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Xbox One JRPGs That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

The Xbox One may have paved the way for the Xbox Series X and S, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some excellent Japanese role-playing games of its own to play. These are some of the best Xbox One JRPGs we recommend to all owners, depending on what you’re looking for.

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Best Xbox One Action-RPG JRPG: NieR Automata

While many will think of turn-based games when they consider JRPGs, there are action ones as well. NieR Automata (and its predecessor) have some of the best action hack-and-slash gameplay on the Xbox One. PlatinumGames did a stellar job blending together fast-paced boss battles with a gripping story.

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Best Remastered JRPG on the Xbox One: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Xbox One has plenty of remasters and remakes, but one of the best JRPGs in that category is Final Fantasy XII. This is one of my favorite games in the series and this remaster brings all of the content with solid graphical upgrades, plus neat quality-of-life features like speeding up gameplay.

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Best Bang for Your Buck: Persona 5 Royal

If you want a game that will last you and certainly let you get your money’s worth, it’s hard to beat Persona 5 Royal. This is one of the best JRPGs on the entire platform, if not the actual best for many owners, and its main story will take most people at least 100 hours to beat. The Phantom Thieves give more than they take in this case.

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Best JRPG-Inspired Indie Game on the Xbox One: Chained Echoes

This indie title may not be a JRPG but it certainly takes elements of games like Chrono Trigger and Xenosaga. It has a fantastic story with some solid characters and it takes quite a long time to go through. It was one of my favorite games in 2022 and it’s pretty cheap compared to some of the bigger budget games here.

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Best Xbox One JRPG for Turn-Based Fans: Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age

Those JRPG fans who want a pure turn-based experience should look no further. Dragon Quest XI is arguably the best in the ground-breaking series that pretty much kicked off the entire genre in the first place. It has gorgeous, colorful graphics and a jam-packed adventure with numerous memorable party members you can use in the simple but engaging combat.

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Cody is a writer who has been sharing his love for video games and anime since his high school days in 2012. When he isn’t writing about the latest JRPGs and anime series, he can be found in Final Fantasy XIV, occasionally playing some Call of Duty, or lurking on Twitter @SoulcapCody.