• 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: 44 out of 57
  2. Negative: 7 out of 57
  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. Dec 23, 2019
    10
    With a gripping story, fantastic characters, an all star voice cast, & fun and enjoyable side content, Judgment is an absolutely amazingWith a gripping story, fantastic characters, an all star voice cast, & fun and enjoyable side content, Judgment is an absolutely amazing experience. One of, if not THE, best game of 2019! Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2020
    10
    Brilliant game worh outstanding gameplay and story I love this game with all my heart
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    Es un gran juego y divertidisimo con una gran trama, a veces se hace pesao las peleas callejeras pero son buenas!
  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. Aug 29, 2019
    8
    Este spin-off de la saga Yakuza se coloca a la altura de las entregas principales de la franquicia, llegando incluso a superar a algunas deEste spin-off de la saga Yakuza se coloca a la altura de las entregas principales de la franquicia, llegando incluso a superar a algunas de ellas. En la piel de Yagami, un abogado convertido en detective privado por circunstancias de la vida, nos sumergiremos de lleno en los casos más turbios y oscuros de Kamurocho, teniendo tiempo también para descifrar algunos misterios de menor índole cargados de humor y carentes de lógica alguna. Sin duda alguna, uno de los grandes títulos del año. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2019
    0
    Aburrido y lento, muy poca acción en este título, esperaba mucho más de él.

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