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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: 57 out of 65
  2. Negative: 5 out of 65
  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. Apr 29, 2021
    10
    still enjoying at the premium mode i love what they did to majima how the feed the characters for kiwami honourable villains and greatstill enjoying at the premium mode i love what they did to majima how the feed the characters for kiwami honourable villains and great character development and 80s kamurocho just fell in love with this game Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    Лучшую игру в подобном жанре сложно представить. В ней есть буквально все, что может заинтересовать игрока - превосходный сюжет, крутыеЛучшую игру в подобном жанре сложно представить. В ней есть буквально все, что может заинтересовать игрока - превосходный сюжет, крутые персонажи, огромная куча отлично проработанных мини-игр (практически каждая могла бы быть отдельной игрой-симулятором). В этой игре всегда есть чем заняться, но при этом можно и не обращать внимание на сторонние квесты и развлечения, а просто двигаться вперед по сюжету. Другое дело - стоит ли?
    Единственный минус для русскоязычного игрока - это наличие только японской и английской локализаций. Английский тут не такой уж простой, поэтому при слабом владении лучше даже не пытаться. Но перевод на русский вроде как на подходе.

    A better game in this genre is really hard to imagine. It has all that could possibly engage a potential gamer: brilliant plot, cool characters, a whole lot of thoroughly designed mini-games, almost every one of which could possibly become a stand-alone simulator game. You can always do some stuff in this game, but at the same time you can as well just run forward through the story, skipping all the side quests and entertainment stuff. I doubt that it would be worth it, though.
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  4. Aug 7, 2019
    9
    One of the best Games i've ever played. Fighthing is a bit awkward and repetitive but apart from that the Game is great.
  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. Nov 9, 2020
    9
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  7. Apr 27, 2021
    1
    Truly a disaster of a game. Terribly localized with lazy effort. All they do is give you some subtitles when there is a cutscene and barelyTruly a disaster of a game. Terribly localized with lazy effort. All they do is give you some subtitles when there is a cutscene and barely anything else. The ui looks terribly dated like a 2000s browser game and has next to nothing to offer. The fighting is repetitive and the cutscenes are long and boring. Worth a play? NO. Expand

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