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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with JRPG, according to gamer reviews.

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
8.41
98% 4,488 votes
8.32
97% 4,563 votes
8.32
96% 5,618 votes
8.27
97% 2,969 votes
8.26
96% 4,224 votes
8.09
96% 1,121 votes
8.03
95% 1,184 votes
8.02
92% 5,000 votes
8.01
94% 2,157 votes
7.98
97% 396 votes
7.98
94% 1,761 votes
7.91
97% 321 votes
7.90
89% 32,096 votes
7.88
93% 1,189 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with JRPG is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as JRPG, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. RPG 92%
  2. Anime 59%
  3. Singleplayer 57%
  4. Adventure 52%
  5. 2D 51%
  6. Fantasy 46%
  7. Indie 39%
  8. Story Rich 37%
  9. Pixel Graphics 35%
  10. Turn-Based Combat 31%
  11. Cute 31%
  12. Female Protagonist 28%
  13. Casual 25%
  14. Sexual Content 23%
  15. Exploration 23%
  16. Nudity 21%
  17. Action 19%
  18. Party-Based RPG 19%
  19. Strategy 18%
  20. RPGMaker 16%
  21. Visual Novel 16%
  22. Colorful 15%
  23. Retro 15%

The JRPG tag stands for "Japanese Role-Playing Game." It is used to categorize a specific subgenre of role-playing games that originate from Japan and have distinct characteristics and gameplay elements.

When it comes to JRPGs, several defining features set them apart from other types of role-playing games:

  • Story-driven JRPGs often prioritize immersive storytelling and character development. They feature rich narratives with complex characters, dramatic plots, and thematic depth. Many JRPGs have epic storylines that span multiple hours of gameplay.
  • Turn-based combat Most JRPGs utilize turn-based combat systems where players take turns commanding their characters to perform actions such as attacking, using spells or abilities, or defending. This strategic approach allows players to carefully plan their moves and consider the strengths and weaknesses of different party members.
  • Distinct art style The visual style of JRPGs can vary widely but often incorporates vibrant, colorful graphics with anime-inspired character designs. They may also feature beautifully detailed environments or imaginative fantastical settings.
  • Character progression Character growth is a significant aspect of many JRPGs. Players can level up their characters through experience points gained in battles, acquire new abilities or skills, customize equipment and gear, and build relationships between characters through social interactions.
  • Musical scores Music plays a crucial role in creating the atmosphere in JRPGs. These games frequently feature memorable soundtracks composed by talented artists that enhance emotional moments within the game's narrative.

JRPGs have had a substantial impact on gaming history and gained immense popularity worldwide. Some well-known examples of JRPGs include:

  • Final Fantasy series A long-running franchise that has become synonymous with the JRPG genre. Games like "Final Fantasy VII" and "Final Fantasy X" are highly regarded for their intricate storytelling and captivating worlds.
  • Dragon Quest series Another iconic RPG franchise, known for its charming art style, lighthearted narrative, and traditional turn-based combat. "Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age" is a recent entry in the series.
  • Persona series Developed by Atlus, these games blend elements of JRPGs with social simulation gameplay. Notable titles include "Persona 5" and "Persona 4 Golden."

JRPGs offer players a chance to immerse themselves in rich storytelling, embark on epic adventures, engage in strategic battles, and explore intricate game worlds that often leave a lasting impact on players' hearts.

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