against Mario
GBAAdvance Guardian HeroesTreasureSequel to Guardian Heroes, with similar beat-em-up gameplay but more platforming and characters
GBABreath of FireCapcomIt's Ryu, but on a tinier screen!
GBAGolden SunCamelotLots of exploration puzzles, character/class customization using creature allocation
GBARiviera: The Promised LandStingFirst in the Dept. Heaven series, with nonconventional dungeon exploration and item-based battles
GBAShaman King: Master of SpiritsKCEJMetroidvania based on the anime
GenesisPhantasy Star IISegaThe Sci-fi JRPG, text-based adventures featuring characters from the game also exist
GenesisSorcerer's KingdomNCSSRPG where each character's individual move phase leads to the entire enemy's movephase, stat leveling is FFII-like
GenesisSuper HydlideT&E SoftRemake of Hydlide 3, with a morality, encumbrance, hunger, and day/night system. IT'S NOT ALL THAT GOOD.
GenesisUncharted WatersKoeiHistorical JRPG
JP DSSoma BringerMonolith SoftTop-down ARPG, widely acclaimed; lots of text to read and lots of character customization to do
JP FCDeep Dungeon IV: Kuro no YoujutsushiHumming Bird Soft1st-person dunegon crawl
JP FCDragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiya JinD&D Corp/ToseCARDS
JP FCJajamaru Ninpou ChouNMKAlmost came out in the States, but alas… Another DW clone where you can only fight one enemy at a time
JP FCMajou Densetsu II: Dimashikyou GailousKonamiA sidescrolling ARPG with 2 playable characters, XP gain refills life; life bar can be extended via items
JP FCMouryou Senki MadaraKonamiDark and challenging! Autonomous combat! Anime-based!
JP FCMusashi no BōkenQuestStandard DQ clone, but corn can be an enemy so that's pretty funny
JP FCOutlandersMicronicsKooky sci-fi with wonky ARPG combat
JP Game GearEternal LegendJapan Art MediaOne of the first Game Gear JRPGs, plays very standard
JP GB+GBCPocket Monsters: Green VersionGame FreakIf you've played Red/Blue, do you really need this one?
JP GBAHagane no Renkinjutsushi: Meisou no RinbukyokuTom CreateBased on the anime, no real levels to gain, but turn-based combat utilizing alchemy combinations
JP GBAOriental Blue: Ao no TengaiHudson Soft/RED EntertainmentA gaiden of the Tengai Makyo series, has a free scenario system influenced by real-time passage
JP Mega DriveMadou Monogatari ICompileADORABLE AF, monster capturing mechanic, non-traditional stats/xp gain
JP PC EngineMakai Hakkenden: ShadaData EastRun-of-the-mill Ys clone
JP PS2Marie to Elie no Atelier: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 1-2GustRemakes of the first games in the Atelier series, with all the expected alchemy present
JP PS3Nier ReplicantCaviaThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father
JP PSP.hack//LINKCyberConnect2ARPG, last game chronologically in the series, lots of characters from past series media, often regarded as the worst game
JP PSPFinal Fantasy Type-0Square EnixARPG with mission structure like Crisis Core, some RTS battles on overworld map, a large variety of playable characters
JP SFCCrystal Beans: From Dungeon ExplorerBirthday/Hudson SoftStraightforward ARPG gameplay, hidden playable characters, leveling stats through gems
JP SFCDragon Quest I + IIChunsoftCombined, debatably definitive version of DQ I and II
JP SFCJutei SenkiTamTamSRPG with circle-limited movement and neat cutaway battle animations, high difficulty
JP SFCKidou Senshi Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079BandaiSRPG based on OG Mobile Suit Gundam, utilizes button combos to use attacks
JP SFCNekketsu Tairiku Burning HeroesJ-Force8 scenarios to beat for the true ending, characters other than the protagonist are AI in battle
JP SFCTales of PhantasiaWolf TeamMind-bogglingly pretty, a technological marvel for the time
JP WiiZangeki no ReginleivSandlotMission-based structure; free-running in stages and lots of emphasis on motion controls to attack, enemies drop mana that can be used to level up various weapons
Master SystemMiracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark LordKogadoExtremely sparse story, strange overworld movement
Neo Geo PocketNige-ron-pa (JP only)Dennou ClubA turn-based game all about working various small jobs, party members have a friendship score that can cause them to abandon you if too low
NESDragon Warrior IIChunsoftRescuing the kingdom, now with a party!
NESFaxanaduHudson SoftPlays more like a standard Castlevania
NESLittle Ninja BrothersCulture BrainA tad racially insensitive, first game in the Super Chinese series to have RPG elements
PS2.hack//G.U. Vol. 2//ReminisceCyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
PS2BaroqueStingMorbid, dark rogue-like
PS2Dawn of ManaSquare EnixDoes away with many conventions of the series, large focus on item throwing, level gains are reset between areas
PS2Dokapon KingdomStingBoard game/JRPG hybrid, extremely cute
PS2Grandia IIIGame ArtsSame time and distance-based combat as the first two, disproportionate story pacing but solid nonetheless
PS2Jade Cocoon 2GenkiMore bug-minion raising and fusion, combat is highly dependent on minion placement
PS2Legaia 2: Duel SagaProkionTurn-based button combo combat system like its predecessor, adds item combination to the mix
PS2Mega Man X: Command MissionCapcomIt's Mega Man X, but it's also turn-based? Now I've seen everything!
PS2Ring of RedKonamiAlternate-history military turn-based strategy game with cool mechs
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: NocturneAtlusAKA Shin Megami Tensei 3 - has all the expected demon recruitment, does not feature a Law/Chaos branching system
PS2Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3AtlusWhere the Persona series really began to pick up steam; introduced the Social Link element used by future entries
PS2Suikoden IIIKCETThe turn-based epic saga continues, a variety of protagonists, can import data from the PSX games for bonuses
PS2Virtua QuestSega-AM2/ToseARPG with a main character so lame, he has to capture the souls of the Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
PS3Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of ArlandGustThird game in Arland storyline, adds complexity to the battle system with turn manipulation
PS3Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of ArlandGustEnhanced version of the original with reworked 3D models, new dungeons, and more time to craft
PS3Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)Nippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest (DL only)Tenco/5pb.An SRPG with an alternative historical slant - major world leaders are all portrayed as women; stats are built by completing sidequests and upgrading troops
PS3Fairy Fencer FCompile HeartNot the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
PS3Sarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Kinotrope/SiestaAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - combines shop management and dungeoneering elements akin to Recettear
PS3Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS4Arslan: The Warriors of LegendOmega ForceA musou based on the Arslan anime with rapid weapon switching, a variety of playable characters, and equippable skills to break up monotony
PS4Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (DL only)GustAdds fast travel/combat and a formerly preorder-only costume
PS4Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! (DL only)Rocket Studio Inc./Square EnixEnhanced version of FF Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, adds recruitable buddies, new jobs for the titular chocobo, and some features from the JP-only DS port of the game
PS4Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses OnlineCompile Heart/Idea Factory/TamsoftAnother ARPG starring the Neptune crew, made to mimic an MMO; same problems of reused assets apply; humor is still as tongue-in-cheek as ever
PS4DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time (DL only)ToydeaSee XBO
PS4Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (DL only)Omega ForceSee Vita
PS4Elemental Knights R (DL only)WinlightSee Switch
PS4Fate/Extella LinkMarvelousSee Vita
PS4Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeSquare EnixSee XBO
PS4Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (DL only)SummerTimeStudio/Square EnixSee XBO
PS4Frane: Dragons' OdysseyExe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Ghost Sync (DL only)Exe-CreateSee PS5
PS4Grand KingdomMonochromeSee Vita
PS4Kairobotica (DL only)KairosoftCultivate your planet and send your bot buddies out on missions (and upgrade them after) in this sim/RPG combo
PS4Kingdom Hearts: Melody of MemorySquare Enix/IndieszeroSee Switch
PS4Maglam Lord (DL only)FelistellaSee Switch
PS4Megadimension Neptunia VIICompile Heart/Idea FactoryBattle system emphasizes character positioning, goddesses have additional transformations in combat, otherwise same fanservicey Neptune shenanigans
PS4Monster Viator (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
PS4Moon: Remix RPG AdventureOnion GamesSee Switch
PS4Nier: AutomataPlatinumGamesExtremely atmospheric ARPG, distant sequel to the first Nier, incredible music
PS4Nights of AzureGustAn ARPG with sapphic undertones that leans into fanservice territory; dark in tone with a focus on collecting demon blood to level yourself and the familiars you collect
PS4Nioh 2Team NinjaExchanges the main character of the first with a character-created avatar, adds features like enemy souls to capture to use their abilities, combat is even deeper than before
PS4Poison ControlNippon IchiHybrid of a third-person shooter and Qix (of all things), with a leveling mechanic and emotional toxicity to cleanse (literally)
PS4Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition (DL only)Tri-AceRemoves some clothing options, otherwise see 360
PS4Revenant DogmaExe-CreateSee Vita
PS4Romancing SaGa 2 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
PS4Senran Kagura Burst Re:NewalHoney Parade/TamsoftChanges gameplay perspective to 3D (as opposed to the 2.5D of the original), adds more characters via DLC
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IVFalcomAbsolutely requires playing all other Trails games prior to this one; has a very large (and arguably unwieldy) cast of characters, plays like its predecessor
PS4Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special GigsToybox/Now ProductionSee PS3
PS4Yakuza 5 RemasteredRyu ga Gotoku StudioMinimal changes from the original overall, most notably a reworked localization
PS5Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (DL only)GustA rare direct sequel in the series; refines the gameplay found in its predecessor; lots of research and exploration to do to better your alchemical skills
PSPDisgaea: Afternoon of DarknessNippon IchiCuts out a few songs from the original, but adds a mode focusing on Etna, some bosses from Disgaea 2, and dual language support
PSPDungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient ArtsHudson SoftIsometric ARPG dungeon-crawler with a job system, some levels of the dungeons have strict requirements on the party
PSPEnd of Serenity (DL only)KemcoIt's Kemco. That's all that needs to be said.
PSPFinal Fantasy III (DL only)Matrix Software/Square EnixPort of the DS version of the game
PSPFront Mission 3 (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPGladiator BeginsGoshowPrequel to Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PS2), where you similarly make a come-up as a gladiator in combat and tweak your stats to become even more deadly
PSPGurumin: A Monstrous AdventureFalcomA cutesy ARPG, fun hats confer stat upgrades and can be leveled in and of themselves
PSPHarvest Moon: Boy & GirlMarvelous EntertainmentCombines the original version of Back to Nature with the previously JP-only female protagonist version
PSPLegend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPMonster Kingdom: Jewel SummonerGaiaA monster collector/battler game made by the co-creator of the SMT series, item fusion can influence the monsters' stats
PSPParasite Eve (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSPPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)AtlusSee PSX
PSPShadow Tower (PSone Classics)FromSoftwareSee PSX
PSPWarriors of the Lost EmpirePlatinum EggA fairly mindless hack-and-slash ARPG with some very questionable enemy AI
PSPWild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Media.VisionSee PSX
PSXCastlevania: Symphony of the NightKonamiTHE Metroidvania
PSXElemental GearboltAlfa SystemThe only light-gun shooter/RPG hybrid you'll find!
PSXEternal EyesTamTamSRPG with a monster-collecting theme
PSXKoudelkaSacnothHorror-themed JRPG, the precursor to the Shadow hearts series
PSXSaGa Frontier 2SquareWatercolored, hand-drawn backgrounds and complex leveling with only 2 scenarios
PSXTactics OgreQuestSRPG with an alignment system and turn-based gameplay (in contrast to Ogre Battle)
PSXTecmo's Deception: Invitation to DarknessTecmoMake deals with the devil and use traps to kill your enemies!
PSXWild ArmsMedia.VisionAmazing theme song, standard turn-based combat, tool-focused dungeon exploration
SaturnShining Force IIICamelotTechnically only Scenario 1 of the full Shining Force III story
SNESBrain LordProduceARPG featuring dungeon puzzles and little monsters that follow you
SNESPaladin's QuestCopya SystemUtopian-themed turn-based game where casting magic costs HP instead of MP
SNESSecret of ManaSquareActually the second Mana game, up to 3-player co-op
SNESSoul BlazerQuintetPart of the legendary Quintet trilogy, an ARPG with some town-reconstruction elements
Switch.hack//G.U. Last RecodeCyberConnect2See PS4
SwitchBloodstained: Ritual of the NightArtPlaySee XBO
SwitchCrystarGemdropsSee PS4, but with all DLC included
SwitchDandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada (DL only)Onion GamesVery fourth wall-breaking; completing roguelike dungeons via pathing elements not only improves that character, but the person that made him
SwitchDeath end re;Quest 2Compile Heart/Idea FactorySee PS4
SwitchFinal Fantasy VII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
SwitchFuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)CyberConnect2See PS5
SwitchMagic Scroll Tactics (DL only)Otori DenshiAn SRPG that utilizes a side-scrolling-horizontal field of battle rather than an isometric grid
SwitchMercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx (DL only)RideonA better translation than previous entries, aggro factors into enemy attack choice, but generally more of the same
SwitchMercenaries Saga: ChroniclesRideonA collection of the first 3 Mercenaries Saga games; all are SRPGs where MP is low and is slowly gained per turn; directional facing makes a difference
SwitchMiitopiaNintendoMostly similar to the 3DS version, but with greatly expanded Mii customizability!
SwitchMonster Hunter Generations UltimateCapcomAdds new monsters, new hunting styles, changes the control scheme (for obvious reasons), and spiffs up the graphics from the original
SwitchMonster Rancher 1 & 2 DX (DL only)Koei TecmoBundled QoL-polished versions of the monster breeder, with turbo functions, added monsters to the second game, and an in-game CD database
SwitchMoon: Remix RPG Adventure (DL only)Onion GamesA formerly JP PSX-only game that parodies JRPG tropes; the character must level up and solve puzzles in order to clean up after a "hero"
SwitchPokemon Legends: ArceusGame FreakA more dynamic Pokemon-catching experience than anything previously, open-world exploration against a feudal backdrop
SwitchRune Factory 4 SpecialHakama/NeverlandAdds a new difficulty mode and event scenes for your marriage partner of choice post-matrimony; QoL changes present
SwitchThe Caligula Effect 2FuRyu/HistoriaSee PS4
SwitchThe Last Remnant Remastered (DL only)Square EnixSee PS4
SwitchThe Lost ChildKadokawaSee Vita
SwitchYumeiri (DL only)AffilitySimple visuals but challenging text-heavy gameplay with heavy real-life subject matter
Turbografx-CDDungeon Explorer IIHudson SoftTop-down ARPG with multiplayer and a wide variety of classes
VitaChronus ArcHit-PointSee 3DS
VitaCriminal Girls 2: Party FavorsNippon IchiSame skeezy gameplay loop with new characters
VitaDamascus Gear: Operation TokyoAplusAn isometric dungeon crawler of sorts where you pilot a mech to complete missions, which give you parts to upgrade your stats with
VitaDemon Gaze II (DL only)Kadokawa/ExperienceStill first-person dungeoneering, but takes away the ability to create party members; still a bit fanservicey
VitaDisgaea 4: A Promise RevisitedNippon IchiAdds all DLC, a new level of spells to cast, brings over some QoL features from Disgaea D2, adds new characters and a new scenario
VitaDissidia Final Fantasy (DL only)Square EnixSee PSP
VitaMuramasa RebirthVanillawareAdds additional side stories for new characters (as DLC), rewrites the translation and reworks the controls
VitaSarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Kinotrope/SiestaSee PS3
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
VitaSummon Night 5 (DL only)FelistellaSee PSP
VitaSummon Night 6: Lost BordersMedia.VisionSRPG that basically acts as general fanservice for the series, featuring characters from all previously numbered entries
VitaSuperdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard GirlsCompile HeartSpinoff of the main Neptunia series with similar gameplay; features time traveling across the different Sega console eras
VitaTokyo XanaduFalcomARPG with a modern setting; rock-paper-scissors-like enemy weaknesses require quick party member swapping, linear dungeons
VitaValhalla Knights (DL only)K2See PSP
VitaWild Arms (PSone Classics)Media.VisionSee PSX
VitaYs: The Oath in Felghana (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
WiiDead Rising: Chop Till You DropTose/CapcomReplaces the game-spanning countdown clock with timed missions, no free-roaming the mall between missions, and over-the-shoulder gunplay
WiiFire Emblem: Radiant DawnIntelligent SystemsDirect sequel to Path of Radiance, multiple factions to control over the course of the game, also hard
WiiOpoonaArtePiazzaCutesy semi-sci-fi game where combat is done by throwing a sphere at enemies
WiiRune Factory: FrontierNeverlandHarvest and dungeon delve, all while trying to prevent a whale island from crashing to the ground!
Wii UAsdivine Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateIt's Kemco, keep those expectations low
Wii UFire Emblem (VC)Intelligent SystemsSee GBA
Wii UHarvest Moon 64 (VC)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee N64
Wii UMedabots: Metabee/Rokusho (VC)NatsumeSee GBA
Xbox 360Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' WarOmega ForceSee PS3
Xbox 360Eternal SonataTri-CrescendoVisually charming, a story loosely based on music/the composer Chopin, and combat limited by time
Xbox 360Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixLinear gameplay with a fast-paced turn-based battle system; the worldbuilding seems to do more harm than good
Xbox 360Zoids AssaultSE Mobile & OnlineSRPG featuring the long-running Zoids franchise and a lot of washed-out color palettes
Xbox OneCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiSee XS
Xbox OneChroma Quaternion (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Switch
Xbox OneCode VeinBandai NamcoSee PS4
Xbox OneDark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftware/QLOCIncludes all DLC and some QoL improvements, but otherwise largely unchanged (besides visually)
Xbox OneFernz Gate (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy Type-0 HDHexaDrive/Square EnixSee PS4
Xbox OneJustice Chronicles (DL only)Hit-PointSee 3DS
Xbox OneKingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (DL only)Square Enix/IndieszeroSee Switch
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 OneRomancing SaGa 2 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
Xbox SeriesScarlet NexusTose/Bandai NamcoSee PS5
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