JRPG Randomizer 50

A random list of JRPGs from the JRPG Index
ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
3DSMiitopiaNintendoMiis take center stage in this simplistically-styled turn-based game, with a class system and Mii personalities determining combat prowess
3DSReturn to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons FairytaleMarvelous/EpicsCombines the light turn-based combat of PoPoLoCrois with the farming of Story of Seasons, resulting in a shallow, modest (but adorable) mix of both
3DSShin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey ReduxAtlusNewly added routes, endings, demons, and voice acting along with graphical and QoL upgrades
DSCastlevania: Dawn of SorrowKonamiMetroidvania direct sequel to Aria of Sorrow with a more anime design aesthetic, requires the stylus to draw symbols
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
GB+GBCMario TennisCamelotGrab your racket, go to tennis school, and level up your skills with Mario and company
GBABomberman TournamentAmbleA Bomberman ARPG where you level Pokemon-like creatures that give you abilities
GBASword of ManaBrownie BrownIncorporates elements from later games and 2 story paths
JP DSSuper Robot Wars WBanprestoGenerally speaking same gameplay as always, splits the story into 2 timelines (not all storylines are present in both)
JP FCMetal MaxCrea-Tech/Data EastMad Max: the JRPG! Featuring vehicle combat!
JP FCRPG Jinsei GameTakaraMake the correct life choices to increase your stats and achieve your career dreams!
JP Game GearMadou Monogatari III: Kyuukyoku Joou-samaCompileDid you know that these games have Puyos in them? And that Arle features in the Puyo Puyo series?
JP GBAHagane no Renkinjutsushi: Omoide no SonataTom CreateOriginal story, sequel to Stray Rondo, adds a leveling system but otherwise similar mechanics
JP SFCAretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na TabiJapan Art MediaPretty similar to the first
PS3Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3FolkloreGame RepublicCapture and control fantasy creatures with ARPG gameplay that also utilizes the Sixaxis motion controller (for good or ill)
PS3Record of Agarest War (DL only)Compile HeartMulti-generational game with dating sim elements and tactical combat
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
PS3Yakuza 3Amusement Vision/SegaContinues Kiryu's story but takes out a fair amount of content due to rushed localization (hostess clubs, for example)
PS4Asdivine HeartsExe-CreateSee Wii U
PS4Dead or School (DL only)Studio NanafushiSidescrolling horror ARPG/Metroidvania; lots of jank in the programming; a bit fanservicey in design
PS4Lost SphearTokyo RPG FactoryUses a combat system like I Am Setsuna; harkens back to the storytelling style of early-mid 90's JRPGs
PS4Super Robot Wars T (Asia English)B.B. StudioBalances out the intertwining series focuses more smoothly than V or X, iterates on X's gameplay by adding supporter units
PS4Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionQLOC/Bandai NamcoSee XBO
PS4Wild Arms 3 (DL only)Media.VisionSee PS2
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
PS5Disgaea 6 CompleteNippon IchiSee Switch, but with a much better framerate and all DLC included
PS5Sword of Elpisia (DL only)Exe-CreateSee XS
PSPDungeon Maker II: The Hidden WarGlobal A EntertainmentPlays similarly to the first, with an additional monster-raising system and more fine-tuning of dungeon-building elements
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
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: A Tear of VermillionMicrovision/FalcomSecond game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; run-of-the-mill turn-based gameplay and an arbitrary pet system
PSPYs: The Ark of NapishtimFalcomCloser to the original PC Japanese version than the PS2 version was; also adds some extra quests; very long and frequent loading
SaturnShining the Holy ArkCamelot1st-person dungeon crawl, not unlike its predecessor Shining in the Darkness
SNESSecret of EvermoreSquare SoftAn ARPG featuring a boy and his dog traveling through different eras; never released in Japan
SwitchDisgaea 1: CompleteNippon IchiSee PS4
SwitchDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionArmor Project/Square EnixLots of QoL changes including adding the symphonic score, extra quests/party chat, and more; can be played in either 2D or 3D modes
SwitchFantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (DL only)Arc System WorksSee Vita
SwitchGhost Sync (DL only)Exe-CreateSee PS5
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
SwitchSakuna: Of Rice and RuinEdelweissSee PS4
TurboGrafx-16Double DungeonsNCSCo-op first-person dungeon crawl
VitaFernz GateExe-CreateTries to employ some neat party assist strategies in battle, but otherwise is Kemco through and through
VitaFinal Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterVirtuos/Square EnixSee PS3
VitaUtawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (DL only)Aquaplus/StingA remake of the previously JP-only first game in the series; an SRPG/visual novel hybrid with an emphasis on chaining together attacks with proper timing
WiiSuper Paper MarioIntelligent SystemsMultiple playable characters and the ability to switch between 2D/3D for platforming; the last decent Paper Mario game, according to many
WiiXenoblade ChroniclesMonolith SoftI'm really feeling loads of sidequests and ARPG combat!
Xbox 360Record of Agarest War ZeroCompile Heart/Idea FactoryPrequel to the first game, with enhanced dating sim elements and the ability to carry over save data from the first game to unlock characters
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 SeriesElden RingFromSoftwareSee PS5
Xbox SeriesTales of Arise (DL only)Bandai NamcoSee PS5
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