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  • Summary: Complete The Dragon of Dojima's Journey

    Celebrate Kazuma Kiryu's saga with the beautifully remastered Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. With restored content and updated localization in 1080p and 60fps, experience the complete Yakuza collection on one console for the first time in history.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Mar 11, 2020
    Grounded in its own reality, The Yakuza Remastered Collection is a reminder of how competent and reliable this franchise has grown to be.
  2. Mar 31, 2020
    The Yakuza series has finally started to receive some of the acclaim and audience it has long been due. It deserves even more, however. These are some of the finest video games ever made, with no hyperbole. The storytelling is absolutely masterful, gripping and enthralling, filled with characters that the audience will fall in love with.
  3. Jun 22, 2021
    The Yakuza games are very much their own thing, and are so densely packed with content that they may require some palate-cleansers in between. But for those who don’t mind doing some serious homework in the form of three mandatory amazing-in-their-own-right prequels, this collection is easily a must-play.
  4. Mar 2, 2020
    The Yakuza Remastered Collection is about as perfect a rendition of the three included games as one could ask for. The three mainline PS3 games are here and look and feel better than ever. The redone scripts allow the stories to flow better and for humor to come across in ways that weren’t possible before. The visuals have been improved a bit — not radically, but more akin to a fresh paint job on a car that needs one. The bump up in visual clarity helps the games nicely, but doesn’t make the prior versions look awful either. It’s very much like the original Xbox version of GTA III receiving some mild quality of life visual upgrades, but nothing that affected the core story. Here, it just makes the story look a bit nicer while it’s being told.
  5. Apr 1, 2020
    As someone who only came to the Yakuza games when Zero was released, getting the chance to play the whole series now is something that really appeals. The narrative in these games may not differ too much from one another, but it is more than made up with the varied and entertaining cast. Kiryu’s Yakuza with a heart personality really stands out and only made me love him even more, especially when he was being an unstoppable fighting machine.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 12, 2020
    At times the games’ age is apparent – in some repetitive and annoying boss fights, or the way special moves shift you annoyingly away from where you initiated them in order for them to animate properly. Even so, they’re still immensely playable. Yakuza is one of the few series that elicits genuine belly laughs while telling a gripping story. [Issue#173, p.96]
  7. Feb 24, 2020
    The Yakusa Remastered Collection is a decent remaster bundle that fans and novices should enjoy despite his outdated gameplay and the lack of French subtitles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 25, 2020
    This collection brings us 3 great games from ps3 to ps4, with enhanced graphics, added missions regarding the prequel game (yakuza 0) to addThis collection brings us 3 great games from ps3 to ps4, with enhanced graphics, added missions regarding the prequel game (yakuza 0) to add more lore to the games. Including the remake of one of the characters in yakuza 4, for respecting the actors choice in stepping out of the world of fame. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2020
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It would be a 10 if they didn't cut content from 3 because of "times have changed" **** A. That should happen because I paided for the full game & B. This I a remaster not a new game **** shouldn't be cut because I could just buy the original (jap vers that I own). Overall was gonna be a 10 but still good Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2022
    Fantastic smoothed up remasters of the games that turned me into a hardcore Yakuza fan, as I started with 4.

    Yakuza 3 does a great job of
    Fantastic smoothed up remasters of the games that turned me into a hardcore Yakuza fan, as I started with 4.

    Yakuza 3 does a great job of picking up right where Kiwami 2 finishes up, and since both the remasters and the Kiwami remakes did such a fantastic job of keeping the story and spirit the way it should be, any fan of the new Kiwami remakes would be missing out to not only see the roots of the series, but to finish Kiryu's story
  4. Aug 16, 2022
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I loved the characters, I loved how there were different playable characters. Akiyama was such a good addition to the game, I really liked him. However, the gameplay and story presentation was not too fun for me. Some arcs were unnecessarily long without adding anything to the story. Some missions were very unbalanced and boring. When the fetch mechanic was first introduced, where you have to catch someone in a minigame when they are trying to get away from you, I literally almost had tantrums. It was extremely unnecessarily difficult and I had to try around 30 times to get it right. One of the end-game boss battles was extremely stupid as well. It wasn't "challenging" difficult in a fun way. It was actually very unbalanced and stale gameplay. This occurred in many other points within the game as well.
    Every single game in this collection had the cliche where the main character drops their weapon and their guard, tending to a friend, and suddenly the enemy gains consciousness, gets the weapon, and kills the newly introduced character. I hated seeing this in every single game. It really killed off the realism of the game. It was also very repetitive and predictable. For this to actually happen, the main character should be extremely stupid, which does not fit Kiryu's character at all. It was very unrealistic.
    Apart from these, I really loved the new characters and the voice acting. Side content was not as fun as it was in the other games. I did not want to roam around the city and go to a karaoke bar out of nowhere.
  5. Jun 16, 2020
    While it's nice to have the entire Yakuza saga on PS4, this remastered collection has the unfortunate place of being an inferior collectionWhile it's nice to have the entire Yakuza saga on PS4, this remastered collection has the unfortunate place of being an inferior collection sandwiched between some very good games. Yakuza 0 was what got me into the series, whist Kiwami 1 and 2 built upon this massively, so Yakuza 3 and 4 are more like a massive backwards step when you play the games in order. It's nice that some of the combat mechanics vary between each game, but the fighting sequences become so repetitive and predictable after playing a few entries. Yakuza 3 managed to conceal this with a change of pace and setting, however by Yakuza 4 I was arduously chugging along through the dialogue and combat. Yakuza 5 became a tried drawing-out of plots and sequences.

    One of my biggest issues with this game and the series as a whole sometimes is how much it can waste your time with filler. In addition to this, there are occasions when you are given an objective but no map marker, making for an aimless wander around the map or to the internet. Some may enjoy this but I did not.

    This is good for your collection but I think reading a synopsis may be the best bridge to Yakuza 6.