JRPG Randomizer 200

A random list of JRPGs from the JRPG Index
ConsoleNameReleaseLucca's Observations
3DS7th Dragon III Code: VFD2016The only game in the 3rd-person dungeon crawling series to make it to the west, keeps party customization and turn-based combat intact
3DSCastlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)2014See NES
3DSCrystal Warriors (VC)2013See GG
3DSInazuma Eleven GO: Light/Shadow (PAL only)2014Set 10 years after IE3, there are now evil soccer overlords and spirits you can summon during matches to enhance special moves
3DSInfinite Dunamis (DL only)2016Better writing than your average Kemco game, has a sci-fi setting, tries to spice up the turn-based format with turn manipulation
3DSLegend of the River King (VC)2013See GBC
3DSMario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey2019Reworks special moves, upgrades aesthetics, and adds a new side story based on Bowser Jr.'s doings during the game
3DSMario & Luigi: Dream Team2013Overworld platforming and timing-affected turn-based combat with a heavy emphasis on Green Mario and the crazy things his dreams can do
3DSMario Tennis (VC)2014See GBC
3DSMonster Combine TD (DL only)2015Essentially a Plants vs. Zombies clone, but the monsters you can use for defense are randomly selected from a deck; XP can be earned to hold more monsters in said deck
3DSPokemon Rumble World2015A stylized 3D Pokemon beat-em-up where capturing many types of mons increases Adventurer Rank, which gives access to new areas and increases the strength of wild Pokemon
3DSPuzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition2015A collection of two puzzle/RPG hybrid games where you level up your monsters and unleash their skills using time-limited match-3 gameplay
3DSRune Factory 42013The farming/dungeon exploring/marriage sim returns; crafting new equipment is essential to improving stats, your child can also join you in combat
3DSShin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse2016A follow-up to/alternate timeline story in the same world as SMT IV, makes some QoL changes to the gameplay loop from its predecessor
3DSYo-kai Watch2015Level-5's charming Pokemon-like franchise; demons are discovered in the "real" world, befriended, collected, and used in battle, combat occasionally involves minigames
DreamcastSkies of Arcadia2000Standard combat and ship battles!
DSCastlevania: Dawn of Sorrow2005Metroidvania direct sequel to Aria of Sorrow with a more anime design aesthetic, requires the stylus to draw symbols
DSInazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard/Firestorm (PAL only)2012Play soccer to save the world from being destroyed by aliens!
DSRondo of Swords2008An SRPG where you have to run a route through enemies to engage them in combat
DSRune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon2008Grow your farm and level up, and befriend monsters to hire them as farmhands!
DSShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 22012Plays largely the same as the first, but adds a social system to influence the ending
GameCubeMega Man X Command Mission2004Dungeon Crawler
GameCubePhantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution2004Grid-and-turn-based card battling system, because that was the style at the time
GameCubeTales of Symphonia2004Brought the Tales series into the 3D realm, chibi character models belie a twist-heavy story
GameCubeYu-Gi-Oh!: The Falsebound Kingdom2003It's an RTS/turn-based RPG hybrid with Yu-Gi-Oh characters. I don't make the rules here.
GB+GBCGreat Greed1993Everything is named after food, otherwise a slightly weird environmentally-themed JRPG
GBAKingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories2004The first of many, many side stories- takes place between KH I and II, uses a card battling system
GBAMedabots AX: Metabee/Rokusho2003Much more of a fighting game, but you do level your robots to fight them in real-time
GenesisNew Horizons1994AKA Uncharted Waters: New Horizons; hope you like boats! Better sound on SNES than this version
GenesisYs III1991Plays like the other releases, but with arguably better music and game balance
JP FCGanbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru1990Humorous turn-based game set in medieval Japan
JP FCGeGeGe no Kitarou 2: Youkai Gundan no Chousen1987Based off the spooky anime of the same name
JP FCLast Armageddon1990A post-apocalyptic attempt at subverting the traditional fantasy themes of the time- playing as a cast of highly detailed monsters
JP Game GearMadou Monogatari A: Doki Doki Vacation1995Arle stops the bad man from cutting down the forest to build an amusement park! In first-person!
JP Game GearMegami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible1994Monster collecting with a bit of kiddie MegaTen flair
JP GB+GBCShin Megami Tensei Devil Children: Kuro no Sho2000First game in the Devil Children series (the accompanying other version is untranslated), a monster-collector where demon partners can be used to help traverse the overworld
JP PC EngineGai Flame1990Sci-fi turn-based strategy said to be an inspiration for the Langrisser series with giant robots!
JP PSPDigimon Adventure2013Tells the story of the first anime series through 3-on-3 Digimon battles, also features a relationship system
JP SFCDai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen1993First in the series to have a branching storyline
JP SFCDaikaijuu Monogatari1994Hidden characters and adorable sprites!
JP SFCDragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu1992Combo of two of the FC DBZ games, still with card-based battles
JP SFCHeracles no Eikou IV: Kamigami Kara no Okurimono1994A multitude of different avatars to play as, each with its own attributes and perspectives on storyline events
JP SFCMadou Monogatari: Hanamaru Daiyouchi Enji1996Extremely unconventional attack and leveling system, but cookies are currency and it's cute!
JP SFCMetal Max Returns1995Remake of Metal Max, naturally much prettier but more difficult
JP SFCNeugier: Umi to Kaze no Koudou1993An almost-localized ARPG with attacks that can level up, a rather short game overall
JP SFCRomancing Saga1992A very sandboxy JRPG; multiple playable characters, non-linear in fashion
JP SFCTactics Ogre1995Epic storyline, lots of important choices to make - even at the very beginning of the game!
JP SFCYs IV: Mask of the Sun1993Non-canonical to the Ys series after the release of Memories of Celceta
JP VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd - Evolution2016Final game in the Liberl arc albeit with a different protagonist; plays like the previous games; Evolution version adds new artwork/scenarios
JP WiiTakt of Magic2009Successor to LostMagic (DS); a ARPGRTS focused on using motion controls to cast spells
N-GageXanadu Next2005Isometric ARPG gameplay with a clunky class-switching system of sorts and a different story than the PC version
N64Harvest Moon 641999Inherit a farm, level up your tools, and manage time wisely!
Neo Geo PocketDark Arms: Beast Buster1999An 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
NESGhost Lion1992Amazing cover art, unique summon-based battle system
PS2.hack Part 1: Infection2003ARPG that tries to mimic early MMO features
PS2.hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption2007The ARPG/false MMO series continues, with a bit of shmup involved
PS2Dynasty Tactics2002Romance of the Three Kingdoms-themed SRPG
PS2Grandia III2006Same time and distance-based combat as the first two, disproportionate story pacing but solid nonetheless
PS2Monster Rancher 42003Allows for more customization of your training facilities and adds a major exploration/adventure mode
PS2Monster Rancher EVO2006Leans more into traditional RPG mechanics than the rest of the series, dumbs some regular Monster Rancher ones down in the process
PS2Mystic Heroes2002Cutesy Dynasty Warriors-like with magic, more characters than the GameCube version
PS2Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity2005SRPG with a similar position-heavy system to Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth
PS2Tsugunai: Atonement2001Broken up into various quests rather than one fully linear experience- not all quests revolve around combat
PS2Virtua Quest2005ARPG with a main character so lame, he has to capture the souls of the Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
PS2Wild Arms 52007Back to Filgaia's Wild West theme, but maintains the hex system from WA4
PS2Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose2005Made some changes to the combat system that were largely panned at the time, but otherwise more of the same
PS3Asdivine Hearts (DL only)2017It's Kemco, so don't expect too much out of it, but it does have a neat character enhancement system
PS3Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk2013First in the Dusk storyline, lots of endings, lots of alchemy
PS3Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)2011See PSX
PS3Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)2015Enhanced version of the original game with an additional playable character and storyline
PS3Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice2008SRPG shenanigans in the netherworld, with weapon proficiencies, monsters changing into weapons, and stacks of Geo blocks
PS3Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)2013See PS2
PS3Dungeon Explorer (DL only)2011See TG16
PS3Fairy Fencer F2014Not the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
PS3Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)2012See PSX
PS3Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)2011See PSX
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia2011First in a long series of tongue-in-cheek games about the game industry itself; combat is based upon an AP spending system
PS3Lost Dimension2015RPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
PS3Magus2014You play as John Wizardington and learn spells/level up in a bland, bad ARPG
PS3Mystic Heroes (PS2 Classics)2013See PS2
PS3Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)2011See PSX
PS3Vagrant Story (PSone Classics)2011See PSX
PS3Valkyria Chronicles2008Squad-focused SRPG with real-time troop movement limited by AP, tanks are also controllable (and destructable)
PS3Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)2011See PSX
PS3Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)2009See PSX
PS3Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (DL only)2011Same ol' Wizardry - another difficult first-person dungeon crawler
PS3Wonder Boy in Monster Land (DL only)2012See 360
PS4Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent (DL only)2022A Class of Heroes spinoff that tries to marry RTS and turn-based strategy gameplay and succeeds at neither
PS4Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (DL only)2016See PS2
PS4Asdivine Hearts II2017See Vita
PS4Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey2017Second game in the Mysterious storyline; time limit exists for initial alchemy certification exam, alchemy can be done at a portable atelier
PS4Beastie Bay DX (DL only)2022See Switch
PS4Caravan Stories (DL only)2019Formerly a JP-only mobile MMORPG with gacha hero recruitment mechanics and heavy emphasis on auto-combat
PS4Castlevania Advance Collection (DL only)2021See XS
PS4Code Vein2019Think Dark Souls, but more anime and with post-apocalyptic vampires
PS4Doraemon: Story of Seasons (DL only)2020As the title states, a Story of Seasons game with appearances by Doraemon and his friends where upgrading tools is crucial to farm life
PS4Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (DL only)2017See Vita
PS4Fernz Gate2018See Vita
PS4Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age2017See XBO
PS4Fuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)2021See PS5
PS4Justice Chronicles (DL only)2022See 3DS
PS4Kingdom Hearts III2019A conclusion that leaves more questions than satisfying answers, ARPG gameplay is quite flashy, worlds are bigger but arguably blander
PS4Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk2018A first-person dungeon crawler with extremely deep levels of party customization; each dungeon has a unique gimmick; dark tones pervade throughout
PS4Legend of Ixtona (DL only)2022See Switch
PS4Little Town Hero2020See XBO
PS4Monochrome Order (DL only)2019See XBO
PS4Scarlet Nexus2021See PS5
PS4SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Asia English)2016A Super Robot Wars-like game that spans the Universal Century timeline in a highly abridged form; lots of stats for both pilots and mobile suits to manage
PS4Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal2018Changes gameplay perspective to 3D (as opposed to the 2.5D of the original), adds more characters via DLC
PS4Super Robot Wars T (Asia English)2019Balances out the intertwining series focuses more smoothly than V or X, iterates on X's gameplay by adding supporter units
PS4Super Robot Wars V (Asia English)2017Multi mech-franchise SRPG mashup, this one with a particularly heavy focus on Yamato 2199; has multiple endings and protagonists
PS4Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition2019See XBO
PS4Yakuza Kiwami2017A retelling of the story of the first Yakuza in the Yakuza 0 engine, using Japanese dialogue rather than a dub and adding a system where Majima can ambush you anywhere
PS4Ys: Memories of Celceta2020Adds a Japanese voice option, otherwise see Vita
PS5Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (DL only)2021A 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
PS5Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (DL only)2021A Metroidvania on the shorter side with shallower systems, but nonetheless satisfying elemental attacks
PS5Star Ocean: The Divine Force2022A return to dual protagonists and the most dynamic combat system in the series to date
PSPAlundra (PSone Classics)2010See PSX
PSPBlack Rock Shooter: The Game (DL only)2013ARPG with a ton of shooting (duh) and a mission-based structure
PSPDisgaea 2: Dark Hero Days2009Adds characters from Disgaea 3, a story mode focusing on Axel, and other QoL changes brought over from Disgaea 3
PSPDissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy2011Adds more characters and expands the story mode to be party-based, also retells the story from the first game within
PSPDungeon Explorer (DL only)2007See TG16
PSPFinal Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)2010See PSX
PSPFinal Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)2011See PSX
PSPFront Mission 3 (PSone Classics)2010See PSX
PSPNo Heroes Allowed! (DL only)2010Third game in the Badman series, adds aquatic creatures to the array of upgradable defenses against unwanted heroes
PSPPersona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013See PSX
PSPValkyria Chronicles 22010Plays a lot like the first, but with a more school-like setting compared to the first game
PSPVanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)2011See PSX
PSPWild Arms (PSone Classics)2007See PSX
PSXAzure Dreams1998Roguelike with town building, romancing, and familiar collecting
PSXElemental Gearbolt1998The only light-gun shooter/RPG hybrid you'll find!
PSXKartia: The Word of Fate1998SRPG initially localized as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, uses cards to manipulate battle
PSXKing's Field19961st-person dungeon crawler, FromSoftware's second game (this is actually King's Field II)
PSXPersona 2: Eternal Punishment2000Half of the Persona 2 story- the other half wasn't officially localized until years later
PSXRPG Maker2000Included due to presence of sample RPG Gobli's Quest, a short romp with notable difficulty spikes
PSXTales of Destiny1998First localized Tales title with a similar 2D real-time combat system to its predecessor
PSXThe Granstream Saga1998ARPG, Successor to the Quintet trilogy, unsettling faceless 3D models
PSXThousand Arms1999JRPG with heavy dating sim elements
PSXVandal Hearts1997Standard SRPG gameplay with non-set classes
Sega CDDark Wizard1994SRPG with night/day, alignment systems
Sega CDLunar: Eternal Blue1995Just as charming as the first game, but with a baffling save system (utilizing magic XP as a requirement)
SNESChrono Trigger1995A shining example of the genre as a whole, a time-travel story done right
SNESDragon View1994Sequel to Drakkhen, interesting pseudo-3D overworld system
SNESLagoon1991Dollar-store Ys
SNESOgre Battle: The March of the Black Queen1995Epic overarching story with RTS elements
SNESSecret of Evermore1995An ARPG featuring a boy and his dog traveling through different eras; never released in Japan
SwitchAmbition Record (DL only)2022See XS
SwitchArcade Archives: Valkyrie no Densetsu2022Technically an arcade game, a top-down hack-and-slash with a time limit to each stage and gold to earn to upgrade spells/weapons
SwitchArmed Emeth (DL only)2021See XS
SwitchArtifact Adventure Gaiden DX2019Game Boy-like aesthetic with a generally non-linear world; player choices affect game progession in significant fashion
SwitchAtelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (DL only)2020See PS4
SwitchAtelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream2022See PS4
SwitchEiyuden Chronicle: Rising (DL only)2022See PS5
SwitchFairy Tail2020See PS4
SwitchFantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (DL only)2018See Vita
SwitchMade in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness2022See PS4
SwitchMary Skelter Finale2021A multi-party fitrst-person dungeon crawler with dense labyrinths and a bonus mode to let you read through the plot of previous entries
SwitchMercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix2018See PS4
SwitchNelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World2019See PS4
SwitchNi no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition2021See PS4, but with all DLC included
SwitchOrangeblood (DL only)2020See PS4
SwitchPuzzle & Dragons Gold (DL only)2020A barebones story, dumbed-down mechanics from the regular game, and gacha mechanics galore; seen as a low point in the series
SwitchSeek Hearts (DL only)2020See XBO
SwitchSuper Neptunia RPG2019See PS4
SwitchSword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (DL only)2022See XBO
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV2021See PS4
SwitchVoice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden (DL only)2022See PS4
VitaAtelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea2017Adds all DLC, new costumes, superbosses, and brings over characters from other Atelier games to flesh out the story
VitaChrono Cross (PSone Classics)2012See PSX
VitaDanganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair2014Mostly a visual novel/murder mystery/courtroom sim, but also features XP to give you levels and skill points to equip abilities to use in trials
VitaFate/Extella: The Umbral Star2017A Fate-skinned musou; serves as a sort of sequel to Fate/Extra
VitaFavorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)2013See PS3
VitaFront Mission 3 (PSone Classics)2012See PSX
VitaHyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 12014Reworks the script and expands the storyline, removes some characters while adding others, borrows elements from later entries to improve QoL
VitaParasite Eve (PSone Classics)2012See PSX
VitaToukiden: Kiwami2015Contains the entirety of the original game and adds more weapons, monsters, and story content
WiiDokapon Kingdom2008No gameplay changes as compared to PS2, but better graphics and easier multiplayer
Wii UBreath of Fire II (VC)2013See SNES
Wii UMega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/Red Sun (VC)2015See GBA
Wii UPokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (VC)2016See DS
Xbox 360Dragon's Dogma2012Western-styled ARPG with monster grappling, a customizable avatar, and additional customizable helper
Xbox 360Enchanted Arms2006Fairly mediocre turn-based JRPG with some grid-based tactical elements to combat
Xbox 360Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax2011Takes away some gameplay variety from the original PSP game, but adds an option to use an anime artstyle
Xbox 360Zoids Assault2008SRPG featuring the long-running Zoids franchise and a lot of washed-out color palettes
Xbox OneAsdivine Cross (DL only)2021See 3DS
Xbox OneAsdivine Dios (DL only)2019See Vita
Xbox OneAsdivine Saga (DL only)2021See XS
Xbox OneBloodstained: Ritual of the Night2019Iga doing what Iga does (arguably) best: Metroidvanias; it's not Castlevania, but it's about as close as you'll get these days
Xbox OneDemoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)2022See XS
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy VIII Remastered (DL only)2019See PSX, but with some QoL changes
Xbox OneFinal Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age2019Incorporates the elements from the previously JP-only International Zodiac Job system, which features multiple license boards and QoL changes
Xbox OneKingdom Hearts III2020See PS4
Xbox OneSephirothic Stories2019All the visual charm of a PS2 game on more modern systems; enemies are visible as opposed to random encounters, otherwise same old Kemco
Xbox OneStory of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town2021See Switch
Xbox SeriesAlphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)2021Kemco is at it again, cribbing a battle style somewhat akin to Bravely Default; sprites while exploring and PS2-level graphics during fights
Xbox SeriesDead Rising (DL only)2020See PS4
Xbox SeriesDemoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)2022A metroidvania that wears its mature themes on its sleeves (to an occasionally lewd degree)
Xbox SeriesDragon Quest Builders 22021See PS4
Xbox SeriesRuinverse (DL only)2020See Switch
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