Yakuza 2
8.5 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
8 May 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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Intriguing but violent Japanese crime drama.

Common Sense Media
25 February 2009
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this game is the sequel to Yakuza , which came out in 2005 for the Playstation 2. The game is extremely violent and glorifies the lifestyle of the Yakuza, an organized crime group in Japan.
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Expert Review

Original-Gamer
28 December 2008

A Spectacular Crime Drama Bringing "Mature" Content to New Heights

GameCritics.com
6 December 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 9
9.0

PS2 Review - 'Yakuza 2'

WorthPlaying
9 October 2008
  • Summary: A 3rd person action adventure Yakuza 2 features enhanced combat, larger environments and a thrilling storyline continuing a year after Yakuza ended. Yakuza 2 will plunge players deeper into the world of Japan’s notorious underground organization, where honor and respect are not earned easily.
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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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