Best JRPGs on Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) for iPhone and iPad iMore 2021

If you're anything like me, you might love JRPGs but not have time to sit down in front of your TV and fully sink into a fantasy world, no matter how action-packed and exciting it might be. But now, thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming, you can tap into the cloud and bring all of your favorite adventures to your iPad or iPhone instantly with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. With so many games, you might be wondering where to start? Fear not, as we'll point you in the direction of the best JRPGs available on Xbox Cloud Gaming.

These games are available on Xbox Game Pass for free with an active Xbox Game Pass subscription.

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Yakuza Like A Dragon Xcloud

★ An RPG like no other: Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Game Pass

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon was one of the best games of the year when it released in 2020. Sega and Ryu Ga Gotaku studios took a huge risk with this one — taking the hard-boiled crime drama of the Yakuza games and reimagining it as a turn-based RPG. The result is one of the over-the-top and ridiculous gaming experiences I've ever enjoyed. It perfectly balances the raw, brutal crime underworld with the silly antics that the franchise is known for.

$34 at Amazon (Xbox)
Dragon Quest 11 Xcloud

A must play adventure: Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition - Game Pass

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition stole our hearts when it was originally released on the Nintendo Switch. The classic Dragon Quest gameplay was revamped and retooled to deliver an experience like no other. Take the role of the Luminary as save a world that has sworn to hunt you down. It's one of the JRPGs you can play, no matter the console.

$27 at Amazon (Xbox)
Octopath Traveler Xcloud

Eight paths, which one will you take?: Octopath Traveler - Game Pass

The next Nintendo Switch game to make its way to Xbox Game Pass is Octopath Traveler, a unique JRPG with a gorgeous pixel art style. Join forces with eight very different characters, and mix and match their jobs to create a party of your playstyle. Fans of old-school games Final Fantasy games from the NES and SNES area will fall in love with Octopath Traveler.

$60 at Microsoft Store
Code Vein Xcloud

Anime soulslike: Code Vein - Game Pass

An apocalyptic Souls-like game on its surface, Code Vein is a story about vampires trying to cure their affliction. Together with a friend in co-op or an AI partner, venture into a world of destruction in this action-packed adventure. Perfect for those who enjoy the slow-paced weight of Souls combat.

$18 at Amazon
Neir Automata Xcloud

Nothing is as it seems: Nier:Automata BECOME AS GODS edition - Game Pass

Nier: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition is the definitive edition of the amazing sci-fi game that gracefully blends mesmerizing action with a captivating story.

$32 at Microsoft Store
Dragon Quest Builders

Rebuild the world!: Dragon Quest Builders 2 - Game Pass

Dragon Quest Builders 2 puts you in the role of the Builders and tasks you with rebuilding a world casts into darkness. Join up to four players and rebuild the world in this unique block-building role-playing adventure.

$40 at Microsoft Store

The best JRPGs on the cloud

These are some of the best JRPGs available on Xbox Cloud Gaming. While most of these can be played with touch controls, to get the most out of your game time, you'll want a dedicated game controller for your Apple device. While the definition of JRPG has transformed over the years, the aesthetic and stories are still as epic as they've always been. Our top choice is Yakuza: Like a Dragon, an entry in the Yakuza series that transforms the streets of Kamurocho into a full-blown RPG adventure. It's just like a Dragon Quest game!

But for those who actually want to play Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is the game to play. Featuring hundreds of hours of classic Dragon Quest gameplay, a story full of twists and turns, and a remarkable cast of characters, Dragon Quest XI will not disappoint fans or newcomers to the series.

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