• 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 140
  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. Mar 27, 2017
    10
    Pros:
    -Great Story
    -Immersive game play -Hilarious side quests and Minigames -More than 100 hours of content -Character Development
    Pros:
    -Great Story
    -Immersive game play
    -Hilarious side quests and Minigames
    -More than 100 hours of content
    -Character Development

    Cons:
    Outdated Visuals
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  3. Aug 22, 2017
    10
    This game is so damn good, man.

    The fighting is like magic. I mean, it's seriously fluid. I really dig the different fighting styles, and
    This game is so damn good, man.

    The fighting is like magic. I mean, it's seriously fluid. I really dig the different fighting styles, and the different tracks playing behind the fighting styles. The story is so gritty, so violent, so dreary, and so **** enjoyable. The cutscenes boast powerful vocal performances and always grip your attention. They give you a pair of two great main characters. Kiryu and Majima are so unique. Kiryu is a straight-faced, no **** kind of dude with a good heart, and seeing him in the situations he's put through is interesting and often humorous. Majima is a showman, stealing every cutscene he's in. He has this cool air about him, he is confident and clever in and out of battle. Just off these elements alone, you've got a fantastic video game...

    But god damn is this game FUNNY. Like, holy **** it's straight up hilarious. There are so many encounters, so many events in Yakuza 0 that you can just stumble upon, and they're each funny, in the most wonderful Japanese way possible. It is your favorite comedy anime, fully playable. The dialogue is so well-written. It is absolutely corny at times, but it is always self-aware.

    It is such a sweet mix. You get this intense, angry main story; then you explore Kamurocho and bump into a clown who gives you free **** Or maybe you **** meet Michael Jackson. You **** do. You do and it's as ridiculous as you want it to be.

    My ONLY gripe, and it is kind of a big one, is the map. It is a little snug in Kamurocho. It really feels limited and, while there's always something to do, you can't help but feel like there's not enough room to do it in.

    Listen; Yakuza 0 is a masterpiece. It's so out there. It's so oddball. It's so much fun.
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  4. Apr 21, 2017
    10
    Great game. For any newcomers to the Yakuza series on the fence about trying this game out, go for it as this is the most fun i have had withGreat game. For any newcomers to the Yakuza series on the fence about trying this game out, go for it as this is the most fun i have had with a game in years and you will not at all regret it. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2019
    9
    Awesome Yakuza game that also served for newcomers to discover this spectacular franchise.
    Great performance, story, characters, you use
    Awesome Yakuza game that also served for newcomers to discover this spectacular franchise.
    Great performance, story, characters, you use Majima half of the game and it works nicely as a prequel to the original Yakuza or Kiwami.
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  6. Jan 29, 2017
    9
    I really like the Yakuza series; being a huge Shenmue fan I had to try it out and I have to honestly say, if I'm ever in the mood for theI really like the Yakuza series; being a huge Shenmue fan I had to try it out and I have to honestly say, if I'm ever in the mood for the whacky, rather than the grounded Shenmue-esque, experience then Yakuza is the way to go. And my goodness is Yakuza 0 whacky. In the best way possible.

    Obviously, I'm talking about side activities there, there is a serious experience to be had if you focus on the story, which, like all Yakuza games, is the highlight of the game. This is not necessarily a game designed for open world fans; think of the open world as something like No More Heroes level, where it's just there but the gameplay moments outside of the open world are what is awesome, not the moments based around it. That is what sets Yakuza apart from GTA and in a world filled with the done-to-death GTA formula, it is a welcome change.

    Yes, there are some limitations which appear in other Yakuza games too, such as moments of having to read plenty of text and just gameplay moments where you can tell this is not a AAA title. However, that is fine by me because the hilarity of the side missions gave me more fun than I've had with most AAA titles in recent memory.

    Please support this franchise if you do enjoy the games; I'd love to see Yakuza start to get more much-needed attention.
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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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