Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Reviews Summary

Compelling Story
Tons of Content
Realistic Japanese Setting

Summary: Yakuza 6 brings about a strong end to Kizama Kiryu's saga. Delivering a ton of content and satisfying story, anyone who's hopped onto the Yakuza train will want to see how it ends.

Rating Summary

Based on 120 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 120 critic reviews
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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2018

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life presents the most detailed virtual chunk of Japan the series has managed to date, and its story provides a satisfying end to the Kizama Kiryu saga. However, as far as gameplay goes, Yakuza 6 doesn't make enough of an effort to break new ground, making it weaker overall than last year's Yakuza Zero.

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Recommended
Mar 15, 2018

Perhaps not the greatest Yakuza game, but Kazuma Kiryu's farewell certainly makes for the most human.

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Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 15, 2018

A slightly underwhelming end to the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, but the changes in gameplay and graphics do hold a lot of promise for the future.

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Mar 15, 2018

A touching finale for Kazuma Kiryu, Yakuza 6 manages to surprise and delight in equal measure.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2018
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9.3 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2018

Yakuza 6 delivers both quality and quantity, so saying goodbye to Kiryu doesn't feel rushed

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2018

Even with my criticisms of the admittedly optional and inconsequential aspects of the game, Yakuza 6 succeeds because its core story is so compelling.

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8 / 10
Mar 15, 2018

Exciting changes to combat and an endearing narrative see the final chapter in Kazuma Kiryu's decade-long saga refine what has made the series great.

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Unscored
Apr 17, 2018

Given the technological advances made here, and its breezier outlook on life with a cast freed from the confines of Yakuza's dense lore, I'd prefer to look at this as the first of a new breed of Yakuza game.

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Mar 15, 2018

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life might be the end of Kazuma Kiryu's story, but it represents a new step in the series.

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