Tag created in June 2017
JRPG's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the JRPG tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the JRPG tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The JRPG game tag peaked in 2022 with 382 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.07% in 2010 and 0.29% in 2014.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
JRPG's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the JRPG tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for JRPG tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 102 (2010) and 497 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the JRPG tag received between 77% (2014) and 280% (2010) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with JRPG
This graph displays the evolution of the JRPG tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median price for JRPG games was at its lowest in 2012 at 9.99$, and peaked in 2019 at 12.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2012 at 17%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for JRPG, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the JRPG tag games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for JRPG games is 94% for the Vietnamese audience, and the worst is 75% for the Japanese audience.
|FINAL FANTASY VII|
The RPG classic FINAL FANTASY VII returns to PC, now with brand new online features!
|11.99||92.9%||Jul 4, 2013|
|FINAL FANTASY VIII|
It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while...
|11.99||88.2%||Dec 5, 2013|
|Breath of Death VII|
Resurrect the classic era of RPGs with the retro parody RPG, Breath of Death VII: The Beginning. Join Dem the Skeleton Knight, Sara the ghost historian, Lita the vampire techie, and Erik the zombie prince as they explore an undead world in search of the secrets of the past. Laugh! Cry! Laugh some more!
|2.99||83.9%||Jul 13, 2011|
|Cthulhu Saves the World|
The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity!
|2.99||92.1%||Jul 13, 2011|
|Phantasy Star II|
Moto, a once peaceful tropical paradise and the shining jewel of the Algo Star System, is facing terrible oppression at the hands of an unknown evil. Strange, vicious creatures infest the countryside and people are afraid to leave their villages.
|0.99||N/A||May 2, 2012|
|Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom|
Just as you’re about to marry Maia, the mysterious woman you found on the shore, a winged dragon grabs her and disappears. This is the tragic start of what seems like a never-ending journey into a world of loathsome creatures and wicked souls that spans three generations.
|0.99||N/A||May 2, 2012|
|Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium|
In the year AW 2284, planet Motavia is once again plagued by strange bio-creatures, and it’s up to the brave men and women of the Hunters Guild to exterminate them. You are Chaz Ashely, a rookie Hunter straight out of training who is supported by Alys Brangwin – a crafty veteran whose good looks and prowess with the blade have earned her...
|0.99||N/A||May 2, 2012|
|Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3|
The Startling Developments Detective Agency springs into action as On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 begins, set in motion by a call from a mysterious source. The ever escalating perils on the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will season our tender heroes to their very core!
|Free||87.1%||Jun 25, 2012|
|Ys I & II Chronicles+|
Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. Over time, the kingdom came to be known as Esteria, and its divine history was largely forgotten by all but the descendants of those who once preached the Goddesses’ will.
|14.99||88.7%||Feb 14, 2013|
|Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4|
Penny Arcade’s “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4” concludes the saga of Tycho Brahe, Scion of The Long Project, and his almost certainly human partner Jonathan Gabriel. The world has been destroyed, but existence extends beyond this mortal plane in the gruesome Underhell!
|Agarest: Generations of War|
At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.
|14.99||71.8%||Feb 4, 2014|
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky|
Hailed as one of the largest, longest and most meticulously detailed turn-based JRPG series of all time, this first chapter in the ongoing Trails saga sets the stage for what's quickly become Ys developer Nihon Falcom's most popular and best-selling franchise in their entire 30+ year history.
|19.99||93.3%||Jul 29, 2014|
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC|
Picking up shortly after The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Estelle travels across Liberl in search of Joshua. The journey involves more than seeking loved ones, however, as the Bracer Guild also tasks her with unraveling the mysteries behind the newly unveiled Society of Ouroboros.
|29.99||97.8%||Oct 29, 2015|
|Cosmic Star Heroine|
3 exotic planets to explore. Aliens. Robots. Magic. Forbidden technology. Ruined Worlds. Ghosts. Long-lost secrets. Conspiracies. A galactic threat. And one brave heroine to make things right. Cosmic Star Heroine is an exciting new RPG from the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World.
|14.99||89.8%||Apr 11, 2017|
Your choices changes the GENRE of the story!Almost EVERY NPC LIES to you at some point in the game!Live a life of adventure or a normal life! A game with true choices!An interactive story/game where you play the role of Ryou, a seemingly normal high school student in the land of Sorayama.
|14.99||62.6%||Feb 5, 2014|
|Epic Battle Fantasy 4|
A light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old 2D classics. You will battle through waves of cute enemies, grow your characters, read cringey dialogue, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and of course, save the world. (Recently updated to version 2!)
|14.99||98.1%||Feb 25, 2014|
Schoolgirls fight aliens with the power of science! Gather a team of science-themed specialists and defend your homeworld in classic turn-based combat.
|4.99||69.9%||Mar 20, 2014|
|Edge Of Eternity|
Wage epic turn-based battles as you follow Daryon and Selene on their quest to find a cure to the all-consuming Corrosion in this grand tale of hope and sacrifice, created by a small team of passionate JRPG lovers.
|29.99||75.4%||Jun 8, 2021|
|Millennium - A New Hope|
Traverse through rich, detailed environments, recruit colorful characters and fight your way through dangerous hordes of enemies in this exciting old-school RPG incorporating 40 quests, 26 secret rooms, 8 animal kings and countless secrets and items to discover.
|5.99||73%||Apr 25, 2014|
|The Emerald Tablet|
Enter the world of alchemy in the daily adventures of the money-hungry but good intentioned Misty, the arrogant adventure-seeking Gladys, and the explosive "expert" Winifred.
|19.99||57.9%||Dec 16, 2019|
|FINAL FANTASY® XIII|
Final Fantasy XIII is a fantasy RPG in which a band of brave humans struggle against fate in the utopian sky city of Cocoon and the primeval world of Pulse. Follow stylish heroine Lightning's fast paced battles and high adventure in a mysterious new world.
|15.99||74.3%||Oct 9, 2014|
|FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2|
It is no longer about facing destiny. Create a new future and change the world! Now enhanced for Windows PC.
|19.99||59.1%||Dec 11, 2014|
|Agarest: Generations of War 2|
Following the huge successes of the number 1 Steam top selling epic SRPG, Agarest: Generations of War and its prequel Agarest: Generations of War ZERO, Ghostlight are proud to release the massively updated sequel to the series, Agarest: Generations Of War 2!
|19.99||56.5%||Feb 19, 2015|