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Immerse Yourself In The 25 Best JRPGs Currently Available On The Nintendo Switch

Updated October 14, 2020 537 votes 81 voters 2.3k views25 items

List RulesNew(er) games only. Remastered versions still count.

There's no question that Japanese role-playing games usually take a bit longer to play considering the length of their campaigns and the breadth of content, but hey, we're not complaining. Over the past few years, the Nintendo Switch has proved to be one of the best ways to play for long stints due to its portability and versatility. Whether you're looking for something strategic, something with social simulation mechanics thrown in, or a title that is going to challenge not only your gaming skills but your resolve and tenacity, the best JRPGs on the Switch offer something for every type of gamer.

While the 'J' in JRPG stands for Japanese, this list isn't simply focusing on RPGs made in Japan. Instead, it features classic Japanese role-playing games that exude a certain gameplay style, namely games that place a heavy emphasis on deep, thought-provoking plots and comprehensive character development. From Switch exclusives like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Pokémon Sword and Shield to epic JRPGs like Trails of Cold Steel III and Dragon Quest XI, there are tons of options to help you get your RPG fix at home or on the go, with plenty of great games coming to the Switch in the not-too-distant future. Of course, the Switch is also home to a growing library of older RPG classics, including all the PS1-era Final Fantasy games.

Check out all the top Switch JRPGs and vote up all the games you loved playing the most, that way other gamers can see which titles to check out next.

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