JRPG Randomizer 50

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
3DSMoco Moco FriendsRacjinA saccharine-sweet creature-collecting/raising game with a bunch of magical girls raising and evolving plushies
DSFinal Fantasy IIIMatrix Software/Square EnixFirst appearance of the job-heavy game in the west
DSPokemon HeartGold/SoulSilverGame FreakRemakes of the Gen 2 Pokemon games, with the storyline from Crystal attached, can also make use of the Pokewalker accessory
FCDream MasterBirthdayNot Little Nemo! More puzzle-based than most games of the era, cool concept
FCKaijuu MonogatariBirthdayPretty standard, but also super-hard at the beginning
FCMashin Eiyuuden Wataru GaidenWestoneVery Zelda II vibes, based off the anime of the same name
GBABoktai: The Sun Is In Your HandKCEJThat crazy Kojima made an ARPG where you have to use actual UV rays to power your weapons!
GBACastlevania: Harmony of DissonanceKCETMetroidvania with room decorating and traveling between dimensions to progress
JP Game GearPhantasy Star GaidenJapan System SupplySpinoff story set between Phantasy Star I and II, similar gameplay
JP N64Custom RoboNoise Inc.First game in the robot customizing (hah) and fighting series; upgrades to robots are bought rather than earned
NESDark LordData EastMix of overhead and turn-based combat
NESKawa no Nushi TsuriYuu YuuIt's a fishing JRPG!
PS2BaroqueStingMorbid, dark rogue-like
PS2Odin SphereVanillawareSide-scrolling beat-em-up ARPG with a gorgeous art style
PS2Okage: Shadow KingZener Works/SCECute spooky-themed JRPG
PS2Wild Arms 5Media.VisionBack to Filgaia's Wild West theme, but maintains the hex system from WA4
PS2YakuzaAmusement VisionTons of minigames, ARPG combat, and a badass protagonist; lots of major Hollywood actors in the English voice cast
PS2Ys: The Ark of NapishtimFalcomTechnically Ys VI; Adol can jump now, so that's cool
PS3Fairy Fencer FCompile HeartNot the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
PS3Trinity: Souls of Zill O'llOmega ForceARPG with 3 different playable characters that can be switched between on the fly, first of its series to be localized
PS4Arc of Alchemist (DL only)Compile HeartA humdrum ARPG with character progression partially tied to a base-building system
PS4Conception Plus: Maidens of the Twelve StarsSpike ChunsoftA remake of the first Conception game; increasing your bond with different women to produce "children" who will become your allies in battle
PS4Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark ForceCompile Heart/Idea FactoryAdds two branching story paths, allows for a larger party size in combat, and gives more difficulty options to choose from
PS4Trials of ManaXeen/Square EnixBrings the game into 3D, adds new difficulty levels, gives characters abilities for buffs, adds an extra class tier, among many other QoL changes
PS4Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthAquaplusSee Vita
PS4Zanki Zero: Last BeginningSpike ChunsoftA visual novel/survival RPG hybrid with levels awarding skill points, exploration is like a first-person dungeon crawler and combat is real-time; lots of managing deaths
PS5Nioh 2 Remastered - The Complete Edition (DL only)Team NinjaContains all available DLC and graphical/framerate upgrades, as well as speedier load times
PSXFinal Fantasy ChroniclesTose/SquareContains inferior versions of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger
PSXFront Mission 3SquareFirst localized title in the series, greater focus on learning abilities from mech parts
SFCMystic ArkProduceA cousin to The 7th Saga, super grindy
SNESBreath of Fire IICapcomDirect sequel to BoF I
SNESRobotrekQuintet/AncientCustomize your robo-buddy party!
SwitchAtelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)GustSee PS4
SwitchShining Resonance RefrainO-Two/Sega/Media.VisionSee PS4
VitaAccel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (DL only)KadokawaEssentially a sequel to Lost Song but with some crossover characters, time travel shenanigans, and the same boring ARPG gameplay
VitaCladun x2 (DL only)System Prisma/Nippon IchiSee PSP
VitaDigimon Story: Cyber SleuthMedia.VisionTurn-based Digimon collectathon with a story somewhat reminisent of .hack
VitaFrane: Dragons' Odyssey (DL only)Exe-CreateKemco's stab at an ARPG, which lacks necessary tutorials; typically a second character assists in combat though this is not the case during boss battles
VitaSecret of Mana (DL only)Q Studios/SquareRemade in 3D with a lot of the original visual charm missing, a new translation, adds voiced dialogue and makes QoL changes
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
VitaXenogears (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
Xbox OneDark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftware/QLOCIncludes all DLC and some QoL improvements, but otherwise largely unchanged (besides visually)
Xbox OneYakuza Kiwami 2 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 3 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 4 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
SwitchMercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons (DL only)RideonStandard SRPG gameplay; takes a bit of a ham-handed approach to modern sensitive topics plotwise
SwitchShin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD RemasterAtlusSee PS4
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