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Persona 5 Strikers – Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Persona 5 Strikers


  • PlayStation 4 (Feb 23, 2021)
  • Nintendo Switch (Feb 23, 2021)


Developers: Omega Force, P-Studio

Publisher: Atlus

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic – 82 average – 93% recommended – 29 reviews

Critic Reviews

33bitsEuyen Esquefa PonsSpanish85 / 100

Persona 5 Strikers is a worthy sequel to Persona 5, and fans will be delighted with it. With a very good combat system that tries to mix the musou genre with the characteristic contributions of the Persona saga to the battles and a good story, perhaps it is too irregular in some sections to become a round game, but it certainly will not disappoint.

COGconnectedPatrick Anderson89 / 100

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Cerealkillerz – Nick Erlenhof – German9 / 10

Persona 5 Strikers not only continues the story of Persona 5 wonderfully, but also works very well as a stand-alone game. It is much more than just another Warriors clone and becomes an action RPG that every fan of the series should definitely check out. The story is not comparable to the level of a Persona 5, but the attention to detail and the fun summer trip across Japan make this game a great holiday with dear friends – and prisons.

DestructoidChris Carter – Unscored

It's early yet to tell whether or not that tried and true formula will overstay its welcome, but Persona 5 Strikers is looking real good so far, as an Omega Force brawler and as a Persona game. It's a bold claim for sure, but it already grabbed me with the promise of more Persona.

EurogamerMalindy HetfeldNo Recommendation / Blank

Persona 5 Strikers is a full-on sequel that tells an engrossing new story, even if its combat doesn't quite have the same wow factor.

GAMES.CHFranziska BehnerGerman88 / 100

Fast paced Musou battles combined with the typical Persona 5 elements take you on a wild, stylish ride. Perfect for everyone who found P5 too lengthy. Strikers is cool, fast, and a little shambolic.

Game InformerBrian Shea8.5 / 10

While Persona 5 Strikers disappointingly removes the mainline series' social links, it carries over enough familiar elements to feel like a true successor

GameByteSara Heritage9 / 10

If you loved Persona 5 and wanted to spend more time with Joker and the Phantom Thieves, Persona 5 Strikers is almost everything you could wish for. It’s a fun, zany and heartfelt waltz through the Persona Universe.

GameSpewRichard Seagrave9 / 10

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GameSpotMichael Higham8 / 10

Persona 5's RPG elements thrive in action-based combat, and while the story may not hit hard, the Phantom Thieves haven't forgotten what they're about.

GamingTrend – David Flynn – 95 / 100

Persona 5 Strikers is a fantastic sequel to one of the best JRPGs of all time. It's less of a Warriors game and more of an action RPG with fun, fluid combat, great characters, and an excellent story and soundtrack.

Hardcore GamerJacob Bukacek4 / 5

Surprising as it may be, Persona 5 Strikers is a solid follow-up to Persona 5.

Hobby ConsolasÁlvaro AlonsoSpanish85 / 100

If you liked Persona 5 (is there anyone who didn't?), Strikers should be a no-brainer choice. The gameplay isn't exactly our cup of tea, but the story is so interesting, the characters are so lovable and it just looks SO cool, that you would be mad if you didn't accept the Phantoms Thieves calling card.

Nintendo LifePJ O'Reilly8 / 10

Persona 5 Strikers is a slick and stylish spin-off that manages to successfully combine a surprisingly strong story with some satisfying Musou-inspired hack-and-slash action. There are a few issues here and there, with some necessary grinding at points, slight difficulty imbalances and a camera that can be a bit of a pain during busy battles but, overall, this is a thoroughly entertaining action RPG that comes highly recommended.

NintendoWorldReportMatthew Zawodniak7.5 / 10

Despite that I can't deny how much fun I had with the gameplay, and I'm probably going to end up replaying it on PC for the chance to enjoy it in surround sound (another feature the Switch version weirdly lacks). For as much as the story disappointed me it just wouldn't be true to say I don't like Persona 5 Strikers. I like it a lot, and I felt really happy with it when I finally finished it. It's a game that I want to recommend, but that recommendation has to come with a big caveat: if you're a Persona fan that loves the Phantom Thieves but you're just not interested in the gameplay, it may be more worth your time to just play Persona 5 again.

Noisy PixelJacob Kavanaugh9 / 10

I don’t think anyone expected Persona 5 Strikers to be as fleshed out as it is. There's a massive full game here with well over 50 hours of content for you to experience. Further, it's a way to reunite with a cast that you’ve probably already spent just as long with, if not more. The action-RPG systems make for a surprisingly fun and addictive gameloop that isn't overshadowed by the mainline entries and it still offers more than enough unique elements that differentiate it from a Musou title.

PC GamerJames Davenport63 / 100

Strikers walks and talks like Persona 5, but no social game and bland combat make it one strictly for gigafans.

PCGamesNDiego Arguello8 / 10

The Phantom Thieves arrive on PC in a more streamlined form than the main Persona series, but an equally engaging one that's as stylish as it is action packed.

PlayStation UniverseTimothy Nunes8 / 10

Persona 5 Strikers takes what's special about the Persona franchise and meshes it with what makes the musuo genre special. Despite some hiccups, Persona 5 Strikers offers up something special: It's equally accessible to newcomers as well as established fans, showcasing all the style of the franchise in all its glory.

PolygonRyan GilliamUnscored

Persona 5 Strikers is the best version of a high school reunion

PowerUp!Leo Stevenson8.5 / 10

Persona 5 Strikers is my favourite Musou crossover and the first one to truly feel like the guest franchise first and Warriors second.

Press StartKieron Verbrugge9 / 10

Playing Persona 5 Strikers is like being blessed with a reunion special of a beloved series that ended years ago. It feels different, perhaps through a new lens or just more timely, but the characters you grew to cherish are all back for one last, terrific adventure. Omega Force's influence is clear, but the game walks a confident line between the traditional Persona format and a musou spin-off. If you're a fan, do yourself a favour and don't sleep on this – Strikers is one hell of a road trip that deserves to be considered a proper sequel.

Push SquareRobert Ramsey8 / 10

Persona 5 Strikers is a fantastic follow up to a beloved JRPG, carving out its own identity with an excellent action-based combat system. It presents the perfect excuse to hang out with the Phantom Thieves one last time, and does a great job of building upon the established characters and themes of its predecessor. While we doubt that Strikers will be remembered anywhere near as fondly as Persona 5, the game goes beyond expectations to provide a classy companion piece. A must-buy for existing fans.

RPGamerAlex Fuller4.5 / 5

Atlus and Omega Force have ensured that as much as possible of what made Persona 5 so beloved has been transported here and put into an appreciably tight package. Spending extra time with the Phantom Thieves and travelling with them across Japan is a much needed positive experience and well worth it.

ShacknewsTJ Denzer8 / 10

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SpaziogamesItalian8.3 / 10

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TechRaptorPeter Glagowski6 / 10

A surprisingly polished and experimental game for developer Omega Force, Persona 5 Strikers is overall fairly solid but is hampered with clunky pacing and a lackluster plot.

TheSixthAxisNic Bunce8 / 10

Persona 5 Strikers is an excellent welcome back party for the franchise. It takes a formula that is proven to work and takes it to a new place by adding a whole new combat system that allows you to play as the whole team, rather than the main character we're all used to. This said, and although Persona 5 Strikers is excellent in its own right, there's enough that's been stripped back to make this game work that it can't reach the lofty heights of the original.

WccftechKai Powell8 / 10

Persona 5 Strikers is a fun sequel that builds off the first year of the Phantom Thieves and might be the kind of action-packed sequel that only true fans of the original Persona 5 will desire for.

Windows CentralSamantha Nelson5 / 5 stars

Persona 5 Strikers delivers the meaningful story, relateable characters, and complex mechanics fans expect from mainline games but switches the gameplay up to focus on action over time management.

Worth PlayingChris "Atom" DeAngelus8.5 / 10

I expected Persona 5 Strikers to be like Hyrule Warriors and got a genuine Persona sequel. It might be thinner on content than the 100-hour behemoth it is based on, but it's still plenty of fun to play. The combat system takes some getting used to, but otherwise, it's like slipping on a comfy pair of well-worn slippers. I welcome the chance to revisit the world of Persona 5, and Strikers is a wonderful send-off to the Phantom Thieves.


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