• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2006
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 58 Critic Reviews

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 124 Ratings

Summary: (Known in Japan as "Ryu Ga Gotoku") In a society where respect and honor holds great importance, there is an even higher regard for these traits within the one organization that is most feared by all: the Yakuza. Kiryu Kazuma – a former rising star in the Yakuza who is rebuilding his life after serving a 10-year prison term for murder – suddenly finds himself caught in a spiraling underworld plot involving a mysterious girl known as Haruka and a missing $100 million. Kazuma must use his fists and his wits to stay alive as he unravels the complex web of truth and lies that surrounds the notorious Yakuza. Yakuza delivers a balance of action and adventure with its immersive storyline and stylish fighting mechanics created specifically for the game. Players can string together attack combinations to take out multiple enemies in sidewalk showdowns, while defending the Yakuza territory and reputation by picking up weapons to crush opponents. Kazuma can also "educate" delinquent debtors through visceral shakedowns by grabbing and smashing them against walls and tables, then delivering final skull-shattering blows when the Heat Gauge is maximized. With a customizable status gauge, players can increase strength, stamina, and skills through combat. [Sega]
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Rating: M
Official Site: www.sega.com/gamesite/yakuza/
Developer: Amusement Vision
Genre(s): Action Adventure, Modern
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood Sexual Themes Strong Language Use of Alcohol Violence
Cast Credit
Bill Farmer Voice: Date
Roger L. Jackson Voice: Fuma
Jack Fletcher Voice Director
Kazuhisa Hasuoka Chief Programmer
Justin Lambros Producer
Nan McNamara Voice: Saya
Darryl Kurrylo Voice: Kazuma
Deb Derryberry Voice: Haruka
Daniel Capellaro Voice: Shinji
Toshihiro Nagoshi General Supervisor/Producer
Masayoshi Kikuchi Producer
Hiroyuki Sakamoto Director
Mariko Kawase Planning
Miho Nakamura Chief 2d Designer
Tamotsu Maeno Programming
Kouta Sato Programming
Hidenori Shoji Sound Director
Daisuke Sato Chief Designer
Eliza Dushku Voice: Ymi Sawamura
Robin Atkin Downes Voice: Jingu
James Horan Voice: Lau Ka Long
Dwight Schultz Voice: Kage
Mark Hamill Voice: Goro Majima
Michael Rosenbaum Voice: Akira Nishiki
Alan Dale Voice: Sera
Michael Madsen Voice: Futo Shimano
Rachael Leigh Cook Voice: Reina
Ryuti Ueda Director
Tetsuya Kaku Chief Programmer
Takeshi Tanaka Chief Planner
Masayoshi Yokoyama Scenario Production
Takeo Kimata Chief Character Designer
Yuichi Higuchi Chief Motion Designer
Takashi Iwade Chief Effects Designer
Yosuke Karasawa Chief 2d Designer
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Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#17 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006