Never before released in North America, this long-awaited entry in the acclaimed Devil Summoner series takes players into a future in which technology and otherworldly forces meet in a macabre fusion of cyberpunk futurism and gothic horror. A first-person sci-fi RPG epic, Soul Hackers tells of a city held up as a beacon of humanity's triumph of technology, but with an infernal secret. In this would-be utopia, a group of hackers takes on a centuries-old mystic society, and a battle for control over humanity's fate is about to begin...
Average Customer Rating:
(9 Reviews) 9
Rating Snapshot(9 reviews)
2 out of 367%of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Review 1 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
15 years late is better than never.
Location: Troy, NY
Wow, this game came out in 1997 in Japan, on the Saturn, and was later enhanced on Sony's system, but neither version made it to North America. Finally, 15 years later, thanks to Nintendo and Atlus, Soul Hackers is coming here, 3DS style, even more enhanced! Now I'm an even prouder 3DS XL owner!
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Shin Megami Tensei is great series. I Can't wait for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem on the Wii U. PS Great info in your review feel free to read my per-veiws.
Los Angeles, CA
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OMG!! Can't Wait
The SMT games are always good and well received by both players and critics alike!!! I can't wait for this one!!
Review 2 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Well it's about time...
Location: Seattle, Washington
While I'm still waiting for an official release of Shin Megami Tensei and its sequel in America, it's still good to see the spin-offs getting some love, and the Devil Summoner series at that. We got the PS2 Devil Summoner Raidou series some years ago, which was nice, but I think the recent Persona buzz has brought toooons of attention to Shin Megami Tensei in general. This gives me hope yet to see the first two in the SMT series see the light of America; heck, maybe even the original Megami Tenseis will somehow see a release here.
I can't wait for Soul Hackers, and I look forward to maybe seeing a SMT IV American-release (which makes me curious to how we'd go about naming it, since Nocturne wasn't called SMT III in America).
Nonetheless, great to see so much love for SMT nowadays.
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So Getting It
I'm not into Shin Megami Tensei or gothic-horror/occult stuff. But when it comes to stuff that has taken years to release in this great country, I'm too attracted to them. I love playing games that have never released before in the US. Also, as a lite sci-fi fan I love cyberpunk, and this is right up my alley because of that. Even if I'm not into Shin Megami Tensei, since this game never came here on its original systems, I just have to play this one being the only one available here. Plus, cyberpunk rules!
Review 3 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
If you're looking for some meat, this is it.
Location: Johnstown, PA
I never played the original Devil Summoner, but I have played other SMT games in the series Like Devil Survivor Overclocked and Persona 3 FES., and I'll just say the replay value is usually pretty insane on these games. Plus any game from Atlus is one you want to snatch up quick, because they tend to become hard to find later on. I'd highly recommend this one.
Review 4 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
SMT, best JRPG series ever
After 15 years of waiting we finally get Soul Hackers, and on 3DS! Here I thought the 3DS didn't have many good games, but with this and Pokemon X/Y coming out this year, I really am glad I got a 3DS. I really recommend this game, and any other SMT games.
Review 5 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Love SMT games, can't wait for this one. I think this ones gonna be a lot like strange journey if that means anything to anyone.
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Review 6 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Very Fun JRPG enjoyable by old and new RPG Fans
Location: West Monroe, LA
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
SMT: Devil Summoner, Soul Hackers, that's a mouthful of a title isn't it? Well for someone like me this sort of game is a blast from the past, I miss the feel of old 90s jrpgs, and I am so happy to see soul hackers being released to the west. The game is great for old and new smt and rpg fans, It's easy to change the difficulty at any time you can make it easier or harder whenever you want, and you can also turn the voices off. The music is top notch and the visuals are really beautiful especially the sprites. This is not a Persona game, Don't expect S-Links or anything, this game is closer to SMT IV, and Strange Journey. I Really love this game
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Classic Not OLD!
When I first began playing this game I thought wow this IS dated! But the more time I invested the more it got in return. It reminded me of the amazing Cyber Punk games of the 1990's and considering that is the era from which this title originally was developed, it holds up exceptionally well. The graphics are a perfect fit and between the first person dungeon maps, the enemy sprites, and the seamlessly integrated CG videos, its all blends really well. The music in short, is amazing. The compositions are from a time when games had melodies and not just environmental sounds and orchestral swells during heightened story sequences. The overall narative held my attention throughout the campaign and the characters are woven intricately throughout the story line and are genuinely interesting and likable. There are some awesome sci fi tropes at play which I will not spoil here, but here is a hint... it has to do with TIME. Anyway, true, this game is not for everyone, and Atlus knew that. But for people who want to revisit Cyber Punk at its best, look no further. A perfect 10.
Review 7 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Kind of Boring
I know its an older game, but there more interesting ones. It's pretty much, crawl through dungeon and then boring cut scene before doing that all over again. It was fun enough to play while I was in between games, but definitely not something I would pick up and play again. I haven't played any of the other games in the series; though, I do plan on it. I hope they have more lasting appeal then this one.
Review 8 for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
A good dungeon crawler, but not for me.
Location: Washington, DC
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
I am a big fan of the Persona and Devil Survivor series of games. This game, however, did not have a good first impression both story wise or graphic wise (well it is a 15 year-old game). The "Jack Frost" NPCs are also extremely annoying. Although I prefer to see my character, the first-person viewpoint is not much of a big deal.