• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
Yakuza 4 Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 269 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Yakuza 4 returns for another round of open world adventure, this time with four main characters.
Buy Now
Buy on

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Yakuza 4 Kazuma Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. Mar 27, 2011
    92
    An excellent sequel for an outstanding series; Yakuza 4 caters to its fans and offers up another wonderful adventure in Kamurocho.
  2. Apr 14, 2011
    90
    The uninitiated may peer into Kamurocho's kaleidoscope and wonder what on Earth is going on, but through the eyes of the converted, the view is as fabulous as ever.
  3. May 12, 2011
    83
    This is one critic who can see through the bullsh.t and has his name down in blood for Yakuza 5.
  4. Mar 16, 2011
    80
    Yakuza 4's production values are through the roof, its plot is gripping and quirky, it's often very funny indeed, and it would undoubtedly sell in millions if it was published by Rockstar rather than Sega.
  5. Mar 26, 2011
    80
    There's a lot to do in this game from playing pachinko, visiting hostess clubs, and beating up punks to participating in the intrigue of organized crime. It's just so far from anything most Westerners are used to that many will have a hard time warming up to it.
  6. Mar 30, 2011
    75
    Yakuza 4 can be a great game but you'll have to look really hard to discover all of the great aspects it has to offer. This game isn't for you if you don't want to look into the deeper meaning of things.
  7. Mar 11, 2011
    60
    Yakuza 4 isn't as compelling as the third game, nor does it introduce a lot of new, interesting features. But it's still a fun romp, and sometimes when I walk down the streets in Kabukicho it feels like I'm back in Shinjuku, and that's a rare feat. Not for everone, but fans of the series could do worse.

See all 59 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. Jun 1, 2014
    10
    This game is a "Japan Simulator". If you ever wanted to visit Tokyo then this is the closest thing you can get. Yakuza 4 accurately representsThis game is a "Japan Simulator". If you ever wanted to visit Tokyo then this is the closest thing you can get. Yakuza 4 accurately represents the real Kabukicho in Shinjuko, Tokyo with real Stores like the Don Quijote, Poopo etc. and real products like Boss Coffee and many many more. This is virtual tourism at it's best. The world is highly detailed and feels and looks very realistic and is on a level with Rockstar titles. I think R* and the Yakuza Team are by far the best developers when it comes to Open World, Sandbox games.

    Yakuza 4 is very story driven like the Metal Gear Series and has a ton of high quality cutscenes and massive dialogues. If you want to completely dive in in a video game universe with japan/yakuza themes then this game is heaven.

    I think Yakuza 4 is one of the best games if not the best game for PS3!
    Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    Ah Yakuza 4 how i have waited for you and the wait was so worth it. This game which is the forth entry in the yakuza series to come toAh Yakuza 4 how i have waited for you and the wait was so worth it. This game which is the forth entry in the yakuza series to come to america. I personally love this series it is my favorite. I love the story, the gameplay everything. It expands on everything that 3 had and made it better. From the additions to chases and bringing back the hostess clubs there is a lot to do here. The dragon himself returns Kazuma Kiryu and with new friends. The three new guys are Shun Akiyama, Taiga Saejima, and Masayoshi Tanimura each with their own stories and special sidemissions. I wont tell much of the story but it is the best in my opinion. If have a ps3 and like yakuza get this game. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2011
    10
    Now's the time to play the most underrated game of all time. This is one of the few games that can tell a great story, worry not if you're aNow's the time to play the most underrated game of all time. This is one of the few games that can tell a great story, worry not if you're a newcomer, the games story can be enjoyed throughly even if you haven't played a previous game. Check out a few game play videos and see how brutal the combat really us. Aren't you tired of shooting people in the face already? Wouldn't you rather beat someone down with a Pylon? Not convinced yet, then read this:http://kotaku.com/#!5772702/ping+pong-for-perverts-courtesy-of-video-games. Yeah there's a mini-game where you play ping pong with a hostess and get bonus points for looking at her breast without getting caught....You've been missing out. Buy it Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2015
    9
    When you thought you've explored everything with the first character, the second character reveals more! Awesome story, great characters, funWhen you thought you've explored everything with the first character, the second character reveals more! Awesome story, great characters, fun gameplay, incredibly varied side-quests, Yakuza 4 is a must-have for open-world enthusiasts. A huge plus if you like Japanese culture. Graphics are a little behind, but at least the face models are good as well as body animations. Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2012
    8
    Played this game, and as usual, the humorous sidequests and exaggerated cinematic are what made this game so good. I agree that this game isPlayed this game, and as usual, the humorous sidequests and exaggerated cinematic are what made this game so good. I agree that this game is quite "macho" for some but come one, this is how you roll like a Japanese gangster. haha. The graphic is like the old one, not significant improvement if not none, also you only get to explore Kamurocho this time, no more other areas like Onikawa. They made Kamurocho a lot more fun to explore though, by introducing rooftop and underground areas. Also this time, you get to control other characters instead of just Kiryu. Overall, if you are hoping to see nice graphics, this game might not be for you for this is those games which rely on content, such as gameplay, story, sidequests, mini games, very heavily. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2011
    8
    If i had to choose a word to describe this game it would be DEEP. The amount of content in this game is off the limits. There's tons of thingsIf i had to choose a word to describe this game it would be DEEP. The amount of content in this game is off the limits. There's tons of things to discover, lots of entertaining side-quests, mini-games which actually doesn't seem mini at all... You could play this game forever and you would always find something new to do. Of course it's not a perfect game. Movements look a bit too robotic and the unvoiced dialogs (typical in the series) may turn down some but overall this is a great game that will give you hours and hours of fun. Expand
  7. Apr 16, 2017
    0
    Pas de gros changements d'un Yakuza à l'autre : c'est toujours aussi dirigiste et linéaire, la mise en scène toujours aussi ridicule, les voixPas de gros changements d'un Yakuza à l'autre : c'est toujours aussi dirigiste et linéaire, la mise en scène toujours aussi ridicule, les voix japonaises (sous-titrées en anglais) sont à se tordre et si les cinématiques atteignent un niveau technique presque acceptable, l'environnement du jeu lui-même est juste à peine moins laid que dans Yakuza 3, lui-même à peine moins laid qu'une vieille croûte PS2..

    Par ailleurs, quelques bugs font dresser les cheveux sur la tête, comme par exemple ces jolis reflets lorsqu'il pleut, de belle facture, reflets qui disparaissent brutalement et entièrement lorsqu'on incline légèrement la caméra vers le bas... il faut la voir pour la croire, cette programmation de Kossovar !

    Pour le reste, entre deux cinématiques de blabla interminables, c'est de la baston très bête et sans intérêt et la foire aux combos idiots. La présentation générale baigne toujours autant dans le mauvais goût, les menus, les boîtes de dialogues, tout est à l'avenant. La licence Yakuza reste fidèle à elle-même, une telle constance à végéter dans le marasme vidéo-ludique est un pathétique exploit !
    Expand

See all 47 User Reviews