Parents' Guide to

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

A deep and amazing RPG with some mature themes.

Game PSP 2010
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


good for ages 12 up
age 14+



This title has:

Too much consumerism
Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (17):

When most people play a role-playing game, they're looking for a solid storyline to interact with. In that department, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable will not disappoint. The daytime levels are entirely about story -- a story you can craft, depending on who you choose to talk to and what you choose to say. The nighttime parts are full of good old-fashioned turn-based fighting action -- with an ultra-creepy atmosphere and some profound psychological symbolism layered over the whole experience. This is definitely a game for mature players, but for teens who can handle it, it's bound to bring up all sorts of interesting topics for discussion. The game is so frought with symbolism that, in many ways, a lot of it is open to interpretation. This is the kind of game you will enjoy while playing and spend lots of time pondering when you're done.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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