Soul Hackers 2 Famitsu Review Score: 38/40, Impressions, Story is 40 Hours Long


The latest Atlus RPG, Soul Hackers 2, will be released worldwide next week, and this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1759 releasing on August 18, 2022 includes a review for it.

Soul Hackers 2 Review Score

  • Soul Hackers 2 (PS5/XSX/PS4/XBO) – 9/9/10/10 [38/40]

Comments from the Famitsu reviewers include:

  • The game is based on a standard turn-based battle system, but as the number of characters increases, the unique characteristics of this game become stronger.
  • The exquisite storytelling and sophisticated UI make it easy to become immersed into the world, even if you haven’t played the previous game.
  • The game’s structure, allowing you to glimpse into each character’s past and learn more about them, makes it impossible to take your eyes off of the game.
  • Wiping out enemies with the Sabbath is a great feeling, becoming more powerful every time you hit a weak point. The battles are always exciting!
  • The fun of building demon stacks makes you forget about the main storyline.
  • The UI is not only stylish, but also conveys complicated information easily.
  • Both science-fiction and demonic themes are synthesized, with the foundation of a fantasy RPG.
  • The stylish presentation draws you into the story from the very beginning.
  • The unique sci-fi elements in the story are not difficult to understand at all, and the scenario is also wonderfully entertaining, being able to easily comprehend it without getting caught up in technical terms.
  • The voice actors, especially Tomoyo Kurosawa [the voice of Ringo], are perfect.
  • It took me 40 hours to finish the game, and 60 hours if I include the challenges.

Famitsu Review Comparison

A comparison to the Famitsu review scores of recent Atlus developed RPGs.

  • Persona 5 (PS3/PS4) – 10/10/10/9 [39/40]
  • Soul Hackers 2 (PS5/XSX/PS4/XBO) – 9/9/10/10 [38/40]
  • Persona 5 Royal (PS4) – 9/9/10/9 [37/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei V (NSW)– 9/9/9/9 [36/40]
  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (3DS) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (WII U) – [34/40]

This Week’s Famitsu Review Scores

  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (PS5/NSW) – 8/9/7/8 [32/40]
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (PS4/NSW) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
  • Idol Manager (PS5/PS4/NSW) – 8/7/7/7 [29/40]
  • Soul Hackers 2 (PS5/XSX/PS4/XBO) – 9/9/10/10 [38/40]
  • Sword and Fairy: Together Forever (PS5/PS4) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]
  • Earth Defense Force 6 (PS5/PS4) – 8/8/8/10 [34/40]

Soul Hackers 2 will be released for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC in Japan on August 25th, and the West on August 26th, 2022.