- Also Known As
- Judgment 2
- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 24th Sep 2021
- 24th Sep 2021
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 15th Aug 2023
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
- Addons / DLC
- Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files
Too cool for school
We absolutely love Judgment — especially on PlayStation 5. Despite being the starting point of a spinoff franchise, we'd go as far to say that it's hands down one of the best Yakuza games — and so its sequel, Lost Judgment, comes saddled with high expectations. There's no doubt that this is a bigger, and arguably more...
Rumble in the urban jungle
Look, we like Judgment protagonist Takayuki Yagami — even though he was a bit of a wet blanket in Lost Judgment — but he's been completely outdone by Masaharu Kaito, the man who usually plays second fiddle as Tak's roughhousing sidekick. The ex-yakuza is the star of the show in his very own expansion — appropriately...
Yagami's detective agency is reopening
Update: Both Judgment and Lost Judgment have been officially announced for PC, as expected. Original Story: Judgment and Lost Judgment are both great games, but in case you didn't know, the franchise's future has reportedly been up in the air for quite some time. Last summer, news broke that SEGA may have...
Lost Judgment expansion The Kaito Files is available now on PlayStation 5 and PS4, priced at £24.99/$29.99. Focusing on sidekick Kaito, the DLC is set after the events of the original game and explores the character's past as a teenager claims to be his and old flame Mikiko's son. Protagonist Takayuki Yagami is nowhere to be...
A new case
Lost Judgment is about to find a four-chapter story expansion, as SEGA has announced the Kaito Files for release on PlayStation 5 and PS4 from 28th March. The pricey $29.99 add-on – which will be included with the Season Pass and, thus, the Ultimate Edition of the crime caper – will see you “play as the muscle of the Yagami...
Stories, characters, and the writing that brings them all together are elements of video games that many (including ourselves) would consider hugely important. There's nothing quite like a gripping plot, so we wanted to highlight the games that held a particularly tight grip on our attention through high quality writing. As chosen by the...
Lost and found
The anticipated sequel to the excellent Judgment is here, and would you believe that it's actually pretty good? It's almost as though developer RGG Studio can do no wrong, but we must admit that we're beginning to burn out on Yakuza-style games. It's easy to forget that we've already had the PS5 versions of both the aforementioned...
Case not quite closed
Reviews for Lost Judgment are starting to appear online, and at first glance, it's looking like RGG Studio has done it again. The action RPG is getting high scores pretty much across the board, but there's already some in-depth discussion over the game's story, which deals with some very mature themes. Meanwhile, our own...
Still on the case
The embargo for Lost Judgment reviews is up today, but the Push Square verdict is still being decided. That's because Lost Judgment is a big game, and simply put, we're nowhere near finished playing through it. We're around 33 hours in at the time of writing, and we're absolutely swamped in optional activities and side quests. The...
Lost Judgment is getting three rounds of DLC post-launch, one of which is a proper expansion. It's a first for Yakuza developer RGG Studio, which has only dabbled in small add-ons previously. And yes, you read the headline correctly. Set to release in Spring 2022, 'The Kaito Files' is described as a ten-hour, story-driven expansion where...
Another Platinum for the collection?
The Lost Judgment Trophy list has popped up on Exophase ahead of its release towards the end of next month, giving us a look at the sort of tasks required to unlock the Platinum Trophy. And if you've ever played the original game or an entry in the Yakuza franchise then this latest lot of trinkets will look very...
Make your judgments now
Greg Chun will reprise his role as detective Takayuki Yagami in Lost Judgment, if you select the English language option. For the recent round of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio titles, SEGA has dubbed the original Japanese releases to make them more inviting to those who don’t want to read subtitles. While it can look and sound a...
December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence.
“Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room.
His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further.
How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice?
From just a single stumble, one can become a monster...