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  • Summary: SEGA proudly presents Yakuza Kiwami 2, one of the most beloved story lines in the franchise's history, remade in full HD for the PlayStation 4.

    One year after the 10 billion yen incident, Kazuma Kiryu begins to build a peaceful life with Haruka Sawamura. Tearing him away, an assassination
    SEGA proudly presents Yakuza Kiwami 2, one of the most beloved story lines in the franchise's history, remade in full HD for the PlayStation 4.

    One year after the 10 billion yen incident, Kazuma Kiryu begins to build a peaceful life with Haruka Sawamura. Tearing him away, an assassination threatens to erupt in an all-out war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must travel to Sotenbori, Osaka in an attempt to broker peace between the rival clans, but Ryuji Goda, known as the Dragon of Kansai, will stop at nothing to get his war. In this world, there can only be one dragon.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. May 3, 2019
    90
    A very high-quality remake.
  2. May 9, 2019
    90
    PC users can now enjoy another fantastic entry in the Yakuza series. This is one of our favorites, and the PC version lives up to the expectations.
  3. May 15, 2019
    90
    Excellent work which brings back one of the most beloved chapters of the saga: highly recommended to all, even to those who have already played it over two decades ago.
  4. Jun 18, 2019
    85
    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a fantastic sequel and a game worthy of the Yakuza title. It improves on almost every aspect of the original, creating a much more immersive version of Kamurocho and deepening the already compelling relationships between the recurring characters. It also has a better villain and more engaging side quests. Yes, there are annoyances, bugs, and some pacing issues with the overall plot, but on the whole, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a wonderful addition to the Yakuza franchise. I'm already looking forward to my next visit to Kamurocho!
  5. Aug 19, 2020
    80
    Yakuza Kiwami 2 delivers a slick fresh coat of paint onto this Japanese epic tale, while keeping the same engaging and complex story that fans know and love. A memorable narrative, and some excellent dialogue and delivery make this a story that is worth playing, even for new entrants to the franchise. Meanwhile, while there are a few blotches on the graphical presentation of this remake, Tokyo has never looked so authentic in a game before, and the atmosphere built is second to none. There are some niggles with the camera, and the slightly outdated UI, however, the combat and mini-games are of a high standard, and keep things incredibly enjoyable throughout this extensive adventure.
  6. May 3, 2019
    80
    The tale of Tokyo and Osaka, Kiryu and Sayama's partnership, and Kiryu and Goda's rivalry remains one of the Yakuza's best stories, and Kiwami 2's minor missteps don't affect the heart of that experience.
  7. May 2, 2019
    70
    Yakuza Kiwami 2 doesn't hit all the notes of its predecessor, but it's still a gorgeous re-imagining of one of Sega's finest action games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 9, 2019
    10
    "Ya ready?
    Lets go
    Yeah, i wont hold back

    ....KOI! "

    THANK YOU SEGA AND RYU GA GOTOKU STUDIO!
  2. May 19, 2019
    10
    I had never heard of the Yakuza series until March 2019 and have since placed Yakuza Kiwami 0, 1 and 2. They've quickly become my favoriteI had never heard of the Yakuza series until March 2019 and have since placed Yakuza Kiwami 0, 1 and 2. They've quickly become my favorite series. For 0 and 1, I ignored all of the minigames and side-content; as I was so engaged in the story. For whatever reason, in Yakuza Kiwami 3, I found myself completing all the side-missions and they were also fun. Although, I'd probably ignore the Majima Construction minigame; unless you want to listen to the song.

    SEGA, please release 3, 4, 5 and 6 for the PC.
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  3. Mar 9, 2021
    10
    If you into yakuza series just don't stop in Yakuza 0 or Kiwami 1, keep going, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a legendary game. THANKS SEGA AND RYU GAIf you into yakuza series just don't stop in Yakuza 0 or Kiwami 1, keep going, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a legendary game. THANKS SEGA AND RYU GA GOTOUKU STUDIO FOR THIS MASTERPIECE! Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2020
    8
    Although this game is not as good as the chronologically previous Yakuza 0 and Kiwami games, it was still a very good game. The only thingAlthough this game is not as good as the chronologically previous Yakuza 0 and Kiwami games, it was still a very good game. The only thing that seriously turned me off on the game was the Osaka castle chapter. I won't spoil anything, but basically the chapter serves almost no purpose in the story and decreases the game's grounding in reality. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2021
    8
    Amazing graphical and QOL upgrades in this one over pretty much every one of them outside perhaps 6 and 7. The 2021 remastered version of 3 isAmazing graphical and QOL upgrades in this one over pretty much every one of them outside perhaps 6 and 7. The 2021 remastered version of 3 is horrid, just terrible outside of the main story, skip that. This game has a decent story and side stories. I came directly from YK1 and it was a shock how much better graphically and QOL this is, it will make the 3 remaster hard to stomach at all. So it's a pleasure to play Yakuza quality of life wise like the map, shops and the more straightforward combat which is not as clunky imo. I rarely changed combat styles in 0-yk1 anyways, who doesn't love Majimas breakdancer style and Kiryu's Dragon style?

    -------I felt the Majima side chapters to be way too short and restricted, no side stories at all and just too brief and uninspired story that goes by in 3 chapters, the first being mainly cutscenes. By the time I did it after the main story I had already done some adventure mode so I'm not sure if you can play as Majima in that mode, seems unlikely since there would be no side stories for him, just street combat, minigames but no collectibles. They really need to do a whole game or two focusing on Majima but I have not played 4-7 yet so they may not have much more outside of those to focus on. Perhaps standalone episodes unrelated to the mainline Yakuza games story since Majima outside of 0 just pops in and out at least in YK1-YK2 and from what I played in 3 before deciding to just skip to 4. But this game is totally a must play now since it's a full Yakuza game with modern graphics and mechanics, win win win.
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  6. Jul 31, 2020
    8
    A worthy sequel to the series. Kiwami 1 is basically an overture to what is the best Yakuza game of the remakes. With the new engine cruisingA worthy sequel to the series. Kiwami 1 is basically an overture to what is the best Yakuza game of the remakes. With the new engine cruising the streets of Kamurocho and Sotenobory makes you feel like a tourist fully immersed in what the cities have to offer. More satisfying combat than Yakuza 0 and an even more over the top story with a satisfying ending make for an exhilarating experience that makes it very well worth it to endure what Kiwami 1 was trying to achieve but ultimately failed. Expand
  7. Mar 23, 2021
    5
    It is the third game of the yakuza franchise i have played.
    Graphics are better than in the previous games, but I prefer the battle system of
    It is the third game of the yakuza franchise i have played.
    Graphics are better than in the previous games, but I prefer the battle system of Yakuza Zero and the story of Yakuza Kiwami ist much better.
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