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Top 15 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

Posted on the 25 May 2020 by Ssghtc001

Video games are a part of our daily lives nowadays. Starting from the teenagers to the people on their late forties, all of them can be a video game freak irrespective of their ages. The young masses play the video games, at times for entertainment purposes while at some other times as a stress buster when they remain too occupied with their academic and professional lives. Similarly, the mid-aged people play video games as a break from their busy, stressful lives. 

Video games apart from their genres are produced by a lot of countries in large numbers. These countries include China, the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea and so on. Japan is the third-largest producer of such games. We’re here today with some of the best PlayStation 4 games with has been produced by Japan so far. 

1.Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (2014): 

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The Japanese arcade game “Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax” exists in the market in two-dimensional gameplay. It was launched on December 17, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 platform only at Japan. The fighting game was developed by Ecole software French bread and was published by Sega. The theme song that was used for the game was “Belief” by Mami Kawada. In this game, the player has to select a fighting character and takes moves to fight against the rival in the game. 

2.Gundam Breaker 3 (2016):

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The gunplay-action action game “Gundam Breaker 3” was launched on March 3, 2016, on the PlayStation 4 platform in Japan. The game was developed by Crafts and Meister and was published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. The game was launched with subtitles included and is the sequel to the game “Gundam Breaker 2”. The entire game is based on royal battles and wars. 

3.Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 (2016): 

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The Japanese sports video game “Dead or alive Xtreme 3” was launched on March 24, 2016, for both Japan and the Asian PlayStation 4 platform. It was developed by Team ninja and was published by Koei Tecmo in collaboration with a digital touch. The single-player game is a part of the series “Dead or Alive” and is played in third-person perspective. The game is a set a numerous beach vacation games that include beach volleyball, butt fight, rock climbing and so on. 

4.Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (2007): 

Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The roleplaying action game “Odin sphere Leifthrasir” was launched on May 17, 2007, and was re-launched later on January 14, 2014, for the PlayStation 4 platform in Japan. It was developed by Vanillaware and was published by Altus and Sega publisher Korea depending on the place of launch. The single-player game is played on a two-dimensional platform. The story is based on the concept of a Valkyrie and the concept of Norse mythology. 

5.DJMax: Respect (2017):

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The rhythm game “DJMax: Respect” was launched on July 28, 2017, and varied on dates according to the places. The game was developed by the Rocky studio in collaboration with Neowiz MUCA and was published by Neowiz Games. The music genre game can be played both over the single-player as well as multiplayer modes. 

6.Okami HD (2006):

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The action-adventure Japanese video game “Okami” means great God in Japanese. The game was launched on December 12, 2017, for PlayStation 4 platform worldwide. It was developed by Clover studio and was published by Capcom. The plot of the game revolves around the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu who later turns into a white wolf. It is also a mixture of mythology as well as folklore and conveys the story of how the Japanese world was saved from darkness. 

7.Dragon Quest XI (2017):

Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The Japanese roleplaying video game “Dragon Quest XI” was launched on September 4, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 platform worldwide. It was developed and published by Square Enix and gained a lot of appreciation from the critics and been ranked as one of the best. The single-player game is a part of the Dragon Quest series and been said as the best among the whole series by the critics. The protagonist of the plot turns out to be an infant who survives the attack of monsters in his kingdom and later opts to revenge on it. 

8.Guilty Gear Xrd (2014):

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The Japanese fighting video game “Guilty gear Xrd” was launched on February 20 2014. It was developed by Arc system works and published by Sega. It was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best. The game is a part of the series guilty gears and can be played both over the single-player as well as multiplayer modes. The game is set in the year 2187. 

9.J-Stars Victory VS (2014):

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The crossover fighting video game “J-Stars victory VS” was launched on March 19, 2014. It was developed by Spike Sunsoft and was published by Bandai Namco entertainment. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best. The player in the game can take three-dimensional actions in the battlefield and choose any of the four available characters and fight against each other, taking all the possible moves. 

10.Tales of Berseria (2016): 

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The action roleplaying game “Tales of Berseria” was launched on August 18 2016. This was developed by Bandai Namco Studios and was published by Bandai Namco entertainment. The game was highly appreciated by the critics. The plot of the game entirely revolves around the protagonist Magilou’s Menagerie in which the player can see the character in third-person perspective. It is also known to be a part of the series named “Tales” which was highly praised lately. 

11.Blue Reflection (2017): 

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The video game “Blue reflection” is a roleplaying Japanese video game. It was launched on March 30, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 platform in Japan and 26 and 29 September 2017 for North America and Europe respectively. It was developed by Gust co. Ltd. And was published by Koei Tecmo. The player plays the game being the protagonist Hinako Shirai who’s a ballet dancer and her struggle story due to her injury on the knee. The protagonist visits another world and fights with the monsters with her god gifted, superpowers. 

12.Monster Hunter: World (2017):

Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The roleplaying action game “Monster Hunter: World” was launched on January 26, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 platform worldwide. It was developed and published by Capcom and was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best. It can be played both over the single-player as well as multiplayer modes. The player in the game acts as a hunter who kills or catches monsters and acquires loots from the parts of the killed monster so as to develop and equip the weapons so that he/she can kill more powerful enemies ahead of this. 

13.Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (2011): 

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The hack and slash Japanese video game “Warriors Orochi 3 ultimate” was launched on June 26, 2014, on the PlayStation 4 platform for Japan. It was released on different dates for different parts of the world. The game was developed by Omega Force and was published by Tecmo Koei. The plot of the game revolves around a serpent having eight heads named Hydra who attacks the warriors. The game is basically about the struggle story of the warriors yet again after Warrior Orochi 2 incidents. 

14.Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (2016):

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The video game “Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” is an action roleplaying Japanese game. It was launched on May 25, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 platform in Japan. It was further released on different dates depending on the countries of launch. The game was developed by Nihon Falcom and published by Nihon Falcom in collaboration with NIS America. The story revolves around the protagonist named Adol who’s boarded on a passenger shit which sinks lately. The player finds himself lying on the shore of a cursed island and faces millions of struggle to survive. 

15.Digimon Story: Cybersleuth (2015):

 Best PS4 Japanese Games 2020

The roleplaying video game “Digimon Story: Cybersleuth” was launched on February 2, February 5, 2016, and February 14, 2017, on the PlayStation 4 platform for North America, Europe and Japan respectively. It was developed by Media vision and was further launched by Bandai Namco entertainment. The game can be played both over the single-player as well as multiplayer modes and is one of the best games in the Digimon series. The third-person perspective game is played with a third-person perspective view in which the player possesses supernatural powers to control and command the Digimon who fights against the other Digimons. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best games so far. 

Summing up

Japan being the third-largest producer of the PlayStation 4 platform video games, has never failed to deliver a successful game yet, the Japanese games aren’t chosen by everybody. That is so because the Japanese games remain quite self-centred when it comes to the game’s character and language. One might notice that there are certain Japanese games which have clicked worldwide and that’s just because of the subtitles provided. Hence, Japanese games are the best but only when they’re with the subtitles. 


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