Yakuza 4 for PlayStation 3
PS3

Yakuza 4

Mar 15, 2011
8.29
playscore
Good
250th of 1270

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: SEGA
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Set in a fully realized, authentic recreation of Tokyo's "Sin-City District" the deep and interweaving crime drama of Yakuza 4 unfolds through the eyes of four unique and dangerous characters. Playing as the legendary Kazuma Kiryu, the loan shark Akiyama, escaped convict Saejima or detective Tanimura, players will need to survive the dangers and temptations of the Japanese underworld.

Critic Reviews

22 Reviews
7.67
Matt KesslerAug 01, 2011
It often seems like Yakuza 4 is conspiring against itself, holding its own cool features back behind technology and game design. It’s not that Yakuza 4 is a bad game, but rather that too many of the game’s eccentricities don’t work in its favor. Still, If you love the idea of watching Japanese men rip their shirts off, flash their elaborate back tattoos, and charge at each other while shouting like a wounded bobcat, then I can’t recommend Yakuza 4 enough; if you're that sort of person, this is exactly the kind of ridiculous Japanese drama you’ve been looking for.
Andrew GroenMar 15, 2011
If you're looking for something completely different, then Yakuza 4 will give that to you in spades. However, do not go into this game expecting it to be a familiar game with a unique Yakuza-based plot. This may be one of the last games of its ilk to make it to North American shores. If you're a fan of this type of game, then you are obliged to run out and buy it. Advertise it to your friends and spread the word. It's do-or-die for Japanese game design.
Carolyn PetitMar 21, 2011
Yakuza 4 is a long and rewarding game, delivering much more of the outrageous brawling and equally outrageous melodrama that are staples of the series and introducing three memorable new protagonists who can each stand proudly beside the charismatic Kazuma Kiryu. The unusual combination of flavors Yakuza 4 serves up won't be to everyone's tastes, and some elements work better than others, but if you have an appetite for over-the-top action and intense emotion, you can find satisfaction on the streets of Kamurocho.

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