Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 5, 2020
    91
    Yakuza Kiwami, a 15-year update of the game that goes beyond the technical by introducing mechanics inherited from Yakuza 0.
  2. Apr 27, 2020
    82
    Yakuza Kiwami is a terrific remake with a great story, characters and gameplay, and it runs great on Xbox One.
  3. May 5, 2020
    80
    The plot and substories aren’t as involving as the prequel but Yakuza Kiwami is a much more introductory and inviting title; by being a bit more scaled-down it opens itself up to a much wider audience. If you missed out on Yakuza 0 when that released, start here instead.
  4. Apr 23, 2020
    80
    Yakuza 0 might be the better game, but Yakuza Kiwami is the best way to experience where the series began. Additions like 'Majima Everywhere' inject a sense of knockabout fun to proceedings, while cracking heads is a persistent, unending delight. There's no excuse not to dive right into Yakuza Kiwami this very second.
  5. Apr 27, 2020
    77
    Entertaining remake of a classic game with well-known strengths and weaknesses, but nonetheless one of the best stories in the franchise.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. May 4, 2020
    8
    Yakuza Kiwami is a 3rd Person Story-Driven Beat-Em-Up RPG. Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza game. You play as Kazuma Kiryu, a PromisingYakuza Kiwami is a 3rd Person Story-Driven Beat-Em-Up RPG. Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza game. You play as Kazuma Kiryu, a Promising member of the Yakuza about to be rewarded his own family. But unspeakable transgressions devolve into sending Kiryu to prison for 10 Years. Kiryu is a model prisoner, shy of a few issues when he arrives and is released on good behavior. Having avoided trouble in prison, he's lost a lot of his fighting edge. Now currently excommunicated from the Yakuza, Kiryu must figure out what's going on the Yakuza ranks, and re-learn how to fight as he did and become the Dragon of Dojima once more. To tell you any more would be riddled with spoilers. The Game system is loaded to the brim with fast-paced action and tons of fighting. Like tons of fighting. Street punks talking trash beat the crap out of them, Traitor to the Yakuza, beat the crap out of him, so on, and so forth. This game is a remake, utilizing the engine made for Yakuza 0, giving a fresh polish to the 13-year-old title. Kiryu has 4 fighting styles you can swap between while fighting, creating a pulse-pounding game in every fight. Loaded with minigames, all of which are fairly in-depth, keeping you with something to do at any given time. Yakuza Kiwami is just packed with content, and if you haven't played the older titles, here's your chance to start from the first game! Fans of the franchise will be delighted with the updates, and smoothing of the story and newcomers to the series will get to start on the newest engine for the games. Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2020
    9
    The world is big in the content area , the story is good but it's better if I play Yakuza 0 first cause it gave you a background in depth toThe world is big in the content area , the story is good but it's better if I play Yakuza 0 first cause it gave you a background in depth to the main characters and the antagonist Full Review »
  3. Jun 13, 2020
    10
    Galera do Xbox, não deixem esse jogo passar. Ele é uma obra prima verdadeiramente especial. É uma homenagem aos filmes de Yakuza e a culturaGalera do Xbox, não deixem esse jogo passar. Ele é uma obra prima verdadeiramente especial. É uma homenagem aos filmes de Yakuza e a cultura japonesa como um todo. Um "must play" com toda certeza. Full Review »