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Yakuza 2 (PS2)

Yakuza 2 (PS2)
alaScore 95

46 reviews

Sep, 2014

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

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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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