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  • Summary: The story follows Kazuma Kiryu as a junior yakuza member who finds himself in a heap of trouble when a simple debt collection goes upside down and his mark ends up murdered. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is living a "normal" life as the proprieter of a cabaret club, but is doing whatever it takesThe story follows Kazuma Kiryu as a junior yakuza member who finds himself in a heap of trouble when a simple debt collection goes upside down and his mark ends up murdered. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is living a "normal" life as the proprieter of a cabaret club, but is doing whatever it takes to rejoin the yakuza. What that entails isn't exactly easy. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 87
  2. Negative: 0 out of 87
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 18, 2017
    100
    Mood, pathos, emotion, humor ... and helluva fights. This is a combination that makes Yakuza zero the one of the most entertaining game in the whole series. For lovers of Japan Y0 is a must-have. [Issue#272]
  2. Jan 27, 2017
    93
    Yakuza 0 shows how unique Yakuza actually is. Drama and humor come together in a setting filled with violent street fights. We all know the concept, but Yakuza 0 takes it to perfection.
  3. Feb 7, 2017
    90
    SEGA tops itself with Yakuza 0, a highlight of an already beloved franchise that manages to succeed in every single way.
  4. Jan 19, 2017
    88
    Yakuza 0 is a terrific game, packed with a simple structure but extremely rich in content. The campaign tells a long, deep, violent story, with two charismatic characters and a whole lot of enemies to fight.
  5. 85
    Yakuza 0 feels a bit like an anime that also happens to be an action/fighting game. The only problem is that the fighting feels dated, though the environmental options and multiple fighting styles to master help to spice things up a little. A genuinely entertaining and captivating story lurks in the seedy underworld of Tokyo, where a miniscule empty lot somehow sparks a massive conflict.
  6. Jan 27, 2017
    80
    Even though the Yakuza series is more than 10 years old, Yakuza 0 feels like a fresh new start on PS4. The fact that the story takes place before Yakuza 1 makes Yakuza 0 the perfect starting point for new gamers. The game takes place in an incredible recreation of Japan near the end of its "Bubble Economy" and makes gamers feel as if they are in Japan during that time. The game manages to be both very serious and incredibly funny and, cherry on the cake, gives players a ton of things to do. Yakuza 0 is truly one of the better episodes of the series.
  7. Jan 19, 2017
    50
    Yakuza 0 takes it back to where it all began, but a mildly interesting setting and story don’t quite make up for the game’s more tedious elements.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 220
  1. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    Yakuza - this is one of the best series of games for all the existence of the gaming industry! This game is simply gorgeous. Not nearly turnedYakuza - this is one of the best series of games for all the existence of the gaming industry! This game is simply gorgeous. Not nearly turned bad, but on the contrary has become more colorful and better.
    Story+
    Main Character+
    Gameplay+
    Graphics+
    Music+
    Magnificent quests+
    Be sure to play this masterpiece!
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  2. Apr 29, 2021
    10
    Amazing game, don't think I've laughed or cried as much as I have with this game. The story is amazing and the side content is a lot of sillyAmazing game, don't think I've laughed or cried as much as I have with this game. The story is amazing and the side content is a lot of silly fun. The combat feels great especially with the different stances for both characters. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2017
    10
    First Yakuza game for me, and it is one of the best game I ever played. The story is absolutely fantastic, and thrilling. Combat, whileFirst Yakuza game for me, and it is one of the best game I ever played. The story is absolutely fantastic, and thrilling. Combat, while repetitive, is very over-the-top and fun, with different styles to choose from. While it is strictly an open-world, the map is quite condense, but with LOADS of activities. The dark story combine with humorous side-quests, running real estate, run a cabaret, fishing, bowling, gambling, watching sexy girls catfight, and watching money fly everywhere, makes this game the best experience I ever had in a long time. Platinum will take easily 150+ hours. Expand
  4. Aug 12, 2018
    9
    Overall, this game is a solid 9. Story was fun and amazing, even though it had some plot holes. The NPCs and main characters are very wellOverall, this game is a solid 9. Story was fun and amazing, even though it had some plot holes. The NPCs and main characters are very well developed and memorable. Gameplay is top notch, I would say better than the GTA series just because the combat system has much more variety. Nonetheless, you can still beat the game even at hard difficulty just using block and the main combo you learn at the start as many of the moves you learn throughout the game feel rather unnecessary. On the upside, there are at least 5 different mini games that can all put a smile at your face. The main drawback is perhaps the fact that you have to listen through so much dialogue which is told in Japanese and you will find yourself clicking the skip button quite a lot. Graphics on the PS4 are rather pathetic, so I would say go for the PC version if you have the option. Still, my PS4 Pro did not emit too much excessive noise while rendering the game, which is usually the case with the newer games. Expand
  5. Mar 12, 2017
    9
    A fantastic game , its a comedy+gang related theme game+hentai+anime+++++
    yakuza check , boobs check , dance check , karaoke check , beat up
    A fantastic game , its a comedy+gang related theme game+hentai+anime+++++
    yakuza check , boobs check , dance check , karaoke check , beat up check, simulation check.
    Do yourself a favor and got this game.
    Cannot wait for yakuza kiwami.
    Its not a perfect game , i rate it 8.5 but since metacritic dont support it so i will rate it a 9
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  6. Nov 23, 2020
    9
    Honestly this game is incredible and more people should play it, I am in love with this game and it's franchise. 9/10
  7. Nov 11, 2020
    0
    worst yakuza game ever terrible graphics and soundtrack
    I don't like this game

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