[Game Spotlight] Yakuza 0

Author: Game Beast   Date Posted:15 March 2017 

Gangin' it up in Tokyo with Yakuza 0. Yakuza 0 brings to the table a twisting satisfying installment to the series. The in your face street fights, amazing side content including claw games, dancing and everything you'd expect in a Yakuza title, but with an amped up feel.

Yakuza 0 brings to the table a twisting satisfying installment to the series. The in your face street fights, amazing side content including claw games, dancing and everything you'd expect in a Yakuza title, but with an amped up feel.

Yakuza 0 is set in 1988 and serves as an origin story for two of the series’ most prominent characters, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, who find themselves caught up in a land war amongst rival clans. What happens next is a tale of bribery, murder, assassination and power struggles. There’s plenty of hooks in the story that will see you want to launch straight into the next chapter the moment you finish the last.

The game debuted at number 1 on the Japan software chart in its first week of release. The PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4 version sold 146,000 units and 90,000 sales respectively. PlayStation LifeStyle's review of the import version was a 9/10, calling it the best in the series and "the result of 10 years spent not just perfecting a formula, but adding to it." The game received a 36/40 from Famitsu on both platforms.