Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

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Developer(s): Atlus
Publisher(s): Atlus (JP, KO, US), Square Enix (AU, EU), SCEA (US)
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic90/100
Game description: Shortly after an urban youth begins a year-long stay in the countryside town of Inaba, the rural town's peace is shattered by a horrific murder that leaves no clues or suspects. As the lone incident develops into a series of bizarre crimes, he discovers that only he and his friends have the power to solve the baffling case, bring those responsible to justice, and restore harmony to his new home.
The game focuses on story and character development. Multiple endings. NewGame+. experience with previous Titles of the series not needed.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
PAL front cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: M (Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Violence)
PEGI rating: 16+
OFLC rating: M
GRB rating: 15
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-55474 & SLUS-21782
Japanese: SLPM-66978
Korean: SCKA-20132
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21782
Release date: December 8, 2008
April 8, 2014
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-55474
Release date: March 12, 2009
March 13, 2009
CRCs: 117D1977
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66978
SLPM-74278 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Release date: July 10, 2008
October 31, 2008
July 2, 2010 (BigHit Series)
August 5, 2010 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
CRCs: 5132BBDF (Korean)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Core2Quad 2200 mhz
  • NVIDIA 8800 GT
1888 GSDX 1736
  • SPU2-X 1.2.0
  • Lilypad (1388) 0.10.0
FPS: 60, x1.5, IOP2x, INTC Sync, Idle Loop, GameFix for Persona 4. only one boss had FPS drop KabooZ
  • Intel Core2Quad q9400 (2.66 Ghz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB
3876 GSDX 3693
  • SPU2-X (3702) 1.4.0
  • Lilypad (3878) 0.10.0
This is currently the minimum requirements for the PCSX2 Beta Build released in October. If you are using SuperVU recompiler don't forget to enable the "VU Clip Flag hack" in gamefixes.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.3Ghz
  • Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX+
1.0.0 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), Recommended,MTVU, Works great, some slowdowns when around huge enemy crowds (even the PS2 console had those), 'Rainbow colors' on some enemies, some minor shadow issues
  • ?
  • ?
5150 GSDX 5150
  • SPU2-X ?
  • Lilypad ?
? Penandlim
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz (3.0GHz OC)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1024MB
1.3.0 Git 2014/06/07 GSdx 0.1.16 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
USA v02.00(14/06/2004), Defaults + MTVU (Multi-Threaded microVU1), Game works fine at 60fps in Gsdx Hardware mode without any issues.
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 960 2GB
PCSX2 git 21 04 2016 1.5.0 GSdx MSVC 19.00, SSE41 1.0.0
  • SPU2-X (20160421210717) 2.0.0
  • LilyPad (20160421210717) 0.11.0
Working OK and looking good.

Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • ?
  • ?
1736 ZZogl 182 Peops SPU FPS: 55, GameFix for Persona 4


  • Original names: ペルソナ4 (SLPM-66978) & (SLPM-74278), 여신전쟁 페르소나 4 (SCKA-20132)
  • Also known as Persona 4 (JP)

Known Issues

Massive Slowdown with Shiny Textured Shadows

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: When multiple (or a single) shadow with shiny textures appear on screen during battle, the FPS and game speed will drop significantly.
  • Workaround: Software mode can temporarily alleviate this if the user has a good enough CPU to run Persona 4 full speed.

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