• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2020
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  • Summary: The legendary dragon returns to the criminal underworld of Yakuza. Kazuma Kiryu, once known as the Dragon of Dojima, was living a quiet life as a taxi driver in Hakata after severing all his ties with the underworld. However, at the dawn of the bloody war between the Tojo Clan and the OmiThe legendary dragon returns to the criminal underworld of Yakuza. Kazuma Kiryu, once known as the Dragon of Dojima, was living a quiet life as a taxi driver in Hakata after severing all his ties with the underworld. However, at the dawn of the bloody war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance, Kazuma is forced to accept his inescapable fate and returns to a life filled with crime and violence to protect his loved ones. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    90
    Ultimately, these changes, as well as the visual and mechanical upgrades, make Yakuza 5 Remastered a better game than the original release. If you’re a newcomer to the series and have never experienced the beautiful story of this title, then this is a must-play. The changes made here, especially when considering the other remastered titles, make it clear the Yakuza Remastered Collection is a great choice for any fan of the Kazuma Kiryu saga, or someone looking to continue their journey after Yakuza Kiwami 2.
  2. Mar 19, 2020
    83
    Yakuza 5 was considered a high-water mark for the series, and it's easy to see why. I've rarely seen a game that packs in so much content, even compared to the other installments of the series which are bursting with side quests and mini games. Though the story loses some of its focus in the final part (a recurring issue with most Yakuza games), it still keeps you engaged from beginning to end. There are laughs, tears, broken faces, and a hell of a lot of dancing. In other words, it's a quintessential Yakuza game that makes for a super-satisfying conclusion to the Yakuza Remastered Collection!
  3. Feb 24, 2020
    82
    The final chapter on the Yakuza Remastered Collection is a quality one, and definitely one that should not be missed by Yakuza fans. The bigger, bolder and weirder Yakuza game yet.
  4. Feb 11, 2020
    81
    The most ambitious Yakuza gets the HD treatment. Story-wise is a little bit weaker, but it’s a great entry to break up with the continuity of the series.
  5. Feb 16, 2020
    80
    The Yakuza franchise has never managed to attract mass mainstream appeal, and that’s fine; it’s not for everyone. However, for those already enthralled by the journey of Kiryu and friends, Yakuza 5 Remastered is another great upgrade on an already beloved game.
  6. Feb 18, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Feb 19, 2020
    80
    Yakuza 5 has just about everything that you could ever dream of -- from karaoke and darts to fishing and, er, snowball combat -- but it's the immensely in-depth character-specific activities that steal the show. Whether it's Kiryu's horribly addictive taxi driving quests or Saejima's reflective survival-based hunting expeditions, you can lose hour after hour after hour to Yakuza 5, but it always feels like there's a new obsession just around the corner.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 26, 2020
    10
    I typically take 10/10 reviews with a grain of salt, but in this case, it is well deserved. I am a big fan of the Yakuza series and haveI typically take 10/10 reviews with a grain of salt, but in this case, it is well deserved. I am a big fan of the Yakuza series and have played every entry in the main series thus far. With that being said, I consider Yakuza 5 to be the embodiment of everything that makes the Yakuza series great. It never takes itself too seriously, and is by far the most over-the-top entry in the series. With Yakuza, as much as I love the games and as great as the story is, there are times when get tired of the fight to fight to fight nature of the storyline, and look to mini-games to mix up the tedium. This is where Yakuza 5 shines. Each character has their own unique mini-game(s) that are enjoyable and help keep the game fresh. While I can see that some may be turned off by Haruka's story, being that it is rhythm game oriented, I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt that, for what it was, they did a great job.
    If you are a Yakuza fan, you will be doing yourself a disservice by not playing this masterpiece.
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  2. Feb 12, 2020
    10
    Best of the 3 remasters, if you like yakuza then you will like this one aswell, amazing games and I love the fact that they are all on ps4Best of the 3 remasters, if you like yakuza then you will like this one aswell, amazing games and I love the fact that they are all on ps4 now! Also if you like these check out judgment! Great game too, can't wait for the Western release of 7 now Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    A perfect game..............................................................
  4. Jul 9, 2020
    10
    I'm not sure why this title has been metabombed in terms of user scoring, this is one of the more beloved entries of the series. It's a lessI'm not sure why this title has been metabombed in terms of user scoring, this is one of the more beloved entries of the series. It's a less refined and focused experience than Yakuza 0 but does a LOT of unique things from a series standpoint that has not been replicated since. Also has an amazing bosses and music. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2020
    10
    This game will always hold a place in my heart. I get so nostalgic when I play in Fukuoka city. This game isn’t the best in the franchises andThis game will always hold a place in my heart. I get so nostalgic when I play in Fukuoka city. This game isn’t the best in the franchises and the story drags on a bit halfway,(Saejima snow village) though it thankfully picks up, but man I love this game. This game has 5 cities to explore, the most in any Yakuza game and they’re all packed with hilarious or emotional sub stories. Combat and graphics engine is greatly improved on from Yakuza 3/4. Like any game in the series, this one is must have for any Yakuza fan. It’s insane that the future of the series outside of Japan rode on how successful this game would be. We’ve come a long way Yakuza fans. Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    While the game does have some flaws, this remastered version is a welcomed upgrade.
  7. Jun 27, 2020
    8
    Through the prevalance of foreground obstructions, YAKUZA 5 REMASTERED contains and then breaches socioeconomic ambivalence in Japanese society.

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