Parents' Guide to

Persona 5 Strikers

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Spin-off takes the Thieves on a fun hack and slash sequel.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Nothing except the language is an issue here.

My 10-year old and 13-year old kids love this game, and I sometimes help them play it. The game has very little violence compared to most games these days, and almost no blood. Other reviews have talked about how the language is fine considering what they do in the school yard, which is very true. Overall, the only reason they rated this game at such a high age was because of the language, which should not be a big problem.
age 12+

Pretty Much A Teen Fantasy with a couple swear words.

I wouldn't be worried. By 13 most kids hear these words through the apps they use on daily sex. Breasts are NOT exposed any more than a beach. Fantasy action game. Not much to worry about.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (7 ):

When is a sequel not a sequel? When it comes to the popular Persona franchise, it's usually through the wide range of various spinoff titles that continue their stories, but in completely new and unique ways, like the action found in Persona 5 Strikers. This chapter combines the characters, story, abilities, and personality of the Phantom Thieves' odyssey in Persona 5 with the fast-paced, hack and slash gameplay style of the Dynasty Warriors series. The result is a game that's more than the sum of its parts, playing like a true sequel that expands the Persona 5 universe while also bringing something completely new to the table.

Persona 5 Strikers is a much faster, more streamlined experience than the standard, more tactical RPG (role-playing game) fare the series is known for. Combat is a constant real-time battle against hordes of minions, giving players a lot of adrenaline-fueled, button mashing action. Making use of Persona (or summoned creatures) on the field switches the action to more familiar, menu-driven tactics. There are even some stealth elements at play as the Thieves sneak around, trying not to draw too much attention, before launching surprise attacks against the Shadow forces. While the gameplay might diverge from what fans are used to, the game's presentation and attitude are unquestionably Persona through and through. In fact, the game's style is the most polished in the series' history. And combined with its focus on a constant flow of action, Persona 5 Strikers winds up feeling more like living in an anime adventure and being an active member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.

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