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Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  • Summary: Strange rumors of the Midnight Channel slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist's new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.
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    Strange rumors of the Midnight Channel slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist's new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.
    Inaba, a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden.

    A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one's self.
    With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay.

    Key Features include:

    * Enjoy gameplay with variable framerates
    * Experience the world of Persona on Xbox in Full HD
    * Achievements
    * Choose between Japanese and English VO
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. TouchArcade
    Jan 25, 2023
    100
    Persona 4 Golden is shining its absolute brightest in this Switch port, and it was already a truly brilliant game that any fan of the genre should play. The fact that you can get an RPG this great for such a low price is wild, and Persona 4 has always been a great game to enjoy on a portable. If you already played through it on the Vita, I’m not sure you’ll find enough here to make it worth another scoop, but if this is your first time tuning in to the Midnight Channel the Switch version is an incredible way to experience it.
  2. Hey Poor Player
    Jan 17, 2023
    100
    Even as it nears its fifteenth anniversary, Persona 4 Golden is still one of the best RPGs ever made and an absolute must-play for fans of the genre or really anyone who has spent all of these years wondering what the big deal is. This isn’t a case of having to choose style or substance. Persona 4 Golden has more of both than you can fit in a hollow bear suit. Don’t let it pass you by.
  3. Digitally Downloaded
    Jan 18, 2023
    100
    As someone that enjoys poetry, philosophy, and layered meanings within texts that look beyond the literal story, I personally look to something like Persona 4 Golden. This is my kind of narrative and experience, and indeed, Persona 4 Golden is one of the best we’ve ever seen in this approach to storytelling. It’s a true masterpiece, and now it’s on your Nintendo Switch.
  4. Nintendo Life
    Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Over ten years later, P4G remains a thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing RPG that, for the most part, has stood the test of time. Although its visuals might be a bit dated, the gameplay and story presented here do more than enough to justify the purchase, while all the tweaks and additions that came with this ‘Golden’ edition round out most of the rougher edges from the initial PS2 release. If you're looking to give the Persona series a shot, Persona 5 Royal is a good place to start, but P4G is an excellent entry in the series and one that we would recommend you pick up when you can.
  5. Pocket Tactics
    Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Persona 4 Golden on Switch is just as fantastic as the original game, with minimal performance issues, a great aesthetic, enigmatic characters, and an enthralling story that keeps you guessing, this JRPG is a must-play for any role playing fan. Throw in some great turn-based combat with unique elements, and you’re in for a terrific time.
  6. Noisy Pixel
    Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Persona 4 Golden is a terrific JRPG through and through. It contains a must-experience narrative, thrilling strategic combat, addictive customization, tons of optional content, and an endearing cast; all you could want from the genre. Furthermore, its shortcomings, like the mediocre dungeon design and unnecessarily long start, are relatively minor, not drastically affecting the quality of the experience. Regardless of your history with Persona or JRPGs in general, Persona 4 Golden is worth the time if you stick with it, as it’s near the heights of its contemporaries.
  7. Vooks
    Jan 17, 2023
    80
    Persona 4 Golden has always been one of the most solid games in the Persona series, and the Switch port is no exception. It’s a lovely story bolstered by a fantastic combat system, and it’s worth playing for newcomers and veterans alike.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jan 20, 2023
    10
    "Everyday's great at your Junes!" - Nanako Dojima

    Singing this song in handheld 10/10
  2. Jan 27, 2023
    10
    It was perfect, perfect, everything down to the last minus details. Please release more Atlus.
  3. Jan 25, 2023
    10
    One of the best JRPGs ever, now on the switch. The game is very good but if u are coming from persona 5 royal then its a downgrade but stillOne of the best JRPGs ever, now on the switch. The game is very good but if u are coming from persona 5 royal then its a downgrade but still good for its time Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2023
    10
    I love this game. Over 100 hours played as an adult with a job. Great story and friends.
  5. Jan 27, 2023
    8
    One of best JRPG of the previous generation, Persona 4 Golden finally arrives on the Switch, for better or worse. It is still a great game,One of best JRPG of the previous generation, Persona 4 Golden finally arrives on the Switch, for better or worse. It is still a great game, with stellar art design and killer soundtrack, the hallmark of this series. Biggest peeve: dungeons are not as well designed as P5 for obvious reasons. Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2023
    5
    ?timo jogo, divertido e com bastante coisa pra fazer nele , clássico Jrpg.
  7. Jan 30, 2023
    0
    The school part is monotonous and long.
    The dungeon is monotonous and unnecessarily long.
    Personas cannot be exchanged except for the main
    The school part is monotonous and long.
    The dungeon is monotonous and unnecessarily long.
    Personas cannot be exchanged except for the main character.
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