RPGFan writes: "While the aesthetic elements of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey are only slightly above-average, the incredibly strong gameplay elements make the game so addictive that this doesn't matter. If you love RPGs and don't mind seeing quite a few game over screens, there isn't much to dislike about Strange Journey. All of the systems are simple enough to grasp for the handheld gamer, but are deep enough to be incredibly worthwhile. Atlus has struck a great balance with Strange Journey, and they've crafted a game that's more than addictive. There's not much about the game that's new, but that doesn't keep the gameplay from being absolutely fantastic. If you're a fan of any previous games with the Atlus logo on the front, you'll want this one."