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  • Summary: Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful, and everyone wants in on the action. It's time to become Yakuza.

    The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0! Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular
    Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful, and everyone wants in on the action. It's time to become Yakuza.

    The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0!

    Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his "normal" life as the proprietor of a cabaret club.

    Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.

    Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988's Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.

    Interact with the colourful denizens the red light district: help a budding S&M dominatrix learn her profession, or ensure a street performer can make it to the bathroom in time there are 100 incredible stories to discover.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 7, 2020
    100
    It may take a while to get going at first for new players, but get over that first hour of pretty much just cutscenes and the game completely opens up into one of the finest examples of storytelling in gaming. This, along with the sheer abundance of side activities and people asking for a punch, makes Yakuza 0 an exquisite game, and a perfect benchmark for newcomers to dive straight into.
  2. Feb 27, 2020
    90
    Yakuza makes its long-awaited debut on Xbox One with the best entry in the series. Yakuza 0 is a superlative game, boasting outlandish and violent combat, bizarre peripheral characters, and a story that introduces two great protagonists in Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. Play it and you'll quickly become fully invested in all things Yakuza.
  3. Mar 4, 2020
    90
    Yakuza 0 was brilliant when it released on PS4, was even better when released on PC, and remains brilliant now that it’s on Xbox One. If you’ve never played a Yakuza game before, this is the ideal place to jump in, and the budget price along with its inclusion in Xbox Game Pass means the barrier to entry is low. Yakuza 0 is addictive, zany, compelling, funny… I could go on for a very long time. All you need to know is that you should play it. So do it. Now.
  4. Mar 18, 2020
    90
    Today, three years after Western release on Xbox One, Yakuza 0 still translates well as an engaging and fun experience, particularly for those who love a good story. The graphics are slightly dated but nothing to be upset about, and only the somewhat foreign notion of the invisible wall cutting off stairways and paths is the only thing to be a bother. This mechanic has been changed over the years so to see it still thriving here immediately dates the game, but none of this is enough to make for a bad experience. If you enjoy the Yakuza franchise or need a jumping off point to get into the franchise, Yakuza 0 is a fantastic place to start.
  5. Apr 13, 2020
    90
    Yakuza 0 is already one of the greatest experiences on PlayStation 4, and now it is one of the best on Xbox One too. It may not have many enhancements for gamers who play on X, but it was already a looker, with a high frame rate to begin with. This is one of the glitziest and brightest games out there, and not relying on the most advanced technology meant the team could push an older engine to new heights. Dropping 40 hours means not even seeing half of what Yakuza 0 has to offer. It is a huge package of value that seemingly never stops giving.
  6. Mar 28, 2020
    88
    A light, once tied to Sony consoles, that finally spreads its beautiful wings in a true odyssey to conquer Xbox One.
  7. Mar 17, 2020
    80
    The Xbox One version looks just as good if not a little better than its PS4 counterpart. It runs at a higher resolution and the world feels alive. It still has markings of its PS3 building, but it looks great regardless. I cannot wait to play Kiwami and Kiwami 2 on Xbox as well, as I never got a chance to finish those when they originally released. If for some reason you have not experienced the series there has never been a better time. The PS4 version is always on sale, it is in Game Pass for both Xbox and PC. Do not hesitate, play Yakuza and join me in experiencing one of the most unique and interesting games of the generation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. Jun 27, 2020
    10
    My favorite game series after this game i bought all of them yakuza has amazing combat great rpg elements and amazing story and characters andMy favorite game series after this game i bought all of them yakuza has amazing combat great rpg elements and amazing story and characters and its funny and the game is authentic and real and criminally underrated its 1 of the best franchises Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2020
    10
    La serie Yakuza ya todo mundo sabe lo que trae: minijuegos, una historia interesante y sobre todo, muchas peleas; eso es lo que hace divertidaLa serie Yakuza ya todo mundo sabe lo que trae: minijuegos, una historia interesante y sobre todo, muchas peleas; eso es lo que hace divertida esta franquicia. Me enamoré de ella cuando la jugué por primera vez en la PS4 con el Yakuza Kiwami, y me enorgullece jugar a esta precuela en la Xbox One. El único punto en contra es que está solamente en inglés pero eso no debería ser un problema; por lo demás es un excelente juego. Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2020
    9
    Loved the characters. First time playing a game from this series through the end. Bit buggy at times but not sure if that was my old launchLoved the characters. First time playing a game from this series through the end. Bit buggy at times but not sure if that was my old launch xbone struggling. Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2020
    9
    sem guerra de consoles, caixista fanatico vai criticar por criticar, EU JOGUEI e gostei, o ruim é que tem cutscene pra caramba mas no geral ésem guerra de consoles, caixista fanatico vai criticar por criticar, EU JOGUEI e gostei, o ruim é que tem cutscene pra caramba mas no geral é um bom jogo, me surpreendeu até, divertido, legal jogar com o Goro Majima, com o Kiryu é chato, conselho, joguem o jogo sem fanatismo e sem ficar pulando as cutscene, a historia e a jogabilidade são legais. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2020
    8
    Such a good game. From locations to story to combat. Its such a weird game to the side quest and story are so polar opposite I love it.
  6. Feb 21, 2021
    7
    Yakuza 0 combines in a single game elements from a story driven game with brainless fighting mechanics. Usually I flee from the games withYakuza 0 combines in a single game elements from a story driven game with brainless fighting mechanics. Usually I flee from the games with brainless mechanics, those found in games like Batman Arkham City, where battles are about smashing the controller buttons for hours. However, this game has something that has had me hooked despite those mechanics, and is a brilliant story, with a lot of script changes that have made worth smashing the buttons nonsensically during the hundreds of fights in the game. The tenths of cinematic cutscenes between the game chapters, some longer than a TV show, add to the story, but those merits get shadowed by the lack of voice translations, other the original japanese ones. This is probably the game with more dialogues I played in my entire life, sometimes longer than they need to be, and all those dialogues are spoken in japanese and need to be read from the subtitles of you do not understand the language, as is my case. Nevertheless, the story is that good that gets you playing until the end of the game, however, I might need quite some time until I face another Yakuza game. Expand
  7. Apr 28, 2020
    0
    Es mierda de lo mas aburrido.
    Parece una pelicula en vez de un videojuego.
    Ademas no tiene nada de interesante mas alla de los memes.
    Es mierda de lo mas aburrido.
    Parece una pelicula en vez de un videojuego.
    Ademas no tiene nada de interesante mas alla de los memes.
    Porqueria que Microsoft,utiliza para llenar su Game Pass de juegos malos. Como Netflix.
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