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#30 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#8 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

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  1. Positive: 36 out of 42
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  1. One of the best and most refreshing console RPGs to come out in years, and is definitely a worthy candidate for RPG of the year.
  2. 70
    Most of the gameplay aspects are solid, the graphics are beautiful, and the quest is long. However, the relative lack of narrative elements prevented me from truly enjoying the wonderfully bizarre world Atlus has created.
  3. 100
    Behind the cool art and bizarre story is a fun, addictive and challenging RPG with great gameplay systems and a lot more variety and choice than most of today’s, cinema-heavy RPGs. Games rarely stray this far off the beaten path and actually work out so well, making Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne a must for the adventurous RPG fan.