Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

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Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Destructoid
Unscored
Unscored
May 4, 2015

At its core, Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is still a satisfying fusion of classic "MegaTen" and strategy gameplay. And with the new story content and other additions and enhancements, this is definitely the best version of the game. Whether it's enough to warrant a second purchase is debatable, but given a choice between the two, this is without question the one to get.

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Scored Reviews

Gamer Escape
10 / 10
10 / 10
May 4, 2015

Other than the fact that players who tend to skip story in games will have a bad time, I believe this is a game that every 3DS owner should have in their library.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 5, 2015

Record Breaker is a masterful retelling of an already amazing SRPG. Engaging battles, a wonderful cast of characters, in-depth meta-systems and a great atmosphere make this one of the best strategy handheld experiences ever.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 4, 2015

The Shin Megami Tensei games strive to be cool and quirky, yet philosophical and emotional, and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 - Record Breaker achieves what it set out to do. It's a strong story with fun characters, clever tactical RPG and choice-based visual novel gameplay, an interesting, apocalyptic setting rich with Japanese culture, and plenty of replay value. It's tough but not impossible, it's long but not repetitive - there's no game quite like it.

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GamesBeat
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 12, 2015

Devil Survivor 2 was already an enormous game, but Record Breaker nearly doubles up on that with a new epilogue. It also adds new voice acting, some script tweaks, and other enhancements to the original game. It's not easy, and it's certainly not short, but Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is one of the best strategy role-playing experiences available for the 3DS.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 11, 2015

Despite the aesthetic and DLC complaints, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is an all-around solid JRPG, with great gameplay and an equally great story. Not to mention that the oodles of extra content and updates to this version would be worth a second buy for fans who purchased the original, let alone any newcomers to the series.

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Niche Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

Overall, it's hard to find much to hate about Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. The combat is satisfying and complex. The story is deep, with rich characters, and a plot that you actually change with your decisions throughout the game. The demon fusion system is improved over that of the previous entry in the Devil Survivor series, and the exclusive features that come with the new version give it much more content than the vanilla game. If you're looking for a quality RPG to sink a hundred or so hours into, and you own a 3DS, buy this game.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
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Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

It's a no brainer for anyone who missed this gem of an SRPG when it first released and a worthwhile purchase even to those who have already experienced the original just to play through the new content.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

An extraordinary 3DS RPG filled to the brim with quality content.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 4, 2015

With fun, strategic battles, a roller-coaster narrative that never lets up, and a fantastic sense of upbeat, apocalyptic style, Devil Survivor 2 is a full-on blast from start to finish. If you missed out on the original release, you're in for a treat, and if you've already played the DS cart to death the Triangulum scenario adds another immediately accessible full-length adventure to the experience - more than enough reason to return. Whether you're a longtime MegaTen fan or just enjoy deep, strategic RPGs, you'll have a great time with Record Breaker, so summon up your courage and sign in to Nicaea; you won't regret it.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 30, 2015

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is a fantastic handheld RPG with a deep combat system, characters that you care about, and a well-delivered story. Returning fans will also find plenty to enjoy here too, whether it's the new difficulty settings, voice-acting, or the fresh story arc. As such, Devil Survivor 2 takes its place amongst the best the Nintendo 3DS has to offer.

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RPG Fan
89%
89%
May 23, 2015

Newcomers should come now, old-comers may want to wait.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
4.25 / 5.0
4.25 / 5.0
May 5, 2015

I do wish that more new content was added to the original storyline, especially for folks who have gone through it before. As it is, even the extra stuff in Record Breaker right now might not be enough to sway some folks who played the original to death. For folks who have never played the DS game or fans who love the idea of a new storyline to experience after the main adventure, however, Record Breaker is an excellent example of the JRPG genre. If you love the Megaten series and old-school, turn-based JRPGs, this is one devilish game that's well worth experiencing.

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Polygon
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2015

Devil Survivor 2 brings many disparate styles together in a great combination

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EGM
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

While Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker isn't the full 3DS remake some might hope, it's still a bigger, better version of what was already a fantastic, engrossing strategy-RPG twist on Atlus' beloved demon-summoning series.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

With all of its content and features, Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is the definitive version of the game. It's a well-made strategy-RPG that fans of the genre will enjoy. The Triangulum arc is a significant addition to any already lengthy game. In the long run, though, most of the new features are not worth buying the game on its own. If you're a fan of the original Devil Survivor 2 and want to re-experience the original or if you're a newcomer, it's a fantastic purchase. Those in it just for the new Triangulum arc may want to wait for a price drop, since the arc alone isn't meaty enough for a full $50 purchase.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

Because it was a 2012 DS game, the first release of Devil Survivor 2 flew under the radar of a lot of strategy RPG players. If you're one of those, or want something that can take up a lot of time, then Record Breaker should be on your radar.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 6, 2015

Its gameplay is marvelously addictive and it follows a well constructed plot that will keep players holding on to it for dozens of hours on end. A very recommended proposal for fans of the series and for newcomers who feel curious about it.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 29, 2015

One of the best strategy role-players on any format, especially with the brand new scenario and mountains of content in this new 3DS version.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

Record Breaker charms new players with its fun battle system and engaging demon fusion, and gives old fans enough incentive to return

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2015

This update to a DS classic doesn't give you much in terms of hardware upgrades, but the additional campaign and gameplay changes make Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker worth playing for a second time, or a first time if you skipped the first release.

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USgamer
May 5, 2015

Record Breaker improves on the original version of Devil Survivor 2 in every respect. Anyone who passed it over the first time around, in the dying days of the DS, absolutely needs to give it a look. Veteran players should give it a thought, too, despite its premium price — the new material is substantial, and you can jump immediately into the Triangulum chapter. In all, this is a hefty and well-crafted RPG, and it puts a great spin on the time-tested rules of MegaTen.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 4, 2015

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is an enormous package.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 6, 2015

Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker expands tremendously on an already excellent strategy RPG.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2015

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is probably going to find itself a home on your 3DS for a long, long time to come.

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

Shin Megami Tensei continues to produce decent offerings in a market that doesn't see a lot of good JRPGs anymore.

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Game Revolution
May 3, 2015

Essentially the title is two full games (well, since the second one starts on Tuesday instead of Sunday, I guess it's more like one and three quarters), and well worth the pick up for anyone who may have missed this spin-off of Shin Megami Tensei. For those who have an older copy of Devil Survivor 2, I can't say you'll fall apart without Record Breaker, but you will be missing out on a great original story with your favorite characters shuffled up and reunited. Just be prepared to put your nose to the grindstone.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 3, 2015

A solid follow up for the strategy RPG spinoff of the Shin Megami Tensei series

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MMORPG.com
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

Fans of both tactical RPGs and anime will find something to enjoy here. The characters are well drawn, if not overly endowed for school age, and the voice acting is a nice touch. I particularly liked the allegory of being able to summon demons through your mobile device and the dangers of technology. The UI is nicely done and captures the feel of an early smartphone as if it was on your 3DS.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 27, 2015

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker takes an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" approach as a sequel. It feels largely unchanged from its predecessor, but the general core systems it is based on are well refined enough that it still offers a good challenge for those with the patience to tackle it.

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Digitally Downloaded
Dec 3, 2015

Devil Survivor 2 is not even close to Atlus' finest moment, but it is a very fine game nonetheless. It does a good job of offering a narrative with thematic depth, and mixes in well with some deep character development and monster fusing mechanics. If it wasn't for the generally uninspired effort to pull the game into shape from a visual perspective, it would be in the running to be one of the better examples of the genre on a console loaded with them.

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