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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.6
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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90 (Feb 20, 2019)
Yakuza Kiwami prouve avec talent l’intérêt des remakes et d’une telle pratique dans une industrie prompte à copier-coller et recycler tout et son contraire. Loin d’être un simple portage ou un remaster HD, cette version 10ème anniversaire des aventures de Kazuma Kiryu est une réussite en tout point. Refonte visuelle et sonore intégrale, nouvelles activités, système de combat modernisé, cohérence de la chronologie et nouvelles cinématiques font de Yakuza Kiwami l’exemple à suivre pour tous les éditeurs désireux de ressortir du placard leurs gloires passées.
Gadgets360 (Aug 21, 2017)
Nonetheless, Yakuza Kiwami manages to be a great value for money purchase. A solid narrative, fantastic combat, and a plethora of activities to partake in make it an easy recommendation for long-time fans and newbies alike.
The Game Hoard (Jan 08, 2021)
Yakuza Kiwami not only uses the neon-lit streets of Kamurocho as a good hub for the brawler action featured across its serious crime drama plot, but it builds a city with plenty of enjoyable diversions like minigames and small quests to pepper in between the action. The fights are still the highlight thanks to the stance system and Majima’s appearances continue to inject hilarious breaks between continuing the main plot, but the fighting certainly has its little missteps like some repetitive battles and the nearly useless Dragon stance. The mystery behind the power struggle within the Yakuza organization and how Haruka fits into it keeps the plot intriguing even during its odd diversions, and with that crunchy combat and plenty of side content to sink your teeth into, Yakuza Kiwami carries itself well and provides plenty of great ways to interact with its world.
Way Too Many Games (Sep 03, 2017)
Yakuza Kiwami might not be as good as Yakuza 0, and it might be a little bit clunkier technically-wise, but it’s still a great game with a ridiculous amount of content in its own right. Revisiting Kamurocho yet again was great, and it exhaled a warm “welcome back my old friend” feeling. Sega has once again delivered a fantastic game in 2017, a game that made me an even bigger Yakuza fan than before. I can’t wait for Yakuza 6 next year! I just need to play 2, 3, 4 and 5 before that. Oh, and the zombie one. Because why not.
Girl Gamers UK (Sep 21, 2017)
Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of a game more than ten years old, and as such doesn’t quite have the depth of the more modern Yakuza entries. The game also suffers from feeling slightly less impressive than the recently released prequel game. That being said, the game has loads of content, looks great for a remake, and has one of the best stories in the series. Yakuza Kiwami is great fun and well worth the low price to Yakuza veterans and newcomers alike.
This newcomer to the series thinks that Yakuza Kiwami is a blast. I can’t speak to how different it is from the first game, but the sheer amount of content and personality makes it worth checking out. Though the fights could get repetitive at times, the combat system kept things interesting on the whole. The story wasn’t edge-of-your-seat kind of material, but there were enough twists and turns to make it feel worthwhile.
RPG Site (Aug 21, 2017)
Following in the footsteps of Yakuza 0 was always going to be a tough act to follow for Sega. While I did not enjoy Yakuza Kiwami to the degree that I did with that game, all the same, Kiwami is excellent. There’s a ton of content here to make your way through, especially if you take the time to just explore the city streets and indulge in side activities. If you’re a newcomer to the series, this is an excellent jumping on point, and it’s a steal at only $30. So if you only have even a passing interest in the game, just know that there’s no better time to lose yourself in the neon glow of Kamurocho.
Video Chums (Aug 21, 2017)
Yakuza Kiwami may not have gameplay as varied as Yakuza 0 but the gripping story, solid combat, and rewarding progression make it a must-play experience for both new and long-time fans looking to either discover or revisit Kiryu's debut adventure.
77 (Sep 05, 2017)
Auch wenn die Schwächen mit den Jahren nicht besser werden – immerhin beruht das Remake des allerersten Yakuza auf einer inzwischen fast zehn Jahre alten Technik: Sega ist mit Kiwami eine gute Neuauflage gelungen. Das in schillerndes Neonlicht getauchte Kamurocho sah nie schöner aus, bietet gewohnt gute Unterhaltung mit etlichen kleinen Anekdoten sowie abwechslungsreichen Minispielen und erzählt vor allem eine der bis heute besten Geschichten der Yakuza-Serie. Da sämtliche Figuren erst eingeführt werden, folgt Hauptfigur Kazuma Kiryu einem straffen roten Faden, zumal der Krimi um die verschwundenen Milliarden spannender ist als die meisten seiner Nachfolger. Die Kämpfe wirken vergleichsweise zäh, die mitunter offene Welt steht in einem merkwürdigen Widerspruch zur bierernsten Geschichte und es wirkt seltsam, dass das Remake der aktuellen Fortsetzung beinahe wie ein Ei dem anderen gleicht.
60 (Sep 27, 2017)
Yakuza Kiwami is a fine enough game but it is seriously lacking in both side-content and just fun. I had a ton of fun playing Yakuza 0 and finding out where the story would go. Playing Yakuza Kiwami felt more like a chore than an enjoyable experience. If you’re a die-hard fan of the series, then by all means, buy and play it. But if you want an introduction to the series , you will be much better served by Yakuza 0.
60 (Aug 29, 2017)
Yakuza Kiwami er et godt actioneventyr, men er likevel åpenbart hastverksarbeid.
Diehard GameFan (Sep 07, 2017)
Despite being over ten years old Yakuza is still a great game, and while Kiwami sometimes stumbles in finding a good meeting ground between the newer additions and the older structure, it is absolutely worth seeking out. Just play Zero first.