Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory

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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

26%

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Based on 43 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Just Push Start
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 21, 2018

In the end, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory feels a lot like the previous title.

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Scored Reviews

MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Feb 1, 2018

Exceptionally balancing its roles as a sequel and a standalone title, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is a thoroughly enjoyable RPG that mixes a fun but accessible story with wonderfully deep gameplay.

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VGProfessional
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2018

Not really original, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is nonetheless a decent JRPG with one hell of a lifespan. It's a rich experience, with a gameplay that is slick, full of content, but looks a bit crude on the technical side.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

After clocking in over 200 hours across both games, on the same save file, I can safely say the Cyber Sleuth games are easily some of the best Digimon games in the franchise. Despite some minor issues, a fair bit of grinding, and while still nowhere near the production values or quality of the Persona series -- Hacker's Memory is another solid turn-based RPG and a damn good Digimon game that you shouldn't miss if you played the original.

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We Got This Covered
Jan 26, 2018

Although Digimon: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is a blast to play and gives gamers a lot to do, it's essentially just more of the same.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
Jan 29, 2018

I highly recommend giving Hacker's Memory a try if you're a fan of the Digimon universe and enjoy a good visual novel with lots of role play elements.

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Rice Digital
Feb 15, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory is just as good as its predecessor.

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Player.One
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2018

if you loved the first Cyber Sleuth then you'll really enjoy Hacker's Memory. The story is simple and gives a new perspective to this world, but if you didn't play the first title you may be lost when a particular character shows up.

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Jem Sagcal
8 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2018

Initially, the game didn't trigger my fancy, as it wasn't my sort of aesthetic. But I was intrigued and missed being able to play a Digimon game, and I eventually found myself enjoying and even addicted.

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Game Revolution
Jan 23, 2018

More skills, a new battle mode, and the addition of 80 new Digimon make Hacker's Memory worth the investment for anyone that's a fan of the series. It appreciates your love for the show, offering the most complete and enjoyable Digimon game to date.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2018

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Atomix
78 / 100
Atomix
Ryudo

Top Critic

78 / 100
Feb 4, 2018

Digimon Cyber ​​sleuth Hacker's Memory is a good continuation of the first game. It has a lot of what made the first title great along with new mechanics that give it freshness and that end up fitting into the story.

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COGconnected
77 / 100
77 / 100
Jan 30, 2018

It is not a jaw-dropping, life-changing piece, but it is an enjoyable experience especially for a Digimon fan.

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RPG Fan
75%
75%
Feb 4, 2018

A solid continuation of the series, but a bit too same-y for some.

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GameGrin
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

It manages to improve upon the previous game, and thankfully fixes some of it's problems. Since you can import your save from the last game, you should probably check that out first - it will help give you a deeper understanding of the story too.

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Softpedia
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Of course, if you're playing these games for the story above all else, Hacker's Memory will certainly reward you. One other thing that I consider a great move from Bandai Namco is making Hacker's Memory a completely standalone game with little to do with the previous title. That means that newcomers to the series will not feel confused because they didn't play Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 26, 2018

There is a lot of depth to the combat and a good amount of replay value for the main story content, however the similarity to Cyber Sleuth, even if it is all intentional, makes it harder for the game to stand out on its own and as a result, it looks like an expansion of the previous story with its own twists added on it.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 7, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is a good turn-based RPG with an interesting story and charismatic characters that should make fans of the series happy, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table, suffers from some of the problems of its predecessor and feels tiresome for those who have played the first game, due to the excess of reused assets.

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Digiato
75 / 100
Digiato
Arash Parsapour

Top Critic

75 / 100
May 10, 2018

Digimon Story games have always been richer than Digimon World games in terms of story telling and simplicity of their gameplay has always been a welcome sign to people who are not as patient as the hardcore fans. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth:Hacker's Memory once again follows that path and in spite of its flaws, could be a descent game for new-comers.

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Geek Culture Podcast
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2018

Those who were hoping to see a full fledged sequel with tons of new features in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory are likely going to be disappointed, though it’s hard to complain when we get more of what was already a very fun game. The classic style combat is still solid and the large roster of Digimon to obtain and raise is just as fun in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory, but just make sure you temper your expectations going in.

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ani-game.com
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2018

While the majority of the environments are lifted straight from the first game and the battles can be a tad easy, it doesn’t make the game any less fun. Hacker’s Memory is a better experience if you have played Cyber Sleuth, but don’t let it deter you if you haven’t. Hacker’s Memory is it’s own story set in the same universe. If you’re a fan of the Digimon series you should take the time to play this.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 6, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is a fun mix of JRPG and simple investigation tactics taking place in a digital sugarland with tons of adorable creatures. When it is at its best, the scenery is beautiful and the game is complex fun, but it has lulls of dull look and sound as well. This game is a lot of fun and a unique experience for Digimon and RPG faithful.

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Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2018

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory is a surprisingly deep and complicated game. Coming to the title as a franchise newcomer, I did have some problems assimilating into such an established universe. But underneath all of the anime trappings, I found a solid and enjoyable (if somewhat standard) RPG. I would recommend this game to Digimon fans, and to RPG fans looking for something a little weird.

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GaminGuardian
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is a perfect game for Digimon franchise fans and the JRPG fans but, in comparison with the previous game, this title don't have anything new in jugability terms. So it's a good game but I hoped more from it

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GameSkinny
Jan 24, 2018

While the battles are fun, the game is clunky to control, it's not beginner-friendly, and it feels unfortunately antiquated.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2018

This is more Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth which is great but also has a lot of reused assets sadly.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 25, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is an impressive take on the monster collecting Japanese RPG format. Collecting and levelling up the digimon may seem a little too simple for die hard genre enthusiasts, but the typing, elements, and memory limit all help to add extra layers of depth to the gameplay. The DigiFarm and the interactions with your monsters also help create a bond, making them more than just tools at your disposal - something that other similar games miss. Hacker's Memory is an enjoyable romp overall for both Digimon fans and non-fans alike.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Hacker's Memory mostly builds upon its capable predecessor, but despite an interesting cast, some tedious content holds it back from true greatness.

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NEOsite
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory has the same pros and cons as its predecessor. The game still makes a pleasant experience in its own genre, but the lack of new content or gameplay mechanics does not leave a good impression.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jan 25, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory may not be a true sequel to the 2016 original, but it's a better version of a familiar experience.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory isn't so much the Majora's Mask as it hoped to be, but the story here grabbed me from the start and the pace kept me in. The scope of the game earns it being more than DLC, but the huge leaning on reused assets will quickly tire a returning player. Take it in stride however, and Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory is every bit the decent RPG that the previous game was.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

Hacker's Memory is a solid addition to the original Cyber Sleuth, but as its own game it has little in the way of substance.

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GameZone
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

If you're a Digimon fan, Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory will consume your time and then some. If not, the game won't do much to get you to fall in love with the brand, but its core gameplay loop is engrossing for people with an affinity for collecting.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory is basicalley the same game as its predecessor. It features almost no improvements and seems to be created for PlayStation Vita, so the versions for PlayStation 4 feel like a missed opportunity. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-ldb4'); });

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jan 26, 2018

If you had your fill with the original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, then you won't find much different in Hacker's Memory. However, if you enjoyed the original and want more, then there is plenty to chew on here.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Feb 8, 2018

There are aspects of the game that are really annoying, but I don't think that they ultimately get in the way of what is a really good game. If you enjoyed either Digimon or Pokémon way back 18 years ago, there's a lot to discover in this game, particularly if the more child-friendly shows have become a turn off over the years.

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Hobby Consolas
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jan 19, 2018

Fans of Digimon and the first Cyber Sleuth will surely love Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory, where the digital monsters are the undisputed stars of the film. On the bad side, it's almost exactly like the original game (some locations are the same, and even the soundtrack is reused), and for an JRPG it's pretty average.

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Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory brings back too many elements from its predecessor, and in the end it feels like the developers forgot to give their new creature a personality of its own.

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Heavy
6.5 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory relies too heavily on everything that was introduced in the entry that came before it. While the new story, characters, puzzles, battles and locations are all commendable elements, the wealth of reused content used in this entry is troubling.

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Video Chums
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2018

Hacker's Memory is a sequel that can only be enjoyed by gamers who played the original Cyber Sleuth.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG
OkaRin

Top Critic

6 / 10
Feb 22, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory offers an entertaining alternative to Pokémon, but at the same time is too lazy in trying to drag you into its dense cybernetic networks. Despite good battle system and a solid collection of digital monsters, the brainchild of Media Vision lacks interesting ideas, polishing and really captivating story.

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Press Start
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 12, 2018

The appeal of Hacker's Memory will hinge greatly on your acceptance of the grind and your appreciation for Digimon as a franchise. It's fun collecting and fighting with the huge range of Digimon available, and it's wrapped up in a story that, while a little slow off the mark, does develop into an interesting exploration of themes. Being squarely aimed at players of the original Cyber Sleuth, it's unfortunate that so much of the world is straight-up re-used from that game.

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Wccftech
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory is a confusing product. It's too complex and longwinded for kids, but too easy, repetitive, and derivative for most adults. The game was made with fans of the original Cyber Sleuth in mind, but will frustrate those same fans with its rampant rehashing. Hardcore Digimon devotes may find something to enjoy here, but most will want to forget Hacker's Memory.

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