Percentile Rank

Jydge is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 5, 2017

Gosh it's fyn. It's ytterly ridicyloys, bombarding yoy with new items like nothing else, jyst constantly asking yoy to go have some fyn. "How aboyt trying that level with this?!" Okay! "Now this!" Syre thing! And that's enoygh.

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Scored Reviews

TheXboxHub
Oct 15, 2017

If you’re looking for a new top down shooter in which you can play your own way, then you need to call the JYDGE.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

JYDGE is a well polished title that will keep you coming back for more and more, whether it's the soundtrack or the multiple ways to approach a situation this is a game that demands you give it the justice it deserves. With non stop action and seemingly never ending progression JYDGE stands out from its fellow twin stick shooters making it a must have for fans of the genre.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 11, 2017

If you liked Neon Chrome but wanted a more set and less random experience, Jydge is the game for you.

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GameWatcher
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

From top to bottom, JYDGE is a heck of a run-and-gunner. It takes a minimalistic approach to story to give players the simple charm of the futuristic law enforcer that reminds of good '80s and '90s movies of the sort. Then it melds that environment with a slick combat system that keeps on giving and taking until your jydge is a cavalcade of murderous tools with which to deal out deadly justice, and for which every player will find their own preference.

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Nindie Spotlight
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

If you’re a big fan of twin-stick shooters and don’t mind being pushed out of your natural style of play and comfort zone JYDGE is an excellent bit of mayhem to enjoy on the Switch. While it shares much in common with Neon Chrome those similarities are generally only on the surface. Both are ultimately all about the visceral thrill of mowing down the bad guys but the level of nuance you’ll need to use on some of JYDGE’s missions makes for great moments and it could be argued that the shortened objective-based format makes it a better match for pick up and play fun on the go as well. All in all for shooter fans it’s fair to say that JYDGE does a great job of execution… on all levels.

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 19, 2017

JYDGE is a great game in the Top Down Shooter style, despite its short campaign with only 20 missions, the form of progress with a lot of replays can make the gameplay time a little bigger. Nevertheless, undoubtedly the infinity amount of perks, guns, specials and bonus guns are the highlight of the game, combining a lot of perks, guns modifiers and specials creates a unique JYDGE to each mission. If you liked Neon Chrome or Crimsonland, JYDGE is a game for you.

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PC Aficionado
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2017

Fantastic! With a vicious aesthetic, hectic but not overwhelming pacing across multiple difficulties, intricate level design and overall mechanical complexity, Jydge manages to sweep its complete lack of story, dialogue, and spelling under the rug. Ryg.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

If you can get over the forced replaying of the same levels, then Jydge is an excellent twin-stick shooter. The gunplay and level design are well done, with some real enemy challenge to accompany your ability to destroy a good number of things in sight. The variety in your level approach is a good hook, the presentation is nice, and the tools are all enjoyable to use. Genre fans will enjoy giving this one a spin.

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GamePitt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2017

JYDGE is a great example of how to do a twin-stick shooter correctly. Based on 10tons history, I imagine these types of games are second nature to them by now and it really shows. The game can be challenging, but you are rewarded well with progression in the main story and the magnitude of unlocks you gain throughout your playthrough.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 2, 2017

I had a great experience with the game, and being a fan of such movies like Robocop and Judge Dredd certainly adds to my enjoyment I had with all the action going on in JYDGE.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2017

Jydge is superb in its approach to a niche genre. It's violent, it bends to your particular whims thanks to an onslaught of constantly available upgrades and it never takes itself too seriously as you dispense instant jystice.

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PS3Blog.net
75%
75%
Nov 28, 2017

JYDGE is a very fun and hectic twin-stick shooter on Nintendo Switch with bite-sized stages, making it perfect for regular gamers and for speedrunners alike. There are plenty of objectives to complete, a ton of cyberware enhancements and weapon upgrades to unlock and purchase, and millions of potential combinations for you to customize your JYDGE's loadout.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 20, 2017

JYDGE is a very fun sorta-prequel to Neon Chrome that is a good upgrade over said game thanks to its handcrafted levels and great replay value. Sure, it has its focus set on the speedrunning community, but thanks to its difficulty settings it offers something for players of all skill levels. If you're looking for a new action shooter on PS4 and don't mind some violence and gore here and there, then you should check out JYDGE!

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PSX Extreme
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2017

If you played Neon Chrome or other similar isometric twin stick shooters and enjoyed them I would recommend giving this one a go. At first glance it doesn't seem like much but once you get into the meat of it you'll realize that there is more then meets the eye. The game is short but has some depth.

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Switch Player
3.7 / 5.0
3.7 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2017

Jydge is a fun yet difficult twin stick shooter brimming with customisation and content, it can be difficult at times but its varied mission types and unlockables should keep you busy for a good while.

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Video Chums
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Jydge is another entry in 10tons line of competent twin-stick shooters.

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Digitally Downloaded
Oct 23, 2017

There's quite a few levels to work through in Jydge, so you'll get your money's worth.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 8, 2017

JYDGE is an enjoyable twin-stick shooter that has a fun and destructive core mechanic and a lot of replay value. If you're a huge fan of twin-stick shooters it'd be a crime not to give this one a try and judge it for yourself.

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Fintendo
Nov 20, 2017

"Jydge Dredd is here."

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Kinglink Reviews
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jul 16, 2018

A rather solid top down shooter, ruined by required repetition in the progression system. Still a lot of fun, and I enjoyed what I played, I just wish it was my choice to replay it as much as I did.

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Nintendo Insider
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 16, 2017

Cut from the same cloth as Neon Chrome and Time Recoil, the twin-stick gunplay in JYDGE is elevated thanks to its objective-based approach. Its unmistakable flaw lies in repetition, leaving players to replay missions until they have enough medals to unlock the next which, at the same time, pads out the game’s content. When it comes to passing judgement, JYDGE doesn’t deliver the wholly righteous blow that it wants to.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 7, 2017

JYDGE does the Robocop concept really well, and has some really strong twin-shooter gameplay with its wonderfully diverse upgrades that opens up a lot of different playstyles.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

A shooter full of action and bullets with a very simple premise: to complete a few objetives in order to unlock new levels. It adds also some personalization in order to make it a little different.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 2, 2017

JYDGE is a strong entry in the twin-stick shooter genre. It employs a multitude of systems and features to create a fully customizable experience. Winning is not just a matter of building the ultimate killing machine. Each objective can require a different loadout, so there's reason enough to test a variety of weapons and gadgets. The bland yet serviceable visuals convey the action quite well. Aside from a few annoying objectives, this game is consistently enjoyable.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 25, 2017

As a shooter JYDGE isn't something special, yet strengthening your own Judge Dredd/RoboCop hybrid by doing side-quests and unlocking additional toys to play with can be quite the addicting experience for the few hours that this will last.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3
Andrew

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jan 31, 2019

JYDGE is an interesting title that keeps things simple.

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New Game Network
69 / 100
69 / 100
Oct 11, 2017

JYDGE is a competently made shooter that can be a ton of fun to play. However, due to poor presentation and limiting mission structure, it doesn't quite reach the upper echelon of the genre.

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NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Jydge is a compelling game that has some clever ideas and a huge amount of customization. Unfortunately it's held back by a demanding progression system that lends itself to grinding and replaying missions ad nauseam. There is definitely fun to be had with the solid gameplay, a huge amount of unlockables and challenging subgoals, but for those hoping to see the credits roll, prepare yourself to replay the same missions time and time again.

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Generación Xbox
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Jydge is a game halfway between a bullet hell and an arcade shooter with zenithal view with good ideas but poor in content, with closed environments and with a little variety of enemies. Despite its flaws is a very fun and challenging game thanks to its gameplay.

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NEOsite
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2017

All the fans of top-down shooters will spend long, exciting hours with JYDGE. However, it's no Hotline Miami, so the rest should rather wait for a discount in PS Store.

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GameSpew
60%
60%
Oct 19, 2017

In the end, this Jydge has been found guilty of conspicuous padding and needless repetition, and my sentence will see it placed in a comfy resort prison with all the other decent games when it could have walked free this very day as one of the good ones.

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Readers Gambit
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Ultimately, the most disappointing aspect of JYDGE is the game that I could see it being with just a few tweaks. As it is, it’s a game with a great aesthetic and some neatly implemented ideas that just doesn’t do enough where it matters.

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FNintendo
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 28, 2017

JYDGE is a rather simple game that offers a great character control and wide-ranging customization options. It doesn't go much further than this, as the game also turns out to be quite short and falls victim to a lack of variety after clearing some of the maps. Overall, JYDGE feels like many of its goals have not been fully completed.

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Nintendo Life
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 19, 2017

Much like Neon Chrome, JYDGE operates by the book. It's a mediocre experience that fails to stand out within the top-down shooter genre. Looking beyond the uninspired themes and design – not to forget the excessive use of justice-related puns – the major problems can be linked to the casual tempo of the gameplay. Further issues come from the imprecise controls, leaving you lacking the necessary precision when moving and aiming. In a genre where you want to quickly and efficiently eliminate all enemy threats, this title rarely makes you feel like a hardened law enforcer.

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