Yakuza: Dead Souls for PlayStation 3

Yakuza: Dead Souls

Mar 13, 2012

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: SEGA
Content Rating: Mature


Yakuza: Dead Souls is set in the infamous red light district of Tokyo, which is under attack from hordes of zombies. Players will not only face armies of the undead and incredibly powerful mutants, but a treacherous Japanese underworld that is just as merciless. Playing through the eyes of four of the most infamous characters of the series, witness allegiances shift quickly and the line between friend and foe lost. If you thought zombies were bad ... meet the Yakuza!

Critic Reviews

25 Reviews
Miguel ConcepcionMar 09, 2012
Conceptually, the Yakuza series might appear to have “jumped the shark,” but Sega has designed the game well enough and with such enthusiasm that you can’t help but be impressed. These Japanese mobsters treat the outbreak with the same seriousness as any encroaching business rival. The recycled setting and level design might’ve run its course after this game, but that’ll be something that the next installment will have to worry about.
Keza MacdonaldMar 13, 2012
Yakuza Dead Souls is not a bad game – it is a good game ruined by broken mechanics. Its story, scripting and sense of humour can’t make up for that. If you’re a long-standing fan of the Yakuza series, you’ll want to see how it all ends, but be prepared to endure a lot of pain before you get there. Otherwise, it’s best to stick to Yakuza 4 and pretend that this disappointing entry never happened.
Phil KollarMar 19, 2012
The clever script provided many laugh-out-loud moments, and the monster variety and leveling system made me feel powerful even against hundreds of opponents. Like a slightly more presentable Deadly Premonition, Dead Souls mimics B-horror movies. It has a blemished, blood-soaked face that’s going to scare off some gamers, but there’s a lot of heart and fun to be found by those willing to dig beneath the ghoulish surface.

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