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The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now 

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Updated January 7, 2020 490 votes 94 voters 2.9k views 19 items

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 2020. 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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Dragon Quest XI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2017
Dragon Quest XI continues the gameplay of previous games in the series, in which players explore worlds and fight against various monsters, including the ability to explore high areas. The ...more
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Octopath Traveler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
Chris Abraham added
2019
Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in collaboration with Acquire, and published by Nintendo. n under a month after being published, the game had ...more
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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Valkyria Chronicles 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Shadowverse is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant ... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Tree of Savior is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2016
Tree of Savior (also known as TOS) is a free massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by IMC Games. The game was developed by Kim Hakkyu, creator of Ragnarok Online while the ...more
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The Caligula Effect: Ove... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
The Caligula Effect is a role-playing video game developed by Aquria. It was released for the PlayStation Vita in Japan in June 2016, and by Atlus USA in North America and Europe in May 2017. A ...more
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Atelier Lydie & Suel... is listed (or ranked) 12 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 ... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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SoulWorker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2016
SoulWorker (also known as SoulWorker Online) is an anime-style free action massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Lion Games Studios from South Korea. The game story takes ...more
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Dynasty Warriors 8 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2013
Dynasty Warriors 8 (known in Japan as Shin Sangokumusou 7) is a hack and slash video game and the eighth official installment of the Dynasty Warriors series. The story is based on the ...more
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God Eater 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2018
God Eater 3 is an action role-playing game developed by Marvelous and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The third main entry in the God Eater series, the game was released for PlayStation ...more
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One Piece Pirate Warrior... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2015
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is an action video game, developed by Omega Force and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Microsoft ...more
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Aura Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2013
Aura Kingdom, also known as Fantasy Frontier Online in Taiwan and Hong Kong and Innocent World in Japan, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game made by the Taiwanese game developer ...more
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Closers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular JRPG Video Games Right Now
2014
Closers is a free-to-play 3D action MMORPG developed by Naddic Games and published by Nexon in Korea, Megaxus in Indonesia, and Sega in Japan. On August 2017, En Masse Entertainment announced ...more