Yakuza 2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2008
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 48
  2. Negative: 7 out of 48
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  1. Jan 4, 2015
    10
    Fantastic game and much improved. Unlike previous one this has Japanese voice overs. Another one I count among the best. Story is fantastic once again and so are the characters. Again lots of interesting side missions to explore.
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    This game is hashtag dope. If you ever wanted to be a Japanese gangster. This is the game for you. The combat is great and the storytelling is just amazing.
  3. Apr 11, 2013
    10
    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
  4. krikkrikic
    Aug 22, 2009
    10
    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
    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
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  5. ViddyKiddal
    Sep 26, 2008
    8
    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.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
#15 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 85
    While Yakuza 2 isn't vastly improved or even all that different from the first game (that will likely happen when the PS3 continuation finally hits), but what it does offer is a fantastic story that is actually interesting, sports characters that you can grow to love or hate, and plenty of twists to keep all those disparate parts fresh. Go buy this game. Seriously.
  2. The story in Yakuza 2 is definitely something that will stay with you, and must be experienced for fans of gangster culture, Japanese history, or anyone who appreciates a well-told and deep narrative.
  3. 83
    Still, it's a damn good crime game that delivers satisfying combat, an entertaining glimpse into the Japanese criminal underworld, decent fan service for players who dug the first game, and a pretty awesome tiger-fight scene.