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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Nov 26, 2019
    90
    Even those who aren’t usually fans of Digimon are likely to enjoy this Complete Edition quite a lot because that’s exactly what happened to me when I first played Cyber Sleuth back in 2016. This is a great case of a company understanding the need to mature along with their fanbase, leading to a series of games that stand out amongst its competition while never losing sight of what people fell in love with to begin with.
  2. Oct 24, 2019
    90
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition might, at first glance, come off as a Pokémon copycat but don't be fooled. This game has a lot to offer on its own. It meshes the real world and digital worlds together all while providing its own unique creature capture system.
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    90
    Despite a somewhat repetitive level design and an online mode that can be improved, this compilation of the two most recent turn-based role-playing games of the Digimon franchise is an essential experience for those who want to enjoy an interesting plot, a classic but deep combat system and an excellent artistic section created by Suzuhito Yasuda.
  4. Oct 21, 2019
    90
    All in all, it’s hard to argue against this collection, even with those small technical issues. For less than a full-priced game you are getting not one, but two great and substantial RPGs. Cyber Sleuth is easily among the best Digimon games and stories, while Hacker’s Memory might have its downsides compared to the base game but still is an good game on its own. If you ever enjoyed Digimon but haven’t played either of these games, then this is the way to experience modern Digimon at its best. Even those who haven’t heard of Digimon can have a good time since they’re great RPGs, and those who already played them can even go back to the original Cyber Sleuth and enjoy its improvements taken from Hacker’s Memory. If the future of Digimon games takes notes from this series, then I’m excited to see them evolve even further.
  5. NF Magazine
    Apr 30, 2020
    85
    Two excellent monster-taming games with something for almost every playstyle. [Issue #44 – January/February 2020, p. 70]
  6. Oct 24, 2019
    85
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition is easily the best way to experience these games. While there isn’t a ton in the way of additional content, these are already some pretty hefty games that you could easily clock fifty or so hours in each. There are a few nice quality of life changes as well such as being able to use Digimon previously only found in Hacker’s Memory, but these were honestly such solid games to begin with that I don’t really think there was much you could do to improve on them. The price is just right too, and getting two excellent RPGs for the price is never a bad thing. If you’re even slightly interested in this type of game, you’ll likely enjoy it as much as I did, despite the few shortcomings it has.
  7. Jan 6, 2020
    80
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition is one of the best values that a JRPG fan can get on the Nintendo Switch. The games are fun if not particularly special, but they scratch the "got to catch 'em all" itch. They're marred by some issues, like inconsistent difficulty and a dodgy translation, but nothing ruins the experience. If you're a Digimon fan or just RPG faithful looking for something new to try, it's worth giving Cyber Sleuth a shot.
  8. 80
    The writing and gameplay are both quite enjoyable, though I can’t shake the feeling that they both kind of seem like almost-as-good Shin Megami Tensei games that are a little more accessible and have a hint of Pokémon. If that sounds good to you, I recommend the collection wholeheartedly. If not, well, there you go.
  9. Nov 7, 2019
    80
    Cyber Sleuth is worth giving a try for die-hard JRPG fans or those that have wanted to give the genre a shot but found early game tutorials too overbearing. It's a little bit of Persona mixed with a whole lot of Pokemon, and it offers something for fans of both of those franchises. It may have a story that's a little difficult to follow at times, but it more than makes up for it with quite a bit of charm. Players will have to get passed the oddities of Digimon's world, but doing so should prove to be a pretty rewarding experience.
  10. Oct 28, 2019
    80
    Both Cyber Sleuth games provide solid RPGs that will appeal to both longtime Digimon fans and newcomers alike.
  11. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition is a content-packed RPG with plenty to see and do. Its evolution system feels wholly unique when compared to another monster-breeding game series you might find on Nintendo hardware, and while the grind may be too much for some, it’s comfortably one of the best creature-catchers on the Switch – although Pokémon still holds the crown, of course.
  12. 80
    While it may not add anything to make it worth double dipping outside of some previous additional content, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition gains the element of portability on the Nintendo Switch that makes the game more accessible than ever to play as you aim to collect the more than 300 available Digimon and save the real and digital worlds.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 148 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 148
  2. Negative: 69 out of 148
  1. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Terrible game, the story is the worst I have ever seen in a Digimon game, I feel like the combat system is a disaster.
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    0
    La serie Ciber Sleuth es por mucho una de las mas desaprovechadas y con peores argumentos de toda la historia del JRPG, las mecánicas jugablesLa serie Ciber Sleuth es por mucho una de las mas desaprovechadas y con peores argumentos de toda la historia del JRPG, las mecánicas jugables son malas, muy desbalanceadas y los digimons son bastante aburridos, lo que lo hace aun peor es el reciclaje de assets entre ambos juegos, siendo que se venden como dos titulos distintos, pero lo único que difiere es la historia en ciertos puntos y poco mas, tanto en localizaciones y digimons no hay mucha diferencia entre los dos títulos.
    Son unas entregas perezosas en casi cualquier aspecto, Namco Bandai debería redirigir esta serie a mejor camino.
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  3. Oct 19, 2019
    10
    Digimon Story Cybersleuth is a must play for all Digimon fans and JRPGS fans, it has great designs and great music, the story is really goodDigimon Story Cybersleuth is a must play for all Digimon fans and JRPGS fans, it has great designs and great music, the story is really good and the characters are rich in character
    It has a lot of grinding in the end game, but it's still fun because of how much details a single Digimon has, every digimon has their own unique skills and animations with victory poses!.overall I really enjoyed both games and I can't recommend it enough.
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