Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 have both the best and worst the series has to offer, which is saying something because those highs are so high and the lows really aren’t that bad. All three games run exceptionally well, and 4 and 5 look like they belong on PS4 alongside Yakuza 0. 3 is a bit rough around the edges, but it’s still a worthwhile entry in the series cannon.
There's no denying that Yakuza 3, even in its remastered form, is rough around the edges -- especially if you're coming off the back of Yakuza 6, Kiwami 2, or Judgment -- but this is still one of the series' better instalments, and for our money, the best of the PS3 Yakuza trilogy.
We were hoping that all the Yakuza PS3 games would get the shiny treatment reserved to the first two chapters, and weìre disappointed that this wouldn't be the case, but Yakuza 3 Remaster is a remaster done right.
If you've played other entries in the series and just want to experience some cool lore about the world, Yakuza 3 Remaster is the game for you. It's a game all about fanservice, but also the one you can skip if you don't want to retreat familiar waters. If you're new to the series though, this one might not be for you.
I really want to like this game, but I just can't.
The combat in this one feels like driving a car with square wheels with pedals made out of nails. It works, but it just hurts to do.
It's not a hard game by any means, but it just isn't fun.
I can't recommend this game to anyone. You might be better off to just watch a summary of the story.
It hurts my soul to write this review, because I really love this franchise.
SummaryAs part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection, enjoy Yakuza 3 with restored content in 1080p and 60fps. In a quest to abandon their bloody past, Kazuma Kiryu and adoptive daughter Haruka Sawamura leave for Okinawa to run the Morning Glory Orphanage. But trouble shadows Kiryu and the Morning Glory Orphanage is soon entangled in a deadly pow...