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  • Summary: Complete The Dragon of Dojima's Journey

    Celebrate Kazuma Kiryu's saga with the beautifully remastered Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. With restored content and updated localization in 1080p and 60fps, experience the complete Yakuza collection on one console for the first time in history.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 28, 2021
    90
    The Yakuza Remastered Collection on PC comes off as a gift to PC players looking to continue their Yakuza experience on the platform. It doesn’t contain any enhancements compared to the console release aside from a few added options, but it is still a damn good time. It may not be worth double-dipping, but rest assured, if this is your first time with this collection, then you’re getting the very best it has to offer.
  2. 90
    This collection is a must have for any Yakuza players that are familiar with the series and want to jump straight into the story after Yakuza Kiwami 2.
  3. 90
    The Yakuza Remastered Collection finally allows PC and Xbox owners to play through the entire Kiryu Kazuma saga on a single platform, and the games have never looked better. And while some of the titles have aged better than others, it's a must-have for those who want the complete Yakuza experience.
  4. Feb 9, 2021
    90
    The Yakuza series is one of the best at what it does, being an Action-RPG with explorable locations. The games in this collection are dated, but even so, they perform well today and are still enjoyable to play. For players who have played before on console, pick this up if you want updated graphics and the ability to play through the series again without having to worry about backwards compatibility on consoles. For fans on PC who haven’t played the full saga, I highly recommend the Collection as it’s important to understanding the story of Yakuza, and is plenty fun to play, even if it’s dated. For any players who are new to Yakuza, I recommend first checking out Yakuza 0 or Yakuza Kiwami, they are better starting points, the Remastered Collection is not the best place to jump in.
  5. Feb 2, 2021
    83
    Visually and mechanically it will be a bit jarring for players who cut their teeth on the series with 0 and the 2 Kiwami games. However those who can forgive these shortcomings, this collection is still quite a value. With 3 titles whose play time can clock in around 20 hours each and even more if you indulge in the plethora of mini games and substories, it’s an absolute steal that the bundled price is $40. The value is even better as this package is available to members of Microsoft’s Game Pass program.
  6. Jan 29, 2021
    80
    This trio of games still creak a bit even with this fresh coat of paint and support for both higher resolutions and 60 fps gameplay, but they're still easily worth a play, particularly at this bargain bundle price.
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  1. Jun 1, 2021
    10
    the story is almost perfect and the gameplay is pretty much acceptable, the graphics of Yakuza 3 isn't that good, but the other two are prettythe story is almost perfect and the gameplay is pretty much acceptable, the graphics of Yakuza 3 isn't that good, but the other two are pretty much acceptable too Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2021
    9
    An absolute spoil of riches 5 alone is enough to justify the purchase with it's impecable gameplay (all 5 characters are a bliss to control)An absolute spoil of riches 5 alone is enough to justify the purchase with it's impecable gameplay (all 5 characters are a bliss to control) and outstanding narrative and a plathora of side content to do . 3 is quite outdated mechanically but makes up for it with it's heartwarming story and hype bossfights 4 is also great my only gripe with the pc release is some textures are a bit rough and for some reason the games are locked to just 60fps which is the only reason i'm giving it a 9 instead of a 10 you are seriously doing yourself a disservice by not playing these masterpieces Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2021
    9
    Although there are lots of performance issues in the collection, the collection is really fun and worth your money.
  4. Feb 3, 2021
    8
    The Yakuza series remastered: When I first signed up for XGP about a year ago the first game ai downloaded was Yakuza Kiwani 2, I’m not sureThe Yakuza series remastered: When I first signed up for XGP about a year ago the first game ai downloaded was Yakuza Kiwani 2, I’m not sure why I started with that one aside from it seemed new and I thought it be good. I was expecting some kind of Japanese GTA experience, my limited understanding of the genre left me disappointed in a game that had 15-20 minute long cut scenes. I moved on naturally to Doom and that was that. Fast forward to the first week of 2021 and having played a lot of the games the pc side of XGP has to offer I decided I should give Yakuza a fair chance. If you can ignore the blip ins and low end graphics this series is pretty amazing story wise. Yakuza 3 and 4 both play really well but my favorite to play is without a doubt 5. The action, the story and the slow burn style is captivating. Some really in-depth mini games, fun and hilarious moments mixed with some pretty solid fighting made it a standout for me. I won’t go into detail about the plot, but I played over 30hrs so far and it hasn’t become boring or tedious like some RPGs that require you to invest hours upon hours to the grind. I’m not sure how improved the graphics are I have nothing to compare it to, (Disclaimer: never played these games when they were originally released) I suppose I can Google it but I don’t really mind that the game looks circa early PS3 era. Sometimes people blip in when you’re driving this can be a minor annoyance as hitting them costs points but overall not a major issue. If you see this as a issue try Kiwani 1 or 2 which I’ll play next I believe these are remakes of the first two Yakuza games remade from the ground up in the dragon engine from Yakuza 6 so maybe it’s better to start there. This is definitely worth checking out the devs put a lot of detail into the story and action. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2021
    8
    I recommend this package wholeheartedly, for the cost of one mid level game or old top level game you get 3 full games, of 30+ hrs each, soI recommend this package wholeheartedly, for the cost of one mid level game or old top level game you get 3 full games, of 30+ hrs each, so it's a great way to try out the Yakuza series. I recommend like everyone else to start with Yakuza 0 though, which is not included here. I DO NOT recommend Yakuza 3, it's the oldest that's not been remastered in any meaningful way, other than some graphical upgrades, it's really clunky and slow and the first part is totally unlike pretty much all the other Yakuza games, SKIP 3 and come back if you become a diehard Yakuza fan.

    -----Yakuza 4 is much better and more like all the other Yakuza games but it will be kind of confusing if you have not played 1 or 2, story wise. Yakuza 5 is epic but you may want to just play 0, yk1, yk2 since they are more focused and have just one or two playable characters. Yakuza is a deep crime drama and it feels like a movie, the story will keep you going to see what's next. The hilarious side stories are great and if you are into a lot of minigames this would be a lot of icing on the cake, including old sega arcade games, mahjong, shogi, poker, blackjack, roulette and new/unique minigames in this series.

    ----Graphically 4 and 5 are the best of this package but for the most up to date graphics and QOL go for Kiwami 2, it's miles above everything else besides 6 and 7 which are also modern.

    ---Gameplay wise the cameras are not true full 6 axis as you can't really rotate to a up looking position too well, you fight the camera there. The non-story street battles can get really old if you don't enjoy that a lot, I used a trainer to one hit kill there to make them as short as possible. They really need a way to turn those off wandering around the streets, and they usually have some collectible that will at least turn the encounters down but not usually completely off so you have to run away or avoid the obvious npcs seeking fights. 4 doesn't always tell you where to go for the next objective either so it can be annoying, usually you have to just wander around the streets and you'll hit upon it but it can get to the point of an internet search to find what's next which is indicative of bad game design.

    ----Overall get this for 4 and especially 5 but for the full experience, if you don't play the others, you'd want to watch some yt summaries of 0,1,2 (and 3 imo) to get some story background. They really should have put summaries of the previous games in every game because I've played 0,1,2 and I have a hard time remembering every little twist that happened in those main stories. It's very twisty/turns all over the Yakuza games.
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