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Guide and Walkthrough by Jadebell

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/20/2019
FAQ of the Month Winner: October 2018

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. How to Play
    1. Controls
    2. Digivice Menu
    3. Hacking Skills
    4. General Gameplay Terms
    5. Battle Mechanics
    6. Domination Battles
    7. Territory Disputes
    8. Using the DigiFarm
  3. Save Bonuses
    1. Importing from Cyber Sleuth
    2. New Game Plus
  4. Basic Tips and Tricks
  5. Advanced Tips and Tricks
    1. The Mechanics of Grinding in Hacker's Memory
    2. Team Building (PvE)
  6. Walkthrough
    1. Chapter 1: Back-Alley Hackers
    2. Chapter 2: Handyman of Hudie
    3. Chapter 3: Demonslaying - Zaxon's Request
    4. Chapter 4: Net-Dancin' Cowboy
    5. Chapter 5: To the Island of Happiness - Yuugo's Request
    6. Chapter 6: Connected Girl
    7. Chapter 7: Mask Master
    8. Chapter 8: Cyber-Gloom
    9. Chapter 9: Tumult of Winter
    10. Chapter 10: Just Below Zero
    11. Chapter 11: Dimensional Collapse
    12. Chapter 12: Astray
    13. Chapter 13: Butterfly's Long Afternoon
    14. Chapter 14: Dark Legend
    15. Chapter 15: Rescue and Return
    16. Chapter 16: Vanquished Boy
    17. Chapter 17: Even in Arcadia, there am I
    18. Chapter 18: Our Memories
    19. Post-game: Abyss Server
    20. Post-game: Offline Colosseum Master Cup
  7. Farm Cases
    1. Blacklisted Hackers
    2. Domination Battle Farm Cases
    3. Lost Item Farm Cases
  8. Medal Collector
    1. Gacha Machine Medals
    2. Abyss Server Medals
    3. Medal Master Medals
    4. Medal Man Prizes
    5. 700 Medals Full List
  9. Good Impression Events
  10. Companion Character List
  11. In-Game Locations List
    1. Tokyo
    2. EDEN
    3. Mirror Dungeons
  12. Digimon Encounters List
    1. EDEN Dungeons
    2. Mirror Dungeons ~ DigiLab
    3. Digital Shifts/Tokyo Dungeons
    4. Offline Colosseum
  13. Shop List
    1. Tokyo & EDEN Shops
    2. Online Coin Shop
    3. DigiMarket List
  14. Trophy List
    1. Story-related Trophies
    2. Battle-related Trophies
    3. Sidequest Trophies
    4. Digivolution Trophies
    5. Online Trophies
    6. Miscellaneous Trophies
  15. Miscellaneous
    1. Hacker's Memory Locations
    2. Broken Mr. Navit Locations
    3. Victory Uchida Locations
    4. Farm Development Kit Locations
    5. Farm Expansion Plugin Locations
    6. Bank Expansion Drive Locations
    7. Memory UP Locations
    8. Digivolution Item Locations
  16. Hacker's Memory DLC
    1. Full Bundle
    2. Sistermon Ciel/Blanc Bundle (US only)
    3. NX Bundle
  17. Acknowledgements & Thanks
  18. Legal Information
  19. Version History


Welcome to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory! A "sidequel" to the original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Hacker's Memory is a sidestory that takes place at around the same time as Cyber Sleuth and follows the protagonist Keisuke as he tries to track down the hacker who stole his account. Hacker's Memory is a turn-based roleplaying game (RPG), and features the same gameplay as Cyber Sleuth, just with a few balancing tweaks - and a brand new battle mode. If you enjoyed Cyber Sleuth's gameplay loop, you'll feel right at home with Hacker's Memory.

For those new to the franchise, Digimon is short for Digital Monster, and in this game you will play as a human controlling and raising a team of Digimon in order to battle against other humans with Digimon. Hacker's Memory, then, is also a monster-raising RPG in the same vein as Pokemon, Yokai Watch and Dragon Quest Monsters.

I wrote this walkthrough with the intention of guiding people through how to get through both the main game and the optional sidequests. The main walkthrough includes where to get collectibles such as medals, Hacker's Memories and broken Mr. Navits, and also features boss strategies for the hardest bosses. The How to Play and Tips and Tricks sections have detailed information on how to play the game (and how to break the game as well, for those that want to breeze through as a superpowered force). Finally, the sections after the main walkthrough feature lists of shops, random encounters, medals etc. I have written all of this so that newcomers can jump into this game without needing to play previous games in the Digimon Story series.

I have avoided Hacker's Memory story spoilers where possible; however boss name and location name spoilers could not be avoided. That being said, the game itself spoils the original Cyber Sleuth. If you're a player who values story, I highly recommend playing the first Cyber Sleuth game before playing Hacker's Memory.

Complete Edition (Switch)

The Complete Edition on Switch comes with two games in one. These are "Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth", and the sequel "Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory". This version will ask you whether you want to start with the original Cyber Sleuth, or with Hacker's Memory. Both games take place at the same time, but follow different protagonists.

This guide was originally written for the PS4/Vita English versions of the second game, Hacker's Memory. From what I understand, Hacker's Memory in the Complete Edition is virtually identical to the PS4/Vita English version, with the main change being that the DLC Digimon come automatically with the game instead of being separate DLC. So, for example, Sistermon is no longer DLC only. You have access to her in-game (so Tokomon can evolve into her normally as long as it meets the digivolution requirements).

I may make adjustments in the guide's text to account for the Switch version if I have the time to do so, but in the meantime, if you are following this guide for the Complete Edition on Switch, bear in mind that this was written for PS4 and Vita. You can ignore references to DLC Digimon and trophies, since the Switch version has neither. If you are looking for a walkthrough for the first Cyber Sleuth game, check out Draken70's guide which is also on GameFAQs, (with the caveat that at the time of posting it is also for the PS4/Vita versions).