Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2019

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise shows how well SEGA's excellent Yakuza recipe can be adapted to other topics. Although I saw the anime as a teenager, I was never a fan of it. This game entertained me well with its proven build but 40 hours and brought me closer to this world than ever before. The small innovations and deviations, such as driving a car are nice distinctions to SEGA's underworld epic. Overall, although I prefer the Yakuza series clear, but especially for fans of the template, this game could, conversely, ensure that they finally find about Yakuza. I'm looking forward to more licenses, which are implemented with this typical gameplay!

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7 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

All in all, if you are a fan of gratuitous anime violence coupled with some heartwarming moments that alleviate some of the guilt, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is the right game for you.

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70 / 100
Nov 5, 2018

A Mix of the proven Yakuza gameplay and familiar anime license that suffers from a modest combat system and poor graphics.

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9.4 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2018

Overall, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is a gem in your digital library and your physical gaming shelf. If you want to feel manly and do deadly Kung Fu, just pop this in the PlayStation 4 and you are set for a long and awesome adventure.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2018

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is, in many ways, the ultimate power fantasy videogame. Every aspect of it has been designed from the ground up to make the player feel like the biggest, baddest guy on the block. Sure, its core structure and gameplay loop borrow judiciously from the Yakuza series, but its combat, writing, and overall tone strike enough of a difference to make it its own thing. If you’re a fan of the manga on the lookout for a great videogame adaptation, this is absolutely the game for you. Although, I think Yakuza fans, or even people who just enjoy damn good videogames will have a hell of a good time with Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise.

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80 / 100
Oct 23, 2018

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

In the end, players will get a pretty fun beat 'em up that is both serious and zany at the same time.

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8 / 10
Oct 18, 2018

Although Yakuza fans are certain to notice its imperfections, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise still exceeds expectations. The fighting system is so good that even the battles with the lowliest of lowlifes are entertaining. Every boss fight ranges from great to fantastic. They are exactly what long-time fans of the anime and manga franchise deserve. Then again, some gamers might just be happy to get a Fist of North Star game that's actually satisfying. It's been far too long since the last remotely decent one.

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7 / 10
Oct 15, 2018

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise can be appreciated for taking the base combat system and changing up the attack styles and enemy variety to more effectively reflect the established lore of the FotNS franchise. The weak story and somewhat ineffective use of the game world leaves a lot to be desired and may make it difficult for those looking for an in-depth story with a more incorporated game-world. Despite that, it creates a spectacle that fans will likely enjoy seeing as well as attract anime junkies to a more "extreme" Yakuza brawler.

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65 / 100
Oct 11, 2018

Lost Paradise has something to offer for fans of Yakuza and Fist of the North Star, but it never reaches the full potential of its source material. With some more time in the oven, this could have been a game for the ages.

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