Digimon Survive Reviews

Digimon Survive is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Aug 10, 2022

Digimon Survive is a masterclass Visual Novel that hooks its teeth into you and doesn't pull out until you hit the credits screen. That is if you are a fan of Visual Novel games that attract through Japanese voice acting and only a little Tactical RPG battles to set the mood. Music, atmosphere and story is top tier and makes you feel like you are literally inside the anime, if the anime had more death looming over your every decision.

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10 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2022

Digimon Survive has both a well-made story and a deep combat system that will engage players through each route they may take, but the first few hours are ill-paced with long breaks away from combat.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Digimon Survive is an emotional, gripping, action-filled adventure that kept me invested from the moment I entered the Digital World. While the gameplay isn't vast, the combat is deep, and both compliment the Visual Novel style of the game. Digimon Survive may not be for everyone looking for a more direct influence on the story outside of dialogue options, but it delivers on what it promised. An amazing Digimon adventure for a whole new generation.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2022

Digimon Survive balances an intriguing, more mature Digimon story with excellent turn-based strategy combat that evokes the spirit of the anime.

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Aug 8, 2022

Nonetheless, this is a profoundly effective game. Digimon has always pushed a little harder than Pokémon to actually spin a meaningful story around the property, and Digimon Survive is not the first time the series has flirted with darker material. Thanks to excellently-flawed characters, clean tactical combat, and an eclectic but interesting blend of genres, Digimon Survive stands out as one of the most different and creative JRPGs you’ll play this year. This, of course, is exactly what we like to see at DigitallyDownloaded.net.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2022

You don’t need any previous knowledge of Digimon, and even with my own extensive history with the franchise there were still plenty of twists I didn’t see coming because the story was just that compelling.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2022

Digimon Survive is a spectacular visual novel that proved well worth the wait. The characters made a lasting impression on me, birthing an emptiness within the pit of my stomach. Even now, I sit here, reminiscing over my friends in the digital world.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2022

Digimon Survive took me by surprise and soon became one of my favorite games this year. Its daring blend of visual novel and turn-based battle snippets may not be perfect, but it represents a thought-provoking new look at one of the most captivating franchises of the 1990s. Its charismatic cast and the constant feeling of melancholy and discomfort that hangs over this universe make this an adventure capable of keeping the player for hours in front of the console, always waiting for the next events. At its heart, it's a story about the power of friendship, as Digimon has always been. However, the mature approach makes Survive surprising and unmissable. As a result, on the anime's 25th anniversary, we're the ones who get the gift.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 26, 2022

Digimon Survive has lived up to its long-incubated hype. The story is intriguing and pleasantly mature, the gameplay is simple but enjoyable, and the performances are rock solid. It can be a bit repetitive, but I’d still recommend the game to anyone with a passing interest and a love for narrative-heavy mon games.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2022

Combat is fun, but it is in the shadow of the story, so if you are looking for Digimon fighting action, this is not the title in the series you should be grabbing, but I personally love the making choices that impact the storyline. The characters are great to interact with, and while there are clearly some standout characters players will dislike, as the story progresses, players will easily get hooked on all how they develop.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2022

Digimon: Survive is one of the adventures of the year and offers the possibility of reliving under the eyes of a child what we once saw as such.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2022

Despite being pretty much a visual novel with some TRPG elements, Digimon Survive manages to be a captivating game for Digimon's fans and it just feels like a new season of the beloved anime.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2022

Digimon Survive combines the Visual Novel genre with tactical turn-based combat in the purest Final Fantasy Tactics style. The title shows us one of the most mature and dark stories in the history of Digimon, moving away from the childish tone of previous titles in the franchise. If you are a fan of Digimon, especially its manga and anime, it is a must.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Digimon Survive leans heavily into the Visual Novel genre and it pays off. For fans of VN or Digimon this story is one of the best out there. Combat is enjoyable but some mechanics don't stick the landing.

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85 / 100
Aug 18, 2022

Digimon Survive is an excellent visual novel with an amazing story, great characters, a captivating tone and an engaging setting. Its only weaknesses are the localization problems and the weak combat system that, despite the pillars for something excellent, is easy and too simple.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2022

Digimon Survive tells a captivating, dark, and emotional story that kept me wanting to see what would happen next. The focus on being a visual novel first won’t be for everyone as if you value gameplay in your Digimon games you won’t get a ton of that here. I wish the combat was a bit deeper in this game but I still had fun with it and I was always trying to get new Digimon on my side. If you are looking for a bit of a different Digimon experience I highly recommend Digimon Survive.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2022

Digimon Survive comes as a surprise in many ways and delivers an incredibly enjoyable Digimon storyline told in visual novel style with serviceable SRPG combat.

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80 / 100
Aug 31, 2022

Despite some translation woes, Digimon Survive's narrative still shines brightly. As cruel and dark as its narrative can be, neither you or the characters should ever give up completely. That's the key to survival, and that message is apparent in the character relationships, the battles, and the developments of the story as a whole. Digimon Survive expresses the power that can come from your bonds with others, and how supporting each other can keep hope alive. That's a message worth sharing, and Digimon Survive is a messenger worth experiencing.

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Aug 6, 2022

Digimon Survive is a breath of fresh air for the franchise as its hybrid elements really complement each other.

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8 / 10
Aug 2, 2022

Digimon Survive is one of the best visual novels to come out so far this year, with plenty of heart and tension to carry you through to the final act. Fans looking for an engaging story with well-written and presented characters that deal with life-and-death situations will enjoy the ride, while players focused on the combat will probably find that the game comes up short. Despite its sluggish, padded start, Digimon Survive is well worth the long wait.

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