Yakuza

Yakuza Kiwami 2 review: the Yakuza hits just keep coming

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. From a series that once flew under the radar of most gamers back in the PlayStation 2 era, Yakuza has certainly had something of a resurgence in the last couple of years, with a steady stream of new and remastered titles being dropped into our laps. We’ve had the excellent Yakuza 0, the impressive remaster of the first ever Yakuza game – Kiwami, ...[Read More]

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review: Forgiveness, please

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. There’s certainly no shortage of Yakuza action these days. It seem like Sega’s seminal Japanese crime drama releases a new iteration every month at the moment, both new, and remastered, and more and more gamers are getting the chance to partake in one of gaming’s best series. Yakuza 6, however, is not a prequel or remaster, ...[Read More]

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life demo now available

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the final chapter of Kazuma Kiryu’s epic organised crime saga, arrives on April 17, but if you can’t wait that long, there’s a demo you can download and play right now. Available via the PlayStation Store, the demo lets you let loose as the white-suited main protagonist of the series with a penchant for getting easily distracted by nightclubs, arcades ...[Read More]

Yakuza Kiwami review: Where it all began

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Following on from the recent Yakuza 0, a prequel to the existing series of games, we now find ourselves right back at square one with Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the very first Yakuza game that first appeared on PS2 back in 2006. Using the same engine and visual updates of Yakuza 0, Kiwami is a full-blown overhaul of the first game in the seri...[Read More]

Yakuza 0 review: Wanna buy some used panties?

Already available in Japan for two years, we western fans of the long-running Yakuza series finally get a chance to experience the saga’s prequel, which functions as an origin story of the game’s main protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, and the reoccurring madman, Goro Majima. Set in the late 80s, it’s a title framed by the era, with vibrant and neon-soaked locations, including the always...[Read More]

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