Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 11, 2019
    74
    Suffers in comparison to Yakuza 0, but is still a compelling drama and an important part of the series as a whole.
  2. Feb 11, 2019
    70
    The original Yakuza has been remade into a sequel to its own prequel, but although it’s perfectly competent it feels outdated compared to the newer entries.
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  1. Feb 19, 2019
    It definitely feels like the odd Yakuza game out.
  2. It is simply a good time. And there is an unmistakable, open-hearted joy to fixing problems for people as an intimidating agony uncle. Even if it usually involves hitting them with a bike first.
  3. Feb 11, 2019
    PC gamers with a passion for action need to check these games out, and existing Yakuza diehards might want to consider grabbing a PC copy of Kiwami for future playthroughs. With a gamepad.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 77
  2. Negative: 10 out of 77
  1. Aug 21, 2019
    10
    When you start with Yakuza 0 there's no going back, u must play all of them! That deep story, that combat system, those side missions,When you start with Yakuza 0 there's no going back, u must play all of them! That deep story, that combat system, those side missions, everything is just pure gold. Leave it to the Japanese to create action game masterpieces. Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2019
    10
    Everything about this game is great! The story is amazing and the combat is good. If you liked Yakuza 0 you will also like this!
  3. Mar 19, 2019
    8
    Oh boy this was an amazing port .The gameplay and combat styles was the same as the previous one and they were not as that many minigames asOh boy this was an amazing port .The gameplay and combat styles was the same as the previous one and they were not as that many minigames as the yakuza 0 (where are you pachinko where are thouu??)karaoke was still the best.The characters were all great and the story was pretty freaking good.The best thing about this was MAJIMA EVERYWHERE moments that Majima will always in the most unexpected and hillarious ways you can imagine to make you fight him or go on a date with him.I recommend this game for anyone that liked yakuza 0 the story must go on Full Review »