Yakuza Kiwami 2
Top Critic Average
A remake of a Yakuza classic, Yakuza Kiwami 2 won over critics with a Mighty rating. Many cited its story, brand new engine, and tried and true Action RPG mechanics that it makes it one of the best games in the venerated series.
Absolutely chock-full of content
Refined, tried and true brawler combat
Can be too melodramatic
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Trailers
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Forbidden Romance Trailer
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Announcement Trailer (Extended Cut)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Announcement Trailer
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Critic Reviews for Yakuza Kiwami 2
Despite the fact that the made-for-PlayStation 4 Yakuza 6 was only released a few short months ago, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the best and most fully formed Yakuza game of 2018 even though it's a remake of a game that's now two console generations old. Its storyline is gripping, its weapons-heavy fighting system accommodates no shortage of spectacle, and it serves up plenty of enjoyable side activities – both mini and macro – to divert to or return for after the story wraps. Yakuza 0 may still be the high watermark for the series on the PS4, but Yakuza Kiwami 2 isn't too far behind.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 won't make those who haven't clicked with the series yet a believer, but for fans, it's well worth the journey if you don't mind retreading some familiar ground. While the slow middle and Majima side campaign are disappointing, Kiwami 2 is still another solid entry in the Yakuza canon.
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