12 Best Persona Games In The Entire Franchise

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Today we are going to talk about some of the best persona games of the persona franchise. This is a series that evolves with time and mutates with every game release.

And it’s gone from a dark and gritty dungeon crawler to a more lighthearted Social Sim/RPG in the space of 20 years.

With that said Atlus’ flagship franchise is the only one which is getting better with time and you know its a great time to become one of the persona fan.

So lets just dive in to the best persona games in the franchise.

12. P3: Dancing in Moonlight/P5: Dancing in Starlight (2018)

P3: Dancing in Moonlight/P5: Dancing in Starlight (2018) best persona games

This best persona games is a rhythm game based on the role-playing video gamePersona 5. Featuring the central cast of Persona 5, gameplay follows a similar pattern to Persona 4: Dancing All Night; a chosen character performs a song in a story location from Persona 5, with the player using a six-button system to hit notes in time to the present musical track. 

During a section of the song called “Fever”, a chosen partner joins in for the routine, with unique choreography for each partner reflecting the characters’ relationship within Persona 5

Interactions between characters between songs take place in the Velvet Room, a recurring location in the Persona series.

11. Persona 4: Dancing All Night (2015)

Persona 4: Dancing All Night (2015)

Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a rhythm best persona games developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation Vita.

The game is a spin-off of the 2008 role-playing game, Persona 4, which is part of the Persona series of Megami Tensei games.

10. Revelations: Persona (1996)

Revelations: This Persona[a] is a role-playing video game developed and published by Atlus. It is the first entry in the Persona series, itself a subseries of the Megami Tensei franchise, and the first role-playing entry in the series to be released in the west.

This best persona games originally released for the PlayStation in 1996 in Japan and North America, the title was ported to Microsoft Windows in 1999. A port to the PlayStation Portable retitled Shin Megami Tensei: Persona[b] was released in North America and Japan in 2009, and the following year in Europe.

This port featured new cutscenes and a reworked English localization that was more faithful to the original Japanese release.

9. Persona Q (2014)

Persona Q (2014)

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console.

It is part of the Persona series, itself part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise.

8. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (2000)

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (2000)

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus, and chronologically the third installment in the Persona series, a subseries of the Megami Tensei franchise.

It was originally published in 2000 by Atlus in Japan and North America for the PlayStation.

7. Persona 2: Innocent Sin (2011)

Persona 2: Innocent Sin (2011)

Persona 2: Innocent Sin[a] is a Japanese role-playing video game developed and released by Atlus for the PlayStation in 1999.

It is the second entry in the Persona series, itself a subseries of the Megami Tensei franchise, and acts as a sequel to the original Persona. The game was re-released in 2011 for the PlayStation Portable.

The original version was not localized for western territories; however, the PSP version was released in North America and Europe under the title Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 – Innocent Sin.

6. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (2019)

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (2019)

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[a] is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game developed and published by Atlus for the Nintendo 3DS.

It is a spin-off of the Persona series, itself part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise, and a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.

It was released in Japan in November 2018, and worldwide in June 2019.

5. Persona 4 Arena (2012)

 Persona 4 Arena (2012)

Persona 4 Arena is a fighting video game co-developed by Atlus and Arc System Works for arcades, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360; the game is a spin-off from the Persona series, itself part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise.

The game was published by Atlus in Japan and North America in 2012, and by Zen United in Europe in 2013.

Gameplay follows standard fighting game conventions, with matches between two characters with individual movesets, and special expendable abilities. The storyline is told through visual novel segments.

4. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (2014)

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (2014)

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax[c] is a fighting video game developed by Arc System Works and Atlus.

It is the direct sequel to the 2012 game, Persona 4 Arena, which is itself a follow-up to the role-playing game, Persona 4.

The game was originally released in Japanese arcades in November 2013, and was released worldwide for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2014. Unlike the previous game, it features no region locking.

3. Persona 3 FES (2008)

Persona 3 FES (2008)

Persona 3, also known as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus. It is the fourth installment in the Persona series, which is part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise.

The game was originally released by Atlus for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in July 2006; the North American release of the game was delayed until 2007 due to issues with the publication of the official art book.

Persona 3 FES, a director’s cut version containing a new playable epilogue among other changes, was released in Japan in 2007 and worldwide the following year.

2. Persona 4 Golden (2012)

Persona 4 Golden (2012)

Persona 4,[a] also known as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, is a role-playing video game developed and published by Atlus.

It is chronologically the fifth installment in the Persona series, itself a part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise, and was released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in July 2008, North America in December 2008, and Europe in March 2009.

It was re-released as a PlayStation 2 Classic for the PlayStation 3 in April 2014. Persona 4 takes place in a fictional Japanese countryside and is indirectly related to earlier Persona games.

1. Persona 5 Royal (2020)

Persona 5 Royal (2020)

Persona 5[a] is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus. It is the sixth installment in the Persona series, which is part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise.

It was released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan in September 2016 and worldwide in April 2017, and was published by Atlus in Japan and North America and by Deep Silver in Europe and Australia.

An enhanced version featuring new content, Persona 5 Royal,[b] was released for the PlayStation 4 in Japan in October 2019 and worldwide in March 2020.

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