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  • Summary: Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful, and everyone wants in on the action. It's time to become Yakuza.

    The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0! Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series
    Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful, and everyone wants in on the action. It's time to become Yakuza.

    The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0!
    Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his "normal" life as the proprietor of a cabaret club.

    Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.

    Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988's Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jul 27, 2018
    100
    This series is better than it has any business being. If you’re tired of the cookie cutter, hum-drum crap coming out of big studios, Yakuza 0 is the prescription for you.
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    95
    The PC version of Yakuza 0 is a real gift to those who don't want to buy a console for some reason.
  3. Jul 26, 2018
    90
    No matter if you've played the rest of the Yakuza series and know it like the back of your hand, or you're just now getting started as a fledgling fan, Yakuza 0 is a must-play.
  4. CD-Action
    Dec 4, 2018
    90
    I’ve steered clear of Japanese games since I figured out long ago they’re not my cup of tea. But Yakuza is something else. It was my first contact with the series and although at first I did mind the fact that it trails behind Western competition in many aspects, I quickly ceased to notice it. I know it’s an overused cliché, but damn, Yakuza has a soul! And an exceptional story, one of the best I’ve experienced in games since I started playing them almost thirty years ago. Even if you avoid Japanese games, do yourself a favour and give Yakuza 0 a chance, because it is ridiculously fun and you need to experience it too. [10/2018, p.69]
  5. Jul 26, 2018
    88
    Yakuza 0 is awesome on PC thanks to a perfect port, which lets you play up to 4K and 60 frames per second based on your configuration.
  6. Aug 2, 2018
    85
    A remarkable debut in all of its different aspects that will certainly be appreciated by those who are yet to test the franchise. It is a perfect conversion to PC that has undoubtedly earned SEGA some praise, although the lack of Spanish language is still an issue.
  7. Jul 27, 2018
    74
    It feels weird to experience the franchise that called Sony consoles a home on the PC for the first time. Having said that, the port is extremely polished and should be a good indication for things to come.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 90
  2. Negative: 7 out of 90
  1. Aug 1, 2018
    10
    This is easily one of the best and most satisfying games to play through.
    Even the humour is top-notch (not something you'd expect from this
    This is easily one of the best and most satisfying games to play through.
    Even the humour is top-notch (not something you'd expect from this kind of game at first glance, I certainly didn't).
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  2. Nov 23, 2021
    10
    Yakuza 0 is GOOD. With a story that doesn't miss, characters that sets your heart on fire, and that gameplay that makes it feel like a YAKUZAYakuza 0 is GOOD. With a story that doesn't miss, characters that sets your heart on fire, and that gameplay that makes it feel like a YAKUZA game. An amazing gateway to the franchise, it seems. Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2019
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played. Sure, it has a niche appeal somewhat and you either love it or hate it, but if you're into this typeOne of the best games I've ever played. Sure, it has a niche appeal somewhat and you either love it or hate it, but if you're into this type of game, you'll find something spectacular. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2021
    9
    This game is amazing. Kiryu and Majima are amazing. The story and soundtrack are amazing. This game has disco, Baka Mitai, and Mr. Shakedown.This game is amazing. Kiryu and Majima are amazing. The story and soundtrack are amazing. This game has disco, Baka Mitai, and Mr. Shakedown. If that doesn't make you wanna play this game I don't know what that is. This game will go from super serious to slapstick comedy moment in the blink of an eye and that's what I love about it. The only negative I can think of is the fact that getting the fourth styles for Kiryu and especially Majima are incredibly tedious, time consuming, and boring. I mean once you get them they're fun as heck, but if you want them, you're gonna be playing this game for a long long time. If you just wanna do the main story, and the side stories though, you'll have absolutely nothing but a blast in this game. Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2019
    9
    Excellent game. Packed with content. Story and characters are some of the best I've seen in a game. And on top of that the gameplay is reallyExcellent game. Packed with content. Story and characters are some of the best I've seen in a game. And on top of that the gameplay is really fun and the side quests are actually worth doing. My only gripe is the save system. You can only save at payphones in the open world. If you just finished an hour long level and sat through an hour long cutscene and your game crashes or the power goes out you'll lose all your progress. A lot of people said they had stuttering issues but I didn't get any of those and my PC is almost 7 years old so I don't know what's causing that. Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2021
    8
    Good storyline that keeps almost all the time in suspense (maybe only a few chapters were not so interesting), the only thing I did not likeGood storyline that keeps almost all the time in suspense (maybe only a few chapters were not so interesting), the only thing I did not like was the places with fights for half an hour while the combat system is pretty simple and it all comes down to what you press 3 buttons all the time. Expand
  7. Mar 30, 2022
    0
    One of the best game I've played in years. The amount of content is just amazing, they are not repetitive, and the characters are prettyOne of the best game I've played in years. The amount of content is just amazing, they are not repetitive, and the characters are pretty memorable. Recommended. Expand

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