Yakuza PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2006
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 58
  2. Negative: 2 out of 58
Buy On
  1. Load times slow things down, and long digressive missions and lame mini-games seem to prolong what should be a short, violent romp.
  2. Roam around Tokyo, find some bad guys, see some load screens, a couple of cut-scenes, some more load screens, press some buttons in fight mode and so on.

Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#28 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 26, 2011
    10
    this game does not have a name or the packaging like god of war or devil may cry that easily acttracts gamers and so it's often overlooked.this game does not have a name or the packaging like god of war or devil may cry that easily acttracts gamers and so it's often overlooked. And who can blame us,i mean who really cares about yakuzas (i know i don't) but after a friend recommended it to me i finally got the game and i was so glad i did. The story in this game can only be found in a great movie or a best seller novel for it's that damn good.it involves love,betrayer,honour and even tragedy.after taking the fall for his best friend,our hero gets out of prison only to find out his girlfriend is missing,betaryed by bestfriend and yakuza world in chaos.he must protect a mysterious little who would lead him to the truth. With awesome characters,great combat system,free roaming gameplay and great looking cut scenes i must say yakuza is a master piece. A game for only hardcore gamers,casual gamers be warned Full Review »
  2. Jan 4, 2015
    8
    Among the best games I have ever played. Fantastic story, great characters. Lots of optional and interesting side stuff to do. Gameplay isAmong the best games I have ever played. Fantastic story, great characters. Lots of optional and interesting side stuff to do. Gameplay is good. The combat relies on martial arts and whatever you can grab lying around. Unfortunately the English voice overs leave a lot to be desired for. In another words they are horrible. Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2013
    10
    this game is freaking awesome its a spiritual successor to Shenmue and man did it surpass shenmue already amazing story and a unique gameplaythis game is freaking awesome its a spiritual successor to Shenmue and man did it surpass shenmue already amazing story and a unique gameplay for an open world game like this was just genius if sega ever plans to make Shenmue 3 then they should leave it in the hands of the people who made Yakuza 1-5 Full Review »