• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2017
  • Also On: PC
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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: 7 out of 144
  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.
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    Main Character+
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    Magnificent quests+
    Be sure to play this masterpiece!
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  2. Mar 5, 2017
    10
    My favorite in the series, it has storytelling like no other game. The combat system has come a very long way, there are so many styles. TheMy favorite in the series, it has storytelling like no other game. The combat system has come a very long way, there are so many styles. The mini games are really good too, and whenever i have a chance to be in 1980's japan to play some outrun at the arcades you can bet i'm interested. Expand
  3. May 22, 2017
    10
    Yakuza 0 is another great entry in the series, and may just be my favorite so far. Like previous Yakuza titles, it features memorableYakuza 0 is another great entry in the series, and may just be my favorite so far. Like previous Yakuza titles, it features memorable characters, strong writing, funny side stories, and fun mini-games. The addition of 4 fight styles for each of our playable characters Kiryu and Majima improves the gameplay from previous entries. Simply put, fights have never been better in the series. Also, the soundtrack is once again fantastic and enhances the experience in its own way. Yakuza Kiwami is next! Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2017
    10
    The Japanese renaissance continues. Along with Persona 5, Nier: Automata and Nioh, Yakuza 0 is another fantastic purely one of a kindThe Japanese renaissance continues. Along with Persona 5, Nier: Automata and Nioh, Yakuza 0 is another fantastic purely one of a kind experience from Japan. It is a true job well done from Sega. There may not be anything completely new here if you've played other games in the series, but even judged on it's own or as a prequel. Yakuza 0 is bonkers, pulp nonsense. And it is downright artistic more often than not. While not truly an open world game - it's often very linear, the game delights more with the details and side activities than with the overall game design. There may be a peppering of long in the tooth JRPG random battles as you walk through the streets. There may be Guitar Hero style karaoke sing alongs. And there may be button mashing combat encounters, all of which you may have seen hundreds of times in dozens in other games, but none with the dry humor or atmosphere of Yakuza. I could make a list of all the small frustrations you could encounter in the game too, but this game is almost above any sort of focused criticism. Yakuza is just a good time and it maybe even one of the best gangster tales told in the last 15 years too. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2019
    9
    At the start it goes really slow and its kinda boring but then you hit chapter 2 baby and it becomes one of the best games ever.AmazingAt the start it goes really slow and its kinda boring but then you hit chapter 2 baby and it becomes one of the best games ever.Amazing characters a story with great twists cool gameplay mechanics and so so so so many things you could do on the side nibba you can play in a bowling tournament and win a chicken who then becomes one of your managers lmao.It has a bittersweet ending which made me shed a tear GORO IM ROOTING FOR YOU BUDDY.PLAY DIS GAME MAJIMA CONSTRUCTION 4 LIFE Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2017
    9
    I wish I could go further in this great saga which with us for very recently with this game recently released and for my opinion if the Ps4I wish I could go further in this great saga which with us for very recently with this game recently released and for my opinion if the Ps4 continues to receive exclusive of as much quality as the games of this year will be an incredible year.

    A great game with a great theme and history, recommendation 9/10
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  7. Sep 10, 2018
    0
    After 15 minutes of skipping every cut scene. i still didn't get to play. So i gave up.

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