Persona 3 Portable

4.4 out of 5
34 User Ratings
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If I say there’s an hour “hidden” between one day and the next... would you believe me? Master the power of the heart, Persona, and uncover the tragic truth of the Dark Hour.
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About Persona 3 Portable

About this game

Experience the iconic, critically acclaimed RPG that reinvented the Persona series, Persona 3 Portable, now newly remastered for modern platforms.

Shortly after transferring to Gekkoukan High School, the protagonist encounters the "Dark Hour." Unfamiliar stillness swallows the city, people turn into eerie coffins, and otherworldly monsters called Shadows swarm. When they are attacked by one of these Shadows, and all hope seems lost, the power of the heart, their Persona is awakened.

With this newfound power, they pursue the truth of the Dark Hour and face the destiny that awaits them.

Key Features include:

  • Enjoy Persona 3 Portable now with newly remastered graphics, improved smoothness in gameplay, and quality of life features, including difficulty selection and quick save functionality
  • Climb the looming tower of Tartarus, take down powerful Shadows, and investigate the mysteries of the Dark Hour
  • Live through a full school year packed with daily events as you forge precious bonds with unforgettable characters
  • Experience this dark, emotional journey through two distinct protagonists’ perspectives for twice the social possibilities
  • Choose between Japanese and English VO

Game Details

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-540 or AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, 1 GB or AMD Radeon R7 240, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Low 720p @ 60 FPS.

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-650 or AMD FX-4100
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, 1 GB or AMD Radeon HD 5770, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: High 1080p @ 60 FPS.

Critic Reviews

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Tech-Gaming

90 / 100
"If you have somehow overlooked the franchise, Persona 3 Portable makes an ideal entry point. Not only does this remaster showcase many of the features that will carry over and...

The Mako Reactor

90 / 100
"My issues with Persona 3 Portable itself aside, the new PC port is excellent. It scales across different hardware well, runs well and looks good on Steam Deck, and arrives...

GamingTrend

85 / 100
"This remaster may be closer to a simple upscale, but Persona 3 Portable is still an incredible game that set the standard for modern Persona. The game looks and runs great no...
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Relax & enjoy! 83.33%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Persona 3 Portable User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 34 ratings
81% of users would recommend this.
4.4

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Recommended

HonorableSilentNinja
Verified purchase
I've played P3P at least 4 times in my life and I've enjoyed every moment. It's arguably one of the best persona games ever and it's finally here on modern systems.
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Recommended

Ren Lum-Fao
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This game is great if you want to just listen to story without having to play and move your characters in a 3D fixed camera angles environment. However when you're in Tartarus or in one of the story events midnight hour places you take control of your character and it's not a visual novel anymore. I would have preferred FES and them taking the time to add the controllable party, and be able to choose what skills your new fused characters skill to inherit.
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Best game, worth 90 hours 3 times over

rem
Verified purchase
I played Persona 3:FES over 10 years ago now and playing this game is an intense nostalgia run for me. This game really set the standard for dungeon crawling jrpgs going forward, completely defined the persona series by nailing down the tenants of the shin megami series and making them really approachable for a new audience. The story is so layered and the characters are developed so well over the course of the game. I put 90 hours into this game the first time I played it and now with being able to play the portable version, I can put in 2 more 90 hour runs for both protagonists. That's how much I love this game. Only 4/5 because the portable version of the game does put it through a graphical reduction where only the dungeon has 3d models and the animated cutscenes are now just slideshows. We've been deprived having the male protagonist put his hands in his pockets after idling for 5 seconds and then running around with his hands in his pockets like that. Otherwise, a near perfect game.
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Bad port, great game!

Anonymous
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Not a great port or version, but a fantastic game despite these flaws. Definitely worth a play, even with Reload on the way (since Reload won't include FeMC)
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Recommended

Seareptar
Verified purchase
This is my first introduction to the persona franchise, so far I'm enjoying my experience. The biggest twist is how these "kids" keep killing themselves each battle in order to make their inner repressed childhood trauma appear to fight the enemy for them, and therefore making them the biggest threat at school (?) I think I played the right game, def would play again.
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Recommended

Mario
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The only reason for 4 stars is because of Atlus/SEGA's decision to adopt P3P instead of P3 FES. So, we have a version without animated cutscenes and without The Answer story arc (which Atlus considers canon!). Apart from that, it's the game you MUST play. Excellent game mechanics split between going to school and hanging with your friends and nighttime when you fight evil. Memorable characters, comedy, horror and everything that makes a cult classic JRPG.
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Really good game. Subpar port.

ARandomGuy231
Verified purchase
The game is good. FES has better visuals but the gameplay in Portable is probably better in my opinion (mainly battles). The port though... is quite lazy. Compressed music, compressed sound effects and really ugly AI upscaled backgrounds. Which is a problem when the game is mostly a visual novel. It's entirely playable however, the FPS limit has been increased from 30 to 120 and most of the issues such as music quality can be fixed with mods. Don't listen to the port beggars crying that FES wasn't ported. If you want to play Persona 3 there is nothing wrong with playing Portable, both games are great experiences in their own way. This is probably the best way you can play the game without emulation.
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Recommended

Nobledin
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this re-release is not the ps2 FES version with added content but the psp ver. that brings about its own quality of life updates and content. Still well worth the playthrough.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 11% of GameFAQs users said Persona 3 Portable is Simple or Easy. 83% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
Yes, Persona 3 Portable is Steam Deck Verified.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-540 or AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, 1 GB or AMD Radeon R7 240, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Low 720p @ 60 FPS.

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-650 or AMD FX-4100
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, 1 GB or AMD Radeon HD 5770, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: High 1080p @ 60 FPS.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 61 hours. 83% of users played Persona 3 Portable for over 40 hours.
Yes, Persona 3 Portable has broad critical consensus. 89% of critics on Metacritic recommend Persona 3 Portable. The Metascore is 81 out of 100.
81% of Fanatical users recommend Persona 3 Portable. The average review score is 4.4/5
Yes, 81% of Fanatical users and 89% of critics on Metacritic recommend Persona 3 Portable.
Persona 3 Portable was released on January 19, 2023
Persona 3 Portable is published by SEGA
Persona 3 Portable was developed by ATLUS
Fanatical users tagged Persona 3 Portable as Story Rich, JRPG, Party-Based RPG, and RPG
Fanatical users tagged Persona 3 Portable as Anime, Female Protagonist, Great Soundtrack, and Emotional
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Persona 3 Portable as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Persona 3 Portable as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Persona 3 Portable as JRPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Persona 3 Portable as Party-Based RPG

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