Yakuza Kiwami

Sega

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
82
Top Critic Average
83%
Critics Recommend
Based on 111 critic reviews
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Yakuza Kiwami

Rating Summary

Based on 111 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 111 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 29, 2017
PCFeb 19, 2019

Publisher: Sega

Genres: Action, RPG

In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 - the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake exclusive to PlayStation 4, Yakuza Kiwami. "Kiwami" means Extreme, and the game takes that concept to heart. It's not an HD-remaster or up-rezzing of PS2-era textures. Yakuza Kiwami was recreated from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4. That means every visual element was optimized for the 1080p/60fps environment, every line of the script was re-recorded by series actors and for the first time in the West, gamers will be able to hear the original Japanese language track. Then there's the game itself! The PS2-era brawling gameplay is refined for the current gen with Kazuma Kiryu fighting his way through the ranks of Yakuza, only to wind up protecting a young girl whose aunt (and who happens to be Kiryu's childhood sweetheart) is missing...along with 10 billion yen.

Trailers

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Fight and Play Through the Streets of Kamurocho in Yakuza Kiwami

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Yakuza Kiwami - PS4 Trailer | E3 2017

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The Dragon Rises Again in Yakuza Kiwami on Aug. 29

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Suffers in comparison to Yakuza 0, but is still a compelling drama and an important part of the series as a whole.

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IGN

7.9 / 10.0
IGN

Yakuza Kiwami makes great strides in updating the classic original Yakuza game to modern standards. But while it adds better combat, bizarrely charming side quests, and a gorgeous graphical revamp, it also ignores some of the original's biggest problems in pacing and storytelling. And because of its relatively short length, Yakuza Kiwami's fun trip through the tangled web of Japan's criminal underground feels like a prelude to something bigger and better to come.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

An entertaining but slightly unbalanced remake whose biggest draw is a regular distraction from one of the series' best stories.

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The original Yakuza has been remade into a sequel to its own prequel, but although it's perfectly competent it feels outdated compared to the newer entries.

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Recent News

Yakuza is coming to Xbox for the first time

Yakuza is coming to Xbox for the first time

Sega’s bringing Yakuza 0 and the Kiwami games to Xbox

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Yakuza games are coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2020

Yakuza games are coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2020

Today at X019, Microsoft announced a number of Xbox Game Pass additions like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a number of Final Fantasy games, and much more. While it's always great to see the Final Fantasy series being a part of Xbox Game Pass, the real stars of the show are the Yakuza games. This has always been regarded as a staple PlayStation 4 franchise.

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The Yakuza Games Are Coming to Xbox Game Pass - IGN

The Yakuza Games Are Coming to Xbox Game Pass - IGN

Several Yakuza games are coming to Xbox One in 2020.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Physical Edition Now Available for Preorder - IGN

Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Physical Edition Now Available for Preorder - IGN

Get Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 on physical discs, including a special PS3 case to store your physical PS4 copy of Yakuza 5.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced, Yakuza 3 Remaster Is Available Now - IGN

Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced, Yakuza 3 Remaster Is Available Now - IGN

The Yakuza Remastered combines Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 in a brand-new all-in-one package.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 comes to PC in May

Yakuza Kiwami 2 comes to PC in May

Just when Kiryu thought he was out, they pull him back in

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 comes out on Steam next month

Yakuza Kiwami 2 comes out on Steam next month

Kick, punch, and karaoke your way through Tokyo again.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Coming to Steam in Less Than a Month

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Coming to Steam in Less Than a Month

The Yakuza Steam ports continue to flow.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Gets Official PC Release Date

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Gets Official PC Release Date

The remake of Yakuza 2 is coming to Steam in May.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 gets a May release date on PC

Yakuza Kiwami 2 gets a May release date on PC

After the briefest of teases yesterday, Sega has announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be heading to Steam on May 9th.Yakuza Kiwami 2 is, for those not fully…

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