Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Sep 8, 2011
    90
    In the end, Disgaea 4 is simply the finest expression of everything that the Disgaea series is.
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    100
    Disgaea 4 is a noteworthy edition to the popular strategy RPG series because it adds so much new content without destroying the familiar gameplay that fans have grown to love.
  3. Dec 19, 2011
    90
    It's trite but true: if you liked earlier Disgaea games, you'll like this one, but if you didn't like the rest, this one won't change your mind. If, however, you've never played the series, Disgaea 4 is a great place to start.
  4. Nov 2, 2011
    90
    A must-have for genre followers, that again puts NIS as the leader in strategic RPG games. We miss more options, like the possibility to save the game in the middle of a battle, and a more comprehensive online mode. The best Disgaea game to date.
  5. 90
    Disgaea 4 brings a kid-like excitement to the table, with its energetic presentation to go along with extremely deep gameplay.
  6. 90
    If you feel like the best games are those that involve combing though menus, analyzing stats, and carefully plotting out hour-long battles, then Disgaea 4 is quite simply a can't-miss title.
  7. Sep 2, 2011
    97
    I honestly can't say enough good things about Disgaea 4. The game is a fantastic RPG that can be as deep as any other, yet as simple as the player wants it to be. You can easily sink 50 hours into the main story itself. It never gets too difficult, and with the visceral combat in place, there is always more than one way to take on a battle.
  8. Aug 26, 2011
    89
    Exactly what it should be: an upgrade of a recognizable game that plenty of fans have adored. It's very pretty, the audio is borderline amazing, the captivating, addicting gameplay is back in full force (with even a little extra force), and player choice and customization immediately gives us a sense of purpose.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 121 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    Such a great game, far better than the previous chapters. Disgaea 4 has new, high definition sprites, a revised gameplay, more depth and greatSuch a great game, far better than the previous chapters. Disgaea 4 has new, high definition sprites, a revised gameplay, more depth and great value since you could easily play it for hundreds of hours. Definitely the best srpg on ps3 along with Valkyria Chronicles. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    ok this is definilly the best entry in the disgaea series ever made by NIS
    whit one of the most change in graphics i ever seen in a
    ok this is definilly the best entry in the disgaea series ever made by NIS
    whit one of the most change in graphics i ever seen in a videogame,disgaea 4 comes up whit the same formula that never gonna pass away:more than 300 hour of gameplay.solid gameplay,good voices for englighs,very great history and humour on it. its probably the best game of september
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  3. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    Whats with all the Hating on this game? Xbots Jealous that they dont have a decent RPG? Grow up!

    Disgaea 4 is definatley a milestone in the
    Whats with all the Hating on this game? Xbots Jealous that they dont have a decent RPG? Grow up!

    Disgaea 4 is definatley a milestone in the dosgaea series, the 2D HD art is spectular! The old school still remains with a awesome HD makeover! Seriously you get 300 hours PLUS with this game, this game is the one of the best Disgaea game yet! Comes with JP/ENG voice work, both are very well done! The story is ridiculous as always, but the gameplay is where Disgaea 4 shines! Crazy Numbers, Crazy Special Moves, Crazy Leveling, yes any character can be leveled up to 9999, its a game with endless replay value, pick it up NOW RPG FANS!
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