Judgment

Rating Summary

Based on 102 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 102 critic reviews
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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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Unscored
Jun 24, 2019

This is the same city, just seen from a very different perspective.

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Jun 20, 2019

Judgment is very much a Yakuza game in detective clothing, but with some clever twists and a killer mystery at the center, it ends up feeling surprisingly distinct. While some of the detective-specific mechanical additions are a drag, everything else vibes really well with the familiar Kamurocho setting. It's easily the best of the recent line of Dragon Engine-developed games in the series—even without Kiryu Kazuma at the center, and even without a karaoke minigame.

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Jun 25, 2019

Judgment is still an excellent game, despite some of the issues I have. Unfortunately, this is a title that is somewhat held back by its lustrous pedigree, but it has one of the best stories in the franchise, and there’s still a ton of things it has going in its favor.

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