Persona 5 Features

Starting Screen | Five Games I Missed That I'm Planning to Play Now That the Holidays Are Here

A look at the games I want to play before 2019 is officially finished.

Who's Your Favorite Video Game Cat?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Morgana? Cait Sith? Tell us who your favorite video game feline is.

How Does Fire Emblem: Three Houses Stack Up Against Persona, Bully, and Other Games With School Settings?

We don't need no education, but video game characters are another story.

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

Final Fantasy 7 On the Switch is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | With Kat temporarily out of the picture, Anthony John Agnello and John Learned gab about A Link to the Past, Persona 5, Final Fantasy 7, and the joy (and agony) of reviewing RPGs.

Gifts for Gamers - The USG Holiday 2018 Gift Guide

Don't know what games to get your nerdy niece? What "grown-up" toys to get your significant other? We have the perfect holiday gift guide for you.

Joker is the Craziest Super Smash Bros. Character Reveal Since Cloud

But Cloud is still the craziest reveal.

Persona 4 vs Persona 5: Which One Should be on our Top 25 RPG List? We Want Your Thoughts!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and I discuss which Persona game deserves to be in the #9 slot in the Top 25 RPG list, and we want your thoughts, too!

Axe of the Blood God Returns to Persona 5 and Celebrates Knights of the Old Republic

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia dig into their backlog, remember Mother 3's excellent fansub, and add another game to the Top 25 RPG list.

Playing Strange Journey Redux as a Persona Fan is So Weird Yet So Familiar

My first foray into the Shin Megami Tensei series doubles as hellish field trip.

Axe of the Blood God Figures Out Where Ni No Kuni 2's Story Went Wrong

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | A spoiler-filled discussion of NNK2's story, Monster Hunter World's new event, and more.

Reflections on Persona 5 With a Year of Hindsight

Persona 5 blends its music, visuals, and story so well, I wonder how it can be topped.

Starting Screen | Persona 5: The Animation Has a Chance to Right the Wrongs of its Predecessors

STARTING SCREEN | The Persona series is one that's built on deep character development, which is not a short-term anime series' strong suit.

How Games Mess up Romance

With Mass Effect, Persona 5, and Doki Doki Literature Club, games teach us troubling things about love.

2018 Will Be the Year of Dancing All Night to Persona

With the upcoming releases of two rhythm games and an anime, it's a good year for Persona fans.

USgamer's Top 20 Games of the Year 2017: #5-#2

You thought you were getting our Game of the Year today? Sorry to break the news: but Day Four only leads to our second top choice of GOTY.

Axe of the Blood God: The 2017 RPG Year in Review Spectacular

PODCAST | Persona 5! Divinity: Original Sin 2! And so much more!

Kat's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: Japan Reigns

Japan owns a huge chunk of Kat's favorite games of 2017.

Matt's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: I Just Really Like Sad Robots, Okay?

A good year for humanist games.

Hirun's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: The Digital Beast in the East

It's been a year to remember for single player and Japanese games.

Axe of the Blood God: Diving Deep Into RPG Battle Systems

PODCAST | Kat is joined by a guest to dissect the history and design of RPG battle systems. Plus: NieR Automata and Persona 5!

Axe of the Blood God: Atlus Dives Deeper Than Ever Into the Persona Well

PODCAST | Plus thoughts on the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Beta!

Does the Persona Series Benefit From all the Spin-offs?

The Persona community talks Persona Dancing games.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: It's a Bad Year to Be a Good Game (Plus: Meet Birdo!)

I just want to hug all the cats and play all the games.

USgamer's Favorite Games of 2017 (...So Far)

Holy cow, June's already over? This year is flying by.

The Real-World Problems Behind Persona 5

Behind every Palace of Persona 5, there’s a real-world scandal.

The Definitive Persona 5 Power Rankings

Persona 5 has too many characters. So we ranked the most essential.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: Owning a Console is More Complicated (And Expensive) Than Ever

The PS4 Pro and Scorpio are obscuring some of the traditional benefits of owning a console. Plus: Trails of Cold Steel, X-Men, and all your favorites from the crew of USgamer.

The Scorpio Reveal, Persona 5 Streaming Drama, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Axe of the Blood God: The Persona 5 Streaming Drama

PODCAST: Kat and Nadia examine some of the drama around Persona 5, the possibility of Seiken Densetsu 3 in English, and more.

Don't Worry, The PS3 Version of Persona 5 Is Totally Fine

Worry not, players of last-gen consoles.

Persona 5 Has Ties to Literary History

Before Persona 5's Phantom Thieves, there was Arsène Lupin.

Persona 5 Is Proof That Impeccably Stylish UI Design Matters

Sometimes navigating menus is tedious. In Persona 5, it's anything but.

Persona 5's Katsura Hashino on His Favorite Characters, Japanese vs. Western Storytelling, and Anxiety

"So many people are getting carried away with their anxiety that they’re losing touch with what’s really going on."

Persona 5's Opening Labyrinthine Trek Through Shibuya Station Invites You to Get Lost

Who knew getting lost in the subway could be so absorbing.

So, What Defines a Persona Game?

Still clueless on the ins and outs of the Persona series? We have a primer to get you up to speed.

Persona 5 Review Round-Up: Phantom Thieves Are Stealing Hearts And Scores

You may be shocked to find out that reviewers enjoy Persona 5.

In Defense of Persona 3’s Bleak, Uncompromising Dungeon

Persona 3's purposeful Tartarus found itself entrenched in deep Greek mythology.

The Persona Spin-Offs That Should Totally Exist Someday

A few months ago Atlus released a survey asking fans what they want next from the Persona series, so we thought of our own ideas.

End Credits: A Look Back on This Week's Best Articles About Mass Effect, Nier, Zelda, and More

End Credits wraps up the week by pointing you to the coolest stuff we wrote across the past five days. This week: Disney Afternoon Collection is coming (but not to Switch), Zelda's oozing with cool stuff, and Mass Effect Andromeda looks ... ehh.

The Shin Megami Tensei Games You Should Play After Persona 5

With Persona 5 quickly approaching in just a few weeks, we conjured a gateway guide to the games in the grim, grim, grim universe of Shin Megami Tensei.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: What Do You Do When Too Many Great Games are Coming Out at Once?

Strategies for keeping your sanity amid the rush of Zelda and Mass Effect. Plus: Metascores, obscure RPGs, game music, and more!

Persona 5 is Too Cool For School

PREVIEW: Persona 5 is out in a month, and we have our impressions of the game up to its first two Palaces.

USgamer Community Question: What Game Are You Most Excited For in 2017?

What game gets first dibs at your wallet this year?

USgamer's RPG Podcast: Our Most Anticipated RPGs of 2017!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Nadia dig into Persona 5, Mass Effect Andromeda, and more.

How Japan is Taking Back Console Gaming in 2017

2017 IN PREVIEW: A new wave of Japanese console games is taking over 2017.

Thirteen Intriguing Games for 2017

2017 IN PREVIEW: From Horizon Zero Dawn to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we pick 13 games that intrigue us for the upcoming year.

Seven Thoughts From PSX 2016

Observations on Last of Us Part 2, Persona 5's English localization, and everything else we saw at Sony's December showcase.

This Week's Streaming Schedule: Persona 5 and Civilization VI

Kat and Mike stream a couple games that aren't yet out in the US. Join them!

Persona 5 Import Preview: Two Hours and I'm Already Hooked

Can it just be February already?

USgamer's RPG Podcast Dives Into an In-depth Preview of Persona 5

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Elliot Gay returns to share his thoughts on the first 40 hours of the import version of Persona 5. No spoilers! Promise!

Persona 5 Debuts at Number One in Japan

That's what happens when you make people wait eight years for a sequel.

USgamer's Best of E3 2016 Award Winners and Community Picks

You've seen our nominees and voted for your own. Which games stood out above the rest in a crowded show floor last week?

It's No Wonder Persona 5 Took Six Years to Make

Persona 5's ambition has pushed Atlus to the limit.

USGamer's RPG Podcast Explores Persona, Valkyria Chronicles, and Lost RPG Series

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: In the wake of fresh news about Persona 5, Nadia and Kat chat about the Persona series, as well as Valkyria Chronicles and forgotten RPG series.

Pre-E3 Reveals, Week 1: The Good, the Expected, the Intolerable

Who can wait a month? Check out our roundup of the biggest games announced before June's big event.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Counts Down the Most Intriguing RPGs of 2016

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: From Torment: Tides of Numenera to Persona 5, we examine the most intriguing RPGs of the new year.

The 16 Games We're Looking Forward to Most in 2016

2016 IN PREVIEW: From Fire Emblem Fates to Uncharted 4, these are the games we're excited to play this year.

Persona 5 and Games as the Voice of Social Unrest

Could video games become to this generation what embittered rock music was to our parents and grandparents? Anything's possible...

Axe of the Blood God Episode 25: Lots and Lots of RPGs (And Metal Gear)

Steve Tramer returns to talk Shadowrun Hong Kong and the delay of Persona 5, with Kat musing on Xenoblade Chronicles X and ranting about Destiny: The Taken King.

Today in Inevitable News: Persona 5 Slips to 2016

One of Atlus' biggest and most anticipated releases won't be seeing the light of day anytime this year.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 17: An Ode to the Four Job Fiesta and a Look Ahead to Persona 5

Special guest Steve Tramer returns to discuss Final Fantasy V, his misgivings about Vagrant Story, and more.

2015 in Preview: Another Vintage Year for RPGs is on the Way

With Persona 5, Bloodborne, and more on the horizon, 2015 could be an even better year for RPGs than 2014.

Sony's Pre-TGS Recap: Japan Stands Behind the PS4 and Vita

Sony outlines its Japanese priorities for 2014 and 2015, with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita sharing the spotlight.

2014 in Preview: Want Emancipation? No, We Want Persona 5.

Cass and Pete get together to discuss what they'd really, really like Persona 5 to be like.