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Yakuza 2

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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. This life style requires devotion, even if it means losing one's life for the sake of the family.
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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. Yakuza was a very good one, and its sequel has only now hit shelves (that’s not intended to be a joke, honestly) despite having been released in Japan a couple of years ago.
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Overall 8
8.0

Intriguing but violent Japanese crime drama.

Common Sense Media
3 April 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. The game is filled with heavily tattooed men, scantily clad women, and indiscriminate violence. While the story is engaging and very well put together, the subject matter is extremely mature and is not well suited to younger gamers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Test Yakuza 2

Generation NT
24 February 2009
  • Pros: Enfin en Europe !, Une ambiance envoûtante, Voix originales japonaises, Le prix
  • Cons: Seulement maintenant en Europe !, Assez peu différent de Yakuza, Une traduction française aux abonnés absents
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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 console. Among this year’s releases is Sega’s Yakuza 2, which is a stellar game considering it’s been released for an older console.
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Overall 3
3.1
Gameplay 9
8.9
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 8
7.8
Longevity 9
8.7

Yakuza 2

NowGamer
1 October 2008
  • Summary: As it seems so dated, you might want to hold out until Yakuza 3 is released, if it ever is...
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Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 8
7.9
Graphics 8
8.4
Sound 9
8.8
Control 8
7.6
Addiction 8
8.2

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
30 September 2008
  • Excerpt: was one of the most overlooked action titles for the PS2, and we’re going to chalk that up to timing. It came out just before the PlayStation 3 launch, so every last member of the media and much of the avid gaming world was caught up in the proceedings. However, those who did take a chance on the story-driven brawler, complete with a solid and intricate story revolving around the Japanese organized crime syndicate, came away mostly satisfied with the experience.
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Overall 7
7.0

Yakuza 2

GamesRadar
29 September 2008
  • Pros: Nice cinematic cut-scenes, Masterful storytelling, Two discs worth of intrigue
  • Cons: Blocky-looking characters, Repetitive combat, Repetitive exploration
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Overall 7
7.0

Yakuza 2

D+PAD
25 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The Metal Gear Solid series has taken a lot of flack for the length of its cutscenes, and when playing Yakuza 2, the same criticisms spring to mind, but has SEGA managed find the perfect balance between narrative and ultra-violence?
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Overall 8
7.5

Yakuza 2 Review

GameSpot
22 September 2008
  • Summary: An entertaining story and a strong sense of visual style help make this brawling adventure worthwhile.
  • Pros: Fast-paced, fun brawling action, Lengthy, entertaining story, Outstanding voice acting, Beautiful, bustling environments
  • Cons: Activities other than fighting are not very interesting, Game frequently provides no sense of how to progress, Poorly implemented quick-time events
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