• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2019
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  • Summary: From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detectiveFrom the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. 100
    Truly, SEGA’s Ryu Ga Gotoku studio is one of the very few studios that we can rely on to push narrative boundaries and really explore the potential for what video games can offer as a traditional storytelling medium.
  2. 90
    A sizeably riotous spin-off to Sega's Yakuza franchise, Judgment combines the series penchant for balancing seriousness and absurdity with a hyper-engaging central protagonist whose deeply charismatic persona freshens the whole affair up massively. Judgment is a toweringly good offering then, and one that we hope leads to its own series with leading man Yagami at the forefront.
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    86
    Out of all the Yakuza games that I've played, Judgment offers the most amount of fun and variety while also containing a gripping story that'll keep you guessing until the end. I highly recommend it.
  4. Jun 20, 2019
    80
    Judgment may be linked to Yakuza’s legacy, but it still provides a great reason to explore Kamurocho once again.
  5. Jun 27, 2019
    80
    A story that is engaging, intriguing yet thoughtfully structured, complete with another grand cast of new characters, even when it risks of becoming too pedestrian, Judgment predominantly finds the means to keep players fixed on the events unfolding. Fans of the Yakuza series may be quick to filter out what’s genuinely new from everything else, but for a game as packed and as entertaining as this, what it may lack in pure originality, Judgment more than makes up for with a game that is as fun to engage with as it is to just sit back and watch as the now-commonly bizarre antics of Kamurocho play out to delightful and convincing effect.
  6. Jun 20, 2019
    80
    Judgment tinkers with the Yakuza template enough that it provides something for fans, as well as those who have always thought about visiting Kamurocho.
  7. Jun 20, 2019
    60
    Despite the fantastic story, Judgment stops short of being a must-play thanks to its shallow and unfulfilling crime-solving gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Jun 21, 2019
    10
    Seems like people are review bombing this game because its only on PS4(itll come to PC down the line, if you don't think it will then you'veSeems like people are review bombing this game because its only on PS4(itll come to PC down the line, if you don't think it will then you've been under a rock) or because it came out early due to digital pre-orders. The game is amazing and you do more harm than good to your cause by discouraging people from getting it with negative user reviews. Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2019
    10
    Another amazing game from sega this year Judgement is the best game in this month you must buy it
  3. Jun 25, 2019
    10
    Bom jogo!!! Boa história e jogabilidade muito boa, QUEM está dando nota baixa são os fans que não podem jogar em sua plataforma e queremBom jogo!!! Boa história e jogabilidade muito boa, QUEM está dando nota baixa são os fans que não podem jogar em sua plataforma e querem denegrir o jogo!!!! Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2019
    10
    I am Pretty Sure that Judgment is one of the best video games of PS4 and i am really happy for that because i got this game very soon. TheI am Pretty Sure that Judgment is one of the best video games of PS4 and i am really happy for that because i got this game very soon. The Gameplay is Great and fast........Graphics looks even more Beautiful with hight Resolution and the story is interesting with some memorable Characters . Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio they have to be Proud for this Creation. Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2019
    9
    Este videojuego es como un yakuza pero con tintes detectivescos. Posee una buena historia y una calidad increible en casi todos sus apartados.Este videojuego es como un yakuza pero con tintes detectivescos. Posee una buena historia y una calidad increible en casi todos sus apartados. Da verguenza como un juego como este, hecho desde el cariño, no se le haya dado la publicidad que se le merece y a basuras como Final Fantasy XV se les diera mas atencion en su momento. El unico punto negativo de este juego son las fases de sigilo. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2019
    8
    No geral gostei do jogo. Muito parecido com a série Yakusa, tende a agradar quem já conhece o estilo. Particularmente prefiro jogos maisNo geral gostei do jogo. Muito parecido com a série Yakusa, tende a agradar quem já conhece o estilo. Particularmente prefiro jogos mais dinâmicos, porém, agrada o suspense em torno da história. Só é importante saber que existem MUITOS dialogos no jogo e se vc nao tiver paciência, busque outra alternativa. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    0
    Put simply, stay away from politics, it's unfathomably boring and detracts from the experience without fail. While the original game isPut simply, stay away from politics, it's unfathomably boring and detracts from the experience without fail. While the original game is agreeable, the localization from Sega of America is frankly appalling. Scott Strichart himself has admitted in an interview to altering a scene for the sake of expressing his personal political beliefs, and frankly, I don't care about what he has to say, nor do I have time to waste listening. When you see voice actor credits hailing from the Zoe Quin/Jim Sterling crowd like Sungwon Cho, it's safe to skip the game altogether and forget it was ever made, which I shall do now. Expand

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