Yakuza 5 Remastered
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Developer: Ryu ga Gotoku Studios
Content Rating: Mature
Complete the journey of the dragon. For the first time ever, Kiryu's entire saga lives on a single console. Yakuza 5 is available now, and the Yakuza Remastered Collection is now complete.
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Yakuza 5 was considered a high-water mark for the series, and it's easy to see why. I've rarely seen a game that packs in so much content, even compared to the other installments of the series which are bursting with side quests and mini games. Though the story loses some of its focus in the final part (a recurring issue with most Yakuza games), it still keeps you engaged from beginning to end.
Yakuza 5 has just about everything that you could ever dream of -- from karaoke and darts to fishing and, er, snowball combat -- but it's the immensely in-depth character-specific activities that steal the show. Whether it's Kiryu's horribly addictive taxi driving quests or Saejima's reflective survival-based hunting expeditions, you can lose hour after hour after hour to Yakuza 5, but it always feels like there's a new obsession just waiting around the next corner.
Yakuza 5 only trails behind Yakuza 0 in terms of quality. It is a game with a fantastic story, solid technical performance, fun fighting mechanics and a ridiculous amount of content. You may have missed out on this one when it first came out in 2015, but you have no excuse this time around. It’s the perfect time to give Kiryu a proper sendoff before we dive into Ichiban Kasuga’s story in the upcoming Yakuza: Like a Dragon.