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Yakuza 2 (PS2)

Yakuza 2 (PS2)
alaScore 96

46 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the Yakuza 2 (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 46 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 18 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (28)

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Yakuza 2 (PlayStation 2)

 

An entertaining story and a strong sense of visual style help make this brawling adventure worthwhile.

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PS2: Yakuza 2 Review

 

The sequel to the classic Yakuza 1. An actual contender for GOTY 2008.

But all these features have been woven around the true centerpiece of Yakuza 2: its narrative. The utterly regressive, unrelentingly linear, cutscene-driven, genre-derivative story that I swallowed hook, line, and sinker. The one I was genuinely sad to...

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Yakuza 2

 

I'm not much of a fighter. Given the choice between a Saturday night punch-up with notorious gangsters or a quiet evening spent with Classic FM and a nice cup of tea, I will always reinforce my hatred of violence and plump for the latter option -...

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Yakuza 2

 

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Yakuza 2

 

Crime and punishment, Japanese style...

Nice cinematic cut-scenes ; Masterful storytelling ; Two discs worth of intrigue

Blocky-looking characters ; Repetitive combat ; Repetitive exploration

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Yakuza 2

 

Like the original, Yakuza 2 is a flawed but compelling adventure.

Intriguing story; great cinematic presentation; surprisingly brutal combat

Combat can get tedious; cameras are poor; the overall world feels rather cramped

document.write(""); Combat offers a relatively deep experience, with loads of combos for those who aren't into button-mashing. As you fight, you'll gain experience points used to unlock more advanced techniques and combinations. If you just keep using...

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Yakuza 2 Review

 

Although it's two years late, Yakuza 2 still delivers a compelling story and enjoyable combat.

With Yakuza 3 on the PS3 just around the bend, Yakuza 2 seems like a nice way to bid farewell to the resilient yet slowly fading PS2. The game packs an engaging story with a solid presentation given the hardware limitations, and a solid, albeit limited...

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Yakuza 2 Preview

 

Fans of Shenmue have long since been clamoring for a sequel to Shenmue 2 that might actually make it to the U.S., but instead, it appears Sega is beginning another similar - albeit with a much bigger emphasis on action - franchise. The original Yakuza...

We want to see Kazuma call a group of gangsters "bitches" a few more times. We want to feel like the quintessential warrior when outnumbered 10-1. We want the ability to use all kinds of cool stuff in the environment, so as to enhance our pounding...

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Yakuza 2

 

One of the first releases in the last major wave of Playstation 2 games, the original Yakuza was a pretty unique action role-playing game that brought back some old school gameplay elements and had a very captivating visual aesthetic considering its...

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Yakuza 2 Review

 

A Spectacular Crime Drama Bringing "Mature" Content to New Heights

Some of the best writing and character work in video games, ever

The technical side could really use a revamp

Yakuza 2 isn't perfect by a longshot, but it's one of the exceedingly few games that makes an effort to deliver legitimately mature content aimed at, and intended for adults like me who can appreciate something a little more substantial than killing...

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