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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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  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.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Jun 6, 2021
    10
    It's long and super fun, although saejimas part is so boring and pointlessly long
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Apr 5, 2021
    9
    One of the biggest Yakuza games ever. Contains a lot of content. 5 playable characters. A lot of minigames. Not the best soundtrack, but notOne of the biggest Yakuza games ever. Contains a lot of content. 5 playable characters. A lot of minigames. Not the best soundtrack, but not the worst. I love Machine Gun Kiss by Kiryu and Shinada.
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  5. Aug 1, 2020
    8
    An enjoyable entry in the Yakuza series. I'd say it ranks right in the middle of it's predecessors. Not as good as 2 or 4, but better than 1An enjoyable entry in the Yakuza series. I'd say it ranks right in the middle of it's predecessors. Not as good as 2 or 4, but better than 1 and 3. The side stories were a nice addition. However, the plot got really messy, especially towards the end. By the time I had gotten to the final fight, I had pretty much forgotten what the actual conflict was. I also did not like Shinada at all. Really annoying character that was barely relevant to the actual story. Expand
  6. May 1, 2022
    8
    Another good game in the franchise. However for the first time I feel fatigue. To clarify: Yakuza 5 has the most protagonist and locations.Another good game in the franchise. However for the first time I feel fatigue. To clarify: Yakuza 5 has the most protagonist and locations. Nothing is bad but the overall story does not wow me and I did all the side content for the characters (side quests, taxi, hunting, idol gigs and baseball) which took away from the main story. It became hard to finish the game. Also while I truly liked Tatsuo Shinada and Shun Akiyama you could skip their stories more or less without mayor impacts. The story is set in 6 parts (I would say 7 but game says 6). The mayor plot evolves around the Omi Alliance chairman that is terminally ill. The Omi Alliance are the rivals of the Tojo Clan and both are the only top dogs in the Yakuza world. The next chairman will not be someone who is interested in peace and so the situation can end in a full fledged conflict. In preparation the Tojo Clan under their chairman Daigo Dojima makes alliances with (much smaller) Yakuza clans across Japan as poison pill to avoid war with the Omi alliance. Meanwhile Kazuma Kiryu has abandoned the orphanage to give no taint to his beloved adopted daughter idol career and other children's future. He works under a new name as taxi driver but the past catches up again. Taiga Saejima return to prison to serve the rest of his time before becoming a captain in the clan when strange changes happened. Haruka is meanwhile on the way to become a popular idol and managed to reach the final of the Princess League a talent TV show that is a breakthrough for the winners. Shun Akiyama is just trying o set up a new branch of Sky Finance when he is draw into the events. Lastly we have Tatsuo Shinada who struggles in life as he was a rising baseball star which was framed for manipulating games despite being just transferred and played 1 game. Despite being innocent and no evidence against him he was banned for live. Those individuals are the protagonist of the story. Like I said the story is well done but maybe a bit to much. Here I would say less it more and it could be condensed. The characters however are excellent and I like the old and new ones. This was never a complain in the series and I returned always for this. 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, videogames 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 characters each one has a special side activity aka arc. Kiryu has taxi missions, Taiga a hunting mini game, Haruka dance battles and Tatsuo of cause a baseball story arc. Those were entertaining and even I who never payed much time a the baseball mini games was amazed how good Tatsuo’s arc worked. A true strength of the game. The presentation and gameplay is like expected in a Yakuza game. You level up, learn abilities and manage equipment and items. The battle system works smoothly for the most times. If you like previous games you will feel familiar (Don't start a part 5 of a series). My negatives were like already said that the story is a bit overburdened and some parts can be removed without mayor impacts. Other than that I see no noteworthy problems. Overall I started at 9/10 but now give a rounded up 8/10 as it got hard to finish the game and I don't talk about the difficulty. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2020
    0
    Худшая часть серии. История топчится на месте. Когда казалось что хуже истории Саеджимы некуда снизу постучалась Харука. ОтвратительныйХудшая часть серии. История топчится на месте. Когда казалось что хуже истории Саеджимы некуда снизу постучалась Харука. Отвратительный персонаж Expand

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