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Generally favorable reviews - based on 79 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
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  1. Sep 16, 2021
    100
    Lost Judgment is nothing short of stunning. It's tightly-packed narrative never fails to enthrall, while its gameplay systems make navigating to each of its engrossing narrative beats an exciting experience in its own right.
  2. 100
    If you exclusively follow the main narrative then you’ll find that in Lost Judgment, Ryu Ga Gatoku Studio has delivered something every bit as compelling and interesting as anything Raymond Chandler ever wrote. The central crime story is a riveting and often uncomfortably poignant reflection on society (and Japan’s legal system). If, on the other hand, you’re more interested in more Yakuza-style zany side-styles and a deep collection of highly playable mini-games, the Lost Judgment has you covered there, too. I can’t see how anyone could fail to love this game.
  3. Sep 16, 2021
    100
    Building upon its predecessor in every conceivable way, Lost Judgment is a superb sequel that tells a story that will leave you asking yourself what justice means to you. It's a gripping thrill ride full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. And even after the credits roll, the city streets will call you back for more with their countless distractions.
  4. Sep 16, 2021
    95
    Lost Judgment is one of the best games in years with its superlative narrative, sublime combat, great soundtrack, plethora of side activities, and fantastic localization. This is easily one of Sega’s best.
  5. Sep 16, 2021
    95
    An amazing murder mystery and conspiracy story is told through awesome gameplay in Lost Judgment. Smooth combat, amazing cities to explore and fun side quests will keep you coming back for more.
  6. Sep 17, 2021
    93
    The detective gameplay still needs some work, and the plot stumbles a bit from time to time, but I have never been happier to dive back into this world, nor sadder to leave it once the game is finished.
  7. Sep 17, 2021
    93
    Even if you do the minimum amount of side content and just stick with the main story as much as possible, you’re in for a long, interesting, and fun game. The story matter is heavy, though, and might tax some players into taking breaks more often than they might typically. To balance that, there is a lot of good humor and zaniness that you would expect from this studio, but also some endearing missions in the School Stories section where you do everything from lead a dance team, help engineer robots, box, join a motorcycle gang, and partake in a Virtua Fighter 5 tournament. Additionally, the changes that LJ has compared to the original are all positive, too — big new areas to explore, new gameplay elements in both the action and adventure portions of the experience, and yet the best parts of the original are carried over. Ultimately, this is an excellent game that I readily recommend.
  8. Oct 7, 2021
    91
    Whether this is a first trip to Kamurocho or simply the latest of many, Lost Judgment is an engaging experience and hopefully not the last we see of Yagami Takayuki.
  9. Sep 17, 2021
    91
    RGG Studio’s greatest strength is it’s writing and characters and Lost Judgment delivers in spades. Characters are fleshed out and their motives feel grounded and believable, but you will also meet plenty of wacky and memorable folks as well. You grow attached to the people you meet in Ijincho and when bad things happen you genuinely hope everyone escapes unscathed.
  10. Jan 20, 2022
    90
    Lost Judgment represents the unexpected return of detective/brawler Yagami and company in an even more exciting adventure that brings everything we loved in the previous instalments, and much more. Peak old-school Yakuza-like experience for those who love the more active approach to this genre.
  11. CD-Action
    Jan 19, 2022
    90
    Lost Judgment is the sequel we needed. The story and combat are still the game’s strongest features, while the previously disappointing detective elements were improved. Some mistakes were made along the way (stealth sections, climbing), but overall it’s a great successor of Judgment. [12/2021, p.50]
  12. Oct 4, 2021
    90
    Lost Judgment isn’t some cheap knockoff. On the contrary - it really smartly expands on the story of Yagami the ex-lawyer and uses a beautiful Yokohama to its full potential. It’s full of action set-pieces and typical Japanese humour. The only downside? Its mechanics are a bit too familiar.
  13. Sep 29, 2021
    90
    I’m not going to be subtle here. I loved this game. I can never walk away from any game in this franchise unsatisfied, and I feel that even with my nitpicks and misgivings that this is a worthy successor to what many have seen as an interesting distraction to the main series. Lost Judgment stands upon the shoulders of its forebears with ease, is a joy to play, tells an intimate story with a (mostly) deft hand, and knows how to value add with the best in the series. This is not only a great sequel, it’s also a great addition in any gamer’s library. Period. Saying this is a must buy is an understatement. It’s a shining example of what a great Yakuza game can be.
  14. Sep 27, 2021
    90
    Lost Judgment is a fantastic success. It expertly builds on the foundation laid by the first game while also continuing to differentiate itself from the Yakuza franchise in smart ways. It’s still very much a Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Joint, but their brawling mechanics have never been sharper, their graphics have never been better, and this is one of the strongest stories they’ve ever produced. It’s a no-brainer purchase for fans, and new players will find it surprisingly accommodating.
  15. Sep 23, 2021
    90
    Lost Judgment is a big step forward, with many updates based on audience reception of the original title. Sega released a game that elevates the Judgment franchise to a whole new level.
  16. Sep 21, 2021
    90
    One intriguing murder mystery, two Japanese cities, three great fighting styles, over a dozen addictive mini-games and countless side stories: that's Lost Judgment. Whether you're a Yakuza veteran or if this is your first RGG game, play it.
  17. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    The compelling story makes this sequel worthwhile in its own right, and what complements this is the fantastic and varied gameplay. With plenty of content, Lost Judgment is well equipped to keep you entertained for a long time, and last but not least, we must not fail to mention the audio, which is top notch. The Dragon Engine however does show its age a little, but that's fine.
  18. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    If there was a category for most improved sequel this year, I strongly believe Lost Judgment might be in the running for winning it. The game offered so many new, cool things to do throughout my 45 hours with it and somehow striked a fine, delicate balance between the goofy Yakuza spin-off you know and love and a spectacular crime drama that tackles difficult themes not seen often enough in games.
  19. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    Those worried about where the tradition of Yakuza would stand following last year’s change in direction for the series should rest easy in just how well executed Lost Judgment truly is, from terrifically-written story to masterful gameplay.
  20. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    Lost Judgment is yet another home run for RGG Studio. It boasts an engaging, jaw-dropping narrative with emotional mysteries connected within an immense web of interconnected conspiracies. Additionally, the game's bold nature in tackling darker themes that can sharply resonate with young adult audiences is remarkably well done. Add on the expected and addicting side activities, minigames, and varied gameplay loop, and you have a sequel that manages to establish its own sturdy identity coupled with non-intrusive elements of the past.
  21. 90
    A fantastic action adventure that taps directly into the root DNA of the Yakuza franchise, Lost Judgment not only manages to simultaneously boast both the darkest and the goofiest storylines of any title in the series to date, but it also stuns the player with an absolute avalanche of hugely entertaining side quests and activities. More than that though, Lost Judgment also provides solace for those who found themselves turned off by the turn-based combat system that the mainline Yakuza series now seems to favour, while welcoming newcomers to one of the best new Japanese franchises of the last two decades.
  22. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    Much like the flashy combat, the story also builds itself with significant momentum. It makes Lost Judgment a game that, in addition to being fun to play, really entices you to see it to its end.
  23. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    Lost Judgment is a game that deals with incredibly important topics in a very serious way, while also staying true to the wacky nature of this and the Yakuza series. It is also a fantastic game with great combat and solid narrative, and anyone that is slightly interested in what it has to offer should give it a try.
  24. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    With its excellent detective story, extremely likable characters, and welcome improvements to combat and investigation mechanics, Lost Judgment won't disappoint any fan of the original, of the Yakuza series, or anyone looking for a very mature story. The game doesn't try to shake up the original formula, which may definitely put some players off, but this is hardly a problem when quality is as high as it is in the latest game from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.
  25. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    Lost Judgment takes what was good about Judgment and turns it into an even better game. The main story is riveting and all the side-stories are just as interesting in a wide variety of ways. The game shows a side of Japan that is rarely seen in video games. And it does it in a serious way that is even rarer. The silliness people have come to expect from a Yakuza game is off course here to add some levity. It is also hard to believe how much stuff the developers have managed to put in the game. There's all the side content seen in previous Yakuza games (except for the karaoke, which is sorely missed). And on top of that, they've added a handful of brand new activities and mini-games which all have their own mechanics. With Lost Judgment, the Takuya Kimura-led series already has its Yakuza 0.
  26. Dec 2, 2021
    89
    Lost Judgment tells an exciting legal and political story while also giving players a return to the experience of their campus life. The great martial arts actions and the rich world design make this work a classic that is even better than its prequel.
  27. Sep 16, 2021
    89
    A sequel overflowing with content, well-written and scripted, and with a varied, deep and satisfying combat system.
  28. Sep 16, 2021
    89
    Lost Judgment adds new mechanics and minigames to the Yakuza formula, although it is still a conservative approach. We loved the story, the characters and the realistic streets of Kamurocho in Tokyo and Ijincho in Yokohama.
  29. Sep 16, 2021
    88
    Lost Judgment is a high quality sequel. It’s fun to play, despite the few gameplay changes compared to its predecessor, and has a very engaging and well-acted story. There is never a moment of boredom when playing in the role of Takayuka Yagami, moving between Kamarucho and Yokohama in search of the truth, with a thousand doubts in mind, a thousand enemies to defeat and a thousand extra activities to try.
  30. Oct 13, 2021
    86
    While Lost Judgement isn't a perfect sequel, it still lives up to its predecessor as it offers new refreshing gameplay mechanics alongside an engaging story.
  31. Sep 16, 2021
    86
    Lost Judgment is an excellent sequel, capable of introducing several new features compared to the first episode of the series. Some do not hit the target, while stealth and platform sections often appear dull, but the third fighting style manages to add freshness.
  32. Jan 24, 2022
    85
    Lost Judgment is a great addition to the Yakuza franchise. It's a Japanese action thriller with awesome narrative, interesting themes and wonderful locations. The game offers entertaining fighting and detective mechanics that are characteristic for the Sega series.
  33. Oct 28, 2021
    85
    Lost Judgement is a step up from the original in almost every way with improved pacing, a more polished combat engine and a laundry list of fun side activities to get lost in. If not for the pedestrian detective elements, this could’ve been a new classic in the genre, and despite its notable flaws, it is still a story well worth experiencing.
  34. Sep 29, 2021
    85
    Lost Judgment challenges its predecessor. The Japanese drama nonetheless trips over an unfocused narrative and technical flaws.
  35. Sep 23, 2021
    85
    This game’s biggest fault is that it has too much going on that detracts from the main plotline. I’m hoping Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio keeps taking risks with exploring gameplay outside of the Yakuza norm, and our next outing with Judgment (or another spinoff) will go further toward distinguishing itself as a unique property.
  36. Lost Judgment is the most captivating, dramatic and transfixing story of the year, and that should be no surprise to fans of RGG Studio’s output.
  37. Sep 19, 2021
    85
    The Lost Judgment is one of the finest works by Ryu Ga Gotoku studio yet; a mature title that pulls itself out of Yakuza's shadow and represents an engaging and dark story combined with some solid Japaneese-Style action adventure gameplay.
  38. 85
    Lost Judgment is a subtle improvement on the original, and continues the fun of seeing the seedy sides of Kamurocho and Ijincho while staying mostly on the good side of the law. A new combat style combined with a few more tricks up Yagami-san’s sleeves provide more entertaining ways to dispatch or get the upper hand on enemies, and of course the usual slate of minigames offer a much-needed respite from the main campaign’s twisted story. It may tread a lot of the same ground as the previous game, but that is absolutely a good thing.
  39. Sep 17, 2021
    85
    With this second episode, the Judgment series proves that it can perfectly complement the main Yakuza series, which has been turn-based since its seventh episode. Yagami's investigation in Seiryo High School is exciting and much better paced than the first episode, while the gameplay has been enriched enough to push us to comb all of Yokohama once again. However, street fights are still slow to start and some investigation sequences break the rhythm of the game on some occasions. However, if you want a dose of good humor with a dark and well-written detective story, you can go eyes closed.
  40. Sep 16, 2021
    85
    Lost Judgment can best be described as The Yakuza Game With The High School. It's familiar and comfortable, and it's likely to please fans of the franchise who weren't thrilled with the JRPG style of the last game. The storyline is sometimes too grim even for a Yakuza title, and it plays things a bit safe, but it's still a darn fun experience. If this really is the Judgment spin-off's last entry, then it's a fitting send-off to the sub-franchise.
  41. Sep 16, 2021
    85
    Ultimately, Lost Judgment is a great sequel, characterized by very inspired writing and a great dose of irreverence. A braver second chapter, more refined and extremely more elegant, which offers the possibility of being played by all those who have never had direct contact with the first episode or with the Yakuza saga. RGG Studio proves once again to be one of the most competent teams on the square, capable of diversifying the gameplay as few, giving full importance to the narrative component of their productions and deliberately omitting some technical details that are however irrelevant for the success of the project. Sure, maybe more could have been done with regards to exploiting the features of Dualsense, but this is more of a wasted opportunity than a real lack.
  42. Sep 16, 2021
    85
    Lost Judgement is a small leap forward for the Yakuza spinoff series. While I would have expected a bit more from a sequel, what’s here is still just as enjoyable as the first game, if not more so. The highschool additions are a novel look at the often used Japanese setting, while still focusing on the crime drama and investigation fans love.
  43. Sep 16, 2021
    85
    If you want to accuse a town mascot of robbery, befriend a bunch of street cats or infiltrate a ninja dojo, Lost Judgment is for you.
  44. Sep 16, 2021
    85
    Lost Judgment is a brilliant detective story that explores controversial subject matters to express a clear message about societal issues. Whilst there is a possibility that this could evoke some painful childhood memories, the considerate telling and satisfying conclusions to stories make them easier to digest. Although the game's structure closely follows the path paved by its predecessors, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has refined and developed its conventions to create one of their finest releases to date.
  45. Sep 16, 2021
    85
    In its culture-infused entirety, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s eastern feature has something for everybody scattered around every Japanese street corner and Lost Judgement is also a great example of what a “next-generation” title should look like.
  46. Sep 20, 2021
    84
    Lost Judgment is a perfect sequel. Its greatest virtue is a story that leaves us absorbed during the twenty hours that will take you to complete the main content.
  47. Sep 16, 2021
    83
    Lost Judgment does justice — never better said — to the original title.
  48. Sep 16, 2021
    82
    Lost Judgment is too easy and doesn't reach the high levels of storytelling RGG Studio is famous for, but it's nonetheless a great crime action drama you may want to play.
  49. Oct 11, 2021
    80
    Lost Judgment is more of the same with some fine tuning, but there are no revolutionary updates. There are more activities than ever, but the interface is the very same. There is a more fluid a spectacular combat system, but the AI is just the same. The analysis of the environment for clues still feels underdeveloped, and the tailing of people is still clunky, despite the new mechanics. If you liked the first episode, you’ll love this one, despite the high school drama. If you did not play Judgment you can start with the new game to see how well it suits your tastes, since it can be enjoyed without knowing past events. All in all, it is a good sequel to a promising franchise.
  50. Oct 7, 2021
    80
    With a story that tackles the subject of bullying with grit and realism, and gameplay improvements around the block, Lost Judgement surpasses its predecessor in almost every level. But the frustrating decision to lock the wonderfully written main side stories (school stories) behind an incessant amount of mini-games and backtracking is a black mark for the series that we sincerely hope we'll never ever see again.
  51. Oct 6, 2021
    80
    The gameplay and the combat of Lost Judgment are phenomenal, the story is amazing, and the side missions are, as always, an absolute blast. Despite all of the positives, the world is a little bit too overcrowded and looks like something we've already seen before from RGG.
  52. Sep 23, 2021
    80
    A weaker overall story and some serious pacing issues prevent Lost Judgment from reaching the excellence of its predecessor, but this is still a fantastic character-driven detective drama. Crunching combat and a frankly ridiculous amount of impressively in-depth side content make this one of the most robust Yakuza-style offerings ever — and that's more than enough to outweigh the game's often obvious flaws.
  53. Sep 17, 2021
    80
    Lost Judgment is the legitimate sequel to Judgment, and does as well as its predecessor on most points. The faithful recreation of Tokyo and Yokohama is an invitation to exploration as the combat retains that franchise-specific intensity and technicality. As for the scenario, the latter literally takes the guts. The high school setting as well as the themes addressed perfectly compensate for the lack of a strong link with the Yakuza saga. Only certain gameplay mechanics that are too interventionist, and the noticeable absence of a new geographical area are to be deplored without this ruining the gaming experience.
  54. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Its detective elements may be lacking and its third act is slow, but it more than makes up for it, offering spectacle-heavy set pieces, an engrossing mystery, and a bounty of fantastic side missions. Whether a diehard fan of the Yakuza franchise or a newcomer looking to see what all the fuss is about, Lost Judgment is a thrilling adventure that shouldn't be missed.
  55. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Lost Judgment feels like the game Judgment was always meant to be, which is saying something given how well-received the original game was. With a bump in framerate and graphical capabilities, Ryu Ga Gotoku’s open-world stuns with its visuals and shocking story while delivering oodles of content for players to dig into. With its quality-of-life improvements and refined detective gameplay, It’s a no-brainer purchase if you enjoyed Judgment, but if you’re new to these games, it would also be a great place to start your Ryu Ga Gotoku journey.
  56. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Over the years, Sega has kept up a brisk pace with Yakuza and its spinoffs, releasing games that share a lot of the same DNA. However, despite the similarities between them, Lost Judgment still manages to stand out and make a strong case for itself by tightening up a lot of the weaker aspects of the first game. It introduces fun and addictive side activities like the school stories and seamlessly immerses you into its world. It may seem easy to write it off as just another Yakuza-type game at first glance, but once you start to walk the streets with Yagami, you’ll want to see this case through to the end.
  57. 80
    Lost Judgment rectifies a lot of the shortcomings of its predecessor while repeating a few of them. A compelling murder mystery coupled with intoxicating side content and sumptuous visuals make this another solid Ryu ga Gotoku title even if franchise fatigue threatens to take off some of that shine. It succeeds by expanding on what made Judgment great while offering the best real-time combat experience yet. Plus, you can skateboard and solve crimes with a Shiba Inu – I don't think I need to say much more than that.
  58. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Lost Judgment is a sequel that builds on the strengths of the original installment. If Judgement was to your liking, then Lost judgment is a game you must buy.
  59. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Lively combat and engrossing social clubs keep you busy, but it’s the much-improved detective story that elevates Lost Judgment above the original.
  60. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    This is still a Ryu Ga Gotoku production, meaning there’s an over-the-top and at times absurd line that weaves it way throughout the entire game. In short, Lost Judgment is a damn good time.
  61. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Judgment may have been an acquired taste in many ways, but the sequel makes some of the bitterness go down easier.
  62. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Takayuki Yagami is a great character and Lost Judgment is bigger and slightly better than the previous game, but still not enough to become a definitive classic series like Yakuza.
  63. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Lost Judgment is more of the same, with better detective work, great side cases, and fast-flowing combat.
  64. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    Lost Judgment is a great follow up for the first title from Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, who takes everything that made the first game good and makes it better. Yagami and his friends will leave a lasting impression with this emotional story that shows the developer's strong writing and entertaining skills.
  65. Sep 16, 2021
    80
    While Yagami’s second outing is more sprawling and silly than its predecessor, it’s also proof that bigger isn’t always better.
  66. Oct 8, 2021
    76
    For a detective game, Lost Judgment presents an intriguingly complex story and a decent variety of gameplay and gadgets. However, it takes a long time to get interesting and the actual detective work is a bit too linear for hardcore mystery fans like me.
  67. Sep 26, 2021
    75
    Throughout my time with Lost Judgement, I felt torn about how I ultimately felt about the game. There were moments that I really enjoyed, especially the combat, but the handling of sexual assault and some unimaginative mechanics left me frustrated at best. All in all, I would say Lost Judgement is a perfectly okay sequel that fans of the original Judgement are sure to enjoy. It may not be amazing, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth playing. If you can handle the negatives, some genuinely great moments in Lost Judgment are worth experiencing.
  68. Sep 16, 2021
    73
    When Lost Judgment stumbles, it never recovers. While there's a lot to love in the story and gameplay, at the end of the day, its issues become too much to ignore – especially when those issues are messy and irresponsible.
  69. Oct 2, 2021
    70
    As a whole, Lost Judgment is yet another strong outing for developer RGG Studio. Although this sequel is largely only a half step up compared to its predecessor, there's still so much to do in this world that can easily keep you entertained for hours on end. Even though I would have loved to see some more drastic improvements to many aspects of Lost Judgment, I still can't deny that I've had a great time in this second outing with Yagami, and I hope to see the series continue well into the future.
  70. Sep 25, 2021
    70
    Lost Judgment is another great entry in the Yakuza franchise, but one shadowed by better entries. The combat is incredible, the world still exciting and full of character, and the story is a worthwhile telling - but please, please don't make me tail anyone anymore.
  71. Sep 23, 2021
    70
    While Lost Judgment’s many systems might not look like much separately, together they succeed in creating a varied experience like no other. With the new setting of a Japanese high school and a story about bullying, the game depicts modern Japanese society in an exaggerated way similar to the Yakuza series while feeling fresh at the same time. However, shallow yet frequent battles and a story that starts to drag in the second half exhaust the player way more than necessary.
  72. Sep 22, 2021
    70
    There’s so much reused content it barely feels like a new game at times but the storytelling in Lost Judgment is some of the best, and most thoughtful, the Yakuza series has ever known.
  73. Sep 16, 2021
    70
    Lost Judgment improves on its predecessor by cutting down on some of the more tedious elements of its design rather than outright changing the mechanics to make the investigative side of the equation more engaging. In this sense, it's disappointing that it doesn't lean into what makes Judgment unique compared to the Yakuza series and instead remains at its best when sticking close to those origins. The story is compelling with an endearing cast of characters, the sheer amount of stuff to do is astounding, and there's still an inherent joy that comes from pummelling the city's delinquents into the ground. But it's hard not to feel disappointed that you still feel like a passenger when it breaks away from the Yakuza mould. If this is indeed our last time with Yagami and co., then it's one to cherish. There will just always be a nagging feeling that this was a missed opportunity to do something truly special.
  74. Sep 16, 2021
    70
    Sega is clearly capable of making a compelling mystery game that could stand in league with the work we see out of studios like Naughty Dog, but that will require a more focused, better-paced approach that Lost Judgement seems eager to avoid.
  75. Sep 16, 2021
    70
    Lost Judgment is a hell of a game, mess and all. Passing its predecessor in some regards and lagging behind in others, it at least has solid bang for your buck and brings the franchise goods that have been built upon over recent years. However, I'm disappointed by some of the shortfalls. Female character treatment remains a problem in-game and the mystery or detective gameplay don't feel as solid as the one prior. Still, if you're after a living breathing world with plenty to do and some of the best combat the series has seen yet, then this is a mystery adventure that still manages to hit hard.
  76. Sep 16, 2021
    70
    Lost Judgment is a good follow-up to 2019's excellent Judgment. It's more of the same, but that doesn't matter too much when the core is already great.
  77. Oct 19, 2021
    60
    Lost Judgment is a combination of a thriller movie with a smoothly playing and well-furnished action-adventure game, where you will easily need twenty to forty hours to reach the end. So much for the good news. The game suffers from the same disease as many Japanese genre rivals: it wants to cram too much into one game. A little more focus would do the series good.
  78. PLAY
    Oct 17, 2021
    60
    Fans will love another outing with Tak and the gang. Despite improved combat, worse stealth and stripped back exploration can overshadow it. [Issue#7, p.88]
  79. Sep 16, 2021
    60
    Lost Judgment is a mechanically sound Yakuza spin-off, but its convoluted story makes it feel like a TV show that's gone on a few seasons too long.
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  1. Sep 16, 2021
    His exploration of bullying from many angles and the fragility of the laws and the judicial system is an example of courage. [Recommended]
  2. Sep 24, 2021
    RGG Studio's broadest, most packed open world is matched by mediocre additions and an ill-fitting story.
  3. Oct 5, 2021
    You can look at Lost Judgment in two ways: an often clumsy attempt at serious storytelling, or a technically accomplished sequel that much improves on its predecessor. It’s both, really. The plot doesn’t fully land, and I found there to be more awkward moments than in Judgment or other Yakuza games. But I also can’t ignore the big leaps this game makes in other areas, and it still keeps up the irreverent charm of the series for much of its running time. Overall, I think this is a much better game than Judgment and I would like to see where it goes next.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 188 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 188
  1. Sep 25, 2021
    10
    The combat is the best in the series. Infact it's tge best 3D beat em up I've ever played The world is as lively as you'd expect from an RGGThe combat is the best in the series. Infact it's tge best 3D beat em up I've ever played The world is as lively as you'd expect from an RGG studio. Story is intriguing Side missions are great
    Everything has been improved from the previous games
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  2. Oct 4, 2021
    2
    This game has an interesting open world and I did like some of the minigames and side quests. Other than that, this game is garbage. TheThis game has an interesting open world and I did like some of the minigames and side quests. Other than that, this game is garbage. The combat in this game is boring and repetitive. When I pay $60, I expect a combat system with depth and detail. All the developers did in this game is put pretty colorful lights during every move, to give players the illusion that the game is fun. None of that is fun for me. The physics are beyond horrible. The animations are pathetic. I've seen PS4 titles with way better animations.

    There is no multiplayer. So once you beat the story, there is not a reason to touch this game again. Charging $60 for a game with no replay value is a cashgrab. Not to mention that the story is garbage in this game with bad voice acting. Or at least the English voice acting is bad. I recommend you wait to pick this game up until it is $15.
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  3. Sep 25, 2021
    10
    Personally, this game was better than the first one as the story and combat was better. I also liked the main antagonist more than the molePersonally, this game was better than the first one as the story and combat was better. I also liked the main antagonist more than the mole from judgment. I also enjoy the side content a lot more especially with the dancing and all. Full Review »