Famitsu reders were asked to vote on their favorite game of all time regardless of genre or platform, and Persona 5 came up on top.
Finally got around to laying through P5 and I must say it is excellent.
probably the voters were most of them younger ages and recent gamers than seasoned ones (25++ ages) ...no matter its high quality imo is far from the title- the best game of all time....
@naruga I'm a 30+ year old player that has played almost exclusively RPG's in my life, both western and JRPG's. Persona 5 was the first time I'd played any Persona game, and it is my favorite game of all time. From start to finish, I found it to be the most consistently fantastic and interesting throughout--of any game I've played. That's even more impressive given that I took 180 hours to beat it, I'll normally abandon a game before then because they just aren't good enough to stay interesting for that long.
@mav805 So you are you saying that it's just your favorite game, or it's the best game ever created? I think it's pretty biased to say it is, and it's a biased poll. It's an excellent game, that is all the POLL proves.
@Mav805 If that is your only Persona game than you are missing playing the other greatest Persona game, Persona 4.
Bit strange how the best game of all time just happens to be the most recent one. Even some of the others so far up the list (Top 10) seem to be quite recent...wouldn't you think with it being "of all time" people would go a little further back with some of them like Dragon Quest III Persona 5, Splatoon, NieR: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Final Fantasy XV (No Final Fantasy VIII...seriously)
"Bit strange how the best game of all time just happens to be the most recent one" It''s not the most recent one at all? In a few days it'll be a year old in Japan.
But...on the list It's not something from the 90s or early 00s is it I'm just trying to say that by some big chance the greatest video game of all time is one of the many recent ones of the list.
@-Foxtrot: the breakdown for votes for platforms shows that old games weren't forgotten at all. There were more votes for PS2 and PS1 games than PS4, but they were spread among more games.
Oh I'm not saying they are forgotten completely just that the majority, even the top spot are all recent like games compared to the rest. The point is out of all the video games we've ever had, all the games that could be candidates and just somehow, by chance the higher part of the list (Top 10), the one with the biggest votes are last gen/this gen games. Just seems more about what's "in" now, not in general. I remember when FF13 came out and they asked Japan their favorite main FF character the number 1 spot was Lightning, then when FFXV came out it was Noctis...there was another poll of favorite leading lady in FF which Lightning had yet when FFXV came out it was Luna who took that spot despite her hardly being in the game or having much development. Again...it was the most recent FF game to come out.
Forget ff8 where's ff9
Yeah I'm surprised that's not on the list either. 6. Final Fantasy VII 20. Final Fantasy XI 26. Final Fantasy X 39. Final Fantasy XV
You missed final fantasy 7. . . 🙁
FFXV on there is pretty funny. As well as Splatoon, like wtf. My GOAT is MGS followed closely by Mario 64.
I mean, I could understand Splatoon being on there if it had some MAJOR quality of life improvements and had launched with all the free DLC that eventually came out. the gameplay is really good and addicting. However the quality of life issues (no party voice chat, no changing weapons in lobbies, online with friends being a pain, short single-player, no local co-op, the two-at-a-time map rotations, etc . . . ) REALLY bring it down. Final Fantasy XV is dumb because it's clearly not the best Final Fantasy game. It's also not even the best open world ARPG out there.
Its not uncommon for that to happen. People have short attention spans, and tend to be most affected by what they have experienced most recently. Gaming is very much a "what have you done for me lately" kind of industry.
It is definitely one of the best JRPG's to come out of Japan in a looong time (it feels)...the best of all time...can't really say that but at this moment, definitely the most impressive.
Wanna bet Persona 5 will be ignored in GOTY publications
Sadly true but its likely to win 7-10 Goty awards maybe even more depending on how well its remembered when the conversation of Goty pops up for all the publications around the world.
Any chance of a GOTY edition next year rhen?
The PS2 was the greatest console ever though!
Hands down, no doubt about it.
SNES says hi.
SNES just like Sega will always have a place in my heart but the PS2 just kicked it up a notch so much.
I still like Tales of Berseria better
I loved Tales of Berseria too as I thought it was right up there with Vesperia and better than Xillia.
Next years game of all time will be a new game that came out a few months ago. A lot of readers always flok to the latest games they played when it comes to those kind of lists. 45 Years of Video Game History and this is the BEST GAME of them all? Not even close. Its a 9-9.5/10 but not BGOAT
There's always a bit of a honeymoon period and of course the games that are fresher in people's minds are the ones people are more likely to vote for.
It's certainly top-tier. Best game I've played in at least a few years.
I respectfully disagree with P5 being the best of all time, I think that's because of it being recent so it's still in people's minds. Though I do agree with the PS2 being the best platform.
That entire top 40 game list is absurd..
A superb game no doubt, not my GOAT, but it's top 3 this gen for sure, and that's coming from someone who doesn't typically play JRPGs
Famistu is trash regardless. Persona 5 voted the best game of all time. PS2 voted the best platform because everyone knows that the PS2 version of Persona 5 is better than both the PS3 & PS4 version combined.
Famitsu Trash? your point of view maybe. But what this "PS2 version of Persona 5 is better than both the PS3 & PS4 version combined." You know that persona 5 is only on ps3 and ps4 right? Or let me put it this way do you like play Halo or Zelda?
Imo Persona 5 is the best Jrpg this generation not of all time.
Best comment. As long as the old school Final Fantasies and Chrono Triggers exist, Persona 5 can never be the best JRPG of all time.
Persona 5 is the best game of this gen. But best game of all time? It's too early for that lol.
Best game of all time might be pushing it. It is without a doubt the best game this gen. And the PS2 is DEFINITELY the best platform ever. Provided me with TONS of memories.
Suikoden II top 20. Nice.
No matter how much I like this game (one of the best games for me this gen), I can't agree that it is the best game of all time. IMO, that title should go to the Witcher 3.
Maybe if you're into Chinese stuff
This game should be GOTY. It's the best JRPG in the past two generations.
They need to give the Shin Megami Tensei series the same attention and love they do Persona.
If you don't take Dark Souls and Bloodborne in account, then yes I agree that P5 is the best JRPG these past 2 generations.
Weeb teens probably
Eh, I like the previous two games in the series better.
Persona 5 is probably the best JRPG this generation, what a masterpiece. It's my GOTY so far, the runner-up being Tales of Berseria
How can someone that likes Persona 5 so much also like Tales of Berseria, I don't understand. The gap between the 2 games is huge. Persona 5 is a game that western non japan fans can enjoy. ToB on the other hand is hell for western non japan fans. The cliche's are ridiculous in that game. And the Tales games have the worst padding I have ever seen.
It's one of the best , the way the game plays is amazing and the art style is awesome too but I like p4s story a little more.
I am disappointed to find that I deleted Persona 5 on the weekend after 85 hours of playing it. The last 10 hours felt like a real grind and I just couldn't force myself to commit another 30 hours or more needed to finish the game. I can appreciate all its many qualities but I just fell off in the end because the gameplay loops got so repetitive. Very good game but I personally think there are many better titles throughout the history of gaming.
Wow dude. Not 1 fcking western game. Japanese people sure are a-holes.
Mass Effect: Andromeda should be number 1
Not Zelda, interesting. None of the Souls games got on the list surprisingly.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.