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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 148 Ratings

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  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, everything is just pure gold. Leave it to the Japanese to create action game masterpieces.
  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 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 mostOh 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 Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2019
    10
    Masterpiece created by japanese! Grat fighting system and interesting story!
  5. Feb 19, 2019
    0
    There is no innovative game style, rigid character model and action.。。。。。。。。。
  6. May 9, 2019
    10
    THANK YOU for another phenomenal experience SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the remake of the very first Yakuza now on PC, and its a great port too!
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    Es una aventura donde se le da prioridad sobre todo a la historia, el gameplay aunque parezca simple tiene mucha profundidad, es muy satisfactorio. Básicamente es un beat em up moderno con un montón de minijuegos repartidos por el mapa tiene un humor muy japonés y cientos de misiones secundarias hay 2 minijuegos en particular que podrían ser juegos por separado de lo bien hechos queEs una aventura donde se le da prioridad sobre todo a la historia, el gameplay aunque parezca simple tiene mucha profundidad, es muy satisfactorio. Básicamente es un beat em up moderno con un montón de minijuegos repartidos por el mapa tiene un humor muy japonés y cientos de misiones secundarias hay 2 minijuegos en particular que podrían ser juegos por separado de lo bien hechos que están.

    SI te gustan las buenas historias de mafia y lo juegos de pelea definitivamente debes adquirirlo pero es recomendable que primero juegues al yakuza 0 asi difrutaras este mucho mas.
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  8. May 10, 2020
    7
    When compared to 0 and Kiwami 2, this game has the least amount of content. Still pretty fun to play
  9. Jun 17, 2021
    8
    Although it's a downgrade from Yakuza 0, I have still enjoyed putting my time into this game. It's understandable why it feels like being like a half of Yakuza 0, the prequel was it's one stand-alone game and this is a remake of a old PS2 game. But even with this compromise, there are more downsides while being compared with 0, for example, some combo tweaks. For some reason, they decidedAlthough it's a downgrade from Yakuza 0, I have still enjoyed putting my time into this game. It's understandable why it feels like being like a half of Yakuza 0, the prequel was it's one stand-alone game and this is a remake of a old PS2 game. But even with this compromise, there are more downsides while being compared with 0, for example, some combo tweaks. For some reason, they decided to have every single major enemy be a evasion god and not care about taking hits. You are expected to be rewarded for finding an opening and hitting the enemy, but instead the enemy just doesn't care about you hitting him and just starts his own attack. Yakuza 0 had this mechanic only when it was a part of a certain enemy, some tough guys and SOME of the bosses and even with that they were glowing white showing you that will brute-force attack you no matter what, but in Kiwami almost every single boss or major enemy does this with no indication what so ever. With that out of the way, I can say that I greatly enjoyed the story of Kiwami 1. It had a lot of unexpected twists and playing the prequel just added to the feeling of being attached to the characters of the game. Substories evolved too, some even having their own full cutscenes and big ties to the main story. Majima Everywhere was a perfect addition to the game, giving you a great dose of comedy and good fight every so often. In the end, a great game, can be improved. Recommend playing the prequel before this. Expand
  10. Mar 3, 2020
    7
    Yakuza Kiwami es el remake del original Yakuza, lo cual está guay para aquellos que no lo jugamos en su momento. Aunque en buena medida, casi se puede entender mejor como un DLC del Yakuza Cero (aunque es un juego independiente), tanto por contenido, como precio, como todo. Y es que, a la hora de reconstruirlo, Sega usó todo el contenido del Cero a la hora de dar vida a este Kiwami, desdeYakuza Kiwami es el remake del original Yakuza, lo cual está guay para aquellos que no lo jugamos en su momento. Aunque en buena medida, casi se puede entender mejor como un DLC del Yakuza Cero (aunque es un juego independiente), tanto por contenido, como precio, como todo. Y es que, a la hora de reconstruirlo, Sega usó todo el contenido del Cero a la hora de dar vida a este Kiwami, desde el mapa de Kamurocho (actualizado con cambios en el mismo), a los skins, motores gráficos, movimientos, combos y minijuegos. El resultado es que es como seguir jugando al Cero pero continuando la historia, con todo lo que ocurre en el Yakuza 1 original, más algunas cosas añadidas. En general, eso si, el juego es más serio a nivel narrativo (menos historias secundarias locas) y tiene menos contenido, lo cual es lógico teniendo en cuenta cosas como el precio. Y en algunos elementos peca de repetitivo, como en la infinita cantidad de veces que hay que pelearse con Majima, pero en general sigue siendo un juego muy sólido, un buen conjunto de combates, una historia interesante.

    Gráficamente el juego está bastante bien, aunque de lejos no es puntero. El sonido también está bastante bien, aunque las voces están en japonés. Hay algunas animaciones que yo corregiría o cambiaría (como el hecho de que, más que esquivar, la gente se desliza por el suelo), pero en general cumplen. El lado más criticable es que no está adecuadamente optimizado para ratón y teclado en cosas incluso tontas como que en el karaoke no ponga el icono de qué botón hay que presionar en el teclado.

    El resultado de todo ello es, sin duda, un juego muy entretenido.
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  11. Aug 13, 2020
    7
    Remake del primer Yakuza con el motor del Yakuza 0, está guay, pero me ha dado la sensación de que es un Yakuza 0 algo descafeinado en casi todos los aspectos.
  12. Feb 8, 2021
    8
    Coming from Yakuza 0, this game is still really good and totally worth it. The combat is much more refined and feels much better than in 0. The only thing I didn't like about this game was the bosses. They all just do the same 2 or 3 moves as you slowly wear them down for 15 minutes and it's agony. Other than that this game still has those wacky sub stories, gripping story, and fun combat.
  13. Oct 26, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Remake of the first Yakuza on the Yakuza 0 engine. It is an action JRPG. Those who like Japanese culture will tie themselves up and those who don't know it will probably be curious, research and get information.

    Yakuza's story is better than I expected. There are some twists, some exciting moments, heavy moments and a little bit of character development. But I do not recommend playing this as your first Yakuza, I recommend Yakuza 0 because the beginning of Yakuza Kiwami is very difficult, its presentation is one of the weakest aspects in the narrative aspect. The game starts lightly but in the first one and a half hours of play there is a heavy event that generates unexpected consequences. The relationships of the characters are not well established and neither are they, there is a twist right away. There are some chapters of the campaign that look like sidequests (about 2 or 3), focusing on 'random' characters that neither appear after or barely appear. Apart from some (few) missions that are simply going out to buy things, very annoying. Another thing I missed was a more tense and 'badass' climax, as in Yakuza 0 (where the climax is really good). Nishiki's story is good, but the resolution of her climax I found lazy, they just killed the guy and **** up his whole development. The story ends well, I just found it a little too tragic. There is a feeling of closure closing all loose ends, it doesn't even seem like there are 5 more games after ...

    The gameplay is cool but definitely not my favorite. The combat has a decent depth but a lot of it is behind the skill tree system, the problem is that it takes too long to unlock them all (and you will probably focus on the skils that give you heat moves, life and damage, neglecting the new moves just because be as good as the other improvements and much less necessary to advance, leaving the combat with little depth. The game is full of relaxed minigames, I think it's cool, there are those who love and there are those who **** (but I think they should give some kind of reward) extra, plus money as it normally is).

    The gameplay mechanics of Majima Everywhere, where you fight against him to gain his strength back. In fact the whole system of skills in this game is very good. I just thought that it takes too long to unlock Dragon Style skills and if you don’t farm it probably becomes obsolete. Especially since without the Dragon style upgrades he is a worse Brawler.

    There's a lot of reused Yakuza 0 (from the franchise in general), it's absurd. Gameplay, engine, character models, mechanics, maps and items. I imagine that this will continue for the rest of the series.

    The game has a lot of secondary content, having several sidequests.

    Soundtrack is decent but has little variety. The opening is very good.
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  14. Jun 20, 2020
    9
    Yakuza Kiwami rappresenta un ottimo esempio di come debba essere realizzato un remake. Sega è riuscita a confezionare un prodotto che valorizza ed espande l’opera originale, modificando e migliorando elementi che già in passato erano di successo, principalmente storia e stile di combattimento. In particolare la software house giapponese ha saputo fare tesoro dell’esperienza acquisita nelYakuza Kiwami rappresenta un ottimo esempio di come debba essere realizzato un remake. Sega è riuscita a confezionare un prodotto che valorizza ed espande l’opera originale, modificando e migliorando elementi che già in passato erano di successo, principalmente storia e stile di combattimento. In particolare la software house giapponese ha saputo fare tesoro dell’esperienza acquisita nel tempo, soprattutto con Yakuza 0. Questa qualità ha influito positivamente sia per ciò che riguarda il comparto grafico che per la giocabilità in senso stretto.

    Un videogioco, ora anche su PC, capace di catturare il giocatore, offrendo un’ esperienza di tutto rispetto. In sintesi un videogioco che, nonostante poggi le sue basi su un prodotto di due generazioni fa, non ha nulla da invidiare a produzioni contemporanee. Un titolo che saprà intrattenere ed appassionare sia gli amanti che i neofiti della serie.
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  15. Aug 13, 2021
    8
    The game is very good even compared to yakuza 0, but it has its strengths and weaknesses, for example from the system of pumping Kiryu with the experience appeared more motivation to pass side quests, but because of this money became almost useless. You can of course buy better equipment with them, but if you do sidequests you will have even better equipment that you can buy withThe game is very good even compared to yakuza 0, but it has its strengths and weaknesses, for example from the system of pumping Kiryu with the experience appeared more motivation to pass side quests, but because of this money became almost useless. You can of course buy better equipment with them, but if you do sidequests you will have even better equipment that you can buy with achievement points. Just because of the frequent fights with Majima lost tension in the story moments associated with it + fighting style dragon, which is pumped after fights with Majima felt redundant and strained, unless of course you're not going to fight him 100 times to pump all branch abilities. Also the main story seemed to me less interesting than in yakuza 0, but because of the total duration of the game is something like 2 times less than in zero part, it is not too stressful (although even with such a duration there are moments for the apparent lengthening of the game). But even with all the shortcomings the game feels soulful and you really care about the characters. Expand
  16. Jan 13, 2021
    9
    great game. it has a lot of enjoyable contents. combat system is good, handy controlling
  17. Mar 6, 2021
    10
    If you play Yakuza 0 there's no way you not gonna play Kiwami, the history will got you in tears, happiness and angier, this games is gold. 10/10
  18. Nov 9, 2020
    8
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  19. Jan 27, 2021
    7
    This game is great but has many problems. The story is subjective so I won't talk about it. This game steals way too much from Yakuza 0, Yakuza 0 was successful and it makes sense that they would play off of its success. But for that reason, it feels like half of Yakuza 0. The sub-stories are shorter and not as deep. Sotenbori is not the game so the map is half the size. Majima isn'tThis game is great but has many problems. The story is subjective so I won't talk about it. This game steals way too much from Yakuza 0, Yakuza 0 was successful and it makes sense that they would play off of its success. But for that reason, it feels like half of Yakuza 0. The sub-stories are shorter and not as deep. Sotenbori is not the game so the map is half the size. Majima isn't playable in this game so there are half the fighting styles. Some minigames are just recycled either completely or almost completely. Overall the game is definitely worth a play for the story but nowhere near Yakuza 0. Expand
  20. Mar 9, 2021
    9
    Yakuza Kiwami is better than its predecessor Yakuza Zero: better graphics, smoother gameplay, more heart-breaking story. The only aspect I dislike was the quantity in battles: there are too many battles with a bunch of fighters.
  21. Mar 12, 2021
    5
    BRONZ zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  22. Jun 26, 2021
    10
    시니테 예아츠 다케, 카캇테 코이!!!!
    (죽고 싶은 녀석만 덤벼라!)
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 1, 2019
    83
    Yakuza Kiwami is a fantastic remake that effortlessly immerses you in the world of Kamurocho, Tokyo.
  2. 80
    A decent port of a classic, with an outstanding combination of rich story and comedic elements.
  3. Mar 8, 2019
    85
    Yakuza Kiwami is a blast! Play as the no-nonsense badass Kazuma Kiryu as you take back your city. Be the hero and you crush enemies or spend your time eating and visiting the racetrack, the options are all yours. The combat and story come together perfectly to make a game you will not want to put down. If you are looking for something completely over the top, then you will love Yakuza Kiwami.