Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. I'll be honest here: Data Squad really isn't going to make a lot of converts. [Oct 2007, p.60]
  2. All in all, there’s very little reason to get Digimon World: Data Squad. Between the simplistic-yet-frustrating battle system and the absolutely terrible graphics, there just isn’t anything positive to say about the game.
  3. Digimon World Data Squad was decent as far as gameplay was concerned, but the graphics weren’t the best. I’ve seen better cel-shaded games on the PS2 than this title.
  4. Digimon World: Data Squad is a crushingly repetitive and generally joyless role-playing game.
  5. Data Squad has too much text for a five-year-old to enjoy it, too many annoyances for a 10-year-old to be amused. And the storyline is lacking.
  6. Unless you're the biggest Digimon fan on the planet, don't even bother to rent this mess.
  7. Fans of the series might find it entertaining to rescue kidnapped kids while battling the Seven Demon Kings, but most people will find precious little to enjoy.
  8. The turn-based battles that make up the bulk of the game are tedious and boring, made worse by their constant bombardment upon the player. The story feels completely unimportant, and its telling by the main characters is too cheesy to make anyone care.
  9. The game offers nothing but tedium to older gamers, but the six and under crowd may love it. [Nov 2007, p.90]
  10. 35
    The only thing we can say in this game’s defense is that it’s not necessarily broken. As annoying as it may be, the game is still technically playable, and you can still understand the plot if you want to.
  11. The slowness of Digimon World Data Squad might help to offset the grindingly boring gameplay, and the pretty colors might cheer you up despite the exceedingly poor production values of … well, everything.
  12. 35
    I can see no reason why anyone would want to play this game to completion. In its present form, the game is terrible.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 16, 2014
    Fun game that has a short storyline but it has numerous different while poison only has the set evolutions. Great game to play when bored and any digimon fan will love it. Full Review »
  2. Ranshiin
    Dec 29, 2007
    A game that suffers from a few flaws, but still provides an ample amount of fun. The battle system is interesting, although the battles themselves seldom provide enough of a challenge to necessitate the crafting of any intricate strategies. Music is enjoyable, graphics are average, and travel on the world map is often disorienting, but the monsters are fun, and that's what counts the most. Full Review »
  3. Javeron1220don'tneedtoknow
    Dec 22, 2007
    I only got to play world 1 and 3 and this seems a lot like world 3 to me, and what I saw of world 2. what I would have liked though is to see the player against player option that world 1 had, but alas, once again it doesn't have it. anyways this game is pretty neat, and can be a challenge. but not many people would play it unless they were big RPG fans and/or digimon fans. I am just glad they still have greymon in it. was definitely a weird thing to see the show and they have agumon digivolve not into greymon but GEOgreymon. but I guess they did something similar for there explanation to skullgreymon and metalgreymon, except the champion form of agumon (greymon) doesn't get forced to digivolve and it isn't the champion form of agumon but the rookie form of agumon, which is agumon. anyways what I have gotten to play is pretty neat. still wish they would add the palyer against player thing they had for world 1, really liked that option Full Review »