Persona 3 - PS2

Also known as: P3', 'Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3', 'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable: Special Collector's Edition

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Also for: PSP
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Combat Game
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Atlus Soft. Co.: Atlus
Publishers: Atlus (US)
Koei (GB)
Released: 14 Aug 2007 (US)
29 Feb 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+, ESRB Mature 17+ (M)
Accessories: Memory Card
Features: Vibration Function Compatible, Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only


The Shin Megami Tensei series has thrown some eclectic and crazy stuff out into the world. Everything from alternate dimensions and questions of sanity to the occult and the supernatural have reared their heads. In Persona 3, the latest in the main series' offshoot, players will need to deal with school.

You play as a 17 year-old whipper-snapper who's just moved schools. Obviously, that can be trying enough on its own. Throw in an attack from a sinister Shadow enemy as soon as he enters the dormitary, however, and you know things are going to be difficult.

The action is split between daytime and nighttime activities. By day, you'll innocuously go about doing regular school stuff. You'll go to lessons, study, answer questions from teachers and make friends. Sounds like a strange feature for an RPG about fighting monsters, right?

The hook is that how you get on during the day dictates how your powers perform at night. Turn-based combat is performed by using magical abilities and weapons garnered by sharing your body with a Persona. The stronger the persona, the better you'll fare in this dark, rich world.