Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Feb 21, 2020
    80
    Meticulously catered to PS4 the remastered versions deliver – with increased playability and additional content.
  2. Mar 31, 2020
    80
    Playing the games that you have a lot of memories with is always fun, especially if it's with upgraded visuals. If you recently played Yakuza 6 or the remastered version of Yakuza 2, you might not be that amazed with this collection's visuals, but it's still a nice addition to the series for the fans.
  3. Mar 3, 2020
    83
    Visuals are upgraded but like any remaster, the results are uneven and this is certainly not a complete rebuild like Yakuza Kiwami 1 and 2 were. Even so, I still recommend picking this one up whether you’re a lifelong fan or a newbie.
  4. Mar 31, 2020
    90
    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.
  5. Mar 11, 2020
    100
    Grounded in its own reality, The Yakuza Remastered Collection is a reminder of how competent and reliable this franchise has grown to be.
  6. Mar 6, 2020
    80
    The Yakuza Remastered Collection shows that Sega understands the importance of this series and how much it means to its worldwide fandom. By updating the visuals, framerate, adding characters and content, and just proving that they are invested in the long haul for this series, shows that Sega is starting to get itself back in the game. This collection is worthy of any Yakuza fan’s money.
  7. 100
    On the one hand, the Yakuza Remastered Collection is "just" a re-release of three games, with relatively minimal effort having gone into the updates. On the other hand, it's three superb games within an astounding collection that allows you to play the entire series from beginning to end, whenever you find a cool 500 hours or so to sit down and work through it all. In that context, the 200 or so hours that the Collection represents is a major chunk of some of the best action you'll ever find in video games.
  8. Feb 7, 2020
    80
    The Yakuza Remastered Collection is a must have for Yakuza fans old and new alike. Riveting stories, endearing characters, fun gameplay and tons of content can be found in all three games. And thanks to the power of the PS4, Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 have never looked so good.
  9. Apr 7, 2020
    90
    All three of the Yakuzas featured in this collection are essentially perfect — each one boasts fantastic stories, great gameplay, and an opportunity to spend time in one of the most vibrant worlds in the history of videogames. Whether a player is someone who’s beaten the PS4 titles and wants to see the rest of the story, is a longtime fan considering a replay, or someone coming to the series fresh, I’d recommend this collection wholeheartedly.
  10. Feb 28, 2020
    90
    A definite must for those gamers who want to experience the full story of the Yakuza franchise.
  11. Mar 10, 2020
    85
    The Yakuza Remastered Collections is definitely a worthy pack with a bunch of new additions to the original game and enhanced visuals that makes it fit roughly into the current-gen gaming platforms. Although the collection should’ve arrived earlier than Yakuza 6, yet you shouldn’t miss it if you are eager to dig into Kazuma Kiryu’s past.
  12. Mar 2, 2020
    80
    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.
  13. Feb 17, 2020
    89
    Three brilliant games, that complete the Kazuma story in one platform. Still it is a remaster, not the "Kiwami treatment" we enjoyed in the two previous games.
  14. Feb 20, 2020
    81
    Quotation forthcoming.
  15. Feb 28, 2020
    80
    Even with its performance problems, Yakuza Remastered Collection is much more than a simple remaster, it is a great way to keep updated one of the best series that modern gaming has given us.
  16. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 12, 2020
    80
    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]
  17. 85
    Blurb: Even though the visual remastering is a touch on the modest side, Sega have nonetheless done great work here. With reworked localizations, improved sidestory finding and smoother gameplay overall, the Yakuza Remastered Collection nonetheless proves itself as the definitive way to play Sega's PS3 trio of core Yakuza games.
  18. 75
    Whether you’re a Yakuza veteran with a desire to relive the franchise’s previous instalments, or a passive observer who has always wanted to dive into the series, the Yakuza Remastered Collection represents great value in a single package. With the upcoming ‘soft reboot’ of the series due in late 2020, the Yakuza Remastered Collection allows players to experience the full Kazuma Kiryu story on the PS4 – and while the games definitely feel their age, the pack is something that is definitely worth your time if you haven’t experienced the madness that is a Yakuza game.
  19. Feb 20, 2020
    76
    The Yakuza Remastered Collection finally makes being able to enjoy every Yakuza game on PS4 possible and that's fantastic. Although the games generally don't hold up as well as others in the series, they're all still memorable story-driven sandbox experiences.
  20. Apr 1, 2020
    80
    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.
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  1. Mar 25, 2020
    If you’re looking for your first Yakuza game, you’ll be far better served by picking up one of the more modern titles like Yakuza 0, and if that sinks its hooks into you, rest assured there’s no longer a void in the story on PS4 between Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Yakuza 6. More experienced Yakuza veterans will also be sure to enjoy experiencing these hits again with a fresh coat of paint and solid frame rates.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Jun 16, 2020
    5
    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.
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  2. Oct 21, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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 Full Review »
  3. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    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. Full Review »