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  • Summary: 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 theIn 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 (who also happens to be Kiryu's childhood sweetheart) is missing... along with 10 billion yen.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    90
    In spite of an old game engine, the Yakuza Kiwami remake adds a lot of exclusive content, well-included into the huge playground of Kamurocho.
  2. Feb 11, 2019
    85
    The best way to treat Kiwami is like the 2nd season of a show. It might reuse animations or games, but the budget saved from that allows for a greater focus on the new stuff. It’s both different and comfortable. It’s not the perfect introduction to the franchise, nor the most unique. Nevertheless, if you loved the world of Yakuza 0 and crave more serious crime dramas that let you bowl with your eyepatched rival, Kiwami is a wonderful port for an interesting game. So long as you can forgive minor design hiccups, you’ll be sure to have a blast in Kamurocho.
  3. Mar 8, 2019
    85
    Yakuza Kiwami is a blast! Play as the no-nonsense badass Kazuma Kiryu as you take back your city. Be the hero and you crush enemies or spend your time eating and visiting the racetrack, the options are all yours. The combat and story come together perfectly to make a game you will not want to put down. If you are looking for something completely over the top, then you will love Yakuza Kiwami.
  4. Feb 11, 2019
    80
    Yakuza Kiwami is a brilliant, beautiful, and brutal remake of one of Sega's finest action RPGs, now available on PC with a host of graphical options.
  5. Feb 19, 2019
    80
    Really, you can’t go wrong with Kiwami. I would have liked it if every aspect of the game had been fully redone, but we don’t see remakes like this come along often. I can deal with a few stumbling blocks when the core quality of what makes Yakuza so unique and engaging remains untouched. At least now more people can have a chance to experience this classic, which is the best thing about Kiwami’s existence.
  6. Feb 12, 2019
    80
    PC players can enjoy now the remake of the first entry of the franchise. It is a good port, and although the game has its flaws, it still holds up quite well.
  7. Feb 11, 2019
    70
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 9, 2019
    10
    THANK YOU for another phenomenal experience SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the remake of the very first Yakuza now on PC, and its a great port too!
  2. Mar 19, 2019
    10
    Everything about this game is great! The story is amazing and the combat is good. If you liked Yakuza 0 you will also like this!
  3. Feb 21, 2019
    10
    Es una aventura donde se le da prioridad sobre todo a la historia, el gameplay aunque paresca simple tiene mucha profundidad, es muyEs una aventura donde se le da prioridad sobre todo a la historia, el gameplay aunque paresca simple tiene mucha profundidad, es muy satisfactorio. Basicamente es un beat em up moderno con un monton de minijuegos repartidos por el mapa tiene un humor muy japones y cientos de misiones secundarias hay 2 minijuegos en particular que podrian ser juegos por separado de lo bien hechos que estan.

    SI te gustan las buenas historias de mafia y lo juegos de pelea definitivamente debes adquirirlo pero es recomendable que primero juegues al yakuza 0 asi difrutaras este mucho mas.
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  4. Feb 24, 2019
    10
    Masterpiece created by japanese! Grat fighting system and interesting story!
  5. Mar 19, 2019
    8
    Oh boy this was an amazing port .The gameplay and combat styles was the same as the previous one and they were not as that many minigames asOh boy this was an amazing port .The gameplay and combat styles was the same as the previous one and they were not as that many minigames as the yakuza 0 (where are you pachinko where are thouu??)karaoke was still the best.The characters were all great and the story was pretty freaking good.The best thing about this was MAJIMA EVERYWHERE moments that Majima will always in the most unexpected and hillarious ways you can imagine to make you fight him or go on a date with him.I recommend this game for anyone that liked yakuza 0 the story must go on Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2019
    0
    There is no innovative game style, rigid character model and action.。。。。。。。。。

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