• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2008

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Yakuza 2 is more than worth your attention. The writing is often sharp and witty, the cast of characters are wonderfully realised each with there own intricate back-story and the story is deep enough to throw off even the biggest of cynics.
  2. Even taking the shortcomings into account, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better game than Yakuza 2 on the PS2 this year. I’m impressed with Sega being able to churn out a game of this quality, and wish they would do it more often.
  3. Yakuza 2 is a fantastic sequel to an already great game.
  4. Its fantastic story and satisfying combat should be experienced by fans of the Japanese criminal underworld.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 11, 2013
    The Yakuza series has earned the habit of earning 10/10's it is the best storyline game in the world and universe and with Yakuza 2 they have improved the gameplay with new gameplay mechanics and with Japanese dubs cuz the english dubs werent that good Full Review »
  2. krikkrikic
    Aug 22, 2009
    hard core brawler
    best main chararacter(he got dragon in his hearts and on his back and he is pulling teeth with pliers to some bad people)

    emotional perfect story
    unbeliveable good looking game
    awsome soundtrack and hard and ex hard difficulty mods
    even my girlfriend loves it and she plays kingdom hearts and dog island and other cute games

    conclusion buy this game becouse its worth even more then its costs help as get yakuza 3 oversea
    Full Review »
  3. ViddyKiddal
    Sep 26, 2008
    A very cinematic game with lots of long cutscenes but luckily the story is very entertaining. The fighting is fun with the ability to really lay the smack down on your foes by beating them with weapons or smashing their faces against cars, vending machines, etc. Definitely worth playing if you like beat'em ups but should be avoided if you hate reading subtitles. Full Review »