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  • Summary: Tokyo 42 is the lovechild of Syndicate and GTA 1. Set in a future Tokyo, the game will see you become an assassin and uncover a dark conspiracy that will affect everyone.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 31, 2017
    90
    On Tokyo 42's website, the developers boast the game as a beloved blend of Syndicate and Grand Theft Auto, and honestly, they couldn't be more wrong and right. It's both those games in spirit, but twists them into something wholly its own. Tokyo 42 is an isometric cyberpoppunk action-shooter with a city that's worth getting lost in.
  2. May 31, 2017
    80
    As far as debut projects go, Tokyo 42 is a great game with a fascinating sense of style and a confident swagger, let down by a handful of little things. Controlling how to shoot takes some getting used to and that sharp increase in difficulty was unwelcome to say the least, yet I had a fantastic time sneaking around and assassinating targets however I wished. A great effort.
  3. 80
    A new way of looking at things, quite literally, and one that chooses bright joyfulness as its medium and lives up to it through its play. It's absolutely worth the time and the money, and if you find it frustrating, I encourage you to give it another few hours. Just about anyone who does will be charmed by the supersaturated, gloriously isometric, high octane, quirkily funny cyberpunk blowout that is Tokyo 42.
  4. May 31, 2017
    70
    Its issues and occasional shortcomings didn’t hugely detract from my enjoyment, and instead just left me with a longing sense of “what if”. Tokyo 42 is still a good game. It’s just one that comes close enough to being a great one that its flaws sting a little bit more than they probably should.
  5. Jul 26, 2017
    65
    This action packed Syndicate-esque Tokyo 42 features lots of fun when the game plays right and lots of frustration when it doesn't. If you can withstand the randomness of its combat you are sure to enjoy the beautiful views of this colourful stylish cyberpunk shooter.
  6. Jul 7, 2017
    60
    The eccentric aesthetic of Tokyo 42 is its biggest selling point. It’s a joy to run around the skyscrapers and having some fun shootouts. It’s a pity that the camera proves to be our biggest enemy alongside the issue of repetition.
  7. CD-Action
    Sep 25, 2017
    55
    Repetitive, crude gameplay falls way behind Tokyo 42’s gorgeous visuals. [09/2017, p.42]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 4, 2017
    10
    what a joy to play. This style and game design is pure genius. The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard in years. Game is incredibly fun.what a joy to play. This style and game design is pure genius. The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard in years. Game is incredibly fun. Controls are tight. I wish more games were this stylish and original. Highly recommend this game if you're looking for something unique and original. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2017
    8
    What a stylish game.
    The world is really cool and the concept is fun and feels different. I've been having a blast playing through this
    What a stylish game.
    The world is really cool and the concept is fun and feels different. I've been having a blast playing through this game, and haven't been as distracted as some by the camera switching. My only real complaint is how terrible the motorcycle riding/racing is, but other than that it's been an incredibly fun experience. I do agree that there is a part of me that feels (as other reviewers have mentioned) that this game does fall under the "ugh... but it could have been so much more" category, but for what it is, it's well worth the time investment.
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