Yakuza 2
8.2 out of 10

Yakuza 2

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Overall 8
8.1

Yakuza 2

GameFocus
22 October 2008
Overall 7
7.0

Yakuza 2

Fragland
8 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Sega didn’t too all too bad with Yakuza. A decent story, rock solid combat, beautiful surroundings and, unfortunately, a lesser sound quality. These elements together formed a whole that was certainly worth revisiting.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 10
10
Originality 6
6.0

Kazuma Kiryu's Precious Little Life

RPGamer
15 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Even if you kill me, our organization will live on . Mafia wars, they never seem to change. Once you get in, it's nearly impossible to get out. The only exit: be killed, or commit suicide. No matter how much he tries to escape, he's always dragged back.
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Overall 8
8.0

Yakuza 2 PS2 Review

Console Obsession
30 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Scrolling fighting games are all but dead, which I find to be heartbreaking as I grew up playing such games, bloodying thousands of noses in the process. But before this review is soaked by tears of nostalgia, it has to be said that from time-to-time there is still such a game released.
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Yakuza 2

playmagazine
5 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The thing that made the original Yakuza great was its story, and there’s mixed news to report on that front. Yakuza 2 lacks the focused central mystery of its predecessor, tries too hard to shoehorn in all the characters from the original, and veers into the realm of self-ridicule with some very...
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Expert Review

Original-Gamer
28 December 2008
  • Conclusion: 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 see end.
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Overall 9
9.0

PS2 Review - 'Yakuza 2'

WorthPlaying
21 November 2008
  • Summary: Set one year after the events of its predecessor, in Yakuza 2 you will face the Osaka underworld and the terrible Dragon of the West, Ryûji Kôda. Toshihiro Nagoshi and his team will greatly improve the combat system, adding more finishing and combo moves, as well as over 100 subquests and activities...
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A Spectacular Crime Drama Bringing "Mature" Content to New Heights

GameCritics.com
21 October 2008
  • Conclusion: I have to go out and aimlessly "enjoy the city" again?!?
  • Pros: Some of the best writing and character work in video games, ever.
  • Cons: The technical side could really use a revamp.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

Yakuza 2

ME Gamers
9 October 2008
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Even though I enjoy playing games on my Playstation 3, I still regularly switch over to my PS2 to play some of my favourite classics. Sony themselves said that sales of the PS2 aren’t slowing down, and developers are still churning out some quality games for the slim...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PEOWW
5 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Action/Sandbox Is the PS2 ever going to die? It’s been a long time coming but here is the sequel to 2006 game Yakuza on the PS2. This sequel was actually released in Japan shortly after the original made it to these shores but we’re only just getting it now.
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