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  • Summary: Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful, and everyone wants in on the action. It's time to become Yakuza.

    The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0! Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series
    Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful, and everyone wants in on the action. It's time to become Yakuza.

    The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0!
    Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his "normal" life as the proprietor of a cabaret club.

    Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.

    Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988's Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jul 27, 2018
    100
    This series is better than it has any business being. If you’re tired of the cookie cutter, hum-drum crap coming out of big studios, Yakuza 0 is the prescription for you.
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    95
    The PC version of Yakuza 0 is a real gift to those who don't want to buy a console for some reason.
  3. Jul 26, 2018
    90
    No matter if you've played the rest of the Yakuza series and know it like the back of your hand, or you're just now getting started as a fledgling fan, Yakuza 0 is a must-play.
  4. 90
    Your only regret from playing this game will be that the others in the series are still Playstation exclusives.
  5. Jul 26, 2018
    88
    Yakuza 0 is awesome on PC thanks to a perfect port, which lets you play up to 4K and 60 frames per second based on your configuration.
  6. Jul 31, 2018
    85
    Yakuza 0 is a solid and fine port.
  7. Jul 27, 2018
    74
    It feels weird to experience the franchise that called Sony consoles a home on the PC for the first time. Having said that, the port is extremely polished and should be a good indication for things to come.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 26, 2018
    10
    Haven't had as much fun with a game since sleeping dogs. Really awesome in pretty much every aspect, but the most important thing to mentionHaven't had as much fun with a game since sleeping dogs. Really awesome in pretty much every aspect, but the most important thing to mention here is atmosphere. Eating ramen, singing karaoke, and all those little things you can do in town make you feel like you're walking the streets of Tokyo. Also great the speech is in Japanese and not overdubbed. A++ SEGA, keep making there and keep porting to PC!!! Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2018
    10
    one of the best games ever made ,seriously if youre looking for a fresh thing to play that wont be boring even after 40hours this is the gameone of the best games ever made ,seriously if youre looking for a fresh thing to play that wont be boring even after 40hours this is the game

    WOW BREAAAAAAAAAKING ZA LAWW

    BREAAAAAAAKING ZA WOOOORLD
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  3. Aug 1, 2018
    10
    This is easily one of the best and most satisfying games to play through.
    Even the humour is top-notch (not something you'd expect from this
    This is easily one of the best and most satisfying games to play through.
    Even the humour is top-notch (not something you'd expect from this kind of game at first glance, I certainly didn't).
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  4. Sep 17, 2018
    10
    For a 20€ PC Game I dindnt expected much but it was a complete awesome expierence!
    I played mostly only story and a few side missions and i
    For a 20€ PC Game I dindnt expected much but it was a complete awesome expierence!
    I played mostly only story and a few side missions and i came to 34 hours of Gameplay!
    The Characters are just an absolute joy to see and play!
    I had never played a Yakuza before but the controls are just one of the best for a fighting game!
    If you love a good interresting and funny story this is one of thouse game you will never forget!
    The fighting system is getting easier the more money you invest into it and makes ist also much more fun! But it doesnt get too easy because the further you get in the story the harder the fights become!
    There are also many Sidequests and Events/Activities you can do while you are doing the Main Mission or at the end of it!
    The Game is very good Optimized even older Graphic cards can play it easily!
    And the Music is just the Best and changes at the right time in cutscenes fights or activities!
    It is the Best time I had with a game since a long time!
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  5. Aug 25, 2018
    10
    I'd heard about the series, but as I hadn't owned a Playstation since PS2, never played it.
    Picked it up on my PC as it was bluntly "cheap" -
    I'd heard about the series, but as I hadn't owned a Playstation since PS2, never played it.
    Picked it up on my PC as it was bluntly "cheap" - and have been completely won over.
    I suspect/hope this was a deliberate Sega ploy, and they're going to release the rest of the Kiwami/remakes for the PC at full price (and I'll buy them).

    So the game. It's not a Japanese GTA - which is how the games are sometimes pitched.
    World is pretty small, but lovingly detailed - but not 'open world'
    I think of it as a game-pulp-novella. Strongest point of the game is the story. Think of it like a great TV show with a great story - and amidst the main plot, you get to play about with a load of games and a load of really entertaining side-missions.
    Why I enjoyed this game though was the feeling of place it has. I know it's called 'Yakuza' - but you're going to feel like you know them a bit more at the end.
    Why I *REALLY* enjoyed the game was the variety of stories - the big bold set-pieces, full-on-melodrama (full on "MENDOZZZA!!!") to the silly stuff that makes you laugh out loud.
    Of special mention as well is the great localization - audio is in full japanese, but really great subtitles ("you really **** the bed" - suspect isn't a japanese phrase for example, but you get the sentiment).
    Trying to work out how to sell the game, the best I could come up with was the TV show "The Wire".
    Each chapter has a proper plot, but so many asides you think are just for diversion, but realize actually are there to also make you care about the characters.
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  6. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    I'm not kidding when I say that this is the best game that I've ever played. It had probably been around 15 years since I put over sixty hoursI'm not kidding when I say that this is the best game that I've ever played. It had probably been around 15 years since I put over sixty hours into a game, but every facet of this drew me in. I think about 80% of that was on the mini games alone, but yes...get this game. It's well worth it. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2019
    4
    I got Yakuza 0 in this month's Humble Bundle.

    I was really looking forward to playing this game since I had been eyeing it this game on
    I got Yakuza 0 in this month's Humble Bundle.

    I was really looking forward to playing this game since I had been eyeing it this game on STEAM for awhile. Honestly, I'm glad I never pulled the trigger on this title.

    When I first saw it on STEAM, the store page game me the idea it would have been kind of like Grand Theft auto, only with Yakuza. And it's not really the case at all.

    For me, Yakuza 0 really feels like a visual novels with some sparse moments inbetween where you can walk around, get in fights, that sort of thing, but the game was never deep enough or interactive enough to be able to really capture my attention all that much. It feels more like a Grand Theft Auto Super Lite.

    The city map isn't all that big and the things you have access to are few and far between, there are very few times that you are really given the chance to actually make any sort of decisions and when you do, it never feels like it has any real sort of impact.

    The game boasts that it is "open world", but I disagree completely with that sentiment. The game likes to give you the illusion of an open world, but you are actually railroaded into a very specific story with a very specific plot. There isn't much variation in it and even if you do somehow manage to stray a bit away from the beaten path, they still manage to drag you back in to what they invisioned.

    Another aspect that I found fairly annoying is that this game is rated "M" for mature for Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol. It's pretty ironic that Yakuza 0 managed to get a "M" rating and actually fail to deliver on almost any of these aspects.

    If you are going to be a "M" rated game, then you should own it. Yakuza 0 actually goes out of it's way to constantly avoid showing any sort of graphic violence. The blood shown in the game is fairly tame by almost all standards, the "intense violence" is PG-13 at best, use of alcohol is some dudes drinking beers and as far as sexual content goes? If you consider lingerie that literally covers everything then you are a pearl pearl clutching prude. Sure, they say the "Eff" word, but so does everone at my job.

    Long story short, Yakuza 0 fails to deliver on almost every aspect advertised.
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