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Yakuza: Dead Souls- PS3

Yakuza: Dead Souls- PS3
alaScore 87

57 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the gameplay and story, but many are less positive about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Yakuza: Dead Souls- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 57 reviews)

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Yakuza: Dead Souls (PlayStation 3)

 

Kamurocho has seen better days. This pleasure district was once a place where yakuza could relax and enjoy the simple pleasure of clobbering each other in the streets. Alas, those days are over. A zombie outbreak has shifted the focus of life in...

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Yakuza: Dead Souls

 

Japan's game developers seem to be heading down a strange path in 2012. Several beloved game franchise sequels coming from the Land Of The Rising Sun this year have not only turned out to be disappointing, but disappointing in a way that defies...

The whole game is about as much fun as a zombie outbreak.

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Yakuza: Dead Souls Review

 

Long renowned for being one of the most ridiculous and over the top franchises in the industry, Yakuza has spawned 4 excellent games between the PS2 and PS3. Its blend of open world RPG gameplay in a unique vision of modern Japan and mad minigames and...

Performing a co-op Heat move with a partner always has explosive consequences.

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Yakuza: Dead Souls Playtest – The World Through The Eye Of Goro Majima

 

While Dead Souls infuriates me at times, it still exudes the traditional Yakuza charm. This is enhanced by the fact that it just so happens to include one of my favorite NPCs of all time as a playable character.

While I generally play Yakuza games for the story, in Dead Souls I enjoyed the comedy of the non-story-related sub-missions much more than the main story’s melodrama. Weird.

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Yakuza: Dead Souls Review

 

Mom! There are zombies in my gangster game!

Looks damn pretty; Large, open, realistic world; Tons of mini-game distractions

Every battle plays out the same; Camera is a bastard

For what it is, though, a non-canon romp through some authentic-looking Japanese streets filled with zombies and ammo is damn fun. The shooting and main story might be bland, but the mini-games offer a nice break to the action... if you want to gamble...

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Yakuza: Dead Souls Review

 

Mundane combat and a lackluster use of its characters prevent Yakuza: Dead Souls from capturing the energy and fierceness of its predecessors.

Story has a few terrific moments ; Improving your weapons provides a rewarding sense of progress

Bland, frequently frustrating combat ; Fails to capitalize on its charismatic leading men ; Poor integration of Kamurocho's attractions

Even when it's not being so irritating, the combat is too basic to be enjoyable. When you're fortunate enough to have ammo for a gun that shoots continuously, simply holding down the fire button as you run up to zombies gets the job done with minimal...

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Yakuza: Dead Souls Review: An Undercooked Zombie Casserole

 

If zombie games were a TV series, this would be the clip show.

A great number of Japanese games rest on the time-tested foundation of plagiarism; heck, who knows where Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima would be without the combined works of Ridley Scott, John Carpenter, and James Cameron? But there comes a point...

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Yakuza: Dead Souls Review

 

Does the Yakuza series' transformation from open-world urban RPG to zombie shooter work, or does it let its predecessors down?

Yakuza Dead Souls is not a bad game – it is a good game ruined by broken mechanics. Its story, scripting and sense of humour can’t make up for that. If you’re a long-standing fan of the Yakuza series, you’ll want to see how it all ends, but be prepared...

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PS3 Review – Warhawk

 

PlayStation LifeStyle reviews Warhawk for the PS3. Check out the full in-depth review...

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Yakuza: Dead Souls Review

 

Yakuza: Dead Souls mixes things up by throwing zombies into this Japanese mobster hit.

Overall, Yakuza: Dead Souls really only survives on its novelty value. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you are a longtime Yakuza fan. If all you really want to do is see your favorite Yakuza characters acting like cartoony parodies of themselves...

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