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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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  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: 17 out of 268
  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. Dec 6, 2021
    10
    this game is truly a masterpiece.
    i haven't finished all the sub-stories.
    i really liked the end part and that's why i give it a 10
  3. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    One of the best Yakuza game if not the best. I really enjoyed it. Especially the Real Estate mini game.
  4. Dec 22, 2018
    9
    This is like watching a great anime or a mafia movie, but you have to make some actions there... Though I cannot give a maximum review,This is like watching a great anime or a mafia movie, but you have to make some actions there... Though I cannot give a maximum review, because this game is limited to what you can do compared to other masterpieces, but the story is a must see. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2017
    9
    This is my first game in Yakuza series. I did not expect anything awesome from a game. I picked this game up because I am tired from theThis is my first game in Yakuza series. I did not expect anything awesome from a game. I picked this game up because I am tired from the western games and their business models. So I was hoping to find new game with soul lets say.
    At first, I was not impressed a lot by that game. Lack of budget is so clear in some areas. Facial animations are poor and side quests are lacking of voice. However, I think I just spoiled by big games like Witcher 3.
    But after I got immersed by story and 80s atmosphere I could not stop playing. Story is good and much better than your usual video game story, Gameplay is repetitive but badass soundtrack makes it feel cool. What impressed me the most that side quest are so interesting and hilarious, Each side quest had unique story and its not your usual go there and kill that and than bring me that. No. Even gameplay is different here. I spent 50 hours with that and probably will spend more. That game is like breath of fresh air. Loved it. I did not give that game 10 because if repetitive fighting gameplay at times and technical issues.

    Looks like its golden times to be owner of PS4. So many cool games are coming.
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  6. Aug 8, 2021
    9
    This game depicts the dark underworld of Japan perfectly, the story is amazing full of plot twists and crazy moments, incredible writing andThis game depicts the dark underworld of Japan perfectly, the story is amazing full of plot twists and crazy moments, incredible writing and great characters, it was such a treat to experience. The gameplay though, it's enjoyable and overall good, but it does get repetitive, you don't really unlock any new moves after the first few hours in the game. The side content is more than enough, there is a lot you can do such as play arcade games, sing in the karaoke, dance in the disco club & maaany more, and there are also some interesting side stories. I got to say, I'm very happy I finally played this game, it was a fantastic experience. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2020
    0
    worst yakuza game ever terrible graphics and soundtrack
    I don't like this game

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