Lost Judgment is a dynamic action-adventure game that blends mystery and intense combat. The game was developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega in 2021 on various platforms, including current and previous generations on PlayStation and Xbox, as well as PC. The game is a sequel to 2018’s Judgment, and part of the larger Yakuza franchise, bringing players back into the world of private detective Takayuki Yagami. In addition to Yagami’s journey through criminal investigations, the Lost Judgment provides challenging action sequences and a gripping storyline. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the premise of the game, its characters, and the cheats available.
Lost Judgment Premise
Lost Judgment places players in the shoes of Takayuki Yagami, a private detective in the Yakuza universe. The game is set in the vibrant and detailed Kamurochō, a fictional district located in Tokyo, and Isezaki Ijincho, another fictional location in Yokohama, Japan. Yagami takes on an investigation into Akihiro Ehara, a police officer, who is tied to a mysterious harassment scandal. The narrative deepens as Yagami uncovers connections between Ehara and a string of murders targeting bullies.
In addition to the intricate storyline, the game brings action-adventure gameplay with some genre-altering mechanics. Yagami is helped in his investigations by Ranpo, a detective dog, who assists in tracking suspects and finding hidden items. With combat, players can engage with enemies using Yagami’s three distinct fighting styles: Crane, Tiger, and the new Snake style. Not only does the game feature addictive action but also stealth missions, platforming segments, and more.
Lost Judgment Characters
In Lost Judgment, characters play a pivotal role in shaping the game’s action-adventure narrative, set within the fictional setting of Japan with legal work, investigations, and criminal underground. The storytelling relies on this diverse set of individuals, who are tied to the private detective and main protagonist, Takayuki Yagami. The characters range from legal experts and former yakuza members to tech geniuses and harassed students.
- Takayuki Yagami: A private investigator and the main protagonist. Yagami’s skill set and sense of justice drive the narrative. He investigates complex cases involving murder and harassment.
- Masaharu Kaito: Yagami’s detective partner. Kaito brings a strong sense of loyalty and street smarts to their investigations. He also has a background as a former yakuza member.
- Ryuzo Genda: Director of Genda Law Office and Yagami’s former mentor. Genda provides legal counseling and guidance throughout the game’s events.
- Saori Shirosaki and Issei Hoshino: Defense attorneys at Genda Law Office. They also help Yagami with his investigations.
- Mafuyu Fujii: A public prosecutor and close friend of Yagami. Fujii offers insight into the legal complexities of the cases Yagami tackles. Also appears in Judgment.
- Fumiya Sugiura: A former thief who now runs his own detective agency, Yokohama 99. Sugiura features a unique fighting style with Capoeira and aids in the investigations. His real name is Fumiya Terasawa.
- Makoto Tsukumo: A technology expert and operator of Yokohama 99 with Sugiura. Tsukumo’s tech skills are invaluable in solving cases.
- Mami Koda: A second-year student at Seiryo High School, targeted by bullies. Koda’s situation becomes important to Yagami’s investigation at the school.
- Yoko Sawa: An English teacher at Seiryo High School with close connections to some of the other key characters. She does everything to prevent bullying in the school and gets animated about the revelations about harassment.
- Akihiro Ehara: A Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department patrol officer central to Yagami’s investigation. Ehara’s actions and accusations are key to the game’s plot, and he is one of the major antagonists in the game.
- Kazuki Soma: Head of the RK Hangure syndicate and a former member of the Nikkyo Consortium. Soma’s criminal activities are noted by Yagami and are a focus throughout the game. He is a secondary antagonist and the penultimate boss in the game.
- Jin Kuwana: A handyman in Isezaki Ijincho, who used to work as a homeroom teacher, Kuwana is at the forefront of the story. He is the main antagonist in the game and acts as the final boss.
Games in the Series
Lost Judgment is a sequel to the acclaimed Judgment, released in 2018. It is also a spin-off of the popular Like a Dragon (Yakuza) series, which started in 2005 with the release of Yakuza. The series features detective work and legal drama combined with action-adventure gameplay and unique combat mechanics. The game series is set in a fictional version of Japan’s criminal underworld.
- Yakuza (2005)
- Yakuza 2 (2006)
- Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! (2008)
- Yakuza 3 (2009)
- Yakuza 4 (2010)
- Kurohyō: Ryū ga Gotoku Shinshō (2010)
- Yakuza: Dead Souls (2011)
- Kurohyō 2: Ryū ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (2012)
- Yakuza 5 (2012)
- Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! (2014)
- Yakuza 0 (2015)
- Yakuza Kiwami (2016)
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016)
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 (2017)
- Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (2018)
- Ryū ga Gotoku Online (2018)
- Judgment (2018)
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon (2020)
- Streets of Kamurocho (2020)
- Lost Judgment (2021)
- Like a Dragon: Ishin! (2023)
- Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (2023)
- Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (2024)
Lost Judgment Cheats
Similarly to Judgment, Lost Judgment doesn’t have an integrated cheat code system, which means that players need to access cheats in other ways. However, even if the player doesn’t want to use unreliable third-party cheats, there are ways to make the journey easier and more rewarding. We’ve gathered some tips below.
In Lost Judgment, players can play classic Sega Master System games, similar to previous title’s Sega arcade games. To get all the games for the Master System, players will first need to find them. Fortunately, that should be much easier with the help below.
Acquiring Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in Miracle World is available to players from the start. As soon as you gain access to Yagami’s Sega Master System in the Yagami Detective Agency, you can dive into the adventures of Sega’s original mascot.
Finding Fantasy Zone in Ichinjo
For Fantasy Zone, make your way to the Deco Rush Shop in Ichinjo, located along Carriage Highway. This classic game can be yours for just 5,000 yen.
Purchasing Penguin Land at Ebisu Pawn Shop
Head to Ebisu Pawn Shop found south of Yagami Detective Agency. You can pick up Penguin Land for 5,000 yen, just like Fantasy Zone.
Maze Hunter 3-D from the Detective Dog Minigame
Find the Maze Hunter 3D game in Ichinjo by engaging in the Detective Dog minigame in Chapter 4. Search west of Tsurukame Poppo with your trusty canine to add this title to your collection.
Getting Woody Pop Through Squirrel Search
Play the Squirrel Search minigame by starting the Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun side case near Seiryo High School. You’ll get Woody Pop by finding Squirrel #37 at Game Center Charles.
Acquire Quartet at Yokohama Gambling Hall
Quartet is located at Yokohama Gambling Hall, purchasable for 2500 Tags. Use the code 7120 to enter the Gambling Hall in Ichinjo and explore the back alley off Romance Street to find the door.
Get Secret Command After A Final Request
Complete A Final Request side case to get the Secret Command game. This mission, inspired by Rambo, is available only after all other side cases are finished. Begin this quest at Yokohama 99.
Enduro Racer at Benten Pawn
Visit Benten Pawn to get Enduro Racer for your Master System. The game is available from Chapter 8 onwards. This game carries a price tag of 5,500 yen.
Play Snail Maze on the Master System
The Master System also has a hidden game titled Snail Maze. To access it, power up the Master System and bypass the menu to see the BIOS screen. While viewing this screen, press and hold the Up, X, and O buttons simultaneously. This action will trigger the secret game.
Unlock Metal Sonic, Honey The Cat, and Dr. Eggman in Sonic The Fighters
To unlock Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman in Sonic The Fighters arcade machine you can follow these simple steps. First, navigate to the character select screen in the arcade version of the game, available at Club Sega. To select Metal Sonic, highlight Sonic and press the Options button. Similarly, to pick Dr. Eggman, highlight Bean and press the Options button. This will allow players to enjoy these alternate versions.
Sonic The Fighters also features another secret character, Honey the Cat. This character becomes playable by pressing Options while the character Amy Rose is highlighted in the character selection screen.
|The Game is Afoot||Resolved Keiko’s dilemma.||15|
|The First Penguin||Stopped the bullying at Seiryo High School.||15|
|Trending Video||Completed Chapter 4.||15|
|Unexpected Guests||Completed Chapter 6.||15|
|All Are Punished||Completed Chapter 7.||15|
|To Survive||Completed Chapter 8.||15|
|Lessons Taught||Completed Chapter 9.||15|
|The Mole||Completed Chapter 11.||15|
|Scales of Justice||Completed Chapter 12.||15|
|Hop, Step, Rabbits||Completed the investigation of the dance club.||15|
|Revenge of the Nerds||Completed the investigation of the robotics club.||15|
|Everybody Can Change||Completed the investigation of the boxing gym.||15|
|Born to Ride||Completed the investigation of the biker gang.||15|
|On the Case||Cleared 10 Side Cases.||15|
|Private Eye||Cleared 30 Side Cases.||15|
|Merciful||Made one enemy surrender.||15|
|Very Observant||Find ten targets in Observation Mode.||15|
|Receiving Signals||Find ten targets with the Detector.||15|
|Eavesdropping||Find ten targets with the Noise Amp.||15|
|Who’s a Good Boy?||Find ten targets with the dog.||15|
|Skill Dabbler||Obtained 30 skills.||15|
|Skill Pro||Obtained 100 skills.||15|
|TownGo Casual||Completed 30 stores in TownGo’s Shop Missions.||15|
|TownGo Whale||Completed all of TownGo’s Shop Missions.||15|
|TownGo Tourist||Completed 20 TownGo City Missions.||15|
|TownGo Tour Guide||Completed all TownGo City Missions.||15|
|TownGo Freshman||Completed ten TownGo School Missions.||15|
|TownGo Senior||Completed all TownGo School Missions.||15|
|An Ounce of Prevention||Obtained all equipment.||15|
|Skate or Die||Obtained all skateboards.||15|
|Sweet Jams||Obtained all records.||15|
|The Aviator||Won first place in every Grand Prix drone race.||15|
|Party Star||Clear all of the stages in Dice & Cube.||15|
|No Blind Spots in Any Direction||Completed the final stage of Aircelios.||15|
|Yagami Pro Skater||Get first place on the final course of the skateboard race.||15|
|Suffer Like G Did||Obtained 50 pickups in Hama of the Dead.||15|
|The Gamer Life||Played every arcade game.||15|
|Kick Flip||Got the skateboard for free.||15|
|Irresistible Charm||Asked out by a girl.||15|
|Bad Fur Day||Completed all of Squirrel Search.||15|
|Skill Master||Obtained all skills.||20|
|A Man Among Amons||Defeated the opponent who makes the final request.||20|
|TownGo Master||Achieved 100% completion of TownGo. Wow!||20|
|The Cycle is Broken||Thank you for playing to the end!||85|
|Legendary Detective||Beat the main story on the highest difficulty.||85|
|Elementary, My Dear||Cleared all Side Cases (not including DLC).||85|
|High School Drama||Completed the investigation of the Professor.||85|
|The Game is Afoot||Resolved Keiko’s dilemma.||Bronze|
|The First Penguin||Stopped the bullying at Seiryo High School.||Bronze|
|Trending Video||Completed Chapter 4.||Bronze|
|Unexpected Guests||Completed Chapter 6.||Bronze|
|All Are Punished||Completed Chapter 7.||Bronze|
|To Survive||Completed Chapter 8.||Bronze|
|Lessons Taught||Completed Chapter 9.||Bronze|
|The Mole||Completed Chapter 11.||Bronze|
|Scales of Justice||Completed Chapter 12.||Bronze|
|Hop, Step, Rabbits||Completed the investigation of the dance club.||Bronze|
|Revenge of the Nerds||Completed the investigation of the robotics club.||Bronze|
|Everybody Can Change||Completed the investigation of the boxing gym.||Bronze|
|Born to Ride||Completed the investigation of the biker gang.||Bronze|
|On the Case||Cleared 10 Side Cases.||Bronze|
|Private Eye||Cleared 30 Side Cases.||Bronze|
|Merciful||Made one enemy surrender.||Bronze|
|Very Observant||Find ten targets in Observation Mode.||Bronze|
|Receiving Signals||Find ten targets with the Detector.||Bronze|
|Eavesdropping||Find ten targets with the Noise Amp.||Bronze|
|Who’s a Good Boy?||Find ten targets with the dog.||Bronze|
|Skill Dabbler||Obtained 30 skills.||Bronze|
|Skill Pro||Obtained 100 skills.||Bronze|
|TownGo Casual||Completed 30 stores in TownGo’s Shop Missions.||Bronze|
|TownGo Whale||Completed all of TownGo’s Shop Missions.||Bronze|
|TownGo Tourist||Completed 20 TownGo City Missions.||Bronze|
|TownGo Tour Guide||Completed all TownGo City Missions.||Bronze|
|TownGo Freshman||Completed ten TownGo School Missions.||Bronze|
|TownGo Senior||Completed all TownGo School Missions.||Bronze|
|An Ounce of Prevention||Obtained all equipment.||Bronze|
|Skate or Die||Obtained all skateboards.||Bronze|
|Sweet Jams||Obtained all records.||Bronze|
|The Aviator||Won first place in every Grand Prix drone race.||Bronze|
|Party Star||Clear all of the stages in Dice & Cube.||Bronze|
|No Blind Spots in Any Direction||Completed the final stage of Aircelios.||Bronze|
|Yagami Pro Skater||Get first place on the final course of the skateboard race.||Bronze|
|Suffer Like G Did||Obtained 50 pickups in Hama of the Dead.||Bronze|
|The Gamer Life||Played every arcade game.||Bronze|
|Kick Flip||Got the skateboard for free.||Bronze|
|Irresistible Charm||Asked out by a girl.||Bronze|
|Bad Fur Day||Completed all of Squirrel Search.||Bronze|
|Skill Master||Obtained all skills.||Silver|
|TownGo Master||Achieved 100% completion of TownGo. Wow!||Silver|
|A Man Among Amons||Defeated the opponent who makes the final request.||Silver|
|The Cycle is Broken||Thank you for playing to the end!||Gold|
|Legendary Detective||Beat the main story on the highest difficulty.||Gold|
|Elementary, My Dear||Cleared all Side Cases (not including DLC).||Gold|
|High School Drama||Completed the investigation of the Professor.||Gold|
|Master Detective||Obtained all other trophies.||Platinum|
Lost Judgment Cheats FAQ
Is there downloadable content for Lost Judgment?
Yes, the game offers DLC including new sidequests and a story expansion focused on Yagami’s partner, Masaharu Kaito.
Can I play Lost Judgment without playing the first Judgment game?
Yes, while playing the first game provides background, Lost Judgment can be enjoyed independently.