Lost Judgment

Rating Summary

Based on 106 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 106 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 24, 2021

RGG Studio's broadest, most packed open world is matched by mediocre additions and an ill-fitting story.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021

Lost Judgment disappoints with its main story and simplistic detective work, but excels with its substantial school-based side quests.

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Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 22, 2021

There's so much reused content it barely feels like a new game at times but the storytelling in Lost Judgment is some of the best, and most thoughtful, the Yakuza series has ever known.

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Sep 16, 2021

Lost Judgment is more of the same, with better detective work, great side cases, and fast-flowing combat.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021
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7.3 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021

I found a lot to love in the game, but its sloppy handling of sexual assault left a bad taste in my mouth. After a run of great games from developer RGG, Lost Judgment isn't quite up to snuff

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Unscored
Sep 16, 2021

There is just so much to do in Lost Judgment, both to its benefit and detriment. The story felt so bloated by the time it hit its climax that I was relieved to see it end. Ultimately, this is another case of one step forward, two steps back for Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, just like Yakuza: Like a Dragon and its presentation of topical issues in Japan. Even though Lost Judgment tries to open a conversation about bullying and sexual harassment, those themes end up taking a back seat in favor of bombastic drama. Lost Judgment succeeds in its emulation of a Japanese legal drama, but it's a mediocre one that would have benefited from a smaller scope, or at least, a better grasp on what it's trying to comment on.

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7 / 10
Sep 16, 2021

Detective Yagami returns for another scintillating mystery that suffers from the same problems as before.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2021

This game’s biggest fault is that it has too much going on that detracts from the main plotline. I’m hoping Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio keeps taking risks with exploring gameplay outside of the Yakuza norm, and our next outing with Judgment (or another spinoff) will go further toward distinguishing itself as a unique property.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021

Judgment may have been an acquired taste in many ways, but the sequel makes some of the bitterness go down easier. Given that you can basically dive in here and feel sufficiently caught up with a new case as the focus, it’s for the best. I really hope we haven’t seen the last of this subseries, because the creators seem to really care about it.

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