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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: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  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
    Comfortably the best, funniest and most heartwarming game about a desperate battle over real estate, now available on PC as a good port at a generous price.
  4. Aug 17, 2018
    90
    Yakuza 0 is an eccentric, engaging and brutal game, perfectly adapted to the PC platform.
  5. Jul 26, 2018
    85
    The technical limits of the engine are felt, especially on PC, but the general quality of the fun game allows you to quietly overlook the weaker aspects of a graphical aspect that, in any case, does not create real obstacles to the enjoyment of the game.
  6. Aug 2, 2018
    85
    A remarkable debut in all of its different aspects that will certainly be appreciated by those who are yet to test the franchise. It is a perfect conversion to PC that has undoubtedly earned SEGA some praise, although the lack of Spanish language is still an issue.
  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: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 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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  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. 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
  5. Aug 2, 2018
    10
    A better version of Yakuza 0 on the PC.
    What else could you ask for?
    Yes, more ports!
  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. Aug 2, 2018
    9
    This game is amazing from start to finish. The only problem I have is the writing feels a bit too "Japanese" sometimes. I'm happy to give thisThis game is amazing from start to finish. The only problem I have is the writing feels a bit too "Japanese" sometimes. I'm happy to give this game a 9. A must play for Yakuza fans, and even for newcomers Expand

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