DescriptionAfter the events of the second game in the series, Kiryuu Kazuma, "yakuza with the heart of gold", has once again tried to leave the world of organized crime behind him. He has built an orphanage on the remote island of Okinawa, which he manages together with his adopted daughter Haruka. But it seems that life will never be peaceful for him. Shady politicians are conspiring to take away the land on which his orphanage is built. A person whom Kazuma believed dead has miraculously returned from the grave. And once again Kazuma finds himself in the middle of a battle between organized crime divisions. He has to go back to Tokyo, to the Kamurocho district, for his third adventure.
The third Yakuza game retains the basic premise of its predecessors: it is an action RPG set in a free-roaming environment. As before, the core of the gameplay are hand-to-hand battles and building Kazuma's abilities by acquiring and distributing experience points (divided into Mind, Technique, and Body). Kazuma can still freely roam the city, go to restaurants, seduce pretty hostesses, and even play old Sega games in arcades. New mini-games have been added, such as playing poker, singing in karaoke bars, etc.
The combat system is similar to the one in the first two games, but with more techniques and more refined weapon handling. Kazuma can now equip up to three different weapons at the same time; he can also repair and create weapons. At certain points Kazuma will also have to chase enemies through the city, balancing his stamina and trying not to bump into pedestrians. It is also (finally) possible to freely rotate the camera as Kazuma explores the city.
- "龍が如く３" -- Japanese spelling
- "Ryuu ga Gotoku 3" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Dating / Romance
- Gameplay feature: Quick Time Events / QTEs
- Setting: City - Tokyo
- Yakuza / Ryū ga Gotoku series
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The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Apr 01, 2010||90|
|PlayStation Lifestyle||Mar 19, 2010||9 out of 10||90|
|Thunderbolt Games||Mar 11, 2010||9 out of 10||90|
|Vandal Online||Mar 09, 2010||8.8 out of 10||88|
|GameFocus||Apr 07, 2010||8.6 out of 10||86|
|IGN||Mar 09, 2010||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Gamer.nl||Mar 10, 2010||8 out of 10||80|
|PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)||Mar 24, 2010||8 out of 10||80|
|Svenska Dagbladet (SvD)||Mar 11, 2010||4 out of 6||67|
|GameElite.se||Mar 19, 2010||5 out of 10||50|
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|Yakuza playing..Yakuza!||3||havoc of smeg (13018)
Aug 12, 2010
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Related Web Sites
- Yakuze 3 reviewed by Yakuza (Article by Japan-based crime reporter Jake Adelstein who somehow managed to get three Yakuza to play and review the game.)