• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2010
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. As a dungeon crawler, Strange Journey is abominable. As an SMT, it's unforgivable.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 16, 2015
    10
    This game is really just an amazing ride. It's beautifully executed and wonderfully challenging. The demon negotiation system is at anThis game is really just an amazing ride. It's beautifully executed and wonderfully challenging. The demon negotiation system is at an all-time high for the series, being both as complex and simple as it has to be. Demon alignments play a large role in the gameplay, but don't limit you regardless of what path you take.

    The characters and story are splendid. They'll make you seriously consider the situation and can change the way you view the world. Atlus' portrait of humanity's downfall, the stress of keeping calm during the mission, and how your crew mates slip away from themselves are a testament to what a video game can achieve. I think this game will serve as an amazing game-changer for people for years to come. It does not hold back in any respect, so players have to be prepared to bite back when picking up this gem.
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  2. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    One of the most underrated games in the history of the universe.

    Strange Journey exudes style in every facet. From the classic dungeon
    One of the most underrated games in the history of the universe.

    Strange Journey exudes style in every facet. From the classic dungeon crawling gameplay to the memorable musical score by Shōji Meguro, Strange Journey represents the pinnacle of the SMT series.

    Real SMT fans play Strange Journey. Moe fans play Persona.
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  3. Jul 12, 2013
    9
    Pros:
    - Grueling Difficulty, yet Accessible
    - Terrific Gameplay Elements - Plenty of Replay Value Cons: - Main Story Themes are done
    Pros:
    - Grueling Difficulty, yet Accessible
    - Terrific Gameplay Elements
    - Plenty of Replay Value

    Cons:
    - Main Story Themes are done well, but are Cliche to use
    - Characters are under-developed, but still Entertaining
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