Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files Reviews

Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2022

he Kaito Files offers a story that works, with an interesting, engaging, well-constructed plot that allows you to learn more about Kaito's character.

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8 / 10
Apr 1, 2022

Aside from the near total lack of side content, The Kaito Files has everything that you'd expect from a Yakuza-style experience. Its shorter length actually works in its favour, allowing for a well paced story that doesn't get caught up on overplayed plot points or filler missions. As RGG Studio's first crack at a proper expansion, it's a roaring success.

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8.1 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2022

The Kaito Files is a DLC that, while a bit pricey, is a must-have for fans of the Yakuza series.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 8, 2022

Even with a weaker fighting system, though, The Kaito Files is more than worth the purchase for any fan of the series. Fantastic writing, enjoyable characters, and a gripping narrative make this experience another highlight in the series, more than proving that Kaito is worthy of being a protagonist.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2022

The Kaito Files delves into Takayuki Yagami's handyman shoulder, introducing very interesting revelations about Kaito's past and, above all, exhibited with great elegance. It is an additional chapter focused on brawls that, unfortunately, forces its protagonist to submit to some gameplay dynamics that marry poorly with his most violent and animalistic nature, as well as being made with a questionable level of care.

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Unscored
Apr 21, 2022

A perfectly sized, engaging mystery that fans of the Judgment series will love.

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RPG Site
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 31, 2022

Kaito's solo adventure is a thrilling side story to Lost Judgment and explores a new side to Yagami's sidekick with a new, compelling storyline.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2022

‎Lost Judgment: Kaito's Dossier is a great DLC that's a must for fans of the character or those who were left wanting more after finishing the main game. It honors the character and completes his story.‎

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Saudi Gamer
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 19, 2022

One to get for the characters and story, especially if you can't get enough of the base game.

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80 / 100
Apr 16, 2022

The Kaito Files is everything a DLC needs to be, bringing new elements to its combat, in addition to a very good story, which impacts the future of the franchise and justifies its existence. The only downside is its price and duration. If you're a fan of the base game, you'll really enjoy this expansion.

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8 / 10.0
May 8, 2022

‎If an entirely new game were to come out starring Kaito, that would be more than welcome. Yagami and Kaito may not be Kiryu, but every Yakuza enthusiast also walks away with these games. They are two interesting characters of which many more stories may be released. It's a bit of digging into the pouch, but then you also have something. Just keep in mind that the ‎‎bad guy‎‎ is quickly known, unless you play with blinders on. Yet there is still plenty to do afterwards!‎

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Recommended
Apr 2, 2022

Despite its numerous shortcomings, lack of side activities, and plot-armored love story, The Kaito Files manages to deliver a finale that feels like a refreshing change of pace in Ryu-Ga-Gotoku’s sister series. It’s not as compelling as the Yagami or Kiryu Saga but it is enough to establish Kaito as a standalone protagonist. Considering its current price tag, you should pick it up while it is on sale or buy the season pass to make the most out of it.

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90 / 100
Apr 11, 2022

Perhaps The Kaito Files is a bit expensive for its duration, but the quality of the narrative and the way in which all the details have been pampered to make the experience of handling Kaito something different make it essential content. for all those who have been left wanting more after the end of Lost Judgment.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2022

Lost Judgment - The Kaito Files stands out as an extremely welcome revisitation that introduces us to a very interesting character who, unfortunately, ends up being sidelined to the detriment of the titular main character, with an agile plot worthy of the franchise.

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Mar 28, 2022

If you love the Judgment series, The Kaito Files DLC offers more of the same with enough of a little refresh in gameplay to keep it interesting, and while still offering the usual balance of humour and compelling storyline that Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios has mastered. After all, not many games will have you wrestling in a hot tub with a guy in his underwear while on the hunt for a murderer. Though I would have liked to hit the streets of Yokohama with Kaito or pick up some side cases, it’s an enjoyable experience that left me wanting to spend more time with my favourite flashy-dressed bruiser.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 5, 2022

While it may lack the extra content fans of the series might expect to find, Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files is easy to recommend to armchair detectives looking for another exciting case to crack thanks to its satisfying combat and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s masterful storytelling. If nothing else, it definitively shows that if the contract issues surrounding actor Takuya Kimura prevent him from reprising his role, the Yagami Detective Agency would still be in perfectly capable hands.

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Recommended
Apr 1, 2022

If you’re already into both of the Judgment games, you’ll know what to expect out of this DLC. It’s got more of the quality writing that manages to expertly mix humorous moments with extremely serious themes, which is a mainstay of the Yakuza series as a whole and continues to be so here. I’ll never need an excuse to jump back and explore that world, and having a story as great as this is more than enough reason to sniff and keep my ears perked around the seedy well-threaded streets of Tokyo’s fictional red light district again and again.

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90 / 100
Apr 1, 2022

The 6-hour adventure gives Kaito the chance to shine and showcase that Yagami's partner can stand on his own. Lost Judgment was already an outstanding adventure, and The Kaito Files is more of what made that adventure unforgettable.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2022

The Kaito Files shows that the lovable brute has plenty to offer and can take the leading role without any fear. Playing more like Kiryu than his partner, he’s also a refreshing throwback to the Yakuza series’ past while also offering his own spin on things.

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