Review

Review: Yakuza: Like A Dragon’s RPG shift is a thumping success

Yakuza’s new direction maintains the series signature drama and deckings, while finding rich new comedy in its weirdest beatdowns yet

Game director
Ryosuke Horii
Key Credits
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (Producer), Masayoshi Yokoyama (Chief producer)

Yakuza’s new direction maintains the series signature drama and deckings, while finding rich new comedy in its weirdest beatdowns yet. Hugely entertaining stuff.

  • A smart blend of JRPG thinking and Yakuza style.
  • Jobs and enemy design deliver big, regular laughs.
  • Great new characters and a knotty tale to unpick.
  • Not the deepest JRPG battle system around.
4 / 5
Version tested
PC
Game director
Ryosuke Horii
Key Credits
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (Producer), Masayoshi Yokoyama (Chief producer)

Yakuza’s new direction maintains the series signature drama and deckings, while finding rich new comedy in its weirdest beatdowns yet. Hugely entertaining stuff.

  • A smart blend of JRPG thinking and Yakuza style.
  • Jobs and enemy design deliver big, regular laughs.
  • Great new characters and a knotty tale to unpick.
  • Not the deepest JRPG battle system around.
4 / 5
Version tested
PC