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Yakuza Kiwami 2

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Aug 28, 2018 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Mighty

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
PC Gamer
88 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Easy Allies
8.5 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
3.5 / 5

Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

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


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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Trailers

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Forbidden Romance Trailer

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Announcement Trailer (Extended Cut)

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Announcement Trailer


Yakuza Kiwami 2 Screenshots



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.

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A triumphant remake of Yakuza 2, full of fun diversions and featuring one of the series' best stories.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Yakuza continues its good run with a fine - if a little lumpy - retread of a modern classic.

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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An excellent remake that manages to overcome the flaws of the original and offer a glimpse at what a next gen Yakuza game might look like.

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Kiwami 2 is more than a great remake: it's the best this strange, wonderful series has to offer and it shouldn't be missed by fans of action or RPG titles

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Old and new components of the Yakuza franchise combine to create one of the series' strongest entries.

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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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OpenCritic Coverage

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 HD launches with new trailer

Yakuza Kiwami 2 HD launches with new trailer



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