Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Hardcore Gamer
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 11, 2014

With enough combat goodness to satisfy even the most truculent warmongers, a variable Marianas Trench of depth in its customization and laughs aplenty, A Promise Rewritten isn’t only the Vitas latest proof-of-worth, it’s also its strongest.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 11, 2014

Overall, the gameplay isn't quite revolutionary but is a very solid representation of the genre. Add charming touches, likeable characters and lots of bonus content and you've got another Disgaea title that should satisfy fans of the series and Japanese strategy RPGs in general.

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Gamestyle
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 23, 2014

This is a SRPG that isn’t for everyone and whilst it isn’t totally inaccessible for newcomers, it is clearly a game designed for fans of the genre and more specifically the series itself.  But that’s no bad thing as for anyone willing to put in the time and effort there is a very rewarding experience on offer.

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Scored Reviews

Examiner
Aug 6, 2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is spectacular. What Persona 4 Golden did for turn-based RPGs on the PS Vita; D4 does for SRPGs. Disgaea 2 and 3 were fun, but they lacked the irritable charm of the first Disgaea. D4 matches that first game's imagination and beyond. What was great on the PS3 is now a most own for the PS Vita. There has never been a better chance to hop aboard the Disgaea train. Get on it Dood!

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GBAtemp
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2014

Definitely one of the best Vita games right now. So many things to do means that being bored quickly won't happen. I'm still just on the tip of the iceberg here, and I've been playing for a few days now.

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Digitally Downloaded
Aug 25, 2014

Disgaea games never set out to be deep and meaningful narrative experiences, and it takes a real time commitment to start reaping the rewards of the combat system of any of the games in the series. But they are irresistable and ridiculous, stupid fun once they get going. Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is the kind of game that can ruin sleep patterns and kill productivity. But it's all worth it because it'll keep you chuckling right up to when that favourite Prinny hits level 9999, dood.

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RPG Fan
90%
90%
Sep 13, 2014

The definitive version of Disgaea 4. If you haven't played it before, do so on Vita.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 29, 2015

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is the definitive version of arguably the best game in one of the best strategy RPG series around. There is just an absurd amount of content that even the most well versed SRPG fans will find themselves getting lost for hundreds of hours. The interface might be a bit daunting to those that don't already have their feet wet in the genre, but those that stick around to learn the ins and outs of the combat will find a thoroughly rewarding battle system and an absurd amount of quests and side-quests. There is just so much to do and so much that the game does well that not only is this one of the best SRPGs in years, it is one of the best games on the Vita, period. This comes with an unqualified recommendation to anyone that is looking for something to occupy their Vita, with the sole exception being individuals that have already completed the PS3 version of Disgaea 4 with all of its accompanying DLC. Everyone else should mark off a month or so of their gaming time to some SRPG goodness, and maybe alert their family to warn them why they may not be seeing them for a while, dood.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2014

All the doubts I had about going back to an older Disgaea game was wiped away quickly as I delved deeper to experience new elements of this familiar but new title. This is most certainly the definitive version of Disgaea 4 and a worthy addition to any JRPG fan’s collection.

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Niche Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2014

So, is Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited a game worth picking up? Absolutely. If you’re a Disgaea fan, you probably already own it on the PS3. I will say that even if you do, you might want to pick it up on the Vita, since it’s quite honestly the definitive way to play the game. Disgaea lends itself incredibly well to a handheld console, and with the additional content and polishing, I can’t recommend it enough.

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High-Def Digest
Sep 8, 2014

'Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited' may very well be one of the better Vita titles to make a western release. The game has a decent storyline and is simply fun to play, and the massive amount of postgame content is sure to keep players busy for hours on end.

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Cheat Code Central
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 21, 2014

Thanks to the strongest story since the original Disgaea, a battle system that is easy to pick up but has plenty of complexity, and the crazy amount of fun extra activities that can extend playtime, Disgaea 4 is a must-have turn-based strategy RPG. This Vita version is highly recommended for its portability and extra content. Playing politics in the Netherworld is a dirty and violent game, and genre fans will enjoy every minute of it.

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GearNuke
4.3 / 5.0
4.3 / 5.0
Sep 5, 2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is a game that perfectly compliments the PS Vita. After playing games such as Persona 4 Golden and VLR, longer RPGs are just a much better experience on portable consoles. The same case is with Disgaea 4, for me even though I was playing through the game a second time, I never felt bored. I played the game whenever I wanted, sometimes while waiting for class in 10-20 minute sessions to quickly level up a character or for hours on the weekend. Trust me when I say this, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is one of the best games on the PS Vita and if you’re even remotely interested in RPGs you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is easily one of the best buys you can make as an RPG fan on the Vita. It's a well-designed, deep and fun game that is brimming with content. The new content is an improvement over the original PS3 version. The storyline is a tad silly and simplistic, but it doesn't get in the way of the boatloads of gameplay. Die-hards may spend hundreds of hours perfecting their characters, but even casual players who just want to experience the story will get their money's worth from Disgaea 4.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2014

An ultimate edition of the original PS3 version. The added free goodies rewards fans and those who skipped it on the PS3. Disgaea and RPG fans will be in love, but the extra trinkets won't be enough to win over non-fans of the long running series..

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USgamer
Aug 12, 2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited crams one of the best Disgaea games ever into a tiny package. The entire PlayStation 3 game comes along for the ride, with all of the levels, all of the graphics, and all of the content. There's some framerate issues here and there, but nothing that completely ruins the experience. A must-have for Disgaea fans who own a Vita.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2014

This is undoubtedly the finest handheld version of the Disgaea-verse that you could possibly wish to own. It gives you a scaled-down, but not pared-back port of one of the highlights of the series, and offers a near-endless amount of tactical RPG fun. You are always learning when you take on the mantle of fulfilling Valvatorez’s honourable promises, and vicariously helping him on his crusade against corruption and wrongdoing. While things haven’t moved on tremendously over the staggering eleven years of its existence, Disgaea is a thing of real beauty and depth, that arguably works at its best on the go.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 13, 2016

Disgaea 4 is charming and light-hearted with a fun battle system with depth that is less on the surface than some might be looking for. If you’ve never played it before, the price and content packed in make the Vita version the right choice for those looking to try it out.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 8, 2014

All too often games won’t use your mind to its full capacity, leaving you feeling like you are just going through the motions the game has planned out for you. Disgaea 4 always makes you feel like you are playing the game the way you want too, keeping you attentive and excited to succeeded. If you are looking to satisfy your strategy role-playing fix, look no further.

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Dealspwn
Aug 28, 2014

As ridiculously deep and deeply ridiculous as ever, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited makes the 2011 original feel like a brand new game and a superb value package.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 1, 2014

Addictive, deep, and just a little bit crazy, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is the perfect companion for someone looking for some on-the-move RPG greatness. Few people are ever going to see it all — a fact made truer by the often vague introduction of features — but what they do see is going to knock them over. Either that, or give them a very real addiction to sardines.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 2, 2014

Still the funniest and best-looking entry in the series, even if it’s the least innovative. And despite a few graphical flaws the PS Version is the definitive edition.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 15, 2011

The absorbing tactical battles haven't evolved much, but a great cast of characters and consistently funny writing keep Disgaea 4 entertaining.

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We Got This Covered
Aug 11, 2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited offers a polished, lengthy, and deep strategy experience for the Vita, even if its core mechanics don't feel as fresh as they once were.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 22, 2014

Games like Disgaea 4 are what the Vita was built for. Although the console has recently been rebranded as the home of indie gaming on-the-go, there are dozens of stellar Japanese imports to be had, A Promise Revisited being one of them.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
Twinfinite
Twinfinite Staff

Top Critic

3 / 5.0
Aug 11, 2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is a solid, polished game. This is expected, as it’s essentially the same battle system used back in 2003 on the PS2. It fails to exceed the low side of mediocrity, however, as its lack of interesting characters and compelling narrative fail to overcome stale humor and very tried yet true tactical gameplay.

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