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  • Summary: As part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection, experience Yakuza 4 in 1080p and 60fps. A murder in Tojo Clan territory soon sets off an investigation by a small Tojo branch. Follow the four playable protagonists as they unravel a battle over money, power, status, and honor and a mysteriousAs part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection, experience Yakuza 4 in 1080p and 60fps. A murder in Tojo Clan territory soon sets off an investigation by a small Tojo branch. Follow the four playable protagonists as they unravel a battle over money, power, status, and honor and a mysterious woman at the center of it all. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 31, 2019
    81
    Yakuza 4 holds up pretty well. It’s not the best Yakuza, it’s not the worst… it’s just different. If you’re new to the series or if you missed the original release, it’s worth a try.
  2. Nov 20, 2019
    80
    Yakuza 4 brought for the first time since the start of the franchise new main characters as well as a variety of combat styles, while evolving the graphics and gameplay from Yakuza 3, making it a more polished game. This HD port keeps all that's good from the original release while the better resolution and framerate make the graphics shine again.
  3. Jun 10, 2020
    80
    While Yakuza 4 Remastered doesn’t offer much in the way of quality of life updates or any substantial presentation improvements, the entire package is still solid. It knows what it is and what it wants to do, and is ultimately an improvement over its direct predecessor in a number of ways. It may be different from other titles that succeed it, but I feel like this is one of the better games in the Remastered package and worth picking up.
  4. Dec 11, 2019
    79
    Continuing down the path carved by Yakuza 3 Remastered, this fourth installment in the Yakuza franchise doesn't reinvent the wheel, but offers 25 plus hours of fun for all the fans of the series, even if with a barebone remaster.
  5. Nov 26, 2019
    77
    Yakuza 4 aged better than the third episode, that's for sure: the game delives an almost modern Yakuza experience, with nice graphics, a solid gameplay and four different characters with different styles and backgrounds.
  6. Feb 21, 2020
    74
    I walked away from Yakuza 4 having had a much more fulfilling experience than I did with its immediate predecessor. The new characters revitalized the old "Tojo clan is in trouble" plot, and the different combat styles brought new life to the never-ending street brawls. I do wish that the developers left Kiryu out, as his addition feels unnecessary. Yakuza 4 brings the series ever closer to its modern-day iterations, with enough polish to be playable for newer fans of the series. I look forward to seeing what the last part of the Yakuza Remastered Collection brings us!
  7. Nov 6, 2019
    70
    When it comes to action, Yakuza 4's a blast. Each playable character has their own unique fighting style, with Akiyama's lightning fast kicks and Saejima's brute strength being particularly satisfying. And in typical series fashion, there are some top tier boss fights on offer alongside a load of addictive minigames -- including in-depth hostess club management.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    This Game Is So Good The Story The Carachters The Voice Acting The Side quests the minigames You Name It This Is One Of The Best Yakuza GmesThis Game Is So Good The Story The Carachters The Voice Acting The Side quests the minigames You Name It This Is One Of The Best Yakuza Gmes Or If Not The Bes YET Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    Just perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Mar 27, 2022
    9
    A good and refreshing entry in the franchise. Definitely an improvement over the prequel. It has the innovation that you do not play as KazumaA good and refreshing entry in the franchise. Definitely an improvement over the prequel. It has the innovation that you do not play as Kazuma Kiryu alone. Instead you have 4 playable characters. In addition to Kiryu you have Shun Akiyama an entrepreneur and unorthodox money lender with his lovely secretary Hana. He is nicknamed “The lifeline of Kamurocho” as he lends money without interest if you can pass the test he creates for you (Do not think about the Saw movies, criminal things or abuse here). Then we have Taiga Saejima who is a legendary Yakuza and in prison since 25 years awaiting his excecution. Lastly we have Masayoshi Tanimura a police officer, Mahjong genius and protector of Little Asia where the immigrants work together agains discrimination and prejudice by Japanese society. He is nicknamed “Parasite of Kamurocho”. All these characters are drawn into ramifications from things that happened 25 years ago that play into the events of the current year. I actually truly enjoy the characters. Each of them has an own story line that lead to the climax as those are connected to each other. While the story itself is really good the separate episodes weaken the performance a bit. Everything makes sense at the end and the motives are believable but you are a bit puzzled until you get the connections and reveals. I should point out that it is a remaster not total overhaul like Yakuza 1 and 2 but aged better than the prequel. Gameplay wise I love how different the characters play. Akiyama has lightning fast kicks and moves fast, Saejima is durable and hits like a tank but is slower and you have to adapt to this. Tanimura is a master of grapples and throws with auto finishers you can unlock. Lastly Kiryu has the same style as before. You can unlock a lot of abilities for each characters and the revelations return. A true strength that made me praise the game. On minor misstep is that you get Saejima after Akiyama which is hard to adapt in the first chapter as he is nearly the opposite and made me nearly frustrate. Of cause there are some new and familiar faces. Everyone woks really well. A character from the last game I cant name because of spoilers surprised me and won my deepest respect. The strengths of the Yakuza games are the activities. You have tons of side quest and mini games. Be it a battle coliseum, poker, black jack, shogi, bowling, darts majong, koi koi, cee lo, darts and more. You can easily sink in more times in these as in the main story. I like the side-quests and craziness involved. For the mini games I especially like the improved hostess maker, the excellent fighter maker and the police scanner which I must say can become annoying if I played longer. Also they gave Kamurocho more depth as they added an underground and rooftop. Good addition but can also be improved. Early in the game it feels a bit empty at the rooftops. Like I said the enjoyable crazy side quests and stories are a plus for me. Graphically and soundtrack wise I say it is a good remaster. Nothing is ugly while I will say graphic fetishist will complain. Overall this is a truly good entry in the franchise and a strong 9/10 for me. Would recommend this on any day. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2020
    8
    I did put a small review down, but I messed up. So I think the game is good with some flaws.
  5. Jul 6, 2021
    8
    out of yakuza 3,4,5 this one is easily the best one with a nice story nice characters and an amazing ending
  6. Dec 5, 2020
    8
    I find this game more favorable amongst the others. The combat I find compelling, not groundbreaking— but most compelling, making the best ofI find this game more favorable amongst the others. The combat I find compelling, not groundbreaking— but most compelling, making the best of the given concepts with favorable executions. The story kept my attention with a strong grip, having me basically at the edge of my seat at times, wanting to see what happens next above all. The side quests, having l this distinct feeling of soul to them just made me eager for more. I think this one of the best I’ve played in quite a while Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2020
    6
    Сюжет задорно начинается, но заканчивается абсурдно и повторяет сюжетные повороты других частей, от чего легко угадывается и вызывает уныние.Сюжет задорно начинается, но заканчивается абсурдно и повторяет сюжетные повороты других частей, от чего легко угадывается и вызывает уныние. Отмечу присутствие интересных персонажей. Боёвка имеет пару интересных моментов, но в сравнении с новыми частями крайне посредственна. Expand

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