Digimon World 4 GameCube

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
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  1. MimiJ.
    Jun 11, 2005
    4
    Its hard to beat because there isn't any cheats yet and the enemys are to hard to beat!!!How do you beat this game HELP!!!
  2. AlexM.
    Jun 17, 2005
    10
    It's cool.
  3. JoeyG.
    Jun 17, 2006
    10
    This game is one of the best I have ever plaied keep on maken fun digigmon games.
  4. Cody
    Jun 4, 2005
    10
    It's the best digimon game of all time the graphics are amazing and its totally fun.
  5. MatU.
    Aug 15, 2005
    10
    This game is fun no matter what those dumb critics say!!!
  6. DragonKnightofFinalFantasy
    Aug 3, 2005
    5
    (I'm back I guess :p) This doesn't suck as much as I thought it would which shocked me since all other Digimon World games really stunk. The graphics aren't that great the enviroments are very plain and drap (namely the duengons) and the character models are okay. The sound had its ups and downs some songs you liked, most you didn't or you don't remember them (I'm back I guess :p) This doesn't suck as much as I thought it would which shocked me since all other Digimon World games really stunk. The graphics aren't that great the enviroments are very plain and drap (namely the duengons) and the character models are okay. The sound had its ups and downs some songs you liked, most you didn't or you don't remember them because it didn't grab you. The gameplay is fun though a bit monotous at times. The hit and run tatics are all you really need to get by but you have many weapon types and moves at your disposal its a bit of a Gauntlet rip-off but its still fun and its fun in Co-Op too. Its a very medicore game but its worth a rental. Expand
  7. Digna
    Jun 14, 2005
    10
    This is the best game I EVER played!!!!
  8. JamesR.
    Jul 12, 2006
    10
    fun, long game, with few frustrations. an excellent multiplayer game as well.
  9. Aug 20, 2016
    4
    Where to start... first off, the graphics are bad. Like, BAD. Very low amount of detail in the environment ; it's all bland, generic and repetitive. Poor and boring color palette. The level design is also very boring and consists solely of corridors where Digimon spawn. And boy, do they spawn. You'll fight hordes of the same enemies over and over again. The combat is repetitive andWhere to start... first off, the graphics are bad. Like, BAD. Very low amount of detail in the environment ; it's all bland, generic and repetitive. Poor and boring color palette. The level design is also very boring and consists solely of corridors where Digimon spawn. And boy, do they spawn. You'll fight hordes of the same enemies over and over again. The combat is repetitive and mind-numbingly dumb. All you do is press A. Again, again, again, again, again and again. Through a confusing and poorly designed user interface, it's possible to switch weapons, although what you can switch to is limited by what you have registered to your Digimon, which has to be manually changed in the starting area... yep, you can't equip a weapon found until you leave the mission area. Which does not make a big difference anyway since all weapons only have one attack animation. There's no combo or anything to make combat interesting so all weapons virtually feel the same. One swing, rinse and repeat... You can block, sure, but enemy attacks are so fast they feel like they come out of nowhere, so you just don't bother blocking because you'd need stupid high reflexes no one has. Also, there's always a minimum of 3 enemy Digimon pounding away at you, so good luck blocking anything. To add even more frustration, you can't hold up your shield. The Digimon lowers his stance half a second later... there's also a spinning move that has virtually no reach whatsoever so you usually just end up getting whacked mid-animation, you can also charge up an attack to send your 'mon flying through packs of enemies, but... again, you usually just get hit and canceled out of it by whatever horde you're dealing with. Which, in the end, leaves you no other choice than pressing A over and over again and just hoping you don't get hit too much. It's incredibly boring and repetitive.

    Enemy bosses also have incredibly low AI and can all be easily cheesed and rendered harmless using ranged weaponry. Not like you have a choice, though. Going melee just means you'll be spammed by instant attacks that cause massive, completely unbalanced damage. If this is your idea of "fun" then be my guess...

    The story is also non-existent, generic and boring. You're a "Digital Guard" sent to save the world!... or something like that. There's a vague story about a virus infecting the digital world (totally didn't see that coming!....) but it's poorly used and poorly implemented. Story elements are just button prompts that lead to more mindless slaughtering inside mindless corridors through mindless combat. Music is also barely existent and pretty much forgettable. No melodies to speak of, boring and generic "epic" sound through the first level, coupled with what I consider elevator music later on...

    The game world is also confusing and hard to navigate, even with a map... like, they'll tell you "Save that Digimon!" but you never really know where you're supposed to go so you end up walking in circles and backtracking a lot... did I mention the user interface is horribly, horribly designed? Meh... all in all, a very boring and repetitive game. I'd say its sole redeeming factor is the ability to play co-op with up to 4 players.
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nintendo Power
    70
    It's massive, it's fun and its multiplayer mode goes beyond that of a game designed strictly to appease Digimon fans. [July 2005, p.97]
  2. 61
    It has a wholly unsatisfying single-player game, made worse by a clunky camera and overly cheap enemies. It's also unbalanced, leaving players without any compatriots out in the cold.
  3. A dull and largely forgettable experience, which, considering the quality of the previous three Digimon World games, really shouldn't be too big of a surprise to anyone.