Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Digimon World: Data Squad is a crushingly repetitive and generally joyless role-playing game.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 35
    I can see no reason why anyone would want to play this game to completion. In its present form, the game is terrible.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Unless you're the biggest Digimon fan on the planet, don't even bother to rent this mess.
  8. The game offers nothing but tedium to older gamers, but the six and under crowd may love it. [Nov 2007, p.90]
  9. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. Ryu--
    Oct 29, 2007
    The Best Digimon game there Is among from the ds version this is the best game of digimon on the Playstation platform From the first It improved alot. So if you want a digimon game Get this one. Full Review »