Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

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In Persona 3, assume the role of a high school student, who was orphaned as a young boy, and has recently transferred to Gekkoukan High School on Port Island. Only days after he arrives at the school dorm, he is attacked by a Shadow. The assault awakens his Persona, Orpheus, his only chance at defeating this creature of the night. He soon discovers that he shares this special ability with other students at his new school. From them he learns of the Dark Hour, a hidden time that exists between one day and the next, swarming with Shadows that have been slowing claiming victims known as The Lost - poor souls who have inexplicably been turned into walking zombies. Under the supervision of school chairman Shuji Ikutsuki, he joins his new friends in confronting this evil threat... With your school as the primary battlefield, you are forced to juggle between two lives: student by day, defender against evil by night. And your greatest challenges await you on the eve of each full moon.

Release Date

Jul 13, 2006

Metacritic Score





Play Time

82 hours

Games in Series



Mature 17+: Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Violence

System Requirements

  • Set in 2009, Persona 3 begins with the protagonist returning to the city of Tatsumi Port Island ten years after his parents died from an accident.
  • Before starting a game, the player must choose between difficulties (Easy/Normal in the original release of Persona 3, or Easy/Normal/Hard in FES) which can not be changed later (only on a New Game Plus).
  • Persona 3 combines elements of standard role-playing games and dating sims.
  • The game takes place over the course of a Japanese school year.
  • Combat is a turn-based affair.
  • They form a group called SEES in order to investigate the Dark Hour.
  • A portable version of the original Persona 3, adding an optional female protagonist and various quality of life changes was released as Persona 3 Portable for PlayStation Portable in 2009.

Cheats support




Number of maps


Third/First Person

First person



Protagonist sex


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