My 10 favorite Japanese games of all time


published on February 3, 2021


I'll be updating this list if something changes in the future. Last update on 03.02.21.

Persona 4 Golden

I saw this story through the original game, remastered game and anime like 7 times and even though I feel like I've had enough, I still end up watching it again when there is an occasion. The first time I played it it felt like I set off on my greatest game adventure ever and I really wonder when will something be able to beat this feeling.

Tales of Symphonia

I myself don't know how a Tales game ended up on this list and so high as well, given how I've never been a big fan of the series, but here we are. The most fun NG+ I played in 2020, I love the story and especially the characters and I wish more of my friends were interested in playing this game.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

After literal years spend in Danganronpa fandom, I'm still in love with these games' idea. Some time had to pass before I could say that V3 is my favorite in the series though.

NieR: Automata

To be honest I'm not even sure if I like Automata this much or if I'm just in love with Yokoverse and had to put something from it here and Automata was just the best choice lol. But anyway.

Persona 5

Well done, largely improved since Persona 4, over 100 hours of captivating story, what to say more? P4 still hit closer to heart but damn, P5 was fun.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

I like the whole AA series but only this one was both very enjoyable (a bit lacking in the first trilogy) and well done technically (lacking in the new 3D games, in my opinion at least). The story, the cast, the atmosphere, definitely my favorite one.

Shadow of the Colossus (2018)

Took me 4 playthroughs and platinum trophy to fully "feel" and appreciate the game but now I'd like to forget every solution and play again.

Gravity Rush

One of the most fun to play games I've ever played. I wish more of my friends could check it out.

Tales of Xillia

The best game in the series in my opinion, even though I didn't "feel " it as much as Symphonia, it was still a good, worth recommending adventure. Xillia has probably the pretties towns I've seen in Tales games as well as one of the nicest (for me) world settings.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Was my favorite game for a long time but I'm seeing its flaws now. Still, it gave me one of my favorite characters of all time and was super nice to play for the first time, years ago, so I'm leaving it here.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin

Special mention because even though I love the story and characters, its gameplay isn't my jam.

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