Top 15 Games Like Persona 5 for PC

Games Like Persona 5
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15) Yakuza 0

“Yakuza 0” Gameplay

Set in Tokyo, Japan, Yakuza 0 is the prequel to the first Yakuza game. Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima are the main protagonists, and players join them as they look into events related to the “Empty Lot” incident. The “Empty Lot” incident serves as a central point for the power struggle between all of Japan’s dark organizations. The cool thing about this game is that as the story progresses, players switch off between Kiryu and Majima as they go their own way at several pre-determined points in the story. In combat, players can also switch between their two battle styles, depending on whether they need a melee fighter or weapon expert. Yakuza 0 not only has a fun and new combat system, but it also has an in-depth story paired with an innovative way to experience it.

The knuckles may not be brass, but they get the job done

Explore the streets of Tokyo from the comfort of your own room

14) Yakuza Kiwami

“Yakuza Kiwami” Gameplay

Yakuza Kiwami is a modern remake of the original Yakuza game. Players play as Kazuma Kiryu while he is escorting a mysterious girl and attempting to locate his childhood friend. While the storyline is the same as the original game, Kiwami expands on many aspects of the story, giving players a more in-depth understanding of certain characters. The combat system also incorporates the battle style rotation system from Yakuza 0, which sets it apart from the original game. Kiwami has an open world map and offers a variety of side quests for players to do while going through the main storyline. Yakuza Kiwami is a modern take on the classic game with additions that have only made the game better, so fans of the original game will feel like it is a brand-new experience.

Most people would be afraid to be held at knifepoint like this

Ramen is both delicious and a useful weapon

13) Nier: Automata

“Nier: Automata” Gameplay

Nier: Automata is the sequel to the 2010 NieR game. Set in the same post-apocalyptic setting, players join a combat android team, as they battle through a proxy war between alien machines and what is left of humanity. The game has three chapters, each starring a different protagonist, and each with a different ending. Nier: Automata has a standard action RPG battle system with battles happening in real time, and the ability to gain experience for levels. An interesting thing to note about the game is that there are 26 possible endings, although 21 of them are considered bad endings. Nier: Automata has multiple well-developed storylines that will keep players engaged for many hours to come.

Combat androids play no games when it comes to their weapons 

Nier: Automata - This is definitely not going to end well for the enemies

12) Shenmue 3

“Shenmue 3” Teaser

Set in China during the 1980s, Shenmue 3 directly continues the story of Shenmue 2. Ryo Hazuki is still on his quest to find out who killed his father. He has now traveled from Japan to China to meet a mysterious girl who had appeared in his dreams. The game is slated to be released in August 2019, but current information shows that there will be elements similar to the previous games in the series. Players will still be exploring a semi-open world, using martial arts during battle, as well as going through an extensive storyline. Fans of the cult classic game will rejoice to find out what happens next in the story, and despite repeated elements, Shenmue 3 holds a lot of promise of being the best Shenmue game in the series so far.

Ryo Hazuki finally returns

A new character is introduced to the series

11) Sleeping Dogs

“Sleeping Dogs” Gameplay

In Sleeping Dogs, players become Wei Shen, an undercover cop currently on duty in Hong Kong. He has been tasked with infiltrating the Sun On Yee crime syndicate and destroying it from the inside. Since Shen is undercover, players can have him participate in illegal activities while exploring the map during quests. Combat is a free for all, where Shen can either do melee attacks like punches or kicks or pick up whatever weapon is in the area to attack. While there is a main plot, Sleeping Dogs gives players enough freedom to make their game experience unique from others, and that makes it more than worth their time.

This isn't how anyone would like to be tucked in for a nap

There is never a dull moment on these streets

10) D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

“D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die” Gameplay

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is a graphic adventure game following David Young, a private investigator whose wife has been killed. After her death, Young gains the ability to travel into the past by touching items called “mementos”. Players go through the game using clues left behind, trying to find out who killed Young’s wife, as well as prevent it. There are restrictions to time traveling; players can’t go back whenever they want, it can only be after finding items that bring them back to a specific point. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is an amazing game, with a mature story that puts players in a desperate situation where they find out what they would do if they were in Young’s shoes.

Dealing with death is never easy, especially if you have to re-live it

Cell-shading adds to the gravity of the story's content

9) Life is Strange 2

“Life is Strange 2” Gameplay

In Life is Strange 2, players follow Sean Diaz as he is on the run with his younger brother from Seattle to Mexico. They are on the run because their father has been killed in an unexplained supernatural event. Like the original Life is Strange game, Life is Strange 2 is a graphic adventure game focused on solving puzzles to progress. The game has an episodic structure, with five episodes currently available, and more to come in 2019. Life is Strange 2 has a promising future and seems to have found what it takes to keep players coming back for more. 

Sean is an average teenager 

Never forget knowing how to camp is a useful skill

8) Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc

“Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc” Gameplay

Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc is a visual novel game, which has also been adapted into an anime. There are eight chapters in the game, prologue and epilogue included, and it takes place in a high school called Hope’s Peak Academy. The main character, Makoto Naegi, and fourteen other students are imprisoned in the school by a robotic bear and told that the only way to escape is to kill another student and not get caught by the others. Since it is a visual novel, there is a lot of reading involved as you try to help Makoto get to the bottom of things, after a murder occurs. Players will spend time investigating different areas and trying to find contradictions in statements from other characters, similar to the games in the Ace Attorney series. Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc is a nice change of pace if you want to get a RPG storyline, without all the action and fighting.

Each character has a different personality

Explore areas for clues or interact with NPCs

7) The Wolf Among Us

“The Wolf Among Us” Gameplay

The Wolf Among Us is a prequel to the Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham, and it is a graphic adventure game. Players join Bigby Wolf, the town sheriff, as he investigates details related to the beheading of a prostitute he saved. The game revolves around investigating, so there is a lot of area searching for clues, as well as frequent interactions with NPCs. Players can make choices throughout the game that will affect future parts of the story, so there is the opportunity to create your own unique story.

For a wolf, Bigby looks pretty human

The Wolf Among Us - By any means necessary. get to the bottom of the case

6) Batman: The Telltale Series

“Batman: The Telltale Series” Gameplay

Unsurprisingly set in Gotham, Batman: The Telltale Series is a point-and-click graphic adventure game. Players join Bruce Wayne aka Batman, as he fights the terrorist organization the “Children of Arkham”. Since the game is point-and-click, there really is no traditional combat system. Instead, players will participate in quick time events where they have to react within a time limit. The game focuses on using logic and detective skills to progress through the story. The Telltale Series is an interesting reimagining of Batman that most people would never have seen coming, so it is well worth it for fans of the series to see what it’s like to be inside Bruce Wayne’s mind as a detective, and not just as the vigilante.

Batman is back and not much has changed

Make sure to move quickly during quick time events or risk losing a possible lead

5) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

“Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishments is a mystery adventure game that takes place in London. In the game, Sherlock Holmes has to deal with six cases related to the terrorist group, the Merry Men, who want to overthrow the UK government. Each case is a standalone, in which decisions in one do not affect events in another. Players will spend most of their time in crime scenes looking for clues, which will lead to deductions about the culprits. An important thing to note is that there are multiple solutions to each case, leading to multiple endings for the game, so how players deduce their conclusions is important. If you have ever dreamt about being the great detective Sherlock Holmes, Crimes and Punishments is a great start to your career.

Sherlock is still as witty as ever

Search through different crime scenes for clues

4) Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

“Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered” Gameplay

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is a remastered PC version of the original interactive action-adventure game. Set in New York City, players follow the main characters as they try to get to the bottom of a supernatural phenomenon that is killing people in public. The game plays like a movie, where there are certain actions like sitting and eating, which require player input to occur and are necessary to continue the story. The main characters have “Sanity” meters, which players must constantly keep full as they get deeper into the investigations, or their characters will break down causing a game over. Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is a one of a kind interactive game that has not lost its luster over the years.

There are several characters to follow throughout the game

Take a look as situations unfold from multiple perspectives

3) Quantum Break

“Quantum Break” Gameplay

Quantum Break is a science fiction third-person shooter set in Riverport. Players play as Jack Joyce, who has the power to manipulate time, as he fights with his ex-friend Paul Serene. Both can time travel, but the two disagree on how to deal with an apocalyptic event called the “End of Time”. The game’s biggest time rule is that no time traveler action can change time; for example, if someone was meant to die in an accident and Jack saves them from it, they end up dying another way. Jack has a lot of time-oriented attacks in battle, like the ability to stop time and evade attacks, as well as freezing enemies in a time bubble. Quantum Break is an interesting take on the traditional concept of time travel, and it incorporates it seamlessly in all aspects of the game.

Trap enemies in time bubbles to stop their movements

It really looks like a real experimental zone

2) Mafia 3

“Mafia 3” Gameplay

Mafia 3 follows Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam war veteran seeking revenge on the Italian mafia for murdering his adopted family, by creating his own brand new crime syndicate. The game is set in New Bordeaux, which is based on the real city of New Orleans. Players can roam the open map completing heists to progress in the story, as well as trying to lay low on the law enforcement radar. During battle, Clay can use different firearms, melee attacks, stealth tactics, or even call for a van of allies to help fight. Mafia 3 has the most mature storyline in the Mafia series, and a much larger exploration zone, giving players all the materials that they need to play for a very long time.

Use your surroundings to help with stealth

Battle your way through until you can get your revenge

1) Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

“Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days” Gameplay

In Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, players follow James Lynch as he starts his new life in Shanghai working in a criminal organization. He is presented with a plan to smuggle guns into Africa, in which he asks his old friend Adam “Kane” Marcus to help him. Ideally, they will make enough money off this deal to retire from their life of criminal activities. Combat-wise, it is a very straightforward third-person shooter, and players are able to carry two weapons. The story is gritty and raw, but very different from many you will see in most third-person shooters. For a change of pace, give Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days a try, and see what it’s like when you risk it all to escape a life in the underworld.

Comb through the Shanghai streets

The nighttime won't stop Lynch from shooting with shades on

 

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