WTMG's Leo Faria: "Lost Judgment won me over. I used to consider its predecessor a good game, but one of the weakest titles in the Yakuza universe. This one is the complete opposite. It stands right next to Yakuza 0 and Like a Dragon in the pantheon of greatest titles in the series. The story is captivating, the combat system has been improved, the benefits of playing it with an improved framerate are excellent, and most importantly, I finally started giving a crap about Yagami. He is finally a protagonist worthy of having a series of his own. This is yet another hit by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, and I can’t wait to see what they’re doing next."