JRPG Randomizer 100

A random list of JRPGs from the JRPG Index
ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
3DSBrave Dungeon (DL only)Inside SystemTop-down dungeon crawler, featuring a class system and item crafting, along with turn-based battles; very sparse story
3DSInazuma Eleven (DL only)Level-5See DS
3DSMonster Hunter GenerationsCapcomNew features include upgrading armor using scavenged materials, mutated monster forms, different attack stypes for each weapon, and special moves to charge during hunting
3DSShin Megami Tensei IVAtlusTakes place in a separate world from the other SMT games, gameplay elements like demon recruitment/fusion, the 3-pronged alignment choice, and the Press Turn system return
DSBlue Dragon: Awakened ShadowTri-CrescendoARPG with a customizable protagonist, Shu and the gang are AI-controlled party members
DSDigimon World DSBECTechnically the first game in the Digimon Story series rather than a Digimon World game, very Pokemon-esque in gameplay
DSIzuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja ReturnsNinja StudioPlays like the first with similar tone, but adds a tag system for exploring dungeons; lots of grinding is necessary to complete
DSLegacy of Ys: Books I & IIDreams/FalcomCombined enhanced remake of Ys I and II with 3D and potential multiplayer
DSMystery Dungeon: Shiren the WandererChunsoftRoguelike dungeon crawl where food management is critical and death is expected
DSSuikoden TierkreisKonamiNot part of the main series storyline (no returning characters), but similar 108-star recuitment and turn-based gameplay
GameCubePhantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. RevolutionSonic TeamGrid-and-turn-based card battling system, because that was the style at the time
GBAFinal Fantasy Tactics AdvanceSquare EnixFar lighter tone than the original FFT, many battles have tricky restrictions due to judges
GBAFinal Fantasy VI AdvanceSquare Enix/ToseAdded bonus dungeons, Espers, and some graphical polish
GBAMega Man Battle Network 2CapcomMore or less the same as the first, but a bit more customizable, and no auto-healing after every battle
GenesisExileTelenetTop-down when exploring, sidescrolling ARPG in dungeons - featuring real-world locations and censored themes!
JP FCMetal MaxCrea-Tech/Data EastMad Max: the JRPG! Featuring vehicle combat!
JP FCUshio to Tora: Shin'en no DaiyouTom Create/PixelBased on a manga of a similar name, turn-based combat with super-dramatic cutaways; top-down in exploration, first-person in houses and dungeons
JP FCZombie HunterHi-Score Media WorkNot the greatest side-scrolling ARPG, but it does have synthesized voices
JP GBARockman EXE 4.5: Real OperationCapcomNot part of the MMBN story, gives you the ability to control multiple Navis
JP GBATomato AdventureAlphaDreamYou say "tomato," I say "a silly RPG with toy-based gimmicks in combat, humor throughout, and lots of lycopene!"
JP Mega DriveVixen 357NCSMechy SRPG with permadeath, an official localization was planned in 2019 but abandoned
JP PC EngineThe Tower of DruagaNamcoPlays a lot like the classic arcade dungeon crawler, but stats can be increased between floors or after finding items
JP PS2Front Mission 5: Scars of the WarSquare EnixMore tactical Wanzer combat, largely similar to Front Mission 2, with the addition of friendly fire
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 PSPLa Pucelle RagnarokNippon IchiAdds characters from the Disgaea series, QoL improvements, and extra bonus episodes
JP PSPNayuta no KisekiFalcomARPG with platforming elements
JP PSXAsuncia: Matsue no JubakuE.O. ImaginationRandomly generated maps with a score-based objective, sort of an SRPG?
JP PSXTear Ring Saga: Yutona Eiyuu SenkiASCII EntertainmentIt's pretty much Fire Emblem, down to the creator of the series
JP SFCBahamut LagoonSquareSquare's oft-forgotten SRPG child, divine spritework
JP SFCBushi Seiryuuden: Futari no YuushaGame FreakZelda-like exploration; combat is 2D platformer-like, but still turn-based (enemies only act when you do); pretty spritework
JP SFCFire Emblem: Seisen no KeifuIntelligent SystemsIntroduced the marriage/children mechanic that would be seen in later FE entries
JP SFCKouryuu Densetsu Villgust: Kieta ShoujoWinkysoftBased on an anime of the same name, ridiculous stat levels before Disgaea made it cool
JP SFCRomancing SagaSquareA very sandboxy JRPG; multiple playable characters, non-linear in fashion
JP SFCShiki EiyuudenOutrigger Koubou/Be-On WorksA brutally hard turn-based historical JRPG set in the Warring States period of China; puzzles and quizzes found throughout
JP SFCShin Megami TenseiAtlus1st-person dungeon crawl with demon recruitment/fusion, only localized on mobile
JP SFCShin Megami Tensei IIAtlusSimilar to but easier than the first game
JP WiiPokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Ikuzo! Arashi no BoukendanChunsoftStack water Pokemon in a WiiWare-exclusive Mystery Dungeon adventure!
Neo Geo PocketDark Arms: Beast BusterNoise Factory/SNKAn ARPG sequel to an arcade game where the character doesn't gain levels, but weapons do by collecting monster souls; the weapons can evolve as well
PS2.hack//G.U. Vol. 2//ReminisceCyberConnect2The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
PS3Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Odin Sphere (PS2 Classics)VanillawareSee PS2
PS3Tales of ZestiriaBandai NamcoOften maligned amongst series fans for being misleading in terms of character marketing, has a battle system that revolves around partnering up
PS3Transformers: DevastationPlatinumGamesSee 360
PS4Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight BelowOmega ForceA Dragon Quest-themed musou, with many playable characters from throughout the series' history
PS4Legend of Ixtona (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
PS4Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New MoonGustSimilar premise as the first game, but now with a time limit on both excursions and the game as a whole; instead of 4 creatures, you now have 2 and an AI partner
PS4Sakuna: Of Rice and RuinEdelweissPart rice-farming simulator, part side-scrolling ARPG, all charm and pretty visuals
PS4The Alliance Alive HD RemasteredCattle CallNo major differences outside of graphical enhancement and some UI adjustments due to the lack of two screens
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
PS4Touhou Genso WandererAqua StyleSee Vita
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
PS5Demon's SoulsFromSoftware/BluepointRevitalizes the original Souls game, adding some handy item management QoL features; just as difficult as the original
PS5Fuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)CyberConnect2Part of the Little Tail Bronx series (Solatorobo); a turn-based RPG centering around tank combat (one tank with various controllable/upgradable turrets) and the impact of war
PS5Lost JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioA dark detective story follow-up to Judgment, continues the beat-em-up gameplay from its sister Yakuza series, pettable cats, a dog can join you in your crime-solving
PS5Valkyrie ElysiumSoleil/Square EnixA side game (but not really) that leans far, far, far more heavily into action than RPG elements, with a skill tree to upgrade stats and general disappointment for fans of the series
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
PSPLunar: Silver Star HarmonyJapan Art Media/Game ArtsArguably the closest in tone to the intended translation, but with less charm; adds a playable prologue, battles are extremely easy in comparison to other versions
PSPPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)AtlusSee PSX
PSPPhantasy Star PortableAlfa System/Sonic TeamSequel to Phantasy Star Universe, plays in a similar ARPG style, customizable player character, mission-based structure
PSPTactics Ogre: Let Us Cling TogetherSquare Enix/QuestAllows for revisiting of plot points to see how alternate major decisions would have changed the story
PSXDigimon WorldFlying Tiger DevelopmentMonster-collecting and raising game
PSXKing's FieldFromSoftware1st-person dungeon crawler, FromSoftware's second game (this is actually King's Field II)
PSXKoudelkaSacnothHorror-themed JRPG, the precursor to the Shadow hearts series
PSXMaster Of Monsters: Disciples of GaiaSystemSoftSlow-paced SRPG, remake of Master of Monsters (GEN), critically panned
Sega CDDark WizardH.I.C.SRPG with night/day, alignment systems
SNESChrono TriggerSquareA shining example of the genre as a whole, a time-travel story done right
SNESOgre Battle: The March of the Black QueenQuestEpic overarching story with RTS elements
SwitchAsdivine Dios (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Vita
SwitchDemoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)AKI/EastasiasoftSee XS
SwitchDigimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete EditionMedia.VisionCombined versions of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Hacker's Memory; gives extra Digimon, balancing, and evolution trees to the first game
SwitchDisgaea 5 CompleteNippon IchiContains the base game and all DLC
SwitchDragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens SetCyberConnect2See XBO, with an additional DLC-only storyline revolving around DB Super content
SwitchFairy TailGustSee PS4
SwitchFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (DL only)Square EnixSee PS4
SwitchFinal Fantasy VII (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
SwitchFinal Fantasy VIII Remastered (DL only)SquareSee PSX, but with some QoL changes
SwitchLegend of the Tetrarchs (DL only)Hit-PointSee XBO
SwitchMade in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into DarknessSpike ChunsoftSee PS4
SwitchMary Skelter 2Compile Heart/Idea Factory/ZerodivA first-person dungeon crawler much like the first; juggling corruption in battle and avoiding regenrating boss enemies is important; also contains the first game
SwitchRomancing SaGa 3 (DL only)ArtePiazza/SquareSee Vita
SwitchSilver Nornir (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareSee XS
SwitchVoid tRrLM(); //Void TerrariumNippon IchiSee PS4
VitaAsdivine Dios (DL only)Exe-CreateRelated to Asdivine Hearts, but abandons the gem-based character customization in favor of weapon fusion; the main character is the world's creator deity
VitaBreath of Fire III (DL only)CapcomSee PSP
VitaCladun x2 (DL only)System Prisma/Nippon IchiSee PSP
VitaDisgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (DL only)Nippon IchiSee PSP
VitaSuper Robot Wars V (Asia English)B.B. StudioSee PS4
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
VitaVagrant Story (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaYs VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaFalcomAdol in ARPG action again, with a settlement-building mechanic and up to 3 party members in combat
WiiOne Piece: Unlimited AdventureGanbarionARPG in which the Straw Hat Pirates are stuck on an island and need to forage for survival; crafted food increases statistics
XboxMetal DungeonPanther SoftwareCustomizable characters and a futuristic third-person dungeon crawl, turn-based combat
Xbox 360Fist of the North Star: Ken's RageKoeiThousands upon thousands of enemies are already dead - musou/ARPG gameplay
Xbox 360Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixFinal Fantasy XIII meets Majora's Mask - time management is crucial and stat enhancement is tied to quest completion
Xbox OneAlphadia Genesis (DL only)Exe-CreateSee Wii U
Xbox OneGale of Windoria (DL only)Hit-PointSee XS
Xbox SeriesArmed Emeth (DL only)Hit-PointKemco takes a swing at Metal Max; hunting bounties with your mechanical golem partner is the main gameplay loop
Xbox SeriesSilver Nornir (DL only)WorldWideSoftwareBy-the-books Kemco fare that moves too fast for its own good, both in plot and gameplay
Xbox SeriesThe DioField ChronicleLancarse/Square EnixSee PS5
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