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The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now  

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If you've ever wanted to see a list of the best JRPG games, you're in luck! We’re ranking the biggest and most popular JRPGs in 2019. These turn-based games are known for the rich storylines, deep gameplay mechanics, and awesome controls.

While classic games like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and the venerable Final Fantasy series helped define RPGs, newer games have taken role-playing games to a whole new level. Which recent JRPG is your favorite? From Aura Kingdom to God Eater 3, SoulWorker, and more, these games have a devoted following and super dense plots. 

Vote up the best modern JRPGs and add your own if it's missing from the list.

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NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2017
Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. Set in the midst of a proxy war between machines created by otherworldly invaders ...more
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Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2016
Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix; the game is the fifteenth main installment in the company's Final Fantasy series. It released in ...more
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Octopath Traveler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
Chris Abraham added
Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in collaboration with Acquire, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game was released ...more
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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2010
Final Fantasy XIV, also known as Final Fantasy XIV Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows personal computer, developed and published by Square Enix. It ...more
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DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
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Shadowverse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2016
Shadowverse is a free-to-play digital collectible card video game developed and published by Cygames in Japan. It was released for iOS and Android devices in June 2016, and by July was already ...more
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2018
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Sega. It was released in Japan for the PlayStation 4 in March 2018, and is scheduled to be released worldwide in ...more
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Nioh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2017
Nioh is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Team Ninja for the PlayStation 4. Set in early 1600s during a fictionalized version of the Sengoku period, the game centers on a sailor ...more
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Tree of Savior is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
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The Caligula Effect: Overdose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2016
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a role-playing video game developed by Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is a sequel to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and ...more
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SoulWorker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2016
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DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
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GOD EATER 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
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Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Al... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2017
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a role-playing video game developed by Gust, and originally released in Japan for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation ...more
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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2018
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is a 2018 action role-playing game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Step into the ...more
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Aura Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
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Closers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2014