Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Yakuza (PS2)

Yakuza (PS2)
alaScore 93

66 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Yakuza (PS2). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 66 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 34 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (32)

Expert review by: (

Yakuza 2 (PlayStation 2)


There's something alluring about the notion of a criminal with a conscience and a deep-seated sense of honor, who swears oaths of loyalty to a clan and who would sacrifice his life for what he believes in. Yakuza 2 taps into this allure with good...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

Yakuza (PlayStation 2)


The yakuza, Japan's mafia, have to be one of the last great untapped pop-culture goldmines here in the West. For all the countless movies and games we've seen romanticizing cowboys, the mob, samurai, and street gangs, for whatever reason, the Japanese...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (

PS2: Yakuza Review


Sega finally did something right.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Karla "Sanosuke" Gumm (



Being a fan of Shenmue, I was very excited when I learned of Ryu ga Gotoku (Yazuka to us…) being developed by some of the same people who worked on...

Top Notch Story ; A Taste of Tokyo for the Gaijin ; Cool Characters ; Time Investment = Some Really Badass Attacks

Load Times going into/coming out of battles ; Targeting System needs work ; Graphical Demands cause Jerky Movements at times

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Byron Tsang (



Yakuza's more than just the whole savage organized crime life. You'll be given the chance to explore the streets of Kabukicho and do a variety of things, almost making this a spiritual successor to Sega's previous free-roaming series Shenmue. However,...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Terence Gage (

Yakuza - PS2 review at Thunderbolt Games


Poor old Kazuma Kiryu hasn't had the best luck of late. Feared by his enemies, respected by his peers and poised to start up his own Yakuza family, he took the fall for his best friend's murder of one of Japan's top gang bosses and was sent down for...

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: Jake McNeill (



Despite being the villains in numerous games, the yakuza have rarely ever had a starring role. In recent years, we've seen numerous games focusing on the mafia and urban gangs, but their Japanese counterpart hasn't received anywhere near the same...

Fairly deep fighting system ; Interesting story ; Unique locale ; Kazuma’s character design looks nice

The localization job done here completely shatters the atmosphere ; Why the f*** does f***ing everyone always have to be using the f***ing F-word, huh? F ; Why does everything have to be so dark? Why no gamma adjust ; And no control over the camera,...

If you want a good yakuza experience, wait to see if Red Steel on the Wii is any good. If you want a good gangster game, get a Grand Theft Auto title. If you want a game with a detailed recreation of a foreign locale, get Shenmue. If you want a deep...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Mikey Dowling (



Kazuma Kiryu is a yakuza soldier for the Dojima family, a subsidiary of the Tojo Clan. He's an up-and-comer in the world of Japanese organized crime--on his way to being able to start his own family. Or at least he was, until he decided to take the...

All in all though, if you're able to withstand through the arduous beginning and get to where you can enjoy the many fights you will get in, Yakuza offers a solid story that really shouldn't be missed. The story is intriguing enough to warrant multiple...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Travis Fahs (



A poor substitute for GTA, but a damned fine brawler.

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Descend into the notorious Japanese underworld and experience the darker side of Tokyo like never before. As Kazuma Kiryu, you are fast drawn into the dark and seedy world of the Yakuza, where you'll face brutal hand-to-hand combat with everyone that gets in your way. Having been paroled after 10 years for a crime you didn't commit, you return to find that childhood friend Yumi is missing, your closest ally, Nishikiyama, has become your greatest enemy and the entire Japanese underworld is searching for


Elements:Adventure - third person adventure
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yakuza


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 2
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - adventure