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Yakuza 2 (PS2)

Yakuza 2 (PS2)
alaScore 94

45 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Yakuza 2 (PS2). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) for all reviews.

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Stacy Kidd (

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 -...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Ben Dutka (

Yakuza 2

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Rory Smith (

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

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Eduardo Vasconcellos (

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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Grant Holzhauer (

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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Ben Dutka (

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...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Daniel Sims (

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...

Expert review by: Brad Gallaway (

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...

Expert review by: All Game Guide (

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The Ys games compose a series of Japanese role-playing adventures that began on NES in the late 1980s and continues with this 2005 PS2 release, which is brought stateside by Konami. Players take control of a young man named Adol Christin, the hero of earl