Judgment

Rating Summary

Based on 142 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 142 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

Judgment is a great crime thriller and Kamurocho an amazing place for it to take place in. I enjoyed the story, but I had even more fun just going off and spending time with the wide variety of interesting characters and solving side cases. While there are parts that could be improved, overall I had a great time and feel that most people would.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2021

Judgement was already a brilliant game on last-gen consoles, but the PlayStation 5 enhancements see it moving close to perfection. It is renowned for its excellent story, action-packed battling, and wealth of content, but the revamped visuals and slick performance really take it to the next level. It’s a real shame that it’s not available as a free next-gen upgrade, but it’s the only real sticking point in what is otherwise a stellar release. If you missed out on Judgement the first time around, don’t make the same mistake again… play it now!

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8.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2021

Jugdment itself is a brilliant masterpiece, but this remastered version sometimes seems to be complacent. However, it is also worth playing.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 20, 2019

Sega's spin-off has a few ideas of its own as it takes a detective's perspective on Kamurocho, though it all ends up feeling a little flat.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2019

Judgment is a superficial detective experience, but an extremely good Yakuza one.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019
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Jun 20, 2019

Despite the fantastic story, Judgment stops short of being a must-play thanks to its shallow and unfulfilling crime-solving gameplay.

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7 / 10
Jun 20, 2019

A fun spin-off that takes some of the best parts of Yakuza and weaves a story that's at least as compelling – even if a lot of gameplay elements are becoming overfamiliar at this point.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Judgment is a Yakuza game in all but name, offering the same dizzying array of action, side content, and a lengthy (and convoluted) story

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7 / 10
Jun 24, 2019

Lovable characters and an intriguing mystery-drama elevate this otherwise run-of-the-mill Ryu ga Gotoku joint.

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